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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Aug 30th, 2015
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    It’s a rainy Sunday here in Atlanta. Seems like just the time to make some caramel-filled chocolate chip cookies.

    Also seems like a good time to give you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across over the past couple of days.

    In this batch, we have: Fireforge New Deals, Great Escape Games Posts FAQ for upcoming Iron Cross WWII rules, and “By Fire and Sword” North American webstore is ready to go.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 29th, 2015
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    If you’re a regular reader, I’m sure you’ve figured out that my favorite day of the week is Saturday. And, I mean, it’s gaming day. What’s not to love about it? Hopefully you’ve found some gaming to be had.

    And if you’re looking for a new game, I’ve got just the post for you. Get a look at a game before you buy it and see what others are saying about it in our Review Roundup.

    This week’s Reviews/Previews include: Plastic Soldier Company’s 45mm anti-tank gun set, Eaten By Zombies, Flip City, The Networks, Fate of Akalon: Tribes, Viceroy, Samurai, Imperial Assault, Metro 2033: Breakthrough, Less, Longhorn, and Dark Seas.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 28th, 2015
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    Less is a new abstract strategy board game up on Kickstarter and looking for funding love.
    And love they have found. The campaign is more than 2x funded with still 37 days left on the clock.
    But what’s all the excitement about? Let’s take a look.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 28th, 2015
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    Ares Games is teaming up with Planplay in order to bring you the English version of Quickpick: Island of Monster Masks. So you’ve got an Italian game company coming out with the English version of a game originally from a Chinese company. Don’t you love how worldwide the gaming industry is?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Aug 28th, 2015
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    These days, it seems as though the “Convention Season” never really ends. That’s not a bad thing, mind you. But sometimes I worry for guys like “The Legend” who ends up at seemingly 9/10 of them. 😛
    Tickets are now available for one of the first shows of next year. The Las Vegas Open takes place from February 5th through the 7th. It’s at the Ballys Casino in Las Vegas (duh). Bring your non-gaming spouse. There’s plenty for them to do as well.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 28th, 2015
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    Warlord Games has added a new squad to their list of minis you can order for Beyond the Gates of Antares. The Concord get themselves another set of figures added to them in the form of the C3 Drop Squad. Warlord is also showing off a couple figures that aren’t available to order yet, but will be soon.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Aug 28th, 2015
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    Friday! Glorious Friday!
    Time to kick back, relax, and hopefully get some gaming on.
    It’s also time for another group of bite-sized stories before we head into the weekend.

