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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Sep 24th, 2016
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    It’s that time again, everyone. It’s Saturday. When you read this, it’ll be at least 2pm, Eastern. But for me, currently, it’s 5:30am. I’ve got a group of friends coming over for some gaming starting at 9am and have a bunch to get done before that. We’ll probably get in some Ascension, Blokus, maybe Dogs of War. All good stuff. Also, we’ll probably talk about characters for a D&D game that’s starting to coalesce. But that’s as may be, in the meantime, I need to type up your Review Roundup for the day.

    Today we have: Arcadia Quest, The Pioneers Program, Dungeon Saga, The Hunt for the Ring, Tripods & Triplanes, Brides & Bribes, Terraforming Mars, Guild Ball, Cry Havoc, Flip City and Flip City: Reuse, Steam Time, M.U.L.E., Brick Party, and Snowdonia.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    It’s the end of the 19th Century. Technological innovations have made it so man and machine have taken to the skies in large numbers. Smoke-belching behemoths ply the airways as they patrol for enemy flying ships. The enemy is spotted! To battlestations! Wings of smaller aircraft take off, looking to intercept the enemy forces. Massive flying battleships, dreadnaughts, cruisers, and destroyers engage in combat far above the Earth’s surface. That’s the story behind Imperial Skies, which is available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    One of the bigger announcements recently was Fantasy Flight coming out with a new Star Wars-themed game. People have been wondering how this new game will work. Well, we’ve got some previous previews that show off what the dice and such look like, and even a bit about what all the symbols mean. This time around, we get into the game round and how it actually works.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Age of Sigmar
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    Blood for the Blood God!
    Just about every gamer knows that call. It means the champions of Khorne are out looking to revel in the glory of slaughter and kill in the name of their chaotic god. Khorne’s elite champions are called Gorechosen and have spilled much blood and taken may skulls in the name of Khorne. But if it’s mighty skulls that bring the most glory to Khorne, than the skull of a Gorechosen must be one of the best, right? The Gorechosen certainly think so, and so they have decided to see which of them is the strongest. That’s the story behind Gorechosen, a new arena combat game from Games Workshop releasing tomorrow.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Horror
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    A parent can think of little worse than the loss of a child. One such rather wealthy couple has had their daughter stolen away from them. They’ve put out a call to anyone who might be able to track down and find out what happened, and hopefully bring the daughter back safe and sound. Unfortunately, this is the world of Malifaux and nothing is ever that easy.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay! The gateway to the weekend. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the next couple days. I don’t have anything specific lined up, but there’s still plenty of time. At the very least, I’m thinking I want to make some brownies this weekend. Though I might throw in something a little special…
    That being cayenne pepper. You know, I’ve heard a lot about mixing “heat” with “sweet” and am finally gonna give it a go. I’ll let you know about the results.

    Anyway, before we get to those tasty bites, we have some tasty bites here to deal with.

