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    By Polar_Bear
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    Dec 14th, 2017
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    I often talk about how useful pre-made adventures are. I’ll even mention how a good GM can use one that’s not quite right for their game, possibly because of the level of the dungeon, and fudge it to make it work. Well, the folks at Arcadian Games don’t want to make it so you have to do that fudging. They’ve got a set of adventures up on Kickstarter that they’ve also made scalable. So if you need it for a different level than your group is, it’s already factored in.
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    Dec 14th, 2017
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    Do you want to own your own spaceship? Do you want to have super-tech at your fingertips? Do you want to explore fantastic worlds never seen before? Do you want to go to a bean-eating movie with George Wendt? If you answered “yes” to those questions (well… except maybe the last one), then you’ll want to put your name down on the list to be the first gamer on your block to get the Elite: Dangerous RPG. Modiphius has started taking pre-orders now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 14th, 2017
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    Whenever DNA divides, there’s a chance that an error might be made, and the sequences aren’t 100% like they had been. When those new DNA bits recombine, it’s a mutation. Many times, mutations are bad. But, just occasionally, they can really cause some interesting and possibly beneficial things to happen in the organism. That’s where the Mutants come in. And if you want to play one in your Pathfinder games, Skirmisher Publishing has a whole player’s guide for you to check out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dungeons & Dragons
    Dec 14th, 2017
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    I love to use minis when doing my RPGs. It gives everyone a sense of where people are in the encounters, as well as can help make things feel a bit more “real.” What I hate is when I have to use the wrong mini for something because I don’t have the right one. Or you’ve got several that all look the same and you mix up which is which. Well, WizKids is here to help, as they’ve released their D&D Icons of the Realms: Classic Creatures set. This brings a bunch of baddies to your tabletops with new sculpts to help them stand out from previous iterations.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 14th, 2017
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    It’s not just any Thursday. It’s also the anniversary of my first post on TGN. 6 years ago, I told you about the new plastic Warp Wolf kit coming from Privateer Press. That was 26,284 posts ago. Oh, how times change. What will the future hold? It’s hard to say. But I do have shades.

    I also have a couple stories to make sure your gaming table looks better than it did back in 2011.

    In the Terrain Corner today we have: Roman Buildings Bundles Available From Warlord Games, Heroic Maps – Storeys: Scrivener Street, New Fence Pieces Available From Acheson Creations, Gunfighter’s Ball Wild West Mat Stretch Goal Added To Kickstarter, and New Underhive game mat release from Deep-Cut Studio.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 14th, 2017
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    Sure, you’ve got Conan out there, but what about Red Sonja? She’s out there kicking as much ass as anyone else. She’s also getting a new board game. In Red Sonja: Hyrkania’s Legacy, players will work together to complete objectives and overcome evil. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Dec 14th, 2017
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    Countdown: Action Edition is coming soon from Dog Might Games. It brings all the action and excitement from 80s movies to your tabletop. And what do many 80s action movies have in common? A hostage situation. In this preview, they take a look at the Hostage role in the game (yes, you can possibly be a hostage in the game), to let you know that while you may be tied up, you’re far from helpless.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 14th, 2017
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    Marco Polo heading out into the East is only half the story. It wouldn’t be quite a big deal if he never returned. But when he did, he brought all his accumulated findings back and helped increase communication and trade between the two regions of the world. In the Agents of Venice expansion for The Voyages of Marco Polo, Marco Polo has made his way back to the famed city and is now looking to work with various trading houses. But how will that work? Well, find out in this preview from Z-Man Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 14th, 2017
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    I mean, sure, jousts are pretty cool as they are now. But if one were to look out into the animal kingdom and pick any animal that might be better-suited to jousting than the horse, it’d have to be the rhinoceros. It’s got its own jousting lance right on the front of its face! Well, in Jungle Joust, those rhinos get their chance in the arena. Saddle up, grab your lance, and aim yourself right at your opponent. The game is available now from IDW Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 14th, 2017
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    With all the individual releases out there, it can be hard for a new player for Star Trek: Attack Wing to figure out where to begin in terms of getting a faction. Or, perhaps a long-time player wants to try out something new. To help out with that, WizKids is coming out with Attack Wing Faction Packs. The first two are available now. So if you want a Romulan or Dominion fleet, here’s your chance to get one all in one go.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Dec 14th, 2017
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    Nobody likes to be left out when it comes to getting gifts at the holidays. It’s not fun to see someone else open up something cool and all you’ve got is a monogram pencil set. Well, Privateer Press is making sure there’s something for everyone this December with their 12 Factions of Christmas. All their factions have a new release available for them now at your LGS and the Privateer webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 14th, 2017
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    CMON has announced a new game that they will be releasing next year. Originally announced by Space Cowboy, CMON has entered into an agreement to make Victorian Masterminds. In it, players will be some of history’s most evil masterminds, who are seizing on the opportunity created by Sherlock Holmes’ disappearance. But there’s still the Secret Service to contend with. Will one of the masterminds take over the world? Will the Secret Service be able to stop them? That’s up to you to decide.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Dec 13th, 2017
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    When you want to fill up your day with gaming, a great way to do so is via gaming magazines. And if you’re a fan of Frostgrave, you’ll want to check out Spellcaster magazine. Issue 2 is available now for your downloading and reading pleasure. Included in it, as you can tell from the cover, are rules for dragons. And you know they’ve got my attention there.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Dec 13th, 2017
