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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    Friday checklist:
    Friday shirt| Check
    Forge World update| Check
    Friday Snippets| Check
    Friday Wyrd Preview| Check
    Murmaider! Murmaider! Murmaider! Murmaider!
    In this Friday the 13th preview, we get a look at the Karkinoi.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    The American football season continues along while I’m sure many of you are in leagues for tabletop versions of the game. If you’re looking to branch out to a new team, I might suggest checking out Fireforge Games’ Amazon SmasHers Kickstarter. It’s a set of 16 figures, all different, that are ready to hit the field and… well… continue hitting things.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    Friday is here! Woo! Gateway to the weekend. I’m hoping yours will be filled with all sorts of gaming. I might get in some Guild Ball on a brand-new gaming mat this evening. Tomorrow, I’m gonna be hanging out with friends for an early Halloween party. Should be a good time filled with tasty things to snack on. Speaking of which, we’ve got some bite-sized gaming goodies for you here.

    Today on the platter we have: New Chapter Doors Available From Forge World, The Painting Frog Covers Forja Profana’s Crowdfunding Campaign, and Dark Art Studios Running Fierce – Warriors & Monsters Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    The latest releases for Dark Age are now available. The Shadow Caste for Dragyri gets a bit of beefing up, as they’ve got four new boxes available, all filled with new an exciting ways to jump out of the shadows and murder your opponents. The Brood is also getting something new. If you’ve wanted to start them as a faction, but didn’t know where to begin, you can now jump in with the Brood Faction Starter. Seems like a solid choice.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    Road/Kill is looking to get its first expansion. It’s called Vendetta and it brings a whole new style of play to the game. In the book, you’ll find rules for infantry and drone support, as well as team play. Go into the arena as one of four factions and test both your mettle and your metal. The expansion book is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    Warlord Games is turning 10 years old. *snifflesniffle* They grow up so fast!
    Anyway, this weekend, they’re having a birthday bash over at their place. If you’re in the neighborhood, you should stop by. But even if you’re way over on another continent (such as yours truly), you can still get in on the fun a bit by partaking in the big weekend sale they’re having.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    Being about halfway through October, this year is certainly getting to the end. We’ll soon be making our way into a new year, and with a new year comes new minis. Privateer Press is all about having regular monthly releases, and 2018 will be no different. They’re showing off some of what you can expect from them in January.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    One of the most iconic things about the Star Wars universe is the Force. It’s basically what makes the space wizards in the setting work. Many of the main heroes and villains have access to this power, and three are making their way to your Imperial Assault tabletops. You can now get Emperor Palpatine, Darth Maul, and Ahsoka Tano Hero and Villain packs.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    Z-Man Games has a pair of new releases available for you today. In one, you’re leading a team of spies versus opposing spy teams, looking to complete your objectives while preventing your opponents from finishing theirs. In the other, you’ve actually got a collection of five games in one, all involving animals you’d find in the deepest, darkest jungles. You can pick up your copies of Spynet and Junggle now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 12th, 2017
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    23rd Century Productions is looking to bring you a new edition of Battlelords, the sci-fi RPG set in a future full of intrigue and danger. This will be the 7th edition of the game, originally released in 1990. Be one of 15 different core races and deck your character out with a wide array of high-tech gear. Head out across the stars to make a name for yourself. The project is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 12th, 2017
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    Have you ever sat around with your friends, watching TV and seen an ad for a new movie that’s coming out and gone, “pfeh. That looks like garbage. I could come up with a better movie idea than that!”? Pretty much all of us have (or some variation of that scenario). Rotten Plots, a new party card game, has you put your money where your mouth is (metaphorically, that is). Players are competing to come up with the best (or worst) movie plots they can think of. The game is available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 12th, 2017
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    The folks over at Hyacinth Games had their successful Kickstarter not too long ago. Well, they’ve gotten their backer’s minis shipped out, and so now it’s time for the rest of us to get in on the action. You can head over to their webshop now and pick them up.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Aristeia
    Oct 12th, 2017
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    You know, you can’t really have an action-packed game without actions. And Aristeia, the new game coming from Corvus Belli, is said to be action-packed. So, let’s take a look at what type of actions you’ll be packing in there.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 12th, 2017
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    This shortened week is coming to a close. Well, eventually, anyway. Did yesterday seem to take 2 days to anyone else? It started out with, “Woo! It’s Wednesday!” and ended with, “… wait, it’s still Wednesday?!” Ah well, the day did, eventually, end. So now we’re in Thursday. I’ve got my Thursday shirts on to prove it. Also, it’s time for a Terrain Corner. Extra-size, since we didn’t have one on Monday, even!

