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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 22nd, 2017
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    We’ve made it to Saturday! Woo! *runs around the place with my arms up in the air* Woo!
    *takes a moment from my running around to type up the review articles you so desperately desire*

    Today we have: Wibbell++, Play Tray UK, Pocket Mars, Master of the Galaxy, Unearth, Evolution: Climate Expansion, Crabs!, Yamatai, Solarius Mission, Skyward, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Exit: The Game, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game, Brutal Kingdom, Burning Rome, and Lords of Waterdeep.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jul 21st, 2017
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    You know, bull sharks have been seen in fresh water. They have been found in rivers in Australia and in places even as far away from the ocean as St. Louis. And that’s with them swimming in the water. Just think if those sharks could run across the land. Well, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on if you’re looking at their teeth or their tail), in The Other Side, there are land sharks. He’s known as the Frenzy, and we get a look at him (he’s apparently a commander, even!) in this Friday Preview.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jul 21st, 2017
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    I remember when Dropzone Commander was just coming out. I was exceedingly interested in this new miniatures game. A lot of my friends back in the day had played Epic, and it looked like that same sort of feel to it. However, after watching a couple games, I realized it just wasn’t quite for me. Not to say it was a bad game, by any means, it just didn’t seem like a thing for me. Well, perhaps this new edition will change all that, as Hawk Wargames has announced they’re in early alpha testing of Dropzone Commander 2nd edition.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jul 21st, 2017
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    As you all know, I’m a big fan of seeing rules for a game before I buy it. Well, Warlord Games’ newest endeavor, Blood Red Skies, has its rulebook now posted up online as a free .pdf download. If you’d like to check out this new game where you are in charge of squadrons over the battlefields of WWII, now’s your chance to do so.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jul 21st, 2017
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    And here we are once more. It’s Friday. And I’m having a conversation with a friend in Wales about chip butty, because that’s how life works sometimes. It’s really got me wanting some poutine, actually. … or just anything, I’m starving. Well, before I head out of here to get some lunch, I should snack on some bite-sized gaming stories. Otherwise, I’ll spend like $100 buying everything on the menu.

    Today on the platter we have: New New Austro-Hungarian Aeronef Available From Brigade Models, New Bottles Available from Kromlech, and Cinematic Soundeffect- Music symphonic Compsitions for Tabletop and Boardgames.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Jul 21st, 2017
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    The next set of releases are available from Corvus Belli for Infinity. Head on down to your LGS or make your way to their webshop and pick you up some high-tech soldiers.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Jul 21st, 2017
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    Many of you out there have been in charge of an RPG game before. Be it GM or DM or whatever other title you want to call it, you’ve written your own adventures for your players. Well, over at Kort’thalis Publishing, they’re celebrating the success of their adventure writing guide, Adventure Writing like a F—- Boss, by having an adventure writing contest. The winner will get $500 and have their adventure turned into a genuine product on Drive Thru RPG.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 21st, 2017
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    Hut! Hut! Omaha! Hike!
    You know, the football season (that’s the American variety of football, mind you) isn’t all that far away, really. I mean, we’re almost to August, after all. So I’m sure some of you are going to be getting out your fantasy football teams, both on paper and on the tabletop. Well, RN Estudio is running a Kickstarter campaign for a new chaos team.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jul 21st, 2017
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    Hopefully you’re enjoying the Wicked Harvest releases for Hordes that just came out. I’m sure some of you have picked up the new faction. But what if you just want to fight against them? Well, there’s some new releases coming out for other factions as well, including the original creepers, Cryx… Though much of it is for Cygnar.
