Randy, Lrod of Spiders Available From Soda Pop Miniatures

Much like Veteran Captain Salt, Randy, Lrod of Spiders is an April Fool’s joke that’s actual a real thing you can get. This new boss for Super Dungeon Explore is the 3rd in the Masterclass Series of minis. You can get yours this month from over in the Soda Pop Minis store.
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Ninja Division To Employ Kickstarter Less When Creating Projects

At the GAMA Trade Show, John Cadice talked with ICv2 a bit about Kickstarter and the future of Ninja Division on the crowdfunding platform. John stated that Ninja Division will be pulling back from using Kickstarter to fund large projects. Instead, it will be used on smaller games that are basically completed, except for getting the funding needed to produce them.
Considering the fallout from Palladium recently and Ninja Division’s involvement with that, it doesn’t seem too far-fetched to think the announcement now is related.
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Aya and Ranveer Set Now Available For Way of the Fighter

I was always pretty terrible at fighting video games. My button-mashing skills are weak. My board game skills are much better. So, when it comes to fighting video games, I prefer them in board game form, such as Way of the Fighter from Ninja Division. They have a new expansion pack, Aya and Ranveer, available that’ll add two new fighters to your collection.
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Palladium Updates Robotech RPG Tactics Shipment Info

Palladium Books and their Robotech RPG Tactics game has been one of the long-drawn-out dramas of the gaming industry for several years now. The game was one of the first really huge successes on Kickstarter. Unfortunately, it’s become also the campaign that’s now looked upon as “the one that really went wrong.” Palladium has posted two updates to the Kickstarter campaign. The long and the short is that Palladium will not be sending out Wave 2 releases. People can substitute Wave 1 items for Wave 2 items, but will need to pay for shipping. Also, Palladium is losing the Robotech license after 30 years.
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Way of the Fighter Now Available

If your Valentine’s day didn’t quite turn out like you’d hoped, I still hope it didn’t end up with you squaring off with an opponent, prepping your various martial arts moves in the attempt to knock the other fighter into unconsciousness… unless, of course, that was just you and your significant other playing some Way of the Fighter, which is available now from Ninja Division.
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Sweetheart Candy Available this Month From Soda Pop Miniatures

Love is in the air. People are sending sweet nothings to one-another. And, in the material world, sweet things are being sent to one-another as well. Soda Pop Miniatures is adding another sweet thing in the form of Sweetheart Candy. This limited-edition model for Super Dungeon Explore is available this month only from Soda’s webshop.
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Way of the Fighter Available For Pre-Order

I’ve got friends who have been showing off that they’ve been getting their Kickstarter editions of Way of the Fighter. They’re excited about the old-school fighting game feel right on their tabletop. Well, for those that weren’t part of the Kickstarter campaign, their wait is almost over, too. Soda Pop is celebrating Valentine’s Day with the game’s release (that’s Feb. 14th, just in case you didn’t know). But you can put your name down on the list to get your copy now, as they’ve started taking pre-orders.
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Review Roundup

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I’m sure a lot of you are probably traveling today, or perhaps hanging out with some non-gaming family. So, to take your mind off of things, here’s your regular list of reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we’ve got: Guild Ball Blacksmith’s Guild, Rail Raiders, Naruto Shippuden The Board Game, Zendo, Cottage Garden iOS, Meeple Circus, Gut Check, Mountains of Madness, Import/Export, Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6: France/Old West, Welcome to Centerville, Hunt for the Ring, and Master of Wills.

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Shojo’s After Party Clearance Sale Happening At Ninja Division

Sometimes it’s not about the party, but the party after the party. In this case, it’s Ninja Division having a huge sale as the after party. Are all after parties huge sales? I’ve never been to one, but if I can save up to 45% off on games and stuff, I just might start going to them…
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Photos From Gen Con Day 3

Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren’t all packed in like sardines, for the most part. You could still get around to see all the great booths here at the show. Though taking pictures was sometimes difficult. But take them I did. And here they are for you to see.
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New Super Dungeon Explore Pre-Orders Available From Soda Pop Miniatures

Soda Pop Miniatures loves to do crossovers. They look to their other properties, as well as other popular games and integrate them into their games. It’s cool to see characters you love from one game making their way into others. In this case, they have started taking pre-orders for the Twilight Knight from Kingdom Death, as well as Takoashi schoolgirls as characters for Super Dungeon Explore.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Taking Pre-orders For Starfinder Miniatures

Quite a few of you have tried Pathfinder over the years. Well, if you prefer your RPGs more in the “far future and another galaxy” type, Paizo is looking to oblige with Starfinder. Well, Soda Pop Miniatures is making official figures for the game, and they are taking pre-orders for those now.
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Ninja Division Posts Gen Con Plans

