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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    Well, the world has ended again. Damnit, Carl! You shoudln’t’ve been messing around with that panel during the military base visit we were on! Now, you’d think that living in a post-apocalyptic world would already be pretty rough as it is. But then, the Death Skull Gang came to your little village and… well… killed everyone. Now, you find yourself without food, weapons, or much in the way of shelter. You’re gonna have to head out into the wasteland to try and survive. That’s the story behind Random Solo Adventure: Post Apocalypse, which is available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    Well, it would seem as though the gods are gone. Just up and left us. Well, that’s a fine how-do-you-do. Thankfully, we have the Star Fated who will now be guiding us along. We just have to hope that they do a good job of it. If not, we’re all doomed. That’s the story behind Warsong, the new RPG that’s available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    While most of us think of the formidable Imperial-class Star Destroyer when we think of the Imperial armada, there’s plenty of smaller craft that would be used, particularly out on the Outer Rim, when sending a whole ISD would be overkill (even in Imperial standards). That’s where the Imperial Light Cruiser comes in. Smaller and able to respond more quickly to threats, it still packs a good punch. And soon, you’ll be able to add them to your Star Wars Armada fleets.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    Back when Modiphius announced their Rise of the Black Sun Campaign for Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish, there was a question about the main rulebook for the game. I did a small hunt, but didn’t find anything. Reason was, the main rulebook apparently wasn’t out yet. Well, that’s not the case anymore. The Acthung! Cthulhu Skirmish main book is available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    Pretty much everyone’s got “that one weird house” on your block. Strange noises at weird hours. Interesting yard artwork. Parties that spring up out of nowhere and disappear just as quickly. Otherworldly elder-things hanging out in the yard. Ok, maybe not that last one. But the house in Cthulhu in the House has that last one going on for it. And now that weird house can be in your house, as the game’s now available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    Well, this rocket-fast week is rocket-fastly coming to an end (yes, I made up a word there. It’s not a very good word, but there it is). The weekend stretches before us like a blank canvas. Personally? I’m going to be playing some Guild Ball, putting together some Kingdom Death (or, hopefully, just playing more Guild Ball 😛 ), and then making a fruitcake (because I actually like fruitcake). But that’s as may be. If I’m going to be doing all that, I should fill up on bite-sized gaming stories to make sure I get through it all.

    Today we have: Gamelyn Games announces Heroes’ of Land, Air & Sea, Steampunk 35mm Miniatures from Topexx Dominions Now Live on Kickstarter, HSD Miniatures Expansion 1 on Kickstarter, and Battle Dice Weekend Promo From Bits of War.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    Steamforged Games is getting ready for the holiday season. They had their big Black Friday sale (which, sadly, they were out of the one LE model I wanted by the time I was able to make my order 🙁 ), but that’s not the only sale they have planned for this holiday season. Many of you probably picked up the Kick Off 2-player starter set. Well, now you’ll be able to expand on those teams.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    Dungeons tend to be just chock full of monsters. It also tends to be chock full of loot. Throw the two together and you know that there’s gonna be some fights going on. That’s just what’s happening in Rumble in the Dungeon, now available from CMON.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    During the Galactic Civil War, the Rebellion couldn’t afford to lose any of their resources. They were facing a huge military machine in the Empire and every base and shipyard was precious. Well, unfortunately, the manufacturing facilities on the planet Xorrn have been discovered. The Empire is only 2 days away, and it’s up to the heroes to do what they can to prepare. That’s the story behind Friends like These, a new adventure for the Star Wars RPG, available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    A bit of a scatter-shot set of new releases from Forge World this week. There’s some new pieces for Blood Bowl. You’ve got some new bits for your 40k armies. And there’s a new unit for The Hobbit. Pretty much all we’re missing is an Age of Sigmar release.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 9th, 2016
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    With only a couple weeks to go, the Year of New Editions still has some new releases for us. This time, Asmodee is bringing out a new version of a classic, Citadels. You can get your hands on this new version now (or get one for a friend. It is the holidays, after all).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 8th, 2016
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    No matter how long a Kickstarter campaign might run, it might just happen at a time where you can’t join in on it. Or, perhaps, you just missed its announcement altogether. And then there are people who don’t like to back Kickstarter campaigns until they’re successful. Whatever the reason, you might not be part of a campaign that you want. Thankfully, the late-pledge period allows you to join in. Spaceballoon Games is giving you just such an opportunity for Brides & Bribes.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 8th, 2016
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    In the vastness of space, there are many truly beautiful worlds. One such world, simply called Blue, was home to a rather advanced alien civilization. However, these aliens were isolationists. They didn’t talk to anyone, and would even deflect probes or obscure any sort of reconnaissance to the planet. As such, we’ve only had small glimpses of what’s going on down there. Then, 600 years ago… the barriers dropped. Suddenly, we were able to see right down to the surface, and even land people on the planet! What we found, though, isn’t what we were expecting. Worse yet, the inhabitants of Blue are coming back. Hopefully they won’t mind that we landed… That’s the story behind Blue, a new adventure for the Mindjammer RPG available now from Modiphius.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 19th Century
    Dec 8th, 2016
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    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are long gone, but that doesn’t mean that all the sales are done for until the After Christmas ones being. No, there’s still deals to be had, especially from Warlord Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 8th, 2016
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    So the middle of yesterday sort of dragged along, but overall the week is still going by in a flash (for me, at least). Hopefully you have weekend plans like I do. We’re going to be having a build party for my friend’s original Kingdom Death set. Though, really, I’m gonna be trying to get people to play Guild Ball, instead, since I didn’t get a chance last week like I was gonna have. 😛

    But in the meantime, we need to make your gaming tables look as good as possible.

