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Year 2019


Adopt. Adapt. Improve. Words to live by. Growth. Learning. Change. That's what we should all strive for. Even our games should do that. It's with that in mind that Nightfall Games is bringing you a Kickstarter to fund the 2nd edition of SLA Industries. Sure, the original won some awards, but they knew they could do better.

How well do you know your friends? I mean, really know them (ok, maybe not -biblically- know them, but really, really know them)? And, almost as importantly, what do you think about them? And are you willing to tell them exactly what you think? If so, then Burning Bridges might just be the party card game for you.

Defiance is the new co-op dungeon crawl game coming from Corvus Belli and it takes place in the Infinity universe. But, it doesn't just use Infinity's rules. At least not straight-up. So, how do the rules work? In this preview, we get a look at some of the basic game mechanics you can expect to see.

Darth Vader. Just the name alone strikes fear in the hearts of Rebels everywhere. A terror on the battlefield, a new version of Darth Vader will be making its way to Star Wars: Legion soon, eschewing the weight of commanding the army to simply wade into the enemy forces, wiping them out as he goes.

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.

The year is 2670 and humanity is still hanging on past two near-extinction events. They have spread out into the solar system with trips even further out beginning. It's into this time that you find yourself in TerrorForm, a new horror-sci-fi RPG setting and system from Argonauts Incorporated. You can check out this new RPG on Kickstarter now.

In an enchanted glade, all predatory animals have been held at bay, letting everything else thrive. But that barrier is breaking down. How will the animals that have come to make the glade home make it through? That's up to you in Hidden Heroes, a new one-shot RPG adventure using 5th Edition rules that's up on Kickstarter now.

Down there, deep, underneath, below the world, there's all manner of twisting passages in the vast undercity. But as much as there's your (almost) certain doom, there's also the thing you've been looking for your entire life. Everything you've ever wanted is there, along with everything that could ever kill you. Will you dare its dark depths? Well, you will in Heart: The City Beneath, a new RPG that shares a world with Spire. The new stand-alone RPG is up on Kickstarter now.

In an alternate vrsion of the 1960s, America made it to the Moon, but that's just peanuts compared to having landed on an exoplanet circling an exoplanet around Ursae Majoris over a year before. Unfortunately, the Russians had gotten there first. And the Japanese were close behind the US. Now, the race is on to colonize this new planet. That's the story behind Godspeed, a new board game from Pandasaurus that's up on Kickstarter now.

Tuesday. The work week is well underway. I'm tired. Not sleeping well. Definitely need pick-me-ups. I've had my Sobe Citrus Energy this morning. I'm listening to Ska music, since it's good and high-energy. So, I might start my regular podcast-listening a little later than usual. But that's alright. You can still go ahead and listen. I don't mind. I'm alright with spoilers, too.

This week on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 65: Harper’s Tale with Matt Corley; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 31: A Campaign Reborn, The End of the World and Warriors in Role Playing Games; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 69: Ragusa, Barrage, Mournequest, and Pipeline; Tabletop Talk Episode 39: Tara (Outcast) Deep Dive with Owen and Cody; and Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 180: City of the Big Shoulders, Era, Ecos, Blockbuster, Letter Jam, and more.

BrokenDice has been working hard creating a new RPG that they are bringing to Kickstarter soon. It's called The Nuadan Chronicles and it's a series that blends sci-fi with magic and a touch of post-apocalyptic all thrown into one. Head over to their website and check out just what this new system will bring.

Essen is just around the corner. The show is one of the biggest out there and many companies will be showing off their new games. Funforge will be doing just that with Nimiji, a new stand-alone new game in their popular Tokaido range. Will you be at the show? You'll have a chance to check it out. For the rest of us, there's a YouTube video showing it off, and it'll be available later tihs year. So there's that.

Shades of Vengeance is back up on Kickstarter. They've got another of their RPGs they're looking to fund. This time, it's Era: Forbidden, a game where angels and demos are fighting a terrible war, with the remnants of humanity caught in the middle. This game is designed for smaller play groups. So, if you find you can only ever really get together 1-3 gamers and a GM, this is possibly the rules system for you.

Ever wanted to break into the gaming industry, but you never felt like you had a chance? Are you good with graphic design? Well, Broken Egg might just be your ticket in. They're looking for someone to create tokens for board and card games. Send in your application and you may just find yourself in the gaming industry proper.

I believe it was the philosopher Pitt who asked the famous question, "What's in the boooooooooooox!?!?!"

A box is such a magical thing, full of potential. Anything could be in there. But there is only one true answer for what is actually in there. In this preview video, Plaid Hat Games uncovers the mystery with an unboxing video for Battlelands: Aftermath Edition.

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Ok ,so the Henshin Sentai-themed RPG doesn't specifically have bunches of giant robots in it, since not all Sentai shows do, but let's face it, it's basically a given. Anyway, if you're looking for some super-Sentai action and want to play around in a diceless RPG, Henshin might just be for you. The game has been out for a while as a .pdf, but they're looking to print it and expand on it with this Kickstarter campaign.

There's a lot of weird stuff out there. Strange, occult magic; evil, forgotten gods; hulking monsters. Best to have someone keep us safe. That's where the B.P.R.D. comes in. If you're looking to keep humanity safe, you'll want to check out The Wild Hunt, a new expansion for the Hellboy board game from Mantic that gives you three new case files to go on, as well as a new version of the big red guy himself to play as.

Steamforged Games has started taking pre-orders for Ni No Kuni 2: The Board Game. Players must work together, gathering resources, building a kingdom, and winning over the people if they want to create Evermore from the ruins of Ding Dong Dell.

It's started to get cooler out, even here in Atlanta. Highs will soon drop below the 90s and lows might dip into the upper 50s. Autumn is nearly upon us, and with it comes the haunting season. All things ghoulish are coming, including Fantasy Flight's Arkham Nights 2019, a 3 day festival of all things horror and weird based on H.P. Lovecraft's work. Tickets are available now.

The bombs fell and everyone hid away. Now, the radiation's gone down enough that people can head out of their secluded bunkers and see what's left of the world. That's what you're up to in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, and there's some new minis that you can pick up now for it from Modiphius.

There's some new releases available for you Warmachine and Riot Quest players out there from Privateer Press. The new Oblivion Campaign box is out, letting you continue along the storyline crushing Western Immoren, along with the new Agathon Infernal Master figure. Riot Quest has a trio of new releases, letting you build up your arena fighting force.

Some people are moving into new spots over in the Catalyst Game Labs offices. They have named John Helfers will move into the role of Executive Editor. Meanwhile, Ray Arrastia has been promoted to full BattleTech Line Developer. And a line that we've not heard from in a while is getting a bump as well with Bryn Bills taking over as Line Developer for Leviathans, which will have a Kickstarter relaunch in the summer of 2020.

There's many different Space Marine chapters in the 40k universe, each with their own combat strategies, strengths, focus in doctrine, and choice for equipment when hitting the battlefield. If you're looking to diversify your army a bit from just your average Marine force, you can now order two new codices from Games Workshop. You can put your name down to get either Raven Guard or Iron Hands (or both, I suppose) books now.

Infinity Defiance will take players into the Infinity universe in a whole new way. A fully cooperative dungeon crawl board game, letting players take on the role of heroes exploring around through the hidden-away places of the Human Sphere. But just what will the game entail? How will it work? What's inside the box? Get the answers to many of those questions in this new preview that Corvus Belli has posted.

It's a Star Wars party over at Fantasy Flight with their latest batch of releases. For those that've been looking forward to ships new and old for X-Wing, the fifth wave is now available. Those that want to get a little bit more down and directly involved with your Star Wars experience, there's the new Gadgets and Gear sourcebook for the RPG. Heck, you could use the latter to RP fixing damage to your ship that you played in the former. All of these are available now online and down at your LGS.

 

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