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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Gaming News from Neoscream: New Year's Special

HAPPY 2016 EVERYBODY and welcome to the first post of 2016. This time is the “Gaming News from Neoscream” Year special post. "Gaming News from Neoscream" this is my weekly gaming news post for miniature games, RPGs and some card games, as well as my miniatures painting and upcoming local events.
Yes I know it is a little later than I planned.



“Gaming News”

First off we have the Bushiroad news. With Cardfight Vanguard, next Friday will see the release of the "Fighter’s Collection 2015 Winter" set in English. I will be getting some of this, mainly for the Dimensional Robo stuff.

Next is the Mechabrick news. Their new Indiegogo campaign is still going. This has unlocked so far: A Shield of Fire was added to all XL pledge levels; and a Golden Sword was added to all XL pledge levels.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: A Neon Black Printed Shield will be added to all pledge levels at $7k; and a Neon Black Print Mech will be added to all XL pledge levels at an revealed amount.
This will be ending on tomorrow, so let us see what can be unlocked between now and then.

Now for the Modiphius news. With their Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game, they have posted PDFs for the rulebooks of the expansion set.

Next is the HeroClix news. This week we got previews of: Doctor Octopus, Rhino and Mysterio from Marvel prize support.

Now for the Mantic news. First off Dungeon Saga. They have for some reason started a new pledge manager that contains two new items. The first being a Dungeon Saga Rucksack and the second is an empty Book Box like the ones that the game and expansions are in.
Next is the Warpath next. The pledge manager is finally up. Also they have shown off renders of the GCPS Troopers and 3D print outs of the Plague Murderbirds and Subject 901.

Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. The pledge manager for their "The Others: 7 Sins" KickStarter is now up.

Lastly here is a look in the KickStarters of 2015. At the end of 2014, the top twenty non-computer gaming KickStarters of all time was:

20. Arcadia Quest - $774,222 (Backed at Guildmaster level)
19. Zombicide Season One - $781,597 (Sadly did not backed, but I do own the game)
18. MERCS Recon - $816,273
17. Relic Knights - $909,537
16. Ogre Designer's Edition by Steve Jackson Games - $923,680
15. Myth - $926,112
14. Sedition Wars - $951,254 (Did not back, but I do own the game)
13. Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest - $1,057,975 (Backed at add-ons only)
12. Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King - $1,151,890 (Backed at $1)
11. Deadzone - $1,216,483 (Backed at Scout level)
10. Shadows of Brimstone - $1,341,305 (Backed at Cowpoke level sadly)
9. Cthulhu Wars - $1,403,981
8. Robotech RPG Tactics - $1,442,312 (Backed at Battle Cry level)
7. Revolutionary Miniature Terrain by Dwarven Forge - $1,908,156
6. Kingdom Death - $2,049,721 (Sadly did not backed, but managed to get in from the 2013 Black Friday deal)
5. Dwarvenite Game Tiles Terrain by Dwarven Forge - $2,140,851
4. Zombicide Season Two - $2,255,018 (Sadly did not backed, but I do own box sets)
3. Zombicide Season Three - $2,849,064 (Backed at Patient 0 level)
2. Bones II from Reaper Miniatures - $3,169,611
1. Bones from Reaper Miniatures - $3,429,236

However 2015 had massive changed everything. Here is the top twenty non-computer gaming KickStarters of all time by the end of 2015:

