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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 16th, 2014
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    Broken Contract has a couple new test 3D render that they’re showing off for their upcoming box set that will be on Kickstarter next year. For those that’ve forgotten, Broken Contract is an upcoming miniatures board game set in a sci-fi western mining town where players play as either workers who just tipped over the brink into revolt, or the corporate security forces trying to get them to go back to work.

    The two characters for this preview are both Breakers (workers in revolt). And honestly, if I saw a guy coming at me with a gas mask and a big chop saw, I’d let him go wherever he wanted. But that’s me.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Dec 16th, 2014
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    Steve Jackson Games has a new Mars Attacks-themed dexterity game over on their website. Take the custom-made 14mm die and use your chipboard flying saucer to target the human cities. Knock them down to score points. Obviously, it’s a bit different take on things from, say, the Mantic Mars Attacks Game. :P

    ACK! ACK!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    Raging Heroes has released their Toughest Girls of the Galaxy line of models to the public. Their Kickstarter campaign ended a while ago, and it’s been quite a trek to get various parts of it sculpted, molded, and sent (and they’re not entirely done yet, but they’re getting there) to backers. They’re far enough along and have enough minis now in stock to be able to have them up for general purchase over on their website. That website’s brand new, too, by the way.
    So go check it out and pick up some of the first Toughest Girls of the Galaxy.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    Aegis Studios subscribes to the multiverse theory of reality (and being a big science buff, myself, I could go on and on about the subject, though really just from a layman’s perspective, but still, I find the multiverse to be fascinating, but I digress…) and wants to let you bring that into your Mutants & Masterminds games. Their Superstring Multiverse supplement has new rules and power sets for jumping between realities. They’re good for a single session, or a whole campaign of alternate timelines.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    Kromlech has made several of their miniatures that were originally only available as part of a set now available individually. So if you wanted just their Orc with Two-Handed Axe or Orc Afrika Korps Squad Leader, but not the others from those groups, you’re in luck! You can get them on their own now.
    They’re also running several holiday bundles, letting you get sets of Orcs for cheaper than you’d usually have to spend.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    CoolMiniOrNot knows that a good gamer, like a good pirate, likes to have options. So why not give gamers new options that are pirates? They’ve added their Mercenary Heroes Pack #1 to their Rum & Bones Kickstarter campaign. With this pack, you can add Captain Sarah Kale from the South Pacific, Swashbuckler Sinbad (the pirate, not the comedian), and Quartermaster Sir Alexander.
    There’s still 12 days left in the campaign, but don’t let it get lost in the holiday shuffle. Go check it out.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    Fantasy Flight Games now has their Imperial Assault game available in their webshop as well as at fine gaming stores (hopefully near you!). The game is really two in one. First is a Descent-style narrative game where multiple Rebellion players face off against a single Imperial opponent. The second is a skirmish-style miniatures board game where players face off, one-on-one, with custom-made forces.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    Spartan Games is bringing some oversight to Firestorm Armada with their new Return of the Overseers box set that’s coming out in January. The box contains two starter fleets (the Aquans and the Directorate), along with a mysterious, alien dimensional gate that comes into play in the missions in the book that comes along with the set. The box also has the 2.0 version of the rulebook, along with any tokens and templates and dice that are required for the game.

    But that’s not all from the Firestorm universe coming in January. Read more

    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    PicoArmor is your exclusive North American source for Oddzial Osmy, and the next batch of releases are available now. For you 3mm and 15mm gamers, they’ve got a variety of kits, from mechs to monks with machine guns. The 3mm range includes many modern military vehicles, including a bridge-layer and a missile defense system. Go check them all out.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    Victrix has a special deal going on over in their webshop wherein if you buy any box set of Greek or Roman soldiers, you get a free shield transfer sheet as well. Let your caffeine hands rest easy, as the transfer sheets can handle the fine detail work. The offer is simple, buy a box, get a sheet. Buy 2 boxes, get 2 sheets. This also works with their multi-box deals they have going on.
    The sale lasts until the 21st, so better get going if you want in on the action.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 19th Century
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    Warlord Games is taking orders for their new Black Powder supplement, Blood on the Nile. The book covers that Mahdist revolt in Sudan and the British reprisal for the siege of Khartoum. The book has both rules for the Mahdist revolutionaries as well as the British troops that fought against them. Included are scenarios to play out several battles. And as with Warlord Games’ releases, they have a special model that you get if you order direct from them. This time it’s Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby (and his epic mustache).