If you’d not heard, Gen Con is next week.
Yeah, I know, right?!
Anyway, Ninja Division has posted up their plans. And it’s quite a lot. They’ve got new product. They’ve got a painting contest. They’re going to have special guests at their booth. It’s a ton of stuff. Check it out.
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Small Statues of Ponies? Who’d’ve Thought? A Review of Curse of the Statuettes Adventure

I’m an unabashed fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I put it in the same league as something like Animaniacs and Tiny Toons, where, sure, I may not be the real target audience, but I feel it’s a quality cartoon product that has enough references to keep me interested (they dress up as the characters from Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas at one point, for example). So yes, I do also enjoy the Tails of Equestria RPG book and, as soon as I could, ordered my copy of The Curse of the Statuettes, the first full-length adventure for the game. It got here the other day, and I figured, for my 25,000th post (more on that later), I’d give it a (spoiler-free) review. So let’s get into it.

So let’s head out into the badlands and take a look at The Curse of the Statuettes.
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Review Roundup

And we’ve made it to another weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are up at the LGS, trying out 8th Edition 40k. But between those games and talking about all the stuff you’re going to do with your army, here’s the regular grouping of reviews that I know you all love so much.

Today we have: Small World, Galactic Warlord Battle For Dominion, Dice Hospital, Shahrazad, Dark Souls, Bushido, Dungeon Crawler The Thorn Expansion, Star Trek: Ascendancy, VS 2PCG Legacy Expansion, Alchemists The King’s Golem Expansion, Super Dungeon Explore Arena, Terra Mystica App, Tomb Trader, Jaipur App, Bio-Logic, Dragon Tower, Gnomi, and Zombie Tower 3D.

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Ninja Division Posts Golden Kobold Painting Contest Info

Gen Con is just a couple months away.
…Holy hell! Gen Con’s only a couple months away!!! *cough* … yes, anyway, well, at the show, Ninja Division is going to be running their Golden Kobold painting competition. Grab your paints and brushes, it’s time to show that you’re one of the top painters in the land.
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Ninja Division Launches Relic Knights 2 Kickstarter

Ninja Division’s miniatures game, Relic Knights, had a bit of a bumpy start to its existence. But the company is looking to start anew and they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to make it a reality.
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Friday Snippets

The weekend is pretty much upon us. We just need to finish up this afternoon and we’ll be there. Do you have plans? I’m still unsure. Though I think I want to make a cheesecake, because it’s been a while since I’ve made cheesecake. Probably make more strawberry-lime sauce to go with it. Or maybe I’ll do raspberry-lime. I don’t know. But there’s still time to think about it. In the meantime, we gotta fill up on some bite-size gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: West Wind Productions Announces Panzer Mech Kickstarter, Ninja Division Announces Relic Knights 2nd Edition Kickstarter, Wiley Games New Home Of Fistful of Lead, New Animal Explorers From RN Estudio, Khurasan releases M1152 with canvas cover, New Releases From Hitech Miniatures, New Release from Kromlech, and Rectangular Bases on Sale From Micro Art Studio.

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Way of the Fighter Relaunches on Kickstarter

Round 2… Fight!
So, round 1 didn’t go so well for Way of the Fighter, the Street-Fighter-Style board game from Soda Pop Miniatures. The campaign was stagnating badly and hadn’t reached its goal a week from the end. So it was taken down. With a bit of refactoring, the game’s back up on Kickstarter not quite a week later. And this time around, they’ve already passed their funding goal.
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Ninja Division Launches Way of the Fighter Kickstarter

Back in the day, my friend got Street Fighter II. We would play the hell out of it… even though I was horrible at it. I think I won 1 fight out of 100. I just wasn’t good at that type of game. However, with something like Way of the Fighter, a new game by Ninja Division that’s up on Kickstarter now, I feel my fortunes would be a bit better.
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Codinca Now Available From Ninja Division

While out exploring, you and your fellow adventurers come across the ancient and lost city of Codinca. What a find! However, the former inhabitants didn’t really want people just coming back to their places and rummaging around. As such, they’ve barred passage through the city via a set of elaborate puzzles. It’s up to you to figure out these cryptic runes and be the first inside the temple, being able to claim the treasure within for yourself. That’s the story behind Codinca, now available from Ninja Division.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Running Back to the Dojo Sale

Well, the kids are back in school. I know because every morning and afternoon there’s a constant parade of school buses going through my apartment complex, dropping them off. Seriously, it goes on for several hours. But there’s good things to be had as well. For example, Soda Pop Miniatures is having themselves a sale.
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Gen Con Day 2 Photo Galleries

So, it’s coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It’s been a very busy day. I’m tired, but still pretty amped about everything that’s gone on. And I’m sure you all would like to know about some of it. There’s been about a billion things to see. So, relatively, here’s a rather small percentage. More will come tomorrow.
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Ninja Division Releases Version 1.5 Rules for Relic Knights

Seriously, 2016 is turning into the Year of New Editions. Ninja Division/Soda Pop Miniatures are getting onto the bandwagon with a new version of their Relic Knights rules. Version 1.5 is available now for your downloading and playing pleasure. This is sort of an “open beta” test of the rules. So they’re very much looking for your feedback.
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Review Roundup

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Wooooooooooooo!
When you’re reading this, I’m hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat.

