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Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.

First up is the news from this year’s SteamCon convention in Leeds over the weekend. Tim Wichniowski and his Morticians team was crowned the first Guild Ball World Champion after beating his fellow competitors during the tournament, so congratulations to him. This year’s SteamCon also featured a keynote address showing off the highly-anticipated Farmers Guild; the complete address will be available on the Steamforged Games YouTube channel shortly once the video editing has been completed. SteamCon 2016 also heralded the release of Guild Ball Season 3. The complete rulebook, guild plots, and stat cards for every team are currently available from the Steamforged Games website. Any tournament scheduled between now and January 25th have the option to use either Season 2 or Season 3 rules; Season 2 rules will no longer be valid after this date.

Guild Ball World Champion Tim Wichniowski. Image courtesy of Steamforged Games.

Guild Ball World Champion Tim Wichniowski. Image courtesy of Steamforged Games.

Games Workshop has several important updates over the weekend. Warhammer TV did a live broadcast of this year’s Blood & Glory tournament in Derby, UK with coverage available on their Twitch channel. This is especially important due to the fact that this is the first tournament covered in any way by Games Workshop not actually run by them. The Blood & Glory tournament is ran by Ben Curry of the Bad Dice podcast, a long time Games Workshop fan. This marks yet another step in the welcomed change in behavior for the previously stonewalled company in regards to customer interaction.

This weekend also saw the re-release of both the much-anticipated Blood Bowl and the well-loved Space Hulk. The Blood Bowl boxed game is available in stores now and includes 12 miniatures for both the Reikland Reavers and the Gouged Eye Orcs, along with a pitch, stat cards, and all the accessories needed to start playing right away. The Skavenblight Scramblers team is also currently available for purchase as well, with more teams promised by Games Workshop. Space Hulk is currently available for pre-order with a release date of December 3rd.

Image courtesy of Games Workshop

Image courtesy of Games Workshop

And finally, what would a post-Thanksgiving article be without mentioning Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Raging Heroes currently has their Black Friday deals continuing through the rest of the month with discounts ranging from 25% to 47% off on select miniatures and bundles. And to sweeten the deal, the company is also offering a limited edition model free to customers who spend at least 99€ on their order. This Black Friday deal is scheduled to last until November 30th, so be sure to act quickly!

Image courtesy of Raging Heroes

Image courtesy of Raging Heroes

What news snippets caught your attention? What are you saving your pennies for? Any games you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments below!


Michael Johnson

Staff Writer

I'm one of the tabletop writers here at TechRaptor as well as an IT security analyst and full-time geek. If I'm not actively playing, I'm either painting something, enjoying burying my nose in a book or arguing on the Internet.