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Let's keep the sales posts going for the day and finish out with quite a big one. Are you interested in Castles & Crusades? Perhaps you've checked it out, but were waiting for a sale to dive in? Would you like a digital copy of 18 different books? Well, you can get them now in a single Megabundle for 80% off the regular price.
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Well, after what seemed like two Thursdays in a row, we have made our way, finally, to Friday. And I, for one, welcome our new almost-weekend overlords. With any luck, your weekend will be filled with gaming. If not, I still hope it's restful. But before we can get there, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final days for Castles & Crusades Kickstarter, New Selection of Peasants Available From Warlord Games, Geek & Sundry and Campaign Coins release TableTop gaming coins, and Battlefront Releases Afrika Korps Gaming Aids For Flames of War.

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At once, it feels both like, "wow. Already Wednesday?" and "wow. How is it only Wednesday?"
Is it that way for anyone else or just me?
I feel like I've gotten a lot done, but have a lot more waiting ahead of me.
Ah well. We'll make it. Break on through to the other side. To help with that, here's a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Scotia Grendel New Releases - October 2016, Rebel Minis Launches Rise of the Animechs Kickstarter, Shatterlands Kickstarter Reaches Funding Goal, Xtraidos Skirmish Game Relaunching Soon On Indiegogo, Ether Wars Kickstarter Relaunch November 22nd + Giveaway starting this Tuesday, New Releases Available From Victoria Miniatures, Idea Jab Card Game Coming To Kickstarter "Pretty Soonish", Khurasan releases 15mm Seydlitz Tank, Geek Chic Releases The Vanguard Table, Chronicles Miniatures Game Looking For Beta Testers, Brother Vinni Releases Tricycle Robot, Final Hours For Shadows of Esteren On Kickstarter, Final Days for Ninja Arena On Kickstarter, Table Air Combat: U-2 Kukuruznik Now Available, Castles & Crusades latest Kickstarter in its final week, Twisted Brothers Studio join MAGE Company, and New Breacher Bikes Available From Kromlech.


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Castles & Crusades is expanding. Troll Lord Games is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to bring two new books to the system. They're basically a setting guide as well as a player's guide for The Hallowed Oracle. and it would seem people are excited about it, as the Kickstarter's doing rather well.
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The week continues along. As it goes, so do we along with it. The weekend is coming up soon. It'll hopefully be here before we know it. I'm going to an inaugural board game day at a library that a friend works at. Probably to play Guild Ball. I know that's not technically a board game. But I don't care. I'm a rebel.

Anyway, before then, we need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

So today we have: Red Panda Miniatures Wander Contest Happening Now, Ares Games Posts Dungeon Time Kickstarter Preview Video, Khurasan releases 15mm Merkava Mark 4, New interactve website for Castles & Crusades, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm June Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and Final week for Barbaric Splendor Kickstarter One: Personalities.

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Are you familiar with familiars? If you've played a magic-user in a D&D game before, you probably are. My favorite familiar was a shocker lizard named Bitey. He was the familiar of a lightning mage I used to play back in the day. Good times. Now, obviously, a shocker lizard isn't among the "standard set" of familiars. And this was back in 3.5th edition. Well, now Troll Lord Games is helping to expand your Familiar options in 5th edition with their new book up on Kickstarter. Discuss
To prove myself even more right that it's still possible to get sales into the middle of December. Troll Lord Games has announced that their holiday sale is happening now. So if you'd like to get some Castles & Crusades books for a lot cheaper than you'd usually have to spend, you'll want to check it out.
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Occasionally, people will hear me lament about wanting to see a setting that's really different than the rest. Not that there's anything wrong with fantasy or sci-fi, in general, but sometimes you want something that's out of the ordinary. Well, it would seem that Troll Lord Games is looking out for me. They're bringing Hound Comic's Brimstone and the Borderhounds to the SIEGE Engine RPG system. They're up on Kickstarter now and looking for some funding.
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Castles & Crusades is looking to expand the information available to players with a trio of new codices. They've taken to Kickstarter in order to get that funding. And looking at the goal total and the pledges so far, it looks like they'll be able to get them made.
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Do you like fantasy RPGs? Do you like saving money? Do you like digital media? Well, then have I got a news story for you! Troll Lord Games is having a store-wide sale on their e-books over on RPGNow. If you want to save 50% on their wares, head on over and check it out.
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Troll Lord wants to ring in the new year in style. They've been more than 5x funded in their Aihrde RPG setting Kickstarter, but want to get even further. So if they can break $25k by midnight tonight, they'll add in a free adventure to all backers.
They've got less than $4k to go to get there, and just over 13 hours.
The overall campaign still had 5 days to go, but if you can get a free adventure, why not jump in now?

