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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Fightlings is a new, hybrid card game that’s up on Kickstarter. For starters, you make your own deck of 17 cards and shuffle it together with your opponent’s deck. The cards are then set out on a grid and you must try and make matching pairs of cards. When you do, you can take that creature and now control them to attack your opponent. The last player with any HP is the winner. So it’s a bit Memory and a bit Magic. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Vikings are pretty much one of the world’s best-known souvenir-hunters. They’d head out, find a nice spot, then grab a couple trinkets to remember the trip by (if you consider “everything of value that wasn’t bolted down, and even then, that’s not a guarantee” to be “a couple trinkets to remember the trip by”). Soon, you’ll have new places for your vikings to explore in A Feast for Odin, as Z-Man Games has announced the first mini-expansion for the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Award Winning Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Demons: The 9th Circle of Hell Unleashed. The game is a card-based game where players are… well, it’s kinda there in the name. Demons from the 9th circle of hell are on the loose and you’ve gotta deal with that. The game is highly customizable in terms of what you’re going against, letting you play over and over again without ever facing the same waves of enemies twice. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Most of the time, when you think of goblins, you think of a fantasy setting. Orcs, elves, forests, dwarves, that kind of thing. Such is not the case in Gobblin‘. Instead, you’re taken into a post-apocalyptic world. Think Fallout meets Tolkien. In this new RPG, you play as a goblin looking to survive in a world that’s been utterly devastated. Will you be able to make it out alive? … probably not. You’re still a goblin, after all. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Halfway there.
    We’re halfway to getting back to the weekend. Methinks I’m going to take it easy this weekend. I found out my LGS is going to be absolutely packed with several events running for games I don’t really play, so I’ll probably just veg at my place. I could use a relaxing couple of days, anyway. Though it does mean I still need to wait to break in my custom Guild Ball mat (more on that tomorrow. Stay tuned). In the meantime, I’m feeling a bit peckish, so how about noshing on some bite-sized gaming stories?

    Today on the platter we have: New Options For Really Useful Box Storage System From Sally 4th, Statuesque Starport Able Spacewomen Now Available, New 3mm C-130 Hercules at PicoArmor, New Orc Hand Grenades Available From Kromlech, Impact! Miniatures D3 to D30 Dice Chains on KickStarter now with Cotton Candy dice, 3D Printable Tanks Up On Kickstarter, and Fantasy Stock Art & RPG Minis Up On Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Giant robot alert!
    We have a giant robot alert!
    You probably know I’ve got a weakness for giant robots. Well, in Defend Neo Tokyo, you and your friends jump into the cockpit of giant robots and look to protect the city against the various monsters that are always drawn towards it. And it’s not because they want a nice bowl of ramen. No, you must defend the city against imminent destruction. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Raise your hand if you’ve seen that old Sleepy Hollow cartoon about a million times and it freaked you out as a kid? *raises hand*
    Yeah, just as I thought. And this is certainly the time of year for it, being October and all. Well, how many of you would also like to know what happened after the incident at the covered bridge? I know I would. Thankfully, Renegade Game Studios is here to help. They’re letting us know in Legends of Sleepy Hollow, a new cooperative board game up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    It would seem as though Death has decided the Earth’s just done. Like, completely. So they’ve stripped all the gods of their immortality and are going to end things. However, the gods aren’t taking all this sitting down. They’ve banded together and are look for a way to stop Death’s plan. That’s where you come in in Mortals: Descent of the Gods, a new cooperative board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Just yesterday, I was talking with my friend about a game and a rules question came up. We didn’t have the rulebook on hand, but we did have a digital version of it. So looking up the rule was super-easy. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love flipping through a rulebook, but having a digital version is also pretty damn handy. Well, for those that want Broken Promises, the Malifaux book, in PDF, you can now get it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Tea. It’s possibly the most popular drink in the world (even though I don’t really like it. But who cares about what I like in beverages?). It’s especially popular in East Frisia, a small, German Village on the North Sea. And it’s a major new good you’ll be able to get in Tea & Trade, the new expansion coming for Fields of Arle from Z-Man Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    The next book release is now available for the Tails of Equestria RPG. It’s the Bestiary of Equestria and it details many of the fantastic creatures that inhabit the world. Not only that, but there’s also rules for allowing the first-ever non-pony player characters. Maybe you’d prefer to start out as a buffalo or dragon or griffon. River Horse has it now for non-North American residents. We’ll have to still wait a bit for Ninja Division to get it to us here in the States (and Canada) … *wants my new book, damnit!!*
