Predators Occulte Fantasy Football Team Up On Kickstarter

Just because the (American) football season is over doesn’t mean that you are just on vacation. No, training for next season is already underway. Maybe you’re looking for a new team to back. Well, you could always check out the Predators Occulte Fantasy Football Team that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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February LE Minis Now Available For Guild Ball

Steamforged has started making a habit of releasing special, limited-edition minis for Guild Ball around the various holidays. I, for one, welcome our alternate-sculpt overlords. In this case, it’s the Puppy Love set, including a new version of Brisket and Boiler for the Butcher’s Guild. There’s also an exceedingly adorable new ball token with a little puppy wanting to show they can play a swell as the big dogs.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

It’s another Thursday. Still haven’t gotten a handle on Thursdays. But we’ll make it through to the weekend soon. Just gotta put our heads down and power through. It’s a quick Terrain Corner for you today.

We’ve got: Resin Cast Mob Football Goals Up On Kickstarter

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Dreadball Season 2 Available to Pre-order From Mantic Games

True story: DreadBall was the first game I ever backed on Kickstarter. However, as excited as I was for the game, it didn’t last once I got it on my tabletop. While Mantic put out the best game they felt they could at the time, they’ve since seen where things could’ve gone better. It’s alright, it happens to most games at some point or another. Well, the revamp is done and you can now pre-order DreadBall 2nd edition from the Mantic webshop.
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Steamforged Previews Valentine’s Minis For Guild Ball

I love alternate sculpts for minis. Steamforged does, too. They’ve been coming out with holiday-themed alternate models for a while now, and this Valentine’s Day will be no different. If any Guild would be best for Valentine’s, it might as well be the one most associated with the color red. And they’ve probably had someone’s heart in their hands at some point… literally. It’s the Butcher’s Guild.
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Steamforged Previews Skulk and Pelage For Ratcatcher’s Guild

The Ratcatcher’s Guild will be the first minor guild released for Guild Ball. They will be hitting shelves relatively soon, and so, as to make you all informed customers about what you can expect, Steamforged has posted up a preview of two of the characters that’ll be in the box. They are Skulk and Pelage.
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The Farmer’s Guild: Old Father’s Harvest Now Available For Guild Ball

The new Farmer’s Guild box set is now available for Guild Ball. Expanding the options of this new Guild, it contains a full team of 6 players, goal post marker, terrain, and more.
I mean, there’s a pig taking a mud bath in a tub for your goal marker. Plus a turnip ball.
I kinda just want to get the ball to have. But that’s me.
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Steamforged Launches Fisherman’s and Butcher’s Guild Indiegogo Campaigns

The latest teams to come out for Guild Ball, the Farmer’s Guild and the Blacksmith’s Guild, have both been in pre-constructed boxes, with the figures made out of PVC. Meanwhile, the original teams have only been consolidated into team boxes. Well, Steamforged is looking to switch entirely over to that new format, and bringing the original Guilds to that new style is on the docket. To test the waters to see if this is something you, the players, want, they have launched Indiegogo campaigns in order to get the first two of those teams made, the Butchers and the Fishermen. The campaigns are limited to 800 each, as that’s the break-even point on tooling and creating the teams. From there, they’ll go to retail… if the campaigns succeed. They are up and running now.
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Steamforged Previews Ratcatcher’s Guild

The new thing coming to Guild Ball this year is the addition of Minor Guilds. The first of these is going to be the Ratcatcher’s Guild. They’re a sub-group off of the Mortician’s Guild. But what does being a Minor Guild really mean? And what sort of new tricks will this new team bring to the field? Well, Steamforged is answering some of that with this preview.
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Steamforged Previews Ratcatcher’s Guild

Minor Guilds are coming to Guild Ball. These guilds are offshoots of the main guilds already in the game. There’ll be some character sharing between the main guild and the minor guild associated with them. For the Morticians, their minor guild is the Ratcatcher’s Guild. They’ll be the first of these minor guilds to roll out, and Steamforged has posted up preview photos of the team.
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Punga Miniatures Running Savage Orcs Team Kickstarter

I know I’ve been following this one since the initial greens started showing up. A lot of you have, too. If you’re a fan of Polynesian culture and wish to infuse some of that into your fantasy sports games, you’ll want to check out Punga Miniatures and their Savage Orcs Kickstarter. Not just one, but two teams are available as part of the campaign. Plus, there’s my favorite mini out of the group, the Whale Troll.
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Corvus Belli Previews New Aristeia: Soldiers of Fortune Preview

Corvus Belli has hit the ground running with Aristeia, their sci-fi sports miniatures game. But, as much as people might be loving the base game, gamers are almost always wanting more. Corvus has listened. The first expansion for the game is almost upon us (release date of March 23rd). It’s called Soldiers of Fortune, and if you wanna check out what you can expect, look at this new preview.
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Punga Miniatures Announces Kickstarter Launch Date

