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Year 2018


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Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday night's alright for fightin'. Get a little action in.

Yes, it's Saturday, and while it's not night quite yet (at least, where I am at time of posting), that doesn't mean that it's not time for fighting. Though I'm not actually swinging my own fists around. It's my character in D&D. I hope you're out there swingin', too, be it with an RPG character or toy soldiers or on a video screen. Whatever your fight du-jour might be. I know you're here for some reviews, so let's dive into those.

Today we have: Tiny Epic Mechs, Creature Forge Overwhelming Swarm, Waterdeep Dragon Heist D&D Minis, Tyranny of Dragons D&D Minis, Ravage: Dungeons and Plunder, Minerva, and Cat Lady.

Tales of the Old Margreve is more than just an adventure module. It's a whole tome of material that can take characters all the way from Level 1 to Level 10 in 5th Edition. And if players want to really specialize and work with the setting, there's even a Player's Guilde that will give them new options like races, sub-classes, and other such things. The Old Margreve is a huge enchanted forest, very ancient, that will protect itself rom all outside intrusion. Of course, being adventurers, you're going to intrude. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

The folks behind the Chomp! Zombie RPG are branching out. They've launched a Kickstarter campaign for Cult!, their new elder being RPG. As one would expect, a cult is looking to summon a dark elder god into the world, and it's up to a crew of... well, whomever might be around at the time, to stop them. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

Setting up a game of an RPG takes forever, right? You've gotta get your character creation done. The GM's gotta get all the world together. You gotta figure out equipment and all these sorts of things... Or do you? Minute RPG is an RPG game that's made to be set up in literally a minute. Just draw some cards and your character's ready. The GM draws some other cards and the world's set up. No matter the setting, you can play. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

The folks over at Battlefront are working on the next expansion for Team Yankee. It's called Oil Wars, and it'll be getting its own batch of previews and such soon. One bit of rules that we know will be in there are those for the T-62M tank. However, you can already get this mean machine. As such, Battlefront's posted up the rules for using it in games now so you don't have to wait.

Mmmm, Friday. I don't know about you, but I'm planning on relaxing this evening with some pizza and maybe put together some models. Maybe play some Sims 4. Then, tomorrow, go play D&D most of the day and then just hang out with friends afterward. I hope your weekend is just as good as mine is shaping up to be. But before we get there, let's nibble on a couple bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Kraken Dice Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale Ends This Weekend and New SF Roman Praetorian Centurion Available From Scibor.

Brother Vinni's got a new unit available for SAGA over in their webshop. It's a group of four slavic-style women with bows. Reach out, reach out and touch someone with metal-tipped death as your enemies try to close with you. You can pick up this unit now.

The race is on! Who is the fastest one in the land? That's up to you to decide in Sonic the Hedgehog: Crash Course, a new board game coming from IDW. In this preview, we get a look at the game as a whole and how it works. Unfortunately, there's no recipe for chilidogs included.

You'd think that shooting someone square in the chest at point-blank range with a shotgun would put them out of the fight. And, for the most part, you'd be right, save horror movies and the 40k universe. That's just what happened to Kria Kytoro, but the House Escher alchymyst fleshteks weren't gonna let her go to waste. They made her stronger, faster, better, and she's hitting the battlefield again in her new form as Kria the Huntress. You can order yours for Necromunda from the Forge World webshop now.

September's just about at an end. In fact, it's ending over the weekend. But there's still time to squeak out some new releases. Corvus Belli has their latest Infinity releases just added to their webshop. Go have yourself a look-see.

A fan favorite character (again, despite him not really doing much of anything in the movie) and a set of troopers (mostly known for crashing into trees) are now available for Star Wars: Legion. Let's hope that they do better for you on the tabletop than they actually did up on the silver screen there. Boba Fett and the Imperial Scout Troopers boxes can be picked up at your LGS and online now.

