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Petersen Games' Cthulhu Wars is one of the most popular Cthulhu-based games out there. Players take on the role of some being, looking to conquer the Earth for their own, nefarious purposes. Well, the game is looking to expand out with a new faction, the Ancients, as well as a new map to fight over, plus extras for all the existing factions. As such, there's a new Kickstarter campaign up to fund it. You can also pick up previous Cthulhu Wars items as part of the project.
The first name that comes to mind when most people think of Cthulhu is HP Lovecraft. If you're a gamer, probably the second name you think of is Sandy Petersen. He's the go-to authority for Cthulhu mythos in the gaming world and he's bringing that knowledge to one of the most popular RPG systems out there with his Cthulhu Mythos book for the Pathfinder RPG. It's up on Kickstarter now.
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday night's alright for fightin'! (as long as it's fighting battles out on the tabletop. Don't actually go out and get into fights, people)
When this posts, I'll be hanging out with Shaughn, our warehouse manager/resident tattoo artist, getting myself my 2nd tattoo. Should be good times.

Anyway, while I have some ink permanently injected into my skin, you can check out some game reviews.

This week our review/preview products include: Seven Card Samurai, 7 Wonders: Duel, King Chocolate, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Vengeance, Twilight Struggle Collector's Edition, Nippon, The Best Treehouse Ever, T.I.M.E. Stories, Bermuda Crisis: Discovery Dawning, Sheriff of Nottingham, Cthulhu Wars, Soldiers of God, Space Crusade, Concordia, Abyss, and Dark Stories.

Every good monster movie has a sequel. So why shouldn't the same hold true for every good monster board game? Petersen Games hit a home run with Cthulhu Wars. But they're not just sitting back on their success. They know you want more. You want to experience what it's like to be one of the Great Old Ones, yourselves. So that's what you get in Cthulhu Wars: Onslaught Two, now up on Kickstarter.
Don't know about you, but this week seemed to rocket by for me. Just, zip, zip, zoom! And here we are at Friday. Woot!
That means we get ourselves a Friday Snippets feature. So here's some bite-sized stories we've found for you over the past couple days.

This batch includes: Privateer Press Announces Updates Coming Fro War Room, Library Lovers Playing Cards On Kickstarter, Skirmisher Publishing Releases 100 Oddities for a Creepy Old House, Lands of Ruin team releases free 3D character models, Capsicum Games to launch Fleet Commander kickstarter next month, Looting Atlantis now offers a money back guarantee during final days on Kickstarter, Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy – HOTT Armies now released, and Last weekend for Free Huge Glow-in-the-Dark Cthulhu Figure from Petersen Games.

Seeing as we're getting into mid-September, it's time for more of the creepy and crawly items of Halloween to really start infiltrating en-masse into society. Sure, my local grocery store has had Halloween candy out for almost a month now, but by this point, it's a bit more appropriate. Petersen Games, thusly, is running a Kickstarter campaign for Return to Castle Dicenstein, their monster-building and fighting dice game.
Petersen Games has just a few days left to go for their Orcs Must Die! board game Kickstarter project. The game, based on the award-winning video game, is a cooperative tower-defense style game where players must protect their castle from... well... orcs. They're closing in on being 5x funded, and have pretty much everything unlocked that you can add to the campaign. Grab your axe/hammer/wand and set some traps, because Orcs Must Die.

From the campaign:
The popular tower defense series Orcs Must Die from Robot Entertainment has spawned three video games so far. Now, with Petersen Games, the Orcs will keep dying on your tabletops. On Friday at PAX East, Petersen Games and Robot Entertainment announced the upcoming Orcs Must Die: The Board Game. Technically, they announced two games: Orcs Must Die: Order and Orcs Must Die: Unchained. These two core sets can be played on their own as cooperative tower defense board games or combined to create a PvP game. Each set will feature a fair number of 28mm miniatures representing the games' different heroes and enemies.

For more about the games:
We've made it through another week. *throws a party*
It seems to be the general consensus that this week "took forever." Has that been the case for you?
Anyway, that's all in the past, as the weekend will soon be upon us. What sort of gaming do you have planned?

We've also, as usual, been collecting some of the shorter stories together for presentation. And here you go.

This time we have: More of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Godslayer Gnolls Swarm the Battlefield, More $1 shipping from LaserCutCard, Ludus Magnus Studio presents Vezio the Executioner, New Female Punk Heads and Shoulder Pads from Brother Vinni, New ISO Shipping Container Variants at Burn In Designs, Heroic Maps - Encounters: Winter Wilderness Locations, New MDF Paint Racks from Advanced Deployment, Beardy Brothers Announces Project Green Plunder, Tooth and Sword chibis now availible, New Kromlech Mutated Shoulder Pads, New Hardfoam Container Sets from Micro Art Studio, and the Final Days for Theomachy up on Kickstarter.

Petersen Games and Historical Games Factory are teaming up to bring you an English version of their Theomachy card game. They've got a Kickstarter campaign up and running to get it funded, and they've already made it to their goal. So it's on to stretch goals and extras for the next 32 days.


From the campaign: