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Friday Snippets

This first full week of the new year went by really fast for me. Did it go by fast for you? Though I'm sitting here in my Friday shirt, I was still a bit surprised when I looked and saw, "Oh, hey, it's time to schedule up Friday Snippets. ... I thought it was, like, Tuesday or something."
But Friday it is. (Woot! Woot!) So Snippets it shall be.

Today's bite-sized stories include: The Broken Token Releases Zombicide Organization Sets, Kalmbach expands reach with acquisition of Rather Dashing Games, Nexus Miniatures Posts News Updates, Kromlech Releases Morbid Beast "Chimney", Kabuki Models Taking Pre-Orders For Second Wave of Star Vixen, Meeple Source Kickstarter Happening Now, Techno Bowl Helmet + Team Preview #1, and Thundercloud Miniatures webstore reopens.

The Broken Token Releases Zombicide Organization Sets

Zombicide Containers

Is organizing your Zombicide box hurting your braaaaaains? Let us help! Today we're launching three new organizers officially-licensed with CoolMiniOrNot, conquering the chaos of the apocalypse, and your Zombicide boxes. Available in Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3 kits, each kit includes nine removable trays, room for the season's core game plus an expansion, and as always, room for sleeved cards. Season 3 comes with a bonus: an exclusive wooden helicopter upgrade. Available now!

Kalmbach expands reach with acquisition of Rather Dashing Games

Rather Dashing

Kalmbach Publishing Co. today announced it has acquired Rather Dashing Games, creators of engaging and entertaining board games for all ages. The purchase marks entry into the world of board-game publishing for Kalmbach.

“Rather Dashing Games provides Kalmbach with an exciting opportunity to serve the passionate audience that surrounds the rapidly growing board-game market,” Kalmbach President Chuck Croft said. “We have more than 80 years of history of delivering quality products to enthusiast audiences, and we see a lot of similarities between what we do and the tabletop-game business. We look forward to entering into a new, growth area in publishing.”

Kalmbach publishes magazine titles such as Discover, Model Railroader and Trains and books, offers subscription video services and hosts niche events.

Rather Dashing Games, based outside of Lexington, KY, is the brainchild of longtime friends Mike Richie and Grant Wilson, who came together to start the company in 2011. Richie serves as president and game designer; Wilson is vice president and art director.

Since launching Rather Dashing, Wilson and Richie brought their creative energy to games ranging from fun family games such as Red Hot Silly Peppers to tile games such as Graveyards, Ghosts & Haunted Houses and creative strategy games such as Dwarven Miner.

Under the terms of the acquisition, Richie and Wilson will remain with the business, continuing to create the high-quality, entertaining games Rather Dashing is known for. Kalmbach will provide business support and resources for growth.

“Rather Dashing Games has always maintained its vision of bringing quality, fun and original games to the market that are accessible to both hard-core gamers and family gamers alike. Teaming up with a time-honored, creative and value-based company such as Kalmbach allows for an amazing future,” Richie said.

“We couldn't be happier to partner with such a talented, dedicated, and enthusiastic team. Kalmbach not only shares our values, goals, and love of tabletop gaming, they perfectly match it and magnify it,” Wilson said.

Lands of Ruin Balean tribe miniatures announced

Lands of Ruin is soon launching their Kickstarter campaign to fund resin cast miniature production.

Today, the first set of miniature sculpts was announced. The first of the two tribes is the Baleans, a violent and aggressive culture focusing on brute force and close combat.

See more detailed pictures of each of the miniatures in the source link.

Nexus Miniatures Posts News Updates

I am aware Christmas and the New Year is an economically tough time of for everyone, rather than just have a panic buying discount (like a lot of online retailers do) - Linda and I have came up with an idea that might encourage you to treat yourself and help others into the bargain.

Nexus Miniatures has been having a break (a very small break LoL) until the Monday the 10th of January (although I have been working, writing, answering emails, and posting stuff etc. during that time).

I just won't be processing any new orders till the 10th of January - and anyone placing an order up till midnight on Monday the 10th of January will have 25% of their order value donated to Crisis ( the UK Homeless Charity - an email listing those who donated will include everyones names along with the actual donation.

IN ADDITION (OMG DOES THIS MAN NEVER STOP - the Answer is no, I don't) all such orders when posted will contain little "pressies" for you to. An extra Miniature, Sweeties, Prototype Base Toppers (basically whatever I think is cool that I can add to your orders) - lastly, the biggest order (and thereby the biggest donation) will have their Name (or a Character Name of their creation) included in a (probably more than one) piece of S.D.Z.A. Fiction, and that character (or an analogue of you yourself) have their own Profile in the Rules too (I may even do a specially converted Miniature as well, it depends how good the idea is LoL)

So, ring the new-year in by helping yourself to some Nexus Toys - you can helping others to - but be quick, only a few days left!

On other news, I've been advised the new Castings are on their way - so its also your last chance to get the new releases at Pre-Order Prices! (And your last chance for the "Its a Big Thing" Prize Draw Either LoL) - Many thanks to everyone who's placed an order - I hope you will be as excited as I am when you get your new Toys!

Kromlech Releases Morbid Beast "Chimney"

today we have the first release this year.
Morbid Beast "Chimney"

45mm height model full of scars, injuries and sores...nice isn't it ? ;)

Kabuki Models Taking Pre-Orders For Second Wave of Star Vixen

Star Vixen

the STAR VIXEN is back!
100 fresh units waiting for you!

due to the high demand we are launchin a 2nd preorder for the Star Vixen.
All the 100units now offered will be posted FROM Feb 7th, so if you add other items to your order with the Star Vixen everything will be posted from Feb. 7th

The benefits of this preorder are:
- you pay the model 40euro and not 45
- you get a free and high quality A4 (21x30cm 8x12") color print (this is not the same offered during the 1st preorder but a brand new illustration!)
- you will receive the miniature in advance

Meeple Source Kickstarter Happening Now

Meeple Source

Premium upgrade kits for Orléans, Glass Road, Arkham Horror, Brew Crafters, Baseball Highlights: 2045, Finca, Glen More, Jamaica & more

Techno Bowl Helmet + Team Preview #1

Okay coaches, here’s a look at all of the team helmets that have been revealed for TECHNO BOWL so far.

Thundercloud Miniatures webstore reopens

Thundercloud Miniatures are pleased to announce that their web store is once again open, with the addition of brand new miniatures to expand their range.

To celebrate these two facts they are running a 15% discount across their entire range for a limited time only, so head on over to now to grab a bargain