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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    World War II was pretty horrific. All wars are. But at least there aren’t elder gods meddling with them… at least that we know of, anyway. Such is not the case in Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish. There, Hitler’s occult researchers have come across things that man really shouldn’t be tempering with. Now, the new weapons that the Black Sun have created are going to be unleashed upon the Allies. Will it drive them back out of Europe? That’s the question in Rise of the Black Sun, a new campaign book, that is now available over on the Modiphius website.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    Getting your troops from place to place takes a lot of consideration. You want them to be able to get most places, get there fast, and be somewhat protected from enemy fire along the way. Thankfully, the British army in Team Yankee has the Spartan/Striker vehicles to do just the thing.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    The Star Trek Attack Wing game has been around for a while now. Some of the original ships can be hard to come by. That’s the case with the Defiant, that has always been a rather popular, little ship. Well, with Wave 28 coming out in January, anyone who’s had a rough time finding it will get a new chance as a repainted version is coming in that set. We get a look at what you can expect with it in this preview.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 19th Century
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me?
    I mean, it’s already Wednesday.
    Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginners Guide to Painting Board Game Miniatures Now Available, Terrible Kids Stuff – Christmas 2016 releases, Battle for the Universe Coming to Kickstarter in January, Jet Bike Construction Kit Up On Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm November Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Khurasan releases two 15mm fantasy sets by Tom Meier, Final Week for The Roots of Magic On Kickstarter, Dystopian World Expansion Passes Funding Goal, Ouroboros Tales Posts New Stretch Goals, New Viking Shield Sets Available from Tabletop-Art, Brother Vinni Holiday Sale Happening Now, 15mm 1st Carlist Wars & Spanish American War (1898) back in production, and New Junk City Bases Available From Kromlech.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    Are you good at dealing with digital media? Can you draw, paint, and manipulate images easily? Do you want a job in the gaming industry? Would you go to a bean-eating movie with George Wendt? If you answered “yes” to most of those questions, then Plaid Hat Games might just be looking for you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    In the world of Smog, zombies have become a regular part of life. They’re not the rampaging hordes you usually see in horror movies (well, most of the time they’re not, but we’ll get to that). Instead, they’re a cheap and readily-available labor source. The factories around London aren’t going to run themselves (no matter what the technomancers are working on). But while researching the old deities, an even more-ancient (and quite a bit more malevolent) one was found: Moloch. And it’s the cult that’s trying to bring Moloch back that’s the main antagonists of The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    If you want to fight back the denizens of Hell and secure safety for not only Mars, but everyone in the entire universe, you’re gonna need a plan. Granted, a group of generals back at base writing down a list of objectives, and a small squad of marines going out and battling against demons in order to actually accomplish those objectives are two drastically different things. It’s those missions that we get a look at in this preview of the upcoming Doom board game from Fantasy Flight Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    Privateer Press has some new releases for both Warmachine and Hordes available over in their webshop today. That includes the newest in their Command book series. This time around, it’s the rough and rugged Trollbloods.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    Yay Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Ominoes, their dice game set in ancient Egypt *Imperial march starts playing* Nonono, it’s cool. No evil here. Anyway, throw your support behind one of four Egyptian gods and roll the dice, looking to collect sets of your chosen god.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    Sometimes you’re not sure where to start with a new game system. Maybe you’ve got a friend who also wants to start. That’s where the 2-player starter comes in. If you’re looking to start a new game in a new year, Warlord Games is going to be coming out with a new 2-player starter for Beyond the Gates of Antares. You can even order yours now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    GCT Studios has a bit of an update going on with this preview. First is an announcement that they’re going to be teaming up with 4Ground to make Bushido-specific terrain pieces. Expect more details about that in our Terrain Corners when that’s released. They also have a bit of a guide for ordering figures from their webshop and making sure the pieces get there in time for the holidays. But the real meat of the update is Kuma.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    I have a friend who is a bird watcher. *waves to PA*
    I’d love to have his eyesight. He can spot and identify birds at a distance where I go, “Yup… that’s a dark speck, alright.” Well, you don’t have to have PA’s eyesight in order to play Birds and Squirrels. It’s a new, push-your-luck card game up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    On the eastern plains of Europe, the British recce troops of the first and second were equipped with Scimitar reconnaissance vehicles. The third had a mix of Scimitars and Scorpions. Their job was to be a first-response group to any sort of Soviet movement. They’d scout ahead of the main British force, being on the lookout for any Soviet attacks. They’d also be the ones to go in when any sort of air-dropped troops were deployed. And they can do that on your Team Yankee boards, too.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    Since it’s after Thanksgiving, we’ve got Christmas music playing here in the office. But you can only hear Jimmy Durante sing about Frosty so many times. As such, we’ll switch out to gaming podcasts so as to not get grandma run over by those reindeer again.

