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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 10th, 2016
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    In yet another installment of “that game’s over here now,” Zenit Miniatures has acquired the commercial rights to Last Saga, the sci-fi miniatures game by Rocket Games. Rocket Games will continue with creative development of the miniatures range and of the game, but it’s going to be available from Zenit Miniatures.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Feb 10th, 2016
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    Well, as Lynyrd Skynyrd said, Tuesday’s gone. That, of course, means we’ve moved on to Wednesday. Woo! We’re halfway through the week! Always a good feeling that. The weekend is getting closer every minute. Before we get there, though, we need to serve up some bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past couple days.

    This time around we have: New releases from Scotia Grendel, New Targeting System From Puppets War, AntiMatter Games Previews The Beast of Blood Reef, Polyversal After Action Report from Williamsburg Muster, Guadalcanal Battle Set Released by Topside Minis, New Sturmgewehr soldiers from Iron Cross Miniatures, New Trays and Bags Available From Battle Foam, and New Tanks and Turrets From LaserCutCard.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Feb 10th, 2016
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    It’s time once again to raise the painting level of the website by letting you know that the next issue of Figure Painter Magazine is available for your downloading and reading pleasure. Does your painting need a bit of a boost? Want to learn the techniques of some of the greatest painters out there? You’ll want to pick up this issue.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Feb 10th, 2016
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    While all our readers down in Australia are trying to not get any sun on them, for fear of instantly bursting into flames, us up in the Northern Hemisphere are having to deal with conditions slightly south of 0C. So if you’re here in the frozen tundra of… uh… Atlanta, or even elsewhere, you can take your players in Death of Legends, the dark fantasy RPG, to the First Kingdoms, an icy land of magic.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 10th, 2016
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    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. You can gain a lot of information from that first attempt, and such knowledge will be invaluable in future endeavors. Also, knowing is half the battle. And with that reference out of the way, I once more give you Venom Assault from SpyGlass Games. They have relaunched their Kickstarter with a new determination to make the world safe for all peoples.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 10th, 2016
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    I’ve mentioned a couple times recently about being a teetotaler. However, while that means I may not actually drink, it doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy a good game based on some sort of spirit. Such would be the case with Vinhos Deluxe, which is up on Kickstarter now, looking for some funding love. Do you have what it takes to be the best wine maker in all of Portugal?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 10th, 2016
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    I read several webcomics, as you have probably seen me mention before. One of them is Cyanide and Happiness. For those that don’t know, Cyanide and Happiness is a (generally) 3-panel comic with a distinct edge to it. They don’t flinch at taking on rather taboo subjects and a lot of the time you’ll find yourself laughing and cringing all at the same time. Well, they’ve turned their comic into a card game and have put that card game up on Kickstarter for you to check out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    From a camp where I run away from zombies to a camp where I learn to be a ninja. Probably could’ve used the skills from the latter in the former, but waddyagonnado? Anyway, I had participated in the Kickstarter campaign for Ninja Camp from Action Phase Games. I’d played a demo of it at last year’s CMON Expo (and wrote up a review that you can read here) and liked it enough that I wanted in on it as soon as possible.

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    Well, the Kickstarter campaign long since ended and backers are starting to get their sets. I got mine and figured I’d give you a look inside.

    So grab your merit badges, it’s time for another TGN Unboxing. This time it’s Ninja Camp by Action Phase Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    Natural Selection. Survival of the Fittest. Evolution. Whatever you decide to call it, it’s the process by which organisms change in order to be better-suited for the environment they are in. It’s happening all around us all the time, though generally at a pace far too slow for us to really notice. But you can play out such changes in Evolution: Climate, a new board game based on the award-winning Evolution card game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    Anthropomorphic elephants. There really aren’t enough games with anthropomorphic elephants in them. Sure, I’d like to get some more anthropomorphic bears, but you take what you can get, and if I can get anthropomorphic elephants, I’ll take them. Having said that, I direct you to Parallax: Warband, a fantasy miniatures skirmish game, which has relaunched over on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    They say that all good things must come to an end. That includes the Multiverse. Greater Than Games is bringing the Multiverse to an end. But, like in true comic book fashion, they’re going out with a bang. They have launched their Sentinels of the Multiverse: OblivAeon Kickstarter campaign in order to fund this final expansion.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    Shiver me timbers! Yo, ho, ho! And a bottle of rum!
    We had the news a while ago about the 7th Sea license and how things played out with AEG. Well, John Wick has launched his Kickstarter campaign for a 2nd edition of the 7th Sea RPG. For those that don’t know, 7th Sea takes inspiration from places like the Three Musketeers and The Princess Bride and brings all that swashbuckling action to your tabletop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    It’s a rather chilly day here in Atlanta. We actually had some flurries earlier. Of course, being from up north, I didn’t think much of it. Meanwhile, many of the locals are going stark raving mad. But waddyagonnado? Even though I’m not going crazy, I still would prefer to just sit with a nice cup of hot cocoa, wrapped up in a warm blanket, and listen to some gaming podcasts. Oh look, here’s a nice list of them for you.

