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    By Jared Miller
    In News
    May 20th, 2015
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    Last year, Blue Orange Games tested the waters with several European developed games, including BraveRats, Battle Sheep, and more. While the company was founded on creating family friendly games, it felt there was a market for these Euro designed games that would attract the more dedicated tabletop gamers while still be accessible by everyone. The plan must have been a success because the Blue Orange Europe Collection was just announced and will premiere at Origins 2015. Check after the break for the first eight titles in the collection.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 20th, 2015
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    Furball Rampage is a new strategy card game that’s looking for some funding love over on Kickstarter. What happens when you weaponize various critters and give them all sorts of weapons with which to cause all sorts of destruction? You get a strategy card game, apparently. So grab your character and socket some extra gear and get ready for a the fur to fly.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 20th, 2015
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    Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope the week has been treating you well. I’ve… actually been sick this week. Don’t worry, I’ve made sure to disinfect every post just before it goes up, so you shouldn’t catch anything.

    Anyway, we’ve collected the various bite-sized stories that we’ve come across recently and present them to you now.

    In this batch we have: Outer Limit Games announces Kickstarter launch date for TAU CETI: Planetary Crisis, LaserCutCard Updates and re-Releases New Art Deco Ruins Terrain, MidKnight Heroes Kcikstarter Reboot Coming Soon, Acheson Creations Releases Orc House, Mounted Heroes Kickstarter Launches, New Pwork Wargames Battle Mats Available, Play Blackwater Gulch at Origins, Final Days of Ramshackle Robots Kickstarter, New Brigade Models – 15mm Armoured Infantry, Sally 4th Releases Pub Interior Terrain Set, and New Furniture and Table Detail kits from Burn In Designs.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 20th, 2015
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    DreamForge-Games has their Eisenkern troopers boxes available, but a trooper without good leadership is not going to be anywhere near as effective. As such, they’re coming out with their new Eisenkern Command Squad set. But it’s not just command, there’s other additions to your possible Eisenkern units that are also in this box set.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 20th, 2015
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    It’s time once again for another Found on TGN Desk segment, a regular feature where we give you a quick look over a game that seems to have made it onto our desk at some point in time. For this installment, it’s Legendary Showdown by Killer Robot Games. In Legendary Showdown, players are looking to be the last one with characters still in their Character Line. That’s pretty much it. Really simple, until you get into the nuts and bolts of it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    May 20th, 2015
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    Ferryport has had a problem with plagues lately. As people drop dead, the survivors have to deal with them somehow. One solution has been to take them and toss them into the canyon at the edge of town. This place has been now dubbed “Dead Gulch” (no word on if Blackwater Gulch is downstream). Lord Resly, a very powerful an influential townsperson has suddenly gone missing, and many fingers are pointing to Silas Monta, another prominent person in town. Silas has hired the party to clear his name and find out what happened Lord Resly. To make matters more interesting, there’s a traveling circus that’s recently visited town. Will your party be able to solve the mystery?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 20th, 2015
