Year 2017


Punga Miniatures Previews Whale Troll Figure For Toa Orcs

I'm always a big fan of seeing new twists on classic miniatures types. There's been troll miniatures around for seemingly forever, but I have to say, I've not seen so many whale trolls. Well, for those that are interested in the Toa Orcs that are coming from Punga Miniatures (like I am), then you'll want to check out what they've been working on.

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Invasion: Free State Announced For 2018 Release

The invasion is on! Aliens are raining down from the skies. But the people of the world aren't going to idly sit by as some bug-eyed monster tries to push them over. Take the fight to those extraterrestrials and show them that this is our home and they can't have it. That's the story behind Invasion: Free State, a new tactical urban combat board game that's coming out next year.

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Sky Relics Fleet Core Minis Game Up On Kickstarter

I mean, being in charge of a starfighter is pretty cool. So is being in charge of a couple of them. But for those that want real power, being an admiral in charge of a fleet of capital ships and their squadrons of fighters is really where it's at. If that sort of power is what you've got in mind, you should check out Sky Relics, a new fleet battle miniatures game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Thursday Terrain Corner

Thursday, Thursday, Thursday... never could get a handle on Thursdays. I certainly enjoy them, as it means we're getting close to the weekend, but we're obviously not quite there yet. So, it's like, "Woo! Almost-weekend-eve!" Ah well, we'll get there in time. But before then, we need to make your gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Final Days for Kongo Afrika Kickstarter and Deep-Cut Studio launches unique service to make game mats with hexes or grids.


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Z-Man Games Talks With Original Designers of History of the World

The study of how history changes over time is called Historiography. Yes, history can and very often does change over time. As new evidence and sources come out, and more analysis is done on the subject, things we thought were one way can very much prove to be another. So, as Z-Man interviewed the original creators of History of the World, they talk about how things have changed with the game over time. It's all rather meta, considering the subject of the game. Anyway, check it out.

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WizKids Announces Who Should We Eat Survival Game

Thanksgiving was just a week ago, and I know I've still got plenty of leftovers to go through. But when one is trapped on a desert island, there's not a lot of sweet potato casserole and cornbread stuffing just laying around. You might find some coconuts, but resources are going to scarce and you might just have to Donner-party this thing up. That's what's going on in Who Should We Eat?, a new survival game coming from WizKids.

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Plaid Hat Posts How-to-Play Video for Stuffed Fables

The release of Stuffed Fables grows ever-closer. People are excited to try out taking on the role of those snuggly characters and head into the dream world to protect their dreamer. You know who else is snuggly? Rodney Smith. He's created a how-to-play video of the game and Plaid Hat has posted it up on their website. Check it out.

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Fantasy Flight Games Previews TIE Silencer for X-Wing

The ubiquitous starfighter for the Empire is the TIE. The standard form is almost entirely convertible into new forms. There's many different varieties out there because of it. This has gone forward into the new era as the New Order continues to use TIE variants. One preferred by Kylo Ren is the TIE Silencer. Soon, you'll be able to hit the skies with this ship. But so you can see the specs before you enter the furball, here's a preview.

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Scottish National Day Giveaway From Corvus Belli

It's a country's National Day. Hooray! This time around, it's Scotland. So grab your kilt, bagpipes, and whiskey. Also, be sure to head over to Corvus Belli's Facebook page, as they have their traditional giveaway happening. If you want some free minis, go and put your name in the tartaned-hat.

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HobbyHorse Games Announces Furocious New Game

This year is ending and a new one is set to begin. It's never a bad time to think about the future and see what's coming up. In this case, HobbyHorse Games has announced that they're working on a new game called Furocious. In it, players will be looking to build up a team of mercenaries that they'll be sending through a dungeon, looking for loot. The game will be making its way to Kickstarter at the start of next year.

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Arkon Card Game Coming To Kickstarter In 2018

Hill Gaming Company has been pulling together some of the best card game artists and designers out there to bring you Arkon, their first card game. In the game, players are looking to control the clans in the Wildlands. Innovative mechanics within the game include bidding as well as multi-use cards. Their Kickstarter campaign will be getting underway in February of next year.

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Capharnaum Arabian Nights RPG Up On Kickstarter

Arabian niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiights,
like Arabian daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaays!
Ok, now that I've got that song stuck in your head, you should go check out Capharnaum, a new Arabian Nights-themed RPG that's up on Kickstarter. It's by Mindjammer Press, the same folks behind Mindjammer (as one would expect). But, instead of the stars, its the sands that you'll be exploring for all manner of adventure and excitement.

