New Story Released For Stuffed Fables

Well, Stuffed Fables has been released, and it seems the big reaction to it has been, “this is amazing! We want more!” Well, Plaid Hat Games is here to oblige. They’ve created a new, stand-alone story for the game that you can download and add to your storybook now.
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Review Roundup

Woo! Saturday!
And I’m finally mostly over being sick. You never realize just how much you are thankful that you can breathe through your nose or take a couple breaths without coughing until that’s exactly the opposite of how you’re doing. Ah well. While I groove along to The Guess Who (because why not?), let’s get you some gaming reviews.

This week, we’ve got: 51st State Master Set, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: The Monster Box of Monsters, Arkon, Pockety Odyssey, Noises at Night, Siege Storm, Rambo: the Board Game, Hardback, Voodoo, Palette Swap, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Pryamids, Kingsburg (2nd Edition), Crossfire, Through the Desert (Euro Classics Edition), Nemesis, Bad Squiddo Games Onna-bugeisha, and Test of Honour: Ninjas of Iga Warband.

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Stuffed Fables Now Available

Stuffed Fables is now available.
That could just be the whole crux of the story, and that’d be fine. But Plaid Hat Games went one further. They’ve also posted up a video on their site about the psychology of playing board games, and they got a real professor of psychology to talk about it with.
But yeah, you can get your copy of the game now.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts Stuffed Fables Overview

It’s been a bit since we got our last Stuffed Fables look from Plaid Hat. I know a lot of you have been excitedly waiting for more news. Well, in this instance, they’re giving you quite a bit. They’ve posted up a video overview of the game that you can check out. They’re also letting people know that the game will hit store shelves February 1st.
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Plaid Hat Posts New Stuffed Fables Preview

Games rarely go from first concept to print without a whole ton of changes in the middle. With each change, the game gets more refined, streamlined, and better. In this preview of Stuffed Fables, James Hawthorne, the game’s designer, goes over where the game started and where it’s come, both visually and mechanics-wise.
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Plaid Hat Posts How-to-Play Video for Stuffed Fables

The release of Stuffed Fables grows ever-closer. People are excited to try out taking on the role of those snuggly characters and head into the dream world to protect their dreamer. You know who else is snuggly? Rodney Smith. He’s created a how-to-play video of the game and Plaid Hat has posted it up on their website. Check it out.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Villains from Stuffed Fables

The plushie characters in Stuffed Fables are protecting their sleeping girl from being harmed. But what are they protecting her from, exactly? What are these dangers out there? Well, they’re Crepitus (brother of The Man in the Moon) and his army of minions. In this preview from Plaid Hat, get a look at them, so you can know what you’re confronting each night.
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Asmodee Launches Holiday Sale

So, it’s come to this…
We all knew they’d show up eventually. Well, they’re here. Asmodee looks to be leading the group, having launched their Holiday sale. And, being Asmodee, it’s not just them, but all their subsidiaries like Z-Man, Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, and others. And, you know, I’m a big fan of getting holiday shopping done ahead of time, especially ordering online. You order. It shows up. You’re done. Simple.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Stitch for Stuffed Fables

Many of us have had a stuffed animal that got loved to the point of needing some repairs. Hugs and cuddles can lead to requiring some stitching or a new panel sewn on. But such damage might not have been due to hugs, but to the nightly battles that the plushie fought to protect you while you slept. In Stuffed Fables, one such plushie is named Stitch. We get a preview of them here from Plaid Hat Games.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Lumpy For Stuffed Fables

In Stuffed Fables, players take on the role of stuffed animals, going on adventures in the night. The game uses an innovative game book that not only gives you the rules for the various encounters and scenarios, but also acts as the map. It has been garnering a lot of attention since its announcement, and Plaid Hat’s previews are always eagerly-anticipated. Well, here’s another for you, in which we get a look at another of the cuddly crusaders. This time, it’s Lumpy.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Stuffed Fables Preview

