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Friday, 11 April 2014

Gaming News from Neoscream: 11th April 2014

Welcome to “Gaming News from Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming news post for miniature games, RPGs, some card games and computer games.

Gaming News

First off is the HeroClix news. This week we had previews of: Senator Robert Kelly from Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past; Bullseye and Cable from Marvel Deadpool; and the Power Battery and the Power Lantern Ring from DC War of Light.

Now for the Ninja Division news. Super Dungeon Explorer Forgotten King KickStarter. Here is a re-look of what the Always Super level was like at the end of the last post:
Always SuperThe new Super Dungeon Explore The Forgotten King box set now with six pet models and unique treasure and loot art work for all the card; updated Decks for the original and the two expansion packs which now includes unique treasure and loot art work for all the card; the Hero Brave-Mode Candy and her pet Never-Lost Cola; the Mistmourn Cost Warband now including more figures; the heroes Royal Warden and Wandering Minstrel; a pack of twelve plastic Potion counters; a pack of thirty plastic Wound counters; Hero versions cards for several of the Mini-Bosses (both old and new); and six Giri Creeps.
The goals it managed to unlock during the fourth week were: six new double sided map tiles as an add-on; the Mini-Boss Shadow-Mode Candy was added to Always Super level (and not an add-on which I reported last week); The Claws of the Wyrm warband (the Hero Dragon Blade, the Mini-Boss Wyrm Claw Templar, two Black Claw Assassins, three Claw Trainers, six Drake Hounds and two Claw Shrine spawning point) as an add-on; the Mini-Boss Salt was added to the Mistmourn Cost Warband; a pack of twelve Rattlebone Creeps as an add-on; the Pumpkin Patch spawning point and figures were added to Always Super level; The Stilt Town Zombies Warband (the Hero Zombie Survivor Marie-Claude, the Mini-Boss Gruesome George, a Shamble Priest, two Pudges, two Prowler, six Swampies and two Grabby House) as an add-on; and the twenty-four card Explore Deck in the box game will be upgraded to thirty-six cards.
The stretch goals that were still going as I post this were: at a sixteen page Crystalia Adventures Colouring and Storybook for your children will be added to Always Super level at $700k; and a Boo Booty Box will be added to Always Super level at $730k which will carry everything apart of the starter set from the level.
The Wyrm Claw Templar Mini-Boss is also the mystery Hero from the Mini-Boss Hero card. Also Next week is the last week of the KickStarter. What other goods can they unlock between now and the end?
The Artillery Battlepod Sprue
With Robotech RPG Tactics there was a “Question and Answers” post on the KickStarter that was just post before I started posting this post. The The Zentraedi Artillery Battlepods, Blast Template, Command Tokens, and bases are all done, however everything else are still having their final modes tooled or awaiting approval. Sadly there are no more detailed dates for the first wave other than the second quarter of this year. I have a feeling it will be the end of in (June) or it will be late to the current plan (which they say it will not be). There are plans to do the other Robotech generations, however there is a known scaling with the Cyclones. Work on these will start AFTER The Macross Saga (all the KickStarter stuff is done). There was also images of the final Artillery Battlepod sprue.

Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. With Zombicide, they have revealed that they will be releasing a Compendium for Season One with an updated Switch City Campaign, a band new five mission campaign, updated past missions from the website and a couple of new missions too. Also there is a new mission on their website called "Spring Cleaning".

Now for the Privateer Press news. The physical rewards have began shipping and should arrive to backer by the end of the month, however us in the UK and European might have to want a little longer as the stuff has to get to there European site in bulk before it gets shipped to the backers.
Also the first wave of April releases are out now. Sorry for not listing them last week, but Privateer Press never release final dates for the April releases until after the first wave was sent. This first wave of release are: the Convergence Light Vector Corollary, the Convergence Warcaster Father Lucant Divinity Architect, the Legion Blighted Nyss Unit Spawning Vessel and the Skorne Character Heavy Warbeast Despoiler. I might pick up a Corollary at Salute tomorrow or Wargames Workshop MK on Monday. The next April set of releases are on the 23rd and are: the Cryx Cavalry Unit Bane Riders, the new Convergence Heavy Vector set (can be built into ever Assimilator, Conservator or Modulator), the Zombies Keep Out game and the Warmachine High Command expansion set called “Heroes and Legends”. There are still no signs of the June releases yet.

Next is the StarCrawlers news. They will be posting up the survey soon and on it there will be a bunch of game design add-ons like design an achievement.

Now for the Mechabrick news. There should be two surveys up by the end of May and tooling should begin sometime in May or June. I have no clue how long tooling and production will take but I cannot see shipping being before July (to be honest I cannot really see it beginning shipping in July ever).

Next the Journey: Wrath of Daemons news. This week on KickStarter we had a ton of pictures from them of the game pieces that were at Adepticon. This game is really looking great.

Now for the Guild Ball news. The survey should be out soon any day now.

Next is the Mantic news. Mantic have released tournament rules pack for Loka ready for their Loka tournament at their open day. Also on the DreadBall Xtreme KickStarter, we got some CAD images of some of the new figures like the Med-Bot.

Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. There are now four new releases from Ocelot Games on their store. These are Mastock and three Killers all from the Grandville comics. They will be available to buy at Salute as well.

Lastly there is the Mekton news. The cover art is now finally done.

KickStarter Dates

·       “Mekton Zero” rulebook was meant to be shipped, however they have been delayed due to problems and currently have no dates
·       “Elven Adventurers Box Set” and the physical side of “Warmachine Tactics” has begun shipping
·       “Super Dungeon Explore Forgotten King” should end on the 17th of April 2014
·       “Kingdom Death Monster” and wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics” should be shipping sometime between now and the end of June 2014
·       “Zombicide Season Three” should start sometime between now and the end of June 2014
·       “Among the Sleep” should be done sometime between now and the end of June 2014
·       “Battle Systems Sci-fi Modular Terrain” (delayed a month due to minor problems) and wave two of “Deadzone” should ship in June 2014
·       Wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” should ship in July-September 2014
·       “Mechabrick” should being shipping anytime from July 2014 onwards
·       “Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set” (now come with a digital copy of the old RPG rulebooks on the Blu-Ray), “Shadows of Brimstone” and “Mars Attacks” are all listed to ship in August 2014
·       “Warmachine Tactics” Computer game is listed to be done and out by August 2014
·       “Arcadia Quest” is listed to ship in September 2014
·       At a wild guess “OVA” main rulebook will ship in September 2014
·       Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” should hopefully be shipping in September-October 2014
·       Wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” should ship in October-December 2014
·       “StarCrawlers” is listed to be done by November 2014
·       “DreadBall Xtreme” is listed to ship in November 2014
·       “Super Dungeon Explore The Forgotten King” and “Guild Ball” is listed to ship in December 2014

Painting and Converting

This week I have the zombie version of Kim, both versions of both Shannon and Watts, and the Toxic Abomination.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
The Zombicide Season Two Survivors
All the Season Two Zombivors
All the Season Two Survivors and Zombivors 
All the Survivors from the three main box sets
All the Zombivors from the three main box sets
All the Survivors and Zombivors from the three main box sets

Next week should be doing at least the Male Great Game Hunter from Kingdom Death, Commander Coleman Stryker, Kara Sloane and Thyra.

We I am off to Salute tomorrow so expect a ton of phones during the day and a write-up as part of Sunday's post. Until next time, Keep Rolling.