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Dice Tower Now is your source for the biggest news from the tabletop gaming world. Each week, the DTNow team brings you breaking stories, special reports, interviews, Kickstarters, new releases, and more.

Latest Episodes

Dice Tower Now 694: August 10, 2020

In this episode, Bree and Jesse discuss the phenomenon of Kickstarter backer outrage and what companies can do to avoid it. We also report on the legal battle between Wizards of the Coast and ACD Distribution, while Chris and Kitty run down Kickstarters for "The Umbrella Academy," "Quest," and "Massive Darkness 2." TOP STORIES: Wizards of the Coast and ACD Distribution appear to cut ties following a lengthy legal battle. AEG CEO John Zinser hospitalized after emergency surgery. "That's So Clever" gets even more so the third time around. "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" brush up on their alchemy. "Keyforge" dives deep with "Dark Tidings." Ant Man goes big with "Marvel Champions: The Card Game." "Dungeons & Dragons: Adventure Begins" board game aims to introduce new players to D&D. "The Great Dalmuti" gets a D&D makeover for its 25th birthday. "SNØ" hits the ice for "The Magnificent." Stefan Feld lights it up with "Bonfire." Dire Wolf teases plots within plots of "Dune: Imperium." BUSINESS BREAKDOWN: Bree and Jesse discuss backer outrage, highlighting some of the complaints surrounding AEG's recent Kickstarter for "Dead Reckoning," and discussing how companies can avoid having angry backers derail their campaigns. KICKSTARTER: The Umbrella Academy Quest Massive Darkness 2: Hellscape NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES: Undaunted: North Africa The Lord of the Rings LCG: The Land of Sorrow Legend of the Five Rings LCG: Campaigns of Conquest Marvel Champions LCG: Hulk Hero Pack Arkham Horror LCG: Return to the Forgotten Age Bar Barians Midnight Brunch Smiles and Daggers Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (now in general distribution) CONNECT: Follow our curated Twitter newsfeed @DiceTowerNow. Check out the Tabletop Game Talk podcast with Chris and Kitty. Find Bree on Twitterand Instagram @BoardGameBree. Dig in with Corey at DiceTowerDish.com.

25 MIN4 d ago
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Dice Tower Now 694: August 10, 2020

Dice Tower Now 693: August 3, 2020

This episode, Corey wraps up his exploration into the role of board game developers, we take a look at some of the big announcements out of Gen Con Online, and Kitty and Chris discuss the Kickstarter campaigns for "The Fuzzies," "Petrichor: Collector's Edition" (and "Cows" expansion), and "Clash of the Cryptids." TOP STORIES: Build the Big Apple in "Santorini New York." "7 Wonders" gets a fresh look. "Dinosaur Island: Roar N' Write" and "Dinosaur World" mark their territory. Establish the Port of San Francisco with "Embarcadero." "Epic Encounters" brings big monsters to your TTRPG. "Tidal Blades: The Roleplaying Game" in the works. TTS offers a spoiler-free demo of "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0." "Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game" to get an exclusive window at hobby game stores. "X-Men: Mutant Insurrection" coming in early 2021. Groot and Rocket Raccoon take "Marvel Champions: TGC" into deep space. "Prophecy of Kings" grows the galaxy of "Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)." "Desc...

24 MIN1 w ago
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Dice Tower Now 693: August 3, 2020

Dice Tower Now 692: July 27, 2020

This episode, Bree talks to designer Erica Bouyouris about switching to Plan B in the time of COVID, and Kitty gets spooky with "The Night Cage" and "The Shivers" Kickstarters. TOP STORIES: "Pictures" takes home the 2020 Spiel des Jahres, and "The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine" wins the Kennerspiel des Jahres. Giant "Catan" field opens in Germany. "Last Light" from the Dice Tower's Roy Cannaday promises 8-player 4X space action in under 90 minutes. Upper Deck announces "Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game - Into the Cosmos." Starling Games alum launch development house Quillsilver Studios. "The Umbrella Academy" gets its own card battling game. Amazon to crack down on counterfeiting. "Usagi Yojimbo Hero Pack" coming to "Arcadia Quest." Wizards of the Coast powers down "Transformers Trading Card Game." THE HOTNESS: Cairn Renature Under Falling Skies Fort Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer SPECIAL REPORT: Bree Goldman discusses "Steven Universe: Beach-A-Palooza Card Battling Gam...

