Interviews


Talking with Asmodee About the Effects of Counterfeit Games

Roolex. Versachee. Sorny. Magnetbox. The world of counterfeiting might seem funny at the outset, but it's a real issue in the world. And as the gaming industry has expanded, the chance for scammers to make some quick money on cheap, knock-off versions of popular titles is certainly there. ICv2 recently sat down with execs at Asmodee, one of the biggest gaming companies out there, and asked them about what effects counterfeiting has had on them, and on the industry, in general.

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Warlord Games Posts Part 2 of Paul Sawyer Interview About Doctor Who Minis Game

The Doctor Who television series has enthralled millions over the decades. We've got two games based on it coming this year. Warlord Games is making a miniatures game that has a lot of players excited. But details have been few and far between so far. Well, to fill in some of those gaps as the release date gets ever-closer, Warlord Games has been talking with designer Paul Sawyer about it.

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Podcast Roundup

It's a hot day here in Atlanta. Summer certainly has set in (it actually set in a couple weeks ago, but it is Atlanta, so waddyagonnado?). Makes me look forward to autumn. But thankfully, I can sit in this... somewhat-air-conditioned part of the building where my desk is... and listen to some gaming podcasts, dreaming of cooler temperatures.

Today in our Roundup we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast Episode 206: Dexterity Game Night, Through Gamer Goggles: Words With Bryan Pope @ Origins 2016, Through Gamer Goggles: Words With Jason Hardy @ Origins 2016, Game Classy 116: Rise of the Machines…, Guild Ball Tonight Episode 40: Scalpel-Curious, Who Cares Who Wins Episode 17 – Sorry Dustins Mum – Engineers and the Games Expo, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 75- Isle of Skye and Convention Advice, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 59 Your Favorite Game, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 172 – UK Games Expo, OML4 & Tanks Review, and News of the North – 2016-06-21.


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Figure Painter Magazine issue 34 Out Now

Over the weekend, as I'd mentioned, I inventoried and took photos of a lot of old gaming stuff I'm going to be selling. I... am not good at painting. Even when I was doing it a lot, I wasn't really better than "randomly throwing paint around." Too bad I never read Figure Painter Magazine back then. Maybe my figures being painted wouldn't seem as a liability anymore when trying to sell them. No, if I knew all the tips and tricks from inside those pages, the models would probably be worth a lot more. Well, Issue 34 of the magazine is out now. I should read it so I can get better so the new figures I get will look a lot better.

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TGN Sunday Snippets

The hectic bustle of Saturday has given way to the smooth calm of Sunday (at least for me). Yesterday I got in some Guild Ball, some Warmachine, and some Ascension. How about you folks?

I think all of us could stand for some bite-sized gaming stories just about now. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Red Box Games Launch Warbands of the Cold North Kickstarter, Kings of War unofficial historical supplements updated for Kings of War 2nd edition, and New White Wolf Interview.


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Warlord Games Posts Beyond the Gates of Antares Extended Interview with Rick Priestley

I always find it interesting when you get to hear a game designer talk about the games that they have worked on. Interviews can really help you get an idea of why a designer put certain aspects into the game that they did, or why they got inspired to make the game to begin with. Perhaps you get a little history into where the game started and you can then see just how far it's come. Well, Warlord Games has posted up an extended interview with Rick Priestley, designer of Beyond the Gates of Antares.

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Sunday Snippets

I hope your weekend is going well (or has gone well if you are much further East than where I am currently). Mine's been full of some older movies that were watched just for the hell of it (such as Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, again, because just for the hell of it).

And now it's Sunday, so that means a day of housework for me. It also means a collection of bite-sized stories for you.

In this batch we have: New Hansom Tank for Empire of the Dead, Midknight Heroes Interview on CPOP, Advanced Deployment Debuts New Acrylic Color and Free Tokens, and Secrets of the Lost Tomb: The Elite Missions Kickstarter Launching in 9 Days.


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Friday Snippets

Friday! Glorious Friday!
Time to kick back, relax, and hopefully get some gaming on.
It's also time for another group of bite-sized stories before we head into the weekend.

In this batch we have: Kromlech Releases New Battle Dice colors, Syrinscape Launches In Hell's Bright Shadow for the New Pathfinder Adventure Path Hell's Rebels, Mounted Dwarf Musketeers Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases 15mm Cavemen, Hitech Miniatures Releases Lord Incantator Krabathor on Hellworm, a couple more installments of The Fiver, SuperBlue Adder released at The Ion Age, Another Warthrone approved army list: Beastmen from Warhammer, Warpaints Quickshade Ink Set II - out now From The Army Painter, Cabals Kickstarter relaunching soon, Gabriel Cross from Icarus Miniatures Available Now, and Alternative Armies releases two classic Dogmen packs.


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Sunday Snippets

When you wake up in the morning to the sounds of a gentle thunderstorm rolling through the area... you go back to bed.
Needless to say, it was a rather slow, but glorious, start to the day.

