Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaay! Woo!
My favorite day of the week, as you all know. And while I’m not probably going to be doing much gaming, by the time you read this, I should be stuffed full of tacos and empanadas and churros. So I’m still having a pretty spectacular day.

But while I take a siesta, let’s get you those gaming reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Gunfights and Gambling, Vikingjarl, Evil Corp, Raccoon Tycoon, Rising Sun Broken Token Insert, Neuroshima Hex: Iron Gang, Ticket to Ride: France and Old West, Vanguard of War, Feudum, Street Masters, The Mind, and The Tea Dragon Society.

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Game Nite Issue 25 is Now Available

With the weekend coming up, there’s going to be lots of people headed out to the game shops, game clubs, and friends houses to do some gaming. But what do you do when others are gaming and you’ve got some time on your hands, or you’re waiting for friends to show? How about a gaming magazine? Seems like a perfect fit, and the latest issue of Game Nite is now available for your reading pleasure.
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Knights of Fate Available For Star Wars RPG

When sitting around and talking no longer gets done what needs to get done, the lightsabers and blasters come out. In the Star Wars RPG, players can focus on these combat abilities, and those abilities are being further expanded and enhanced with the Knights of Fate book. Along with the book, there’s new combat decks available, so you can know just what abilities and powers you have at your disposal.
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Friday Snippets

Friday! Woo!
And I entirely forgot to mention earlier that we’re actually into Summer now. *gets out the Bermuda shorts and flip-flops*
And, being summer, it’s time to bust out the hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and coleslaw. But while we’re waiting for the grill to heat up, let’s snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Salamander Doors and Hatches From Forge World, HeartBeat Dice Launching on Kickstarter Today, Purgatory reveals the faction artwork lineup, Cerberus Studios Launches Fantasy Miniatures Kickstarter, Acheson Creations Viking Kickstarter Products Now Available, and New Releases Available From Y.F.T. Design Studio.

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Warlord Games Previews Strontium Dog Minis Game

Warlord Games is headed back to world of comics for their next miniatures game. They’re taking the world of Strontium Dog and bringing it to your tabletops. They’ve got some preview shots up of the rulebook cover, as well as the first couple minis.
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IELLO Announces 8Bit Box Games

All those in the room whose first console was an Atari 2600, raise your hands.
*raises hand*
So, all of you that played those games where 8 bits even seemed kinda crazy, you’ve probably got some nostalgia for those games. Well, IELLO is looking to bring that feel to the tabletop with their 8Bit Box collection. The first of which is called Pixoid.
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USAopoly Previews Samurai Jack: Back to the Past Board Game

Samurai Jack is one of those cartoons I’ve meant to go back and watch (since I didn’t really watch it when it was originally out), but just haven’t gotten around to. I always did like the art style, and the story seemed pretty cool. And with a new game coming out for it, the impetus to watch it has grown. Check out this preview of Samurai Jack: Back to the Past, coming from USAopoly.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Ashes Preview

Plaid Hat Games continues their Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn previews with a look at Sembali’s deck. We’ve seen the vampiric stuff in Harold’s, now it’s on to the divine counter.
… But really, all I can think about is the cute raccoon-guy in a hood.
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Wave XIV Available For X-wing

The latest wave of X-Wing releases are now available from Fantasy Flight Games. They’re the new TIE Reaper, as well as Saw’s Renegades packs. Since they’re coming so close to the release of the 2nd edition of the game, players don’t have to worry about instantly buying obsolete pieces. They come with both 1st and 2nd edition cards, dials, and such.
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SideQuests: Tip-Top Taverns Up On Kickstarter

Taverns. Inns. Bars.
If you’ve played an RPG for any amount of time, chances are your characters have ended up in at least one, if not multiple versions of all of those. That can be tough for a GM to keep up with. So that’s where SideQuests: Tip-Top Taverns is here to help. It’s descriptions for 20 different establishments for your adventurers to rest, relax, and find some new adventures. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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The Book of Many Things Print Version Up On Kickstarter

