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The entrance is tantalisingly close. You can almost taste the freedom as you run towards the door indicated on the map. You wait impatiently for it to slide open and, as it does, you and your companions run through, and straight into a N.O.A.H patrol! This was not supposed to happen, the patrols were supposed to have been clear of this area, the expression \\\”NOAH Knows All\\\” springs to mind, the slogan drummed into you since childhood, the thing you are fighting against now. It is on the wall above the door of every hab cell and posters adorn the entire LAB, carrying the slogan and a picture of the same patrol now facing you!
You and the others turn and run back the way you came, but a scream from behind causes you to pause and turn your head. You see Ashton, who stayed to cover your hasty scramble for safety, going down under the blows of a blue Rikishi, as Alice tries vainly to beat it back. Just as you think Ashton is finished, he goes into a massive rage, heaving the Rikishi off, grabbing Alice and running toward you, you heave a sigh of relief and turn to resume your flight. Jimmy and his mutt are already halfway down the corridor. Suddenly the wall explodes next to you and you are knocked of your feet by the rubble; it is all that saves you from the explosive lunging attack of the green Mamushi. Then with a sudden rush of speed, the black Ubame is upon you! Will you escape? Or has the flood of NOAH agents overwhelmed you?
Black Ubume, Blue Kira, Blue Rikishi, Green Mamushi, Flybots x3, Scarabots x3, Wormbots x3
Your fate is in the hands of a skull. Wait. Does that work? Oh well, this fate cube has a skull on each of its face. Each of the skulls is a different colour so you can easily see what you have rolled. Why learn to count when you can have colours to represent scaling success? Grade them according to your favourite colours from least favourite to Purple/
Are you game?
And they’re off and running in the Dungeon! The Delvers are in the race to get to the Dragon. Not to slay it, but to free it from the bondage of the Stretch Goal demon.
Funded in the first couple of hours, you can judge the quality of Darcy’s work by the number of return backers. People who have dealt with the man come back for more. What more need be said. Except, if you have dealt with back now and if you have not dealt with him, correct that and back now!
Looks like the Winter Adventurers are approaching their goal, after having found an extra couple of lost souls in the snow swept wilderness.
If you want to catch them before the enter the warm and secure place where they have been headed, back now.
Another trusted creator who has returned to kickstarter numerous times to grow his range of very impressive, top quality miniatures.
Darcy Perry, of Star Hat Miniatures, a relatively new and growing business in New Zealand, is launching Delvers in the Dungeon of Doom today, so keep an eye out for it. His miniatures are top quality and old school in style, and good for my poor old eyes, as they are slightly larger than 33 mm figs. I backed his first campaign and have enjoyed the ongoing process of painting the minis I got. They are full of character and represent a slice of often overlooked adventurers.
He is a nice guy, approachable and willing to chat. Updates are a regular feature of his campaigns and he delivers.
I have included a link to his 2nd campaign and include pictures of my wip minis from his first campaign.
What do a woolly mammoth, a rhino, a gorilla Kong and a panda have in common? They are all beautifully sculpted and presented by Cartoon Miniatures for your enjoyment. Any anthropomorphic fans out the will love to have these absolutely stunning miniatures in their collection. I can’t think of any games specifically, but I am sure, with some creativity, you could work them into your games, or make one up around them.
In the not too distant, however, there is a game being planned. I will update you as it comes around of course…
FORM THE CAMPAIGN:-
“Soon we and our friends from Wendy’s Miniaturen will be launching a kickstarter campaign. You’ll see a figurines from the Age of Ancient Warriors in the World of Belantir. Belantir is a world where battles and clashes never stop. One after another, the invaders advance with devastating campaigns through the world. But nevertheless, there are not only ruthless conquerors, but also noble heroes who are ready to repel any enemy! In every corner of Belantir, there are tales of warriors of never-fading glory. You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the greatest warriors who lived in one of the toughest and bloodiest eras, also known as the “War of the Tiger”.”
