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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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Well, this rocket-fast week is rocket-fastly coming to an end (yes, I made up a word there. It's not a very good word, but there it is). The weekend stretches before us like a blank canvas. Personally? I'm going to be playing some Guild Ball, putting together some Kingdom Death (or, hopefully, just playing more Guild Ball :P ), and then making a fruitcake (because I actually like fruitcake). But that's as may be. If I'm going to be doing all that, I should fill up on bite-sized gaming stories to make sure I get through it all.

Today we have: Gamelyn Games announces Heroes’ of Land, Air & Sea, Steampunk 35mm Miniatures from Topexx Dominions Now Live on Kickstarter, HSD Miniatures Expansion 1 on Kickstarter, and Battle Dice Weekend Promo From Bits of War.

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It's Monday and I'm back in the office after a long weekend.
Unfortunately, gaming plans fell through, but it was still a decent weekend. There's always next week. Gotta get my S3 Guild Ball on at some point.

But at the moment it's about making your gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Dungeon Worlds Part 3 Kickstarter has funded, Tablewar to directly sell The F.A.T. Mats to customers in the US & UK/EU, Heroic Maps Stone Rift Locations Now Available, Heroic Maps Monastery of the Order of Grimkell Now Available, Space Nebula: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available, and 2017 Premium Property Pre-orders Happening Now.

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I technically have the day off today. Why? Because CMON went public on the Hong Kong stock exchange and they're giving us the day off to celebrate. But the news doesn't stop just because the office is closed. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor slush, shal keep me from giving you your news (ok, so maybe eating lots of food last week would keep me from doing it, but still...). Gonna be a bit shorter day today, but I still want to get you your bite-sized gaming stories. So let's get to it.

On the platter today, we have: Ramshackle Games Releases the Boom Wagon, Gods & Goddesses 5th edition supplement coming to Kickstarter in February, Kromlech New Release: Vehicle Hull Points Markers, Raging Heroes Sale Extended Through This Weekend, Aether Captains: Action Cards Update, Liam Games distributes MAGE Company in Israel, and Czacha Games to publish Polish Raid and Trade in 2017.

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It's December. Yesterday, we had some pretty nasty storms roll through here in Atlanta. Today, it's definitely a bit cooler than it had been. Sure, a high of 54 might not seem too cold to someone in Chicago (where I grew up). But it's colder than the 70s it'd been the previous couple days. Staying in and playing some games sounds rather nice. So let's make sure those gaming tables look good.

Today in our Terrain Corner we have: New Firefly Airship from Burn In Designs, Heroic Maps - Explorer: Night Camps Now Available, Deep-Cut Studio releases a new Neo-Tokyo game mat, Infinity Scenery: Pwork Wargames gaming Scenery Sets Now Available, and Crossroads gaming mat by Warzone Studio Now Available.

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The first couple days went by slowly, but since then, at least for me, the week's felt like it's picked up steam and we're rushing our way towards the weekend. I know I could use some relaxation time, and I just lined up a day of gaming on Saturday. So that should be good. Hopefully you've got plans along those same lines. And if you do, you'll want your gaming table looking good. And that's what we're here to help with now.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Premium Mats From WizKids, 4 new 1:72 Normandy Houses From Najewitz Modellbau, New Market Terrain From Micro Art Studio, New Samhain Gates From Valquiria Studio, and Woodland: Pwork Wargames Fantasy Gaming Mat Now Available.

