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TGN Sunday Snippets

Welcome to the world of the 1-hour-in-the-future.
I hope everyone enjoyed their little time-jaunt this morning (everyone being "everyone who lives with daylight savings time," that is).

So, fellow time-travelers, let's see what bite-sized stories we found in the past couple days.

Included are: A bunch of more The Fiver installments from The Meeple Mechanic, New Relic Knights Ultra Pro Card Sleeves and Deck Boxes, Assault Publishing releasing laser-cut modular terrain system, 2 New F.A.T. Mats From Frontline Gaming, Ninja All-Stars: Clan Tora Madoushi preview, MidKnight Heroes Kickstarter Release Date And first stretch goal reveal, The Sally 4th Crows Sets Released, Wings of Glory Miniature Game - Giants of the Sky: Kickstarter project to start on March 10th, New old factory bases from Micro Art Studio, New Models in the Crossover Miniatures Store, Mats by Mars Launches Their Terra-Mats line, New items from Thomarillion/Ziterdes, and Dwarf Cavalry codes released for Flintloque.

The Fiver with Albert Caynes on Designing El Luchador Fantastico Grande


Hi, I’m your friendly neighb…. Wait, that’s copyrighted. I’m Albert Caynes, designer of El Luchador Fantastico Grande and owner of Senyac Games and I’m from the land downunder, better know as “that place with dropbears.”

The Fiver With Ryno Lourens on Designing Sultan’s Library


Hi everyone! My name is Ryno Lourens, a South African, a game designer and an all-round, general nerd. I have been playing games for ages, (since the founding of this world, it seems) making prototypes and forcing my friends to play through my projects. Now it is finally time to share my passion for masses of components with the world!

The Fiver with Ben Rosset on Co-Designing Between Two Cities


I’m Ben Rosset, originally from Chicago and now living in Washington, DC. As of about two months ago, I’m now in the tabletop industry full time! I am an Account Manager with Panda Game Manufacturing (, and a freelance tabletop game designer as well. My favorite types of games to play have historically been economics games and euro games, but I’m really coming around to more social games. One Night Ultimate Werewolf has become a favorite lately.

The Fiver with Matthew O’Malley on Co-Designing Between Two Cities


Hello! I’m Matthew O’Malley, and I live just outside Washington, DC. In my day job I run a business with my wife building web sites for nonprofits. In the time that I’m not working or with my family, I design tabletop games.

The Fiver with Tim Blank on Designing Oh My Gods


Hey everyone! I’m Tim Blank here of Gameworthy Labs, based out of Boston, MA. I’m the lead designer here and also the artist.

Technically, I’ve been designing board games since I can remember. However, officially, it’s been about 10 years. My current game, Oh My Gods! is on Kickstarter right now. It’s a fun, fast-paced deduction game based on Greek mythology. I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback about it and am excited to be bringing it to the public. It’s my first game I’m releasing via Kickstarter and I need your help! For only $20, you can get a copy of the game, as well as all the stretch goals, which we’re currently working toward.

The Fiver with Ray Williams on Designing Goblin Hunters

Goblin Hunters

Hi, my name is Ray Williams and I’m the Owner and Lead designer at Munji Studios.

I’ve been designing games for about 4 years now, with our first game Alchemist Academy being successfully funded on Kickstarter September 2013.

The Fiver with Dan Letzring on Designing Dino Dude Ranch


Hey everyone, my name is Dan Letzring. I live in Rochester, NY with my wife and two daughters (one of which was born this past new years eve!). Things are crazy over here with balancing the new baby, a full-time job, and game design and publishing, but we make it work and have fun doing it.

New Relic Knights Ultra Pro Card Sleeves and Deck Boxes

deck boxes

New Soda Pop Miniatures Relic Knights deck boxes featuring Isabeau, Malya & Zineda for Shattered Sword Paladins, Cerci Speed Circuit & Noh Empire factions! Pre-order them at your FLGS or online at

Available in March, MSRP $3.99.

Assault Publishing releasing laser-cut modular terrain system

Modular System

It's not yet another pig-in-a-bag-founding project... After almost a year of development, the Assault Publishing SF modular base system is ready. We spent a lot of time to perfect all its details. The long work resulted in a fine, mature product, which is at the same time playable, cool-looking and affordable.

