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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 31 – Feb 6

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We apologize for the lack of Quick News in the previous weeks – life, as all of you know, sometimes gets in the way and family matters come first! This week has better allowed us to get these updates together, and we thank our readers for sticking with us. Be on the lookout for reviews next week, and enjoy browsing this week’s Quick News.

Announcements and Releases

  • Check out the livestream from Privateer Press at Templecon!
  • See details on AEG’s The Hobbit : Battle of the Five Armies Love Letter now!
  • Z-MAN Games announces Cacao, a game in which you take on the role of a tribe chief bringing prosperity to your people through the growth and trade of precious cacao!
  • The Underway, the fourth data pack in the SanSan cycle, was announced on the Fantasy Flight Games page.
  • If you missed out on some of the awesome convention models that Privateer Press has made, you have a small window to pick them up! They are selling convention exclusives again for a short time!
  • The top 16 in the RPGSuperStar search have been announced!
  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game spoilers and updates! Take a look.


  • Cure/Heal Dice? There is a little Kickstarter going on now to fund some nice quality dice that display healing potions on them for your standard heal roll in your RPG. You also have the chance to pick up some of their previously made dice, including some sweet Magic Missile dice!
  • A Cthulhu word game? Unspeakable Words Deluxe by Playroom Entertainment is most certainly bringing this to a table near you. Well over-funded, this fun game with cute little Cthulhu figures will make a great game for the Cthulhu lover in your life.
  • Schrodinger’s Cats by Heather ONeill is a scientific-ish card game, maybe. It is already funded and features whimsical cat illustrations, and has a lot of videos on gameplay and why you should know the status of said cats, and how much you should pledge.

Other Interesting Articles And Finds

  • Zombicide Season 3 is on its way, and some of the new promo survivors can be seen on Zombicide’s website, as well as their bios!
  • Reaper Miniatures has a Valentine’s Day special figure combo, and can be seen on Facebook. I think these may make their way to my desk this year…
  • If you are absolutely in love with Monopoly, and want the chance to earn some money just because you love it, you’ll be interested to know that Hasbro will be including some REAL money in their next print run, but you take a risk that it will just be a plain old loved classic.
  • A Takenoko cake?? Oh yeah. Instagram user westbaylen shared this awesome picture!
  • If you’re addicted to Pinterest (like Kae is), you might want to follow the Catan account for all things Catan! They’ve got some pretty awesome stuff.

What We’re Playing

  • We busted out one of my favorite games for the first time in a long time – Battlestar Galactica. Our favorite player count with BSG is 5, and we finally had that exact number for a game! The humans won by a landslide, much to our surprise! That doesn’t happen often.
  • We have also gotten in a few games of Dead of Winter. I really like the gameplay of this Plaid Hat Games product, and am looking forward to pressing further into the game with more difficult modes.

As a side note, I wanted to drop a reminder to those that are attending Gen Con, or want to attend Gen Con. Frequently, some publishers will help gamers get into conventions if they are willing to demo games that they are knowledgeable about. A lot of publishers are starting to post call-outs for gamers to step forward and pick up some demo slots, so we’d advise you to contact, and watch, your favorite publishers for a chance to work with them and share your love of their games with others!


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