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    This holiday season, many of us will be meeting up with friends and relatives who might not really be gamers. So grabbing one of your more-complex board games might not be the best. However, having something that’s easy to learn and teach would be good. For this, you might think about picking up the Loka card game from River Horse. It’s a trick-taking game with a bit of a twist. It’s available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 13th, 2017
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    While e-books are nice, I still prefer having a physical copy for myself. I like flipping through the pages and just coming across interesting bits in the book. Well, for those that are like me, you can get the physical version of Conan the Thief from Modiphius. That guy sure did have a lot of jobs throughout his career.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 13th, 2017
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    We all like getting a good deal. It’s fun to save money. And the folks at Fuel Injection Games want to help out with that. From now until January 10th, they’ve got their Nuclear Winter Sale happening over in their webshop. So if you want to head over and pick up anything for their Broken Axles game, all of it is 20% off.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 13th, 2017
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    I just realized this morning that this upcoming weekend is the last one before Christmas.
    Ok, so, technically Christmas has one more weekend before it, but since it falls on a Monday, it means this upcoming week is the last one before the holiday. As such, I’ve just now realized how much baking I need to do (since that’s what I give as presents to friends). Looks like this Saturday’s shopping list is going to include a lot of unsalted butter, flour, and chocolate chips, plus whatever else I feel like throwing in. But before I get to those tasty treats, let’s get to today’s tasty treats in terms of bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: December Releases Available From Scotia Grendel, War in Christmas Village Sequel Up On Kickstarter, and HeresyLab Working on a New Line of Miniatures.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Dec 13th, 2017
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    I do love a well-tended garden. Honestly, I love going to the Botanical Gardens, hedge mazes, and well laid-out floral arrangement. So games that simulate such certainly have my attention. In Dance of the Fireflies, players are trying to create a beautiful arrangement of flowers by bidding their fireflies on different plant cards. In the end, the player who creates the best garden will win the role of horticulturist for the entire kingdom. You can pick up your copy now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 13th, 2017
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    Sad news: my MLP RP that I’ve been running here at the office is on hiatus until the new year. Things are just too busy and since we played on Mondays, and the next two major holidays are on Monday, we’ll pick back up the second week of January. However, that does mean that I’ll have time to pick up the My Little Pony – The Movie Official Sourcebook for the Tails of Equestria game (well, I’ll get a friend over in the UK to pick it up for me, since the North American release through Ninja Division isn’t quite here yet). The book is available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 13th, 2017
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    Scorpion Masque will be coming out with Decrypto next year. It puts you and your team against an oponent’s team as you try and pass hidden messages to one-another, while also trying to decipher the other team’s messages. In anticipation of the game’s release, Scorpion Masque is running a little contest where you can win a copy for yourself.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Dec 13th, 2017
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    Warcradle Studios has taken over production for the Dystopian Wars line. If you’re a fan of the game, or perhaps looking to see what the new company will be doing with the game, they’ve got a special offer you can sign up for. Just put your name on the list and you’ll get a free version of the Dystopian Wars 3rd Edition rulebook. Pretty simple, really.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 13th, 2017
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    Ironwatch might’ve started out as a fan magazine for Mantic’s games, but they’ve since branched out. In this instance, they’re announced their second miniatures game, Mawbeast Madness. You know those races where you see bunnies or tortoises or other non-standard-racing animals look to make it to the finish line? Think of that, but instead of cuddly rabbits, it’s vicious mawbeasts, with goblins looking to prod them along. Yeah, that’ll give you an idea of what you’re in for.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Dec 12th, 2017
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    Pretty much everyone knows about Santa’s Naughty and Nice lists. If you’re on the Nice list, you get presents. If you’re on the Naughty list, you get coal. But it’s not easy to get and stay on the Nice list, especially when you’ve got the evil Krampus around, looking to take you off of it. But getting on and staying at the top of the Nice list is what you’ll be trying to do in Krampus Knocked!, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 12th, 2017
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    Modiphius has released their first adventure book for Tales from the Loop. It’s called Our Friends the Machines & Other Mysteries, and it’s got quite a lot going on inside its covers. There’s several adventures that a GM can send their players on, as well as rules for designing your own universe to roam around in.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Dec 12th, 2017
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    During these long, cold December nights, there’s plenty of time to snuggle under a blanket and read a gaming magazine. They’re a great way to get in-depth articles about all the gaming news you so desperately desire. And, in the case of Game Nite Magazine, it’s free. So there’s really no reason to not check it out. Issue 19 is freshly available for you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 12th, 2017
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    We’ve all been behind and missed a deadline before. Try as we might, sometimes it happens. Life, uh, gets in the way. But, hopefully, that doesn’t mean you’re entirely left out of something. There’s usually a bit of “wiggle room” with deadlines and even if you miss one, you can still make it. Such is the case with Late Pledges for campaigns. And, currently, if you’re looking to get Museum Rush, your wiggle room is on now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 12th, 2017
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    Hello, Tuesday. Glad to see you. How’re things going with you?
