Wizkids Works with Paizo for Painted Plastic Pathfinder Minis

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.

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Miniature of the Week — Massive Miniature Industrial Complex

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.

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

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.

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Miniature of the Week — Cardstock Minis from Super Genius Games

This week’s MotW comes courtesy of Super Genius Games, showing that minis can come in many forms and fit many budgets. For just a few bucks, plus the price of some ink and paper, these papercraft cardstock minis can bring some three-dimensional color to your RPG battlefield.

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Did Fantasy Flight Games Acquire the Star Wars License?

The Star Wars gaming license has been floating in limbo since Wizards of the Coast dropped it earlier this year. It was purchased this week by a mystery game company that has yet to make any kind of official announcement, but educated guesswork has many game industry observers thinking Fantasy Flight Games is the big winner.

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Gladiator Mechs Battle for Fame and Cash in Heavy Gear Arena

Nils “Deadeye” Alrik just lost contact with his sole remaining teammate. He knows there are at least two members of the Northern Reapers team still active, and he’s low on ammo. Luckily, his Crusader IV is equipped with a sword. He spots the Reapers standing too close together, so he charges forward and strikes with a Vibrostab, then combos it into a High Stab. For added style, he slaps the last Reaper with the flat of the blade. It doesn’t do any damage, but the sponsors love it. Welcome to Heavy Gear Arena.

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Win the New Heavy Gear Arena Two-Player Starter Kit!

Dream Pod 9 will be shipping Heavy Gear Arena in just a few weeks. This new set of rules for their signature mech combat game allows smaller squads of mechs to battle in gladiatorial matches for fame and fortune. I’ll have a full review later today, but you can win your own copy of the starter kit right now!

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