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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 28th, 2016
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    Those of us that only know the Ninja Turtles through the cartoon from the 80s might think that the Shredder was the supreme leader of the Foot Clan (and that said clan was made up entirely of robots). Such was very much not the case for the comic series. There were many in charge of the Foot Clan, and not all of them agreed with what the Shredder was up to. One of them is Karai, who we get a preview of today.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 28th, 2016
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    You’ve probably heard of psychosomatic responses. That’s where you believe something hard enough that it starts to actually take a form. A version of this is the placebo effect. Someone tells you that the pill you’re taken will increase your energy and make you happier, and you believe it, and so that’s what happens, even if the pills are just breath mints or something. Well, what if science could make a machine that actually makes strong, deeply-held beliefs become real? Well, all hell could break loose… literally. And that’s just what happened in the world of True Messiah, a new deck-building board game that’s up on Kickstarter. Yes, deck-building board game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 28th, 2016
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    Considering the current political climate, some people think that maybe just putting politicians into a pit, throwing in a couple boxes of knives, and making them all just figure it out with their fists would be a better way to run the country than what we’ve got now. Well, Presidential Knife Fight doesn’t exactly do that, but it does give you a chance to have all previous US Presidents duel it out for supremacy. The game’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Sep 28th, 2016
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    One of the downsides of playing an RPG can be how many books you feel you need to carry around for it. I know I’ve been part of groups where I carry around a giant tub of books. A lot of people get around this by having electronic versions of those books. But some of us still love the feel of an actual book in our hands, as well as find printed type easier to read than on a screen. Well, the folks at Paizo are doing their bit to help out by coming out with “pocket editions” of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook and Bestiary.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Sep 28th, 2016
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    We’re halfway there, kids. The weekend is just 2.5 short days away (well, hopefully they’re relatively short). Hopefully you’re starting to get together plans for those great days off. And more-hopefully, those plans include gaming. I’ve not fully figured out what I’ll be up to. The last two weekends have been rather full, so I might take it easy this weekend. We’ll see.

    But either way, we need to stock up on some bite-size gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: Printable Armies Up On Kickstarter, New 15mm Late Republican Romans From Baueda, Dark Art Studios Launches Devil’s Dungeon Nightmare Creatures Kickstarter, Watchful I Studio Announces 28mm Terracotta Army, Corvus Corax Miniatures Live on Kickstarter, and Flatminis releases a second wave of 2D miniatures.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 28th, 2016
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    Step into the Wayback Machine and set the date for 1983. Step out and business is king. Silicone Valley is just about to take off and a bunch of new back-yard entrepreneurs are about to become millionaires. Will you be one of them? In Control Alt Deceit, you can certainly try to be, anyway. It’s a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 28th, 2016
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    In a democracy, your vote is the most powerful tool you have in your possession. Lose it and you’re out of the game, so to speak. That’s also the case in Krash Vote, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now. Be the last player with Votes still in your hand and you’re the winner.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 28th, 2016
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    The Year of New Editions puts down another tally mark on its ledger with Scion 2nd edition. The RPG of gods-among-us is up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love. And it seems as though they’ve found it, as they’re already well over their funding goal.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Sep 28th, 2016
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    Do you like games? Do you like talking about games? Do you like getting other people talking about games? Do you like to organize events? Would you play a bean-eating game with George Wendt? Ok, skip that last one. But if you answered “yes” to the previous, than Spartan Games just might have a job for you as their new Community Manager.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Sep 28th, 2016
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    The Legend of the Five Rings has quite a long and storied history. Gamers for decades have walked the lands of Rokugan by playing one of the many games set there. There’ve been many maps made of the land, from overall looks at the territory, to maps of large cities, to layouts for some small port fishing towns. Now a bunch of them have been put together in the Atlas of Rokugan, which is now available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 27th, 2016
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    Personally, I don’t celebrate my birthday. Just not really something I’m interested in doing. However, I’ll help others celebrate the hell out of their birthday. Any reason to bake up some cookies, brownies, or a cheesecake and I’m there. Well, you won’t be getting any cookies from Rebel Minis, but you will be getting some great deals during their birthday sale that’s going on now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 27th, 2016
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    Are you a movie buff? Or do you sit around and talk movies with friends? Would you see a bean-eating movie with George Wendt? Ok, forget that last one. But if you do like movies and possibly coming up with your own movie plots, you might want to check out Rotten Plots, a new party card game that’s available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Sep 27th, 2016
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    Protecting yourself against German air attacks is crucial to keeping your army in tact. AKA – You’ve gotta deal with those Fokkers before they become an issue. For the Soviet army, that came sometimes in the form of the GAZ truck mounted simply with four Maxim AAA guns attached to a stand in the back.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 27th, 2016
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    The Korean War is sometimes known as The Forgotten War, as there’s a lot of focus put on WWII and Vietnam, but not so much on the war that is only over due to a cease-fire and not any more formal declaration of cessation of hostilities Though it wasn’t the longest war, by far (in fact, the TV show, M.A.S.H. was on air longer than the main confrontation), it did leave a bit of a mark on society. Well, now you can put yourself into those tough times in MASHED, a Korean War RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 27th, 2016
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    Monday is over. Tuesday is half-done, itself. We’re working our way through the work week just fine, headed towards the joy of another weekend. To help the time go along, let’s listen in to some gaming podcasts.

