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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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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 22nd, 2017
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    I know. I know. I know. It’s Tuesday, not Saturday. But I was a tad busy Saturday, if you didn’t notice. 😉
    So, after flying home yesterday, and then getting around 12 hours of sleep overnight, I’m looking to get back into the swing of things here. Most companies “shut down” during Gen Con, since they were all at the show, but there’s still plenty to catch up with from over the weekend. That starts with the reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

    Today we have: Isle of Skye, Zoo Ball, Hunt the Ravager, Evolution, Arena of the Gods, Biotix, Secrets of the Lost Station, Spoils of War, Open Combat Sword Masters, Gothic, The Golden Sails, The Lost Expedition, FourCuatro, Lazer Ryderz, Loot the Body,

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Aug 21st, 2017
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    Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today’s a travel day for me. Then we’ll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It’s impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There’s just too many to list (and my brain is still far, far too tired, even after some sleep). But it was an amazing show. Every year, I wonder if “The Greatest 4 Days in Gaming” is going to be false advertising or not, and every year, it proves itself correct. The show does, truly, deserve that title. Anyway, here’s the last galleries from the show. I hope you like ’em.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 20th, 2017
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    Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren’t all packed in like sardines, for the most part. You could still get around to see all the great booths here at the show. Though taking pictures was sometimes difficult. But take them I did. And here they are for you to see.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Aug 19th, 2017
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    Gen Con is a great place to pick up new releases for the games you love. Well, you don’t have to just be at Gen Con in order to get the latest offerings for Dark Age from CMON. They have posted up August’s releases in their webshop, and they should be available at your LGS, so you can go pick up yours today.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In A Song of Ice and Fire
    Aug 19th, 2017
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    Once more it’s early in the A.M. and I’m up. That’s just my schedule. But I’ve got another batch of galleries to show off from Day 2 of Gen Con. Remember, the best way to see these immediately is to follow us over on our Facebook page. Anyway, let’s get to it!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Aug 18th, 2017
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    Well, Fantasy Flight is known for pulling out a big announcement while at Gen Con, and this is one of the biggest I can think of. They have announced Star Wars Legion, a new miniatures game based on the Star Wars universe.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 18th, 2017
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    At the CMON Media Event, we were able to get a look at various games that they have coming down the pipeline. One has a bit of extra pull for me, since I’m an old greenskin. Green Horde is the newest set for Zombicide: Black Plague. The horrible zombie menace hasn’t just been contained to humans and some animals. The Orcs have also fallen victim to it. The implications for that are pretty gruesome for the few remaining survivors.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 18th, 2017
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    Eric Lang is known for his “dudes on a map” type of games. One of those that people are really excited to get is Rising Sun. There, players are in charge of their own clan in a fantasy version of Medieval Japan. Will your clan use honor and diplomacy to attain power? Or will it backstab anyone it can in search of their ultimate goal? You decide.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 18th, 2017
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    The Bloodborne card game takes players into a dark and scary world where death more-than-likely awaits you just around the corner with big, pointy teeth! You thought it was tough enough, but it’s about to get harder in The Hunter’s Nightmare expansion. We got a look at this upcoming set at a Media Event hosted by CMON.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In A Song of Ice and Fire
    Aug 18th, 2017
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    The Media Event that CMON held here at Gen Con gave us a chance to check out what they have coming down the pipeline in terms of new releases. One of the games people were most-interested in was A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game. The Kickstarter campaign was a success, making sure that this game has a great starting point to go from.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 18th, 2017
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    It’s early dawn here at Gen Con Day 2. I… wish I could tell you what happened to Day 1. I swear it was just here a minute ago. At least, that’s how it feels. I can tell you that the hall is busy. But what would you expect from a show that’s sold out? Thursday already felt like a Saturday. So it’s anyone’s guess as to what the rest of the show will be like.

    Anyway, over on the TGN Facebook page, I’ve been regularly updating with galleries from the show. Here’s what we had yesterday.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Aug 17th, 2017
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    As you all can probably tell from the multiple times I’ve mentioned it: I’m in Indy for Gen Con. It’s the 50th anniversary of the show and so it’s going to be quite wild. The show is completely sold out! Already, over the past couple days, I’ve seen this city start to swell with gaming enthusiasts from all over the world (literally, I’ve seen people from Brazil, Italy, China, and many other countries). If you want to get the fastest updates about what I’m checking out, be sure to head over the TGN Facebook Page, where I’ll be regularly posting galleries of the various booths from around the show floor. Got anything specific you want to make sure I get photos of? Feel free to post below and I’ll see what I can do.

    Let’s get ready for a great Gen Con!

    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 17th, 2017
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    Continuing with our look at new products that CMON was showing off at a media event here at Gen Con, we get a look at a game that looks pretty kick ass. It’s Kick-Ass! Once more, I was able to wrangle Eric M. Lang away and get the lowdown on this new game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 17th, 2017
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    At a media event here at Gen Con, CMON was showing off some new games they have coming down the pipeline. I was able to grab designer Eric M. Lang and get the lowdown about Hate, a new bloody and brutal board game that will be CMON next Kickstarter project.
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