Year 2019


Old-School Essentials RPG Up On Kickstarter

Everything that's old is new again. While lots of new games keep coming out daily, there are those that long for the classic rules sets. And that's what we've got here. Old-School Essentials ties in perfectly with "Basic/Expert" games from 1981 (for those that remember those). The new rules are up on Kickstarter now.


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Descent into Mirefen RPG Adventure Up On Kickstarter

The Bloodstone of Targun is a mystical, magical stone, revered for its life-enhancing properties. The party has been asked to get it back out of the Mirefen bog. However, the local frog people have decided they don't exactly want to give it up. That's the story behind Descent into Mirefen, a new RPG adventure for 5th edition that's up on Kickstarter now.


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Koryo Hall of Adventures Campaign Setting up on Kickstarter

Civilizations all over the world have their own sets of myths and legends. And while some seem to get all the focus, there are others that are equally as rich and fertile to draw inspiration for a fantasy setting for your Dungeons & Dragons games. In this instance, we're headed to Korea with Koryo Hall of Adventures. It's a new camapign sourcebook that's up on Kickstarter now.


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Runes & Regulation Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Who doesn't want a yard full of amazingly cute fantastical creatures? Nobody, that's who. And that's what you're trying to get in Runes & Regulations. However, your neighbors don't want to be outdone, so they'll be looking to steal your pets or get the Home Owner's Association on your butt if you don't follow the rules. This new card game from the creators of Unstable Unicors is up on Kickstarter now.


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Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaay! Woo!
Just a half-day to go and then it's the weekend. My plans are up in the air. I might go downtown to a convention that's going on there. Or I might hang out at a friend's place and try hot sauces. Kind of two ends of the spectrum there. But, either way, I should snack on some bite-sized gaming stories first.

Today on the platter we have: New Caribbean Cobalt Dice Coming from Kraken Dice, New Tormentors Available From Puppets War, The Second Government of Inneath Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Dice Vaults and Treasure Coins up on Kickstarter, and Pride Dice Bags up on Kickstarter.


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Modiphius Releases A Forest Apart Adventure for Star Trek RPG

Deep space. It's got just about everything. Including a damaged vessel containing a race of sentient trees, as well as a race of time-accelerated insects that eat the trees. Because... why not? And when that vessel starts heading for a Bronze-Age civilization, it's up to your crew how to best decide the course of action. That's what's happening in A Forest Apart, a new adventure for the Star Trek RPG, available from Modphius.


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Eagle-Gryphon Games Running On Mars Kickstarter

Mars, the next big frontier for humankind. In the not-too-distant future, the United Nations will establish a colony. From there, private enterprises will look to do the same, branching off from the original one. That's where you find yourself in On Mars, a new board game from Eagle-Gryphon Games. Complete missions for the United Nations as well as your own, secret agenda, and create the greatest colony on the red planet. The game is up on Kickstarter now.


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New Hail Caesar, Black Powder, and Bolt Action Releases and Pre-Orders From Warlord Games

Three eras of warfare are on display this week from Warlord Games. There's a pair of armored carriers (ok, it's really the same, but one's got a tarp over it) for Bolt Action. There's some new Vikings for Hail Caesar. But arguably the big one is a new Black Powder supplment available to pre-order called Dark and Bloody Ground. Let's take a look at them all.


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Journeys in Middle-earth and Allies & Adversaries Now Available From Fantasy Flight

Two ends of the spectrum for this batch of releases from Fantasy Flight. On the one side, you've got the cooperative fantasy board game from the Lord of the Rings franchise, Journeys in Middle-earth. On the other, you've got the sci-fi RPG book full of new NPCs for the Star Wars franchise, Allies & Adversaries. Take your pick, as both are now available.


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New Warlord Titan Available to Order from Forge World

<whoop! whoop! whoop!> Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert! <whoop! whoop! whoop!>

Forge World is giving you a chance to expand your Adeptus Titanicus forces with a new variant of the Warlord Titan. You can get it bundled with the arms, or pick up the arms separately if you already have a titan body you'd like to add these new weapons to.


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Three New Worldbooks For North America in Rifts for Savage Worlds Up On Kickstarter

There's a trio of new sourcebooks for North America's Rifts books set in the Savage Worlds system up on Kickstarter. The first looks at Arcana and Mysticism. The other is a look at dark heroes facing against the Xiticix Hivelands. Then there's one looking at the various Empires of Humanity. You can check out the campaign now.


