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Year 2019


Pretty much all of us at some point have been in an email chain at work and despite describing in detail what you needed or were working on, someone comes back with questions or comments that you very clearly addressed in your last message. So, you do your best to say, "Obvioulsly, you didn't read anything I said" without actually saying, "Obviously, you didn't read anything I said." Well, that is now a party card game up on Kickstarter now called Per My Last Email.

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There's a lot of land out there yet to be explored. Out in the ocean, there's countless tiny islands. You've made it your goal to find them and chart them. And that's just what you'll be doing in Wayfinders, the new board game available now from Pandasaurus.

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Aftermath is the next Adventure Book game coming from Plaid Hat Games. Humanity is gone and the animals are rising up, taking over what's left of civilization, fighting over the various resources. In this preview, we get a look at one of the characters, Ringr, a hamster, and what sort of special abilities and gear he brings to the table.

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Knight Models has announced that they're coming out with a new edition of their Batman Miniatures Game. Take to the mean streets of Gotham city and either work to clean up all the scum and riff-raff, or become part of the scum and riff-raff. Expect more updates and previews to come.

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It's Halloween.

I don't really have much more to say about that. I like the Halloween season, but the actual day isn't really my thing. And it's a bit of a let-down afterward when it's over. ... ... Gee, this has been a jolly intro, hasn't it been? Let's forget all that, have some candy, and get to some terrain stories.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Orc Freak Tower Available From Tabletop Scenics, Archon Studio Announces Rampart 2nd Edition, and Boss Skulltower Available From Tabletop Scenics.

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Paizo Posts Pathfinder Perrata... I mean, Errata. As an editor, I know just how tought it can be to make sure a book is right when it goes to print. With easily dozens of versions of documents flying around, it's easy to have a version get sent that wasn't entirely what you wanted. Be it typoes that just didn't get spotted, rules that had been updated but the wrong document sent, or often just rules that seemed good at the time, but once you get them out there don't quite work how you wanted. Whatever the reason, an update is necessary, and that's just what Paizo's posted for you.

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When you want to fill your day with gaming information, a gaming magazine is a great place to do it. Wizards of the Coast continues their long tradition of extra information for Dungeons & Dragons with Dragon+ magazine. Issue 28 is now available. It's free to download and read, so why not take a look and see what they have to offer?

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A new expansion has been previewed for Zombicide 2nd Edition. It's Fort Hendrix and it will take players into a military base overrun with zombies. You thought dealing with the claws and bites of zombies were bad enough. What about ones that still have their military weapons and still (sort of) know how to use them? That's going to certainly make things a bit tougher.

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A squad of troopers is a great, multi-purpose unit that can go anywhere and do just about anything. However, toss a couple specialists in there and now that same unit can take on even more tasks with greater reliability and skill than before. If you're looking to upgrade your Battle Droid or Clone Trooper units, you'll want to check out the new Upgrade Packs that are coming soon to Star Wars: Legion from Fantasy Flight.

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Merlin is hosting a grand competition. He's called together wizards from all over, looking to test their skills in a special hunt. There's a bunch of mystical creatures out in the hunting grounds, and it's up to the wizards to corral them. That's the story behind Merlin's Beast Hunt, the new dice game available from WizKids now.

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It's the crime of the century. Dr. Moriarty has been working at it and now his plans are being put into motion. However, as always, there's Sherlock Holmes right on his trail. It's the final 12 hours, and in the end, either the crime will be committed or thwarted. Who will win? That's what you're going to find out in Clash of Minds: Holmes vs. Moriarty, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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The monsters are in the castle. The villagers have stocked up on torches and pitchforks. It's going to be a battle to the end. However, in Village Attacks, the players take on the role of the monsters defending their home, rather than the villagers trying to purge the evil from the land. Grimlord Games is looking to expand their hit game with a new expansion, Grim Dynasty. It's up on Kickstarter now.

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Most kingdom-building board games have you working against the other players as each of you tries to claim resources, build your civilization, and conquer territory. Aeolis is differen't. It's a cooperative game where everyone is working together to make the best civilization that you can. This new board game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Longtime TGN readers know that I'm a fan of heavy metal music. I'm listening to my metal Spotify list as I type this up. Most people know that lots of heavy metal songs and imagery have to deal with demons and the forces of evil. Well, in Gods of Metal: The Chosen, you're using the power of METAL to defeat demons that are trying to take over the world. The deck-building game is up on Kickstarter now.

