Sci-fi


Beamswords and Bazookas RPG Up On Kickstarter

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Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert!

Beamswords and Bazookas is a new sci-fi RPG that puts players in the role of mech pilots just as the world is headed towards WWIII. Make your own character. Make your own mech. Pilot said mech out on the battlefield. It's a good time had by all. The game is up on Kickstarter now.


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Modiphius Releases Sciences Division Print Version For Star Trek Adventures

Grab your blue shirts, it's time for some science up in here! Modiphius has released the print version of their The Sciences Division book for the Star Trek RPG. If you've been a lifelong fan of Spock, now's your chance to have a character that walks in his Vulcan footsteps. Or maybe you'd prefer Bones. I wonder if "cantankerous" is a character trait.


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Record Sheets: Succession Wars and BattleMech Manual Reprint Now Available

One thing about BattleTech is that you need record sheets to keep track of what your Mech has, as well as how much damage it's taken, and all that fun kinda stuff. Catalyst has released a new set of record sheets to keep track of that for mechs based during the Succession Wars. Along with that, there's a reprint of the BattleMech Manual for you who've been wanting to get a copy of that.


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Fantasy Flight Previews Rebel Pathfinders for Star Wars: Legion

Being outnumbered and outgunned, the Rebel Alliance needed to have superior intelligence about enemy troop strength and movement if they wanted to win. That's where the Rebel Pathfinders come in. These scouts were able to go and get that intel, along with disrupt enemy detatchments. Soon, they'll be able to be added to your Star Wars; Legion armies.


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WizKids Announces Licensing Partnership with The Orville

The Orville is Star Trek without the Star Trek. Seth MacFarlane's sci-fi TV show is a tongue-in-cheek love letter to all things Trek. Soon, you'll be able to add these characters to your tabletops in HeroClix. WizKids has announced a licensing partnership where they'll be bringing you sets based on the show.


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Blackstone Fortress: The Dreaded Ambull Expansion Available to Order

The latest expansion for Blackstone Fortress is now available over on Games Workshop's website. While I'm not necessarily afraid of bugs, the idea of a huge, lumbering behemoth of one coming for me doesn't sound that fun, either. But The Dreaded Ambull brings you just that. You're gonna need a really big can of RAID.


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New Night Lords Available To Order From Forge World

It was just Valentine's Day, but Forge World is already ready for Halloween. Their latest releases over in their webshop are pre-orders for some new Night Lords kits. There's a new Dreadnaught, along with a pair of Praetors, one in Terminator armor.

Also dice. #NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice


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Hong Kong: Special Administrative Region Expansion Available for Technoir RPG

There's a new expansion book available for the Technoir RPG. It's called Hong Kong: Special Administrative Region and it takes players, predictably, to Hong Kong. The harbor water is gross. There's fetid rain that's been falling for months. The government is corrupt as all hell. How will one survive under such conditions? That's for you to find out.


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Massive New Wave for X-Wing Miniatures Game

The upcoming wave for the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight is going to be massive. It's an entire squadron of releases all at once, and there's a bit of something for everyone. Now, a lot of is consists of updated versions of older ships, now coming out for the 2nd edition of the game. But there's several new releases as well for you to check out.


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New Age of Sigmar Starter Set, Genestealer Cult Kits, and More Available to Order From Games Workshop

There's a lot going on for you today from Games Workshop. If you're a fan of Age of Sigmar, there's a new starter set out which gives you Skaven vs. the Flesh-eater Court (rats and vampires... you'd think they'd get along better...). There's a couple extra sets for that as well, including dice (#NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice). On the sci-fi side of things, there's several new releases for the Genestealer Cults for Warhammer 40k. No dice, though.


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Friday Snippets

Hello and welcome to Friday. The heatwave we've been having here in Atlanta is supposed to come to an end today. Back down into the 40s by Sunday... to bounce back up to the 60s early next week. And yes, I realize it's a ton colder elsewhere. Y'all can come crash on my couch if you want. I'll have plenty of snacks, including some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Ice Cream Dice Up On Kickstarter, New Bikers Available From Puppets War, Fat Dragon Games Running Dragonlock 3D Printable Minis Kickstarter, The Gilded Archive 5E Leather Book Covers Up On Kickstarter, and RPG Campaign Journal Up On Kickstarter.