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Horror
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    Creative Gamescapes successfully shipped out their Spaceship X Kickstarter terrain. They now have it available over in their webshop. The terrain is modular and comes in 15mm and 28mm styles, including various extra pieces of terrain to help you line the walls. Along with that, they’ve released their new zombie-hunting game, Laboratory X. This turn-based game is designed specifically to use their Spaceship X tiles. Can the heroes find the zombie inoculation serum before they become dinner for the scientists who were developing it?

    And if that weren’t all, they’ve got a sale going on over in their webshop until the end of the year.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 15th, 2014
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    New Realms Publishing is getting into the spirit of the season with their Christmas Sale happening now. They’ve got adventures, supplements, and rulebooks available for 20%-50% off. Bring some fantasy adventures to your Christmas holiday with some RPG books for cheaper than you’d usually spend!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Dec 14th, 2014
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    “What’s a news snippet?” I hear you ask. Well, they’re just those shorter stories that we come across here at TGN that don’t have much to go with it. Maybe it’s a piece of concept art that we don’t know what specific game it’s for. Or it’s an unlabeled green. Or it’s something else along those lines that aren’t a full story, but we want to make sure you know about it anyway. We’ve collected them together and have them here for you now.

    -Black Wasp Games Concept Art
    -Wild West Exodus previews March releases
    -New Preview Greens for Mega Man Board Game
    -Campaign Coins releases Fate Coins
    -Hitechminiatures new relase: Gerhard Blitz
    -RN Estudio: Odin is comming
    -New Preview Renders from Hawk Wargames
    -New Cellar Shelf from Thomarillion

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    By cmon-chern
    In News
    Dec 13th, 2014
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    You may have noticed with the new theme the old uploaded avatars are no longer being used – instead we’ve converted to the WordPress standard of using Gravatar.com.  Hit the link, sign up for a free WordPress.com account with the same email address you used on TGN and you’ll be able to customize your Avatar on any site that supports Gravatar.

    Also, in an effort to reduce friction, we’ve added the ability to post comments by signing in with your existing Facebook, Twitter or Google account.  The old login system also works fine, if you prefer to use that. The implementation is a little buggy, so we’re turning it off for now.

    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 13th, 2014
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    Time for another Review Roundup here on TGN. Here’s the review articles we found this week and thought you’d like to check out.
    Here’s a list of the games/products on review this week.

    -Heroes of Normandie: a video review
    -Dungeons & Dragons 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide
    -Sheriff of Nottingham Board Game
    -The Agents card game
    -Previews of the new Mantic Battlezones sprues

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    CoolMiniOrNot has added new dice (because you can never have enough dice. I plan on getting some of them just for general use, and not just use for the game) and new Mazu’s Heroes. You can add on a trio of heroes for $15 or the sets of dice (of which you get 6) for $10. The campaign is right around $300k with still 15 days to go. Go check it out!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    Soda Pop Miniatures is showing off another update for Super Dungeon Explore. They’re adding slimes! They’ve got 4 types (the minis are translucent!) and are showing off all the stat cards for them in the game as well.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    CoolMiniOrNot posted up their December releases for Dark Age. There’s a new group of Core models (of which I think the Churgeon is the most awesome, but that’s me) and some Outcast Slavers (nasty group of individuals they are). Go check out the new hotness.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    Knight Models is showing off their new releases, and they’ve got quite a few to show off. They’ve got both a pair of Marvel releases, plus a bunch for their Batman Miniatures game.

    For Marvel, it’s Daredevil and Elektra.

    For Batman, it’s quite a bit more. Read more

    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    Forge World is taking orders for two new Contemptor Dreadnaught body styles. They’ve got the Alpha Legion and the Word Bearers. Like their other dreadnaught releases, it only includes the torso and legs. You gotta buy the weapons separately. But then again, that lets you just buy the weapons you want. So that’s not so bad, really.

    My jury has always been out on whether I liked the Contemptor style or not. I was always sort of a fan of the old, “boxy” looking dreadnaughts, even though they seemed exceedingly unfeasible for combat. There was just something unique about them, other than just “bigger dude in armor” like the contemptors are.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    Games Workshop has some new models up for pre-sale on their website. This time it’s Blood Angel Terminators and a Blood Angels Termiantor Librarian (feel free to call him Conan).
    It’s interesting how the Terminator suits have evolved over time. Back when I played, they were just slightly bigger than a regular marine and still on a 25mm base. It wasn’t until the Grey Knights came out that we got the 40mm Terminator bases. Those things were awesome (and expensive!). I’ve seen the plastic ones they’ve come out more recently. I was surprised to see that the scale went back down a little bit from those original pewter ones (on the 40mm). I was kinda sad about that.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    4am has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Fantasy Coins from the Far Eastern Realms. Add some realism to your RPGs, or use them as tokens and other markers for any eastern-inspired game like Kinsei or Bushido.
    They’re already over their funding goal with still 25 days to go. So check ‘em out.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    Mierce Miniatures posted up their latest back of releases for Darklands. These minis will be released in January, but get in your pre-orders now. One thing you can’t deny about Meierce is that they’ve got rather innovative ideas for minis and some rather unique sculpts. This time around there’s such things as a lizard man, mammoth guy, and a sort of… mutant camel guy?… I’m not really sure what he is, but it looks cool.

