Photos from Day 4 of Gen Con

Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today’s a travel day for me. Then we’ll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It’s impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There’s just too many to list (and my brain is still far, far too tired, even after some sleep). But it was an amazing show. Every year, I wonder if “The Greatest 4 Days in Gaming” is going to be false advertising or not, and every year, it proves itself correct. The show does, truly, deserve that title. Anyway, here’s the last galleries from the show. I hope you like ’em.
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Midweek Snippets

The work week continues along. We’re halfway home (“home” in this case being the weekend, of course). If we’ve made it this far, there’s a good chance we’ll make it the rest of the way. But just to make sure, we should bulk up on some bite-size gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Fantasy Flight Games Announces Runewars Essentials Pack, Moxy Roxy Bringing A Squirrel’s Life To Kickstarter Later This Month, New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff – April 2017, Hitech Miniatures Posts New Releases, A.E.G.I.S. Combining Robot Strategy Game Returns to Kickstarter April 18th, Acheson Creations LLC is pleased to announce a UK/Europe distribution partnership with Company D Miniatures, Carthage Deck-building Game Coming to Kickstarter in May, Kentucky Sawdust Releases King’s Court Dice Tray, The Painting Frog writes up about GW’s pricing in Brazil, and Shieldmaiden plastics now available for pre-orders.

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Greenbrier Games Launches Grimslingers: The Northern Territory Card Game Kickstarter

Greenbrier Games ones more takes you to the western-themed sci-fi world of their Grimslingers universe with Grimsligners: The Northern Territory, a new expansion to their battle card game. This is more than just a couple new cards, too. It also refines the core gameplay along with giving you new solo and coop variants for you to try out. The game is up now on Kickstarter.
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Burger Up Now Available

Just yesterday I had a mighty fine hamburger for lunch. You know, the hamburger is so simple, but it’s also very easy to make wrong. Or, at least, make an incredibly mediocre burger when it could’ve been really awesome. Turning the right ingredients into a fantastic burger is harder than it looks, but it’s what you’ve gotta do in Burger Up, a new card game now available from Greenbrier Games.
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AEGIS Strategy Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Hold onto your hats, kids. We have ourselves a game with giant robots to talk about. And it is even one-step further. What’s better than giant robots? Giant combining robots, of course! A.E.G.I.S.: Combining Robot Strategy Game puts you in the cockpit of a fighting robot as you lead your teammates against your opponent’s team.
I dig giant robots.
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Burger Up Card Game Coming to Gen Con

There’s nothing quite like a really good hamburger. It’s one of my favorite meals, honestly. Now, when not stuffing my face with them, I can still enjoy a good burger by playing Burger Up, originally made by Rule & Make, but coming to the US via Greenbrier Games, with a release at Gen Con this week.
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Midweek Snippets

It’s been a scorcher so far this week in the US. Certainly has been here in Atlanta, at least. That heat’s made it rough to go outside for anything. Seems like a good time to stay inside and do some gaming. Or at least get set for some gaming this weekend. But if we’re going to make it through the heat and the week, we need to hydrate, as well as chow down on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Ainsty Castings Summer Sale and New Hammers Slammers 15mm, MidKnight Heroes Online store opening sale and Super Chibi round 2 Kickstarter, Silverclutch Games Launches Beneath Nexus Kickstarter Next Week, The Warriors: Turf Wars Kickstarter Launches On the 29th, Son of a Blank Party Card Game Contest Happening Now, Hero Master RPG-Inspired Greeting Cards Up On Kickstarter, and A.E.G.I.S. Coming To Kickstarter Soon.

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Greenbrier Games Taking Pre-Orders for Grimslingers

The American West has all sorts of legends and lore associated with it. It’s a time and place set apart from others, and it’s a setting that’s ripe for use in gaming. It’s also very easy to meld into your own thing. Well, Greenbrier Games has done that, giving us a steampunk-weird West-magical sort of place for Grimslingers, a new card game they’re taking orders for now.
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Midweek Snippets

The week rolls on. To think we’ve already made it to Wednesday. We deserve something nice. Like… a batch of bite-sized stories served up all in one place for your convenience. Yeah, that sounds good.
So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Bailey Records New Release: Kaiju Kaos – OMFG Series 4 Stat Cards, Folklore: The Affliction announces Story Journal created with Adam & Brady Sadler, Dragonborn – Symphonic Album for Table RPGs Kickstarter, Rebel Minis Releases 15mm Civilian Hunters Pack #3 now Available, Alternative Armies: Dwarf Runic Golem 28mm kit pre-order offers now live, Nova Aetas – Vesuvio’s Forge overview, Purgatory Releases St. Peter Figure, New Medieval Soccer tokens and templates from Advanced Deployment, A0 The Rising Knight — Adventures for 5th Edition Rules, Now available – Flagstone Deals From Tabletop-Art, Bardagi – The claim for Gold – 170% funded on Kickstarter, Red Box Games Halloween 20% Sale, and Machu Picchu Dice on Kickstarter.

