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Kickstarter Highlights - 20th August

It's a real mixed bag in this week's Polyhedron Collider Kickstarter Highlights with only 4 campaigns to bring to your attention, but projects that, collectively, cover all the bases.There's a fantastic and award winning RPG, an exciting and cinematic campaign style co-op game, a heavy war game with strong economic flavours and a very silly party game.  So, what ever your tastes, the Collider Crew has you covered.You're welcome Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights - 13th July

Is August the time that tabletop gaming takes a bit of a nap? After a busy few days at Gen Con does it feel that it needs a bit of a sit down and a refreshing cup of tea? Because it feels (to us at least) that the number of games on Kickstarter this week is rather less than usual (we didn’t even publish a Kickstarter Highlights last week!).Regardless, the intrepid Kickstarter explorers of the Polyhedron Collider crew have traveled far, dug deep, and spend every last resource they could finding this weeks’ hot board game and role playing game Kickstarters.Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 30th July

This week's highlights comes to you with the sub heading of: Kickstarter's Debuts and Reprints Edition, simply because a number of the campaigns featured this week are from brand-spanking-new designers and/or publishers and those that aren’t new are for games that desperately need a second edition to sate the demand of all you game hungry gamers and collectors. Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 23rd July

The Polyhedron Collider Kickstarter Highlights isn't just about banging a drum for the big games, the games that everyone already knows about, games that everyone is already backing (or considering).  No, we here at Collider Towers are masters of our own wallets so there is no mention of the latest Awaken Realms campaign (the new one that reached half a million dollars in less than 30 minutes).Instead, we are talking about games that have genuinely piqued our interest, the Apache War, the moon landing, Conan, the new legacy game from CMON and the real time dexterity co-op game, that are all on Kickstarter and they all look ace!Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 16th July

I think I need to have a word with Steve about Danger Pay.  You see, it’s pretty dangerous having to scour Kickstarter each week purposely looking for campaigns to bring to your attention.  Projects that catch my eye and imagination.  Games that have fantastic miniatures and fancy-pants components, game trayz and exclusives.  Games that kindle a longing, the absence of which I can feel when I look at my game shelf.Yes, it’s dangerous looking and rarely touching these pretties, and most dangerous of all is the never ending stream of great looking games onKickstarter, these are but a few of our favourites...   Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 9th July

With Gencon looming on the not-too-distant horizon the flow of Kickstarters seems to be abating.  A little.  But that is not to say there isn't anything worth your consideration on the crowd funding platform.  No!  far from it, bringing you the cream of the crop, this week's Kickstarter Highlights are campaigns that the Polyhedron Collider Crew have their eye's on.Now with campaign ending dates (so that Rory doesn't get blamed for Steve and Andy missing future campaigns)Read more »

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Onion, Arms & the Blog

Well, there is no regular blog entry for today. The final writing and layout is being completed readying the Armatelorum for editing and illustration. The press kit is ready to go and promo banners are finished. Still no solid release date yet however. So, in place of the first part of the Cabal of Eight II campaign (which will return next week), here is an older article I wrote for Gnomestew involving my take on constructing Non Player Characters (NPC’s) titled Can an Onion Bleed?. Can An Onion Bleed?: https://gnomestew.com/can-an-onion-bleed-2/ The article describes a methodology to creating fully realized and engaging NPC’s using the image of an onion and its layers. Moreover, please, if you are going to comment on it, at least read the first paragraph first! I have thought about revising and expanding the thoughts presented in the article but as the initial response was lukewarm so I will probably just leave it as is. The post Onion, Arms & the Blog appeared first on Ranger Games Publi

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Kickstarter Highlights - 2nd July

== Disclaimer ==Polyhedron Collider and the members thereof can accept no responsibility for the balance of your, the reader’s, bank account or credit card activity in relation to Kickstarter and the campaigns and projects mentioned below.  The views and opinions expressed on the aforementioned campaigns and projects are expressly our own and are based on either on demonstrations of the games or what has simply made one or more of the Polyhedron Collider Crew say something along the lines of: “Oh, hewo”Fair warning to you, dear reader, it's a bumper week for great kickstarters:Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 25th June

