Year 2013


TGN Review: Last Night on Earth from Flying Frog Productions

Flying Frog Productions makes board games based on various genres. In the latest issue of Ravage magazine I've got a review of Fortune & Glory, their pulp adventures game. At GenCon they handed me that one along with Last Night on Earth, their zombie horror game. I figured that today, of all days, would be the most appropriate for such a review.



So grab your baseball bat and aim for the head. It's time for another TGN review. Bring your brains... as they are tasty with ketchup.




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Mantic adds Deadzone decks, DreadBall teams to Mars Attacks Kickstarter

Mantic is posting some huge updates lately for Mars Attacks, full of lots of previews and videos and news and thing after thing. If you've not checked them out lately, you probably should again. Lately they've added Deadzone decks for both Martians and Humans if you want to use the Mars Attacks guys over in that game. Also, they've got a Martian DreadBall team as well if you're into that game.
It's something for everyone!
Also, mutant ants. Guaranteed to ruin your picnic.



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From the update:

We are now well past the half way point for the kickstarter, and while we a not yet heading into the final stretch – what a journey it has already been – with lots of Martians, flying saucers, trucks and giant stompy robots!



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Journey: Wrath of Demons by Marrow Production adds Halloween Add-On

Marrow Production has added a new, special Halloween add-on to their Journey: Wrath of Demons Kickstarter campaign.



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From the post:

Okay, all Warrior Monks get a free Jiangshi, a Chinese Zombie resin miniature, with all the game cards. So who gets this free miniature, exactly? If your pledge total, including the shipping, is $320 or above at the end of the campaign, you get it. So if you pledge for Deluxe Journey, you get it. If you pledge for the T-Shirt and add an awful lot of Add-Ons, you get it. It’s simply linked to the dollar total, not to your pledge type.



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Paizo's Bestiary 4 Unleashes More Than 300 Monsters In Time For Halloween

Paizo has released their Bestiary 4 book for Pathfinder that adds more than 300 monsters to the lexicon.



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From the release:

Something wicked this way comes from Paizo Publishing, LLC, publisher of the world's best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and leading publisher of fantasy RPG accessories, board games, and novels. Just in time for haunting Halloween gaming, Bestiary 4 is out now, available in hardcover (MSRP $39.99) or PDF-format from paizo.com ($9.99).

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 introduces more than 300 new monsters for use in the Pathfinder RPG, including creatures from classic horror literature and monster films, such as blood-drinking nosferatu, gargantuan kaiju, mythical demon lords, and even the Great Old One, Cthulhu!



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Hab Dome Top Mounts released at The Ion Age

The Ion Age knows You Must Protect This Hab Dome! And has some new turrets available to help you out in case your athletic shirt isn't enough.



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From the release:

Following on from our IAF015 Hab Dome release at the start of October we have three new top mounts for it to give your Domes a specialised purpose.

IAF015A Sentry Gun Turret
Put a Rotary Cannon turret on your Hab Dome and strike out at your enemies on the battlefield. Fitting to the universal circle on the top of the IAF015 Hab Dome this top mount can also be used as a separate scenic item too. As always you can purchase one or select the three packs and save 10% option on the page.

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Sword & Board Games announces Twelve Elements of War Kickstarter start date

Sword & Board Games has announced the start date and some more information for their upcoming Twelve Elements of War Kickstarter campaign.



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From the announcement:

It’s a month to go before our Kickstarter begins on the 1st of December. We wanted to give you some information on what you can expect to see from our campaign.

We have done our best to give you as much access to information on the campaign page as possible so that the “campaign backer” (that’s you) is able to make an informed decision on whether this is a project that you would like to support. We want to be as transparent as possible with you all and will endeavour to answer any questions you may have when the project goes live. We are here to make a great game, not to be dishonest.

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Board To Death posts City of Remnants video review

Board to Death takes a look at the City of Remnants game and gives you their thoughts on the subject.



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From the review:

In City of Remnants, players take on the roles of gang leaders, each one with unique qualities and motivations. Players will struggle to control the city, but only the winner can decide the city’s future. Many paths to victory lie before you. Bid for gang members who provide a variety of shady skills. Get an edge with weapons and other sundries from the black market. Build districts that can provide you with advantages, production and income, but beware because a greedy opponent might sweep in and take over the work of your own hands.



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Gamepunting posts up new episode of their podcast

Gamepunting has posted the latest episode of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.



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In this episode:

Gamepunting - the podcast about crowdfunded tabletop games - has released a new episode for the week of November 30. Each week, Gamepunting takes a a look at several crowdfunded campaigns for board games, miniatures games, and card games.

In this episode we Look at Shadows of Brimstone, Beer Crafters, Swedish Army of the Great Northern War, and Cthulhu Bicycle Playing Cards.



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Ch'ir Mamochan (Moterised) Platoon posted by Battlefront

Battlefront is showing off another unit for Fate of a Nation with a look at the Ch'ir Mamochan platoon.



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From the article:

The motorised infantry, called Ch'ir Mamochan (pronounced kh eer mah-moh-khahn) in Hebrew, accompanied the tanks into battle, clearing built-up areas and fortified positions. Their main weapons were the Belgian FN FAL rifle (used both as a rifle and, in its heavy-barrelled form, as a squad automatic weapon) and the FN MAG machine-gun. Each platoon had a British 52mm (2") light mortar, a number of Belgian RL-83 Blindicide (‘Armour Killer') bazookas, and plenty of powerful Belgian Mecar anti-tank rifle grenades.



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Plate Mail Games Revamps and Relaunches Tabletop Gaming Audio

Plate Mail Games has reconfigured their Pro Tabletop Gaming Audio Kickstarter campaign and relaunched it.