Stuffed Fables is a new type of storytelling game where the game book, itself, is the scene for all the action. Players will move their figures on the book’s pages, even as it tells them how the scenarios they’re playing goes. But how does that all work, exactly? In this preview, Plaid Hat Games tells us just how these mechanics work on the game table.
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Plaid Hat Games Announces Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

The original Specter Ops game was just the beginning. Plaid Hat Games has announced that they’re expanding the universe with their next game, Specter Ops: Broken Covenant. You must decide for yourself whether humans are at their best when they’re free, or if having total control over their lives is in their best interest. Check out this new preview and see what you can expect in this new chapter.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts October Release Dates

We’re just a couple days away from October. That means a whole new set of releases coming soon from Plaid Hat Games. But what, exactly, is coming out? And when will it be available? All your questions will be answered. (well… those two questions, at least… But not, like, anything really metaphysical… You’re gonna have to go elsewhere for those answers)
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Flops From Stuffed Fables

Many people are excited for the upcoming Stuffed Fables storytelling game from Plaid Hat. It’s gotten quite the reaction over on our social network sites. So you should be excited to know that a new preview has been posted. This time, we get a look at another of the fuzzy creatures that you can play as in the game. Say hello to Flops the bunny.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Stuffed Fables Preview

Plaid Hat’s Stuffed Fables has been getting a lot of attention since its announcement. The gamebook style has intrigued many, along with the theme of stuffed animals coming to life to go on adventures and protect the children that they love. In this preview, we get a look at how the game stories work, themselves.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Theadora From Stuffed Fables

An upcoming game that’s gotten some real attention lately is Stuffed Fables from Plaid Hat Games. It’s the adventure gamebook where players collectively tell a story using the book as a rules guide, game board, and more. Players will take on the role of different stuffed animals and their adventures in the night. The first preview for the game is Theadora, the adventurous teddy bear.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts Gen Con Preview

It’s coming down to the wire. It’s the last day before Gen Con officially begins (though, trust me, there’s plenty of activity going on behind the scenes). Vendors are setting up their booths and carting in product. What sort of product? New and awesome things you’ve yet to see. Plaid Hat Games has some of those, and you’ll be able to check them out tomorrow.
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Plaid Hat Games Announces Stuffed Fables Storytelling Game

Just about everyone, when they were a kid, had some sort of stuffed animal that was their favorite. Maybe a stuffed bear or dragon or tiger or something. You know, the Hobbs to your Calvin. And, like Calvin, you probably went on some epic adventures (either real or imaginary) with them. Well, Plaid Hat Games is letting you relive those with Stuffed Fables, a new StoryBoard game from the creator of Mice and Mystics.
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Asmodee North America Goes Exclusive Through Alliance Distribution

Another bit of news about where you’ll be able to get your favorite games (like CMON did recently). This time, it’s Asmodee North America (which deals with Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, Asmodee, Z-Man Games, Plaid Hat, and Catan Studio) who is going exclusive through Alliance distribution.
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Plaid Hat Game Previews Lone Wolf for Dead of Winter

Warring Colonies, the new expansion coming out for Dead of Winter, gives players the chance to team up against one-another and fight over the meager resources to be found. But what happens when there’s an odd number of players? That’s where the Lone Wolf variant comes in. It’s rules for a single player that is independent from the other two factions. We get a look at how that works in this preview.
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Plaid Hat Games Announces Crystal Clans Board Game

Plait Hat Games has announced a new game they’ve been working on. In Crystal Clans, players are looking to control the four powerful crystals that will let them take over the world. They’ll do this by creating armies of fantasy creatures and units. Build your forces, take on your opponent, and grab those stones!
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Warring Colonies Preview

The end of civilization is bad enough. You’ve survived so far, but resources aren’t going to last the winter if they’re spread too thin. The various survivors are banding together and now attacking one-another in order to survive. That’s what’s happening in Warring Colonies, the upcoming expansion for Dead of Winter. Plaid Hat Games has posted up another preview of what you can expect in this new set.
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Podcast Roundup

While it’s good to be back in the office and once more in my regular routine, after last week’s ordeal with my apartment, I’m still looking forward to the weekend. For those of us here in the US, it’s even (potentially) a long weekend, what with Monday being Memorial Day. So I’m ready for that to get here as soon as possible. To help it along, I like to listen to some gaming podcasts as I work.

