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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 6th, 2015
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    Cryptozoic Entertainment and Don’t Panic Games have teamed up, super-hero-style, to bring you new games based on the popular Attack on Titan series of manga and anime. The first of these new games is being worked on now, with an expected release sometime in 2016.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Jul 6th, 2015
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    I’ve always been a fan of heavy ordinance. A-10 Warthogs have been my favorite military aircraft for decades (I even had the G.I. Joe version when I was a kid). So when you see the TIE Bomber for those few seconds in Empire Strikes Back, those became my favorite couple of seconds. Well, little did I know that the expanded universe would take my beloved TIE Bomber and roid it up to the TIE Punisher. Well, that beast is going to be making it way to X-Wing from Fantasy Flight Games in the next expansion wave.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 6th, 2015
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    It would seem that it’s a rather popular week to put out fantasy miniatures rules in new versions. Avatars of War has had their Warthrone rules around for a while now, but if you were an English-only speaker, you weren’t so much in luck playing the game. Well, now you can download the rules in English and see what you think about them.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 6th, 2015
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    For a while now, One Page Rules has made their own form of miniatures game rules based on other game systems out there. With the release of Age of Sigmar, this tradition continues. Page of Sigmar is now available to check out and download from the One Page Rules website. They’ve also made a statement about their rules based on Warhammer Fantasy Battles.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Jul 6th, 2015
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    Back to the daily grind here on Monday. I’ve brought in cookies and cheesecake to the office that I made over the weekend. I probably shouldn’t have a whole cheesecake and 2 dozen cookies sitting at home. I’m already pushing my way out of “Gamer Medium” into “Gamer Large” as it is.

    I wouldn’t recommend trying to eat any of this terrain I’m about to tell you about, though. Best to just use it to enhance your gaming.

    In this batch we’ve got: ModelEarth releases new Dungeon system, Brigade Models Release 2mm Roman Temples, and GameCraft Miniatures releases 8 new brownstones.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 6th, 2015
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    Terminator Genisys opened up in theaters over the weekend. I was busy cooking and didn’t head out to see it. Did anybody here? If so, what did you think? For those that have also played the game, designed by River Horse and released by Warlord Games, how do you feel the game matches up to the movie? Does it give that same “Terminator Feel” as the films? Well, one iconic thing about the film series is the set of memorable characters. You can now bring more of those to your minis game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 6th, 2015
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    Jim Henson was a cultural icon and his legacy continues on to this very day. Heck, I just watched The Dark Crystal last night. With such items The Muppets, Sesame Street, and countless other projects to his name, Jim Henson and his group of puppeteers has left a lasting impact on society. Now, you can bring some of that to your tabletop. River Horse has announced that they’ve acquired the license to create a board game based on the Labyrinth movie (written by Terry Jones, my favorite Python).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Jul 6th, 2015
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    Sometimes you just want to get a whole force at once. Whether it’s because you’re entering a new game and don’t want to worry about custom-creating a force (that is oftentimes not very optimal in terms of tabletop power), or because you’ve got that “faction itch” and want to try something new for a game you’ve played for a while, getting an entire force at once can make things a lot easier. Game companies sometimes come along and really help out with that, by giving extra incentives for buying an entire force (such as that Bolt Action deal they’ve got going on). Well, Corvus Belli is helping you get a new force for Infinity with their USAriadna Army Pack deal that you can order now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Jul 6th, 2015
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    While much of the focus over the weekend was on the fantasy size of Games Workshop, Forge World was working away at a new figure that you can add for your 40k armies. They’re now taking orders for their new Kytan Daemon Engines over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jul 6th, 2015
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    Warlord Games has expanded their Build An Army and Get a Free Tank deal to the Japanese faction for Bolt Action. It’s pretty simple, just click on their Build An Army program (formerly their Army Builder program, but, y’know, copyrights and all) and create yourself a force. Boom! Free tank!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 5th, 2015
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    The end is nigh! The Zombicide: Black Plague Kickstarter will end in just 24 hours (that’s 8pm, Eastern, on July 6th, for those of you that see this not immediately at posting time). As expected, the total just keeps on rising, having crossed over $3 million and still going. There’s bunches of unlocked stretch goals, meaning the base pledge has a lot inside it. There’s all sorts of Survivors, lots of different types of Zombies, and even several different Abominations coming to the apocalypse party.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jul 5th, 2015
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    It’s a Sunday during those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). For our US readers, I hope you had a good 4th of July. For the rest of you, I hope you had a good Saturday, anyway.
    Anyone get a chance to play some Age of Sigmar yet? If so, what’d you think?

    In the meantime, though, before I go make some crawfish gumbo, it’s time for another batch of bite-sized stories.

