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Things are hotting up over on the Deadzone battlefields. Reinforcements are being brought in. New tactics are being tried. And things are building in intensity. Commanders can now get their Deadzone: Command Protocols: Escalation books from Mantic Games. There's new units. There's newly updated stats. There's new scenarios. It's a lot.

Things are heating up in the Deadzone. Factions are getting reinforcements and the battles are becoming bigger than ever. Mantic's been working hard on their sci-fi miniatures game, and a new expansion will soon be hitting shelves. You can check out the new book as well as a bunch of new minis, as well as get your name on the list to get them as soon as they're available.

The Outbreak event for Deadzone is more than just a summer league to join in. It's bringing a bunch of changes to the game, including two whole new factions. We've seen the Nameless before, at least over in Dreadball. Now, their armies are hitting the field. In this preview, Mantic shows off some of the Nameless, as well as some of the design ideas behind them.
Outbreak is the new campaign coming for Deadzone. However, it's not just a new campaign that you can take part in anywhere you might be. It's also a new major update and supplement for the Deadzone game. Mantic is basically calling it Deadzone 2.1. Included in the book, there are two new factions, the Nameless and the Mazon Labs (I might've preferred chocolate labs, but there we are, then). Take a look at these new factions in this preview.
We all know my love of getting to see the rules for things before I buy them. I like being an informed consumer. Well, Mantic is known for having rules online, and that includes for things that aren't even out yet. The GCPS is the new faction coming for Deadzone, and to get you excited for them and so you can know what you're getting when they come out, Mantic's posted their stats online.
While the GCPS isn't normally the ones headed into Deadzones, sometimes that's all that will work against whatever threat to humanity is to be found there. And keeping humans safe is what the GCPS is all about. Ever since the Mandrake Rebellion, they have redoubled their efforts to make sure the future is for humans. We get a look at this new faction in this preview that Mantic has posted up.
Mantic has a lot coming next year. Lots of new releases for their various games. March will see the official release of the second edition of Deadzone, their sci-fi skirmish miniatures game. Well, more than just a revamp of the old rules is coming. They've got some new stuff in store as well.
So, since I spend all my regular workdays gaming, I will often step away from it on my time off. You know, you don't want to get burned out on a thing. However, last weekend and this, I've been all-out gaming just about every chance I can! Last week was game day at the Milton, GA. library. Yesterday a friend came over for some Guild Ball. Today I'm headed to another friend's (and co-worker) house for more gaming, along with Italian beef and fresh-baked cookies.

So that's what I'm doing. How about you (besides reading this article)?

Speaking of this article, this week we have: Deadzone 2nd Edition, Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction, Mission to Mars, Tumult Royale, Expo 1906, The Cohort, MODX, The Siblings Trouble, Super Motherload, 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, Fury Of Dracula, Dead of Winter, Potion Explosion, Dastardly Dirigibles, Apollo XIII, Snow Tails, Kune v Lakia, Deathbot Derby, Game of Train, and Ice Cool.

Hey everyone and welcome to Saturday. How's yours been? Mine's been busy as f... err... it's been busy. Since this morning I've made homemade caramel sauce, strawberry-lime sauce, peanut-butter-caramel-pretzel-chocolate-bar-things (though having just cut them, "mess" is a good way to describe them), and a batch of dark chocolate chunk cookies. What's all that for? Well, Ray (the CMON Convention Organizer) has his birthday coming up and we're throwing a party.

But while I wait for the batch of cookies to cool down enough so I can put them into a tin for transport, let's get you some gaming reviews.

Today we have: Myths at War, Creature College, Deadzone Second Edition, Legends of the American Frontier, Perfect Crime, HOPE, Steam Time, Guilds of London, Stockpile, Slaughterball, Knuckling Knights, Ice Cool, Maze Racers, Odd World, and Bring Your Own Book.

Well, we've already have our Wyrd preview. So that means we've just go our Terrain Corner to go as far as "it's Monday, we gotta have it" posts. So... that's what we've got now for you. Let's get those gaming tables looking as good as possible.

So today we have: Deadzone: Infestation Preview posted, Brigade Models -New 15mm Building and Weapons, and Industrial Ruins: Pwork Wargames science fiction gaming mat.

It's just all about the new editions lately, hasn't it? Not to say that the games were bad in their older versions, but sometimes you just need to update things. Well, Mantic has started taking pre-orders for Deadzone 2 (Dead Harder). But what sort of things have changed from the original edition? That's just what they're answering in this preview.
And our TGN broadcast day will end with one of the bigger sales for the weekend. Mantic Games doesn't disappoint with their Black Friday sales announcement. This weekend you can pick up Deadzone for 50% off. Yeah, half off. I know. Pretty good deal.
Hey there, TGN readers. It's time again for another Review Roundup.

