More Holiday Sales

Hey everyone.
I hope you had a good Thanksgiving (for those that celebrate) and a good Thursday and Friday (for those that don’t). I’ve had a great couple of days, taking time to have both Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving 2: Thank Harder. Also got in some good gaming. Ascension, Raise Your Goblets, Guild Ball. Good times. More Guild Ball today and maybe building a Gundam kit. But, obviously, even if I take a couple days off, the news doesn’t stop. There’s a lot more holiday sales going on. Here’s another group that’s going on this weekend.

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Polyversal Available For Pre-Order

I’m always happy to see Kickstarter projects be made available for the general public. Well, Polyversal isn’t quite ready to be on everyone’s gaming table, but it will be soon. It’s close enough, at least, so that you can go to the Collins Epic Wargames webshop and order yourself a copy.
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Midweek Snippets

It’s going guys. The week is continuing on. We’ll make it. The weekend will be here as soon as it can.

In order to make sure we have plenty of strength, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: 5E RPG Condition Cards on Kickstarter, Polyversal Update- 300 backers, new stretch goal, new add-on, new video, Lairs Coming To Kickstarter Soon, New Orc Bust from NonSenseminiatures, A Few Weeks Left In Dark Art Studios Painting Contest, Frostgrave: Into the Breeding Pit Nickstarter Deals from Sally 4th, Raging Heroes Flesh Eaters Unveiled, Red Panda Miniatures Posts The Design Process For Roland, Warriors of the Apocalypse with great weapons preview, The Far East War 1592 Coming Soon To Kickstarter, Tanto Cuore International Crowdfunding Campaign launching June 14th, HOPE launch on Kickstarter Thursday at 12pm, Hitech Miniatures Releases Soothsayer Sybilla, Dungeon Monsters UPDATE #1 ( adding Zombie and Skeleton singles), and New Sons of Thor Legs From Kromlech.

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Mercenaries Added To Polyversal Kickstarter

People can always find a way to make a buck. While not “the world’s oldest profession” (that’d be something else), paying someone to fight your wars for you certainly goes back a long way as well. And that will progress far into the future as well, as there’s a Mercenaries group now available for Polyversal.
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Friday Snippets

It’s almost here, everyone! The weekend will be here before you know it! Along with the gaming, I’m certainly ready for pizza for dinner tonight. The Ramen I’ve been having is getting a bit old on the palate. But in the meantime, I can nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Syrinscape and Green Ronin Partner For Mutants and Masterminds Soundscapes, 28mm 1939-41 Soviets Kickstarter is live, Mechanical Dice Towers up on Kickstarter, Knuckle Sammich Reaches Funding Goal on Kickstarter, First Busts from project “Monument of Glory-2” now available From Shieldwolf Miniatures, Tanto Cuore International launching June 7th, New Customization Add-On for Polyversal Kickstarter, and Kromlech Weekend Pigment Promo.

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New Add-Ons and Pledge Level for Polyversal Kickstarter

The relaunched Polyversal miniatures game Kickstarter is closing in on their Kickstarter goal. In order to get up and over the total, they’ve added on some new add-ons to the campaign. Along with that, there’s a new pledge level to help entice people to join in, if there’s been something that’s been holding you back.
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Midweek Snippets

Well, I felt well-enough to head back into the office today. Though, I have to admit, I did have some incentive. But be that as it may, it’s time to power-up with some bite-sized gaming stories in our Midweek Snippets feature.

Today we have: Welcome to the Olde World … Miniatures Kickstarter, Purgatory Ramps up with stat card prototypes, Dark Sword Miniatures Posts 12 New Releases, Polyversal Miniatures Game nears funding goal, NonsenseMiniatures Releases Aquiles vs Hector Diorama, Uniform Guides for the War of the Grand Alliance 1690, Khurasan releases Testudo 15mm Generals and Dragoons, Zombie and Skeleton Fantasy Monsters series I On Kickstarter, Raging Heroes Releases Keela Krupps from Toughest Girls of the Galaxy, New Dwarf Lord on Mountain Ram from Scibor, Red Panda Miniatures Posts New Artwork and Kickstarter Update, and LOAD Kickstarter Launch date announced.