26 MIN2 w ago
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Dice Tower Now 692: July 27, 2020

Dice Tower Now 691: July 20, 2020

In this episode, Corey takes a look at the trials and tribulations of being (or working with) a board game developer. Plus, Chris discusses the “Ascension Tactics: Miniatures Deckbuilding Game” and “Roar and Write!” Kickstarters. TOP STORIES: "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" features doctors, spies, and Cold War bio-weapons. Asmodee acquires Libellud. Giochi Uniti releasing US versions of "Bar Barians," "Smiles and Daggers," and "Midnight Brunch." Boss Tweed is back in a new edition of "Tammany Hall." The Stefan Feld City Collection to launch August 18 on Kickstarter with "Hamburg" and "Amsterdam." Three new sets on the way for "A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game." Gamegenic to produce new accessories for the 25th anniversary of "Catan." Upcoming deckbuilder "Fort" jumps to #1 on the Hotness. SPECIAL REPORT: Corey Thompson speaks with Stronghold Games' Stephen Buonocore, Gaming Rules' Paul Grogan, Breaking Games' Peter Vaughan, and freelance designer/developer Jonny Pac C...

21 MIN3 w ago
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Dice Tower Now 691: July 20, 2020

Dice Tower Now 690: July 13, 2020

In this episode, we talk to the producers of the new tabletop games documentary, GAMEMASTER, about how the film came to be. TOP STORIES: Tabletop games Kickstarter business up in 2020 despite fewer projects. BGG.CON 2020 replaced by a second Virtual Gaming Con. CMON investigating the audit issues surrounding its annual report. "Magic: The Gathering" in-store play temporarily suspended. "The Once and Future Kang" sets his sights on "Marvel Champions." "Back the Comeback" charity auction to support retail comic and game stores. "Southern Rails" rolling into Rio Grande's station. Solo rules let "Sanctum" players face their demons alone. "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" turns back the clock. SPECIAL REPORT: Jasper talks with Jimmy Nguyen, Jason Rose, and Wally Schrass about the origins and challenges of making GAMEMASTER (Twitter: @GamemasterDoc), a new documentary about the world of tabletop games and the people behind them. THE HOTNESS: Pendulum Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles Dead Recko...

29 MINJUL 13
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Dice Tower Now 690: July 13, 2020

Dice Tower Now 689: July 6, 2020

This week, an ambassador for the hobby hangs up his hat, Corey takes us on a journey to learn what exactly a board game developer does, and Kitty and Chris discuss the Kickstarter campaigns for "Eila and Something Shiny" and "Hybris: Disordered Cosmos." HEADLINES: "Wingspan" takes home the Dice Tower Award for Best Game of the Year, with "Maracaibo" and "Horrified" winning Best Strategy Game and Best Coop respectively. Stephen Buonocore to retire as President of Stronghold Games. Get ready to welcome the King and Queen in a new card game based on the "Downton Abbey" movie. Go off the top rope with "WWE Legends Royal Rumble Card Game." Return to Middle-earth in Reiner Knizia's "The Lord of the Rings - Anniversary Edition." Will Wheaton takes a ride with Bicycle. Plan B announces the final game in the "Century: Golem" trilogy. "Sonora" from Pandasaurus Games arrives in retail. THE HOTNESS: Pendulum Lost Ruins of Arnak Dead Reckoning Godzilla: Tokyo Clash SPECIAL REPORT: Corey talks to...

24 MINJUL 6
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Dice Tower Now 689: July 6, 2020

Dice Tower Now 688: June 29, 2020

Welcome to our first episode as Dice Tower Now! Meet the team, and hear what we have in store for the future! HEADLINES: Reiner Knizia's "My City" gets an English-language release. Queen Games teases "Stefan Feld City Collection." Cards Against Humanity and Wizards of the Coast clean house. Live murder mystery musical based on "Clue" heading to Twitch. HOTNESS: Gloomhaven: Jaws of Lion Domination Roll Player Adventures Back to the Future: Dice Through Time Unmatched: Cobble & Fog NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES: Cosmic Encounter: Duel Freedom! Everdell: Bellfaire Everdell: Spirecrest Dune: Ixians & Tleilaxu KICKSTARTER: Canopy Roll Player Adventures LINKS: Follow us on Twitter @DiceTowerNow. Connect with Bree Goldman on Twitter @BoardGameBree. Corey Thompson serves up fresh interviews at DiceTowerDish.com. Check out TabletopGameTalk.com for more podcast goodness with Chris Steele & Kitty Langley.

24 MINJUN 29
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Dice Tower Now 688: June 29, 2020

Dice Tower Now 687: DTNews Becomes DTNow

Dice Tower News has become Dice Tower Now. With this great power comes great responsibility ... to bring you the biggest and best stories from the world of tabletop gaming. Follow us on Twitter @DiceTowerNow.

