Midweek Snippets

Man, for a second there, I almost put in “Thursday Terrain Corner” as the title. Settle down there, bear. The week’s not going by that quickly. But it is continuing along. And being busy is helping make it feel like it’s going. Though I am happy to say it’s not Thursday yet, considering stuff I still need to get done. And if I’m going to be doing all the things (!!!!), I’ll need to be well-supplied with energy. Snacking on some bite-size gaming stories should help.

Today on the platter we have: FlexTale Encounter Generator Up On Kickstarter, and The Painting Frog Talks about GW In South America.

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D13 RPG Up On Kickstarter

Some people like the items they get a bit more special, a bit more flashy. They don’t just want any old edition of a game, they want the limited edition one. They don’t want your average release, but the premium one. And if they can get something specially made for them, they’ll go for it. If you’re that type of person and you like horror RPGs, then the Personalized Premium Limited Edition version of the D13 RPG Kickstarter is just up your alley. The project is running now.
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Steve Jackson Games Launches Triplanetary Kickstarter

Steve Jackson Games is bringing back another classic. For you old-time gamers out there, you might’ve had a copy of Triplanetary. It originally came out in 1973. The ship-to-ship combat game has been played by millions, and it’s looking to get an update, as Steve’s launched a Kickstarter for a new version of it. The rules are still as you remember, but the scenarios have all been gathered together. Plus, there’s new campaign rules.
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River Horse Previews Juan Sánches Villa-Lobos Ramirez For Highlander Board Game

Some Immortals are older than others. They’ve lived several lifetimes before many of the others were even born. One of the oldest is Juan Sánches Villa-Lobos Ramirez, whose history stretches back as far as his name. He’ll also be one of the characters you’ll be able to control in the upcoming Highlander board game. That ish, if you should deshide to choosh him.
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Realms of Terrinoth Setting Book for Genesys RPG

The Genesys RPG system is built to handle any setting and style of game you want to run in. But that’s not to say that once you’ve got the base book, you’re fully done. Sure, if you want to make up all your different realms entirely from scratch, you can do that. But having setting books would certainly help. And Fantasy Flight has announced the first one. It takes you the world of Runewars and Runebound with the Realms of Terrinoth.
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Privateer Press Previews April Releases

No foolin’, Privateer Press is showing off some of their upcoming releases for April. Apparently, April is Dragon Month, as Cryx is getting all the love. If you’re wanting to expand your Satyxis-themed army, you’ll want to check out what’s in store.
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Ironwatch Magazine Issue 62 Now Available

When you want to fill your whole day with gaming, there’s little better than a gaming magazine. You can go over the articles and learn all sorts of insights into games you love, as well as tutorials on all manner of things, like terrain or tactics or painting your figures. They’ve usually got a bit of everything. Better yet when that magazine’s free, as Ironwatch always has been. You can’t beat that price. So go pick up your Issue 62 now.
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Skirmisher Publishing City Builder Supplement Sale

Many of you have resolved to get more gaming in this new year. I’m guessing several of you also resolved to be more responsible with money. Well, Skirmisher Publishing is helping you stick to your goals in one swoop. They’re offering a special 50% off price on their popular City Builder supplement. If you’re leading an RPG and you need some help coming up with all the civilizations that your players might come across, this 174-page book is here to help.
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Green Miniatures Holding Miniature Competition

Do you want to help shape the look of a miniatures game? All of us certainly have our thoughts on what figures in a game should look like, and this is your chance to influence that. Green Miniatures is looking to you to help them out create figures based on the battle of Tannenberg. Just find a photo/drawing of the battle and point out which soldier you think should be made into a mini. You could win and that soldier will be put into the game.
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Demented Games Previews Sergeant Clark For Twisted

I wish I was faster than I am. I mean, not that I really need to run a lot during the day, but it’s a nice thought. I also hate it when I’m trying to carry things and just don’t have enough hands. In other words, I’m super-envious of Sergeant Clark, a new figure coming in the Wave 2 set of releases for Twisted. He’s got a huge wheel to ride on and 4 arms with which to carry things. Check him out.
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Podcast Roundup

Well, we’re over a week into 2018. How’s yours going so far? The start of the year is always busy for me. Just various beginning-of-the-year stuff to do. And for anyone in Georgia that’s curious, this year’s license plate stickers are silver. But while doing such things, I like to listen to some gaming podcasts to keep my mind occupied.

This week we’ve got: Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 138: Past, Present, & Future!; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 139: Fallout Wasteland Warfare With Chris Birch; The Cardboard Herald Episode 61: Andy Zeller of ATK! The Board Game; The Secret Cabal Episode 150: Defenders of the Realm, Great Western Trail and a Short Topic Extravaganza; Plan of ATK! Episode 17; Singled Out Episode 57: The Predictable New Years Episode 2018; and SAGA THORSDAY Episode 71: Moors Battleboard and Tactics Pt 1.

