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Table Length Space Maps

CorSec Engineering has moved on from $2.50 magnetic mounts to $150 7-foot fabric tablecloths depicting outer space or a top-down ocean view. They come in several patterns, with or without hex or square grids.

The Ashcroft House: Card Stock Model and AD&D 2E Module

The Ashcroft House by Buddy Epling of Rook Stone is an elaborate card stock haunted house at 1/64th scale for 25 mm minis. The delivery is print-and-play instructions on CD, including the house, outbuildings, fence, over 100 pieces of furniture, and 40 figures. The CD also includes a walk-through and a 60 page 2nd edition AD&D module set in Ravenloft, “A Night in the Ashcroft House”. Buddy also carves a…

Monsterpocalypse Moving to Non-Collectible Format

Future releases of Privateer Press’ collectible pre-painted miniature game Monsterpocalypse will not be in collectible format. Last October they released a Two-Player Battle Box , and the first expansion to this, planned for this summer – Dangerous Monster Zone – will be available in non-random packs. ( source )

Paper Figurines

Paper Protagonists from TFC Gaming are not your standard paper standups. These are 3-dimensional, poseable, print-and-assemble, paper miniatures. I’m skeptical about their durability and the publisher’s claims that they’re easy to assemble, but they are gorgeous.

Purple Pawn’s 2010 Game Industry Survey

Purple Pawn has conducted a survey of over 7,000 companies around the world who made money from analog, tabletop games. You can download the 14 page report for free here [PDF]. Summary Of the companies surveyed, those that did not close reported good results, with 85% reporting that they had done at least as well or better in 2010 than they had done in 2009. Single-game game companies (sggc’s) make …

The Lord of the Rings HeroClix

Wizkids announced Tuesday The Lord of the Rings HeroClix to begin shipping late in 2011 and available in both campaign-style boxed sets and collectible booster box formats. With a license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Wizkids will also produce a semi-cooperative The Lord of the Rings board game, where players take on the role of the Nazgul and attempt…

Bastion (Ex Illis) Shuts Down

I could have sworn we posted a number of new and interesting Ex Illis items from Studio Figurines Bastion in the last few months. Yet, here we are. Bastion has let go its entire staff and shut down, at least temporarily. “While sales are on the rise, communities are growing and our distribution network is improving everyday, it became apparent…

Second Look—Viking Lords for the iPad

Have you ever played any of the Commands & Colors games, specifically BattleLore ? If so, you’ll feel right at home playing Viking Lords on your iPad. The game play is identical to Richard Borg’s Command and Colors system. You have a left flank, center, and right flank that your units play on. You’ve got 3 classes of units: fast but weak, well balanced, and strong …

Master Series Paints HD

Reaper Miniatures is expanding its paint offerings with a series of 38 new colors in what the company is calling Master Series Paints HD . Reaper says that compared to its Core Colors, the High Density paints are “excellent for laying down fast base-coats” and “give increased coverage with smooth consistency.” Just a few of the new colors are Burning Orange, Fireball Orange, Turf Green, Meadow …

Master Series Paints HD

Reaper Miniatures is expanding its paint offerings with a series of 38 new colors in what the company is calling Master Series Paints HD . Reaper says that compared to its Core Colors, the High Density paints are “excellent for laying down fast base-coats” and “give increased coverage with smooth consistency.” Just a few of the new colors are Burning Orange, Fireball …

Name Change at Reaper

Reaper Miniatures is changing its name to Hobby-Q . Reaper will remain a brand of the company for hobby metal miniatures. But the company says that the new name will help it market its other products, such as Master Series Paints , Asylum prepainted plastic miniatures, and CollectA Figurines to confused consumers and skittish retailers, such as “mainstream hobby stores” and museum shops.

Game Bandit—Mini Edition

Dave Graffam Models’ print-and-assemble 3D miniature buildings are 30% off. Spin Master is running a Bakugan Coloring Contest for three mystery prizes. At Brigade Models , Aeronef, starships, Land Ironclads, 15mm and 6mm tanks, Iron Stars, WWI Belgians are 15% off; Celtos miniatures are 25% off. 93 Games Studio is selling its entire line of Twilight 2013 products as a bundle for $10. Expansions for the Keltis iPhone …

Try Not to Scare the Public, Will You?

Someone dumped a case of fantasy war gaming pieces in a suitcase into the trash in New London, CT. The outside of the case apparently contained a “threatening message”, probably something about war and victory (the message hasn’t been disclosed). The bomb squad was called in. ( source ) Reminds me of the time I asked a friend to bring a game for me in his suitcase …

Ex illis Adds Economics System

Bastion has launched a new economics system for the Ex illis miniatures combat game . Players will track their loot online in the Baggage Train, where chests may contain coin or other items, such as weapons. Chests are accumulated by activating new units, unlocking badges, and purchasing goods. The system incorporates seven different quality levels for weapons, as well as a range of …

Gary Gygax’s Game Collection Up for Auction

Gail Gygax, Gary’s widow, and The Collector’s Trove are auctioning off Gary Gygax’s personal game collection . Bids for the first batch of 204 items close Wednesday afternoon (ET). The selection includes games he authored, games he played, and still shrink-wrapped comp copies of various games provided to him as TSR’s founder. Just a few of the highlights: Chainmail: Rules for Medieval Miniatures…

Game Industry Catalogs

The Greater Games Industry Catalog is a quarterly directory of the hobby game industry, covering mostly US and mostly publishers and distributors. It contains contact and inventory information for around 7-800 companies and 45,000 products (by order number and MSRP). In addition, it contains a small amount of information on non-US companies as well as several articles on the industry in each issue. They have sent me complimentary copies of the…

Heroscape: Moltenclaw’s Invasion

The third wave of Dungeons & Dragons Heroscape is out but unfortunately it will be the last . Four sets are available, including Advocates of Annihilation , Icewind Scourge , Heroes of Fallcrest , and Valkrill’s Legion . Each package includes 3-6 figures and a glyph.

Heroscape: Moltenclaw’s Invasion

The third wave of Dungeons & Dragons Heroscape is out but unfortunately it will be the last . Four sets are available, including Advocates of Annihilation , Icewind Scourge , Heroes of Fallcrest , and Valkrill’s Legion . Each package includes 3-6 figures and a glyph.

Crowdfunding Roundup: Kickstarter, etc.

Here’s a roundup of projects up for crowdsourcing on various sites. Projects that are over-funded still get you a copy of the game and usually some other benefits. Kickstarter Company Project Description Goal Raised Days to Go Tasty Minstrel Games Eminent Domain Deck building game 20,000 34,557 7 Gaming Paper Gaming Paper Adventures Mapping paper for RPGs 3,500 6,873 16 Living Worlds Games 1955: The War of…

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.