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Friday, 6 May 2016

Gaming News from Neoscream: 6th May 2016

Welcome 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, this week sees the release of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya extra booster set in English. Also Saturday next week will see the release of the "Milky Holmes - Strikes Back" booster set in Japanese.
With Cardfight Vanguard, this sees the release of the "Fighter's Collection 2016" booster set in Japanese.

Next is the HeroClix news. This week we got previews of: Professor X from Marvel The Uncanny X-Men Organise Play Support; and Mister Sinister, Sabretooth, John Greycrow, Vanisher and Scrambler from Marvel The Uncanny X-Men.

Now for the Cryptozoic news. The Ghostbusters The Board Game 2 KickStarter is still going on, however it is still going slow. Since the last post they managed to unlock: The Peoplebusters expansion as an add-on; and the Ghostbuster Eduardo Rivera was added to the Proton Slinger pledge level and above.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: An unrevealed item at $666k; the exclusive ghost Ellen Gold will be added to the Proton Slinger pledge level and above at $700k; and the Psychokinetic Surge card booster pack will be added to Ghostbusters pledge level and above at set social media goals.
The KickStarter will be ending on Monday so let us see what they can unlock between now and then.

Next is the "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures news. Since the last post they have managed to unlock: The Antagonist Archive book as an add-on; the FAITH crossover miniature as an add-on; expanded 'Prominent NPCs' section by fifteen pages; and the Isaac Thrift miniature as an add-on.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: A GM Screens at $65k; and expanded Science, Technology, Psionics and Factions sections by ten pages at $70k. Please note that this is in Australian dollars, not USA dollars.
The KickStarter will be ending tomorrow so let us see what they can unlock between now and then.

Now for the Steamforged Games LTD news. Their Dark Souls: The Board Game KickStarter is still going strong. So strong that it is the sixth biggest "non digital or computer hardware" game on KickStarter. Since the last post they have managed to unlock: The Maneater Mildred mini-boss; the Paladin Leeroy mini-boss; the Xanthous King Jeramiah mini-boss; the Kirk Knight of Thrones mini-boss; the Darkroot Basin expansion set as an add-on; and the Melinda the Butcher mini-boss .
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: The Oliver the Collector mini-boss at £2.2m.

Next is the Stonehaven Miniatures news. The survey for the Halfling Adventurers Miniatures KickStarter has been sent to backers.

Now for the Cool Mini or Not news. With the Arcadia Quest Inferno KickStarter, due to under estimating the work load and the changes that they need to do on the Dragon expansions, shipping of the game has been pushed back from June to October this year.

Lastly there is some Zero Agents news. They are half way through sculpting the miniatures, however we have finally seen two of them painted now.



“KickStarter Dates”

  • Wave four of Kingdom Death Monster (December 2013), “Mekton Zero” (digital December 2013, physical March 2014), wave three of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014), “Paranoia” (June 2015), wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Zero Agents” (December 2015), wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013), wave two of “Infinity RPG” (July 2016), wave two of “Slaughterball” (June 2015) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
  • “Deadzone Infestation” (January 2016) and “Dragon Tide” (September 2015) are all currently shipping.
  • The "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" KickStarter will be ending on the 7th of May 2016.
  • The "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" KickStarter will be ending on the 9th of May 2016.
  • The "Dark Souls: The Board Game" KickStarter will be ending on the 16th of May 2016.
  • “Halfling Adventurers Miniatures” (January 2016), "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" (March 2016) and "Mechabrick Upgraded" (March 2016) should be shipping this month.
  • Wave one of the “Conan” board game (February 2016), “Myth Journeyman”, "Dropfleet Commander" and wave two of "Zombicide Black Plague" (December 2015) should ship in June 2016.
  • "The Others: 7 Sins" (March 2016), “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), wave one of the “Infinity RPG” (February 2016), “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain”, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past" and "Odyssey Argonauts" 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.
  • Both “Warpath” and the PDFs for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in September 2016.
  • Wave three of the “Infinity RPG”, "Rail Raiders Infinite" and "Arcadia Quest Inferno" (June 2016) should ship in October 2016.
  • Wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) should ship some time between October and December 2016. 
  • "Masmorra: Dungeon of Arcadia" should ship in November 2016.
  • “Super Dungeon Explore: Legends” should ship in December 2016.
  • "Widower's Wood" should ship in January 2017. 
  • The physical stuff for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in February 2017. 
  • "Dark Souls: The Board Game" should ship in April 2017.
  • "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" should ship in May 2017.



"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 7th of May 2016, there will be a Force of Will Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Saturday the 7th to Sunday the 8th of May 2016, Campaign will be happening at the Centre MK.
  • On Sunday the 8th of May 2016, there will be a Weiß Schwarz Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Saturday the 14th of May 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Sunday the 15th of May 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton. (this might be the last 2nd edition tournament in Northampton).
  • On Sunday the 22th of May 2016, there will be a Weiß Schwarz Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Saturday the 28th of May 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Free Fight at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Saturday the 5th of June 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 18th of June 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. (this will be the last 2nd edition tournament in Milton Keynes).
  • On Sunday the 19th of June 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Netrunner tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Sunday the 17th of July 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running A Game of Thrones the card game tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £3 gaming fee or £3.50 for tournaments that do not already have a charge.
    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 normally only take the yearly membership fee at the start of the year. The hall officially opens at 7PM for us gamers, but normally people start arriving about fifteen minutes early to grab tables.



    "Painting and Converting"

    This time I have for you the King's Man and the Watcher from Kingdom Death Monster.


    On Tuesday's post I should have for you all four rebased Cygnar Rangers and two Convergence Reflex Servitors.


    Until next time, enjoy life.