    On today’s platter we have: New Thousand Sons Legion Transfer Sheet From Forge World, Lead Adventure Miniatures Launches Astropolis Kickstarter, Terrible Kids Stuff Posts September New Releases, New Damage Trackers From Proxie Models, Syrinscape Releases Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role: Goblin Raid SoundPack, Code Orange Games Running Free Collision Model Giveaway Contest, Kromlech Weekend Promo: Jump Packs, Turncoat Games Running WWII Cavalry Kickstarter, and Sally 4th Posts Free Combat Patrol – Falklands War Supplement.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    Legends tell of an ancient race, the Void Gods, that came from the stars to this world. Their magic was far beyond what anyone to that point had ever even imagined. The world, called Koth, was inhabited by, among other things, demons. Those demons eventually found the Void Gates created by the Void Gods and unlocked their power, letting them travel among the stars, themselves. However, the hubris of the demons eventually led to their downfall, as all the various races they came to enslave rose up against them. The demons were left to rot in Hell’s prison, Tartarus. That was also eons ago. So far back that even this important event is relegated to forgotten myths and legends. Well, the demons are looking to make their way back. Now, those old myths and legends are being sought out to see if any sort of prophecy or information can keep the demons from once again taking over. That’s the story behind Demon Gate, an apocalyptic fantasy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    In a couple months, Cryptozoic will be coming out with the Attack On Titan Deck-Building Game. It puts players in the role of defenders of humanity against the rampaging Titans as they run through the city, snatching up anyone they can and devouring them. With the release date getting closer (that being November 9th, in case you didn’t know), Cryptozoic has posted up a nice preview article about what you can expect.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    While out exploring, you and your fellow adventurers come across the ancient and lost city of Codinca. What a find! However, the former inhabitants didn’t really want people just coming back to their places and rummaging around. As such, they’ve barred passage through the city via a set of elaborate puzzles. It’s up to you to figure out these cryptic runes and be the first inside the temple, being able to claim the treasure within for yourself. That’s the story behind Codinca, now available from Ninja Division.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    I totally failed to realize that yesterday was the first day of autumn. So it’s officially ok to start talking about all things spooky and scary. Pumpkin-flavored everything! The latest releases for Black Plague fit the first thing fairly well. Though I wouldn’t suggest trying to find out if they’re pumpkin flavored. They’re also available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 23rd, 2016
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    Sort of two ends of the spectrum for this batch of releases from Fantasy Flight Games. On one side, you’ve got starships flying around in a galaxy far, far away. On the other, you’ve got investigators searching through an old house. Well, both involve “hokey religions” anyway. There’s new releases for both the X-Wing Miniatures Game as well as Mansions of Madness available from Fantasy Flight Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 22nd, 2016
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    In case you didn’t know, the United States is in an election year. Yeah, I know. Shock and surprise. Well, to help put a more… productive spin on things, there are those that take the game of politics and turn it into an actual game. Such is the case with Election Frenzy, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 22nd, 2016
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    Conventions are a great place to pick up some games. You can usually get the latest and greatest that’s available and pick it up right from the company, many times before anyone else has had a chance to get them. Mage Company will be at Spiel Essen in a couple weeks, and to make sure that you can get the games you want, they’re taking pre-orders for pick up there.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 22nd, 2016
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    The other day, I posted a story about some new flying creatures designed for The 9th Age. People were pretty excited to see the game system get some love. Well, here’s another for you. Hidden Dreams is running an Indiegogo campaign to create a group of Sylvan Elf miniatures for use with The 9th Age.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Sep 22nd, 2016
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    The month is getting into the latter part. Just over a week left. Time to get a move on if you want to show off what you’ve got listed as September Releases. And that’s just what Corvus Belli has done, giving us a look at their September Infinity releases.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 22nd, 2016
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    The week continues to just move right along. Apparently it’s not going fast for everyone, as our video guy has said he thought it was Thursday about 2 days ago. But hopefully your week isn’t dragging along like that. And hopefully you have a weekend full of gaming to look forward to. And, of course, when gaming, you want your table to look as good as possible. And that’s what we’re here to help with now.

    In today’s Terrain Corner we have: Heroic Maps – The Silver Sword Pit-Fighting Club Now Available, Infinity-Engine Releases Dungeon Scenery Range, Arid Plain: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available, and Maki Games Adds 3D Files To Modular Underground Project Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Sep 22nd, 2016
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    We all know my love of gaming magazines. They’re great for a quick read when at the game shop or at some appointment and you’ve got some time to kill. If you’re looking for something like that, The Golden D6 has a new issue out. And it’s kind of a special one, too, as it marks 1 year of the publication’s run. Woo! *hands out cake*
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 22nd, 2016
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    Earlier this year, Battle Valor Games started coming out with 15mm fantasy miniatures. Now the time has come to get a rules set to go with those miniatures. That’s where Battle Valor Fantasy comes in. It’s the first of what Battle Valor Games hopes is a whole list of miniatures games they will be making. But first things first, they’ve got Battle Valor Fantasy up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 22nd, 2016
    1 Comment
    450 Views

