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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    We’ve been having a small discussion about My Little Pony in the comments section. Mostly about whether or not the show is ubiquitous enough that people can just use the acronym “MLP” and have it be known what they are talking about. Whether you feel the show has gotten to that point or not, MLP might become more-seen in the gaming world, as River Horse will be bringing us the Tails of Equestria RPG in March. They’ve posted up a preview shot of some extra products they’re working on to go along with the main book’s release, as well as letting us know that at least one copy of the core rules have made it to their studio.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    And we’re already to Wednesday. It helps the week go along when you’re off on Monday.
    It’s also my friend Gilbert’s birthday!
    Yo.
    Gilbert.
    You old, dude.
    Anyway, along with cake and ice cream, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: Mindwork Games New Online Store Now Open, Acheson Releases Five Dungeon Worlds Part 2 Figures, KaYo Miniatures Releases The Imitator, New Mini Battle Dice Available From Kromlech, Tabletopia Launches International Keyflower Tournament, Tabletop-Art Releases New Flagstone bases and a Monster base, Knuckleduster Miniatures Releases Five New Western Characters, New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff – First half of January 2017, New Destiny Tokens Available From Micro Art Studio, Red Panda Miniatures Webstore Now Open, and Vanguard of War Becomes Archon Studio’s Most Successful Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    The first month of the year is a bit more than half over, seems like a good time to get out your first releases of 2017. That’s what Happy Games Factory has done. They’ve got new Eden releases available now over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    Sometimes you just get the urge to build an empire. Or, at least, I do. Now, you can’t really be going out there, building an army, conquering neighboring territories while also advancing technology and creating diplomatic relations with your neighbors. However, you can live vicariously through board games that let you do those things. Medioevo Universalis is just such a game and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    Capital cities are very important to a country. Sure, cities are important, in general, in terms of trade and crafts and such, but capital cities are where your government will be and that means it’s where you’ll be having meetings with foreign dignitaries. Having a capital city that’s the most majestic, beautiful, and awe-inspiring is paramount. And lucky you, you’ve been tasked with creating a new capital city by the queen. Problem is, she’s tasked several people with the job. If you want to be the one with all the prestige, you’ll have to make sure your city reigns supreme. That’s the story behind Yamatai, a new game coming from Days of Wonder.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    If you’re looking to scout enemy formations, having a vehicle that can get over a wide range of terrain is crucial. That’s just the case with the BRDM-2. Not only can it go across open ground easily, it has an extra set of wheels that it can lower in order to make it over trenches. A river or stream in your way? Well, just drive yourself right across it, since the BRDM-2 is aquatic.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    The truth is out there. In some way, all of us want to know it. What’s actually happening in the world? What are the honest facts, instead of just the spin we see in the media? At least, we think we want to know. There are some things out there it’s probably best that we don’t know about, at least when it comes to otherworldly horrors. The investigators that research into such things are a vital part of keeping the world safe from those horrors, but the things they know are a danger to their own sanity. Sounds like fun! In this preview from Fantasy Flight Games, we get a look inside Investigators of Arkham Horror.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    At the end of WWII, Germany was divided. On one side, you had the French, British, and Americans. On the other, you had the Russians. All were allies during the war, but the differences between their political and economic systems caused them to quickly drift apart. The Iron Curtain came down all across Europe and that set the stage for the Cold War. In Team Yankee, that Cold War turns Hot. In this article, we get a look at the history of the East German forces, the Volksarmee.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    It’s good to be the king. It’s so good, in fact, people are willing to raise armies and backstab their friends in order to get there. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Reign, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now. Will you be the one to wear the onyx crown?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    A new set for Dice Masters is coming out soon. A much more technologically-advanced set, it focuses on Tony Stark and the various suits he has created for himself and others. Iron Man & War Machine gives you several versions of Iron Man’s armor that haven’t been seen before in the game. Take a look at a few of the cards here.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    The streets of London are choked with thick fog and smoke from the factories. People go about their everyday lives. The undead are used as a labor force, putting many out of a job. Strange creatures, tainted by the runoff from the factories, lurk the alleyways. In all of it, the Cult looks to bring back Moloch, a fire demon from centuries ago. It’s up to the Gentlemen of the Unicorn Club to put a stop to it and save the Queen, London, and the whole world. That’s just where you come in. The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch is CMON’s latest Kickstarter campaign that’s just launched.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    Well, we know how you move your figures into combat with each other in Runewars, but what about once you actually get there? How is combat figured out? Flip a coin? Rock, Paper, Scissors? Tickle contest? Apparently, it’s none of those. What it is is previewed in this article they posted.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    And we’re back in the office after a long weekend. You know, when it comes to long weekends, I prefer having Monday off as opposed to Friday. Reason being is you’ve got a long weekend and then a short week. Gets you back to the weekend that much quicker. What can also help the week go by quicker is listening to some gaming podcasts while you work.

