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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 26th, 2014
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    CoolMiniOrNot is in their final couple days on Kickstarter for Rum & Bones. Their MOBA-style board game has come quite a long ways since launch. They’ve added new factions in the form of the French and the Chinese. They’ve got boatloads (no pun intended) of of mercenaries and extra crew members. They’ve got custom dice. They’ve got Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Lord Nelson (among others).

    They’re more than 9x funded, and still plenty more they can go through, so check ‘em out before the end of the weekend.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Dec 26th, 2014
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    Fantasy Flight Games gives us a Boxing Day treat and lets us know how fleet building works in their upcoming Star Wars Armada miniatures game. They’re showing off how the different ship cards can turn one ship into potentially many different ones, depending on what extras you add. Much like their X-Wing minis game, they’ve got crew and upgrade cards as well. Included along with that, you’ve got fleet commanders that turn one of your capital ships into your Flagship.

    The thing that sets Armada apart is the fact that you have to also purchase three Objectives for your fleet.

    Check it all out in the article.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 26th, 2014
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    Heroic Maps has released their 100th product, and it’s a biggie. They have their new Mage’s Tower now available. The map has 6 different floors to it, giving your players many different challenges along the way.
    The bonus is that it’s on sale for only $1 for the rest of the year. That’s a lot of terrain for very little green.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Dec 26th, 2014
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    Warlord Games knows that Santa isn’t perfect and sometimes he screws up. Hey, there’s a lot of homes in the world to visit, mistakes are bound to be made. Anyway, if you didn’t get what you wanted, in terms of Warlord Games minis or rulebooks, under the tree like you had hoped for, Warlord Games isn’t going to punish you for Santa’s mistakes. So they’re offering 10% off every order until the end of the year.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 26th, 2014
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    Raez is in their final couple days for their strategy board games, Cogz. In the game, players are trying to help a steampunk professor clean up his lab. The machine that he’s built for researching color has gone all wrong. Players are trying to help fix the color streams by playing tiles on the board. The game comes rather highly rated, being Mensa approved. The simple gameplay, yet deep strategy, means it’s easy to learn but hard to master, being good for a wide range of players.

    The campaign is more than 3x funded, but only has 5 days left on the clock. So if you want to use some of your holiday money on it, you’d better go quick.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 25th, 2014
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    Alright, so it’s the season of giving.

    So, what gaming gifts did you give and also, what gaming gifts did you get?

    I got a new Kitchenaid mixer.
    How does that relate to gaming?
    Well, for several years, I brought cookies to GenCon (about 16 dozen every year, to be precise). But my previous mixer is gone and I never had a chance to replace it. So that means cookies for GenCon again!

    But that’s me, what’d you get?

    By Enrico Nardini
    In Dungeons & Dragons
    Dec 23rd, 2014
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    Dungeons & Dragons has returned with a 5th edition of the classic fantasy RPG. TGN’s Enrico Nardini shares his adventures and experiences in this newest rendition of the Forgotten Realms.

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    Spoiler Alert! This article contains spoilers for Chapter 1 of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen campaign. If you are planning on running or playing in these adventures and you wish to remain surprised, you will want to play through that chapter first and then return here to read this article.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Horror
    Dec 23rd, 2014
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    Fantasy Flight Games doesn’t head to the “zombie apocalypse” well too often, so it’s interesting to see when they do. This book is the first in their The End of the World line, which will be RPGs that focus on various ways, well… the world could end. Be it zombies or ancient gods or cosmic encounters, the books will pit PCs against the ruins of a dying world.
    And by PCs, I really mean “you” since character creation is creating a stylized version of yourself in the game. Also, you come equipped with what you bring to the gaming session. (though I’m not sure I’d want to have my players actually carrying around baseball bats and knives if I’m about to run them through some terrible scenario as the DM… hmm…)

    Anyway, the game’s available now for you to try out and see if you and your players can survive.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 23rd, 2014
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    We’ve got a bunch more news snippets for you.
    There’s some new miniatures from a new game company, Corvus Corax Miniatures. We’ve got new WWI terrain tile bases from Amera. Kromlech has some new wallpapers for your computer. Troll Forged shows off the test print for their Dreadnaught (he’s a biggie). All that and more in this new batch.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 23rd, 2014
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    New Realms Publishing has a new supplement book out for Ogres & Underworlds. This time it’s the Realm of Darkness. Inside you’ll find rules for using darkness to power your spells (I’m attacking the darkness! … with darkness!). It’s got the Warlock class, as well as new special abilities. And of course, new monsters (because a DM loves having more monsters around).

