Sci-fi


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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Fantasy Flight Previews New Wookie Releases For Star Wars: Legion

Part of me wanted to channel the Star Wars Holiday Special and have the opening to this story be nothing but grunts, hoots, roars, and howls, but I eventually decided against it. Instead, I'll just let you know that Fantasy Flight has announced a pair of wookie releases for Star Wars: Legion. One's the Wookie Warriors unit, and the other is the most-famous wookie there is, (oooooooooooh) Chewbacca! (What a wookie!)

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New X-Wing Releases Announced By Fantasy Flight

With the new edition of the X-Wing Miniatures Game coming, the Resistance and the New Order are breaking off into their own factions. No longer simply part of the Rebels and the Imperials, respectively, these new factions are in need of a bit of a leg-up in defining what makes them unique and not just a sub-set of a previously larger set of ships. Fantasy Flight has new Conversion Kits coming that'll help you sort that all out. Also, a new Scum & Villainy variant of the TIE is up for preview.

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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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Confluence Core Rulebook For New RPG Up On Kickstarter

The world is flat.
No, not the Earth, I'm not an idiot. I'm talking about the world of Confluence, the 9th of 14 world in the Cosmic Mirror. It's flat. And there's 4 suns (because My 3 Sons just wasn't enough). However, it's not a healthy world, as it's about to collapse. Who will be able to save it, and who will simply be crushed? That's up to you. The RPG rulebook is up on Kickstarter now.

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Fantasy Flight Previews Rebel Commandos For Star Wars: Legion

While the Rebellion might've started out as just a rag-tag group of individuals fighting against the Empire, they've become a fighting force that, while they can't match the Imperial's numbers, they can certainly match their skill. The Rebel Commandos are elite troopers, trained in small-squad tactics and able to perform surgical strikes on enemy positions. Check out their rules for Star Wars: Legion.

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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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Paizo Posts New Starfinder Armory Preview

You can't really just grab any suit of armor, start wearing it, and expect to be able to just do all the things you regularly do unless you've been trained in its use. You're not going to be as mobile, as flexible, or nearly as well protected unless you work with that armor. In the new Starfinder Armory, there's new character options that show when you've really put in the time and effort to learn just how armor works, and that's what we get a preview of here.

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Entromancy Sci-Fantasy RPG Coming To Kickstarter

Every day, we're looking for new power sources for our world. Fossil fuels will run out eventually, and we need to replace them with something. In Entromancy, part of that replacement is made by ceridium, a new element. However, along with energy, it's unleashed magic on an unsuspecting world. Your characters find themselves in San Francisco in such a world. How will they make it day to day? That's up to you to decide. The game is coming to Kickstarter next month.

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Alien Ass, Hydrogen Gas, or Cosmic Grass... No One Warps For Free Supplement Available For Alpha Blue

As I've mentioned many times, there's no such thing as too many options for a GM. Having extra scenarios, character types, charts, graphs, and tables can all make running the game a lot easier. That's where Alien Ass Hydrogen Gas, or Cosmic Grass... No One Warps For Free comes in. It's a new supplement for Alpha Blue that brings you all that and more.

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Fantasy Flight Previews TIE Advanced For X-Wing

In the first Star Wars movie, there's only two Imperial fighters that we see. We get the standard TIE Fighter and the special, advanced version that Darth Vader flies. That's the TIE Advanced. It's got shields and a hyperdrive, along with many other advancements (ooooh, now I get the name). But Vader's wasn't the only one produced. You could have a whole squadron of them, including in the X-Wing Miniatures Game. We get a look at the 2nd edition version of the ship in this preview.

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July Releases For Eden Available From Happy Games Factory

Is it just me or, despite how fast it's felt it's gone by, July seems to be just keeping around, too? There's still about a week left of it to go, but that just means there's still plenty of time for the July releases for Eden from Happy Games Factory. This batch of releases includes the starter set for a new faction, the Matriarchy White Order.

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New Releases, Pre-orders Available From Warlord Games

I feel this post could be titled, "Warlord Games Releases Everything" and it wouldn't be that far off. They've got new releases for Konflikt '47 and Bolt Action, as well as extending their Strontium Dog line with new pre-orders. So let's get to them. It's not a short list.

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Games Workshop Taking Orders For Kill Team

A lot of this could theoretically go in today's Terrain Corner as well, but we'll get to that. Games Workshop has started taking orders for Kill Team. What is Kill Team? Basically skirmish-sized 40k. Don't want to get your huge-ass army out every time? Grab an elite core of minis and go at it in the tight spaces on the table. There's a starter box, main rulebook, some other starter sets. Just lots of stuff to get you going.

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