Review Roundup

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I’m sure a lot of you are probably traveling today, or perhaps hanging out with some non-gaming family. So, to take your mind off of things, here’s your regular list of reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we’ve got: Guild Ball Blacksmith’s Guild, Rail Raiders, Naruto Shippuden The Board Game, Zendo, Cottage Garden iOS, Meeple Circus, Gut Check, Mountains of Madness, Import/Export, Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6: France/Old West, Welcome to Centerville, Hunt for the Ring, and Master of Wills.

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Shojo’s After Party Clearance Sale Happening At Ninja Division

Sometimes it’s not about the party, but the party after the party. In this case, it’s Ninja Division having a huge sale as the after party. Are all after parties huge sales? I’ve never been to one, but if I can save up to 45% off on games and stuff, I just might start going to them…
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Photos From Gen Con Day 3

Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren’t all packed in like sardines, for the most part. You could still get around to see all the great booths here at the show. Though taking pictures was sometimes difficult. But take them I did. And here they are for you to see.
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New Super Dungeon Explore Pre-Orders Available From Soda Pop Miniatures

Soda Pop Miniatures loves to do crossovers. They look to their other properties, as well as other popular games and integrate them into their games. It’s cool to see characters you love from one game making their way into others. In this case, they have started taking pre-orders for the Twilight Knight from Kingdom Death, as well as Takoashi schoolgirls as characters for Super Dungeon Explore.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Taking Pre-orders For Starfinder Miniatures

Quite a few of you have tried Pathfinder over the years. Well, if you prefer your RPGs more in the “far future and another galaxy” type, Paizo is looking to oblige with Starfinder. Well, Soda Pop Miniatures is making official figures for the game, and they are taking pre-orders for those now.
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Ninja Division Posts Gen Con Plans

If you’d not heard, Gen Con is next week.
Yeah, I know, right?!
Anyway, Ninja Division has posted up their plans. And it’s quite a lot. They’ve got new product. They’ve got a painting contest. They’re going to have special guests at their booth. It’s a ton of stuff. Check it out.
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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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Review Roundup

And we’ve made it to another weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are up at the LGS, trying out 8th Edition 40k. But between those games and talking about all the stuff you’re going to do with your army, here’s the regular grouping of reviews that I know you all love so much.

Today we have: Small World, Galactic Warlord Battle For Dominion, Dice Hospital, Shahrazad, Dark Souls, Bushido, Dungeon Crawler The Thorn Expansion, Star Trek: Ascendancy, VS 2PCG Legacy Expansion, Alchemists The King’s Golem Expansion, Super Dungeon Explore Arena, Terra Mystica App, Tomb Trader, Jaipur App, Bio-Logic, Dragon Tower, Gnomi, and Zombie Tower 3D.

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Ninja Division Posts Golden Kobold Painting Contest Info

Gen Con is just a couple months away.
…Holy hell! Gen Con’s only a couple months away!!! *cough* … yes, anyway, well, at the show, Ninja Division is going to be running their Golden Kobold painting competition. Grab your paints and brushes, it’s time to show that you’re one of the top painters in the land.
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Ninja Division Launches Relic Knights 2 Kickstarter

Ninja Division’s miniatures game, Relic Knights, had a bit of a bumpy start to its existence. But the company is looking to start anew and they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to make it a reality.
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Friday Snippets

The weekend is pretty much upon us. We just need to finish up this afternoon and we’ll be there. Do you have plans? I’m still unsure. Though I think I want to make a cheesecake, because it’s been a while since I’ve made cheesecake. Probably make more strawberry-lime sauce to go with it. Or maybe I’ll do raspberry-lime. I don’t know. But there’s still time to think about it. In the meantime, we gotta fill up on some bite-size gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: West Wind Productions Announces Panzer Mech Kickstarter, Ninja Division Announces Relic Knights 2nd Edition Kickstarter, Wiley Games New Home Of Fistful of Lead, New Animal Explorers From RN Estudio, Khurasan releases M1152 with canvas cover, New Releases From Hitech Miniatures, New Release from Kromlech, and Rectangular Bases on Sale From Micro Art Studio.

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Way of the Fighter Relaunches on Kickstarter

Round 2… Fight!
So, round 1 didn’t go so well for Way of the Fighter, the Street-Fighter-Style board game from Soda Pop Miniatures. The campaign was stagnating badly and hadn’t reached its goal a week from the end. So it was taken down. With a bit of refactoring, the game’s back up on Kickstarter not quite a week later. And this time around, they’ve already passed their funding goal.
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Ninja Division Launches Way of the Fighter Kickstarter

Back in the day, my friend got Street Fighter II. We would play the hell out of it… even though I was horrible at it. I think I won 1 fight out of 100. I just wasn’t good at that type of game. However, with something like Way of the Fighter, a new game by Ninja Division that’s up on Kickstarter now, I feel my fortunes would be a bit better.
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Codinca Now Available From Ninja Division