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    Todd Broadwater, who had a hand in making such games as Fallout3, Oblivion and XCOM, is now working on his own tabletop board game. Blackout: Journey Into Darkness is a new dungeon-crawler board game set in a post-apocalyptic world. The Event has left the surface world filled with dangerous creatures. Civilization has headed underground into reinforced bunkers with all the amenities of home, in order to protect themselves. But resources are growing scarce as time goes on, and humanity must once more venture into the cities in search of the necessities to live.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Interviews
    May 20th, 2015
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    Club Fantasci’s David Lowry (and his wonderful hair… Seriously. I wish I could have hair like his) has a chat with Curt Covert of Smirk & Dagger Games. Topics include the multitude of Smirk & Dagger’s games that are available now as well as what sort of goodies they have in store. Also, some about running a gaming company in this day and age. You can check out the video interview below the cut.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 20th, 2015
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    Come with me if you want to live… Or really, if you just want to see the 3D render of the T-1000 for the upcoming Terminator Genisys miniatures game. Yeah, sure, you can see part of the mini up there in the feature, but it’s below the cut where you get to see the whole thing. And we all know that’s the most interesting bit. I’m not even going to make you break through a helicopter windshield and flow through it in your liquid metal form. You’ve just gotta click.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    May 19th, 2015
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    Ultron, Ultron everywhere and umm… not a drop to drink? Well, I wouldn’t suggest you try drinking these dice, anyway. WizKids is coming out with a new set of their popular Dice Masters game. This one focuses on the Age of Ultron (you know, like that movie that’s out now). This new set is another jumping-on point for new gamers, with starter sets, extra booster packs, and a new play mat.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    May 19th, 2015
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    Alchemist Miniatures is happy to announce that they’re going to be taking over managing the Alkemy range of miniatures. The group, which is composed of several friends who have been fans of the Alkemy miniatures game for some time, aren’t just looking to keep the old version going, but are looking to update the game and even expand to new factions. A website has been created, concept art is being worked on, and a Kickstarter is in the works.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    May 19th, 2015
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    With the release of the German Grenadier plastic box set, Warlord Games figured it’d be a good time to create a whole starter-set for Bolt Action that features these new figures. Whether you want it to be Heer or Waffen-SS, this starter set is a great place to jump into the game. Usually they create these starter forces to be 1,000 points. But this time around, they’re giving you a bit extra, letting you make around a 1,250 point force (suggested, since you can theoretically outfit your figures differently from how they do it) with these kits.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 19th, 2015
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    Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday.
    Hello all you beautiful TGN-readers. Welcome to another Tuesday. It seems this week is going by quickly. I almost didn’t realize it was Tuesday until I grabbed my Tuesday shirt this morning.
    Yes, I have specific shirts for specific days of the week.