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 23rd, 2014
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    Here’s the podcasts that had new episodes in the last week:

    -Removed From Play episode 28
    -Geeks of the North Episode 8 – Meg Maples’ interview
    -Game Classy 77: Trolling in 3D

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Dec 23rd, 2014
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    Forge World knows people love bundles (because why just get one thing when you can get multiple?). As such, they’ve got some new bundle deals over on their website. You can get a Primarch and an accompanying squad, or several of their Imperial Armour books, or MkII, MkIII, or MkIV tactical squads with some upgrade packs. There’s even dreadnaughts complete with arms. Go have a look-see.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 23rd, 2014
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    The Ion Age has been a good friend of TGN for quite some time. They’ve had quite a banner year and they wanted to let everyone know how things went, along with some sneak peeks into what’s coming out next year. Did someone say new 15mm sci-fi skirmish rules? Or how about 2 new factions? Would more sci-fi terrain entice you? All of that and more is discussed in the post.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Dec 23rd, 2014
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    DGS Games wants you to break out your brushes and get to work painting up a 150 gold Freeblades Freeband (no word about Freebird, though). They’re having themselves a painting contest. If you’re chosen as the best, you get some pretty nifty prizes, including a starter box, a campaign map, and some other cool minis. Even if you don’t win, you could still win the random-chance drawing for a Freeblades starter box. So why not get your name in the hat with an entry?

    Entries will be taken until March 1st, with winners announced later that month.

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    By Enrico Nardini
    In Fantasy
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    Enrico Nardini is always watching over Durin’s folk. TGN’s resident Hobbit freak lists his top five battles from The Hobbit book and its film trilogy that he would like to recreate with miniatures!

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    Spoiler warning! Though I don’t believe you can spoil a book that is over 75 years old, it’s important to note that Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movie trilogy embellishes and in some cases diverges from J.R.R Tolkien’s fantasy masterpiece. Aspects of Jackson’s trilogy are discussed in this article. You have been warned.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    15mm.co.uk has a bunch going on in this update. First off, they’ll be having a week where you can get free shipping on your order. Everyone loves free shipping. It’s like a tax-free weekend. The week starts on January 12th. So be on the lookout for that.
    They will also be giving you 15% off your orders when made on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of December. So be on the lookout for that and get yourself some 15mm minis for cheaper than usual.
    Finally, they’ll be starting a customer survey to see how you’d like them to expand their HOTT range. Want to get a particular mini made? Let your voice be known! Sign up for their mailing list in order to participated.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    Zenit Miniatures is running a special Christmas sale over in their webshop. Until the 5th of January, creatures for both Nemesis and Kensei are all 15% off. So whether you’re looking for some far-eastern spirit beast or a fantasy realm monstrosity, both are on sale in the Zeni Minis webshop.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    Assault Publishing gets into the season of giving with their new gift mini they’re offering with certain orders on their website. The mini is based on one of the art pieces from PMC 2640, their sci-fi miniatures rulebook. They’d originally wanted to have it for their 3rd anniversary, but stuff sometimes gets delayed. Anyway, the figure is now available with qualifying orders until February. What qualifies the order?
    -Purchase15mm models worth 200 PLN or more at Assault Publishing store;
    -Purchase a printed copy of the PMC 2640 rulebook at Assault Publishing store;
    -Purchase both the SF Engineers and SF Observers set from APDS SF range at Assault Publishing store.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    One Page Rules has their latest free rules set posted up on their website. This time it’s Army Men Combat. Like their other games, it’s not really meant for any particular set of miniatures, so feel free to use whatever you want. (So despite having Army Men in the name, you don’t have to use army men if you don’t want to) Besides, the rules are free and just one page, so why not check ‘em out?

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    DGS Games continues the release of their Kuzaarik forces from their recent Kickstarter. This one is the Kuzaarik Kryomancer. Granted, with how cold it’s getting around here, I’m not sure one’s really necessary. Or, maybe that’s where all this cold is coming from to begin with. I guess you’ve got someone to counter-act the flamethrower guys from this morning.
    Anyway, the Kryomancer is a little special, as it was designed to look like Kickstarter backer Bryan Bledsoe. I always think it’s really cool when companies do that sort of thing.
    Bryan the Kryomancer is available now over in the DGS webshop.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    CoolMiniOrNot heads into the final week of their Rum & Bones Kickstarter with a bang. They’ve added the new Skullkickers add-on to the campaign. For $25, you can add the heroes from the Image Comics series to your crew (and that’d be any crew, since they’re Mercenaries). These particular heroes come from the 3rd installment of Skullkickers.

    Don’t let the year end without getting in on this Kickstarter. Or Skullkickerstarter… or… something.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    Warlord Games adds to the colorful cast of characters with the Judda and the Klegg Invasion Force. Far removed from the gritty world of the most recent Dredd movie, these figures are all rather garish in their appearance. The Judda, a group of cloned judges, sport wild versions of the standard judge gear. And the Klegg, a group of rampaging gator/dinosaur-men, are sure to bring along their klegghounds, with them to battle.

    These two sets are now available, with their rules in the new Blood on the Streets supplement.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    Shadow 2 Publishing has gotten a Kickstarter underway for new expansions for Shadows of Esteren, their medieval horror RPG system. They’ve already made more than 3x their goal and still have 30 days left on the clock. So to say they’re doing well is a bit of an understatement.

