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Friday Snippets

It's Friday, and many of you up in Indianapolis, enjoying Gen Con. Remember, if you are there, do the "Gen Con 3, 2, 1". Every 24 hours, get at least: 3 hours of sleep, 2 meals, and 1 shower. Remember, those are minimums. Increase totals as required. And have some snacks on hand. I like to snack on bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Orlock Weapon Upgrades Available From Forge World, Fantastical Sub-Saharan Miniatures Kickstarter Relaunched by Deraj Studios, and New Statuesque Heroic Scale Female Heads NARROW - Berets on sale at 10% off.


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Pathfinder 2.0 Playtest Begins

Playtesting is a vital part of any game's development. Something might seemingly work as-written, but once you get to the table and start trying to work with it, you might find the rules clunky or unclear or in other need for refining. With a game as beloved and big as Pathfinder, Paizo wants to make sure that when the new edition hits shelves, it's as perfect as it can be. So that's why they're enlisting your help. You've seen the previews, now get the materials and see how they work for yourselves. The Pathfinder 2.0 Playtest is on.

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Privateer Press Announces New Legend of the Five Rings Miniatures Subscription Box

Well, this is an interesting pairing that I didn't see coming. Privateer Press, makers of such games as Warmachine and Hordes, is teaming up with Fantasy Flight Games to bring you a new subscription box service (via their Minicrate service) that will include figures from the Legend of the Five Rings universe.
Perfect for use with the L5R RPG that's coming out as well.

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Midweek Snippets

It's August. And I know that this month is still summer, but... I mean, they're already selling Reese's Pumpkins at my Kroger (and have for 2 weeks now). I've got the doors and windows open because it's only supposed to get into the upper 70s here today, and I've put on my Type O Negative station on Pandora. It's autumn, as far as I'm concerned. And as the season for tricks and treats gets started (for me, anyway), let's get you some bite-sized gaming stories as well.

Today on the platter we have: Get a Free Mystery D20 Pin From Kraken Dice, Brigade Models Releases New Squadron Commander Models, and New Captured Princess Model Available From Brother Vinni.


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New Releases Available From Zenit Miniatures

A whole new batch of releases are available over at Zenit Miniatures, and they're bringing out the big guns, literally. The far East was the first place that gunpowder was used in a military setting, and those big booms are coming to Kensei. There's two different cannons, along with several other new figures you can pick up.

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Fantasy Flight Previews Characters From Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Beginner Game

Many of you out there adventure through Rokugan when playing the L5R card game. Soon, you'll have an new way to experience that foreign land. Fantasy Flight is coming out with a new Legend of the Five Rings RPG, and they're kicking things off with a beginner's starter box to ease you into it. In this preview, we get a look at a pair of the pre-generated heroes that you'll find in the box.

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Svilland Saga Norse Campaign Setting Coming To Kickstarter

Come from the land of the ice and snow. From the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow.
Yes, from up in the arctic circle (or for those that read Greek, the bear circle), there's many adventures to be had. If you want to carve a legend for yourself among that harsh land and hardy civilization, you'll have to be tough and cunning. And that's just what they bring you in Svilland Saga, a new campaign setting for 5th Edition that's coming to Kickstarter soon.

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Conan The Pirate Available From Modiphius

Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants! It's a pirate's life for me!
Hey, I downloaded from Napster back in the day. That counts, right?
Ok, so maybe I'm not much of a pirate, but Conan is, and so can you when you play the Conan RPG from Modiphius. They've released the Conan the Pirate supplement in pdf format.

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Paizo Previews Multiclassing and Archetypes in Pathfinder 2.0

Fighter/Rogue, Wizard/Ranger, Warlock/Barbarian, there's all sorts of combinations you can make. Multiclassing is a way to have a bit of variety with your characters. But how will it work in Pathfinder 2.0? We get a look at that. Along with it, Paizo is showing off a bit about different Archetypes as well, which can further differentiate characters in a class from one-another.

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New Kill Team Starters, AoS Kits Available To Order From Games Workshop

Games Workshop is bulking up both of their latest games with this week's pre-releases. For those that have picked up Kill Team, there's some new starter sets, including Tyranids and the Imperium (plus loads and loads of new dice. #NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice). For those that are going along with the new edition of Age of Sigmar, both the Stormcast Eternals and the undead are getting new releases, including a new version of the legendary Black Coach.

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Modiphius taking Pre-Orders For Print Version of Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked

The Middle East has a rich history that stretches back thousands of years. And, of course, there's all sorts of myths and tales that have been created throughout that time. Capharnaum - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked sets you into that mystic land and time and lets you run around, dealing with thieves, finding genies, and getting you fitted for your own flying carpet. Print copies are available for pre-order now from Modiphius.

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Paizo Previews Half-Elves and Half-Orcs in Pathfinder 2.0

I am all for race-mingling. Nothing inherently wrong with that at all. And that includes into your fantasy settings. That's where you can get Half-Elves and Half-Orcs. But how will these characters be handled rules-wise with race feats and such? That's what we find out in this Pathfinder 2.0 preview from Paizo.

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