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Nov 4th, 2016
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Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today’s doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it’s been a long time since this morning… but I’ve also gotten a ton of stuff done. So I dunno. I do know that I’m possibly going to be playing some Guild Ball this evening and then some D&D tomorrow. So that’s cool. Better pack myself full of energy with some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Imperial Knight Heads From Forge World, Knight Models Previews Suicide Squad Dice, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Shotgun, Angels and Demons join Flatminis 2D miniatures range, Shadows of Esteren Announces Partnership with Syrinscape, Talisman is Free to Play This Weekend Only, Comrades in Battle Reaches Funding Goal, 15mm Naval Crews Range is Back From Capitan Games, and Final Days for Tavern Masters Kickstarter.

New Imperial Knight Heads From Forge World

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This Imperial Knight Head can be used to personalise any plastic or resin Imperial or Questoris Knight from Forge World or Games workshop. It is a multi-part resin upgrade. You could use this head to personalise a Knight in your collection, or to give a unified look to every Knight in your Household.

Knight Models Previews Suicide Squad Dice

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Our new Suicide Squad dice will arrive soon! Stay tuned!

Only One Week Remains to Back Upwind

Only one week remains to help crowdfund Upwind. The newest venture from award-winning game designer Jeff Barber (Blue Planet, Midnight), has followed up its successful premiere with an equally successful campaign on Kickstarter, that saw it funded in 13 hours, and named to Kickstarter’s “Projects We Love” list.

Set in a strange alternate world of floating island nations, flying sailing ships, long lost technology, wild elemental powers, looming war and forgotten legacies, Upwind is a narrativist role-playing game powered by the Q-System. This original, stakes-based, playing card-driven mechanic gives every encounter meaningful, story-shaping outcomes. With its use of bidding to ramp up both action and consequences, Upwind plays as fast as you can tell your story.

A joint production between Barber’s Biohazard Games and Stewart Wieck’s Nocturnal Media, Wieck and Barber describe Upwind as ‘Tesla-Punk’, and Wieck adds that “Upwind is unlike any other game I’ve ever published.” In the first three weeks the campaign unlocked several stretch goals, including Quick-start rules, guest-written adventures, and a poster-sized navigational chart of the Upwind world.

Kromlech New Release: Legionary Shotgun

Hi,
today we have a new release 🙂
One of my favorite kind of armament. Deadly at close range!
Legionary Shotgun

Angels and Demons join Flatminis 2D miniatures range

Celebrating Halloween, Flatminis released angels and demons as 2D preprinted plastic miniatures. Looks like their initial range of RPG characters expanded and the recent releases hint of more upcoming monsters and maybe even various fillers for miniature games as well. Exciting as it is, be sure to check their full range of great 2D miniatures and see which represent the iconic characters in your games.

Angels and Demons have made their home at Flatminis! These are the first interplanar characters to join the 2D plastic miniatures range. Some folks say, that there are much more where these came from. Let’s wait and see and in the meantime – check out www.flatminis.com and choose your side – demonic trick, or angelic treat!

Shadows of Esteren Announces Partnership with Syrinscape

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We are so thrilled to announce a partnership with Syrinscape, the award-winning apps that put the power of custom sound at the fingertips of the gamer. Syrinscape will develop the official SoundPacks of Shadows of Esteren, including our first three music albums: Of Men and Obscurities, Dearg, and Rise.

There is more: thanks to a new Stretch Goals reached during our Kickstarter, all backers will get unlimited access to the Syrinscape Dearg SoundPack. Also, ALL backers get complete access to Syrinscape for two months!

Talisman is Free to Play This Weekend Only

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To celebrate the launch of Prospero, Nomad Games are giving everyone the opportunity to play Talisman: The Horus Heresy for free on Steam this weekend!

Imagine wielding the power of the Primarchs and their Legions all weekend long! Leman Russ would be proud!

Not only will the game be free, it will also be on sale at 50% off for an entire week to help the forces of Prospero have their epic battle into eternity!

Become part of the legend that shaped the galaxy, forge your victories in savage blood of the Space Wolves or the dark magic’s of the Thousand Sons!

Gather your forces and join us on the battlefield this weekend!!

Comrades in Battle Reaches Funding Goal

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Here is the announcement we have been waiting for – the first stretch goal is released because we have achieved our target of £3,500.00 GBP Thank you to everyone who backed us and we now hope to make the next trigger quickly so that we can release the next stretch goal. We shall continue promoting the project and we hope we’ll continue to get backing to enable the release of all the stretch goals.

In response to a request we got from one of our backers, we have swapped the 3rd and 4th Stretch Goals. The 3rd Goal is now the cannon and crew and the 4th Goal is the card players vignette.

15mm Naval Crews Range is Back From Capitan Games

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Our popular range of 15mm Napoleonic Naval Crews is now online at our web shop, including new crews for the Danish Navy. We have redone the catalogue for simpler shopping, the miniatures are now sold in packs of 8 miniatures of Officers or Marines and Packs of 6 sailors or gunners. Guns are packed 3 or 2, depending on the calibre… As with our other ranges, all customers will have a 10% discount on sales for the first 15 days… so get ship-shape and come onboard!!!

Final Days for Tavern Masters Kickstarter

“Tavern Masters”, the newest fantasy-themed tableau card game from Dann Kriss Games reached its funding goal this week and is now working toward unlocking stretch goals such as fantasy-themed metal coins and play mats add-ons as it nears the end of the campaign at 11:59 pm CDT on Monday Nov 7.

In additional to the three promo cards offered to backers of this campaign a total of six additional KS exclusive cards are now available with each copy of the game pledged for including the “Tak Board” game card which allows players to make the Tak game a feature of their fantasy tavern. Tak is a game from the fantasy series “The Kingkiller Chronicle” and we’re so excited to include it as a part of Tavern Masters!

Tavern Masters is an exciting quick-play tavern-building game where each player stocks their Tavern with Goods to draw in new Patrons each round and hopefully entice them to stick around! Buy Drinks, hire Barmaids and Minstrels, serve Mutton and Crusty Bread, and welcome in Patrons both lowly and Noble; all to earn more Gold each round! Be the player to earn the most and secure your place in history as the greatest barkeep in all the land!

Tavern Masters will retail for $39.99 but will be available through this Kickstarter campaign for $35.00 with free shipping within the USA. The game consists of two decks; the Tavern Deck (70 cards) filled with Goods and Staff to purchase for your Tavern and the Patron Deck (75 cards) containing thirsty customers to lure into your establishment. Each copy also includes 60 Gold chipboard coins, 10 Gold Dragon chipboard coins and rule book all tucked into a custom plastic insert tray!

DKG is also offering the “Tavern Masters Dirty Deeds Expansion” as an Add-on for the campaign. The Dirty Deeds Expansion adds the Dirty Deeds Deck (48 cards) to the game in addition to six new Tavern Cards and ten new Patron Cards all in a custom tuck box. This expansion introduces a more direct player vs. player “take that” element into the game using your loyal Patrons and Staff to play nasty tricks on your opponents. The expansion will retail for $14.99, but will be offered for $10.00 during this Kickstarter.

All of the artwork is designed and crafted by the amazing Galen Ihlenfeldt and this artwork serves as the first look at DKG’s fantasy setting “The World of Destiny”! Tavern Masters is Dann Kriss Games’ first game featuring this setting which will expand in future game releases from DKG. The game and products will be manufactured by Whatz Games.

The campaign ends on Monday Nov 7 at 11:59 pm CDT so hurry over to the bar and pledge for your copy today!

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