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Year 2018


Gaming is a worldwide pastime. I've got friends that game in Kuala Lumpur, Gothenburg, Sao Paolo, Seattle... a little bit of everywhere. Obviously, they can't pop on by to roll some dice. But Roll20 still lets us get together for a session if we want. And for those that have been playing the War of the Crown adventure path, the 6th and final installment, The Six-Legend Soul, is now available.

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Woo! Friday! Woo! *runs around with my arms over my head*

As you all know, Friday's my second favorite day of the week (just behind Saturday, and just in front of Sunday), mostly because once I clock out of work, it's time for the weekend! Woo! Of course, it's also a good time to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Tanks Available From Titan-forge, Brigade Models Releases New Alien Spaceships, and Kraken Dice Releases Boogeyman RPG Dice Set.

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woRdPlayinG.cards is a new RPG that's up on Kickstarter now. While it utilizes a pair of differently-colored dice, the main crux of the game comes from a huge stack of 100 action cards. There's just about anything you could think of in that stack, and they'll come in handy as you go through your adventuring carreer. Go hvae a look for yourself.

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Along with making general fantasy and sci-fi minis, Brother Vinni also creates figures specifically for the SAGA miniatures game. This time around, it's a new Shield Maiden figure. There's no "damsel in distress" about this figure. She's going to be the one causing distress to anyone standing on the other side of the battlefield from her.

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Are you an expert at throwing colored goop around? Can you take a bare miniature and turn it into a work of art? Are you able to get all the eyes on a figure's face to be pointed the same direction? Then you're a much better painter than me, 'cause I can't do that to save my life. You also might be just the person Privateer Press is looking for, as they're in search of a new studio painter.

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Sometimes, a game's regular components might be good, but they could really go for some extra zhuzh and sparkle. But a game maker might not want to add them all in to the base game, as it'd push the price point beyond where they might want it. But for those of you out there that like deluxe and premium versions of things, they're perfect. WizKids is coming out with at Premium Upgrade Kit for Betrayal at House on the Hill, and they're showing off just what, exactly, will be inside.

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The ground battle on Endor is probably my 3rd favorite fight in the Star Wars saga (all 3 movies... and just 3 movies of it...). With the latest releases from Fantasy Flight Games for Star Wars: Legion, you're one step closer to being able to recreate it. They've releases Commander Han Solo, as well as the Rebel Commando Unit sets.

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I've typed it before and I'll type it again: there's no such thing as too many resources for a GM, especially when it comes to monsters to throw at your party. Folklore: Creatures of Myth and Legend takes its inspiration from real life, or, at least, the stories we tell in real life. Myths, tales, urban legends. They're filled with all manner of crazy beasts and horrors, and that's just what you'll be getting. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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Are you down with the Unity? (311 is down with the Unity). In this instance, Unity refers to the new fantasy RPG from Modiphius and Zensara Studios. Four races have been forsaken by their gods and now must work together to survive in a world that hates them. Will they manage to live through it all and rebuild civilization anew? That's up to you to decide.

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If you know me at all, you know I'm a "try before you buy" sort of person. I don't have millions of dollars to spend on games or warehouses full of space to store them all. So if I buy a game, it's because I know I'm going to want to play it. But with Kickstarters, that's often not a possibility. However, the folks behind the Svilland setting book for 5E are giving us all a chance to check it out by posting up their Svilland Demo Booklet.

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It's a card game where every single deck in existence is different from all the others. That's... pretty revolutionary. How did they come up with it? How does that work? What were the designers thinking? Well, in this interview with Richard Garfield, Fantasy Flight sits down and gets the answers to those and more in this look at KeyForge.

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Happy Friday Eve, everyone! We're just about back to the weekend. I know I'm excited. I'm hoping you are, too. The weekend is so full of potential. That includes plenty of time for gaming. And when you're gaming, you want your gaming tables to look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: HyGround 3D Printable Tabletop Gaming Terrain Up On Kickstarter, New official Fishermans Guild Ball pitch released by Deep-Cut Studio, Lefty Games Dungeon Terrain Sale Happening Now, and Dust Town: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargames.

