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Warmachine, with its arcane turbines and flair for the electronic, especially in the case of factions like Cygnar and the Cult of Cyriss, always had a bit of a sci-fi vibe going for them, if you ask me. Well, now, Privateer Press is leaving nothing to doubt. They're coming out with an actual sci-fi game set in the far future of the Warmachine/Hordes world. It's called Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika and it's coming to Kickstarter soon.

A mystery is afoot! It can be tough to include a mystery in your RPGs, owing to the freewheeling nature of what parties tend to get into. But Paizo's here to help with their Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path for Starfinder. The first part, The Chimera Mystery, is due out soon. In this article, Paizo looks at running mysteries in campaigns.

There's many reasons to possibly miss out on a Kickstarter campaign. Heck, this month, I'm running a little tight, so I've not been able to put in as much into pledges as I'd wanted or back every campaign I was hoping to. However, next month, I should have a couple more bucks and can head on in. That's what's possible right now if you missed out on the Infinity Defiance campaign. They're taking late pledge pre-orders now over on gamefound.

It's the Roaring 20s. The Gaslight Club is the most popular place for the real swingin' swells to hang out. However, not everything as it seems. The Gaslight Club is actually a sci-fi theme park populated by hosts (think Replicants, kinda). That's where you come in. You play as one of these hosts, and you've just started to realize that you're not the same as the guests that come into your establishment. You're becoming self aware. That's the story behind The Gaslight Club RPG zine that's up on Kickstarter now.

Games Workshop has a whole lot of things going on in their webshop this week. There's a new Necromunda book and unit. They've got some new Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game kits. But they've also got a bunch of heroes for Age of Sigmar now available individually. So, if you've been wanting some of these figures but didn't want to have to buy a huge set to get them, now you can. As I say, it's a lot going on.

Modiphius is giving you a special treat this Valentine's Day. They've bundled together some of their games and accessories and have created giant bundle deals that can save you off of the regular price. But together and save on games like the Star Trek RPG, John Carter of Mars, Infinity RPG, and the Conan RPG.

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Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert!

In this instance, there's a new titan for Adeptus Titanicus available to order from Forge World. But that's not all they've got this week. There's also the new Inner Circle Knights Cenobium unit for the Dark Angels. They have such sights to show you!

The folks over at Free League Publishing are doing what they can to make sure that the official Alien RPG is accessable to as many gamers as would like to try their hand in surviving in Ridley Scott's horror universe. As such, they're going to be releasing the rulebook in 7 new languages soon. This will open up the game to a whole new audience.

Paizo has their new Alien Archive 3 book coming out. In order to make sure you get the most of it right away, they've posted an encounter that you can drop into your Starfinder games. Go check out Goo Goo Muck... I mean, Giggles in the Muck.

The Clone Wars saw the clone armies of the Republic facing off against the robotic forces of the Separatists. But despite one army being made up of clones and the other coming off an industrial assembly line, not every trooper was identical. There were elites, specialists, and more. In this preview, we get a look at two new units coming for Star Wars: Legion that are a step up from the average squad.

Padme Amidala wasn't your average monarch. She didn't just sit on her throne, occasionally make a speech, and generally stay to herself. She was ready to get out there and fight just like anyone else when the Separatists came calling. Soon, Star Wars: Legion players will be able to add her to their forces. But not just her, Cad Bane is coming along as well, representing said Separatists. In this preview, we get a little look at what you can expect when they are released.

The Trade Federation has a huge military industrial complex behind it. Their factories are able to pump out droids, weapons, and vehicles at an astounding rate. One of those iconic vehicles is the AAT Battle Tank. It's armed with all manner of weaponry to help the Trade Federation assert itself as a major presence in the Separatist movement. Soon, you'll be able to add this formidable tank to your forces in Star Wars: Legion.

April showers bring May flowers. And Mayflowers bring Pilgrims. But May will simply be bringing some new releases for both Monsterpocalypse and Riot Quest from Privateer Press. They're showing off the new items that will be available. And I almost could put this in a Terrain Corner article, since Monsterpocalypse is getting a whole bunch to build up your city (for you to then bash to pieces, of course).