    Today we have: The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 1, Blue Peg Pink Peg Episode 66- Dark Moon and Relationship Games, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep: 40 – Finite Plays, and Privateer Press Primecast Episode 27.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    Though I may be in Atlanta, it certainly doesn’t feel like the “sunny South” right now. Yes, I know it’s much, much colder in my old stomping grounds in, say, Chicago, but it’s not like it’s beach weather here, either. Nobody’s way down yonder on the Chattahoochee learning to swim right now (or at least, I seriously doubt they are). It feels much more like the great, white North, which is where Omens of Ice, the upcoming expansion for Elder Sign, takes you. Today, Fantasy Flight Games is giving us a look inside this icy expansion.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    It’s with a heavy heart that we must inform you of the passing of artist Wayne England. You may not initially recognize the name, but you almost surely will recognize his art. Wayne has worked with many different gaming companies over the years, producing art for many beloved games. He had a distinct style that helped bring many of our favorite game worlds to life and he will be sorely missed.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    Bushido is the code of honor and morals developed by the Japanese samurai. It’s also the name of one of my favorite miniatures games. Well, now it can be the name of (potentially) one of my favorite card games, too, as Pawnjoker has launched a Kickstarter for Bushido, the card game, and is looking for some funding love.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    And we go from a game that’s available in pdf to one that’s available in print. And not extremely dissimilar styles, either. Nine Dragons RPG Ltd. has announce that Honour, the first of their primary RPG books, is now available. The game is a wide mix of sci-fi, interdimensional travel, Asian-inspired lore, and other various elements combined into one.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 9th, 2016
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    As a teetotaler, I would’ve been just fine during prohibition. But I realize I’m in the minority and people gotta have their hooch. Well, when all the bars closed down, people had to take their social drinking underground. Speakeasies opened up all over the country. Some were just basements with a bathtub full of gin. Others were a bit nicer. Such is the case with The Opulent (as you could tell from its name). Now, you get to be one of the people working at this 1920s bar, entertaining all sorts of guests.
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    By Polar_Bear
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    Feb 9th, 2016
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    At the suggestion of a friend, I recently watched through a bunch of the Naruto anime series. And while I can’t say that I particularly liked the show, itself, the concepts of all the various ninjas was pretty cool. Special Jutsus and Chakra energy and all that other kind of high-flying fun stuff would be great to play as an RPG. Oh hey! Look! It’s Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, now available in pdf format. Just what I was looking for.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 8th, 2016
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    Feed me, Seymour!
    Ok, so it’s not exactly Little Shop of Horrors over at Wyrd with this Monday Preview, but it’s pretty close. You don’t need a green thumb in order to use this new figure, but I don’t see how it could hurt if you did as we take a look at the next Emissary for Malifaux.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 8th, 2016
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    Your galaxy is just going along, not doing anybody any harm, just minding its own business. Sure, not everyone is living in harmony, but it’s nothing really huge going on, as far as a whole galaxy might be concerned. But then some out-of-towner has to come in and cause a ruckus. Such is the case in Awakening Recon, a new sci-fi miniatures game from FatMan Productions. The Ipse are attacking and it’s up to the denizens of the galaxy to send them packing. Though don’t expect everyone to get along suddenly. But waddyagonnado?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 8th, 2016
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    Mantic’s Kickstarter campaign for The Walking Dead: All Out War continues to shuffle along over on Kickstarter. But then again, zombies shuffle. It’s what they do. With just over a week gone in the campaign, they’ve made it to over 5x funded, breaking into several stretch goals along the way. To help entice more into the zombie lifestyle, they’ve posted up an overview of the rules over on their website.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 8th, 2016
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    One Page Rules is mostly known for making condensed and alternate versions of other popular miniatures games in both the sci-fi and fantasy range. Well, they’ve got a brand new game available, and it’s not a direct “our own version” of any particular system. Yes, it’s a starship battle game, and you can play large scale or small scale, but it’s its own thing. I’m talking about Orion’s Gate.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 8th, 2016
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    Football season (well, American football, anyway) is over. But that just means you can move your gridiron action to the gaming table. There’s plenty of fantasy sports games you can enjoy. But if you’re going to be playing those, or other miniatures games, you’ll want a good-looking gaming table. And that’s what we’re here to help with today.