    In this batch we have: Kromlech Releases New Battle Dice colors, Syrinscape Launches In Hell’s Bright Shadow for the New Pathfinder Adventure Path Hell’s Rebels, Mounted Dwarf Musketeers Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases 15mm Cavemen, Hitech Miniatures Releases Lord Incantator Krabathor on Hellworm, a couple more installments of The Fiver, SuperBlue Adder released at The Ion Age, Another Warthrone approved army list: Beastmen from Warhammer, Warpaints Quickshade Ink Set II – out now From The Army Painter, Cabals Kickstarter relaunching soon, Gabriel Cross from Icarus Miniatures Available Now, and Alternative Armies releases two classic Dogmen packs.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 28th, 2015
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    Do you like territory-acquisition games? How about dice games? What about games with research tech trees? Do you like resource-acquisition games? If you answered “Yes!” to these questions, then you might just want to check out Commanders, a new tactical strategy game from RedCricket Designs. They’re up on Kickstarter now and looking for funding.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Aug 28th, 2015
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    While upcoming events like PAX Prime, Dragon*Con, and others like it might get the big headlines, there’s still other shows that are coming up that deserve your notice. If you’re not going to one of the bigger ones, you can still get your convention on. GASPcon is in their 16th year and they’re looking for vendors interested in coming to the show (as well as, you know, regular patrons as well).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Aug 28th, 2015
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    Looking at the scientific papers, you can see that humanity is getting ever-closer to true bionic people. Fully-functioning robotic arms and legs are becoming more common and more lifelike all the time. Though we’re not quite to the phase where people are doing this sort of stuff voluntarily. However, by the year 40,000, that has changed. Forge World has started taking orders for their new The Horus Heresy – Mechanicum: Taghmata Army List book as well as a new Mechanicum Magos Macrotek Enginseer and Servo-Automata. They’ve also got a new Knight Scion pilot.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 28th, 2015
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    What in the name of all that is good and sweet in Odin’s beard!?!
    Looks like Osprey Games is going to be bringing back the classic game Odin’s Ravens to print. The game has gone through some tough times recently and Osprey hopes to get it back on track.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 28th, 2015
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    As I sit here listening to surf rock, I get a story about Parrot Passages, a new board game all about sailing around the Caribbean. Now, I realize surf rock is from the West Coast and the Caribbean is over on the East side of things, but still. Sand, sun, surf, and palm trees are included in both. You should also be wary of sharks in both. They might ruin your day.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Aug 27th, 2015
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    With all the talk of other conventions going on, we’ve not really heard much about PAX Prime. There will be gaming there. I’ve seen Randall from Catalyst talk a bit about it on their Facebook page. Flying Frog Productions will also be there, and they’ll have some pre-releases for Shadows of Brimstone along with them.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Aug 27th, 2015
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    In the upcoming issue of Ravage Magazine US, there’s a review of the Batman Miniatures Game by Knight Models. Before now, I have to admit that I’d not really looked into the game. However, after reading the article, I’m rather intrigued and just might have to look into it more. In the meantime, Knight Models has a new set of releases for the game (as well as one other) they’re talking about.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 27th, 2015
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    Can you believe we’re only a couple days away from September? We’re 2/3 through the year. Oh how time does fly by. My Kroger has had Halloween candy displays for 2 weeks already. And after that… we’ll start getting the 4th of July stuff…
    In the meantime, Catalyst Game Labs has posted up their September releases in one, convenient place for you to check out.
    There’s some Battletech. There’s some Bravest Warrior. There’s some Shadowrun. And there’s some Jarl.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Aug 27th, 2015
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    Pulp Monsters, makers of Pulp City loves their fans. They love you so much, they want you to be able to get their superhero and supervillain figures for cheaper than you’d usually have to spend. So they’re having a “Thanks to Our Fans” sale over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Aug 27th, 2015
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    Thursdays.
    Arthur could never get a handle on them.
    The Cure didn’t care about them.
    It’s after Wednesday, so we’re in the latter half of the week. But it’s not the joy and relief of a Friday.
    Oh well, we do get a Terrain Corner feature to hold us over, though.

    Today’s installment we have: Chibi War 3D tiles on Kickstarter, Tabletop-Art Has New Components for 28mm Terrain Available, Paper Make It! Launches Shuffler 2.12.01, and Brigade Models Release 2mm Scale Medieval Buildings.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Aug 27th, 2015
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    One of the biggest conventions of the season is coming up. Dragon*Con basically takes over downtown Atlanta during Labor Day Weekend. And seeing as it’s just a couple exits south of here, of course CMON will be going. I mean, how can you have “Nerd Mardi Gras” without some quality gaming thrown in?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 27th, 2015
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    If you’re a Hordes, Warmachine, or High Command player, it’s a good day for you, because Privateer Press has some new releases available for those games over in their webshop. *hits the “New Releases” alarm*
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Aug 27th, 2015
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    The reactions to Plaid Hat Games’ announcement about Tail Feathers, their new miniatures skirmish game based in their Mice and Mystics universe, has been overwhelmingly positive. Looks like people are really excited about the set. For those of you on the fence, who may want to know how the game works before you decide to jump in or not, Plaid Hat has started posting some previews about how the game works.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 27th, 2015
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    Days of Wonder keeps Ticket to Ride nice and fresh with new map packs coming out to change up your game a bit. Once you think you’ve mastered one map, you can move on to the next. Map Collection 5 – United Kingdom will be coming out at Essen. It has maps of the UK as well as… uh… Pennsylvania. Because… United Kingdom… *shrugs*
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 27th, 2015
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    Zombies have taken over the city! (I hate when that happens) Now it’s time to load up and go take it back. (Hot dog!) That’s the story behind Deadville, a new dice game that’s up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 26th, 2015
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    Kickstarters sometimes end up at rather inopportune times for people. Maybe you just backed another project you’re really excited about, or maybe it falls in-between pay periods, or maybe you had some car repairs or something. Whatever the reason, perhaps you weren’t able to get in on the campaign while it was running. Thankfully, there’s when the Pledge Manager opens up and you have another chance to get in on things. Monolith Games has just opened up their pledge manager.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 26th, 2015
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    Just yesterday I posted my review of Fate of Akalon: Tribes by Foursight Games. I really enjoyed the game. I was initially a little dubious, but I found a lot of tactical depth in the game play. Well, the Kickstarter campaign for the game has just gotten underway.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 26th, 2015
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    I have several friends who are gamers and who either have small kids or are expecting kids soon (and in some cases, both). It’s very possible that you are in the same situation. It’s never too early to get the kids involved in the hobby we so love. ToyVault agrees. That’s why they’re running their Recall of Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 26th, 2015
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    Earlier this year, Exploding Kittens figuratively blew up Kickstarter. In 30 days, Elan Lee and his team raised almost $9 million thanks to the help of 219,382 backers. Some people here in the office were among that crowd. And a mere 6 months later, Exploding Kittens has made it to their desks. So, now that we’ve gotten a chance to play the game, was it worth all the hype?

