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Year 2016


Richard Nixon wasn't elected President the first time he ran. And he's not the only President we've had that didn't make it the first time around. That's alright. "If at first you don't succeed" and all that. That's the attitude taken by the folks behind Elected The Game. They didn't make it the first time, but they're back and ready to try again to get your vote (and pledge) on Kickstarter.
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As you should hopefully know by now, Gale Force 9 is coming out with a new Star Trek board game this summer. It's called Star Trek: Ascendancy and it puts you in charge of an entire race in the Star Trek universe, each one of you trying to control as much of the galaxy as possible. Well, along with the game, certain sets are labeled 50th Anniversary Issue sets and will come with extra cards.
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*looks up and sees the sun* Found one!
Ok, so Starfinder isn't quite that. What it is, though, is a new RPG game from Paizo (mostly known for the Pathfinder fantasy RPG). Well, now you can take all that fantasy adventuring and head up into the skies. Already a fan of and know the lore for Pathfinder? Well, you're ahead of the game, as Starfinder takes place thousands of years in that setting's future.
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Monday's done and gone. It's time for Tuesday. With any luck, it'll go by quickly and we can make our way to the weekend that much quicker.

I know something that helps me along is listening to some gaming podcasts while I work. Hopefully it helps you, too.

And to help out even more, I've gathered them all together in one place for you.

Today we have: Gamers Lounge Ep 125- Guild Ball Tournaments, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 56 Game Day, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 171 – Agincourt @ Royal Armouries, Geeks of the North Episode 29 – Figurines Québec event review and mailbag, News of the North – 2016-05-31, and Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 5: Eclipse, Galaxy Trucker, Blood & Fortune, Aya and Ominoes.

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The goblins are up to something... I mean, they're goblins, they tend to be up to something. So when Princess Irene saw that the magic thread that her great-grandmother had given her lead into the tunnels below the mountain, she didn't hesitate to follow it. It was there that she found Curdie, a miner who had become trapped in those tunnels while looking for clues to the goblin's plans. But caution must be taken, lest you get trapped in the tunnels, yourself! Can you make it back out to warn the kingdom in time?
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Moving goods and people from place to place in a city can be a major undertaking. Trust me... living in Atlanta, moving goods and people from place to place is a major undertaking... And everyone can think of ways that they'd do it better. That's just what you get to do in Tramways, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
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I love a good, unique setting for a game book. This isn't one you see very often. It's a gloomy, nautical fantasy realm called The Driftwood Verses. Don't go all, "Aye, mehearties!" on me, as that's not really what's going on. They describe it as something out of Melville's Nantucket mixed with a soundtrack by Tom Waits (I love Tom Waits).
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One of the cool, new games I got to try out while at Adepticon this year was Dark Deeds, the new card game by Andy Chambers and Mark Gibbons (If you'd forgotten about it, feel free to read the Demo Report I did). At the show they had a special Adepticon promo pack. Well, looks like they'll be doing the same for Gen Con.
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Warlord Games has posted up another preview of the upcoming Battle for Xilos expansion for Beyond the Gates of Antares. This time around it's another Ghar character in the form of High Commander Karg 12-40-9. You thought the previous Ghar guy had an impressive rig he was riding around in.
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Humanity is at the brink. Far in the future, resources of all types are becoming scarce. It's up to you, the pilots of heavily-modified mech suits to go and find powerful Cores with which society can continue. But there's only so many Cores to go around, so if you find one, you're certain to find another pilot looking to bring it back with them. Neither of you can afford to go back home empty-handed. That's the story behind Outchasers, a new sci-fi card game that's up on Kickstarter now.
Also, Giant Robots! Woo!
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It's Monday. And even though it's a holiday, that doesn't mean I'm not posting news and it doesn't mean that Wyrd's not giving me news to post. As is tradition for Monday, they've got a new preview up. And as is tradition lately, it's a new Master from Ripples of Fate.
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We're coming to the end of the month and the start of a new one. That's a perfect time for companies to put out some new products (considering there are people out there that get paid at the start of the month). Corvus Belli certainly thinks it's a good time to post up some new Infinity releases. And so they have.
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Welcome back to Monday. I know a lot of you are probably reading this not at your regular work desk. Along those lines, a happy Memorial Day to you.

At the moment, it's a good time to get your gaming tables looking as good as possible. That's right, we've got our Terrain Corner.

