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Year 2015

Steve Jackson Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Car Wars Classic Arenas. The campaign is to bring 5 maps from various supplements and put them all in one place in full Car Wars scale. There's also a rules booklet that details special abilities for each arena. Plus, it has rules for some of the popular side-rules for things like Corporate Sponsored teams and the AADA pro circuit.
The campaign is set to run for another 29 days.

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Zenit Miniatures has their latest release for Kensei available now over in their webshop. You can now order their Otokodate Army Box and get yourself an entire army in one click (well, probably more than just one, but you know what I mean). This 29-mini box gives you two different 10-man units, along with several characters, including an assassin!

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Grenzer Games just launched their Kickstarter campaign for Sector Commander: WWII, their new strategic board game. Players are in control of either the Axis or the Allies and must march their armies across the board in order to secure locations and root out the enemy. Terrain factors in heavily, as each space on the board can only support so many types of units on it at a time. It's not as simple as "walk forward and fire."
The campaign is set to run for another 34 days.

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Deck of the Dead pits you versus the zombie hordes in a bid for survival. The player who best manages to barricade themselves and get the highest zombie body count is the winner. If you don't survive, you become one of the zombies that attacks the other players. Use various weapons in your quest to rack up the biggest kill total.
The campaign is about 1/3 funded with 29 days left to go on the clock.

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Ninja Division keeps rolling along with their Ninja All-Stars Kickstarter campaign. They've made it through some more stretch goals and posted more up to take their place. There's always something cool to unlock just on the horizon. Not sure you want to pledge without seeing how the rules work? They've got that covered as well by posting up the Beta Rules for you to check out.

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Wake Up, Cthulhu is a new board game that's over on Verkami and looking for some funding love. And it seems that they've found it, since there's 10 days left in the campaign and they're closing in on 4x funded. Players of this card-driven board game are playing as cultists trying to awaken everyone's favorite Great Old One. Will your spell be the one that finally brings Cthulhu back to the waking world? If so, you might just not get eaten right away. Fun!

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Fantasy Flight Games has announced that they'll be coming out with a new edition of the Cave Troll board game. You and your fellow adventurers (well, they might not exactly be your fellows. They want their gold, too) are headed into a newly-discovered dungeon to see what sorts of riches can be plundered. Of course, the monsters that inhabit the halls and rooms don't exactly take kind to trespassers, and are going to be there to try and stop you. Players get to control both heroes and monsters in the game, adding a bit of an interesting twist on the usual.

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Tuesday is once more upon us. Did Monday go by quickly enough for you? Mine went by fast.
As is our custom, we've collected the podcasts from the past week and present them to you now for your listening pleasure.

In this grouping we've got: Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast #26 and Spoken Articles are Up!, The Download podcast Episode 4: Post-aPAXalyptic, Adeptus Infernus 017, and Game Classy episode 84.

CMON continues their Spotlight Video Series for Wrath of Kings with a look at Hadross. These denizens of the deep invade the surface world to battle their opponents. With tough defensive abilities, they could be seen as the "tank faction" of the game. Their resonating abilities mean your opponents will have to be very cautious about who they attack.

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Warlord Games knows that a tank offensive is not going to reach its full potential without a good tank commander. As such, they've got their new Carro Comando vehicle. You can't have your commander just running around on foot, they need to be able to be right up in the thick of things, and so, this vehicle will help get you there.

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Corvus Belli is showing off their March releases for Infinity. They've got 5 new sets for you this month, ranging from lightly-armored infantry, to a new bounty hunter on a bike, to reinforced suits carrying big-ass guns. Go have yourself a look-see at them below the cut.

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Figure Painter Magazine has released issue 23 of their magazine for your reading pleasure. Every issue, they look to up your painting game. Some of the articles from this issue to help with that are: Marta ?lusarska goes over some of the basic fundamentals of painting, Jason Martin talks about light and color on minis, and there's a chat with Scale 75 about how they come up with the models they make. Those and more that you can get for just £1.30.

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Icarus Miniatures continues to work at refining their The Icarus Project rulebook to make sure it's as perfect as it can be. This latest update has 11 changes to the rules, including some general clarifications, expanded background for the units, and a readjustment of the gear for various units. You can sign on to be part of the playtest group as well. Go check it all out.

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GCT Studios is now taking orders for their 22nd wave of Bushido minis. With these last two previews, they've shown off everything and you can now put your name on the list to get these figures when they're available. Be the first gamer on your block with them! The orders are happening now and shipping will begin on the 6th of April.

