Year 2012

Red Box Games metal to plastic Kickstarter at 400%

Red Box Games keeps rolling along over on Kickstarter, having made it to over 400% funded. How much higher can they make it go in these next 2 weeks?

From the campaign:

With the $20k mark being reached the highly cool and very multi-part hordesmen are now funded! Super cool evil barbarians to go with the superb evil knights! The Aenglish footmen and characters are also funded. Comming up next is the witch Yrsa and Fenris the wolf god. Goodie goodie gum drops!

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Wizkids previews Firestorm, Firestorm and Fury

WizKids, for their preview today for their Justice League set, previews Firestorm, Firestorm and Fury. And no, that's not a typo (nor is it one in the headline, either).

From the preview:

For today’s DC HeroClix: Justice League set previews, we head back to the classroom and visit with two teenagers who don’t have a lot in common except when they change into the superhero known as Firestorm!

A quick look at the character cards for both versions of Firestorm show that they have a trait, which we’ll discuss in detail later. You’ll also notice that both characters have the same combat values on their dials and share a lot of the same names for their standard powers.

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The Summer Girls of Miniature Building Authority have arrived

Miniature Building Authority has a pair of new girls available on their website.

From the update:

This year we have a new Miniature Building Authority construction girl, the Plumber. No task too small for her. She is on her hands and knees with wrench and flashlight in hand. Also, Yoder's Gentleman's club, has a new girl too. Welcome the Shooter Girl. She carries a pitcher of delicious adult libations. Both can be yours. Both come unpainted. The plumber girl is a kit and comes in two pieces.

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Catalyst Game Labs & Harebrained Schemes Attending Pax Prime 2012

Catalyst Game Labs & Harebrained Schemes are going to be attending Pax Prime for the first time and they'd love it if you could stop by and say, "Hi."

Catalyst Game Labs is attending Pax Prime for the first time! Come check out all the latest releases for BattleTech, Shadowrun, Cosmic Patrol and yes, Leviathans will be there and on sale! We’ll have other board and card games for sale, such as Balance of Power, as well as showing off additional games coming down the pipeline, such as the successful Kickstarter tile laying game, The Duke.

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More Enforcer previews from Mantic

Mantic keeps the Enforce previews coming. Here's another quartet of shots.

From the preview:

We hope you enjoyed the Enforcer treats last week… because we’ve got even more for you today!
Enforcer armour have in built jets that allow them to “jump” across the battlefield. Couple this with one of their wristblades and pistols, and the Enforcers have a deadly close combat unit indeed.
The Enforcers are now available to pre-order both as great value army sets and as individual unit, and will be released on the 17th September.

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All Flesh Must Be Eaten Band of Zombies Kickstarter Project is now live

All Flesh Must Be Eaten has a WWII sourcebook called Band of Zombie over on Kickstarter. Check it out.

From the campaign:

The Band of Zombies sourcebook for All Flesh Must Be Eaten now has a Kickstarter Project to help get it to press!

Don't let the zombie Germans win... become a supporter!

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Play Unplugged Review - D&D Dungeon Command

Play Unplugged put up a review of the new D&D Dungeon Command games. I've actually been looking into these as well. Let's see what they have to say about them.

From the review:

Play Unplugged looks at Wizards of the Coast's return to prepainted plastic miniatures with a review of Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Command: Heart of Cormyr, and Sting of Lolth!

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New WWII Weapon Packs available from Old Glory 25s

Old Glory 25s has a bunch of new weapon packs available over on their website.

From the release:

New 15mm WWII Weapons Packs Ready to Go!

We now have 9 new codes that we have added in with the Command Decision 15mm WWII range of figures. Ready to go are weapons packs that will add that extra fire power you are looking for when fighting your battles.

The Weapons Packs come with 4 guns each for $17.00
CDMW-01 Russian 107mm Rd Truck Mount
CDMW-01A Russian 107mm Rd Ground Mount
CDMW-02 Grad. BM21 Truck Mount for CDMV 1
CDMW-03 14.5mm ZPU 1 Truck Mount
CDMW-03A 14.5mm ZPU 1 Ground Mount
CDMW-04 Type 81 MRL Truck Mount
CDMW-04A Type 81 MRL Ground Mount
CDMW-05 UB-32 Rocket Pad Truck Mount
CDMW-06 US M40A1 106mm Rd. Ground Mount

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Warlord Games' plastic Napoleonic French Line Infantry available to pre-order

Warlord Games is now taking pre-orders for their Black Powder line of Napoleonic French Infantry. Be the first kid on your block with them!

From the announcement:Our next plastic boxed set is now ready for pre-order!

Featuring French Line Infantry in uniforms ideal for battles from 1806 right through to 1814 (as the uniform persisted until that point despite a new design being introduced in 1812).

This plastic boxed set is released early September (pre-orders will be sent out earlier if at all possible!).

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Shadowrun Online Update #6: NEW Gameplay video! NEW Swag items! And lookout Linus heeere's Linux

Shadowrun Online has another update for us as they get close to $200k for their project. But we all know you really want to see this gameplay video. So here it is:

From the update:

More news from Shadowrun Online campaign headquarters! We have 15 days to go, and we'll hopefully get near the $200.000 mark today! So in this update we’ve got a brand new gameplay video for you, explaining some of the actions your character will be able to perform during combat, and introducing a new tier in the Backer Rewards at the $350 level, with AWESOME NEW swag!
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Issue 1 of Dust Chronicles, the Dust Tactics/Warfare community webzine now available

Dust Chronicles is a new community webzine available for all you Dust Warfare and Tactics fans. Free to download!

From them to you:

Originated by fans on the Dust Tactics Facebook group, Dust Chronicles is a 'By the Gamer, For the Gamer' webzine. We are always actively taking submissions that fit into the Paolo Parente's Dust universe.

Send any submissions to

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Wyrd starts Kickstarter for Evil Baby Orphanage

Wyrd started a Kickstarter campaign for a new game they're working on: Evil Baby Orphanage.

From the campaign:Tiny, terrible, and in serious need of predeeming. Welcome to Evil Baby Orphanage, the world’s foremost time travelling facility for the preventive parenting of Evil Babies.

Evil Baby Orphanage is a casual party game where players take up the role of Time -Nannies and compete to remove evil from the time stream. Babies like Genghis Khan, Josef Stalin, and Vlad Tepes are all up for grabs, and it is your job to wrangle and redeem them before they commit the heinous deeds for which they were destined.

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