    They’ve got 3 primary goals for the campaign: Publishing Occultism, bringing you the “Rise” album (the 3rd album for the game), and to continue to refine the company.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    Alternative Armies is showing off the master spin run of their upcoming Von Rotte Command set. That would be pretty cool, in and of itself, but they’re also running a special offer.
    Order the new Von Rotte set on the 24th, 25th, or 26th, and get 20% off! Also, get your set shipped out before the official release date for the minis over on their website. You’ll definitely be the first gamer on your block with these new minis when they come out.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Dec 22nd, 2014
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    Forge World is now taking orders for their new Solar Auxilia Flamer Section over in their webshop. Always be ready for a weenie roast or making s’mores with these guys in your barracks. And considering the effectiveness of flame weapons in the game, that’s another good reason to have these fellas around.

    You can order them now and they’ll be shipped out on the last day of the year.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 21st, 2014
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    Here’s the latest batch of news snippets for your Sunday reading.
    There’s a bit of everything. New Skeleton Centaur Cavalry paper minis, a new Inquisitor from Kromlech, a new NOLA house from Finger and Toe, some new fantasy minis from Lone Wolf’s 32mm range, and a whole bunch more to see.
    Click on through to the other side!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Dec 20th, 2014
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    As usual, here’s the reviews we found during the week.
    There’s quite a few of them. We’ve got a pair of reviews for Blurble, a look at Dice Crawl from SoulJar Games, an Imperial Assault unboxing, a look at Rivet Wars, a review of the Malifaux terrain by PlastCraft, and more! Check it out.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Funforge has launched their Kickstarter campaign for ZNA, their new zombie survival board game. This cooperative board game is set in Boston in the year 2025. The city has been overrun by a mysterious fog that horribly mutates all that come into contact with it. The players must make their way through the rubble, trying to complete the scenario (there are a bunch of different ones) while fighting off horrible monstrosities and doing their best not to let the fog contaminate them as well.

    The game also has an option app that can help streamline play as well as bring in new scenarios and effects for the game.

    They’ve already made their funding goal, and they’ve posted all their stretch goals, so you can see which ones are coming up as they continue to go along for the next 27 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Figure Painter Magazine posted up issue 20 of their magazine for your downloading and reading pleasure. In this 120 page issue continues to elevate even the most awful of painters (such as me) to a higher level with tutorials, minis reviews, and interviews with some of the top painters in the world. Want to know how to sculpt an eagle statue or a French dragoon? Well, you can find out how to inside. Check out the interview with Sebastian Archer and a first-look at a new Twisted mini.

    All that and more inside.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Create Your Minis has launched their Kickstarter to fund you being able to create the mini you want via their system.
    For all those times you’ve wanted to find that perfect mini, now you can just get it created for you. Put in the specs of what you want for gender, armor, and accessories and tell them to print it out. Pretty simple.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Wamp has their 5th annual year-ending painting competition up on their website.
    Open to any manufacturer, scale, subject (including busts), you have until February to get your piece ready.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Warlord Games helps your Finnish army finish off the enemy with the release of their new anti-tank and anti-aircraft emplacements for Bolt Action.

    Purchased from Germany in order to fight back against Russian armor, the anti-tank gun helped slow the tide of the Red advance. However, due to the heavy weight of the gun, it wasn’t very maneuverable, and thus if an emplacement was to be overrun, the Fins just sort of had to leave the gun there.

    And though not often talked about, the Russians did have an air force that needed to be defended against with flak guns, particularly around military bases.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Forge World has a pair of new Tech-Thrall Covenant units for you to order this holiday season. They’ve got both Las-Locks and Metralocks varieties (no word yet on when the Las-Key and Metrakey units will be released).
    The fluff for them is rather like the Cephalyx and Drudges from Privateer. Granted, I’m not sure exactly which one came first, as my 40k lore hasn’t really been updated since just before 4th edition.

    The two sets are available to order and will be shipping out right away.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Fantasy Flight Games is bringing big ships to the Imperial side of X-Wing with the announcement of the Imperial Raider.

    In the same league as the Corvette and the Medium Transport, the Imperial Raider is too big for standard play, in X-Wing, so the scale has been reduced so it can fit on the table. The piece is set for Cinematic and Epic play versions of the game.

    Along with the Raider, you get a new TIE Advanced in the pack, plus a new set of scenarios to specifically show off the new ships.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Fantasy Flight Games knows how the holiday season can drive you crazy… and they’re here to help!… drive you crazy-er, that is. The Mountains of Madness expansion set for Eldritch Horror is now available. Researchers must head to the poles (yes, there’s a North Pole adventure along with all the shenanigans happening in the Antarctic) to save humanity from the likes of Ithaqua and the Rampaging Shoggoth. They must overcome otherworldly hunger and hypothermia to do it, too! It’s not going to be easy. So be sure to pack a couple extra pairs of socks and your good thermal underwear, ’cause baby, it’s cold outside.

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