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Year 2016

One of the biggest announcements at Gen Con this past year was that Fantasy Flight Games was going to be joining the fantasy miniatures wargame market with RuneWars, a new game set in the world of Terrnoth. Attendees were able to get a bit of a look inside the game and its mechanics, but there's always a bit more that people would like to know about. As such, Fantasy Flight sat down with designer Andrew Fischer and talked a bit about the game and how it came to be.
More and more people are getting 3D printers these days.
Meanwhile, I don't have a regular printer at home. But that's beside the point. The proliferation of 3D printers means that game companies can offer games to you without any shipping costs. They just send you the files for your printer and you make your own minis right at home. The folks at Cross Lances are doing that with their expansion to Rough and Tumble, which is up on Kickstarter now.
As an occasional GM, I can certainly appreciate pre-made adventures for games. You don't always have time to fully realize a deep narrative with twists, turns, and plenty for everyone, then add on encounters, treasure, come up with NPCs and everything else that goes into such things. Well, for Shadows of Esteren players, quite a big module is coming via Kickstarter. It's Dearg.
Mantic has launched a brand new painting contest. They're calling it Brush With Death and it's looking to be a new annual event where gamers from all over the world look to win a special trophy to add to their case.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
I hope everyone is having a good time with some sweet treats and scary movies.
And, hey, it's another chance to break out your convention costumes, too! Bonus!
Anyway, let's make your gaming tables look good, shall we?

In the Terrain Corner today we have: New Age of Sigmar Battle Mat From Games Workshop, Rocket Pig Games Running TileScape Dungeons Kickstarter, Dragonlock Ultimate Free Sample Set Now Available, and Adventure Tiles - Wilderness Tabletop RPG Terrain System Up On Kickstarter.

The Omega Stone is an artifact of great power, able to grant immortality to the one that possesses it. Of course, such a prize is sought by many. Four great kings have found the components to summon the Omega Stone. However, no one is willing to give up their Blood Stone to anyone else. It will have to be taken by force. Only a grand melee will decide who gets the stones. That's the story behind Ascended Kings, a new combat board game up on Kickstarter.
I don't have a really big apartment. There's not lots of storage space available. As such, I have to make sure that space is efficiently used. For someone with a board game collection, that's not always easy. Thankfully, Playford Games has their new Ancient Conflict Treasure Chest Game Collection that holds a bunch of games all in one, handy box.
In ancient times, the gods were much a part of everyday life. You weren't considered heavily religious if you gave thanks, prayers, and offerings to various deities throughout your daily routine. It's just how people lived. In 7 Wonders Duels: Pantheon, you are looking to create a city full of wonders that will stand the tests of time. Along with that, you can devote them to various gods.
The Joker's Wild set for HeroClix will be out soon. It's always nice to know what you're gonna be getting before you get it. As such, WizKids tends to give us lots of looks inside their sets. This is no different, with a look at not just one, but two versions of Looker.
The ability to disrupt enemy actions via well-placed firepower is crucial in winning a conflict. The Rebel Alliance knows that they're outnumbered and running behind the Empire in terms of technology, but they make up for it in dedication and training. And Alliance Rangers are able to increase the odds of winning by taking out enemy officers or other linchpin parts of the enemy. Soon, you'll be able to add these force multiplier figures to your games of Imperial Assault.
Hey there, everyone. I hope you're all having a great Saturday. I just got back from the grocery store (I'm typing this up a decent amount earlier than it is set to go live) so I can get ready to have some company over for a low-key Halloween party. I'm making cookies, chocolate-coated peanut butter balls, and gumbo. Should be a good time. I'm sure a lot of you have somewhat similar plans.

As for the moment, though, before I dive into a bit of last-minute cleaning and then work on cooking, let's get you those gaming reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

This week we have: Bankers and Robbers, Dungeon Saga, Harry Potter Deck-Building Game, Conquest Games' Medieval Archers, Mysterium, Aeon's End, Love Letter: Premium Edition, Mortem Et Gloriam, The Networks, Eclipse: Shadow of the Rift, Tumult Royale, Necronomicards, Cthulhu Crusades, and Loony Quest.

