Mantic Shows Giant Renders For Kings of War: Vanguard

Big miniatures are my favorites. Sure, I have a fondness for Gretchin and Skinks and such. But the really huge figures are my real favorites. And Kings of War: Vanguard has some huge minis coming with it. Mantic is showing off renders of the giants that you can get as part of the Late Pledge campaign for the game. These figures clock in at 180mm tall, with plenty of alternate parts to customize your kit and create different types of giant.
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Kings of War: Vanguard Beta Test Happening Now

When a company puts out a game, they obviously want it to be as perfect as possible. But even with a couple dedicated playtest groups, things can be missed. That’s where a public beta can help. And that’s just what Mantic’s got going on for Kings of War: Vanguard. Most of the rules are done and ready. It’s just the details that could use some work still.
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Skirmisher Publishing Releases Earth Dog Monster For 5th Edition

February for us here in the West means that it’s time for the Chinese Lunar New Year over in, well… China. It’s quite a big celebration, with fireworks and red packets and all sorts of stuff. In honor of the New Year, Skirmisher Publishing has released a new monster for 5th Edition. It’s the Earth Dog.
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February Releases Available From Happy Games Factory

We’re a day shy of halfway through February. If there was a good time for February releases, I’d say this is it. And that’s what we’re getting from Happy Games Factory. New Releases for both Eden and Drakerys are in stock and ready to make their way to you.
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New Necromunda and Shadespire Releases Available To Order From Games Workshop

Apparently, it was Skirmish Game Saturday over at Games Workshop this weekend. They’ve got new releases for both Necromunda and Shadespire, so no matter whether you like futuristic or fantasy gang skirmish warfare, they’ve got you covered.
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Ponyfinder – Blevik – City of Shapeshifters Now Available

Blevik is a city dominated by doppelgangers. So, while it can be a nice place to visit, you’re never 100% sure who you might be interacting with. This new book for Ponyfinder (also Pathfinder and 5th Edition) gives you details of this strange city, along with new spells, traits, and other class options. You can pick up your copy now.
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The Hidden Halls of Hazakor 5th Edition Adventure Up On Kickstarter

I’m sure many of us can remember back to the first RPG adventure we tried to run or played in. It might’ve been something you came up with, yourself, or it might’ve been a pre-generated adventure. If you were pretty young, you might not have fully understood how things worked, as the book was more-than-likely not written with a new player in mind. Well, the Hidden Halls of Hazakor, a new 5th edition adventure up on Kickstarter, is written not just for new players, but new dungeon masters as well.
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Steamforged Posts Godtear: Who is it For? Article

You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. That’s just a general truth. Not every game is going to be for every gamer. But that does mean that every game should be for some gamer. It’s matching the game with the gamer that’s important. And, over the course of several articles, Steamforged is looking to show you what type of gamers they’re aiming their upcoming minis game, Godtear, at. The first of these articles is up now.
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GURPS Banestorm Now Available On-Demand

GURPS has been Steve Jackson’s RPG system for decades now. There’s been dozens and dozens of supplements put out for it over that time, some of which have been out of print since before many of you probably even started gaming. So, what’s a gamer to do when they want to find one of those old supplements? Well, you could try and scour used book stores or gaming auctions. But Steve’s here to help with their GURPS On-Demand printing service. The newest addition to it is Banestorm.
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Skirmisher Publishing Releases 100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb

I just saw that there was a new tomb found in Egypt that’s giving more insight into one of the most intriguing civilizations in world history. All sorts of things have been found in Egyptian tombs. They’re a great thing to toss into your RPGs, too. But it can be hard to come up with things to put in there. Thankfully, that’s where Skirmisher Publishing steps in with their newly-released 100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb.
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Wizards of the Coast Announces Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes For Dungeons & Dragons

It’s always nice to have options for your RPG character. Those that pick up Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes will have plenty of new options available to them. Wizards of the Coast has announced this new book for Dungeons & Dragons, brimming with story hooks for your games, background options for characters, new alternate race traits for characters, and much, much more.
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New Age of Sigmar Releases Available to Order From Games Workshop

The world of the Age of Sigmar is world where death isn’t the end. While nobody here is 100% certain what happens when you die, in AoS, your body can definitely come back and continue to act and work. Powerful necromancers, such as Nagash, can and will use you as a puppet to do their bidding. If you’d like to get in on this undead action, now’s your time, as there’s new books, minis, and accessories for this undead way of life.
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New Nazgul, Tank Doors Available From Forge World

Two ends of the spectrum over on Forge World’s ordering page this week. On one hand, you’ve got the next set of Nazgul figures for The Hobbit. On the other hand, you’ve got doors for Rhinos and Land Raiders for a whole bunch of different Space Marine chapters.
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Friday Snippets

Hello, Friday, my old friend.
This has been the first full-week of the year, methinks. Like, ok, I know that we’re already into February, but I think this might be the only week where I’ve been up and into the office each day. Just been that type of year so far, I suppose. What might help is bulking up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: The Army Painter Announces New Zombicide: Green Horde Paint Sets, Dice Coins Up On Kickstarter, Muddleflog Paper Miniatures Are Now Available, and New Oval Ancient Machinery Bases Available From Tabletop-Art.

