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Year 2019


The closing bell might have rang for the day, but that doesn't mean you can't wheel and deal a bit before trading fully ends. Nauvoo Games has opened up Late Pledges for their Stockpile trading game, as well as the expansion. Want to get all those Kickstarter deals and exclusives? This is your last chance.

Well, it's not a giant robot, but it's close. Longtime readers know how I love miniatures that really stretch the bounds of what "Miniature" really means. That's what we're getting from WizKids in their premium Walking Statue of Waterdeep: The Honorable Knight figure. He's a big 'un.

A single battle alone does not win a war. It's a whole series that is what will make or break a conflict. So, for those looking to play out a longer campaign using the One Page Rules systems, you're in luck, as they've released a new set of Campaign rules over on their website. You can also sign up for their newsletter and read about other things they've got going on.

Fridaaaaaaaaaaaay! *celebration*

And not just any Friday, but a 3-day weekend Friday. *extra celebration*

Not that I don't like what I do, of course, but it's an extra day off. That's just fun all around. Since I never ended up making that Blackout Cake last weekend, I'm looking at giving it a shot this weekend. Taste-testers welcome. But before we get to those tasty treats, we've got a few bite-sized gaming stories for you.

Today on the platter we have: Barghests Available From Puppets War, Meeple People Comedy Video Series Up On YouTube, and Kraken Labor Day Sale Going On Now.

When there's a crisis, every moment matters. Time is not on your side, and there's always more to get done than there are people to do it. You need the best people in the right place. In this preview for Pandemic: Rapid Response, the new real-time game coming soon from Z-Man, we get a look at the different specilists that will be looking to save humanity from the different strains of pathogens looking to do us all in.

No more simply walking into battle for your soldiers. There's some new vehicles available to pre-order for Bolt Action over in the Warlord Games webshop. You've got yourself the M46 Patton Heavy Tank as well as the DUKW Amphibious Truck. So, granted, one's a tank and one's a water transport, but they're still meaning your troops aren't just putting one foot in front of the other in order to get to the enemy.

Rebellion in the Rim is the upcoming campaign expansion for Star Wars: Armada. It will take players to, of course, the Outer Rim, where the Rebellion and Empire are going to battle for supremacy in that mostly-lawless region. In this preview, we get a look at the different objectives that players will be fighting over with their mighty fleets of starships.

A classic game in a new form. Relic, the epic sci-fi adventure around the Antian Sector, is now available from WizKids. What's different about the WizKids version? The busts for the figures have been improved. There's also upgraded punchboard and scenario cards. Want to get something a little extra? There's the Deluxe version where the busts are pre-painted for your convenience. You can get your copy now.

Forge World releases do sometimes fall on pretty far spectrums in terms of theme from one-another. You've got sci-fi. You've got fantasy. It's a little from column A. It's a little from column B. That's what we have today. They are taking orders for new jetbikes for the White Scars and a gunship for the Legion Janitorales... I mean, Custodes. They've also got a new set for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game that's the various defenders of Lake-town, including Bard, Legolas, and Tauriel.

Well, Rome's fallen (and it can't get up). Damnit, Carlus, I told you to not let the barbarians in to check out the monuments. Now we've found ourselves out in Tenebria and we have to survive as possibly the last Romans there are. That's the story behind Tenebria: Remnant of Rome, a new RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

The modern culture of Japan still owes much to ancient heritage. It's this mixing of old and new culture that you'll experience in Shibuyan Knights, a new RPG that's up on Kickstarter now. Choose your guild and become the top Roppongan in the city.

Many of you are Kings of War fans out there. You have your armies. You send them out on grand crusades for your side. You take time and care assembling and painting them. But maybe you want to get even more down in there with your forces. Well, you can do that with the Kings of War RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

A pair of new games are available from Renegade Game Studios today. Time Chasers is a trick-taking game where you can actually go back and change cards you played in a previous trick. That should shake things up a bit. Meanwhile, in Bargain Quest, you open up your own shop, looking to supply all the adventurers in the region with the best gear. You can pick up both now.