So without further ado, today we have reviews of: Dark Tales, Litko Age of Sigmar Tokens review, Deadzone Contagion Expansion, LUGU, Cacao, The Burning Wheel RPG, Rhino Hero, Bad Beets, Spyfall, and Systema Gaming Base-0 Level 1 and 2 Walkways.

Day 2 is about to be in the books (as it's only got about 15min. left and then I'm going to go to sleep). It was quite a wild and busy Friday. The frantic-ness of Thursday turned into a more calm, but no less busy Friday. Everyone was buzzing about the games that they'd picked up the day before or tried overnight.

I, of course, once more made my rounds of the place and got some galleries of photos over on the TGN Facebook page.
Ironwatch, the Mantic fanzine, has issue 33 now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. This issue has a couple reports from Clash of Kings events, a look at the Deadzone tourneys at Adepticon, a guide to enhancing your Mars Attacks Martian Machines, and more.

From the release:
Mantic will be making their way to Salute and they'll be bringing quite a lot with them. First off, they'll have Kings of War demos going on the Tablescapes Tiles they have from Secret Weapon Miniatures (Mantic's the exclusive distributor of those in the UK and Europe). You can also try out Dungeon Saga. For Mars Attacks, you'll be able to pick up one of the new Giant Martian Robot minis (though at 7" tall, it's not really a "mini"). Plus, they'll have demos of DreadBall and DreadBall Xtreme. Play a demo, get a £5 voucher to get a starter. Mantic will also be selling the last few minis from their Deadzone Kickstarter. If you wanted to get some of these special minis, but didn't have a chance before, you'll have one last one at the show.

From the announcement:
Mantic has just a couple hours left in their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. They're closing in on 7x funded and have unlocked quite a few of stretch goals, but they could always make it through a few more. They've added Forge Fathers, and they'd certainly love to unlock Hund, Bounty Hunter. But if they're going to do it, they need your help.

From the campaign:
Mantic is in their final week for their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. To help that sprint to the end, they've added in a stretch goal that, if passed, will ad a Faction Booster, for free, to any Quarantine-level pledge. Who doesn't love free minis? I know I love free minis. The Faction Booster gets more options into your force creation with specialists of all sorts.

From the campaign:
Mantic continues to roll along with their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. Though, for those of you that just want the terrain that they've got as part of the game, they've heard your pleas and have created a terrain-only pledge level. The sets utilize the same terrain system that Mantic has come to be known for. The system creates easy-to-build, modular terrain that can be put together and taken apart many times. Or you can set a style you like and glue it permanently in place. The choice is up to you.

From the announcement:
Mantic has been making their way through stretch goals over on their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. Next to be unlocked is the Brood Mother add-on for the Veer-Myn faction. They also have deluxe gaming mats that you can add to your campaign, either with a single one, or a pack of four (the mats are 2'x2' each).
Plus, check out a preview render of the Enforcer Bike they've got in the works.

From the campaign:
Mantic has gotten their Deadzone: Infestation Kickstarter campaign. And you all have wasted no time in rocketing past their funding goal of $50k. So better settle in for stretch goals, since we'll be going through them for the next 17 days.
This time they're adding in the Veer-Myn to the festivities.
There's also new Enforcer minis as well as new terrain pieces.
Check it out.

From the campaign:
Mantic's very own Ronnie Renton gives us a bit of a look back at 2014, but more so, a look forward to 2015 and what they've got in store. Sounds like they'll have lots of (free) rules posted online about many of their games. Kings of War will be getting beta rules posted prior to their 2nd edition release. Mars Attacks is getting a set of rules to take it from the board game board to the miniatures gaming board, making it a proper war game. And Deadzone is going to be getting intro rules posted online, as well as a new faction coming out later this year.


From the post:
As usual here on our Saturdays now, we've got our Review Roundup.

We've got some Go for Broke, La Isla, and Board Game Quest takes a look at Gravwell, as well as (see what I did there?) gives us their top 10 board games of 2014.

Mantic gives us a look at how things are coming along with a little bit of everything. But the big announcement for the blog post is a mini-Kickstarter campaign they'll be launching next week.


From the post:

We’ll have a low buy in pledge. It will get you a hard cover book, with rules, lots of background about the world and the armies and updated army lists. This would be a limited edition print. You also get the battle book – a soft cover book (it will come with just the army lists and rules) for taking with you to games nights and tournaments. If you just want the book, or to pay after Christmas just drop in a dollar and pick up what you want in the survey. Finally I would open a pledge for new players that gives them the rules pledge and an army to get going with it would also be a handy way for existing players the opportunity to start a new army, (or an Abyssal one :) )

Mantic gives gamers what they want: the ability to play solo and to add zombies to Deadzone.



From the release:

Nexus Psi has been overrun by the Plague, and it’s everyone for themselves as the living dead wander the streets! Every faction must react to this new threat, fighting to free themselves before they are overrun. This supplement also introduces rules for solo play, enabling you to polish your tactics when no opponents are available!