While out exploring, you and your fellow adventurers come across the ancient and lost city of Codinca. What a find! However, the former inhabitants didn’t really want people just coming back to their places and rummaging around. As such, they’ve barred passage through the city via a set of elaborate puzzles. It’s up to you to figure out these cryptic runes and be the first inside the temple, being able to claim the treasure within for yourself. That’s the story behind Codinca, now available from Ninja Division.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Running Back to the Dojo Sale

Well, the kids are back in school. I know because every morning and afternoon there’s a constant parade of school buses going through my apartment complex, dropping them off. Seriously, it goes on for several hours. But there’s good things to be had as well. For example, Soda Pop Miniatures is having themselves a sale.
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Gen Con Day 2 Photo Galleries

So, it’s coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It’s been a very busy day. I’m tired, but still pretty amped about everything that’s gone on. And I’m sure you all would like to know about some of it. There’s been about a billion things to see. So, relatively, here’s a rather small percentage. More will come tomorrow.
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Ninja Division Releases Version 1.5 Rules for Relic Knights

Seriously, 2016 is turning into the Year of New Editions. Ninja Division/Soda Pop Miniatures are getting onto the bandwagon with a new version of their Relic Knights rules. Version 1.5 is available now for your downloading and playing pleasure. This is sort of an “open beta” test of the rules. So they’re very much looking for your feedback.
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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Wooooooooooooo!
When you’re reading this, I’m hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat.

But that’s me.

For you who’s here reading the site, I’ve got your Review Roundup for you.

Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes, Legends of Andor The Star Shield, Ninja All-Stars, The Grizzled: At Your Orders, Aviary, Booty, Catan: Explorers and Pirates, Allegiance: A Realm Divided, and The Golfing Dead.

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Soda Pop Miniatures Launches Rail Raiders Infinite Kickstarter

After a couple hiccups, Soda Pop Miniatures had launched their Kickstarter campaign for Rail Raiders Infinite, their new chibi-western-sci-fi board game. Hey, those intergalactic hyper-trains aren’t going to just rob themselves, you know.
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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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Review Roundup

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Get on there, little dogie! Hup! Hup!
Hey there, pardners, it’s time once more for a Review Roundup.
So let’s get this rodeo on the road!

Today we have: Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King, Mage Knight, Lil’ Cthulhu, Fleet Wharfside, Patchwork App, Techno Bowl, Rubicon’s Opel Blitz, Arena Rex, Black Hat, Captain’s Wager, T.I.M.E Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons, Quadropolis, Orphan Black, City of Spies, and Empires: Age of Discovery.

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Ninja Division Posts Update About Relic Knights

I’ve got a story that involves giant robots, so you know I’m excited about that. It’s been a while since Ninja Division/Soda Pop Miniatures has talked about Relic Knights. The game got off to a… somewhat rocky start. But even though Ninja Division hasn’t been posting about the game doesn’t mean they haven’t been working on it, quietly, stealthily, behind the scenes. No, they’re finally ready to let out some information about what they’ve been doing, complete with new artwork and model previews (and that’s where the giant robots come in… along with some guy in seafoam green pants).
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Ninja All-Stars Now Available

Ninjas. They’re all stealth and shadow and subterfuge, sure. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have All-Stars within their midst. But how do you find out which is the most all-starriest of the ninja all-stars? Well, you could play Ninja All-Stars from Ninja Division. It’s available now.
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Black-Handed Henry’s Potion Party, New From Soda Pop Miniatures

Soda Pop Miniatures has come out with a new stand-alone dice game based on the Super Dungeon Explore universe. It’s Black-Handed Henry’s Potion Party. I’m not sure I’d ever drink something handed to me by a guy named “Black-Handed Henry.” How did his hands get black? Should he maybe wash them every once in a while? I don’t know. But anyway, if you’d be interested in making potions with him, read on.
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Bosses of Legend Added To Super Dungeon Explore Kickstarter

The guys back in the warehouse are apparently listening to an album of TV themes today. They’ve got it turned up as well, since it’s easy to hear here in the cubicle farm. One that’s come on was the theme from Who’s The Boss. Can’t really say that I watched that show much. But it did get me thinking about bosses. I don’t know if that was the catalyst for the fellows over at Soda Pop Miniatures to create some Bosses of Legend for Super Dungeon Explore, but either way, they’ve been added to the Kickstarter campaign.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Launches Super Dungeon Explore: Legends Kickstarter

It’s time to embrace your inner chibi by possibly embracing some outer chibis. Soda Pop Miniatures has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Super Dungeon Explore: Legends. Though the Legends part is just one of the things they’re looking to fund with this Kickstarter campaign. There’s a bit going on, so let’s delve a little deeper.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Posts New Details about Super Dungeon Legends

