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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Jun 27th, 2017
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    The Blacksmith’s Guild is an interesting group, to say the least. Steamforged is slowly showing off this new Guild Ball team, teasing us along as they go. This time around, we get a look at team building. Here’s a place where the Blacksmiths break a couple rules. 1st: no mascot. 2nd: no captain (in the traditional sense). 3rd: the team is made up of 1/2 Masters and 1/2 Apprentices.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Jun 27th, 2017
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    Wyrd Games is looking for a new game designer to join their team. This is one of those “big jobs” that everyone’s looking to get in the gaming industry. I’m pretty sure all of us have at least one game design in our heads, and some pretty strong opinions on what constitutes good game design. Well, it’s time to see if that can get you a job. Get your resume together and send it in.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 27th, 2017
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    The people, united, will never be divided!
    Rise above! We gotta rise above!
    You gotta fight for your right to party!
    When social change needs to happen, the people will get together and make it happen. That’s just what you’ll be doing in Rise Up: The Game of People & Power, now available from TESA Collective.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jun 27th, 2017
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    I don’t know what it is about Tuesday that I like. Maybe it’s just that it’s “not Monday.” But it feels like the week’s good and underway. Like, “that mess yesterday’s over with. Bring on the rest of the week!” Maybe that’s just me, but I like Tuesdays. Whatever reason it might be, Tuesdays also include getting together podcasts to help you through your work week.

    Today we have: Hero Man and Sidekick Boy Issue 6: Intergalactic Planetary; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 15: We Are Groot?; Forgot My Dice Episode 13 (20): Happy Little Bob; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 217: The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare; The Secret Cabal Episode 137: Age of Thieves, Moonga Invaders and A Short Topic Extravaganza; Epic Gaming Night Episode 111: Chaos and Creativity; Ice Cream For Everyone Podcast: Scoundrels, Pirates & Game Design with Randy O’Connor; Singled Out Episode 36: Goodbye Thirlwell; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 121: Tabletop Showcase – Interview with Eric Lang, Designer of The Godfather; The Rolistes Episode 22 (Part 1): The Rolistes Go To The UK Games Expo; The Cardboard Herald Episode 33: Squid & Whale, game reviewers; The Brit, The Yank and the Hobby Podcast Episode 24: Tarawa; Saga Thosday Episode 43: Would you like to know more; The Offline Gamer Podcast Episode 23: Entertaining Expo Experiments; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 27: The Great UK Games Expo Caper Part 2; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 101: Origins 2017 and Sara and Lincoln Hot Seat; Gamers Lounge Episode 139: Seafall No Spoilers and Spoilers; and Tales of Malifaux 58.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jun 27th, 2017
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    So you’re a settlement on the English coastline. Things are going fine until, one day, you see ships on the horizon. Viking longships. And you’re like, “oh, this is bad.” And then you realize that those ships are getting bigger and bigger and bigger as they’re getting closer and you’re like, “Oh, this is really bad.” And then the ships land and viking ogres get off the boats and you’re like, “well, there goes my day…” That’s what Megalith Games is previewing for Godslayer, viking ogre warriors.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 27th, 2017
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    Even if the name Larry Harris doesn’t immediately seem recognizable to you, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of at least one of the games he’s made. It’s a little thing called Axis and Allies. Yeah, you’ve possibly seen someone playing that one before. 😉
    Anyway, he’s teamed up with Nightingale Games and has a new game coming out. It’s called War Room and it’ll be headed to Kickstarter this fall.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Age of Sigmar
    Jun 27th, 2017
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    Age of Sigmar really took of when the General’s Handbook came out. The updated warscrolls, with points, as well as the three modes of play really gave players a lot of options. Well, Games Workshop has announced they’re coming out with General’s Handbook 2017, which will update and expand what came in the original book.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Jun 27th, 2017
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    I am no painting pro, as I mentioned in the post about Privateer hiring a painter. Well, I’m also not able to get to Russia. So there is absolutely no chance that I’m going to be winning the Mint Dragon Painting Contest, which is being held in Russia. But if you are able to get there and you’re good at painting, you might just want to check it out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jun 27th, 2017
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    We’ve got the humans. We’ve got the undead. We’ll soon be getting the elves. And now Fantasy Flight has announced the 4th faction for Runewars. It’s the Uthuk Y’llan. They’re savage demon-like things ready to spread their evilness all across Terrinoth once more.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    Summertime. Summertime. Sum-sum-summertime.