    When you were a kid, how much did you wish all the parents would just suddenly disappear and you could just do whatever you wanted? I’m guessing a lot of you felt that way, but the actual prospect of such a thing happening would really be quite terrifying. You wake up and suddenly find out everyone’s gone but the kids. Worse yet, now all the power’s gone off. Oh, and you’ve got some superpowers now. And there’s monsters coming after you. Man, being a kid’s rough. That’s also the story behind Lights Out, a new RPG that’s up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dungeons & Dragons
    Sep 22nd, 2016
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    I’m in the process of getting together a new Dungeons & Dragons group. It’s been about 6 months since I last played, and that’s just too damn long. Hopefully we’ll be getting characters together next month and starting playing shortly thereafter. Now, every group I’ve played with has enjoyed using miniatures to represent our characters as well as the enemies we fight. It’s sometimes hard to find just the right mini. Well, WizKids is giving us some more options with the release of their Icons of the Realms: Storm King’s Thunder set of Dungeons & Dragons minis. They’re available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Sep 22nd, 2016
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    There’s a new batch of releases available from Privateer Press, both in their webshop as well as at your local gaming store. Looking it over, we’ve got a new cavalry box, a new unit attachment to one of the first units for the game, as well as some alternate-pose warcasters that I don’t think you could get individually before.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Sep 21st, 2016
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    Steve Jackson Games has started taking pre-orders for a couple of new RPG books based on some rather popular properties. First off, they’ve got the GURPS books for both Mars Attacks and Discworld.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 21st, 2016
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    Hitler has worked hard to take over the European continent. His “Fortress Europe” seems impossible to assault, with reinforced bunkers, anti-aircraft installments, and tank traps set all along the coast. But the Allies must make their way onto land if they want to have any hope of winning the war. That’s where the invasion of Normandy comes in. And it’s that (and other major battles) that you get to play out in the Heroes of Normandie Tactical Card Game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 21st, 2016
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    I mentioned in the previous post how time seems to be flying by this week. Well, for Renet Tilley, time’s always flying by. But that’s ok, because with her Scepter of the Sands of Time, she can go whenever she needs. It’s like that old chant, “What do we want!?” “Time travel!” “When do we want it!?” “That’s irrelevant!” Let’s take a look at what her figure for HeroClix will look like.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 21st, 2016
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    Is this week going by quickly for everyone else, or is it just me? I woke up this morning and sort of shocked myself with the fact that I was putting on my Wednesday shirt already. We’ll be getting to the weekend before we know it. But in the meantime, we should stock up on some bite-size gaming stories.