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A new crop of new releases has popped up on the Privateer Press homepage for Warmachine and Hordes. It's a decent spread of old, new, units, attachments, solos, and a gigantic warjack for you to check out. There's a good chance there's something you'll be able to use being released soon.
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Not sure why, but this week's been a time enigma. I woke up this morning going, "wow, already Wednesday!" But since I've been here at the office, it's been the exact opposite. "How is it only 10am? I feel like I've been here forever!" What might help is noshing on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today in the platter we have: Brigade Models New Release Update, New Ammunition Chain Sets From Tabletop-Art, Victoria Miniatures Female Victorian Guard Now Available, Motherland Tokens now available from Advanced Deployment, Dek-Den: Deck Building Game Assistant On Kickstarter, Aenor Miniatures First Releases Now Available, Terrible Kids Stuff releases Goblin Shaman, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Heavy Thunder Gun with Heavy Flamer, Khurasan releases Tah-sig (non-humanoid alien) range, Ulisses Spiele GmbH To Take Over Publishing Fading Suns RPG, and 25x50mm flat bases Now available From Tabletop-Art.

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As we roll along, the weekend grows ever-closer. As I mentioned, I've got a full day of gaming scheduled for Saturday. That'll include some games that use various bits of terrain on a game mat. You want your games to look good, right? I know I do. So let's see what we can do to make your games look good.

In our Terrain Corner today we have: Deep-Cut Studio releases dedicated game mat for Roots of Magic, New Terrain Pieces Available From Micro Art Studio, and Badlands: Pwork Wargames Fantasy Gaming Mat Now Available.

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Here in the northern hemisphere, it gets pretty cold in January. Even in many of the regularly-warm sections of the place, it can get kinda cold. Thankfully, Privateer Press is bringing some warmth to your tabletops with a bunch of Protectorate of Menoth releases (there's also a Retribution and Skorne release scheduled, too).
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Ages ago, the DownFall caused the world to shatter. Now, adrift in an endless sky, various islands of solid ground hover. Between the skylands, the Kin ply their skyships in the ever-gusting wind. They do a heavy trade in lost technology, all while keeping aware of the Children of the Dark, who inhabit skylands much further down where the light never goes. This is the world of Upwind, a new RPG that's on Kickstarter now.
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Privateer Press is always busy coming up with new concepts to bring to Warmachine and Hordes. I'm always interested to see what they come up with as they look to bring new and unique things to each faction. Well, a quartet of new previews has showed up on their website, showing off some new, but familiar, items.
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You get 54mm dinosaur minis.
If that didn't get you to go check out the campaign for Sauriana, I'm not sure what more you would need. But in an effort to not just make this post a single sentence and a link, I'll elaborate. The game is set in an alternate version of the 19th century where steampunk scientists calling themselves the Cope Collective do battle with adventurers from the Explorer's Club (and the dinosaurs they've found) as well as the Othniellians (the "cowboys of science") and the hybrid creatures they are creating. The game is currently up on Kickstarter.
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It's the end of the 19th Century. Technological innovations have made it so man and machine have taken to the skies in large numbers. Smoke-belching behemoths ply the airways as they patrol for enemy flying ships. The enemy is spotted! To battlestations! Wings of smaller aircraft take off, looking to intercept the enemy forces. Massive flying battleships, dreadnaughts, cruisers, and destroyers engage in combat far above the Earth's surface. That's the story behind Imperial Skies, which is available now.
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There's a new batch of releases available from Privateer Press, both in their webshop as well as at your local gaming store. Looking it over, we've got a new cavalry box, a new unit attachment to one of the first units for the game, as well as some alternate-pose warcasters that I don't think you could get individually before.
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Is this week going by quickly for everyone else, or is it just me? I woke up this morning and sort of shocked myself with the fact that I was putting on my Wednesday shirt already. We'll be getting to the weekend before we know it. But in the meantime, we should stock up on some bite-size gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Kev White does Matt Dixon - Female Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Bombshell Miniatures Running Bombshell Babes III Kickstarter, Raid & Trade: From Hell to Desert Free Scenario Available, 12 Realms: Black Fortresses Alliance Free Scenario Available, Dark Art Studios Previews Devil’s Dungeon Miniature Series, Upwind RPG Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm September Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, First Wave of 2D Miniatures Available From Flatminis, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Magma Cannon, Mystic Circle Stones Bases 30mm and 40mm Available From Tabletop-Art, Khurasan releases 15mm 1980s US Army Mech Infantry and M113 APC, New Elven Amazon From Brother Vinni, FossilPunk Foundry Unveils New Miniatures for Sauriana, The Goblin Hoarde's Hoard Bundle & Our Goblin Army Patreon From Fat Goblin Games, Scroll and Codex: Dice Tower and Rolling Tray Kickstarter Running Now, New Releases from RAFM Miniatures, Dynamite Nurse Coming To Kickstarter Next Month, Purgatory Miniatures Previews Their Kickstarter Page, Kromlech New Release: Orc Iron Mask Heads, and Khurasan releases 15mm Late 16th Century Master Gunners.

