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Year 2018


I remember having a couple Choose Your Own Adventure books back when I was a kid. They were a great way to spend a couple days, going through all the different possibilities and finding out what could happen in them. GameTale is just such a type of book for a new generation of readers. Follow Gremmy the gremlin as you lead him on all sorts of wondrous adventures. You can back the book on Kickstarter now.
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Despite being a tried and true flatlander (being from the midwest as I am), I do love trees and forests. They're just so big and majestic. So, having a game where you're looking to cultivate your trees is certainly appealing. And Arboretum is one that has gotten plenty of praise since it initially came out. But that doesn't mean that it couldn't be improved, so thought Renegade Game Studios. They're coming out with a new edition that's got new artwork and updated symbols to help make sure everyone can play, including the color-blind.
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This is a pretty big release month for CMON. They've got two core games and two expansions, split up between some of their more popular games. There's the latest version of Zombicide in the form of Green Horde. There's also the Rise of Moloch core box. The expansions are for Lorenzo il Magnifico, as well as Bloodborne: The Card Game.
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Let's try to not focus on the fact that it's Monday and we're back at the office (even if it what we do is pretty awesome and we enjoy it a lot). Instead, let's think back to the weekend we had and all the awesome gaming (at least, I hope you had some awesome gaming. I did, and there's even video proof). Next week's another chance for gaming. And, of course, if there's gaming, there may be gaming mats and terrain. So let's show you some new stuff now and you might be gaming on them next time you play.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Saxon Longship From Sarissa Precision, Heroic Maps Releases Captain Bastide's Pirate Den, New Industrial Terrain MDF Kits From Pwork Wargame, and New Tropical Swamp Mats From Deep-Cut Studio.

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Most of the time, when I'm posting about Modiphius, it's about a new RPG book coming out. However, this is a bit different. Did you know that they make board games, too? Well, if not before, you know now. They have released Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder, a new fantasy dungeon-crawl board game that has competitive, cooperative, and solo modes of play.
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Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants!
A couple new pirate-themed releases are available from Privateer Press for Warmachine. Why pirate-themed? Because they're for Cryx, and those undead pirates are everywhere. Though today's releases include not-undead pirates. But still.
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The Flesh Rippers aren't the only new units coming for Runewars from Fantasy Flight. The elves are getting a new unit, too. They're the Darnati Warriors and they show that Elves don't just hit from afar, but can run on up into combat and start swinging like everyone else.
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Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it's getting warmer and warmer as the days go by. But, eventually, it'll start heading the other direction and cold will once more set in. Any army out in the field must be prepared for that eventuality, lest their troops simply freeze out in the field. Warlord Games is now taking orders for some British and American winter troops, as well as a new German tank destroyer.
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Games Workshop's hitting a bit of everything with this week's pre-orders over in their shop. There's some new Idoneth Deepkin heroes to fill out your army. There's a new book for Necromunda, as well as a new gang. There's also a new Chaos Blood Bowl team. And dice. There's also lots of dice.
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International Tabletop Day. It's like our true gaming holiday. I'll be spending it playing D&D with friends (even doing a live stream and then uploading the video later, because that seems like a good idea at the time). I hope you also have something planned out for your day. I know I plan on getting you some game reviews.

This week we have: Pocket Ops, Envyra, Mysthea, Iquazu, Time Barons, Byzanz, Wonderland: Vast: Fearsome Foes Expansion, Pulsar 2849, and Zoo Ball.

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As is their tradition, Wyrd has posted up their Friday preview for The Other Side. I'm always happy to see them, 1) because I like previews and 2) it means it's Friday. Well, this one, when it popped up, I was like, "whoah!" because it's a giant lizard/dragon thing named Horomontangi. Fridays need more giant lizard/dragons.
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Turning on your friends and colleagues. It's one of the worst things you can do, so many say. But what if you feel that what they're truly doing is wrong and you need to follow a different path? There's two sides to every story, even in a case like this. And that's where you'll find yourself in the new Narrative Event for Infinity from Corvus Belli. It's called Treason and you can download it now.
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Fridaaaaaaaaay!
Man, I've been looking forward to this one. It's been a rough week, but that's all in the past. The weekend spreads ahead just filled with opportunity. I've got some D&D tomorrow. How about y'all? Well, whatever it might be, you should definitely stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories to begin with.

