Friday Snippets

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Aug 19th, 2016
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Wondrous Dice

We’ve made it, everyone. We’re into Friday. Just gonna finish up the day and we’ll be into the weekend. The end is in sight (and it’s not just a freight train at the end of the tunnel… … … I hope). But if we’re going to have a weekend full of gaming (as I hope to have), we’ll need to fuel up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On today’s platter we have: Spartan Games Running Summer Survey, Norse Foundry Running Wondrous Dice Kickstarter, Dice Coins Up On Kickstarter, Mage Company Posts Raid & Trade: Bloody Package Scenario, Carrotia Kickstarter Preview Posted, Time Almost Up for Arkham Nights Party Game Pre-Orders, New Space Invader From Brother Vinni, Brigade Models Releases 6mm Hammer’s Slammers Vehicles, and Sally 4th Releases Combat Patrol Unit Record Cards.

Spartan Games Running Summer Survey

Online Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. Your feedback is important to us and will help us improve our games and products. This survey has 36 questions, should only take about 5 minutes to complete and your answers can be completely anonymous.

Norse Foundry Running Wondrous Dice Kickstarter

Norse Foundry

The Wondrous Dice project by Norse Foundry is about making a new type of precision aluminum dice. This project will allow us to create something new that has never been done: add multiple colors in a unique way to your aluminum dice set. Working with our anodizer we have developed a new manufacturing technique to apply multiple colors of anodization. This allows the creation of unique dice that could not be offered on metal dice before. This process is not easy or cheap to produce. We are asking you to support this project to allow us to bring these dice to life!

Dice Coins Up On Kickstarter

Dice Coins

The common side of the coin has a knob molded into the metal. Players use one or two hands to spin the coin like a top. Once the coin is spinning at full speed (which just takes a second), the player puts their finger at the bottom of the coin and stops it.

The result is the number displayed in the first visible sector to the left of the player’s finger. A sector is considered visible if you can completely see both of the sector lines surrounding the number. It is that simple. The project video shows them in action. Patent pending.

Mage Company Posts Raid & Trade: Bloody Package Scenario

Raid and Trade

The first scenario for Raid & Trade is ready and is entitled: Bloody Package. This is a scenario that applies in the base game and is for 2-5 players. We will upload a new scenario on a monthly basis. This will be a free downloadable pdf file.

Carrotia Kickstarter Preview Posted

Carrotia

Carrot supplies are getting low and the rabbits must brave the wilds to collect enough to feed the colony! Time is short, the pathways long and the birds are circling overhead, looking for easy prey.

Carrotia is a light co-operative, tile placement game for 1-6 players where the team collectively works together against a timer to build three different mazes of increasing size. The master rabbit needs to dash from entrance to the exit within a specific number of moves according to the current mission card, scooping up the precious carrots while avoiding the owl, hawk and other birds as they swoop low over the zones causing mayhem and mischief.

Time Almost Up for Arkham Nights Party Game Pre-Orders

arkham nights components

The Pre-Order Event for Dann Kriss Games’ new Lovecraftian party game “Arkham Nights” will end on Aug. 22 2017 at 12:00 pm. The pre-order event is an exclusive offer including a discounted first printing of “Arkham Nights” with all five promo cards is only available on DKG’s new website and online store. This event will be the final chance to get all five promo cards at once so act now!

Arkham Nights is a fun new deductive party game for seven to ten players lasting an average of 20 to 45 minutes which pits investigators against a town full of madmen, monsters, and a cultist bent on summoning Cthulhu. Similar in structure to other classic party games such as Werewolf or Mafia, Arkham Nights takes group fun to a new level exciting strategic elements like unique characters, varied triggers and uses for abilities, deductive questioning, guardian monsters, a countdown Ritual track, powerful relics for the cultist to utilize, resurrection mechanics, and open communication between members of each group; all set in the dark, haunted streets of H.P. Lovecraft’s imagined New England town of Arkham. Will you help investigate the townsfolk to try and uncover the cultist before it’s too late or will you be a townsfolk helping protect the cultist complete the ritual and summon the great Cthulhu?

New Space Invader From Brother Vinni

We got out of hibernation and release some new model.
Welcome Space Invader.
Ugly grey alien for 28 mm scale (actual size about 25 mm)

Brigade Models Releases 6mm Hammer’s Slammers Vehicles

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with John Treadaway, co-author of the Hammer’s Slammers: The Crucible rulebook, and Ainsty Castings to create 6mm versions of the approved Hammer’s Regiment vehicle designs.

Our initial release is of the core vehicles needed for a Slammers detachment – the M2A4 blower tank and the M2A4F command variant, the M9A1 combat car and M9A4 command variant, and the A21 jeep. These new models have all been created digitally and are cast in pewter, while the combat cars are supplied with etched brass splinter screens.

Infantry, both on foot and on skimmers, are available from Ground Zero Games, although we have some stocks which we’re using to create army packs (for individual packs of figures you can contact GZG directly).

Future releases will include further variants of the M2 tank and M9 combat car as used by other mercenary units, plus the uparmoured variants used by the Slammers Regiment in their later days. We will also be releasing ambulance and cargo variants of the combat car, a mortar jeep and artillery hogs to complete the Slammers’ ToE.

HS-1600 – Hammer’s Slammer Army Pack – £25.00
HS-1601 – Tank Detachment – £11.00
HS-1602 – Combat Car Detachment – £7.50
HS-1603 – Mobile Infantry Detachment – £4.50
HS-1611 – M2A4 Blower Tank – £1.50
HS-1611a – M2A4F Command Tank – £1.50
HS-1612 – M9A1 Combat Car – £1.00
HS-1612a – M9A4 Command Car – £1.00
HS-1613 – A21 Jeep – £0.50

Sally 4th Releases Combat Patrol Unit Record Cards

Designed as a player aid for Combat Patrol, WW2 Skirmish rules, each pack contains 15 70mm x 120mm cards printed on high quality matt-board.
Packs contain a mix of pre-filled in squad and vehicle cards, so that you can start playing straight away, and blank unit cards that you can use for any other vehicles or squads that you want to field.
A handy platoon organisation chart is also included in each pack.
The cards have been designed to fit into Ultra-pro 70mm x 120mm deck sleeves so that you can write on / wipe off name of squad leaders.
First two packs to be released are US Armoured Infantry Platoon and German Panzer Grenadier Platoon. Many more are planned / in development.
Cards are available from Sally 4th and On Military Matters in USA.
RRP £5.00.

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