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Playing with Big Dudes

I have a group of friends who actively play Age of Sigmar and a group who might be looking to take baby steps into playing Age of Sigmar. I was interested, if nothing else but to have a new project to collect and paint and thematic armies collect and paint better than most, but I didn't know how to go about choosing anything. I went through all the galleries of Age of Sigmar armies, and the only things that drew my eye were the giant lizard for the Fyre Slayers, the Elven flying turtle, and the Kharadron Overlords' flying ships.That's when I realized that I wanted to play with big toys.Age of Sigmar has done a pretty good job of balancing how and what centerpieces will exist for each army. Elves get turtles and sea horses, sigmarines get flying bird horse thing, shirtless angry dwarves get a smithy and a lizard thing.Covetous shooting dwarves get flying boats. I crave centerpieces. It's odd to say that because I also crave having lots of models to push around, but centerpiece models draw the eye in

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A Harsh Lesson in Kickstarter

I've pledged to several kickstarters and I'm happy to say that I'm at 100% fulfillment so far, meaning that everything I've pledged for has or is expected to deliver.Not everyone is so lucky.Just recently, the Idaho Statesmen did a business feature about Ninja Division and the fact that they have not yet delivered on 3 million dollars in pledges made to their kickstarters.It got $3M through Kickstarter. But this Idaho biz hasn’t delivered games it promised will take you to the article, though I don't know what their archive/paywall structure looks like.The little table-top game maker based in Garden City was on a roll. It was close to $5 million in annual sales. Its Kickstarter campaigns had racked up $3 million from enthusiastic backers across the globe, eager to throw money into the pot for a new game from Ninja Division.“A lot of Kickstarter is loyalty,” Deke Stella, marketing director for Ninja Division, told the Idaho Statesman in 2016. “Most Kickstarters pull in a couple hundred backers. We pretty

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