Friday Snippets

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 17th, 2015
Byte, the Fai P.A.L.

Friday. One of the most beloved of days. Just make it through today and the weekend is your reward. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming lined up. I’m going to be playing some D&D. I’ve got a bard named Lead, because he’s heavy metal, man! *devil horns*

Anyway, as is our custom, we’ve collected some bite-sized stories and offer them to you now.

In this batch, we’ve got: Final Days for Guild Ball Mats on Indiegogo, MidKnight Heroes Previews Kickstarter Stretch Goals, Maelstrom’s Edge Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Ramshackle Games Releases New 20mm bikes, New SciFi container crane from Terrakami Games, New Spray Varnish from The Army Painter, Some more editions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Sally 4th Releases Pulp Figures British Range, New 32mm Bases from Tabletop-Art, Manorhouse Workshop Modular Underground Terrain Update #23, New Memethings templates from Advanced Deployment, and Greebo Previews Upcoming Oriental Dwarf team.

Final Days for Guild Ball Mats on Indiegogo

GB Mats

Hey sports fans,

Once again we are staggered by the support for Guild Ball!

Our Gaming Mat project has been a massive success and will be going into production in 5 days time. We have even managed to reach the level where we can offer a second mat design to you guys.

This mat is unique as it has a 2’x2′ markings within a 3’x3′ mat – providing people a great surface for playing both full size Guild Ball games and the smaller 3v3 size starter games (recommended 2’x2′ pitch).

See ya on the fields of glory!

MidKnight Heroes Previews Kickstarter Stretch Goals

MidKnight Heroes Kickstarter is almost here April 27th is our date. With that we want to show you our stretch goals before you the Kickstarter goes live. Not only do we want to show you the stretch goals, but on our Facebook page we have a vote on where you would like to see some of them. We have a vore going on for Hanna and E’las. who will be stretch goal #2? GO vote to find out.

Also we would like to show off stretch goal #5 our first P.A.L. Byte. Byte will be our first P.A.L. in our Kickstarter. What is a P.A.L.? Well there are our mecha, but are sentient. They protect our core races of the Elvarian’s, Rokheim, and the Fai.

GO take a look and let us know what you think and dont forget our Kickstarter launches April 27th

Maelstrom’s Edge Coming to Kickstarter Soon

Maelstrom’s Edge is a next generation, squad based tabletop wargame set in a gritty science fiction universe of desperate survival. Players will be thrust into a fast, tactical game full of action and consequence, where every moment counts, and where there is always a way to change the game. No game is complete without a compelling setting, and we’ve worked hard to create a detailed and original universe for our players to explore, with deep science fiction worldbuilding and exciting, professionally written fiction.

The game will be launching on Kickstarter at the end of April, so be sure to sign up or follow us on facebook to be notified of when you can get your copy ordered

Ramshackle Games Releases New 20mm bikes

The latest entry in our shop is a set of motor bikes with riders, scaled so that 20mm is the size of an average man. This means they fit well with popular toy car ranges, like Hotwheels or Matchbox.

The set contains 11 different bikes and costs £15. As usual with all Ramshackle Games products free world wide shipping is included.

New SciFi container crane from Terrakami Games

Our new container crane is available
25 cm tall and with a total width over 50 cm this models makes a huge centerpiece for any SciFi industrial gaming tables!

And check our shipping cost reduction for European orders.

New Spray Varnish From The Army Painter

Our popular “Anti-Shine” Matt Varnish is getting a new friend: “Aegis Suit” Satin Varnish.

The new spray varnish will be the latest addition to the innovative range of Colour Primer sprays helping gamers get their armies painted fast…

The AEGIS SUIT Satin Varnish will protect any tabletop or role-playing miniature & model from the wear and tear of the battlefield. Unlike the ANTI-SHINE Matt Varnish developed for Quickshade, the AEGIS SUIT will leave a slight satin finish on your models and is ultra protective on any acrylic surface.

Protect the paint work you have painstakingly put into your models by using this high quality satin varnish: the AEGIS SUIT will not let you or your models down.
The AEGIS SUIT comes in a big 400ml spray can, leaving you plenty of spray for the whole army.

The Fiver with Paul Cosca on Designing Bill Shakespeare is Dead

Bill Shakespeare

Hi there! My name is Paul Cosca, and I run Brikenbrak Games. I’m live in Missoula, MT and it snowed here just over the weekend (in APRIL) so I’m not especially pleased about that. When I’m not designing games, I work customer service for an insurance company, which is exactly as exciting as it sounds.

In the past year and a half, I have completed working prototypes for five different games, and Bill Shakespeare is Dead is the first one I am bringing to market. Bill Shakespeare is Dead is a fast-paced party game for five or more players. It is PG-13 Cards Against Humanity meets Ad-Libsian acting meets Shakespearean shouting. It’s chaotic and our very scientific testing has shown that it’s a stupid amount of fun. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Check out the Kickstarter page, which has reviews, a print and play, and more!

The Fiver with Randy O’Connor on Designing Scoundrels


I’m Randy O’Connor, a video game artist and designer currently living in Berkeley, California! I am a full-time independent game developer, paying all my bills as a video game artist though I have experience with all aspects of video game development. It’s hard not to, when on teams of only a few people.

Sally 4th Releases Pulp Figures British Range

Pulp Figures : The British Empire
The Pulp Figures ‘British Empire Range’ is now available from Sally 4th.
This is the latest range to be manufactured in the UK and includes Royal Navy, Sikh Infantry, Thuggees and two period options for the iconic ‘Sergeants Three’ of North West Frontier fame.
These are all included in Sally 4th miniatures deal, each pack comes with free mdf or clear bases, order 10 packs and get a free Warchest and insert as well.

New 32mm Bases from Tabletop-Art

New 32mm bases available – Crystal Tech, Crystal Tech Blank, and Trench Warfare.

Manorhouse Workshop Modular Underground Terrain Update #23

Hello everyone.
While we wait for the estimates of the steel molds, we continue to present new possible settings created with our walls and accessories. Today we want to show you how easy it is to create fantastic corridors on several floors, using the stairs and the wooden floors of the interior balconies.

New Memethings templates from Advanced Deployment

Advanced Deployment is pleased to announce our “MEMETHINGS” line of customizable products!

Widgets, AOEs and Tokens with your favorite Rage Faces and Memes! Custom text too!

We’ve also got three new colors of Acrylic!
Day Glo Red
Transparent Purple
Camo Green

Save 10% on your order this weekend (4/17-4/19) when you use code ICANHAS

Greebo Previews Upcoming Oriental Dwarf team

Oriental Dwarves Revealed: IWA-TAI, the Greebo Games‘ new team, early on Indiegogo
We are pleased to announce the destination of the concepts gradually revealed in the lasts weeks. The oriental style’s dwarves will start soon the path that will take them from the drawing to the gaming table.
We have not yet revealed the “DeathRoller”, how do you think it will be?
What do you think about the project? Do you have any advice or suggestions for us? Your opinion is fundamental!

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