But that’s me.

For you who’s here reading the site, I’ve got your Review Roundup for you.

Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes, Legends of Andor The Star Shield, Ninja All-Stars, The Grizzled: At Your Orders, Aviary, Booty, Catan: Explorers and Pirates, Allegiance: A Realm Divided, and The Golfing Dead.

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Soda Pop Miniatures Launches Rail Raiders Infinite Kickstarter

After a couple hiccups, Soda Pop Miniatures had launched their Kickstarter campaign for Rail Raiders Infinite, their new chibi-western-sci-fi board game. Hey, those intergalactic hyper-trains aren’t going to just rob themselves, you know.
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Some More Adepticon Photos

It’s day 3 here at Adepticon. It’s been a wild day… and I’m not even talking about the gaming. We woke up to some lovely weather. And then, just about 10min. ago, for about a minute, the lights all went out in the dealer’s hall/gaming area. I just missed snapping a photo of everyone gaming for a moment via cellphone flashlight.

Anyway, what I did grab photos of were… a bunch of things.
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Review Roundup

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Get on there, little dogie! Hup! Hup!
Hey there, pardners, it’s time once more for a Review Roundup.
So let’s get this rodeo on the road!

Today we have: Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King, Mage Knight, Lil’ Cthulhu, Fleet Wharfside, Patchwork App, Techno Bowl, Rubicon’s Opel Blitz, Arena Rex, Black Hat, Captain’s Wager, T.I.M.E Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons, Quadropolis, Orphan Black, City of Spies, and Empires: Age of Discovery.

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Ninja Division Posts Update About Relic Knights

I’ve got a story that involves giant robots, so you know I’m excited about that. It’s been a while since Ninja Division/Soda Pop Miniatures has talked about Relic Knights. The game got off to a… somewhat rocky start. But even though Ninja Division hasn’t been posting about the game doesn’t mean they haven’t been working on it, quietly, stealthily, behind the scenes. No, they’re finally ready to let out some information about what they’ve been doing, complete with new artwork and model previews (and that’s where the giant robots come in… along with some guy in seafoam green pants).
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Ninja All-Stars Now Available

Ninjas. They’re all stealth and shadow and subterfuge, sure. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have All-Stars within their midst. But how do you find out which is the most all-starriest of the ninja all-stars? Well, you could play Ninja All-Stars from Ninja Division. It’s available now.
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Black-Handed Henry’s Potion Party, New From Soda Pop Miniatures

Soda Pop Miniatures has come out with a new stand-alone dice game based on the Super Dungeon Explore universe. It’s Black-Handed Henry’s Potion Party. I’m not sure I’d ever drink something handed to me by a guy named “Black-Handed Henry.” How did his hands get black? Should he maybe wash them every once in a while? I don’t know. But anyway, if you’d be interested in making potions with him, read on.
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Bosses of Legend Added To Super Dungeon Explore Kickstarter

The guys back in the warehouse are apparently listening to an album of TV themes today. They’ve got it turned up as well, since it’s easy to hear here in the cubicle farm. One that’s come on was the theme from Who’s The Boss. Can’t really say that I watched that show much. But it did get me thinking about bosses. I don’t know if that was the catalyst for the fellows over at Soda Pop Miniatures to create some Bosses of Legend for Super Dungeon Explore, but either way, they’ve been added to the Kickstarter campaign.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Launches Super Dungeon Explore: Legends Kickstarter

It’s time to embrace your inner chibi by possibly embracing some outer chibis. Soda Pop Miniatures has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Super Dungeon Explore: Legends. Though the Legends part is just one of the things they’re looking to fund with this Kickstarter campaign. There’s a bit going on, so let’s delve a little deeper.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Posts New Details about Super Dungeon Legends

Soda Pop Miniatures is gearing up for their next Kickstarter campaign which will be Super Dungeon Explore 2nd Edition. Along with the new base game, they’re also coming out with Super Dungeon Legends, which is a new way to play the game. Already, characters gain new equipment as they make their way through the dungeon on their way to beat the boss. Now, the RPG elements are brought even further with new powers and between-game upgrades.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Announces Super Dungeon Legends Kickstarter

Soda Pop Miniatures and Ninja Division have announced a new upcoming Super Dungeon Explore Kickstarter campaign. Super Dungeon Explore: 2nd Edition will bring all the rules from the Forgotten King expansion and put them into a single box set. But more than just a rules update (that includes all the E&C from the past year’s play), there will also be resculpts of the classic heroes as well as monsters. There’s also new tiles to play on. But there’s also a new expansion and box set that will be part of the campaign.
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