    Today we’ve got: Acheson’s Kongo-Afrika KickStarter to launch November 3, New Normandy 44 Mat Available From Warzone Studio, Fogou Models Releases New Post-Apocalyptic Shacks, Tabletop Workshop Running Modular Dungeon Kickstarter, Plastcraft Shows of Gothic Millennium Terrain, and Heroic Maps Halloween Sale Happening Now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 12th, 2017
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    For a while there, it seemed like WizKids had a new game announcement every day. Well, now we’re getting the other half of that, as they’ve got them hitting store shelves. This time around it’s Dungeon Hustle. In the game, players will take on iconic dungeon-delving characters such as fighters, rogues, clerics, or mages and head into the dark and nasty tunnels in order to get treasure. But the monsters there, obviously, don’t want you to take their loot, so they’re ready to fight for it. Also, they’ve realized the dungeon’s not the nicest place, either, and are looking to escape. Players will have to make sure that doesn’t happen.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 12th, 2017
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    The gladiator pits are equal-opportunity. Man, woman, beast, all can take to the pits and fight for supremacy. Iocasta left her whole tribe and their way of life in pursuit of something more. What she found was joy in hearing her name shouted while she fights in the arenas. Now, you can add her to your collection for Arena Rex.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Oct 12th, 2017
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    The Wicked Harvest has come to an end (for now) and it’s time for some of the classic armies for Warmachine and Hordes to get some new releases. In this case, it’s Cygnar that’s getting the bulk of the love. They’ve got a new version of a favorite warcaster, and some new characters, along with the Trencher Theme Army Box. The righteous Protectorate of Menoth is also getting a new figure, as is the Legion of Everblight, being the only Hordes release this month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Oct 12th, 2017
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    In Stuffed Fables, players take on the role of stuffed animals, going on adventures in the night. The game uses an innovative game book that not only gives you the rules for the various encounters and scenarios, but also acts as the map. It has been garnering a lot of attention since its announcement, and Plaid Hat’s previews are always eagerly-anticipated. Well, here’s another for you, in which we get a look at another of the cuddly crusaders. This time, it’s Lumpy.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Oct 12th, 2017
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    It’s Spain’s National Day! Woo!
    And while there’s certainly been some unrest in the region lately, Corvus Belli still wants to celebrate the day in their traditional way: a giveaway. Want to get some free Infinity models? Yeah, I know I want some free Infinity models.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 11th, 2017
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    I love cyberpunk. I honestly do. It’s one of my favorite genres. I know that the new Bladerunner movie has brought it back into the front-and-center. Well, now you can bring a bit of cyberpunk racing to your tabletops with Neon Knights. Grab your custom car, draft for the best drivers, and hit the raceway, getting across that finish line first. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Oct 11th, 2017
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    Not every operation that the military does is going to be known to the public. There’s all sorts of deeply covert missions going on all the time using teams of super-highly-trained soldiers. These various teams are surgical in their strikes, taking out key enemy personnel and locations. And soon, you’ll be able to bring these high-tension missions to your tabletops with Plausible Deniability, a new supplement for Skirmish Sangin that’s available for pre-order now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 11th, 2017
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    You know me. I love when I see a game be successful on Kickstarter and then be made available to the general market. This is one such success story. Snippets had a good Kickstarter and now you can pick up a copy for yourself. Fun for the whole family, the game is more about creativity rather than just being a walking dictionary.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dungeons & Dragons
    Oct 11th, 2017
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    Silver Games is further expanding their Ponyfinder product line with Ponyfinder: Tactics. This book looks to give players a whole bunch of new options for their characters. New feats, new base class (the Elementalist), new races and subraces, new spells. And for the GM, new monsters. It’s got a bit of everything for everyone. You can pick up your copy now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Oct 11th, 2017
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    This shortened work week continues along. I’m certainly looking forward to the upcoming weekend. Gonna get together and hang out with some friends I don’t get to see too often. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of tasty snacks and treats to be had, too. But before we get there, we need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: New Releases Available from Terrible Kids Stuff, New Heroes for the Pacific From Stoessi’s Heroes, Skirmisher Publishing Releases 100 Oddities For A Viking Encounter, and New Orc Sturmtankette Available From Kromlech.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 11th, 2017
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    Well, the world’s come to an end again. Damnit, Todd! I told you to get that cough looked at. Now there’s a zombie outbreak and we’ve got to try and stay alive! Good thing I’ve got this Survivor’s Guide for Outbreak: Undead 2nd Edition. … Ok, so I don’t actually have that book. But I could, since it’s up on Kickstarter. So is a new Game Masters Guide. The ENnie-award winning game of surviving the undead is getting a new edition.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 11th, 2017