2 New F.A.T. Mats From Frontline Gaming

We’re extremely pleased to announce two new F.A.T. Mats!

Both of these beauties are in the 4×6? size, and will elevate your gaming experience to a new level of immersion. The Swamp mat is fantastic for a natural setting and the HiTech City mat works great for any Science Fiction setting. These are now in stock and ready to ship!

Ninja All-Stars: Clan Tora Madoushi Preview


All clans possess the mystics known as Madoushi. In some clans they are revered as sages, alchemists and healers. Other clans regard them as witches and tolerate them with barely concealed mistrust and fear. Whether they are revered or reviled, all Madoushi are able to harness the powers native to the lands of their clan. With training, study, and meditation a Madoushi learns to draw from the lines of Ki that race through the landscapes of Kagejima, summoning the very elements to do their bidding.

MidKnight Heroes Kickstarter Release Date And first stretch goal reveal

Well here it is, our release date! It’s been a long time in the making…started this back in July of 2014 and we started getting this together for this date! Mark your calendars for March 16th that is the day we go live. We are starting off with our season 0 line.

What is this Season thing?

Well we here at MidKnight Heroes came up with this cool idea to have a series of miniatures that are broken up by seasons. Every year will be a season in MidKnight Heroes and with that there will be a series of miniatures for that year or season as we like to call it. Each season will have miniatures released for each game or miniature line we have out. Our plan is to have more than one game and or miniature line so each one will have its own season every year. This season will start every January for us and our goal is to at least put out six miniatures per line, and as we grow in size that number will increase. With that said we decided to start out with Season 0 since it’s a special season. It’s the season that gets us off the ground. Next year if we are funded we will start our official season with season one

The Sally 4th Crows Sets Released

New this week from Sally 4th, The Sally 4th Crowd.

SFM001 The Crowd, Seated - 6 seated miniatures £8.50
SFM002 The Crowd, Standing - 6 standing miniatures £8.50
SFM003 The Crowd - 6 Seated Miniatures, 6 Standing Miniatures plus bonus casting of 2 seated children £17.00

All figures cast from lead free pewter with separate heads for maximum variety.

These miniatures are designed to provide a crowd for games such as Bloodbowl, Elfball, Dreadball, Jousting, Tournaments, Archery Contests, Public Executions, Witch Trials of any where else where you need a mass of onlookers, bystanders or spectators. The standing figures could also be used for an angry mob and the sitting figures for patrons in an Inn or Tavern.

Wings of Glory Miniature Game - Giants of the Sky: Kickstarter project to start on March 10th

The countdown for Wings of Glory Miniature Game – Giants of the Sky, the new Kickstarter project from Ares Games, has started: on March 10th, Ares Games will launch the crowdfunding campaign to release the large WW1 bombers the Handley-Page O/400 and the Zeppelin Staaken R.VI. The campaign will run until April 2nd, with an initial funding goal of $20,000.

New old factory bases from Micro Art Studio

We released new type of bases - FLAT. They are meant to be used in all those systems where you don't need the edgy GW/Warmachine style bases (e.g. some of the historical games like bolt action) . We are starting with the Old factory line - 1", 2", 3"

New Models in the Crossover Miniatures Store

Crossover has added the newest 28mm Heroic models from our KickStarter to our webstore. Each model comes with a variety of heads that change the appearance and character of the model.

We've added Heroes, Villains, and Ninjas!

Mats by Mars Launches Their Terra-Mats line


Mats by Mars launched into the wargaming mats industry with 5 designs on 3'x3' specifically designed for Malifaux and other skirmish games. 2'x2' and 4'x4' versions will soon to follow

New items from Thomarillion/Ziterdes

Thomarillion and Ziterdes released three new models made out of hardfoam. The defense tower and the donjon are now available with a stone top and brandnew is a scaffold, that can also be used as a pedestal for three of the Thomarillion/Ziterdes houses.

Dwarf Cavalry codes released for Flintloque


Two full 28mm Dwarf Cavalry units released for Flintloque and Slaughterloo. Von Rotte Hussars and Von Rotte Cuirassiers. We are really happy with these white metal and resin miniatures and we hope you are too.

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