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By this time next week, multitudes of gamers will be converging on Indianapolis, ready for the start of Gen Con the next day. Yeah, we're a week and a day away from the start of the show. Though, many people know that basically the whole week is Gen Con, these days. So we should probably stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories to see us through.

Today we have: Riot Dice Up On Kickstarter, Warbands of the Cold North Dwarves Up On Kickstarter, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Lead Adventure Miniatures Running Bruegelburg – A Day at the Fair Kickstarter, New Glyphs Available From Kromlech, Metallic Legends: Collectible Fantasy Coins Up On Kickstarter, Super Chibi Round 3 Up On Kickstarter, New Basing Dials From Pyrkol, Brigade Models Releases New 15mm SF Vehicles, and Scotia Grendel Doing UK/European Production for Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom III.

This has been quite a week. Deadlines. The website acting up. Just lots going on. I'm very much ready for the weekend. Tomorrow I'm headed up to the LGS to pick up a Guild Ball figure they got in for me, as well as hopefully playing a game of the aforementioned game, plus just hanging out. With any luck, you've got somewhat-similar plans. Either way, we need to make sure we're well-stocked on gaming stories. So...

Today on the platter we have: SnapDice Magnetic Dice Tray Up On Kickstarter, New Armageddon Master Set of Tokens Available From Pyrkol, 15mm Skirmish Supplies Opens for Business, Alien Invasion Minis Up On Kickstarter, and The Android Collective Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.

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It has been a busy week.
Work has been full of time working on (redacted). I can't wait until I can tell you all about it. Other than that, I'm making pizza tonight. And by that, I mean I made my own sauce from scratch, and the dough ball that will be the crust is currently in the fridge, slowly rising. It'll be brought out when I get home. The only thing I didn't do was cure my own bacon, grind my own Italian sausage, or make my own mozzarella cheese... though I could possibly do those first two, and might at some point. And as for tomorrow, it's Board Game Day at the Milton Library, where I'll be playing Guild Ball and Fujian Trader. Hopefully you have your own gaming plans lined up. With all that going on, it's best to load up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Ancestral Ruins Bases 20x20mm and 25x25mm Now Available From Tabletop-Art, Arcane Arts gets a face lift, Zen Bins Destiny Storage Trays Up On Kickstarter, Titan-forge Launches Dragon Empire Kickstarter, More Info Posted About Trollkins Indiegogo Campaign, New Ultimate Barrage Template from Pyrkol, Desert Basing Kit Available From Gale Force Nine, Khurasan releases Oceanic Republic NF range, and New Weekend Promo from Kromlech.

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It's the last day of November. We're 11/12s of the way through the year. We just might make it after all.
Actually, I'm looking forward to this weekend. It should be a good time, as they generally are. I mean, weekend, right!?
But, before we get there, we've got some more days to get through. To help, we should power up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Nomad Games adds Wizards and Tricksters to Steam Early Access of Smash Up!, Introducing Boxwood Genius Dice, Digital Edition of Colt Express Now Available, New Releases Available to Order From Victoria Miniatures, WarSeer Forum Relaunches Tomorrow, New Chaos Templates From Pyrkol, Old World Leather Gaming Mats for RPG Metal Dice Rolling Up On Kickstarter, Fantasy Football teams available at Flatminis as 2D plastic miniatures, New Release: Kromlech Battle Rulers, New Statuesque Fine & Pulp Scale Female Heads - Bald on sale, Special Artizan Service Miniatures Presents: Contractor On Kickstarter, Yet More Victoria Miniatures Releases, New Release: Kromlech Wound Markers, and Ouroboros Tales 54mm Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.

Well, it seems like it took about 5 weeks to get here, but Friday is finally upon us. It felt like it took 5 weeks to me, anyway. Hopefully your week went by a lot more quickly, as postponing the weekend any more than it already is at the start of the week seems like torture.

Anyway, let's get you some bite-sized stories to tide you over until that sweet weekend does make its way here.

