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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 23rd, 2017
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    Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
    *runs around with arms over my head*
    Wooooooooooooooooo!
    Alright, let’s do this thing!

    Today we have: Tulip Bubble, Nuked, Wasteland Express Delivery Service, Brutal Kingdom, Dwarven Smithy, Crows, Sticky Chameleons, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley, Rumbleslam, Game Toppers, Quantum, and Samurai Gardener.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 22nd, 2017
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    Japanime Games has started taking pre-orders for a new card game called Terrifying Girl Disorder. It takes its inspiration from the novel Dogra Magra. In the game, players are highly-psychically-powerful women who have lost their memories. The goal is to regain that which was lost, though each character has their own, unique win conditions for the game as well.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 22nd, 2017
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    Sometimes you just gotta bring out the big guns. Enemy armor or fortifications need to be blown to smithereens and your regular hand-held piece just won’t do it. So you call in the artillery. That’s what we’ve got with these new releases for Beyond the Gates of Antares. The Isorians have two new floating artillery pieces (must not have much of a kickback) and the Freeborns get one.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 22nd, 2017
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    I am very much a creature of habit. I love regular schedules and routines. So, let’s see… *gets out Friday list*
    Forge World post: check
    Friday Snippets: check
    Wyrd Friday Preview: check
    Murmaider! Murmaider! Murmaider! Murmaider!
    Anyway, this time around, we get a look at the Grenadiers for The Other Side.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Sep 22nd, 2017
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    As I’ve said with pretty much every Legio Custodes release, I wish I had that kind of gear back when I was a janitor. This one, in particular, would’ve been nice. Trust me, I’ve come across many, many, many things in those previous jobs that made me go, “Kill it with fire!!!” *shudders at the memory of coming across a trashcan that’d been missed when closing down the football field at the end of the year, only to be rediscovered next summer when we were cleaning up for the start of the next season* Anyway, you can order your Legio Custodes Aquilon Terminators with Infernus Firepikes now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Sep 22nd, 2017
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    We’re standing (well, I’m sitting) at the threshold to the weekend. With any luck, yours will be filled with all manner of gaming. I’ve yet to fully decide what I’ll be up to. But that’s sometimes half the fun. But whatever I end up doing, I should fuel up on bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that’s what we’ve got here.

    Today on the platter we have: SnapDice: Magnetic Dice Tray Up On Kickstarter, Chaos Books of Damnation Available From Kromlech, and Sally 4th Running Classic Movie Miniatures Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 22nd, 2017
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    Z-Man Games has another updated version of a game they’re working on. This time around, it’s History of the World. So, in a way, they’re rewriting history…
    If you’ve ever wanted to be in charge of a civilization and see it through the dawn of time all the way to the 20th century, conquering all you can as you go along, this is the game for you. It’s getting new art, updated components, and a bit of a tune-up.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 22nd, 2017
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    The Cities of Splendor expansion for… well… Splendor is now available. Actually, it should be The Cities of Splendor expansionS. Reason being is that it’s not just one new set of rules inside the box, but actually several. You can mix and match them as you see fit to add several whole-new playing experiences to your game. Build strongholds, visit the Orient, deal with different trading posts, and visit new cities.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 22nd, 2017
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    Steamforged Games is going to be launching their Kickstarter campaign for the Resident Evil 2 board game on September 25th. That’s just a couple days away. In order to build up the hype and excitement, they’re giving away a pledge to one person who shares their post over on Facebook. Head over now, share, and put your name in the hat.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Sep 22nd, 2017
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    One of the perhaps less-known parts of WWII was the exploits of the Chindits. These jungle-fighting specialists went into Southeast Asia and deep into enemy territory to harass the enemy’s back flanks. They would disrupt support and rail lines with their guerilla-style tactics. You can now add these tough fighters to your Bolt Action armies. Along with that, back in Europe, if you’ve got a German force, you can order the new Waffen SS Grenadier pack.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Sep 22nd, 2017
