Sickest Witch Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Sure, we might think of the various parts of a dead animal as potential food, but for a witch, that’s fresh spell components. In Sickest Witch, players are looking to defeat various creatures together, but it’s only the witch that doses out the killing blow that gets the fresh ingredients to create new spells. The semi-cooperative card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Late Pledges Open For The Reckoners

It’s easy to accidentally miss out on a Kickstarter campaign. With all of them running all the time these days, one can slide under your radar. But, thankfully, all is not lost in terms of getting those sweet Kickstarter prices and extras, as there’s usually a Late Pledge period. And such is open now for The Reckoners from Nauvoo Games.
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Nagual Meso-American Giant Robot RPG Up On Kickstarter

I love when I see a new twist on a theme. We’ve seen giant robots before. We’ve seen alien invasions before. But normally, that sort of stuff is focused on Japan. Well, in the case of Nagual, it’s Meso-America that’s got the giant robots that are fighting off the evil, invading aliens. You can check out this RPG on Kickstarter now.
Oh, and of course, Giant Robot Alert! We have Giant Robot Alert!
I dig giant robots.
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Blighted Ogrun Added to Iron Kingdoms RPG

Everblight has spread his vile corruption all across the north, bringing the northern elves under his control, along with the ogrun that inhabited the region. These already-really-hearty creatures were made even tougher and more fierce. If you’d like to torment your players with these lumbering behemoths, Privateer Press is here to help.
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Midweek Snippets

The middle of the week already? At least, it feels like I should add “already” to the end of that. Week seems to be going by quickly. As you all know, I’m certainly looking forward to the weekend. Hard to believe it’s already the 3rd weekend of the month, which means Board Game Day up at the library. I’ve had to miss a couple of the previous sessions, so I hope to make it for this one. But if I’m going to have a full day of gaming, I should have a stomach full of bite-sized gaming stories. So let’s stock up.

Today on the platter we have: Victoria Miniatures Releases Svargan Shock Soldats, New LRDG Minis Available From Askari Miniatures, and More MYTHEXPLORERS Figures Available From RN Estudio.

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Asmodee Digital Creating Video Version of Mansions of Madness

Several of my friends are huge fans of Mansions of Madness. However, it’s a game that has a bit of a notorious reputation in terms of set-up time. Having a digital version of it would really cure a lot of those issues. Well, your prayers have been answered, as Asmodee Digital is working on a digital version of the game.
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Conan: The Book of Skelos Now Available In Print

Modiphius likes to give its players options for how they get their books. They offer both digital and physical formats, usually with the digital coming out long before the print hits shops. Well, if you’ve been wanting to get the Book of Skelos for the Conan RPG in physical form, your wait is now over. You can pick up your copy from the Modiphius website now.
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Nothing to Play Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Many of us have fairly extensive game collections. But, inevitably, we’ll look at them and go, “man, there’s just nothing to play.” Well, in Nothing to Play, your objective is to collect together consoles and games so that you do, indeed, have something to play. The card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Sans Detour Launches Confrontation Classic Kickstarter

Confrontation is one of those games that us “old time gamers” tend to talk about with a wistful sigh. A game from the early days of minis that just didn’t quite have the backing to keep going strong. And then it was gone, seemingly forever. But “seemingly” is the operative word, as Sans Detour has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring it back to your tabletops.
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Privateer Press Announces First Shot Event

A lot of you out there have kids that are getting to the age where you’re looking to introduce them to gaming. And there’s plenty of board games out there designed for just that sort of thing. But what about if you want to introduce them to the world of miniatures games? There’s a lot less opportunity for that. However, Privateer Press is looking to change that with their First Shot event, specifically designed for parents to teach their kids the intricacies of minis games.
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A Dead Man’s Guide to Dragongrin: 5E Campaign Setting Guide Up On Kickstarter

A Dead Man’s Guide to Dragongrin is more than just a setting book. With those, you get some history, some maps, and some NPCs. This one really looks to help the GM along with building the world as well as just pointing things out. Instead of having to shoehorn your game into the setting, the world is malleable and changeable, able to be what you need it to be for your game. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake Expansion Up On Kickstarter

You’ve had your appetizer, soup, and main course. But I hope you’ve left some room for dessert!
That’s where you’re headed with Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake, the new expansion from Artipia Games. It introduces dessert orders, as well as fruit and creme ingredients, plus the special ice cream scoop token. You can find it up on Kickstarter now.
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Rebel Minis Releases Missions of Tomorrow Book

Missions of Tomorrow is the new expansion book for the Future Tales game. As one would expect, it brings in even more sci-fi themes for when you’re playing and making your character. Like what? Well, how about some new attributes? Or maybe you’d like some cyborg action? Want to make your games less pulpy and more gritty? There’s rules for that, too. You can pick up your copy from Rebel Minis now.
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Podcast Radio

Welcome back to Tuesday. We’ve got the work-week off and running, so let’s hit our full stride and keep things going until we get back to the weekend. To help out, we’ve got our regular batch of podcasts for you to listen to, you know, instead of Nina in corporate accounts (payable).