    But that’s beside the point. What we’re here for right now is our weekly Podcast Roundup.

    We’ve only got two for you this time around: Adeptus Infernus 022 and Gamers Lounge ep. 108 – We have Guests.
    Remember, if you’ve got a podcast, or know of one you’d like to see on our weekly roundup, be sure to send those in to [email protected]
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    May 19th, 2015
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    Geek Nation Tours has started booking for their Adepticon 2016 tour. AdeptiCon is one of the world’s largest wargaming tournament conventions, in one of the greatest cities in the world (I miss living in Chicago). If you want the full, posh treatment for an event, Geek Nation Tours is the way to go. They basically take care of everything so that way all you have to do is go and have fun.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 19th, 2015
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    While many gamers may feel that “marines are marines are marines,” there’s actually quite a lot of variety between the different chapters. Each has access to different vehicles, wargear, and psychic powers. Even various unit structures can be different between them. As such, while they’re all running around in the same style of armor (generally speaking), one chapter can play a lot different from another. One Page Rules is bringing those differences to their One Page 40k rules set.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 19th, 2015
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    Modiphius has teamed up with Ben Miles to bring you Miles’ card game, LUGU, to your tabletop. LUGU is a storytelling card game that uses 6 decks of 22 cards that have various abstract artwork on them. Players take turns taking 4 cards at random from their deck and, based on the artwork, coming up with a story. The other players must then set out cards from their own deck that they think the author used in telling their story. The story continues on with each new player, and as such, over the course of the game, an epic tale is woven.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 19th, 2015
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    Bartl Brothers is running a Kickstarter campaign for their Royal Combat: Warriors of History strategy battle card game. Or, more appropriately, “games,” since the cards can be used for more than just one game. The cards are much like regular playing cards, but instead of simply numbers and the various personalities of royalty we all know, the cards have various warriors from all throughout history on them. This changes a bit about how you play the various games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    May 19th, 2015
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    Cavalry has always been an important part of an army. Napoleon certainly knew that, and so he made heavy use of the Chasseurs a Cheval (or mounted hunters, if you will) to scout and raid the enemy. In the days before satellites and even aircraft, you simply had to go and look for the enemy to see where they were at. And having a group of well-trained riders on very fast and light hordes was the best way to get that done. You can now bring these figures to your tabletop to aid in your much smaller battles, as Warlord Games has started taking pre-orders for the plastic Chasseurs a Cheval box set.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 18th, 2015
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    Privateer Press has announced a new expansion set for their popular High Command card game. Rapid Engagement pits the industrial might of Khador against the woodsy know-how of Circle in this two-player starter set. While all High Command products have always been compatible, be they on the Warmachine or Hordes side of things, this new set is the first to bring the “two halves” together in one box.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 18th, 2015
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    Epic Spell Wars is getting even more Epic-er with the release of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards II: Ruble at Castle Tentakill, a new stand-along expansion to the game from Cryptozoic. The new set has several new types of cards you can use to cause all sorts of ultimate destruction on your opponent.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    May 18th, 2015
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    The Pike & Shotte historical window is rather wide and includes conflicts from just about every European country, as well as many other countries around the world. Many of these battles were over different viewpoints on religion, as turmoil over the various religious movements dragged thousands of people to arms. Warlord Games has several new releases to let you replay those battles on your tabletop, with their new Wars of Religion releases.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 18th, 2015
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    Mike Jeavons, maker of various internet video series such as Shameful Sequels and Infomercialism, has tossed his hat into the game-maker-via-crowdfunding ring with Fantastic Storytelling, a new party card game. The premise is rather simple. Using the cards in your hand, simply create a story out of them. The longer the story, the more points you earn. However, your story must make sense (at least somewhat), for the points to count.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 18th, 2015
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    The siege is almost at an end! Only one day remains for CMON and Second Gate Games on Kickstarter for B-Sieged. The campaign has come a long way, busting through various stretch goals. There’s a plethora of new heroes. There’s new sculpts for monsters. There’s scads of specially sculpted tokens. And don’t forget the Zombicide: Black Plague tie-in cards. Add to that the Darkness & Fury expansion and there’s lots for backers. A lot of the aforementioned goodies are Kickstarter-exclusive, so if you want them, you’d better jump in and pledge.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 18th, 2015
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    Artipia Games’ Project: Elite has made more than 4x their funding goal over on Kickstarter. They’ve made it through various stretch goals, but this one’s a biggie. Backers can now add the Adrenaline expansion to their pledge. There’s new heroes, new monsters, new maps, and new objectives. And it’s not just the things in the box that are new, but there are reference cards to make some of the monsters from the original game a bit new, with different options in how to run them.
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    By Jared Miller
    In Board Games
    May 18th, 2015
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    Frame6 recently launched a Kickstarter for Crysis Analogue Edition. This is their first board game, with previous releases including two video games. Based on the Crysis video game series from Crytek, Analogue Edition looks to bring the world and action of the digital game series to tabletops. Two to eight players form teams of CELL and USF soldiers equipped with the signature Nanosuits of the series and make their way around the hex based map in two modes — Team Instant Action (think team deathmatch) or Capture the Relay (find objective and secure). Analogue Edition has the full backing of Crytek to ensure it matches the video games thematically and visually. Read more

