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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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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 5th, 2016
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    Well, they had one good one, why not do another? Mierce Miniatures has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funding for Darklands: Savage Hordes 2. This one starts right where the last one ended. Groups who didn’t have a chance to get troops or heroes have their chance now. Of course, there are various monsters to be had as well.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Feb 5th, 2016
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    Will you be in Seattle between May 27th and 30th this year? If so, you could make your way to Paizocon, the annual festival for all things Pathfinder. Tickets for the event have gone on sale, so you can go ahead and get them ordered. Paizo has also announced their guests of honor for the event.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 5th, 2016
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    People who are known for procuring vengeance, all gather together in one place!
    … Ok, so maybe it’s better when Cap does it. What do you want? I didn’t get injected with super-soldier serum. I’m just some dude.
    Anyway, welcome back to the ongoing saga that are the previews coming out for the Marvel Universe Miniatures Game. Hendybadger showed us the Guardians of the Galaxy set yesterday. Today we get a look at the Avengers.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Feb 5th, 2016
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    Well, the fellows over at Warlord Games sure have a lot to say about Bolt Action right now. They’ve got two special deals going and four new releases. If you’re looking for some new vehicles for your forces, there’s quite possibly something for you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Age of Sigmar
    Feb 5th, 2016
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    Well, it’s been a while since we’ve gotten something from the fantasy side of Forge World. Most of their releases tend to focus more on the sci-fi side of things. But such is not the case today. Age of Sigmar is getting a new mini in the form of Skaarac the Bloodborn. And he’s certainly been eating his Wheaties, as he’s a big boy.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 4th, 2016
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    Even award-winning games, after years of play, can find that there are some things that might not be the greatest and, as such, can use a bit of an update. That’s when they come out with a 2nd edition. Such is the case with Apocalypse World 2nd Edition that is up on Kickstarter now. Will you and your fellow survivors be able to make it in this post-apocalyptic RPG? Only if you’ve got your wits about you, anyway.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 4th, 2016
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    As I have said countless times, sourcebooks are a great resource for DMs/GMs to help expand their own games, regardless of originally what system they might have been created for. Of course, if you want to use the book with a particular system, or if you like a particular system and have been clamoring for more books for it, there’s nothing wrong with that, either. Up on Kickstarter now is the Gossamer Worlds Compendium, a sourcebook for the Lords of Gossamer and Shadow diceless RPG (because sometimes you want an outcome to be definite and not left to the whims of chance).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 4th, 2016
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    The badger is back at it again. He’s got another look at the upcoming Marvel Universe Miniatures Game over Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher. This time around it’s a bit of a closer look at what you’ll be getting in the Guardians of the Galaxy starter set for the upcoming game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Feb 4th, 2016
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    Thursday already? I guess a couple crazy days in the middle of the week will make it go by rather quickly. I do sort of hope today and tomorrow just go by without major incident, though, even though it does tend to make time go by fast. Instead, if we can just have a nice, calm, manageable Thursday and Friday, I’d be very appreciative.

    And I bet you guys would be appreciative of a Terrain Corner segment. So let’s do that.