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Midweek Snippets

I don't know about you, but I've still got tons of leftovers from Thanksgiving. That was by design, mind you, and the original intent behind Thanksgiving 2: Thank Harder that I had last Friday. And no, I'm not getting tired of turkey and all the trimmings. However, it wouldn't hurt to nibble on something different for a moment. That's why we've got a whole bunch of bite-sized gaming stories for you to snack on.

Today on the platter we have: New Releases Available From Klukva Miniatures, New Statuesque Female Heads - Angry Bobs on sale now, New fantasy characters and Goblin Horde in stock from Aenor Miniatures, Creatures of the Night: Wrath of Cichol Fantasy Minis Up On Kickstarter, and 3rd Rumble in the Jungle - an event report by The Painting Frog.


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Gamma Turquoise: Santa Fe Starport RPG Adventure Now Available

Having a pre-made adventure can really make a GM's life that much easier. Even if you don't go through the scenario directly, they're usually a treasure trove of information about a new location, along with different NPCs, gear, and encounter tables you can use whenever. Gamma Turquoise: Santa Fe Starport is a new adventure designed for Alpha Blue and Crimson Dragon Slayer, but is mostly system-neutral, so you can use it with any sci-fi or post-apocalyptic RPG you might want to use. It's available now.

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Dumb Thumb Rhyming Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Originally, I had high hopes to make a rhyming entry for this post. But then I realized that I'm really terrible at that kind of thing. However, with Dumb Thumb, I might get better at it. In the game, you are given two words that rhyme and then must have your friends guess what you've got, obviously without actually using the words, themselves. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Save the Day Advanced Rulebook Now Available

Many of us wish that we were superheroes. Unfortunately, spider bites, gamma radiation, and cell mutations don't really work that way. But we can still live vicariously through our RPGs, such as Save the Day. If you've wanted a bit more nitty-gritty with your comic action, you're in luck. The new Advanced Rulebook is now available.

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Random Coping Chess Up On Kickstarter

I enjoy a good game of Chess. It's been a while since I played, but I used to get in a game just about every day during lunch. I like the game just fine, but occasionally I wish there was a bit... more to it. Well, that's what you get in Random Coping Chess. It turns the classic game and adds a bit of randomness with a deck of cards to help turn the abstract strategy game into more of a story. It's up on Kickstarter now.

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Whatever Party Card Game Up On Kickstarter

What do you want to play?
I dunno. I'm up for playing whatever.
*gets out a copy of Whatever, the party card game* Gotcha!
Whatever is a new party card game that's up on Kickstarter. Participate in truth-or-dare style dares or compete in competitions with another player. Can't handle the heat? Draw a penalty card and suffer the consequences.

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CMON Partners with Steve Jackson Games to Make Munchkin Board Games

Just about all of us have played some version of Munchkin in our time as gamers. It's a fun, little card game from Steve Jackson that takes the usual tropes of dungeon delving (or going into space, or pirates, or faeries, or a hundred other things it's spun off into) and turns them on their ear, many sets lovingly drawn by famed artist John Kovalic. Well, soon, that fun, little card game is going to be a board game series from CMON. Steve Jackson and CMON are partnering up to create a new line of games based on the beloved card game.

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NuÆther RPG Up On Kickstarter

Sure, many of us play video games. But how many of us actually get to play inside video games? That's where NuÆther comes in. It's a new RPG that puts you in the world of video games. And not just a fantasy setting like you'd find in an RPG, but a video game RPG, itself. However, not all is right int his world. As Æther seeps its way into the landscape, people and things are changed. Will you be able to stop this?
The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Andoria Battlefields Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Not every Kickstarter makes it the first time around. But with some retooling, reconfiguring, and a good relaunch, they can make it further than ever. Well, Andoria Battlefields is back up on Kickstarter and they're doing quite well. If you're looking for a drafting, area control, battle card game, you'll want to check it out.

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Z-Man Games Previews Factions from Gaia Project

The galaxy is a large place. But when there's 14 different races looking to colonize it, it can seem really small really quickly. Each faction has things it specializes in and ways to play. So, when sitting down for a game of Gaia Project, how do you choose which one you want to play? Well, having a preview of them all would be good, and that's just what we've got here from Z-Man Games.

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Ares Games Launches Tripods & Triplanes Kickstarter

During the midst of the Great War, the skies opened up and the heavens rained down. But this wasn't the enemy's shells. This was vehicles from another planet. The Martians are invading and both sides are finding that there's a new force to deal with. That's the story behind Tripods and Triplanes, a new standalone game in the Wings of Glory world. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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