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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jun 21st, 2017
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    Circle of Blood (sounds like a Slayer song) will be making its way to the English-speaking world. Currently, those who speak Spanish are able to enjoy it, but Last bullet Games wants to expand out their audience. The game is a fantasy skirmish game with some rpg elements to it. Players can compete against one-another, or play against the AI. Last Bullet Games continues to post previews of the upcoming Kickstarter campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Jun 21st, 2017
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    You know me, I tend to fill my day up with all the gaming that one person can handle. I know many of you out there are the same way. To help with that, there’s gaming magazines, in particular, Casual Game Insider. They’re offering a digital copy of their upcoming issue free. All you need to do is let them know your e-mail address to send it to. They’ve also posted up information about their upcoming Kickstarter campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Jun 21st, 2017
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    We’re getting into the last 1/3 of June. Seems like a pretty good time to start showing off what will be available next month. And that’s just what Corvus Belli is doing. They’re showing off the next batch of releases for Infinity.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jun 21st, 2017
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    Well, I don’t know about you, but my week’s already been pretty full of gaming stuff, mostly yesterday. I ended up having my order from Miniature Market come in (containing the Curse of the Statuettes adventure), and then Ray got back from Origins and I got some Muse on Minis tokens for Guild Ball as well as some expansions for Ascension. Now… just need to get to the weekend where I’ll be able to really take a look at all of it, and maybe manage to get them some use.
    For that, I need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: Advanced Deployment Anniversary Sale Happening Now, BattleScribe 2.01 Released, Sergei 76 Available soon From Klukva Miniatures, Eldertree Gaming Releases New Dice Towers, Commissar Elizabeth Raven Available From Brother Vinni, Stray Dog Minis now available from Miniature Building Authority, Imperial Books of Salvation Available From Kromlech, Dragons Conquer America Legacy Campaigns Coming to Kickstarter October 2017, and Final Days for Samhain Board Game On Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 21st, 2017
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    Sure, games are cool and all, and pretty much all of them are great to play right out of the standard box… But many of us really want expansions! You know, the stuff that is able to take a game you love and really add to it, giving you new options and increasing the replayability. Well, over in the Escape the Dark Castle Kickstarter, they’ve added the Adventure Pack 1 expansion as an add-on as part of the campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 21st, 2017
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    For as long as anyone can remember, the walls of Bastion have held fast. Enemy armies have broken upon it like waves on a cliff. But it’s not just orcs and goblins marching up to the sturdy defenses. This time, things might just go differently, unless the various heroes of the city can come to its aid. That’s the story behind Basion, a cooperative tactical card game coming from Z-Man Games. In this preview, get a look at what is headed your direction, as well as hopefully how you can defend against it all.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Jun 21st, 2017
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    It’s always important to make sure you and your opponent are on the same page when it comes to rules. It’s also good to see that a company is supporting a game they make, wanting it to be as good and balanced as possible. If you’re a Star Wars: Armada player, you’ll want to check out the latest rules update, FAQ, and E&C that Fantasy Flight has just posted up.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jun 21st, 2017
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    Marvel isn’t the only comic company getting a 15th Anniversary Set for HeroClix. DC is getting their own, too. And much like the Marvel set featured What If? scenarios, the DC one is focusing on the Elseworlds, alternative versions of various characters from their own worlds. In this preview, we get a look at Diana Prince.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jun 21st, 2017
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    The German invasion of Britain not only stalled out, but the counter-attack is threatening to push them back into the sea. With the stakes high, the German High Command is launching Campaign Gigant, their own counter-counter-offensive that will hopefully (for them, anyway) see the tide turn back once more. The new book coming for Bolt Action, Operation Gigant adds new options and missions for players. Warlord Games has posted up another preview looking into just what the operation (militarily) consists of.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 20th, 2017
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    This is one that, I’m sure, will catch people’s attention.
    The folks behind the original Legend of the Five Rings game have teamed up to bring you a board game set in the 7th Sea universe. Players will take control of one of the warring nations, who have been going at it for 30 years, in order to finally put the conflict to an end. Through the use of diplomacy and force of arms, only one will be able to bring the war to conclusion and rule.
    The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 20th, 2017
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    Nobody likes trolls. We hate them on the internet and we hate it when they eat our goats. But it’s time to fight back against those goat-eating trolls by using our herd of mutated monster goats! Yeah! That’ll show those trolls who’s boss! That’s what you’ll be doing in Gruff: Rage of the Trolls, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jun 20th, 2017
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    Under the sea…
    Well, now that I’ve got that song stuck in your head, let’s take a look at DeepWars. AntiMatter Games is running a Kickstarter to expand their DeepWars line, including a new submarine as well as various other sea creatures and characters.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jun 20th, 2017
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    Tercio Creativo, arguably, has some of the best-looking models out there. They’re certainly near the top, at least, and they’re giving us a look at some greens of figures they’re working on. This includes Bruxa Teurgia, the first figure from a new faction for their game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jun 20th, 2017
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    Monday is over. Hopefully yours treated you well-enough. As usual, Mondays can have their ups and downs. But we’re into Tuesday now. The week is well under-way. We’ll get to that weekend eventually. To help things move along, here’s our regular group of podcasts you can check out.

