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Year 2020


When the universe began, it didn't just create the universe we know. It created others that will sometimes leech into ours in unexpected ways. Most people never see these sort of crossovers, but you did. You're a Touched. You've seen what is out there. You know what sort of horrors lie beyond. Now, with other survivors, you must relive those encounters, hoping to survive once more. That's the story behind The Midnight World, a new horror RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

Being a teenager is already pretty awkward. Your body's going through all sorts of changes. Puberty's a hell of a thing. Then, throw on the stresses of high school. Social cliques, homework, trying to fit in. Add in being a witch, werewolf, or vampire and things just become even more tricky. But that's what you'll have to navigate through in I Was a Teenage Creature, a new urban fantasy RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

Despite having detailed instructions about how to get to Planet X, it's still not very easy to find. But that's just what you'll be trying to do in The Search for Planet X, a new astronomy board game coming from Renegade Game Studios. Grab your telescope and get to hunting. Pre-orders are being taken now for a June release.

And now for something completely different.

In most RPGs, you're a fantasy adventurer or maybe a sci-fi spacefarer. But in Pasion de las Pasiones, you're a star in a telenovela. Yes, Mexican daytime soap opera tv is making its way to your tabletops, and you can join in. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

Fridaaaaaaay! WOO! This week went by quickly, and you know I'm always thankful for that. I'm ready for some gaming this weekend. Need to figure out why there's an apparent vampire attack in the town we just saved from undead. Seems we might've missed one. Ah well, we can handle that just fine. But before we find out what snacked on a random townsperson, we need to snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: SkullSplitter Dice 2020 Celebration Collection Up On Kickstarter, RPG Treasure By Campaign Coins Up On Kickstarter, and Die of the Beholder Up On Kickstarter.

Sure, when it comes to the towns, cities, hamlets, and such in your games, you can just go, "Eh, it's got some buildings and people. That's good enough." But what if you want to actually take things to the next level and design functioning towns? That's where the City Builder line comes in from Skirmisher Publishing. And they've just released the Platinum-edition of their Guide to Designing Communities book. You can get your copy now.

A new miniatures game is entering the fray. This one is based on the beloved video game line, The Elder Scrolls. Now, you can take your adventures offline and to your tabletops with Modiphius' new The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms. This new game is being made in both plastic and resin, depending on which medium you prefer for your little mans. The rulebook, starter set, and a couple faction box sets are available now over in Modiphius' webshop.

They were chased off the continent at Dunkirk. Now, several years later, the British are headed back. D-Day was the largest amphibious assault in history and established a new foothold in France. It marked the beginning of a new chapter in the WWII narrative and you can recreate it with some new D-Day British available for Flames of War from Battlefront.

Coming out of their winter hibernation, Plaid Hat Games has a new game announcement for us. Forgotten Waters puts players in the role of pirates sailing the open seas. Of course, being part of a crew, they must all work together. But also, of course, being pirates, everyone's at least a bit out for themselves. This new adventure book game will be coming to stores soon.

*comes in unannounced*

Hello there. Sorry to interrempt...

... *burns everything to the ground, apparently, since that's what an Interemptor does*

If you'd like to burninate the countryside and add this new unit to your Dark Angels army, you can order them over on the Forge World website now.

Sometimes, you've got a great setting that you want your group to play. But, it uses a different gaming system and some players can be resistant to learning a whole new set of rules. If you were a Spheres of Power or Spheres of Might player, this could pose an issue until now. Conversions for both of these over to D&D 5th edition are up on Kickstarter now.

The Germans swept in and took over France relatively quickly during WWII. And while the Vichy government capitulated with German demands, there was a large, underground resistance movement in the country. They'd sabotage gear, destroy material, cut communication lines, and basically do everything they could to distrupt the Germans. Now, in La Resistance, you can join them. The new card and dice game is up on Kickstarter now.

While WWII might get most of the spotlight shone on it when it comes to coverage of the World Wars, I've always maintained that WWI was more important, as it was what directly set up not only WWII, but almost all of the events of the 20th century and to this very day. And, during WWI, one of the most pivotal battles was Verdun. It was a hellish land on the Western Front. Now, you can relive those harrowing times on your tabletop with Verdun: Steel Inferno, a card-driven strategic battle game that's up on Kickstarter now.

