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Year 2020


Back when I was a kid, my family would do our own canning and preserving. We'd make our own grape jelly and applesauce from fruit we'd picked ourselves. We'd store it in the basement and have that great-tasting stuff all year 'round. And trying to create the best jams and jellies is your goal in Frutticola, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now.

You gotta eat. Whether you're a human or a cuddly koala, you gotta eat. But when there's natural disasters happening all around, food can become rather scarce and you must fight it out to see who gets dinner. That's the story behind DOOM ON YOU, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now. Protect and feed your animals while you battle your opponents.

It's the Roaring 20s. The Gaslight Club is the most popular place for the real swingin' swells to hang out. However, not everything as it seems. The Gaslight Club is actually a sci-fi theme park populated by hosts (think Replicants, kinda). That's where you come in. You play as one of these hosts, and you've just started to realize that you're not the same as the guests that come into your establishment. You're becoming self aware. That's the story behind The Gaslight Club RPG zine that's up on Kickstarter now.

Another week, another new Zombicide scenario. This time, the virus that causes zombies has mutated once again, creating an entirely new monster roaming the streets, even more fearsome and destructive than the dreaded Abominations. Will the Survivors be able to take it down?

And we're back to the work week. Ah well, all good things must come to an end, right? We had a good game Saturday. The party didn't get nearly as wild as I was thinking it could've gotten. I'm ok with this. I know we made the party's Cleric happy because we got him some money. We tripled our investment, so that's always nice. I've got another game coming up this weekend as well, which should be fun. And, of course, that means some terrain. And that's what we're all about here today.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Dungeon Craft Taking Orders For Hell & High Water Book

How's your ability in magic? Can you conjure up the greatest magical creatures known to wizard-dom? If you can, then you might just have what it takes to impress the Magic Jury and become the next Arcanimus. At least, that's what you'll hopefully be doing in Alakazoo, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Want to help out at conventions? Maybe get to know some of the people behind some of your favorite games? It can be a first-step to getting into the gaming industry as a career (that's where I started, after all). Well, Paizo is looking for people to help at various events they'll be attending. Send in your application and you may just be picked.

Games Workshop has a whole lot of things going on in their webshop this week. There's a new Necromunda book and unit. They've got some new Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game kits. But they've also got a bunch of heroes for Age of Sigmar now available individually. So, if you've been wanting some of these figures but didn't want to have to buy a huge set to get them, now you can. As I say, it's a lot going on.

From one Marvel game to another. CMON has posted up a preview of another expansion for the Marvel United card game. This time, players are headed to the land of the Norse gods, making their way to Asgard. There, Loki is up to his tricks (it's what he's the god of, after all). Have a look at this new set and find out if there's a traitor in the ranks.

For those looking to get some more adventures in the land of Rokugan, or to keep your superhero cards from getting dirty, Fantasy Flight has some new releases for you. For the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, there's two books, Path of Waves and Sins of Regret. For Marvel Champions, there's a bunch of play mats featuring some of the game's iconic characters.

Haunted houses. They're filled with mystery and possible terror. Strange sounds. Flickering lights. Doorways that seem to come and go. All combine to give a very unsettling feeling to the location. But it's just the sort of place adventurers tend to find themselves. The Haunting of Eliuska Manor is a new 5th edition RPG adventure that takes players to an old manorhouse. The adventure is up on Kickstarter now.

Many people hold celebrations in winter. It's the end of the year and the start of a new one. It's time to think back on the year that was, all the memories with friends, family, and loved ones. And that's just what you get to do in Winter Harvest, a new RPG that's up on Kickstarter. Players take on the role of woodland animals looking to maintain their home through the year, then get together for a giant feast at the end.

It's been a long time, but Corvus Belli used to have a drawing pretty much every holiday. At least for today, that's coming back, as they've teamed with Modiphius to have a Valentine's Day drawing. Want to pick up some Infinity minis and an RPG book for free? Head on over and get your name put into the hat.

