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Friday!

I'm certainly ready for the weekend. Much of yesterday, I felt like it was Friday. I knew it wasn't and would keep reminding myself of that fact, but in the afternoon when I clocked out, it was really hard to not go into Weekend Mode. I did, however, have one of my new sauces that I got and this morning I even had a new Dew I found.

So, now it's on to some bite-sized news stories before we do actually get to the weekend (... in several hours, anyway).

Today on the platter we have: New Dadao Swords Available From Puppets War, New Metal Dice Available From Skullsplitter Dice, and Leviathan Dice Up On Kickstarter.

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Mars. The next planet out from the Sun. Right now, it's a cold, dead, silent rock. However, humans have been looking to head over there and make a place for ourselves for quite some time. While in the real world we're not quite there yet, in Migration: Mars, we are. In the game, players are looking to set up their own Martian colonies. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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It's been a while since I played a deck-building game. They used to be on my table almost every time I went to game. Maybe I just need to find a new one, and Tortuga 2199 might just be it. In the game, you're a space captain who's looking to recruit a crew, go out and find some adventure (and loot), and backstab your opponents along the way. The game's up on Kickstarter now.

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And the award for "most interesting title of the day" goes to The Forgotten Rights of the Moldering Dead, an RPG supplement that's all about giving you more information about that most classic of RPG monsters: undead. But not just a monster book, there's all sorts of things in there, including funerary rights, laments, processions and celebrations, and many ways to update the undead in your games. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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A GM can never have too many resources at their fingertips when running a game. That's my honest opinion. Creating everything from scratch is hard, so having pre-made monsters of all type, in particular, is very helpful. That's where the people of Carwood Publishing come in with thier Monsters of the City series of books. There's a new one up on Kickstarter called Sins & Virtues that has 100 more pre-made monsters for you to throw at your party.

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Though it's been longer than I care to actually count out, I am a fan of mini-golf. It's a nice, fun, somewhat relaxing day out with friends (unless that ball just -wont- go in that hole!). But considering the weather outside right now, it's probably not ideal for minigolf. But have no fear. You can bring the fun indoors with Minigolf Designer, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Puns. Some people love them. Some people hate them. Personally, I enjoy a good pun. You know, the kind that makes you stop, think for a moment, then usually groan at how bad it is. If you're like me, then Puns of Anarchy, a new party card game up on Kickstarter now, is right up your alley.

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The Trophy RPG is actually two different games. Trophy Dark is a psychological horror one-shot game while Trophy Gold is a campaign game. But in both, players take on the role of treasure hunters who are trying to, well, find treasures. However, the world they're searching around in actively fights against them every step of the way. If you're looking for a dark, gritty game, this one might just be for you. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Star Realms. It's a classic, enjoyed by gamers all over the world. Now, for those of you out there that like a premium gaming experience, there's Star Realms Deluxe Nova Collection up on Kickstarter. There's updated artwork cards that are foil-covered. There's a new game board that's ready for up to 6 players. There's a huge, deluxe box that can carry everything (including room for the cards if you decide to sleeve them. And there's more. Go check it out.

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"You know, when they dinosaurs. What's it called? Eskavating?" - Brad Leone

Just about everyone I've ever known has wanted, at some point in time or another, to be a paleontologist. I certainly did for the longest time. And that love of dinosaurs has never fully left me. So, while I'm not out in the South Dakota badlands looking for fossils, I can still live the paleontoligst life vicariously through games like Jurassic Parts, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Wednesday already. I love when a work week seems to go by quickly. I'm excited today because on a truck right now is a whole ton of hot sauce from what I am hoping becomes one of my favorite hot-sauce makers. We shall see. In the meantime, there's another form of tasty snack to deal with. We have some bite-sized gaming stories to nosh on.

Today on the platter we have: Alchemy Dice Now Available From Dice Market, Bugbear Tribe Miniaturs Up On Kickstarter, and New Dice Coming Tomorrow From Kraken Dice.