    This time around we’ve got: Bare Bones BattleWorks Co. Battle Bag is ready for Domestic Sales and New Orc characters now available from Mountain Miniatures.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 4th, 2015
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    Magic: The Gathering is a game that, I’d be fair to say, that most of us have played. I know it was the game that I began with. I.E. – it was my “Gateway drug” to gaming. Back then, Snow-Covered Land didn’t do anything special. Oh Ice Age, such an interesting set.
    But anyway, enough of my trip down memory lane. Arena of the Planeswalkers, the board game based on Magic: The Gathering, is now available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 4th, 2015
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    Hey there everyone. Welcome to Saturday. Hopefully you’re having a good day. If you missed it, be sure to check out the Age of Sigmar rules that Games Workshop posted.
    If you’re in the US and you’re celebrating Independence Day, be sure to be careful with those fireworks.

    I’m taking a moment from the cooking that I’m doing. What am I making? Well, I’ve got hamburgers and hot dogs that I’ll have later. I’m going to make some crawfish gumbo. On the sweet side of things, I’m making cheesecake with strawberry glaze and then chip’n’mint cookies.

    But that’s as may be. At the moment, we’ve got our Review Roundup.

    This weeks reviews/previews include: Unleashed RPG, Spyfall, Cockroach Poker Royal, Specter Ops, Ember: Shadow of the Demon, Star Realms: Crisis Expansion, Tuscany, Patrol Angis, Don’t Be That Guy, and Swords and Bagpipes.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 4th, 2015
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    Well, it’s the 4th of July and Britain has sent the US a present. That being Games Workshop has posted up the rules for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar on their website, for free, along with all the Warscrolls (I.E. – the unit rules) for all the armies. I’ve mentioned recently how game companies are more and more embracing the “free rules online” method, so you can see how a game works before you buy it. Well, Games Workshop has jumped into that bandwagon. What do you all think?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    It’s generally not a good idea to poke the sleeping bear that is Russia. Historically, very few forces were able to conquer this large territory. It’s usually a combination of a harsh winter and the fact that they have quite a large population that they can throw at an enemy that does it. Now Battlefront lets you bring that population to the battlefields of Flames of War with their plastic Strelkovy box.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    You’d think it were Christmas with all the special deals going on right now. Well, I guess “Christmas in July” is sort of a thing. Spartan Games is joining in on the fun with their new Dystpian Legions Box Set Offers over in their webshop. If you’ve been interested in the game, but hadn’t thought of a good time to start, now just might be it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    With the Zombicide: Black Plague Kickstarter campaign winding down (or winding up, depending on how you look at it, with all the unlocks expected in the next couple days), you might have forgotten about the original Zombicide game. Maybe the Medieval form isn’t quite for you. Maybe you prefer the present-day zombie-hacking. That’s perfectly fine. To help out with that, CMON has a new set of releases for the classic version of the game up on their website.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    In this day and age, with so many miniatures games out there (heck, just so many games total), it’d take a millionaire to be able to buy all of them to find out how they play. Thankfully, some companies put the rules for their games up online for free. Mantic’s been doing that with Kings of War since the beginning. So what’s the point of this post, then? Well, the new edition of Kings of War is also going to be posted for free, and it’s going to be done before the game is released.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    Friday!
    Time to let your hair down, get together with some friends, and hopefully get some gaming in.

    As usual, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together over the past couple days and serve them to you now.

