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Friday, 10 July 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 10th July 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: Warmachine, Giant Man, Yellowjacket and Blue Marvel from Marvel Age of Ultron Event.

Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. The Zombicide Black Plauge KickStarter has finished. It has made $4,079,204 with 20,915 backers making it the second highest non-computer gaming KickStarters ever. Since last week’s post untill it closed they have managed to unlock: The KickStarter exclusive Survivors Gilbert and Piper was added to both Pledge levels; the KickStarter exclusive Survivors Scowl, Gregoire, Beauregard, Doctor Stormcrowl and Chauncey was added to Knight Pledge; the Jovem Nerd Special Guest Box set as an add-on; a set of black custom dice as an add-on; the Abominatroll was added to both pledge levels; Necromancer cards were added to the Stefan Kopinski Special Guest Box set; the Kickstarter exclusive survivors Grom and Thalia as add-ons; three new vault cards were added to NPC Zombies set two; two new spell cards were added to the John Howe Special Guest Box set; and the KickStarter exclusive Abominrat was added to the Knight pledge level.
Their next KickStarter they should be doing is "The Others: The Seven Sins".

Now for the Demigods Rising news. Demigods Rising Evolution has ended making $72,060 with 543 backers. Since last week's post until if finished they have managed to unlock: The Elf Warrior hero Swordmistress; the Dwarven Archer hero Sniper; the Human Warrior hero Gadiator; and a second Minion sculpt.

Next is the Cardfight Vanguard news. G Booster Set 3 “Sovereign Star Dragon” is now out in English. They also revealed that there will be an official online version of the game coming soon which is great next however how will it be run is unclear at the moment.

Now for the Mantic news. The pledge manager for Deadzone is now up and they should be posting PDF copy of the second edition rules of Kings of War soon.

Next is the Ninja Division news. News on the Super Dungeon Explore Forgotten King wave two. With US and Australia it should have started shipping.  With Canada the stuff is still on its way to their fulfilment centre. With the UK and EU it is still cleaning customs.
Now for some Robotech RPG Tactics news. We got an image of the Miriya Super Valkyrie convention exclusive figure is week.

Next is the Wyrd Games news. They have revealed the stat cards for the two Henchmen leaders from the Two Player Starter set.

Now for the Guild Ball news. This week we got a look at Strongbox, the new Union Mascot for Season Two.

Next is the Stonehaven Miniatures news. With their Half-Orc Adventures, I got my stuff on Tuesday. Hippy.
Their new KickStarted, Stonehaven Peacekeeper’s Oath, has started. There are four major pledge levels: Just the cards which includes character cards for all their past figures (Dwarven, Gnome, Elf and Half-Orc Adventurers); just the models; the game; and the game plus character cards for all their past figures (Dwarven, Gnome, Elf and Half-Orc Adventurers). I have gone for the game with past character cards. They have not unlocked anything yet. The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: Funding at $60k; the dwarves Eresbet Ironheart will be added to the game at $80k; two more dwarfves at $90k; and two more dwarfves at $100k.

The only image we have of the Attack On Titan board game
at the moment.
Now for the Cryptozoic Entertainment news. These are the people behind the Ghostbusters the board game. They have revealed that they have the licence and started work on an "Attack On Titan" board game. After finally starting to watch this series and knowing the hype, I cannot wait to see this game.

Lastly for some rare Games Workshop news. Warhammer Age of Sigmar is officially out tomorrow. It is a MAJOR Warhammer Fantasy reboot. All new rules, all new race/faction names (Aelf instead of Elves and Duardin instead of Dwarves). The new Stormcast Eternals faction and the Khorne Chaos Warriors are basically look strongly like Space Marines and Khorne Berserkers from Warhammer 40,000 but with swords, axes, hammers and shields instead of back packs and guns. There are NO points system to the game, it runs on number of figures instead (fifty dragons verses fifty goblins anyone). How this will work I do not know, but I should be getting a demo game at Wargames Workshop this coming Monday, so we have to wait and see.


“KickStarter Dates”

·                     Wave two of “Kings of War Second Edition” (July 2015), 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.
·                     Wave one and two of “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015) for Asia, “Half-Orc Adventures” (May 2015), “Dungeon Architect Cards” and wave two of “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015), wave three of “DreadBall Xtreme” (November 2014) has been shipped or is shipping.
·                     Wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons" (July 2014), “Last Saga” (November 2014), “Battle Systems Fantasy Dungeon Terrain”, wave one of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master”, wave one of “Kings of War Second Edition” and “Exploding Kittens” all should ship in July 2015.
·                     “Slaughterball” (June 2015), “Paranoia” (June 2015), “Mechabrick” (April 2014) and “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest” should ship in August 2015.
·                     “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013), “Anime Miniatures”, “Dragon Tide”, “Blood Rage” and wave one of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” (August 2015) 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.
·                     Both “Demigods Rising” (July 2015)/”Demigods Evoltion” and wave two of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) should ship between October/December 2015
·                     Wave two of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game”, “Ninja All-Stars”, “Zero Agents” and “Zombicide Black Plague” 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 11th of July2015, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Rules of the event will be on the Cardfight Vanguard MK Facebook group.
·                     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. Also at Wargames Workshop MK, the Painting Contest will come to an end and the winner will be announced.
·                     On Saturday the 1st of August 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running both a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes and a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £2 gaming fee or £4 with a booster pack (Magic/Yu-Gi-Oh/Vanguard) unless it is a paid tournament run by Guardians of Tyr. Weekday events normally start at 6/7PM.

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 (unless your a child or unemployed where ot is £1) 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 all four Beastmen from Arcadia Quest.

With the next post there should be the Minotaur from Arcadia Quest and five Zombies from Zombicide.

Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.