    Today we have: Manorhouse Workshop Update #10 – 3D Bases – Modular Terrain, TabletopGamerStore.com Releases 28mm Scarred City Battle Ruined Buildings, LaserCutCard: Futurehab #3 Building Now Available, and Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat: Badlands Now Available.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 4th, 2016
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    Wave 23 is the next set of ships coming out for the Star Trek Attack Wing game from WizKids. It’s due to hit next month, so now’s a good time to start checking out what ships (and all the various extra crew/upgrades/etc they will have) will be available. The first of these previews is the U.S.S. Montgolfier.
    Shut up, Wesley!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 4th, 2016
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    Hey everyone! Who wants to go pillage a coastal settlement!? *watches everyone start to cheer* Well then, let’s go! garphill games has set sail their Explorers of the North Sea Kickstarter campaign. Now’s your chance to be the head of a viking clan and go raid and plunder.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Feb 4th, 2016
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    Ah, the pre-order. Putting out money in advance for something in order to make sure you get it as soon as possible once it’s made available. Most of us have done it, myself in included. There’s certainly nothing wrong with getting really excited about an upcoming release for a game or other project you like. And that’s why Plaid Hat Games has started taking pre-orders for the next two Ashes expansion packs.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 4th, 2016
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    Strike Force, by Aaron Allston, broke ground as the first superhero campaign guide. Sure, you can have your fantasy settings or your sci-fi settings and all that all you want, but if you want guys in tights and capes flying around, you gotta get some superhero action in. Well, there’s a new, expanded version of Strike Force that’s up on Kickstarter now and looking for some funding love.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 4th, 2016
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    They say that variety is the spice of life. It’s nice to have options, particularly in your gaming. Just a few changes here and there can turn an old favorite into a new favorite. Well, Fantasy Flight Games is big on helping with just that sort of thing, and they’ve got a new Hero and Monster Collection coming for Descent: Journeys in the Dark they’d like to tell you about.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 3rd, 2016
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    Well, in a way, this is creating one of those “supergroup” pairings that we’ve been seeing a lot of lately. Zev Shlasinger has taken up the position of head of WizKids Games’ Board Game Section. For those that don’t recognize the name Zev Shlasinger, he’s the guy that put the “Z” in Z-Man Games. He created the company and led it until he sold the company in 2011. Well, he’s still got plenty of gaming ideas to go around, and that’s what he’ll be bringing to WizKids.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 3rd, 2016
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    I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
    But the people that choose to spend the night at Creepstone Manor will be. The dark and spooky house had been left, abandoned for decades. Then some entrepreneurs came and decided to turn it into a swanky hotel. However, despite the fact that nobody was living at the manor, it wasn’t exactly unoccupied, and the residents aren’t happy with the new changes being made. As such, the various ghosts are looking to scare away the guests. That’s the story behind Ghostel, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 3rd, 2016
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    Ah, there’s nothing like the life of a pirate. Raiding enemies and plundering their loot. Swilling grog. Singing pirate tunes.
    Just gotta watch out about going overboard. It’s a heck of a drop.
    Heck of a drop? Well, it’s a heck of a drop for the sky pirates in Aether Captains, anyway. What’s Aether Captains? It’s the new board game from Mage Company and Ninja Division and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 3rd, 2016
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    *guitar*
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
    Heroes in a half-shell.
    Yeah… if you’re anywhere near my age, you only read those couple lines a certain way, and I’m sure the theme song to that cartoon series is in your head now. Well, it should be, because the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past board game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Feb 3rd, 2016
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    Well… that was a bit of an adventure.
    For those interested in keeping track, Monday I noticed my car had a coolant leak. Tuesday I took it into the shop. They originally said, “it’ll just be a couple hours.” Then they said, “it’ll be overnight (they needed a part).” So, seeing as I was clear on the other side of town, I crashed at a friend’s place (as a 50mi walk home didn’t sound fun), picked up my car this morning, and am now back into the office. Hooray!

    You know what I could use? A snack. Or at least some snack-sized gaming stories.

    Hey! Look what we’ve got here!

