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The city is under attack. Nefarious plots are afoot and evil supervillains are attacking. What's needed are for the world's greatest heroes to come to the rescue. And that's just what you'll be doing in Hour of Need, a new cooperative superhero board game coming soon to Kickstarter from Blacklist Games.

There's a bevy of new DC Universe and Batman Miniatures Game figures available to pre-order from Knight Models. They've got new versions of classics like Superman and Robin, along with a rogues gallery of baddies like the Joker and Lex Luther, plus more. Pre-orders go until October 1st.

Atomic Mass Games is bringing a new superhero miniatures game to your tabletops with Marvel: Crisis Protocol. But how will different characters work? You might've seen a stat card, but what do the numbers and symbols mean? In this preview, we get a look at exactly that.

The logistics behind getting gaming products out to you, the populace, are huge and complicated. And try as they might, sometimes things don't go as planned. Any small hiccup along the way can cause a change in when product is available. So, with that in mind, WizKids is sad to say that they are pushing back the release of the Marvel HeroClix: X-Men the Animated Series, the Dark Phoenix Saga set until the end of the month.

It's Friday. Gateway to the weekend. What will you be getting up to? Gaming? I'm going to guess gaming. Me? I won't be gaming. That's fine. Gaming doesn't always happen every weekend. Instead, I'll be getting up to some cooking. What might I cook? I've not fully decided yet, as I've yet to make my grocery list (I go shopping Saturday mornings). But I'm thinking I might give a try to some Chocolate Blackout Cake, or maybe some Banana Bread. Perhaps I'll try some Chicken Parm. We'll see. Maybe I'll just order a pizza and laze around the apartment. It's a mystery! But, before we get to those treats, we've got some bite-sized morsels of the gaming variety to snack on.

Today on the platter we have: Supers Ulimited Superhero Minis Up On Kickstarter, Kraken Dice Releasing Mulholland Sunset Dice Today, and Metallice Dice Games Summer Sale Happening Now.

The DC Universe and Batman Miniatures games are getting some reinforcements. There's a whole bunch of kits available for them over on the Knight Models website. Head over and put your name down on the list now and you'll be the first to get them when they launch on August 18th.

Solomon Grundy want pants too!

The X-Men have been in just about every form of media. Of course, there's the comic books, but there's also movies and, in this instance, TV shows. Raise your hand if you watched the X-Men cartoon. *raises hand and sees most others do it, too* That's what I thought. Well, there's some new figures for HeroClix coming based on that beloved show.

I have to admit, I was a Marvel guy and not a DC guy back when I read comics (which was decades ago at this point, mind you). So, I don't know anything about Doom Patrol. All I know is that Knight Models will be coming out with figures for them soon for the Batman Miniatures Game. And... apparently... it includes a donkey? O,o

Keep the Earth safe from all who would want to do harm, the Justice League is a group of the greatest super heroes the world has ever seen. And soon, they'll be coming to your tabletops. Knight Models has announced a new Justice League set for the DC Universe Miniatures Game.

You've got your books for Survive This!! Vigilante City. But you want more. You need more books! (I mean, we're gamers here, we always want more). Well, your prayers have been answered. There's a Kickstarter campaign up and running now to get you those books that you so desperately desire. They're filled with plenty of new options for your games.

Creating a game world from scratch can be hard. It's amazing just how many details there are to get into there for it to work. Well, for those wanting to world-build in the Tiny Supers game, Gallant Knight Games is here to help. They're running a Kickstarter for Tiny Legacies, a new guide for creating your own worlds and campaigns in the game.

Knight Models has a new batch of figures they're taking pre-orders for over on their website. If you're looking for more Harry Potter or Batman figures, look no further. Be the first gamer on your block with these minis when they hit the streets. Put your name down on the list now.

For a team, the X-Men never seemed to get along that well. At least, Wolverine and Cyclops certainly never got along. And in the upcoming 3-month long storyline event, Wolverine vs. Cyclops: X-Men Regenesis, that all comes to a head. This new HeroClix event is being previewed now over on WizKids' site.

Pulp Monsters, makers of Pulp City, has announced that they're teaming up with Kitbash Games in order to greatly expand their miniatures game range. This partnership will usher in an age of new updates, new figures, new ways to play, and just more content overall for the game.

Many of you have seen Endgame and seen what the movie studios are doing for the Infinity War. Well, what about recreating that on your own tabletop? That's what you'll get to do with the upcoming HeroClix set, and we get a look at some of the figures you'll be finding in this preview.

The streets are overrun with crime. Who will be the hero of the people? The heroes of WatchGuard will be. o2Media has officially released their first wave of superhero figures over in their webshop. You can head there now and get a special price for a bundle deal.

So, I think I heard something about a new Avengers moving coming out at some point. I've not really looked into it. But, overall, people seem to be pretty jazzed about it. After you're done at the movie theater, you'll soon be able to add more Marvel superheroes to your HeroClix games, as there's a new set coming out soon called Avengers Black Panther and the Illuminati.

The next set for HeroClix is now available. If you're wanting to get some super punching action on, you can now pick up sets of the DC Universe Rebirth set. Full of iconic heroes and villains, including alternate versions of them that you might not readily recognize, you can add them to your collection.

Batman has some of the greatest gadgets in the game. So, it's not so great when his enemies get a hold of them. Take, for example, the Tumbler, the tank-like version of the Batmobile from the Dark Knight series. Bane and his gang managed to snag a few, and they'll be bringing them to the streets in the Batman Miniatures Game from Knight Models. Have yourself a look.

The Dark Knight Rises is one of the most beloved superhero movies out there. And soon, Knight Models will be bringing all its action to the tabletop. They are coming out with a The Dark Knight Rises starter box for their Batman Miniatures Game. They're showing off the contents, if you wanted to have a look-see.

No matter how much playtesting you do before a game goes out, having a couple thousand copies of your games hit players hands will find more things than you'd ever want to tweak and fix on your own. So, while the original Infinite Power worked fine, the designers saw some places for improvement. They've made those changes and are now ready to reveal them with Infinite Power 2nd Edition. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

A new batch of pre-orders are up for the Batman Miniatures Game. On the heroes side of things, there's a new Batwoman. The Joker's Crew is also getting some beefing up with a pair of bikers as well as a sad, crying clown (not in an iron lung).

The DC Universe has been blasted apart and put back together several times. In this most recent incarnation, it's being called DC Universe Rebirth, and there's a new HeroClix set coming out celebrating it. WizKids has started with the previews of this new set that you can check out.

We mosey on over to our next RPG Zine this afternoon as we check out Fantasic Tales of Two Cities. This Zine looks to outline two very different cities, yet both are filled with all manner of opportunities for GMs to use in their games. One is Los Diablos, a city populated by superheroes and supervillains. The other is Palathos, a fantasy city with all the hustle and bustle you'd expect. The zine is up on Kickstarter now.

When the new set of figures hits the streets, everyone wants to be the first to get them. So, when given an opportunity to get those figures up to two weeks early, it's a good idea to figure out just how you can go about doing that. In this instance, it's the pre-release events that WizKids will be holding for the DC Rebirth set for HeroClix.

 

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