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Most kingdom-building board games have you working against the other players as each of you tries to claim resources, build your civilization, and conquer territory. Aeolis is differen't. It's a cooperative game where everyone is working together to make the best civilization that you can. This new board game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Longtime TGN readers know that I'm a fan of heavy metal music. I'm listening to my metal Spotify list as I type this up. Most people know that lots of heavy metal songs and imagery have to deal with demons and the forces of evil. Well, in Gods of Metal: The Chosen, you're using the power of METAL to defeat demons that are trying to take over the world. The deck-building game is up on Kickstarter now.

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The week is trundling along. It's not the slowest of weeks, but it's not going by quickly either. Feels like it should at least be Thursday afternoon by now. And yet, here we are, only partway through Wednesday. It's alright, because time will eventually march along and we'll get back to the weekend. In the meantime, I'm feeling a little peckish, so let's get into some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Burrows & Badgers Fantasy Figures Up On Kickstarter, Kraken Dice 2-day Dice Market Sale Happening Now, and From Kadath Horror Figures Up On Kickstarter.

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As I've stated before, there's no such thing as too many resources for GMs to draw from when planning their games. NPCs, World-guides, and enemies. So, so, sooooooo many enemies. Fight This Mutant is a new resource for D20 games that has over 80 pages worth of new baddies for the players to take on. The game book is up on Kickstarter now.

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After a strange meteor storm, people began finding strange crystals all over. By combining these crystals in different ways, scientists were able to make leaps and bounds in technological knowledge. But the crystals were few and far-between. But with the advances in tech, more have been found on Jupiter's moons. Now, the race is on to go and get them. That's the story behind Galilean Moons, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Many of my friends have kids. Many of those kids are just getting to the age where they want to join mommy and daddy in their game nights. However, going full-on into a regular adventure might be a bit much for them. Thankfully, there's more kid-oriented and family-friendly gaming adventures out there all the time. One such is The Legend of Gimcrack Jack, a new fantasy adventure for 5th Edition that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Many of you have been waiting, and now the wait is over. Corvus Belli has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Infinity Defiance, their new cooperative sci-fi miniatures board game. Head into the Infinity universe like never before, work together, complete objectives, and make sure that you're alive in the end.

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A Time for Sacrifice is a new set of adventures coming out for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition that's up on Kickstarter now. New Comet Games is looking to create adventures that are 50% bigger than the average adventure set for the game. They've got everything just about ready to go, but things need those final touches, and that's what they're looking to fund via their campaign.

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Dragons. Sure, they're huge and destructive, but don't you want one of your own? I know I want a dozen, myself. But getting dragon eggs isn't easy. You'll need help. But be careful, anyone who's willing to go steal dragon eggs is also willing to stab you in the back to get more. That's what's happening in League of Infamy, the new sometimes-cooperative dungeon crawl board game from Mantic. The game's up on Kickstarter now.

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Just because a new edition of a game comes out doesn't mean that everyone gives up the older edition. There are many out there that still play and enjoy them. Take Pathfinder, for example. If you've got a group that's been playing for a while, you might want to stick with the 1st edition. Or, you might just not like what 2nd edition brought. Either way, it also doesn't mean that nothing new will come out for the game. Take, for example, Ascension Games' Path of the Wilds book that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Against the Darkmaster is a new fantasy RPG that's up on Kickstarter now. The game doesn't fit into any specific fantasy setting, but more goes for the epic fantasy of Sagas. If you like grand adventures with characters overcoming great odds to beat a nefarious evil that's threatening all of existence, then this is the RPG for you.

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It's Monday again. ... Anyone else having trouble getting this week going? I seem to be at that phase. I mean. I woke up and now I'm here typing up news stories... but yeah... I hope I can get things rolling here soon.

Anyway, seeing as it's Monday, we should probably try and make your gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Temple of Chaos Terrain Up On Kickstarter and Isometric Map-Making Software Up On Kickstarter.

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Medieval, Tales from Europe is a new setting book for Dungeons & Dragons that's coming to Kickstarter in December. The idea is to take the game and put it in something that's relatively historically accurate. It's not 100% realistic, but it is extremely low-magic and there's only 1 race: Humans. But there's still adventure elements, as it takes a bit more fairy-tale look at things. So, your whole game won't just be, "wake up, farm, hope you don't die of starvation or disease, go to bed."

