River Horse Launches Highlander Board Game Kickstarter

You’ve seen the various previews, now it’s time to grab your sword and swing for the fences. River Horse has launched their Kickstarter campaign for The Highlander board game. Take on the role of an immortal from the series, train hard, and face your foes in an ultimate battle where there can be only one.
Queen soundtrack sold separately.
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River Horse Previews Juan Sánches Villa-Lobos Ramirez For Highlander Board Game

Some Immortals are older than others. They’ve lived several lifetimes before many of the others were even born. One of the oldest is Juan Sánches Villa-Lobos Ramirez, whose history stretches back as far as his name. He’ll also be one of the characters you’ll be able to control in the upcoming Highlander board game. That ish, if you should deshide to choosh him.
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River Horse Previews Sunda Kastigir For The Highlander Board Game

Immortals come from all sorts of backgrounds. Some were born into nobility, others, not so much. Sunda Kastagir escaped from slavers in his early life, but soon met up with and befriended Connor MacLeod. The two remained together for a while through the Revolutionary War until parting ways. He’ll be one of the characters that you can choose to play as in the upcoming The Highlander board game from River Horse. Check out his stats and a bit more about him below.
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River Horse Previews Vasilek The Knight For The Highlander Board Game

As an Immortal, there’s two ways you can go about trying to be the last one. You can hermit yourself away in some remote place, practicing your swordplay continually, just in case anyone finds you, but hoping that they don’t. Or, you just run around beheading anyone and everyone you come across, just in case. For Vasilek, The Knight, he’s definitely opted for the latter of the two. He’ll be one of the characters you can choose in River Horse’s upcoming The Highlander board game. Have a look at this preview.
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River Horse Previews Weapons In The Highlander Board Game

Whenever people think of the Highlander series, one particular weapon comes to mind, the sword. Immortals are only immortal as long as they’ve got a good head on their shoulders, and the favored way of making that such not the case is via a length of sharpened steel. Of course, each Immortal prefers a particular kind of sword, and so you’ve got plenty to choose from in the upcoming Highlander board game from River Horse. Check out a bit about how they’ll work below.
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River Horse Previews Victor the Kurgan For The Highlander Board Game

Well, if there can be only one, that seems to imply that there’s more than one from time to time. Such is the case with the Immortals in Highlander. So, who else is out there besides the MacLeods? Well, how about Victor the Kurgan? He’ll be part of the upcoming board game from River Horse. Check him out here.
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River Horse Previews Connor Macleod for the Highlander Board Game

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere we are!
Born to be kings!
River Horse is going to be coming out with a Highlander board game, bringing it to Kickstarter soon. Of course, if you’re going to have a Highlander game, you should have the character that started it all, Connor MacLeod. And that’s exactly where River Horse is starting their previews. Check him out.
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Loka Card Game Now Available From River Horse

This holiday season, many of us will be meeting up with friends and relatives who might not really be gamers. So grabbing one of your more-complex board games might not be the best. However, having something that’s easy to learn and teach would be good. For this, you might think about picking up the Loka card game from River Horse. It’s a trick-taking game with a bit of a twist. It’s available now.
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Tails of Equestria Movie Sourcebook Now Available From River Horse

Sad news: my MLP RP that I’ve been running here at the office is on hiatus until the new year. Things are just too busy and since we played on Mondays, and the next two major holidays are on Monday, we’ll pick back up the second week of January. However, that does mean that I’ll have time to pick up the My Little Pony – The Movie Official Sourcebook for the Tails of Equestria game (well, I’ll get a friend over in the UK to pick it up for me, since the North American release through Ninja Division isn’t quite here yet). The book is available now.
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Tails of Equestria Movie Sourcebook Now Available For Pre-Order

I have not yet seen the My Little Pony movie. I just don’t like going to the theater, honestly. I do want to see the flick, though, at some point. It’ll just be on Netflix in a couple months. By then, I also might be getting a copy of the official Tails of Equestria Movie Sourcebook for the RPG. River Horse has started taking pre-orders now for those over in Europe. Us North Americans will have to wait until Ninja Division gets their copies.
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Bestiary of Equestria Now Available From River Horse

The next book release is now available for the Tails of Equestria RPG. It’s the Bestiary of Equestria and it details many of the fantastic creatures that inhabit the world. Not only that, but there’s also rules for allowing the first-ever non-pony player characters. Maybe you’d prefer to start out as a buffalo or dragon or griffon. River Horse has it now for non-North American residents. We’ll have to still wait a bit for Ninja Division to get it to us here in the States (and Canada) … *wants my new book, damnit!!*
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The Festival of Lights Adventure Available For Tails of Equestria

The Curse of the Statuettes ended with the ponies headed down into the deep underground beneath Equestria. But what happened down there? Well, now we can find out. River Horse has released The Festival of Lights, the next adventure for the Tails of Equestria RPG. Note: River Horse doesn’t ship to North America, so those of us here have to wait until Ninja Division has their release.
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Ninja Division Previews My Little Pony: The Bestiary of Equestria