The American Football season is getting close to an end. The Super Bowl will be happening in the next month. But it’s never too early to start thinking about next season. Maybe you want to switch up your team a bit. Get something a bit different. Well, if you want some new Orcs (and a whale), you’ll want to check out Punga Miniatures. They’ve been working on their Toa Orcs, and starting next week, they’ll launch their Kickstarter campaign so you can pick up a team for yourself.
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4th Quarter Football Miniatures Game Up On Kickstarter

Just this past Monday, the College Football Championship was held. Actually, it was just downtown from where I’m at. And while the game was on after my bedtime, I did watch highlights the next morning. What a way to end a game! There’s various games out there that are American-Football-Like, but 4th Quarter Football looks to actually recreate the traditional gridiron on your tabletop. The game’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaay!
I’m sure a lot of you are probably traveling today, or perhaps hanging out with some non-gaming family. So, to take your mind off of things, here’s your regular list of reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we’ve got: Guild Ball Blacksmith’s Guild, Rail Raiders, Naruto Shippuden The Board Game, Zendo, Cottage Garden iOS, Meeple Circus, Gut Check, Mountains of Madness, Import/Export, Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6: France/Old West, Welcome to Centerville, Hunt for the Ring, and Master of Wills.

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Santa Chaos Magnetic Fantasy Football Team Up On Kickstarter

Sometimes it can be really difficult when putting a model together because of all the options you’ve got. Which head looks better? What accessories are the best? Do you have a preference between a couple different backpacks? All of this can lead to potentially not assembling the thing because you’ve got paralysis of design. Well, with the Santa Chaos fantasy sports team up on Kickstarter, the figures are magnetized for you so you can swap out different options as you see fit.
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Steamforged Previews February Releases

The Blacksmith’s Guild is the newest team to hit the pitches of Guild Ball. They’re a unique team in that they don’t have captains and mascots. It’s all just masters and apprentices. For now, there’s little variation in teams, as mostly just those first 6 figures are available. But if you’re waiting for the next batch to hit stores, you’ll be waiting until February. Steamforged is also showing off an alternate Bolt model you get when you pre-order through your LGS.
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New Blood Bowl, Blood Angles, and Hobbit Pre-orders Available From Games Workshop

Games Workshop’s a little bit of all over with this week’s set of pre-releases that you can order now. The biggest one is probably the new Blood Angels codex, as well as a bunch of units for them, including Primaris Marines with Blood Angels insignia. Second would be the Blood Bowl items, which includes a new Elf team, along with an Elf pitch, team cards, and other various and sundry. Finally, there’s some new The Hobbit releases, including a Battle Companies book.
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Punga Miniatures Previews Whale Troll Figure For Toa Orcs

I’m always a big fan of seeing new twists on classic miniatures types. There’s been troll miniatures around for seemingly forever, but I have to say, I’ve not seen so many whale trolls. Well, for those that are interested in the Toa Orcs that are coming from Punga Miniatures (like I am), then you’ll want to check out what they’ve been working on.
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Steamforged Previews Farris and Bolt For Guild Ball

The game of Guild Ball is part rugby, part soccer, part football (and yes, I know many of you think that soccer and football are the same game, but you know what I’m talking about here), but in their upcoming expansion, the Blacksmiths are showing that it’s also part polo. Farris takes to the field on her horse, along with her apprentice, Bolt. Dude flings horse shoes. Check ’em out.
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Steamforged Previews More Black Friday Alternate Miniatures

I’ve mentioned before that I love alternate sculpts for figures, and it’s true. I think they’re a great way to have holiday and event special figures that doesn’t have people that couldn’t attend/whatever miss out on chunks of the game. Well, Steamforged has shown off some of the alternate-sculpt minis they’re going to have this Friday. They’ve just shown off some more now.
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Aristeia Now Available From Corvus Belli

If you’re looking to get into a new sci-fi sports game, your time has come. Today’s the release day for Corvus Belli’s Aristeia. Grab your team and head on down to the pitch. There’s both the main core box, as well as a collector’s edition available to order over in Corvus’ webshop.
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Steamforged Announces Rookie League Event

People love to see characters grow and change over time. That’s the whole point of the narrative structure for a story. In Guild Ball, we’ve seen how numerous characters have progressed along (including now taking dirt naps, because the Guild Ball fluff is the Game of Thrones of miniatures sports games). But what about heading the other direction? By that, I mean taking characters we know and seeing where they came from. That’s what the Rookie League is all about.
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Corvus Belli Previews Skills and Special Effects in Aristeia

Some of you have your pre-order already in for Aristeia, the new fantasy sports game coming from Corvus Belli. But we still don’t know everything about the game. In their continuing preview series, this time we get a look at Skills and Special Effects in the game. And I don’t mean CGI.
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Steamforged Games Previews Alternate Millstone