This week we have: News of the North – 2017-05-23; Geeks of the North Episode 39: Chaosludik and Figurines Québec wrap-up; The Secret Cabal Episode 135: Watson & Holmes, Star Wars Rebellion and Playing to Your Potential; The Cardboard Herald Episode 28: Scott Almes – Tiny Epic Designer; The D6 Generation Episode 213: Ronnie & Mantic Games Origin Story plus Terrain then and Now; The Rolistes Episode 20 (Part 2) : Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob; Singled Out Episode 34: Vengeance 2017 Round Up; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Bonus Episode 1: Board Game Backstories; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 106: CMON Expo; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 25: The UK Games Expo Preview; Forgot My Dice Episode 11 (18) : It’s Moments Like This Where I Want This to be a Solo Show; 40K Radio Episode 15: 8th Edition Preview Roundup Part 1; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 14: In the Not Too Distant Future; Nerdherders Episode 105: Star Wars by the Numbers; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 210: Glenbrook Games Painting Services; Plaid Hat Games Podcast: Out of the Box Edge of the Empire Part 2; and Game Classy 138: Sigmar Skirmish!

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Podcast Roundup

Busy week is busy. Lots of stuff going on over on this side of the screen, from proofing projects for new games to typing up articles about upcoming releases to… oh yeah… that show-thing we’ve got at the end of the week. Just a few things to do in order to get ready for that. 😉
And while I currently have Pantera going to keep me motivated and getting things done, I’ll eventually switch over to come gaming podcasts.

This week we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast: The House on Carver Hill – D&D – Part 5; Plan of ATK! Episode 2; The Secret Cabal Episode 134: Clank, A Game of Thrones and a Short Topic Extravaganza Founders Edition; The Cardboard Herald Episode 26: Francesco Nepitello, Co-designer of War of the Ring; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 61: Hunterering; Singled Out Episode 32: Building Up to Vengeance 2017; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 104: Giant Epic with Scott Almes and Michael Coe; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 208: Conan Boardgame Review; and Forgot My Dice Episode 10(17) : A Full Slow Clap.

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Plaid Hat Games Announces Warring Colonies Expansion for Dead of Winter

When resources get scarce, people gather together to work as a team to survive. But what happens when to competing groups are looking to get the same resources? There might not be enough to go around. And so, even with all the other things that are happening, the groups have to fight with one-another. That’s just what you’ll be doing in the upcoming expansion for Dead of Winter. It’s called Warring Colonies.
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Podcast Roundup

We’ve made it past Monday. The work-week is well underway. Most of us are at our jobs, looking to get through the day. To help them go along faster, I’ve found that gaming podcasts help. Hopefully they help you, too.

Today in the Roundup we’ve got: The Cardboard Herald Episode 22: Sebastian Koziner: designer, artist, and Argentinian publisher; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 60: Last Time on Guild Ball; Singled Out Episode 29: Off The Season 3 Scrapheap; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 203: Pig Iron Productions; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 100: 100!!!!; Forgot My Dice Episode 8(15) : Hey Dawg I Heard You Like Landmines; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 13: Austin, We Have a Problem – Adepticon Live Show; Plaid Hat Games Podcast: The House on Carver Hill, Parts 3 and 4; Adeptus Infernus Episode 039; The Secret Cabal Episode 132: Anachrony, Nippon and A Short Topic Extravaganza; and News of the North – 2017-04-11.

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Podcast Roundup

And we’re back to Tuesday. I’d totally forgotten that yesterday was the first day of Spring. It certainly felt like it. The bit of a cold snap we’d had is gone. It’s supposed to get up to 80 today. We’ve switched the thermostat in the office from “heat” to “cool” in preparation.
One thing that doesn’t change with the seasons is our weekly grouping of podcasts to help you make it to the weekend.