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I mainly play Bards in D&D. As such, I'm primarily a spellcaster. I'm constantly on the lookout for new spells that I can possibly add to my repertoire. The ones in the PHB are nice... but it'd be nice to have more options. Thankfully, that's exactly what you get with Deep Magic, a new 5th edition magic supplement that's up on Kickstarter now from Kobold Press.

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The human race is destined to spread out among the stars. Soon, we'll have the energy and capability to make other planets home. In Beyond Humanity: Colonies, players are looking to make a new colony on a far-away world. They must work together to do so... at least somewhat. There's still plenty of competition to be had for who will do the most for this fledgling civilization. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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The idea of getting married just for love is actually a pretty new thing in the world, generally speaking. For much of history and in much of the world, arranged marriages were the way to go. Be it for alliances or business dealings, others tended to be in control of who you got married to. Such is the case in Zestrea, the marriage negotiating card game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Time once again for the Giant Robot Alert to go off. This time around, it's Alpha Mecha. This sci-fi skirmish game of huge robots battling it out is as quick to learn as it is to play. And if you're a fan of digital forms for game books, you're in luck. They've got a PDF version of that up on Kickstarter now.

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The world's come to an end. Damnit, Carl, I told you to stay away from those buttons! Now, we've got to fight the other survivors for the meager supplies that are left. Good thing we've been playing a lot of RONE (Races of New Era) and got that Rone: Complete Edition as well as the new The Last Stand expansion that they had on Kickstarter before the bombs fell. What's that? That's still in the future? The Kickstarter is still going on now? Well, I guess we should practice.

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You know what that means. It's a Giant Robot Alert. This time, it's being triggered by Valkyrie, a new solo miniatures combat board game that's up on Kickstarter. Even if everyone else wasn't able to make it to game night, you can still get some tactical miniatures action piloting your giant mech around, completing missions in a collected campaign.

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Like, look. Not that there's anything with a cooperative zombie board game, or a sci-fi skirmish game, or a fantasy RPG, but there's a billion of those games out there. How many games are there about sumo-wrestling gnomes? Well, if you thought "that's gotta be zero," then you're wrong. There's at least one. It's called, appropriately enough, Sumo Gnomes and it's up on Kickstarter now.

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Thursday already? I'm certainly ok with that. Usually, Wednesday is my slowest day of the week. But being busy as well as going to an amazing Mediterranean place for lunch certainly helped. And so I'm getting ready again for the weekend. Can't wait to see what my Bard gets up to during that trial. Should be a riot (perhaps literally! :D It wouldn't be his first). But, in the meantime, we need to make sure that your gaming tables look good. So, without further ado...

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Starship IV Chimera Sci-Fi Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Stormguard Undone Terrain Up On Kickstarter, and Medieval World Terrain Part 2 Up On Kickstarter.

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These days, many vaunted video games are making their way to your tabletops. This time around, it's the award-winning Europa Universalis, which itself was based on the Europa Universalis board game from over two decades ago. Aegir Games is running a Kickstarter for Europa Universalis: The Price of Power. It's the 1400s and the age of exploration is on. European countries are looking to create empires that span the globe. Set out and make your own mark.

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Characters from all over the universe and dimensions have teamed up together. What could bring such disparate characters together? Well, fighting off Cthulhu, for one thing (it's a Sandy Petersen game. You knew Cthulhu would be in there somewhere). 8 Bit Attack puts players in control of an 8-bit hero, heading down dungeon halls, fighting minibosses and powering up until they reach the big baddie himself, Cthulhu. The game's up on Kickstarter now.

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The blending of the physical and digital is growing more and more every day. We've got our board games, but we also have supercomputers in our pockets. Why not bring the two together? That's where the Gameboard-1 comes in. It's a new tabletop gaming console that gives you the minis and figures you love, but with digital enhancements for your board game sessions. The project is up on Kickstarter now.

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The balance of power in Rome was always rather tenuous. The Emperor supposedly had it all, but provicincial governors, ambitious generals, and even the people themselves could topple everything if opinion swayed far enough. And it's into this topsy-turvy world that you put yourself in Anno Urbis - The Fight for Rome, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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