Saturday Review Roundup

And we’ve successfully made it to Saturday. After the… incredible craziness that was this past week, I’m extremely thankful for just a low-key, simple Saturday. Once I’m done here I’ve got a Colossal to put together for a friend. Then I’m gonna just watch some movies. What movies? … I’ve not really decided yet. Perhaps Snatch, The Blues Brothers, something Monty Python, … obviously I haven’t really decided yet, but it’ll be good to just chill.

Before that, though, I need to get you some review articles. So let’s do that.

Today we have: Savage Forged Miniatures’ Stalker Zed, Crooked Dice Danger 5 7TV starter set, Legends of Andor, Escape Room in a Box, Food Chain Magnate, Blood Rage, Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game, A.D.A.P.T., Pittsburgh 68, Fuse, Karuba, Kemet, Star Wars Timeline, Terra Mystica, Elysium, and Splendor.

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7TV Second Edition Boxed Set on Pre-order From Crooked Dice

Sometimes a TV show just needs a reboot. I know a lot of people complain about how Hollywood is nothing but reboots and sequels. But I’m not as down on it. How do you know a reboot won’t be better than the original? You don’t until you try it out. So I’m always excited to hear about a new one coming. Well, the folks over at Crooked Dice are rebooting 7tv. They’ve got several box sets put together for it as well that you can order.
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Midweek Snippets

We keep chugging along, beautiful TGN readers. The week rolls by and we continue on as well. It’s that time once more to bring you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days.

In this batch we have: New Goodies in the Advanced Deployment store, New Warthrone approved army list: Tomb Kings from Warhammer, Tobsen77 Iron Horse huge artillery now available, First Hammer’s Slammer Detachment Pack Available from Brigade Models, Crooked Dice release the Weed, Meridian Miniatures releases Rat Warlock, Ogres coming soon at 15mm.co.uk, Nvenom8 Designs Releases Kraken D20, West Wind Productions Releases Steam Velocipede for Empire of the Dead, New American Civil War Zouaves from All the King’s Men, and Classic Large Goblins now at 15mm.co.uk.

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Crooked Dice release free 7TV second edition beta rules

The reboot. While some people say it’s the death of Hollywood, sometimes the new version is better than the previous. It’s got the same elements as the original, but with some new ideas behind it. Well, 7TV from Crooked Dice is getting a reboot. The new beta version is up online and you can check it out for free.
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Midweek Snippets

Half there.
We’re half there to back to the weekend.
This weekend will be a rather busy one. Tomorrow it’s set-up for the CMON Expo and Friday it starts. We’ve got a lot planned, especially for Saturday. Be sure to check back on that day regularly as we post updates from the various panels that’ll be happening that day. If you’re interested in CMON’s games, you’ll want to check back often.

But that’s this weekend. We’re still on Wednesday. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Right now, we’ve got another set of bite-sized stories.

This batch we have: Forge Prints HD Dungeon Accessories and Bases Kit 1 on Kickstarter, Robot Zombie Cat Card Game On Kickstarter, Crooked Dice release Heroic Archetypes, The Thin Blue Line: Detroit Savage Worlds Module Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Rebel Minis Releases 28mm Earth Force Widowmaker Battlesuits, Adeptus Mechanicus joins the fray in One Page 40k, Several More Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Heroic Maps New Wardenhale Gambling Den Map, Post Captain Master Index Pt 2. Advance Rules, Another World Indiegogo Funded And now going for Stretch Goals, Sea Dog Game Studios releases Nassau Sloop kit for Sailpower 2.0, New 32mm bases available from Tabletop-Art, Manorhouse Workshop Update #34 – Modular Underground Project – KS launch delayed, “War is Coming” the army game searching for playtesters, Final Days for 12 Realms: Bedtime Story on Kickstarter, Kromlech New Release – Legionary Weapons, Instant Dungeon Tactical Up on Kickstarter, SyrinScape Launches Exclusive Pathfinder Player Character Soundsets, and In-Store Play Program for Free RPG Day June 20, Honour or Death: Icarus Miniatures Preview the Praesidian Honour Guard, Cracked Earth Studios New Tabletop Terrain Line Coming to Kickstarter, Hexagon Mill Terrain Kickstarter Running Now, Legion of Set Artwork Previewed for Conan Rise of Monsters, and Deep-Cut Studio releases a new gaming mat in sand and rock environment.
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April Releases Available from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice has their latest releases for 7TV available over in their webshop. This month’s releases include a new deputy and a corporal, along with two scientific advisers. They all seem just a bit… familiar… for some reason, but I’m not sure Who they look like.
Also, along with the releases, the Vlad’s Army book and cards are on sale for 25% off all month.

