Rise of the Kage


Review Roundup

Another Saturday, another Review Roundup.
It's a calm and subdued Saturday here at the den. Just chillin' for a cool, December day.
So, let's just head over to today's articles.

We've got: Rise of the Kage, Imhotep, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Conan the Board Game Review, Dominion: Empires, Dicey Goblins, Theomachy, Microfilms, Clank!, and The Amberden Affair.


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Friday Snippets

And so this week comes to an end... Well... not yet. Technically the week comes to an end tomorrow. But the work week comes to an end today... unless you're like me and you work weekends as well...
Ok, so this has gotten off-track. It's Friday. We should all be excited about that. And we've got a set of bite-sized stories to share with you. So there.

Today's batch of stories includes: 28mm Dwarf Figures Up On Kickstarter, Rise of the Kage is shipping now, Acheson Creations Releases the Final Kajiu Kaos Fantasy Worlds Kickstarter pieces, BitCrates: Boxes That Will Change Your Gaming Table For Any Game, New Skimmers and Crews at 15mm.co.uk, First Look at the Pudigroan Dog Line and Casualty sculpts for Flintloque, LaserCutCard New Product: Na-To chassis, New Legionary Power Gloves from Kromlech, and Ion Age: Taranis Tanks by Bob Naismith first parts and render.


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GCT Studios Previews New Bushido Art and Kage Painted Minis

GCT Studios has a couple previews to show off for their two major projects they're working on. There's a new art piece preview for Wave 25 of Bushido and we've got some painted minis they're giving us a look at for Rise of the Kage (which can also be used, eventually, for Bushido since they made it to that stretch goal).

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Photos Coming out of Gen Con

Wow! Gen Con got off to quite a start this morning! Seemed no sooner than I was awake than I was down at the hall looking over some things when Boom! The doors were opened! It was quite a mad rush in the hall. I don't know actual numbers, but several people I talked with and I all agreed that this year seems even busier than last (and that was a record-setting year for attendance).

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Rise of the Kage WIP plastic miniatures revealed

GCT Studios has posted up a preview shot of what the plastic models for their Rise of the Kage board game will look like. The team has really been working closely with the manufacturer in order to make sure the minis are as detailed as any of the metal ones for Bushido would normally be. And remember, with the stat card deck, you can use all your Kage models in Bushido as well.

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Some Snippets for Wednesday

Hey everyone. Here's another batch of news snippets for you.
Remember, snippets aren't "leftovers" or "scraps" or anything like that. They're news like everything else. They're just... smaller. There's good stuff in here and we want you to know about it. It's just that the story's shorter, but no less important!

So what do we have in this round? Well, there's a new punk green from Slow Death Games, an announcement from ThunderChild Miniatures about a new Kickstarter, a new release from Hitech Miniatures, a new adventure for Fantasy8s, new Pulp Alley templates from Sally 4th, a notice about the final days of the Rise of the Kage pre-order, some new goblin nurses from Kromlech, a Squadron Strike: Traveller Preview, an announcement about the Death Saves Anthology release, and some new accessories for Robotech from Burn In Designs.


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Dakufaia takes on all for the Silvermoon Trade Syndicate

GCT Studios shows off another Wave 21 preview for Bushido as well as gives some info about pre-orders for Rise of the Kage.

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From the website:

Not all those children raised in the monasteries and taught the teachings of Subarashi Baransu are able to complete their training, return to their homes and continue the cycle that has been in place since the beginning of memory. Dakufaia was a promising student, however the gnawing rage that burns inside him stoked by an unknown trauma could not be dowsed by the secrets of the temple. Despite many attempts to help and guide the boy, the masters could not risk letting him continue his training such was the ferocity of his temper. So when the teenager was cast out he had no choice but to travel to the city to try and survive and survive he did. A natural fighter who has since used his teaching in the martial arts to earn his living. In the Silvermoon he has found his family and acceptance that had eluded him for so long. The Oyabun encouraging his fiery talent, unleashing Dakufaia like a fireball on those who have slighted them.



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Rise of the Kage Pledge Manager Opens Up

GCT Studios has their Pledge Manager opened up for Rise of the Kage, their ninja board game. Missed out on the Kickstarter? You can join in now.

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From them to you:

Following Rise of the Kage's successful Kickstarter the game is being opened up to new backers. This is the last chance to pick up the game with the Kickstarter prices and offers. The KS finished with the Red Alert level offering a cracking value with 100+ models.



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Rise of the Kage pledge manager coming next week

GCT Studios has announced the launch of their Rise of the Kage pledge manager in one week. If you didn't get a chance to be part of their Kickstarter campaign, now you can jump in.

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From the announcement:

We are delighted to announce that the pledge manager will be open during the month of November from 3pm GMT on Saturday the 1st of November. We will be using Backerkit to manage the pledges and will provide a link soon.

Existing Backers:
This will allow existing backers to manage their pledges making final selections. You can add any extras you may want that you missed during the campaign as well as upgrade your pledge level if you choose.

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The Sun is about to Rise on the Ninjas

GCT Studios is in their final days over on Kickstarter for their Rise of the Kage board game. They've come quite a ways from the initial goal, bringing the game to now include 123 models (at time of posting here).



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From them to you:

Over on Kickstarter we've been smashing through stretch goals and there really is quite a lot on offer now including 123 high quality miniatures, a cracking Bushido cross over essentially offering two games for one. If you haven't checked it out yet come and have a look.



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Final week for Rise of the Kage on Kickstarter

GCT Studios has just under a week left for their Rise of the Kage Kickstarter campaign. They've made their goal and gone through several stretch goals as well. How many more can they get through? Well, that's up to you.

Final Week

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From them to you:

The campaign has been ticking along nicely and we have unlocked a ton of stretch goals along the way. Come and join us for the final push.



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Equip Yourself like a Real Ninja

GCT Studio made it through another stretch goal in their Rise of the Kage game, adding a new game board to the mix. They've also added in ninja special cards as an add-on and posted up a new stretch goal. Still a little more than a week left to get in on the action.



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From the campaign:

Wow, firstly thank you for all the support for the campaign. Yet again the gamers of the world have enabled us to bring yet another faction to the battlefields of Jwar isles. So last time I spoke about the faction in general terms but this time I’d like to talk about some of the challenges I faced and how I feel we have overcome those challenges to create an interesting and unique feel to the Shadow Wind Clan.

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Rise of the Kage is breaking through stretch goals like a ninja

GCT Studios is making their way through stretch goals for Rise of the Kage. The couple of add-ons they've put in certainly didn't hurt.



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From the campaign:

Over on Kickstarter Rise of the Kage is going all shurikens blazing, we have smashed through some great stretch goals and the Red Alert pledge level is currently sitting on 81 models. Many more are in the pipeline and there is still 12 days to go!



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