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Troll Lord is running a big sale on their Castles & Crusades books over on RPGNow. Sale runs through the 5th, so you'd better hurry.

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From the sales sheet:

Now through Dec. 5th, we are offering all our digital titles at RPGNow and DrivethruRPG on sale. As high at 70% off! Hurry as this sale will be gone before the leftovers!


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Troll Lord Games has released their Black Box collector's edition of Castles & Crusades over in their webshop.

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From the release:

Ten years ago we launched Castles & Crusades the RPG. We officially debuted the game at Gencon with a collectors set designed after the original white box of Dungeons & Dragons. We did this to celebrate that game's 30th anniversary.

Ten years later the game is growing stronger and faster than ever and we are happily celebrating our 10th anniversary.
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Troll Lord has just under 2 weeks left for their Amazing Adventures RPG Kickstarter campaign. They've made their funding goal, so it's stretch goals from here on out.

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From them to you:

Amazing Adventures is the Pulp Role Playing Game. It uses the Castles & Crusades famous SIEGE ENGINE for fast, quick game play!

We released Jason Vey's Amazing Adventures at Gencon 2012. We released it as a simple, one book, softcover RPG that contained all the essentials to get you playing in a madcap world of Pulp adventure. Two years on, it's time to give this game a make over.

Join us for these last two weeks and let's get these books into hardcover and unearth those extra stretch rewards!


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Troll Lord is in their final couple hours over on Kickstarter for their Castles & Crusades campaign. They're well over 4x funded, so there's plenty extra to see.

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From the campaign:

Castles & Crusades is a fantasy role playing game with countless possibilities. Designed for use with multiple players, Castles & Crusades puts you in charge of the adventure path. Included within are all the rules of play, how to get started in your very own role playing game, how to run the game and play in it. It’s an easy to learn attribute-based rules system that allows players to choose among 13 archetypal character classes and 7 races to with which create their characters. Spells, equipment, fast-paced combat rules, and all essential information needed to play a game of Castles & Crusades are in this book.


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Troll Lord Games is in their final days for their Codex Nordica codex for Castles & Crusades.
Get in on it before Ragnarok.



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From the campaign:

The Codex Nordica continues the exploration of mythological realms, with spells, monsters & more for your Castles & Crusades game.

The Codex Nordica is a 128+ page book filled with all manner of content, from a complete guide to Viking Mythology for everyone's use, from new spells for characters to monsters for Castle Keepers/Game Masters. It's that and more!

With only a few days left, your pledge is never as important as it is now! Make your pledge today, help us reach our stretch goals and get those much wanted add-ons!


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Troll Lord Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new Castles & Crusades sourcebook, the Codex Nordica. They're already well over their goal, so it's stretch goals for 28 more days.



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From the campaign:

The Codex Nordica is a 150+ page book filled with all manner of content, from a complete guide to Viking Mythology for everyone's use, from new spells for characters to monsters for Castle Keepers/Game Masters. It's that and more!


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Troll Lord Games has released their new Storyteller's Thesaurus.
I was gonna have a witty comment here, but... it just didn't end up working out.



