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The new year will be here relatively soon. And while my own eyes need glasses to see correctly, Privateer Press is giving us 2020 vision with a look at what will be coming out in February. Have yourselves a look at new Warmachine, Monsterpocalypse, and Riot Quest releases.

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Yup, that's right. Giant robots ahead.

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While the Privateer Press homepage might still be going through some reworking, their store is just fine. As such, they've started taking pre-orders for their next Black Anchor Industries figure. This time, it's the Well of Orboros for Hordes. Pre-order now and you get a free water bottle with your purchase.

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It would seem like Privateer Press is getting into that "10 Year Challenge" thing that's going on where you post a picture of yourself currently, along with one from 10 years ago to see how you've changed. In these previews for Warmachine and Hordes, we have a new Tharn Blood Shaman, but we also have a look back at a previous time in both Severius' and Caine's life.

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Most fantasy worlds are fairly low-tech. Magic has basically taken the place of the industrial revolution. But what if one happened anyway? That's what you've got in Vulcania, a new fantasy steampunk RPG game and setting that's up on Kickstarter now.

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A new pair of Warcasters are coming for the Crucible Guard over in Warmachine. But they're not your average warcasters. One's a Warcaster unit, with the head guy cruising around with a trusted lackey. Meanwhile, the other one takes to the field complete with her own battle engine.

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Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door. Well, for these mice, you're definitely gonna need a better mousetrap. I doubt the ones you used to get rid of a little vermin are gonna do the trick. West Wind Productions has released their new Ratlanders for Empire of the Dead.

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Privateer Press is showing off another couple Crucible Guard figures for Warmachine. They're the latest faction to be hitting the table, and compared to the others, they can use all the releases they can get to get some more options out there. This time around, there's the Trancer solo, and a new version of a pretty old design, the Retaliator, based on the old Vanguard chasis.

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Ah, gay Paris. What a wonderful city. The city of lights. Romance, art, architecture. It's all there. And you can go there in Nocturne in the City of Lights, a new adventure for Space 1889 from Modiphius (hey, just because you can go into space doesn't mean there's nothing left to do on the Earth, after all).
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Due to being tidally locked, only one side of Mercury ever faces the sun. This side is blasted by perpetual sunlight and is thus a huge desert, filled with lakes of liquid rock. Meanwhile, on the other side, the perpetually-night side is frozen solid, with methane glaciers. But just in the middle, where the day and night side meet, in a land of perpetual twilight, life thrives. It's into this land that explorers are headed in Space 1889, and where you can go with the Mercury sourcebook, available now from Modiphius.
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Micro Art Studios continues along with their Wolsung Steampunk Skirmish Game. This latest release is Bernette Vigil, a new character that's unaffiliated, because she's not gonna make nobody tell her who she can and can't hang out with!
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I wish I was faster than I am. I mean, not that I really need to run a lot during the day, but it's a nice thought. I also hate it when I'm trying to carry things and just don't have enough hands. In other words, I'm super-envious of Sergeant Clark, a new figure coming in the Wave 2 set of releases for Twisted. He's got a huge wheel to ride on and 4 arms with which to carry things. Check him out.
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The world of Wolsung isn't some lawless "every mechanic for themselves" sort of place. There's law and order. The bobbies of Alven Yard are there to keep the peace, even if it takes swinging their trusty truncheons into some ne'erdowell's head. They're the new faction coming to the miniatures game, and Micro Art Studio is giving you a look at how they work.
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It's odd. Each day this week I've found myself, at some point, looking at the clock and going, "How is it only (time)?! Geeze! Today is taking forever!" And yet, in contradiction of that, I've also found myself going, "Whoah! It's already (day)!? This week is flying by!" So while each day is taking forever, the week is just speeding past. I don't really get it, but it does mean we're already most of the way to the weekend. I'm in my Thursday shirt, and that means it's time to make your gaming tables look as good as possible.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Steampunk Ironclads From Burn In Designs, Tabletop Scenics Giving Away An Orc Quarters, Skull Forge Scenics Halloween Sale Happening Now, Acheson Creations at Fall In! and Millennium Con, New Modern Civilian 28mm – 32mm Vehicles From Antenociti's Workshop, and New Masons and Brewers Terrain For Guild Ball.