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Collins Epic Wargames Relaunches Polyversal Kickstarter

The first time around, Polyversal didn’t make it to their goal over on Kickstarter. But that doesn’t mean things are over and done with. Never give up! As such, the folks over at Collins Epic Wargames have reconfigured, refactored, remathed (that’s a word, sure it is), and have relaunched.
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Review Roundup

It’s Saturday. Those of you that are at KingdomCon, be sure to selfie responsibly. #RossFace
For me, it’s the weekend before CMON Expo, so I’m super-busy getting things put together for the show. Lots to do, both work-related and just other things I need to get done.

In the meantime, though, I’m taking a break from baking German Chocolate Cake Cookies to bring you your regularly-scheduled Review Roundup.

Today we have: Blood Rage, Gempacked Cards, Star Realms, Polyversal, Scathach Games M.T.S Shipping Containers, Tash-Kalar Everfrost Expansion, VS 2PCG Defenders Expansion, Twilight Struggle Digital, Onimata, Warfighter, Stronghold 2nd Ed., Adventure Land, Thunder & Lightning, Celestia, Greedy Greedy Goblins, Splendor iOS, Feed the Shoggoth, Kingdom Death: Monster, and Res Publica 2230AD.

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Additional Options Added To Polyversal Box Sets

It’s nice to have options. Being able to pick and choose just what we want can really tip the scales on getting into something or not. Well, the fellows over at Polyversal have heard you and so they’re offering new options for their box sets as part of their Kickstarter.
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Midweek Snippets

Well, as Lynyrd Skynyrd said, Tuesday’s gone. That, of course, means we’ve moved on to Wednesday. Woo! We’re halfway through the week! Always a good feeling that. The weekend is getting closer every minute. Before we get there, though, we need to serve up some bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past couple days.

This time around we have: New releases from Scotia Grendel, New Targeting System From Puppets War, AntiMatter Games Previews The Beast of Blood Reef, Polyversal After Action Report from Williamsburg Muster, Guadalcanal Battle Set Released by Topside Minis, New Sturmgewehr soldiers from Iron Cross Miniatures, New Trays and Bags Available From Battle Foam, and New Tanks and Turrets From LaserCutCard.

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Midweek Snippets

Well… that was a bit of an adventure.
For those interested in keeping track, Monday I noticed my car had a coolant leak. Tuesday I took it into the shop. They originally said, “it’ll just be a couple hours.” Then they said, “it’ll be overnight (they needed a part).” So, seeing as I was clear on the other side of town, I crashed at a friend’s place (as a 50mi walk home didn’t sound fun), picked up my car this morning, and am now back into the office. Hooray!

You know what I could use? A snack. Or at least some snack-sized gaming stories.

Hey! Look what we’ve got here!

In today’s Snippets we have: Collins Epic Wargames introduces Milestone Rewards for Polyversal, Cast Metal Gaming Dice on Kickstarter, FatMan Productions Posts New Previews For Awakening Recon, Frostgrave Fan Base Launched, Blacksmith Miniatures release: the apothecary, Photos from Nuremberg Spielwarenmesse 2016, Malifaux translated to Italian, The Circle of Chaos Kickstarter Going On Now, Shipping Update from Nexus Miniatures, Titan-Forge releases new Void Cannon, Last Couple of Days for Era: The Consortium Kickstarter, and Coming on 13th Feb – Era: Lyres Pocket Edition – a £1 Tabletop RPG.

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Sunday Snippets

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
… is what day it is.
At least for me as I’m typing this, anyway.

But “fun with time zones” will have to wait, because right now we’ve got a couple of bite-sized stories to give you in our Sunday Snippets feature. So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Age of Tyrants Funds, Khurasan releases 1980s Motor Rifles support weapons, Another World Miniatures Releases Selene Redux Mini, Hero Lab Launches D&D 5th Edition SRD, and Polyversal Kickstarter now EU Friendly.

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Collins Epic Wargames launches Polyversal Kickstarter

Collins Epic Wargames has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Polyversal, their new 6mm sci-fi miniatures game. Well, saying it’s just Collins Epic Wargames is a bit false. I’ve been talking lately about “super groups” of game-makers coming together to create something more (usually in the form of porting games to English). Well, this Kickstarter is a partnership between Collins Epic Wargames and 6 other companies.
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TGN Sunday Edition: Sunday Snippets

Well, I was certainly busy yesterday. Made a brine for a pork loin that’ll be dinner today. Made a pot roast that’ll be dinner during the week. Made banana pudding from scratch that’ll be dessert for the week. If anyone asks if I’m “a gamer” I say, “that’s just my day job. My hobby is cooking.” 😛

Anyway, seeing as my day job is gaming, and it is during the day, and my hobby is cooking, which includes making bite-sized morsels of yummy, here’s some bite-size gaming morsels.