    This Terrain Corner we have stories on: Acheson Creations Announces Dungeon Worlds 2 Kickstarter, Deep-Cut Studio releases new Frost-grave gaming mat, Antenociti’s Workshop Releases Happy Panda Noodles, and Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat: Dust Town Now Available.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 8th, 2016
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    Another day, another Ninja Division announcement about a new game that they are going to be publishing for gaming audiences. This time around they’re teaming up with Succubus Publishing to bring you Middara. The game was originally funded via Kickstarter. Succubus Publishing will finish all the Kickstarter fulfillment, then it will move over to Ninja Division for worldwide distribution into gaming stores.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 8th, 2016
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    I enjoy Gin Rummy and other Rummy-family games. They’re a great way to spend some time if you want a little bit lighter in terms of a card game. But what if you want a little more interaction between players? Maybe a little bit of War mixed in with your Rummy? That’s where Clash of the Cards comes in. It’s a new light strategy card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 8th, 2016
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    In games like Space Hulk, you see what’s going in inside the ship, but you don’t really get a feel for what the ship is doing, itself. In a game like Star Wars Armada, you get a feel of what the ships are doing, but only an abstracted sense of what’s going on inside the ship. But if you watch something like Star Trek, you know that what’s going on outside and what’s going on inside are definitely linked (and you wonder why those chairs don’t have seat belts). That’s where Battlestations comes in, and they’re up on Kickstarter now looking to fund a 2nd edition.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 8th, 2016
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    You’re just minding your own business aboard the space station, checking some computer monitor for a bunch of system statuses that haven’t changed seemingly in forever. You yawn, take another sip of coffee, and wonder if anything exciting will ever happen aboard this dumb station. But be careful what you wish for, because with that, a giant jolt rocks the ship and suddenly you find yourself running for your life down the corridors of the Argo, looking for an escape pod. That’s the story anyway, behind the Argo board game that Flatlined Games has launched on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Feb 8th, 2016
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    *puts on some Ozzy – Bark at the Moon* It seemed the most appropriate song to go along with this news story. Werewolves of London came in a close second. Anyway, the Space Wolves are getting themselves a new codex and also some new models in the form of some new-looking wulfen figures. You can order them now on the Games Workshop website.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Feb 7th, 2016
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    Ah, Sunday.
    For me, at least, the relaxing day of the week. Sure, there’s chores to do like laundry and cooking for the week, but overall, it’s a day to just relax a bit. Also, I’m told there’s some major sporting event-thing going on today. Ok, I know it’s the Super Bowl. But I’m more of a “hockey” guy than a “football” guy. But hey, if you are going to watch the Super Bowl, nothing goes better than a bunch of bite-sized snacks.

    Speaking of bite-sized, here’s some bite-size stories to munch on.

    Today we have: ADAPT Card Game Reaches Funding Goal, Nightmare Forest: Dead Run Reaches Funding Goal, New Old West Releases From Knuckleduster, Battle Arena Show Reaches Funding Goal, New Statuesque Asylum character and TWO new sizes of female head sprues, New Warsenal Limited Edition Unit Markers for Infinity The Game Released, New Video Preview for Polyversal 6mm SciFi Game, The Rhinotaur Added to Circle of Chaos Kickstarter, Age of Tyrants announces how to play videos, The Dryden Heavy Destroyer Miniature is Now Available, and Mountain Miniatures preview pics for End of Times Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Blood Rage
    Feb 6th, 2016
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    And we’ve successfully made it to Saturday. After the… incredible craziness that was this past week, I’m extremely thankful for just a low-key, simple Saturday. Once I’m done here I’ve got a Colossal to put together for a friend. Then I’m gonna just watch some movies. What movies? … I’ve not really decided yet. Perhaps Snatch, The Blues Brothers, something Monty Python, … obviously I haven’t really decided yet, but it’ll be good to just chill.

    Before that, though, I need to get you some review articles. So let’s do that.

    Today we have: Savage Forged Miniatures’ Stalker Zed, Crooked Dice Danger 5 7TV starter set, Legends of Andor, Escape Room in a Box, Food Chain Magnate, Blood Rage, Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game, A.D.A.P.T., Pittsburgh 68, Fuse, Karuba, Kemet, Star Wars Timeline, Terra Mystica, Elysium, and Splendor.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 5th, 2016
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    Add another to the “games being brought to an English demographic” pile. This is one you’ll want to keep your shoes on for, lest you step on one of the pieces in bare feet. Renegade Game Studios has teamed up with Post Scriptum to bring you Brick Party.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 19th Century
    Feb 5th, 2016
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    While Bolt Action might encompass a very specific set of years, Warlord Games’ Black Powder line spans quite a number of years, as well as numerous conflicts that took place all across the globe during said time periods. There are a couple new releases for the line that are separated by as much as 60 years.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Feb 5th, 2016
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    You’ve got to have strong individuals to be in charge and take the lead if you want your group to succeed. This certainly holds true for a group such as the Rebellion. They were outnumbered and outgunned greatly by the Imperial forces. Without strong and competent leaders, the Emperor would’ve never been overthrown. Now you, too, can join the ranks of leaders of the Rebellion with the Lead by Example sourcebook for the Star Wars RPG from Fantasy Flight Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Feb 5th, 2016
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    Well, after quite an eventful week including having to spend a night at a friend’s place because my car was being fixed, it’s made its way to once more be Friday. Booyah. Though not exactly “cheering my way” into the weekend, it’s more like a sigh of relief. But hey, any way that it has arrived, it has arrived. That means we’ve got another group of bite-size stories to serve up for you.

    Today we have: New Doom Rippers Available From Puppets War, Previews Posted For True Messiah Card Game, Space Pioneers Coming To Kickstarter Next Week, 75mm Ky-rà available from Kabuki Models, New Tufts Available From The Army Painter, New Kromlech Gravity Cannons Now Available, Malifaux now available in Spanish, Fighting Fungi miniatures now at Alternative Armies, and Free Heart February Back at Advanced Deployment.

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