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From the release:

Writers, game designers, teachers, and students ~this is the book you’ve been waiting for! Written by storytellers for storytellers, this volume offers an entirely new approach to word finding. Browse the pages within to see what makes this book different:

Entries arranged in chapters by topic. Find everything you need to design a character, scene, or setting all in one place—no need to hunt through pages of alphabetical listings!
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Troll Lord Games and Hound Comics are teaming up for Castles & Crusades: Brimstone and the Borderhounds RPG book.



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From the announcement:

Troll Lord Games and Hound Comics welcome you to an exciting new RPG, Castles & Crusades Brimstone & the Borderhounds. Ripped from the pages of the Brimstone & the Borderhounds comic book TLG is using the challenging yet extremely easy to learn C&C Siege Engine to create a fast paced, easy to play, RPG that brings you into the world of the Borderhounds.

Hell is an unkind place. A sprawling megalopolis of twisted streets and ramshackle buildings piled one on top of the other, clawing their way to height's unseen where the Lords of Hell rule. Here the harvested souls of evil labor as slaves, doomed to eternal torment. Bound to a world of suffering, always yearning for a world beyond their own. Those wicked who are able seek to flee this city of the damned and do so with whatever tool they can: greed, violence, avarice. Fleeing hell is the only goal.

But to do so these souls must pass the Borderhounds. Bounty Hunters set on the edge of forever who hunt down wayward souls and throw them in, or out, of Hell. Led by grim faced Brimstone, these Borderhounds are the bane of the damned.

Now you can join the Borderhounds!
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Troll Lord Games has one week left to pre-order their Castles & Crusades supplement, Bluffside. They've added in some more bonuses for if you do pre-order as well.



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From the update:

There is only one week left to get in on the great savings for Bluffside: City on the Edge! This will expire on October 13, 2013. Until then you can save on the book, the PDF, and other great packages we've put together. If we make it to $4,000, we will also be printing this in hardback and you will receive it as such at no extra charge if you pre-order! PLUS you will receive 10 extra maps free if you pre -order at the $50 or more level. Check it out.


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Troll Lord Games is taking pre-orders for their Bluffside: City on the Edge rpg supplement book for Castles and Crusades.
If they get enough pre-orders, they'll upgrade the book to hardcover.



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From the announcement:

This project has been hammered into its final form and is now print ready. But like many projects around here of late, the sheer idea of releasing it in the standard softcover perfect bound format is just not good enough. So we've set a goal, much like Free City of Eskadia, we are aiming to raise $4000.00 in pre-order money to print this book in hardback.

If we can get $4000.00 in pre-orders for Bluffside: City on the Edge, we'll print this as a hardback. If not, we'll proceed apace and do it as a softcover. Your pledge for the printed book is good either way.

The good news is that the book is PRINT READY. That means if you join us and pre-order today you'll receive a digital copy (assuming you order one) within 72 hours of the order (counting for weekends!). So you can plunge into the City by the Sea immediately! As soon as we hit the funding goal, we send it to print.


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Troll Lord Games exceeds Kickstarter goal:

From their announcement:

A hearty THANK YOU to everyone who has already joined the Crusade and pre-ordered Classic Monsters Monster Manual. We are offering a large assortment of goodies to go with the pre-order and set the goal at $4,000.00. We met and have now exceeded that goal; this in under a week. That's pretty cool and once again is a testament to the popularity and dedication of the C&C gamers!

It is not too late to join in on the action however as we will continue to take pre-orders through the kickstarter system until December 2, 2011. After the book will not be offered until its release in late December or early January. So, be sure to join up now!
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Troll Lord Games launch a Kickstarter Project:

From their announcement:

Troll Lord Games is a well established company with a decade's worth of publishing experience. Our flagship game Castles & Crusades has been in print for 6 years. Out next big release for Castles & Crusades is the hardcover book, "Classic Monsters, A Monster Manual." From the book: The early days of gaming saw some of the most classic and amazing creatures. Weird beasties derived from the minds of people influenced by a genre of fiction that was in its prime, when fantasy truly meant the fantastic. Kim Hartsfield, long-time veteran of classic gaming, brings many of these monsters back to life in Classic Monsters A Monster Manual.
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