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Beamswords and Bazookas is a new sci-fi RPG that puts players in the role of mech pilots just as the world is headed towards WWIII. Make your own character. Make your own mech. Pilot said mech out on the battlefield. It's a good time had by all. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Sometimes, a GM wants a pre-made adventure so they can fill in a gap in their own plot. Sometimes, the pre-made adventure is the plot. Rise of the Drow takes players from Level 1 all the way to Level 20, and there's a Collector's Edition that's up on Kickstarter now. Who needs to see the sunshine, anyway?

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The adventure is over and everyone's gathered at the Red Dragon Inn to spend their reward. Drinking, gambling, it's a good time had by all. But only one will be the last one awake when the festivities catch up with everyone. That's the story behind The Red Dragon Inn card game from Slugfest Games. They've got a new expansion up on Kickstarter that, as they say, "has a little something for everyone." Go check it out.

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It's a post-apocalyptic Australia, or, as we call it, simply Australia. ;)

There's few resources and everyone wants them. You need to make sure that you have them. That's the goal in Waste Knights, the second edition of which is up on Kickstarter now.

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We're slowly making our way there. The weekend is in sight. At least, I think that's the weekend. It's been hard to tell with all the rain we've been getting. Not that I mind the rain, of course... except when I have to drive... But through the torrential downpour, I'm still here to make your gaming tables look as god as possible.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Mantic's Terrain Crate 2 Kickstarter Launches Today, New Overlord Terrain Maps From Pwork Wargame, and New Gangs of Rome Playmat from Deep-Cut Studio.

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The new edition of Malifaux is just around the corner and Wyrd is starting to show off some more figures for it. In this case, we have the legendary sniper, Hans. He's ready to reach out and touch his foes at a distance, and you can get a look at him in this preview.

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Grab your blue shirts, it's time for some science up in here! Modiphius has released the print version of their The Sciences Division book for the Star Trek RPG. If you've been a lifelong fan of Spock, now's your chance to have a character that walks in his Vulcan footsteps. Or maybe you'd prefer Bones. I wonder if "cantankerous" is a character trait.

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Paizo is running a big sale for all things Pathfinder over on their website. The chances to get the original edition books are running low, so if you want to get them, now's your chance to do so, and save a few bucks along the way.

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. They're pretty powerful things, and something that humanity has struggled with gaining for a long time. And that's where you find yourself in Leviathan Rising, a new Enlightenment-Punk RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Many of you out there have played Social Deduction games. If you've played Werewolf (not the RPG), then you've played one. WizKids is teaming up with Wizards of the Coast to bring you a new one. It's called Ravnica Inquisition and it plays as you'd expect. You have a group of 5-10 players, some of whom are Agents of Bolas and some of whom are Gatewatch Loyalists, but nobody's quite sure who's who. That's up to you to decide.

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There's a new edition of Trajan available from Renegade Game Studios. You can run out and pick up your copy now. OR, if you're feeling lucky (punk), you can go see if you can win a copy. There's a contest they're running now where you can get this new edition for exactly nothing. Go put your name in the hate now.

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Having pre-made adventurers puts GMing on easy mode. Everything is already figured out for you and so you can get to the gaming faster. Skirmisher Publishing has released The Ruins of Woebrook. It's a post-apocalyptic adventure for players using the basic OGL system, so it's pretty easy to adapt to other systems as well. You can get your copy now.

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One of the most popular Pathfinder adventures has been brought over to Roll20. Now, even if your players are all over the globe, you can come together on the popular online gaming system to play Rise of the Runelords. The Roll20 version has everything you need, from maps and rules, to NPCs and a monster compendium. You can get your copy now.

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The latest in the Tiny Epic series of games has launched up on Kickstarter. Tiny Epic Tactics is Gamelyn Games' next set, heading back to fantasy realms, it lets players grab their meeples and have whole adventures in tiny scale.