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Renegade Game Studios Previews Dokmus

For many of us, when we get a new game, we’ll play it once or twice and go, “You know, this is a great game, but I could see how it could be helped with an expansion.” It’s just sort of second nature. I know I’ve done it before. Be like, “This game’s great, but if it had (item) and (item), I think it’d be fantastic.” But you often never know when an expansion for a game will be coming out (if ever). Well, Renegade Game Studios is making us rest easy with Dokmus. Not only is it coming out later this month, but the expansion, Return to Erefel, is coming with it. Check ’em both out.
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Talking with Asmodee About the Effects of Counterfeit Games

Roolex. Versachee. Sorny. Magnetbox. The world of counterfeiting might seem funny at the outset, but it’s a real issue in the world. And as the gaming industry has expanded, the chance for scammers to make some quick money on cheap, knock-off versions of popular titles is certainly there. ICv2 recently sat down with execs at Asmodee, one of the biggest gaming companies out there, and asked them about what effects counterfeiting has had on them, and on the industry, in general.
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Privateer Press Previews New Warmachine/Hordes Minis

Privateer Press is showing off some new Warmachine and Hordes releases. When checking them out, I suggest putting on some Creedence Clearwater Revival. Particularly Born on the Bayou, as most of the new figures are for the Blindwater Congregation. But there’s also a look at a new sculpt for a classic Skorne warlock, plus a fairly iconic and much-used Cryx warjack that’s getting a new mini.
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CMON Previews A Mercenary Shaman for HATE

In the post-apocalyptic world, people have turned to the worship of the old gods and spirits that inhabit the ethereal realm. But it’s not always just the good spirits that they pray to. In such harsh, evil times, you might just need a harsh, evil god. These Shamans can bring powerful and different abilities to a Tribe’s arsenal. Check out the art and sculpt for one of them coming in the HATE board game.
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Fantasy Flight Previews the Chimera Expansion For Star Wars: Armada

Grand Admiral Thrawn is possibly the greatest threat to ever face the Rebellion and the New Republic. His deep knowledge of different races’ history, art, and philosophy gave him an edge in combat unlike any other commander. His 7th Fleet wreaked all sorts of havoc, being led by Thrawn’s flagship, the Chimera. Soon, you’ll be able to add this unique ISD to your fleets. But what other sorts of tricks with Thrawn have up his sleeve? You can see for yourself in this preview.
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Home of the Brave Board Game Coming to Kickstarter

There are many groups looking to forward their agenda here in the United States. Each one wants particular things for society. Their struggle is real, as each feels that they are the ones best-equipped to take the country into the future. But what agenda will win out? That’s for you to decide as you take on the role of the leader of these various groups in Home of the Brave, a new board game coming to Kickstarter this February.
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Latest Issue of Casual Game Insider Now Available

If you’re like me, you like to fill your entire life with gaming. Whenever you’ve got some time on your hands, you find yourself looking for something gaming-related to read. Well, I’m going to have to go to the DMV at some point this week, which means I’ll have plenty of time on my hands. Thankfully, the latest issue of Casual Game Insider is now available. I know what I’ll be doing while I wait.
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Asmodee Previews Demise of a Teetotaler Mystery

Well, as a teetotaler, myself, I have to say that I’m concerned about this mystery. O,o
Demise of a Teetotaler is a new mystery coming in the Carlton House and Queen’s Park expansion for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. As before, these mysteries will test your skills of deduction and make you look for clues in all manner of interesting places and ways. Get a little glimpse into what you can expect with this preview.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Battlefields in Star Wars: Legion

Star Wars is truly an interstellar setting. In the movies, we see swamp planets, desert planets, forest planets, ice planets, and all other manner of locations. As such, the battlefields of Star Wars: Legion can take place in just about any sort of environment you can imagine. But how do the rules for those different locations work in the game? What role will terrain take in the game? That’s just what you get a look at here.
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Monday Terrain Corner

Well, it would seem as though we’re possibly bracing for some ice to hit here in Atlanta. That should make for interesting driving conditions on all these hills we’ve got. But as I worry about driving around today, you only really have to worry about these terrain articles.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Deep-Cut Studio Releases Dungeon Themed Game Mat

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Capital City Now Available From Calliope Games

Capital City (“we’re safe and sound!”… No, that’s Capital Cities. Different thing) is a new board game available now from Calliope Games. In it, players will be looking to create the best boom town out in the West. Each round, new settlers will be coming on the train from the East. By having the best resources and attracting the best people to your town, you can be the next metropolis in the territory. Do you have what it takes?
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Anvil Eight Previews Micros For Aetherium

Just about anyone that’s gotten a computer bug knows just how hard they can be to get rid of. Once your computer is infected, it seems to take the combined might of several IT professionals, multiple anti-virus programs, and no less than 4 sacrificial offerings to clear your computer. Well, in Etherium, those computer bugs are personified in the Micros. These little critters might not do much damage on their own, but they’re almost impossible to get rid of.
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Forge World Giveaway Week 2 Happening Now

All this month, Forge World is giving away titans. Each week, a new winner will be announced who will get themselves one of these massive machines of war for nothing. This time around, it’s those space elves, the Eldar, who are having the spotlight shined upon them. If you want a free Revenant, head over to Forge World and make an order.
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Mantic Announces Hellboy Board Game