    In today’s Snippets we have: Collins Epic Wargames introduces Milestone Rewards for Polyversal, Cast Metal Gaming Dice on Kickstarter, FatMan Productions Posts New Previews For Awakening Recon, Frostgrave Fan Base Launched, Blacksmith Miniatures release: the apothecary, Photos from Nuremberg Spielwarenmesse 2016, Malifaux translated to Italian, The Circle of Chaos Kickstarter Going On Now, Shipping Update from Nexus Miniatures, Titan-Forge releases new Void Cannon, Last Couple of Days for Era: The Consortium Kickstarter, and Coming on 13th Feb – Era: Lyres Pocket Edition – a £1 Tabletop RPG.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 3rd, 2016
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    Sometimes you want to mix up the “old classic” style card games. Sure, you might be able to play a game of Rummy with grandma, but if you want to play with just some of your gaming friends, it might not be as “lively” a game as you’d like. Well, that’s where Jynx comes in. It takes a game like Contract Rummy and gives it a party card game twist.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 3rd, 2016
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    In my Facebook news feed, I’ll often see stories about people modifying video games in some form. Remaking classic levels of video games with new game engines. Turning Metroid levels on their side. All sorts of stuff. Well, now you can modify one of your video game card games in much the same way. Brotherwise Games has made it so you can make your own Boss Monster cards.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 3rd, 2016
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    Well Amos Moses was a cajun. He lived by himself in the swamp. He hunted alligator for livin’. He’d just a-knock ’em in the head with a stump.
    Now you can be like Amos Moses and head to the swamp in Swamped, a new card game from Bellwether Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 3rd, 2016
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    There have been plenty of mythological women from all around the world. Stories of creatures like harpies and gorgons and such are widespread. While researching a different book, author Christopher Stoll kept coming across these stories. Well, he’s decided to put them together into one book that DMs and GMs can use for their RPGs. That book is the Feminomicon and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 3rd, 2016
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    It’s not always the first time you put yourself on Kickstarter that you make it to your goal. But that shouldn’t dishearten you. There’s still plenty of chance to regroup and make it back again. That’s what’s going on with Battle Arena Show. Their first time on Kickstarter didn’t go as planned, but they’re back and better than ever.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 2nd, 2016
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    It’s never easy when siblings fight. You try and raise your kids to know the difference between right and wrong, wanting them to get along and play nice together. But then one goes and steals your crown and creates an army to protect it. Don’t you just hate when that happens?
    I… guess that sort of thing only happens if you’re Odin. But still! That’s the story behind Thunder and Lightning, a new card game announced by Z-Man Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dungeons & Dragons
    Feb 2nd, 2016
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    “You can accomplish whatever you put your mind to” holds a bit of extra meaning for you psionics-players out there. Different from magic, psionics allows characters to use the “power of positive thinking” in order to change the world around them. In this installment of Unearthed Arcana, Wizards of the Coast expands on the Psionics class.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Feb 2nd, 2016
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    Do you have what it takes to be part of a combat patrol during WWII? Making your way along some seemingly quiet road in, say Europe, just checking out the scenery, making sure no Nazis are laying in wait. Of course, being a skirmish game we’re talking about here, “there’s not actually enemies around and we’re just going for a nice walk” isn’t much of a scenario. There’s going to be enemies, and now you can play out these encounters with Combat Patrol, a WWII skirmish game that Sally 4th will be publishing for UK/European audiences.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 2nd, 2016
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    Aetherium is getting 50% bigger. House Ikaru, a new 3rd faction for the game, is up on Kickstarter now. This new faction is sure to shake up the balance of the Aetherium, as their operatives move in to show that financial control of the real world is only the start of the aspirations of this giant megacorporation.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 2nd, 2016
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    Well, as you are reading this, I will be sitting in a repair shop waiting room, getting a coolant leak on my car fixed. Fun times. In order to drown out the sound of daytime TV that’s playing, I’m going to take the time to listen to some gaming podcasts. If you’re in a dull and mentally-draining place like I am, perhaps you can stave off total brain-death by listening to some engaging podcasts as well. Which ones? Well, I’m glad you asked.

    In today’s Podcast Roundup we’ve got: Game Classy 106: Really Stupid Looking Wulfen, Man Battlestations Podcast Ep 3: Class “C” Naval Games & Carrier Ops, Plaid Hat Games Podcast Ep 197: Just Do It – Make the game, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 39: Real Time, Meeples & Miniatures podcast Ep 164: Lords & Lands/Wargames Illustrated, and News of the North – 2016-02-02.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 2nd, 2016
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    Well… it’s happened again. Gavin left the kettle on too long and the world has ended. Don’t you just hate it when that happens? Well, it looks like the remains of humanity will once more have to collect themselves together into small tribes and search the wasteland for the supplies needed to survive in a harsh and uncaring world. That’s just what’s happened in The Wastelanders: 2048, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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