Year 2016

The Reckoning RPG Board Game Up On Kickstarter

The best RPGs and Board Games are the ones that fully immerse you in the game world. You're not a bunch of people sitting around a table in someone's living room/garage/basement/LGS. You're actually a group of interstellar soldiers, or in a medieval village, or reliving WWII. The Reckoning, a new RPG Board Game that's currently up on Kickstarter, looks to immerse you in a deep, narrative universe where players are Initiates looking to travel through the Matrix (not the one from the movies).

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No Honor Among Thieves Card Game Up On Kickstarter

If you want something, you just gotta go and take it. It's a philosophy that many adhere to. In general, it means that you can't just wait for things to fall into your lap. You've gotta take the initiative and work towards your goals. Thieves, however, might just take the whole saying literally and run off with your stuff. And sure, they might be able to grab more with a group of other thieves (many hands make light work, after all), but if you want to be the riches, you're gonna have to learn to not share. That's the story behind No Honor Among Thieves, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter.

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Midweek Snippets

This week just seems to be screaming by. At least, I feel it is. I'm hoping yours is going by well-enough. I feel it's mostly because it's been rather busy over on this side of the screen. Various proofing projects have been passing over my desk. What can I say? I enjoy editing.

Anyway, if I'm going to make it through the rest of the week, I need to power-up on bite-sized gaming stories.

On today's platter we have: Cold Steel Wardens: Rogues Gallery Kickstarter on Final Day, Microworld Games Releases 6mm Space Rats and Space Ogres, NonsenseMiniatures Releases Ajax, War Co. Kickstarter Already Funded and 2 Weeks to Go, New Viking Banner Bearer From Brother Vinni, Carrotia Funded With 12 Days Left on Kickstarter, Nexus Miniatures Previews Demogorgon, Tabletop-Art Previews Viking Raid cavalry bases, MidKnight Heroes Super Chibi Round 2 Kickstarter launched, Deadlands Double-Shot Kickstarters Coming Soon, and Final Hours for Lords of Rock on Kickstarter.

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Tiny Frontiers: Mecha & Monsters RPG Up On Kickstarter

What's better than giant robots? Giant robots fighting giant monsters. Tiny Frontiers: Mecha & Monsters, is a new stand-alone book in the Tiny Frontiers RPG line. It's pretty straight-forward in the fact that you can quickly and easily create characters that pilot giant mechs and have them battle against huge monsters.

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Adventure Time Card Wars Doubles Tournament Game Now Available

What time is it!?
12pm, Eastern, actually... Err, I mean, Adventure Time!
It's also time to expand your Adventure Time Card Wars collections with their new Doubles Tournament Game. This new set brings you a new way to play: Teams. You and a friend will play against an opponent and their friend (though, I guess, you can all be friends of one-another). Teams share a pool of hit points and there are new teamwork cards in the set that benefit both of you.

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Arkham Nights 2016 Coming This October

My favorite time of the year is coming up. My Kroger already has Halloween decorations out. I'm stocking up on cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, star anise, and cloves (aka - pumpkin spice). It's not so hot in the morning that I contemplate using the AC in my car at 5:30am as I drive to the office. Soon, the leaves will be changing color. I've got my Type O Negative playlist going on Pandora. And soon Fantasy Flight will be having their Arkham Nights event.

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Haven: Titan Command Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Well, we've got ourselves a giant robot fighting game here, kids. You know me and my love of giant robot fighting games. This one's called Haven: Titan Command. In it you'll make your own customized Titan fighting robot and do battle against your opponents. Fight in exotic locations all across the galaxy as you look to be the last one with a working bot at the end.

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AEG Releases Smash Up: Cease & Desist

There's a new set of cards for Smash Up available. This one, I'm sure, gave the lawyers over at AEG fits. Not to say that other sets haven't possibly done that, but this one they seemed to go out of their way to toe the line. But they own up to it. The name of the set's Cease & Desist, after all.

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Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #52: Nanotech Undead Now Available

Most of the time when you think of zombies, you think of maybe some voodoo curse, or a necromancer run amok, or maybe some sort of terrible disease. The latest issue of Wisdom from the Wastelands takes a slightly different look at the walking undead. The zombies (and other such undead horrors that inhabit the world) here were purposefully-designed weapons. They're basically cyberzombies, having been made by mad scientists who grafted technology to corpses to be used in a long-forgotten conflict. Unfortunately, the weapons are still out there, roaming around, not realizing the war they fought in was finished long before.

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Podcast Roundup

Monday seemed to fly by, if you ask me. That's not a complaint, mind you. I'm sure most of us would agree that "wow, Monday went by in a flash" is to be seen as a good thing. The work week's gotten underway and we can settle in for the next couple days. To help the rest go by as quick as possible, it's good to listen to some gaming podcasts.

This week we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast Episode 214: Potential, Game Classy 121: Gen Con ’16 Part 2, 40K Radio – Episode 4, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 80 - Cry Havoc and Our Still Gotta’ Get/Play List, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 68 Out to pasture, and News of the North – 2016-08-30.

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Mixin' Sixes Card Game Up On Kickstarter

On Family Game Night, a quiet, relaxing game of cards is always a nice option. But what if you're tired of Rummy or Hearts and want something a bit different? Perhaps you could check out Mixin' Sixes. Though with the various wild cards and bit of backstabbing involved, "quiet" might not be the best descriptor. It does look fun, though.

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Trilaterum Sci-Fi Minis Game Now Available

One of the big stories lately in the news is that there could be an Earth-like planet only 4 light years away from us. It's great to think of possibly going and visiting those places someday. Well, in Trilaterum, that's just what humanity has done. We've reached out for the stars and started to colonize. However, much like Columbus, we realized that we weren't always the first sentient group to end up someplace. Many alien species exist out there. And, well, miscommunication and such has, unfortunately, led to war. That's the story behind Trilaterum, a new sci-fi game that's available now.

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