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Crooked Dice release Beyond the Seven Seas for 7th Voyage

Crooked Dice sets seas for high adventure with the release of their Beyond the Seven Seas expansion for 7th Voyage. Game in the Hollywood-inspired settings of the New World during the age of exploration, or take on Mediterranean pirates, or go and visit Singapore.
… basically, do a lot of stuff like in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Maybe you can be the reason why all the rum is gone.

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Crooked Dice: Temporal Travelers 2 released and January Sale

Crooked Dice is another company running a New Year’s Sale. You can get 20% off your order for the month of January. Just enter LOWHUG15 in the coupon code section during checkout.
But also, they’ve got new releases available as well. Their Temporal Travelers 2 set brings back two members, now armed, along with a couple sidekicks to aid them in their duties.

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Crooked Dice release Chronal Commandos

Crooked Dice has released their new Chronal Commandos just in time for the holidays. Though if they were real Chronal Commandos, they’d be able to be released any time they wanted. But the minis are pretty cool on their own, too. The set of minis includes Crooked Dice’s 200th model, which is a pretty cool thing to celebrate. Go check them out.

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Crooked Dice release Danger 5

Crooked Dice has their latest 60’s action set available to order over in their webshop. This time it’s Danger 5.

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From the announcement:

Set in a bizarre, 1960s inspired version of World War Two, Australian action comedy TV series DANGER 5 follows a team of five spies on a mission to kill Adolf Hitler!

Crooked Dice Game Design Studio are proud to present this DANGER 5 box set. It includes: eight white metal 28mm scale models sculpted by Ernst Veingart; a booklet of profiles of your favourite heroes and villains for use in our 7TV rules; and some exclusive DANGER 5 dice.

Crooked Dice New releases

Crooked Dice gives you more programming options for 7TV with their latest releases.

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From the announcement:

Lots of new releases this month. We have our new Solomon and King models plus 4 X-Commandos to bolster the Department nicely. Then there is the Argonauts Starter Set to stop them getting too complacent.

Also released are 2 new Daughters of SHIVA, then Köhner joins the ranks of SHIVA with old pal Bolo. We have a resin Transit Van, with optional police siren & light, and a sprue of more Minion Weapons.

Get Started with a Crooked Dice Starter Set

Crooked Dice knows you gotta start somewhere. So they made new starter sets to help make that somewhere “right here.”

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From the post:

At Salute we launched 5 all-new Starter Sets, for 7TV, 7ombieTV and excitingly 7th Voyage, and now they have hit the website! Each comes with the relevant rulebook, cards, tokens and dice, and two of the 7TV Starter Sets come with a Programme Guide and more cards and tokens. And, if that wasn’t enough, they all include the PDFs as well. These Starter Sets are great value and are a brilliant introduction to our games systems. You can find them all on our Starter Sets page.

Crooked Dice February Releases

Crooked Dice has their February releases for 7TV available now over in their webshop, including a pair of new starter boxes.

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We have another pack of Federated Security (£9 for 3 or £3.25 each) for you this month – supported by a new Heavy Trooper (£3.50).

February also sees the release of our first two Starter Sets. Start a new 7TV cast or expand an existing one with these boxed sets – plus they give you a nice saving compared to the individual packs!

This month we bring you S.H.I.V.A set (13 models) and a Minions (14 models) Starter Sets – for £25 each. We’ve supported these packs with a free PDF cast list so you can pick up and play.

New ARC Moonbase Crew available from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice has their new ARC Moonbase Crew available over in their webshop for January.

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From the release:

We lift off into the new year with five more models from the Albion Rocket Consortium!

