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The players only have to worry about one (or maybe a few) characters. Meanwhile, the GM has to worry about literally every other person in all of existence in the world they're playing in (plus all the planes). That can be quite a task. Thankfully, there's things like the Castles & Crusades NPC Almanac here to help them out. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

There is but a small veil that separates the world we think we know from a much more sinister and evil world out there. In Voidheart Symphony, you don't just pull away that veil, but tear it down as you work against the supernatural forces at work against you. Powered by the Apocalypse System, the new RPG is up on Kickstarter now.

Seeing as it's October, it seems a pretty good time to go out for a good scare. And sometimes, you want to bring that to your gaming sessions. At least, you certainly can if you're playing All is Madness: Paranormal, a new horror RPG that's up on Kickstarter now. Can you face your fears?

Currently, there's a race on. Mathematical models suggest that there's another planet out there that's part of our solar system. But, as of yet, it hasn't actually been observed. In The Search for Planet X, you get to join in on that race (at least, vicarously on the tabletop). Who will get the honor of being added to the history books as someone that discovered a new planet? The game is up on Kickstarter now.

Fridaaaaaaaay!

Woo!

Of course, you know I'm excited. The weekend's here and I'm ready to let my hair down and relax. I might sort through my dice collection. It's been a little bit and I think my primary RPG bag could use a bit of a shake-up. Speaking of dice, that's what's dominating our bite-sized gaming stories today. Shiny click-clacks!

On the platter we have: New Mystic Sets Available From Kraken Dice, Paladin Roleplaying Running Dice Kickstarter, Anan Dice Jail Up On Kickstarter, Roll Your Fate Dice Up On Kickstarter, Boiling Poison Dice Sets Up On Kickstarter, Avatar Elements Dice Up On Kickstarter, and Goat Dice Swirling D20s Up On Kickstarter.

The Zorro Dice Game.

It's all pretty self-explanatory right in the title, isn't it? Roll dice, gather iconic equipment of the masked swashbuckler, defend the defenseless people of the village, and duel the evil boss behind it all.

Yup, I think that covers it, except for that the game is up now on Kickstarter.

Emperor Qin Shi Huang has united all of China and enacted many reforms for the people. Those underneath him are also looking to make their mark on the country, engaging in their own power struggles in the court. But each must beware, lest the Emperor's favor falter on them.

That's the story behind Emperor's Choice (not an ad for Folger's Coffee). Tasty Minstrel Games is running a Kickstarter campain for a deluxe version of the game. You can check it out now.

Heroes & Gods: The Master of Dreams is a sandbox-style board game that's up on Kickstarter now. By "sandbox-style" I don't mean that you get a little bag of sand and a bucket and a shovel, but there's about a thousand things that you can potentially do on your turn and choices you can make as you play, letting you explore different ways to victory. Explore, build, quest, form or break alliances, it's a little bit of everything.

Earth. I mean, sure, it's a pretty good place to have a home. I've got one here. But what about off-planet? There's some pretty good realestate out there. But you've gotta act fast, otherwise someone else might take up residence where you want. That's the story behind Cosmic Colonies, a new board game from Floodgate Games that's up on Kickstarter now.

There is evil in the world. That's why most adventurers go out and fight against it. But beyond just being generic "that's bad," what about games that want to further explore just what being evil means? Well, that's where the Corpus Malicious comes in. It's a new supplement for your D&D games that expands on evilness and what it means to be evil. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

Zombicide, the fan-favorite cooperative zombie survival game, is getting itself a new edition. CMON has launched their Kickstarter campaig to bring it to your tabletops. It's all the zombie-killing action you've come to live, updated with all the cool advancements made over all the different versions of the game that've come out since its original release.

In order to win over Ramona, Scott Pilgrim has to defeat all of her evil exes. Now, you can help him out, or fight against him, whichever you choose. That's what's going on in Renegade Game Studios' Scott Pilgrim Miniatures the World. Either fight with Scott or take on the role of an evil ex in this tactical miniatures combat game that's up on Kickstarter now.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a paleontologist. I'm sure many of you did as well. Dinosaurs are just inherently cool. Well, I might not have ended up as a paleontologist, but I can still live the life vicariously through Fossils, a new, uniquely designed board game that's up on Kickstarter now. Grab your shovel and get going!

