It seems to be the general consensus that this week "took forever." Has that been the case for you?
Anyway, that's all in the past, as the weekend will soon be upon us. What sort of gaming do you have planned?
We've also, as usual, been collecting some of the shorter stories together for presentation. And here you go.
This time we have: More of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Godslayer Gnolls Swarm the Battlefield, More $1 shipping from LaserCutCard, Ludus Magnus Studio presents Vezio the Executioner, New Female Punk Heads and Shoulder Pads from Brother Vinni, New ISO Shipping Container Variants at Burn In Designs, Heroic Maps - Encounters: Winter Wilderness Locations, New MDF Paint Racks from Advanced Deployment, Beardy Brothers Announces Project Green Plunder, Tooth and Sword chibis now availible, New Kromlech Mutated Shoulder Pads, New Hardfoam Container Sets from Micro Art Studio, and the Final Days for Theomachy up on Kickstarter.
The Fiver with Justin Call
Hello! My name is Justin Call. I’m originally from Portland, OR but transplanted myself to Boston, MA in 2007 where I worked as a correspondence writer for the President of Harvard University. In 2012 I got my Master’s from Harvard, and in 2014 I left Boston so that I could focus full-time on my creative writing (I am a fantasy novelist and screenwriter) and on managing the affairs of Broomstick Monkey Games. I currently live in Las Vegas, but I’ll be moving to Pocatello, ID very for my wife’s work and to be closer to our company headquarters in Rexburg, ID.
The Fiver with Sarah and Will Reed
Hiya! We are Sarah and Will Reed. We live in Sacramento, California. Sarah works as a government stooge, er, as a research analyst. Will is a freelance writer, currently writing LEGO reviews on TheBrickBlogger.com.
We’ve been designing games for a little more than 2 years. We have a print on demand title called Triple Threat on TheGameCrafter.com. We’ve worked on a variety of games, but Project Dreamscape is the first we’re taking to Kickstarter. We started working on it in November 2014. As soon as we took it to our local game design meeting, it was a big hit. So much so that our friend Ben Haskett insisted that he help us put it on Kickstarter, and we, of course, couldn’t say no. It was a dream come true!
The Fiver with Ivan Turner
Hello! I’m Ivan Turner, the designer of Titans of Empyrean. When I’m not consumed by the life of games and game design, I teach web development in a New York City public high school. Way back in my past, I owned a comic and gaming store, which really introduced me to the industry. I left that behind when I got engaged to my wife. We’ve been married for almost 13 years and have 2 children.
The Fiver with Joshua Degrogorio
This is Joshua Degregorio from Cray Cray Games—a new, independent board game design studio in Boston, Massachusetts. My partner in crime, Phil Cartagena and I got started in early 2012 in the game design business. We began from a mutual love of board games, and also a mutual dislike of games that set really high expectations with great art, production quality, and theme, but then failed players with poorly written rules or mechanics that just didn’t work. We decided to take the things we loved, leave out the things that didn’t work for us, and try our hand at game design. It’s easy to criticize, but we wanted to see if we could actually hack it.
Godslayer Gnolls Swarm the Battlefield
Sneaky, cowardly and full of mischief, the Gnolls are now swarming Godslayer battlefields. Released recently, the sneaky Grondah Filthlings provide players with a pair of warlords to lead the miscreants.
Now Megalith Games has also released the Reaver Runts - a new unit of expendable scum to do the bidding of the Filthlings. Even their own comrades despise them and trample over them when tactically prudent, and in this way, Reaver Runts can act as a shield, but allowing the Troglodyte units to charge over the Gnolls.
So Troglodyte Warbands can now field units of Gnolls, greatly expanding the strategic options of their faction, or you can build warbands entirely from Gnolls.
More $1 shipping from LaserCutCard
LaserCutCard has added three new products to the '$1 shipping' category in the webstore. All three of these items will ship anywhere in the world for only $1!
- new vents and aircon pack that gives you DOUBLE what the old pack did for only $2 more: $10.50
- container accessory kit that adds steps and walkways to your container layout: $8.50
- crates and pallet basic set... two large, two small and two pallets: $8.50
Ludus Magnus Studio presents Vezio the Executioner, first special character for Nova Aetas
Today we present Vezio the Executioner!
