Alternate History


Guardians of Umbra Setting Book for Savage Worlds Up On Kickstarter

There were many manufacturing advances during WWII. The Tesla Corps chief among them, with their new weapons of war that were secretly being sold to both sides of the conflict. The war has also seen the return of the aos si' to the world, coming up out of the Leylines. In this new form of WWII, who will come out on top? That's for you to decide in Guardians of Umbra, a new setting book using the Savage Worlds system that's up on Kickstarter now.


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Singh Unleashed and Araine Unleashed Released For Achtung! Cthulhu

Some new miniatures are available for Achtung! Cthulhu from Modiphius. They're the Unleashed version of Sing and Araine. And, I have to admit, the effect on the Singh Unleashed miniature is rather interesting. These figures can be used in your RPG games or games of the Achtung! Cthulhu minis game.


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New Blood Red Skies and Konflikt '47 Releases Available From Warlord Games

The Japanese air force is making its way to the scene in Blood Red Skies. Warlord Games has a new Imperial Japanese Expansion Pack, as well as a pair of squadrons, available for the game. There's also a pair of Konflikt '47 releases, for those that like their WWII with a bit of Weird thrown in.


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New Achtung! Cthulu Miniatures Sets Available From Modiphius

The horrors of WWII were immense. And that's just the real world before you throw in other-dimension horros like Cthulhu. But that's just what happens in Achtung! Cthulu from Modiphius. And to help you bring that existential horror to your tabletops, they've got a quartet of new miniatures sets available over on their website.


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Dark Trails RPG Up On Kickstarter

Dark Traaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaails to you until we meet in hell.

At least, that's how I feel the song would go in the Dark Trails RPG. It's a new RPG that's all about a much darker Wild West than we actually had here in the US. It's originally based on the Dungeon Crawl Classic, but it's branching out to be its own thing. The game is up on Kickstarter now.


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1816 Alternate History Miniatures Skirmish Game Up On Kickstarter

The Year Without a Summer was a real event. Caused by a massive volcanic eruption, it caused greatly reduced temperatures all over the world. In Europe, this lead to crops failing and a widespread famine. In 1816, that's just the beginning of it all. While the real world continued on as it did, in 1816, the world veered off from our path, with countries looking to take advantage of the weakened state of their neighbors in order to gain some much-desired land. The alternate history miniatures skirmish game is up on Kickstarter now.


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Big Events Happening for John Carter RPG From Modiphius

John Carter of Mars is a classic set of books that Modiphius is letting you recreate on your tabletop with their RPG version. This month is a big release month for the game, and Modiphius is looking to celebrate appropriately. Over the next several weeks, they have several live events happening online to get you all the John Carter you can handle. Read on for a schedule and where you can find all this cool stuff going on.


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Space 1889: Mars Now Available

Mars. The Red Planet. Here in the real world, we're hoping to maybe send someone there in the next 20 years. But in the world of Space 1889, people have been going there for a while. So, while it might be a while before you, yourself get there, you can vicariously go there now with the new Space 1889: Mars supplement, now available from Modiphius.


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New Blood Red Skies, Cruel Seas, Konflikt '47 Releases Available From Warlord Games

Whether you like your WWII miniatures games up in the air, down on the waves, or a little weird, there's something for you this week from Warlord Games. They've got a whole bunch of new squadrons for Blood Red Skies. Theres's a new ship for German fleets in Cruel Seas. Finally, there's a pair of Konflikt '47 kits you can pick up now. Let's take a look at each.


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Battlefront Posts New Oil War Preview

Oil War is the upcoming expansion for Team Yankee from Battlefront. Players head from the plains of Europe to the sand dunes of the Middle East as everyone wants to get their hands on that black gold under the sand. In this post, we get a look at the different factions that will be added to the game, as well as a little overfiew of how they work.


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Dangerous Times RPG Zine Up On Kickstarter

While not a serious newsman, I do consider myself a bit of a reporter. So seeing an RPG about being a reporter for a major city newspaper set in an alternative 1920s New York where there's not only bureaucrats, gangsters, and flappers, but also demons, devils, and magic, it piques my interest. Dangerous Times is just that, and they're up on Kickstarter now.


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Night Life RPG Up On Kickstarter

In Night Life, magic isn't given by some deity, or through study, or people who were just born with it (and it's not Maybelene, either). It's surviving a near-death experience. As such, it means there's a lot of people out there with magic who aren't the most stable pillars of society. It's into this world that you go in the game. It's also the 80s, because neon and spandex are cool. The game is up on Kickstarter now.


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New Konflikt '47, Bolt Action, and Beyond the Gates of Antares Releases From Warlord Games

Warlord Games has some WWII, Weird War II, and Sci-Fi new releases this week for Bolt Action, Konflikt '47, and Beyond the Gates of Antares. So, whether you like your historical miniatures games actually historically accurate or not, or just want to blast off for the deepest reaches of space, they've got you covered. Let's take a look at some more specifics.


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Battlefront Taking Pre-orders For Oil War Book for Team Yankee

The fields of Europe are a major battleground, where Soviet and NATO forces are clashing. But all of those tanks, trucks, planes, and helicopters won't make it to the battlefield without gas. And that means oil. And that means the Middle East is just as contested as anywhere else. Oil War is the new sourcebook coming for Team Yankee, and you can get your name on the list to get the book as soon as it's realeased.


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Strange New World Gazetteer: Weird Colonial Roleplaying Zine Up On Kickstarter

Weird War II is pretty common. There's a couple Weird War I things that I can think of. But you don't often see too many Weird Colonial Times material. So, if you want to play in such a setting, you migth want to check out the Strange New World Gazetteer. It's a new RPG Zine that's up on Kickstarter now.


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Achtung! Cthulhu Keeper's and Investigator's Guides Available for 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu

Modiphius has anounced a new, updated version of the Achtung! Cthulhu Keeper's and Investigator's Guides, bringing them in line with Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition. Along with that, there's the new Under the Gun short adventure to bring players into that setting quickly and easily.


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Black Sun Miniatures and Rulebook Up On Kickstarter

It's a holiday in Cambodia. It's tough, kid, but it's life. It's a holiday in Cambodia, don't forget to pack gear to fight against the lizard-people that inhabit the forests, looking to make a resurgence on the world and take over. That's what you'll find in Black Sun, a new miniatures game that's up on Kickstarter now.


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New Pre-Orders and Releases Available From Warlord Games

There's just a bit of everything going on from Warlord Games today. There's new pre-orders for Strontium Dog. There's new Blood Red Skies squadrons for you to pick up. Keeping with the WWII theme, there's some Cruel Seas. More WWII, but Weird War II, there's new German heads for Konflikt '47. And there's even new Hail Caesar sets. Seriously, like I said, it's a bit of everything.


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New John Carter of Mars Releases From Modiphius

The folks over at Modiphius have been working hard on getting you a bunch of new releases for the John Carter of Mars RPG. They've got several new miniatures sets so you can accurately represent your characters and enemies on the table. They've got several new sets of dice (#NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice). And there's also a new slipcase for your books.


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