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The Future of Wrath of Kings Revealed at CMON Expo 2015

CoolMiniOrNot’s miniature game news keeps rolling in from CMON Expo as the design team behind the newly launched Wrath of Kings (WoK) held a panel looking at the future of the franchise. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, it's a miniatures game offering scalability in battle, ranging from small skirmish games to more massive battles between huge regiments and battalions. In it, five Houses — Teknes, Hadross, Nasier, Shael Han, and Goritsi — clash over the land of Arikania. Michael Shinall (Senior Designer) and Eric Kelley (Writer and Editor) took players through the changing environment and story of the game and revealed a few secrets of what's to come.
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Arcadia Inferno Detailed at CMON Expo

Hey there everyone from here at the CMON Expo 2015! The panel for Arcadia Quest just wrapped up and have we got some news for you. We had a short look into the creation of the game, but what I'm sure most of you are excited to read up on are the new things coming for the game. So let's dive in and see what had to be said.
Note: artwork and miniatures below are works in progress. So there's a chance things might change slightly.

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Information about The Others from CMON Expo 2015

Terror. Corruption. Redemption.
Those are the themes of The Others, the new game from Guillotine Games and Studio McVey. We've been seeing some pretty sweet-looking models (one of which we did an unboxing for last year), but now it's time to get some real information about the game. We had such a chance here at the CMON Expo during The Others panel that just wrapped up.

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A look back at Day 1 of CMON Expo 2015

We're just underway here at Day 2 of the CMON Expo 2015. Yesterday was a blast. This place was buzzing with excitement. I must say, it's by far the busiest Friday ever at the show. It's great to see how it's grown over the past years.
Over on the TGN Facebook page, we've posted up some photo galleries from some of what's going on here.

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CMON Looks to the Past, Present, and Future at CMON Expo 2015

The CoolMiniOrNot Expo 2015 (or CMON Expo if you’re hip) kicked off in Atlanta, Georgia today. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it’s an annual tabletop gaming convention hosted by the folks at CMON where gamers get to try out the company’s past, present, and future games along with a wide array of other titles from companies like On The Lamb, Action Phase, Witchborn, and more. To kick off the event, CMON held their State of Affairs panel detailing its releases during 2014 and 2015, what’s to come later in 2015, and a taste of the games we can look forward to in the future.
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TGN Preview: Street Kings

I pulled my car up to the line. The engine roared in my ears as I revved it, tipping my hat to the power under the hood. I saw the other racers’ knuckles whiten. This is it. After all the small time street races and car shows, I was finally one race away from being crowned king of these streets. I hope the track is in my favor and my rivals don’t have anything up their sleeves. The flag drops, I hit the gas. The race is close, but my car is built for speed and has great handling. As I crossed the finish line, I jumped up from my chair at the table, champion of Street Kings.
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TGN Review: Welcome to the Dungeon from Iello

Reviewing things for TGN is fun and games.
*waits for the laughter to die down*
Today, Jared and I take a look at a new game from Iello called Welcome to the Dungeon. The game was adapted from Masato Uesugi's Dungeon of Mandom. The Iello version adds in new heroes to the mix. What do we think about those additions? Check out the video below the cut.

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Halo: Fleet Battles Expands The Halo Universe From Console to Tabletop

In 2001, Microsoft changed the landscape of console based shooters with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved for the original Xbox, introducing the world to Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (or the Master Chief for short) and a rich, sci-fi universe. Over the years the franchise spawned many more releases ranging from sequels to books and comics to updated re-releases on new consoles. And on October 27, 2015, Microsoft and 343 Industries (the developers and caretakers of Halo) will release Halo 5: Guardians on the Xbox One. But soon, another all-new gameplay experience will be available thanks to Spartan Games — an appropriately named UK based tabletop game studio. In February 2015, Spartan announced its forthcoming tabletop miniature game, Halo: Fleet Battles.
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TGN Unboxing: Terminator Genisys: The War Against The Machines Box Set (Updated)

No fate...
Unless you roll it, anyway. Hey everyone. Here at the TGN office, we got ourselves a copy of the new Terminator: Genisys game created by River Horse and distributed by Warlord Games. We put together a little video showing off what you get in the War Against the Machines starter set. Check it out below the cut.
There's also a contest where you can win your own copy of the game (still sealed up and everything).

