Tag Archives: miniatures

Game Bandit—ChiTAG Edition

A coupon for $2 off admission to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair is available at The Game Aisle. Free shipping on the C-4 Corner Cutter through Thanksgiving. Everyone who donates this week to RPG Blog II will get a copy of Horrors of the GOW (PDF Pathfinder supplement) and entered for a chance to win a copy of The Traveller Book (1981). Palladium Books is offering…

Digit Dice

Fantastic Diversions has released Digit Dice , printable dice meant to be used to track life, gold, etc… in your games. You can download the templates here . Just print them on sticker paper and apply to 5/8″ dice. Dice A has 0 through 5 on it, while Dice B has 7, 8, 9 and 1, 2, 3 again. The 9 can also be used as the 6. While it’s nothing…

Blacktop Battlemap

New from ZUZZY Miniatures is the Broken Blacktop Terra-Flex Battlemat . This, the latest in the company’s line of Terra-flex latex gaming terrain, mimics a paved asphalt surface and is available in seven sizes.

Dust Tactics

Dust Tactics, which like City of Thieves moved from AEG to FFG , is now at retailers too. Dust Tactics is set in an alternate-reality 1940s, resulting in a game combining World War II and battle-mechs. Actually less a board game than a boxed miniatures game, expect to see a series of expansions close on the heel of the

November Conventions and Happenings

A few events in November. I’d do this more often if I had a few more editors (hint, hint). Oct 31 – Nov 1 Lucca Comics and Games Lucca, Italy, 4 – 7 KC Game Fair , Kansas City, MO 4 – 7 ShaunCon , Kansas City, MO 4 – 7 NeonCon , Las Vegas, NV 4 – 7 IndieCon , Dorset, UK 5 – 7 PentaCon , Fort Wayne, IN 5 – 7 Anime Nebraska , Omaha, NE 5 – 7 Carnage , Fairlee, VT 5 – 7 Mechanicon , West…

Ex illis Emissarius

A very impressive new figure for the Ex illis online/miniature game:

Upper Deck Launches Hello Kitty Game

Gameplay for Hello Kitty World Adventures involves filling a passport with stickers representing the United States, Italy, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Holland, India, Scotland and Russia. Each Hello Kitty World Adventures Collectipak includes one foil card, one token card, four sticker cards, one passport, and one rules sheet ($1.99). For a dollar more, expanded Collectipaks include a Hello Kitty miniature.

Say Goodbye to Heroscape

Hasbro’ Wizards of the Coast division has pulled the plug on Heroscape . They will instead “focus our business efforts on our core brands” aka Magic and D&D. The last expansion for Heroscape, Moltenclaw’s Invasion , is scheduled for release later this month. ( source , via )

Fall Bakugan Update

The big news in Bakugan this fall is the premier of two huge new figures, Dragonoid Colossus and Dharak Colossus. Dragonoid Colussus is constructed by attaching four Battle Gear to the transformation hub and then dropping in Battalix Dragonoid . Wow, watch that thing pop! Dharak Colossus is Dragonoid Colossus’ rival and is assembled with two Battle Gear, Smashtor and Riptor , and activated with the Brawlacus Dharak core Bakugan. Bakugan …

Game Bandit—Colossus Edition

Compass Games is giving 40% off Price of Freedom, Yalu, Spanish Eagles, Bataan or Red Storm with preorders of the company’s upcoming releases: Steel Wolves, Storming the Reich, or Imperial Japanese Navy . To celebrate the newest Catan game, Settlers of America: Trails to Rails , Mayfair Games and Catan, Inc. are running a photo contest. Photos must be submitted through Facebook. The 50 most popular will earn…

A brief report from Spiele 2010

I only was able to go on one day this year to Spiel and for the first time took my eight-year-old son. As a result my pace was somewhat slower – some might say “relaxed” – and I also didn’t have the chance to explore every nook and cranny of all of the halls. However, I…

WizKids Relaunches Mage Knights

The Mage Knight property, the original Clix game with pre-painted minis, is being relaunched by the new WizKids (aka NECA). First up is a planned board game, designed by Vlaada Chvátil, designer of Dungeon Lords , Through the Ages , and Galaxy Trucker . Additional items in the works are a deck-building card game and an RPG. ( source )

Playset Addict, Pretty Mini Pics

Many pretty pictures here .

Extreme Makeover: Gnome Games Edition

Gnome Games took advantage of an opportunity to take part in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (see their credits under furniture & accessories), and also got their friends at Mayfair Games, Sandstorm Games, Out of the Box Publishing, Alliance/Days of Wonder, Winning Moves Games, Fantasy Flight Games, ACD, and Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast on board. Together, they tucked 180 games…

TactDecks Goes PnP

TactDecks is a game combining the feel of a CCG with a miniatures game. Everything you need to play is in the cards. Up until now, the base set of the game was $22. Now you can print the base set of the game for free to make sure it’s your cup of tea. You can snag the PDF file off the games’ BoardGameGeek page , …

Help Playtest Blackwater Gulch

Blackwater Gulch is a miniatures ruleset currently in development by Bleeding Ear Games. Right now they’re looking for people to help playtest the rules , and smooth things out. The game is set in the Wild West of the late 1800′s. Each player has a team of 5 – 10 minis, and plays through story-driven scenarios. There’s not too much more …

WARMACHINE: “Epic Sword-Metal Ballad”

A WARMACHINE song written and performed by the Penny Arcade guys: War Machine by Penny Arcade Also available for Rock Band.

The Lexicanum

I just came across this today, and figured I’d pass it along. For those of you who are already familiar with The Lexicanum , then you’ve known about this awesome far longer than I! For those who haven’t heard of it yet, let me give you a quick rundown. The Lexicanum is a user-maintained encyclopedia of the Warhammer …

Game Projects on Kickstarter

See last episode for details and for more projects. Project Description Company $ Needed $ Pledged Days left Reign of Ardwin RPG: Reign Tabletop fantasy setting PDF Greg Stolze 2500 725 22 Destiny of the Force Virtual Set Cards for the Star Wars mini game dropped by WotC SWM Gamers 1800 1250 62 Powerchords RPG sourcebook of magic, music, and urban fantasy Silver Satyr Studio 4200 4275 22 hrs Scoops Children’s card …

Game Bandit—Giving Away Already Free Stuff Edition

Nevermet Press is giving away five copies of Open Game Table Volume 2 , the print publication of roleplaying blog articles. Enter to win at Goodreads.com . The Giant Fire Breathing Robot blog is giving away Monsterpocalypse booster packs . Comment to win. Vampire The Masquerade ebook products are on sale at DriveThruRPG for more than 50% off. Lumpley Games is lumping all their…