Year 2015


TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y, Night!
Ok, so it's not exactly "night" yet... unless you're East of here. So those of you in Europe might consider it night.

I'm getting off track. Anyway, it's Saturday and hopefully you're getting your gaming groove on.

We've got a collection of the review articles we found during the week and present them to you now.

In this edition, we have reviews/previews of: Doomtown: Reloaded, Mysterium, Between Two Cities, Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide, Sanssouci, Mythtopia, The Tyrant and Dreadnought Army Cases from Tabletop Tyrant, Oh My Gods!, Iron Kingdoms: Unleashed Adventure Kit, and Specter Ops.


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Dust Tactics Operation Babylon saga continues

Regular readers may be aware of the continuing saga around the Dust Tactics Operation Babylon Kickstarter - (you can catch up here).  What little glimmer of hope there was of resolving the matter amicably appears to have evaporated with this recent post by Dust Studio claiming legal action has commenced.

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TGN Review: Grow by Cricket Games

I love games that have an innovative design to them. There’s dozens, if not hundreds, of games where you play in a sci-fi universe, shooting at other sci-fi creatures. And how many games have elves and dwarves and goblins all having it out for one-another? Can anyone even count the number of superhero games on the market? So when I heard about Grow, the game where you grow a tree (not a real tree), I was rather intrigued. I mean, who wouldn’t want to try out “Groot, the home game?” (You can thank my friend Crazy Two-Sheds Fish for that line.)

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The good people at Cricket Games sent me a copy to try out.

So let’s sprout into another TGN Review. This time, it’s Grow.

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Between Two Cities board game up on Kickstarter

Stonemaier Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Between Two Cities, their new board game. They're closing in on 5x funded with still 17 days to go, if you want to join in on the fun. Made by the same people that brought you Viticulture, players draft tiles and try and build the better city. They cooperate with their neighbor to do so, but they're also competing against them.

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Blood Rage Previews New Art/Sculpts

Guillotine Games gives us another look at some of the minis and artwork for their upcoming Blood Rage board game, which will be launching on Kickstarter on the 2nd. Have yourself a look-see, while learning a bit about the sculptors and the design philosophy for the game's minis.

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Imperial Harvest Board Game Up on Kickstarter

Broomstick Monkey Games has a Kickstarter campaign underway for Imperial Harvest (not to be confused with Blue Harvest), their board game of imperial berry-poaching. They have the rulebook posted up on their campaign if you want to check it out.
They're already over their funding goal with still 19 days to make it through stretch goals.

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Open Combat Miniatures Skirmish Rulebook on Kickstarter

Second Thunder Ltd. is running a Kickstarter campaign for Open Combat, their new miniatures skirmish rules set. The game is set for pre-gunpowder historical or fantasy settings. The game doesn't have any specific miniatures set for it, so you can use whatever figures you have around. The game is designed to be played on just a 2' square, so it's something you can set up and play just about anywhere.
The campaign will be up for another 22 days.

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Friday Snippets

We've made it through another week. *throws a party*
It seems to be the general consensus that this week "took forever." Has that been the case for you?
Anyway, that's all in the past, as the weekend will soon be upon us. What sort of gaming do you have planned?

We've also, as usual, been collecting some of the shorter stories together for presentation. And here you go.

This time we have: More of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Godslayer Gnolls Swarm the Battlefield, More $1 shipping from LaserCutCard, Ludus Magnus Studio presents Vezio the Executioner, New Female Punk Heads and Shoulder Pads from Brother Vinni, New ISO Shipping Container Variants at Burn In Designs, Heroic Maps - Encounters: Winter Wilderness Locations, New MDF Paint Racks from Advanced Deployment, Beardy Brothers Announces Project Green Plunder, Tooth and Sword chibis now availible, New Kromlech Mutated Shoulder Pads, New Hardfoam Container Sets from Micro Art Studio, and the Final Days for Theomachy up on Kickstarter.


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New Red Dragon coming from Gale Force 9

Gale Force 9 will be adding something big to their D&D Miniatures line. One of the most iconic creatures from the game, the Red Dragon will be soon coming to your tabletop. I'm certainly interested. I've been wanting to get a nice, big, red dragon mini for a while now.

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Forge World Taking Orders For WORD BEARERS MHARA GAL TAINTED DREADNOUGHT

Forge World has started taking orders for their new Worder Bearers Mhara Gal Tainted Dreadnought over in their webshop as they continue to release the miniatures they had at their Games Day. This fearsome abomination takes the idea of a dreadnought and ramps it up to demonic levels, able to take on the enemy at range and in melee, plus move around the battlefield as if it were all just open terrain.

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Community Card Creator and Errata Decks

Paizo and DriveThruCards have teamed up to bring you the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Community Card Creator. Basically, you can make and print out your own cards for the Pathfinder Adventure card game based on characters and items in your own adventures. You can keep them to yourself or publish them for others to use.
They've also posted up errata decks for the game.

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Wave VI Now Available for X-Wing

Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce that the 6th wave of ships are now available for the X-Wing Miniatures game. This wave brings the Scum & Villainy faction to the mix. Giving us a 50% increase in the number of factions for the game, Scum & Villainy has an initial offering of 7 ships (if you include the S&V cards for the HWK - 290 and Firespray).

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New Orleans: Pirates Tavern Paper Terrain Available from Finger & Toe

Finger & Toe Models expands their New Orleans line of paper terrain pieces with the release of their Pirate Tavern and Blacksmith. Good for any sort of "modern" minis game, as well as anything post-apocalyptic, this piece can fit into a variety of tabletops you might need to set up.

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DC Comics Deck-building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 2 available today

Cryptozoic Entertainment has their next expansion for the DC Deck Building Game available over in their webshop. Featuring new "Impossible Mode" villains, Crisis 2 is the toughest challenge yet to face the heroes of the DC Universe.
The expansion boosts both competitive and co-op play. So whichever version you prefer, there's something for you in this set.

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