    They will also be coming out with Company of Iron, their new skirmish-sized version of Warmachine and Hordes.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 21st, 2017
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    A bit all over the map with this week’s set of pre-orders from Forge World. In one corner, we’ve got a new armored vehicle for 40k, particularly the Sisters of Silence. In another corner we’ve got a Blood Angels Legion Transfer Sheet. And, in the final corner, there’s some Iron Hill Dwarves armed with crossbows.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 20th, 2017
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    Civilization’s gotta start somewhere. And that’s just what’s happening in the world. Tribes are banding together in the deserts, in the forests, and on the plains. But tribes of what, exactly? That remains to be seen. It’s certainly not just humans out there building huts and towns. Various races of monsters, living more or less with one-another, are setting up their own settlements. It’s the start of the First Age, and it’s where your characters will start out in Heroines of the First Age, a new RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 20th, 2017
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    So, we’re not entirely sure if androids dream of electric sheep. But we can be sure that when a psychic has a nightmare, there can potentially be dire consequences. What sort? Well, how about causing some sort of psychic spawn to be created at an interdimensional crossroads? Yeah, that’s a thing. It’s also where the characters in Xas Irkalla will find themselves when they wake up. How will they survive in a realm full of psychic warfare, wasteland tribes, slaver cities, and more? That’s up to them to decide. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 20th, 2017
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    Several prominent scientists and businessmen have warned us about the use of AI. Others are like, “what harm could it really do?” Well, if you have an AI that’s isolated from everyone else due to a seismic weapon that’s used in Europe, well, you could have that AI go haywire in the deep subterranean base where it resides, along with the various humans that are down there with it. Now, it’s up for those people to escape. And that’s just what they’ll be doing in Escape, the second edition of which is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 20th, 2017
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    The week continues along, with the weekend looming ever-closer. Out in CA, there’s thousands of people converging in San Diego. Apparently, something’s happening out there this weekend. 😉
    But I’m nowhere near all that. I’m just here making sure your gaming tables look as good as possible.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Operation Alpha Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, Manorhouse Workshop Posts Forgotten Halls Teaser Video, New Flat Hills Available From Micro Art Studio, and
    15mm Barricades and Sandbag Walls Set Available from Tabletop-Art.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jul 20th, 2017
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    From time to time, a game can use a bit of a makeover. With changing times comes changing tastes in rules and attitudes towards different mechanics. With multiple playthroughs, sometimes a discrepancy is found. Or maybe a game has just lost its polish and could use a good buff. Whatever the case, new editions come out. In this case, Battlefield Press is coming out with the 3rd edition of Gaslight Victorian Fantasy, their alternate-history setting that uses the Savage Worlds game system. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In A Song of Ice and Fire
    Jul 20th, 2017
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    Sure, many times, you might just want to set up your armies on the board and go crashing them against one-another. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But maybe you want something a bit different. Well, for the A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game, coming to Kickstarter soon, there are 5 different game modes you can engage in, helping keep the game fresh between each play-through.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 20th, 2017
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    The king of Greycastle is dying. Unlike many kingdoms, the next person to take the throne is not chosen through heredity. Instead, the various guilds get together and determine who among them has led their guild to become the most prestigious. That guild’s leader will be the next to take the throne. As such, the various leaders are always working to improve their guild by creating equipment, gaining treasure, and upgrading buildings. That’s the story behind The King’s Guild, a new board game that’s coming to Kickstarter in August.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Jul 20th, 2017
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    For me, I need a drafting machine and a set of French curves to make a stick man. It’s even worse when it comes to digital art. MS Paint is about as far as I get. So you don’t have to worry about me sniping the Corvus Belli Graphic Designer job out from underneath you. But if you don’t want anyone else to do it, either, you’d better send in your portfolio.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Jul 20th, 2017
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    The other day, a friend of mine snapped a picture outside of her local Kroger. They had Halloween decorations for sale. It seems Privateer Press is much in the same spirit, as the Grymkin, the latest faction for Hordes, full of creepy and scary monsters, is now available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 19th, 2017
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    While no, I don’t really go out into the sun too often, it doesn’t actually burn my skin. Such is not the case for the dark elves. They do what they can to avoid the light, staying in the twisting corridors in the city of Spire. There, the high elves are the rulers, and have made it so the dark elves are 2nd class citizens. But after long centuries of oppression, the dark elves are ready to rise up. That’s what’s going on in Spire, a new fantasy rpg that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 19th, 2017
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    The military has all manner of special forces that they train for various missions. Navy Seals, Green Berets, Army Rangers. They are the elite of the elite. They go in where precision raids need to be done and sending in whole divisions of troops just isn’t feasible. In Ghost Ops, players get to take on the role of one of these special operatives. The RPG is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jul 19th, 2017
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    Are humans set along a predetermined course that we must walk until the very end? Or can others enter our lives and alter our destiny? Well, in The Shipwreck Arcana, you and and the other players will be looking to figure out one-another’s fate in order to avoid a watery grave. The one trick? You can’t just tell people what your fate is. They have to figure out it for themselves. The game is coming to Kickstarter next month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 19th, 2017
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    WWII saw many different new weapons and tactics used out on the battlefield. It’d be impossible to represent each and every single way a trooper was kitted out during the conflict… but that doesn’t mean companies can’t try. Baueda has added 6 new characters as add-ons as part of their 1-48TACTIC WWII skirmish game Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 19th, 2017
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    This week feels like it’s going by quickly. I was waking up this morning and went, “whoah… it’s already Wednesday.” Seems those podcasts are helping. Either that, or it’s because I’m pretty busy over here. Lots going on behind the scenes. My screen’s pretty full of stuff, to be honest. And if I’m going to get through all of it, I should power up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: LARC 32mm Resin VTOL up on Kickstarter, Matilda Tanks Available to Pre-Order From Victoria Miniatures, New Legionary Banners Available from Kromlech, Final Days For Impact! Miniatures Elf Fantasy Football Teams Kickstarter, and Ratgard Previews Leader Ratss Battle Tank.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jul 19th, 2017
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    Underestimated Games has completed the rulebook for their miniatures game, Purgatory, and have posted it on their Facebook shop for your downloading, reading, and playing pleasure. The book also has 40 pages of background about the world the game takes place in, giving you a full grounding in what is going on.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jul 19th, 2017
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    Mining has always been a very tough job, but also quite possibly a very lucrative one. From ancient times where they were finding copper and gold in the mountains, to the far future where they mine into asteroids to find Xendryd crystals. Star Scrappers: Cave-in takes place in the latter. Players will need to hire mercenaries to do the digging for them, but also to build up their base can combat against other players who also want those valuable gems. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 19th, 2017
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    Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, Ni-Nick-Nick-Nick. Nickelodeon!
