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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Oct 012014
 

conan005 conan6The Italian game publisher will relaunch the game by publishing an expansion, “Adventures in Hyboria”, to be launched on Kickstarter next month

September 2014 – Ares Games is proud to announce that a deal has been signed with Conan Properties International LLC to re-launch and expand the “Age of Conan” Strategy Board game.

“Conan is a classic property with great stories, and the Hyborian world is a wonderful setting for a board game”, commented Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games, and one of the game authors. “We think that Age of Conan will be a great addition to Ares’ catalog, and we have very exciting plan to develop the game.”

“We’re glad to see a re-launch of this game and that its fans are as excited about this expansion as we are,” said Jay Zetterberg of Conan Properties International LLC.

 

 

 

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Sep 302014
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8c2e0cf3-65cf-4412-b400-5e7054238883WARPO RELEASES FIRST LOOK AT UNPAINTED PRODUCTION SAMPLES OF LEGENDS OF CTHULHU RETRO ACTION FIGURES

CHICAGO, IL (September 30, 2014): Indie toy company Warpo is thrilled to share today a first-look at the forthcoming Legends of Cthulhu (LoC) retro action figure line. These images represent the four Legends of Cthulhu figures – Spawn of Cthulhu, The Deep One, The Professor, and The Cultist, as well as the Kickstarter Exclusives High Priest and Conjured Cthulhu – in their unpainted form from the factory. These images are early production sneak-peeks, and not the final product.

Legends of Cthulhu was funded via Kickstarter in June 2014, raising the initial funds in just three days. The retro action figures are currently available for pre-order through Diamond Comic Distributors at your local comic book store, as well as through Big Bad Toy Store, and will be available at retail January 2015.

Legends of Cthulhu is a retro-styled, 3.75” action figure line, the first based on the iconic characters of H.P. Lovecraft and created by sculptor Eddy Mosqueda (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe), and artist Ken Kelly (Micronauts, Manglor Mountain, KISS’ Destroyer album cover), the pioneers of the look and feel of beloved action figures from the 1970s and 1980s, to bring Legends of Cthulhu to life.

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.

 

Sep 262014
 

mprphEclipse Phase: Morph Recognition Guide

$44.99

Eclipse Phase is the post-apocalyptic game of transhuman conspiracy and horror. Technology allows the re-shaping of bodies and minds, but also creates opportunities for oppression and puts the capability for mass destruction in the hands of everyone. Other threats lurk in the devastated habitats of the Fall, dangers both familiar and alien.

 

In this harsh setting, the players participate in a cross-faction conspiracy called Firewall that seeks to protect transhumanity from threats both internal and external. Along the way, they may find themselves hunting for prized technology in a gutted habitat falling from orbit, risking the hellish landscapes of a ruined Earth, or following the trail of a terrorist through militarized stations and isolationist habitats. Players may even find themselves stepping through a Pandora Gate, a wormhole to distant stars and the alien secrets beyond….

This rulebook book requires the Eclipse Phase core rulebook (PS+21000).

 

128 pages, color, Hardcover

Sep 152014
 

At Gen Con I met the crew from Black Monk and they Asked me to do a preview for their new game 1919 the Noble Experiment.     It’s  a card game where two to four players race to distill whisky, bottle it, and deliver it to the local bars and pubs.

Here is the Box Breaking.

 


Here we discuss the different card components that the game uses.

 

 

 

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Sep 112014
 

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I have had a lot of people ask me where we had our T-shirts made.   So I felt the need to share.   Lisa Lemke, my wife,  started with a photo taken from Gen Con 2011.   She put the image in Gimp and took out the background and the layered in some textures.   Andy Hopp actually pointed me to 00 shirts.

 

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I really couldn’t be happier than I am with them.  The reached my door in less than two weeks.

Sep 092014
 

Rise of the Kage is  boardgame by GCT Studios Now on Kickstarter.  It has the ninjas break in to accomplish the mission. The game uses preplotted movement for the Ninja’s movement and a d6’s, with some simple twists.Watch as Teri plays Gordon in a short Demo.

 

 

Rise of the Kage is On Kickstarter right now.

Sep 012014
 

Armada Invincible is the grand adventure board game of the High Seas from Zvezda Games.   It is one of those boxes that’s full of conten

 

 

I haven’t played a high seas game since the WizKids game Pirates, which was a blast.  I’ve never played a highs seas game that is historical in nature so I’m looking forward to this.

Aug 232014
 

I had the chance to grab a demo of Aline Frontiers from Gen Con 2014.   A game that I have wanted to look at for a long time.

 

 

I have to admit from articles I read about Alien Frontiers I expected it to have a much larger learning curve.  I found the game to be delightful.