The ARC Moonbase Crew are available for £3.25 each or £15 for 5. Buy the deal and grab all 6 of our other Astronauts for £10 in our January Deal of the Month.

Scuplted by Ian Mountain.

New Releases posted by Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice have posted up their December releases over in their webshop.

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From the release:

Lots more evil releases this month from Crooked Dice. You can swell the ranks of sinister global organization – S.H.I.V.A. with Bolo, Thuggees and the Destroyer (80mm of multi-armed madness!)

Plus add some Repair Drones to your Argonaut casts.

Crooked Dice posts up their November releases

Crooked Dice has their November releases now posted up on their website for you to check out.

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From the announcement:

Loads of releases this month! First, the metal: The Guru (new sculpt) and Kali for £8 are all villainous here. Four Cultists for late night rituals, hire them for £12 here. Two deals of four Savage Schoolgirls, suitable for zombie horror or other survival genres, at £12 per deal here and here.

Then we have the print version of the Villain Programme Guide, which combines the individual S.H.I.V.A., Argonaut and United Radionics Programme Guides. £20+postage, here. I will add the PDF versions and the 2 page PDF update featuring new rules for Bolo and the all new S.H.I.V.A. Destroyer (coming soon!) err… soon.

AND if that wasn’t enough, if you spend £60+ on miniatures and/or PDFs you can get 10% off with the code ZOMBIEMILEYCYRUS.

Crooked Dice: Robo-Minions released

Crooked Dice has some new Robo-Minions available over in their webshop.
Rosie the Maid they are not.

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From the release:

Robo-Minions are Ulysses Argo’s expendable minions. Captured humans have various technological enhancements grafted onto their bodies, while their brains are partially robotised to obey Argo’s every command. They are sent in to back up his other more reliable metallic creations.

The Deal comprises one each of three models, with mix and match arms, plus one sprue of three heads and one sprue of Disruptor guns for £10.

The headless bodies with arms are available separately from the drop down menu below, and the ?Heads and ?Weapons are also available as part of the5 for £7 Deal.

New 7th Voyage supplement available from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice now has their Myths & Monsters supplement for 7th Voyage available over in their webshop.

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From the release:

The tales of epic heroes Herakles and Odysseus form the core of our new 40 page 7th Voyage PDF – Myths and Monsters.

Or play a ferocious monster from legend or take up your weapons to hunt them down. Author of 7th Voyage Matt Gibbs has worked endlessly chained to a rock, so the PDF is available NOW from our Store, priced £5.

Crooked Dice new releases and PDF sale

Crooked Dice has posted up their new releases for the month as well as they’re having a sale going on their pdf files.

From the announcement:

This month Crooked Dice add some more Minions to the growing ranks of goons.

Sculpted by Mark Evans and converted by Ian Mountain, there is a Minion Leader and Administrator and a HMG crew. Plus Ian has sculpted two new head sprues to give even more variety to your 7TV forces with some Balaclava heads and some United Radionics guards.

Plus there are TWO Deals of the Month!

50% off ALL PDFs! This applies to all PDF-only products (except 7th Voyage, which has 25% off) on the site during September, check them out here. Remember if your cart contains only PDF products, you will get your download links immediately.

The second Deal of the Month is a FREE WPC May Killan with every miniatures order they receive at Dice Volcano HQ during September.

Crooked Dice post up their August releases

Crooked Dice now has their August releases available over in their webshop.

From the release:

Our new releases are out! You can get investigators Tweedy 2 & Belle (£4 each or £7.50 for the pair) and boisterous temp Ms Temple (“Oi!”) from our Store (£4) right now.

Plus our August Deal of the Month is the excellent ARC Explorer bundle. £16 for £25 worth of models.

July releases posted by Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice has a lot of new stuff to offer this month over in their webshop. Check it out.

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Lots of new rules and lead from Crooked Dice this month.

FEDERATED SECURITY SUPPORT
July sees a raft of Federated Security Reinforcements available in Store: The Commander (£4 including balaclava and helmet head), two female Mutaints (£3.25 each or £6 for both) and the Security Robot (£6). Get them ALL in a great Deal for only £15.

