Posts Tagged ‘kickstarter’

Unboxing Raging Heroes – Sister Celenia, Scout

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from their first successful ‘Toughest Girls of the Galaxy’ Kickstarter Raging Heroes launched a second one called TGG2: Light and Darkness in order to create three new female armies: Dark Elves, Lust Elves, and Sisters …

Dragoon: The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion Preview

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Dragoon Rogue and BarbarianNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. Recently we reviewed a fantastic looking board game called Dragoon from Lay Waste Games. While the game wasn’t perfect, it was still pretty fun to play and provided a really high amount of player interaction. Dragoon […]

The Third Law After the Dust Settles

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The last in my three articles about The Third Law, the first covered some of the background and the second was a look at the […]

Zombies sir! Thousands of them…..well, a few……

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

My good mate Pete Brown (he of the Mouldmaker fame) is running a short Kickstarter to produce a handful of Landsknecht Zombies….the sort that every house needs. He is to be encouraged in his madness, especially when the more that backers pledge, the …

Unboxing Raging Heroes – Sinzirith, Blood Vestal High Priestess

Posted on March 21st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from their first successful ‘Toughest Girls of the Galaxy’ Kickstarter Raging Heroes launched a second one called TGG2: Light and Darkness in order to create three new female armies: Dark Elves, Lust Elves, and Sisters …

FAITH: A Garden in Hell RPG Starter Box Review

Posted on March 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

FAITH: A Garden in Hell RPG Starter Box Review

Reviewing a roleplaying game is not as straightforward as reviewing a board game. A board game is restricted, penned in, but an RPG is open, free to roam and do its own thing. Even if you and I play exactly the same scenario within the same rule set we will no doubt have completely different experiences. Since here at Polyhedron Collider we like to tell you about the experience, it means that an RPG review will be even more subjective than usual, but from our prospective of mainly being a board game review site, FAITH makes thing a bit easier because it borrows a lot of elements from board games and in the process makes a unique setting and resolution mechanic.

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Review: RPG Coasters 2, Cthulhu.

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Alexander Ingram has just launched his second RPG Coasters Kickstarter! The theme this time? Cthulhu. For the uninitiated, the name is pronounced in some circles as kuh-THOOL-hoo. Now be careful when saying that to loud, as it may awaken H.P. Lovecraft’s Elder One from its eternal madness. That said, per mythos the human tongue cannot accurately pronounce it anyway.

The Call of Cthulhu was first published in the February, 1928 edition of Weird Tales. The creature was an elder god held inside a sunken city named R’lyeh, which featured bizarre, non-Euclidean architecture. Fast forward to 2017 and this sort of material is a wonderful playground for role-playing games. When beings such as Cthulhu threaten to break free of their cosmic prisons, investigators and adventurers must put a stop to it! Well that is what the GM tells you anyway, before your character becomes a blithering idiot from cosmic madness.

“It seemed to be a sort of monster, or symbol representing a monster, of a form which only a diseased fancy could conceive. If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

With that background, Lovecraftian novice and veteran alike can appreciate this new RPG Coasters theme. I love to review cool gaming swag, and these gorgeous coasters stand apart. Full disclosure, Alex sent me this set to review ahead of the Kickstarter launch. So, consider this a sneak peek if you are marinating about pledging. These are identical in construction to the fantasy themed coasters which I reviewed here. If you want to see how the coasters match up to different types of drinking vessels, I encourage you to visit that link.

Alex does all the work personally on these coasters in his basement workshop. The coasters are offered in beautiful hardwoods of Cherry, Hard Maple, and Black Walnut. The latter seems to really make Cthulhu pop on my sample Keeper coaster! These same materials were offered and delivered in the first RPG Coasters Kickstarter.

“seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence, and squatted evilly on a rectangular block or pedestal covered with undecipherable characters.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call Of Cthulhu

One of the things that really jumped out at me with this new set was the level of detail. The coasters and all the artwork on them are CNC (computer numerical control) routed by a several machines Alex created in his shop. The Antiquarian coaster may be my favorite since it contains an interpretation of Lovecraft’s own sketch from 1934. For reference, the etching on the coaster is about an inch tall!

If you are fan of Lovecraftian horror, these coasters are the perfect conversation piece for your table. As seen above, available now are the Antiquarian, Criminal, Keeper, Parapsychologist and Private Eye. The full set, not including the stand, is a $40 pledge. The stand is an add-on for $10. Maybe you just want one coaster to fend off a wayward Shoggoth? There is a $10 pledge level for a single coaster! Below you can see some of the artwork waiting to be unlocked from its eldritch prison:

I’ve had RPG Coasters in the Game Tavern for over a year now. Everyone that visits comments on how cool they are, or inquiries about where we got them. Not only are they epic gaming swag, but they are pieces of furniture. The holidays are still far away, and the Kickstarter looks to deliver before then. Why not surprise that relative or friend that has everything? Or just treat yourself to a glass of bubbling madness on a Cthulhu RPG Coaster!

