Year 2018


Crazy Commute: A Bumper-to-Bumper Card Game Up On Kickstarter

I love driving. I honestly do. But give me an open highway at night as opposed to having to battle with all the other folks trying to make their way to and from work (that's why I get to the office at 5:45am and leave at 3pm). So, I do what I can to avoid traffic, but I can still vicariously live that life via Crazy Commute, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter.

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Foreplay Card Game Available Now In Print-and-Play, Coming to Kickstarter soon

There's a lot of history of cancer in my family. So I'm expecting to go for screenings and such. Heck, I should probably be doing those now. Well, there's a new card game that can help. It's also designed for fun.
So, I mean, we're not prudes here at TGN, but suffice to say, Foreplay is a game that's pushing our PG-13 envelope a bit. But hey, it's helping save the world from cancer. If you get some enjoyment out of it, too, that's great.

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NecroMech Alternate-history RPG Up On Kickstarter

The dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki did more than instantaneously destroy those cities. It also created what has become known as the Rip. This also awakened latent psychic powers in people that can be enhanced by grafts. So, far from ending the war, it has only caused it to move in strange new directions. That's the story behind NecroMech, a new alternate-history RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Mini-Expansions Now Available For Z-Man Games

"A little goes a long way." It really is true. Just a couple small tweaks or additions, and a thing can seem entirely new. That certainly can be the case for a game. Z-Man Games is offering some of its little mini-expansion promos for some of their games as regular releases. So, if you're a fan of Terra Mystica, A Feast for Odin, The Voyages of Marco Polo, Beyond Baker Street, Carcassonne, and/or Sylvion, there's new sets you can pick up for them.

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Midweek Snippets

The week continues along. It's been a quick one for me, it seems. Plus, I'm book-ended by some cool new stuff. Monday, I got new Tails of Equestria stuff. By Friday, my latest order from Kraken Dice should be in. So... woo!
But while waiting by the mailbox for my new shinies to come in, I need to snack on some bite-size gaming stories. There's enough to share, so have a nibble for yourself.

Today on the platter we have: New Releases Available From Advanced Deployment and New Legionary Twin Thunder Gun Available From Kromlech.


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Paizo Announces Partnership with Roll20: Virtual Tabletop Coming for Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games

I love playing RPGs. However, finding enough locals to play can be tricky. I've got friends all over the world that'd love to play, but the commute from Australia, Sweden, and Seattle can be a bit rough. Thankfully, there's Virtual Tabletops like Roll20. They've announced that they're teaming up with Paizo to support official Starfinder and Pathfinder material on their platform. Crownfall, the first of these, is available to pre-order now.

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USAopoly Announces Deadpool vs The World Party Game

For a while now, Deadpool has been a more off-kilter and adult-oriented character in comics. When his movie came out, it showed that people will go and see an R-rated superhero film. Now, he's bringing his adult nature to your tabletops. USAopoly has announced Deadpool vs The World, a new adult-oriented party card game.

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River Horse Previews Gipsy Avenger for Pacific Rim

Giant Robot alert! We have a Giant Robot alert! In this case, it's Gipsy Avenger, the first preview that River Horse has posted up for their upcoming Pacific Rim: Extinction board game. They'll be launching a Kickstarter for it starting on March 12th. I'm sure we're all looking forward to more previews.

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Palladium Updates Robotech RPG Tactics Shipment Info

Palladium Books and their Robotech RPG Tactics game has been one of the long-drawn-out dramas of the gaming industry for several years now. The game was one of the first really huge successes on Kickstarter. Unfortunately, it's become also the campaign that's now looked upon as "the one that really went wrong." Palladium has posted two updates to the Kickstarter campaign. The long and the short is that Palladium will not be sending out Wave 2 releases. People can substitute Wave 1 items for Wave 2 items, but will need to pay for shipping. Also, Palladium is losing the Robotech license after 30 years.

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Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Monolith is at it again with a new miniatures board game. This time, they are the night! They've launched a Kickstarter campaign for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles. Take on the role of Batman and other Batman-family characters, or step into the shoes of some of his greatest foes, as you work to either save or destroy the city of Gotham.

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Far Away Land RPG Up On Kickstarter

I'm a fan of the theater of the absurd. Random non-sequiturs, odd mash-ups of themes, and gonzo journalism (in the Hunter S. Thompson form). If you're like me, a game like Far Away Land might be just for you. It's like if you mushed together something like Adventure Time and Rick & Morty and a bit of Dungeons & Dragons. Go check it out the campaign on Kickstarter.

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Summerland Tabletop RPG Second Edition Up On Kickstarter

I know, as a polar bear, you'd think my favorite environment would be the tundra. But that's not so. I love forests. And if one were to just happen to bring down most of society, well... I mean, forests are pretty cool. That's what's happened in Summerland. The Sea of Leaves is a vast, supernatural forest that the players must navigate. Being Drifters, they don't fit into society anymore, but they also don't fully fit into the realm of the forest. There's a new edition that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Skirmisher Publishing Releases Mysterious Relics: Pantheon-Specific Temple Objects & Furnishings

As I've said many, many times before, it's always good for the GM of a game to have resources on-hand to help flesh out their game world. Players are great at asking questions that a GM might not have expected, and thus have to come up with answers on the fly. A common trope is to have the adventurers head to various religious temples and other locations. "So, what do I see?" is a pretty common question, and it could be easy to just be like, "uh... religious stuff..." But that's no fun. That's why Skirmisher Publishing has created Mysterious Relics: Pantheon-Specific Temple Objects & Furnishings. You can get your copy now.

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Wickedest Of Them All Card Game Now Available

I'm a fairly straight-laced individual. I don't tend to get in trouble. But, occasionally, sometimes it's fun to not be so goody-goody. Y'know, go out there and do something like becoming the head of a witch coven by causing chaos and havoc among the general population. As you do. That's what you'll be doing in Wickedest of Them All, a new card game that's available now.

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Podcast Roundup

It was quite a busy Monday around here. We'll just see what Tuesday brings for us. If it's to be a busy week, so be it. It'll just make it all go by quickly. Something that'll also help it go by quickly is listening to some gaming podcasts.

This week, we have: Game Classy 157 Episode: I tourna-ment to do that; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 146: Gaming with Strangers!; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 117: Calimala; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 242: War & Empire III: Dark Ages; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 138: 3rd Annual Squirrelly Awards; The Cardboard Herald Episode 68: Tony Miller, The Bearded Rogue of Breaking Into Board Games; The D6 Generation Episode 231: Long Form Games & Escape Rooms; The Secret Cabal Episode 153: Gaslands, Masmorra, and Hidden Movement and Hidden Roles; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 78: Saracens Battleboard and Tactics Pt 1; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 38: The Tuesday of the Year; and Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 12: Anvil Eight Games Adepticon Preview.


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