Today we have: Mage Company Announces Carrotia, Siege of Verdan Coming To Kickstarter Next Month,

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TGN Sunday Snippets

It seems that for most, this long weekend has been a rather rainy one (I know I’ve had plenty of plans altered by the skies opening up and dumping down rain everywhere). I hope you’re keeping dry and safe out there. Might just want to play some games inside. Or you could do like me and cook something. I’ve got Italian Beef in the crock pot and even though Christmas was several days ago, I decided to make another fruitcake (I enjoyed the first one so much and had enough leftover ingredients).

Speaking of bite-size morsels, let’s get you some bite-size stories for your Sunday.

Today we have: Deathball v1.5 Released, Polyversal 6mm Sci-Fi Miniatures System Kickstarter Teaser Posted, New Dice Trays from Tectonic Craft Studios, and Infamy Miniatures Running Goblin Chieftain Kickstarter.

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Collins Epic Wargames Black Friday Sale

If cards are more your speed, compared to minis, you may think you have to skip out on WWII-themed games. Most card games are fantasy or super-heroes or sci-fi. Thankfully, Collins Epic Wargames has you historical-types covered with Spearpoint 1943. And it’s all on sale this weekend.
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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

It’s Saturday. That means reviews. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

Today’s subjects include: Armello, Castle Panic: The Dark Titan Expansion, Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front, Clash of Nebulas Battle Mat, Fog & Friction, Heroes, Takenoko Chibis, Mafia de Cuba, Volt: Robot Battle Arena, The King’s Armory, Magic the gathering: Arena of the Planeswalkers, and Malifaux.

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Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front Heavy Weapons Expansion Kickstarter Launched

Collins Epic Wargames is running a Kickstarter campaign for their Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front Heavy Weapons Expansion packs. These were packs that were offered as a stretch goal at the end of their previous Kickstarter campaign. However, actual production costs for the cards were higher than anticipated, and they were made at a significant loss. So the point of this Kickstarter is to bridge the gap a bit.
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Upcoming Spearpoint 1943 Releases from Collins Epic Wargames

Collins Epic Wargames has some new releases they’re working on for Spearpoint 1943, their popular WWII card game. One takes us to the Eastern Front, where the sleeping bear that is Russia has awoken, being poked by Hitler’s forces, and has decided that such a poking cannot go unmauled. The other is a Heavy Weapons expansion, because big guns are fun.
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New Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front Scenario Card Preview

Collins Epic Wargames has posted up some previews of the Scenario Cards they’re working on as part of their Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front game.

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From the post:

Within Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front, I wanted to do something a little different regarding scenarios. The original Spearpoint 1943 included nine free downloadable scenarios that were in an 8.5″x11″ format. That’s not the best format for a game box that’s quite a bit smaller than that. So, for Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front, I envisioned Scenario Cards. Most games that have scenarios include them in a rulebook or in a separate booklet, but what I don’t like about that (and I’m guilty of it myself) is that the rulebook should be a standalone reference for the rules- separate from scenarios- such that either can be referred to during the course of a game independently. At least that’s my theory.
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Spearpoint 1943 reviewed on Big Shiny Robot

Big Shiny Robot gives you a quick look at Spearpoint 1943 from Collins Epic Wargames.

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From the review:

Collins Epic Wargames’ Spearpoint 1943 was just reviewed by Bryan Young, editor of Big Shiny Robot and contributing editor to Starwars.com and the Huffington Post. Please check out Bryan’s awesome review and grab yourself a copy on the current Kickstarter for the next in the line (ends Jan 20th)

Spearpoint 1943 Stretch Goal 3: Heavy Weapons Expansion previewed

Collins Epic Wargames is showing off stretch goal #3 for their Spearpoint 1943: Eastern Front Kickstarter campaign.

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From the campaign:

Collins Epic Wargames announced Stretch Goal 3 for Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front- a Heavy Weapons Expansion that adds 50 cards to the game – free to all backers of the Eastern Front game if achieved!

Collins Epic Wargames announces Stretch Goal 2 for Spearpoint 1943

Collins Epic Wargames has made it up and over Stretch Goal 1 for their Spearpoint 1943: Eastern Front Kickstarter campaign. So they’ve got Stretch Goal 2 ready to go.

