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    By Polar_Bear
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    Jul 28th, 2015
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    A new Games Workshop video game is now available on iOS. Warhammer: Arcane Magic lets players be in charge of a a cadre of wizards in the Warhammer universe, as you look to defeat enemy wizards using powerful spells, a bit of luck, and Arcane Fulcrums (character-specific spells of great power).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 28th, 2015
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    Yes! More about Gen Con! It’s the greatest 4 days in gaming! Of course there’s more to talk about! This time, it’s Mantic. Read more

    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jul 28th, 2015
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    As if there weren’t already enough going on at Gen Con, there’s yet more to find out about. Hey, knowing early lets you plan, and going to Gen Con without a plan means you’ll end up missing out on quite a lot of things. Anyway, Syrinscape’s got some really cool things they’ll be doing at the show, and you’re invited to help out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 28th, 2015
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    Another month, another set of Darklands miniatures from Mierce Miniatures is available. You may not be able to pronounce most of the names (and thank god for copy/paste instead of trying to remember and type them back out again), but you still may want to use these new figures on your tabletop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 28th, 2015
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    Tuesday is here once more. I’m doing some last-minute laundry before packing. I know a few of you are on your way already to Gen Con. Heck, some of you are already there! *is a little jealous* I’m heading out early in the morning. The 10 hour drive is always… umm… fun?

    Good thing I’ve got a couple podcasts I can listen to along the way.

    This week we’ve got: Tales of Malifaux #9, Plaid Hat Games Podcast Episode 182, and Adeptus Infernus 025 .

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 28th, 2015
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    I’ll often see Kickstarter campaigns that don’t make it to their funding goal the first time through. And you know, a lot of people will say, “that’s it. We didn’t make it. It’s over.” But honestly, that doesn’t have to be the case. Not everything is going to be a success the first time out. But if you take the time to check over your game and give it some tweaks, listen to feedback from the first round of backers, and can reconfigure how your campaign page looked to explain your product better, there’s a good chance that not only will your second campaign fund, but it’ll go far and beyond what you’d hoped for. That is hopefully the case for The 8th Day, which has relaunched on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 28th, 2015
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    I grew up in the Midwest. I knew what a tornado siren sounded like, as I’d heard it on a regular basis. At least a couple times each summer they’d go off, as a summer supercell storm would roll through. Though I never had any of my houses destroyed by a tornado, I’d seen my fair share of funnel clouds and occasionally some shingles would get blown off. The storms are actually something that I miss. Living here in Atlanta, we don’t get summer storms anything like we did in St. Louis or Manhattan (Kansas, not New York). Though apparently the worst storm I’ve been through is nothing like the one bearing down on the land of Joro, as this one might just wipe civilization off the map. Such is the story behind Stormweavers.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 28th, 2015
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    Many heroes have come and gone over the ages. They are bright, shining points in the darkness, but they fade out. Well, when the darkness rallies and looks to engulf everything, many lights must be used. Heroes must be brought back from the dead in order to turn the tide and make sure that good and light prevail. Such is the story in Sword & Sorcery, a new cooperative board game by Gremlin Project and Ares Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 28th, 2015
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    Calliope Games may be working on their Titan Series of games, but that’s not the only games project they’re working on. They’ve just announced a new game that they’ll be showing off at Gen Con. For this one, grab your striped shirt and black mask, you take on the role of thieves.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 28th, 2015
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    Alternate History is an interesting genre. In ways, you could see a lot of Steampunk as an alternate history sort of thing. Weird War II is another that’s pretty popular. Dreamlord Press has created a new alternate history role playing game. Written by Davide Pignedoli, City of Judas gives a new spin on the Crusades and introduces us to a Jerusalem infiltrated by the Cult of Judas.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Sometimes you just need a facelift. I’ve been watching a lot of Kitchen Nightmares lately (because why not?) and seen a lot of restaurants that needed their look updated (good lord some of those looked terrible). The same can be said for websites. Let’s face it, website decor goes through phases (how about those old Geocities sites, eh?) and you need to keep up with the “hip, modern trends.” (lord knows we just updated a little under a year ago) Wyrd has done just that with their website.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    You’ve heard of Deck-Builder games and Deck Construction games. Shuffle Heroes is a bit of a different animal when it comes to such things. In the game, you draft two heroes and shuffle them together to create your special set of cards for play. Then, during the game, your opponent can destroy cards out of your deck, meaning with each reshuffle, you’ve got fewer options. But don’t worry, you’re doing the same thing to your opponent. They call it “Deck Destruction.”
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    It just wouldn’t be Gen Con without Randall and Catalyst Game Labs in attendance. As they have for the past… lots of years, they will once more be at the show and they’re gonna be packed with cool stuff to see and do at booths 417, 413, 509, and 617.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Japanime Games will be hitting Gen Con full-force later this week. Their booth will certainly be a hive of activity with all they have planned for the show. If you’ll be at the show, be sure to stop by booth 1139 to see what all the commotion is about.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Radio Dishdash and Skirmish Sangin is running a Kickstarter campaign for The Day of the Rangers (also called Maalintii Rangers) and a new figure range they’re calling Gothic Serpent. The new book is full of scenarios for fighting modern military combat on your tabletop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Far-out, man. Are you hip to the jive? It’s like, totally wow.
    Looney Labs, makers of Fluxx in all its forms, has announced a new card game that they’ll be releasing in just a couple months. Retro Loonacy is a fast-paced card game where you look to try and empty your hand as fast as possible. Actually… now that I think about it, I played a prototype of something like this last year at Gen Con. It would seem that all the bugs have been worked out and it’s time to release it to the masses.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    At the CMON Expo, there was a lot of stuff going on, and not just for CMON, itself. Several vendors were there showing off new projects they had in the works. One of them was On the Lamb Games. I talked with Em and Matt and they showed me a prototype of their new 2-player starter boxes for Endless: Fantasy Tactics. Those kits are now available to pre-order from the On the Lamb website.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    This week, we are certain to see lots of awesome-looking terrain tables during Gen Con. If you want your table to look as good, you’ll probably want to check out what sort of terrain is being offered up by various vendors. Conveniently, we’ve put all of those together in one place for you here online.