    Yeah, there’s a good portion of you that read that in a certain tone with a certain tempo. I know you’re out there. Well, those of you that want some Nickelodeon games for your tabletop, you’ll be happy to know that they’ve teamed up with IDW Games to create a series of games. The first of them is Nickelodeon Splat Attack! Picture if characters like Spongebob, the Rugrats, Rocko, and the Angry Beavers were all in a cafeteria when a ball of mashed potatoes hits someone square in the face. What commences is a food fight of epic proportions.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dungeons & Dragons
    Jul 19th, 2017
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    When you want to fill up your whole day with gaming, you can’t go wrong with gaming magazines. Wizards of the Coast certainly has put a few out there over the years. One of their more-recent ones is Dragon+. You can get issue 14 of it now, where they take a look at the jungles of Chult, chat with the makers of Dragonfire, and look back at making the more-powerful undead creatures.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 19th, 2017
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    Cities of Splendor is four expansions for the popular game all in one box. They’ve already given us a look at the Trading Posts. This time around, we get a look at the cities. I mean, it is called Cities of Splendor, after all. It’d be a bit disappointing if it didn’t have cities in it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 18th, 2017
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    Goblins are pretty prolific. They seem to end up all over everywhere. As such, they can end up being mutated by magic, or environmental factors, or just genetics gone awry. The NurGoblins certainly aren’t your garden-variety greenskin. They’ve been twisted and made evil (well, evil-er), and now they’re ready to hit the fantasy football pitch to show who is the best. The team is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 18th, 2017
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    Petersen Games’ Cthulhu Wars is one of the most popular Cthulhu-based games out there. Players take on the role of some being, looking to conquer the Earth for their own, nefarious purposes. Well, the game is looking to expand out with a new faction, the Ancients, as well as a new map to fight over, plus extras for all the existing factions. As such, there’s a new Kickstarter campaign up to fund it. You can also pick up previous Cthulhu Wars items as part of the project.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 18th, 2017
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    It’s 1888, and the torso of a woman is found at a construction sight. Later, it’s matched to an arm that’d been found. Later on, a leg is found. Who could’ve done such a horrible thing? That’s what the players will have to figure out in Whitehall Mystery, a new standalone game set in the Letters from Whitechapel series. In this preview, Fantasy Flight gives us a look at the investigators who are looking to solve this gruesome crime.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 18th, 2017
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    The galaxy is vast. It’s full of wonders that no creature can entirely fathom. … Sounds like we need to go out there and claim it for ourselves! That’s what you’ll be doing in Master of the Galaxy, a new board game from Ares Games that’s up on Kickstarter now. Start out with a single planet and a couple resources, and turn that into an interplanetary empire that’s bigger than any other.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 18th, 2017
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    We’ve got the work week well underway here. It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time to do what we can to speed things up. We’ll do that by giving you some gaming podcasts to listen to, so you can daydream about the weekend that will be.

    This week we have: Game Classy Episode 141: That stupid looking robot from Robocop 2; News of the North – 2017-07-18; SAGA Thorsday 46: The Men of Wessex; 40K Radio Episode 19: 8th Marches On; Plan of ATK! Episode 7; Lords of the Dungeon 5: Death and Consequences; The Cardboard Herald Episode 36: Dice Tower Con Mini-Interviews & Wrapup; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 64: Back on the Horse; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 114: Dice Tower Con Recap; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 220: Wargames Collections Calculator; Singled Out Episode 39: Furnace, Blacksmiths Master – Sneak Peek; and Singled Out: Bonus Time Episode 6: Midas And His Secret Tech.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 19th Century
    Jul 18th, 2017
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    Firelock Games is coming to the end of their latest Kickstarter for Blood & Plunder. The No Peace Beyond the Line expansion looks to add to everyone’s factions. But how best to keep track of it all? Well, that’s where the Unit Decks come in. Instead of having to flip through the rulebook to get your stats, you can just get out the unit card. They are available for all the various units, as well as the captains. As part of the Kickstarter, there’s also decks for the original Blood & Plunder factions. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for all the add-ons that’ve been added to the campaign, including lots of original Blood & Plunder figures and boats.
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