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Midweek Snippets

We're halfway there, ladies and gentlemen. Halfway to the weekend. If you haven't started making plans, now would be a good time. For those of you in the US, the 4th of July is Saturday. I'm sure cookouts will abound. And if you're at one, why not bring along a game or two to play? There's plenty of party games that would be most welcome at just about any gathering.
For me? I'm going to keep things low-key this weekend. I had two rather busy weekends in a row. So this weekend I'm going to stay at home and cook. What am I going to cook? ... I've not figured that out yet. Suggestions would be welcome (and any accompanying recipes also welcome).

But as for right now, it's time for some bite-sized stories.

This batch includes: Fury is funded with 24 day left, Some More Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New 32mm Resin bases (Tomb, Urban & Sci-fi Deck) from Dark Art Miniatures, Armorcast's 4th Annual Cinematic Effects Contest is Here, Apex TDBG Expansion Kickstarter is now EU Friendly, Club Fantasci Editorial: Kickstarter Press Releases and Free Promotion, Old Dominion Gameworks posts Post Captain Bonus Ship files, Vending Bot free for July at The Ion Age, and Bullets & Brains Tokens Now Available from Sally 4th.

Fury is funded with 24 day left

Fury Funded

Fury:Outburst Control the mad Arcanepunk Antic skirmish games where players lead patrols directed by officer controlling the anger's power is funded!
24 days left now to unlock the stretch goals and who know, let the new Vixens starter set get alive!

Join the Fury Family!

The Fiver with Andrew Federspiel on Designing Apotheca


Howdy! I’m Andrew Federspiel, founder of Knapsack Games. I design and self-publish casual to mid-core tabletop games. Knapsack is based in the Los Angeles area, with contracted folks around the country. I’m originally from central New Jersey (turnpike exit 8A :). Knapsack is my full-time gig, accompanied by some web design and marketing work on the side.

The Fiver with Travis R. Chance on Designing Scoundrel Society

Scoundrel Society

Hi! Travis R. Chance here! I live in Indianapolis and currently am one of the owners/designers at Action Phase Games–or, as some people know me “one of the guys that made Heroes Wanted.”

The Fiver with Jonathan Ruland on Designing Gangster Dice

Gangster Dice

Hello! I’m a software engineer living in Tucson, Arizona, originally from the northern swampland of Michigan. My hobbies are board gaming, rock climbing, and of course beer.

Over the past 8 or so years, I have been moving away from video games and more toward board games. I like being around people, I like human interaction, and I like the tactile feel of physical objects instead of a mouse or controller and staring at a screen (which I do for 8 hours a day at my job).

The Fiver with Mike Strickland on Designing Tau Ceti

Tau Ceti

Hello! My name is Mike Strickland and I’m the co-founder of Outer Limit Games (also co-founded by my dad Stan). My background is in business management and computer information systems, and I am also a freelance graphic/web designer. I reside near the outer edge of the Everglades in hot and humid Estero, Florida. I’m originally from Virginia Beach, VA but have lived in Florida most of my life, although it took me about 20 years to finally get used to the heat!

New 32mm Resin bases (Tomb, Urban & Sci-fi Deck) from Dark Art Miniatures

Hi Folks. I'm Just letting you know that I now have three themes in the 32mm base size. Thanks for looking.

Armorcast's 4th Annual Cinematic Effects Contest is Here

Armorcast Effects Contest

We at Armorcast LLC want to see who has made the coolest miniature or model using Armorcast’s Cinematic Effects accessory products. This is an online contest, so get your digital cameras out send us your best photos! Armorcast LLC will be accepting entrants 6-1-2015 until 8-30-2015 11:59pm EDT.

