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.
Nemesis is a recent Kickstart arrival to our home. This is a survival horror board game that plays like a dungeon crawl in space. This was our first full play through of the game. We found that with the high amount of sequence based resolution to actions and events made having the rulebook at the ready is important for your first several games.
We love the theme of the game. The feeling of being trapped on a space ship with alien intruders is well captured. You can feel the story unfold on each of your actions. We will still be telling the story of the breeder intruder of Ben’s captain that shot two full clips of his energy rifle to only have the alien continue to escape death. My scientist rammed her wheel chair into the stubborn alien late in the game as a close combat attack an took it down.
We paired this game with some slow cooker beef stew (it may be the end of May, but we’re in Wisconsin, USA and woke to frost) served in delicious bread bowls. The beef stew is great when you want just something a little different, the seasoning included mustard and brown sugar which provided a nice change from the standard stew we make. The bread bowls were amazing. I found the recipe on one of my favorite bread sites: Sally’s Baking Addiction. The texture soaked up the stew gravy perfectly.
After a week off, we’re back with a new Kickstart Monday for you. This time we are diving into the lands of miniatures with two really good crowd funded projects that should get you excited for these figures. Both of these projects feature real figures that are planned to be manufactured, not just 3D printed models!
These 28mm Eastern Dark Elf miniatures from Mirliton feature all of the models you would want to include in a fantasy dark elf army. These models are sculpted in 3D modeling software, but are being manufactured in white metal to be delivered to backers.
These models all have are themed around more middle eastern look and feel. This makes them really unique against other companies that are producing dark elf models. Whether you are building an old Warhammer Fantasy army, Ninth Age, Kings of War, or really any other system that uses 28mm figures these are sure to give you a really unique look at feel to your army on the tabletop.
Cultists and Zombies from RBJ Game Company features an assortment of 28mm figures cast in white metal. Not only is there a big and terrifying mythos monster, but an assortment of really unique zombies and cultists. Models are all sculpted to 28mm scale and so should roughly blend in with other miniatures of that scale.
These figures would be great to supplement a GM’s needs for a mythos RPG or a player who is looking to play a mythos skirmish wargame. If you are one of those people you should definitely check this one out.
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On this month’s episode of the WiscoDice Tabletop Gaming Podcast we cover 5 of our favorite miniatures and have an interview with James Nettum of Noble Knight Games. Find out what it’s like working in the store front at one of the largest online and game retailers in the US.
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SchilMil Games with partnership with designer Martin Wallace are working on expanding the AuZtralia game with a big box and two new expansions. The mythos had previously taken over the world, but humanity has pushed them back to Australia. Now Cthulhu and the other great old ones fight back against humanity to desperately cling to their hold on Earth.
The base game features an exploration of Australia as you try to settle it from your beach head. Build military units, build farms, and collect resources. Combat with the old ones is card driven with different types of units being better against different types of monsters. Players play as different factions trying to retake (and make a profit) on Australia. Can you muster what it takes to overcome the last of the Old Ones?
On top of the big box for storage, the Revenge of the Old Ones expansion enables a player to take control of the old ones to make for a one vs. many play experience. Meanwhile, the TaZmania expansion gives players some alternate maps that scale the game down better for a 2-3 player experience.
From Monolith Board Games comes another epic game with loads of figures, cards, and other components in Mythic Battles: Ragnarock. Based on the same Mythic Battles engine from Mythic Battles: Pantheon, in this game you will play out the epic Norse mythology of Ragnorok with various Norse gods and their foes.
What’s for sure to be included in this project are a plethora of well sculpted plastic figurines. What’s even cooler is that they are diving into Norse mythology. If the original Greek mythos wasn’t your thing from the Pantheon game then this could be more your visual style.
If this kind of thing sounds like fun, then check out Mythic Battles: Ragnarok.
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