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Year 2018


Gotham is a place that seems to be perpetually in Halloween. It's dark. It's cool. It's got people in costume running around everywhere. So, it seems only fitting that Knight Models would have a new batch of releases for the Batman Miniatures Game over in their webshop today.

It's one thing to just play a card in a game and go, "that's my spell. It happens." It's another when you actually get into the theatrics of it, swishing your hand around to create the spell. That's what you'll do in Ka-Zing, a new card game from Redwell Games that's up on Kickstarter now.

As player characters roam around the game universe, they'll naturally push the lands into a certain style of  governance and order. In Seeds of Wars, not only will your characters go on adventures, but each will have their own Realm that's under their control. Will you rule with benevolence or malevolence? Will you focus on order? Faith? Militism? That's all up to you. The fantasy RPG is up on Kickstarter now.

It's Halloween. Boo!

And while the kiddos are out going door-to-door getting little bite-sized treats, we dont' make you go all over the neighborhood for your bite-sized gaming stories. You can just dunk your head into the bowl here and eat all you want.

Today we've got: New Pug Tank and Troopers Available From Ramshackle Games, Ghostly Bride Free With All Orders From Alternative Armies, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, New Releases Available From Barbaric Splendor Miniatures, Fox Box Releases Goblin Tactical Vehicle, Cerberus Studios' Mortals' Reckoning Resin Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, X-Case 2.0 Up On Kickstarter, and 1 Day Halloween Sale At Kraken Dice.

Sometimes, you play a game and you really wish there was just more. There's a lot going on, but you want to just dive into the deep end and really swim around in the setting. That's happened to a lot of people with Root. Well, you'll be able to do just. Magpie Games has acquired the license from Leder Games to create an RPG.

I was born and raised in Chicago. But back when I was a little kid, Lake Geneva was just "that resort town that family would always vacation at during the summer." If only I knew then that it was the home of the great Gary Gygax. Well, now that I'm a gamer, I'm much more interested in visiting, and if I wanted to go in real style, I'd join up with the Classic RPG Retreat: Lake Geneva 2019 from Geek Nation Tours.

I gotta admit, I'm not a fan of pure horror movies. I very much greatly prefer horror-comedy. Give me Zombieland. Give me Evil Dead II. Give me Undead. I'll watch those a thousand times before pure horror movies. That's why, when I see an RPG like Die Laughing, I'm certainly intrigued, since horror-comedy is just what they're up to. The game is on Kickstarter now.

Who you gonna call?

The Men in Black, of course. Or maybe the Ghostbusters. Or... I know... BOTH! That's what you'll be doing in Men In Black/Ghostbusters: Ecto-terrestrial Invasion, a new game coming from IDW and Panda Cult that joins these two franchises together for the first time.

Condottiere puts players in Renaissance Italy, as the various power struggles happen up and down the peninsula. Will you become the greatest House and leader of this new awakening, or cast into the dirt of history? Z-Man Games has posted up a new preview of the gameplay over on their site.

Beowulf is one of the truly classic pieces of literature. Coming to us from hundreds of years ago, it still resonates with readers now. And many people wish that they could put themselves into that heroic time and place. In Beowulf Beastslayer, you can. It's a new solo RPG adventure book that's up on Kickstarter now.

KeyForge is almost here. In it, players will have decks made up of 3 different Houses. One of those Houses is the Martians. They've sent in their flying saucers and tripod walkers in order to crush and destroy everything in front of them. In this preview, we get a look at how the House plays.

In a world that has been almost entirely destroyed, in the last inhabitable city, the greatest heroes ever to walk the earth head out into the blasted, desolate wastelands, braving the horrors in order to find survivors and bring them back home. That's the story behind Bastion, a new fantasy RPG that's coming to Kickstarter next month.

Tuesday, and the work week is underway. Mine's shaping up to be rather busy with various things going on. Hopefully, that'll make it go by quickly. Another thing that helps is listening to some gaming podcasts while I work.

