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Friday, 5 February 2016

Gaming News from Neoscream: 5th 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 Weiß Schwarz, today sees the release of Puyo Puyo Pack Trial Deck in Japanese.

Please note the following: The above image uses a figure from the upcoming
Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set, however the Marvel HeroClix: 
Uncanny X-Men set will use the current HeroClix card layout. Also note that
the new character cards will be the same size as the current character cards.
Next is the HeroClix news. This week we got previews of: Superman, Lex Luther, Toymaster, Batman, Nightwing, Poison Ivy and the Weapon Drop Special Object from DC World's Finest Fast Forces; and Kingdom Come Superman from DC World's Finest.
They also revealed a work in progress image of a new design for the characters card. I am in mix minds over the fact that the state are on the cards. It make it easier to build characters, but letting my opponent to see it is the problem. Also with special in the new format will be hard to read as the text will be much smaller.

Now for the Cool Mini or Not news. It has been revealed that the next KickStarter that they will be running is "Malaphias". It is a dungeon crawler spin-off of Arcadia Quest. I have heard that it will be a different system, however there be rules for using all the Heroes and Monsters in both games. It is meant to hit KickStarter at the end of this month. I do wish they waited until Arcadia Quest Inferno had shipped to backers and stores before for this one.
Speaking of Arcadia Quest. They have posted the third part of their sculpting Sarya series. This time they covered fine detail.
With Zombicide, they have revealed that wave two of Zombicide Black Plague will be shipping in June now due to Chinese New Year. This was shocking news to me as I thought it all had already shipped. Wave two is the expansions and a ton of the extra heroes and special Zombies.

Next is the Mantic news. The Walking Dead All Out War KickStarter has started and is going strong. The main pledge level is called "Something to Fear". They do have plans for multiple shipments, however everything unlocked so far is meant to be in the first wave that is meant to ship in August this year. 
Since it started they have managed to unlock: The game was funded; the characters Shane, Reggie, Lori, Andrea and Amy; two new Walker for the Atlanta Expansion; two extra Walkers; and fourteen more Equipment cards.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: The KickStarter exclusive character Michonne at $250k.

Now for the Zero Agents news. The are still busy sculpting the figures and making "how to play" graphics. They did however show off updated CAD images of Cola and Candy who will now be separate figures due to the rules they have given Cola.

Next is the Dragon Tides news. The game has been shipping and their are backers who have it. However a lot of backers are still waiting due to the fact that the company are still waiting for Greenbrier Games stuff to arrive. Sadly I am one of these backers who is still beeping waiting. C'est la vie.

Now for the Hawk Wargame news. The pledge manager for Dropfleet Commander is up and all backers of the KickStarter should have an email to it.

Next IDW game has started a new KickStarter for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Board game called "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past". There are two main pledge levels. There is the core in a KickStarter exclusive box that comes with a KickStarter exclusive April O'neil as a playable hero and any appropriate stretch goals. Or the is "The Works" that comes with core in a KickStarter exclusive pizza box, a KickStarter exclusive April O'neil as a playable hero, KickStarter exclusive Eastman variants of the turtles and any appropriate stretch goals.
Since it started they have managed to unlock: The game will be funded; the five Street Thug Gunner tokens will be replaced with figures; Old Hob villain was added to both pledge levels; and the KickStarter exclusive Casey Jones was added to both pledge levels.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: The five Street Thug Brawlers tokens will be replaced with figures at an unrevealed amount, but can I make an educated guess based on old goals that it will be $325k.

Now for some rare Computer Gaming new. XCOM 2 is coming out today (well last night). I had pre-ordered it and done some playing. It is great. Oh god, this is going to destroy my painting time.


Lastly do not forget to vote on the Beasts of War 2015 Gaming Awards your favourites games and products of 2015.



“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.
  • Wave one of the “Conan” board game (February 2016) and wave two of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” (December 2015) should ship between now and March 2016.
  • “Halfling Adventurers Miniatures” (January 2016), “Deadzone Infestation” (January 2016), "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.
  • “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 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 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.
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.



    “Painting and Converting”

    For this post I have for you all three XCOM Soldiers from XCOM the Board Game.


    In the next post I should have for you all at least one more XCOM Soldiers from XCOM the Board Game.


    Until next time, enjoy life.