The Commander is back again in July’s Deal of the Month leading 9 Federated Security Troopers (3 each of 3) for only £22 – that’s saving £7.50!

And lastly, you can get a sprue of 3 Federated Security Carbines for £1.60. These are also available as part of our 5 for £7 Deal.

ARGONAUTS PROGRAMME GUIDE
This 44 page PDF details everything you need to know about Ulysses Argo and his mechanical creations. Fuelled by a deep hatred of humanity, Argo uses his robotic minions to wage war against mankind. The rules, background, behind the scenes info and stats are all here so you can get them into 7TV without having to know all that annoying machine code.

June releases available from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice released their new models for this month, as well as has a special deal going on.

From the announcement:

This month Crooked Dice have three 28mm time lost travellers available: Eliza, Victorian Samurai; Sachs – a mutated manservant; and Genevieve – a martial maid. Eliza and Sachs come with human head on the tab PLUS an alternate Saurian or Toad-face head for variety.

Plus in the Deal of the Month, you can pick up Tweedy Mattison, WPC May, Daisy Taylor, Casual May, Action Melody and Wiliam Killan for a bargain £15.

More Sinbad models avialable from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice has released more models for their Sinbad line over in their webshop.

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Crooked Dice are stocking nine more sinbad miniatures from Harwood Hobbies for use with their mythic fanstasy skirmish 7th Voyage. They include:
Kali Cultists – A three pack with Lesath, Kali Cultist Leader, Kali Cultist and Kali Deathdealer
Cursed Creatures – featuring the masked Visier of Morabia and the tormented Harpy
Desert Slavers – A Dervish Avenger and Slave Girl two-pack; and
The Princess and the Wizard – which sort of speaks for itself.

Grandville Miniatures coming soon from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice has announced their new line of miniatures, Grandville Miniatures, coming soon.

From the announcement:

Crooked Dice are pleased to announce our collaboration with Ocelot Games to stock their new range of miniatures based on Bryan Talbot‘s acclaimed Grandville graphic novels. Elegantly dressed humanoid animals, steampunk technology, romance and violence abound in these sumptuously drawn tales of intrigue and adventure.

Grandville Miniatures are a range of 28mm scale figures from Ocelot Games suitable for fans of the books, steampunk devotees and wargamers.

The first figures of intrepid Detective Inspector LeBrock and Sergeant Ratzi of the Yard, are nearing completion. Sculpted by the talented Jo Brumby, the final metal castings should be with us in time to sell at Salute on April 20th (ExCeL, London) on the Crooked Dice stand (TB07) and will be available in the Crooked Dice web store in the following week.

More Future Freedom Fighters from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice has added more Future Freedom Fighters to their webshop. Go and make sure the future is a safe one.

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Crooked Dice have another 5 retro Future Freedom Fighters to get in the way of the plans of the Federated Security.

Both deals have one male and one female Future Freedom Fighter, with FFF3 also containing the Oracle super computer (unbeaten at Tetris!).

Let us know if you want these combined shipped with any outstanding orders you may have, or if you want to collect at Salute.

7TV Heroes Programme Guide coming soon from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice has a new 7TV Programme Guide coming soon and it’s all about the Heroes.

From the update:

Find out more about three of 7TV‘s most popular shows in this 128 page sourcebook. Inside you’ll find full backgrounds, stats, casts, locations, gadgets, vehicles, weapons and events for Department X, The Man From 2000 and The Beat.

If you have purchased any of the previous PDFs, don’t forget to use your discount code(s) during checkout. If you present all 3 codes, we’ll email you the link for the combined PDF free! (Manual email, please allow us some time…)

The book is released at Salute on 20th April 2013, if you want to collect please select this option. We’ll aim to get posted copies to you for this date as well. PDF only or Book+PDF only orders will have the PDF link when you complete checkout, orders with any other products will get the link when we complete the order (allow us a bit of time!).

Orders with the PDF include the shipping, other orders will have the usual shipping added when you checkout.

7TV: The Beat Programme Guide available from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice has a new TV Programme Guide available for 7TV. The Beat, on sale now.
… if one of these books slipped out of your fingers and it fell… would you drop the beat?

