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Formerly a PC-exclusive gamer, Kae was introduced to the tabletop world by gateway of the World of Warcraft TCG. Since then, her interests have broadened with her favorite games including Battlestar Galactica, Pathfinder, Lord of the Rings LCG, WarmaHordes, and more. Kae is willing to try just about any game and loves learning new strategy.

Quick News Jan 10- Jan 16

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Things are changing and for the better around the I:T office! More features are coming soon, though many of them will be geared towards game designers. Here are some highlights from gaming news this past week!

Announcements and Releases

  • The Pretty Pretty Smash Up Expansion now has a release date of March 9th!
  • Lock & Load Gamefest 2015 by Privateer Press is coming up, and registration opened on the 15th!
  • Q-Workshop is releasing some new Pathfinder dice, and they are switching up the way they package their dice! Meaning, no more blister packs.
  • Masters tournament events are now active, and the Season 1 Active Duty Warlocks/Warcasters are now posted on the Privateer Press site.
  • A standalone adventure pack is now available for the Lord of the Rings LCG – Fog on the Barrow Down. This 54 card saga deck is part of the beginnings to our beloved Middle Earth story, taking place in, and around, Tom Bombadil’s home.

fog on the barrow downs

  • To celebrate 20 years of gaming, Mayfair Games announces a new branding for The Settlers of Catan. All this means, really, is that all products will be simplified to Catan!

Kickstarters

  • Tiny Epic Galaxies, the third tiny epic game from Gamelyn Games, has already had tremendous success on Kickstarter! They are more than funded and have plenty of time left!
  • House Llama? House Manatee? Take your place in The Kingswood with this tile placement and gold collecting game on Kickstarter now! The artwork is pretty humorous and worth a look.
  • Race the clock to build the best monstrosity those laboratory-destroying villagers have ever seen in The Demise of Dr. Frankenstein! This worker placement game is back on Kickstarter as a thank you to those that supported their first campaign, but is getting some light now and pushing forward to get the game out there.

Other Interesting Articles And Finds

  • Shadows of Esteren, the small France-based RPG, won ‘Best Art’ for the third year in a row! The company is dedicating their award to those who have lost their lives in the recent events that have happened in France. Read more at their blog.
  • Green Bay Packers; love them or hate them, they are among our ranks, folks! The Packers enjoy a game of Settlers of Catan!

packers catan

  • If you have difficulty storing your games, check out this board game storage solution post over at Crafting A Green World!

What We’re Playing

  • Golem Arcana has hit the table a lot recently. Kae is currently favoring the Durani, and Raine is hoping to get into Zikia in the near future, but plays Gudanna right now.
  • Our re-play through Mice & Mystics is also chugging along, and we’ll be done (again!) with the core game soon.

We’ve lots of games hitting the table this week, some reviews in the works, and exciting stuff going on behind the scenes. These things will be revealed soon but have to remain under wraps for now 🙂 We hope that your week was great, and until next week, happy gaming!

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