Friday, January 31, 2014

Adventure Time: Card Wars on BGGTV

The Board Game Geek TV YouTube channel has a new video highlighting the Adventure Time: Card Wars game.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dave Graffam Paper Models Sale

Dave Graffam has long been a maker of excellent paper model terrain and buildings.  Currently, he is running a $1 sale on tons of cool items.  See more here!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Miniature Market Mega-Sale

Miniature Market (at is moving in March, so they are having a huge sale on over 400 items in an attempt to clear out some stuff in their warehouse.  Seems as good a reason as any for gamers to grab some cool stuff at great prices.

Be quick, though, as they have limited quantities of these goods (which are mentioned on each item's individual page).  Some of the highlights that personally tempt me include:

By way of miniatures, a few I noted were a couple of Bones from Reaper, the Fire Dragon and the Jabberwock.  Also, from Wargames Factory, there is the Myths & Legends - Orc Warriors box of 24 figures.

From Portable Warfare there is the Sergeant - Ion Blue storage tote (no foam inserts included).

From Paizo Publishing, there are three of their Game Mastery Map Packs: Sewer System, Army Camp, and Dungeon Corridors.

Further, there are a lot of board games of which I mention four here, all with a 6.66 or higher average rating on Board Game Geek.

First, Upon a Salty Ocean (2011), from Rio Grande Games, a game which has 2 to 4 players building a shipping empire in the 16th Century.  Read more about it on Board Game Geek here!

Second, from AEG, Mercante (2102), 3 to 5 players control merchant houses while they try to claw their way to the top in this game of economic warfare.  Read more about it on Board Game Geek here!

Next, there is Tsuro of the Seas (2012) from Calliope Games, which plays much like its predecessor Tsuro but adds fresh artwork and some new twists.  Read more about it on Board Game Geek here!

Finally, Valdora (2009), the middle of the Gold Trilogy of games from Rio Grande Games, which has 3 to 5 players act as adventurers seeking fame, fortune, and riches in a hidden valley.  Read more about it on Board Game Geek here!

So check things out and see if there are some things you'd like to pick up for yourself or someone gamer-valentine before the middle of February.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Perils of Cinder Claws in Print at Amazon

The Perils of Cinder Claws is now in print at Amazon. See more here!

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Rotating Labyrinth from Mind Weave

Over on the Mind Weave Role-Playing Platform website, James Eck has posted an article with pictures highlighting his "Rotating Labyrinth." See more here!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

How to Make a Dice Tray with Doctor Faust

Over on The Painting Clinic YouTube channel, Doctor Faust shows us "How to Make a Dice Tray."  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Making Barrels and Vats with TheDMGinfo

Over on theDMGinfo YouTube channel, there is a new video showing how to make barrels and vats.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ticket to Ride Europe on TableTop with Wil Wheaton

Over on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, Wil Wheaton is joined in a game of Ticket to Ride Europe by Anne Wheaton, Emma Caulfield, and John Kovalic. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

How to Make a Medieval Scroll with Epic Fantasy's Epic Fantasy YouTube channel has a new video on "How to Make a Medieval Scroll"  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Huge Success for Female RPG Figures Kickstarter in 2013

Nerd Approved had an article last June about the 2013 success of a Kickstarter project focused on Female RPG miniatures called "Raging Heroes - The Toughest Girls of the Galaxy" that knocked it out of the park.  Read more here!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Unboxing the New Tyranids Hive Guard / Tyrant Guard by Miniwargamer Jay

Over on his YouTube channel, Miniwargamer Jay is "Unboxing the New Tyranids Hive Guard / Tyrant Guard Plastic Kit."  Enjoy!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hero Forge Customizable 3D Printed Tabletop Miniatures Kickstarter

Take a look at the already well-funded Customizable 3D Printed Tabletop Miniatures Kickstarter from Hero Forge.  It looks like a real turning point in how we set our gaming tables.  See more here!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Quick Tip Kris on Leather

Over on the Miniwargaming YouTube channel, Quick Tip Kris takes a look at how to paint leather on miniature figures.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Update from Terrainaholic

It has been a while since checking in on terrainaholic.  What's he up to here?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fat Dragon's Ravenfell 28mm Fantasy Village Kickstarter

Fat Dragon has a new 28mm Fantasy Village Kickstarter called Ravenfell.  See more here!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cthulhu Secret IDOL Kickstarter

There is less than a week to go in the already well funded Cthulhu Secret IDOL Kickstarter. See more here!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Zombies Keep Out from Privateer Press

Privateer Press has a new cooperative boardgame coming out in April that looks well-produced and fun.  See more here!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Torn World - Torn Armor Elephant

I just ran into some photos, again, of the design for the Torn Armor Elephant created to go with the Torn World line of miniatures.  Every time I see this piece, it amazes me.  Have a look here and also here!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Avatar of War Orc Shaman Painted by Pogre

EN Worlder Pogre, in his wonderful painted figures and terrain thread on EN World, has most recently posted photos of his paint job of an Avatar of War Orc Shaman.  See more here!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Wappel on Painting and Pics

James Wappel shows off a work in progress with excellent tips and tremendous photos.  See more here!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fief - France 1429 Kickstarter

The 1981 wargame Fief is being revamped in an already-well-funded Kickstarter. It "is a game of strategic conquest that simulates a military, economic, and political fight between several lords in the Middle Ages." Unfortunately, the 1st Edition of the rules were originally only in French, Italian, and Spanish. This is an updated version by Academy Games in English (not to be confused with the 2011 game here).  See more here!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Tsuro of the Seas on TableTop with Wil Wheaton

Over on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, Wil Wheaton is joined while playing Tsuro of the Seas by Kevin Pereira, Brendan Halloran, and Andy Hull. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

World of Calidar Kickstarter

Bruce Heard, of D&D Mystara fame, has a Kickstarter for his World of Calidar setting that is already doubly-funded and nearing completion, so jump in while you can.  See more here!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

TerranScapes Cliff Project Update

It's been a while since looking in on the huge TerranScapes cliff carving project via his YouTube channel updates.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

GW's Hobbit Minis for January 2014

The Games Workshop January release minis for The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug are highlighted on their YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Cheerleading Minis from Wappel

James Wappel has some finely painted cheerleader minis on his blog.  See more here!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Wield from Wick

There is a new "little game" on the Kickstarter horizon called Wield and a YouTube video heralding it's end-of January start up.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Make Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver from Lord of the Rings

Storm the Castle (.com), over on the EpicFantasy YouTube channel, challenges us to "Make Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver from Lord of the Rings." Enjoy!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Doublesix Dice: Roll Better Kickstarter

There is a Kickstarter project with about a week left to go, already well funded, titled "Doublesix Dice: Roll Better,"  See more here!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

James Wappel Painting Series Masters

If you plan to do some painting in the New Year, James Wappel has completed the master videos for the painting instructional series he has upcoming.  See more here!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Moe Tousignant on 2013 Gaming from the Windsor Gaming Resource

The always insightful Moe Tousignant from the Windsor Gaming Resource shared his thoughts in an Examiner article on "The 11 best new games I played in 2013." See more here!