Now it's time to get some stuff done, starting with bringing you a couple bite-sized stories from the past couple days.

In this batch we have: The Fiver with Sean Scott Garrity on Designing Time Jockeys, Corvus Corax Miniatures Kickstarter WIP pictures added, Jewels and Ancient Things - Final Week on Kickstarter.


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Sunday Snippets

Those lazy, hazy, crazy Sundays of summer. We don't have many of them left. It's already noticeably cooler here in Atlanta. You don't go outside and instantly curse.

Anyway, we've got a selection of bite-sized stories for you.

In this batch of Snippets we have: Purgatory Miniatures Previews First Model, Some Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Back in Business Warmodelling now is Battlemodels, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm July Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and Lords of the World Fantasy Miniatures Previewed.


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Friday Snippets

Welcome back to Friday, beautiful TGN reader.

Do you have any gaming lined up for this weekend?
I... don't...
I'm going to be cooking. If you want to talk about that, I'll meet you down in the comments section. :P

As for now, we've got some bite-sized stories for you.

In this batch we have: HADES Banshee VTOL now available for Pre-Order from ClearHorizon Miniatures, Kromlech New Release - Legionary Shields, Willy Miniatures Undead & Necromantic Team video advance, New 28mm Napoleonic Ottomans from Matchlock Minis, Sabresquadron Has Gone To Print, Dragon Head Coins Series #2 on Kickstarter, New Bases from WarGamma, and a couple new installments of The Fiver.


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Friday Snippets

The week is coming to an end. Hopefully if you were at Gen Con last weekend, you've managed to get back into the "regular swing" of things. Just yesterday I was able to get through the last few lingering e-mails that'd backed up over the week I was away. Now to cruise into a nice weekend of... well, I plan on cooking. Red beans & rice, maybe some Italian beef... I want to make a pumpkin pie with squash mousse as well... We'll see how much of that I actually get through. Anyone that wants to come over and taste-test is welcome.

Speaking of bite-size morsels, we've got a collection of news stories that fit that description as well.

This time around we have: Year Two Collection released at The Ion Age, The Fiver with Joshua Garrett on Designing Random Encounters, New Female elven guardian by Brother Vinni, New Tokens and Templates from Sally 4th and Final Days for Casual Game Insider Magazine on Kickstarter.


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Midweek Snippets

We continue on with the post-Gen Con week's work. Though I was able to keep up with a lot of things, obviously, things are going to fall behind in some areas. I'm almost out of the mountain of e-mails I'd gotten over the weekend. If I've not replied to you yet, don't worry, I will. There's just a lot to sort through.

At the moment, though, it's sorting through a bunch of bite-sized stories.

This time around we've got: Age of Tyrants Updates Rulebook, New Heroic Scale Female Heads from Statuesque Miniatures, Fablestone Dice: Bone Origins now on Kickstarter - fantasy themed dice with innovative features, Another Warthrone approved army list: High Elves from Warhammer, Khurasan releases 15mm Middle Eastern Irregulars, Free Miniature for August from The Ion Age, Pay What You Want Adventure Module Now Available, New 32mm Lava themed bases Available from Dark Art Miniatures, Evil Bear Wargames First Release: Bear Tactical Hardsuits, and some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic.


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Gen Con Interview with Justin Gary of Stone Blade Entertainment

Day 1 of Gen Con has been an absolute whirlwind. It feels like 3 days have already gone by. But no, it's just one. The show is a great time to sit down with some of the game companies in attendance and find out what they've been working on. One that I've been visiting a couple years in a row has been Justin Gary, the President of Stone Blade Entertainment (SBE). Ascension is on of my favorite games and one that I play most-often. So it's always great to try and pry bits of information about what's coming up for it. But it's not just Ascension this year from Stone Blade. We've got Bad Beets. Not only did I get a little info about the game, I got a full demo. Check out below to see how the game plays.

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Midweek Snippets/Terrain Corner

With the drive to Indy yesterday, I obviously didn't have much of a chance to make posts (and no, trying to type in the car all day was not an option. I would've gotten all the carsick). So today I bring you both the Midweek Snippets and today's Terrain Corner together again in one place.

In this batch of bite-sized articles and terrain stories we have: DLD Productions website now open, Web-Based RPG Toolset City of Brass Opens, New Releases Available from Hitech Miniatures, Pondemonium! A free print'n'play boardgame or 3D wargame, Now available – Ruins of Sanctuary 30mm RL deal (20x bases) and 40mm RL deal (8x bases), PK-PRO - Aetztech new etched brass, Werewolf Tokens Up On Kickstarter, Wheel of Flame Gaming Candles Up On Kickstarter, New Warthrone approved army list: Skaven from Warhammer, Free PDF at The Ion Age: Shia Khan Empire in Patrol Angis, Brigade Models - new 15mm SF Buildings, New Manorhouse Workshop Pre-painted – Tabletop Terrain, Some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Kromlech New Release - Legionary Pistols, and Icarus Miniatures Preview The Gunslinger.


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