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Hello and welcome to a new season! It's Autumn up here in the North and, of course, Spring for those down South. I know I'm happy to have some cooler temperatures around.

It's also Monday, which means along with cooler temperatures, we need some gaming terrain.

Another quick one for you today. It's: Corvus Belli Shows of New Infinity Terrain

I know it happens somewhat often, getting some rather extreme differences between different releases from Forge World some weeks. But this one is pretty far apart. On one side, we've got a new Young Bilbo figure that's only available for a week to order. On the other, we've got three new weapons for Adeptus Titanicus with which to outfit your-

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giant robots. I need to make sure that alarm's working right. I think it got confused a little too.

You've maybe checked out the indie-produced video game Hyper Light Drifter. People seem to really enjoy it. So, why not bring it to tabletops with an RPG? At least, that's what Metal Weave Games thought, and I don't see anything wrong with it, either. They're currently running a Kickstarter to get it made. And they're running a public test of the rules, so you can even go download those and check it out before you pledge.

We're about 2/3 of the way through September. This month has been going by quickly. Seems like a good time to be showing off some releases. Paizo has posted up theirs, with a whole batch of products for both Pathfinder and Starfinder. From new books, to a new critical deck, to new maps. Have a look.

Longtime readers know that when it comes to miniatures, I like mine on the grand scale. A really well-done 32mm single soldier is fine, but give me the huge dragon. Give me the giant robot. Give me the massive starship. With the changeover to 2nd Edition for X-Wing, the huge ships had been left out. Well, not for much longer. We're getting a new conversion kit for them and Fantasy Flight is showing off a preview.

Darth Vader. Just the name alone strikes fear in the hearts of Rebels everywhere. A terror on the battlefield, a new version of Darth Vader will be making its way to Star Wars: Legion soon, eschewing the weight of commanding the army to simply wade into the enemy forces, wiping them out as he goes.

The year is 2670 and humanity is still hanging on past two near-extinction events. They have spread out into the solar system with trips even further out beginning. It's into this time that you find yourself in TerrorForm, a new horror-sci-fi RPG setting and system from Argonauts Incorporated. You can check out this new RPG on Kickstarter now.

BrokenDice has been working hard creating a new RPG that they are bringing to Kickstarter soon. It's called The Nuadan Chronicles and it's a series that blends sci-fi with magic and a touch of post-apocalyptic all thrown into one. Head over to their website and check out just what this new system will bring.

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Ok ,so the Henshin Sentai-themed RPG doesn't specifically have bunches of giant robots in it, since not all Sentai shows do, but let's face it, it's basically a given. Anyway, if you're looking for some super-Sentai action and want to play around in a diceless RPG, Henshin might just be for you. The game has been out for a while as a .pdf, but they're looking to print it and expand on it with this Kickstarter campaign.

The bombs fell and everyone hid away. Now, the radiation's gone down enough that people can head out of their secluded bunkers and see what's left of the world. That's what you're up to in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, and there's some new minis that you can pick up now for it from Modiphius.

Some people are moving into new spots over in the Catalyst Game Labs offices. They have named John Helfers will move into the role of Executive Editor. Meanwhile, Ray Arrastia has been promoted to full BattleTech Line Developer. And a line that we've not heard from in a while is getting a bump as well with Bryn Bills taking over as Line Developer for Leviathans, which will have a Kickstarter relaunch in the summer of 2020.

There's many different Space Marine chapters in the 40k universe, each with their own combat strategies, strengths, focus in doctrine, and choice for equipment when hitting the battlefield. If you're looking to diversify your army a bit from just your average Marine force, you can now order two new codices from Games Workshop. You can put your name down to get either Raven Guard or Iron Hands (or both, I suppose) books now.

Infinity Defiance will take players into the Infinity universe in a whole new way. A fully cooperative dungeon crawl board game, letting players take on the role of heroes exploring around through the hidden-away places of the Human Sphere. But just what will the game entail? How will it work? What's inside the box? Get the answers to many of those questions in this new preview that Corvus Belli has posted.

It's a Star Wars party over at Fantasy Flight with their latest batch of releases. For those that've been looking forward to ships new and old for X-Wing, the fifth wave is now available. Those that want to get a little bit more down and directly involved with your Star Wars experience, there's the new Gadgets and Gear sourcebook for the RPG. Heck, you could use the latter to RP fixing damage to your ship that you played in the former. All of these are available now online and down at your LGS.

I mean, I like rain. I like storms. But I'm not really thrilled when they cause huge amounts of damage, I.E. - become Ruinstorms. But that's just what you're getting to order from Forge World this week. There's new Ruinstorm Daemon Brutes that you can get for your 40k Horus Heresy armies. Place your orders now.

Well, the world's come to an end again. Damnit, Karl, I told you to stop messing around with those vials. Anyway, now that society has crumbled, we need to make it in the radioactive wasteland. Good thing we played a whole bunch of Fistful of Lead: Wasteland Warriors before the fall. And you can, too, as this new expansion for Fistful of Lead is available now.

Plaid Hat Games is really thrilled about their upcoming Aftermath adventure book game, and they want you to be just as excited. As such, they're giving you all sorts of looks into how the game works. In this article, we check out the Action cards. They kinda look like a souped-up deck of regular playing cards, and I'm totally all for that.

"Crashed escape pod? PB, shouldn't that go in the Terrain Corner?"

If it were just a crashed escape pod piece of terrain, yes, it would. However, Fantasy Flight is giving you more than that in this Star Wars: Legion expansion box. You are also getting figures for C-3PO and R2-D2, along with stat cards for using them both in Rebel as well as Republic forces. Hence, full regular post. Let's take a look.

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What's that? You're not ready for the holiday season yet? it's not even actually Autumn yet? Well, that doesn't mean we can't start looking ahead to December. Privateer Press is, showing off their upcoming releases. Get your holiday list ready now.

Warlord Games has a ton of games that they make. It's just a huge catalog. And it's been a while since we've heard about a few of these, but that doesn't mean they're entirely dead and gone. In fact, Warlord Games is posting up some extra, experimental, and additional rules for them. Check out experimental rules for Konflikt '47, creating an army of monsters in Warlords of Erehwon, and creating characters for yourself in Strontium Dog.

Aftermath is the new storybook game coming from Plaid Hat Games. They've been running a video preview series about it as they get closer to release. This time around, the video's focus is Calamity. What? You thought a world where different factions of animals fight over the remains of humanity would just be a harmoneous affair?

Characters in Star Wars go through many arcs during thei saga. For example, Luke Skywalker starts the very first movie of the series as a simple farmboy and ends up being the last Jedi. And then the movie series ends and that's all that ever happens. Since characters go through these changes, it only makes sense to have multiple versions of them in Star Wars: Legion. that's why we're getting an Operative version of him soon. In this preview, you can get a peek at what he'll be like.

For many people here in the US, once Gen Con is over, they might feel that the biggest show of the convention season is over. But those over in Europe know better. Essen Spiel is still coming up, and Fantasy Flight will be there with a special, limited edition of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Star Wars: Legion.

Aftermath is the upcoming adventure book game from Plaid Hat Games. I know a lot of people are excited about its release and really wanting to know just how this new game will play. Well, you're in luck. Plaid Hat has posted up a video that shows you just that. Check it out.

If you're like me, you like to personalize your minis collections as much as possible. You might paint up your figures in special colors. Maybe you get special bases. Or you get custom dice. Now, Fantasy Flight is letting you add some more personality via their faction-specific Damage Decks (note: they're the same cards, but feature a different ship for the artwork depending on the faction in question).

 

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