This week we have: Chance of Gaming Episode 104; Blight and Boon Episode 5: Champion Background and Backstory; Singled Out Episode 65: Talking Exiles With Jamie Perkins; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 151: Crystal Clans with Colby Dauch; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 245: Stand To Games; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 80: Hey Phil; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 15: Game Movies and Gaslands; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 14: End of the World Followup, GMs Playing Characters and Great Villains in RPGs; Cardboard Herald Episode 75: Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games ROUND 2!; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 85: Battle Report – Scots vs Anglo-Danes; and News of the North – 2018-04-17.

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DGS Games will release the Varkraalan Truthseeker on May 15th

A new mini will soon be making its way to the tables of Freeblades, and just about anyone can use it. The Varkraalan Truthseeker is a new ally that will be recruitable by just about anyone, but also a faction model for the Kuzaarik. As you can see from the headline, you’ll be able to pick up this new figure in just under a month’s time. Figure preview to come soon, I’m sure.
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Fabled Environments Releases Buccaneer: Through Hell and High Water Setting Book

Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants!
Fabled Environments has released their new book, Buccaneer: Through Hell and High Water, for the Savage Worlds system. It is filled with rules to bring the Golden Age of Piracy to your tabletop. Raid coastal settlements, engage in dangerous boarding actions, fight legendary sea creatures, all while trying to find the buried treasure.
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Drinking Buddies Drinking Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Gamers and booze. They tend to go together like, well… games and dice. Though this game doesn’t use dice. It uses cards. And it uses booze. And it uses gamers. It’s Drinking Buddies, and it’s a new drinking card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews the Regions and NPCs in Realms of Terrinoth

Game worlds are not just right where the PCs are. There’s all manner of things going on all over. And when the players go to new locations, the GM has to be ready for what the terrain is like, what the map shows, and some people who live there. That’s what we get a look at in this preview of the upcoming Realms of Terrinoth book from Fantasy Flight Games.
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Z-Man Games Announces Race to the New Found Land

It is an age of discovery and colonization as the European nations set sail all around the world. New resources are flowing back to the old country as people are making their way to these new settlements. That’s the world you find yourselves in in Z-Man Games’ upcoming game, Race to the New Found Land.
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Wyrd Posts War of the Spirits Preview

Wyrd loves to make Mondays better with a look at something they’ve been working on. In this case, it’s a new expansion for Darkness Comes Rattling. It’s called War of the Spirits, and we get a quick look at some artwork for the game as well as a little background on those being shown.
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Geek Nation Tours Booking For Essen 2018 Trip

While many people see Gen Con as THE gaming show of the year, there are many others that feel that the real gaming show of the year is Essen Spiel. Not having gone, myself, I can’t really say, but it’s certainly up for debate. If I ever do go, I know I’d want to go in style via a Geek Nation Tours event. They’ve basically got everything. And they’re currently booking for this year’s Essen tour.
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Deep War WWII Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Deep War puts you in control of one of the nations fighting in WWII. Using your decks, you wild deploy units and command them to fight against your opponents. The fate of the world is in your hands. Will you be on the side of the Allies or the Axis? Grab your commanders and hit that beach. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Star Trek Adventures Tactical Combat Rules Released For Free

Long-time readers know I’m a fan of when a company puts up rules online for free so you can check them out. Modiphius has done just that with the combat rules for Star Trek Adventures. You can download the pdf and see exactly how the stalwart crew of the Enterprise fights all those space-Nazis and Gorns and such. Just… y’know, don’t wear your red shirt when heading out with the away team.
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Monday Terrain Corner

We knew it was going to happen. The weekend has ended and we’re back at the start of the work week. I had an exceedingly productive weekend of cleaning the den (though, for a while, I thought I was going to just sit at a railroad crossing forever, as the train that was on the tracks simply stopped, and there was no real way to turn around). But getting things done was definitely had. And as we start this week, we look forward to next weekend, and the games we’ll hopefully play, and the terrain we might be using in those games.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Infinity Terrain From Warsenal, New Viking Buildings From Acheson Creations, Battlefields Normandy Bocage Map Available From Heroic Maps, and Big Book of Battle Mats Now Available.

