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Plaid Hat Games Posts Gen Con Preview

You know, I see a lot of "Gen Con Preview" posts, but I think this one has taken the prize so far for most items in it. Plaid Hat Games is not going to be messing around when they hit Indy next week. They've got all sorts of new games ready to show off to you, the eager and excited public. I suggest you take a look-see here, and then again when you make it to the show.

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Privateer Press Posts Gen Con Preview

A week from now, Gen Con will have started (well, even really, before then, since there's Wednesday night stuff nowadays). How horrifying is that (for all of you that have tons yet to do before the show)? For those that are excited to see what'll be there, Privateer Press is giving you a sneak peek of what you can find at their booth.

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Ares Games Posts Gen Con Preview

Gen Con is ridiculously close. Much of the show is already on its way to Indianapolis (or, at least, I hope it is for all the shipping managers out there). Ares Games will be in attendance and they've got plenty they want to show off, including their new Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles game. But that's hardly all. Check out the preview they posted so you can know what to be excited for.

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Renegade Game Studio Running Outbreak: Undead Survival Scavenger Hunt at Gen Con

Ok, I have to admit, this sounds pretty cool. Renegade Game Studio, to celebrate their upcoming Outbreak Undead Survival Guide, is running a special Outbreak Undead Survival Scavenger Hunt at Gen Con. It's part Assassin, it's part Scavenger Hunt, it's part Augmented Reality.

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John Kovalic's Charity Bike Ride Fundraiser Going On Now

Every year, John Kovalic, artist extraordinaire who has done work for projects like Cash 'n' Guns, Munchkin, and his Dork Tower series of comics (along with many, many, many others) does a charity bikeride event. The event raises money to bring healthy food to underprivileged people around Kovalic's hometown. It's a good cause, you can get some cool Munchkin swag, and you get a world-famous artist tooling around on a bike with a duck on his head. It's a win for everyone.

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Wyrd Posts Gen Con Newsletter

Good lord, it's so close that Gen Con might as well be here. Thankfully, there is still some prep time, but not a lot. So, as you're getting your last details in order, you might want to spend some time perusing Wyrd's Gen Con Newsletter. If you've been looking for what they'll have in terms of new releases, alternate sculpts, or other special things going on, this is your one-stop shop.

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Fantasy Flight Announces X-Wing Second Edition Tourney At Gen Con

Gen Con is, like, right friggin' around the corner. Geeze... Anyway, that realization (that I'm having at least a couple times each day) aside, another thing that's near is the release of X-Wing 2nd Edition. And if you'll be at Gen Con, it'll be your first chance to officially play the new set, as some will be available for purchase. Also, you can participate in a 2nd Edition tourney.

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Battlefront UK Open Day Happening This Weekend

Battlefront has a whooooooole ton of stuff going on this weekend. It's their UK Open Day and they're making sure to jam-pack it full of everything. Check out their Facebook page all weekend for live updates on events, previews, and more. They've also got new releases going up, so be sure to check out those, too.

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Midweek Snippets

The week's half-over (or, at lest it is when you're reading this. It's still pretty early in the morning when I'm typing it). Mine has been going well. Yesterday, I got some new dice from Kraken Dice. ... Today, I see that they have some new releases and so I just made another order... Because that's just my life these days. Not that that's really a complaint. But, besides new dice, what other sorts of bite-sized gaming stories do we have for you?

Today on the platter there's: New Releases Available From Kraken Dice, Steamforged Running Critical Roll RPG Minis Kickstarter, Through Gamer Goggles Origins Coverage, and Brigade Models Releases New 6mm American Republic Models.


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Saving Throw Raising Money For Alzheimer's Research

Alzheimer's is a horrific disease. One I know about all too well. But there's breakthroughs all the time in research looking to fight it. Saving Throw is looking to do their part to help out by holding The Longest Day, their 24-hour RPG marathon that will be streamed out on Twitch, as well as their funding drive. Go and check it out and toss a couple bucks their way in order to help save people's lives and memories.

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New Previews Up From Battlefront For Team Yankee

The folks over at Battlefront have a lot going on in this update. First off, with Free Nations coming out next weekend, they've got various previews up for that. Then, they also have a look at an updated version of the Bishop, with new cards so you can add them to your Flames of War games. Finally, they'll be at the UK Games Expo this weekend, where you can pick up some Team Yankee stuff before anyone else.

