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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Gaming is awesome. We all know that. What could be more awesome? Gaming for a good cause. Brian Stuchell, owner of Greenfire Games in Chicago (my original hometown), has been diagnosed with cancer in his jaw. In order to help with treatment, they’re going to be holding a huge benefit event on the 23rd of next month. If you’re in the area and can stop by, I certainly hope that you will.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    I was into model-building before I really knew what the hobby actually meant. Why is that? Because back when I was a kid, I had a ton of G.I. Joe figures. And anyone that knows those kits knows that you had to put them together, yourself, which I did, even back when I was just like 5-6 years old. I also learned to “kit bash” pretty early when I realized that you could take the screw out of the back of a figure and they’d come apart, letting you rebuild them any way you wanted. Well, if you had that same love and wanted to use those figures in their own RPG, you’re in luck. That’s just what Marauder Task Force is looking to let you do. The game is coming to Kickstarter next month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Games are played all over the world (duh). So, of course, there’s games that we here in the English-speaking world have never gotten a chance to play. One such game is called Schnapsen, a traditional card game from Austria. Well, Yodelgames is looking to bring that game back in a new form as Renown. They’ll be launching a Kickstarter in order to get it funded, but before that, they’re looking to get the word out about it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Modiphius Entertainment has been coming out with quite a lot of products lately. It can be rough to keep up with it all. Well, there’s one way to help. You can check out their Modiphia magazine. Issue #2 is available now. It’s free, so why not check it out?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Well, I’m a teetotaler, so while Beer Pong isn’t something that I partake in, I know that gamers, overall, are known to imbibe. So, for you all, this is probably something you’ll want to check out. What happens when you mash up Battleship with Beer Pong? You get Battleship Beer Pong Pro. You can even take it into the pool with you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    The beautiful and iconic Favelas of Rio De Janeiro need your help. The Beautification Council needs you to make these neighborhoods more stunning. But the council members are fickle and prone to changing their mind about what they like. Currying their favor and making the right decisions is key to coming out on top. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Favelas, a new tile-laying game announced by WizKids.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Back at my old LGS in St. Louis, they would have quarterly used gaming auctions. It was fun to bid on the various items that were there. Auctions are a rather interesting and fun place to be. You can end up with all sorts of stuff, including things you might really need. That’s what you’re looking to get in BIDBIDBID, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Sometimes you want to game in a far-off, mystical land. Other times, you want to game in a far-off, sci-fi land. And sometimes you want to game right here on Earth in a modern setting. Though, while there’s lots of fantasy and sci-fi games, there’s not quite as many modern-setting games. Higher Grounds is looking to rectify that a bit with their Modern Adventures RPG setting for Pathfinder, coming to Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Walking to battle is so passe. Best to get yourself some sort of cool, armored vehicle with some big guns on it. They can be expensive, though. But Warlord Games is helping alleviate that by having a Tank Sale over in their webshop now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    We all like free stuff. I mean, it’s free. Gotta love that. Well, Steve Barber Models is looking to give you free stuff. All you have to do is put your name in the hat by following them on Facebook.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    While I don’t consider myself a “Brony,” I do think that the various pony and unicorn stuff around is rather cool and interesting. Especially when it’s taken in various directions other than just MLP. One such thing that’s caught my eye is Unstable Unicorns. If you know of the Teeturtle website, you know the artwork already. Now, they’re making a card game where you’re trying to build a Unicorn army to crush your opponents.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    We’ve all seen countless fantasy settings. Most of them are rather Tolkien-esque in their approach. Well, Renegade Game Studios is looking to do something a little different. They’ve announced Overlight, a new universe that will be the bases for various new games. The first will be an RPG set in this all-new setting.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    I don’t like going to amusement parks. It’s just not my thing. Mostly, that’s because I don’t like roller coasters. I get motion sickness pretty bad. However, that doesn’t meant that I can’t enjoy games like Coaster Park, a new board game announced by Pandasaurus Games. I’ll happily sit at and play a game based on roller coasters. And this isn’t just some cards you’re playing, but actual 3D pieces as you make a real roller coaster.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    With the release of Starfinder, Silver Games has gone and updated their Ponyfinder: Beyond Everglow book to make it compatible with that system. Want to take your pony characters out into the stars? Want to give them cybernetic enhancements? Want to face off against new threats on distant planets? Now you can.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Age of Sigmar