Options. In an RPG, you can never have enough options, if you ask me. And The Book of Many Things gives both players and GMs just that, options. Lots, and lots, and lots of options, for just about everything. The print version of the Pathfinder version of the book is up on Kickstarter now.
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The Forgotten Dungeon Mega Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Pre-made adventures are great for a GM that finds themselves without a lot of time to make up something from scratch for their game. For the GM that’s really busy, they could check out The Forgotten Dungeon. It’s an adventure that’s over 100 pages and filled with all manner of things to keep players on their toes for several levels to come. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

Thursday already? That’s not a complaint, mind you. Just a reaction. Seems the week has gone by quick. And while I don’t know if there’ll specifically be gaming this weekend, I know there’ll be authentic Mexican food. And that’s got me hyped (possibly even more than gaming! Churros are my kryptonite). In the meantime, though, we still gotta make your gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we’ve got: Shrine of the Lawgiver + Oven Mitt Preorder From Privateer Press, Heroic Maps – Modular Kit: Mossy Dungeon Chambers, Deep-Cut Studio releases game mats for RPGs that you can write on, Darkburg: Fantasy Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames, and New Technical Platforms – 90 degrees From Tabletop Scenics.

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Overturn: Rising Sands Board Game Up On Kickstarter

FoxTales Studios is running a Kickstarter campaign for Overturn: Rising Sands. It’s a semi-cooperative adventure board game, steeped in Middle Eastern folklore. Grab your band of heroes and face off against all manner of monsters of mythology. Just make sure that your story doesn’t end with bleeding out into the sand.
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Plaid Hat Previews Leaf Clan for Crystal Clans

Be my druidess.
Be my everything.
Considering the rest of the lyrics of that song, I should probably stop there.
I’m not sure how much Type O Negative they listen to in the world of Crystal Clans, but I have a feeling that might be a song that the Leaf Clan jams out to often. Get a look at these wardens of the forest in this preview.
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Warlord Games Hiring New Account Managers

Have you ever wanted to join the gaming industry? Of course you have! It’s awesome! Sure, there’s a lot of work, but hey, gaming! Well, if you’re in the area of Britain (the job is a phone one, but you gotta show up in Nottingham from time to time for meetings), and want to work for Warlord Games, they’re hiring.
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Seasoned Spigot Preview and New Hunters for Guild Ball

A double-kick for you for Guild Ball from Steamforged. They’re coming out with a little old, and a little new. First off, they have started taking pre-orders for new resin Hunter’s Guild teams. They’re the same players that you might have, but resculpted and now in resin. They’re also continuing their previews of the upcoming Faithful box with a look at Seasoned Spigot.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Wraiths For Runewars

Who truly knows what happens to us when we die? Well, in the world of Terrinoth, death is certainly not always the end of us. Some are turned into Wraiths, undead ghostly beings that are ready to take their vengeance out on the living. They’re a new unit coming for Runewars, and we get a preview of them here.
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Judge Not By The Cover Adventure Available For Tails of Equestria

You ever get a bad paper cut? Hurts, doesn’t it? Well, what happens when a whole library is trying to give you nasty paper cuts? That’s what you’ll be facing in the Judge Not by the Cover adventure, the latest for Tails of Equestria. The characters must venture into that magical library, which only appears once every hundred years. Can you make it through and plumb its secrets?
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Japanime Games Announces Love Battle! High School. Board Game

I’m sure a lot of us remember the debacle that was dating in high school. Secret crushes. Emotional rivals. Flirtations that were entirely not picked up on. Good times. Well, Japanime Games is looking to bring that to your tabletops with Love Battle! High School, a new competitive board game they’re releasing this fall.
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Sainome Colosseum R English Edition Launches on Kickstarter June 27

Only knowing English, as I do, I miss out on a lot of games. Thankfully, instead of having to learn every language out there, a lot of games are being translated into English. In this case, it’s Sainome Colosseum R. It will be hitting Kickstarter in a week.
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Midweek Snippets

The week continues to roll along. I hope yours has been productive. I feel like mine has been. Lots done, but still lots to do. If I’m going to plow through it all, I need to keep my energy up. Best to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Soviet Goblin Tank Crew From Kromlech, Brigade Models – New 15mm Polish Half-tracks Released, and Renegade Game Studio Announces Kids on Bikes Dice Sets.

