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Friday, 28 November 2014

Gaming News from Neoscream: 28th November 2014

Welcome to “Gaming News from Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming news post for miniature games, RPGs, some card games and computer games.  Oh and Happy Black Friday to the American readers, you holiday will most likely even make the rest of the world broke. Due to the size of the Kingdom Death update ALL the pictures are from Kingdom Death. Sadly there is room for all of them (at least one is missing). To get better look of them you can click on them OR visit the Kingdom Death Monster KickStarter page under Update 93

“Gaming News”

First off is the new version Paranoia news. Over the week they managed to unlock: The Game’s Master’s Scream; the Ultraviolet pledge level which includes all the stretch goals for £80; and the Ultraviolet Plus pledge level which includes which includes all the stretch goals and add-ons for £110.
The Stretch Goals that still going on: Yellow Clearance Black Box Blues at £180k.
The KickStarter will be ending Tuesday so let us see what can be unlocked between now and then.

Now for the Wireless Power Board Game Terrain and Miniature Lighting KickStarter. Sadly it is still being funded, however they have added a bunch of new backer levels and add-ons.
The KickStarter will be ending Tuesday so let us see if they can fund it by then then sadly I do not think it will.

Next is the Mantic news. Since last week they have managed to unlock: A Kings of War Worldwide Campaign with a digital copy added to Living Legend level; a Campaign Character Pack; five Soul Reavers were added to the Undread Mega-Starter Army; a Basilean Heavy Arbalest Warmachine was added to the Basilean Mega-Starter Army; an Abyssal Iffrit in the Forces of the Abyss Mega-Starter Army; an Elf King on Dragon as an add; a Basilean High Paladin on Dragon; an Ogre Warlock was added to the Ogre Mega-Starter Army; three Elf Forest Shamblers were added to the Elf Mega-Starter Army; 4Ground terrain as add-ons; Secret Weapon Rolling Fields as add-ons; an Abyssal Dwarf Supreme Ironcaster on Greater Winged Abyssal; Army Boosters for most of the armies as add-ons; a new Ultimate pledge level that has everything in God of War and eight Mega-Starter Army too for $850; and an Orc War Drum team was added to the Orc Mega-Starter Army.
Currently as I post this these are the stretch goals that have not been done yet: Three Ogre Berserker Braves will be added to the Ogre Mega-Starter Army at $240k.
The KickStarter will be ending Monday so let us see what can be unlocked between now and then.
Mantic are doing a 15% off everything in their web store on Black Friday by using the following code, “THANKSGIVING2014”. They have also started to do bundle deals for Christmas.

Now for the Stonehaven Miniatures news. All of the Sepia and Colour files for their Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit our now online for all backers of the right level. Sweet. Also the physical copies should start shipping by the end of this week if they have not already.

Next is the Mechadrome Heavy Metal Combat news. The company behind this game, Gunfight Games, are doing a sale to celebrate Black Friday that ends tomorrow (Saturday). Use the following coupon code "CHRISMECHS" on their web store to get 20% your order.

Now for the HeroClix news. There are thirteen figure on their Watch List. These are: All nine the Entities for DC War of Light; Bill, Agent of A.I.M. (102 Marvel Deadpool); Iron Pharaoh (051 Marvel Invincible Iron Man); Bizarro (039 DC Superman and the Legion of Superheroes); and Proxima Midnight (050 Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy). For those who do not know what the Watch List is, it is a list of figures that seem broken in rule which they are watching to see if they (and in some cases the game rules) need to be changed.

Next is the Ninja Division news. Robotech RPG Tactics is now available on the Palladium Books web store.

Now for the Kingdom Death news. First off the Black Friday news. They are basically doing 50% off everything apart from anything new added for Black Friday. The new things are another round of per-orders for the Satan Twins and like last year another chance (but this IS the last time) to back Kingdom Death Monster. Like last year there is three levels however they do not come with the t-shirt this time. Bronze is the same as Survivor Level in KickStarter, Silver is Survivor level plus all the expansions, and Gold is Survivor level plus all the expansion, Pin-Ups and Promos.
Also today there was a massive update on KickStarter. Currently there are five kits still currently being worked on. These are the Dragon Armour Kit (tooling complete samples in the mail), the Silk Armour Kit (currently being tooled), the Gorm Armour Kit (currently being tooled), the Sunstalker Armour Kit (currently being tooled) and the Green Knight Kit (currently being tooled). They have estimated that it will take (at the moment) a team of ten people one and a half months to pack all the Survivor levels. This does not mean that they are starting anytime soon. Painting of the books and cards for the Expansions will most likely be done and delved to then warehouse by the end of February 2015.
We got a ton of new previews in the update. The core game cards, the core game rulebook, the Leather Armour kit, the White Lion Armour kit, the Phoenix Armour kit, Dragon King in both forms, People of the Dragon (comes with extra heads that are compatible to armour kits and the hand are armour kit compatible too), Spidicules, Spiderlings (the Spidicules expansion will now include six of them), the Lonely Muse (that now comes with the Lonely Tree expansion), Dung Beetle Knight and the Rolling Armour kit.
At the moment they are estimating that it will start shipping to backers around June/July time in 2015. I have listed it as July on the KickStarter time table below. Please note that it is NOT set in stone.
Everything is looking so fantastic and beautiful, the artwork and the figures (OK the Pin-Ups and some of the female characters like the new Lonely Muse sadly have far too big over size breasts for my taste). I cannot wait to get a hold of mine.