The new adventure anthology series, The Curious Case of the Malfunctioning P.R.A.N.C.E.R., is now available for the Tails of Equestria RPG from River Horse. Players will be met with a myriad of different problems, all of which they'll have to figure out how to solve in different ways. Drop these into your campaigns whenever you need a quick side-mission.

Happy Valentine's Day!
... I've been single for 8 years...

Moving on to happier things! It's Friday! And that means the weekend is just steps away. I hope you have some good stuff in store, possibly gaming-related. As always, it's best to go into it with something on your stomach, so let's nibble on a bite-sized gaming story.

Today that nice bite is: Kraken's President's Day Sale Happening Now

Venger Satanis, the mind behind Kort'thalis Publishing, has many thoughts on what makes a D&D game awesome. He's collected them and put them all together in a single book, the Crimson Dragon Slayer, so you can have rockin', kick-ass sessions whenever you want. He's put out an updated version of the book, and it's free to download, so why not go see what he's got in mind? It might just help out your game.

It feels like it's been a while since we've had a new set of releases from Brother Vinni, but the long wait is over. If you're in the market for some new SAGA figures, particularly troops armed with either axes or longswords, then you're in luck, as that's exactly what the new figures are armed with. Have yourselves a look.

Modiphius is giving you a special treat this Valentine's Day. They've bundled together some of their games and accessories and have created giant bundle deals that can save you off of the regular price. But together and save on games like the Star Trek RPG, John Carter of Mars, Infinity RPG, and the Conan RPG.

*rockin' guitar riff*

The Power Rangers are having to take on the coordinated efforts of several of their most nefarious villains in the new Heroes of the Grid scenario posted by Renegade Game Studios. Take on the combined threat of Tenga Warriors, Putty Patroller, Mastodon Troopers, and even more! You can download this scenario for free now.

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Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert!

In this instance, there's a new titan for Adeptus Titanicus available to order from Forge World. But that's not all they've got this week. There's also the new Inner Circle Knights Cenobium unit for the Dark Angels. They have such sights to show you!

Every theme park has a bit of an element of danger to them. Roller coasters, slides, bumper cars, everything has the potential to be amazing or harmful (hopefully closer to the amazing side of things). When building a park, unscrupulous designers might even try and cut corners so they can make the most money from their park. Well, that's where you find yourself in Danger Park. Players are collectively building a park, but are each out to try and get the most money they can by trying to get people to go to their rides, sometimes including sabotaging their opponent's attractions. This new game is up on Kickstarter now.

Sure, your characters can just head down to a local shop and -hope- that they have the specific potion, magic item, or bit of gear that your party needs. Maybe your DM is nice like that. But what if you're an enterprising type and want to just build it for yourself? That's where The Ultimate Guide to Alchemy, Crafting & Enchanting comes in. It's a new D&D supplement that's up on Kickstarter now.

There's tons of different reasons that someone might miss out on a Kickstarter campaign. But just because the timer's run out doesn't mean that you've lost the chance to get all the cool extras and special pricing. For example, Painting Polygons is now taking late pledges for their Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove campaign. Want to get yourself some babypuppies and pretty kittes for your D&D games? You can get your name on the list to get them now.

Last Sword Miniatures is running a new Kickstarter campaign to get you some more elven figures for your 9th Age games. This time around, they're focusing on the more elites and highborn of the army, with several different types of knights and much more.

Always nice when you wake up and go, "Oh, hey, it's already (day)." That's been happening the last couple days and I'm grateful. I'm ready for the weekend and some more D&D action. Whatever type of gaming you (hopefully) have lined up, you'll want to make sure you have a good-looking game table. So, let's help with that.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Acheson Accessories for February 2020 - The 7th Wave, Imperatoris Tank Defense Position Available From Tabletop Scenics, New Elven Scenery Available From TTCombat, and Official Combined Army Gaming Mat Available From Deep-Cut Studio.