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Year 2017


We're about to hit August here, and that means that the football season (that's American football) is about to fully get underway. Heck, preseason games will be happening this week! Seems like a perfect time to bring that bone-crunching action to your tabletop. That's where Techno Bowl from Bombshell Games comes in. It's all the action of retro arcade American Football games, right on your living room table. It's available now.
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Patreon is a crowdfunding campaign a lot of you still maybe haven't tried. If you're interested in it, and what it can do for a game, check out the one being run by Shades of Vengeance. They've recently posted up their Encounters on the Edge of Space #1. It is the first in what will be a regular series of bestiary entries they will make so that GMs can add these creatures to their games.
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Gen Con's just a couple of weeks away. The show's going to be the biggest it ever has been, and many new games will be making their way into people's hands. Ares Games will be there and they're bringing along a lot of new goodies with them. That includes the new releases they have in their partnership with Galakta, including the critically acclaimed This War of Mine.
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I've been seeing lately where one expansion for a game isn't just one expansion, but a whole bunch of them in one whole package. That's the case with the Star Realms Frontiers Kicksterter. It's a new standalone (but fully compatible) set for Star Realms that's actually 9 all new sets. The project is up on Kickstarter now.
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Monday's aren't traditionally known as people's favorite day of the week. But Wyrd does their bast to make it a bit better by having regular previews. This time around, it's some Goblin artwork for the Gautraeux Bokor for Malifaux.
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It's back to the office for most people, me included. It'll be alright, though, the weekend will make it back eventually. And, hey, we're about to finish up another month and make our way into August. So that's good.
What is also good is making your gaming tables look as good as possible. So let's do that.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: West Land Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame and Wargame-Model-Mods Running Tubular Buildings Kickstarter.

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Awful Fantasy Games has announced their next foray into the Awful Fantasy world. They had a successful campaign with their Kickstarter. This time around, it's Awful Fantasy Adventures, a quick-playing cooperative card game. They will look to fund the base game as well as three Adventures as part of the Kickstarter.
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I mentioned earlier not wanting to just walk to battle. Where's the fun in that? No, you want to in style, like in some awesome combat vehicle. Well, the Enforcers and Forge Fathers in Warpath don't want their troops just hoofing it to the conflict, so they're getting some new vehicle releases next month.
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Carcassonne has been entertaining gamers since its release in 2000. And it certainly has critical acclaim, having won the Spiel des Jahres in 2001. It's also had quite a lot of expansions over the years. That can seem intimidating for a new player who might have an issue finding all of them. Well, Z-Man Games is here to help out with the Carcassonne Big Box set. It's got the core game as well as 11 expansion sets in one box.
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The Primaris Marines are the new kids on the block for Warhammer 40k. They're much like older Marines, but bigger and more badass. Well, with new Marines comes new characters for them. This week, Games Workshop has started taking orders for both a Primaris Apothecary as well as a Primaris Chaplain. And so they don't have to walk to battle, they've also started taking orders for the new Repulsor tank. It's... got a lotta guns.
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The A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game Kickstarter continues on. The campaign has more than doubled its funding goal as players look to pick up the starter set for the game. Well, starter sets are just that, a start. You'll want to add to that, and now you can with these new add-ons for various units.
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Saturday!
Saturday!
Saturday!
Umm... read that like Elton John.
Anyway, it's Saturday (if you hadn't noticed), so that means it's time to hang out and play some games. But it's also time for some reviews.

Today we have: Unearth, Zooscape, Moonquake Escape, Balloon Pop, Purrrlock Holmes, Neuroshima Hex: Death Breath, Deadline, The Butterfly Garden, Sagrada, Mow Money, Century: Spice Road, Slide Blast, Power Play, Monopoly Gamer, and Gang Rush: Breakout.