The BPRD, along with their most iconic asset, Hellboy, will be making their way to your tabletop later this year. Mantic has announced that they’ve entered into a partnership agreement with Dark Horse Comics. As such, the big red guy, Abe Sapien, and more will soon be under your control. The Hellboy board game will be a cooperative affair as you and fellow paranormal defenders face off against some of the most iconic villains from the series. You can expect the game to be on Kickstarter this April.
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Fantasy Flight Posts A Preview of The Broken Horn Syndicate From Dawn of the Rebellion

When Chancellor Palpatine turned into Emperor Palpatine and created the first Galactic Empire, there were many different groups that rose up against him. Sure, we know of The Rebellion, but they weren’t the only ones wanting to go back to a simpler way of life. Another faction was The Broken Horn Syndicate. In the upcoming Dawn of the Rebellion book for the Star Wars RPG from Fantasy Flight, you can get some real insight into how this organization worked, and even become a member for yourself.
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Review Roundup

Saturday!
Woo!
I don’t know about you, but for me, that first week of 2018 seemed to take an eternity! Not that it was bad, mind you. I even got to play a new game. But there were several days where I was just going, “wait, it’s not even noon yet?” But yeah, we’re now firmly into the first weekend of the year. Hopefully you’re able to get some gaming in. I will be. But even if you’re unable to get out, you can still check out some reviews.

This week we have: Heaven and Ale, Favelas, Fallout: The Board Game, Codenames: Disney, Witches of the Revolution, LIberatores, The Ruhr: A Story of Coal, and Time’s Up!: Title Recall.

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Warlord Games Taking Pre-Orders For Market Garden Campaign Book For Bolt Action

Each operation undertaken by the combating nations during WWII is iconic. Historians and hobbyists have gone over every single part of that war in detail. This extends on down to the tabletop, and Warlord Games is here to help. They are taking pre-orders for their new Bolt Action Market Garden Campaign book. It only covers a span of 9 days of the war, but they were pivotal days, indeed.
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WizKids Posts HeroClix: X-Men Xavier’s School Prevew

A new set is in the works for HeroClix. For this one, they head to one of the most iconic characters and the school they founded. Xavier’s School for the Gifted gives mutants a place to learn about their powers in a safe environment (well, safe when it’s not being attacked by supervillains, anyway). It’s also the home base for the X-Men. Get a look at some of the characters that’ll be coming in the set with this preview.
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Steamforged Previews Rangosh Figure For Godtear

Steamforged is working hard on Godtear, their new miniatures game that they announced back at Steamcon. As more details trickle out, one thing I know a lot of people want to see more of are the minis. Well, Steamforged is happy to oblige. In this preview, we get a look at Rangosh, Scourge of the Broken Plains.
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Hooch Hauler Available To Pre-Order From Privateer Press

You know, even with how big (in scale) this enormous keg is, I have friends that I know would give it a shot to try and drink it all. I could also see them looking at the figure and wishing with all their heart that it was a real thing that existed in the world. Well, even if you’re a teetotaler like me, you can still now put your name down on the list to get the upcoming Hooch Hauler for the Trollbloods of Hordes from Privateer Press. Pre-orders get a free Hooch Hugger (you know, those foam holders that keep your can cold).
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Friday Snippets

Well, the blustery weather from yesterday is gone. Now it’s just cold. Hopefully the storm didn’t hit you all too bad. I’ve got various friends up north that are dealing with the aftermath, but it’s all not too terribly bad stuff. Though I doubt many are going to be heading to the LGS. Well, they can still stay in and game. And while gaming, they can snack on these bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Flying Stands Available From Warlord Games, Acolyte Miniatures Previews New Cleric Robert de Foresta Mini, New Kill Team Special Weapons Packs Available From Victoria Miniatures, Tabletop-Art Previews Heart-Blood Sucking Vampire, and Brigade Models Release New British Aeronef.

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CMON Previews Princes Miniatures for HATE

It’s a tough life out there in the wastelands. But, apparently, if you’re good enough, strong enough, and eat enough other people, you can grow up to be pretty big. Makes sense, I suppose. What could be better for your body than exactly what it’s made out of? Well, if you’re a Prince in one of the Tribes in HATE, you’ll grow up to be pretty big. Check out these figures coming for the game.
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River Horse Previews Sunda Kastigir For The Highlander Board Game

Immortals come from all sorts of backgrounds. Some were born into nobility, others, not so much. Sunda Kastagir escaped from slavers in his early life, but soon met up with and befriended Connor MacLeod. The two remained together for a while through the Revolutionary War until parting ways. He’ll be one of the characters that you can choose to play as in the upcoming The Highlander board game from River Horse. Check out his stats and a bit more about him below.
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Blood Bound Now Available From Fantasy Flight Games

It’s never good when vampire clans get to fighting. You think that regular gang warfare is rough. It’s just that much worse when the supernatural is involved. The war that’s gone on has left both sides near their limit. Both are looking to finish this off while they can. Only by finding the enemy leader and taking them out will this war come to an end. That’s just what you’ll be looking to do in Blood Bound, available now from Fantasy Flight Games.
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