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When you're the GM, you're responsible for everything in the game that isn't the PCs. That can be a lot of work. When you're playing Starfinder, that means you're in charge of an entire universe. And when those PCs go planet-hopping, it can be difficult to come up with an entirely unique world at the drop of a hat. That's where the Deck of Many Worlds comes in. It's designed for GMs to create worlds with just a quick card shuffle. Have yourselves a look.

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The Hotshots and Aces expansion for X-Wing will add a whole bunch of pilots to the roster when you're building your squadrons. It's an expansion for everyone, including new cards for every faction. In this preview, we get a look at some of the Imperial, New Order, and Scum & Villainy pilots that are coming in the set. Want to know who's going to be hopping into the cockpit? Take a look for yourself.

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They say that hindsight is 20/20. Well, at the moment, forward sight is 2020. Corvus Belli is looking ahead with crystal clarity at what they'll be working on for the next year. Want to know where your favorite games are headed? Well, they don't give away all the details, but it's enough to get you interested. Let's take a look.

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I'm guessing a lot of you have Star Wars fever right now. There's a new movie out and pretty much everyone's going to see it. If you're wanting to bring that excitement to your tabletops, Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Miniatures Game is a great way to do it. And soon, your Rebel and Resistance squadrons will have some new pilots jumping into the cockpit. In this preview, we get a look at some of them and just what sort of skills they bring to the skies.

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The folks over at One Page Rules have been busy, little bees. They're giving you a special holiday gift with six, yes, six new sets of miniatures game rules. There's a little bit of everything. There's sci-fi fleets. There's fantasy sports. There's modern-era. There's fantasy. If you like playing with miniatures, chances are good there's a rules set you'll be interested in.

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Finishing out the week with a Giant Robot Alert. And considering that this is a 40k titan, it's one of the giantest giant robot alerts. Forge World is taking orders for the new Macro Gatling Blaster for your Titans, as well as a Titan bundle where you can get the whole thing in one swoop.

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Corvus Belli has a holiday present for you over in their webshop as well as down at your local gaming store. The December releases for Infinity are now available. Looking for a last-minute gift? This might just be it.

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In deep space, humanity struggles for survival. In particular, the humans in Sanctorvm (because Rome?). It's a new sci-fi horror/survival board game with heavy RPG elements that's up on Kickstarter now. Play in two modes: Adventure mode with 15 huge missions, or for a quicker game you can go through Mission mode where each game takes about an hour.

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The holidays are pretty much upon us already. But there's still time to pick up some last-minute gifts for the gamer on your list. And Privateer Press is helping as they have a bunch of new releases available now over in their webshop and down at your local game store.

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Since the end of their Kickstarter campaign, Corvus Belli has been working hard at making Infinity: Defiance a real thing. They're happy to show off some of their work, giving us a look at the sculpt for Lucien Sforza. Missed out on the campaign? Don't worry, as they will be opening up their pledge manager soon and you can late-pledge for the game then.

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Now, playing Starfinder can be as easy as simply asking Alexa to start a game for you. No need for grabbing the group together. You can just talk to your house and it'll begin. Paizo has released this entirely new way to play. And it's not just a start with no continue planned. There'll be more coming in January.

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Warlord Games is giving you an early Christmas present. You can head over into their webshop and grab yourself pre-orders of the Wave 2 releases for the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game. New Judges. New Foes. New Vehicles. There's a little bit of everything for you to check out.

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Space Weather!

Ok, so we might think of space as just empty... well... space, there are a lot of things out there, and when fights between fleets of ships happen, there could be much more than just the enemy ships to deal with. Fantasy Flight has announced new environment cards for X-Wing. Get a preview of what those will be like here.

... Should this be a Terrain Corner post? Maybe. Maybe not.

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Like happens so often with Forge World, it's two ends of the spectrum with their pre-orders for the week. On one side, you have a quick and nimble Blood Angles jump-pack squad for 40k. On the other side, there's the big and lumbering Ogre team expansion set for Blood Bowl. Sci-fi versus fantasy sports. Take your pick (even if it's both).

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Changing an army's commander can dramatically change how the force plays on the field. Fantasy Flight has announced a pair of new Star Wars: Legion commander expansions. Soon, you'll be able to have Cassian Andor or Iden Versio head your forces into battle. Let's take a look at what's in store.

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Next week, the next set of official Starfinder miniatures will be coming from Archon Studio. If you're looking to get some starfaring miniatures, you can go get your pre-orders in now.

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Next week, you'll be able to start playing Starfinder by simply stating your intention to do so, even if you're all alone in your home. No, you won't be going crazy, you'll be playing Starfinder on your Amazon Alexa. Yes, the popular sci-fi RPG is going to be available on the smart home device and all you'll have to do is say, "Alexa, play Starfinder!" to get going.

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Fantasy Flight has announced a new expansion set for Star Wars: Legion. Like the downed escape pod, this is a multi-piece set giving you terrain, but also upgrade cards and a pair of new characters that you can add to your forces. So it's a little bit of everything for you. What's it got inside? Let's find out.

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Free League Publishing and Modiphius are coming together to bring you the official Alien RPG. Based on the horror movie classic of space truckers looking to survive against the terrifying xenomorph, the RPG puts you right into that terrifying universe. Will you be able to make it out alive? You can pick up your copy of the core game and accessories now.

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GiantLands is a new RPG from game creator James Ward. It's a post-apocalyptic setting where giants have once more risen up to take over the world (hence the name). It's got a classic feel, thanks to having been worked on by an industry veteran of more than 40 years. You can go check out the Kickstarter campaign now.

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Apparently, Games Workshop was just like, "Well, we'll make it all available now" this weekend. There's a new Battletome for Age of Sigmar. There's a new book for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game. There's a new team for Blood Bowl. And there's new planes for Aeronautica Imperialis. And besides that, there's all sorts of minis kits you can order, including figures, terrain, and more. Plus dice, magazines, deluxe versions, and on and on and on and on. Might be easier to just say, "check it out."

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Want to take your fleet into battle? Or maybe have your ground forces roll across the terrain and grab territory? That's what you'll be doing in Dropfleet and Dropzone Commander from TTCombat. And they've got a whole bunch of new releases for both games that you can go check out now.

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We're in the future, everyone. Pretty much every movie I watched as a kid that took place "in the future" without being the super-future, we've passed it by. So what is futuristic is retro. Hence, Retropunk. That's where you head in this sci-fi RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is getting a new faction. They're the Institute and Modiphius has a bunch of new box sets available over in their webshop. There's a core box as well as some supplemental boxes to go with them.

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Who wants to just walk to battle? Nobody, that's who. Thankfully, there's plenty of armored transports that can get you there, such as the Gorgon Armoured Assault Transport, now available to order from Forge World. Get your figures to battle in style. They've also got a big Death Krieg force that you can put on your order list, if you so desire.

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