Archive for the 'Miniatures' Category

Dungeon Crawler Creator Starts Mini Line

September 20th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Gifted Vision, the company that produces the Dungeon Crawler card game (formerly collectible, now expandable) is introducing a miniatures line. We’ve got an exclusive preview of some paint masters of one of the minis.

PAX Packs Tons of Gaming Into One Tiny Weekend

September 7th, 2011 by Billy Gibbs

Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) was held recently in Seattle. Fortunately Robot Viking’s roving reporter was there to bring you all the hot scoops. I explored the gigantic expo halls for the greatest loot, fighting off rabid fans and the occasional scary cosplayer all to get the greatest intel on the coming games.

WotC Invites You To Return To Neverwinter

August 7th, 2011 by Tim Barribeau

WoTC’s big push at this years Gen Con was a return to Neverwinter, the venerable northern city that’s been a major crossover location for decades. Most of our readers probably remember Neverwinter Nights, the Bioware game from 2002 — but there was an even older title with the same name that AOL ran as one […]

Paizo and WizKids Unite, Unveil Pathfinder Minis at Gen Con

August 7th, 2011 by Tim Barribeau

I had a chance to talk to Paizo’s James Sutter at Gen Con 2011, and calling Pathfinder a mindblowing success is understating it.

First Look at Fantasy Flight’s New X-Wing Dogfight Game

August 6th, 2011 by Tim Barribeau

I was a Rookie rebel pilot in my first battle, with a Red leader and another pilot at my side. At the other end of the table? Six TIE fighters, bearing down on us at full speed.

Fantasy Flight Games Finally Announces That They Have the Star Wars Game License

August 2nd, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Speculation has been swirling for months about who bought the Star Wars gaming license from Lucasfilm. Most of the speculation, including the speculation on Robot Viking, centered on Fantasy Flight Games. Turns out the speculation was correct, as FFG made the official announcement today. Want to talk about skillful marketing? They’re creating a whole lot […]

Miniature of the Week — Pulp Sci-Fi and Modern Horror from Lead Bones

July 19th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Recreational Conflict is an online retailer selling minis from a variety of smaller miniature producers, but they also make their own line of minis called Lead Bones. I think everyone could use a Crate O’ Zombies.

The Ill-Fated Origins Misadventure

June 28th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

The true story, slightly abridged, of my long weekend at Origins.

Brushfire — Historia Rodentia Lets You Recreate the Sentient Animal Wars of the 19th Century

June 3rd, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

As schoolchildren, we all learned of the great general Moleon II and his many victories over the mice and capybaras of the Mare-Civitas city-states. Now you can relive those historic battles on your own tabletop with Brushfire, an indie miniatures game designed for both fast skirmish and deep campaign play.

Miniature of the Week — A Pair of 40K Armies

May 31st, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

This edition of MotW features a couple of Warhammer 40K armies assembled and painted by Chris Lomartire (he goes by the name “generic” here at RV). Lest you doubt the visual impact of fully painted armies marching to battle, feast your eyes on these beauties!

Wizkids Works with Paizo for Painted Plastic Pathfinder Minis

May 27th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Fans of prepainted plastic miniatures took a hit last year when Wizards of the Coast dropped their D&D minis line, replacing it with pogs. Paizo and Wizkids are the latest to step into that void with a newly announced line of ready-to-run minis.

Miniature of the Week – The Most Amazing Miniature Display You Will Ever See

May 16th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

This week’s MotW has absolutely nothing to do with games, but it is truly stunning. If seeing this doesn’t rekindle some sense of child-like wonder and amazement in you, then you are clearly one of the walking dead.

Miniature of the Week — Massive Miniature Industrial Complex

April 25th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

This week’s MotW might make you question the veracity of the word “miniature” in this context. Courtesy of Robot Viking contributor Billy Gibbs is this insanely elaborate model of some kind of industrial structure. This is what happens when engineering students play RPGs.

Miniature of the Week — Battlelords of the 23rd Century Both Old and New

April 11th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

This week’s Miniature of the Week comes from SSDC and their classic Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century sci-fi RPG. They’ve got a collection of new Battlelords minis available, plus a limited supply of original series minis.