Today on the dial we have: Geeks of the North Episode 51: Kickstarter; Chance of Gaming Episode 117; Breathing Flames Episode 13: Power to the Player; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 28: Do You Want to Play a Game?; and Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 175: Werewolf Legacy!

In Horrific Journeys, a quartet of new investigators hit the streets, looking to thwart the Great Old Ones and their follower's machinations. In this preview, we get a look at them and find where their strengths and weaknesses lie. While some might not fight what many people's mental picture of "anomaly investigator" may look like, they have what it takes to get the job done.

You're a member of an elite covert-ops team. You've got the best gear and training. Your missions include deep-cover operations in hostile territory. You're a member of Wraith Recon. And while most games with those sorts of descriptions take place in the present or near-future, this one takes place in a fantasy world. Wraith Recon is getting a new edition and the book is up on Kickstarter now.

The year is 1503 and Europe is sending out ships all over the world in order to found trading empires. The town of Seville (famous for its barbers) is a major trading hub, as captains look to recruit the best crews before setting out across the sea. And that's just what you'll be looking to do in Sevilla 1503, a new board game from Delirium Games that's up on Kickstarter now.

The troops are bringing out the heavy artillery in Star Wars: Legion. Rebel and Imperial commanders can now employ the E-Web and 1.4 FD Laser Cannon for their armies. Got an enemy vehicle or emplacement that's been giving you problems? These will be able to help.

Night of the Living Dead came out 50 years ago this month. It's an icon of the horror movie genre, basically laying the groundwork for all zombie movies to come. George A. Romero's classic is soon to be getting an official board game, as CMON has announced that they've procured the license and will be making a new game based on the property.

Teddy bears. Plushie tigers. Stuffed dragons. They may seem just like cuddly friends to hug as you fall asleep, but they're actually there to help protect you from the horrors that lurk in the night, wanting to take away all your happiness. At least, that's what's happening in Nighty Knights, a new RPG that's up on Kicksatrter now.

Frank Frazetta is one of the most iconic artists in the realm of fantasy art. His work has been turned into miniatures and prints to be enjoyed by people the world over for decades. Now, River Horse is turning his masterpieces into a new game. It's the Frazetta Card & Dice Battle Game and you can get your copy now.

Fans of TGN know that I love little games that can be tossed in one's gaming backpack and carried around easily, ready to be gotten out and played at a moment's notice between sessions of other games, or waiting for players to show, or to squeeze in just a couple last games before the LGS closes at night. Well, New Experience Workshop is looking to bring some new mini-games to you in what they're calling the Stocking Stuffer Collection (also makes a great holiday gift). They'll be on Kickstarter at the start of next month.

Mondays... I mean, I get why Garfield wasn't a fan. I'm not really thrilled with them, either. But waddyagonnado? To have a weekend, you must have a week. And everything has a beginning. So we're at the beginning of the week. However, I did do some baking over the weekend, and so the office will be able to partake in dark chocolate cayenne pepper brownies, chili powder dark chocolate chunk cookies, and a pumpkin pie (no strange twists on the pumpkin pie. I just like pumpkin pie). And something, something, something, tie-in with terrain.

Today in the terrain corner we have: Fantasy Flight Games Releases Playmat for Fallout Board Game, New Imperial Assault Playmat Now Available, and Pwork Wargames Halloween Sale Coming This Week

The Germans are heading to the front with a trio of new releases for Flames of War. Scout Vehicles abound, as does a new tank hunter platoon.

October is about to turn over into November and then it's the holiday season. Some companies are getting into the spirit early with having holiday sales now. One such is Ataraxy Publishing and their The Future Belongs to Us game. You can go and pick up their products for cheaper than usual now.

In Neon Gods, players take on the role of gang leaders in a futuristic city. If your gang is going to survive, you're going to have to do some work and you're gonna have to fight. And it's those two mechanics that we get a look at here. Check it out.