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Silver Fox Crosses Minis with Settlers of Catan

Silver Fox Productions’ subsidiary RAFM presents officially licensed miniatures to replace your wooden bits for Settlers of Catan. Unless I’m mistaken, pictured is a few settlements and cities, roads, and a robber. Minis come in Vikings, Chinese, Egyptian, or Bavarian flavors (tasty [1]). [1] Yeah, you probably shouldn’t eat them.

Weekly Game Kickstarter Projects

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GW Restricts European Retailers; Hasbro Moves Jobs Out of MA

Games Workshop is raising prices (again) by as much as 20-25% on 270 products. They have also ordered that retailers in Europe may not sell products to customers outside of Europe, in order (they say) to boost the revenues of local stores that provide free services. ( source ) Not everyone is happy . GW’s profits, revenues, and shares are all …

Pathfinder Prepainted Plastic

Paizo and WizKids have announced that they will produce a (non-random) set of prepainted plastic miniatures to go along with the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box . While sold separately, the set is specifically designed as an accessory to the introductory Pathfinder RPG product. On the other hand, I know at least a few D&D players who are hoping that Paizo and WizKids will extend the line, to…

Hail Caesar

In 2009, famed Warhammer co-designer Rick Priestly left Games Workshop to join Warlord Games. Warlord produces their own rules and minis, and also sells rules and minis from other companies. Rick’s first book for Warlord (with Jervis Johnson – who also worked on Warhammer as well as Blood Bowl – and John Stallard – also of Warhammer fame) was Black…

Game Bandit — Fat Edition

For 20% off a single order of Fat Dragon Games’ products at DriveThruRPG , use coupon code “FatMayJune11″. Mona Saves blog is giving away two copies of ThinkFun’s Snack Attack! Typical like/follow/tweet/comment rules to enter. Follow and retweet Eagle Games for a chance to win Railways of the World: The Card Game . Dice Hate Me is celebrating an anniversary …

Infinity Tokens From Litko

The latest from miniatures accessory maker, Litko, are markers for the futuristic skirmish game Infinity . These markers aren’t authorized by the game’s publisher. They’re also not as good looking as some markers we covered earlier from Litko , but they’re functional, I guess.

Osama bin Laden’s Compound in 1/285th Scale (6mm)

This was already up a few days ago; in any case, rather quickly. From Game Craft Miniatures for only $35. Combine this with Barbie dolls to create the jihadist edition of Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman. I’m on Youtube clicking refresh. ( source )

How to Succeed or Fail on Kickstarter

I post a compilation of Kickstarter [1] tabletop game projects (RPG, board, card) on Purple Pawn each week. I’ve been tracking tabletop game projects on KS pretty much since there have been tabletop game projects on KS. Something like half of KS tabletop game projects get funded. Why? What are they doing right? What did the ones that fail do…

Weekly Kickstarter Game Projects Roundup

Click on a header to sort by the column. New: Project Description Required Raised Days Remaining Kamakura Dyad Games Japanese feudal warfare themed combat card game; pretty $2500 $1125 36 Epic Conquest Alexander VanDorpe No information, since author fears his ideas will be stolen $1500 $0 57 Ainerêve Campaign Setting Goodman Games Eldritch RPG campaign setting $3000 $10 25 The World of Mistrunner Glenn Randall …

The Shenandoah Studio: Video Games from Board Gamers

The Shenandoah Studio , which was almost called Project Simonsen, is a company producing iPad versions of war games. The founders are all major board game players and/or designers who believe that game play comes before eye candy; the designers of Across 5 Aprils , D-Day at Omaha Beach , RAF , Washington’s War , Waterloo , Soviet Dawn , and others are apparently on board. All games will…

It’s Passover and I’m Clearing Out My Browser Tabs Roundup

NECA has bought Icarus Studios , which is designing an online version of HeroClix. ( source ) The long-running Scrabble News abandoned its print and paper offering and is now online-only. ( source ) Game Briefs Commander-in-Chief from X Plus Products is a Chess variant. $40. Coffee Talk from Pressman Toys is a game of generating associated ideas based on a single idea. Scoring like…

April Kickstarter Game Projects 2

A scant 9 days after our last post and things are really hopping on Kickstarter. Furthermore, the site is starting to be used by larger, experienced, traditional designers and publishers, and not only first-timers. A show of hands: if projects keep getting added at this pace, how many readers want this roundup to be weekly? Here are new projects since the last post : Project Description Required …

Knizia Co-op Star Trek Game from WizKids

Star Trek Expeditions will be a new cooperative game by Reiner Knizia forthcoming from WizKids. The game is based on the series’ restart movie. Includes Star Trek Heroclix (natch), and is for 1-4 players. Due mid-June. Details . ( source )

Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros One Page Dungeon Contest

Malcontent Games is hosting a one-page dungeon competition for their RPG, Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros . Submissions are due April 15th, and the winner will receive a printed copy of Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros or Seven Leagues (Winnters choice) . For those unfamiliar with Rêve, it’s a French RPG where players are part of dragons’ ellaborate dreams.  Written by Denis Gerfaud…

April Kickstarter Game Projects

Not including those projects which continue from March ( see here ). Project Description Required Raised Ends BattleCON Fighting Card Game Level 99 Games Card combat game with card combination mechanics $6,000 $5,306 20 days Roller Derby: The Boardgame Chaz Hall As titled $4,000 $320 67 days Versatile Dice OdysseyDyse Dice with square pips $2,500 $258 8 days Drag Show the Drinking Game Cheeky Dingo Games Trash talking party game $…

Ogre 6th Edition Eat You Soon

Steve Jackson’s 6th Edition of Ogre , a new edition of his first game from 1977, is intended for release later this year. It will be an over-sized war game, with a double sided hex grid board, 14 sheets of chits and counters, rulebooks, scenarios, and a $100 retail price. Rules and units from G.E.V. and Shockwave included.

March Kickstarter Game Projects

I looked on some other crowdsourcing site and wasn’t impressed. So I’m sticking to Kickstarter only until someone convinces me otherwise. Remember that a “funded” campaign will still give out listed rewards to its contributors. Project Description Required Raised Ends Periodic Table of Elements Dice Andrew Inaba Dice with both numbers and elements $2,000 $1,065 20 days Rolling Freight Board Game APE Games Train game with special …

Bastion Back in Business

A new investor has brought Bastion Studios back to life: Bastion 2.0 is born, with a new investor. There will be quite a lot of changes, but it can only be for the good of Ex illis! We will be finalizing our battle plans and we will come back to you on thursday about what will be Bastion 2.0 ( source ) This is good…

PocketMod Spellbook for D&D

Stuart over at Strange Magic has come up with something pretty awesome for all you D&D wizards out there. He’s created a PocketMod spellbook that references all the spells available to a 1st level Dungeons and Dragons Wizard. It’s just not a useful little guide, but it looks great as a prop. You can download the book on his site, then follow the folding guide for PocketMods…