November Board Game Releases Available From CMON

It’s CMON’s release day for the latest board games. This time around, they’ve got a new medieval-based one called Richard the Lionheart. Be a part of either Robin Hood’s band of merry men or throw your support behind Prince John. When Richard returns from the Crusades, only one side will be victorious. There’s also a new set of heroes for the Blutrausch faction in Rum & Bones. Finally, Massive Darkness gets a massive release, with three new sets.
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New Releases Available From CMON

Lots of releases coming out today. CMON’s got several, themselves. If you’re a fan of Rum & Bones, there’s a new faction, some new mercenaries, as well as some deep sea creatures available. If you’re a fan of simple bluffing games, there’s Kronia, which is one I personally enjoy. These are available now at your LGS as well as online.
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April Releases Available From CMON

It’s release day for a bunch of new games and expansions from CMON. That includes one of my new favorite games, Ethnos. Other than that, Rum & Bones 2nd Tide, the Pets expansion for Arcadia Quest, and 75 Gnom’ Street are all available now down at your gaming shop.
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CMON’s Talk Like A Pirate Day Contest Happening Now

Yarr arr yarr!
I loddie the hotpants!
It’s that time of year again, meharties. Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming up at the start of next week. Now, we all know pirates love to get things for free (you think they got all that gold through stocks and bonds trading?), and so in true pirate tradition, CMON is giving you a chance to walk off (the plank or otherwise) with some free Rum & Bones booty.
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Day 1 at CMON Expo

It’s been a great day here at the CMON Expo. Lots of cool stuff going on. Lots to see. Lots to do.

What? You don’t believe me? I thought we were better friends than that. But fine, if you want photographic evidence of the awesomeness, that’s alright. I’ve got you covered.
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Final Hours for Rum & Bones: Second Tide on Kickstarter

This is it, kids. The final day for Rum & Bones: Second Tide up on Kickstarter. The campaign has come a long way. They’ve made it through a lot of stretch goals. They’ve brought in some great add-ons. If you want to be part of this Kickstarter, you have just today to join in.
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Cutthroats Mercenaries Added To Rum & Bones Kickstarter

In a group of individuals as you have when dealing with those involved with piracy, you’re going to come across the ones that are just in it for themselves, trying to get as much money as they possibly can, their other crewmates be damned. Normally, such a character on board a ship that requires teamwork to operate is a bad thing. But if the individual is sufficiently skilled, it may be worth the risk to have them along. Such is the case with the Cutthroats, a new set of mercenary figures that are a new add-on for the Rum & Bones Kickstarter.
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More Blutrausch Add-Ons Added To Rum & Bones

So the other day we had the Blutrausch Legion added to the Rum & Bones Kickstarter campaign. It’s a whole new Orcy faction that you can have join your high-seas adventures. But what if you want more than just the basic set? Well, that’s where you can pick up the Blutrausch Hero Pack 1 as well as some Dice.
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Blutrausch Legion Added To Rum & Bones Kickstarter

Yo, ho, ho, and a bottle of Sobe Citrus Energy (being a teetotaler, I don’t drink rum. And besides, the vitamin C will help stave off scurvy). The wild winds in the world of Rum & Bones has brought forth some strange creatures in this Kickstarter campaign. There’s been the denizens of the deep. There’s been the fairy tale crew. Now the greenskins are getting into the action with the Blutrausch Legion.
Also, I’m glad I just have to type Blutrausch and not actually say it, since I have no idea how to pronounce it.
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Tusketeers Added to Rum & Bones Kickstarter campaign

Ahoy, mateys!
It’s time for another update for the Rum & Bones: Second Tide Kickstarter campaign. It’s been going swimmingly so far, but it’s time for an addition. The seas have been known to turn people a bit green. Well, the characters in the Tusketeers add-on don’t need any help with that.
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Iron Inquisition Added To Rum & Bones Kickstarter

Arr, mateys! Give me timbers a coat and a cup o’ soup, because they be cold. They be shiverin’!
And I be standin’ behind that joke all the way.
Standin’ behind it because when ye be throwin’ the tomatoes, they be hittin’ the joke.
Ok, enough of that. The Iron Inquisition, a new faction, has been added to the Rum & Bones Kickstarter.
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Fairy Tale Pack Add-On Added To Rum & Bones: Second Tide Kickstarter

The Rum & Bones: Second Tide Kickstarter has been sailing steadily for the past couple days. They passed their funding goal in mere minutes and have been unlocking stretch goals since then. Now they’ve started posting up some optional buys as part of the campaign. This one’s a new pirate crew, the Fairy Tale Pack.
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CoolMiniOrNot Launches Rum & Bones: Second Tide Kickstarter