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Android: Shaow of the Beanstalk Now Available from Fantasy Flight

The latest book for the Genesys RPG from Fantasy Flight is now available. It's Shadow of the Beanstalk, the latest book for the Android setting. Expand your cyberpunk games with new equipment, new specializations, and all sorts of info for GMs. Along with the book, there's several card packs to make your games run more smoothly, letting you organize all that information in one easy place.


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New Space Wolves, Middle-earth Orcs Available to Order From Forge World

This week, Forge World has a pair of new sets for the Space Puppies. I know they're the Space Wolves, but dogs come from wolves and dogs are puppies (no matter the size or age). So, therefore, to me, Space Puppies! Also, there's a pair of Orc captains for your Middle-earth Games.


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Thursday Terrain Corner

Are we to the weekend yet? Anyone? Make it the weekend? No? Damn.

Not that the week's been terrible, mind you. Just busy. Ready for a couple days to just relax some. In the meantime, we gotta make sure everyone's gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Talon Starship Map and Miniature Up On Kickstarter, Deep-Cut Studio starts releasing Designed For Infinity game mats, New Hellscape terrain set 3D Printable Up On Kickstarter, and Loke BattleMats release new Frozen Tundra Design Tabletop Battle Mat.


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Fantasy Flight Announces Two New Operatives For Star Wars: Legion

Both the Rebels and the Imperials, though they had their basic troops, also relied heavily on specialists in their forces in order to get certain jobs done. In Star Wars: Legion, you'll soon be getting some new Operative figures that you can add to your forces. They're Sabine Wren and Bossk.


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CYB_R Cyberpunk Setting For 5th Edition Up On Kickstarter

A lot of people have used and are very familiar with the Dungeons & Dragons system of rules. But sometimes you don't want to play in a fantasy setting, but don't want to learn a new set of rules to get there. That's where something like CYB_R comes in. It's a setting book for D&D 5th Edition that lets you use the rules you know with cyberpunk setting you want.


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Fantasy Flight Posts Preview of the Jyn Erso Commander Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

The Death Star was the ultimate weapon in the galaxy, or so the Empire thought. When the Rebels learned about it, they sent a small strike team to go secure the plans so a weakness could be found. Jyn Erso was a member of that strike team, and you can soon add her to your own strike teams in Star Wars: Legion. She's getting a Commander expansion devoted to her, and you can check out what will be coming in it in this preview.


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Fantasy Flight Previews Guardians of the Republic Ships For X-Wing

The X-Wing Miniatures Game will soon be making its way into the past. Fantasy Flight is taking the game to the Republic era. We've seen a bit of what the Separatists are up to with their droid fighters. But who is protecting the Republic itself? That's what we get a look at in this preview.


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February Releases For Punkapocalyptic Now Available

We're only just a couple days into February, but the folks over at Bad Roll Games aren't wasting any time. They've posted up this month's Punkapocalyptic releases. It's a trio of figures to fill out your ranks, including a figure that had rules, but no mini up until this point. Head over and get yours now.


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Fantasy Flight Announces New Draft Set For Star Wars: Destiny

With card games, one of the ways you can play is by simply opening up some packs and building with whatever you might find inside. This drafting format makes players think differently about their decks, basically having to work with what they're given in a short amount of time. Fantasy Flight is creating a new draft pack for their Star Wars: Destiny game, and they're showing off what you can find inside.


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New Genestealer Cult Releases Available to Order From Games Workshop

Genestealer Cults. I remember them being a sort of thing of myth and legend back when I first started playing 40k. A strange army that'd come and gone quickly even before I got onto the scene partway through 2nd edition. Well, they're making their way back to tabletops, and they have a new codex and releases up on Games Workshop's website that you can order now.


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