Alternate History


Tripods & Triplanes to launch on Kickstarter on November 28th

Ares Games, making of Wings of Glory, is looking to inject a little H.G. Welles into their game. They have announced that they are going to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Tripods and Triplanes. It tells the tale of what would happen if the Martians had really invaded while the world was busy embroiled in WWI.

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New Japanese Units Available For Konflikt '47

Konflikt '47 gives us a look at what the world might be like if WWII didn't end when it supposedly did... and we got a whole new influx of strange technology. It's not an entirely off-the-rails Weird War II game, but there's certainly a lot of sci-fi elements thrown in, such as compression rifles and exo-suits. And that's what you get with these two new releases for the Japanese faction.

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Team Yankee: Stripes Pre-orders Now Open

So, while WWIII is still a fantasy, Battlefront is taking orders for Stripes, their new book for Team Yankee. It's actually... well... the Yankees. No, not the baseball team. But the Americans. You can get your pre-order on for not just the book, but a special army bundle, too.

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Dragons Conquer America RPG Up On Kickstarter

I'm a big fan of unique settings and stories for games. There's lots of fantasy settings and sci-fi settings and such. But there's not many that I can think of that include 16th century Central America and various dragons and mythical creatures that have started roaming the land. But that's just what you'll find in Dragons Conquer America. You've got the Conquistadors. You've got the Aztecs. But you've also got feathered serpents and many other legendary beasts. You can get your copy of the game over on Kickstarter now.

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Achtung! Cthulhu - Zero Point - Code of Honour Available From Modiphius

Pre-made adventures make the life of the GM just soooooo much easier. Just open up the book and get your players going. That is, as long as your players are willing to at least somewhat stick to the script. Thankfully, if they are, you've got your next couple sessions planned out ahead of time with relatively little prep work. Modiphius has a new adventure for Acthung! Cthulhu available. You can pick up your copy now.

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New Japanese Units Available For Konflikt '47

Warlord Games has a whole slew of new Japanese releases for Konflikt '47. If you want some new units, you can get the new Ghost Attack Squad (not actual ghosts, nor do they attack ghosts) or the Battle Exoskeleton Squad. Want something with a bit more armor? You can get the Chi-Ha Tank with Compression Turret or the Scorpion Light Walker. As I said, you've got some options.

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New Edition of Wild West Exodus Coming This September

September is a time for change. We've got a new season starting up in just a couple days. The leaves are starting to change color. Warcradle Studios is also coming out with a new edition of Wild West Exodus. In fact, the first couple sets are available for pre-order. So if you want to be the first gamer on your block with the hot, new edition of the game, you can put your name down on the list now.

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Space 1889: London Bridge Has Fallen Down Adventure Now Available

It's never easy when a loved one is lost to us quickly and tragically. Unfortunately, such is the case for Lady Edith Tillington. Her husband had been on board the ship London Bridge when it went down in the deserts of Mars. Now, she would like to get his remains in order for a proper service and burial. Unfortunately, this is a bit more than simply a (rather grisly) "fetch quest." There's plenty of intrigue and nefarious goings-on to have to contend with. That's what's happening in London Bridge Has Fallen Down, a new adventure that's available for Space 1889.

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New Book and Army Sets Available To Pre-Order For Konflikt '47

WWII continues to rage on. As the various factions look to see what will finally turn the tide of war, new technology is constantly being brought to the battlefield as factions that've been fighting since the beginning equip new troops and send them to war. Warlord Games and Clockwork Goblin Miniatures are bringing these new forces to your battlefields with Resurgence, a new book for Konflikt '47. They also have Japanese and Finnish army sets that you can pre-order.

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Space 1889: Venus Sourcebook Now Available From Modiphius

In the real world, Venus is a hellish planet. Rivers of iron. Clouds of sulfuric acid. Incinerating heat. It's not a place you'd want to walk around on. However, the Venus in the Space 1889 universe is a bit more hospitable to life. And if you'd like to go there, Modiphius has released a whole sourcebook for our sister planet. It's available now in both print and pdf versions.

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Dust USA Posts Gen Con Releases

WWII continues on. Each side is looking to find that one advantage that will finally bring the conflict to an end. However, a new faction is joining the fray. The Popular Liberation Army out of China is hitting the battlefield. This is certainly a new thing that commanders of the other forces will have to take into account.
At least, that's what's going on in the world of Dust. They're giving us a look at what new releases they are going to have at Gen Con.

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Konflikt '47 Boot Camp Coming this August

Konflikt '47 is still a pretty new game. I really only remember seeing figures on tables for the first time at Gen Con last year. So that means it's coming up to its 1 year anniversary, of sorts. Well, for those that want to get into the game and become better generals, Warlord Games is holding a Boot Camp event at their Store HQ this August.

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Gaslight Victorian Fantasy 3rd Edition Up On Kickstarter

From time to time, a game can use a bit of a makeover. With changing times comes changing tastes in rules and attitudes towards different mechanics. With multiple playthroughs, sometimes a discrepancy is found. Or maybe a game has just lost its polish and could use a good buff. Whatever the case, new editions come out. In this case, Battlefield Press is coming out with the 3rd edition of Gaslight Victorian Fantasy, their alternate-history setting that uses the Savage Worlds game system. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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