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Greenbrier Games Launches Folklore: The Affliction Board Game Kickstarter

Sometimes you want to play an RPG, but nobody wants to be the DM. That can put you and your gaming group in quite a bind. You’re all prepped for a highly-immersive experience, but everyone has a character they want to play, as opposed to having to run the world. Thankfully, there are board games out there that fill in perfectly. Greenbrier Games has launched a Kickstarter for one such game. Folklore: The Affliction is up now and looking for funding.
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Greenbrier Games Announces Folklore: The Affliction Coming to Kickstarter

Are you afraid of what goes “bump” in the night?
I’m not because it’s probably just my damn neighbors making noise again. Gah!
Anyway, if you lived in the world of Folklore: the Affliction from Greenbrier Games, you probably would be. Folklore is a new adventure board game that has been in development for 5 years. The fellows over at Greenbrier have decided it’s time for the game to meet the public, and so it’ll be coming to Kickstarter next month.
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Final Days for Zpocalypse 2 on Kickstarter

The end is nigh! Greenbrier Games are in their final days for the Zpocalypse 2: Defend the ‘Burbs over on Kickstarter. The campaign is over their funding goal, so now it’s on to see how many stretch goals they can break through in these last couple of days. To entice you, they’ve added an exclusive mini to the campaign.
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Greenbrier Games Headed to Gen Con

I was pretty certain that this week we would be getting a bunch of announcements about what companies will be having with them at Gen Con. My inbox and a swing around a couple company websites certainly has proven my hunch to be true. Greenbrier is the next in the list of gaming companies that are letting us know what they’ll be bringing with them to Indy.
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Zpocalypse 2: Defend the ‘Burbs up on Kickstarter

Greenbrier Games had launched a Kickstarter campaign for Zpocalypse 2: Defend the ‘Burbs (also the name of the planned sequel to that Tom Hanks movie). The new set is a standalone game, so you don’t have to have the original Zpocalypse in order to get your zombie-bashing, apocalypse-survivin’ action on. This set, as you can tell, takes the action from the urban core out to the white picket fences and well-manicured lawns of the suburbs. However, things aren’t calm and peaceful as one would hope for out here.
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Greenbrier Games Launches Fantasy Resin Custom Minis Kickstarter

Greenbrier Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new Fantasy Resin Custom Miniatures Collection. More than just some figures for your tabletop, these miniatures are deigned to be customizable, coming with numerous heads and weapons with which you can make the mini you want, as opposed to the one you feel you have to build. The emphasis is also on detail. The resin being used was chosen to get every molecule of detail out of the sculpts. These are figures you’ll be proud to put on your tabletop.
The campaign is set to run for another 27 days.

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The Inquisitive Meeple Interviews Rocco Privetera on Dice That Would Be Ninjas

The Inquisitive Meeple had themselves a chat with Rocco Privetera from Greenbrier Games about his game Ninja Dice: Kage Masters, that’s currently up on Kickstarter. Get some backstory on Rocco’s history with gaming, what he looks for in a game to add to his collection, and the creation of Ninja Dice. All that answered and more.

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Final day for Yashima on Kickstarter

Greenbrier Games are in their final hours for Yashima over on Kickstarter.
It’s been quite a ride. If you want in on the action, you’d better hurry up.

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From the campaign:

Thank you all for the amazing support, your help with all the input and feedback, as well as going out to help spread the word about the project! This is definitely a great community and we look forward to it continuing to grow and expand for these last two days, through release and beyond.

Noobsource thoughts on Yashima

Noobsource lets us know what they think about the fantasy game, Yashima, in this article.

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From the post:

During our GenCon visit with the folks at Greenbrier Games, we were presented with an early prototype of their newest title: Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters. Brandon and Travis share their impresssions of this unique martial arts themed game.

Yashima final week and what’s on the horizon for Greenbrier Games

Yashima is in their final week over on Kickstarter. There’s still plenty of exciting stretch goals to get through. Greenbrier Games also gives us a look at what’s coming up next for the company.

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From the update:

Yashima is entering its final week on Kickstarter at over 625% funded and 15 stretch goals unlocked! Get in on the value before the Kickstarter ends.

New Yashima preview and interview

Games on our Table takes a preview look at Yashima from Greenbrier Games as well as posts up a small interview with one of the creators.
It’s originally in Italian, just so you know.

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This game of fighting for miniatures , from oriental flavor , is currently on Kickstarter and is getting good success.
For 2-4 players (but with the new thumbnails even more), 60-120 minutes , is based on a fast deckbuilding and essential but very characterizing (is on the model of Smash Up) and has an essentially mechanical card-driven .
There is a billboard esagonato with different types of land, on which they move the thumbnails of the combatants, paying attention also to the orientation of your face, which affects the range of attacks scored and conceded.

Yashima on The Escapist

The Escapist takes a look at Yashima, the new fantasy miniatures game from Greenbrier Games.

