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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