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  • WizKids Games To Release MAGE KNIGHT: RESURRECTION – HeroClix by Wizkids Games

    Posted on February 12th, 2013 Rob No comments

    I’ll be watching this closely. Dungeon Crawlers has a long history of supporting Mage Knight. Just check our Mage Knight download section 🙂


    WizKids Games To Release MAGE KNIGHT: RESURRECTION – HeroClix by Wizkids Games.

    Hillside, New Jersey – February 11, 2013 – WizKids Games, a subsidiary of NECA, announced today plans to release an all-new fantasy miniatures product based upon the popular and long-lived world of MAGE KNIGHT. The first game to utilize the extremely versatile and innovative Combat Dial System game platform, MAGE KNIGHT boasts over a dozen releases, including an award-winning board game based on the property.

    “MAGE KNIGHT is what started it all and we’re happy to return to the world WizKids Games created,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids Games. “MAGE KNIGHT is a beloved franchise, by both the fans and all of us here in the office. We’re committed to offering something that is compelling and respects MAGE KNIGHT’s long history.”

    Planned for release in fall 2013, MAGE KNIGHT: RESURRECTION will be a full fantasy miniatures line utilizing the Combat Dial System game platform it pioneered. There will be 25 miniatures in the line, with content pulled from all corners of the MAGE KNIGHT universe. Each figure will incorporate SwitchClix technology, and include two dials  one designed for the MAGE KNIGHT 2.0 rules, and a second HeroClix P.A.C.-compatible dial. MAGE KNIGHT: RESURRECTION will be offered in both full starter sets and collectible booster packs, two formats familiar to the collectible industry and fans of the collectible franchise.



    A wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), WizKids/NECA is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. Its HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 250 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit

    CONTACT (NECA and Wizkids):
    Leo Saraceni
    908-686-3300 xt 230

  • Dungeon Crawler Miniatures (DCMs) Kickstarter TIDAL WAVE Redeux.

    Posted on November 2nd, 2012 Rob No comments

    Our friends at Dungeon Crawler (no relation) are running a Kickstarter Campaign.

    I recommend that you check it out:

    From their website:

    We are offering a Set of 8 nautically themed miniatures entitled “TIDAL WAVE”. These miniatures are available as SINGLES unpainted or pre-painted. We even have limited prints of Alternate paint schemes as Rewards for this campaign.



  • now make custom Tokens & Dice!

    Posted on August 2nd, 2012 Highland_Piper No comments no only make splendid laser cut MDF terrain, bases and movement trays they now make custom Tokens and Dice!  The tokens come in eleven colours and three shapes or you can custom make your own tokens to be submitted to!  These are perfect for your Wargame, Role Playing Game or CCG!

    They also have laser etched custom dice in six colours!  Imagine the possibilities for your favourite board game, table top game or RPG!  The dice are 16mm with rounded corners.

    I have personally used on numerous occasions for custom laser cut MDF terrain, Bases and Movement Trays and have always been amazed at the quality, price, and excellent customer service!

  • Planetary Updates!

    Posted on October 13th, 2011 Highland_Piper No comments




    Two of my favourite mapping software has just been updated!  Fractal Terrains 3 and AstroSynthesis v3.0!

    The most amazing update for Fractal Terrains 3 is the option to export to Google Earth!  As well as faster refresh and draw time!









    So what is new in Fractal Terrains 3?

    • CC3, Google Earth, Cosmographer 3 and 16-bit PNG export.
    • Screen rendering on mulitcore processors is twice as fast or more.
    • The complex mathematical operations used in Fractal Terrains are up to 20% faster.
    • Performance scales better with the number of processors available on the system.
    • The interface has been improved with a variety of themes.
    • Added texture-based climate shader which works on sea areas.
    • Added normalize tool to manually fix problems with painting in earlier versions that could cause black areas to appear on the world.
    • Many niggles and bugs fixed and export libraries updated.

    Price: 32.95 (27.95 for download only)

    Fractal Terrains 3 is perfect as stand alone or if you own Campaign Cartographer 3 and any of the add-on software you can export your maps to scale!  This is a HUGE time saver if you are making several different overland maps to scale!








    AstroSynthesis allows you to create an entire galaxy all in 3D!  Star Coordinates, System Generator, Planet Maps, Animations, Search Functions and so much more! You can even choose to use the built in Planet Generator or Profantasy’s Fractal Terrains!