As always, we at Collider Towers have our collective fingers pressed to the pulse of Kickstarter Board Games.  We are on the very bleeding edge of what is hot and that is why we can tell you about amazing current Kickstarters but also campaigns that begin in the very near future that we think you'll want to keep your eye on.This week we look to defend the body from infection in Trouble in Templetown, explore new ways to win with the expansion for the rather excellent Endeavor.  There's polyomino cats in Isle of Cats and a reprint for the very first game entered into the BGG database.Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 17th June

You visit the Polyhedron Collider website looking for some game recommendations and you know that not only do those chaps have excellent taste in boardgames they are also on the very bleeding edge of what is cool in board gaming.After reading the weekly Kickstarter highlights do you:Back all of the games mentionedBack all of the games except that really dodgy looking one.Make your own, careful, considered and informed choice.Stuff it all and go balls deep for the T-Rex mini that you are absolutely sure you'll get...one day.Read more »

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Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms Tabletop Game Interviews with Chris Birch

Towards the end of last month Modiphius announced they would be launching a new tabletop skirmish game in partnership with Bethesda Games Studio, and that game was Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms.  The announcement came with images of a Dragonborn miniature which would then be on a limited sale during the UK Games Expo.To say I was very excited about this news is an understatement.I was fortunate enough to sit down with lead designer and founder of Modiphius, Chris Birch to find out a little bit more about the game during the expo.Read more »

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The Great UK Games Expo 2019 Wash-Up Part 1

They say, quite accurately, that Christmas comes but once a year. Writing this article in June, that may seem like an odd thing to open with. However, there are a lot of things that Christmas has in common with the UK Games Expo. They both get a lot of people excited; both have enormous expectation, are inevitably exhausting and both leave the adults completely skint after a flurry of purchasing the latest and greatest. I may or may not be speaking from experience on that last point.Read more »

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Fort Hardknox

The gaming table at Ninjabread HQ has a new centerpiece in the form of an absolutely giant space castle. This humungous 18″ x 18″ fortification dominates the desert landscapes of the far future – a rock solid bastion for miniature soldiers to defend. This is Fort Hardknox. Over three hundred square inches of post-apocalyptic fortress chonk. This giant resin kit came courtesy of Fogou Models. I got to paint and keep an advance casting of it in return for encouraging all of you to go and back its incredibly succesful Kickstarter campaign. The Godbreak 84th garrison Fort Hardknox against Skabsquig’s Skallywags. I’ve kept the paint scheme quite neutral so I can deploy it on the table for games of Strontium Dog, Warhammer 40,000, Judge Dredd, Doctor Who, Necromunda et cetera. It perfectly suits Mad Max, Fallout, Gorkamorka and anything with a post-apocalyptic flavour. Psycho Sam claiming Fort Hardknox for the glory America. The Psycho Sam miniature was the eve

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Chaos Centaur of Tzeentch

Q. What do you get if you cross a Chaos Centaur of Tzeentch, and a zebra? A. A “Tzebra”. Presenting Tzebra Doomstripe, the latest monster to swell the ranks of my vintage Warhammer collection. This tzoological monstrosity was my entry into the “Make a Trish” competition in the Oldhammer Community. Challengers had a month to model and paint a Trish Carden miniature, and the Mistress of Monsters herself would pick a favourite. Tzebra is not one actually one Trish Carden monster, but two mashed together. The MM94/1 Chaos Centaur Lord was a metal human torso designed to be fitted to the standard plastic Warhammer horse torso (henceforth: “horso”). But the plastic horso had spindly legs that looked wrong with the human torso’s majestically beefy barbarian arms, so I decapitated Trish’s MM83 High Elf Unicorn and used it as a replacement horso. This new unicorn part is, importantly, also saddle-free – Tzebra is a Lord of Chaos and tolerates no riders

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