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DGS Games Releases The Trilian Bladerider For Freeblades

In Freeblades, there’s more than one way to outfit your characters. Depending on how you want to create your warband, you might want certain weapon loadouts on certain characters. Thankfully, the folks at DGS take this into consideration when they have a new release. For example, the new Trilian Bladerider’s now available, and there’s multiple ways you can outfit this swift addition to your team.
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Godtear Playtest Kits Go On Sale Today

Gamers want to be in the know. You want to have all the info. And you want to make sure that the games you’re playing are as good as possible. So, if you can, you’ll look to help out with the game design process. In this case, you’re in luck, since Steamforged is going to be sending out playtest kits for Godtear. You can jump in and order yours today.
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New Shadowsea Releases Previewed

Down under the surface world we know is another layer. Here, a deep, dark, underground ocean has its own inhabitants… but also its own riches. It’s into this subterranean, submarine world that you find yourself in Shadowsea. AntiMatter Games is showing off some new releases they’ll be coming out with for the game in the next couple months, including a huge kraken.
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Castles & Crusades: Monsters & Treasures Up On Kickstarter

When your game has been around for 14 years, regularly putting out new material, it’s easy for a new player, or even veterans, to get lost when looking for a specific bit of info. That’s where compendiums come in handy. In this case, Castles & Crusades: Monsters & Treasures looks to bring together all the monsters that’ve been created for the game over the almost decade and a half and give you one, giant tome of fights for your adventurers to take on. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Manual of Mythology Up On Kickstarter

In folklore, there’s nearly countless spirits, creatures, and other beings that inhabit the world. In the Manual of Mythology, they’ll bring those creatures to your D20 RPG games. It will bring all these “real world” creatures into the mythical realm of your adventures. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Ascendant Destiny Fantasy RPG Up On Kickstarter

When playing in an RPG, we tend to have a very specific idea of what we want our characters to be. We have a rather clear picture of what they look like, how they act, what their personality is like, what they’re good at. Sometimes, it’s hard for a game to actually make that character live and breathe in the system of the rules. Ascendant Destiny looks to be as flexible as possible with character creation rules, so the character you make is exactly the one you want. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Suen Ikna: The Known Lands RPG Up On Kickstarter

Language is such an interesting thing. We think something, and then either create a pattern of symbols or a collection of noises, and then what we were thinking is transmitted to other people. In Suen Ikna: The Known Lands, game creator Tariq has created his own language, with its own alphabet, punctuation, and grammar rules, to use in the game. The fantasy RPG setting is up on Kickstarter now.
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Late-Pledges open for Kings of War: Vanguard

There was kind of an explosion of Kickstarters here in the past several weeks. With all the campaigns going on, its easy for one to have slipped by your notice, to you just didn’t have the funds for one because you wanted to back another. It happens. Thankfully, there’s the late-pledge time for many campaigns. If you’re wanting to get in on Mantic’s Kings of War: Vanguard, now’s your chance, even though the Kickstarter’s over. They are taking late pledges now through the month of February.
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Ultimate NPCs for 5th Edition Up On Kickstarter

As I’ve said time and time again, having more resources for the GM is never a bad thing. They have an entire universe to populate while the players have to only worry about their own characters. I know I’ve struggled to come up with all the NPCs that my group might encounter along the way. So it’d be handy to have something like the Ultimate NPCs Guide that’s up on Kickstarter now. It’s over 200 pages of pre-built characters of many different levels you can just drop into your game.
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Astrahys Fantasy Miniatures Game Up On Kickstarter

The last time I took French was my sophomore year of high school. I used it a little later on when some of my staff when I worked at the hospital was Haitian. So, needless to say, it’s rusty and then some. Thankfully, the Astrahys Kickstarter is in both French and English. And the minis look pretty awesome. So I suggest you check out this new fantasy minis game.
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Clash of Kings 2018 Now Available From Mantic Games

It’s important to have a game that’s balanced. No gamer likes looking across the field and thinking, “well, that’s a cheesy force.” People want to play the figs they want to play and have a chance at winning. Well, when problems are found, the company behind those games should make sure they fix things. That’s what Mantic’s got with their Clash of Kings supplement for Kings of War. It rebalances various units to make them even across the board. It also has brand new formations for all the Kings of War factions, plus several new Living Legends. This book’s got it all, and you can get your copy now.
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Trollish Delver Games Releases Quill: White Box