    This week we have: Primecast Episode 45; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 216: Footsore Miniatures; Singled Out Bonus Time Episode 1: Free to all listeners!; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 110: Dinosaur Wasteland with Jonathan Gilmour; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 100; 40K Radio Episode 17: 8th Edition Preview; The Cardboard Herald Episode 32: Cheyenne and Diana of Fictional Females; The D6 Generation Episode 215: Torg Eternity and 40k 8th Edition 1st Impressions; The Secret Cabal Express 26: The Lords of the Dungeon talk Board Games, CCGs, Miniatures and LARPing; Plan of ATK! Episode 5; Saga Thorsday Episode 42: Irish Battleboard and Tactics Pt 2; and News of the North – 2017-06-20.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 20th, 2017
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    Deer Lord!, the European party game of duels and sneaky actions, is making its way to North American shores this July. Lark & Clam has announced that several different versions are going to be available. At Target, you’ll be able to pick up the Revised edition that contains the main game, as well as the Broadway and Gangsta expansions. Meanwhile, hobby retailers will get the Bling edition, which includes the Geek and Asylum sets, plus a collectable medallion.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jun 20th, 2017
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    Usually, goblins are those things the DM throws at us when we’re level 1-3 in order to get the PCs some extra XP for when the “real” adventure starts up. But in Dark Hold, the goblins are the PCs. And Rebel Minis has released a new adventure for their game series. It’s Lair of the Cerebeast, and as one would expect, there’s a lair full of monsters to go investigate.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jun 20th, 2017
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    Wyrd’s always workin’ on bringing you new Malifaux previews. This time around, it’s the artwork for Kandara from the Arcanists faction. And, like before, they’ve made a little video about it, too.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Jun 20th, 2017
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    Droids are just an everyday part of life in the Star Wars universe. They’re everywhere, but it takes a large support staff to keep them going. Just like organic creatures need doctors, the droids need repairmen and repairwomen and repairsmizmars to keep them going. In Fully Operational, the new sourcebook coming for the Star Wars RPG, your character can go into the repair business. They can also be a Skakoan, if they want (it’s a new race for the game).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In A Song of Ice and Fire
    Jun 20th, 2017
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    When you’re wealthy, you can trick out your troops with the best. That’s just what the Lannisters do in A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game coming from CMON. Their swordsmen have better arms and armor than just about anyone else out there. Though, since you can’t spend money when you’re dead, they don’t always stick around to see that armor get bloodied. It’s a fine balance that commanders will have to maintain when running them as a faction. In this preview, we get a look at some of the sculpts for the Lannister Guards.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jun 19th, 2017
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    My dad’s side of the family is from South Dakota. Many of them are farmers. It’s not easy work. Me, as a city boy, would go and visit and spend a week or so helping out around the farm. It was fun, but man, it would definitely kick my ass. It’s easy to see how such a living would pair well with a physical game like Guild Ball. As such, the Farmer’s Guild will be making their way to the pitch this August (the 18th, to be specific). You can get your name on the list to get the starter set, as well as the faction dice.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jun 19th, 2017
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    I do so love a campaign system for games. I’ve never been too hot on tournaments. Too much pressure all at once. But a nice campaign, over the course of a couple weeks or months, spreads all of that out and is just more enjoyable, in my experience. Well, Mantic is giving players the tools to run a summer campaign in Kings of War using the Edge of the Abyss book. It’s available for pre-order now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 19th, 2017
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    It’s good to have a versatile card game, one that can be played in multiple ways using multiple difficulty settings, so you can have a game that’s quick and easy to teach to new players, but can be built up to have lots of tactical depth for veterans. Card Master is one such game. Gather together various monsters to do battle for you on various battle maps. Set up your defenses and prepare your attacks, as only one will be standing at the end. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 19th Century
    Jun 19th, 2017
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    The French Revolution was a very turbulent time (to say the least). Various factions were all vying for power with one-another, the citizens were taking to the streets, and heads were rolling (literally). In the French National Assembly building, powerful players were looking to make deals and win votes for their side. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Revolution! a new card game from Vexillia. It’s available as a print-and-play pdf.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jun 19th, 2017
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    It’s Monday and we’re back in the office. … I’m sleepy. I could’ve used more sleep over the weekend. But waddyagonnado? You’re gonna do what you gotta do and get your work done, of course! And, for me, that means letting you know about terrain.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Board Matz 8th Ed. Warhammer 40K Mats On Kickstarter and Volkano Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Jun 19th, 2017
