Apr 112015
 

full boardMetal Adventures

$49.99

Space Pirates are battling for Honor, Glory and Wealth! Join them in their exploration of the Universe and their quest for victory. Players will explore, offer challenges, and engage in alliances; battles will be waged and mighty spaceships are key to victory!

 

In the Metal Adventures card game you’ll use cards to explore, enhance your ships, and rise up to bold challenges to achieve your ultimate destiny. Dice will cast the shadow of uncertainty and risk that really make a Pirate’s life exciting.

Apr 092015
 

weirdNumenera: Weird Discoveries

$24.99

 

What’s the hardest part of running a game? It has to be the prep. GMs often commit hours to preparation before the first minute of Play – one of the biggest stumbling blocks to getting campaigns rolling. But what if running a great game didn’t require any more time for the GM than it does for the players?

 

Weird Discoveries explores the Ninth World with ten meaty, single-session adventures. Run them as one-shots, or drop them into your ongoing campaign when you don’t have time to prep your own adventures. Or run them as a campaign for months worth of effortless play! These aren’t adventure seeds – they’re complete, pre-prepped adventures in an innovative new format.

 

Weird Discoveries makes prepping for an RPG no more difficult or time consuming than setting up a board game, while showcasing the wonder, mystery, and awe of the Ninth World. A must-have for beginning Numenera GMs and veterans alike!

 

Contains:

6 Pre-generated characters

10 Complete adventures

 

96 pages, Full color, Soft cover

Mar 272015
 

Have you heard the news? Our Season 4 Kickstarter has reached its funding goal and is in its final days. It has been a rough journey though; more on that in a moment. I just want to thank all of you who have pledged and shared this on different social media groups.  Without you this wouldn’t have happened.  Now that it’s almost over I want to really make it fun, but first I’m asking that you read the story and then I’ll share what is in store for the rest of the journey.

When the project first started I was all fired up to do all of the social media and post updates that needed to be done. Then it hit.  I lost my hard drive and before I knew it a week had gone by, without any work on my Kickstarter being done.  In that time my wife managed to fix it up for me.  But the time I had to work was short lived, I was summoned for jury duty.  Which is nothing like you see on television, but it is time consuming.   I hoped and prayed that I wouldn’t be selected, but I was. It caused me to move my work schedule around a bit and I lost three days of good social media and posting to the Kickstarter project.

On my last day of jury duty I weighed the potential of canceling the Kickstarter.  I went back and forth measuring the pros and cons of what the better choice would be. This carried on late into the night, until I decided I’d cancel it in the morning and relaunch in a week or two.  Tired, I went to bed. I didn’t sleep well.

In the morning I woke to a nearly funded campaign. Instilled with excitement, I rushed to Hootesuite and hit my social media network calling out to all gamers.  It wasn’t long before Marc Tassin finished funding the project. (A quick side note, Marc is the current mastermind behind the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium and the Pathfinder setting World of Aetaltis: The Temple of Modren.)

I’ve spent the last 24 hours totally distracted from my “real” life by the Kickstarter.  I have been both distraught and ecstatic at the same time. Distraught because I haven’t really accomplished all of what I set out to do and I kind of feel like I failed.  I know the situations that arose weren’t really my fault, but I still feel responsible. Not to mention that I haven’t really had fun with it, which is always a part of  my plan. Ecstatic because, well, we’re funded and I’m about to have some fun.

I mentioned I was constantly distracted by this Kickstarter.  Well, the result of my distraction is that I’m going to shake it up a bit.  I’m reworking the stretch goals (actually changed some yesterday) and how they are obtained.

First I’m going to ask you for your help and in return I’ll add new unique stretch goals.  What is cool about this is that you get to be a part of the idea without even pledging.  Here is what you can do to participate.

  1. Visit the Kickstarter.
  2. Click Share – a pop up box will open.
  3. Find the Facebook icon and click it.

At 150 shares I will unlock a road to Gen Con 2015 living article.  Well a page really that will document not only my endeavors of this journey, but stories that exhibitors, publishers and game designers who are planning to attend the show are ready to share.  The first of these will be my thoughts about Gen Con and this whole Religious Freedom Bill.

I will unlock another “share” stretch goal every time the number doubles (300, 600, 1200).  I really don’t know what they will be yet, but they will be blog page related or an improvement to the functionality of the blog.

Next up we will be adding supporter related stretch goals.  You don’t have to pledge a lot to be involved, heck a dollar gives you a “number”.  These stretch goals will be 25 and 45 for now, I’ll add more if needed.  The first will open up the next stretch goal waiting to be unlocked.  Will you be number 25 or 45? I hope so!

There are only four days left, but I know we can blow some of these stretch goals out of the water, especially with these new and unique stretch goals.

Again I’d like to thank all of you for being a part of this community.

Matt

 

Mar 192015
 

I recently had the chance to preview Castle Assault from Momentum Volsk by TJ Dunbar.  Castle Assault is an intense Battle Card Game for 1 or 2 Players where You lead a strategic conquest of your Enemy’s Castle Stronghold. Castle Assault includes many different Cultures, each with their own customizable deck, tactics.  Have a look to get an idea of what this tactical card game can bring you.

Castle Assault is live on Kickstarter.

Mar 032015
 

From the Myth project update

This Monday, March 9th, at noon EST the Myth: Journeyman Kickstarter begins. There is a ton of content and a lot minis just like the first. Through the expansions we introduce the Journeyman Hero branches, two brand new Heroes, new Minions, new Captains, a brand new classification of monster (Commanders), new mini-bosses, new Bosses, new items, new mechanics, and new locations. Furthermore, each pledge level receives the updated rules linked above, updated Novice Hero cards (from the patches available on the website), and the new trap deck.