    It’s summer (well, in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). That means trips to the beach or park or wherever you’re going with family and friends. And on those trips, it’s fun to play games. Though, due to packing constraints, you can’t always bring those game boxes with you. That’s where digital editions of those games come in handy. They all fit right onto your tablet or smartphone. And to help fill up with all the games you can, Asmodee is running their summer digital sale now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    While my Monday is continuing to be very much a Monday, it does mean that we get a new Wyrd artwork preview for Malifaux. This week, it’s the Lampad for the Resurrectionists.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    Just this morning, I learned that a coworker doesn’t like ants. And by that, I mean she haaaaaaaaates them. She got goosebumps just at the mention of them. And while they’re not specifically ants, I’m sure the giant swarms in Unbreakable Bonds, the upcoming expansion for Runebound from Fantasy Flight Games, will give your heroes the chills, too. In this preview, we get a look at the Locust Swarm scenario.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    Things are heating up out in the faraway star systems. The various factions in Beyond the Gates of Antares continually clash against one-another. New tactical formations and equipment are making their way to the field. They’re also making their way to your tabletops. Both the Algoryn and Boromites have a couple new releases you can pick up.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    It’s Monday.
    How’s yours going? Mine’s… being a Monday.
    But, as usual, we’ll make it through. And getting our gaming tables looking good is going to help.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Terrain Available For Beyond the Gates of Antares, Final Week For Eslo Terrain Kickstarter, Brigade Models release 2mm Scale Dockyard Buildings, and Operation Delta Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Age of Sigmar
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    558 Views

    Well, you’ve had the new 40k set for a couple weeks now. I’m sure you’re all just so tired of that and want to get back to the Fantasy side of things… or not. But if you’ve been playing 8th Edition and had someone go, “do they make it with, like, wizards and chariots and stuff?” then you can point them towards the new Age of Sigmar starter set that Games Workshop is taking orders for. They’ve also got several classic Blood Bowl teams they’re making to order.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    Are you a really good colored-goop slinger? I am not. My painting skills were never that great and have certainly atrophied over the years due to disuse. But if your painting is of the level that other gamers drool over it (make sure to seal your figures well…), then Privateer Press might just have a spot for you on their team. They’re looking for a new Studio Painter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    The land of Westeros is full of intrigue. Alliances are forming, breaking, and shifting all the time. What might be your friends one day can turn into your enemies the next. Staying ahead of any plots against you is key. In The Wars to Come, a new expansion coming for the Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne board game, there’s plenty of new options for both you and your opponents in order to move forward your various plots. Fantasy Flight Games has posted up a preview of just what you can expect to be lurking in the shadows.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    We’re in the last week of June. By this weekend, it’ll be July. Not much time left to get out this month’s releases. But Corvus Belli is here. They’ve got their June figures for Infinity available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    Operation Sea Lion saw the Germans invading Britain. The fighting soon made it so everyday citizens were suddenly on the front lines, battling the advancing army. The Germans had their own infiltrators in the British populace, looking to sew discord where they could. Two new sets from Warlord Games let you bring such colorful characters to your Bolt Action tabletops.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jun 24th, 2017
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    I’m an unabashed fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I put it in the same league as something like Animaniacs and Tiny Toons, where, sure, I may not be the real target audience, but I feel it’s a quality cartoon product that has enough references to keep me interested (they dress up as the characters from Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas at one point, for example). So yes, I do also enjoy the Tails of Equestria RPG book and, as soon as I could, ordered my copy of The Curse of the Statuettes, the first full-length adventure for the game. It got here the other day, and I figured, for my 25,000th post (more on that later), I’d give it a (spoiler-free) review. So let’s get into it.

    So let’s head out into the badlands and take a look at The Curse of the Statuettes.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 24th, 2017
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    It’s Saturdaaaaaaaaaaay! Woooooooo!
    Due to the rain, my initial plans for the day fell through. But I’m hoping to rebound and maybe hang out with some people here and just chill. Yes, just me, them, and a whole pan of homemade banana pudding cheesecake…
    But at the moment, I know what you all really want are the day’s reviews.

