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Having a pre-made adventure around makes a GM's life easier. They can basically just "grab and go" and they've got some sessions already put together. Sprinkle in some game-specific items here and there and your players may never know that you used one. Well, Dread Swamp of the Banshee is just such an adventure that's up on Kickstarter now.

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I've said time and again that there's no such thing as too many options when it comes to material for GMs to speed up their game prep. Well, if you're a GM and you're looking for new baddies to throw at your players, you should check out the Monsters of Aquilae campaign that's going on now. What games do they cover? Quite a few, including Pathfinder, 5E, OSRIC, and Pathfinder Second Edition.

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1888. London. The city is gripped by fear. A terror going by the name of Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets. Will anyone be able to bring this terrible serial killer to justice? Hopefully you can, as that's your job in 5th Evolution: Whitechapel, a new 5th Edition RPG adventure that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Let's start this off with some appropriate music, shall we?

Nowthen, I'm always a fan of board games that have a unique premise. Fantasy towns. Sci-fi space stations. Zombie-filled malls. They've been done. But a group of ballerinas looking to become the star in the new production? That you don't see too often, but it's what we have here in On Pointe, a new board game from Analog Game Studios that's up on Kickstarter now.

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It's amazing how time works. Monday? Went by like it was nothing. Tuesday? Much the same. Yesterday? I can't really say that it was a long day. It was just "day." Yet, now that we're into Thursday, I'm like, "How is the week not over with yet!?!?" I guess I'm just exciteda bout game this weekend.

Anyway, as it is Thursday, that means terrain.

In the Terrain Corner we have: New Trees Available From Deep-Cut Studio, Lord Cireneg's City Printable Terrain Up On Kickstarter, and Forsaken Lands Printable Terrain Up On Kickstarter.

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WWII. Germany and Russia have a non-aggression pact going on. However, the Germans are wary of the Russians and feel that, despite their semi-friendship, that will soon come to an end. In order to get a jump on their opponent, they attack, diving into the heart of Russian territory. Now, real history shows this as being a huge military blunder. But what about you? Could you make Operation Barbarossa work? That's up to you to find out in 1941: Race to Moscow, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Europe in the 17th Century. Nation fights nation and huge armies ravage across the land. Powerful despots are looking to rule huge swathes of the land, aided by mythical Titans. But, in the end, only one will be triumphant. Who will that be? That's up to you to find out in Titans, a new area-control miniatures board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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It's a beautiful day for a walk in the park. The sky is bright. The sun is out. The local waterfowl are in abundance. They're such cute creatures. Might want to snap a photo of them, even! Well, here in Atlanta, it's a bit cold to go to the park. So, until things brighten up some, I'll just have to live vicariously through Ducks in Tow, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Monday went by quickly. Tuesday went by fairly quickly. Apparently, my brain got going and was like, "It's Thurdsday!" this morning.

It's not, in fact, already Thursday. Slow down, brain. We don't need to go skipping days like that. Calm down.

So, it's actually Wednesday. And that means we need to get some midweek fuel in the form of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Metal Dice Sets in Kraken's Dice Market, Mistborn Metal Dice Up On Kickstarter, Turrim Wizard Dice Up On Kickstarter, and Dispel Dice Debut Collection Up On Kickstarter.

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Autumn. I don't know about your local grocery store, but mine's overrun with fresh produce right now. Orchards all over are loaded with tasty things. And it's not just in the grocery store. It's on the tabletops, too. Orchards is a new harvesting board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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We all know about crowdfunding and stretch goals. That's half the fun. But Steve Jackson Games is looking to create pre-stretch goals. They're stretch goals that happen even before the campaign's been launched. They'll soon be getting their Car Wars campaign underway, and depending on how many people sign up to follow the campaign, new things will be added right from the start. Go have a look.

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The folks over at White Wolf and Everything Epic are teaming up to bring you Vampire: The Masquerade - Blood Feud, their new "mega" board game that's up on Kickstarter now. It's New York City in 2016 and you're looking to become the ruler of that venerable town. But will you push too far, make too many enemies, and be cut down? That's up to you to decide.

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Aaaaaaall aboard! <train whistle>

Calliope Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Station Master, a new card game all about the life of train stations. Add cars to trains. Make sure they're filled with passengers. And send them on their way. You can go check out the Kickstarter now.

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There's going to be a lot of questions when an ocean suddenly vanishes. Vast new areas of land are exposed for exploration. And then, of course, there's just trying to find out what happened to all the water. That's just what your players will be trying to figure out in Beneath the Missing Sea, a new RPG adventure that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Rome's armies fought in many locations against many diverse foes. In Clash of Spears, you can recreate those conflicts. March across North Africa. Head deep into the wilds of Eastern Europe. Venture up the British Isles. Clash of Spears is a new tactical wargame that's up on Kickstarter now.

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On Cocos Island, a fabulous treasure has been buried. It's been split into two locations, and everyone is looking to find it. Of course, "finders keepers" is the treasure-hunter world. But with everyone looking for it, it's going to be the fastest that gets the gold. At least, that's what's happening in Loot of Lima, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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While the world might be warming up now, there's always a chance, far into the future, that we might hit another ice age. At least, that's what's happening in D.E.I. - Divide et Impera, a new strategy board game from Ludus Magnus Studio that's up on Kickstarter now. Resources are scarce and it's up to you to collect the rest of it for your survivor faction.

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Goblin Teeth is a new dice game that's up on Kickstarter now. Everyone knows that goblins love shiny objects and treasure. They all want to get the best, shiniest things. And that's what they'll be looking to do in the game. Bid on items by rolling your dice. Snag the best items and you'll win.

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AntiMatter Games is looking to expand both their DeepWars and ShadowSea lines. They've headed to Kickstarter in order to get it done. But it's not just some minis. They've also got scenery going on. The campaign's tooled to those of you with a 3D printer.

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Each cultural group has their own myths and legends. The Slavic people certainly do, with many different tales of gods and heroes. Zerywia is a new adventure board game based on those stories. It's a cooperative adventure board game that's up on Kickstarter now. Save the universe from being turned into a void.

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If you're playing Dungeons & Dragons and you want some new adventures, you might want to check out the Empyrean Investigations Kickstarter. These are new in terms of them not being published before, but they're also new in terms of them being different than many other adventures out there. "Monster is doing evil things. Go destroy monster," usually sums up a D&D adventure. These are a lot more mystery-themed, where your brains will play as much a part as your brawn.

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Animals evolve to live in the environment in which they live. Over generations, different traits come out that make them perfectly suited to their habitat. Of course, that habitat can change over time and the animals must evolve to keep up. That's what you'll be trying to do in Darwin's Choice. The base game as well as expansions are up on Kickstarter now.

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I read the title of this new RPG that's up on Kickstarter and I just want to put on Hendrix. I'm guessing I'm not the only one. And considering the rather psychadelic nature of the game, that seems to make good sense. Electric Bastionland is a new RPG that's up on Kickstarter now. You find yourself deeply in debt in a city and world that is definitely not what reality makes it out to be. It's hard to summarize in an opening paragraph, you just kinda have to go read about it yourself.

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Have you ever tried to get someone to figure out a word you're thinking of but you don't actually want to say that word out loud? I'm sure we all have. We gesture. We say clues. We do everything we can to get the friend to realize what we're talking about. Hey Robot is like that, but in a party card game. It's up on Kickstarter now.

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"Bees make honey." Apparently, that was my first full sentence I ever said. Ending up as a bear all these years later, the groundwork was laid early. But it's true, bees do make honey, and that's the objective of Honey Buzz (not to be confused with Love Buzz), a new worker bee placement game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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