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Games Workshop is looking to make sure that Age of Sigmar is well-supported on their end. To do that, they are coming out with the 2017 General’s Handbook. This book gives players multiple ways to play the game, as well as updating the various rules from previous editions. It’s available to pre-order now. Along with the book, there’s numerous Warscroll packs to order, as well as different army bundles.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    In the real world, Venus is a hellish planet. Rivers of iron. Clouds of sulfuric acid. Incinerating heat. It’s not a place you’d want to walk around on. However, the Venus in the Space 1889 universe is a bit more hospitable to life. And if you’d like to go there, Modiphius has released a whole sourcebook for our sister planet. It’s available now in both print and pdf versions.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Horror
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    At Gen Con over the weekend, Mantic had their display case set up. Inside was a lot of cool stuff, including the upcoming releases for The Walking Dead: All Out War. Well, you can get your hands on these new figures soon. And if you want them immediately as soon as they’re available, the best way to make sure of that is to put your name down on the list during their pre-order time, which is happening now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    It’s easy to feel like, after Gen Con, that there’s a lot less gaming to talk about. Of course, that’s definitely not the case. There’s still plenty to fill up your day with gaming goodness. That includes great gaming magazines like Wargames Illustrated. They have issue 359 available now for your downloading and reading pleasure. Or, you can order a hard copy if you prefer.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    All aboard!
    Days of Wonder continues their Ticket to Ride series with a new line going in. This one will take you to France and the Old West (though not at the same time). Ticket to Ride: France includes a double-sided map, with one letting players build routes all across France during the Industrial Revolution. Players will need to lay down tracks and decide what color those routes are before actually laying out their trains. The other side of the map is the Old West, where players will build routes from their home cities. But beware, build a route to a rival’s city and they’ll earn points, too.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Age of Sigmar
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    I am a greenskin. Deep down, the WAAAGH!! flows through my veins. Gork and Mork are my deities of choice. So, when I see that Forge World has started taking orders for a new Rogue Idol miniature, I’m certainly interested.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
    Sorry, whenever I see that name, that’s the first thing I think of. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. Well, one of Star Trek’s greatest villains is making his presence known in Star Trek: Frontiers. WizKids has announced The Return of Khan (KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!) expansion. Will the crew of the Enterprise be able to stop Khan (KHAAAAAAAAN!!!) from acquiring the power source from a Borg Cube and use it to take over the galaxy?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Warlord Games has some new Beyond the Gates of Antares releases for you. There’s a couple drones, as well as the new expansion book, The Chryseis Shard, as a pdf. You now, for those of you that don’t like to have to haul a real book around, and would prefer the electronic version (personally, I see pros and cons of both forms of media, so it’s really up to you).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    In Greycastle, they have a somewhat unique way of picking who will be in charge. You see, it’s not by heredity or by feats of strength, or by strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords. Instead, the leader is chosen from the various Guilds. The Guild Leader that brings the most honor and prestige to their guild becomes the King or Queen. That’s the story behind The King’s Guild, a new board game by Mirror Box Games up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    We’ve got a new HeroClix set coming out soon. This one focuses on the Norse god of Thunder, Thor, and the various allies and foes that surround him. WizKids has posted up a plethora of previews you can check out.
