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Year 2019


When Egyptians were mummified, they had their organs removed and put in separate jars. So, you can only imagine how annoying it would be to wake up and realize that your spleen is gone. You'd probably want it back. And that's what you'll be doing in Kam'on, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now.

You've played Gloom. You've watched Game of Thrones. You've probably thought about how, with all the tragedy in the show (or book series, I know you're out there, too), that it'd make a great base for a Gloom set. Well, next week, you'll be getting just that. Or, at least, the Kickstarter for just that, as that's when Gloom of Thrones will launch.

Making big things takes a long time.  The Brooklyn Bridge or Sears Tower weren't built in a day. So, when you're creating the biggest starship ever to come out for Star Wars: Armada, it's going to take time. Unfortunately, with time can potentially come delays, so it takes more time. While I certainly wanted to pick up one of these ships ASAP, I'm going to have to wait until Q3 before I can get my hands on a Super Star Destroyer.

I make plenty of typoes here on TGN. But that headline isn't one of them (I copy/pasted the name right from WizKid's site). The new game they're working on is Star Trek: Conflick in the Neutral Zone. As one would expect, it involves dexterity, as players flick their ships across the board, trying to attack one-another as well as collect Dilithium Crystals.

First off, I love the difference between British English and American English. For most Americans, a "scheme" is something a villain does in a movie. For the British, it's just a thing. So, whenever I see "A Membership Scheme" I'm like, "are they going to steal a train or something?" But no, Warlord Games is not trying to steal a train. They're actually looking to get your discounts, free items, and other perks.

Look, sometimes, you gotta just do a slap-dash job to do what you can with the time and resources you have. When the Empress of Russia is going to do a float-by of your town, you gotta make it look good, no matter what. That's the story behind Potemkin Empire, a new board game from Indie Boards and Cards that's up on Kickstarter now.

There's a lot of interesting world-concepts out there, and I think this goes along with them. Players in Soul for the Ocean Dark will be placed in a world where there is no sun or moon, but just a massive lighthouse that provides light for the realm. One day, the light goes out. I'm guessing that the adventure involves more than going to Home Depot and getting a replacement bulb. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

In Night Life, magic isn't given by some deity, or through study, or people who were just born with it (and it's not Maybelene, either). It's surviving a near-death experience. As such, it means there's a lot of people out there with magic who aren't the most stable pillars of society. It's into this world that you go in the game. It's also the 80s, because neon and spandex are cool. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

So, just me being me, when I see Sci-Western, I can only think of one thing: Trigun. Now, Manifest, the sci-western RPG that's up on Kickstarter now from Waypoint Game Designs doesn't say it's like Trigun or is trying to be Trigun or that this is supposed to be a Trigun-esque RPG. But, for me, I'm just seeing playing a lanky dude in a red coat, bonde hair, and a love of donuts. The campaign for Manifest is up on Kickstarter now.

Monday's over with. Tuesday's here. There's... ... still a lot of week to go before we get to the weekend...

With any luck, we can make time go by faster by listening to some gaming podcasts. And yes, Tabletop Talk posted like mad this week. Let's get into it.

On the dial this week we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 40: The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh!; Tabletop Talk Episode 9: Nellie Cochran (Guild) in Malifaux 3rd Edition; Tabletop Talk Episode 10: Shenlong (Ten Thunders) in Malifaux 3rd Edition; Tabletop Talk Episode 11: Craig's First M3e Game! Molly v Ramos; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 191: Dice Tower West!; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 167: Call to Adventure, Crisis, Roll For The Galaxy:Rivalry, Camel Up, Istanbul App; and The Secret Cabal Episode 179: Vindication, Rising Sun and a Short Topic Extravaganza.

The folks over at Avatars of War have a new mini available for you. It's the spearback lizard. Probably don't want to pick one up to be your kid's pet. They can't really snuggle with it and it just might eat them. But if you're looking to bulk up your lizardmen armies, it could work well there.