43 sJUN 27
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Dice Tower Now 687: DTNews Becomes DTNow

Dice Tower News 686: June 22, 2020

Beginning next week, this podcast will be renamed Dice Tower Now. We've got a lot of great new stuff in store. Subscribers should automatically be updated to the new podcast, but if for some reason that doesn't happen, come find us! HEADLINES: "Hedgehog Roll" wins the 2020 Kinderspiel des Jahres. Unlock some adventure with "Star Wars Escape Game." Get ready to dive into "Aquatica." GAMA elects new officers. Dial up your deduction with "Ultimate Werewolf Extreme." Put on your princess crown in "Munchkin: Disney." The "Nemesis: Lockdown" KS finishes big. Matagot turns green into gold with their "Kemet: Blood and Sand" KS. "CMON Comics Vol. 1" breaks KS records. THE HOTNESS: Imperial Struggle Godspeed Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion Terraforming Mars Gloomhaven Wingspan Race for the Galaxy Monumental Root Terraforming Mars: Big Box NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES: Godspeed Endangered Detective: Signature Series - Dig Deeper Stringamajig KICKSTARTER: The Dead Eye Age of Atlantis

14 MINJUN 22
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Dice Tower News 686: June 22, 2020

Dice Tower News 685: June 15, 2020

HEADLINES: Origins Game Fair cancels after backup plans fail. Origins Online cancels following numerous drop outs. The Op joins with Asmodee to create licensed versions of "Drop It!" (AKA, "Dobble"). Race dice with AEG's "Cubitos" from John D. Clair. Wizards of the Coast bans seven Magic: The Gathering cards it deems racist or culturally offensive. Arcane Wonders and Greater Than Games announce "Freedom Five: A Sentinel Comics Board Game." Registration for BGG's and the Dice Tower's Virtual Gaming Con now open. THE HOTNESS: Terraforming Mars: Big Box Monumental Terraforming Mars Gloomhaven Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game Heartland Wingspan Nemesis Brass: Birmingham The Crew: The Quest for Planet 9 NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES: Forgotten Waters Nevada City Succulent Marshmallow Test Modern Art: The Card Game Marvel Champions: TCG - Black Widow Hero Pack TLOTR: TCG - Under the Ash Mountains Adventure Pack Arkham Horror: TCG - Weaver of the Cosmos Mythos Pack KICKSTARTER: Crash! Mini ...

12 MINJUN 15
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Dice Tower News 685: June 15, 2020

Latest Episodes

Dice Tower Now 694: August 10, 2020

In this episode, Bree and Jesse discuss the phenomenon of Kickstarter backer outrage and what companies can do to avoid it. We also report on the legal battle between Wizards of the Coast and ACD Distribution, while Chris and Kitty run down Kickstarters for "The Umbrella Academy," "Quest," and "Massive Darkness 2." TOP STORIES: Wizards of the Coast and ACD Distribution appear to cut ties following a lengthy legal battle. AEG CEO John Zinser hospitalized after emergency surgery. "That's So Clever" gets even more so the third time around. "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" brush up on their alchemy. "Keyforge" dives deep with "Dark Tidings." Ant Man goes big with "Marvel Champions: The Card Game." "Dungeons & Dragons: Adventure Begins" board game aims to introduce new players to D&D. "The Great Dalmuti" gets a D&D makeover for its 25th birthday. "SNØ" hits the ice for "The Magnificent." Stefan Feld lights it up with "Bonfire." Dire Wolf teases plots within plots of "Dune: Imperium." BUSINESS BREAKDOWN: Bree and Jesse discuss backer outrage, highlighting some of the complaints surrounding AEG's recent Kickstarter for "Dead Reckoning," and discussing how companies can avoid having angry backers derail their campaigns. KICKSTARTER: The Umbrella Academy Quest Massive Darkness 2: Hellscape NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES: Undaunted: North Africa The Lord of the Rings LCG: The Land of Sorrow Legend of the Five Rings LCG: Campaigns of Conquest Marvel Champions LCG: Hulk Hero Pack Arkham Horror LCG: Return to the Forgotten Age Bar Barians Midnight Brunch Smiles and Daggers Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (now in general distribution) CONNECT: Follow our curated Twitter newsfeed @DiceTowerNow. Check out the Tabletop Game Talk podcast with Chris and Kitty. Find Bree on Twitterand Instagram @BoardGameBree. Dig in with Corey at DiceTowerDish.com.