20. Shadows of Brimstone - $1,341,305 (Backed at Cowpoke level)
19. The 7th Continent - €1,224,220 (New)
18. Cthulhu Wars - $1,403,981
17. Robotech RPG Tactics - $1,442,312 (Backed at Battle Cry level)
16. The Others: 7 Sins - $1,464,489 (New)
15. Ghostbusters the Board Game – $1,546,269 (New)
14. Arcadia Quest: Inferno - $1,710,713 (Backed at Hell of a Pledge level) (New)
13. Scythe - $1,810,294 (New)
12. Revolutionary Miniature Terrain by Dwarven Forge - $1,908,156
11. Kingdom Death Monster - $2,049,721 (Sadly did not backed, but managed to get in from the 2013 Black Friday deal)
10. Dwarvenite Game Caverns Tiles Terrain by Dwarven Forge - $2,140,851
9. Zombicide Season Two - $2,255,018 (Sadly did not backed, but I do own box sets)
8. Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System – $2,359,260 (New)
7. Bones III from Reaper Miniatures - $2,730,365 (New)
6. Zombicide Season Three - $2,849,064 (Backed at Patient 0 level)
5. Bones II from Reaper Miniatures - $3,169,611
4. Conan - $3,327,757 (New)
3. Bones from Reaper Miniatures - $3,429,236
2. Zombicide: Black Plague - $4,079,204 (New)
1. Exploding Kittens - $8,782,571 (Backed at The NSFW Deck level) (New)

As you can see only ten of the original top twenty survived the KickStarter chaos of 2015 which is a massive difference as last year there was only six new entries from 2014. Wow. Mantic who were a dominating force for 2013 have not a single KickStarter in the top twenty now. Also in 2013 $1m got you into the top 5/10. Now you need to do at least $1.35m to get into the top twenty which was what you needed to get into the top ten last year and $2.15m to get into the top twenty.
I also would like make the normal honourable mention. Warmachine Tactics which made $1,578,950. I have never listed it in the top twenty as it was officially a computer game KickStarter. However it is based on a miniature game and had some gaming miniatures in it as rewards which is why it is a honourable mention.



“KickStarter Dates”

  • Wave three of “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013), wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014), “Mekton Zero” (digital December 2013, physical March 2014), “Paranoia” (June 2015) and “Zero Agents” (December 2015) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
  • “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest” (August 2015), “Dragon Tide” (September 2015), “Zombicide Black Plague”, wave one of “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013), “Home Raiders”, “Blood Rage”, "Mechabrick” (April 2014), “Slaughterball” (June 2015), wave two of “Kings of War Second Edition” (July 2015) and "Demigods Evolution” are all currently shipping.
  • Wave two of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015), wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Ninja All-Stars” (December 2015), “Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System”, “Deadzone Infestation”, “Halfling Adventurers Miniatures” and wave two of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” (December 2015) should be shipping this month.
  • The "Mechabrick Upgraded" Indigogo will end about the 4th January 2016.
  • Both wave one of the “Conan” board game and wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014) should ship between now and March 2016.
  • Wave one of the “Infinity RPG” should ship in February 2016.
  • Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013) should ship between February and March 2016.
  • "Mechabrick Upgraded", "The Others: 7 Sins" and "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" should ship in March 2016.
  • “Myth Journeyman” should ship in June 2016.
  • “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), wave two of the “Infinity RPG” and “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain” should ship in July 2016.
  • Wave two of the “Conan” board game should ship between July and September 2016.
  • “Warpath” should ship in September 2016.
  • Wave three of the “Infinity RPG” should ship in October 2016.
  • “Super Dungeon Explore: Legends” should ship in December 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.
  • Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) night at Wargames Workshop MK is there Wargames and Boardgamers night. 
  • Every Thursday night Milton Keynes Wargames Society holds a gaming night at York House in Stony Stratford. 
  • On Thursday the 7th of January 2016, tge gaming at York House will be starting at 7:30pm due to the hall being busy.
  • On Saturday the 16th of January 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 17th of January 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 6th of February 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton and a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Saturday the 20th of February 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running Android Netrunner tournament  at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
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 you are a child or unemployed where it 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 30 minutes early.



    “Painting and Converting”

    For this post I have for you all are both versions of Parker from Zombicide plus the Sci-Fi Twilight Knight Pin-Up and one of the starter survivors from Kingdom Death Monster.


    On the next post I should have for you all at least the other three starter survivors from Kingdom Death Monster.


    Until next time, enjoy life.