    This week we have: Geeks of the North Episode 35: Reapercon and painting on the go with guest host Mocha, Primecast Episode 38, Game Classy 128: Game Classy 1.5, Man Battlestations Podcast Episode 13, News of the North – 2016-12-06, Who Cares Who Wins Episode 21: Its good to try new things, Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 107: The Fog of War interview with Geoff Engelstein and BGG Con Recap, Singled Out Episode 20: Guild Changes In Season 3, The Kick Off Episode 22: A Untimely One, Gamers Lounge Episode 132: Star Wars: Rebellion, Meeples & Miniatures Episode 186: Spartan Games Dystopian World Expansion, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 87: Haspelknecht, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 82: Long Games, TireKicker Podcast Episode 5: Codename: Colossus, and 40K Radio Episode 8.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    “More fun than a barrel of monkeys” is a pretty old statement. I can’t say I’ve ever actually seen a barrel full of monkeys. I doubt that’s too comfy for the monkeys. They’d probably be stacked in there pretty tightly. Stacking monkeys is actually the theme of Monkey Business, a new dexterity game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    One of the bigger announcements from this Year of New Editions was that we’re getting a new Star Trek RPG from Modiphius Entertainment. Since back before Gen Con, people have been able to sign up for it, and certainly many people have. Well, those that did can now start to actually get a taste of the system, itself, with the first modules for the game posted over on the company’s website.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    The king is dead! Long live the new… err… what? You say that there’s no one in the line of succession to take the throne next? Well… crap. That’s going to put a damper on things. Well, thankfully, there’s the old king’s advisors. They’ll be able to help run the country while a new king is found. Of course, those advisors wouldn’t have any sort of ulterior motives or hidden agendas, right? Wrong! And that’s just what you’ll be playing out in Court of Kings, a new game by Pawnjoker Games up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    Those old PSAs told us that “speed kills.” Well, in the case of the M18 Hellcat, that was the case. Though it was the enemy that ended up getting taken out. The M18 was the fastest tracked armored vehicle that the Allies used during WWII, clocking in at 60mph. Using that speed, they would get around and behind the enemy, attacking where their armor was lighter. Now you can bring that speed and precision to your Bolt Action games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    With new movies entering the Star Wars lexicon comes new ships to add to your squadron for X-Wing from Fantasy Flight Games. One such new fighter is the TIE Striker, seen in the upcoming Rogue One movie. You’ll actually be able to add this one to your collection before you see it on the silver screen. And you can get a preview of it now on your not-so-silver screen on your computer/phone/tablet.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 5th, 2016
    8 Comments
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    Wyrd Games has released a video for their upcoming game, The Other Side, which is launching on Kickstarter on December 14th, 2016.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 5th, 2016
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    One of the most notorious crime lords in the galaxy, Jabba the Hutt has a lot of power an influence over the actions of others. With his vast wealth and resources, he can afford to put out large bounties on anyone that crosses him. He can also afford to pay for the best bodyguards around. Other characters who live on the fringes of society will do what they can to impress Jabba in the hopes of joining in with his criminal organization, and hopefully stay on his good graces. That’s the sort of stuff Jabba also does in Imperial Assault.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 5th, 2016
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    The folks over at Happy Games Factory have the latest sets of Eden releases available to order over in their webshop. Nobody can accuse the folks over there from hating Christmas. They’ve got a special, limited edition set made just for it!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Horror
    Dec 5th, 2016
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    Zombies are running amok in the streets. Resources are becoming more and more scarce as time goes on. The city has lots of opportunities to find what you might need, but there’s also lots of opportunities to run into other scavengers as well as those aforementioned zombies. Only by joining together will you be able to survive. That’s the story behind Project Z, and Warlord Games is taking pre-orders for a new limited Lock N Load version with special terrain.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 5th, 2016
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    It’s Monday and I’m back in the office after a long weekend.
    Unfortunately, gaming plans fell through, but it was still a decent weekend. There’s always next week. Gotta get my S3 Guild Ball on at some point.

