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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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    By Polar_Bear
    In Arcadia Quest
    Aug 17th, 2017
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    At a media event held by CMON, they previewed numerous upcoming games that they have been working on. The first that I’d like to talk about is Arcadia Quest: Riders. Sure, the Guilds have had animal companions with their cute, little pets. But now, they’ll be able to actually take to battle riding impressive steeds!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    There’s treasure in them-thar barrows. And you aim to be the one to get it. Collect together your band of legendary heroes and head into the deep, dark, foreboding, and monster-infested halls underneath dark-ages Britain. That’s what you’ll be doing in Darkholds: Ancient Barrows, a new fantasy board game from Mierce Miniatures that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    Man, people sure do love to get into wars. I have a history degree, and I still can’t keep up with all of them. I have to admit… I have no clue what the Marlburian Wars were. But if they’re a favorite of yours, Studio Capitan has released Marlburian Commander, a new set of rules for fighting those battles on your tabletop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    There’s a new subscription box that will be available soon. This one is called QST and it’s bringing together some of the greatest minds in gaming to deliver you regular games right to your doorstep. The project is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    I used to play a lot of Scrabble. I still have my Deluxe set that’s got ridges on the board to keep the tiles in place and the whole thing’s on a Lazy Susan, so you can spin it around to see the words easier. It’s a great game. But, occasionally, it could get a bit old. Well, Digraphs are here to help shake things up. They’re a set of new tiles that can be added to the game. They’re up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    As I’ve said numerous times over the past couple weeks, Gen Con is coming. Like… tomorrow. There’s going to be, oh, about a bajillion things going on, so it’s best to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Plus, since we didn’t get it on Monday (and there’s a chance I might not be able to get to it tomorrow), let’s go ahead and get some Terrain Corner pieces in here, too.

    So, in all we have: 1-48TACTIC now has free add ons, Warzone Studio Releases Gigafactory Battle Mat, Brigade Models Releases 2mm Scale City Blocks, Crocodile Games Releases Remastered Abominable Snowbeast, Badlands: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames, New Statuesque Female Heads on Sale for 10% off, Darkmook Paper Miniatures Releases Supernatural Western Town Terrain, A Dog’s Life Introduces Tillman the Skateboarding dog, The Army Painter Announces Runewars Paint Sets, and Arid Plain! Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    You know, a lot of bad things can happen out in space. So when a giant ice hauler suddenly started changing its course and not telling anybody why, people were curious. Enough so that a team has been sent out to find out what happened. That’s what’s going on in The Dying Ship, a new full-length adventure for the Coriolis RPG. It’s available now from Modiphius.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    WWII was truly a global conflict. While the various European forces were making their way back and forth across that continent, and Rommel and Monty were dueling it out in Africa, the islands of the Pacific saw plenty of fighting as well. Sally 4th is now letting you recreate those battles with their South Pacific supplement for Combat Patrol. It is available now. But it’s not just the supplement that’s new. There’s also a new deck box and some terrain.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    It’s coming down to the wire. It’s the last day before Gen Con officially begins (though, trust me, there’s plenty of activity going on behind the scenes). Vendors are setting up their booths and carting in product. What sort of product? New and awesome things you’ve yet to see. Plaid Hat Games has some of those, and you’ll be able to check them out tomorrow.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    Most of us have known someone who just had too many cats. I had a neighbor when I lived out on Kansas that was a true “reclusive crazy cat lady.” Well, those cats started out as kittens. And maybe the lady was just looking to create a cat army. That’s what you’ll be doing in Kitten Casualty, trying to build up a cat army. Of course, your opponents don’t want that, and so will be looking to take your kittens out of the fight. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    Many gamers love tweaking their army lists to get the most out of them. They look for any points-saving measure they can find. Well, the Guns for Hire expansion for the X-Wing Miniatures Game gives Scum & Villainy players several new options to do just that. One such is the Vaksai title. It reduces the costs of upgrades to the ship it’s on.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 16th, 2017
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    Well, they did it once. Why not do it again? Steamforged Games found great success with their Dark Souls board game. Now they’re looking to add another dark and loved video game to the tabletop. They’ve announced that this fall they will be running a Kickstarter campaign to create a Resident Evil 2 board game.
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