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Friday, 29 May 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 29th May 2015

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

“Gaming News”

First off we have the HeroClix news. We got previews of: X-Head Cannon, Y-Dragon Head, XY-Dragon Canon, Z-Metal Tank XYZ-Dragon Cannon from Yu-Gi-Oh Series Three; and Jocasta, Goliath and M.O.D.A.M. from Marvel Age of Ultron Event.

The New Character Dash Board  for Zombicide Black Plague
Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. All week they have been posting previews of the survivors from the new Zombicide Black Plague. They have redone the character dash board in a very interesting way. The KickStarter will now start on the 8th of June instead of the end of May now.

Now for the Mantic news. The season five of DreadBall is up for preorder.

Next is the Home Raiders news. They have unlocked since last week’s post: A free Mortimer the Buccaneer if you spend £40 or more on the KickStarter. The stretch goal that was still going when I posted this was: The faction “Freeloaders” with their faction starter set as an add-on at £30k; and a Freeloaders Booster with the Archivists and the Keeper of the flaming stick as an add-on at £33k.

Now for the Wyrd Games news. This week we got not only preview art for the new Snowstorm, but we also got images of the 3D render of it.
Also keep your receipt when you spend $60 or more on Wyrd products in your local gaming store during June. If you email Wyrd a photo of your receipt before the 6th of July, they will send you a special edition figure called Johana, who counts as an Outcast Johan. Also, from the stores we have receipts for, two domestic and two international stores will be chosen each week of the promotion to receive a package of special edition models.
Limit 1 reward per person. Rewards will be mailed after completion of promotion.

Next is the Ninja Division news. There is a bit of news for RoboTech RPG Tactics. They plan on releasing wave two by the end of the year and they are releasing three new convention exclusive figures for this year. These are Miriya in a Super Veritech in Guardian mode, Breetai in Heavy Armour and Grell in Male Power Armour. No worries fellow KickStarters that backed it. These and last year's convention exclusives (Miriya and Max) will be available to at to wave two on Pledge Manager in the future.
With Super Dungeon Explore The Forgotten King, the stuff for wave two for Asia has cleared customs and should be at the fulfilment house by now. So they should be sending both wave one and two for Asia soon.

Now for the Last Saga news. By the sound of things the metal models have begun production and the masters are heading back so that they can start on the resin versions. Due to this I have push it back to July on the KickStarter timetable.

Lastly here is a new KickStarter that was funded within 24 hours, Zero Agents. With the rise of a powerful yet mysterious Shadow Organisation, several countries send out their own Zero Agents to investigate. Upon hearing that this organisation has already gathered dangerous intel, the Zero Agents must infiltrate the enemy HQ and quickly hack into their systems and recover the master plans. As a Zero Agent, your objective is to ensure you have more intel than the others in order to give your Country the advantage in the overall power struggle for leadership. Zero Agents is a tile and dice based, one to five player game where you play as one of the Zero Agents, each with their own unique set of skills. Hack computers that randomly appear while fending off guards that continue to spawn in response to player dice rolls! But do not worry, you will discover weapons you can fuse together in addition to utilising your Agent's unique abilities. This game has a heavy anime style to in and there are figures that come with for it, however they come separate from the main game. Oh and all the characters and minions are female
There are two main pledge levels. The Zero Agent level comes with just the base game, while the Full Mission level comes with the base game, the KickStarter Exclusive expansion called “Silent Alarm” (that comes with a new game play mode, a new agent called “Agent 008 – Aquarius”, the boss “The Secretary”, the Kunoichi Minions, four new items and four new tiles), miniatures for all the characters and minions and all unlocked stretches.
Since starting they have manage to unlock: Funded; “Agent 006 – Leo”; “Agent 007 Taurus”; Elite Operative 2; the Elite Operatives Minion Pack (currently five copies of Elite Operative 1 and five of Elite Operative 2) as an add-on; “Agent 009 – Pisces”; “Agent 010 – Libra”; and the "Cat Burglar " Scenario (comes with four new tiles and several trap tokens).
With the stretch goals all they revealed that there is one at $55k, $60k, $65k and $70k, as well as a dark picture for the $55k goal. No other details. I have included a picture of the stretch goals to show off what I am talking about.

“KickStarter Dates”

·         Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013), wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014), “Mekton Zero” (digital December 2013, physical March 2015) and wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
·         The physical copy of “OVA Second Edition” (Dec 2013), “Half-Orc Adventures” (May 2015), the PDFs for “Paranoia” (May 2015), wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons" (July 2014), the physical copies of “Paranoia”, “Slaughterball”, wave one of “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015) for Asia and Zeeland, wave two of “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015) and wave three of “DreadBall Xtreme” (November 2014) should ship in June 2015.
·         The “Home Raiders” KickStarter will end on the 7th of June 2015.
·         The “Zombicide Black Plague” KickStarter should be starting on the 8th of June 2015.
·         The “Demigods Rising Evolution” KickStarter should be starting on the 9th of June 2015.
·         The “Zero Agents” KickStarter will end on the 19th of June 2015
·         “Last Saga” (November 2014), “Kingdom Death Monster” (Dec 2013), “Mechabrick” (April 2014), “Battle Systems Fantasy Dungeon Terrain”, wave one of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master”, “Kings of War Second Edition” and “Exploding Kittens” all should ship in July 2015.
·         “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest”, “Dungeon Architect Cards” and wave one of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” should ship in August 2015.
·         “Anime Miniatures”, “Dragon Tide” and “Blood Rage” should ship in September 2015.
·         Wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Conan”, “Ghostbusters The Board Game” and “Home Raiders” should ship in October 2015.
·         Wave two of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) should ship between October/December 2015
·         “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), wave two of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game”, “Ninja All-Stars” and “Zero Agents” should ship in December 2015.
·         Both “Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System” and “Deadzone Infestation” should ship in January 2016
·         “Myth Journeyman” should ship in June 2016.

"Up and coming Events"

These are local gaming events in Milton Keynes I know of, Guardians of Tyr events at Wargames Workshop Northampton and other events I plan on going to or want to advertise.

·         On Mondays (not including Bank Holidays) at Wargames Workshop MK is Wargaming night.
·         On Tuesdays at Wargames Workshop MK it is Card games night (or is it just Magic the Gathering).
·         On Thursdays York House in Stony Stratford is open from Wargamers and Boardgamers.
·         On Fridays at Wargames Workshop MK it is Friday Night Magic.
·         On Sundays, Wargames Workshop MK is now open. It will be for role-play and board games day on every Sunday apart from the last Sunday of the month which will be a card games day (Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic and Cardfight Vanguard).
·         On Saturday the 30th of May 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 6th of June 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 18th of July 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Sunday the 19th of July 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £2 gaming fee or £4 with a pack of Magic the Gathering cards unless it is a paid tournament run by Guardians of Tyr (not including High Command). Weekday events normally start “playing” at 7PM.

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments and leagues as well as information on pre booking your place in tournament. Pre booking is highly recommended so they know how many people are coming. So please go to their website which there is a link to it under my links section which are located on the right hand side of this blog.

York House has a £3 on the day gaming fee and a £5 fee for a year’s membership. However the first day is free and they only take yearly membership fee at the start of the year. The Hall officially opens at 7PM, but normally people start arrived 15 to 20 minutes early.

“Painting and Converting”

This post I have for you a Gun Mage from Warmachine, two Civilian and four Novas Vira soldiers from Mars Attacks.

The next post should be a full VF1J Valkyrie (minus wing weapon pods) from RoboTech RPG Tactics.

Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.