25 MIN4 d ago
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Dice Tower Now 694: August 10, 2020

Dice Tower Now 693: August 3, 2020

This episode, Corey wraps up his exploration into the role of board game developers, we take a look at some of the big announcements out of Gen Con Online, and Kitty and Chris discuss the Kickstarter campaigns for "The Fuzzies," "Petrichor: Collector's Edition" (and "Cows" expansion), and "Clash of the Cryptids." TOP STORIES: Build the Big Apple in "Santorini New York." "7 Wonders" gets a fresh look. "Dinosaur Island: Roar N' Write" and "Dinosaur World" mark their territory. Establish the Port of San Francisco with "Embarcadero." "Epic Encounters" brings big monsters to your TTRPG. "Tidal Blades: The Roleplaying Game" in the works. TTS offers a spoiler-free demo of "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0." "Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game" to get an exclusive window at hobby game stores. "X-Men: Mutant Insurrection" coming in early 2021. Groot and Rocket Raccoon take "Marvel Champions: TGC" into deep space. "Prophecy of Kings" grows the galaxy of "Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)." "Desc...

24 MIN1 w ago
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Dice Tower Now 693: August 3, 2020

Dice Tower Now 692: July 27, 2020

This episode, Bree talks to designer Erica Bouyouris about switching to Plan B in the time of COVID, and Kitty gets spooky with "The Night Cage" and "The Shivers" Kickstarters. TOP STORIES: "Pictures" takes home the 2020 Spiel des Jahres, and "The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine" wins the Kennerspiel des Jahres. Giant "Catan" field opens in Germany. "Last Light" from the Dice Tower's Roy Cannaday promises 8-player 4X space action in under 90 minutes. Upper Deck announces "Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game - Into the Cosmos." Starling Games alum launch development house Quillsilver Studios. "The Umbrella Academy" gets its own card battling game. Amazon to crack down on counterfeiting. "Usagi Yojimbo Hero Pack" coming to "Arcadia Quest." Wizards of the Coast powers down "Transformers Trading Card Game." THE HOTNESS: Cairn Renature Under Falling Skies Fort Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer SPECIAL REPORT: Bree Goldman discusses "Steven Universe: Beach-A-Palooza Card Battling Gam...

26 MIN2 w ago
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Dice Tower Now 692: July 27, 2020

Dice Tower Now 691: July 20, 2020

In this episode, Corey takes a look at the trials and tribulations of being (or working with) a board game developer. Plus, Chris discusses the “Ascension Tactics: Miniatures Deckbuilding Game” and “Roar and Write!” Kickstarters. TOP STORIES: "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" features doctors, spies, and Cold War bio-weapons. Asmodee acquires Libellud. Giochi Uniti releasing US versions of "Bar Barians," "Smiles and Daggers," and "Midnight Brunch." Boss Tweed is back in a new edition of "Tammany Hall." The Stefan Feld City Collection to launch August 18 on Kickstarter with "Hamburg" and "Amsterdam." Three new sets on the way for "A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game." Gamegenic to produce new accessories for the 25th anniversary of "Catan." Upcoming deckbuilder "Fort" jumps to #1 on the Hotness. SPECIAL REPORT: Corey Thompson speaks with Stronghold Games' Stephen Buonocore, Gaming Rules' Paul Grogan, Breaking Games' Peter Vaughan, and freelance designer/developer Jonny Pac C...

21 MIN3 w ago
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Dice Tower Now 691: July 20, 2020

Dice Tower Now 690: July 13, 2020

In this episode, we talk to the producers of the new tabletop games documentary, GAMEMASTER, about how the film came to be. TOP STORIES: Tabletop games Kickstarter business up in 2020 despite fewer projects. BGG.CON 2020 replaced by a second Virtual Gaming Con. CMON investigating the audit issues surrounding its annual report. "Magic: The Gathering" in-store play temporarily suspended. "The Once and Future Kang" sets his sights on "Marvel Champions." "Back the Comeback" charity auction to support retail comic and game stores. "Southern Rails" rolling into Rio Grande's station. Solo rules let "Sanctum" players face their demons alone. "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" turns back the clock. SPECIAL REPORT: Jasper talks with Jimmy Nguyen, Jason Rose, and Wally Schrass about the origins and challenges of making GAMEMASTER (Twitter: @GamemasterDoc), a new documentary about the world of tabletop games and the people behind them. THE HOTNESS: Pendulum Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles Dead Recko...