    I feel like I should be posting this tomorrow, with it being Thor’s Day and all… Oh well.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Knight Models is looking to update their Batman Miniatures Game rules set. We’re only a couple weeks from the launch of this new form of the rules, but they don’t want to make you wait until then to see what’s coming. Knight Models has a couple teasers up, giving you some hints as to what changes will be made.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 23rd, 2017
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    Space is vast. Relatively speaking, Earth is just a tiny speck of dust in a huge expanse of emptiness. So it seems reasonable that it’d been looked over by various alien races all this time. However, things have changed. We’ve been noticed. And, unfortunately, we have what the aliens want. Various groups are invading. Will humanity be able to repel them? That’s the story behind Wanted Earth, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 22nd, 2017
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    Many big announcements were made over the past week at Gen Con. One of them was Renegade Game Studios announcing that they’re coming out with a new card game called Clank! In! Space! Yes, exclamation points entirely necessary. Much like the fantasy version of the game, Clank! In! Space! sees the players as thieves, looking to steal some loot. This time, it’s from evil Lord Eradikus. Be quiet or get caught by the guards.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 22nd, 2017
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    Most subscription boxes give you something like some tchotchkes or a couple snacks or ingredients for a recipe or a couple miniatures. CosyKiller gives you something a bit different. It’s a new subscription box coming from Red Herring Games that is a murder mystery, packed with clues that let you hopefully solve the case. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 22nd, 2017
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    Dungeons are full of awesome loot. That’s just the nature of dungeons. They’re also full of dangerous monsters protecting said loot. Well, you want that loot, but don’t want to have to deal with the monsters. That makes you a lewt ninja. And that is what you’ll become in Lewt Ninja, a new card game from Grunt Games that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 22nd, 2017
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    Tradewala is a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter. In it, players are looking to collect a set of a single social issue. Much like trading stocks, it’s about speed and getting what you want. The game is fast-paced and real-time. No turns. Just go-go-go! Get what you want, trade away what you don’t need, and be the first to ring the bell to win.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Aug 22nd, 2017
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    While Star Wars Legion might be the Star Wars game that everyone’s talking about right now, Fantasy Flight certainly isn’t going to neglect their other Star Wars games. That includes X-Wing. They have announced the next wave of ships that will be available for the game. And one of these takes me down memory lane, since I remember using it when playing TIE Fighter a couple decades ago on my computer.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Aug 22nd, 2017
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    With Gen Con over, as far as I’m concerned, it’s fall. September, October, and November are my 3 favorite months. Corvus Belli is ready for September, too. They’ve posted up what will be the Infinity releases for that month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 22nd, 2017
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    Honestly, I didn’t have a huge “to buy” list for Gen Con. A couple miniatures from Steamforged. Some cool dice. And the newest Ascension set from Stone Blade Entertainment. I’m happy to say that I was able to get everything I wanted. But for those of you that couldn’t get to the show (or got to the Ultra-Pro booth after they sold out), you can get your Valley of the Ancients set as soon as it’s available by pre-ordering now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Aug 22nd, 2017
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    As I work at catching up with all the everything from the past week, here’s a mix of the terrain articles from the past couple days, along with some bite-sized gaming stories. I certainly can use the energy.

    Today we have: Syrinscape Creating Soundtracks for Starfinder, Acheson Creations Releases second set products from Dungeon Worlds 3 Kickstarter, Manorhouse Workshop Update 17 – Forgotten Halls: Into the Boxes, RPG WorldBuilder Up On Kickstarter, Heroic Maps Releases Upper Lockgold Street Map, Ogroid Chief Available From Brother Vinni, Brigade Models Releases New British Assault Ships, and RPG Player Kits from Crit Games Up On Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 22nd, 2017
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    So, you’ve got your reviews. Let’s move on to Podcasts. I’m sure many of you are going to be in a bit of a haze after the week that was Gen Con. So as you drag yourself back to the office and have to once more get into the swing of the office scene, here’s some podcasts to help you make the work week go by a bit quicker, and give you some “hair of the dog” in terms of gaming.

    Today we have: SAGA THORSDAY Episode 51: Norse-gael Battleboard and Tactics Pt 1; The Offline Gamer Episode 24: Ninja Ghost Cat; The D6 Generation Episode 219: Wayland, Warcradle, WWX, & Mulling Luck Mitigation Mechanics; The Cardboard Herald Episode 41: Anson Maddocks, Classic Magic: the Gathering Artist; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 125: Clank! in Space, Terraforming Mars Expansion, and The Climbers; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 225: Rommel; Singled Out Episode 43: Playing The Blacksmiths 6; Singled Out Episode 44: Guild Ball British Championships 2017; 40K Radio Episode 21: The Helsreach Interview; and Anonymous Tabletop Episode 17: Pros and Cons.

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