    This week we have: Primecast Episode 36, Game Classy 123: Kill Teamz, News of the North – 2016-09-27, Singled Out Episode 14 – Cambridge Autumn Showdown, The Independent Characters: Unbound – Episode 2, Nerdherders Episode 7 (97): Super Dudes and Super Duds, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 178 – An Apology to Rob Burman, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 179 – Aurelian, Freejumper and…? (yup, two shows this week), and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 82- Scythe and Board Game Cafes.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 27th, 2016
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    Tanks have been a part of warfare for over 100 years now. And even before that, there were things like war elephants that were basically the tanks of their time. Well, in the far future of the Halo universe, tanks still play a major role in combat. Next month, two tanks will be making their way to the tabletops for Halo: Ground Command.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 27th, 2016
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    The king is dead! Well, that’s gonna make things difficult. Oh, and there’s no immediate heir to the throne. That’s going to make things even more difficult. However, in the chaos, the kingdom still has to be run and a new king has to be found. However, such times also offer opportunities for those with their own agendas. The former king’s advisors all had their own plots and plans, and what better time to try and move some of those forward? That’s the story behind Court of Kings, a new game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 27th, 2016
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    In all sorts of games, we look to personalize it a bit to make it our own. For an RPG, we build our characters and maybe have them have some elements of the real us. Or in a miniatures game, we can paint our figures how we want, or sculpt them how we want. Card games, though, tend to be a bit “as it comes.” Well, the folks over at Canasticus Games are looking to add a bit of you to their fantasy card game. The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 27th, 2016
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    Many times you’ve heard me talk about how a GM can’t have too many resources available to them when working on their game. Also, players can’t have enough material when looking to make their character exactly how they want. Well, Shades of Vengeance wants to make sure players and GMs that play Era: The Consortium have those resources. So they’re running a Kickstarter campaign to expand the game universe… with 18 expansion books. O,o
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 27th, 2016
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    While the recent Judge Dredd movie is very gritty and rather dramatic, the comic for the series was a bit more… well, madcap and fancy-free. How else would you be able to explain giant robots in bright colors and rather cartoonish proportions? There’s nothing inherently wrong with cartoony robots, mind you. Bah, any way, there’s new releases for the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game available from Warlord Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 26th, 2016
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    There’s lots of things lurking out there in the briny deep. Underneath the waves could lie entire civilizations that we don’t know about yet (ok, not really, but go with it). And those civilizations might not always get along, engaging in bitter battles and wars deep under the waves. That’s the story behind Masters of the Deep, a new miniatures wargame that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 26th, 2016
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    There’s a presidential debate on tonight here in the US. It’s sure to be… interesting, to say the least. Debates are certainly a cornerstone of the election process. They’re also a big part of Presidential Election: The Board Game, which is up on Kickstarter now and hoping to get your vote (by that, I mean your money. They hope to get your money. Not unlike the actual presidential election, too. 😉 ).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 26th, 2016
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    I mentioned earlier that gamers, in my opinion, also like to imbibe alcohol. And, often, they will turn it into a game. And just like there are many different types of tabletop games, there are many different types of drinking games. Captain is a drinking card game. And it’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 26th, 2016
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    So, my weekend was filled with gaming and cooking. For gaming, on Saturday we played some Ascension, some Dogs of War, and some Ninja Camp. We also talked a bunch about a 5th edition game coming up. As for cooking, I made two batches of dark chocolate brownies (one with white chocolate chips and cayenne, the other with pecans, coconut, and caramel), caramel (yes, I make my own caramel), and Mountain Dew ice cream (honestly). What sort of stuff did you get up to?

    Oh, and being Monday, we have our Terrain Corner. Quick one today.