Steamcon is coming up in a couple weeks. There, players will get the first chance to really sink their teeth into Season 3. They'll be able to pick up Kick Off!, the new 2-player starter set and see what all changes have been made to the game. Well, Steamforged also just sent out a preview of what they'll be coming out with in January. And I, for one, am as giddy as a schoolcub.
While Tanks from Gale Force Nine puts the emphasis on the machines of war as they roll across the battlefields, blasting at each-other, one would do well to remember that without the crews, those vehicles would just be masses of metal and plastic sitting motionless on the battlefield. And those crews all came from different countries with distinct philosophies towards war. In these articles from Gale Force Nine, we get a look at some of the different Doctrine cards, as well as a look at the special card in the Mechanics kit.
On October 3, 1942, everything changed. The world was deeply embroiled in the 2nd World War, but what happened would forever change the nature of that conflict. Dark and terrible things started pouring into the world. Great elder gods, long forgotten, manifested themselves and joined in the war. The Axis and Allies haven't stopped waging their war, though, and have actually taken to integrating monstrous technologies into their arsenal. That's the story behind Dark Skies, a new alternate history aerial combat miniatures game that's up on Kickstarter now.
We've been waiting for this all week. Or, at least, I have been. It's Friday! Woo!
Tomorrow, for me, looks like it's going to be filled with some cooking, because it's some for some Halloween goodies to be made. I'm sure a lot of you have Halloween-related plans scheduled. Halloween's all about getting bite-sized treats, so let's do just that with some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Forge of Ice Sleazy Merchant & Sleepy Sentries on Kickstarter, Brother Vinni Releases Veteran Chaingunner, New Releases And Sale At TinMan Miniatures, Spooky Bases Halloween Sale Going On At Micro Art Studios, and Free Halloween Pack and Weekend Sale on ePic Character Generator.

Tiny Epic Quest is the latest in the Tiny Epic game line from Gamelyn Games. A fantasy world is created that's full of adventure. It's up to your band of heroes to go out and explore it, looking for wrongs to right and foes to fight, completing quests while gathering more powerful items and spells. The group with the most points at the end is the winner.
In a dystopian future, people are struggling for control. Two rival factions have grown up and are looking to defeat the other. The only path to winning lay in defeating the leader of the enemy faction. But nobody's entirely sure who is in charge. The leaders are kept hidden, blending in with their followers. That doesn't mean that there aren't assassination attempts, of course. However, attacking the wrong person isn't going to help. For a new faction of the disenfranchised (aka - those that have been attacked) is also looking to gain control, and they're more than happy to swell their numbers with those that have been taken out of the other factions. That's the story behind Leaders of Euphoria, a new board game up on Kickstarter.
If I could build a dream home, it'd be at least 75% kitchen. Of the remaining 25%, 24% of it would be taken up by "gaming space," with the last 1% going to essentials like bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, and such like that. I don't quite think I could make that exact thing in Dream Home by Asmodee, but now that the game's out, I could certainly try.
The Force Awakens continues the Star Wars saga for a new generation. Though the Empire was defeated, the First Order is looking to retake control. As such, the Resistance is fighting tooth and claw against them. Heroes new and old are joining forces to fight. And you can represent that with the Heroes of the Resistance Pack for X-Wing, which is now available.
Well, sort of two ends of the spectrum in terms of new releases from Forge World this week. It's rare enough that we see even releases for Age of Sigmar on there. But a Lord of the Rings release? I can't remember the last one of those. Along with some new dwarves, there's also a couple of 40k releases as well. Told you it was two ends of the spectrum.
Getting near the end of the month. Still plenty of time, though, to take a look at the October releases that will be coming out for Infinity from Corvus Belli. So let's get right to it.
Halloween is less than a week away. I know a lot of people that will be celebrating this weekend. Heck, I'll be celebrating this weekend, and I'm not even one for celebrating holidays all that much. You know who else is celebrating? The folks over at USAopoly. They're running their Ghoulish Games Giveaway now.
As people have started to get their copies of the Conan board game from Monolith Games. As such, everyone else is getting a bit of a look inside of it in preparation for when the game comes out on November 23rd. But for those that don't have a friend whose copy they can borrow, Asmodee gives us a look inside the box. This time around, we check out some of the equipment and spells your characters will be able to acquire while you play.
Modiphius has been busy at work on the Infinity RPG. There's a lot to go through, though, and they want to make it just right. As such, they're looking to bring on someone to help out in the form of a Freelance Art Director.
Hello, Thursday. Nice to see you again. And it is nice to see Thursday, as it means we're well into the latter part of the week and so the weekend will be here soon. Hopefully you have gaming lined up for this weekend. And if you do, you'll want your gaming table to look as good as possible. That's where the Terrain Corner comes in.

Today we have: Heroic Maps release Arung Ry Outpost - Cantina, Lands of Mars: Pwork Wargames Sci-Fi Gaming Mat Now Available, Heroic Maps - Castell Gwythyr, and Plastcraft Shows of New Malifaux Terrain.