    On the platter today we have: Kev White does Matt Dixon – Female Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Bombshell Miniatures Running Bombshell Babes III Kickstarter, Raid & Trade: From Hell to Desert Free Scenario Available, 12 Realms: Black Fortresses Alliance Free Scenario Available, Dark Art Studios Previews Devil’s Dungeon Miniature Series, Upwind RPG Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm September Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, First Wave of 2D Miniatures Available From Flatminis, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Magma Cannon, Mystic Circle Stones Bases 30mm and 40mm Available From Tabletop-Art, Khurasan releases 15mm 1980s US Army Mech Infantry and M113 APC, New Elven Amazon From Brother Vinni, FossilPunk Foundry Unveils New Miniatures for Sauriana, The Goblin Hoarde’s Hoard Bundle & Our Goblin Army Patreon From Fat Goblin Games, Scroll and Codex: Dice Tower and Rolling Tray Kickstarter Running Now, New Releases from RAFM Miniatures, Dynamite Nurse Coming To Kickstarter Next Month, Purgatory Miniatures Previews Their Kickstarter Page, Kromlech New Release: Orc Iron Mask Heads, and Khurasan releases 15mm Late 16th Century Master Gunners.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Sep 21st, 2016
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    The countries engaged in WWII didn’t just differ in the technology they put into their weapons of war, they also had very different training strategies and different combat doctrines that they followed. So if you just swapped a Panzer for a Pershing, you’d still have a different way that the tank was used in combat due to different tactics. In Tanks, from Gale Force Nine, you’ll be able to distinguish your forces a bit more with Doctrine cards, of which we get a preview today.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 21st, 2016
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    It’s just a fact that there’s always going to be things going wrong in the world. Either some form of natural disaster or some crazed madman and their organization of evil will mean that rescue of innocents is going to be necessary. Thankfully, the Thunderbirds are go, ready to swoop in and save the day. That’s what you get to do in the Thunderbirds board game, of which a new expansion, Above & Beyond, is now available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 21st, 2016
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    Steam. It’s one of the most important resources on the planet for human civilization. Just think of all the things its done for us (and continues to do, considering anything that runs on nuclear power technically runs on steam). It’s even created some great miniatures games! Well, it’s been the basis for miniatures games, anyway. Wolsung Steampunk Skirmish Game from Micro Art Studios is one of those, and they’ve got some new releases available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 21st, 2016
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    Knight Models has officially started taking pre-orders for their new Suicide Squad two-player starter box for the Batman Miniatures Game. We all know my love of two-player starters. You’ve got everything you need (including, in this set, two giant buildings for terrain) to get you playing as soon as the glue dries on the figures.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Sep 21st, 2016
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    Warlord Games has a new job opening. This time around they’re looking for a new miniatures designer. I can’t even draw a stick figure without a drafting machine and a set of French curves, so you don’t have to worry about competing with me for the spot.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Sep 20th, 2016
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    Fans of Gargoyles, Harpies, and other things with wings that swoop around in the night and attack people with their talons should rejoice. Avatars of War has new multi-part plastic kits available for you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 20th, 2016
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    In the far-off future, humanity is in jeopardy. The savior will come in the form of old and slightly malfunctioning robots whose memories have been corrupted. By joining together and traveling through the Last City, these robots can learn bits about their past, as well as the means to complete their Primary Function. Along the way, though, shadowy agents are looking to stop you. You must overcome them and travel ever upwards, to the apex of the city, where all will be revealed. That’s the story behind Fragment, a new sci-fi RPG that’s available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 20th, 2016
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    Considering my ailment a week ago, the idea of “germ warfare” is pretty strong in my mind. I try and keep things rather tidy around the apartment in order to avoid just what happened, but it’s not always perfect. A place you have to remember to clean/replace regularly is your sponge. You might not realize just how much damage can be done by a sponge when Dirty Duke has taken it over. Oh, you don’t know about Dirty Duke? Well, then you don’t know about G.I. Germ Fighters: Base Camp, a new card-driven board game up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 20th, 2016
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    An asteroid is headed to Earth. It’s too late to do anything about it. The impact will be at midnight. You’ve made it to a bunker that will (hopefully) save you and allow humanity to go on. But there’s a problem… there’s a fanatical cult of people out there. They’re sending their agents into survival bunkers in order to carry out their nefarious plot. But who is a cultist and who is just a regular person? Who will you let stay inside and who will you doom to a fiery death outside? That’s what you need to figure out in The End is Nigh, a new game up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 20th, 2016
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    Monday’s gone and we’re making our way through Tuesday. I’m hoping things are going well for you this week. I know a good podcast can help time go by before we get back to the weekend. And I’ve got a whole list of gaming podcasts for you today (as is tradition for Tuesdays). Remember, if you know of a podcast you’d like added to the roundup, send it in to [email protected] and we can add it to the list.

    In this batch we have: News of the North – 2016-09-20, Guild Ball Tonight Episode 45: No Obuluses, Who Cares Who Wins Episode 19 – Lox joins us to talk season 5 (cos he says nowt about season 3), Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 71 Becoming the Betrayer, The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 11: Games Workshop and Fantasy Flight Games Split, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 178 – Hobby News Special, and The Kick Off – Episode 18 – Getting the Stride TIGHT.

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