    We have: Frosty Plain: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available and Fat Dragon Games’ Dragonlock 2 Kickstarter adds Market and Sewers sets.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Sep 26th, 2016
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    Warlord Games knows that gamers can be a bit… impatient at times. Let’s face it, everyone, we know you always want to have the newest and greatest and you want it right now. As such, even though their British and Soviet Heavy Infantry box sets aren’t due out until December, they’re taking orders for “preview packs” of them on their website. They’ve also posted up an updated schedule for releases over the next few months.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 26th, 2016
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    In my experience, gamers love to imbibe. Just about any convention you go to, during the days leading to the event, as people are checking into their hotels, you can see cases of booze being prepped. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. And, being gamers, many people choose to not only mix their drinks, but also mix the social acts of drinking and gaming. Well, PongTower is a new take on the classic Beer Pong game. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 26th, 2016
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    Many of you have played Mantic’s dungeon-delving game Dungeon Saga. Some of you looked at it and went, “yeah… but I prefer sci-fi games.” Well, your time has come as Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Star Saga, their story-driven dungeon-crawl game, but now based in the cold vacuum of space and on hostile alien planets.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 26th, 2016
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    The Year of New Editions is really hitting the “wayback machine” this time around. Osprey Publishing and Warlord Games are coming out with a new edition of Escape From Colditz, the classic British board game that was created in part by actual Colditz-escapee, Major Pat Reid. Pre-orders are open now over in Warlord Games’ webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 26th, 2016
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    Jabba the Hutt operated outside the realm of the law, be it the crushing restrictions of the Empire or the more open rule employed by the Rebellion. He was a gangster, after all. He did his own thing, surrounding himself with his own type in order to rule his criminal empire. So, in Jabba’s Realm, the new expansion coming for Imperial Assault, there’s plenty of Mercenary models. That’s not to say there aren’t Imperials as well, mind you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Sep 24th, 2016
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    It’s that time again, everyone. It’s Saturday. When you read this, it’ll be at least 2pm, Eastern. But for me, currently, it’s 5:30am. I’ve got a group of friends coming over for some gaming starting at 9am and have a bunch to get done before that. We’ll probably get in some Ascension, Blokus, maybe Dogs of War. All good stuff. Also, we’ll probably talk about characters for a D&D game that’s starting to coalesce. But that’s as may be, in the meantime, I need to type up your Review Roundup for the day.

    Today we have: Arcadia Quest, The Pioneers Program, Dungeon Saga, The Hunt for the Ring, Tripods & Triplanes, Brides & Bribes, Terraforming Mars, Guild Ball, Cry Havoc, Flip City and Flip City: Reuse, Steam Time, M.U.L.E., Brick Party, and Snowdonia.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    It’s the end of the 19th Century. Technological innovations have made it so man and machine have taken to the skies in large numbers. Smoke-belching behemoths ply the airways as they patrol for enemy flying ships. The enemy is spotted! To battlestations! Wings of smaller aircraft take off, looking to intercept the enemy forces. Massive flying battleships, dreadnaughts, cruisers, and destroyers engage in combat far above the Earth’s surface. That’s the story behind Imperial Skies, which is available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    One of the bigger announcements recently was Fantasy Flight coming out with a new Star Wars-themed game. People have been wondering how this new game will work. Well, we’ve got some previous previews that show off what the dice and such look like, and even a bit about what all the symbols mean. This time around, we get into the game round and how it actually works.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Age of Sigmar
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    Blood for the Blood God!
    Just about every gamer knows that call. It means the champions of Khorne are out looking to revel in the glory of slaughter and kill in the name of their chaotic god. Khorne’s elite champions are called Gorechosen and have spilled much blood and taken may skulls in the name of Khorne. But if it’s mighty skulls that bring the most glory to Khorne, than the skull of a Gorechosen must be one of the best, right? The Gorechosen certainly think so, and so they have decided to see which of them is the strongest. That’s the story behind Gorechosen, a new arena combat game from Games Workshop releasing tomorrow.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Horror
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    A parent can think of little worse than the loss of a child. One such rather wealthy couple has had their daughter stolen away from them. They’ve put out a call to anyone who might be able to track down and find out what happened, and hopefully bring the daughter back safe and sound. Unfortunately, this is the world of Malifaux and nothing is ever that easy.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay! The gateway to the weekend. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the next couple days. I don’t have anything specific lined up, but there’s still plenty of time. At the very least, I’m thinking I want to make some brownies this weekend. Though I might throw in something a little special…
    That being cayenne pepper. You know, I’ve heard a lot about mixing “heat” with “sweet” and am finally gonna give it a go. I’ll let you know about the results.

    Anyway, before we get to those tasty bites, we have some tasty bites here to deal with.

    On today’s platter we have: New Thousand Sons Legion Transfer Sheet From Forge World, Lead Adventure Miniatures Launches Astropolis Kickstarter, Terrible Kids Stuff Posts September New Releases, New Damage Trackers From Proxie Models, Syrinscape Releases Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role: Goblin Raid SoundPack, Code Orange Games Running Free Collision Model Giveaway Contest, Kromlech Weekend Promo: Jump Packs, Turncoat Games Running WWII Cavalry Kickstarter, and Sally 4th Posts Free Combat Patrol – Falklands War Supplement.

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