Next is the Dust: Operation Babylon news. Things are being delayed a little me. The UK warehouse is expecting its delivery early next week and the US a week after. This is about a week later than reported last week.

Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. They are doing a 50% off sale on a ton of their books, cards and PDFs for Black Friday.

Lastly here is some more Black Friday and Christmas gaming sales news of places I do not normally report on. Battle Foam are doing a four day sale that started today and will end on Monday. Megacon Games, the company behind MERCS and Myth, are doing a sale that ends on Christmas Day. Warlord Games, Hawk Wargames and Fantasy Flight Games have started special deals for Christmas. Anvil Industry will be doing 30% off Black Ops Kits on Black Friday. Hasslefree Miniatures are doing a 20% off everything on Black Friday is you use the code “Friday2014” And lastly Wyrd Miniatures are doing a sale on Black Friday. There will be a ton of new releases, special edition figures, individual puppets from Puppet Wars are available and 50% off first edition models and books.

“KickStarter Dates”

I have decided to add original shipping dates in brackets of KickStarters that are running late.

·         “Mechabrick” (April 2014), wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (Dec 2013), wave two of “DreadBall Xtreme”(November 2014), wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) and wave two of “Dust Operation Babylon” (August 2014) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping, but I feeling that they will be sometime in 2015
·         “Arcadia Quest” (September 2014) from all but the European hub, wave one of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics” and the coloured ran of “Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit” should have (or soon will) started shipping
·         “Kings of War Second Edition” KickStarter will end on the 1st of December
·         Both "Wireless Power Board Game Terrain and Miniature Lighting" and “Paranoia” KickStarter will end on the 3rd of December
·         The digital copy of “Mekton Zero” rulebook (December 2013), “Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set” (comes with a digital copy of the old RPG rulebooks. August 2014), “Arcadia Quest” (September 2014) from the EU hub, hopefully the physical copy of “OVA” (Dec 2013), the physical copy of the “Mekton Zero” rulebook (March 2014), wave one of “DreadBall Xtreme” (November 2014), wave three of “Deadzone” (December 2013), “Last Saga” (November 2014), wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons" (July 2014) and wave one of “Dust Operation Babylon” (August 2014) all should hopefully be shipping in December 2014
·         Both “Super Dungeon Explore The Forgotten King” and “Guild Ball” (December 2014) should be ship in January 2015
·         “StarCrawlers” (November 2014) Episode One is listed to be done and out by February 2015
·         “Zombicide Season Three” should ship in February 2015
·         "Wireless Power Board Game Terrain and Miniature Lighting" should ship in April 2015
·         Wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” should ship in April/May 2015
·         Both “Half-Orc Adventures” and the PDFs for “Paranoia” should ship in May 2015
·         Both “Paranoia” and “Slaughterball” should ship in June 2015
·         “Kingdom Death Monster” (Dec 2013), “Battle Systems Fantasy Dungeon Terrain”, “Demigods Rising”, “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” and “Kings of War Second Edition” all should ship in July 2015
·         “Dragon Tide” should ship in September 2015
·         Both “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest” and wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014) should ship in August 2015

“Painting and Converting”

I was planning to start this next week but due to time today there will be no normal "Painting and Converting" section this week or next week (and maybe the following week). There has been a slow down on painting and with the Christmas painting not helping the normal painting time table I have decided to stop posting the painted figure for a while to chance up. However next week  I will be posting pictures of how the Christmas painting is going.

Speaking of Christmas painting, I have been painting a bunch of figures for Christmas this week. Five out of the eighteen figures that I am painting are almost finished. They just have their bases to do.

Until next time, Keep Rolling.