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TGN Preview: Zombicide: Black Plague

Many of you have played at least one of version of Zombicide by now, so you know whether you like the basic premise of the series from Guillotine Games. Run around a board made of up different tiles, complete objectives, and kill lots of zombies along with way. Currently, tabletop gamers have their pick of Zombicide, Prison Outbreak, and Rue Morgue (plus a few expansions), each bringing something a little different to the table. If you’re like me, I always felt each one was simply an iteration of the last, not degrading the experience but also not pushing it forward in an overly-meaningful way. However, after having a chance to sit down with a non-final version of the game, I’m happy to say I think that’s all going to change with Zombicide: Black Plague.
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TGN Review: Chaosmos by Mirror Box Games

People often ask me what my favorite part of working at TGN is. The answer is pretty easy. It’s getting to see new games as they’re in development and trying them out before just about anyone else. I’ve been doing this gig long enough now that games I tried out when they were early prototypes are now full-fledged games on the market. One of those games is Chaosmos from Mirror Box Games. I did a review of it back just at the start of their Kickstarter, and now they’ve sent me a final-edition copy to try out.

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TGN Exclusive: The Survivors of Zombicide: Black Plague, Part 6

The final reveal is here for Guillotine Games' Zombicide: Black Plague core Survivors. If you haven't had a chance to check them all out, you can find links to each Survivor at the end of this post. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday if I say so myself. Today's hero is the elven archer, Silas. Samson couldn't be the only non-human! So let's take a look.

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TGN Exclusive: The Survivors of Zombicide: Black Plague, Part 5

A quick note to our readers, if you've been keeping up with the reveals everyday, you might have notice Samson's Skills seem shockingly similar to Nelly's from Thursday. That's because they are! Or well, were. The designers at Guillotine Games caught the issue yesterday, and TGN has already posted an updated Nelly reveal with the appropriate ID card and commentary. However, if you're just coming to these articles, everything is as it should be. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Over the past several days with the Survivors from Guillotine Games' upcoming Zombicide: Black Plague, we've meet a lot of great human heroes, but any good fantasy setting needs a few fantasy races. Black Plague is no different. That's why today's reveal is so much fun. I'm talking about the dwarven blacksmith, Samson! If he isn't swinging a smithy hammer at his anvil, he's swinging a hammer at a Zombie's head.

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TGN Exclusive: The Survivors of Zombicide: Black Plague, Part 4

Update: This post has been edited since its initial publication. Guillotine Games discovered the stats for Nelly and Samson had been mixed up in some sort of horrible encounter with a Necromancer's dark forces. (Imagine a designer's face turning into something from Munch's The Scream painting.)  These things happen, especially before a game is published. Below you'll find the updated Survivor card and article for Nelly.

Over the past couple of days, we've met some interesting Survivors - a former paladin, a warrior nun and a wise wizard - from Guillotine Games' upcoming game, Zombicide: Black Plague. Today, we take a look at a hero from the streets, or the tavern to be more exact. I'm not talking about some stumbling drunk either. I'm talking about the kick butt lady who has to deal with all of those drunks, Nelly!

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Found on TGN Desk: Hogger Logger

Welcome to another edition of Found on TGN Desk. This is our segment where we take a look at a game that’s happened to slide across our desk recently. Just so you know, this week’s installment isn’t kosher. That’s because this week’s game is Hogger Logger by Hogger Logger LLC. Let me just sausage your fears. We promise not to ham it up too much. This look at the game will be a bacon of hope to all who read it. *snort*

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