Year 2019

Grimmerspace Sci-Horror RPG Up On Kickstarter

Iron GM Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Grimmerspace, their new sci-fi/horror RPG setting that utilizes the Starfinder rules set. As you can tell from the name, Grimmerspace is not a nice, friendly, shiny sci-fi setting. It's a lot more dark, dirty, and dangerous. And, I mean, it was co-developed by Sean Astin. Yes, that Sean Astin (You know... Sam from Lord of the Rings).

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Ruinblade Character Class for Pathfinder Available From Silver Games

Sure, buffing your other party members is cool. But what if you would prefer to instead debuff your opponents? You could help set up for the killing blow from your party mates. That's exactly what the Ruinblade is a master of. It's a new character class for Pathfinder that's available from Silver Games.

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Star Trek: DS9 Fluxx Now Available

Draw one card, then play one card. That's all the rules there are to Fluxx... well, in the beginning, anyway. It tends to get a bit more complicated than that. The game of ever-changing rules is endlessly reskinnable, and Looney Labs has a new one for you Trekkies out there. They've released Star Trek: DS9 Fluxx for your gaming pleasure.

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Thursday Terrain Corner

Thursday. Friday Eve. We've almost made it back to the weekend, everyone. I know I'm excited, because we'll be playing D&D again. We missed a session, so that means it's been 4 weeks since our last game. Faaaaaar too long. But, in the meantime, we still have today and tomorrow to get through. And that means making your gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Candle Holder Kit Available from Tabletop-Art, Manorhouse Workshop Sale Happening Now, Crashed Vertibird Terrain Available From Modiphius, and Official Eden Terrain Mats Available From Deep-Cut Studio.

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New Monsterpocalypse Releases Available From Privateer Press

A trio of new releases are available for Monsterpocalypse  from Privateer Press. There's an enormous squid. There's a driller-beast-thing. And there's the Statue of Liberty (a nice segue into our Terrain Corner coming up in an hour, I see). You can get your hands on all of these new figures now.

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SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1 Book Now Available

Outside of Mort City, in the desolate wasteland, is Cannibal Sector 1. As you'd expect from the name, it's not the nicest of places. You don't want to be caught out there unawares. Thankfully, Nightfall Games has provided a guide to keep you alive. It's SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1, a new expansion book for their RPG and a stand-alone skirmish game all in one.

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Fantasy Flight Posts New Collapse of the Republic Preview

Black Sabbath, Dead Kennedys, and System of a Down all asked why politicians don't go out there and actually fight on the front lines of the wars they start. In the Star Wars saga, that actually is often the case. In this preview of the upcoming Collapse of the Republic book for the Star Wars RPG, we get a look at the stats for some of the soliders and politicians that you can find in the game.

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Ghosts of Saltmarsh Now Available On Roll20

Ours is a global world. You could be just about anywhere reading this news. It also means that you could be just about anywhere and playing Dungeons & Dragons with your friends, just about no matter where they are. That's thanks to Roll20. And they've expanded their line again with the classic Ghosts of Saltmarsh adventure line, available now.

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Dead Alive Games Running Omicron Protocol Kickstarter

A disease is spreading around. It's causing people to become violent maniacs (more than usual, that is). At the moment, it seems to be limited to the city of San Lazaro, which has since been blocked off and quarantined. However, the still-healthy citizens aren't happy with being shut in and are trying to escape. That's what's going on in Omicron Protocol, a new miniaturs game up on Kickstarter.

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Midweek Snippets

It's the middle of the week, and I have survived my latest hot sauce trial. I had one that's pretty much just ground up Chocolate Bhutlah peppers and a little vinegar. The gaming snacks I have for you today aren't nearly as likely to set your mouth on fire.

Today on the platter we have: Left at the Bottom of the Garden Figures Up On Kickstarter, New Wild Dogs Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Figures From Raging Heroes, New Trolls and Goblins Available From Aenor Miniatures, Da Plane Now Available From Puppets War, and Seelie Glass Coming Tomorrow From Kraken Dice.

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Deadzone Escalation Book and Minis Available to Pre-Order

Things are heating up in the Deadzone. Factions are getting reinforcements and the battles are becoming bigger than ever. Mantic's been working hard on their sci-fi miniatures game, and a new expansion will soon be hitting shelves. You can check out the new book as well as a bunch of new minis, as well as get your name on the list to get them as soon as they're available.

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Fantasy Flight Previews Combat in Star Wars: Outer Rim

On the edges of civilized space, there's bound to be some conflict. You've got smugglers looking to trade goods. There's the Empire looking to stop them. And, of course, a smuggler might get double-crossed by the person they're working for. In this preview for Star Wars: Outer Rim Fantasy Flight looks at how combat will work in the game.

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Z-Man Games Announces Pandemic: Rapid Response

Pandemic is a beloved board game that has had numerous popular spin-offs as Z-Man Games likes to bring you new opportunities to explore the Pandemic world in new ways. Pandemic: Rapid Response will be the next in the family. But while previous Pandemic games let you calmly stop and think about what to do for your next move, that amount of time is rarely available during a disaster. As such, Pandemic: Rapid Response will be a real-time board game, where split-second decisions are what keep you from losing.

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Ultramodern5 REDUX RPG Sourcebook Up On Kickstarter

If you know gamers like I know gamers, they can sometimes be uninterested in learning a whole new rules system to play a game. Some would rather just stick to what they know. This can be difficult when it comes to wanting to branch out into different genres from one that a game system was originally made for. That's where Ultramodern5 comes in. It gives you rules for expandind Dungeons & Dragons games with themes like Weird West, Deeep Space, Cyberpunk, and (possibly my favorite) Giant Robots. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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Arabian Fights RPG Setting Book Up On Kickstarter

Arabian fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiights, like Arabian ... uh... days?

Arabian Fights is a new setting book for your Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder games. As one would expect, it's a vast desert, but it's far from uninhabited, with several different cultures, various magic items, and two different villains for you to defeat. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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Wizards of the Coast Announces Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty

Dungeons & Dragons has had many extra worlds and modules made for it, but this might be one of the most out-there. *waits for the comments to fill up with ones that are way crazier* It's Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty (yes, the ampersand on one side and not the other is causing my eye to twitch).

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Modiphius Announces The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms Miniatures Board Game

Most of you probably know Modiphius for their large amount of RPGs they produce. And, truly, their catalog is vast and varied. But soon, they'll be bringing you a new board game, one that's based on a very popular line of videogames. It's The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms, and the first promo miniature is available to pre-order now.

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Podcast Radio

Tuesday. We've made it into the work week proper. And I got my next subscription box from Heatonist, so I had a new hot sauce to try on my wings last night, and it was super-tasty. I realize that doesn't have anything really specific to do with gaming. I just like hot sauce.

Something that does have to do specifically with gaming is giving you some gaming podcasts to listen to while we all make our way to the weekend.

Today on the dial we have: Morrus Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 48: Exploring Saltmarsh Finale: The Styes; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 267: It’s all Greek to me, Part Omega; Geeks of the North Episode 73: Contrast-ing opinions; The Secret Cabal Episode 183: Space Gate Odyssey, Lords of Helas and a Short Topic Extravaganza; Chance of Gaming Episode 31; 40K Radio Episode 40: Adepticon Wrap Up; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 33: Accents and Apologies; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 62: UK Games Expo 2019 Preview; and Game Classy Episode 187: No, WE did it.

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