Soda Pop Miniatures is gearing up for their next Kickstarter campaign which will be Super Dungeon Explore 2nd Edition. Along with the new base game, they’re also coming out with Super Dungeon Legends, which is a new way to play the game. Already, characters gain new equipment as they make their way through the dungeon on their way to beat the boss. Now, the RPG elements are brought even further with new powers and between-game upgrades.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Announces Super Dungeon Legends Kickstarter

Soda Pop Miniatures and Ninja Division have announced a new upcoming Super Dungeon Explore Kickstarter campaign. Super Dungeon Explore: 2nd Edition will bring all the rules from the Forgotten King expansion and put them into a single box set. But more than just a rules update (that includes all the E&C from the past year’s play), there will also be resculpts of the classic heroes as well as monsters. There’s also new tiles to play on. But there’s also a new expansion and box set that will be part of the campaign.
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Photos Coming out of Gen Con

Wow! Gen Con got off to quite a start this morning! Seemed no sooner than I was awake than I was down at the hall looking over some things when Boom! The doors were opened! It was quite a mad rush in the hall. I don’t know actual numbers, but several people I talked with and I all agreed that this year seems even busier than last (and that was a record-setting year for attendance).
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Review Roundup

Hello there, beautiful TGN readers. And welcome once more to Saturday. Hopefully you’re getting some gaming in, or are going to be getting some gaming in at some point today. It seems only right.
Let us know what you’ve been getting up to with this great hobby of ours.

Being Saturday, we have our batch of review articles we’ve found over the week.

This week we have reviews of: Trajan, Warmachine/Hordes, The Witcher Adventure Game on iOS, Fidelitas, Parfum, Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King, Gripping Beast Plastic Saxon Thegns, Quantum Gothic sci-fi Terrain Pieces, and Letters from Whitechapel.

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Soda Pop Miniatures Posts Gen Con Preview

Two weeks from now, we’ll already be into the 2nd day of Gen Con.
… Holy crap do I have a lot to do before then!!! Oy!!!
Various companies are starting to reveal what they will be bringing to the show, and Ninja Division/Soda Pop Miniatures is no different. They give us a look at what they’ll have on hand.
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Mid-Week Snippets

Well, we’re mostly caught-up here after the Expo last weekend. Still a few things to deal with, but my inbox was actually down to a manageable level after going through it yesterday. Of course, it’s now filled back up again, but waddyagonnado?

Another thing that’s full is the box with the bite-sized stories we’ve collected over the past couple days.
Good thing it’s time for our regular Snippets post.

In this batch we have: New Releases from Scotia Grendel, Mounted Heroes 3D Store Opening This Fall, Some More Installments of “The Fiver” with The Meeple Mechanic, Spirit of Slaughterloo scenario for Flintloque, Manorhouse Workshop Update #38 – Modular Underground Project – New Pledge and new Early Bird, Iron Battlefield: corridors, buildings and catwalks for Space Hulk & Infinity on Indiegogo, Siren Miniatures posts Concept art for incoming July releases, Japanese-themed Robin Hood figures on Indiegogo, New Colossal Zeppelin from Titan-Forge, New Dungeon Saga Tiles Previews, New Dungeon Saga Tiles Previews, Heroic Maps – Outstation H9-7M, Infinity Plus One Master of Coin Kickstarter Happening Now, Soda Pop Miniatures Previews Beach Party Marie-Claude, Tabletop-Art Previews new Terrain, Historical, Fantasy and Sci-fi Offers at 15mm.co.uk, New Pulp Alley figures by Statuesque, and Demigods Evolution unlocks Angel of Death.

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Ninja Division Announces Relic Knights: Void Break

Ninja Division has announced their first expansion for Relic Knights, and they’re going in with both feet. The new expansion, called Relic Knights: Void Break, will have 40 new units spread across all 6 factions for the game. The set is designed to be a new jumping-on point as well, with a new rulebook that’s been updated with information from a year of player feedback and various errata and clarifications that’ve been made. This new expansion is going to be coming out in September. Along with all the new models and rules updates, the figure material is getting an update as well. The new figures will be in resin with the large, centerpiece models being in plastic.

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Final Day for Ninja All-Stars on Kickstarter

Ninja Division is in their last day on Kickstarter for Ninja All-Stars. Well, last hours, really. They’ve made it through 30 stretch goals, with bunches of add-ons and freebies tossed in to your pledge. If you want to get in on the rooftop-jumping action, you’d better hurry. Check below the cut for a graphic showing what you get in the two “standard-sized” pledge levels.

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Lost Hemisphere’s Ninja All Star interview with John Cadice

Lost Hemisphere had themselves a talk with John Cadice of Ninja Division/Soda Pop Miniatures about their Ninja All-Stars game that’s currently up on Kickstarter (and in their final couple days). They get into the background behind the game design, some more info about the campaign system, and some things about the relationship with Kickstarter campaigns.

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