We're making our way there, everyone. The weekend will soon be upon us. I don't know about you, but this week has felt like it's had an extra day in it. I feel like today should be Friday instead of Thursday. But here I am in my Thursday shirts and typing up a Terrain Corner. So, it must be Thursday. Might as well keep on keepin' on.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Dwarven Barrels Available From Scibor, Stone Fences Available Tomorrow From Spellcrow, Future world Creator Modular Tiles Up On Kickstarter, Panoceania Map Available From Deep-Cut Studio, and Sci-Fi X Pieces Available From TTCombat.

Want to make your way into the gaming industry? Want to connect with fellow gamers in your local area? Want to work for one of the veteran game companies out there? Do you live in or around the Nottingham area? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then Warlord Games might just want you to run their HQ store.

I like having a diverse set of miniatures out on the table when I'm playing my RPGs. And I like them to be as close to the thing they're representing as possible. So, getting a new set of D&D miniatures from WizKids is always nice. The Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus set is now available. If you're playing the corresponding adventure from WotC, it's perfect. But if you're just looking for some new figures to round out your collection, it's great for that too.

There's... just about everything in this announcement. It's a little hard to summarize, since it covers pretty much all of GW's game lines, from Age of Sigmar to 40k and their various spin-offs, as well as the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game. Suffice to say that if you play any GW games, there's something probably in here for you to check out.

Every time I see the name of this game, all I can think of is, "Break on through to the other side! Break on through to the other side! Everybody love my baby chicken!" Anyway, Wyrd has a new preview up for The Other Side. If you want more dakka, this is how you get more dakka. Check out the Gatling Gunners.

I don't care how many times I read it, I keep seeing BLT Y-Wing instead of BTL-B Y-Wing. Makes me want to get a sandwich... Anyway, the BTL-B Y-Wing is coming soon for the Republic forces in X-Wing. Get yourself a look at what this new ship (or, old ship, as it were) is capable of.

The D&D Adventure Box Kickstarter is more than just a module for your players to go through. It includes all manner of sensory experiences including even smell, as it comes with a scented candle. And there's different sounds as well, plus props for visual and tactile elements. It's a bit of everything, and it's up on Kickstarter now.

Fidget Cubes. One of the runaway hits of early Kickstarter. I've got one on my desk at work and two at home. The creators of the Fidget Cube are back. But this time, it's not some little desk toy to keep your hands occupied. They're making a party game. They have returned to Kickstarter to get Fidget Factory made.

Just as WWI was at its climax, a strange fog permeated the Argonne forest, killing and warping whomever tried to go into it. This brought the conflict to a swift end, as entire armies were swallowed by it. Now, 66 years has gone by with the fog staying mostly still. But now it is growing. What is in store for the world? That's for you to find out in Eldritch Century, a new alternative history RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

Roses are red.
Roses are blue.
Roses are striped.
Will you be able to corner the market on the best roses and crush the competition?

So, it's not the most romantic of poems, but waddyagonnado? It does explain the concept behind Rare Roses, a new strategy board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Halfway through the week. Hopefully, yours is going well. I'm looking forward to the 3-day weekend we'll be having here in the US as Labor Day approaches. Time for one last BBQ before the cold comes in (actually, there'll still be plenty of time for that here in Atlanta, but shhhh!). But before we get to those tasty treats, let's have someother tasty treats in the form of a couple bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Free Play Tokens From One Page Rules, Path of Chaos Metal Dice Up On Kickstarter, and Kraken Announces Sylvan Dice Set.

On the planet Celus, sky pirates hunt the dangerous Cresters, looking for valuabe resources. But the skies are filled with such pirates, and why hunte a Crester when you can just steal one from your opponent? In all, it's a balance of those two tasks, as well as actually getting your cargo home, that you must master if you want to succeed in Windward, a new strategy board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

 

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