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    It goes without saying that Games Workshop has been making miniatures for quite a long time now. Many sculpts have come and gone, thought to be never seen again. Well, occasionally, they’ll grab some molds from a bygone time and whip up some figures if you ask them nicely. For Blood Bowl coaches, there’s some classic teams that will be available next week, for one week only, that you can special-order.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Jun 19th, 2017
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    Privateer Press is updating No Quarter magazine. As they push for more digital content, changing their books and cards to digital releases, No Quarter is looking to supplement that material. The magazine is also moving to a bi-monthly release schedule (that’s one ever-other month. Not twice a month… You’d really think they’d come up with a different word for both of those)…
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jun 19th, 2017
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    It’s WWII and Germany has invaded Britain. The British people are fighting back with everything they have against the occupying forces. That’s what’s going on in Campaign Gigant, the second book in the Operation Sea Lion series for Bolt Action. In this preview, take a look at one of the scenarios that’s coming. Nottingham is under attack (the Germans obviously want to take over GW’s operations).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Jun 19th, 2017
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    One thing about many secondary weapons in the X-Wing Miniatures Game is that most of them run out after just a single use. There’s an upgrade where you can get a second shot with your missiles or bombs, but still, that’s it. Well, with the upcoming release of the Scurrg H-6 Bomber, another new upgrade card is coming out that will allow you an infinite amount of bombs during the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Jun 19th, 2017
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    The Earth Caste are the new kids on the block, even though they’re part of one of the oldest factions for Dark Age. They’re making their presence known in the battles on the planet’s surface, as well as on tabletops, as they’ve got a new box set available. Not to be outdone, the Forsaken are also getting in on the action with a new battle suit. Plus, the new, snazzy packaging makes its way to the Fire Caste.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 17th, 2017
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    And we’ve made it to another weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are up at the LGS, trying out 8th Edition 40k. But between those games and talking about all the stuff you’re going to do with your army, here’s the regular grouping of reviews that I know you all love so much.

    Today we have: Small World, Galactic Warlord Battle For Dominion, Dice Hospital, Shahrazad, Dark Souls, Bushido, Dungeon Crawler The Thorn Expansion, Star Trek: Ascendancy, VS 2PCG Legacy Expansion, Alchemists The King’s Golem Expansion, Super Dungeon Explore Arena, Terra Mystica App, Tomb Trader, Jaipur App, Bio-Logic, Dragon Tower, Gnomi, and Zombie Tower 3D.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 16th, 2017
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    Grand Admiral Thrawn.
    Yeah, I just got a little giddy there, too. I might just have to build me a Star Wars: Destiny deck that has him as one of the characters. I’ll be able to do so once Star Wars: Destiny’s newly-announced set, Empire at War, hits store shelves. That’s going to be sometime in the 3rd quarter of this year.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jun 16th, 2017
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    Wave 36 is apparently going to be bringing something new to Bushido from GCT Studios. What is it? I don’t know. I tried asking Odin but he was pretty tight-lipped on the whole thing. Cheeky bastard. I know he’s holding out on me. For now, we’ve just got this little art preview to go on.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Jun 16th, 2017
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    Tabletop Gaming News, the industry’s leading source for board and miniature gaming news, is for sale by the site’s owners CMON Limited. Originally launched in 2006, CMON took over the site in 2012 to help grow its presence and deliver the latest news to the community, no matter the publisher or game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jun 16th, 2017
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    The Germans have invaded England! Regular folks from all over the country are doing their best to resist their advancements at every turn. Men and women from both the city and the country, who may have never thought about being part in an active warzone are doing their part. That’s what’s going on in Operation Sea Lion for Bolt Action, and you can recreate some of those combats with the new releases that are available, including a couple German anti-aircraft items, and a bunch of “regular citizen” units.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jun 16th, 2017
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    It’s that time again, everyone. Friday. The gateway to the weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are going to be heading out to the LGS to try the new edition of 40k. I’m hoping to just hang out with some friends and keep things chill. I saw some games of 8th Edition last week via a preview copy my LGS had. People were really excited about it. It’s looking like a good system. But if you’re going to be at the LGS all day, gaming it up, hardcore, you need to have plenty of energy. Best to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: Hawkmen Prepare for Kickstarter Launch, Kromlech Weekend Promo Sale, Sloppy Jalopy T62 Available Now From Sally 4th, Devil Forge Miniatures Release Odo Grumblebelly, and The Raider Vs the Unnameable In Alien Invasion Kickstarter.

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