Oct 092012

In this Figure Forge Matt Assembles the the Heavy Gear Voltigeur.  He tries a new trick in this episode, he uses Rare earth Magnets and magnetic paint.  Being the ADHD person he is he even rambles about how the MBT can be used


Well there you have it the Voltigeur.

You can learn more about Heavy Gear at DP9

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Oct 092012

Have you Heard about Mage Wars?  Well take a look inside the box with Matt as he explores the contents revealing the treasures inside.



Mage Wars has been under development for five years.  Arcane Wonders took their time to get it right.  You can learn more by following them on Facebook.   If you want to to jump right in to the community visit the Mage Wars blog.

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Box Breaking # 48 Thunderstone Advance from AEG

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Oct 082012

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at AEG’s Thunderstone Advance Tower of Ruins.   If you are teetering take a look at what you get in the game.  It likes like it is a semi-cooperative game, more on that when we play.


Check back soon for our review and a play session,  I hope to have a few games in before giving a full game review.  You can follow Thunderstone Advance and learn more about the Root of Corruption Expansion here.

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Dream Pod 9 Announces the 2013 Golden Gear Painting Competition

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Oct 042012

The Gang at DP 9 has announced their 2nd annual painting competition.  So all you gear heads should take look and enter.  I think I am going to give it a whirl this year.  Maybe if I sabotage the other entries I will stand a chance.




So there you have it the whole package.

R.A. Salvatore Book Tour

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Oct 042012

Wizards of the Coast announced  that R.A. Salvatore  will be on tour in the North Eastern US with a stop or two in Canada.  Here is the press release.

“Wizards of the Coast is thrilled to announce today’s release of Stone of Tymora, the new novel from New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore and his son, Geno Salvatore.

Is a stone that makes you forever lucky a blessing? Or a curse? Adventure aboard Captain Deudermont’s Sea Sprite and follow the trail of the demon who is intent on destroying the luckstone inherited by one unlucky orphan. Featuring the sage wisdom of R.A. Salvatore’s best-selling character Drizzt Do’Urden, the Stone of Tymora is packed with action, magic, intrigue, and a heart-stopping twist that Salvatore fans won’t want to miss. Originally published as a trilogy for teens, this single volume, redesigned in a handsome adult package with a brand-new cover, is a must-have for adult Salvatore fans!

To celebrate the release of Stone of Tymora, R.A. and Geno Salvatore will travel to select cities to meet fans and autograph copies of their book.  A list of stops can be found on the Stone of Tymora page on Wizards.com.”


I hope you can make it to one of these events.

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Oct 032012


Paul Eaglestone’s A World Aflame is an alternate/real history miniatures game. The interwar is set in the years 1918 to 1939. While there are no lists to the game he does provide some sample lists. Nor is there a particular scale to play in, he uses 28mm.



The rules set offers a unique rules that took me a little getting used to. The oddest thing for me is the army construction. With the absence of point values the units become more equipment or initiative based. Initiative is probably the most important factor in the game, since the game uses alternate activations that follow in initiative order. Outside of Construction the rules are fairly simple, that is just like most miniature games you roll the dice to achieve a target number.


There are a couple of simple rules that add flavor to the game. The best of these is a deck of Chance cards. Each card is an event that can be used. These can be anything from sniper to extra ammunition.

If I played A World Aflame on a regular basis I would probably drop the communication and ammunition tracking rules. While they add a certain amount of flavor to depict the era, I think the upkeep isn’t worth the trade.


All in all it is a well written set of rules with a tremendous amount of freedom for game play and scenarios that you create. It isn’t a tournament style game. I think you could create some pretty amazing campaigns though. If you are a Flames of War player the lack of scenarios in the book will slow you down at first.


So is it worth your two cents? It really depends on who you are. If you are a casual player then it a sure thing. If you are looking for a game that is a break from competitive play this is a good way to go. If you are a competitive player looking for competition this is not your best choice.

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Box Breaking # 44 Heavy Gear Voltigeur

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Sep 242012

Matt takes a look at the Voltigeur for Heavy Gear. The Voltigeur is for the NuCoal faction.









If you would like to learn more about Heavy Gear you can visit Dream Pod 9

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Box Breaking #41 Pathfinder Bestiary

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Sep 212012

The Pathfinder Bestiary is full of 300 creatures for you to throw at your party. Why not watch as Matt busts open this Bestiary Box from Paizo.  The box contains all kinds of beasts like Angels, Goblins, Drow, Driders, Gelatinous Cube, Demons, Dragons and much more.  It can easily be used in any fantasy setting.  By the way, if anyone doesn’t want their Goblins, I need 2,000 of them!

Thanks for watching.

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Dux Bellorum Game Review

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Sep 192012

Dux Bellorum is a 64 page self contained rule book.  It focuses on the Arthurian era of history (Ad 367 -793).  The book itself features several charts and diagrams to make your game play more enjoyable and easier to learn.  The art truly tells the story of the era, while the pictures of the miniatures clearly show you what you can expect on the table.  This is the only book you need to play this game.  It includes all of the rules, lists and equipment guides for a complete game.  The  author, Daniel Mersey, used his rules set Glutter of Ravens as a base for this rules set.  

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Sep 182012

Here are the rules:
Armorcast LLC announces the Second Annual Cinematic Effects Modeling Contest. We at Armorcast LLC want to see who has made the coolest miniature or model using Armorcast’s Cinematic Effects accessory products. This is an online contest, so get your digital cameras out send us your best photos! Armorcast LLC will be accepting entrants from 9-4-2012 until 11-25-12 midnight EST 2012.



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