Today we've got: Cold War Army Lists Released for Sabresquadron, Kromlech new release - Putrid Snail Beast, MidKnight Heroes Super Chibi Kickstarter Funded, New 15mm SF Polish Half-Tracks From Brigade Models, and Pyrkol Launches the M.O.A.T. Flame Template.

Woo! Friday! Woo!
Most of my friends are talking about Star Wars. I've not seen it yet. Perhaps sometime soon. But it is cool to see how integrated into the mainstream our "geeky" culture has become. Now we don't have to be shy and reluctant to talk about the things we love. We can just be who we want to be, which is pretty awesome.

Anyway, before we make that grand leap to the weekend, we need to get you some bite-sized stories that we've found over the past couple days.

Today's stories include: New statues from Klukva Miniatures, Pyrkol releases new Acid Templates, New Meg's Girls - White Star squad from MaxMini, and New Previews For Wild West Exodus.

Pyrkol helps you know one objective from another with their new numbered objective markers.

Numbered objective markers


From the release:

Each Objective marker is composed of 1 arrow and 1 acrylic base, the arrow is meant to be freely removable from the base to allow units to pass over it.

The Fluorescent acrylic arrows are numbered 1 to 6 and these can easily be seen from the front and from the back. The circular bases are highly detailed and were cut, engraved and then halfcut to generate the final effect.

Carefully designed to provide solutions for common situations on the battlefield, these objectives are a solid addition to a gamer´s arsenal.

Pyrkol helps keep you warm on these chilly, autumn nights with their new flame templates.
Ok, so they won't really keep you warm.

Flame Templates


From the release:

The new 3 Inch, 5 Inch and flame templates are the perfect tool to blaze the tabletops.
Designed as a new aproach to an old classic, they provide a new and cinematic way to use large weapons on the battlefield.

Pyrkol helps you keep track of who and what's on fire with their new Micro Fire Markers.

Fire Markers


From the release:

Designed for the 6mm battlefield, these markers represent incoming fire.
They come in packs of 9 and are meant to be used in high numbers for full effect, and with 3 diferent shapes, they provide variety on the table and represent well the chaos of battle.

Pyrkol helps you keep track of your shields left on your minis with their new Shields Down tokens.

Shield Tokens


From the release:

Best used as a cinematic way to represent units that have lost their shields, these Sci-fi "Shields Down!" markers are specifically designed for the 6mm scale. Although at 2 cm tall they wont look out of place besides a 28mm miniature.

The shields are made of light blue acrylic, and to achieve the final result, a variety of techniques were used untill the look was just right.
We have been using them in our 6mm sci-fi games and the general consensus is that they look great. Once more we are sure you won´t be disapointed.
The miniatures in the photos are works of the talented work at Steel Crown Productions and are being used with permission.

Pyrkol has some new crashed plane markers they're showing off.


From the announcement:

We have new products and finally WW2!

These are the new WW2 Crashed Plane Markers, so you can honor your downed pilots in style.
Three packs are avaliable on our eBay store:

- The Battle of Britain Pack (includes one Axis and one Allied marker)
- The Pacific Theater Pack (includes one US and one Japanese marker)
- The Eastern Front Pack (includes one Russian and one Italian marker)

Don't let them fly away!! Crash them on your tabletop game now!

Pyrkol has some more acrylic markers for you. This time it's crashed WWI planes.


From them to you:

Each indicator was designed to represent a shot down plane, and therefore is engraved with the Allied / German symbol on one wing and battle damage on the other, each indicator also includes 2 flames to heighten the effect.

Pyrkol created some new acrylic fire and smoke indicators and has them available via their eBay shop.


From the announcement:

For us each indicator is a design challenge.

The indicators can be separated into three parts portraying the three phases of the fire/smoke WWI rules, they can also be mixed and matched in multiple fire and smoke configurations.

To use simply assemble 3 flames or 3 smoke markers and fit them over an altitude peg, then each turn remove one flame or smoke part untill the fire or smoke is extinguished.