    In today’s Terrain Corner we have: New 4Ground Parish Church & Accessories, Deep-Cut Studio releases new gaming mat for post-apocalyptic settings, New Terrain preview from ModelEarth, Pwork Releases the Lifeless Land Wargame Mat, and Angry Mojo Games July Releases Part 1: Wild West Terrain.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    There’s a lot of things to do and see at Gen Con. Why not get some of the shopping out of the way ahead of time to leave you more time for other stuff? Modiphius feels that’s a pretty good idea, and so they’ve got a whole pre-order page set up for you to make purchases and have them ready for pick-up at the show. But that’s not all they’ll have going on this weekend.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Age of Sigmar seems to be getting an overall positive response. No, it’s not for everyone. But it seems just about all my friends have ended up with at least a starter set. That includes players who haven’t really played much in the way of Games Workshop games before.
    Well, a new set of troopers is available to pre-order. This one will let your opponents fight in the shade.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    I wake up pretty early as it is. Generally between 5 and 5:30am. Wednesday, I’ll be making sure to get up just a little bit earlier, as my ride up to Gen Con will be picking me up around 5:30am for our 10-hour drive to Indy.
    Man, I miss those days in St. Louis where it was only about a 4-hour drive.
    But it should be a good show. Table Forged will be there. And they’ve posted up what sort of goodies they’ll have with them at the show.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Enascentia. It’s not the new fragrance from Calvin Clone. It’s the high-fantasy RPG setting by GGStudio, using the Savage Worlds rules set, and originally published in Italian. The game is now up on Kickstarter in order to bring it over to an English-reading audience. And with your help, they just might get it done.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Take to the skies in Sky Relics: Battle of Iron Ring Skies by Sky Relics Games. Flight wasn’t achieved the first time it was ever attempted. And such was the original launch of Sky Relics. Well, the important thing is to not give up. After some regrouping, reconfiguring, and refactoring, the campaign is once more over on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    The Superhero genre is rather popular right now. It’s fun to think of having superpowers, yourself. With so many out there, it’s hard to tell which you’d want if you got to pick. Well, in The Assembly, a new board game by Mastermind Games, you don’t just have to pick one superpower, or just one hero you might like, but you get to pick a whole group. But will you fight for the side of truth and justice, or power?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 26th, 2015
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    Ah, Sunday. Is there a more relaxed, laid-back, restful day of the week?
    … Well not this week it isn’t! We’ve got Gen Con this week!
    Yeah, this week!
    *runs around, screaming*

    Until then, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together.