Today we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast: Crossfire – A new game by Emerson Matsuuchi; Losing Friends Podcast Episode 3: The Storm has Gathered; Forgot My Dice Episode 7(14) : Full NPR Mode; 40K Radio Episode 12: Adepticon Bound; Fireside Chats Episode 2; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 200: The War of 1812; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 97: Under the Radar; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 59: This Show is Cursed; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 114: They Who Were 8, Rum & Bones Second Tides, & Fuzzy Tales; The Cardboard Herald Episode 19: The Rules Girl; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 21: James Hudson and The Grimm Forest; The D6 Generation Episode 209: The Man Behind the F.A.T. Mats & Weta Workshop on GKR visuals; and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 94: Adrenaline.

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Plaid Hat Games Announces Crossfire

You’ll get caught up in the…
Wait, no. That’s not what’s going on here. Plaid Hat is not making a new version of the bb-shooting game (unfortunately…). Instead, they’re taking you back to the Specter Ops universe with Crossfire. Will you be able to protect the Raxxon VIP, or will you be the ones trying to make sure they don’t make it to their destination?
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New Deluxe Expansions Coming For Ashes

The folks over at Plaid Hat Games have been very busy lately. Some of that is because they are under the umbrella of Asmodee now. But some of that is because they’ve been developing new, deluxe expansions for Ashes, their fantasy card game. They have announced that there will be two new sets coming out soon. They also give us some info about a new organized play kit and a bit of the future of the game.
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Podcast Roundup

It’s Valentine’s Day.
I’m single.
Moving on…
If you’re looking to help today and the rest of the week go by a bit faster, I would recommend listening to some gaming podcasts.

This week we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast Touring Metal Band Fiasco 02; Game Classy 132: We’re back baby; The Cardboard Herald Episode 14: Bruno Cathala: Prolific Designer Extraordinaire; Episode 18 (Part 4 – The Final One) : Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 56: We Get Email; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 91: Mix & Match; Cheated Fates Radio Episode 3; TireKicker Episode 7: Dragon Thrones; Forgot My Dice Episode 4 (11); Meeples & Miniatures Episode 195: Panzer Mech; and News of the North – 2017-02-14.

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Podcast Roundup

We’re once more into Tuesday. The work week is well underway. Now, we just need to keep the productivity train rolling and before we know it, we’ll be back at the weekend. I know something that helps me through is some gaming podcasts.

This week we have: Plaid Hat Podcast Touring Rock Band: Part 1; News of the North: 2017-02-07; Man Battlestations Episode 15; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 11: XXX Marks the Spot; The Cardboard Herald Episode 13: Jesper Myrfors: Artist & Original Art Director for Magic: The Gathering; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 111: The Castles of Burgundy The Card Game, Flying Squirrels and Our Awesome Wives; The Hub Systems Episode 30: 2017 Musings; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 91: Board Games & Chill; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 18: New Angeles, Santorini and Games We’re Looking Forward to in 2017; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 194: Oathsworn Miniatures; and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 91: The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire.

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Podcast Roundup

It’s shaping up to be another really busy week here on this side of the screen. That’s not too bad, as it generally means the week goes by rather quickly. Just gotta keep chugging along working on (redacted) and (redacted) with some side-bits of (redacted) as well. In the meantime, I’ll be listening to some gaming podcasts to help get me through all of that.

This week we have: The Cardboard Herald Episode 12: James York: Professor, Researcher, Musician & Roller; The Rolistes Episode 18 (Part 3) : Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 55: Disc Golf is Class Warfare; Singled Out Episode 24: Season 3 Tournament Rankings; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode: 90 Questions & Answers; Nerdherders Episode 11 (101) : The 2016 Wrap-up Extravaganza; Forgot My Dice Episode 10: Gnomes Come Out & Play; TireKicker Episode 6: Judgement; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 193: 10th Anniversary Special; and Plaid Hat Games Podcast Winter Break: Part 4.

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