House of Tenefyr is a dungeon-delving, fully cooperative deck-building game where you must outfit yourself with gear, head into the dark tunnels, and work together to slay monsters and defeat the boss at the end (hopefully, anyway). The Second Curse is a new expansion that fully doubles the options available to you when making your deck and setting up the dungeon. A new reprint of the game as well as the new expansion are up on Kickstarter now.

This week has continued to go along quickly. Of course, that's not a complaint. I'm ready for game this weekend. I'm hoping you have gaming sessions lined up as well. If you do, chances are you'll need some terrain. Well, that's what we're here to tell you about now.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Acheson Accessories for 2020 - The 9th Wave, Tempestus Pillbox Now Available From Tabletop Scenics, New Realm of Heaven Battle Mat Available from Deep-Cut Studio, and Towns & Taverns Launches Today on Kickstarter.

It's amazing what people will do for a shiny piece of metal. At least, that's what the animals in Tiny Towns have figured out. While digging out a hole in a hill to make more space, they came across a seemingly useless metal. It wasn't good for building, but melting it down and turning it into little discs has really taken off. Now, everyone wants these "coins." And that's just what Fortune, the new Tiny Towns expansion, brings to the game. You can pick up your copies now.

At Hogwarts, throughout the year, the different Houses are engaged in a battle for points. Many things can bring honor or dishonor upon your House, causing a gain or loss in points. In the end, only one will be the winner. And that's what you'll be trying to be in the Harry Potter: House Cup Competition board game.
*puts on yellow jersey* Go Hufflepuff!

While the main Pathfinder book gives you pretty much everything you need to play or run a game, the Gamemastery Guide is dedicated to giving GMs a whole host of new tools to up their game to not just the next level, but a couple levels. All the way from the basics to NPCs to variant rules, it's got everything a GM needs.

The Dothraki are effectively born riding a horse. They are equestrians of the highest caliber, with even their main troops being cavalry. If you're looking to add some more thundering hooves to your House Targaryen forces in the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, you don't have long to wait. The Dothraki Screamers box will be hitting shelves tomorrow. But before you head down to the LGS, you can find out what they're capable of in this article.

Stalingrad was one of the most brutal conflicts during WWII. The close, street-to-street fighting made the use of snipers an everyday issue for both sides. With endless places to hide, a sniper could pin down entire sections of enemy forces or take out key members of the opposing force. In this article, Warlord Games takes a look at snipers in Bolt Action and specifically the Stalingrad book.

Vengeful spirits. They can be a real nuissance. And when that spirit is a vengeful samurai spirit, that just makes things that much tougher. But that's what you'll be trying to eradicate in Hunt the Ravager (conversely, you could be the vengeful samurai, which seems like it could be fun). It's a new hidden-movement board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

This is two Kickstarter campaigns wrapped up together in one. 2tomatoes is running a campaign for both Ming Voyages as well as The March of Progress. One puts you as the Ming Emperor looking to complete the 7 Voyages before Barbarians attack. The other scenario-based micro wargame. Both are pocket-sized, for maximum portability.

Poison dart frogs. Caterpillars. Certain berries. Sea slugs. What do all of these have in common? They "dress up" in very loud, bright colors to let you know just how dangerous they are. That's the same thing the Bloody Mummers do. They head to battle in bright, garish clothing. They're also very dangerous. Soon, A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game players will be able to add this unit to their forces. But what do they do? Let's take a look.

It's the year 2099. Civilization is on the brink of collapse. You can see the writing on the wall, and you're wanting to make it through to the other side. To do that, you'll have to upgrade yourself. But that's expensive, so you'll have to go complete missions in order to suit up. That's the story behind Nightlancer, a new cyberpunk board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

The week's already half over. It's moving at a pretty good clip, if you ask me, which is always nice. Means we get back to the weekend faster. And I've got D&D yet again this weekend (yes, 3 weeks in a row. I'm fortunate like that). I'm ready to get back to it. But first, I'm feeling a bit peckish. I'm gonna nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. Don't worry. I'll share.

Today on the platter we have: New Dice Sets Coming Tomorrow From Kraken Dice, Norse Foundry Launches Adventurers & Adversaries Customizable Miniatures Kickstarter, and The Army Painter Taking Pre-Orders For New Metallic Paint Set.