Fall of Skynet, the new expansion for Terminator: Genisys: Rise of the Resistance is now available. Will humanity win back against the machines? Will the machines wipe out humanity's last chance for survival? Only you can decide.

Naked Arnold Schwarzenegger sold separately.

Porcupine Games has released the beginning parts of the Player's Guide for The Elephant & MAcaw Banner RPG. (I know, quite an interesting name for a game) Head into 16th-century Brazil and find what sort of secrets lie in the jungles and river channels.

Rolling a 1 in a game is bad. You missed your attack, which could've been absolutely vital. But what if it was even worse than that? Paizo has their Starfinder Critical Fumble Deck where players can draw a card from the deck and see what sort of horrible things also happened to them when they slipped on that banana peel.

Many of you know well about Set Rotation in games. Old sets move out of the tourney scene, making room for new ones. Star Wars: Destiny is about to go through rotation, and it'll be a first for many gamers. Fantasy Flight takes a look at what is headed out, and what might be poised to take over in the upcoming meta.

I know I try and give you a bit of an intro to the game here, but looking at this Kickstarter campaign, what Grey Fox Games has typed at the top I can't improve on at all. "A game about killer robots, sad whales and moon demons. If that doesn't interest you, we're out of ideas."

I mean, really.

Free League Publishing has the next installment in the Chronice of the Throne of Thorns adventure line for Symbaroum up on Kickstarter. But don't worry, if you've not played the previous, you can jump right in with Mother of Darkness, as it's designed to be just that. Though Free League is Swedish, they've got their Kickstarter in English.

Or, if you're Henrix, you can read the Swedish version, also on the page.

Fantasy Flight is coming at you with a new, free adventure for you to try out. Those that have picked up Shadow of the Beanstalk, their latest cyberpunk book set in the Android universe, can grab yourself Night on the Town. And, I mean, who doesn't love a night on the town, anyway?

The pollen has started here in Georgia. It actually started about a week or so ago, but it's really ramping up quickly, and soon everything will have a green/gold powder coat. And even if you're not allergic to any of it, you'll still cough and sneeze, because it's like getting a handful of flour thrown in your face whenever you walk outside.

So, obviously, it's best to stay inside and game. Or, in this case, stay inside and work on your terrain game. Quick Terrain Corner for you today. Just one story. But it's a good one. My old friend, Dave Taylor, is running a Kickstarter campaign for his Terrain Essentials guide, written by Mel Bose of The Terrain Tutor.

All of the Guilds are getting a new captain in Guild Ball. Some people already have theirs in-hand. *holds up my Hunter and Fish captains* Others are still waiting on previews. If you're an Engineers player, here's your preview.

Going to conventions is fun. Going to conventions and not having to pay for it is friggin' amazing. Paizo and Roll for Combat are giving you a chance to get to know everything Paizo at PaizoCon on their dime. Want to know more? Read on.

Warlord Games has some WWII, Weird War II, and Sci-Fi new releases this week for Bolt Action, Konflikt '47, and Beyond the Gates of Antares. So, whether you like your historical miniatures games actually historically accurate or not, or just want to blast off for the deepest reaches of space, they've got you covered. Let's take a look at some more specifics.

One of the cool things about Prequel movies is that you can introduce a cool new concept, or unit, or character that's really cool... and then suddenly disappears forever from everything because they can't just go back and work them into the later movies that came out earlier... Such is the fate of the Imperial Death Troopers. But while we won't be seeing them show up in A New Hope anytime soon, you can have them on your Star Wars: Legion tabletops relatively soon.

It's Chaos out there! Like, literally. Games Workshop has unleashed a whole horde of Chaos releases for 40k over in their webshop, including a new Chaos Space Marine codex. You can get it, along with other figures such as a new Abaddon now.

There's the entries you can find in various manuals of monsters and compendiums of creatures, but many GMs wish there was a bit more. They really want to make those various baddies into major parts of the game, and they need more information to do so. Well, for those looking for more information on Faeries, Hags, and Undead, Triple Ace Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Monster Guides for those three exact creature types.