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PaizoCon Coming This Weekend

You all know how much I look forward to the weekend. It's my favorite. And, I mean, conventions are awesome, too. So, you team up a convention with a weekend (ok, so most conventions are on the weekend, but you know what I mean), and it's just a super weekend. That's what we've got this upcoming weekend with PaizoCon. If you're in or around Seattle, you should stop by.

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Tickets On Sale For PAX Unplugged

Who doesn't love convention season? Nobody, that's who. Getting to go and hang out with all your friends, all sharing together in the community of gaming. It's glorious (even if it can be exhausting). As with everything, being prepared for a show is key. That's why you need to plan early, like getting your tickets for PAX Unplugged, which have gone on sale now. It might still be 196 days away, but that's no reason to be a slacker!

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Geek Nation Tours Booking for Essen Trip

Somecentury, I will be able to make it out to Spiel Essen. And when I do, I'm gonna book a tour like the one Geek Nation Tours is doing. You get so much out of it. Sights. Events. And hanging out with cool people like Rodney from Watch it Played. While I might not be able to make this year's tour, if you can, you'll want to book now.

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Tickets Coming Soon for Fantasy Flight's Flight Report

Gen Con has all sorts of important announcements going on during the show as each company talks about the new things they're working on. For Fantasy Flight, that all happens during their In-Flight Report. This free event is open to the public, but space is limited. If you want in, you'll need to secure your tickets, which become available in just a couple days.

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A Convention, a War, and Answers from Battlefront

Battlefront has been really busy over the past couple weeks. They've got a new website up for the 'Nam game, as well as they're currently running a sale over there. They've got a new FAQ for Tanks, which should help everyone make sure they're playing the game right. And they've also been prepping for the next show: Hammerhead 2018.

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Privateer Press Announces First Shot Event

A lot of you out there have kids that are getting to the age where you're looking to introduce them to gaming. And there's plenty of board games out there designed for just that sort of thing. But what about if you want to introduce them to the world of miniatures games? There's a lot less opportunity for that. However, Privateer Press is looking to change that with their First Shot event, specifically designed for parents to teach their kids the intricacies of minis games.

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Geek Nation Tours Booking For Essen 2018 Trip

While many people see Gen Con as THE gaming show of the year, there are many others that feel that the real gaming show of the year is Essen Spiel. Not having gone, myself, I can't really say, but it's certainly up for debate. If I ever do go, I know I'd want to go in style via a Geek Nation Tours event. They've basically got everything. And they're currently booking for this year's Essen tour.

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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Star Wars: Legion Launch Day Events

Star Wars: Legion was arguably the biggest announcement at Gen Con 2017. Since August, everyone has been chomping at the bit to get their hands on the game. The wait's almost over, as sets will be hitting shops in less than a month. And Fantasy Flight wants to make sure that when you go pick up your minis, there's a whole celebration behind it. They've announced Launch Day Events to add even more excitement to March 22nd.

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Exclusive International Tabletop Day Items Available to Pre-Order

There are a lot of holidays throughout the year (heck, as I mentioned earlier, it's one here today in the US). But there's only one holiday that's specifically all about gaming. And it's not just one country's holiday. It's everyone's! It's International Tabletop Day. And it's been growing with every year. This year, you can even get some exclusive items. Just ask your FLGS to put their name on the list to get the box of goodies.

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Cryptozoic Previews Toy Fair Previews

Yeah, I know, it's a funny headline, but it's what we've got. Cryptozoic has posted up a preview of the games that they will be previewing at New York Toy Fair 2018 (which is less than a week away). They'll have two Rick and Morty games, two DC Deck-Building sets, and a pair of standalone board games.

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New Season of Pandemic Survival Is On

I'm just getting over a cold. Another coworker and her kid just found out they have strep. It's not a good time. Viruses and bacteria are spreading all over. What we need is a group of public health officials to come in and clean this place up. As you all know, that's your job in Pandemic. But what group is the best at curtailing these health hazards? That's what the Pandemic Survival Series is all about. The new season just got underway and you can join in. Your own bleach wipes are not required, but recommended.

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