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Fate of a Nation Pre-Order Sale Happening Now

The actual release of Fate of a Nation is still a week and change away. However, if you want to be one of the first gamers on your block with it when it’s released, you can go ahead and put in a pre-order for it now. And to help out even more, Battlefront is running a pre-order sale on Fate of a Nation products.
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Plaid Hat Previews New Vampiric Cards Coming To Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

Bleh! Bleh! I vant to suck your bluud! Bleh!
Ok, so that’s kinda campy, but new vampiric cards are making their way to Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn. How will these immortals change the game? Read on to find out.
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Steamforged Posts New Resident Evil Previews

“Yeah, but how do the miniatures look?” is a question a lot of gamers have about their games. A lot of us are addicted to those little bits of plastic, and a good set of minis can turn a mediocre game into a great game. In this preview from Steamforged, they’re showing off some of the pre-production figures they’re working on for Resident Evil 2.
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CMON Posts Interview With Cthulhu: Death May Die Development Team

CMON next big game is Cthulhu: Death May Die, where players must work together to stop an evil Elder God from taking over the world. In this article, they sit down with some of the developers of the game and ask them about the experience of producing it, as well as some insight into how the game works.
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Fantasy Flight Announces Launch Date for Next Star Wars: Destiny Release

When a new release is announced, everyone wants to know, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, sure… but when can I get it?” For those that have been waiting for Way of the Force, the next Star Wars: Destiny set to drop, your wait is almost over. It’ll be hitting North American retailers on July 5th, with the rest of the world to follow.
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Getaway Driver Board Game Up On Kickstarter

You’ve done it. You’ve pulled off the perfect heist. You’ve got the money and the jewels and the artwork, and now you’ve just gotta get out of town. Unfortunately, maybe it wasn’t so perfect, as the cops are on your tail. As such, it’s now a high-speed chase to the finish. That’s where you find yourself in Getaway Driver, a new board game up on Kickstarter now.
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Modiphius Previews the Raiders For Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

It’s tough out there in the wastes. There’s the harsh heat, radiation, mutated monstrosities, and roving gangs. In this preview for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, we get a look at once such gang, the Raiders. They’re coming in Wave 2 of the game, and Modiphius is showing off their minis, as well as some terrain and letting us know a bit about their play style.
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Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Do you like Commands and Colors, but wish there were more spaceships and lasers involved? Well, you’re in luck, because Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare is just that. Created by Richard Borg, it’s the classic game, updated and configured for huge, galactic combat. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Podcast Radio

Monday’s gone.
Tuesday’s here.
We’ve made it this far, we can continue on.
And here’s some listening material to help.

On the dial today we’ve got: Geeks of the North Episode 45: Colore ton Monde 2018; Game Classy Episode 165: Anime Girl Mailbag; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 249: UK Games Expo 2018; Singled Out Episode 69: An Interview With A Perkins Part 1 – vSakana and vChisel; Singled Out Episode 69a: Bonus Episode – The Joy Of Painting; Chance of Gaming Episode 109; Epic Gaming Night Episode 159: Upcoming!; The Rolistes Episode 28 (Part 2): Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (with also a Lone Wolf Manly Baby Shower); Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 146: History of the World, Dragon Castle, Gorus Maximus; The Cardboard Herald Episode 84: Owen Duffy, The Man Behind The Board Game Book; Lords of the Dungeon 16: Players Knowing More than the GM and Things We Could Improve Upon in Our Roleplaying; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 17: Rising Sun Vampire Brew; and News of the North – 2018-06-19.

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Your Family Rocks Card Game Up On Kickstarter

There’s dozens, and probably hundreds of card games out there. But Your Family Rocks is the one that’s totally personalized to you and your family. Instead of just generic cards of random pictures, you send in your own family album and the cards are created from there! A great way to relive memories with loved ones while playing a game all around the table. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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