    Today we have: Ethnos, Founders of Gloomhaven, Macroscope, Dragonstone Mine, Sheep & Thief, Gyrating Hamsters, Pests, Potion Explosion iOS, Salem, Exit: The Game, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Covil, Meduris, Saltlands, The Flow of History, Sagrada, The Red Dragon Inn: Battle for Greyport, and Ulock!.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 23rd, 2017
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    Lots of releases coming out today. CMON’s got several, themselves. If you’re a fan of Rum & Bones, there’s a new faction, some new mercenaries, as well as some deep sea creatures available. If you’re a fan of simple bluffing games, there’s Kronia, which is one I personally enjoy. These are available now at your LGS as well as online.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 23rd, 2017
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    It seems that even in the far future, there’s issues with proper disposal of our unused items. As humanity has expanded throughout the galaxy, our old, discarded robots are starting to pile up in the spaceways. That’s causing issues and something needs to be done about it. That’s where the Planet Defenders come in. That’s the story behind Planet Defenders, a game that Renegade Game Studio will be bringing to an English-speaking audience later this year.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Jun 23rd, 2017
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    We all love to fill our lives with all things gaming. If you’re a fan of the Frostgrave setting and wish there was more for it that you can interact with, your wish has been granted. Next week, the new Spellcaster: The Frostgrave Magazine will launch its inaugural issue.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Jun 23rd, 2017
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    If you’re going to name your game, name your game. That’s just what WizKids has done with DiceBot Megafun. In the game, players are looking to create their own robot by heading to the junkyard and picking up parts. Then, once their bots are all prepped and loaded out with weapons, they’ll fight to the finish. Only one will be left standing, while the others will go back to the junkyard from whence they came. The game is available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jun 23rd, 2017
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    We know it happens for things like San Diego ComicCon, but never before has Gen Con announced that they may have entirely sold out. And yet, that’s where we’re at. The gaming convention held annually in Indianapolis is reaching maximum capacity and they just might reach that this year. It probably helps (doesn’t help?) that this is the 50th anniversary of the show.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Modelling
    Jun 23rd, 2017
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    It’s here, ladies and gentlemen. Friday. Gateway to the weekend. The work week is almost over and we just need to push through these last few hours and we’ll be free. Hopefully you’ve got some plans put together. Mine have solidified, with some chill card gaming tonight with a friend while we make sliders and eat gourmet popcorn (as you do). Then, tomorrow, it’s helping a friend move some stuff with gaming afterward (hopefully Guild Ball, but we’ll see). But if we’re going to make it there, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: Acheson releases 28mm Pewter Grizzly Bear, Brigade Models Releases New 6mm Humans and Aliens, and The Army Painter Updating and Rereleasing Battlefield Tufts Line.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 23rd, 2017
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    You’d think that time could just take care of itself. Once something’s done, it’s done. That’s not the case, though. Without regular monitoring, the whole time stream can unravel. In this case, the Reconquista of Spain isn’t going as it should. The T.I.M.E. Agency has to send agents back in order to get things back on-track. That’s just what you’ll be doing in Lumen Fidei, the new expansion for T.I.M.E. Stories from Asmodee. It’s available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 23rd, 2017
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    Game designers Sen-Foong Lim and Jessey Wright are teaming up to bring you The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena, a new board game from IDW Games. The game will let players compete against one-another using a team of benders, then draft cards in order to play and place elements around the arena. The game will be making its way to Kickstarter later this summer, with a general release this fall.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jun 23rd, 2017
    4 Comments
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    Well, it’s been almost a week. So, I’m sure all of you are all extremely tired of 40k already and want to play something else… I’m kidding. But if that actually is the case, and you want to play some The Hobbit, well, Forge World has some new figures you can order for the game. They’re Gwaihir, the Windlord; and the Troll Brute.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 23rd, 2017
    2 Comments
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    It starts with a cough or a runny nose. Soon, people’s organs are melting. Ok, maybe that’s a bit extreme, but it’s still sort of what’s going on in Pandemic. People fawned all over Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. But where there’s a 1, there’s a 2. As such, Z-Man Games has announced Pandemic Legacy: Season 2: Leg Harder (not official name. It’s just Season 2).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jun 23rd, 2017
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    Knight Models has the latest set of miniatures available for both the DC Universe Miniatures Game as well as the Batman Miniatures game (since their releases come with stats for both games). The big release of this month would have to be Wonder Woman as well as the new Amazon figures. They round things out with the Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, and the Parliament of Owls (they’re gonna tear the roof off the sucker).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jun 22nd, 2017
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    Music’s a pretty big part of my life. I’ve got it going basically all the time. I also love a rather eclectic mix. The CD in my car has got such artists as A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Echo and the Bunnymen, Johnny Cash, Dethklok, Soundgarden, and Nim Vind (among many others). In Damn the Man, Save the Music, players take on the role of people trying to save Revolution Records from closing. It’s an interesting concept for a game, and one you don’t see too often (… I can’t really think of anything too equivalent. O,o). The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 22nd, 2017
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    Eagle-Gryphon Games is taking players back to the fantastic world of Fantastiqa. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new expansion for the game. This one is called Rival Realms. In it, two magicians have been teleported to the realm. They will compete against one-another to summon locations and then complete quests there.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 22nd, 2017
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    Get your stinkin’ paws off me, you damn, dirty ape!
    That’s just one of the classic lines in movie history. Hard to believe the movie is going to be 50 years old. To commemorate it, WYSIWSYGames is coming out with a Planet of the Apes board game. It will be headed to Kickstarter at the start of next year.
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