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I love Fridays. I mean, it's awesome. And Wyrd helps out with making Fridays even that much more awesome. They have regular previews of The Other Side, their upcoming miniatures game. In this case, we get a look at Margaret Belle.
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It's great when companies give you new things to keep your game fresh. For Team Yankee, that's Firestorm: Red Thunder. It's the first part in what will be an ongoing campaign. Sign up with either the forces of NATO or the Warsaw Pact and vie for control of the plains of Europe.
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Well, Crazy Bobby has escaped his restraints. He's gotten free and is loose in the Mantic warehouse. And, like usual, he's driving prices down. You can get select books at 50% off from now until the 7th.
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The latest set of releases are now available from CMON. It's a gang-heavy month, it seems. There's 3 organized crime games available (Banana Bandits, The Godfather: Corleone's Empire, and Gang Rush: Breakout), one about investigating a murder scene in Sherlook, and finally, there's Modern Art, which, I guess, you could be smuggling stolen art. What I'm saying is that, without meaning to, it's kind of a theme month this month.
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We have made it to the weekend. Well, almost, anyway. Just gotta finish up today and we'll get there. It'll be fine. But to make sure we can get to the cool stuff of the weekend, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Last Sword Miniatures' Reichguard Knights Now Available, Light Fleet Dice Case Up On Kickstarter, Sledgehammer BFG Now Available From Victoria Miniatures, New EuroFed Spaceships Available From Brigade Models, and Khurasan Releases 15mm Federal Army Experimental Battalion.

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We're getting a little something from two different major theaters of WWII in today's Bolt Action releases from Warlord Games. On one side of the world, there's the new Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car, which has parts to make it run on both roads as well as railroads. Over in Europe, and specifically Great Britain, Warlord Games has put together several bundles for their Operation Sea Lion and Operation Gigant supplements.
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Runebound is a competitive game. While all the players want to avoid a defeat via the scenario overwhelming them all, it's still every hero for themselves. But many people these days like cooperative games. It lets everyone be on the same team and you win or lose together as a group. Also, sometimes your whole gaming group bails on you and you're left alone with nobody else to game with. Well, the Unbreakable Bonds expansion brings both cooperative and solo play to the world of Terrinoth. It is available now.
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As usual for a Friday, Forge World has a new model in their webshop that you can order. This time around, it's Gabriel Angelos, Master of the Blood Ravens. I honestly know nothing about the Blood Ravens. I just know that the mini's pretty cool-looking with a big-ass hammer.
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We all know those friends who just don't get along, but occasionally have to be brought together for some sort of gathering. You know, like a wedding or some other feast. As a host, you do your best to not put feuding people next to one-another. That can get rough if there's a bunch of people who don't like one-another. However, that's exactly what you'll be trying to do in Table Tantrums, which is back up on Kickstarter now.
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Nothing is perfect. And the more complex something is, the more chances that something not being quite right getting through. Well, miniatures games can be pretty complex, and sometimes things need to be fixed. Guild Ball has a lot of interactions that go on, and some of them have been deemed a bit too powerful. So Steamforged has fixed the errors, as well as posted up a bit about why they made the decisions they did.
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Just. One. More. Stretch. Goal!
That's how a lot of companies and backers feel about campaigns. It seems there's always just that one extra cool thing you want to add. Sometimes you make it there. Other times, you fall a bit short. But that doesn't mean you have to leave that out, entirely. For example, The Forgotten King was a chapter in Luminous Echo's original Kickstarter that didn't quite make it. So they're running a new campaign just for that. This time around, they've gotten to their goal.
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So, having the core rulebook for a game is nice and all, but it's really just the start, especially if you're talking about an RPG. In this particular case, we're talking about 1879. They have a rulebook, but now they're looking to fund their first full adventure as well as game sourcebook. They've got a Kickstarter up and running to do just that now.
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Like a phoenix, Legend of the Five Rings will be experiencing a rebirth in just a couple weeks at Gen Con. Though, y'know, since it's a big gaming convention, hopefully fire won't be involved (anyone remember that fire scare from all those years ago? That was like my 2nd show). But for those looking to take command of the clan, you'll want to know what you're getting into. Good thing Fantasy Flight has posted up a preview.
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