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Steam. It's one of the most important resources on the planet for human civilization. Just think of all the things its done for us (and continues to do, considering anything that runs on nuclear power technically runs on steam). It's even created some great miniatures games! Well, it's been the basis for miniatures games, anyway. Wolsung Steampunk Skirmish Game from Micro Art Studios is one of those, and they've got some new releases available.
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Sure, there's already Halloween stuff out and Pumpkin Spice everywhere, it won't be long before all that turns to red and green tinsel, twinkling lights, and Christmas music. December's not that far on down the line. As such, Privateer is showing off what they'll be coming out with that month.
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Lots of things being released from Privateer Press. There's some new sculpts for some favorite warcasters. There's a new variant sculpt for another warcaster. There's some new solos. And then there's an expansion for The Undercity. Let's take a look at all of those.
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Tragedy of Progress is a new steampunk skirmish game that's up on Kickstarter. The game is designed to put you in complete control of your crew. You decide what skills they have, what stats, and what they're equipped with. Skirmishes are centered around various scenarios that you link together to create an overall narrative campaign. In-between scenarios, there's rules for increasing character's stats, as well as buying new gear, or possibly even finding rare equipment, depending on the outcome of the games.
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Many times now you've probably read about my love of the 2-player starter box for games. My first foray into miniatures gaming was via a 2-player starter. It's a great way to rope in... I mean... join in with a friend and have ready-to-play forces (once the glue dries, generally, anyway). Well, with the new edition of Warmachine and Hordes, Privateer Press has come out with new 2-player starters. They also have a new Cryx warjack box available today, too.
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Hey there everyone,
We've made it to Saturday, so that once again means it's time for a Review Roundup. A bit lighter this week than usual. I'm sure that's due to Gen Con last weekend. I expect, though, that the next couple weeks will be pretty full of new reviews. I know several reviewers were getting copies of the new CMON games, at least.

Also: We're looking into what's up with the TGN Blogs page. We'll let you know when we find out anything.

Anyway, as for today, we've got: Battle of the Bands, Get Adler, Super Hack Override, Beneath Nexus, Legends of Andor New Heroes Expansion, Warmachine Cephalyx Mind Slaver & Drudges, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Tyrants of the Underdark, Animals On Board, Farmageddon: Farm Fresh Edition, and Stellar Conflict.

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Well, yesterday we had some new releases from Privateer Press. Now it's time to look ahead to what they'll be getting you in a couple months for Warmachine and Hordes. And those things are big, very big. Like, biggest of the big, big. Let's take a look.
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Privateer Press, hot on the heels of having some of their latest releases available at Gen Con, now has them available to everyone. They've got a couple releases available for both Hordes and Warmachine, as well as some resculpted iconic models.
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Well, it's getting to be bedtime. Gotta get to sleep so I can make the epic migration back to the sauna that is Atlanta in August. I'm going to miss Gen Con. This was a good year. Despite the fact that I didn't get really much of a chance to hang out with too many people (Gen Con, if nothing else, is hundreds of "we'll hang out later" comments said in passing that, sadly, never get to actually happen), it was still a pretty good show. Lots of things to see. Lots of big announcements. And lots of photos. My phone says I've taken over 1,600 in the past several days, a good portion of which have been posted here for you. Speaking of which, here's the last galleries from the show.
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