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Episode 87: WiscoDice Favorite Gaming Memories of 2021

In Episode 87 the crew reflects on their gaming in 2021. Take a listen to discover their highs, lows, and biggest surprises.

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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: Big Tanks You can Drive Through Villages

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly blog series that covers two or more crowdfunded projects in the tabletop gaming industry. On this week’s #KickstartMonday we dive into our love of games like Bolt Action with these projects that are sure to supplement those types of games. Of course, you might want to take a look at those buildings in the second project for your fantasy games as well!

The Unknown Tanker

The Unknown Tanker from Night Sky Miniatures promises to provide the backer with STL files for printing Russian and Finnish armored vehicles including tanks for your WW2 battles. These STL’s are scaled for 1/56 scale vehicles (roughly 28mm). These are perfect for games that use that scale figure such as Warlord Games Bolt Action.

While these tanks are themed around the Finnish and Russian battles in the war, you could easily make these part of an army you are building for either faction. The sculpts are clean, well detailed, and should print well on an FDM or resin printer.

If you just can’t get enough tanks for your WW2 games or collections, then this campaign will let you print as many of them as you want.

MDF Laser Cut Half Timbered Houses for Wargames

Every table needs terrain. This project will let you create those European or fantasy tables with towns for your games. This project features MDF Laser Cut Half Timbered Houses for those Wargames produced by Products for Wargamers. These buildings will make for great rural villages, farms, and small towns.

One could imagine their tanks rolling into a rural French village with a table featuring several of these buildings. Of course, I also think of my Dungeons and Dragons game having adventures in and around a town. Perhaps defending the town from a terrifying monster. There is something about amazing 3D terrain that helps amplify any game.

Whether you are using this terrain for a fantasy game, WW2 gaming, or something else we are sure that you will enjoy looking at these great buildings on your tabletop. If you are sure, then you should consider backing this project.

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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 84: Tricking Out The Game Room

The Delve. The Tabletop Gaming Room at Conesy's Home
The Delve, A Tabletop Game Room

Join the WiscoDice crew as they discuss tricking out the game room. Plus catch up on what games they’ve been playing and how their hobby projects are coming along.

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