Fantasy Flight is looking to get you edicated about the world of Star Wars: Legion. Sure, you've maybe checked out a rulebook or hovered around while a couple people played a game, but maybe it still wasn't clicking. Well, that's where this deep-dive into the game's mechanics might help. This is the second part in the series looking at the game's mechanics.

With all the tensions in the world today, it's easy to imagine ending up in some sort of post-apocalyptic scenario. Unfortunately, that's just where you find yourself in Zona Alfa, a new near-sci-fi skirmish miniatures game where players are looking for resources to survive in a nuclear-blasted Eatern European Exclusion Zone. You can pick up your copies of this new scenario-based, campaign-driven game now.

The folks over working on Breachstorm are looking to add even more factions to the game. Of course, adding just anything would possibly unbalance the game. Best to thoroughly test everything before it becomes official. As such, they're launching Project Blacksmyth that will fulfill both goals. New factions will be released as beta test rules. You, the players, can test them out, give feedback, and things can be altered before the official release.

I remember when the Altered Carbon show came out on Netflix. The vast majority of my friends lost their minds over it (figuratively, not like in the show). Many of them were all, "OMG! I would love an RPG set in that world!" Well, their prayers have been answered. And I'm sure many of you also felt that. Your prayers have been answered as well. The official Altered Carbon RPG is up on Kickstarter now.

The folks over at One Page Rules have been busy behind the scenes and they're ready to show off all that time and effort. They have posted up a very large update that gives you not only a new faction and units for their current games, they've also created an entirely new game called Covering Fire. If you're a fan of more freeform games, then Covering Fire is for you as there's no measuring, no solid turn structure, and relies on a series of reactionary actions.

The distant future. Humanity has not only made its way into space, but it has colonized worlds far from home and become the most expansive and dominant group in the entire galaxy. AI is making us challenge our preconceived notions of what is being alive. Alien races are not always friendly. And different human factions still fight among themselves. This is the universe you find yourselves in when you play Omega Horizon, a new sci-fi RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

Modular design. It's very important. When you create something for war, you want to be able to quickly adapt it to whatever you require at the time. The engineers at the Titania Aerospace Corporation have been working on just such a set of vehicles. They've hit a couple designs that work and they like and are now pumping out variations of them as fast as possible. And now, Dropzone Commander players can pick them up to bolster their forces.

19 new releases. There are 19 new releases spread out among the different Fantasy Flight Star Wars minis games that you can now purchase. That's quite a lot. There's things like the new Luke and Vader kits for Star Wars: Legion. Star Wars: Armada has a pair of new huge ships (good to see that game getting some support again). And X-Wing has a bunch of figures, including a bunch of re-releases for the 2nd edition of the game (I'm kind of surprised some of these weren't already available, to be honest...).

Convention season kicks off early every year with the Nuremberg Toy Fair. Want to get a jump on what's going to be coming out during the year? It's the place to be. In this instance, it's what Games Workshop is showing off. They've got previews out for new Aeronautica Imperialis, Necromunda, and Adeptus Titanicus

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Yup, a bit late, but there's Giant Robot Alert. Have a look

Technology advances. When I was young, I had a casette player. Then I had a CD player. Now, I have a phone that's a supercomputer. Well, the same happens in the Star Wars universe. The Battle Droids of old are replaced with newer models. Hence, the B2 Super Battle Droid. Soon, Star Wars: Legion players will be able to add these droids to their forces. Let's take a look at what they bring.

Sure, Star Wars: Legion has been out for a while, but maybe you never really gave it much of a look because you weren't entirely sure how the mechanics worked. You might've checked around, but didn't see anything truly to your liking in explaining the game. Well, Fantasy Flight is here to help. They've posted up an overview of the game so you can know just exactly if it's the game you're looking for.

Tanks the size of city blocks that are an army unto themselves. That's what an OGRE is. Steve Jackson's game of sci-fi combat is getting a new wave of figures in the form of two inconic vehicles. Wave 3 of this miniatures game is available to pre-order now.