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Fantasy Flight Previews Delta-7 Aethersprite For X-Wing

I remember when this was just known as the Jedi Starfighter. But, in reality (or... fictionality), its called the Delta-7 Aethersprite. And youll soon be able to add it to your X-Wing squadrons. In this preview, we get a look at just how it works, along with some of the different Jedi pilots for it. From the post: It is a desperate time for the Galactic Republic. Assailed on all sides by the nefarious Separatist Alliance, the Senate has dispatched the Jedi Knights to the far reaches of ...


Last Chance to Buy Test of Honour From Warlord Games

Warlord Games is selling off the last of their Test of Honour miniatures kits. Dont worry, fans of the game. Its not coming to an end. Its just moving. Grey For Now will soon be taking it over. So Warlords just clearing their inventory before the swap. From the post: With Test of Honour 2 on the horizon and Grey For Now taking over the reins of the production of future products for Test of Honour, everything within this Test of Honour collection must go by the end of the month! Once the stock ...


Wyrd Previews Malifaux 3rd Edition Books

Wyrd Games is continuing their ramp-up to Malifaux 3rd Edition. This week, we get a look at the various books that will be coming out for the game. Yes, books, as in plural. Intead of just a single tome, theres going to be a whole mess of them for your reading pleasure. Lets take a look. From the post: The beta for Malifaux Third Edition is coming to a close (finally!). As we’re wrapping up stats and abilities on some of your favorite models, we figured it would be a great time to show y...


Breachstorm: Reloaded Coming to Kickstarter Next Month

The sci-fi miniaturs game, Breachstorm, is looking to get a new faction. Theyre called the Volucrid Host, and theyre nasty. I mean, theyre giant bugs. Thats kinda gross. Who wants bugs all over everywhere This new faction will hopefully be funded when they hit Kickstarter at the end of next month. From the announcement: Breachstorm: Reloaded is a new Kickstarter campaign that will introduce Breachstorms second wave of miniatures.  The campaign will focus on an entirely new faction; ...


Welcome to Tikor Setting Book for Swordsfall RPG Up On Kickstarter

Coming up with a world as a GM is really tough. Theres about a million things to try and figure out, and it can all get very complex very fast. Its much easier to leave that to someone else and then bask in their creativity as you take your adventurers around. Welcome to Tikor is a new setting book for the Swordsfall RPG. You can check it out on Kickstarter now. From the campaign: Swordsfall isnt just a story, its a world. Its a dive into pre-colonial Africa for all the rich lore youve never h...


Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition RPG Up On Kickstarter

I mean, if you had superpowers and could run around in flashy spandex, wouldnt you I know I would. Unfortunately, I can only live vicariously through Prowlers & Paragons, the superhero RPG from Evil Beagle Games. Theyve tweaked and finessed the rules over the last couple years, and theyre ready to come out with the Ultimate Edition of their game, and theyve taken to Kickstarter to get it funded. From the campaign: This Kickstarter will fund the release of Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate E...


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House of Hauteville Chess Set and Board Combo - Antique White and Black Marble - HCCV100 by ChessHouse.com

Item description: This Chess Board Games product is by ChessHouse.com - The House of Hauteville Chess Set is an artist's dream come true. ChessHouse brings you artist Carolyn Cavanaugh's design, now produced in limited quantities right here in the USA. Her masterpiece is now available to chess collectors and artists. An initial production was donated to the Smithsonian's benefit auction and brought in over $500. "The inspiration for this set of chessmen came from a friend who asked me to make a mantle piece based on a pawn she had seen in a book by John Norwich. I read the book, The Normans in Sicily, and fell in love with the idea of these brave men. The knights and the pawn are directly based on some 11th century Norman wood chessmen that have been preserved at The Biblioteque de National in France. The other pieces are original imaginings. I gave the king a cat because there is a saying (of later vintage) that "a cat may look upon a king." The queen has a hawk because she is a warrior woman. I've named the king and queen after the famous warrior duo, Robert Guiscard and his wife Sichelgaita. I often refer to the knights as Tancred and Drogo, also names in the Norman Hauteville family." "I once attended a lecture by Lord Norwich at the Smithsonian. He was not talking about his book on the Normans, but about his mother. Nonetheless I arranged to have someone at Smithsonian give him the six little figures to take home with him. He wrote me a letter of thanks and said he keeps them on the mantle. John Julius Norwich is a brilliant writer and has many wonderful books to his credit." - Carolyn Cavanaugh; Creator of The House of Hauteville Chessmen The Pieces: Each piece was originally modeled in clay, then molded and reproduced in wax. The wax patterns were refined for better detail and final molds were made for reproduction. They are cast in stone resin. These pieces are handcrafted entirely in the US. The pieces are substantial from 3 to 5 inches tall and are ideal with a chessboard with at least 2" squares. Designed for the enjoyment of all, the serious player and the collector, we hope everyone will enjoy the artistry and humor of this impressive work. 32 pieces Made of marble resin. King size: 5" Pawn size: 3 1/4" Base size: 1 7/8" Bases felted with four green dots Weight: 9+ pounds. Weight varies slightly from set to set. The Board: Perfect for chess players and admirers this is one of the finest US made solid wood chess boards handcrafted from locally sourced walnut and maple hardwoods. The family in Pennsylvania has ... Learn More

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$529.00

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