The Rules:
1. Any brand of miniature or scratch built model can be used provided that an Armorcast Cinematic Effect has been used on final piece.
2. Two Photos per entry max and 1 Megabyte per photo max.
3. Judging is based on quality of the photo, quality of the paint job, your modeling skills as well as the creative use of Armorcast Cinematic Effects Annual Contests Effects.
4. Categories: Single Miniature, Unit, Monster/Vehicle & Mech (open to BattleTech, CAV & Heavy Gear miniatures).
5. Provide: Name, Mailing Address, description of model and Cinematic Effect used.
6. Send entrants to:
You may enter as many models and in as many categories as you would like.
7. We will not bar any miniature or model that has been posted on the web or have had been previously entered into other contests. Your work must be your own and entrants cannot be an employee of Armorcast LLC or an affiliate.
8. Prizes per category: First Place $50.00 Armorcast Gift Certificate, Second Place $25.00 Armorcast Gift Certificate, Third Place, $15.00 Armrocast Gift Certificate
Best of Show: $100.00 Armorcast Gift Certificate
All Armorcast Gift Certificates will be given with a redemption code that can be used during checkout.

Armorcast retains the right to add or amend the categories as they see fit as well as adjust the prizes depending on the number of entrants. With each photo entry, the participant grants Armorcast LLC full rights to publish photos in print or digital media for advertising purposes.

Apex TDBG Expansion Kickstarter is now EU Friendly


Die-Hard Games is now using a fulfillment center in the EU and Canada so prices got slashed, no custom fees down the road, and no delays for the backers! Duplicates of the existing Reward Tiers have been posted with "EU Friendly" added onto the Reward Tier to clarify which tiers have the updated shipping rates. If you're not a EU or Canadian backer then there is no need to switch reward tiers as those prices are still the same for you.

Club Fantasci Editorial: Kickstarter Press Releases and Free Promotion

Club Fantasci

I just want to address a few things real quick about press releases and the amount of expected free press from publishers. Right now there are roughly 250 projects on Kickstarter for board games. That is right about 250 games currently needing press and the ability to help separate themselves from the other games out there. This means websites are inundated with people asking for free press all the time. “We are just one man with a limited budget” is the popular phrase the comes with many emails. Guess what? So are we. That means to me, it takes time from my studio at $150 an hour to post your press release for free to reach our followers and many times it’s at last-minute notice or after the game has already launched. So here are few things to think about when sending a press release asking for help for free with all the others asking for help for free.

Old Dominion Gameworks posts Post Captain Bonus Ship files

Post Captain

The new POST CAPTAIN 1793 – 1815 age of sail addition to the GENERAL QUARTER’S fleet will be accompanied by more than 75 pages of FREE Bonus files. These will be available to folks who have purchased and registered their game. (Registration is free!)

These FREE files are provided to support, enhance, and expand the gamer age of sail gaming experience.

These include scenarios to get started and Movement Gauges for 1:1000, 1:2000 and 1:3000 for those who use these popular age of sail miniatures to complement the 1:1200 and 1:2400 Gauges provided in POST CAPTAIN.

Vending Bot free for July at The Ion Age


A new month, a new free miniature in all orders at The Ion Age. A real show piece this month IMP23 Vending Bot. A 15mm scale robot great for any sci-fi collection. This is our last monthly free miniature before we release the Year Two Collection next month with the last twelve months of miniatures in it. Full details on the linked post along with pictures of the first Happy Burger Bot and the free miniature from this time last year. Time flies! GBS

Bullets & Brains Tokens Now Available from Sally 4th

Available now from Sally 4th and East Street Games, precision laser cut tokens for Bullets & Brains 28mm Zombie game system.

BAB006 – Event Tokens £10 GBP
Set contains 28 Event Tokens (2 sets of 14 events), 4 spawning points and 2 reversible Noisy / Quiet Tokens. These tokens replace the card cut out tokens included in the starter sets and include the event description and cost to reduce look up during gaming.

BAB007 – Wound Tokens £5 GBP
Set contains 20 tokens made from 3mm Perspex (options include black blood splat, red blood splat, black blood drop & red blood drop)

Sally 4th is now stock the complete Bullets & Brains rang;, which is a great 28mm post apocalyptic zombie skirmish game produce by East Street Games. The starter sets for this are £45 GBP and include everything you need to play including 28 multi-part plastic zombies, either 6 military or 8 civilian metal miniatures with corresponding zombie versions, full colour stats cards, quick start rules, card tokens and dice.