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You may remember the Unstable Unicorns card game that was up on Kickstarter last year. Well, the game is getting a pair of expansion decks. They're the Control and Chaos sets, and they're up on Kickstarter now. But be warned: this isn't one to wait around on. These sets are Kickstarter exclusive. So speak now or forever hold your peace.

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Battlefront loves to celebrate their new releases (I mean, why wouldn't they?). In this case, it's the Iron Cross and Enemy at the Gates books and minis for Flames of War. It's all Eastern Front and it's all coming this weekend. As usual, there'll be articles, tutorials, special events and more over on their website. Be sure to not miss out!

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We've got another giant robot alert, everyone! Please try and stay calm! Plaid Hat Games has announced a new expansion for Starship Samurai, their spacefaring giant robot game. In this case, it's Shattered Alliances and it brings two new giant robots to the game. Along with the pair of new figures, there's also 40 new action cards that any player can use to trade out in their decks. Customization is key.

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Trust is a very important thing for an adventuring party. You need to know that your buddies have your back should stuff go down. In Doppelganger, unfortunately, not everyone is who they seem to be. But how much do you know, and can you stay alive when the forces of evil are on the loose? This new hidden identity adventure game is available now from WizKids.

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In this Year of New Editions, Fantasy Flight is bringing us the 2nd edition of their X-Wing Miniatures Game. Of course, such an event deserves a party. And that's what FFG is doing. They're having Launch Events all over, and they've posted up what sort of swag you can get for attending. We're just a couple weeks from release, so check out your LGS to see if they'll be holding one.

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Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert! Try and keep calm. Arcane Wonders is taking pre-orders for Critical Mass, their new mech-on-mech combat board game. This new simultaneous-play game puts you in control of your own custom-built mech, with plenty of weapons and other options to give you an advantage. They've also got an expansion pack, Raijin vs Archon, that you can get along with the core box.

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The folks over at Verge of War have launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new miniatures game. Verge of War takes place in a sci-fi universe of its own design. And, I mean... they've got cybernetic alien dinosaurs, y'all. What more could you really ask for?

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Super Mega Lucky Robots.

Magical Feline Assassin Squad.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes.

There's all sorts of crazy and ridiculous names you can come up with for an Anime series. But how many will get onto the air? Well, hopefully all of them, if they're your pitches for shows in Channel A. Evil Hat Productions is running a Kickstarter now for the Alpha Genesis Edition of the game.

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Keeping track of your army and all the options you can take when building a force can be frustrating. There's games out there with lots of different levers and knobs you can pull and turn, and keeping it all straight can be tricky. Not to say that Blood & Plunder is hard to keep up with, mind you, but to help out with force creation, Firelock Games has come out with a new Force Builder app. It'll help you build your army, and gives you some options for fiddling around with things, letting you try out new stuff you might not've noticed before.

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Halfway there, ladies and gentlemen. We're halfway there. We can make it back to the glory of the weekend. But to get there, we'll need the energy from some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Hordes of the Auld World Orcs and Goblins Up On Kickstarter, Dark Hold Kobold 28mm Scale Miniatures Horde for RPGs Up On Kickstarter, Mykelings Unleashed From Krakon Games, Island of Misfit Dice Back From Kraken Dice, Flames of War Price Reduction for Australia and New Zealand Customers, and Q Workshop Top Drawer Dice Up On Kickstarter.

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In this Year of New Editions, it's all sorts of games that're getting an update. In this case, it's a pretty classic title. WizKids is bringing us the 3rd edition of Fury of Dracula. They've posted up a small preview, including looks at the minis that will be coming in the game.

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The last of the Navigator's Guild previews is here. The new Minor Guild for the Fisherman's Guild, and the first team to have stats based on the Season 4 balancing of the game's rules, there's a lot of excitement about seeing what this team is like, even if you're not planning on playing them. I am, in fact, planning on playing them. So, of course, I'm excited to see what they can do.

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Everyone wants to make their own character. It's their avatar in the RPG that you're playing. But how do you get those stats together? How do you pick skills? What about classes and feats and special abilities? How do all those work? In this preview of the Legend of The Five Rings RPG, Fantasy Flight is showing off just how your characters will be built.

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