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King's Champion Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Ah, the jousting match. An icon in medieval stories. Two knights, clad in the toughest of armor, armed with massive lances, riding the stoutest of horses go barreling towards each other, looking to knock their opponents down. King's Champion brings that high-impact action to your tabletop. But it's more than just making sure your knight is on the horse. There's lots of prep-work that goes into a joust, so making sure your knight has everything they need is important. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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House of Borgia Dice Game Up On Kickstarter

I love bluffing mechanics in games. Being able to keep some information secret from your opponent while you play can add a lot of interesting elements to a game. What card do they really have there? What symbols did they roll on those dice? Did they have their character move left or right? Mechanics like that add some "battle of wits" in with the other strategy elements in the game. Such is the case with House of Borgia, a new bluffing dice game from Talon Strikes Studios and Gamelyn Games that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Midweek Snippets

As we hunker down here for what could potentially be the first major winter weather event here in Atlanta (in which the temperatures are supposed to be above freezing, except for an hour or so, I'm not really expecting much of an issue here. Though the Northeast looks like it needs to brace itself), we think about what we could be doing with all that potential time spent huddled in our homes, unable to go out. So how about some gaming! Seems like a perfect time. So we've gathered together some bite-sized gaming stories for you to snack on.

Today's stories include: Prime Battlewalker Arms Available From Puppets War, House of Borgia Coming to Kickstarter, Blood Rage Foam Trays Available From Battle Foam, New Iron Reich Orc Taskmaster with Gnaw Hound Available From Kromlech, and New Biomechanic Heads Available From Tabletop-Art.


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Club Fantasci interviews Jason Washburn about Hooch

Club Fantasci's David Lowry sits down with Jason Washburn from Talon Strikes Studios about their Hooch card game, currently up on Kickstarter.



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Hooch is a card game set during the Prohibition Era of the 20th Century. Players build a Criminal Syndicate from the ground up, earning Respect Points by completing missions, attacking opposing Store Fronts and making bathtub gin. From back alley deals to buying your way into City Hall, Hooch has it all. Play your cards right and you’ll run the streets of Temperance Town.



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Eat Your Comics reviews Hooch

Eat Your Comics gives us their thoughts on Hooch from Talon Strikes Studios in this new article.

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From the article:

Whenever a new game comes into your path, you cannot help but feel nervous. Playing a new game is like making a new friend. Will I like this game? Will this game and I get along well? Will the game have a problem with my religious affiliations? Will the game be upset with me because I voted for Romney as a registered Democrat? Okay, the last was a little extreme, but a new game can either be fun or a waste of time. I’m happy to say that HOOCH the card game from Phoenix based designers Talon Strikes Studios was a game that got along with me from beginning to bittersweet end. This game is in publishing stages after a two year process of development, design, and play-testing. Their Kickstarter campaign is in full motion and will end on October 20th. Their campaign comes with a myriad of options to encourage a great level of support.



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Club Fantasi loves their Hooch

Club Fantasci gives us an in-depth look at Hooch, the new card game from Talon Strikes Studios.

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Become the most respected Syndicate Leader in all of Temperance Town by collecting the most Respect Points.
How do you do that?

In Hooch The Card game you use Payroll characters and Crew Cards to plan attacks on rival Store Fronts and on enemy characters.

There are nine Criminal Syndicate Decks and the Hooch base game provides 4 of those decks; the other five will be available through stretch goals and add-ons.



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Talon Strikes Studios running Hooch Kickstarter

Talon Strikes Studios has a Kickstarter up and running for Hooch, their board game of prohibition and speakeasies.

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From the campaign:

Hooch by Talon Strikes Studios is live on Kickstarter. Join the campaign and participate in Live Missions for individual backer rewards. Build a Criminal Syndicate, produce illegal alcohol, take on your Rivals and earn the most Respect to Dominate and take over the town.



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Club Fantasci reviews Hooch

Club Fantasci shows off Hooch, a game they consider to be the epitome of "doing marketing right."

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Every now and then something comes across the desk that just makes you go “Yeah! These people get it!” I am going to share an example with you of what I am talking about. It doesn’t mean they get everything, but it does mean they see the big picture and where marketing really, actually starts. It’s what makes things go viral because someone is so impressed the go the extra mile by the absolutely amazing effort put in by someone else.

The other day I received a copy of “Hooch” by Talon Strikes Studios and took a picture of it quick and tweeted it say something like”Hell yeah! How cool is this?” We today, I finally got a chance to actually look at it and holy crap was I impressed and you should be too. Very rarely do I see something this well done on the level of this from a person who isn’t already an established company with a bank roll to make something like this happen in any industry.



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