“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.”
In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

Check out RPG Coasters 2: Cthulhu Kickstarter here!

Unboxing Purgatory’s Moloch

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, so here’s a little something for your Monday evening – unboxing Moloch from Purgatory.Moloch is a member of Murder Inc, and is a hell-fueled mechanical monstrosity. That description is pretty apt for not on…

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/20

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekThis was one of the harder weeks to choose our Kickstarters of the Week. Not because the choices were so limited, quite the opposite. We normally try and limit the amount of campaigns we choose (for various reasons), and this week had many quality campaigns finishing up their run. End the end, we’ve chosen the six […]

Aradia Miniatures Kickstarter, Coming in May

Posted on March 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Aradia Miniatures Kickstarter I really like Aradia, they make very unique miniatures and is one of the very few that makes a bit more surreal miniatures with a horror feel to them. Now they have a Kickstarter planned for May, that makes me very happy. It’s based of Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy) by Dante Alighieri, […]

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 21: James Hudson and The Grimm Forest

Posted on March 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Its time, yet again, for another dose of board gaming chat.  Jon is off biking, or some other strenuous activity that Andy and Steve find far too much like hard work, and so they substitute a brummy for a redkneck as they are joined by James Hudson from Druid City Games.  James tells us all about his new game, The Grimm Forest, and goes into detail about publishing, Kickstarter, distribution and Peppa Pig.

The Grimm Forest launches on Kickstarter on 21st March.

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Review: Ouroboros Tales Orc Shaman Kickstarter

Posted on March 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Ouroboros Tales Orc Shaman Details Company: Ouroboros Tales Scale: 54mm Material: Resin Availability: Kickstarter for now First, some thoughts about the Ouroboros Tales Orc Shaman Kickstarter Campaign. Ouroboros Tales is a pretty new company and it’s run by a nice guy called Tim and his wife and the Kickstarter miniatures are among the first miniatures from them. […]

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Unboxing Raging Heroes – Saphea, Executrix Champion

Posted on March 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from their first successful ‘Toughest Girls of the Galaxy’ Kickstarter Raging Heroes launched a second one called TGG2: Light and Darkness in order to create three new female armies: Dark Elves, Lust Elves, and Sisters …

Unboxing Raging Heroes – Doralys, Virgin Oracle

Posted on March 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from their first successful ‘Toughest Girls of the Galaxy’ Kickstarter Raging Heroes launched a second one called TGG2: Light and Darkness in order to create three new female armies: Dark Elves, Lust Elves, and Sisters …

Police Precinct Board Game Review

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Police Precinct board game review, we will take a look at a cooperative game in which you and your friends are trying to catch a murderer.
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Blacksmith Miniatures Kickstarter is Live

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Blacksmith Miniatures Kickstarter I just wanted to share a great Kickstarter that went live today. Blacksmith Miniatures has been promoting it for a while and it’s miniatures based on Jean-Baptiste Monge’s work. Blacksmith has been around for quite some time and they have some great miniatures in their catalogue. They have focused on kinda cute miniatures, […]

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Warlord Games Newsletter

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Warlord Games mid-week newsletter…

Spring into a new Army!

Welcome to the Warlord Games Wednesday Newsletter, featuring all this week’s hobby activity and latest articles.

Final days to pre-order
Test Of Honour!

Pre-orders close 12 noon GMT Friday 17th:

This is your last call to pre-order the complete bundle for Test of Honour with the FREE special Geisha and un-armoured Samurai models!

The Test of Honour game goes on general release Saturday 25th March, the individual expansions will be due to release on the webstore late April.
A note from the Warlord Factory:

Our great new samurai miniatures game ‘Test of Honour’ is proving incredibly popular. So popular in fact that we are going to stagger the release to ensure that we have enough stock to fulfil the demand for our bundle deal offer.

Traders and mail order customers in the UK and US will receive their products by the 25th of March. Traders and mail order customers in the Rest of the World and Europe will have their orders shipped before the 1st of April.
Thank you for your patience and help in making Test Of Honour a great success!

Test of Honour Game Play

YouTube Video:

We’ve been releasing a series of quick videos over on the Test Of Honour Facebook page introducing the game play mechanics step by step – check out the basics in this quick starter game…full battle video to come soon!