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We all know my love of free-to-download rules sets. They give players a chance to read over and possibly try a game before they buy it. So, assuming you like the rules, you then go and pick up a force for yourself. Well, if you're checking out the Dystopian Wars: Fleet Action fast-play rules, Spartan Games has put together some special bundles so you can get your fleets ready to go.
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So, having the core rulebook for a game is nice and all, but it's really just the start, especially if you're talking about an RPG. In this particular case, we're talking about 1879. They have a rulebook, but now they're looking to fund their first full adventure as well as game sourcebook. They've got a Kickstarter up and running to do just that now.
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From time to time, a game can use a bit of a makeover. With changing times comes changing tastes in rules and attitudes towards different mechanics. With multiple playthroughs, sometimes a discrepancy is found. Or maybe a game has just lost its polish and could use a good buff. Whatever the case, new editions come out. In this case, Battlefield Press is coming out with the 3rd edition of Gaslight Victorian Fantasy, their alternate-history setting that uses the Savage Worlds game system. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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The latest set for HeroClix is now available. Headlining her own set for the first time is Wonder Woman. It certainly seems about time for that to happen. Anyway, you can head over to your LGS and pick up your booster packs now.
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We start off the day with a heaping helping of Warmachine. Privateer Press has posted up a bunch of new previews for Cryx and Khador. Plus a Cygnar preview sneaks its way in there (as much as a colossal can "sneak," I suppose). Let's take a look.
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Well, it wasn't exactly "clock out Friday. Seemingly immediately clock in on Monday" but the whole of the weekend still felt faster than any individual day last week. And I'm still at home for the start of this week. But the internet should be going in at the new office in the next couple of days. Maybe I'll have direct human interaction again! But in the meantime, let's get your gaming tables looking as good as possible for when you interact with other gamers while playing some games.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Industrial Zone Terrain From Warzone Studio, HMAS Furious Steampunk Airship Up On Kickstarter, North Pass Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, Manorhouse Workshop Update 13 – Back to the… Dynamic Floors & Sewers, and Heroic Maps - Spacecraft: HLS Freighter "Capabilita" Now Available.

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Well, it's Monday and we're back in the office. Though it's highly likely this is the last Monday here in this office. We'll be changing locations soon. No, there shouldn't be a big gap in posts. Worse comes to worse, with my laptop, I can update from anywhere with wifi. But yeah, we've been here for 4 years. It'll be interesting to be in a new building. But that's as may be. As for now, we've gotta make sure your gaming tables look great.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Deathworld Forest Terrain From Games Workshop, Heroic Maps Foxtail Hills: Ambush Road Now Available, Cobblestone City: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available, and Eiffel Extravaganza - Steampunk Paris 1896 Terrain Up On Kickstarter.

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Spartan Games has their first releases for the new year up on their website. They've got new releases for three of their games: Dystopian Wars, Firestorm Armada, and Halo: Ground Command. So you've got some steampunk, some sci-fi space battles, and some sci-fi ground battles. Pretty nice spread there.
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The time has come. The end is nigh! Time is running short! The end of the Kickstarter campaign for The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch is upon us! Or, it will be in the next 24 hours (from time of posting, anyway). As is usual for a CMON Kickstarter campaign, they're way over their funding goal and have unlocked a lot of special content, much of it Kickstarter exclusive. If you don't want to miss out in this new game in the world of SMOG, you'd better get your pledge in.
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The streets of London are choked with thick fog and smoke from the factories. People go about their everyday lives. The undead are used as a labor force, putting many out of a job. Strange creatures, tainted by the runoff from the factories, lurk the alleyways. In all of it, the Cult looks to bring back Moloch, a fire demon from centuries ago. It's up to the Gentlemen of the Unicorn Club to put a stop to it and save the Queen, London, and the whole world. That's just where you come in. The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch is CMON's latest Kickstarter campaign that's just launched.
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CMON is known for their miniatures in their games. I mean, the M stands for "Mini." In The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch, the game will come with plenty of miniatures. But how do you know they're going to be the C (that is to say, "Cool")? Well, you get a preview of them here.
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The world of Fasa's 1879 is a bit different than the one you learned about in history class. Here, Albert and Victoria are still in control of the British Empire, but that empire now includes Grosvenor Land. Or, it would include it, if the natives weren't being so persnickety about it. Found by going through a portal known as the Rabbit Hole, the land is one that seems split off from the rest of history. There's fertile plains, towering mountains, giant insects, and the Babylonians (who managed to find the place 3000 years earlier). Then there's the Saurid tribes. They're lizard-like beings that also inhabit the land. If you'd like to take your players into such a world, you will be able to with the 1879 Gamemaster's Guide, which is up on Kickstarter now.
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