Year 2015


Photo Galleries from Day 2 of Gen Con

Day 2 is about to be in the books (as it's only got about 15min. left and then I'm going to go to sleep). It was quite a wild and busy Friday. The frantic-ness of Thursday turned into a more calm, but no less busy Friday. Everyone was buzzing about the games that they'd picked up the day before or tried overnight.

I, of course, once more made my rounds of the place and got some galleries of photos over on the TGN Facebook page.

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Conan: Rise of Monsters launches on Kickstarter

About a month ago, I was digging through Netflix for something to watch when I saw that they had the original Conan movie. Right then and there, I knew what I was going to be doing for the next couple hours. The characters and world are so iconic, especially to nerds and gamers (of which I fit into both categories), it's almost impossible not to love them. We've had some cool Conan games come around recently, and Pulposaurus Entertainment is looking to answer the riddle of steel and add theirs to the list. Conan: Rise of Monsters is now up on Kickstarter.

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Video Coverage from CMON from Day 1 of Gen Con 2015

Gen Con is fully underway now. The first day went by in a flash. The energy in the air was palpable. Everyone I've talked to agrees that this year is much busier than last. When the doors open, there's a huge rush as all the eager gamers head to the various booths in order to get the latest and greatest. One booth that attracted a lot of attention was CMON's. With lots of new games available for the first time, the line quickly wrapped around the whole double-booth that they have.

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New White Scars Upgrade Kits Available to Order from Forge World

Everyone likes to personalize their army, but not everyone wants to have to green stuff their own special torsos, helmets, or shoulder pads. That's where Forge World steps in with their upgrade kits. In this case, if you've got a White Scars force and you want to add a little flair to your bike-riding baddies, you can use these to make them more your own.

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Gen Con Interview with Justin Gary of Stone Blade Entertainment

Day 1 of Gen Con has been an absolute whirlwind. It feels like 3 days have already gone by. But no, it's just one. The show is a great time to sit down with some of the game companies in attendance and find out what they've been working on. One that I've been visiting a couple years in a row has been Justin Gary, the President of Stone Blade Entertainment (SBE). Ascension is on of my favorite games and one that I play most-often. So it's always great to try and pry bits of information about what's coming up for it. But it's not just Ascension this year from Stone Blade. We've got Bad Beets. Not only did I get a little info about the game, I got a full demo. Check out below to see how the game plays.

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Mage Knight: Shades of Tezla Expansion Available Now

I love getting expansions for board games. I love it because you can have a game that you love, but has maybe stopped stretching your mind, challenge-wise, or perhaps you feel things have gotten a little stale. You think the game is fun and you enjoy playing, but you just wish there was ... more. Well, obviously that's what an expansion is. And for those of you that play the Mage Knight board game, Wizkids is happy to announce that their Shades of Tezla expansion set is now available.

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Theomachie crowdfunding for Cthulhu Mythos expansion in German

Gaming is certainly a worldwide phenomenon. You can go to any country and find people spending their free time by playing games. Unfortunately, we haven't yet gotten that "one world language" thing down yet. And not everyone knows how to speak every language. So sometimes you can have a really awesome game, but people won't be able to play it because they can't read it. Well, Historical Games Factory is looking to release some of the expansions for their Theomachie card game, and they've taken to Spiele Offensive in order to get them funded.

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Geek Fever Games launches Mars vs. Earth card game

I've mentioned before that I love to see a Kickstarter campaign fund successfully and then eventually make it so the products are available to the general public. Geek Fever Games' Mars vs. Earth card game is one such success story. If you missed out on the original campaign, it is now available through The Game Crafter.

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Plaid Hat Games Joins F2Z Entertainment

Gen Con is a place where a lot of companies make a lot of big announcements. Some are things we've heard rumors of before. Others are just sort of out of the blue. This is the second category. Granted, being surprised by something like this doesn't mean it's bad, of course. This is pretty awesome news, as Plaid Hat Games will be joining up with the F2Z Entertainment group.

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Photos Coming out of Gen Con

Wow! Gen Con got off to quite a start this morning! Seemed no sooner than I was awake than I was down at the hall looking over some things when Boom! The doors were opened! It was quite a mad rush in the hall. I don't know actual numbers, but several people I talked with and I all agreed that this year seems even busier than last (and that was a record-setting year for attendance).

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Midweek Snippets/Terrain Corner

With the drive to Indy yesterday, I obviously didn't have much of a chance to make posts (and no, trying to type in the car all day was not an option. I would've gotten all the carsick). So today I bring you both the Midweek Snippets and today's Terrain Corner together again in one place.

In this batch of bite-sized articles and terrain stories we have: DLD Productions website now open, Web-Based RPG Toolset City of Brass Opens, New Releases Available from Hitech Miniatures, Pondemonium! A free print'n'play boardgame or 3D wargame, Now available – Ruins of Sanctuary 30mm RL deal (20x bases) and 40mm RL deal (8x bases), PK-PRO - Aetztech new etched brass, Werewolf Tokens Up On Kickstarter, Wheel of Flame Gaming Candles Up On Kickstarter, New Warthrone approved army list: Skaven from Warhammer, Free PDF at The Ion Age: Shia Khan Empire in Patrol Angis, Brigade Models - new 15mm SF Buildings, New Manorhouse Workshop Pre-painted – Tabletop Terrain, Some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Kromlech New Release - Legionary Pistols, and Icarus Miniatures Preview The Gunslinger.


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Biergarten Tile-Placement Game on Kickstarter

Though I am half-German and half-Irish, I've never been one for drinking any kind of alcohol. So if one were to find me in a Biergarten, it'd be of the variety that Steamboat Gothic has currently up on Kickstarter. It's their new tile-laying game that is all about a casual afternoon in the mountains with a tall stein of some frosty, frothy beverage.

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New Releases for Kensei posted by Zenit Miniatures

I love Asian culture. Just the other day I found a whole bunch of Stephen Chow movies on Netflix that I'd never seen. I was in 7th heaven. Out of the Dark is hilarious as hell. I highly recommend it. And while it doesn't involve a ghost-indicating plant, the newest Kensei releases from Zenit Miniatures certainly have Asian influence (duh!). The latest models are now available over in their webshop.

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