Battlefront's Great War Sale Happening Now

Battlefront is heading back to WWI (a personal area of interest for me from my history grad student days) with Great War. The new version will be hitting store shelves in March, but they've gone ahead and opened up their webshop for pre-orders. Be the first gamer on your block with these kits when they're available.

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Free League Publishing Launches Illustrated The Call of Cthulhu Kickstarter

One of the classic stories that pretty much every gamer knows at least of, if they've not actually read it, The Call of Cthulhu is one of H.P. Lovecraft's greatest works. Now, Free League Publishing is looking to create a new illustrated version, with art by Francois Baranger, having launched a Kickstarter campaign for it. While the initial funding is for just the illustrated novel, a stretch goal adds in a full RPG to it.

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HexaGONE Tile-laying Game Up On Kickstarter

Longtime readers know that I'm a fan of abstract puzzle games. I'm always on the lookout for the next one that I can wrap my head around. HexaGONE looks like it's right up my alley. It's a hex-laying game where you're trying to complete different patterns before your opponents do. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Friday Snippets

Hello, and welcome to Friday. We're glad to have you here. I'm certainly ready for the weekend.

As we make our way to a glorious pair of days off, let's snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New First Order and Resistance Dial Upgrade Packs for X-Wing From Fantasy Flight Games, New Samurai Heads Available From Puppets War, and President's Day Sale Happening at Kraken Dice.

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Horrible Games Running Alone Kickstarter

Usually in a 1 vs Many game, the 1 is the bad guy. They control all the evil things out there on the board. In Alone, it's the other way around. The 1 is the Hero, trying to escape an infested space ship, while the Many are playing the various terrible traps and aliens they will find along the way. Horrible Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for a new print run of the game that also includes new extras.

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Steamforged Previews New Hunter's Captain

Another day, another preview for the upcoming captains in Guild Ball. In this instance, it's the Hunter's Guild. They're getting a captain that, on appearances alone, looks to really play into the "setting traps" aspect of the faction. Since that's the way I like to play them, I'm certainly excited about the prospects.

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New Night Lords Available To Order From Forge World

It was just Valentine's Day, but Forge World is already ready for Halloween. Their latest releases over in their webshop are pre-orders for some new Night Lords kits. There's a new Dreadnaught, along with a pair of Praetors, one in Terminator armor.

Also dice. #NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice

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Leder Games Announces Root: The Underworld Kickstarter

A new expansion is coming for Leder Games' Root: A Woodland Game of Might and Right. It's called The Underworld and it'll bring in two new factions to the game (the Crows and the Moles), as well as two unique maps, each with their own special rules. The Kickstarter campaign for the expansion will start in one month's time.

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Fantasy Flight Previews Locations in the Shadowlands Book for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG

The Shadowlands aren't exactly the most romantic location in Rokugan. I mean, unless you're suuuuuuuuper hardcore goth (which is fine if you are). In this preview of the upcoming Shadowlands book for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG from Fantasy Flight, they head into this dark and foreboding region and give you a little tour of the place.

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Thursday Terrain Corner

It's Thursday.

It's also Valentine's Day.

I'm single (have been for 7 years now).

So, let's look at gaming terrain.

Today in the Corner we have: WizKids Releases Icons of the Realms: The Falling Star Sailing Ship, Valentine's Day Giveaway At Kromlech, Terrains4Games Valentine's Sale Happening Now, and New Aleph Game Mat Available From Deep-Cut Studio.

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Z-Man Games Posts New The Great City of Rome Preview

Rome wasn't built in a day. But playing a game of The Great City of Rome won't take nearly that long. It's the new game coming from Z-Man where players look to construct what will become one of the most important cities in all of Western Civilization. In this preview, we get a look at some of the mechanics and how players will get their edifices places onto the table.

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Paizo Previews Pathfinder Battles: Ruins of Lastwall set

While I wouldn't say that I'm "afraid" of bugs, I wouldn't say that I'm thrilled with them, either. I won't go running and screaming from a roach, for example, but I don't exactly want to run over and pick it up. I'd much rather just stomp it and throw it out. Well, the bugs in fantasy games are the ones capable of stomping on you. In this Pathfinder Battles: Ruins of Lastwall preview, Paizo shows off some of the insect inclusions in the set.

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Ezcape Zombie Survival Card Game Up On Kickstarter

The zombie apocalypse is upon us. Everyone is looking to get out alive, as well as save as many others as they can. But not everyone will be able to make it, and eventually, everyone might succumb to the zombie plague. At least, hopefully some might survive. Who does and how many is up to you in Ezcape, a new zombie survival card game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Renegade Game Studios Releases Kids on Bikes: Strange Adventures

There's weird things happening in the town, and only a plucky group of kids and their two-wheeled transportaion can solve the mystery. Kids on Bikes: Strange Adventures is a new book of, well, adventures for you to send your players on. What sort of spooky shenanigans will they get into?

And yes, like before, the image says Coming Soon. But today's the release date.

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Icarus Storytelling Game Up On Kickstarter

Many great civilizations have risen only to fall again. Greece, Rome, Imperial China, the Aztecs, and on and on. In Icarus, a new storytelling game up on Kickstarter, players will work together to create and tell the tale of their own great civilization at the height of its power... and then watch it all come tumbling down right in front of them.

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Midweek Snippets

Halfway there, everyone. We've made it halfway through the week. Congratulations! I hope you've got some gaming planned for this weekend. I've got some plans to hang out with friends, but beyond the vague "hang out," we've not really figured things out. I do have some minis I've been wanting to assemble, so we might have a build party. We'll see. Anyway, as it's Wednesday, that means we need to snack upon some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Skirmisher Publishing Releases Viking Warrior Cardstock Characters, New Pirate Ship Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, PicoArmor Releases 3mm Seven Years' War Miniatures, Fantasy Miniatures For RPGs and Wargames Up On Kickstarter, and Baueda Releases New Norman Crossbowmen.

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Aeon's End: The New Age Up On Kickstarter

Indie Boards and Cards has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Aeon's End: The New Age. It's a new expansion to their Aeon's End cooperative deckbuilder card game, and offers all new content in the form of the Expedition Mode. There's all sorts of new cards as well, all of it fully compatible with previous sets from the game.

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