I am a huge fan of alternate-sculpt models. They’re a great way to get an exclusive figure out there to the players. Well, for those that are into the Farmer’s Guild and looking to get the new box that’s coming out in January, you can also pick up an alternate-sculpt Millstone. How? Just order from your LGS and tell them you want one.
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Steamforged Previews Cast For Blacksmith’s Guild

The Blacksmith’s Guild is different from the others in Guild Ball. Their teams are always made up of 3 Masters and 3 Apprentices. As each Master has a specific Apprentice they work with, there’s a strong impetus to use the matching pairs. Well, we’ve seen the Master Burnish. So what’s his apprentice like? Well, her name’s Cast and you can get a look at her here.
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Steamforged Previews January Releases

The New Year is rapidly approaching (at the rate of 3600 seconds an hour!!). When January does roll around, Steamforged will be ready with some new releases for Guild Ball. There’s going to be the 2nd Farmer’s Guild box set, as well as a Launch Party kit for their newest faction, the Blacksmith’s Guild.
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Steamforged Previews Veteran Minx For Guild Ball

In the Union in Chains event, the Hunters and the Morticians had been fighting for Hemlocke. Well, it would seem as though the Morticians are getting antsy and don’t want to give her up. So they’re offering a trade: they get Hemlocke and the Hunters get Minx.
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Soldiers of Fortune Expansion Announced for Aristeia

Corvus Belli’s Aristeia, their new sci-fi sports action miniatures game, is still on its way to people’s tabletops, but with just about any game, as soon as it comes out, people are wondering, “so… expansions?” CB’s not wasting any time and has announced the first one, Soldiers of Fortune.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

It’s odd. Each day this week I’ve found myself, at some point, looking at the clock and going, “How is it only (time)?! Geeze! Today is taking forever!” And yet, in contradiction of that, I’ve also found myself going, “Whoah! It’s already (day)!? This week is flying by!” So while each day is taking forever, the week is just speeding past. I don’t really get it, but it does mean we’re already most of the way to the weekend. I’m in my Thursday shirt, and that means it’s time to make your gaming tables look as good as possible.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Steampunk Ironclads From Burn In Designs, Tabletop Scenics Giving Away An Orc Quarters, Skull Forge Scenics Halloween Sale Happening Now, Acheson Creations at Fall In! and Millennium Con, New Modern Civilian 28mm – 32mm Vehicles From Antenociti’s Workshop, and New Masons and Brewers Terrain For Guild Ball.

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Steamforged Posts Final Version of Guild IDs for Guild Ball

Though sports teams are built around a core style that they want to utilize in order to win, each one will also practice ways to counter-act other team’s special styles. You certainly know of teams that focus more on offense or defense, or some other specialization. Guild Identity Cards for Guild Ball let coaches customize their team a bit more with a particular style of play, some of which help them against certain other styles. Steamforged has been going through beta tests of these for a while now. Well, that’s finished and you can now find the final versions of these cards online.
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Steamforged Previews New Harry the Hat Minis For Guild Ball

The Union in Chains event continues along. It sees the Union guild captured, tortured, interrogated, and then make a break for freedom. Who will make it out? Who will end up with other guilds? Well, we know some things if you’ve been reading along with the fluff and following the results (all my teams are losing… so I’ll end up with nothing, apparently). We’ve got a new preview for you today.
Note: spoilers if you’ve not read the story yet.
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Steamforged Previews Burnish for Blacksmith’s Guild

It’s getting cold here in Georgia. Well… cold for Georgia, anyway. Lots of my office mates are bundling up in coats and hats. I’m still in shorts and a t-shirt, because I’m from Chicago. But even I consider it to be getting a bit cool out. I’d certainly like to warm up a bit. And if I lived in the world of Guild Ball, Burnish would be just the sort of guy I’d talk to about that. He’s an upcoming player for the Blacksmith’s Guild, and you can get a look at him here.
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Aristeia Now Available For Pre-Order

Aristeia is Corvus Belli’s foray into the sporting miniatures game arena. For those that’ve seen the previews and want to jump in on it, you can place your pre-order now. It’s the best way to make sure you’re the first gamer on your block with this new game when it becomes available. There’s both a Core Special Edition and a Collector’s Limited Edition available.
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Orc Blitzer Available From Punga Miniatures

It’s starting to get rather chilly outside. Some of my coworkers have started turning on the heat at their place. I’m still in shorts, t-shirt, and sandals because I’m originally from Chicago. Other people that are still in shorts, t-shirt, and sandals are those out on tropical islands. It doesn’t get too cold there. And while that doesn’t seem like enough covering when playing football, it’s pretty much all this new Orc Blitzer’s got on from Punga Miniatures.
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