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From the update:

Collins Epic Wargames has announced Stretch Goal #2 for their Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front card wargame on Kickstarter. 5 Additional backer-voted German Cards will be added to the game if they reach $14,000 in total funding or more.

Collins Epic Wargames passes funding goal on Spearpoint 1943 Kickstarter

Collins Epic Wargames has made it over their funding goal in their Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front Kickstarter campaign. So they’re looking for stretch goals for the next 11 days.

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From the update:

Yesterday, thanks to you, the funding goal of $12,000 for this project was met! Thank you very much for making that happen!

With a little less than 2 weeks to go, we are switching gears a bit to focus on how we can further enhance Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front. How that occurs is by meeting stretch goals which help us afford additional component production, art, and development costs.

We have some awesome stretch goals in mind. The first one has already been revealed in a previous update: If we hit $13,000 in total funding, we will add five additional Russian Unit Cards to the game. Those cards will be based on Units you vote on to include that are not already included!

New Add on for Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front Kickstarter

Collins Epic Wargames has added a new add-on for their Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front Kickstarter where you get a one-on-one skype tutorial with the game makers.

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From the update:

Want the designer to teach you the rules and play through a game virtually? This add-on does just that. If you add this to your pledge, we’ll schedule a 1 on 1 tutorial session with you via Skype (free video chat software). We’ll play a few games until any and all questions are answered- and have a lot of fun in the process!

Collins Epic Wargames releases Free PnP Combat Demo for Spearpoint 1943

Collins Epic Wargames has posted a free print-and-play combat demo .pdf of their Spearpoint 1943 game over on their Kickstarter campaign.

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From the update:

Happy Holidays from Collins Epic Wargames. Please enjoy this free quick-to-play Print and Play Combat Demo for Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front, currently on Kickstarter.

Collins Epic Wargames previews first stretch goal for Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front Kickstarter

Collins Epic Wargames is showing off the first stretch goal for Spearpoint 1943: Eastern Front.

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From the update:

We are revealing our first Stretch Goal! Stretch Goal #1 is graphically shown below and on the main project page (with more information about Stretch Goals). If we reach $13,000 in funding ($1,000 above our minimum goal), we will add 5 additional Russian Unit Cards to Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front- all chosen by you- the backers of this project. This is a great way to enhance the game and have a say on what additional Units you’d like to see added from a list of Units that didn’t quite make the cut into the core game. Please help us reach Stretch Goal #1!

Collins Epic Wargames Launches Spearpoint 1943: Eastern Front Kickstarter

Collins Epic Wargames got their Spearpoint 1943: Eastern Front Kickstarter underway. Go and have yourself a look-see.

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From the campaign:

Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front is an easy to play tactical wargame set in the Eastern Front of WWII. It is a new standalone game in the Spearpoint 1943 Expandable Card Game (ECG) series.

Collins Epic Wargames posts Spearpoint 1943 Kickstarter Teaser Trailer

Collins Epic Wargames posted up this teaser trailer for their upcoming Spearpoint 1943 Kickstarter campaign they’ll be running soon.

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From the post:

Collins Epic Wargames releases teaser ‘trailer’ for their upcoming Kickstarter campaign for Spearpoint 1943: Eastern Front, the third game in the Spearpoint line of wargames from CEW.

The Phalanx Consortium teams up with Collins Epic Wargames to bring you Polyversal

Polyversal is a team-up between The Phalanx Consortium and Collins Epic Wargames to bring you a new 6mm sci-fi minis game.

From the announcement:

The Phalanx Consortium is excited to announce that we have teamed up with Collins Epic Wargames to design the cityscapes and terrain for their new 6mm Sci-Fi Mass Combat game POLYVERSAL. We will be creating the contextual world of a war torn future Earth lost to the ravages of constant conflict. Stay tuned for further details as we go forward with this exciting project.

Final days for Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 up on Kickstarter

Collins Epic Wargames is in their final days over on Kickstarter. They’re about halfway to their goal for their tactical card game, Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943. They’ve added in a lot of extras to help get them over their goal.

From the campaign:

Spearpoint 1943 / Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front and the Spearpoint 1943 Village and Defensive Line Map Expansion can be played with 15mm miniatures representing the cards in the game. Check out the images below of how awesome this looks on the table. You still need the cards from Spearpoint 1943 / Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front for the stats, but add minis from a line of your choice and wow- the tabletop comes to life!