From the guide:

Our latest PDF supplement for 7TV is available. The Beat are a tough squad of coppers, never far away from turning a blind eye or taking a bung. Full details on Beat and Criminal casts, loads of brilliant background, a new episode ‘The Party Seven Samurai’, new weapons, vehicles and much much more – including photography from Mr Kevin Dallimore.

The Beat will be combined with the earlier Department X and The Man From 2000 guides in a whopping 128 page printed volume available at Salute.

Crooked Dice release Scuba Divers and MadameDroid

Crooked Dice has some more releases for their rather eclectic range available now.

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Crooked Dice have 4 new 28mm miniatures in their web store now.

Our 100th miniature (kind of!) is our fun and fruity MadameDroid. She comes with two optional heads for £4.

The three SCUBA Divers are great for sabotage missions or North Sea Hijacks. £3.25 each or the deal of 3 for £8.50.

Crooked Dice releases new Simian Minions

Crooked Dice has some new Simian Minions available over in their webstore.
You maniacs! You blew it up!

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Crooked Dice have released four savage Simian Minions this month.

Mark Evans has sculpted these horrific 28mm hybrids; two armed with rifles, one with baton and one wielding a sinister man-catcher.

Each different pose come with a separate head. £11 for the 4 model deal or £3.25 each.

7ombieTV: For Ghouls & Colleges Limited print run from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice has added a new limited print run of For Ghouls and Colleges for 7ombieTV in their webshop. Go check it out.

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Crooked Dice have printed a limited run of their 7ombieTV supplement.

For Ghouls and Colleges brings a UK twist and some minor misdemeanors to 7ombieTV. Play cannibal ghouls such as the twisted Number 11 or two new survivor casts – the Girls of St Searle’s or the vicious Borstal Boys.

This is the LIMITED EDITION print run of our first 7ombieTV supplement (less than 100 copies available!).

This product includes the entire set of 25 Spawn Deck and 4 Event cards.

Crooked Dice release Tough Police Detectives

Crooked Dice keeps the streets safe with their new Tough Police Detective minis.

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Crooked Dice have a trio of new 28mm models straight from the screens of The Beat this month. No nonsense Scotsman DC Frank Skelton is joined by by the book DC Lenny Kennedy. With them is the overlooked detective genius of WPC Cathy Black. £3.50 each or get them in a deal for £9. Detectives sculpted by Ian Mountain.

We also have two sets of Police heads, each £1.60, both are in the 5 for £7 deal. These new sprues fit our existing Coppers. Custodian Helmets by Bill Thornhill and Flat Police Caps by Mark Evans.

New 7TV rules deals from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice has some new deals for the new year on their line of 7tv rules.

From the announcement:

Crooked Dice now have Starter, Bumper and Ultimate 7TV Deals available; each come with one or more rulebooks in both physical and PDF formats, cards, tokens and dice.

CD also have a similar Starter Deal available for 7ombieTV. All these deals save you money and feature discounted shipping compared to buying the books and accessories individually.

Check out the Special Offers Store page for links to all these deals

7TV: The Man From 2000 Programme Guide available from Crooked Dice

Crooked Dice now has their next programme guide available for 7tv: The Man From 2000.

From the release:

The latest 7TV Programme Guide from Crooked Dice is now in their web store.

This volume turns back the clock on project Time Lift – home of Darius, the Man From 2000.

54 pages of timey-whimey history, profiles (including dinosaurs!), cutaways, scripts and episodes to bring you and your 7TV games some Christmas cheer!

Grab the PDF for £5.

Crooked Dice posts December releases and sale

Crooked Dice has their December sale going on. You could use the time to pick up some of their new releases, too.

From the announcement:

We go BIG in December with our first large releases in resin! First off we have Talos, the mechanical (giant) right hand man of the insane inventor Ulysses Argo. Then if that wasn’t enough damage potential, you can have the only-slightly smaller Argonauts as well.

Plus during 1st-7th December we are offering 25% off all our products when you spend £40 or more. Simple enter the code DEC25OFF492 when you get to the cart to get the savings. Buy yourself or point a loved on in the right direction with a list and their credit card!