I feel there's a pretty high probability that you've seen a movie where talking rodents, probably mice, go on an adventure or some some type of mystery or solve some type of huge problem. It's a rather ubiquitous genre. With Rodent Rangers, you don't have to just watch that happen on your TV screen. You can bring it to your tabletops and become the rodent you were always meant to be. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

The ancient world is filled with all sorts of myths and legends. Many of these are in Dungeons & Dragons already, but with a more fantasy-twist on them. Age of Myth, a new supplement for the game that's up on Kickstarter now, looks to bring them back to their original roots, along with creating just an overall world more akin to that like the stories were created originally.

Language is a battlefield. I'm out here slaying words all day. It's not easy. Occasionally, I just run out of good words and have to use whatever I've got laying around. That's kinda what you're doing in Spell Smashers. Players must use their letter cards to create words and defeat monsters, gaining more letters to use. However, if you take wounds, those manifest as uncommon letter combinations. It's a bit Scrabble. It's a bit dungeon crawl. It's also coming in November.

I'm a big fan of puzzle games. There's just something about trying to get your mind around the abstract shapes and patterns and make something out of what seems initially like chaos. Project L is just such a game. Players have a group of different shapes and cards they're trying to match. It's a bit like Tangrams, for those that remember those, but with more than just "match shapes" put into it. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

Happy Friday Eve. I know I'm excited for the upcoming weekend. I've got D&D and hopefully we can finish the adventure arc we're currently on. Just a bard leading a march on a city full of racist slavers. You know, your average faire. When you're out gaming this weekend, I hope your gaming tables look good. Let's help out with that.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Gothic Ruins Map Available From Deep-Cut Studio, Heroic Maps - Storeys: Down The Well Now Available, Urban Ruins Set 1-2 Available From Pwork Wargame, and Miniature Building Authority Running Harbor Town Kickstarter.

As good as any game developer and designer might be, their game won't end up working without some good playtesting of it. Rules might look good on paper, but it's only once you've got a bunch of eyes reading them and hands trying them out that you'll see whether they really work or not. Dog Might Games wants their games to work, and as such, they're putting a call out for playtesters.

The folks over at Battlefront are updating their website with some new releases and pre-releases for Flames of War and Team Yankee. For Flames of War, there's some new German releases, including one of my favorite things, a Nebelwerfer (because every good snowball fight needs some nerfed webels). For Team Yankee, there's both the Czechoslovak People's Army and the Polish People's Army sets you can pick up.

In KeyForge, the various houses are fighting for control of various sources of power. Each one has its own playstyle and it's the mixing of the various cards that make the game. But, since you don't really know what you're going to get in your deck, having an idea of how each House plays will give you a leg-up, even if you've never seen certain cards work together before. In this post, Fantasy Flight talks about House Brobnar.

In Guardians, players take on the role of a hero fighting against the others in an arena-combat style contest. Each of the different Heroes plays a little differently, with their own specializations, weapons, equipment, and maneuvers. In this preview, we get another preview of them, specifically Mauler and Paladin.

As mentioned before, the Black Powder rules cover a relatively large segment of history where quite a number of military actions were taken. Warlord Games is looking over some of those as the release of Black Powder 2nd Edition draws closer. In this instance, they look at the Jacobite Rebellion, suggesting some force lists you might put together in order to recreate this time on the tabletop.

Pre-generated adventures take a lot of pressure off of a GM. They've already done a lot of the heavy-lifting in terms of creating a gaming session. Maps, treasure, monsters, NPCs, they really give you a bit of everything. Arcana Creations is currently running a Kickstarter for their Ballista Adventures, a series of adventures designed for 5th Edition.

We've been seeing a lot of previews for the upcoming Season 4 of Guild Ball. But there's a lot of players in the game, and some Guilds haven't even had much of a look yet. For the Alchemists, that ends today. We get a look at one of their captains, Smoke. Now, usually, smoking isn't good for you. But in this instance, it's alright.

The world of Tiberos is one of amazing wonder, excitement, danger, and adventure. And it's into this world, created by Richard A. Knaak, that you can dive into with the Rex Draconis RPG. The first book, Rising Tides, is up on Kickstarter now.

The release of KeyForge grows ever closer. As players get prepped to get their new decks that will be unique from every other deck out there, the folks at Fantasy Flight are getting prepped for a big launch event. They've chosen six locations all around Europe to get special launch event specials. Check them out.