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Year 2019

I wasn't sure if this was a new game book or a new single for a new Metal album. I guess it's fitting that I'm listening to Angel of Death as I type this up. It seems only right. Anyway, Modiphius has released seven new Explorer playbooks for Rhapsody of Blood. They're collectively known as the Choir of Souls and you can get them in pdf format now.

If you're looking for a new dark fantasy RPG and haven't been happy with what's available, you might want to check out the Knights & Legends game. The core book for it is now available. It uses the Ludens Game System and is designed to be accessable to all gamer levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans.

The folks over at Studio 2 Publishing are looking to expand their Awaken RPG with a new expansion book. The Liborian Saga takes players to the mysterious islands surrounding Salvora. There's plenty there for GMs, with monsters, cities, maps, histories, NPC. There's also new stuff for players, with Items, Weapons, and Gifts. So, if you want to get more out of your Awaken games, this is the book for you. The book is on Kickstarter now.

Friday Eve. I know I'm ready for the weekend. I know it ws a short week, but for some reason, many of those feel at least as long as a regular week. Sometimes longer. Not entirely sure why that is, but here we are. Anyway, the weekend will be here eventually, and for those  expecting some gaming, let's make sure your gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Hive City Saint Statue Available from Tabletop Scenics, New Tundra Design From Deep-Cut Studio, New 6x3 foot Terrain Rubber backed Neoprene range from Loke BattleMats, Heroic Maps Releases Storeys: The Moonshine Tavern (Day), Heroic Maps Releases Storeys: The Moonshine Tavern (Night), Brigade Models Releases Small Scale Trains, and Amera Mouldings Releases New Gorge Set for 28mm.

Battlefront's Late War Sale is happening now for Flames of War. If you're wanting to get in on all the figure sets they've currently got available for a cheaper price than usual, now's your chance to jump in.

Missing out on a Kickstarter is no fun. No exclusives. No special pricing. It's a bummer. Thankfully, there's Late Pledge times for many campaigns. And that's what we've got here. Ares Games has opened up their Late Pledges for Sword & Sorcery: Ancient Chronicles. Don't miss this last chance to get in on all the good stuff.

Zorro, the masked vigilante fighting for the rights of the people, is making his way to your tabletops. Soon, you'll be able to join the swashbuckling action in Mexico with Zorro: The Roleplaying Game. Gallant Knight Games is running a Kickstarter for it now.

Warlord Games is bulking up your British forces with the Matilda II Tank Troop. You can head on over and put in your pre-order for a set of 3 of these tanks. Be the first gamer on your block with this set when it's released. France is counting on you.

Catalyst Game Labs is celebrating 35 years of BattleTech with a set of new releases. There's the new Beginner's Box, as well as a new full box set for you to check out. Along with that, they've got all sorts of apparel to show off as well. For me, it should be no surprise, but Clan Ghost Bear forever!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaare yoooooooooooooooooou readyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!?

*guitar riffs start up*

As far as I'm concerned, Bards = Best Class. So a card game all about bards trying to be the best they can be certainly has my attention. You can go check out Battle of the Bards, up on Kickstarter now. \m/

... I kinda want the badger as a tattoo now...

Well... I mean, you can make a game about just about anything. And this certainly isn't the first poop-centered one. But here we are, a card collection game about cats and poop, entitled Too Many Poops. The game's up on Kickstarter now.

I love hearing about Kickstarter campaigns that not only fund, but make their way to retail. That's just what we've got here. For those that want some truly epic, Viking RPG-ing, Sagas of Midgard is your game. Become a warrior of old, fighting your way through and along with the mythic pantheon of the Norse. You can pick up your copy now.

ChillMaze is a brand new game company out there on the scene. Their first game, RoboDancer, will be making its way to Kickstarter soon. But before that, they're having themselves a little giveaway over on their website. You could win yourself a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Head on over and put your name in the hat.

Already halfway through the week. That's why I love having Mondays off. It makes the next work week that much faster. And if the work week goes by fast, that means it's gonna be time again for gaming soon. Best be well-fed, so let's chomp on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Mythexplorers III Kickstarter Coming From RN Estudio, New Shaleground Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, and New Release Giveaway From Puppets War.

Are you a good person? Do you take care of yourself? Do you care for others? By playing Virtue, a new board game up on Kickstarter, you can find out where you stand. This cooperative trip through tough decisions has its campaign running now.

Each box of Discover: Lands Unknown is different. You never know just what you're going to run into out there. It's best to take a buddy. While originally competitive, Fantasy Flight has posted up rules for you to team up with your other players for survival out in the wilds. Have a look for yourself.

The festival is coming up and everyone wants to present the biggest fish there. But there's more than just fish out in the lagoon. There's also sticky, stingy jellyfish. And that's below the waves. Hovering overhead are thieving gulls ready to take your catch. In this preview of Miaui from Z-Man Games, we get a look at how these two mechanics work in the game.

Next Move Games makes some games that are seriously just pretty to look at. If you've seen Azul and/or Reef, you know what I'm talking about. Well, their next game also looks to have some pretty components, but with a more vertical flair. Check out Tuki.

There's someone new in charge over at Privateer Press. Industry veteran bob Watts has been announced as their new CEO. Bob started as a metal caster 40 years ago. So, those of you looking to break into the gaming industry, just look where even what seems like the most menial task can one day lead you.

Don't you sometimes wish you could just cut your head off and roll it elsewhere? Maybe switch it onto another body? Well, the Fireys in Labyrinth can do it, and soon, you'll be able to add these little guys to your Labyrinth Board Game games, along with a new Jareth sculpt. River Horse is taking orders for them now.

A whole new faction is making their way onto tabletops in Kings of War: Vanguard. The dwarves have been roused from their mountain strongholds and are setting on the path to conflict. In this article from Mantic Games, you can check out not only the new figures, but take a look at some new Mercenary models that could be joining them, or you, for the right price.

You may look at that headline and be like, "... so, like a 'dash' mechanic where you move quickly?" To which I would go, "No! Running is the slang term for what is basically hacking another computer system." That sort of Lawnmower Man-esque internet world where it's not just pictures and text on a screen, but a fully-interactive reality, where you're having to do battle with programs designed to keep you out. That's what we a get a look at in this Shadow of the Beanstalk preview from Fantasy Flight.

It would seem like Privateer Press is getting into that "10 Year Challenge" thing that's going on where you post a picture of yourself currently, along with one from 10 years ago to see how you've changed. In these previews for Warmachine and Hordes, we have a new Tharn Blood Shaman, but we also have a look back at a previous time in both Severius' and Caine's life.

I love having Mondays off a lot more than Fridays off. You might be thinking "a 3-day weekend is a 3-day weekend. What's the difference?" The difference is that, with Monday off, when you get back to work, you're already closer to the next weekend. *taps side of forehead* Always thinkin'.

Something that'll also help the week go by is listening to some gaming podcasts.

This week on the dial we have: Geeks of the North Episode 60: What colour was that?; The Secret Cabal Episode 175: Nemesis, The Expanse and Our Hopes and Predictions for 2019; 40K Radio Episode 35: Vigilus Open Day; The Scholarly Warrior Episode 6; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 259: Crusade & Mega-gaming; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 139: The Quacks of Quedlinburg; and Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 162: Too Many Bones-Undertow, Master of Wills, Kitchen Rush, GoT Expansion, Quiver.

Bolt Action and Warlords of Erehwon are getting some new kits from Warlord Games. Bolt Action's ready to receive British Commonwealth Troops, as well as a number of paint kits. Warlords is getting an Orc warband as well as an Undead warband. Let's take a look at them.