    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    May 18th, 2015
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    Osprey Publishing and Northstar Military Figures are teaming up to take you to the frozen land of Nador… I mean Frostgrave, with a new fantasy skirmish wargame. In Frostgrave, players are playing as wizards who form up bands of followers who then roam the streets, looking for various lost, and powerful, magic items. Each wizard comes from one of the various wizard schools and can learn up to 80 different spells.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    May 18th, 2015
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    Battlefront helps protect your soldiers from overhead attack with the release of their Local Forces Anti-Air Company for Flames of War Vietnam. Used to great effect against enemy helicopters, these Type 54 12.7mm anti-aircraft guns would be placed in a triangle, and when the enemy would be near the center, they would open fire, catching their foes in a killer cross-fire. They could then be taken apart quickly and moved before enemy counter-fire could pin them down.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 19th Century
    May 18th, 2015
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    Majestic Twelve Games has set sail and released the 3rd edition of their Grand Fleets rulebook. All aboard for high seas naval warfare. The game covers oceanic combat from the late 1800s with its Ironclads all the way to WWII and the floating cities that were the Battleship and Aircraft Carrier. And it doesn’t just cover fighting directly on the water, the rules also cover submarines and aircraft, as they were just as important to the conflicts.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 18th, 2015
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    Calliope games keeps chugging along on their Titan Series Kickstarter. They’re getting closer and closer to reaching their base funding goal. To help things along, they’ve announced the Titans Game Designer Seminar. Do you have an idea for a game? That’s a silly question, of course. I’ve never met a gamer who didn’t have at least one, if not several dozen ideas for a game. Anyway, now backers of the Titan Series at the Titan and Mt. Olympus levels will be able to participate in game-design sessions held by some of the top names in game design today.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    May 17th, 2015
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    My fellow TGN readers, welcome to another Sunday Edition. I hope your Saturday was good and your Sunday is being productive. My D&D group from yesterday came close to TPK at least twice. But that’s what happens when you charge up to 4 Dire Bears and basically give them a turn to munch on your character before the next character from the party is there to help. Oh well. Nobody hit -10, so they were able to keep-on keepin’-on.

    As for today, we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories for you.

    This set includes: New Kromlech Releases – Static Grass and Battle Dice, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm April Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Heroic Maps – Explorer: Wild Places released, Manorhouse Workshop Update #26 – Modular Underground Project – In the box, Copper Mine Miniatures running Mechanical Steamhorse Kickstarter, Brutal Force – Icarus Miniature Preview Jesse Pope, and Victrix Ltd. Limited Edition Rude Roman shield transfers.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    May 17th, 2015
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    Rolling across the battlefield on tank treads instead of legs, and essentially devoid of anything left that makes them human (except for a few scraps of flesh over some metal frames… which makes me wonder why bother with that bit anyway, but I’m not a Tech Priest), the Battle Servitors wage endless war in the name of the Emperor of Man. Games Workshop has started taking pre-orders for these kits over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    May 17th, 2015
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    As promised last week, Dust Studio has given us an update about the situation with Battlefront and the shipping of the Wave 2 models from their Operation Babylon Kickstarter. Good news, everybody! It looks like people will be getting their alternate-history figures after all (more than likely). Apparently payments and shipping instructions are being exchanged and shipping should begin within a week of that exchange being made. You can read the letter from Dust Studio below the cut.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 16th, 2015
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    Hello again TGN Readers and welcome once more to Saturday. With any luck, you’re gaming. I know I am. We’ve got one of our guys in my D&D game moving to Ohio this summer, so we’re trying to get in as many sessions as we can before he goes.

    As per usual, we’ve collected together various review articles we’ve found during the week and present them to you here now.

    In this week’s articles, we’ve got reviews/previews of: Roll for the Galaxy, Gruff, Alchemists, Chaosmos, Elysium, Arboretum, Battle Sheep, Ystari, Spike, Patchwork, XenoShyft, Salvation Road, Tide of Iron: Next Wave, Stones of Fate, and Dungeon Crawler Fantasy RPG Miniatures Sets 1 to 3.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    May 15th, 2015
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    It’s Friday. Woo! Along with our regular TGN Snippets post, Fridays also mean our weekly CMON Expo 2015 update. What all do they have this week? Well, there’s a trio of new painting classes you can partake in. Then there’s an announcement about some great friends that will once more be exhibiting at the show in the form of Miniature Building Authority. Finally, topping it all off, there’s announcing Loser Wins Games and the plethora of special events they’ll have at the show.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    May 15th, 2015
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    GCT Studios keeps rolling along with their new Bushido previews. This time around, we get a look at a new type of Shisa for the Temple of Ro-Kan. The original Shisa have been around since pretty much the beginning of the game and offered a fairly unique piece as part of the Temple’s armory. Well, a new dog has entered the fight.
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