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    DGS Games is working hard on Freeblades, their fantasy miniatures game. They’ve got quite a things they’ve been working on, including a new hire in the form of Matt Gooch. They’re also going to be releasing the first of a new faction, the Mershael. You can soon pick up the new figure, the Takar Hunter/Takar Lookout. Check out all the cool things going on with this update.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    “But Polar Bear! Fruit Ninja‘s been out for a while! And it’s a digital game!” I hear you scream at your screens (I also know your browser history. Hey, whatever floats your boat. I don’t judge). Yes, Fruit Ninja is an incredibly popular mobile game where you must cut fruit as it floats across your screen. But it will soon be a set of tabletop games. These three come from a set of 20 that’d been sent in by 50 of the top game designers out there. The series will be coming to Kickstarter soon.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    As with just about every new Star Wars RPG book, there’s lots of new options for players to create more unique and defined characters, letting them play just exactly what they want to. In Cyphers and Masks, a book all about spying and subterfuge, there’s a new specialization (the Courier) and a new species (the Balosars), that we get a preview of here today.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    We’re firmly on our way into the new work week. And, of course, I’m looking forward to the weekend. The past couple have been pretty busy, so I think I’m gonna take it easy this upcoming Saturday. Might still get some gaming in, though. We’ll see. But before that, we need to actually get to the weekend. To help the time go by, here’s some gaming podcasts for you to listen to.

    This week we have: Man Battlestations Episode 23; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 232: Imperial Assault; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 127: Top 10 Must own Games!; Drive Thru FM Episode 7: #SHUX, MegaGames, and Essen; The Rolistes Episode 22 (Part 4): The Rolistes Go To The UK Games Expo; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 32: Clans of Caledonia, Monster Lands, Inbetween and our Essen; Exploding Dice Radio Episode 7; The Cardboard Herald Episode 49: Michael Coe’s tiny epic return to TCbH; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 8: Saving Games; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 59: Saga Storm 2017; and Lords of the Dungeon Episode 8: Selecting an Appropriate RPG System and The Fate Core System.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    You know, despite the fact that it’s October (and more than halfway through it, at that), we’ve had relatively few “creepy, crawly, spooky, and haunted” sort of stories. Well, this post looks to help turn the tide in a more Boris Karlof and Bella Legosi direction. The Halloween Hellraisers Kickstarter campaign looks to fund two spooky (with a bit more of a cartoony feel) fantasy football teams.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    Organized crime has a long and storied history in Britain. I mean, just watch a Guy Richie movie and you’ll know that. (whywouldIwantacaravanthataintgotnofookinwheelsonit?) In Gangs of Britannia, you’ll be in charge of one of those gangs, looking to expand your influence and take over more turf. But it’s not going to be easy, as everyone wants a bit of the pie. You’ll have to work along with your enemies just long enough to backstab them at just the right moment. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    I certainly hope that you find TGN a reputable news source. I do my best to not post rumors and only give you stories that I can back up with a source. However, with news, that’s not always the case. Some places are better sources than others, and who you trust can change over time. That’s what’s going on in Mischief Media, a new card game coming to Kickstarter next month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    When I’m playing an RPG, I like to have the right miniature on the board to represent what the PCs are fighting. And I know my PCs like to have a mini that as closely as possible represents their character. As such, it’s always good to have more options available. And that’s what we’re getting with Pathfinder Battles: Maze of Death. It’s a new set of figures available from WizKids.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    I haven’t played a collectable game in quite some time. Mostly I’ve just not had the time to keep up with them. But back when I did, my favorite format to play in was draft. It’s seat-of-your-pants gaming. You go in not knowing what your deck was going to consist of and leave it to the draft to build your deck for you. Well, that style of format is coming to Star Wars: Destiny with the Rivals Draft Packs, just announced by Fantasy Flight Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    The process to create models for a game is a long and complex one, with artists, sculptors, and producers going back and forth on designs until everything is juuuuuuust right… Or, at least, just right for the time. We’ve all looked back at older models from companies and gone, “Man, look how far they’ve come since then.” Well, Megalith Games is taking a look back at some of their older models and giving them resculpts. In this case, it’s the Wyrdfolk. They’ve resculpted and released the new starter set, as well as started running a deal to pick up the whole faction.