Year 2014


TGN Review - Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules

Chaosium is coming out with a new edition of the long-standing gaming staple, Call of Cthulhu. They've released the Quick Start version of the game.

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“That is not dead, which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.” Call of Cthulhu rises from the grave with a new edition. TGN’s Enrico Nardini unearths this eldritch tome at the risk of his sanity.

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Though, we're not entirely sure he was all that with it to begin with (just kidding, Enrico!). Get ready for another TGN Feature. This time it's Call of Cthulhu 7th edition QSR.

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15mm Mullo AFV Released at The Ion Age

The Ion Age now has their Mullo AFV figures available in their webshop.

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From the release:

Now released! Three variants of the mighty Mullo AFV in 15mm scale.

I would like to thank everyone who took part in the ESO on this great vehicle. More news over the next two days from The Ion Age. We are always delivering quality and unique experiences and miniatures to wargamers.

Click through for full details and more images of these vehicles.



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Land of the Free Available to Pre-Order from Osprey

Osprey Publishing has started taking pre-orders for their new Land of the Free rulebook, which helps you recreate conflicts from around the American Revolution.

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From the website:

Land of the Free: Wargames Rules for North American 1754 – 1815 are now available to pre-order from the Osprey Publishing website.

Designed to capture the tactics and atmosphere of the battlefields of late-18th and early 19th-century North America, Land of the Free is a miniatures wargame that embraces this tumultuous time. The simple, but challenging, rules have been developed with flexibility in mind, and can accommodate both small skirmishes and large engagements. With scenarios and force lists for the French and Indian War (1754–63), the American Revolutionary War (1775–83), the Northwest Indian War (1785–95), and the War of 1812 (1812–15), Land of the Free is a dynamic, versatile game that allows gamers to recreate the battles that birthed a nation.



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Hobby World headed to Essen

Hobby World will be at Spiel Essen and they've got quite a lineup planned for the show.

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From the press release:

Hobby World at Essen 2014

It’s that special time of the year again — the long-awaited Essen show is upon us! October 16th-19th Essen becomes the center of the world for all boardgamers. Hobby World is totally going to be there! We will be located at the same place as we were at last Essen — Hall 1, Booth E151.

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Sentinel Tactics now available

Greater Than Games has their Sentinel Tactics board game now available over in their webshop.

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From the website:

It's the beginning of the week AND the beginning of a new product line being in regular rotation!

Sentinel Tactics has been shipped to the retailers and distributors who support us (just so you know, we LOVE our retailers and distributors! Support your friendly local gaming store!) along with promos! Some stores will already have copies in hand and on shelves by now, whereas other are just now getting their games or will be getting them soon! As a result, we're ready to put them on our own webstore.



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The October issue of Wargames Illustrated magazine is available now

Wargames Illustrated has their October issue of their magazine now available for your downloading and reading pleasure.



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In this issue:

For WI324 we take the theme of ‘Modern Warfare’ and feature articles and photos covering wargames in Vietnam, South Ossetia, Palestine, The Rhine and The Golan Heights. We also have author Harvey Black writing for us this month and suggesting scenario ideas for ‘The Day the Cold War Turned Hot’. Our theme concludes with a look “Twenty years from now” at near-future gaming.

Outside of our five theme pieces we have a further nine articles to enjoy covering AWI, Colonial, World War Two, Shows, Modelling and more.



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Arcknight running Flat Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter

Arcknight has a Kickstarter campaign up and running for Flat Plastic Miniatures. Pretty self-explanatory in the description there.
They've made their goal, so check out stretch goals and extras they'll be aiming to unlock for the next 57 days.

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From the campaign:

Something NEW in miniature gaming - hundreds of affordable, quality tokens printed onto transparent plastic with front and back art.

We want to bring a new option to tabletop gaming - miniatures printed on thick clear plastic, with great double-sided art that's pre-cut and ready to use for pennies on the dollar.