Rounding a corner, you catch a glimpse of movement at the very edge of your torchlight. Creeping forward is not an option as the light from your flaming brand will show you immediately to whatever lurks ahead whilst blinding your night vision with its glow, Extinguishing it is not an option either because you will be left in pitch black darkness, and whatever awaits you obviously does not rely on the blessing of light to see. Throwing caution to the wind, your party moves forward, into the large cahmer at the end of the corridor. To your surprise the room is empty, boxes and chest scattered around it holding who knows what treasure. Your thief cannot help his inquisitive nature and approaches on of the chests, the largest in the room of course, studying it for traps before carefully reaching out to raise the lid. As his hand touched it, the chest explodes into violent life, seizing the poor thief in its lidded opening, now revealed as a gaping maw full of viscous teeth, as it lunges toward him! It was a mimic, and the ambush was laid before you entered the chamber… Roll for armour penetration and dexterity to see if the thief escapes of is devoured by the monstrous beast…
A nice little MDF dungeon set up for RPG and other gaming systems.
A range of very nice miniatures which will fit into fantasy settings and are lovely as stand alone painters.
Sylvan Elves – green pictures
Saurians – Blue pictures
Vermin – Yellow pictures
Dread Elves – Purple (Of course, best colour for best faction)
Various Heroes – Red pictures (the demon is awesome!)
Remember the gals from Hot and DAngerous, if you like them, now is the time to pick up a few. Only 4 hours to go, get in now!
You crouch, waiting, your snare is set, your gun loaded. As the animal comes into view, your finger pulls the trigger gently until BANG! the gun spews forth its deadly payload. As the bullet spins towards the animal it leaps into the air and….
Of the dice come up right, you hit it, if not, its a miss. But never fear, you have your trap, and if both dice match the dice on the trap you have succeeded in catching it. But watch out, other hunters are after your prey and may sabotage your catch!
A fun looking little card game suitable for the whole family.
The little game about big game hunting!
For some great terrain, check out this 3d print campaign. Set up a refinery, a bunker system, defensive barriers and more. 19 models and objective markers included in the files.
If you are quick, there might still be an early bird or two left. (at time of writing 10/20)
Maybe it is this Yeti the Yeti Hunters found…
Along with its hellspawned mates.
Something shady is happening at the docks. Armed sailors have been seen lurking near one of the finger piers, warning off any interlopers with their guns. Of course, business carries on as usual, and there are plenty of unarmed sailors and dock workers moving around, but it is the finger pier that interests the Baskervilles. so they have called in the Pinkertons to investigate. Of course, the Women with Calibre can take care of themselves, they are toting big guns after all, and the working class gals have taken up arms also. They have no need of outside interference. The yeti hunters are secluded in the boat tied to the pier, what is their mysterious cargo?
Plenty of options for story telling dioramas or play pieces in a variety of games. Paul is one of my very favourite creators, always friendly and responsive to interaction with his backers. He is experienced and delivers on time (if not early) and his stuff is uniquely different in a time when many ranges begin to resemble each other. Models with character are getting rarer and these models, which evoke an old school feel to them, have character in spades.
These are not everyday 8 sided dice. These dice will make you think about what you roll, as the symbols use an ancient Chinese system of counting to indicate your result.
Table Ready For Battle! A full layout of roads and buildings for 15-25 modern/near future scenery. Modular tiles with independent bowtie connectors lock to form the foundation with modular buildings to sit on it. Just great for smaller scale battles.
Each tile is 300mmx300mm (one foot square) and is made of 5mm mdf for sturdiness and durability.
The battle still rages in HooHaa. Backers are flocking to support the tribes! Clubs are flying and a few stray ones have knocked over some of the carefully arrayed stretch goals. In light of the strength of the cavies and their disregard for the goals, new stretch goals have been introduced and are now the target of the excited backers forming the cheer squad.
Unfiltered Gamer has done a review on the game, using the production copy, so if you want to see what it will look like in the light of Daze, take a look at the video. Seems he enjoyed the game, and the pieces and magnets and all look great.
So, if you haven’t been knocked senseless yet, head over and join the growing club, by which I mean, the Mega Club is the next stretch goal. What is it? Go and find out…just watch your head!
The village is being terrorised. A mob of monsters has moved into the region and are competing for the spoils available. Like all creatures, monsters have an ego and are racking up a score to become The MOST LEGENDARY MONSTER ever! As you terrorise the villagers, you will use crystals to become more powerful to enable you to better terrorise the village and fight your rivals. It is no easy task being the MOST LEGENDARY MONSTER but someone has to do it, right?