    In the Terrain Corner today we have: Frontline Games 20% OFF Holiday Sale Plus Special Deals, Dungeon Worlds Part 3 Kickstarter Stretch Goal #2 Posted, New Micro Art Studio battlefield terrain, Deep-Cut Studio releases a new game mat for Dropzone Commander, GAMEIN5D Foldable Game Board On Kickstarter, Deadland: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available, Final Hours For Exotic Locations Indiegogo Campaign, Heroic Maps Whitlark Forest Trading Post Now Available, and New Tyranid Hive Planet Mat From Warzone Studio.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 8th, 2016
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    There’s a big mash-up of companies working together in order to bring you a new, family-friendly RPG next year. River Horse (makers of Terminator Genisys, among others) has made a deal with Shinobi 7 (co-owned by Ninja Division and Seven Seas Publishing) to release the Tails of Equestria RPG (based on Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) to North American audiences in March of next year. *whew* I did say there was a lot going on there.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Dec 8th, 2016
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    One of my favorite movies is The Adventures of Baron Munchausen that Terry Gilliam did. Based on one of the best-selling books of all time, it recounts several of the adventures of the titular Baron Munchausen, who always insists that his stories are 100% accurate, even if they don’t seem entirely feasible. Well, in The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, you can tell your own tales that may or may not be entirely 100% accurate. We’ve seen a bit of the standard gameplay, but in this preview, we get a look at a couple alternate play styles.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 8th, 2016
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    Friday’s almost here. I’m excited, as usual. But it’s a bit extra-exciting since some new releases for The Others will be available. New resources for both the F.A.I.T.H. and the Sins players will bring new resources and challenges to your games. Will humanity be saved? Don’t be too greedy about getting yours or envious of someone else’s purchase.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 8th, 2016
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    Exploring deep space isn’t easy. You’ve got solar flares, black holes, meteor storms, and space parasites. It’s that last one that’s the one you’ve gotta deal with in Burke’s Gambit, the new bluffing game from WizKids, available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Dec 8th, 2016
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    The Batman: The Animated Series show was one of the highest quality cartoon products I feel I’ve seen. It really captured the dark, dense world of Gotham and the inhabitants thereof. Though we watched it as kids (or, at least, I watched it as a kid), it really was full of grown-up themes and situations. Well, the Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game isn’t quite so dark, but it is just as fun. It’s also available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    World War II was pretty horrific. All wars are. But at least there aren’t elder gods meddling with them… at least that we know of, anyway. Such is not the case in Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish. There, Hitler’s occult researchers have come across things that man really shouldn’t be tempering with. Now, the new weapons that the Black Sun have created are going to be unleashed upon the Allies. Will it drive them back out of Europe? That’s the question in Rise of the Black Sun, a new campaign book, that is now available over on the Modiphius website.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    Getting your troops from place to place takes a lot of consideration. You want them to be able to get most places, get there fast, and be somewhat protected from enemy fire along the way. Thankfully, the British army in Team Yankee has the Spartan/Striker vehicles to do just the thing.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    The Star Trek Attack Wing game has been around for a while now. Some of the original ships can be hard to come by. That’s the case with the Defiant, that has always been a rather popular, little ship. Well, with Wave 28 coming out in January, anyone who’s had a rough time finding it will get a new chance as a repainted version is coming in that set. We get a look at what you can expect with it in this preview.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 19th Century
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me?
    I mean, it’s already Wednesday.
    Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginners Guide to Painting Board Game Miniatures Now Available, Terrible Kids Stuff – Christmas 2016 releases, Battle for the Universe Coming to Kickstarter in January, Jet Bike Construction Kit Up On Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm November Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Khurasan releases two 15mm fantasy sets by Tom Meier, Final Week for The Roots of Magic On Kickstarter, Dystopian World Expansion Passes Funding Goal, Ouroboros Tales Posts New Stretch Goals, New Viking Shield Sets Available from Tabletop-Art, Brother Vinni Holiday Sale Happening Now, 15mm 1st Carlist Wars & Spanish American War (1898) back in production, and New Junk City Bases Available From Kromlech.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    Are you good at dealing with digital media? Can you draw, paint, and manipulate images easily? Do you want a job in the gaming industry? Would you go to a bean-eating movie with George Wendt? If you answered “yes” to most of those questions, then Plaid Hat Games might just be looking for you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    In the world of Smog, zombies have become a regular part of life. They’re not the rampaging hordes you usually see in horror movies (well, most of the time they’re not, but we’ll get to that). Instead, they’re a cheap and readily-available labor source. The factories around London aren’t going to run themselves (no matter what the technomancers are working on). But while researching the old deities, an even more-ancient (and quite a bit more malevolent) one was found: Moloch. And it’s the cult that’s trying to bring Moloch back that’s the main antagonists of The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    If you want to fight back the denizens of Hell and secure safety for not only Mars, but everyone in the entire universe, you’re gonna need a plan. Granted, a group of generals back at base writing down a list of objectives, and a small squad of marines going out and battling against demons in order to actually accomplish those objectives are two drastically different things. It’s those missions that we get a look at in this preview of the upcoming Doom board game from Fantasy Flight Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    Privateer Press has some new releases for both Warmachine and Hordes available over in their webshop today. That includes the newest in their Command book series. This time around, it’s the rough and rugged Trollbloods.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 7th, 2016
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    Yay Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Ominoes, their dice game set in ancient Egypt *Imperial march starts playing* Nonono, it’s cool. No evil here. Anyway, throw your support behind one of four Egyptian gods and roll the dice, looking to collect sets of your chosen god.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    Sometimes you’re not sure where to start with a new game system. Maybe you’ve got a friend who also wants to start. That’s where the 2-player starter comes in. If you’re looking to start a new game in a new year, Warlord Games is going to be coming out with a new 2-player starter for Beyond the Gates of Antares. You can even order yours now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    GCT Studios has a bit of an update going on with this preview. First is an announcement that they’re going to be teaming up with 4Ground to make Bushido-specific terrain pieces. Expect more details about that in our Terrain Corners when that’s released. They also have a bit of a guide for ordering figures from their webshop and making sure the pieces get there in time for the holidays. But the real meat of the update is Kuma.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    I have a friend who is a bird watcher. *waves to PA*
    I’d love to have his eyesight. He can spot and identify birds at a distance where I go, “Yup… that’s a dark speck, alright.” Well, you don’t have to have PA’s eyesight in order to play Birds and Squirrels. It’s a new, push-your-luck card game up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    On the eastern plains of Europe, the British recce troops of the first and second were equipped with Scimitar reconnaissance vehicles. The third had a mix of Scimitars and Scorpions. Their job was to be a first-response group to any sort of Soviet movement. They’d scout ahead of the main British force, being on the lookout for any Soviet attacks. They’d also be the ones to go in when any sort of air-dropped troops were deployed. And they can do that on your Team Yankee boards, too.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    Since it’s after Thanksgiving, we’ve got Christmas music playing here in the office. But you can only hear Jimmy Durante sing about Frosty so many times. As such, we’ll switch out to gaming podcasts so as to not get grandma run over by those reindeer again.

    This week we have: Geeks of the North Episode 35: Reapercon and painting on the go with guest host Mocha, Primecast Episode 38, Game Classy 128: Game Classy 1.5, Man Battlestations Podcast Episode 13, News of the North – 2016-12-06, Who Cares Who Wins Episode 21: Its good to try new things, Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 107: The Fog of War interview with Geoff Engelstein and BGG Con Recap, Singled Out Episode 20: Guild Changes In Season 3, The Kick Off Episode 22: A Untimely One, Gamers Lounge Episode 132: Star Wars: Rebellion, Meeples & Miniatures Episode 186: Spartan Games Dystopian World Expansion, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 87: Haspelknecht, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 82: Long Games, TireKicker Podcast Episode 5: Codename: Colossus, and 40K Radio Episode 8.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 6th, 2016
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    “More fun than a barrel of monkeys” is a pretty old statement. I can’t say I’ve ever actually seen a barrel full of monkeys. I doubt that’s too comfy for the monkeys. They’d probably be stacked in there pretty tightly. Stacking monkeys is actually the theme of Monkey Business, a new dexterity game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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