Year 2017


Gobblin' Goblins Card Game Up On Kickstarter

I do a lot of cooking. And I try and make things as tasty as possible. Even with that, some people are picky eaters. Goblins, however, are not picky eaters. They'll shove just about anything into their maw. Just look at Gobblin' Goblins and you'll see. It's a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Lockwood's Asylum Deck-Building Game Up On Kickstarter

If there's one criticism of deck-building games, it's often that players can feel like there's not a lot of interaction between them. You build your own deck while the other players build theirs. Well, Lockwood's Asylum looks to change all that. In the game, you're not only building your own deck, but also your opponent's. Fill yours with allies and useful equipment, while you populate your opponent's with the horrible nightmares found in the asylum. The last one standing is the winner. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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The Widow's Tear Location Guide and Bestiary for Starfinder Up On Kickstarter

Space is big. Really big. You might think it's a long way down the street to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space. Listen, there's all sorts of strange places out there, and it's best to have a guide to help you along. One such guide is the Widow's Tear guide as well as Nightmares From the Void, a couple of sourcebooks for a mostly-unexplored region of space. The books are Starfinder-compatible, and up on Kickstarter now.

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Podcast Roundup

Happy Halloween, everyone! I'm actually in costume, though you can't see it. I'm dressed up as "me on Saturday." Hey, having a set wardrobe for particular days of the week means that putting on a costume is as simple as changing which day I wear which shirts. Though it does make me feel like I should be typing up the Review Roundup and not the Podcast one. Yet Tuesday it is. And that means podcasts.

Today we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 233: Oppy Wood; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 19: Tales from the Unscript; Forgot My Dice Episode 22 (29): Count of Monte Cristo Moment; The Secret Cabal Express 32: Hosting a Halloween Game Night; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 129: Lets Get Spooky!; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 61: Franks Overview; The Cardboard Herald Episode 51: Kenna Conklin of Going Last; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 130: Richard the Lionheart, Sundae Split, Alien Artifacts and Ted Alspach; Singled Out Episode 50: Talking Tournament Bridesmaids With Jason Mountain; and News of the North - 2017-10-31.


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Mantic Games Posts Vanguard Alpha Rules Online

The Kickstarter campaign for Mantic's fantasy skirmish game, Kings of War: Vanguard, starts tomorrow. But if you know me, you know that I like to know what I'm buying before I put my money down for it. The folks over at Mantic feel that you should also know what you're getting into before you put your money down. And so, they've posted up the Alpha rules for the game online. You can download them now, read them over, and if the game is for you, pledge tomorrow to get yourself a set.

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Modiphius Releases Children of Orion - The Venu Sourcebook For Mindjammer

In pretty much any game, you're going to have the good guys and the bad guys. It's those two opposing forces that creates the narrative. In Mindjammer, the Venu are those bad guys. Everyone is under the hell of the harsh emperor. The new sourcebook for the game, Children of Orion, gives players and GMs a chance to play in that space, either as rebels looking to overthrow the government, or simply as characters who end up getting stuck in an oppressive government. You can pick up your digital copy now.

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Steamforged Posts Final Version of Guild IDs for Guild Ball

Though sports teams are built around a core style that they want to utilize in order to win, each one will also practice ways to counter-act other team's special styles. You certainly know of teams that focus more on offense or defense, or some other specialization. Guild Identity Cards for Guild Ball let coaches customize their team a bit more with a particular style of play, some of which help them against certain other styles. Steamforged has been going through beta tests of these for a while now. Well, that's finished and you can now find the final versions of these cards online.

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Fantasy Flight Games Posts New Legacy of Dragonholt Preview

While much of the adventures in Legacy of Dragonholt take place out in the wilderness of Terrinoth, there's also plenty to do in the city, itself. Urban adventures will be just as important to the ever-evolving story in the game. I mean, you gotta get supplies and sell your loot, after all. In this preview, Fantasy Flight gives us a look at what going around the streets of the city will be like in the game.

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Z-Man Games Posts Through the Desert Rules

Z-Man Games is updating the classic Dr. Reneir Knizia game, Through the Desert. The game's getting a bit of a facelift, but also a bit of a rules combing. So, many of you have played the older version, and I'm sure you're wondering what's changing. Z-Man is helping out with that, as they've posted up the updated rulebook on their website. So you can check it out and see what's been updated.

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Dog Might Games Announces Countdown: Action Edition

I love a good '80s action flick. They're just so over-the-top crazy, you simply have to smile, even if the plots are strange, the clothing odd, and the one-liners could often use some work. Countdown: Action Edition looks to bring everything you love about 80s action movies and put it on your tabletop. There's a bomb countdown. There's hostages. There's unlikely heroes. It's got it all.

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Museum Rush Board Game Up On Kickstarter

I always get a rush when I got to a museum. I mean, there's just so many cool things to see! Granted, some people want to see that stuff, but don't want to go to the museum. So they decide to take it for themselves. Thankfully, security's there to keep the priceless objects where they should be. But a clever burglar can get by just about any security measure. And being a clever burglar is what you'll become in Museum Rush, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter.

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Wyrd Monday Preview

Mondays are generally considered pretty rough. You're ripped from the weekend and tossed back into the work week as far from another weekend as possible. But Wyrd does their best to soften the blow with their regular previews. They've decided to give us another look at the upcoming Above the Law book. This time around, it's a preview of the Magewright.

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Dead Sprint Zombie Board Game Up On Kickstarter

While just about any time is a good time for zombies, this week is a particularly good one for them. Now, besides a bullet to the brain, the best way to get away from a zombie is to just run. Rule #1: cardio, and all that. Well, in Dead Sprint, you're looking to get away from a horde of zombies. It's pretty simple premise: get away or get eaten. The game's up on Kickstarter now.

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Monday Terrain Corner

It's a frosty, frigid morning here in Atlanta. I know most Southerners think that anything below 60F is "freezing" but it literally was freezing this morning (as evidenced by having to scrape frost off my windshield before driving into the office). So while there might be frost on the pumpkins, it's still Halloween Eve. And two terrain companies are having sales so great, they're scary! (ok, not really scary, but I don't get to use such a cheesy line too often). Battlefront is also talking about their new pre-order terrain.

Anyway, we've got: Terrains4Games Halloween Sale, Pwork Wargames Halloween Sale, and Battlefront to Launch 2018 Premium Property Pre-order Deal.


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