Arr, mateys! The winds of fate be blowing our direction! The seas be just right to set sail! Hoist the misenmast! Batten down the hatches! Buckle all swashes! It’s time for the second tide! And that’s just what’s going on over on Kickstarter. CoolMiniOrNot has launched their campaign for Rum & Bones: Second Tide.
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CoolMiniOrNot Posts New Rum & Bones Trailer Video

Rum & Bones: Second Tide is coming to Kickstarter in just a couple days. It’s more than just an expansion, it’s a bit of a revamp of the whole system. Not a total overhaul, but a revamp. They’ve posted up a new preview video for you to check out.
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Michael Shinall Does Reddit AMA For Rum & Bones: Second Tide

At Adepticon, people are able to stand around and chat with game designers about the upcoming projects they have been working on. But that’s a pretty rare thing, in general. Not everyone can make it out to a show. And then, the designer might be busy or such. Panels are one way you can find out about stuff, but you still sort of have to be there. It’s a good thing, then, that the internet is a thing (since, you know, I also work there). Designer Michael Shinall recently did an Ask Me Anything (AKA – AMA) on Reddit.
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CoolMiniOrNot Announces Launch Date for Rum & Bones: Second Tide Kickstarter

Yarr Arr Yarr! I loddie the hotpants!
Me be thinkin’ about it, my less-than-rested brain be servin’ me well for talkin’ like a pirate, matie. Avast meharties! Thar be a Second Tide off the port bow! She’s comin’ in fast! Hoist the misenmast! Batten down the hatches! Buckle all swashes! And get ready to set sail with Rum & Bones: Second Tide on Kickstarter on April 11th.
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Some More Adepticon Photos

It’s day 3 here at Adepticon. It’s been a wild day… and I’m not even talking about the gaming. We woke up to some lovely weather. And then, just about 10min. ago, for about a minute, the lights all went out in the dealer’s hall/gaming area. I just missed snapping a photo of everyone gaming for a moment via cellphone flashlight.

Anyway, what I did grab photos of were… a bunch of things.
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Rum & Bones Second Tide Kickstarter Coming in April

Well, we just had the Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia Kickstarter end last night. As has become somewhat customary, with the end of one project comes the announcement about the launch of a new one. CMON has given us a look at the next Kickstarter project they’re going to be running and it’s Rum & Bones Second Tide.
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CMON Expo Posts New Update

We’re just a couple weeks into the new year. Just in time for the convention news to really start heating up. Though May may seem like it’s far away, it’ll be here before we all know it. As such, CMON Expo gets the ball rolling on this year’s announcements about who will be there and what sort of fun stuff you can expect once you arrive.
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Limited Edition St. Albrecht Model Available For Rum & Bones

Yo ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! And a bottle of rum!
I think that’s how it goes, anyway. It goes that way for the duration of this story, anyway, since CoolMiniOrNot has released a limited-edition version of Albrecht up in their webshop.
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CoolMiniOrNot Posts New Releases

December rolls along and CoolMiniOrNot keeps coming out with more and more cool stuff. This week is no different. For those that are playing Blood Rage, Rum & Bones, or Dark Age, you’ll want to check out the new goodies that are available over in the webshop. There’s still time to possibly get them before the end of the year.
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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Hello to everyone on this cold Saturday. I hope you’re having a good day. I’m cracking nuts… for that fruitcake I’ve been telling you all about all week. They don’t use the phrase, “nutty as a fruitcake” for nothing, you know. I hope you have your own projects you’re working on, be they gaming-related, culinary-related, or just whatever else you feel like doing.

What I feel like doing at the moment, though, is taking a small break from making small breaks (these are the jokes, people!) and share with you the reviews I’ve come across in the past week.

Today’s articles feature: Black Hat, Ships, Above and Below, Traders of Osaka, The Bloody Inn, Hangtown, Rum & Bones, The World of Smog, Avarium Academy, The Builders: Antiquity, T.I.M.E. Stories, Bang! The Dice Game, Mysterium, Fury of Dracula, Pandemic Legacy, Between Two Cities, El Grandulon for Freebooters Fate, Opel Blitz by Rubicon Models, Star Wars Armada Wave 2, DreadBall Xtreme, and Pathfinder Battles: Red Dragon Evolution Set.