    Check out their latest releases and get your name on the list to be the first gamer on your block with them when they hit the shops.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    Khurasan is pleased to be releasing several fantasy miniatures sets by the great Tom Meier. There’s several adventurers as well as an evil flame demon to fight them.
    The minis in the photos are painted by the Crystal-Brush-Winning Marike Reimer.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    Dark Art Studios is here to help add some ambiance to your gaming sessions with 5 new Dungeon Soundscapes. Stop gaming with your little sister’s Janet Jackson tapes playing in the background (she’s still a thing, right? I’m not old! I’m not out of touch with pop culture! I swear!) and get some more appropriate music going.
    Besides, they’re only £0.50 apiece. Why not try them out?

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    Ziterdes has a trio of new terrain tiles (designed by Thomarillion) available over in their webshop. They’ve got a shoreline, a shoreline with a river, and an urban street. The tiles are 23.5″ square. So they’d pretty easy to turn into a tourney table using several of them (or a single one for smaller-table-size games like Bushido). They come pre-colored, as well.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Dec 12th, 2014
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    Battlefront has released their Forces of War army-creator website for Flames of War. Now you can quickly, easily, and electronically create, track, and make sure you’re using the correct rules for your forces.
    You can make your forces and print them out so you don’t even really need the army books anymore.
    They’re working on bringing older material to the site, but already have several of the supplements up online to check out.

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    By Enrico Nardini
    In Dungeons & Dragons
    Dec 11th, 2014
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    Dungeons & Dragons has returned with a 5th edition of the classic fantasy RPG. TGN’s Enrico Nardini shares his adventures and experiences in this newest rendition of the Forgotten Realms.

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    Spoiler Alert! This article contains spoilers for Chapter 1 of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen campaign. If you are planning on running or playing in these adventures and you wish to remain surprised, you will want to play through that chapter first and then return here to read this article.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Dec 11th, 2014
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    Dragon Head Coin has launched a Kickstarter campaign for another of their special coins. This one’s the Special Edition Dragon coin. It’s a rather serpent-like dragon coiled around a bejeweled cross.
    Hmm… add a little ring to the top and it’d make quite a pendant. Think I’ve seen some friends who have something kinda like that.
    Certain pledge levels also can get you some of their previous coins.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Modelling
    Dec 11th, 2014
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    Fire For Effect Studios has posted up their December and January courses on their website. The December ones include such topics as Water Effects, Earth Texture, Wood and Grass Texture, Ice Texture, and Rock Texture. January is about modeling Faces, primarily, both male and female.
    They’ve still got their special pricing going on for the rest of the year, so go get some knowledge in sculpting for cheaper than usual.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 11th, 2014
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    Terragnosis is showing off a new vehicle for Sulphur, and it’s a big one. Their new walker has made it to their shop. They’ve made the kit to be as modular as possible, with multiple pose options, as well as multiple weapon and armor packs.
    The kit is resin and they hope to have it available soon.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Dec 11th, 2014
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    Battlefront continues the focus on Fate of a Nation with their M3 90mm DEFA halftrack. They also continue their anti-tank theme. This vehicle, though, seems perfectly suited to not flipping over backwards whenever it is fired. *wink*
    The use of these anti-tank vehicles (that weren’t tanks themselves) meant that the actual takes in the forces could continue to press the advantage against the enemy.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 11th, 2014
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    Painting Buddha has launched their first ever crowdfunding campaign for their new “Painting Buddha Shares” line of minis. The first is the 75mm Black Betty (bam ba-lam). They’re getting rather close to their goal already, with still 25 days left to go. If they make it all the way to “level 10″ of their stretch goals, they’ll come out with a 32mm version as well.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 11th, 2014
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    Khurasan took their Garn miniatures back to the drawing board and has done a total makeover of the line. These newly-redone sci-fi reptile alien are now ready to once again stalk your tabletops. The models are bigger with a wider variety of poses, so go check them out.

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