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Friday, 12 February 2016

Gaming News from Neoscream: 12th February 2016

Welcome everyone to the “Gaming News from Neoscream” post. 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.



“Gaming News”

First off we have the Bushiroad news. With Cardfight Vanguard, next Friday will see the release of G Technical Booster 1 "The Reckless Rampage in English and both G Trial Deck 8 "Vampire Princess of the Nether Hour" and the G Booster Set 6 "Transcension of Blade and Blossom" in Japanese.

Next is the HeroClix news. This week we got previews of: Robotman, Mento, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and The Chief from DC World's Finest. They have decided to change their idea of the changes to the cards. The dial will now be of the back of the card and ALL the abilities and traits will be crammed onto the front of the card. With that a new ruling will be coming to play, your opponent can not see the back of your cards now. Personally I thinks this is even a worst idea as it forces people to buy card sleeves and it crams information that at time barely fits on one two side on of side. The font on that will be far too small. If they what a copy on the dial on a card and do not want you to show your opponent it then paint it on a second card. 

Now for the Mantic news. Since last week’s post The Walking Dead All Out War KickStarter has managed to unlock: The KickStarter exclusive character Michonne; six Barricades; a scenery booster pack as an add-on that will ship in wave two; the characters Carol and Sophia.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: Six more Walkers, four more Equipment cards and four more Event cards at $280k; the Greene Farm Expansion that will ship in wave two at $300k; the character Glenn that will ship in wave two at $310k; and a Walker version of Ronnie at 2250 backers.
Sadly I do not know at the moment when Wave Two is meant to ship.
Also with Warpath, they have revealed images of the The Plague "upgraded" version of the GCPS Hornet.

Next is the IDW games "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past" KickStarter news. Since the last post they have managed to unlock: The five Street Thug Brawlers tokens will be replaced with figures; the Hero dice will be upgraded to the colour of the Turtles; six Foot Ninjas will be upgraded to Foot Elite; Evil Pizza Tokens; three Foot Ninjas will be replaced with Foot Brawlers; KickStarter exclusive Hero Splinter; nine KickStarter exclusive Mousers; a KickStarter exclusive Save the Studio mission and map.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: A Eastman Lithograph at $451k; six more KickStarter exclusive Mousers at $460k; and the ickStarter exclusive Save the Studio mission will be upgraded to a campaign with a Kevin Eastman ally card.

Now for the Modiphius news. Most of wave two of the Thunderbirds Co-Operative Board Game is now on boats from China to the distribution centres. The only thing that has not shipped is the RPG rulebook which was delayed. It should be being air shipped when Chinese New Year is over and they should be arrive about the same time as the sea shipped stuff arrive at the distribution centres. 

Lastly there is the Frostgrave news. They have revealed that with the next expansion book "The Breeding Pit", they will be releasing a new hard plastic kit. This time it is Gnolls. There is currently no details if you can use them in your warband or if they are just monsters to fight against in the campaign.



“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), wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Zero Agents” (December 2015) and wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
  • “Dragon Tide” (September 2015), "Mechabrick” (April 2014), “Slaughterball” (June 2015), “Ninja All-Stars” (December 2015) and "Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System” are all currently shipping.
  • Wave one of the “Infinity RPG”, wave 1.5 of "Shadows of Brimstone" (August 2014) and “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) should be shipping this month.
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past" KickStarter should be finishing on the 26th of February 2016.
  • "The Walking Dead: All Out War" KickStarter should be finishing on the 29th of February 2016.
  • "Malaphias" KickStarter should be starting by the end of February 2016.
  • “Halfling Adventurers Miniatures” (January 2016), “Deadzone Infestation” (January 2016), wave two of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” (December 2015)"Mechabrick Upgraded" and "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" should ship in March 2016.
  • "The Others: 7 Sins" (March 2016) should ship in April 2016.
  • Wave one of the “Conan” board game (February 2016) “Myth Journeyman”, "Dropfleet Commander", "Arcadia Quest Inferno" and wave two of "Zombicide Black Plague" (December 2015) should ship in June 2016.
  • “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), wave two of the “Infinity RPG”, “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain” and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past" should ship in July 2016.
  • Wave one of "The Walking Dead All Out War" should be shipping in August 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 Sunday the 14th of February 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Valentine's Special Due Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "CFVanguard and WeißSchwarz M.K." Facebook group for details. This was originally going to be on the Saturday, however due to staff shortage the Store will be closed that day.
  • On Saturday the 20th of February 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running Android Netrunner tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 20th of February 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. However it is sold out.
  • On Sunday the 21th of February 2016, there plans to be a Weiß Schwarz Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "CFVanguard and WeißSchwarz M.K." Facebook group for details. 
  • On Saturday the 27th of February 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Valentine's Special Due Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "CFVanguard and WeißSchwarz M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Sunday the 6th of March 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. However it is sold out.
  • On Monday the 7th of March 2016, will be the second part of the Frostgrave campaign being played at Wargames Workshop MK. We will be meeting up once a month on the first Monday of the month for ten months. For details please check the "Frostgrave: The Beginning" Facebook group.
  • On Sunday 13th of March 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 19th of March 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Game of Thrones The Card Game tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 2nd of April 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 16th of April, Salute will be happening at the ExCel London. This year's theme is Steam Punk.
Wargames Workshop MK has a £2 gaming fee or £4 with a £3.50 booster pack (Magic/Yu-Gi-Oh) 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.


    Until next time, enjoy life.