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  • Tabletop Games
    Tabletop Games

    Tiny Epic Mechs: Portable and quick miniature combat

    - by Parallel Worlds

    Tiny Epic Mechs is the latest game in the Tiny Epic series to be fulfilled from its Kickstarter and head out to retail. If you’re unfamiliar, Gamelyn’s Tiny Epic games pack away into a box about the size of three DVD cases stacked together, yet the modular components often fill a table and offer medium-length, fairly weighty play experiences. Every game in the series is a completely different theme and play style, although — a bit like the Final Fantasy series — there is common DNA throughout many of the titles.

  • Kickstarter
    Kickstarter

    Etherfields Board Game

    - by Parallel Worlds

    The Kickstarter success of Etherfields puts almost all its peers to shame. At the time of writing, with five days left to go and with a goal of £40,000, there have been over 27,000 backers generating almost £2.7 million. It’s easy to see why. Created by the miniature painting studio Awakened Realms, it promises a new type of board game experience that can be played co-op or solo with one to four players. As a ‘dream crawler’, players develop a character from scratch using…

  • Kickstarter
    Kickstarter

    Dwellings of Eldervale

    - by Parallel Worlds

    Dwellings of Eldervale is one of those Kickstarter successes everyone hopes to make, but few ever see. With a goal of $80,000 it has reached over 650% funding with 30 stretch goals unlocked and is now available as a pre-order. Designed by award-winning board game designer Luke Laurie and produced by popular indie developers Breaking Games, Dwellings is a miniatures board game where giant elemental monsters roam while dragons, wizards and warriors battle for dominance over eight elemental realms. Up to five players control…

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    Kickstarter

    Immortal Era: number #1

    - by Parallel Worlds

    200 years in the future and there hasn’t been a single recorded death since the millenium. Overcrowding and limited resources have forced the population in two. The lucky microchipped few live in the relative luxury of Megalopolis City, while the rest eke out an existence in the brutal and dangerous underground. Author Edward Davies has had the idea of the Immortal Era rattling around in his head for over 25 years; it’s through the magic of Kickstarter that he’s finally able to see his…

  • Kickstarter
    Kickstarter

    Clorehaven & the Goblin Grotto

    - by Parallel Worlds

    If you have your own 3D printer or have access to one and enjoy table-top games, Clorehaven and the Goblin Grotto offers 3D printable designs of the town of Clorehaven and the complex caverns of a Goblin Grotto. All the models are designed using the OpenLOCK tile system, which offers modular buildings and scenery to be constructed at any size while maintaining a true one-inch grid system allowing interlocking compatibility. The original pledge offers models to build the Townhouse, Cottage, Homestead, Grand Hostel, Cabin,…

  • Tabletop Games
    Tabletop Games

    Miniature of the Month: Kethalas the Elf

    - by Parallel Worlds

    A Grenadier cast from the late 1980s and early 1990s, this lead figure came as part of a group of four ordered from eBay back in 2015 or 2016. I’ve always been a fan of the Grenadier castings from that period and, despite their age, this little group of elves really holds up well alongside modern plastics, white metal, and resin. The moulds were eventually bought by Mirliton, and you can still purchase some of the old figures as new from them.