YouTube Video:

In this tutorial The War Gamer shows you how to paint a Samurai from Warlord Games Test of Honour miniatures game in the colours of the Takeda Clan.

Must End This Friday 17th, 12pm GMT:

Sarissa Precissions fantastic 10% discount off their range of Japanese buildings ends Friday. The perfect accompaniment for your future battles of Test of Honour!

Awesome Galleries!

Gallery:

Warlorder JoshB has been on a mission to find some of the awesome miniatures that have recently been seen on the forum and facebook pages:

Podcast

Grab yourself a cuppa and listen in on the guys at WWPD, they talk about Battle of the Bulge…

Event Report:

Numerous battles were fought over the weekend, but now that the dust has settled it’s time to see the carnage…

Antares Showcase:

Warlorder Aaron was also sent on a mission to gather the universes finest warriors, or at least the finest painted warriors…

Warlord Workshop!

YouTube:

Learn to build the Bolt Action Stug III plastic Tank from Warlord Workbench! Our goal with these videos will be to introduce fast & effective techniques, tips and more for those who are just starting out on the battlefield!

Coming Soon!

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Unboxing Raging Heroes – Santa Dolores, The Lady of Sorrow

Posted on March 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from their first successful ‘Toughest Girls of the Galaxy’ Kickstarter Raging Heroes launched a second one called TGG2: Light and Darkness in order to create three new female armies: Dark Elves, Lust Elves, and Sisters …

Wind Set Fair For The Voyage

Posted on March 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The lookouts have sighted our next port of call – buried treasure worth £6,000! There’ll be a reward for all members of the crew when we land.

As promised, the entire crew of backers can now enjoy a visit to the ship’s stores and obtain additional ships which each come with the appropriate guns and crew. We have set a 15% discount for backers only, and free shipping (because these orders are going to be shipped with the pledges).

To do so the backer must register with our shop and, when they have done that, send an email and we will activate their account. If they are already customers, they need only send us an email with their full name to have their account activated.

Let’s hoist some more canvas and get to that island as fast as the wind’ll take us!

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Unboxing Raging Heroes – Onyx, Master Assassin

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from their first successful ‘Toughest Girls of the Galaxy’ Kickstarter Raging Heroes launched a second one called TGG2: Light and Darkness in order to create three new female armies: Dark Elves, Lust Elves, and Sisters …

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/13

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekMarch rolls on and although this is a relatively slow time for board game releases, the Kickstarter campaigns keep coming in force. We have five new games for you to check out this week, 2 of which we know are really good, because we have already played them. You can read our preview of Food […]

Unboxing Raging Heroes – Liligrith, Exsanguinatrix

Posted on March 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from their first successful ‘Toughest Girls of the Galaxy’ Kickstarter Raging Heroes launched a second one called TGG2: Light and Darkness in order to create three new female armies: Dark Elves, Lust Elves, and Sisters …

Unboxing Raging Heroes – Lady Melith, Lust Elves Courtesan

Posted on March 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from their first successful ‘Toughest Girls of the Galaxy’ Kickstarter Raging Heroes launched a second one called TGG2: Light and Darkness in order to create three new female armies: Dark Elves, Lust Elves, and Sisters …

CMoN – Rising Sun Kickstarter

Posted on March 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I know I swore that I wasn’t going to back any more board games just for the minis…but…

Rising Sun is a board game for 3 to 5 players set in legendary feudal Japan. As the Kami descend from the heavens to reshape the land in their image, it is up to each player to lead their clan to victory. Use politics to further your cause, negotiate to seek the most profitable alliances, worship the Kami to gain their favor, recruit monsters out of legend to bolster your forces, and use your resources wisely to be victorious in battle.
Choose your clan: Koi, Dragonfly, Bonsai, Lotus, or Turtle.
Created by acclaimed designer Eric M. Lang, Rising Sun reunites the same creative forces responsible for the smash hit Blood Rage, with stunning artwork by Adrian Smith and intricate miniatures sculpted under the direction of Mike McVey.
The Koi clan’s Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi.
Recruit powerful monsters to your side, including the Komainu, Yurei and Oni of Spite.
River Dragon and Bonsai clan’s Shinto (all monsters to scale with this human figure).
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Unboxing Raging Heroes – Arkiish, The Black Reaper

Posted on March 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from their first successful ‘Toughest Girls of the Galaxy’ Kickstarter Raging Heroes launched a second one called TGG2: Light and Darkness in order to create three new female armies: Dark Elves, Lust Elves, and Sisters …