Today on the platter we have: Kraken Dice Launches Iconic Mythical Dice Kickstarter, New Bunny Girl Mini From Brother Vinni, Hirelings of Asura Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, and Brigade Models Releases New Spaceships.

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Tomorrow is International Table Top Day. And Battlefront is celebrating with a weekend-long deal on their 'Nam miniatures game. They've got some new releases. And they've got a special sale. Get yourself some gear for cheaper than you'd usually spend!
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Winter is coming.
I mean... not for a while here in the Northern Hemisphere. We've got a while. But still, it is coming. And it's best to be prepared for it, especially out on the battlefields. That's why you can pick up some new German Infantry for Bolt Action all clad in winter gear.
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Season 4 for Guild Ball will be coming out this year, and along with it, some rebalancing of some figures for various Guilds to bring them up to speed with others that see the pitch more often. This is also the year of Minor Guilds. It'd been announced that the Solthecian Church was going to be the Minor Guild for the Union, but there's been some odd releases if that was the case. Well, we get an explanation of how all that's going to work in this post.
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Spectator sports are half physical contest and half entertainment, after all, so having a few mirrors and some smoke makes sense, especially in a contest like Aristeia. As such, a quartet of new players will be making their way to the pitch. And they're coming in the appropriately titled Smoke & Mirrors set. We get a look at them here.
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It's Friday! And that means it's time for some new kits from Forge World. And they don't disappoint this week, as they've got four new Necromunda soldiers available. You can order all of these hired guns now (either separately or bundled together) and add them to your gang deep in the Underhive.
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Sally 4th has started taking pre-orders for Red Book of the Elf King. It's a new fantasy skirmish game from the mind of Rick Priestley (guessing you've probably heard of him before). Players control a Circle, which is a group of warriors and their Thane that controls them. There's all manner of deals you can get for the game, depending on how deep you want to jump in right at the beginning. Shipping will start happening at the end of May.
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In the far-off future, Mankind has left quite a lot of things going on Earth that they know very little about anymore. One such thing was the huge robot factory at the bottom of the ocean. It was turned over to the AIs and left going while humanity headed up into the stars. However, that was long ago and the robots being made now are starting to become self-aware. What will this do to the balance of power on the old home planet? That's for you to decide in Mutant: Mechatron, a new rulebook coming out for the Mutant: Year Zero RPG. You can get your name on the list to get the book as soon as it's released from Modiphius.
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While some games pay a little bit of lip service to items being in 3D space, they really are just flat table games. CodeWorld isn't like that. You really will be moving up, down, and all around a lattice-work cyberspace world. This new miniatures game is up on Kickstarter now.
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With the Ratcatcher's hitting pitches, it's time to start looking at the next of the Minor Guilds that will be coming to Guild Ball. They're the Falconers, a Minor for the Hunter's Guild. Today's our first look at what they're capable of and, man, it's quite a bit, getting an eyeful of this first figure. He's one of the 2 that will be able to play alongside the Hunter's. It's Mataagi.
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The week continues its inevitable march towards the weekend. It's been a busy one for me, with lots of releases coming out tomorrow, there's a lot of work to be done. Plus, you know, all the news (that's fit to type). I'm really looking forward to some time off this weekend. I'm getting a bit run-down. But I've still got enough energy to get you your terrain articles.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Battle mat: Axis & Allies: War at Sea - Hexes Available From Warzone40k, New Felled Tree Trunk Terrain From Baueda, and Dark London Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.

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Way of the Fighter brings old-school fighting video games to your tabletop. And one thing about those games is that they usually had quite an array of fighters, of all different looks and fighting styles. Well, Way of the Fighter looks to be no different. They've got another Fighter Pack available for pre-order. This time around, you can pick up Brahm and Cobalt.
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Seafood. Some people love it. Others not so much. But either way, it's big business. There's money to be made out there, collecting the bounty of the ocean. Fleets of ships head out, cast their next and bring home the catch. And that's just what you'll be doing in Fleet: The Dice Game, a new game from Eagle-Gryphon Games that's up on Kickstarter now.
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