As you all know, I’m a fan of games that have a unique concept. So when you see things like, “solo letter-writing RPG”, it stands out from the crowd of games whose premise has been done before. Well, for those of you that’ve played Quill from Trollish Delver Games, you’ll be happy to know that a new expansion is now available. You can pick up your White Box now.
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Forge World Taking Orders For The Nazgûl of Dol Guldur Set

The Nazgul are the elite of Sauron’s fighting forces. They’re his agents out in the land of Middle Earth, seeking out the One Ring, along with whatever nefarious plots Sauron’s cooked up. You can now order a new trio of these deadly creatures from Forge World for your games of The Hobbit.
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Friday Snippets

What a crazy week. Monday off. Tuesday in the office. Wednesday and Thursday at home because of the snow. Today’s back in the office, as I checked the hill at the entrance to my place late Thursday and it’d finally melted enough you could get out. So yeah, kinda odd schedule, but waddyagonnado? It’s winter. That kinda stuff’s gonna happen. It’s also gonna be 60 tomorrow, because this is still Georgia. Also, tomorrow, I’m gonna be doing some gaming. I hope you are, too. And if you’re going to be gaming, you’re going to want to be well-fed on bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Leader Ratss-M1 Battle Tank Now Available From Ratgard, Voting Underway For Best Casual Game of 2017, and Skeleton Warriors Up On Kickstarter.

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Avatars of War: January Releases Now Available

January continues to roll along. We’re getting to the last 1/3 of the month, a perfect time to get some new releases out there. And that’s just what we’ve got here for you now. Avatars of War brings you the first of this year’s releases from them with 3 new minis. You can pick up yours now.
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Ponyfinder – The Devourer of Nations Adventure Now Available

The To Found an Empire series for Ponyfinder continues along.
Your players have survived the events of The Fragile Threads, and things seemed peaceful for the past seven years. However, all is not well. While things seem fine, the looming threat of The Devourer of Nations hangs in the air. How will the character manage this new threat?
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Midweek Snippets

It’s a cold and snowy day here over in Atlanta. A thin layer of ice is concealed under a small blanket of snow. As such, it’s “work from home” day for the bear. Atlantans tend to have rather dubious driving skills in ideal conditions. Throw in some ice and snow and it’s not so much a matter of being worried about your own car, it’s everyone else flying in every direction you’ve gotta worry about. So I’ll just sit here and snack on some bite-sized gaming stories from the comfort of my den.

On the platter today we have: Reptilian Overlords Releases Enemy Trooper Heads, Dark Art Studios January Sale Happening Now, Daughters of the Orphanage Coming From Raging Heroes, HeresyLab Bringing New Sci-Fi Minis to Kickstarter Soon, and Brigade Models Releases New 15mm Hammer’s Slammers Vehicles.

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Steamforged Announces Godtear Early Access Playtest

Pretty much every gamer out there wants to have the newest and the coolest. They want the information and they want it before anyone else. In this case, you may be able to get in on the early playtesting for Godtear, Steamforged Games’ upcoming miniatures game. If you’re interested in helping shape how the game will work, you’ll want to read on.
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Friday Snippets

The weekend is almost upon us! I’m already getting my gaming on today. I’ll be playing some of the Munchkin CCG, as well as perhaps some of the Fallout board game. That’s before I go over to a friend’s place tomorrow to deliver some late Christmas presents (ok, really late)… they’re games. So hopefully we’ll play them some. But if I’m going to be doing all this gaming, I should be well-fed. Good thing I’ve got some gaming stories to nosh on. Including cotton candy dice. Yes, I ordered these dice this morning. #NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice

Today on the platter we have: Cotton Candy Dice Available From Kraken Dice, Goblin Factory Releases New Goblins, and Magnetic Days – 25% DISCOUNT On Magnetic Gear At Tabletop-Art.

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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Realms of Terrinoth Setting Book for Genesys RPG

The Genesys RPG system is built to handle any setting and style of game you want to run in. But that’s not to say that once you’ve got the base book, you’re fully done. Sure, if you want to make up all your different realms entirely from scratch, you can do that. But having setting books would certainly help. And Fantasy Flight has announced the first one. It takes you the world of Runewars and Runebound with the Realms of Terrinoth.
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Skirmisher Publishing City Builder Supplement Sale

Many of you have resolved to get more gaming in this new year. I’m guessing several of you also resolved to be more responsible with money. Well, Skirmisher Publishing is helping you stick to your goals in one swoop. They’re offering a special 50% off price on their popular City Builder supplement. If you’re leading an RPG and you need some help coming up with all the civilizations that your players might come across, this 174-page book is here to help.
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