    It’s sort of that mid-December thing where Thanksgiving’s a couple weeks past, but we’re still a couple weeks until Christmas. Hopefully, you’re not hitting Holiday Burnout. But, if you are, we’ve got something to occupy your ears so you don’t have to hear about grandma getting run over by a reindeer again.

    This week, we’ve got: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 236: Gangs of Rome; Singled Out Episode 54: Steamcon Keynote Round Table; Singled Out Episode 55: Designing Models With Sherwin And Russ; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 135: Two Players!; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 72: What Happens at Hall Party Stays at Hall Party; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 133: Whistle Stop, Battle for Rokugan, and PAX Unplugged 2017; The Secret Cabal Episode 148: Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, Defenders of the Last Stand and A Short Topic Extravaganza; The Offline Gamer Episode 27 – All Snowed In…; The Cardboard Herald Episode 57: Big ol’ PAX Unplugged Group; Man Battlestations Episode 25: 2017 Year in Review; and News of the North – 2017-12-12.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Dec 12th, 2017
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    I can’t draw. I really wanted to when I was young, and I tried to a lot, but it just never came together. I needed a drafting machine and a set of French curves just to make a stick man, and it wasn’t even a very good stick man. But even if you can’t draw, you can still play Cartooner, as long as you’re good at creating a story. In the game, you’ll be looking to both create a new tale as well as create some new art. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 12th, 2017
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    Sometimes it can be really difficult when putting a model together because of all the options you’ve got. Which head looks better? What accessories are the best? Do you have a preference between a couple different backpacks? All of this can lead to potentially not assembling the thing because you’ve got paralysis of design. Well, with the Santa Chaos fantasy sports team up on Kickstarter, the figures are magnetized for you so you can swap out different options as you see fit.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 12th, 2017
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    GCT Studios continues to work on Bushido, and I, for one, am always excited about what they come up with. In this case, they’re coming out with a griffon. I don’t currently play the Kage Kaze Zoku faction… but I just might start up, what with getting a griffon and all.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 12th, 2017
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    Privateer Press has more of their March releases on preview. This time around, it’s the Black Ogrun Iron Mongers. They’re like fish mongers, but for iron… Ok, so that doesn’t really help. What they are, are the maintenance crews for Cryx. If you’re looking to keep your bonejacks and helljacks running around on the field a bit longer, you’ll probably want to check them out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Dec 12th, 2017
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    Some of you might’ve heard that there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out soon. There’s also a new set for the Star Wars: Destiny game coming out soon. But the main release for that is still a bit off. What will be coming sooner, though, is the Rivals Draft Pack. If you’re in one of the few areas that’ll be getting pre-release versions of this, you can get your game going sooner. For those of us that aren’t in those areas, we can still check out this preview.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 11th, 2017
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    Sinopa Publishing has announced their next book in their Tarot Adventures line. The series, which draws its inspiration from the traditional Tarot deck, continues to the Comet Over Echo Rock adventure. As you all know, I’m a fan of pre-made adventures, as it gives the GM a lot of tools right at their fingertips. And having multiple missions all linked together can make it so quite a lot of gaming is done with minimal worry. Expect Comet Over Echo Rock to hit Kickstarter in January.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Dec 11th, 2017
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    When snowed in and unable to go out and hang with friends, you might find yourself getting a bit stir crazy. Well, a way to keep those shakes away is to grab a gaming magazine. In this case, you can grab a copy of Issue 22 of The Campaigner, as it’s available now. Downloading a copy’s free, so why not check it out?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 11th, 2017
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    You know, most people associate October with the undead, but December certainly has a lot of ghosts as well. The cold can certainly feel like it’s sucking the life out of you. I can’t say that it’s what happened to all these undead units that are now available for Kensei from Zenit Miniatures, but still, undead things headed your way.
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