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Potent warriors empowered by ancient spirits and gods, each a trained disciple of their respective martial art, contest to see whose abilities are greatest. That’s the pitch for Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters, the latest from Greenbrier Games and now funding on Kickstarter. It’s a miniatures Skirmish game calibrated for two to four player free-for-alls, incorporating quick and easy to understand card-driven mechanics with tactical positioning. The design goal for the game was to avoid the common pitfalls of unfun player elimination and extended game time, and in the hour-long demo time I had with the game that was completely true. See, in Yashima, defeat is just the beginning of your battle – though the game only continues until one player is undefeated.

Yashima Brings the Wizard to Life

Arcane Wonders and Greenbrier Games have teamed up to bring one of the Mage Wars wizards to Yashima.

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Greenbrier games has another successful project on their hands and Arcane Wonders, publisher of Mage Wars, announces a cross over partnership. One of our most popular mages in Mage Wars will cross over to do battle from the arenas of Etheria to the Legends of the Kami Masters. The Wizard will become an unlockable upgrade and playable in their game, including a miniature sculpt!

Yashima smashing stretch goals

Greenbrier Games has been making their way through multiple stretch goals over on their Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters Kickstarter campaign. If you’ve not stopped in over the past few days, it might behoove you to do so.

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From the campaign:

We thought you all might want to see some of the progress we are making in on our first unlocked miniature Dokubaba, take a look! Keep in mind this is Work in Progress!

Greenbrier Games posts Yashima video reviews

Greenbrier Games posted up a couple video reviews they’ve gotten of Yashima, their new minis game.

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From the post:

Yashima: Legends of the Kami Master, now on Kickstarter, has been getting some great reviews not only of the full game but also the Print & Play! Interested in hearing more about Yashima and what others think? Take a look at the following reviews.

Greenbrier Games launches Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters Kickstarter

Greenbrier Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters. It’s already doing really well in just their first day, so go check it out.

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From the campaign:

Greenbrier Games 5th title is now live on Kickstarter!

Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters is a fast-paced combat game that combines the speed and complexity of card games with the tactical movement and terrain found in miniature games. With various styles of play, you can compete in a two-player duel, team-based combat, or a free-for-all showdown!

A player’s Battle Deck is their life force, used to generate Karma and unleash new abilities. Every card you play and lose matters in your hand, and in the future.
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The Escapist looks inside Heavy Steam

The Escapist takes a look inside Heavy Steam from Greenbrier Games in this preview article.

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From the article:

Two Victorian-era gentlemen meet on the field of battle to settle a dispute between their countries, choosing the obvious armament of the day: Four-stories-tall steam-powered Titans, crewed by thirty men and carrying weapons designed to reduce buildings to ruin. This is the premise of Heavy Steam, a tabletop miniatures tactics and battle game by Jeff Gracia of Greenbrier Games currently funding on Kickstarter. After some time with the game’s rules and an in-depth rundown of a prototype, I can confidently say that the combination of a quirky, fun world and unique game mechanics makes Heavy Steam one of the more interesting miniatures board games I’ve seen in a while.

Steam to the left, steam to the right (An interview with Scott Kimball)

iSlaytheDragon has a little chat with Scott Kimball from Greenbrier Games about their Heavy Steam Kickstarter campaign.

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Steampunk and Mechwarriors. If you’ve ever wanted to combine the two and face off in an epic battle, perhaps Heavy Steam, now on Kickstarter, is a game you should check out. We had a chance to chat with designer Scott Kimball and as a few questions. Read on faithful viewers.

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Greenbrier Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for Heavy Steam, their new steampunk-inspired strategy game.

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Set in a steampunk universe, Heavy Steam is a game about piloting a giant mechanical humanoid war machine of doom. As a pilot you use the steam titan’s resources to strategically complete scenario objectives. More often than not it’s to defeat your opponent, but you’ve never shied away from a fight, have you?

-In Heavy Steam you play the role of a pilot controlling your steam titian’s systems from the command center inside its head.
-Fully customize your steam titan: choose a robot, recruit your pilot, then customize with weapons of your choice.
-Plan ahead if you want to power your legs, weapons or other systems.
-The battle board is abstracted with easy to master combat.
-Event cards, terrain cards and other cards keep the game fresh and new every time you play.

Zpocalypse up on Kickstarter

Zpocalypse is a new Zombie survival board game made by Greenbrier Games. They’re over on Kickstarter. Why don’t you have a look?

From the webpage:

Zpocalypse is a survival board game set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Two to four players start in a basement/fallout shelter which can lead out to several base locations or even through the tunnels to sewer grates throughout the transformable board. Their survivors are trying to make it day to day in a world torn apart from the walking dead.

As in any survival game one needs food, guns, ammo, and more. Players go out into the wasteland and scavenge for supplies, or perhaps to find a new gun or melee weapon to fend off the next zombie attack.