The Flat Plastic Miniature (FPM) is similar to a cardboard pawn or papercraft mini, except that it's produced on thick transparent plastic. They are artistically pleasing without any white edges and can be used to create a library of miniatures OR supplement the existing miniatures you already have.



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New Endless Fantasy Tactics Adventure

On the Lamb Games has posted up some new downloadable content for Endless Fantasy Tactics. Go pick up the Misadventures of Gelato now.

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From the website:

We are pleased to announce the release of DLC 02 – The Misadventures of Gelato for Endless: Fantasy Tactics. This is a Pay What You Want release, customers are able to select any price (Including Free!) they wish when checking out. As with DLC 01 (The Trials of Battsu), we will be updating the PDF for Gelato every other week during our regular Visiting Hours post. Once you have added the DLC to your Wargame Vault account you will receive an e-mail whenever the update goes live, and there is no additional cost to download the updated files.



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Nerds on Earth reviews Star Ralms iOS version

Nerds on Earth takes a look at the iOS version of Star Realms and gives us their thoughts on the situation in this article.

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From the post:

Have you ever been to a baseball game and noticed that the people sitting behind home plate think every high fly ball is a home run, so they explode to their feet and their hands shoot up in the air?

“Oh! OH! OH! Awwwww…”

Of course, it turns out that it wasn’t a home run at all and the ball was caught in shallow right field, so all the fans just sit back down and make comments about what could’ve been. Hold that image because it will be relevant later on in this review of Star Realms for iOS.



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Miniature Building Authority launches Castle Kickstarter Campaign

Miniature Building Authority has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new castle terrain. Go get yourself a nice place for your little mans to live or to lay siege to.

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From the campaign:

The MBA Castle Kick Starter will run in October of 2014. Delivery is tentatively planned for May 2015. Products: MBA will introduce several new items to make our castle system the most complete, modular and versatile system available on the market. Products will include a new Keep, Great Hall, Drawbridge, Barbican, Castle Dungeon, Tavern Cellar, new Town Building, and many other exciting new products. Additionally, there will be great stretch goal freebies, and a specially sculpted line of castle wenches to add to your collection.



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Gang Up Crime Adventure Card Game up on Kickstarter

Gang Up is a new "criminally fun card game" that's up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love.

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From the campaign:

'Okay listen up, it's time to show who's boss is around here!'

Gang Up! is casual card game where you compete to become the ultimate crime lord! Recruit legendary gang members and commit crazy daring crimes. Use criminal influences and team up with other players to get ahead. And when they least expect it, backstab them to win the game!
What's so good about Gang Up!?

Well...!

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Dice Crawl: Optional Rules for Advanced Solo Play and a new Ironman Mode

SoulJar Games gives you more ways to play their Dice Crawl game with new, free optional rules for advanced solo play and an Ironman Mode (you don't actually play as Ironman, though that would be cool).

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From the website:

Hi Dice Crawl players! Postworldgames Jim Pinto - the designer behind Dice Crawl - has come up with two new optional rulesets for your Dice Crawl games: an Ironman Mode and Advanced Solo Play rules!

Ironman introduces elimination rules and a lower dice count than maybe you are used to: it's Yahtzee meets a gladitorial contest and players aim to eliminate each other from the game.

The Advanced Soloplay Rules introduces three different gaming 'personalities' and play styles for your AI opponents! How will you beat them?



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Ares Games acquires the license to publish the "Age of Conan" strategy board game

Ares Games has acquired the license to publish the Age of Conan strategy board game.
Prepare to drive your enemies before you.



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From the announcement:

Ares Games is proud to announce that a deal has been signed with Conan Properties International LLC to re-launch and expand the "Age of Conan" Strategy Board game.
"Conan is a classic property with great stories, and the Hyborian world is a wonderful setting for a board game", commented Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games, and one of the game authors. "We think that Age of Conan will be a great addition to Ares' catalog, and we have very exciting plan to develop the game."

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