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We're halfway through the week, everyone. I hope it's been going alright for you. It's been a very busy start to the week for me. That has had the added effect of making it go by quick. But if I'm going to continue running at this pace, I should snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Barbaric Splendor Miniatures first new release, Splintered Light Miniatures Running Lesser Goblin Horde 15mm Kickstarter, Shieldwolf Miniatures Running Goblin Miniatures Kickstarter 28mm, MOMminiaturas: Mercenaries Up On Kickstarter, Magistar Millitum’s 3mm Ancients at PicoArmor, and The Cartography of Alyssa Faden Launches Patreon Account.

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Don't you just hate it when the world is rent asunder and primordeal evil starts taking over the land? I know it annoys me. When that happens, I take up my sword and shield and go a-hero-ing. And that's what you can do in Legends of Novus, a new adventure open-world board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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There's a new Marvel movie coming out soon in the form of Captain Marvel. In it, the titular Captain must take on shape-changing Skrulls who are trying to take over the world. Now, you can do the same. USAOpoly has released Captain Marvel: Secret Skrulls, where one player takes on the role of Captain Marvel while the others could be Skrulls, could be allies, or could be a Skrull defector. But who is who?

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One thing about BattleTech is that you need record sheets to keep track of what your Mech has, as well as how much damage it's taken, and all that fun kinda stuff. Catalyst has released a new set of record sheets to keep track of that for mechs based during the Succession Wars. Along with that, there's a reprint of the BattleMech Manual for you who've been wanting to get a copy of that.

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If you're looking for an enemy group for your players to encounter while out adventuring, a cult is a good place to start. In the upcoming Pathfinderd Battles: Ruins of Lastwall set, there's several cultist miniatures that you can pull out for your encounters. We get a look at them here.

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The upcoming Shadowlands book for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG has more than just items for the GMs out there. There's options for players as well. And, if I'm looking at the featured picture there correctly, one of the options is you can become a fruit ninja. Let's see if that's the case.

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In the real world, the Y2K bug was nowhere near as devastating as it was made out to be. But in the world of Suburb Punk, it really did cause the end of the world. Now, it's 2006 and people are still trying to pick up the pieces. That's where you find yourself in the game, at least, if Frog Knight Games can successfully fund their campaign. The game is the first in the The Light RPG line.

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If you've read Terry Mancour's Spellmonger series and really wanted to get deeper into the setting, now's your opportunity. There's a Kickstarter campaign up to make a book that lets you play either Pathfinder or Dungeons & Dragons in that world.

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Bite Me! is a new tabletop RPG all about pack dynamics of werewolves. How will you manage to deal with tribe politics as well as rival packs, werewolf hunters, and the outside world? That's up to you to figure out. Just remember to grab a Chinese menu. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Quined Games has announced their next board game project. It's a new Euro-style game called Terramara, where players take on the role of village chiefs. Lead your clans as you develop technologies, practice fighting, and explore the surrounding areas. Make contact with other tribes and trade with them to increase your own strength. In the end, only one clan will rule over the others.

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Welcome to Tuesday.

My week's shaping up to be another rough one, so we'll see how it goes. Hopefully it can go by quickly enough. I know listening to some gaming podcasts will help with that (in-between some Meshuggah and Infant Annihilator, that is).

This week on the dial we have: Guilds of the North Episode 15: CaptainCon Adventures; New Board Game Podcast - Victory Points: A boardgame pod with Becca Scott; Chance of Gaming Episode 25; 40K Radio Episode 37: Siege Studios Interview; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 261: Corps Blimey!; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 188: 3D Printed Table Top with Daniel Herrero; The Offline Gamer Podcast Episode 37: The 2018 Kickstarter Awards; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 164: Raccoon Tycoon, Beta Colony, Terror Below; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 141: Gugong; and Lords of the Dungeon 24: Art and Arcana, Scheduling, Online Roleplaying and Murder Hobos.

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