29 MINJUL 13
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Dice Tower Now 690: July 13, 2020

Dice Tower Now 689: July 6, 2020

This week, an ambassador for the hobby hangs up his hat, Corey takes us on a journey to learn what exactly a board game developer does, and Kitty and Chris discuss the Kickstarter campaigns for "Eila and Something Shiny" and "Hybris: Disordered Cosmos." HEADLINES: "Wingspan" takes home the Dice Tower Award for Best Game of the Year, with "Maracaibo" and "Horrified" winning Best Strategy Game and Best Coop respectively. Stephen Buonocore to retire as President of Stronghold Games. Get ready to welcome the King and Queen in a new card game based on the "Downton Abbey" movie. Go off the top rope with "WWE Legends Royal Rumble Card Game." Return to Middle-earth in Reiner Knizia's "The Lord of the Rings - Anniversary Edition." Will Wheaton takes a ride with Bicycle. Plan B announces the final game in the "Century: Golem" trilogy. "Sonora" from Pandasaurus Games arrives in retail. THE HOTNESS: Pendulum Lost Ruins of Arnak Dead Reckoning Godzilla: Tokyo Clash SPECIAL REPORT: Corey talks to...

24 MINJUL 6
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Dice Tower Now 689: July 6, 2020

Dice Tower Now 688: June 29, 2020

Welcome to our first episode as Dice Tower Now! Meet the team, and hear what we have in store for the future! HEADLINES: Reiner Knizia's "My City" gets an English-language release. Queen Games teases "Stefan Feld City Collection." Cards Against Humanity and Wizards of the Coast clean house. Live murder mystery musical based on "Clue" heading to Twitch. HOTNESS: Gloomhaven: Jaws of Lion Domination Roll Player Adventures Back to the Future: Dice Through Time Unmatched: Cobble & Fog NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES: Cosmic Encounter: Duel Freedom! Everdell: Bellfaire Everdell: Spirecrest Dune: Ixians & Tleilaxu KICKSTARTER: Canopy Roll Player Adventures LINKS: Follow us on Twitter @DiceTowerNow. Connect with Bree Goldman on Twitter @BoardGameBree. Corey Thompson serves up fresh interviews at DiceTowerDish.com. Check out TabletopGameTalk.com for more podcast goodness with Chris Steele & Kitty Langley.

24 MINJUN 29
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Dice Tower Now 688: June 29, 2020

Dice Tower Now 687: DTNews Becomes DTNow

Dice Tower News has become Dice Tower Now. With this great power comes great responsibility ... to bring you the biggest and best stories from the world of tabletop gaming. Follow us on Twitter @DiceTowerNow.

43 sJUN 27
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Dice Tower Now 687: DTNews Becomes DTNow

Dice Tower News 686: June 22, 2020

Beginning next week, this podcast will be renamed Dice Tower Now. We've got a lot of great new stuff in store. Subscribers should automatically be updated to the new podcast, but if for some reason that doesn't happen, come find us! HEADLINES: "Hedgehog Roll" wins the 2020 Kinderspiel des Jahres. Unlock some adventure with "Star Wars Escape Game." Get ready to dive into "Aquatica." GAMA elects new officers. Dial up your deduction with "Ultimate Werewolf Extreme." Put on your princess crown in "Munchkin: Disney." The "Nemesis: Lockdown" KS finishes big. Matagot turns green into gold with their "Kemet: Blood and Sand" KS. "CMON Comics Vol. 1" breaks KS records. THE HOTNESS: Imperial Struggle Godspeed Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion Terraforming Mars Gloomhaven Wingspan Race for the Galaxy Monumental Root Terraforming Mars: Big Box NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES: Godspeed Endangered Detective: Signature Series - Dig Deeper Stringamajig KICKSTARTER: The Dead Eye Age of Atlantis

14 MINJUN 22
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Dice Tower News 686: June 22, 2020

Dice Tower News 685: June 15, 2020

HEADLINES: Origins Game Fair cancels after backup plans fail. Origins Online cancels following numerous drop outs. The Op joins with Asmodee to create licensed versions of "Drop It!" (AKA, "Dobble"). Race dice with AEG's "Cubitos" from John D. Clair. Wizards of the Coast bans seven Magic: The Gathering cards it deems racist or culturally offensive. Arcane Wonders and Greater Than Games announce "Freedom Five: A Sentinel Comics Board Game." Registration for BGG's and the Dice Tower's Virtual Gaming Con now open. THE HOTNESS: Terraforming Mars: Big Box Monumental Terraforming Mars Gloomhaven Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game Heartland Wingspan Nemesis Brass: Birmingham The Crew: The Quest for Planet 9 NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES: Forgotten Waters Nevada City Succulent Marshmallow Test Modern Art: The Card Game Marvel Champions: TCG - Black Widow Hero Pack TLOTR: TCG - Under the Ash Mountains Adventure Pack Arkham Horror: TCG - Weaver of the Cosmos Mythos Pack KICKSTARTER: Crash! Mini ...

12 MINJUN 15
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Dice Tower News 685: June 15, 2020
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