    This batch includes: Celestial Knight box art preview from Kabuki models and Quantum Gothic Wars new 32mm 3D print “Warper Alpha” has landed.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 25th, 2015
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    Welcome to another Saturday, beautiful readers. We’re in a bit of the “calm before the storm.” The last weekend before Gen Con. I did some grocery shopping specifically for the trip (granola bars and cough drops to have in my satchel as I run all around Indy). Next will be making a packing list to make sure I’ve got everything I need while there. What sort of prep do you guys have going on?

    Well, take a small break from all that packing and painting and whatever else you’re doing to enjoy some reviews we found during the week.

    In this week’s batch, we’ve got reviews/previews of: Systema Gaming Base-0 HQ Unit, Police Precinct, Random Encounter, Roadkill Rivals, Fleet Wharfside, Specter Ops, Karma, The Voting Game, DeadFellas, Black Fleet, Fief: France 1429, Imperial Assault, Flea Market, and Gold Ahoy.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Sometimes you just need a bigger gun. Thankfully, Warlord Games is here to help you out (if you force of choice is the British, at least this time around). They have released their new 18/25pdr gun and limber for Bolt Action. Badaboom!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Drac-u-leeeee! Drac-u-laaaaa!
    I should probably stop. I wouldn’t want to incur the ire of Dracula. Though, it seems his Fury is already out. Or at least, it will be out when Fantasy Flight Games releases the 3rd edition of Fury of Dracula, the game of vampire hunting all across Europe.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Did you know that Gen Con is next week? I know. We’ve not really been talking about it much, so you might’ve missed the subtle and scattered news stories about it. It’s ok. We forgive you.
    Anyway, Plaid Hat Games will be at the show, and they’ve got plenty in store for the weekend.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Spartan Games has caused quite a stir with the announcement of their Halo: Fleet Battles miniatures game. The Fall of Reach starter box sets just started shipping a couple days ago. We got one in here at the office and whipped up this little video showing off the box’s contents for you. Go have a look-see.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    And now for a post that doesn’t relate to Gen Con.
    Ok, there’s a little bit of Gen Con at the very end. But it’s only a little bit.
    Catalyst Game Labs has a couple announcements to make about BattleTech, the biggest of which is the Beta release of Interstellar Operations, the sixth core rulebook for the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    With the weeks streaming by quickly, we’re already coming to the end of the Bones III Kickstarter campaign. There has been quite a lot unlocked, with a couple hundred more figures being made into the Bones material. But, of course, there’s always more they would like to add to it. There’s certainly one figure I’d like it if they unlocked. And it’s a big one.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    I just paid my electric bill the other day. With this Atlanta heat, it put a small dent in my Gen Con spending budget. However, I still might have enough to pick up Tesla vs. Edison, the first game from Artana. They’ll be at the show with a limited number of copies. So hopefully all of you reading this won’t beat me to it. And yes, I realize I could’ve chosen to not post that they would be at the show, thus increasing my chances to get a copy of the game, but what sort of newsman would that make me?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    They say time goes by when you’re having fun. Apparently, I’ve been having the time of my life all week, since it’s just rushed on by. I swear I was writing up the Monday Terrain Corner about an hour ago. But then again, with all the ramp-up to Gen Con keeping me rather busy, it’s no wonder it feels like everything is just rushing on by. Gotta take this weekend to relax a bit and get those last few things ready before heading to the show in the middle of next week.

    But that’s as may be. At the moment, we’ve got some more bite-sized stories for you.

    In this batch we’ve got: New Pathfinder PC SoundSets from Syrinscape and Another Warthrone approved army list: Legions of Khorne from Warhammer.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Gen Con is nothing if it’s not a place where companies can interact with their customer base and show off some new, exciting projects they’ve been working on. Yes, there are hundreds and hundreds of events to go to (panels, tourneys, open-play events, and so forth) and thousands of gamers to talk to, but at the core is the Vendor’s Hall. Cryptozoic will be there, and they’ve got some great stuff in store for the show.
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