Review Roundup

Happy International Tabletop Day, everyone! *party cannon*
I hope you’re celebrating in style. I know some of you are out at KingdomCon. Others of you are at PeteCon. Still others are just hanging out at your LGS getting your gaming on. Well, however you’re celebrating, I hope the dice/cards/whatever are in your favor. Remember, it’s all about having fun and making friends.
Anyway, if you’re wondering what game you should play today, maybe some of these reviews can help out.

This week we’ve got: Firefly: Crime and Punishment expansion, Strife: Legacy of the Eternals, Clans of Caledonia, Quartz, World’s Fair 1893, Game of Trains, The Captain is Dead, The Walking Dead: All Out War, Farsight, Martians: A Story of Civilization, Zephyr: Winds of Change, Exit The Game, Morels, and Perry Miniatures’ Confederate Infantry.

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Monday Terrain Corner

Well, I’m coming to realize that this is not going to be a regular week. With all the prep and hype for GAMA last week, even though I realize that I leave for Adepticon this week, it’s still sort of a, “oh yeah, that…” instead of, y’know, “Oh yeah! That!!” At Adepticon, one of the things people want to see most are the cool armies and army boards. It’s a big miniatures game, so you know there’s going to be some awesome-looking tables. If you want your tables to look that good, you’ll probably want to check out the stories below.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Dale’s RV Coming to The Walking Dead and

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Lee and Clementine Figures Coming For The Walking Dead: All Out War

Mantic games has announced that they’ll be coming out with two show-exclusive miniatures for The Walking Dead: All Out War based on the characters from Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead series.
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New The Walking Dead: All Out War Boosters Available To Order

The Walking Dead has gone through many characters over the course of its run. Some you’re happy to see make it away from the horrors of the zombies and murderous other humans. Others, you’re happy to see them get eaten. But that’s half the fun. Well, Mantic is letting you bring a bunch more of those characters to your tabletops in The Walking Dead: All Out War, as a bunch of boosters are available to pre-order.
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The Walking Dead: Prelude to Woodbury Solo Starter Set Now Shipping

Well, the world’s once more come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you to not go out into the cold weather! Now there’s zombies, zombies everywhere! (… and not a drop to drink?) But while we sit here in our bunker, hearing all the cries of “braaaaaains!” from just outside, at least we can play The Walking Dead: Prelude to Woodbury from Mantic Games. And by “we,” I mean “me” because it’s a solo game and everyone else is a zombie.
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Pledge Manager Now Open For The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary

There’s all sorts of reasons why you might miss out on a Kickstarter. Perhaps you just didn’t have the funds at the time, or you were out of town when the campaign was going and missed the announcement for it, or you’ve since decided you wished you’d been on it. Well, thankfully, many companies will open up to new customers during the Pledge Manager section of the campaign. Cryptozoic has done just that with The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary.
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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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Cryptozoic Restructuring The Walking Dead Kickstarter

The Kickstarter campaign for Cryptozoic’s new board game based on The Walking Dead TV show hit quite a rough patch last week. They went from funding and heading through stretch goals to actually dipping down below their funding goal level. But with only 5 days left in the campaign, there has been a bunch of restructuring, with new pledge levels and some new add-ons that seem to have righted the ship back up again.
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Cryptozoic Launches The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary Kickstarter

Well, it’s happened again. The world’s come to an end. Damnit, Carl, I told you to not eat that tainted meat! Now there’s zombies all over everywhere! Though I’m sure, to the vast majority of you, The Walking Dead TV series on AMC certainly needs no introduction. You know all about the exploits of the small group of survivors, trying to stay one step ahead of the zombies while stress and tension look to rip the group apart (sometimes seemingly much more likely than the zombies ripping the group apart). Well, Cryptozoic has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new board game, The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary, which brings that setting to your tabletop.
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Woodbury Expansion Add-On Added To The Walking Dead Kickstarter

Tanks.
“You’re welcome.”
No, tanks!
“I said you’re welcome!”
Look! Tanks!
“Ooooh… tanks… Holy Crap! Tanks!”
You know, you’d think that having a tank during a zombie outbreak wouldn’t be so bad. Well-armored, can travel over all sorts of terrain, and can certainly take out a zombie or two. It’s not so good, however, when one’s facing you down. Well, they don’t have the actual tanks coming for The Walking Dead: All Out War, but but the Governor in charge of it they do have.
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Prison Expansion Added To The Walking Dead Kickstarter

Mantic Games is going to jail. Well, the Walking Dead: All Out War is going to jail. That is to say that the Prison Expansion set has been added to the Kickstarter campaign that’s going on now. You can add it now to your pledge if you feel like doing that sort of thing (and I know a lot of you do).
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Mantic Games Posts The Walking Dead Playtest Rules