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Lots of new Releases From CoolMiniOrNot

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale that CoolMiniOrNot is running isn’t the only news they have going on this weekend. They have a bunch of new releases to show off as well. Blood Rage, Rum & Bones, Dark Age, and XenoShyft! Oh my!
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Mazu’s Dreadful Curse For Rum & Bones Now Available

Avast ye maties and shiver me timbers! Thar be new releases for Rum & Bones afoot! Yar arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants!
Ok, enough pirate-speak. Talk Like A Pirate Day is over with. What isn’t over with is the release day for Mazu’s Dreadful Curse for Rum & Bones. That’s happening all day today. And, y’know, you can pick it up after today, too.
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Rum & Bones Now Available

Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants!
Grab your grog and get ready to set sail. Rum & Bones, CMON’s pirate combat miniatures board game is available online and at fine gaming stores near you. If you like MOBA-style video games, then the gameplay for Rum & Bones should be right up your alley. Batten down the hatches! Hoist the main sail! And other pirate cliches!
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CMON Posts Gen Con Pre-Releases and Events Schedule

I told you that gaming companies were going to be putting up their announcements and such for Gen Con. Well, here’s another one. This time around it’s CMON. They’ve posted up both their pre-releases they’ll have at the show, as well as the various events they’ve got planned.
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A look back at Day 1 of CMON Expo 2015

We’re just underway here at Day 2 of the CMON Expo 2015. Yesterday was a blast. This place was buzzing with excitement. I must say, it’s by far the busiest Friday ever at the show. It’s great to see how it’s grown over the past years.
Over on the TGN Facebook page, we’ve posted up some photo galleries from some of what’s going on here.
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2 New Events Added and Vendor Spotlight For CMON Expo

CMON Expo creeps ever-closer, and with each week, we get more exciting news about what’s going to be at the show. This update adds two new events (one for Rum & Bones and one “Ultimate” event) and a spotlight for On the Lamb Games, who will be at the show.


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Final Days for Rum & Bones on Kickstarter

CoolMiniOrNot is in their final couple days on Kickstarter for Rum & Bones. Their MOBA-style board game has come quite a long ways since launch. They’ve added new factions in the form of the French and the Chinese. They’ve got boatloads (no pun intended) of of mercenaries and extra crew members. They’ve got custom dice. They’ve got Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Lord Nelson (among others).

They’re more than 9x funded, and still plenty more they can go through, so check ’em out before the end of the weekend.


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Skullkickers added to Rum & Bones Kickstarter campaign

CoolMiniOrNot heads into the final week of their Rum & Bones Kickstarter with a bang. They’ve added the new Skullkickers add-on to the campaign. For $25, you can add the heroes from the Image Comics series to your crew (and that’d be any crew, since they’re Mercenaries). These particular heroes come from the 3rd installment of Skullkickers.

Don’t let the year end without getting in on this Kickstarter. Or Skullkickerstarter… or… something.


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A Bloody Wind Moves In: The French Have Arrived in Rum & Bones

CoolMiniOrNot knows 3 factions are good, but 4 factions are better. As such, they’ve brought the French into Rum & Bones. Far from being the “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” that the Simpsons and other pop culture has recently made them out to be, the new faction for Rum & Bones are here to wreck your ship and chew foie gras, and they’re all out of foie gras. The French are masters at attacking where you least expect it and reacting to any threat you may send their way. With two deck guns and four spawn points, they really mix up the statis-quo with their own brand of je ne sais quoi.

Go check out the faction and all their back-story and stats on the Kickstarter page.


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CoolMiniOrNot Previews Rum & Bones Rulebook

CoolMiniOrNot has posted up the rulebook for Rum & Bones over on their Kickstarter page. It’s interesting to think back to all the various iterations the game has gone through during development, getting better and better with each new update. During the middle of development, I’d missed a few playtest sessions and when I was finally able to get back to one, the game was almost unrecognizable from how it’d been before! I know that’s nothing entirely novel to just Rum & Bones, but it always amazes me when I see it.
The team’s been working hard on the book, and I hope you enjoy it.


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Mercenary Add-Ons Come to Rum & Bones

CoolMiniOrNot knows that a good gamer, like a good pirate, likes to have options. So why not give gamers new options that are pirates? They’ve added their Mercenary Heroes Pack #1 to their Rum & Bones Kickstarter campaign. With this pack, you can add Captain Sarah Kale from the South Pacific, Swashbuckler Sinbad (the pirate, not the comedian), and Quartermaster Sir Alexander.
There’s still 12 days left in the campaign, but don’t let it get lost in the holiday shuffle. Go check it out.


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More Heroes and Dice added to Rum & Bones Kickstarter

CoolMiniOrNot has added new dice (because you can never have enough dice. I plan on getting some of them just for general use, and not just use for the game) and new Mazu’s Heroes. You can add on a trio of heroes for $15 or the sets of dice (of which you get 6) for $10. The campaign is right around $300k with still 15 days to go. Go check it out!


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New Faction: Mazu’s Dreadful Curse for Rum & Bones

CoolMiniOrNot has been adding new models to the Rum & Bones Kickstarter for the two current factions (plus Mercenaries), but now they’ve got something entirely new: Mazu’s Dreadful Curse, the third official faction for the game!
With a far-eastern flavor, the new faction really brings a lot to the table. With all new heroes, Deckhands, and Bosuns, there’s a lot to see with them.

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