    So, here’s some ways to make your week go by faster: The Cardboard Herald Episode 10: John Weddleton of Bosco’s, Jack’s hometown FLGS; The Rolistes Episode 18 (Part 2) : Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 54: The Show Must Go On; Gamers Lounge Episode 135: Star Wars Destiny & Netrunner; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 88: The Avery Attack!; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 17: DOOM, Mech vs. Minions and Timeline; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 191: The Veteran Wargamer + Commands & Colors Review; Forgot My Dice Episode 2 (9) : So Shatnery; Plaid Hat Games Podcast Winter Break – Part 2; Game Classy Episode 131: Hard Sci-Fi; and News of the North – 2017-01-17.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    Well… hmm… *looks over the campaign and see what sort of things I can actually share about it, considering we try and keep TGN to a PG-13 rating, considering a lot of people browse while at work/school* Umm… well… it’s a card game. We can’t show you any of the artwork, though. But… umm… Well, there you are, then.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    2016 was the Year of New Editions, but several of those announced new sets of rules are actually rolling out this year. Now, a lot of players might feel that they’re being forced to buy new rules for a game they already own when a new version comes out. Well, the folks at Battlefront want you to know that if you’ve got the previous edition of the rules, you can get the new ones for free. No new purchase required.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    Fiction is a wonderful thing. While there is certainly plenty of strange and wonderful things in our own, real world… we can’t ride around on dinosaurs or own a flying saucer or control lightning with our minds. But in a fictional world, anything is possible. And “anything is possible” is pretty much what’s going on in Dime Adventures, a pulp alternative history RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    Where would The Shredder be without his faithful assistant and henchman, Bebop? … … … Probably a lot closer to actually completing his plans of defeating the Turtles and world domination, actually. But that’s beside the point. The Shredder’s Return set for HeroClix will be coming out soon and there’s going to be both a pre- and post-mutation version of Bebop in there, of which we get a look at here.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    Droids are an everyday part of the Star Wars world. They’re basically everywhere, filling in roles in all parts of life. As such, they should also be pretty common in the various games made about the universe. And it’s not just the more well-known ones such as R2-D2 and C-3PO, either. With that, Fantasy Flight Games has a couple droid-centric figure packs coming out for Imperial Assault.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 14th, 2017
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    It’s a beautiful Saturday here in Atlanta. The sun’s shining. It’s warm outside.
    … Sounds like a perfect time to go to the LGS and stay inside, playing games all day! 😀
    And to those dealing with ice up in the midwest, best to stay inside and play some games all day.
    Long story short, it’s a good day to play some games. But what games? Well, you could check out these reviews and pick from there.

    Today we have: Ulm, Orcs Must Die, Titan Race, Tavern’s Tales, Manhattan Project: Energy Empire, Doom, Flash Point: Extreme Danger, Praetor, The Daedalus Sentence, Twilight Struggle- Digital Version, Imhotep, Forged in Steel, Mi Tierra, Saloon Tycoon, Legendary Inventors, Flammer Rouge, Watch Your Mouth, Draconis Invasion, Ice Cool, Celestia, The Foreign King, Sub Terra, Wasteland Justice, Takenoko, and Drinking Quest Journey Into Draught.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Jan 14th, 2017
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    Being firmly into winter (despite what the thermometer says here in Atlanta), that means we’ve got some rather short days going on. Sure, it’s around a month since the solstice, but the days are still pretty short. As such, there’s plenty of shadows within which you can lurk. Also robots.
    Ok, so maybe I stretched making a metaphor too far at the moment. There’s new Shadow Caste and CORE releases available for Dark Age.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jan 14th, 2017
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    Ursus Infantry.
    There, that’s really all I needed out of this release. But you might be interested in some of the other things that are also available. They include British Automated Infantry and Fallschirmjäger Falcon Infantry.
    But really, it’s all about the Ursus Infantry.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Jan 13th, 2017
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    *meditates* Inner peace… Inner peace… Inner peace… *grooves along to Static-X while meditating, because why not?*
    Even though the Jedi were wiped out once, there are those that still follow the Light Side of the Force. They’re those that use the Force for knowledge and clarity, meditation and peaceful resolution to issues. If you’re wanting to play that type of character in the Star Wars RPG, Fantasy Flight Games has a sourcebook that should interest you. It’s called Disciples of Harmony.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Jan 13th, 2017
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    For those of you that have a fear of the number 13, today’s a pretty scary day. To help calm you, you could read issue 13 of Game Nite Magazine, which is available now. That way, you can see that the number 13 isn’t so bad, after all.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jan 13th, 2017
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    Sometimes you like a particular setting for a game, but your other players like a particular rules set. Often, that can create tension as you want to play one thing while other want to play something else. Well, that’s where settings getting cross-over books to different systems help. In this case, Modiphius brings you Mindjammer in the Traveller rules set.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Jan 13th, 2017
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    Long before humans colonized the stars, an ancient race created Gates that would send travelers to far-flung reaches of the galaxy. Now, the various panhuman races (those that have evolved apart from each other and the core human ancestor they all share) are fighting for control of those gates. You’ve possibly played Beyond the Gates of Antares form Warlord Games. Now there’s a new way to fight for those Gates with the Antares Dice Game, which is now available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jan 13th, 2017
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    Friiiiiiiidaaaaaaay!
