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Midweek Snippets

Well, we're making our way through the week. Two and a half days down. Two and a half days to go. Then we get to the glorious, glorious weekend. Do you have things planned coming up? I've got a bunch of things from Adepticon that got sorted through last weekend. This weekend it's time to get things started on writing articles for them. So expect those in the next couple weeks.

To help keep our strength, let's fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Into the Black: A Game of Space Piracy casts off on Kickstarter May 3rd, GCT Studios' Pioneers Program Needs You, Lost Cat Games Launches Open Beta For Straight To VHS, 2184 Generation war Trailer Video Posted,
Minion Miniatures - Monsters of Underdeep 2 Kickstarter Funded, New Website for MAGE Company, Aether Captains returns on Kickstarter April 18th, Cavern Tavern launches on Kickstarter on April 20th, Final Day For Blood Reef on Kickstarter, and Mackinley from Klukva Miniatures is on sale.

Into the Black: A Game of Space Piracy casts off on Kickstarter May 3rd

Into The Black

Today, I Will Never Grow Up Games announced Into the Black: A Game of Space Piracy, a new board game where players take on the roles of hardened space pirates boarding and plundering an unknown star ship in an effort to complete their own secret goals and take over the bridge before their time, and luck, run out!

The game will launch on Kickstarter on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 5pm Eastern time and the campaign will run for 28 days ending on May 31st.

Into the Black is a sci-fi themed, tile laying, semi-cooperative board game for 1 to 4 players aged 13 and up. The game plays in approximately 45-60 minutes and every game is a different experience with a random tile layout. Multiple lose conditions and few win conditions make for a challenging time. Each player has the opportunity to win individually or as a group and there is the potential for one to sabotage everything, revealing themselves as a traitor upon completion of their own traitor objective.

GCT Studios' Pioneers Program Needs You


As we move on to our second round of external play testing before heading to Kickstarter we are looking for people that are interested in joining in this next round of play testing.

Lost Cat Games Launches Open Beta For Straight To VHS

Straight to VHS

Lost Cat Games invites gamers and bad-movie lovers everywhere to participate in Straight to VHS’ free and open beta phase. Straight to VHS is an RPG that indulges in the boundless fun and absurdity of no-good and ridiculous movies of the VHS era.

When the expectation is for the plot to be a shlocky mess and the player characters are cybernetic hobos, gangster preachers, or ninja werewolves… well, we think a great time is guaranteed. Mix and match any two of the provided character tropes to create your B-movie hero and be sure to sneak in the occasional Script Change before the credits roll.

The game is available for free (no account, e-mail address or anything is required) while we continue to refine and expand it in preparation for a final release. We’d love to hear your thoughts so that we can make Straight to VHS the best, most kickin’ game it can be!

2184 Generation War Trailer Video Posted

After numerous wars and conflicts in which history has forgotten their names, the planet Earth has become a vast territory where only irradiated animals and humans fighting for their survival live in this devastated world, cities comprise of the last humans unaltered by toxic winds that now sweep the surface. Directed with an iron hand by draconian dictatorships, they are the theater of war between the various institutions in place. These wars give grounds for many skirmishes despite an omnipresent police force overwhelmed by the violence of this closed universe.

2184 is a skirmish game between 2-4 players on various fields of battle. The objectives are varied and include a campaign which can be separated into several scenarios if you wish. You will choose a clan among the 6 available and will evolve its leaders over 3 generations. When your leader has gained 10 points of experience, his son will succeed him then the son of his son, the third generation will be able to access a new field of competence : PSY powers.

The major asset of 2184 is to provide a fluid game system with ease of access, to share the fun of miniature games with family and friends, and for people outside of the hobby to discover the pleasure of the game. The simplicity of the game is thanks to a unique and ingenious system, this will keep the tactical advantage of this type of game, implementing a storyline and tracking the progress of your clan leader who will become stronger over sessions. In campaign mode, the first player to reach level 10 with his 3rd generation wins the game. There is no obligation to play each scenario in an orderly manner. The life of this game is like an open book with many possibilities.

2184 Generation War is a rulebook. No miniatures brand imposed.

Minion Miniatures - Monsters of Underdeep 2 Kickstarter Funded

Monsters of Underdeep 2" gives you the opportunity to help fund the monstrous Zombie Hulk miniature. This titanic creature is part of our Zombie Abominations faction for our Underdeep range of miniatures.

Along with the Hulk many other fantastical monstrous brutes are also available such as the unstoppable Bugbear Ironshield, the primordial Lizardkin Deathscale and freakish Flesh Golem. All these miniatures are supplied with a 60mm round base and stand around 65mm to eyeline. The final miniature available as part of the initial funding goal is the huge Troll Patriarch supplied on a truly gigantic 90mm round base. These guys are all huge!!!

All of the miniatures provided are printed on a Solidscape 3Z Max, giving unbelievable printing quality... The miniatures are also provided in the highest quality resin available. The images do not do the miniatures justice in regard to the level of detail.

New Website for MAGE Company

Mage Company

Our new website is now online: In the new site we also have our updated store along with info in each new product and a separated section just for the sleeves. From now you can place any order you want from our new website:

Beside the 53x53 sleeves and the standard ones, we also have available and the small euro size 47x71 and in the next months we will start printing the 82x122mm sleeves for dixit size cards, 73x73mm for big square cards and the mini american sleeves 44x66mm. We will soon update the store with those sizes.

The new website is more flexible and you can easily navigate it and find what you want. Step by step we will add more and new features to support our new "digital" home like making tournament, providing sneak previews for upcoming cons and games and much more.

Aether Captains returns on Kickstarter April 18th

Aether Captains is a steampunk themed, scenario-based, asymmetric board game for 1-5 players.

One player commands the mighty naval zeppelins of the Grand Compact: Dauntless and Dominion. As Commander, you have been tasked by the Emperor to defend the Grand Compact and Arkady from the merciless sky pirates. With your staunch crew of steam welders, engineers, navigators and gunners, you fly with honor to confront the pirates threatening Arkady.

The remaining players command waves of attacking sky pirates, each with their own unique objectives which may pit them against any player when it results in the greatest profit for themselves. Infamous and feared, you have risen through the cutthroat cadres to become a War Captain. You swear to never rest until you control the skies and the Grand Compact falls!

Cavern Tavern launches on Kickstarter on April 20th

Cavern Tavern is a worker (dice) placement and resource management board game that is set in a fantasy world. Each player assumes the role of a worker in the tavern. Your job is to serve drinks, work in the kitchen, do chores, and on top of that try to keep every guest happy, including the nasty and greedy barkeep. Here's a glimpse of the story behind it.

Final Day For Blood Reef on Kickstarter

The Kickstarter for Blood Reef is in its last 24 hours, so now is the time to come pledge and help unlock a few stretch goals, including the deadly Giant Mantis Shrimp and Sea Serpent.

Mackinley from Klukva Miniatures is on sale


Our new model is on sale! Mackinley is 36mm tall, casted in resin.
Hope you like it.

And remember... In Soviet Russia miniatures sculpt YOU!