    So what is new in version 3?

    • New Integrated Orbital Display
    • Multiple Star System Display
    • Flexible System Generator
    • Terraforming
    • Fixed-Number Star System Generation
    • On the Fly Surface Map Generation
    • 3D Models
    • Background Images
    • Anti-Aliased Graphics
    • Natural Language Search
    • Sector Date and Time Tracking
    • Travel Calculator
    • Video Recording / Movie Making
    • New Storage Engine
    • Automatic Updater
    • Better Windows 7/ Vista support

    Price:  $34.95 US (download only) or $20.00 to upgrade

    I have been using both programs since they first came out and I have been pleased to purchase every upgrade that has come out since.  If you play any space faring game such as GURPS, Serenity, Traveller, RIFTS, or any other type of game then these programs are for you!  I even use AstroSynthesis for my Fantasy campaign as I use it to figure out the position of the planets and stars!

    Are you a wargamer instead?  I also use AstroSynthesis for campaigns in my Warhammer 40,000 games.  AstroSynthesis is perfect for generating the systems that we play over, distances and travel time then export to CC3 for local maps with Cosmographer 3.  The possibilities of these two products is almost endless!

    I would also like to add that both companies have amazing customer service.  I’ve never had a problem with them answering questions that I have had in the past.

    Get over to their respected web pages and read more about these amazing products!

  • World Works Games Release Roll Arena

    Posted on September 2nd, 2011 Highland_Piper No comments


    WorldWorksGames Roll Arena is the must have accessory for all role players! 100% system generic, the Roll Arena elevates dice throwing to a whole new level!

    • A variety of arena inserts are included, allowing you to define hit locations or resolve randomized symbol based outcomes. Swap them out as needed!
    • Includes completely editable system cards which match each arena symbol, allowing you to define conditions based on your unique needs.
    • A card drawer plus two dice drawers finish off the perfect dice throwing solution for your next game!

    Preview the instructions here to see how it all goes together!

    This set also includes GSD files for owners of Silhouette or Craft ROBO cutters.

    $6.50 USD


    I’ve had a chance to make the roller arena myself and I really enjoy it!  You can add your own text to the cards which is really handy for personalising your games!  Here is a picture of the Roller arena I built.

    I’ve customised the cards for my GURPS game and come in quite handy!  So check out the Roll Arena and see what other people are saying about it!

  • Instantmold

    Posted on January 30th, 2011 Rob No comments

    This stuff looks cool:


    I’ll have to order some to try out.

  • WizKids Announces the re-launch of the Mage Knight ™

    Posted on October 21st, 2010 Rob No comments

    NECA/WizKids Announces the re-launch of the Mage Knight ™ Property

    (WizKids to release Mage Knight Board Game by Vlaada Chvátil)

    HILLSIDE, NJ – October 21, 2010 NECA/WizKids, the leader in collectible gaming, is proud to announce the re-launch of the Mage Knight property.  In 2000, Mage Knight defined miniatures gaming by combining a rich back-story, detailed pre-painted miniatures and revolutionary game play.  Mage Knight will honor that spirit of innovation within the property by expanding it across several platforms.

    The initial Mage Knight offering for release will be a board game designed by Vlaada Chvátil, designer of the acclaimed games: Dungeon Lords, Through the Ages and Galaxy Trucker.

    “For me, Mage Knights combine the greatest fantasy archetypes – honor and wisdom, strength and magic.  I want to bring to life a Mage Knight as an individual who steers the wheels of history and gives birth to legends. My hope is to capture that essence in a new and engaging way for fantasy fans around the world” says Chvátil.

    WizKids President Lax Chandra says “Mage Knight launched our company and created a new industry CMG of gaming. Ten years later, we have come full circle. We have wanted to work with Vlaada for a long time and we are thrilled with his vision to make this a new experience while still carrying forward the world that so many people fell in love with.”

    In addition to the first boxed set, WizKids/NECA plans several brand extensions set in the Mage Knight universe, including a new take on deck building games and role-playing games.

    About WizKids/NECA:

    A wholly owned subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. NECA, WizKids/NECA is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. The HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 250 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit©2010 NECA/WizKids LLC. All rights reserved. Mage Knight, the Mage Knight Logo, HeroClix, and WizKids are trademark of NECA/WizKids LLC.

    via WizKids Announces the re-launch of the Mage Knight ™ Property : Wizkids/NECA, Inc.