Having pre-made adventures just makes running a gaming group that much easier. The GM just has to open up to the right page and away you go, altering it as you go if necessary to fit your group. Well, if you're playing the Amazing Tales RPG and have been wanting some more adventures to try out, you're in luck. The Big Book of Amazing Tales is an adventure compendium that's up on Kickstarter now.

A massive fire has gutted the ancient city of Rome. Now, various architects and designers are looking to rebuild. But whose design will win out? That's up to you to decide in Rome & Roll, a new roll and write board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

As a former janitor, I've had to clean some really nasty things, but one of the worst has to be an old refridgerator. They're just terrible. You come across a container of... well... something that smells foul, looks wretched, and god forbid you accidentally get any on you. Thankfully, playing Dirty Fridge is a clean experience. It just seems dirty. The card game is up on Kickstarter now.

Gamelyn Games is known for their Tiny Epic line. Now, it's time to add another. This time around, it's Dinosaurs. You're a dinosaur rancher and you're looking to acquire, breed, and sell all the best dinosaurs that you can. But they're ornery types, and corraling a multi-ton behemoth isn't going to be easy. This new addition to the Tiny Epic series is up on Kickstarter now.

Shades of Vengeance has a new Era RPG Kickstarter campaign running. This time around, it's Era: Lost Legend. If you're a fan of Final Fantasy games (and I know that I am), then this is the RPG for you. Head on epic quests. Battle humongous monsters. Save the world for the last time (it's never the last time).

Scott Pilgrim. It's a much-beloved comic series that sees the titular Scott fighting through evil-Exes to win his lover's heart. Well, soon, he'll be fighting for love on  your tabletops. Renegade Game Studios has announced Scott Pilgrim Miniatures The World, a new miniatures game that they will be bringing to Kickstarter next week.

Thursday. The week continues to fly by. Wednesday, the day that, for me, always seems to take the longest, was really quick. I'm always appreciative of that. Most weeks, it just drags on by. But yesterday was quick. Hopefully, today and tomorrow can be so as well so we can get back to that great weekend. But before we can slide our way down, we need to make sure our gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Apocalypse Fortress 3D Printed Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Labyrinth Terrain Tiles Up On Kickstarter, Sector Corvus Prime 3D Printable Terrain Up On Kickstarter, and Orc Skull Trophy Rack Available From Tabletop Scenics.

The hounds were all prepped, ready to battle for control of Boneshire. The armies were lined up on the field and itching to fight. But then, something happened. A squirrel ran by. Or maybe it was a tennis ball bounced past. Maybe someone opened up a bag of treats. Whatever it was, everyone got distracted and ran off. When the dust settled and everyone realized they still needed to fight, nobody remembered what side they were on. So, it's time for the commanders to draft new doggos to fight for them. That's the story behind Knights of the Hound Table, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Look, I know this is St. Elmo's Pay and not St. Elmo's Fire, but I still have Man in Motion stuck in my head while typing up this piece.

Anyway, this game has nothing to do with the movie or song (or supernatural effect on mariners). It's all about what is credited as the greatest siege in history. Malta is under siege by the forces of Suleiman and you're in charge of one of the sides. Will the city hold or fall? That's up to you to decide in 1565, St. Elmo's Pay that's up on Kickstarter now.

As the temperatures FINALLY start to fall here around Atlanta, soon people will be pulling out big, comfy quilts to keep warm. And where there's a comfy, warm quilt, you'll probably find cats along with it. But if you don't have any quilts or cats of your own, you can still live vicariously through Calico, a new tile-laying game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood seems like it's got a bit of everything. The Kickstarter campaign for it calls it an "artisanal cooperative experience." And, I mean, it's got mystery boxes for the monsters, audiobook elements, what looks like enough tokens and cards to even make Fantasy Flight blush, and lots more. Seems to be a popular project, too. Why not check it out?

The Victorian Mansion. It sparks the imagination of all the wild things that happened there. The wealthy aristocrats and their various squabbles. The help, just looking to make it through another day. All the intrigue and mystery. It's into this world that you delve in Obsession. Now, they're looking to expand the game more with the Upstairs, Downstairs expansion, which focuses on the servants and their roles to play in the grand schemes. The set is up on Kickstarter now.