Once upon a time, in a far away land, fair ytales had true meaning. Moral lessons for those who listened. And to reinforce those lessons, the tales had bite. That Land was slowly corrupted by the horrible PC monster and scaring little kiddies witless became unfashionable. Thus the fairy tales lost their purpose and their meaning was diluted to become nothing but frivolous children’s entertainment. However, truth cannot be hidden away forever. The fairy tales lay in a state of disrepair, but lurking beneath the surface of Disney Princesses and bedtime tales, lurked the true stories of loss, pain and horror. Now they have broken free of the chains which the PC monstrosity bound around them, they have torn off their gags and explod back onto centre stage in this beautifully illustrated book.
Why am I writing up a book you ask? Because the fairytales have been bound so long in their dark prison, a book is no longer enough to contain them. They have torn free of the bindings and manifested themselves into a card game. Can you escape the forest through the right set of choices and decisions, or will you be the one who lags behind and falls prey to the wolves who hunt you? Remember, you don’t have to run faster than the wolves, just the other players…
The moon has risen, full and round, glaring down upon the night shrouded forests below like a baleful eye, reflecting only the light, but not the heat of the Holy Sun.
Beneath her glare, a strange hunt takes place as creatures unholy, monsters of myth and fireside tales, rush through the forest, attempting to locate and return a potion to their clan.
The Werewolf and the Vampire, the dog vs the bat, each have unique abilities which enable them to take advantage of a situation to turn the tables upon their rival. Who can win this unholy race?
Or Railways as the real world knows them, opened up continents and enabled mass settlement of isolated interiors. Before the advent of rail, trade, migration and settlement were usually tied to water, for ease of access by the water craft that were to be found all around the world and for access to water for drinking.
The ease with which trains could transport goods, people and supplies across vast distances changed everything. From the Lithgow Switchback to Golden Spike, rail opened up opportunities for men willing to gamble. These men rode roughshod over the populations, but their industry was required so they were tolerated and the age of the Robber Barons had begun.
Aided by speculators with small networks whose tracks they could utilise and mergers between companies, these Robber Barons became rich and powerful. Are you one?
What better to keep in your dice box then dice? And these little cubes are older than dice themselves. Carved from Ancient Kauri wood, the material these dice are made from dates to 50000 years ago. Grab a piece of prehistory and allow the past to determine your future!
This nice little box hides a secret. Not just your average dice box…
What makes that disc hover? Where are the mag(ic)nets hidden? Why do I want this box so much?
A range of woods and engravings are available to bling up your little box of fate.
Thanks @lancorz for the heads up.
The police are baffled. The windows and doors were locked, yet the priceless vase is gone! And in a neighbouring house, a masterpiece is missing, but it does not appear to be the same perpetrator of these crimes. The spree has been going on for days, with each heist more audacious than the previous one.
You sit back and sigh contentedly as your gaze falls upon the vase, sitting atop the pile of loot you have acquired. No time to get complacent though. You missed that masterpiece and your rival is gaining in reputation. You have to get more loot to stay ahead of him, but you still have an ace up your sleeve. So you gear up, don your balaclava and rubber soled shoes and play out your trump card! Literally, you play out the card with enough points to complete the heist and that gives you enough loot points to win! But wait, your opponent is at the same heist and has sounded the alarm, taking one of the scoring cards from you to their hidey hole. Damn, you escape empty handed and have to plan your next job all over.
No time for games, you have a gang of mobsters to control. You have a city to vanquish and black market deals to cut. The city will be yours. Forming alliances is just as important as knowing when to break them, to cause the most hurt to your rivals. And then there are the cops. Stupid pigs always sniffing at your heels, waiting for that one slip up that will put you in jail for life. Hope your taxes are up to date and you didn’t post them in.
Don’t bring a gun to a knife fight, bring a gunman.
Nero fiddled whilst Rome burned. But what will you do? Will you muster your troops, deploy them and win a stunning victory through superior tactics? Or will your opponent manage to overwhelm the might of the Legions and raze the city?
