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It's Thursday!

And I have Jury Duty!

So I'm doing my best to get through all these posts super-early before I have my day in court. Thankfully, it's only in the jury box. But anyway, before I go do my civic duty, I've got a terrain story for you.

Maps Your Party Will Die For Up On Kickstarter

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Many of you comic book fans out there know of Lady Death. She's been fighting evil for over 25 years. Well, for the first time ever, she'll be leaping off of the comic book page and onto your tabletops in Lady Death: Last Stand. This cooperative board game puts players in control of the titular Lady Death and her companions as they look to keep Hell's gates from overflowing into the real world. The board game is up on Kickstarter now.

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The spells in D&D all have these fantasical descriptions of what happens when you cast them. However, in light of trying to not make the book an extra several hundred pages, they just give those short text blurbs. Well, the Complete Illustrated Book of Conjuration looks to fix that, giving you detailed drawings of just what's going on when your character casts one of these spells. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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Deep in the woods, an evil from beyond our time has once more started stirring, brought back by a group of unwitting travelers. Some of them have already been possessed. Now, they have to figur out who's who, who they can trust, and who they must destroy. That's the story behind Forsaken Forest. The new expansion, Spirit Uprising, is on Kickstarter now. It brings in new interactions, new synergies, and just overall more for this social-deduction game.

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Night of the Living Dead changed the horror movie genre when it was released. Zombicide changed cooperative zombie board gaming when it wa released. Now, these two pillars of their respective genres are coming together in Night of the Living Dead: A Zombicide Game, a new standalone version of the zombie-hunting (though, in this case, ghoul-hunting) board game. It's up on Kickstarter now.

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Every setting out there for your RPGs has different levels of fiction added to it. Some might be high fantasy, with lots of magic and different races and all that kind of stuff. Others might tone things down a bit and make everything more realistic. That's what Medieval, Tales from Europe looks to do. It's a D&D supplement that takes place in Medieval Europe and tries to be somewhat accurate to how life was (with an adventuring flair, of course). The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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Players want options. There's always that extra bit of gear that they want that will be perfect for their character. But what if there isn't just the right one available now? That's where Magic Items Unchained comes in. It's a set of over 60 new magic item cards with all new items to make your character look amazing. The set is up on Kickstarter now.

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GiantLands is a new RPG from game creator James Ward. It's a post-apocalyptic setting where giants have once more risen up to take over the world (hence the name). It's got a classic feel, thanks to having been worked on by an industry veteran of more than 40 years. You can go check out the Kickstarter campaign now.

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More resources are never a bad thing when it comes to being a GM. The more you can look at and use for your game, the better. So, if you're a Pathfinder GM and you're looking for a new campaign, you should check out Ennervain, a new one that's up on Kickstarter now. It's a new, dark-fantasy world full of modern takes on classic issues.

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We're in the future, everyone. Pretty much every movie I watched as a kid that took place "in the future" without being the super-future, we've passed it by. So what is futuristic is retro. Hence, Retropunk. That's where you head in this sci-fi RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

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A new Celtic-based RPG is up on Kickstarter. It's called The Children of Eriu and it takes place in the Fate of the Norns universe. This game does its very best to accurately recreate the world based on actual traditions and tales, having done its homework in the form of lots and lots of research.

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Long ago, the Russians sent off a group of colonists to create a utopian society on a planet far from Earth. That colony is still going. It's into this world that you find yourself in Red Outpost, a new worker placement game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Draco Ideas has launched their Kickstarter campaign for 2GM Pacific. If you've wanted the action of 2GM, but over in the sunny shores of the Pacific theater, now's your chance. This new expansion is stand-alone but also 100% compatable, so feel free to mix your sets together. You can go get your pledge on now. *gets out corn cob pipe*

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Many of you have tried out Cha'alt, the megadungeon, setting, character guide all wrapped into one. But what if you want to explore some other regions and areas of the world and go on a different adventure? Well, now you can (or at least, soon you can) with Fuschia Malaise, the first official adventure to come out for the setting. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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A serial killer is on the loose. His crimes are horrific and he feels like he'll never be cought. In fact, he's sent a box of clues about his kiling spree in and is daring anyone to solve the crimes. That's where you find yourself in Call of the Hunt, a new puzzle tabletop game that will be coming to Kickstarter next week.

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For some people, it's never the wrong time of year for vampires. If you're one of those people, Masters of the Night might just be the game for you. Players take on the role of members of a vampire family that just moved to a new city. They must work together to complete a ritual that will secure their control of the city, all while fighting against sinister agents looking to do them in. Ares Games will be bringing this new game to Kickstarter at the start of next year.

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A GM can never have too many options, if you ask me. Being able to just grab and go with stats for monsters to throw at the party can be simply invaluable. Thankfully, there's a lot of those types of resources out there, and soon there will be another one with Monsters & Demigods, a new monster manual for 5th edition that's up on Kickstarter now.

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This week is just rolling on by, isn't it? At least, for me it is. Hard to believe that it's already Thursday and that the end of the week is just ahead. Let's keep this speed-train to the weekend going! Seeing as it is Thursday, that means we need to make sure your gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: HandyMaps Buildings and Structures Up On Kickstarter, Archon Studios Running Rampart Terrain Kickstarter, SnapTiles Magnetic Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Dungeon Pegs Dwarven Ruins Terrain Up On Kickstarter, and Modern City 3D Printed Gaming Terrain Up On Kickstarter.

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Europe. WWII. Germany has taken over most of the continent. Now, it's set its eyes on the British isles. The Luftwaffe has been ordered to perform regular air raids all across the country. Standing in its way are the pilots of the British fighter squadrons, including the 303. It's tense. It's do-or-die. It's a few versus the many. And it's where you find yourself in 303 Squadron, a new cooperative board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Mind powers, Swede. Mind powers.

As Ministry told us, a mind is a terrible thing to taste, but we're taking a big ol' bite out of it with The Seer, a new psionic class for 5th Edition that's up on Kickstarter now. This new class is much more than simply "I cast all the same spells a regular caster does, but I do it by thinking hard about it," and looks to make the character class much more unique in its execution.

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A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens' classic tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his return to loving all things Christmas with help from the ghosts of Christmast Past, Present, and Future. It's a story that many of us know by heart. But now, you'll be able to experience it on a whole new level with the A Christmas Carol Adventure, a 5th edition RPG adventure and miniatures that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Already made it to Wednesday, have we? That's pretty sweet, if you ask me, especially since I'm looking forward to game on Saturday. But there's still plenty to get done this week and we need to keep feuled up. Let's nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories to keep our energy levels high.

Today on the platter we have: Women of WWII: British Home Front Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Puppets War Free Counter Give-Away With Purchase, and Talis Evolvere: Kanji Dice Up On Kicktarter.

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This time of year, GMs might want to do something extra special with their gaming sessions to add in a bit of extra holiday cheer. Well, if you're one such GM, you might want to check out 'TWAS - The Roleplaying Game Before Christmas. It's holiday. It's fright. It's adventure. It's got it all and it's up on Kickstarter now.

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Car Wars. I remember playing it way back in the day, long ago at The Fantasy Shop St. Charles. It was a game that was always all about making the craziest vehicles you could... and then ramming them headling into one-another. Well, the game is back, with a new 6th edition that's up on Kickstarter now.

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If there's one thing that players want with their RPGs, it's options. More options. Players want more ways to make their characters. GMs want more ways to build their worlds (or alternate worlds to play around in). It's a little bit of everything. That's where books like the Arclands Player's Guide come in. It's a resource for both players and GMs that includes information about the world of Hermia, as well as new races, classes, and other options for players. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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