Additionally, as promised there is a level for those backers who only want to replace their base game of Myth with officially printed materials. It is priced slightly below cost.

We’ll put out another update on Monday with a link you can click if you are interested. We hope you are…it is going to be a fun ride

Feb 202015
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6c7e7977-4ecf-4835-a941-490d1857c411LEGENDS OF CTHULHU RETRO ACTION FIGURES FROM WARPO, OUT NOW

First Action Figures Based on the Legendary World of H.P. Lovecraft Release in Toy and Hobby Stores Nationwide Today
CHICAGO, IL (February 10, 2015): From a successful Kickstarter less than a year ago, to toy stores across the country, Warpo is thrilled to announce the Legends of Cthulhu retro action figure line releases today. Legends of Cthulhu are the first action figures based on the world of H.P. Lovecraft, and include The Deep One, The Professor, The Cultist, and the Spawn of Cthulhu himself, each a 3.75”, retro-styled action figure, sold separately (MSRP $19.99).

“We can’t thank enough everyone who supported the Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter, and Warpo’s vision to create a truly unique and authentic retro toy line,” says Tommy Baldwin, VP of Product Development and Warpo co-Owner. “Fans of H.P. Lovecraft have waited a long time to have their elder god in toy form, and we are proud to have done justice to the worlds and characters.”

Legends of Cthulhu launches a toy company looking to totally change the collectibles market,” says Bryan Katzel, President and Warpo co-Owner. “We want our customers to expect more from the toys they collect…and with a slew of exciting new projects in the works, Warpo intends to deliver.”

With artisan craftsmanship and detailed Method Manufacturing ™, Legends of Cthulhu figures stand easily alongside vintage action figure collections. To ensure an authentic retro look and feel, Warpo enlisted sculptor Eddy Mosqueda (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe), and artist Ken Kelly (Micronauts, Manglor Mountain, KISS’ Destroyer album cover), both pioneers of the look and feel of beloved action figures from the 1970s and 1980s, to work with them to develop Legends of Cthulhu.

Legends of Cthulhu retro action figures are available at BigBadToyStore, in comic book stores, and in toy and hobby shops nationwide.

About Warpo
Founded in 2013 by avid collectors and toy industry veterans Bryan Katzel, Eric LeFeber and Tommy Baldwin, Warpo is Making Yesterday’s Toys, high-quality collectible toys with a a distinct retro look and feel. Taking an artisanal approach of “method manufacturing”, Warpo’s debut product line, Legends of Cthulhu launched with a Kickstarter in June 2014, and the company’s future releases include action figures, plush, playsets, and more. For more information, visit warpo.com.

Feb 012015
 

Frome Game Salute

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Londonderry, NH – 2/1/2015: Andrew Hunzicker designed Capture – A Medieval Wargame in the 1980s, when he was in his early 20s. The story of the game is quite an extraordinary one, as the now 50 year old first time designer details in a video on the game’s Kickstarter page.

Capture isn’t a “War game” it’s a family strategy board game, with a simple but timeless game play that feels like a classic game, that we just never got to play! Capture grew from Andrew’s desire to make a next generation strategy board game in the 1980s, and the elegant replayable design certainly seems to have stood the test of time; though it has never been published (after some very close calls!)

The kickstarter for the game is launching February 3rd at 9am EST and will run for 32 days. Below is a link to the page, which has interviews with the designer and a lot more information.

If you would like any more information email us: media@gamesalute.com
Jan 232015
 

actAct Too

 

Ready to have a laugh with your family and friends?  Laughter is a guaranteed result from this fun party game!  Still in doubt?  Think how your best friend would look while trying to act out “a rabbit with the hiccups”.  I dare you not to laugh!

 

In teams, Players choose a Character card, identified by “I AM” and an Action card, identified by “WHO” and without saying any words players will attempt to act out what they are doing.

 

4-10 players

Ages 8+

25 minute play time

Contains:

25 “Character” cards

25 “Action” cards

1 Sand timer

1 Set of game rules

Jan 182015
 

khador all in oneWarmachine: Khador: All-in-One Army Box

$134.99

 

The quickest and easiest way to storm the battlefields of WARMACHINE!

 

A perfect entry point for new players and an amazing value for seasoned vets looking to start a new faction, this All-in-One Army Box contains everything you need to quickly field a complete and competitive army suitable for every battlefield engagement – from casual games at home to organized leagues and tournaments. The conveniently sized rulebook containing the full core rules, along with the included strategy cards, will equip you with all you need to lead your army to victory!

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Nov 202014
 

Heavy Gear – War for Terra Nova Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter – Updated

We are now in the final 2 days of the Heavy Gear Blitz – War for Terra Nova Kickstarter, which ends this Saturday afternoon, November 22nd at 2:04 PM EST.

 

We want to thank all our Backers, old and new, for their support. We started the project with a modest goal of $27,000 CAD to pay for the very expensive molds needed to make a Basic Starter Set of 16 plastic miniatures. Now 27 days into the project we have unlocked 14 main stretch goals and numerous mini-stretch goals and are at over $112,000 CAD Pledged.

 Heavy Gear Blitz Kickstarter Core Starter Set Contents Image Updated with Stretch Goal 14 Unlocked 47 minis

We now have an amazing Backer Reward Core Starter Set which includes 47 plastic miniatures, color quick start rulebook, backer patch, plus a lot of free downloads. The true retail value of all the individual miniatures included in the Core Starter Set is over $300. You get it all for a Pledge of $115 CAD (about $100 USD) plus shipping of $15 for US and Canadian Backers and actual shipping cost for International Backers. That`s a cost of less than $2.50 per miniature compared to our pewter miniatures cost of $8 or more each.

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