Well, the other day we got a bit of a “review style” look at the rules for The Walking Dead: All Out War, the horror skirmish game of zombie fun from Mantic Games. For those that were disappointed that you didn’t actually just get a rulebook to look over, you can breathe easy, as that’s just what Mantic has made available.
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Mantic Previews The Walking Dead Rules

Mantic’s Kickstarter campaign for The Walking Dead: All Out War continues to shuffle along over on Kickstarter. But then again, zombies shuffle. It’s what they do. With just over a week gone in the campaign, they’ve made it to over 5x funded, breaking into several stretch goals along the way. To help entice more into the zombie lifestyle, they’ve posted up an overview of the rules over on their website.
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Mantic Games Launches The Walking Dead Kickstarter

Get ready!
Get set!
Shamble!
Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for The Walking Dead: All Out War. And though the finish line is still almost a month away, they have already reached their goal. The game funded very quick (as pretty much everyone expected) and they’re working their way through stretch goals. I wouldn’t be surprised if they passed quite a few even by the time you read this, since they’re working their way through now, even as I type this.
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Mantic Games Gives The Walking Dead: All Out War Kickstarter Details

We’re just under a week away from the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for The Walking Dead: All Out War, Mantic’s new miniatures game based, obviously, on The Walking Dead series of comics. With this time, Mantic’s giving us a look inside what the starter set will consist of, as well as letting us know what changes they plan on making to how they handle Kickstarter campaigns.
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Mantic Gives Non-Gamers A Quick Walking Dead Intro

Here on TGN, in one of the first The Walking Dead: All Out War, there was a comment that the person’s wife had not ever been a minis gamer, but now she probably will be once this game comes out. A game such as this, that is based on a property that engages a lot of different people via the comic books and the TV show, will hopefully bring new gamers to the table. But how do you introduce the system to a non-gamer? Mantic has a little ditty you can have them look over.
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New Details about Walkers In The Walking Dead

Iiiii can’t dance.
Iiiii can’t talk.
The only thing about me is the way that I walk.
And I’m sure you thought I would go with Aerosmith at the start of this post. Well ha! I didn’t! Anyway, Mantic is giving us a bit more information about The Walking Dead with a look into the AI used to move Walkers around the board.
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Mantic Games Posts New Details About The Walking Dead: All out War

Mantic Games is bringing a much-beloved comic series The Walking Dead to gaming tables near you with The Walking Dead: All Out War. This you know. But do you know what the game mechanics are going to be like? Maybe you’ve heard little bits here and there, but now Mantic is helping out by giving us a bit more insight into how the game will actually play.
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Mantic’s Ronnie Renton Talks More About The Walking Dead

Well, the “big news award” of the week would probably go to Mantic announcing that they’ll be making a miniatures game based on The Walking Dead comic books. We got only a few details during the actual announcement yesterday, and many people are hungry for more (like zombies want brains). Well, Mantic’s Ronnie Renton is here to give you some more insight into what you can expect in a quick video.
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Mantic to Make The Walking Dead Miniatures Game

Braaaaaaaaaaaaaains!
No, it’s not Halloween, but there’s never a bad time for some undead.
Or, there’s never a good time for some undead, if you have to run from them or be turned into one, I guess.
In this case, though, undead is a good thing, as Mantic has announced that they’re going to be making a miniatures game based on the popular series The Walking Dead.
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USAOpoloy Posts Preview of Munchkin Zombies: The Walking Dead Set

In Munchkin Zombies: The Walking Dead, you’re one of the shambling masses. But you don’t just want to be one of the crowd. You want to stand out from your other brain-munching buddies and really make a name for yourself. You do that by eating the brains of prominent survivors, of course. This expansion brings the brain-munching of the Walking Dead series and adds in that bit of Munchkin whimsy.
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Cryptozoic announce Walking Dead boardgame

Cryptozoic Entertainment have announce a boardgame based on the Walking Dead TV series.

The Walking Dead game components

From their website:

In The Walking Dead Board game, only the strong survive. The weak turn into walkers, and then turn against their former friends. Fight your way through zombie-infested Atlanta with your fellow survivors. Grab some weapons to clear a path. Visit destinations like the department store, old folk’s home, and the CDC. Find the tools you’ll need to live another day. Take on the role of Rick, Andrea, or one of the other hapless survivors and scrounge for sweet weapons like a Shotgun or Crossbow. Keep your eyes open for new allies, but watch your back. When supplies start running low, it’s every man for himself. If you can make it back to camp with enough gear to defend yourself and those you still care for, you win.

Should you fall to the hungry horde of walkers, the game doesn’t end. When a player dies and becomes a walker, they leave the world of the living behind and seek out the remaining survivors. Spring surprise attacks on the living, cause the walkers to frenzy, or contaminate the survivor’s supplies. Put the bite on your former friends and they’ll join you in your pursuit of the living.

The fate of the human race is in your hands, either as a survivor or a walker. Join us this September 2011 with Cryptozoic Entertainment’s The Walking Dead Board Game.