There are many amazing creatures in the lands of Equestria. Hydras, dragons, cave eels, and much, much more. Soon, you’ll be able to bring all of those characters to your Tails of Equestria games, as River Horse and Ninja Division will be releasing the My Little Pony: Bestiary of Equestria book. It will not only give you the rules to have them as NPCs, but you will be able to make your own PC characters based on some of the creatures, too.
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River Horse Taking Pre-orders For Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Board Game

River Horse has started taking pre-orders for their next board game inspired by a beloved Jim Henson movie. This time, it’s The Dark Crystal. Will Jen and Kira be able to defeat the terrible Skeksis, skekSil and skekUng? That’s up to you to decide. The game will be released early in 2018.
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Labyrinth Deluxe Game Pieces Available to Pre-Order

River Horse is going big with this one. They have started taking pre-orders for their upcoming Deluxe Game Pieces for the Labyrinth board game. And by big, I mean big. These figures are many times over the size of the original figures for the game. Heck, they’re more like statuettes at this point.
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Friday Snippets

This fast week (or so it felt) is coming to an end. We’re steaming our way full-speed ahead towards Saturday. Hopefully, you’ve got some gaming lined up. I’ve still gotta figure out what I’ll be up to. … Something, I’m sure. But no matter what, I should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Birthday Sale Going On At Advanced Deployment, Dark Art Studios Running Monsters in Metal Kickstarter, River Horse Previews Tails of Equestria Dice, Khurasan releases 15mm Purgators, Pulp Figures Attends Historicon, and Bastille Day Offer and Double-Barreled Shotguns From Kromlech.

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Small Statues of Ponies? Who’d’ve Thought? A Review of Curse of the Statuettes Adventure

I’m an unabashed fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I put it in the same league as something like Animaniacs and Tiny Toons, where, sure, I may not be the real target audience, but I feel it’s a quality cartoon product that has enough references to keep me interested (they dress up as the characters from Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas at one point, for example). So yes, I do also enjoy the Tails of Equestria RPG book and, as soon as I could, ordered my copy of The Curse of the Statuettes, the first full-length adventure for the game. It got here the other day, and I figured, for my 25,000th post (more on that later), I’d give it a (spoiler-free) review. So let’s get into it.

So let’s head out into the badlands and take a look at The Curse of the Statuettes.
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Midweek Snippets

The week continues on. We’ll eventually be getting back to the weekend. Just another couple days. In the meantime, we need to keep our energy up. To do that, we should nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Tikki Trolls Metal Minis Up On Kickstarter, June Releases Available From Terrible Kids Stuff, Acheson adds 28mm Pewter Hyenas, Bharata Playing Cards Up On Kickstarter, Multitude Game Set Coming to Kickstarter, York Gaming is launching a Kickstarter Campaign for 1492 – The Rite of Passage next Friday, Circle of Blood Teases Kickstarter Starter Box, New Legionary Heat-Ray From Kromlech, Tokens of Friendship Available For Tails of Equestria RPG, New Van Diemen’s World Devils Squads Now Available From Victoria Miniatures, New Bases and Accessories Sale From Micro Art Studio, GOT 28mm Kabardin APCs Available From Antenociti’s Workshop, Skyline Chess – New York City Edition Up On Kickstarter, and Khurasan releases Caveman headhunters and rhino riders.

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The Curse of the Statuettes Adventure for Tails of Equestria Available Now

The first big adventure pack is now available for the Tails of Equestria RPG. Something is causing ponies to turn into little statuettes and you’re the only ones that can help. Picking up where the starter adventure in the Tails of Equestria handbook left off, Curse of the Statuettes is sure to keep you on your… umm… ponies don’t have toes so… hooves? Find out what happened to the Mane 6 and stop this evil curse!
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River Horse Posts Tails of Equestria Mini-Adventure

Tails of Equestria is a bit different than the other RPGs we usually feature here on TGN. As such, while most of us are pretty sure in adventure-writing for our games, it might take a bit of fiddling to figure out how to make one for Tails. River Horse is helping out by posting a mini-adventure, for free, on their site. We’ll be getting more adventures like these in the upcoming dice sets that are going to be released next month, too.
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TGN Review: Tails of Equestria RPG

Many of my friends have young kids who are just getting to the age where they’ve started to show an interest in gaming. They see mom and dad playing their tabletop games and want to join in. Several of those kids are also huge fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Heck, my niece is obsessed with the show. There’s also plenty of older people out there who enjoy the show (heck, I admit that I’ve watched the whole series), and many of them are gamers. So, it seemed only natural for there to be a My Little Pony RPG. That comes in the form of Tails of Equestria.

The kind folks over at River Horse sent me a copy of the book (they’re true friends, for sure).