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    Meow, meow, meow, Kablooey! It’s time for another TGN Review. This time it’s Exploding Kittens.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Aug 26th, 2015
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    We’re just chugging right along in the week. We’ve already made it back here to Wednesday. Hopefully the week has been treating you well.

    As for us here, we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories for your enjoyment to nibble on.

    This time around there’s: Iron Brigade New from All the King’s Men, Vurt RPG Updates their Stretch Goals, Final Week for Lobotomy On Kickstarter, Blackwater Gulch Kickstarter – Croatoan Deeper Look, Arena Rex Emissaries Wanted, Proxie Models Releases New Card Game Tokens, 15mm Command Decision infantry for sale, Denizens of Galaxy III released at 15mm.co.uk, and Dogmen of ruined Pudigrochumsberg coming for Flintloque.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Aug 26th, 2015
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    Maybe Warlord Games isn’t for you. Well, Kabuki Models is also looking for someone to join their workforce. However, instead of in Phoenix, they want someone for Rome. No, not Georgia. Italy.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Aug 26th, 2015
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    Do you think you have what it takes to work in the gaming industry? Are you a dedicated individual who is self-motivated and ready to get out there and change the world? Would you go to a bean-eating movie with George Wendt? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then Warlord Games might just have a job for you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Aug 26th, 2015
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    We’ve not been hearing much about Star Wars: Armada recently. It would seem that was due to a manufacturing issue that pushed the Wave II releases from 3rd quarter to 4th quarter. However, things seem to have worked themselves out and the latest sets will soon be making their way to your tabletops. Along with that, Fantasy Flight has announced their Massing Near Sullust Release Event.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Aug 26th, 2015
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    It was actually a little bit cool out this morning when I left my apartment at 6:10am so I could get in to the office. Granted, “a bit cool” is relative, since it was about 65 degrees. 5 months from now, if it’s 65 degrees, we’ll think we’re in the middle of a heat wave. That’s what you get when you acclimate to it being 90-something every day for months.
    But anyway, now for cheesy line, “I wonder if that chill was caused by a Glacier King hanging out in the area…”
    We’ve got some new previews from Privateer Press.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 26th, 2015
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    Corvus Belli has posted up the August releases for Infinity for you to check out. They aren’t quite up in the company’s webshop yet, but should be soon. Included are the USAriadna Grunts from their newest set. Some of you might’ve picked these up at Gen Con a couple weeks ago. But for those that couldn’t go (and didn’t get a ninja shopper), you can get your own now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 25th, 2015
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    Are you afraid of what goes “bump” in the night?
    I’m not because it’s probably just my damn neighbors making noise again. Gah!
    Anyway, if you lived in the world of Folklore: the Affliction from Greenbrier Games, you probably would be. Folklore is a new adventure board game that has been in development for 5 years. The fellows over at Greenbrier have decided it’s time for the game to meet the public, and so it’ll be coming to Kickstarter next month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 25th, 2015
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    Confession: I am a match-3 addict. I’ve got an endless game of Bejeweled that I’ve been playing for around a decade or so on my computer. I’d not joined in a crowdfunding campaign for years until Apotheca came out. Now, if you’re a match-3 junkie like me, and you’re a fan of Magic: The Gathering, then you’re going to be rather happy, since there’s going to be a Magic: The Gathering mod coming out for Puzzle Quest.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 25th, 2015
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    Wyrd tossed in the little snippet that they were taking sign-ups for their Malifaux Worldwide Campaign in their Monday preview yesterday. Now we’ve got a bit more detail to go on, including what the worldwide event will mean for both Malifaux and Through the Breach. The Event will go from September to December.
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