For a limited time late pledges are available for Iron Golem’s Fantasy Football teams. Be quick if you want to take advantage of this limited time offer though.
Last call for enlightened people to spread the truth! Despite constant suppression the campaign to provide red pills for those who choose to be awake and aware of the perfidy of the elite who control us.
Rid yourself of surplus fiat paper that in these days passes for money. It is worthless! Get this asset which will ensure plenty of amusement when the bombs start flying and you are crouched in your shelter with your family.
’twas the night before Christmas
And in a dash
Came Santa’s sleigh
Down with a crash!
The presents were scattered,
The elves thrown clear,
What would he do?
Christmas was near!
So onto Kickstarter
Santa did jump,
To raise some backers
To get over the hump!
Some bought the game,
Others missed out,
Those that did
Let out a great shout
On Christmas morning
As they sat around
Playing the game
‘Bout presents they found.
They had to help Santa,
collect up the gifts
and get them delivered
Before the sun lifts.
Twas all great fun
The Kickstarter will run
For a while yet,
But the Early Birds get
the chance at a saving,
and if inclined
A 1st ed copy,
Or even signed.
France, 1940. Germany’s Panzer battalions are storming through the French countryside, seemingly unstoppable in the wake of their rampage through Poland and Belgium. The Tommys are on the run, falling back to the beaches of Dunkirk. There is no where near enough boats to evacuate them safely and the annihilation of the British forces seems assure. Setting out from England in anything that floats; sailing dinghies, fishing vessels and even row boats, a civilian flotilla sets sail to aid their stricken fighting men, braving the strafing of the Luftwaffe, the screaming dives of Stukas and shelling from gun emplacements, these brave, self sacrificing men sailed into the teeth of the monster, to pluck the demoralised and exhausted troops from the shallows and bring them home to England.
Can you cahnge the flow of history and hold back the tide of the German Warmachine, or will you be overcome and swept into the cahannel? Can you achieve your goals and defeat the British or will those dastardly Poms thwart your plans?
Play out Dunkirk as either German or Allied forces, and either achieve your strategic objective (German) or thwart your enemy (British).
To keep all your Cthulu dice and tokens (and others, of course) safe and easily available, why not pick up a hand knitted, Cthulu themed dice bag. Available in random colours and 2 sizes, these will keep the Elder Gods of the dice warm and safe while they are waiting for the next game to roll on.
A new set of expansions for the Cthulu Wars board game. New factions introduced, new map and scenario. If you already own the Cthulu Wars core game, expansions will help expand it into a much greater experience, if you don’t own it, it is also available at a discounted price during the campaign.
NOTE – THIS IS NOT AN EXPANSION RELEASE FOR THE BELOW GAME. CTHULU IS GETTING A BIT OF WORSHIP THIS WEEK.
The Old Ones stir.
Something evil is terrorising Arkham. Your monsters. Recruit cult members, perform rituals, learn new powers and become the most feared cult. Your enemies will be trying to stop you and there are investigators on your trail. Can you out maneuver them to grow in strength and turn the district into a centre of horror? Can you recruit more cultists and make valuable allies in order to expand your control?
WIll you become the favoured of the Old Ones, driving the city to destroy itself in madness and fear? As the city comes under your control, can you become the highest cultist of the Old Ones?
First ever 3d printable fantasy football teams. Some absolutely awesome sculpts, all you need is the printer. Even if you don’t play fantasy football, some of these would make awesome beastmen and demons for various games. The elephant headed guys are something else!
Two teams and cheer support are available as print files, with the upper tier option being your own designed player!
You creep through the wood following a trail of breadcrumbs, wary of the danger that lurks at the end of the trail. You have been hunting your quarry for days, he is now in reach. As you break through into a clearing, you are suddenly attacked, not by the man standing on the far side of the clearing, but by his sister! Damn, you expected Red would take care of Gretel, where was she? A howl rises in the night air and the hair on your neck stands on end as you realise Red herself is now the quarry.
You hope other members of the Dawnguard can aid her before she become another victim of the cursed ones. The day the Box was opened was truly a cursed day.
Will you succumb to the encounter with the evil characters of nightmare fairytales? Or will you be victorious and live happily ever after?
What if two become one or one becomes two?