    But at the moment it’s about making your gaming tables look good.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Dungeon Worlds Part 3 Kickstarter has funded, Tablewar to directly sell The F.A.T. Mats to customers in the US & UK/EU, Heroic Maps Stone Rift Locations Now Available, Heroic Maps Monastery of the Order of Grimkell Now Available, Space Nebula: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available, and 2017 Premium Property Pre-orders Happening Now.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Dec 5th, 2016
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    See? I told you that there were a couple new magazines available for your reading pleasure. If you want to fill every part of your day with gaming, having some of these on hand while you’ve got a bit of time (waiting for an appointment, on a lunch break, on the bus/train, hanging out at the LGS, waiting for the rest of your gaming group) is a great way to do that. This time around it’s Issue #4 of Initiative Magazine.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Dec 5th, 2016
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    Here in the South, it’s usually a bit of a seesaw this time of year in terms of temperature. One day it’s cold and rainy. The next it’s not so bad out again. During those cold and rainy days, it’s definitely nice to just stay in and read a gaming magazine. Thankfully, there’s some new issues of those available. That includes issue 52 of Ironwatch, now available for your downloading and reading pleasure.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 5th, 2016
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    Being a detective isn’t easy. There’s rarely enough evidence on-hand to immediately catch the criminal. Witnesses can be unreliable, or might even be the culprit, looking to send you on wild goose chases with false information. Also, other detectives are on the case, and if you want to be the famous detective that solved the crime, you must be quicker than them in figuring out whodunnit. That’s what’s ahead of you in Watson & Holmes, a new detective game coming from Asmodee. They’ve given us a look at some of the game play in this new preview.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Dec 5th, 2016
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    Not every ship in your armada is going to be the “big guns, blow apart the enemy” sort of ship. There are going to be those ships that simply make all your other ships more “big guns, blow apart the enemy.” That’s what you get with the Phoenix Home. You’re not going to be scratching too many kills into its hull, but it will make sure your other ships are making those shots.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Dec 5th, 2016
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    Warlord Games has a couple new units up for Konflikt ’47. They’re sort of two ends of the spectrum and show off the fundamental differences between a couple of the nations. You’ve got the British Armoured Infantry and the Siberian Terror and Soviet Heavy Infantry.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 3rd, 2016
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    Another Saturday, another Review Roundup.
    It’s a calm and subdued Saturday here at the den. Just chillin’ for a cool, December day.
    So, let’s just head over to today’s articles.

    We’ve got: Rise of the Kage, Imhotep, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Conan the Board Game Review, Dominion: Empires, Dicey Goblins, Theomachy, Microfilms, Clank!, and The Amberden Affair.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Dec 2nd, 2016
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    I technically have the day off today. Why? Because CMON went public on the Hong Kong stock exchange and they’re giving us the day off to celebrate. But the news doesn’t stop just because the office is closed. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor slush, shal keep me from giving you your news (ok, so maybe eating lots of food last week would keep me from doing it, but still…). Gonna be a bit shorter day today, but I still want to get you your bite-sized gaming stories. So let’s get to it.

    On the platter today, we have: Ramshackle Games Releases the Boom Wagon, Gods & Goddesses 5th edition supplement coming to Kickstarter in February, Kromlech New Release: Vehicle Hull Points Markers, Raging Heroes Sale Extended Through This Weekend, Aether Captains: Action Cards Update, Liam Games distributes MAGE Company in Israel, and Czacha Games to publish Polish Raid and Trade in 2017.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Dec 2nd, 2016
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    While playing Guild Ball and cooking Thanksgiving 2: Thank Harder, I missed the new Legio Custodes tank release from Forge World. Well, I’m here to rectify that, as well as tell you about the new Horus Heresy book collections they’ve got for order.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 2nd, 2016
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    Fantasy Flight Games has a couple pretty big releases for you this week (and one middle-size one).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Dec 2nd, 2016
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    Steamcon was just last weekend, and we’re still pouring over all the information given at the show. The Season 3 cards have also been up online this week. I know I’ve been looking over them daily, looking for what all has changed. Well, it’s not just the old, but the new. There’s a trio of new previews posted in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Dec 1st, 2016
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    Here’s a story we don’t see too often, but is rather exciting considering what opportunities it can bring. CMON Limited is going public tomorrow (December 2nd) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s (HKEX) Growth Enterprise Market (GEM). Yup, the company is going public.
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