    In this batch we have: AMP Adventures Collection Available Now, Res Publica by Reiner Knizia returns This Summer, Rebel Minis Releases Earth Force Kodiak Class Battlesuits, Dave Chalker’s Top 10 Tips When Negotiating Contracts, New Perk Added To Another World Indiegogo campaign, Kromlech New Release – Legionary Jump Pack, New Front Arc Marker Released by Tabletop-Art, ClearHorizon Miniatures Releases the 28mm Nemesis Light Strike Vehicle, Club Fantasci Interviews Karl Fenner of Common Man Games About Police Precinct: Uplift, Veil Fall Dark Future Horror Miniatures Kickstarter By Erebus Studios Running Now, and Victrix Ltd 28mm Napoleonic French Artillery – slight delay.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    Well, for those of us here in the US, it’s time for a good, old-fashioned BBQ. And what good, old-fashioned BBQ would be complete if it weren’t for some cow meat on the grill? Well, I might suggest not trying to eat one of these new Dark Age releases from CMON. Instead, you can put them down on the table and cause some havoc.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    There’s a lot of board games coming out lately that have some very pretty miniatures with them (recently being the last couple years, mind you). Many people just leave the figures in the colored plastic they come in. But others really want the board game to look as good as a miniatures game. So they take a lot of time and effort painting them up. Well, Flying Frog Productions wants to award those that take this extra step. They’re having themselves a painting contest at Gen Con for their Shadows of Brimstone game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    The Wild West. It’s hard to get more “American” than the wide-open spaces of the prairie. The time right after the Civil War when men were men and women were men, too, holds a lot of nostalgia for Americans. Much of our imagery of “what it is to be an American” comes from that time and place. So it seems only right that the guys at Outlaw Miniatures would have a big sale for the 4th of July.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    The end is near! … Really, there’s only 3 days left in the Zombicide: Black Plague Kickstarter. But CMON and Guillotine Games aren’t just sitting back, resting. Oh no, it’s a sprint to the end, as they give it their all, adding even more to the campaign. This time around it’s another guest artist box. Also, cards can sometimes get ornery, so there’s a little gizmo to keep them all together.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    Ares Magazine is running a Kickstarter. No, it’s not for more issues of the magazine. This is for High Frontier. More specifically, it’s for the 3rd edition of High Frontier. And no, before you make jokes, it’s not about the legalization of certain substances in Colorado and Washington. This is about space ship construction and resource rights in space. Just make sure you bring enough water. It not only will quench your thirst, but will also be what powers your rockets to the stars (or, really, the other planets and asteroids and stuff).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Jul 3rd, 2015
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    Customizing Space Marines… It’s a pretty popular thing to do. After all, there are so many different chapters out there, all with different rules of some form, that distinguishing one from another can be tough. A squad of Tac. Marines could be used just about anywhere as they are, but if you want your force to stand out, doing a bit to distinguish them could go a long way. As such, Forge World is once more helping out with some customization pieces. In this case, it’s Alpha Legion heads and torsos.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Painting
    Jul 2nd, 2015
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    The reboot. While some people say it’s the death of Hollywood, sometimes the new version is better than the previous. It’s got the same elements as the original, but with some new ideas behind it. Well, 7TV from Crooked Dice is getting a reboot. The new beta version is up online and you can check it out for free.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Jul 2nd, 2015
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    Every year, the NOVA Open holds their Charity Raffle. This year is certainly no different. You can now purchase tickets for your chance to one of these Warhammer 40k armies. This year’s prizes are a Sons of Orar Space Marines force and an Alaitoc Eldar force. Over 20 miniature artists from around the world put time into the project. There’s special detail from the top of these figures heads down to below their feet (Secrete Weapon Miniatures even made special bases for the figures). And to make sure the figures get to the table safe, KRMulticase is providing transport cases for them.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Jul 2nd, 2015
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    Seems it’s the hiring season for game companies. We’ve had Fantasy Flight Games and Warlord Games looking for new team members. Now it’s Mantic’s turn. They’re on the lookout for a new Graphic Designer. Personally, I can’t draw a stick figure without 6 weeks of lead-time and a drafting machine, so you don’t have to worry about beating my application out for the spot.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 2nd, 2015
    2 Comments
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    Welcome once again to the Terrain Corner, where we collect together articles we’ve come across over the past couple days that deal with making your gaming table look the best it can. That coffee mug and stack of books won’t cut it anymore. You need to get some real terrain out there. Or at least, a good mat.

    In this batch of terrain articles we have: More Scale Comparisons for Manorhouse Workshop’s Underground Terrain, New Heroic Maps – Iron Peak Mine, and New Russian “Warzone40k”: battle boards for wargames.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jul 2nd, 2015
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    Having a game that you can just get out at just about any point and play in just about any space is a good thing. You never know when you might find yourself with some time and feel like playing a game while you wait for something else to happen. Be it another game of something that takes longer to play, or for the rest of your adventuring party to arrive, or if you’re in line at the DMV.
    Well, The Adventure Quest Card Game from Trilogames is just such a game that you can have on-hand for such an occasion. Games are as quick as 8 minutes.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 2nd, 2015
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    As a Game Master, sometimes you need a one-shot adventure. Whether it’s just that you haven’t had time to plan the next epic saga for your players, or that your players aren’t quite the right level yet and so they’d be TPK’ed if they went into your next planned dungeon, or maybe you’re trying to introduce new players to the game and want something pre-created to help out. Whatever the reason, they’re handy things to have around. Wyrd knows this and has created their new Penny Dreadful One Shots line of adventures for Through the Breach.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jul 2nd, 2015
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    Today we’re taking a look at Scoundrel Society, a new card game by Action Phase Games (they’re the guys behind Heroes Wanted). In the game, you play as a guild of professional conmen (and conwomen) who have gathered together for their yearly “game.” What’s the game? Well, to pick some rich sucker with more dollars than sense and then proceed to rob them of anything that’s not nailed down. However, it’s not just a smash and grab operation. You have to be careful about what you take because someone has to lose the game, and that person’s going to have a lot of time to think about what they’ve done while sitting in prison.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 2nd, 2015
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    An initial version of a game, while it may be playtested extensively and been in development for years, may not always be the perfect game that designers had hoped for. Things crop up that weren’t an issue initially. Rules interact differently than originally intended. That’s what happens when you go from a playtest group of a couple dozen (maybe. Some are even smaller than that), to hundreds and hundreds as people the world over try your game. That’s where a new edition comes in. Well, a new edition of Mantic’s Kings of War is coming out and they wanted to let you know what you can expect.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Jul 2nd, 2015
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    Warlord Games is hiring. Do you like their games? Do you like to talk about Warlord Games’ games? Are you a motivated individual? Would you go to a bean-eating movie with George Wendt?
    Skip that last one.
    If you’ve been looking for a way to break into the gaming industry, this might just be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
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