    Woo! We’ve made it, everyone! At least for me, it was a nice, calm, “standard” week. As a creature of habit, I’m very grateful for that. Many of us here in the US are also getting a 3-day weekend, what with Martin Luther King Jr. Day being this upcoming Monday. So that’s cool. I hope you have some cool weekend activities planned and that today being Friday the 13th doesn’t mean anything bad for you. But as we go into the weekend, we should stock up on bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today we have: New Ruler Designs From Kromlech, Cryptozoic Releases Mighty Meeples: DC Justice League Collection Tin, New Aufklarungs Passenger trays from Dark Art Miniatures, New Warbikes and Trikes from Raging Heroes, Rebel Minis Releases New 28mm Sci-Fi Packs, Cardstock Warriors Site is Live, Weekend Promo from Kromlech, and New Bases Available From Micro Art Studio.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 13th, 2017
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    Robert E. Howard’s Conan series of books had a very wide cast of characters. The titular barbarian king traveled far and wide across Hyboria and met with many strange creatures. Howard was also friends with H.P. Lovecraft, and you can see where that friendship influenced certain things, such as Yogah of Yag. Now, you can add Yogah, as well as some new crossbowmen, to your games of Conan.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 13th, 2017
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    A very good friend of mine is getting married today. Tradition has it that he’ll carry his new bride across the threshold later. I’m hoping that his evening doesn’t turn into a Lovecraftian horror story after that point… Though I have a feeling he’d find that pretty cool. Well, now you can go Beyond the Threshold, yourself, as the first expansion for Mansions of Madness‘ new edition is now available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jan 13th, 2017
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    Seems Forge World is continuing on with their Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit releases this week. Last time we got some dwarves. This time we go for something a bit bigger. There’s a new pair of Gundabad Ogres available to order. You can get them as a pair, singles, or as part of a unit bundle.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Jan 13th, 2017
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    Can you draw? Do you like miniatures games? Would see a movie where George Wendt eats beans? If you answered “yes” to those questions, then Corvus Belli might be looking for you. They are in the market for a new concept artist.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Jan 12th, 2017
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    My painting skills are lacking. They really are. I’ve not painted anything of note for some time now. So, that means you don’t have to worry about me swooping in and taking the top prize in Mantic’s The Walking Dead: All Out War Painting Competition.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 12th, 2017
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    Behind football (or, as Americans call it, soccer), Cricket is the most popular professional sport on Earth. Sure, we here in the states might not get too involved in it, but that’s just our corner of the globe. And, like most sports, those of us in the gaming community would like to have a tabletop version so that we can get a game in even if we can’t go out there and bowl like we might like to. Into that gap steps SPIN.a.4, a new tabletop Cricket game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 12th, 2017
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    Kids love dinosaurs. At least, as a kid, I did. I never really grew out of it, either, to be honest. The giant lizards that used to roam our Earth seem almost too cool to be actually true. And while there are some dinosaur-themed games out there, a lot of them have you hunting the dinosaurs or meant for slightly older audiences. What if you wanna play a dinosaur game with your young son/daughter/niece/nephew? Well, you could play Lost World Lunch, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jan 12th, 2017
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    The “week of being back to normal” continues. I’m certainly a creature of habit, and so getting back into “the regular swing of things” has been rather relaxing. Plus, there’s some really awesome things going on here at the office that I’ve been part of. I mean, just for example, yesterday I (REDACTED) and then talked with a coworker about (REDACTED) as well as (REDACTED). But if we’re going to be doing that kind of stuff, we’ll need good-looking gaming tables. So let’s make that happen.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Ruined Complex: Pwork Wargames gaming Scenery Set Now Available, New Normandie House Available From Escenografia Epsilon, and Arid Plain: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 12th, 2017
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    The cultural impact of Doctor Who is undeniable. Especially if you’re in the “nerd crowd,” you see references and allusions to it all over. And it’s not just the older Doctors who get referenced. The newer ones have their own followings, as people debate about which was the best. Well, the Tenth iteration certainly has a lot of fans, and you can play him in Time of the Daleks, coming from Gale Force Nine. Take a look at what you can expect in this preview.
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