Year 2013

TGN Review: Wordner

Over the past couple months, a bunch of games and gaming materials have been piling up on my desk as I was busy doing Convention Coordination for CoolMiniOrNot. Now that the CoolMiniOrNot Expo is passed (and it was a great time. You should all come out next year), I've had some time to get back into the routine of doing reviews. The next in our lineup of TGN Reviews is the party game Wordner.

Wordner is a party game that is along the lines of Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity. Players are given a prompt and must come up with what they feel is the best answer. The Judge then decides who wins and that player receives a point.
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Ars Victor reaches funding goal, ends tomorrow

Trip West Games has made it to their funding goal for Ars Victor. Their campaign ends tomorrow, so how many stretch goals can they get through?

From the update:

LESS THAN TWO DAYS to get your very own Ars Victor! We are FUNDED, we've hit our first STRETCH GOAL, and we've unlocked THREE new units. A $50 pledge gets you the base game, all the stretch rewards, and includes shipping!

Ars Victor is a two-player game of sci-fi tcombat. Scout the battlefield and deploy your Vanguard. Play your Command Cards to move your units and crush your enemy. A tense, fast-paced wargame that can be completed in an hour!

You have until Saturday, 10 PM Pacific, to get in on this fully-funded Kickstarter campaign. The game will be available for retail sale at the beginning of next year.

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Manorhouse Workshop previews more art for their upcoming Indiegogo campaign

Manorhouse Workshop continues to prep for their upcoming Indiegogo campaign. Here's some artwork for the big masterpiece for the event.

From the preview:

Hello to all.

Today we present the new Manor, which will become the largest and most important piece of the whole Indiegogo project.
As you can see is really impressive. About 46 cm. per side.
Composed of many buildings and of the new towers from the battlements Ghibellines.

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Assault Publishing releases PMC 2640 sci-fi minis game

Assault Publishing has released their new sci-fi minis game, PMC 2640. Go and check it out on their website.

From the release:

Assault Publishing proudly announces that PMC 2640 sci-fi ruleset was released!

In the rulebook you will find:
- A short introduction to the world of the 27th century. You can familiarise yourself with a brief history as well as with descriptions of space travel and future warfare.
- A fast-playing ruleset with a focus on intuitive rules, simplicity and elimination of unnecessary details, all of which ensure that the game runs smoothly with a few as well as with a few dozen units on the table!
- Six basic competitive scenarios coupled with terrain generators, which provide a variety of challenges and allow you to demonstrate your tactical flexibility.
- A long list of different, yet equally useful units, allowing you to create an army which suits your playing style, whether it is based on long-range bombardment, stealth operations or brutal assaults on enemy positions.
- The Recognizable, Cool-Looking rule, which replaces WYSIWYG and allows you to use any models you wish and to display your modelling skills. Although written for 15mm miniatures, the ruleset is suitable for all sci-fi scales, with figures either based on their own or on squad bases.
- Advanced, playable and addictive campaign rules. Establish your own company, recruit your troops, promote and train them, lead them in epic battles and become the most famous and powerful mercenary commander in history! In the course of service, your troops might become not only valuable veterans but also traumatized wrecks – or even both!
- Solitaire/cooperative game mode with additional rules, six new scenarios, and two unique army lists for rebelling colonists and Space Bugs.

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Play Unplugged Unboxing – Level 7 Escape Lockdown

Play Unplugged put up an unboxing article featuring Privateer Press' latest board game for Level 7: Lockdown.

From the article:

Privateer Press has birthed a new alien horror upon the gaming world. Play Unplugged‘s Enrico attempts to escape from the halls of Subterra Bravo to bring you an unboxing of the latest expansion for the Level 7 Escape board game: Lockdown!

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New Omni-Stand releases from CorSec Engineering

CorSec Engineering continues to make their omni stands even more omni with these new releases.

From the update:

New Omni-Stand releases for June.

Telescoping Rod with Gimbal (Flat) - $3.99
Telescoping Rod with Gimbal (Screw) - $4.99

Round Etched Bases with 30 degree firing arcs

30mm - $1.34
40mm - $1.64
50mm - $1.69
60mm - $1.74

Oval Bases

Small Oval (75mm by 25mm) - $1.39
Large Oval (120mm by 90mm) - $3.99

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New Shadowrun 4th editon pdf book Euro Wars Antiques available now

Catalyst Game Labs has a new Shadowrun 4th edition pdf book available for purchase: Euro Wars Antiques.

From the release:

Want to know how the Euro Wars went down? Want to be able to buy some of the gear they used in those conflicts? Then you should check out the latest Shadowrun release, Euro War Antiques

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Avatars of War posts preview art for Arena Deathmatch: Barbarian Warlord

Avatars of War is showing off some artwork they've got for a Barbarian Warlord for Arena Deathmatch.

From the preview:

From the cold steppes of Barbaria arrives the Barbarian Warlord, a fierce and brutal warrior who does not know or follow the "rules" of war, but with the power and strength to subdue enemies much more skilled in combat.
A fearless fighter with the knowledge that he might at any moment be drinking alongside Ülfgan the Magnificent, celebrating his death!

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More Faction Boosters unlocked for Deadzone from Mantic

Mantic adds more Faction Boosters to those that are unlocked and those that are yet-to-be-seen over on their Deadzone Kickstarter page.

From the update:

And that my friends, is the Plague Faction Booster UNLOCKED.

You can now add on this awesome set of miniatures for just $20. Remember we’re running a 4 for 3 deal on these individual boosters where you can pick up any 4 Boosters for $60.

And if that’s not enough, our Plague Booster Bundle has now been unlocked – and they’re buy one get one free! Remember you can mix and match, meaning you can have two of the same or two different sets.

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Ådalen Miniatures releases Swedish Interwar 1910-1936 range

Adalen Miniatures has released some new Swedish Interwar historical models over in their webshop.

From the release:

Ådalen Miniatures, in partnership with Histori Figs, are now releasing their Swedish Interwar range (1910-1936).

The range is going to be fully supported by:

- More figures! Mortars, MMG and more.
- Comprehensive Painting guides
- Historical background
- What-if backgrounds
- Organization guide
- How to convert the figures
- Guide to useful things from other manufacturers
- Army lists
- And much more

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Raging Heroes posts The Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Kickstarter Army Structure

Raging Heroes gets ever closer to launching their Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Kickstarter. They've posted up what the structure of the army will look once the campaign gets going.

From the update:

Meet General Ilsa Wolfenstein, the Commander of the Iron Empire Army, part of our toughest Girls of the Galaxy Kickstarter.

As we are now days from launching our Kickstarter, we thought you'd like to have you some information about how the pledges and, consequently, about how the armies are going to be structured. Basically, the minis will be divided between Heroines, Troops, and Support.

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Game Classy 36 now online

Game Classy has posted episode 36 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.

In this episode:

Joe and Steve hit all the latest and not so-latest news this week. Steve slobbers all over his AD&D 2nd ed. rereleases, and Joe covers the Eldar, GW’s latest DMCAing, and some new terrain coming out. The two also have a convo about the latest Kickstarter controversies.

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Dark Age Games previews more updated Dark Age stat cards

Dark Age Games is showing off some more of the stat cards they've been updating for the new version of Dark Age. Check 'em out.

From the preview:

We've come a long way, dear players, and we've shown you much of the world to come... But like all good things, you'll have to wait to see it's full scope, but until then, enjoy a few more previews of thins to come:

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