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Suburb Punk Setting Book Up On Kickstarter

In the real world, the Y2K bug was nowhere near as devastating as it was made out to be. But in the world of Suburb Punk, it really did cause the end of the world. Now, its 2006 and people are still trying to pick up the pieces. Thats where you find yourself in the game, at least, if Frog Knight Games can successfully fund their campaign. The game is the first in the The Light RPG line. From the campaign: For years now Frog Night Games has been working on The Light RPG. Until today we were not...


Terry Mancour's Spellmonger Setting Book for Pathfinder and 5th Edition Up On Kickstarter

If youve read Terry Mancours Spellmonger series and really wanted to get deeper into the setting, nows your opportunity. Theres a Kickstarter campaign up to make a book that lets you play either Pathfinder or Dungeons & Dragons in that world. From the campaign: Now, Terry Mancours Spellmonger series is soon coming to a fantasy rpg near you from Battlefield Press International. This will be a setting book for the Fifth Edition of the worlds most popular role playing game and the First Editi...


Bite Me! RPG Up On Kickstarter

Bite Me! is a new tabletop RPG all about pack dynamics of werewolves. How will you manage to deal with tribe politics as well as rival packs, werewolf hunters, and the outside world Thats up to you to figure out. Just remember to grab a Chinese menu. The game is up on Kickstarter now. From the campaign: Maybe you were born this way, and raised as a wild creature. Maybe something bit you and you woke up with an itch at the base of your spine. Maybe your Change came on unexpected and violent, an...


Quined Games Announces Terramara

Quined Games has announced their next board game project. Its a new Euro-style game called Terramara, where players take on the role of village chiefs. Lead your clans as you develop technologies, practice fighting, and explore the surrounding areas. Make contact with other tribes and trade with them to increase your own strength. In the end, only one clan will rule over the others. From the website: Terramara is the name of the villages founded around 1500 B.C. the mid- to late Bronze Age in...


Podcast Radio

Welcome to Tuesday. My weeks shaping up to be another rough one, so well see how it goes. Hopefully it can go by quickly enough. I know listening to some gaming podcasts will help with that (in-between some Meshuggah and Infant Annihilator, that is). This week on the dial we have: Guilds of the North Episode 15: CaptainCon Adventures; New Board Game Podcast - Victory Points: A boardgame pod with Becca Scott; Chance of Gaming Episode 25; 40K Radio Episode 37: Siege Studios Interview; Meeples &...


Moonstone is Returning to Kickstarter on 27 March with a Brand New Faction: The Leshavult

The folks over at Goblin King Games are looking to bring a new faction to their fantasy skirmish game, Moonstone. This new faction is the Leshavult. This new campaign looks to launch on the 27th of March and run for a couple weeks. So save up your nickels now. From the announcement: Like the Commonwealth and Dominion before, the new faction is mixed race and includes new Human, Giant, Gnome, Fawn, Faerie and Animal miniatures! All are followers of the God of Natural Order, Growth and Ent...


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House of Hauteville Chess Set and Board Combo - Antique White and Brown Marble - HCCV101 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

Manufacturer: ChessHouse.com

Category: Board Games

$529.00

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