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The week is trundling along. It's not the slowest of weeks, but it's not going by quickly either. Feels like it should at least be Thursday afternoon by now. And yet, here we are, only partway through Wednesday. It's alright, because time will eventually march along and we'll get back to the weekend. In the meantime, I'm feeling a little peckish, so let's get into some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Burrows & Badgers Fantasy Figures Up On Kickstarter, Kraken Dice 2-day Dice Market Sale Happening Now, and From Kadath Horror Figures Up On Kickstarter.

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As I've stated before, there's no such thing as too many resources for GMs to draw from when planning their games. NPCs, World-guides, and enemies. So, so, sooooooo many enemies. Fight This Mutant is a new resource for D20 games that has over 80 pages worth of new baddies for the players to take on. The game book is up on Kickstarter now.

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After a strange meteor storm, people began finding strange crystals all over. By combining these crystals in different ways, scientists were able to make leaps and bounds in technological knowledge. But the crystals were few and far-between. But with the advances in tech, more have been found on Jupiter's moons. Now, the race is on to go and get them. That's the story behind Galilean Moons, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Many of my friends have kids. Many of those kids are just getting to the age where they want to join mommy and daddy in their game nights. However, going full-on into a regular adventure might be a bit much for them. Thankfully, there's more kid-oriented and family-friendly gaming adventures out there all the time. One such is The Legend of Gimcrack Jack, a new fantasy adventure for 5th Edition that's up on Kickstarter now.

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When I'm playing D&D, I like to have miniatures out on the table that as accurately as possible represent what our party is fighting. That can sometimes get difficult. But thankfully, there's always new figure sets coming out. In this case, it's Volo’s & Mordenkainen’s Foes. Sounds like it should have plenty of evildoers for our party to take on.

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Many of you have been waiting, and now the wait is over. Corvus Belli has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Infinity Defiance, their new cooperative sci-fi miniatures board game. Head into the Infinity universe like never before, work together, complete objectives, and make sure that you're alive in the end.

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A Time for Sacrifice is a new set of adventures coming out for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition that's up on Kickstarter now. New Comet Games is looking to create adventures that are 50% bigger than the average adventure set for the game. They've got everything just about ready to go, but things need those final touches, and that's what they're looking to fund via their campaign.

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A new adventure for Mutant: Year Zero is now available from Free League Publishing. The world is in peril again, and it's up to the players to fix it. This book ties the previous adventures, Genlab Alpha, Mechatron, and Elysium together. This isn't going to be easy. If you're wanting a spine-tingling, pulse-pounding adventure, this is the one for you.

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A new Crossover Pack is coming next week for the DC Deck-Building Game. It's a character that a lot of people are incredibly intrigued by: Batman Ninja. Players can take on the role of Batman, Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing, Red Robin, or Red Hood. They'll interact with the new Ninjutsu keyword on the cards. They'll be working to fight against new forms of The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Deathstroke, and Two-Face. Will you be able to take them out?

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Skirmisher Publishing worked hard to create a new version of their City Builder system. Now, they're going back through all their previous books and updating them to this new version. The latest to be updated is City Builder 10: Palaces, Prisons, Ports & Other Governmental Places. You can get your updated copy now.

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Tuesday. I'm feeling more energetic than yesterday. That's a rather low bar, I understand, but still. I wonder if it's because I had a little bit of the world's hottest hot sauce that doesn't use extracts... It could be, I suppose. If I could survive that, I can survive anything (hot-sauce related, anyway). In the meantime, let's get to some podcasts that hopefully won't set fire to your mouth.

This week on the dial we have: Geeks of the North Episode 86: Skirmish games; The Rolistes Episode 36: Infrequently Asked Questions with Hanno from FAQcrew; 40K Radio Episode 45: Stay Frost(y); Tabletop Talk Episode 45: Malifaux Path to Podium: 2019 English GT; Tabletop Talk Bonus Episode: NC Grand Tournament and USFT Update; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 183: Tapestry, Bloom Town, War of the Worlds, Dizzle, Gates of Delirium, Annihilageddon; The Secret Cabal Express 53: H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 279: Saga: Age of Magic; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 29: Star Wars Feels; and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 157: Abomination: Heir of Frankenstein.

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