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    Longtime readers know I love it when a company posts a rulebook for their games online. You can check out the rules and see if the game’s for you. Also, having electronic versions of the book can really come in handy. In this case, the game is Wanted: Rich or Dead, an old-western shootout game for 2-5 players from Galakta Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    Just this past weekend, I re-watched one of my favorite movies: Predator 2. I nearly watched Alien, instead. And I still might do so sometime this week. Both, obviously, involve aliens going after humans, with heavy horror/action elements. And aliens, horror, and action is what you get in Aliens and Asteroids, a new sci-fi RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    Wyrd keeps a nice, steady schedule for their previews. I can certainly appreciate that. I’m a big fan of routine. So, as it’s Monday, that means some new art to look at. In this case, it’s from the Through the Breach book, Above the Law. Check out the Commander.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    Within the demonic hordes of the Uthuk Y’llan of Runewars, there are heroes. No, most of the outside world wouldn’t use that term to describe them, probably preferring something a bit more like, “grotesque monster” or “awful horror” or “not a really nice guy,” but that’s all in perception. In this preview, we get a look at Ravos the Everhungry (man, I can certainly relate some days *tummy rumbles*).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    It’s Monday. That means it’s back to the office after the weekend. I… feel like I could use another. *yawns*
    Saturday was baking cookies and then hanging out with friends. Sunday was busy doing stuff around the apartment. I think this upcoming weekend I’m going to be as chill as possible. But they, polar bears and chill go together. In the meantime, let’s make your gaming tables look good. Quick Terrain Corner today, but still worth checking out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    We all love gaming (or, at least, I assume we all do, considering the website we’re on right now). However, it can often be hard to find others to game with. And sure, there’s plenty of solo games out there, but really, we want to hang out and play games with others. That’s not always the easiest to do. Well, the PlayPals app is here to help you find gamers and games going on in your area. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    Gotta, gotta get up to get down.
    Gotta, gotta get up to get down.
    Ok, really, that’s not the song that describes me at all. I’m much more, “I can’t dance. I can’t talk. The only thing about me is the way that I walk.” But even if you’re not a member of the fly girls, you can still get down with Mad Moves, a new party game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    The Union in Chains event is continuing.
    … All my teams are losing… badly (or I guess, they’re really great at losing, it would seem). So there’s a chance I won’t get any of these awesome resculpted models for my teams, but that doesn’t mean someone won’t be getting them. In this preview, we get a look at two different forms for Decimate. One will exist as an actual mini. The other will just be a picture.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    Legacy of Dragholt lets you adventure around the world of Terrinoth in new and exciting ways. The game is less of an experience where you’re looking to win or lose, and much more about trying to create a story within the world you explore around. But how all is that supposed to work? Well, that’s what we get a look at in this preview.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Age of Sigmar
    Oct 16th, 2017
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    Games Workshop has started taking pre-orders for the next of their board games. This time they head to the world of Age of Sigmar with Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. The city of Shadespire’s rulers were so powerful that they told death that they weren’t really going to be doing that anytime soon. Nagash, however, had other ideas, and has twisted the city into a hellscape. Who will be able to survive in such a situation? That’s up to you to decide.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 14th, 2017
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    Saturday night’s alright for gaming.
    Saturday afternoon’s alright for gaming.
    Saturday morning’s alright for gaming.
    Pretty much all of Saturday (Saturday, Saturday) is good for gaming. I’m… not currently gaming. I’m baking (yes, again), getting ready for an early Halloween party later. So, while swapping out pans of cookies in the oven, I’m also getting you these reviews. Let’s hope nothing burns.

    Today we have: Unfair, Sagrada, Forager, Seikatsu, Scythe: The Wind Gambit, The Expanse, Outpost: Siberia, Burgle Bros. iOS, Lisboa, and Loot.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    I wouldn’t mind being a cyborg. I mean, having some robotic limbs or a cybernetic eye or something cool like that. The Argent faction in Tech Dusk is all about enhancing themselves through machinery. The first part of the faction is available now, with the rest coming soon.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    The king is dead. The hunt is on for the next person that will be seated on the throne. The nobles vying for the spot can’t just run in and sit down. They’ll need the people’s support. There’s more than one way to get the people’s favor. And looking at such options is what you get in this preview for Majesty from Z-Man Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 13th, 2017
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    Friday checklist:
    Friday shirt| Check
    Forge World update| Check
    Friday Snippets| Check
    Friday Wyrd Preview| Check
    Murmaider! Murmaider! Murmaider! Murmaider!
    In this Friday the 13th preview, we get a look at the Karkinoi.
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