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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Jan 21st, 2017
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    It’s another beautiful day here in Atlanta. The clouds are out. It’s raining. There was dense fog this morning.
    What? You don’t think that’s beautiful weather?
    You know what they call a place that has nothing but “beautiful, sunny days”? The desert. Relatively few things live there.
    You know what they call a place that has rain all the time? The rain forest, some of the most bio-diverse and bio-dense areas of the planet! So there!
    Ok… that got weirdly antagonistic for no reason. Maybe I should just go check out some game reviews. Yeah. That’s a good idea.

    Today we have: Everzone, Portal, The Captain Is Dead, Triumvirate of the Imperium – Inquisitor Greyfax, Triumvirate of the Imperium – Belisarius Cawl, Raise Your Goblets, The Three Little Pigs, Concordia, Adrenaline, Hands in the Sea, Neuroshima Hex iPad Edition, 7 Wonders: Duel, Klask, Rise of Mafia, and Cavern Tavern.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jan 20th, 2017
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    Ah, the alternate universe. It’s a great way for a writer to take characters that we all know and love and put them into new situations or give them similar but altered traits. And that’s just what happened in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic. In an alternate reality, the Turtles gained different super powers and their master, Splinter, was the dark and evil Sliver. Well, Sliver’s coming to HeroClix and you can check him out below.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jan 20th, 2017
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    A popular genre for all gaming is the zombie apocalypse. And let’s face it, a lot of us have imagined ourselves in such a situation. Of course, we feel we’d be one of the survivors, looking to do battle against the undead masses. And that’s just what sort of fantasy you get to play out in Pathogen: Unclassified, a new RPG up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Mantic
    Jan 20th, 2017
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    Seems this is the weekend for special deals, apparently. Not that I mind it at all. Mantic’s special is that qualifying orders in their webshop placed this weekend will get themselves a free exclusive Enforcer Miniature added to it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jan 20th, 2017
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    So, January can be a bit of a bummer. The holidays are over. It’s cold (or, should be, anyway *looks outside* …). You don’t generally want to go out too much. Well, Modiphius is looking to cure some of those New Year’s woes. They’re running a Mutant Chronicles sale over on their website this weekend.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 20th, 2017
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    And we’ve made it, once again, to Friday. Woot!
    The weekend lays ahead of us. If you’re lucky, you’ve got some gaming scheduled. That’s what I’ll be doing.
    In the meantime, we’ve got our regular set of bite-sized gaming stories for you.

    On the platter today we have: Sine Tempore Coming To Kickstarter, Devil’s Run RPG Coming To Kickstarter, Unit Reference Cards for Combat Patrol Napoleonic Skirmish Released, Raging Heroes Releases Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Heavy Weapons Teams, Board Game Beaver Interviews Anne Pätzke, Brother Vinni Releases Robotic Dog, Kromlech Weekend Promo Happening Now, and Dreamchaser: A Game of Destiny Coming To Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jan 20th, 2017
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    Man, this might make you feel old. Elite, the space trading game, came out 30 years ago. Well, I guess it’s as good a time as any for them to come out with an RPG based on the system. That’s where Elite: Dangerous comes in. The campaign to fund it is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Horror
    Jan 20th, 2017
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    Zombies! Zombies everywhere! And boy, did they all stink.
