July 22, 2024

Whither #UnboxingDay? Plus the Rest of the Headlines! ~ #TuesdayNewsday

Uncover the freshest wargaming news every #TuesdayNewsday with our dedicated headlines


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We skipped #UnboxingDay in June because of Origins, and . . .  we’re not sure folks noticed?  There’s plenty of unboxing content on the web – especially video channels – so it’s not like we’re filling an otherwise under-served niche.  We contained all of our unboxings to one day per month rather than sprinkle them throughout the month as filler, but it turned into a pretty busy week leading up to that day for the content folks on the back end.

So we’re putting it to you, dear readers: continue with #UnboxingDay?  Or re-box it for now?


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Applications are open for the GAMA Horizons Fellowship, created to help boost companies (including retailers!) and creators that are from communities “historically underrepresented in the tabletop industry”.  Awardees receive some grant money, but also travel & lodging for GAMA Expo and Origins next year, among other things.



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We wanted to bring this back around, because we get asked about it often enough that we want to reiterate it.

You see a lot of “product announcements” from a variety of publishers – especially the ‘big’ guys like GW, S&M, Wizards, and others – that are previewing things getting released in a month, or a year, or a “whenever”.  We always run across some pretty neat pre-press games at Origins, many of which will release at GenCon.
“Why aren’t those in Tuesday Newsday?!”
There’s a simple reason:  in this column, we’re focused on something you can DO:
Here’s a game you can buy.
Here’s a campaign you can back.
Here’s a session you can join.
Here’s an article to read.

If we tell you that someone announced a product that won’t be available to order for another 4 months1, then really, so what?  Ooooooh! Aaaaaaaah!  Preeeeeeeety pictures!   And….   now what?
You can’t buy it.
You can’t order it.
Sure, you can speculate on it, or chat about it.
But you can’t actually DO anything about it.

And until you can, we’re not going to waste your time with it.


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5News 3 Incoming

Hitting the shelves (and webstores) near you now!


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5News 4 launch

Time to get those orders in now and then either (a) gripe that it’s not here already, and/or (b) be surprised when it gets here sooner than you thought


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Saving money? Spending just as much but getting more for it?


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5News 8 Blogs

This week’s best written coverage from the wargaming world


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The best videos this week from our wargaming friends


5News 10 industry

Various news & notes from the business end of the gaming world



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5News 6 regiment

It’s been a busy week for the regiment; here’s what you might’ve missed!


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Don’t forget to check our consolidated event & convention calendar for more!
You can also submit your own events for our calendar here.

Upcoming Dragoons Events

  • Wargame Days at The Gamer’s Armory in Cary, NC ~ 7 July and 4 August
  • Next planned virtual event is the ACDC3, 17-19, 2025
  • Next confirmed live event is The Fall Assembly, 11-13 October 2024

Other Conventions & Events


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5News 11 Pros

Focusing on the practitioner world ~ don’t forget about our dedicated area in our forums for the wargame professionals!


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Something neat from outside the wargaming world we thought was worth sharing



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That’s all for this week!
Be sure to drop by our forums and join the fun, and next Tuesday we’ll drop some more news on you.

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Feel free to talk back to us either in our discussion forum, or in the comments below.


  1. if everyone can stay on schedule
  2. a new dungeon each week
  3. Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention

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