This cold avenger wanders through Italy dispensing exemplary punishments on those who have committed unforgivable crimes.
Vezio is the first PAERSONA of Nova Aetas who we will present during the KS Campaign and will be completely free for our backers once reached its Stretch Goal.
The PAERSONA are special characters unique in the world of Nova Aetas and everyone of them will bring with it a series of mini adventures through which players can hire them or, if things go wrong, could have them as eternal enemies.
New Female Punk Heads and Shoulder Pads from Brother Vinni
Welcome new Female Accessories:
Female Punk Heads and Female Shoulder Pads!
28 mm scale, resin casting produced by Brother Vinni.
New ISO Shipping Container Variants at Burn In Designs
Burn In Designs is please to announce a new series of 28mm heroic shipping containers. The kits feature options like stacking lugs and detailed, opening doors. Kits are also available in discounted multi-packs to get you collection growing quickly.
Heroic Maps - Encounters: Winter Wilderness Locations
A printable geomorphic battlemap compatible with any RPG/Dungeon-Crawl game. Use as a standalone gameboard, or combine with any same-scale tileset.
Contents: Four 10x10 battlemaps (plus extra level)
Empty Watch Tower - a two storey stone tower with space for 2 guards or soldiers
Ruined Statue - the head of a colossal statue, left to break down in the wilderness
Blood Trails - a splash of blood in the snow, with a trail leading into the trees
Ice Temple - a small temple with a magical ice flame burning on an altar
New MDF Paint Racks from Advanced Deployment
Two paint racks for your use.
The large one has five shelves, the little one has three. Easy to put together, and customizable! Holds all sorts of paints, and each shelf can have a different style.
The MDF can be spray painted to make it even nicer looking!
Beardy Brothers Announces Project Green Plunder
Beardy Brothers first card game currently in development Project Green Plunder, a dungeon crawling card game where you get to play a band of Orcs, as trustworthy as they are, expect some backstabbing, we will be kickstarting this later this year. Head over to our site for more information and to signup for updates.
Tooth and Sword chibis now availible
Hey! Let's collect The Chibi Animal Adventurer Figures! The Wild Wood is Adventure. Good Guys fight the Monsters. Wicked Ones fight for the Power. Who will win?
The game is YOU! Many kinds of small Animal Adventure People are here. Cat, Dog, Mouse even Wolf. Make Magic with their spells, vanquish with swords in Wilderness, Dungeons and caves!
Together let's enter the exciting and cute world of Animal Adventures, stop the danger and make treasure, Now!
New Kromlech Mutated Shoulder Pads
This set contains ten mutated shoulder pads.
They can be used as rotten, diseased ones or more "healthy" mutation with horns and eyes protruding from flesh.
It all depends on painting style you choose and minis you wan to convert.
There are five different shoulder pads - you get two of each type.
New Hardfoam Container Sets from Micro Art Studio
Set of four unpainted hardfoam Containers
size of one container:
Length: 11,6 cm / 4,6 inch
Width: 6 cm / 2,4 inch
Height: 5,8 cm / 2,3 inch
This models have been made from high quality structure Hardfoam.
Hardfoam is lightweight, durable and easy to cut with a knife or fretsaw.
Use PVA glue
Created by Sebastian Makowski
Final Days for Theomachy up on Kickstarter
A joint Kickstarter project by Historical Games Factory from Poland and Petersen Games from the USA to fund the English edition of a mythological deck-building card game Theomachy is enetering its final 3 days, ending on 2nd March 2015.
Two separate but compatibile English versions were funded on the first day of the project, and they are now on the verge of exceeding $100 000 and getting 500% of the funding sum, having already unlocked 2 stretch goals.
Apart from the pantheons available in the earlier European editions (Polish and German), Theomachy: The Ancients and Theomachy: The Warrior Gods will include brand new content, like Egyptian and Aztec mythology as well as gods from Cthulhu Mythos (co-developed by Sandy Petersen).