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Odyssey of the Dragonlords Adventure Up On Kickstarter

500 years ago, the Dragonlords and the Titans fought a massive war which concluded with the Oath of Peace. But, since then, that oath has weakened, and a new battle is on the horizon. You are the prophsied ones who will bring it to its conclusion. But will you survive? That's the story behind Odyssey of the Dragonlords, a new 5th Edition adventure that's up on Kickstarter now.


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Plaid Hat Games Previews Super Punch Fighter

Z-Man is bringing all the button-mashing action of fighting video games to your tabletops. They're coming out with Super Punch Fighter, a new card game where you take on the role of fighters duking it out for ultimate victory. In this preview, we get a look at how the game's general fundamentals work like pushing buttons and playing combos.


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Thursday Terrain Corner

Friday Eve. We're getting there, people. The weekend will be here soon. 1.5 days to go. I will be hanging out with friends, doing a between-the-games video for our Twitch channel, and introducing them to the joys of hot sauces (my latest obsession). What will you all be up to? If it involves gaming, we can try and make your gaming tables look as good as possible.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Tabletop-Art Releases Doors Set 3, Monster Fight Club Monster Terrain Up On Kickstarter, and Hive City Street Clock Available From Tabletop Scenics.


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Geek Nation Tours Booking Classic RPG Retreat: Lake Geneva 2019

Growing up in Chicago, Lage Geneva was just this place that family members would go to when they wanted a bit a luxury getaway. Little did I know that while I was playing soccer and obsessed with G.I. Joe, Gary Gygax was there in Lake Geneva, creating the foundations for Dungeons & Dragons, and in doing so, creating what would become part of my future job. If you're interested in going to see the Gygax home and all of the other gaming-historic spots in Lake Geneva, Geek Nation Tours is headed there. But you'd better get your ticket soon, booking closes on the 1st of May.


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Fantasy Flight Posts New Preview From Allies & Adversaries Book for Star Wars RPG

Though it seems like it revolves around like maybe a half-dozen people, the galaxy in Star Wars is actually filled with all manner of beings. Some will help you in your jouney. Others will be against you. But coming up with all their stats on the fly can be difficult. Thankfully, Fantasy Flight's here with Allies and Adversaries, a new book of NPCs for your games. Check out a little of what will be inside.


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Modiphius Releases Print Edition of Horrors of the Hyborian Age for Conan RPG

I know, having a pdf of a book is nice. They're a bit more portable. They might have searchable indexes. All that stuff. But... I still love the print version more. It's just me. If you're also like me, and you're a fan of the Conan RPG, you'll be happy to know that Modiphius has released the print version of Horros of the Hyborian Age book.


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Turmoil Expansion for Terraforming Mars Up On Kickstarter

Stronghold Games is looking to bring you the fifth expansion for Terraforming Mars. And they didn't just want to add a couple new cards or some new cubes. Nope, it's a whole huge expansion for Turmoil. Go to a new section of the planet entirely and deal with new corporations, projects, and global events. Yes, all of Mars will feel these changes. The expansion is up on Kickstarter now.


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Runerunners Board Game Coming Soon to Kickstarter

You know, just the other day I mentioned that you don't tend to see a lot of Prohibition-era Fantasy games (while talking about a Prohibition-era fantasy game). Well, it looks like other people had the same idea a while ago and have been working on making some. SkirmishGames plans to soon be launching a Kickstarter campaign for Runerunners, their new Prohibition-era fantasy board game.


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Midweek Snippets

Halfway through the week. That's where we're at. We've made it this far. We can make it through the rest. To help, though, bulking up on some bite-sized gaming stories would be good.

Today on the platter we have: Animal Adventures: Tales of Cats and Catacombs Up On Kickstarter, Team Yankee: Oil War Gaming Aids and Decal Packs, Roli Runeseeker Mini Available From Victoria Miniatures, New Large Scale Female Elf Mercenary Available From Brother Vinni, The Hinterland Dice Collection Up On Kickstarter, New Comet Games Running RPG Random Encounter Dice Kickstarter, and Dark Wolf Dice Up On Kickstarter.


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