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Episode 97: Back to School Games

September in the United States means kids are back in school and the days start getting shorter. Join the WiscoDice crew as they discuss their picks for back to school games and talk with the designers of Stifling Dark.

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Episode Show Notes

  • Games We Have Been Playing ….. 02:42
  • Hobby Corner ….. 25:21
  • Interview with Sophisticated Cerberus Games ….. 33:34
  • Back to School Games …. 1:02:57

Stifling Dark: Sophisticated Cerberus Games Links

Batman Miniatures Tournament – The Long Halloween

Extra Life Campaign

Read on for links to the games discussed and pictures from our hobby projects.

Kickstart Monday: Medieval and Wasteland Building STLs

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects in the tabletop gaming industry. I scour over platforms like KickstarterGamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest me. People would ask me what I think is worth backing since I was providing these recommendations already. So why not share my thoughts with a weekly blog about projects that interest me?

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This week on Kickstart Monday I found a few projects for the 3D printer I thought were intriguing. Whether you are looking for some historic buildings to fill in that medieval game or you are playing a wartorn or wasteland game there are projects here that should intrigue you!

Medieval Town

Medieval Town from 3D Fortress offers some great, historically based, medieval structures for your gaming table. These models are scaled for 28mm models, but can be easily upscaled if you need it for larger scale games say 32mm scale. The amount of detail is quite impressive in what’s shown. On top of that, something you don’t see a lot with these projects is assembly instructions!

The towers and walls have several assembly options to customize them to your needs. The most exciting part of this project, for me, is the decor. Carts, wagons, and crates of produce that you can use to create a full-blown medieval market. My mind jumps to imagining an adventuring group being jumped by the local thieves guild in a medieval market and having my players have to deal with the various parts of the market as well as various people at the market and perhaps even the town guard at some point.

If you are like me and can imagine great stories around this terrain then perhaps this is a project you should check out!

Wasteland Memorable Buildings

Wasteland Memorable Buildings from Bad Roll Games is the next STL project from this creator. This is a creator I have supported previously and am printing is Mansion project currently. These models have pretty incredible detail and scale well for 28-32mm games.

There are three buildings included in this project. Each of them is modeled to look as if it has not been used for years and the decay is designed brilliantly into each one. These are great models to add to a post-apocalyptic or wasteland terrain table. Whether that’s for a game like Fallout or you are doing something where some of your tables have modern urban modern decay these buildings will help you fill out that table with great terrain.

If you are looking for great urban decay buildings to fill in your table then you should check out this project!

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Kickstart Monday: Pay the Coin for Amazing Miniatures

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!! This is our typically weekly series featuring two or more crowdfunded projects for tabletop gaming. Every week I take a dive into what looks interesting on sites like Gamefound and Kickstarter. Hopefully, you will find these projects of interest too!

This week’s featured projects include metal coins for use as replacements in your games and amazing resin demon miniatures. Hopefully, you are as interested as I am. Let’s check them out!

Demons of the Hollowdepths

Demons of the Hollowdepths from Draco Studios features three massive demonic figure sculpts. The project allows you to actually obtain resin copies of the figures, something rare it seems like for miniatures these days. Additionally, you have the option as a backer to obtain the STL files if you would prefer to try to print your own. Expand your pledge with dragons from some of their previous work or their epic herald miniatures.

I can see these figures being used in a tabletop RPG where this is the manifestation of some demonic villain that will be centered as the boss for several sessions. Perhaps you are a Warhammer player. In that case, any of these demonic models would make for a great Slaanesh demon prince or other significant demon model replacement.

Perhaps you are playing Dungeons and Dragons Descent into Avernus or you are looking for something unique to make your demonic horde for Warhammer or Kings of War really stand out. If so, then you should certainly check out this project.

Basikcoins

Basikcoins from Basik Tabletop aims to create metal coins that are affordable and unique. Whether you play board games, role-playing games, or even miniature games there is often a need to have metal coins. These coins are offered in options for fairly large quantities in colors from copper, silver, and gold.

I remember playing in a Dungeons and Dragons game years ago where the DM had a large collection of metal coins. Instead of just jotting counts on paper, we were given the coins every time we gained treasure. This really did add to the immersion of the game. The same can be said every time we play a board game. Play with the included cardboard coins, or upgrade and pull out the metal coins and swap them in. It all adds to the fun and enjoyment for everyone at the table.

If you would like to add a large number of cool, metal coins to your collection. Whether it’s supplementing your RPG game, a board game, or even in use as cool tokens for a miniature game then you should certainly check this project out.

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Kickstart Monday: Hobbit Holes are Perfect for Watching Birds

Welcome to #KickstartMonday!!!! This is our weekly blog series featuring two or more projects in the world of tabletop gaming. Every week we sit down and score Kickstarter, Gamefound, Indigogo and others for great projects that we are considering supporting. We thought, heck, if we like them, we should share them with you.

Birdwatcher

Birdwatcher from Oni Press is a set collection game where you will be enticing birds to come to your tree. Once the birds come to your tree, you will be able to take pictures of them and score points. Each round you have three action points to take actions, such as putting out use a bird call, collect insects, or even publish your findings. Of course, this is the modern age and if you you can’t attract the birds you want you can use the zoom on your camera to even take pictures of birds in other player’s trees.

This game features beautiful card art and a very approachable theme. For 2-4 players, this game will play very nicely into evening game nights with family and friends. Play time will be around an hour which allows for multiple plays in an evening or pair it with some of your other favorite games to make your game night a hit.

If you love birds and are looking for something more nature themed to add to your collection then check out Birdwatcher from Oni Press!

The Hillside Hamlet

The Hillside Hamlet from Real Terrain Hobbies features a number of beautiful STL files for you to 3D print at home. The project allows you to print the front façade of your choice of fantasy underground homes. Perfect for your little halfling village where your tabletop game is being played out.

Immediately when I see these I can’t help but think of hobbits and the works of Tolkien. With a couple of these designs you could create a very cool, custom themed table for your games of Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. As a Dungeon Master I can immediately imagine my players delight when I would display to them the halfling village that they are about to defend from marauding giants. The look of these prints definitely allow you to add something to the immersion your players will have when they play on the table.

While there is additional scatter terrain available, these are only the facades of these underground homes. You need to make the hill, front gardens, and whatever else you imagine around them using traditional terrain techniques. These look to be amazing supplements to a bigger hobby project that I certainly can see myself enjoying.

If you love the idea of playing out games in halfling villages or have that planned for an upcoming campaign then check out The Hillside Hamlet and get printing!

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Episode 82: Exploring Distilled and How to Lose Gracefully

In Episode 82 of the WiscoDice Tabletop Gaming Podcast, we meet another WiscoDice team member, Suzanne. Later in the show, Ben interviews the creators of Distilled. and the team discusses strategies to stay engaged in a game you are losing.

 Image of Distilled Game Box and components
Distilled Game Box and Components

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Join Ben (The Conesy with the Most), Brian (The Stark Raving Mad One), Justin (The Meeple’s Champion), Matt (The Ghostwalker), and Suzanne in this month’s episode.

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