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From the campaign:

After listening to backers suggestions, Plate Mail Games revamped and relaunched their tabletop gaming audio Kickstarter. They have lowered the pledge levels, lowered their funding goal and added stretch goals to all levels.

Plate Mail Games has also extended their Kickstarter to fund by November 30th. Their goal is to provide professional sound effects, and music for tabletop gaming.

Check out there relaunched Kickstarter today



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Sentinel Games posts 3D render of Captain Zoya Kickstarter exclusive figure for Total Extinction

Sentinel Games is showing off 3D renders of their exclusive miniature for Total Extinction, Captain Zoya.



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From the update:

We have the first images of Captain Zoya, the exclusive mini for our Kickstarter. This model will be FREE till the 6th of november.



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Gamer Gridz, 3D platforms for your miniatures gaming, up on Kickstarter

Gamer Gridz, 3D clear platforms for miniatures gaming, is up on Kickstarter and looking to get funded.



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From the campaign:

The idea for Gamer Gridz was slowly born out of many failed methods to represent vertical movement in my own tabletop games. Many of these attempts were overly complicated, or simply did not provide the desired effect. We began to think that nothing would improve upon the age old method of simply placing dice beside miniatures to represent how high they are off the table.



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Location Cards RPG supplement playing cards up on Kickstarter

Location Cards are designed to help DMs create unique locations with lots of detail in moments. They're up on Kickstarter now. They've already made their funding goal, so it's stretch goals for the next 25 days.



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From the campaign:

Location Cards Are Two decks of playing cards, Urban and Rural, with a shared back and different fronts. 54 fantasy locations that could be encountered in the wilderness, or 54 locations for a town or city. A way to generate new locations in an instant. The sequel to the Character Cards project, which received highly positive reviews from backers. Usable for hundreds of unique games... most of which haven't been invented yet!




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Dice Hate Me Games running Brew Crafters board game Kickstarter

Dice Hate Me Games is running a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund Brew Crafters, a board game all about making beer. They're already over their funding goal, so it's stretch goals for the next 25 days.



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From the campaign:

In Brew Crafters, players assume management of a local craft brewery, working hard to manage resources, use their workers wisely, and develop their brewing line to create the best local brews. Players can perform research into different beer styles, brewing recipes such as Smoked Porter, Pumpkin Ale, and Coffee Stout, crafting their own unique brewing strategy along the way.

Brew Crafters honors the tradition of classic Euro-style board games, but at its heart beats a unique brewery processing system that must be constantly improved, monitored, and manned in order to keep the beloved beverages rolling off the line. Each brewery has access to a variety of equipment upgrades, farms, markets, and a plethora of specialty workers, ensuring a high level of replayability and strategic avenues. In addition, each player is studiously working to be first to develop several rotating gold-label specialty recipes that will earn them a better reputation at the end of year three when the best local brewer will be honored.



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WizKids previews Dreadknight for Invincible Iron Man HeroClix set

WizKids is showing off another mini from the upcoming Invincible Iron Man Set with a preview of Dreadknight, a mini might not be all that he seems.



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From the preview:

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

We are pleased to bring you another preview from our next Marvel HeroClix release, The Invincible Iron Man! Today we take a look at Latverian scientist whose costumed identity was used by Hawkeye to infiltrate the Thunderbolts. Please welcome the Dreadknight!



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Two new Halloween releases available from Dark Sword Miniatures

Dark Sword Miniatures has a pair of Halloween-themed minis available over in their webshop.



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From the release:

It has been a very busy month at Dark Sword. We have lots of great stuff in motion and a couple of new Halloween themed releases below. Jeff Grace did an amazing witch carving her pumpkin minion's face and Dave Summers did a wonderful Mouse Mummy. As always, they are both already here and ready for shipping out for your collections. So enjoy all the new eye candy folks.



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Pulp City previews artwork for M.O.D.

Pulp City is showing off the artwork for another Support Supreme for their game with a look at M.O.D.



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From the preview:

o a break from the Grimm we've been previewing to look at new Heavy Metal. Meet M.O.D. the helpful Support Supreme. This little guy was originally designed as a war machine. But through accident or fate was spared destruction and reprogrammed to be helpful. Strangely enough it was Lady Cyburn who seemed taken with guy and the two spend a lot of time together. The relationship seems good for both of them.

Any ideas what M.O.D. could stand for? Tell us what you've got!



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Dice Fest Games is having a sale on their Outrider products

Dice Fest Games is having themselves a sale on their Outrider products. Go get yourself some gaming for cheaper than usual.



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From the announcement:

As part of DriveThru/Wargamevault's trick or treat weekend, Outrider products are on sale. The Print & Play PDF Base game is now free and the Print-On-Demand starter decks have been discounted. Checkout Wargamevault or DriveThruCards for more details.



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Model Dads posts Artizan Designs’ 28mm Waffen SS Panzergrenadier platoon: a video review

Model Dads has posted up another of their video reviews. This time it's Artizan Designs' 28mm Waffen SS Panzergrenadier platoon.



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From the review:

Model Dads kicks off a week or so of looking at 28mm figures starting with Artizan Designs’ Waffen SS Panzergrenadiers



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Anvil Industry launches Kickstarter campaign for Afterlife sci-fi minis game

Anvil Industry has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Afterlife, their new sci-fi miniatures game.



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From the campaign:

We will tell the story of a near-future Earth torn apart by civil war after the collapse of the social order imposed by Earths government, the Unity Council. The planet burns as sprawling Mega Cities built for a world of prosperity become brutal war zones and the Unity Council’s authority crumbles away. Dozens of corporations, emergent governments and resistance movements form loose factions and alliances in an escalating conflict for power and resources.



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