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Having a digital version of a game you love can be super handy. You can easily take it with you on your smart device of choice. That means, you can get it out when you want and play wherever you want without having to carry the whole game box around with you. And there's no chance of losing a component or two along the way. If you're a fan of the Aeon's End game, it's up on Kickstarter now, looking to get a digital version.

Hellooooo Saturday!
And what do we do on Saturdays? (We wear pink!) That's Wednesdays. No, on Saturdays we look at some reviews. So let's get to it.

Today we have: That's a Question, Seikatsu, Through the Ages App, Between Two Cities: Capitals, Storm Hollow, Whistle Stop, Rhino Hero: Super Battle, SpyNet, King Frog, Paramedics: Clear, Trickster: Champions of Time, and Zero Down.

I'm allergic to bee stings. Not terribly. I don't carry an EpiPen or anything. But when I get stung, it's not just some mild pain like some get. So I tend to steer very clear of them. Thankfully, a game like Beeeees from Action Phase Games doesn't include any real bees. Instead, it's got a bunch of dice and tiles. It's also up on Kickstarter now.
Many are the people who love a good prank. You know, the old whoopie cushion or joy buzzer or cauldron of boiling oil poured over someone's head. Harmless stuff like that...
But not everyone likes it when it involves the time stream. The Tricksters will go from place to place in time, doing their thing (they are called "tricksters" after all). Well, it's time to put an end to it. That's the story behind Trickster: Champions of Time, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now.
Well, my previous plans for the day sort of fell through. No worries, though. The day will not be ruined.
I might just see if my N64, that I brought back from my parent's place last time I visited, still works or not.
If so, hello Ocarina of Time!
But in the meantime, let's get you some reviews, shall we?

Today we have: Tides of Madness, Smiths of Winterforge, 3 Wishes, Garden Adventures, Top That, Happy Salmon, Kenjin, The Oracle of Delphi, Retreat to Darkmoor, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Escape From Colditz, and Onitama.

Action Phase Games' most-known game is Heroes Wanted where you take two different cards and create your superhero from them. Well, now Action Phase Games and Indie Boards and Cards are merging like those two cards to create a new superhero. Or maybe they're just becoming a bigger gaming company as they work together. That could be the case, too.
It's a hive of activity here in the office. We've got a lot of extra people in the office in town for the Expo this weekend. And it sounds like they're building something in the warehouse (which is right behind my desk). Everything for the show is in "Final check" phase. That means utter chaos, of course, but in a good way. :P
In the meantime, let's fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories, shall we?

Today we have: Rotten Factory Miniatures - Rise of the Dark Power On Wspieram, Totentanz Miniatures Tercio May releases Posted, Last 5 Days For Aether Captains on Kickstarter, New Ancestral Ruin 32mm and 40mm base deals from Tabletop-Art, Junk Spirit Games announces By Order of the Queen, Dark Siren Available Now From Kabuki Models, Load Board Game Coming To Kickstarter Soon, 15mm WW2 and Vietnam Passenger Trays Available From Dark Art Miniatures, A new design appears From Red Panda Miniatures, Khurasan releases 15mm Soviet T-64B, Brigade Models Release 15mm Neo-Soviet Conscripts, Final Day For Aeon's End Up On Kickstarter, Hope Board Game Coming To Kickstarter June 9th, and Cross promotion between Fragged Empire and FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG.

In case you hadn't noticed... It's Saturday! Woo!
Considering time differences and all, I hope a lot of you had a good time at Salute today.
Did any of you pick up some awesome stuff while there?
I, obviously, couldn't go (much as I wanted to). I did, however, pick up my limited-edition Flint figure for Guild Ball in their online store.

But that'll get here when it gets here. As for now, it's time for some reviews.

Today we have: Above and Below, Odin's Ravens, Glass Road App, High Command Rapid Engagement, Aradia Miniatures' Toad King, Android: Netrunner Card Game, Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization, Expedition RPG, Kodama, VS 2PCG: The Defenders, And Then We Held Hands, Timeline Challenge, and Tumult Royale.

Well, it seems that once more the world has ended. Damnit, Carl! I told you to not drink from that mead barrel! Now The Nameless have taken over most of this fantasy world, sending humanity down into the underground city of Gravehold. From there, we must try and defend this last outpost. Thankfully, we've come across these new types of gems that will help transform the dark energies The Nameless wield into a new and powerful tool and weapon that might just be our last hope.
That's the story behind Aeon's End, their new deck-building game up on Kickstarter.
If it just weren't for those meddling heroes, the evil forces of Darkmoor would've been able to take over Capital City. Unfortunately, yeah... might heroes just had to do what mighty heroes tend to do. Now the evil forces are racing back to Darkmoor, trying to get whatever cover they can. It's a heroic game of hide and seek. As a master of evil for Darkmoor, you've gotta hide, and hopefully the heroes don't seek you out! That's the story behind Retreat to Darkmoor, Action Phase Games' latest project that's up on Kickstarter now.
From a camp where I run away from zombies to a camp where I learn to be a ninja. Probably could’ve used the skills from the latter in the former, but waddyagonnado? Anyway, I had participated in the Kickstarter campaign for Ninja Camp from Action Phase Games. I’d played a demo of it at last year’s CMON Expo (and wrote up a review that you can read here) and liked it enough that I wanted in on it as soon as possible.


Well, the Kickstarter campaign long since ended and backers are starting to get their sets. I got mine and figured I’d give you a look inside.