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Cards Against Humanity may have the cards be against humanity, but the people behind the game are all for humanity, and the advancement of it. As such, they're joining up with SMBC for a Science Ambassador Scholarship. This scholarship is for women who are seeking an undergraduate degree in the sciences. It's a full-ride scholarship, too! If you know anyone who might be interested (or if you're interested, yourself), you can sign up to be notified when the scholarship will be open (for the 2016 school year) via the link.
The scholarship is being funded via the new "Science Pack" set of cards for CAH that you can pick up on their website.

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Gen Con LLC has talked with governor Mike Spence about the passage of SB101 and has posted another open letter about their reaction to the bill's passing. Gen Con is working with businesses in the Indy area as well as the Indianapolis mayor to make sure that nobody is discriminated against during the show. They are also halting plans to expand Gen Con into Lucas Oil Stadium as well as some other surrounding hotels. But the 2015 show will still go as planned.

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Tin Man Miniatures is happy to be bringing back their annual spring sale. You can get all the springs you want from their shop with *gets handed a note* *reads the note* ... Oh, an update, Tin Man Miniatures does not sell springs. They are, however, bringing back their sale where you can get 35% off your order, in honor of Spring. Go check out what they've got to offer and get yourself some minis for cheaper than usual.

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Spartan Games has several really great deals going on over in their webshop. For starters, all of their rulebooks are at least half-off. Sure, you can download them for free from their website, but some people like to actually have a book in their hand (I'm included in this count), and Spartan's making it a lot cheaper for you to do so. The other deal is for Dystopian Legions army bundles. If you're looking to get either Prussians or English, now's the time. You get several box sets, the rulebook, tokens, and templates, plus free shipping for one, low price.
These deals last throughout the month of April.

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Mantic is in their final week for their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. To help that sprint to the end, they've added in a stretch goal that, if passed, will ad a Faction Booster, for free, to any Quarantine-level pledge. Who doesn't love free minis? I know I love free minis. The Faction Booster gets more options into your force creation with specialists of all sorts.

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Hyacinth Games is running a Scenario Contest over in their game forums for Wreck-Age. Simply come up with a scenario for their game, or conversely, you can come up with a scenario for an RPG that's set in the Wreck-Age universe, and post it up. All participants will get a $10 voucher for the Hyacinth Games webshop. Participants will have their scenario posted and the community will vote on the winners.

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Cthulhu Project has a Kickstarter campaign up and running for Who is Lovecraft? their new board game where one player will be crowned the true author, while the others are just hack wannabes. You can check out a preview of the rulebook on their Kickstarter page.
The campaign is set to run for another 10 days.

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Ares Games is in their final 3 days on Kickstarter for their Wings of Glory - Giants of the Sky campaign. They're closing in on 10x funded, and it would be awesome to see them pass that. In order to get them there, they've added in a cultural icon, Snoopy. You can get Snoopy piloting his Sopwith Camel (aka - his doghouse) in the skies above Europe, searching out the Red Baron. You can either get Snoopy on his own, or as a bundle with the Sopwith Camel mini for the game.

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CMON has started posting up new Faction Spotlights for the upcoming Wrath of Kings game. They'll be posting one a day. The first one is the Nasier. This faction draws most of its power from ceremonial masks that have been imbued with spiritual and elemental powers. They're a very martial nation and their combat prowess shows. On the tabletop, they're not much for trickery and deception and would much rather run in and chop your face off.

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Gale Force 9 has two new air-themed sets (seems appropriate) that they have released as part of their collector series of D&D miniatures. The first is the Air Myrmidon, which is an elemental bound to a magical set of armor and used at the whims of its creator. The other is the Aerisi Kalinoth & Air Priest (who could have very likely created the aforementioned Myrmidon). This is a two-mini set. These are both limited edition sets, so if you want yours, you'd better get in on it.

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GASPcon, put on by the Gaming Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, GASPcon 16 is coming to the Monroeville Convention Center (the same place the event was held last year) in Pittsburgh this November. November 6th-8th, to be specific. So be sure to mark your calendars. New for this year will be a dedicated exhibitor space at the show. They're looking to have both local and international retailers at the event. As every year, the main focus is on the gaming, though. Whether you're an RPGer, CCGer, or minis gamer, there'll be something for you to do at the show.

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