Grab your saddlebags and watch out for timberwolves, it’s time for another TGN Review. This time, it’s Tails of Equestria.
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Tails of Equestria RPG Now Available

Well, I know some people who have been waiting for this since it’s been announced. Today’s the official release date for the Tails of Equestria Storytelling Game from River Horse, Shinobi 7, and Ninja Division. In it, players will create their own pony character, choosing between earth pony, pegasus, or unicorn. Head out on adventure, making sure that Equestria is safe and learning about the power of friendship along the way.
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Tails of Equestria Launch Date Announced, Pre-Orders Open

*party cannon*
We’re less than a month away from being able to take on Ursa Majors, Timberwolves, and Changelings (before they go good, of course). River Horse has announced March 14th as the official release date for the Tails of Equestria main rule book.
*party cannon*
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River Horse Posts Tails of Equestria RPG Update

We’ve been having a small discussion about My Little Pony in the comments section. Mostly about whether or not the show is ubiquitous enough that people can just use the acronym “MLP” and have it be known what they are talking about. Whether you feel the show has gotten to that point or not, MLP might become more-seen in the gaming world, as River Horse will be bringing us the Tails of Equestria RPG in March. They’ve posted up a preview shot of some extra products they’re working on to go along with the main book’s release, as well as letting us know that at least one copy of the core rules have made it to their studio.
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River Horse Previews Goblins Expansion For Labyrinth Board Game

One of the most iconic characters of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth was sort of an ensemble cast. Jareth was the Goblin King, and you can’t have a king of the goblins without goblins to be the king of. Coming next year, you’ll be able to add more goblins to your games of the Labyrinth board game from River Horse with their Goblins expansion, of which they’ve posted a preview.
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Tails of Equestria RPG Coming To North America Next Year

There’s a big mash-up of companies working together in order to bring you a new, family-friendly RPG next year. River Horse (makers of Terminator Genisys, among others) has made a deal with Shinobi 7 (co-owned by Ninja Division and Seven Seas Publishing) to release the Tails of Equestria RPG (based on Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) to North American audiences in March of next year. *whew* I did say there was a lot going on there.
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New Terminator Buzzer and Spider Dog From Warlord Games

The machines will stop at nothing to destroy all of humanity. Skynet has made that its prime goal. Then, afterward, it will… uh… Well, it’s gotta finish step 1 before it can move on to step 2, right? In order to do that, two new weapons are coming out for the Terminators side for the Terminator: Genisys game from Warlord Games. They’re the Buzzer and the Spider Dog
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Review Roundup

Saturday! Glorious Saturday!
As you read this, I’m at a library that a friend works at. They’re having their first Board Game Day and so I’m playing some board games. Actually, there’s a very high likelihood that I’m playing Guild Ball, which isn’t really a board game, but it’s still alright.

Anyway, while I’m doing that, I’ve also got some review articles for you.

Today I have: Stolen Treasures, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space: Ultimate Edition, Statecraft, Shinobi, Terminator Genisys Heavy Weapon Endoskeletons, Ice Cool, The CopyCat, Stak Bots Red, 51st State, Tyrants of the Underdark, StoryLine: Fairy Tales, Dr. Eureka, and Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh.

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New Terminator Genisys Releases From Warlord Games

Come with me if you want to get some new miniatures for your Terminator: Genisys armies. And really, you don’t even have to come with me. You can sit right there. You just have to read on. It’s actually quite simple. A lot simpler than time-travel, anyway. But I’m getting off-track. There’s some new figures available for Terminator: Genisys, as well as Warlord Games posting the rules and FAQ online.
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New Character Packs Available For Terminator: Genisys

Warlord Games is gearing up for the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Terminator Genisys by getting some new character packs for the miniatures game. River Horse has made them all up and now Warlord is selling them over in their webshop.
Click through to read more if you want to live… and to, like… see them and stuff.
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Warlord Games Previews Terminator Genisys Resistance Reinforcements

The machines have been getting a lot of the attention in recent releases for Terminator Genisys. Well, if humanity is going to have any chance to not go the way of the dinosaurs (… though now the idea of a tyrannosaurus with a minigun is in my head… and it’s an awesome idea), they’re going to need some reinforcements. Thankfully, some are in the works.
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New Heavy Weapon Endoskeletons and Deluxe Play Mat for Terminator Genisys from Warlord Games

I mentioned earlier that Warlord’s been rather busy lately. One of their big, new properties is Terminator: Genisys. The box game comes with some standard endoskeletons as well as a fold-out paper play mat. Well, if you want to add a bit more of a punch to your robot armies, or if you want to have a bit more sturdy mat, they have you covered with these new releases.
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New Special Endoskeletons Available from Warlord Games for Terminator Genisys

Skynet may be a machine, but it’s a thinking machine, able to plan. It knows that one tool isn’t going to solve all problems. It takes a whole toolbox in order to get a complex job done. Well, “killing all the humans” is a pretty complex job (just ask Bender). A single type of Endoskeleton armed with just a single type of weapon isn’t going to do it. As such, there are several available to use. And Warlord Games is bringing you some models of those types for the Terminator Genisys miniatures game.
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New Terminator Genisys Characters Available from Warlord Games

Terminator Genisys opened up in theaters over the weekend. I was busy cooking and didn’t head out to see it. Did anybody here? If so, what did you think? For those that have also played the game, designed by River Horse and released by Warlord Games, how do you feel the game matches up to the movie? Does it give that same “Terminator Feel” as the films? Well, one iconic thing about the film series is the set of memorable characters. You can now bring more of those to your minis game.
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