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    I don’t know about you, but I just love dogfights between different starfighters. If there’s a scene of squadrons fighting against one-another in a sci-fi movie, chances are pretty good that’s my favorite scene. Spacefighter, a new strategic board game up on Kickstarter, looks to bring the thrill and excitement of those encounters down onto your tabletop. Get your squad together and beware the opponent’s Mothership.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 11th, 2017
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    My dad used to work for TWA. As such, we flew all the time, usually going Stnadby. So, if there was room on the plane, we went. If the flight was full, or overbooked, we waited. I saw many flights take off without me on it, but it’s no worry. Optimizing flights to be full is good for the companies. And overbooking means that you probably have a full flight. But it also might cause people to get bumped, which certainly will not make them happy. That balance is what you’ll be looking to achieve in Overbooked, a new board game coming to Kickstarter later this month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 11th, 2017
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    With all the things going on in the world, it would appear that the most-terrible thing facing us today is… Ancient Egypt! *holds up a picture of the pyramids while the Imperial March plays*
    Yes, once more, Ancient Egypt rears its fantastically tanned and well-eyelinered head to threaten the daily balance. Long-forgotten burial chambers full of secrets might be enticing for archeologists, but ancient curses and forgotten deities are nothing to scoff at. You must be careful. And that’s what you’ll be doing in Omens of the Pharaoh, a new expansion coming for Eldritch Horror.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Oct 11th, 2017
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    The final part of the war in Europe during WWII was the Allies getting ready to head to Germany, itself. The D-Day landing had been successful. Paris had been liberated. Now it was time to head to Berlin. It wasn’t going to be an easy trek, of course, as the Germans were falling back on their supply lines. There would be counter-offenses, of course, and the war was far from a sure-win. Soon, you’ll be able to bring that action to your Bolt Action tabletops with the Road to Berlin campaign, available for pre-order now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 10th, 2017
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    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. In Death by Cantaloupe, a new card game up on Kickstarter, you’ll be looking for those flying bananas. In the game, players are looking to collect exactly 100 points worth of fruit. Standing in their way are cards requiring a specific combination of fruits to let you pass by them before you can start acquiring points again. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 10th, 2017
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    There are many ways that vampire myths could have gotten started. Among the many folk-tales and questionable science, you’ll find real-life historical figures like Vlad Tepes. While stories about his exploits could very well have been embellished, it’s pretty certain he was a rather macabre dude. In Dracula’s Final Stand: Forest of the Impaled, 6 Muslim armies are looking to crush Vlad and his Christian forces. Which group will be victorious? That’s up to you to decide. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 10th, 2017
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    There is no “i” in team. But there is a “we” in weapon. In this case, both the Freeborn and the Boromites are getting themselves some new heavy weapons crews with which they look to punch giant holes in the enemy forces.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Oct 10th, 2017
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    Game sourcebooks for your RPGs are all about options. They give GMs new places that they can steer the game. There’s new types of gear that the PCs can get. There’s new monsters the PCs can fight. There’s new things that the PCs can incorporate into their characters. The Dawn of Rebellion sourcebook coming for the Star Wars RPG look at a new era of the Star Wars saga, taking place right between the events of the Prequels and the classic Trilogy. In this preview, get a look at some of the new options that will be made available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Oct 10th, 2017
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    The work week might just be beginning for me (having had yesterday off), but that doesn’t mean I’m not already looking forward to next weekend. Going to a friend’s get-together that should be pretty damn awesome. But we’ve still got 3.5 days of work to get through. So let’s speed things along with some gaming podcasts while we do the daily grind.

    This week we have: Game Classy 146: Nothing much; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 18: Ricktastic Voyage; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 129: London, Azul, Flying Squirrels, and Rambling; The Secret Cabal Episode 144: Viral, Trickerion and a Short Topic Extravaganza; Plan of ATK! Episode 12; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 58: Saga Dice!; Gaming On Tap Episode 03: Wonderstuff / Seasons; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 108: Fate of the Elder Gods; The Cardboard Herald Episode 48: Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games; and Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 126: Tasty Minstrel Games With Lance The Undead Viking.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 10th, 2017
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    Well, it seems as though the world’s come to an end, again. Damnit, Todd! I told you to clean up after yourself! Now there’s been a collapse of the natural world, and with it, went industry and nations and everything else. Looks like we’ll have to form small bands in this wasteland world and try and survive as best we can.
    And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Factious Waste, a new post-apocalyptic miniatures skirmish game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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