This time we've got: 3D Printable Vauban Style Fortress Kickstarter from Laser Dream Works, TerraForms Terrain Kickstarter is live, Manorhouse Workshop Update # 32 – A dream come true, Dicey Ventures Studios Announces Elemental Village Kickstarter, and Dark London: Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat Now Available.

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Dark Gate Games will be bringing Vampire Hunters back to Kickstarter in a couple months. In the run-up to the campaign, they've got a special contest that they're running. In order to spread the word about their game, they're giving away copies of it (well, when they're available, anyway).
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People can always find a way to make a buck. While not "the world's oldest profession" (that'd be something else), paying someone to fight your wars for you certainly goes back a long way as well. And that will progress far into the future as well, as there's a Mercenaries group now available for Polyversal.
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Bakemono are tricky, little buggers. Some can jump into shadows and come out elsewhere. Others employ various magic spells to confound you. And some just turn into giant, hulking brutes and bash your brains in with their now-oversized hands. That's the case for Xi-Han and his alter-ego, Zoo. They're coming soon for the Savage Wave for Bushido.
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Two different previews for you today from Fantasy Flight Games for Descent. One's a new Heroes and Monster pack, while the other heats things up a little with a campaign utilizing the Road to Legend app.
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In manufacturing, there's a saying, "Pick two: Good, Fast, Cheap." That is to say, if you want something good and fast, it won't be cheap. If you want something good and cheap, it won't be fast. Or if you want something fast and cheap, it won't be good. You have to balance between those options when making your products. And that's just the case in Oh My Goods, a new card game coming from Mayfair Games.
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The Summer Solstice is a very important time. The Great Shaman uses the longest day as a chance to contact the Spirit of Everything. Surrounding tribes aid in this process by sending Apprentices to help with the rituals. They'd fast for days, hoping that The Spirit of Everything would cause their totemic animal to appear. But will the animals show up? Or will it just be a hoax? That's what you've gotta figure out in Waka Tanka, now available from CoolMiniOrNot.
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Well... you know that Battle Chef I talked about a couple times last week?
Uh... you see... wha-ha-happen wuz... Crits from ogre-sized lizardmen hurt, y'all.
But this is just an opportunity to create a new character. I'm thinking I'm gonna go with a TV-preacher style Cleric. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, before I dig into rolling up a new character, let's dig into some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Brigade Models Releases New Merchant Spaceships, Last hours to support Saltlands post-apocalyptic desert adventure game on Kickstarter, and New Bases and Paints Available to order from Games Workshop.

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Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Wooooooooooooo!
When you're reading this, I'm hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat.

But that's me.

For you who's here reading the site, I've got your Review Roundup for you.

Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes, Legends of Andor The Star Shield, Ninja All-Stars, The Grizzled: At Your Orders, Aviary, Booty, Catan: Explorers and Pirates, Allegiance: A Realm Divided, and The Golfing Dead.

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Well, civilization has come to an end again. Damnit, Carl! I told you to not sell of all those shares in the Zombie Repellent Company all at once! Now there's zombies everywhere, the stock market's crashed, and we still gotta pay the rent! We've gotta band together in order to head out into the zombie-infested zones in order to find any goods we can as well as try and restart the economy by hustle, scam, or scheme. That's also the story behind Red Markets, a new RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.
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Sometimes it can be rough to find a gaming system that's good to use to introduce new gamers, particularly younger ones, to the world of gaming. Well, Anthro-Adventures is designed to be just that. Though that's not to say that it'd be boring to veteran gamers. Instead, it looks to bridge that gap, using familiar (to gamers) rules (the setting is designed to be used with Pathfinder) while the setting brings in familiar settings (drawing from various well-known anthropomorphic setting such as Redwall). It's up on Kickstarter now.
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The Germans loved their half-tracks. There were many variants used throughout the war, each one designed to take on a different task on the battlefield. Warlord Games has done their best to come out with one of each for you Bolt Action players. This time around it's the Sd.Kfz. 251/9 Ausf D Schützenpanzerwagen, nicknamed "Stummel" (which means "Stump").
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Been a while since we heard from the DreamForge-Games crew. But that doesn't mean they've been sitting around doing nothing. They'd taken back over distribution of their products and that can be quite a busy time. They've also got a pair of new figures available. Plus, they're having themselves a sale this weekend.
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