Midweek Snippets

We're halfway there. The weekend will soon be once more upon us. I know I can't wait. I've got game again this weekend. The continuing saga of our D&D group of adventurers that... still really aren't that much of a cohesive group and don't really like each-other that much. ... Yeah, our party dynamics are weird. :P

But anyway, that all aside, we need to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Jigswords Available From Puppets War, Kraken Dice Previews Bugaboo Set, and Munchkin Bricks 2 Up on Kickstarter.


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Conan: Savage Legends Up On Kickstarter

The heroes and villains of Robert E. Howard's Conan stories have found themselves thrown together and trapped in a savage land. Seeing as most of them aren't really big fans of one-another, they've taken to fighting. But who will come out on top of this battle royale? That's for you to decide in Conan: Savage Lands. This strategic combat board game is up on Kickstarter now.


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Privateer Press Previews The Wild Hunt Theme Force for Hordes

As Theme Forces are going to be drastically changing with the Oblivion expansion for Warmachine and Hordes, Privateer Press has been giving us a look at just how those themes will be altered. Theme Forces have been a big part of the game for quite a long time, and changing them up is a big overhaul for the game. This time around, we get a look at Circle Orboros and the The Wild Hunt theme force.


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Fantasy Flight Announces Covert Missions Expansion for Star Wars: Destiny

As the latest expansion for Star Wars: Destiny starts to fill out your decks, Fantasy Flight has announced a new one on the horizon. It's called Covert Missions and it adds game-changing missions to the game. With cards like Construct the Death Star, players can have an alternate way to win the game.


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CMON Posts New God of War: The Card Game Preview

The Norns are looking to stop Ragnarok. They're looking into the well of Fate, trying different combinations of heroes and situations in order to do it. That's what you're up to in God of War: The Card Game, coming soon from CMON. In this preview, we get a look at how the heroes work, and some of what makes them unique from one-another.


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Corvus Belli Announces Operation Wildfire Starter Set for Infinity

Corvus Belli is taking pre-orders for a new 2-player starter set for Infinity. It's called Operation Wildfire and it is not only a great place for new gamers to get into the game, but for Infinity veterans, it contains the beginning of a whole new army. They're the 0-12, an organization designed to take over for the U.N. as an international (and interplanetary) peacekeeping force. Those that pre-order the set will get an expanded set of figures as well as an exclusive one.


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Anxiety Attack! The Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Many people suffer from anxiety. Things that might seem mundane or everyday can set them off. I know I've got some of that. Anxiety Attack from The Awkward Yeti turns that into a game. Do your best to keep calm while others are trying to get you into the anxiety spiral. The game is up on Kickstarter now.


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Mutant: Elysium RPG Coming August 1st From Free League Publishing

The next expansion for Mutant: Year Zero is coming in August. Free League Publishing has announced that Mutant: Elysium will hit store shelves August 1st. So, what can you expect? New Enclave human character creation. A detailed description of Elysium I. A complete campaign. And much more.


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Justice Velocity RPG Coming August 15th

Who wouldn't want to star in an action movie? Cool gear. Cool clothes. You always have the best hair. Tear-ass around downtown with almost no traffic whenever you want. It'd be amazing. And while we can't be real-life action movie stars, we can in Justice Velocity. The RPG from Polyhedra Games was successfully Kickstarted, and soon it will be making its way to tabletops. The official release date is August 15th.


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Podcast Radio

And we find ourself securely deposited in Tuesday. Hopefully your start of the week went well. I know I want the rest of the week to go by quickly, mostly because it's a gaming weekend. So, in that vein, let's get some gaming podcasts going to speed things up.

This week on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 56: Modiphius’ Sam Webb on The Spy Game; Geeks of the North Episode 79: Storage Wars; Tabletop Talk Episode 30: Zipp (Bayou) Deep Dive with John Fox; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 65: Jonathan Strange, Dice Hospital Expansions, Empires of the North; Nerdherders Special Interview Episode 1; Game Classy 191: Neon Genesis Evangelion; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 35: The Original Toxic Wasteland; Singled Out Episode 90: Talking Meta And Beta Rules With Steve Cole; and Lords of the Dungeon Episode 29: Cyberpunk Red, AC’s Dice, Balanced Parties and Campaign Goals.


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Free League Publishing Announces Crusader Kings

It's good to be the king... or so they say. There's a ton of stuff you have to take care of and let's face it, you're going to make a lot of people mad in the process and there's always going to be someone out to get you and take over your kingdom. That's where you'll find yourself in Crusader Kings, a new fantasy board game coming from Free League Publishing this August.


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Modiphius Announces Organized Play And New Releases For Vampire: The Masquerade

Listening to Type O Negative while typing this seems rather appropriate. Anyway, one of the things about Vampire: The Masquerade is that they have a worldwide network of games that people will join in with. Sure, other games do this sort of thing as well, but it's sort of one of the things V:TM is known for. And Modiphius is making sure that the newest edition continues that legacy. They're signing up people now for their Organized Play system. They've also teased some new releases that you can look forward to.


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Forge World Taking Pre-Orders For Willow Rosebark for Blood Bowl

Seeing as the elves are getting a new Battletome as well as a new Blood Bowl team, it seems only fitting that Forge World would be taking orders for a new Dryad Star Player. And that's what we've got here. It's Willow Rosebark. Thankfully, she's faster than your average tree running through a field.


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Monday Terrain Corner

And we've made it back around to Monday. I had a nice, restful, relaxing weekend. Considering that Gen Con isn't all that far away, I need to get in as many of those as I can between now and then. We also can use to get your gaming tables looking good. So, let's do that.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Bugs: Into the Tunnels Available From Acheson Creations, New Infinity Terrain From TTCombat, and Wastelang Game Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.


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The Kaldori Project RPG Campaign Book Up On Kickstarter

Making an entire game world on your own is tough. There's a million little details to figure out. Why not leave that up to someone else? That's what The Kaldori Project has done. It's a new setting book that includes maps, towns, cities, new creatures, new classes, and whole new quests for your games of Dungeons & Dragons. You can back this new book on Kickstarter now.


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Wave 4 for X-Wing Now Available From Fantasy Flight

The next wave of X-Wing figures is available from Fantasy Flight. They're still catching up, bringing some older ships to 2nd Edition, such as the Millennium Falcon and TIE Silencer, but there's also new ships such as the Naboo Fighter, the Hyena-Class Bomber, and the Resistance Transport.


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Privateer Press is Hiring

Getting into the gaming industry was something I worked at for a very long time before making it. I know many of you are probably the same, looking for your chance. Well, Privateer Press is currently hiring for some entry-level positions in their production and warehouse team. You never know, you might start there and end up being the CEO of the next big gaming company. Why not take a look?


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Two New Releases Available For A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game

The Houses in Westeros are at war. And, really, it's not just the great Houses, but pretty much everyone, as we can see from this new set of releases for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game from CMON. The Night's Watch are taking to the field with their Ranger Trackers while the Free Folk counter with their Followers of Bone. Both sets are available now.


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