    But, they’re dead. Waddya expect? Well, the folks at Warlord Games are looking to spread the zombie plague out a bit by sending some your way. Why would you want to buy zombies? Well, they’ve got a couple great deals going on right now for Project Z sets.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jan 20th, 2017
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    So, we’ve seen a couple different vehicles lately for the East German forces in Team Yankee, but those APCs need to carry around someone, right? Well, that’s where the Mot-Schützen Kompanie comes in, of which we get a deeper look at in this article.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Jan 20th, 2017
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    I was a custodian for a while. I worked at a grocery store, a college sports arena, and a hospital (not at the same time). I tell you what, though, I never got to use any cool equipment like dreadnaught suits and grav tanks. Man, space-janitors in the Warhammer universe get all the cool gear!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Jan 20th, 2017
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    Season 3 of Guild Ball somewhat-started when we got the stat cards right after Steamcon. But I know a lot of people (myself included) have been really wanting to get the actual Season 3 stat cards. I mean, sure, the print-outs work, but just like getting the official token packs, there’s just something about having the actual cards to use. But it’s not just cards that are available today, two new players are also hitting the pitch.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 19th, 2017
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    With just about any game we play, many of us talk about what we’d like to see added to it or how we’d develop the game. The folks behind Circles of Imora would like to give you the opportunity to do just that with the game. They’re back up on Kickstarter, this time allowing you to become part of the production team and create your own card in the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 19th, 2017
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    Rather Dashing Games have starting taking pre-orders for their new board game, Element. In it, you’ll be looking to capture your opponent’s sages using the four elements of Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water as your weapons. Can you bring the elements under your control while doing your best to avoid the attacks of your opponents?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jan 19th, 2017
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    You’ve possibly seen that Modiphius is bringing the world of Mindjammer to the Traveller RPG system. You’ve maybe been curious about how, exactly, that all works. Well, the folks over at Modiphius are here to help. They’ve created the Dominion quickstart rules set. It gives you a primer to the system as well as a quick adventure to get your feet wet. PDF versions of it are free.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jan 19th, 2017
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    Versatility is important in production. If you can create an item that can be quickly adapted to fill different roles, that’s good, as it will increase production speeds since you don’t have to keep retooling entire things from scratch. The 9P148 Konkurs uses the same chassis as the BRDM-2 Recon Vehicle. However, it sports a set of missiles on top.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Jan 19th, 2017
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    And just like that, we’ve made it to Thursday. The weekend is almost within our grasp. Hopefully you have gaming-related plans. This weekend is the first Board Game Day up at the Milton Library for the year. They took last November and December off, but they’re back once again. If you don’t have an LGS that you can go and play at, perhaps talk to your local library about getting a Games Day going there.

    As for the exact moment, we need to make sure your gaming tables look as good as possible.

    In the Terrain Corner today we have: Baueda Releases New Drums, Barrels, and Casks; Manorhouse Workshop Update 11 – Forgotten Halls – Hard Plastic – Fortified Terrace; New Terrain Pieces From Terrain4Games; Hadrian’s Wall in 2mm Available From Brigade Models; Heroic Maps release Modular Kit: Starship Corridors; Starbase Starter and Expansion: Pwork Space Tiles Set Now Available; New 28mm tent kits from Sally 4th; Massive Miniature Building Authority Sale; New Sentry Platforms Available From Kromlech; Manorhouse Workshop Update 12 – You can use Forgotten Halls on any existing terrain; Cyber City: Pwork Wargames science fiction gaming mat now available; and Battlefront Posts New Desert Terrain Preview.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 19th, 2017
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    Dwarves love to go digging in the ground. It’s just what they do. Sometimes they find items of great wonder, like gold, jewels, or long-lost artifacts. Other times, they find things like nests of goblins or a dragon’s lair. What will your dwarves find when you play Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die? Well, hopefully the gold and jewels and such. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 19th, 2017
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    Any good adventurer worth their salt loves the sight of a good dungeon. Sure, they’re usually teeming with all manner of nasty monsters, but they’re just as likely to also be teeming with all manner of awesome loot! In Delve, you’ll grab your own band of adventurers and head into the twisting, turning hallways in search of treasure. Just watch out for the kobolds, as well as the other adventurers who aren’t too keen on sharing. The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jan 19th, 2017
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    The end of the American Football Season is almost here, but that only means it’s time to start prepping for next year. Why not get set for the next season with a new team? That’s just what Franchise D.R.A.F.T. is hoping you’ll do, as they’ve got a fantasy football team up now on Indiegogo.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 19th, 2017
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    When out in the middle of the ocean, you might think that coming across an island would be a good thing. Heck, you might even be out there looking for clues to a mystery, clues that might be on that island. But you might not want to celebrate when the lookout shouts, “Land ho!” Instead, you should be cautious and wary. Will the expedition to the island reveal the information you’re looking for? Will everyone make it back with their life and sanity intact? In Omens of the Deep, the new expansion for Elder Sign, that’s not always a guaranteed thing.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 19th, 2017
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    It’s good to be the king. That is, unless you’ve just died. Then, maybe it’s not so great (though it was probably good while it lasted). The King of the Jungle has died. That means it’s time to find a new one. And when you’re the leader of all the animals, you’ve gotta be tough. As such, it’s gladiatorial combat to determine the new King. And that’s just what you’re doing in Kingz, a new card game coming from CMON and Ankama tomorrow.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    When one goes gallivanting all across time and space, it’s a good idea to have someone go along with you. You know, someone to watch your back, talk to, and make sure your scarf is clean. That kind of stuff. In Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, you can have companions as well. But how do you get them? That’s what we get a look at here.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!