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The folks behind the wildly successful Unstable Unicorns card game are back at it with their unique form of cute/vicious artwork. The game's called Here to Slay and it pits you against your foes as you each try to build the best RPG group that you can. Defeat foes while avoiding your opponent's nefarious intents. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Some of you might have heard or read the Mighty Tiny manga. For those that haven't, it's a far-off, distant future where mankind is no more. However, mice and rats have evolved to have human-like characteristics. The two groups almost never mix, and an uneasy peace exists between the two nations. However, tensions are brewing. Can a war be avoided? That's your goal in Mighty Tiny: Tales of the Old Empire, a new RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Cities are big. However, games about cities don't have to be. Micro City is one such game. This pocket-sized game can travel with you as you travel around your actual city. In it, players are looking to build the greatest city that they can. The second edition of the game is up on Kickstarter now.

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From the company that brought you Shroedinger's Cats, it's Pavlov's Dogs (anyone want to be their next game will be Darwin's Finches?). It's a new party game where players take on the role of pooches that are trying to complete different tests brought about by famous dogtors of old (not a typo). How fast are your reflexes? How good is your memory? You'll find out when playing Pavlov's Dogs. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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I've been talking about weeks going by quickly. I realize now that I probably shouldn't've. I also just yesterday realized that we're coming up to a 3-day weekend, as we have Monday off here in the States. With these two things in mind, this morning has been taking an eternity. Either that or I'm just being super-efficient with all the work I've been doing so far. One of the two, anyway. So, while I wait and wait and wait for the day to get going, let's also look at making your gaming table look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Remnants of Battle 3D Printable Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Barrels and Crates Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Orc Stadium Terrain Up On Kickstarter, and Industrial Fans 2 Set Available From Kromlech.

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Potato Pirates 2: Enter the Spudnet. It's a game that uses potatos (that are pirates) in order to help teach cybersecurity and computer networking.

Because that's the world we live in these days.

By the way, I'm not saying that there's a thing wrong with that. I find it absolutely amazing. Some people don't get concepts right away. If you can find a good metaphor that gives you the information in a new and creative way that does jive with your learning style, bring it on. This new standalone game does just that and it's up on Kickstarter now.

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The un-life of a vampire can be rough. You spend a century comfy in your castles until the townsfolk come with torches and pitchforks, driving you from your home. So you roam, looking for a new place to hang our hat. Perhaps this city would work, but you can't just move in and take over at once. That would bring too much suspicion and the gaze of the Inquisition. Instead, you must work slowly and stealthily. Of course, you do have time on your hand. That's what you'll be doing in Masters of the Night, a new cooperative vampire board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Ah, Dark Tower. That was the name of the first comic book shop I ever went to. You could say that it's where I became a nerd. Unfortunately, this game isn't about running a comic shop in suburban St. Louis. But it's still pretty cool. Many of you have maybe played the Dark Tower board game from almost 40 years ago. If you have, you already know what's up. If not, well, read on, as Restoration Games is looking to restore the game to your tabletops with Return to Dark Tower (but with all new mechanics, rules, pieces, and technology, of course). The game's up on Kickstarter now.

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Leder Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Oath: Chronicles of Empire, a new board game where players are trying to tell the story of the empire as it goes along. Each play through is unique, and what you do in one game will have effects on games further down the line (so, it has legacy elements in it). Will the Chancellor maintain control, or will outside forces come in and topple everything? That's up to you to decide.

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It's the middle of the week already. This one's been going by quickly, as did last week. Though, this time around, I can't blame being zonked out on cough syrup as to why chunks of time seem to just disappear. I'm continuing to feel better. Still have tissues here for the occasional stuffy nose, but I hope to be 100% over this by tomorrow or Friday. Definitely by the weekend wherein I'll be... ... umm... not really doing much. Ah well, I can still snack on some bite-sized gaming stories as I work my way there.

Today on the platter we have: Animal STL Files For RPGs up on Kickstarter, Masters Volume 1 Printable Sci-Fi Minis Up On Kickstarte, and Dragon Scale Dice Up On Kickstarter.

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A lot of people over on Kickstarter want more with their pledge. And I can't blame them. Everyone wants to get more, not less, for their money. So, if you're looking to get a whole ton of figures (almost 250 of them) along with all the cards, dice, and rest for $100, oh, and a game to go with it all, you might want to check out Grendha: Search for Lost Triumphs. It's a new strategic miniatures board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Master of Wills is a strategic card game where players are looking to move their cards around the board, placing them strategically to strike at their opponent. Bloodcrown is a new faction for the game, offering new opportunities and new challenges as you look to maneuver and manipulate your opponent's cards until only one stands strong at the end. The new expansion is up on Kickstarter now.

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