So grab your merit badges, it’s time for another TGN Unboxing. This time it’s Ninja Camp by Action Phase Games.
Action Phase Games has teamed up with illustrator Tara McPherson to bring you Dreamwell, their latest game over on Kickstarter. Tara is world-renown for her art, which has a sort of childish charm to it. Plus, one looks kinda like a polar bear (and none of them look like walruses) so I'm sold.
We're just a couple weeks into the new year. Just in time for the convention news to really start heating up. Though May may seem like it's far away, it'll be here before we all know it. As such, CMON Expo gets the ball rolling on this year's announcements about who will be there and what sort of fun stuff you can expect once you arrive.
Hello there, all you gaming friends out there in gamer-land! Seems for the moment that it's actually going to be a bit winter-like here in Atlanta. At least for a couple days. No, it's not like the winters I remember in Chicago, but if we had a winter like that down here, this place would never dig out of that. The whole state would shut down until June. It would be a nightmare.

However, a blizzard's-worth of reviews here today is just fine. (Because transitions!)

Today we've got articles on: X-Wing Miniatures Game, Star Wars Armada, Imperial Assault, Conflict of Heroes - The Eastern Front Solo Expansion, Queen's Necklace, Terrakami Games Sci-Fi Containers, Crusader A15 by Rubicon Models, Bountytown, Between Two Cities, Bad Beets, Ultimate Warriorz, Jamaica, The Gallerist, Mombasa, Ninja Camp, Shakespeare, Cthulhu Realms, Eternal Dynasty, Outer Earth, Fool's Gold, and Dark Age Z.

Trees are a very important part of the ecosystem. And in this day and age of conservation, they seem more important than ever. Personally, despite being from the midwest (where a tall bush is all you might have for several miles around), I love a good forest. The kodama love forests, too. They're the tree spirits and in Kodama: The Tree Spirtis game from Action Phase Games, it's your job to make them as happy as you can. The just launched on Kickstarter.
We continue on with the post-Gen Con week's work. Though I was able to keep up with a lot of things, obviously, things are going to fall behind in some areas. I'm almost out of the mountain of e-mails I'd gotten over the weekend. If I've not replied to you yet, don't worry, I will. There's just a lot to sort through.

At the moment, though, it's sorting through a bunch of bite-sized stories.

This time around we've got: Age of Tyrants Updates Rulebook, New Heroic Scale Female Heads from Statuesque Miniatures, Fablestone Dice: Bone Origins now on Kickstarter - fantasy themed dice with innovative features, Another Warthrone approved army list: High Elves from Warhammer, Khurasan releases 15mm Middle Eastern Irregulars, Free Miniature for August from The Ion Age, Pay What You Want Adventure Module Now Available, New 32mm Lava themed bases Available from Dark Art Miniatures, Evil Bear Wargames First Release: Bear Tactical Hardsuits, and some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic.

Who doesn’t love ninjas? Whether you’re a fan of the old martial arts movies from the 70s, or the actual, historical accounts of peasants fighting against oppressive governments, or if you simply enjoy yours in a half-shell, there’s probably some form of ninja you like. While not specifically a ninja, I do enjoy me some “Chinese Boxing Ailuropoda melanoleuca.” The fellows over at Action Phase Games also enjoy some ninja action. But how does a ninja become a ninja? Is there a school for something like that? The fellows at Action Phase are going to answer that for us with a resounding, “Hai!” as they introduce us to Ninja Camp, their new card game.
Today we’re taking a look at Scoundrel Society, a new card game by Action Phase Games (they’re the guys behind Heroes Wanted). In the game, you play as a guild of professional conmen (and conwomen) who have gathered together for their yearly “game.” What’s the game? Well, to pick some rich sucker with more dollars than sense and then proceed to rob them of anything that’s not nailed down. However, it’s not just a smash and grab operation. You have to be careful about what you take because someone has to lose the game, and that person’s going to have a lot of time to think about what they’ve done while sitting in prison.
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.

It's time again for another CMON Expo 2015 update. Time is growing short. The show's only 3 weeks away. And yet there's still got plenty to talk about before it gets here. This installment, there's an update about the painting classes, a new vendor to add to the ranks, and information about hotel room registration. If you're gonna be coming to the show, you'll definitely not want to miss out on this info.
Action Phase Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Heroes Wanted: The Stuff of Legend, their first expansion to their popular Heroes Wanted board game. Inside, you'll get new Mythic and Supernatural heroes, as well as new game mechanics, and some new scenarios, too.
They're more than 2x funded, and then some, already and have some stretch goals already added to the campaign.
Check out the upcoming issue of Ravage Magazine US for a review of the original Heroes Wanted game.


From the campaign:
Action Phase Games is running a Kickstarter for Heroes Wanted, their new tactical boardgame.
They've made their funding goal already, so it's stretch goals for the next 29 days.


From the campaign:

Heroes Wanted is a tactical board game for 1-5 superhero hopefuls, attempting to fulfill their dreams of becoming a member of Zeta City’s exclusive crime fighting super team: The Champions of Zeta City. Each time you play, you will create a unique superhero comprised of two hero cards. You will then choose a scenario and face a different villain (or villains), but the objective remains the same: gaining as much fame as possible by KO’ing minions, completing headlines, and thwarting the villain. At the end of each game, the superhero with the most fame is the winner and joins the prestigious ranks of The Champions of Zeta City.