  • World Works Games: Lightning Gun

    Posted on September 29th, 2010 Highland_Piper No comments

    Steampunk fans rejoice! Finally an affordable and attractive solution to your Steampunk weaponry needs has arrived. Need a gun for your next convention? Costume party? Halloween? Secret Steampunk society gathering? We’ve got you covered!

    WorldWorksGames has partnered with New York Times best selling authors Tracy & Laura Hickman (DragonLance, Death Gate and Ravenloft adventure settings), to bring you an exciting new line of gaming products. The Lightning Gun takes inspiration from the upcoming The Lakota Dragons War game setting and book series. This unique re-imagining of the struggle for the American West, pits the technologically superior Airships and Ornithopers of the U.S. Air Cavalry against the dragon-riding native Lakota Warriors.

    Pricepoint: $10.00

    The Lightning Gun includes all of the following:

    * Lightning Gun backstory
    * Fully illustrated instructions
    * Graphic templates
    * Certificate of ownership
    * Wall mount with optional feet
    * Complete GSD compatibility (for automated craft cutters).

    Download our FREE backstory and instruction manual for the Lightning Gun & The Lakota Dragon Wars for a preview right now:

  • Ebbles Miniatures: Convoy

    Posted on September 17th, 2010 Highland_Piper No comments

    Simple and quick-building convoy set. Includes 4 different truck types in 4 different color schemes. Available in 1:100 and 1:60 scale for use with 15mm and 28mm sized figures.

    This model is also machine-cuttable.

    Colors include: Helo, Tan, Grey and White

    Truck Types: Closed Loaded Bed, Open Loaded Bed, Fuel Servicing Truck, and Water Tanker

    Price: $6.00

    Available in two scales 1:60 and 1:100

    Ebbles Miniatures latest release, Convoy, is a wonderful addition for war gamers and role players alike.  These will add new elements and strategies to your games!

  • Codename: Titan -$9.95

    Posted on September 15th, 2010 Highland_Piper No comments

    Codename: TITAN!

    In space, they can hear you play…

    Codename Titan marks WorldWorksGames first sci-fi installment in the TerrainlinX lineup. This first component-zone focuses on essential corridor infrastructure and general building or starship construction. Perfect for representing both interior and exterior sci-fi structures of any footprint or height. Our TerrainlinX build system, with its ability to store flat, add & remove elements on-the-fly, dynamically mix and match elements from other terrain sets, create easy “lift-off” levels, and complete “Robo-cutter” compatibility, makes Codename Titan one of the most flexible sci-fi terrain systems on the market today!

    And this is just the beginning! Future installments in the Titan line will seamlessly integrate additional component-zones to cover all your classic sci-fi infrastructure needs.

    Codename: TITAN contains all of the following:

    • 1 Floor 6″x6″ 1 Inch
    • 1 Floor 6″x6″ 1.5 Inch
    • 1 Floor 6″x6″ Blank
    • 2 Hallways 3″x6″ 1 Inch
    • 2 Hallways 3″x6″ 1.5 Inch
    • 1 Hallways 3″x6″ Blank
    • 6 Small Floors 3″x3″ 1 Inch
    • 1 Small Floors 3″x3″ 1.5 Inch
    • 1 Small Floors 3″x3″ Blank
    • 3 3″ Generic Walls in double-interior format
    • 1 3″ Generic Wall in interior/exterior format
    • 2 3″ Doors in double-interior format
    • 1 3″ Door in interior/exterior format
    • 2 6″ Generic Walls in double-interior format
    • 1 6″ Generic Wall in interior/exterior format
    • 1 6″ Door Wall in double-interior format
    • 1 6″ Door Wall in interior/exterior format
    • 1 6″ Window Wall in double-interior format
    • 1 6″ Window Wall in interior/exterior format
    • 1 Small Angle Wall in double-interior format
    • 1 Large Angle Wall in interior/exterior format
    • 6 Posts
    • Stairs in 1″, 1.5″ and 3″ wide versions
    • 2 9″ Balconies
    • 3 6″ Balconies
    • Balcony Supports
    • 6 3″ Railings
    • 3 6″ Railings
    • And as always, fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions