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The folks over at Knuckleduster Miniatures have a pair of new Gunfighter's Ball figure sets for you to add to your rootin', tootin', shootin' collections. First up, there's the Linguine faction. And, because bullets will be flyin', there's a Casualties pack as well. Let's hope you're giving those to your opponent to use and not having to use them all yourself.

We've seen a lot of video games being turned into board games lately. But what about other media? In this instance, we have The Few and Cursed comic book. This weird west tale is coming to tabletops as The Few and Cursed: The Board Game. Fight western gangs, defeat monsters, collect bounties on no-good nasty varmints, and earn you way to fame or infamy. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

Building and maintaining a town in the Old West isn't easy. You've got bandits, desperados, demons, monsters, drought, and all sorts of things to worry about. Wait... Demons and Monsters? Yeah, they're roaming around as well. Keeping the peace just got a lot harder in Hard West, a new strategy board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Sometimes you just miss out on a crowdfunding campaign. With so many going on all the time, it's easy to let one slip by, or maybe you just didn't have the funds at the time. But it's often not too late when that timer hits 0. There's usually a late-pledge period. And if you're wanting to get in on Blackwater Gulch's latest Kickstarter campaign, Minions & Monsters, your chance is now.
Man, this weekend just flew by. I always kinda hope the work week does, but not so much the weekend. I like those to stick around for a bit. Well, here's to hoping that this week goes by quick and then time slows down once more when we get to Saturday. In the meantime, let's make your gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Cosmic Game Mats Available From Deep-Cut Studio, West Land: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames, and Forge Transport Platform Available From Tabletop Scencis.

The folks over at Gangfight Games are chugging along with their newest Blackwater Gulch Kickstarter campaign. This new expansion looks to bring you a bunch of new figures, and they know that some of you might just want it all. So they've created a new pledge level that gives you just that. They're also showing off new renders for Tiny, the Ogre Lawman. If anyone's going to be able to wield an old-west-style Gatling gun, it'd be an Ogre.
A new posse is making its way to the dusty and outlaw-filled streets of the old West. They're like nothing that your standard cow-poke has ever seen before. They're the Viridian Clade, and if you want to be the fasted gun in the West and have yours before anyone else, you'll want to get your name down on the list. Pre-orders are available now.
The folks over at Blackwater Gulch are looking to expand the ranch once again. They've launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Minions and Monsters expansion. It's full of miniatures for all types of posses. You've got lawmen. You've got outlaws. You've got monsters (seems fitting, since it's in the name there). You can go check it out and pledge now.
As you know, I love when a Kickstarter campaign is successful and then goes to regular retail sale. This is one of those posts. Gangfight Games had their Kickstarter to bring you a new edition of Blackwater Gulch. Now that the backers have their products, you can go in and get yours. There's the new rulebook and cards, as well as a bunch of faction starter boxes to get you going, pardner.
Well, it's back to the old grindstone. But we'll always have the memories of the weekend that just went by. I hope you got some gaming in. I did. I tried out Photosynthesis, as well as taught Guild Ball to a friend. It was a good time had by all. But now the focus is on next weekend, and whatever cool games I'll be playing then. They might require terrain. And, if they do, I want it to look good. So, without further ado...

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Wild West Exodus Previews New Terrain, Fantasy Flight Games Releases Playmat For Twilight Imperium, New Dunes Planet Space Gaming Mat Available From Deep-Cut Studio, and New Plastic Box Sets Available From Tabletop-Art.

Gangfight Games is gearing up for a new Kickstarter campaign for Blackwater Gulch. They've posted up some artwork so you can be excited about it. And, I mean, one of the new figures they'll be looking to make is a weregator. So they've got my attention there. But that's not the only strange thing they're working on.
I've almost run out of Thanksgiving leftovers. I still have some turkey and some sweet potato casserole, along with just a touch of one pumpkin pie left. BTW: the sweet potatoes still being around are a case of "Save the best for last." Not to sound haughty, but trying some of it, with a bit of my homemade salted caramel literally had one guest weeping tears of joy. I have witnesses! We're also snacking on some bite-sized gaming stories. Pretty quick one for you today.

On the platter we have: Atlantis Miniatures: Mythology Busting Through Stretch Goals, Greebo Previews Exclusive Christmas Miniature, and Gunfighter's Ball Kickstarter Update.

Yeehaw, pardner! Mount up, men! We'll head 'em off at the pass! Come on out with your six-guns a-shootin' and a-blazin'! Unhand that rancher's daughter! Tear up that mortgage! Cattle... lariats? ... Anyone for tennis? Anyway, Wild West cliche sayings aside, Knuckleduster Miniatures has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new miniatures skirmish game, Gunfighter's Ball.
Most of the time, when you're playing through an adventure, you just see it from the one side. You're the heroes cleaning out the cave full of kobolds. A couple RPGs let you play as the Kobolds looking to defend their home from the heroes. No Country for Great Old Ones lets you do both in a single packet. This neo-western adventure for the multiple systems lets you play as both the cops going after bank robbers, as well as the bank robbers (or, with a large group and a good GM, both at once). The adventure is up on Kickstarter now.
Longtime readers know I love it when a company posts a rulebook for their games online. You can check out the rules and see if the game's for you. Also, having electronic versions of the book can really come in handy. In this case, the game is Wanted: Rich or Dead, an old-western shootout game for 2-5 players from Galakta Games.
We all know my love of "try before you buy." Being an informed consumer is very important in this day and age. I also think it shows a company feels they've got a quality product. "Look, we'll let you try it for free and we know you'll come back for more." That's what Knuckleduster is doing with their Gunfighter's Ball rules. They've posted up the starter rules for the game that they'll be putting on Kickstarter next month, giving you a chance to check them out early.
September is a time for change. We've got a new season starting up in just a couple days. The leaves are starting to change color. Warcradle Studios is also coming out with a new edition of Wild West Exodus. In fact, the first couple sets are available for pre-order. So if you want to be the first gamer on your block with the hot, new edition of the game, you can put your name down on the list now.
Knuckleduster has been working on Gunfighter's Ball for a while now, and they're just about ready to unleash it upon the crowdfunding world. The game takes place in the Wild West and gives players rules for creating their gangs of lawmen or desperados or various other gunfighters and have all manner of shootouts. The Kickstarter will have the rules for the game, as well as various game aids, terrain, and exclusive figures. It will launch on November 1st.
The wild west is getting even wilder. Doomtown: Reloaded is getting itself a new expansion. It's called There Comes a Reckoning and it'll be adding 96 new cards to your collections (well, four copies of each of the 24 cards, that is). No matter what faction you're backing, there's something for you. The set is up on Kickstarter now.
The first time I was typing out that headline, I started typing, "Knew." Caught myself just at the last minute.
Anyway, there's some new releases over on the Knuckleduster Miniatures website. They've got new characters, a new six-pack, and even some terrain for your games.
Sure, my friend Henrix can speak and read Swedish, but despite what he's tried to teach me, I haven't quite gotten it down yet. In the meantime, I still need English versions of games. And that's why I'm thankful that Åskfågeln (however that's pronounced) is bringing Western, their award-winning RPG, to an English audience. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
Mount up, men! We'll head 'em off at the pass!
Sure, it's cliche, but it makes more sense than, "Anybody got any dimes!?" in context.
But whatever line you want to use, it puts me in the mood for some old-fashioned wild west shootout action. And Knuckleduster Miniatures is here to serve with a set of new releases, including a whole new faction.
Occasionally, game rules can use a bit of an update. You find a problem in balance or something's not working the way you intended, so you go in and fix things. Or, you've realized that some bits of the game are missing and you want to add to it. Whatever the reason, having the rules online gives you a chance to get those updates out to everyone. That's just what Wild West Exodus has done.
You know, when a new edition of a game comes out, if you played the previous version, there's the potential to feel a little cheated. You already bought a rulebook once. Why should you do it again? Well, the folks behind Wild West Exodus don't want you to feel that way. They're offering to give you a new 2nd Edition rulebook.
Mount up, men! We'll head them off at the pass!
The Old West is a rather iconic time. Gunslingers on the streets of cities like Durango and Dodge. Banditos down in Texas. Saloons. Cowboy hats. Now, a new miniatures game looks to bring the spirit of that time to your tabletops. It's called Tombstone and it's up on Kickstarter now.
 

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