    That, right there, is Argle Bargle in a nutshell. It’s a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now where you create inventive insults using your hand of cards and use them to lay low your opponents.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    We’ve been having a small discussion about My Little Pony in the comments section. Mostly about whether or not the show is ubiquitous enough that people can just use the acronym “MLP” and have it be known what they are talking about. Whether you feel the show has gotten to that point or not, MLP might become more-seen in the gaming world, as River Horse will be bringing us the Tails of Equestria RPG in March. They’ve posted up a preview shot of some extra products they’re working on to go along with the main book’s release, as well as letting us know that at least one copy of the core rules have made it to their studio.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    And we’re already to Wednesday. It helps the week go along when you’re off on Monday.
    It’s also my friend Gilbert’s birthday!
    Yo.
    Gilbert.
    You old, dude.
    Anyway, along with cake and ice cream, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: Mindwork Games New Online Store Now Open, Acheson Releases Five Dungeon Worlds Part 2 Figures, KaYo Miniatures Releases The Imitator, New Mini Battle Dice Available From Kromlech, Tabletopia Launches International Keyflower Tournament, Tabletop-Art Releases New Flagstone bases and a Monster base, Knuckleduster Miniatures Releases Five New Western Characters, New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff – First half of January 2017, New Destiny Tokens Available From Micro Art Studio, Red Panda Miniatures Webstore Now Open, and Vanguard of War Becomes Archon Studio’s Most Successful Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    The first month of the year is a bit more than half over, seems like a good time to get out your first releases of 2017. That’s what Happy Games Factory has done. They’ve got new Eden releases available now over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    Sometimes you just get the urge to build an empire. Or, at least, I do. Now, you can’t really be going out there, building an army, conquering neighboring territories while also advancing technology and creating diplomatic relations with your neighbors. However, you can live vicariously through board games that let you do those things. Medioevo Universalis is just such a game and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    Capital cities are very important to a country. Sure, cities are important, in general, in terms of trade and crafts and such, but capital cities are where your government will be and that means it’s where you’ll be having meetings with foreign dignitaries. Having a capital city that’s the most majestic, beautiful, and awe-inspiring is paramount. And lucky you, you’ve been tasked with creating a new capital city by the queen. Problem is, she’s tasked several people with the job. If you want to be the one with all the prestige, you’ll have to make sure your city reigns supreme. That’s the story behind Yamatai, a new game coming from Days of Wonder.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    If you’re looking to scout enemy formations, having a vehicle that can get over a wide range of terrain is crucial. That’s just the case with the BRDM-2. Not only can it go across open ground easily, it has an extra set of wheels that it can lower in order to make it over trenches. A river or stream in your way? Well, just drive yourself right across it, since the BRDM-2 is aquatic.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Jan 18th, 2017
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    The truth is out there. In some way, all of us want to know it. What’s actually happening in the world? What are the honest facts, instead of just the spin we see in the media? At least, we think we want to know. There are some things out there it’s probably best that we don’t know about, at least when it comes to otherworldly horrors. The investigators that research into such things are a vital part of keeping the world safe from those horrors, but the things they know are a danger to their own sanity. Sounds like fun! In this preview from Fantasy Flight Games, we get a look inside Investigators of Arkham Horror.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    At the end of WWII, Germany was divided. On one side, you had the French, British, and Americans. On the other, you had the Russians. All were allies during the war, but the differences between their political and economic systems caused them to quickly drift apart. The Iron Curtain came down all across Europe and that set the stage for the Cold War. In Team Yankee, that Cold War turns Hot. In this article, we get a look at the history of the East German forces, the Volksarmee.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    It’s good to be the king. It’s so good, in fact, people are willing to raise armies and backstab their friends in order to get there. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Reign, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now. Will you be the one to wear the onyx crown?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    A new set for Dice Masters is coming out soon. A much more technologically-advanced set, it focuses on Tony Stark and the various suits he has created for himself and others. Iron Man & War Machine gives you several versions of Iron Man’s armor that haven’t been seen before in the game. Take a look at a few of the cards here.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    The streets of London are choked with thick fog and smoke from the factories. People go about their everyday lives. The undead are used as a labor force, putting many out of a job. Strange creatures, tainted by the runoff from the factories, lurk the alleyways. In all of it, the Cult looks to bring back Moloch, a fire demon from centuries ago. It’s up to the Gentlemen of the Unicorn Club to put a stop to it and save the Queen, London, and the whole world. That’s just where you come in. The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch is CMON’s latest Kickstarter campaign that’s just launched.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jan 17th, 2017
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    Well, we know how you move your figures into combat with each other in Runewars, but what about once you actually get there? How is combat figured out? Flip a coin? Rock, Paper, Scissors? Tickle contest? Apparently, it’s none of those. What it is is previewed in this article they posted.
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