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Z-Man Games Announces Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

Many of us have read a Choose Your Own Adventure book. I very fondly remember one from when I was a kid, where you were hopping back and forth in time, hunting down dinosaurs, with the ultimate goal of finding an archopteryx. Well, that sort of adventure and excitement is coming to your tabletops in a new form from Z-Man Games. The first of these is called House of Danger.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts Specter Ops: Broken Covenant Preview

The world of Specter Ops is a rather dangerous one. The workings of Raxxon go way back and its roots are deep. The world is expanding out with a new stand-alone sequel called Specter Ops: Broken Covenant. Plaid Hat Games has posted up a preview, giving you an opportunity to see what exactly will be changed and added (at least, some of them). Have yourself a look.
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New Beyond the Gates of Antares, Bolt Action, and Pike & Shotte Units From Warlord Games

There’s a whole bunch of new things either available or coming soon from Warlord Games. They’ve got a new faction coming for Beyond the Gates of Antares in the form of the Virai, along with a new starter set for the Ghar. Then, over in Bolt Action, the US forces have a new Heavy Mortar Team and Jeep. Finally, the Landsknects are the focus for a trio of releases for Pike & Shotte. Have yourself a look.
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New Expansions Announced For Imperial Assault

Some people might’ve thought that since Fantasy Flight came out with Star Wars: Legion, that maybe Imperial Assault would get left behind. It does seem like it’s been a while since the last expansion came out, but that will soon change. Fantasy Flight’s announced the Tyrants of Lothal expansion, as well as several Ally and Villain packs.
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Idoneth Deepkin Available To Order From Games Workshop

Under the sea (under the sea) there’s a whole race of elves (sorry, aelves) that have been hiding out from the ocean, sticking clean clear of Slaanesh and only doing some light raiding. Well, that time is over. They’re storming the beaches and bringing their fight inland. You can pick up the Codex for this new faction, as well as several new units and accesssories, as Games Workshop’s taking pre-orders for them now.
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Review Roundup

Welcome back again to Saturday. I hope you’re enjoying it. I’m being a busy bear around the place, looking to finally tidy the den up after the long winter. Ok, so it’s not really been winter for several weeks now, so color me a little lazy to actually get this project started. But before I start dusting, vacuuming, and whatnot, I need to schedule up this post to get you all the reviews I know you so desperate desire. So, for all those unfortunate enough to not be at Salute, let’s see what we’ve got.

Today’s articles include: Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, Time of Crisis, Exorcism at the House of Monkton Falls, Paperback: Unabridged Expansion, The Bark Side, Tak, BetaBotz: Byte of Passage, The City of Kings, and The Grimm Forest.

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Black Void RPG Up On Kickstarter

I’m a sucker for a unique setting for a game. I think I’ve seen just about everything, and then a game where, in ancient times, humanity was flung from the Earth and out into the dark and uncaring galaxy. Yeah, not your average fantasy or sci-fi setting. But that’s where you find yourself in Black Void, a new dark fantasy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Dragon Heresy Fantasy RPG Up On Kickstarter

Dragon Heresy is a fantasy RPG that uses modified 5th Edition rules to bring you into the Norse legends of old. Glory is yours, if you can grasp it. But with any RPG, getting started can be rough. There’s always going to be a learning curve. Thankfully, there’s the Dragon Heresy Introduction Set that can get you swinging your axe in no time. This new set is up on Kickstarter now.
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Mantic Posts New Hellboy Preview

Mantic is working on bringing Hellboy and all his BPRD friends to your tabletop. But games don’t just spring up out of nowhere. There’s a lot of work that goes into their design and development. Mantic is working on pulling back the curtain on this process, by talking with James M. Hewitt, and gets into how the game changed once his skilled hands got to it.
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Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaaay! Woo! *runs around with arms over my head* It’s “Weekend Eve” and, as always, I’m excited.
… That is, even though my weekend plans include, “thoroughly clean the apartment” because it’s finally time to do some Spring Cleaning. But if I’m going to be doing all that cleaning (and singing), I need to be full of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Super Chibi Round 4 Up On Kickstarter and Judgment Week Adds Free Miniatures On Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance Kickstarter.

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