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    The next batch of releases for Infinity are ready to hit your tabletops. You can head out to your LGS and pick up the new figures, expanding your forces with hot new options like the Nagas, Hellcats, and Caledonian Volunteers. Or, if you’re just getting into the game, check out the Hassassin Bahram Haqqislam Sectorial Army Starter Pack.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    Corvus Belli is hitting the fantasy sports scene with Aristeia! But how do you actually win the game? What are you supposed to do out there on the pitch? Well, there’s actually a couple different ways to go about it, depending on what scenario you’re playing. All of them involve getting victory points, but how you score them is different in each. And, in one, it’s different every turn.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    Well, civilization has collapsed again, this time because the sun exploded. Damnit, Todd. I told you to stop throwing rocks at it. Thankfully, things like a host start for your planet aren’t as necessary as you might think if you’ve got some powerful magic on your side. And the Nature Wardens were able to keep things warm enough to start camps that then grew into cities. That’s where you find yourself in Winter Eternal, a new Pathfinder setting from Just Insert Imagination. You can pick up a digital copy now, with print versions coming soon.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    Look… it’s something we all do at some point. And we’ve all been “crop dusted” at some point. Maybe it was in class, or at a party, or in the office, or in an elevator, but it’s happened. So why not make a humorous game out of it? That’s what you’ve got in Who Farted? It’s a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    Well, it seems that civilization has once more come to an end. Damnit, Todd! I told you that working with those mutagenic compounds wasn’t a good idea! And pick up your stuff around here! There’s a rampaging horde of deformed mutations coming and I want this place to look nice when they arrive for the battle. That’s… sort of what’s going on in Tech Dust, a new post-apocalyptic miniatures skirmish game coming soon.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    My week continues to rocket by, so it feels. That’s not a complaint, mind you. Anytime the work week goes by quickly, looking to toss me back into the weekend, I’m happy. Not that I dislike what I do, of course. But, c’mon… weekend! Anyway, just the rest of today and tomorrow to get through and we’ll be back there. In the meantime, let’s make your gaming table look as good as possible. It’s a quick one today, it seems.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Lands of Mars Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame and Fantasy Barrels Available From Siren Miniatures.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    We all have our favorite celebrities. For gamers and other nerdy types, that tends to go into areas such as artists and game designers (beyond just tv/movie stars and recording artists that many people have). Well, if you’re a fan of the Scott Pilgrim comic series as well as excited to get Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game coming from Renegade Game Studios, and if you’re going to be in LA this Tuesday, you can stop by and get your game and get it signed, too.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    Warlord Games is turning 10 years old. *snifflesniffle* They grow up so fast. They’re planning quite a party, too. You’ve probably seen the exclusive mini they’re going to have at the show. But that’s not the only cool thing they’ll have going on. Lots of special guests. Lots of special events. A special painting competition. Want to get some more of the details? Read on.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    Having access to advise the king on matters is a good position to be in. You can make sure that the things you find most important get done. Well, King Tritus is looking to add a new person to his Royal Council. The thing is, you’re not the only one that could potentially fill that vacancy. You’ll have to prove your worth and leadership abilities by making your province as prestigious as possible. That’s the story behind Kingsburg, a new edition of which is coming from Z-Man Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    Plaid Hat’s Stuffed Fables has been getting a lot of attention since its announcement. The gamebook style has intrigued many, along with the theme of stuffed animals coming to life to go on adventures and protect the children that they love. In this preview, we get a look at how the game stories work, themselves.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    Part of Warmachine/Hordes is that players are encouraged to run theme forces. That is, an entire army based around a certain style of unit or a way of play. Sure, you can go totally “combined arms” with some mercenaries or minions thrown in, but usually you’ll be able to get a couple bonuses if you go particularly for one type of force. Well, they’re further helping that along by coming out with a Trencher Theme Force box set. And I’m sure if it goes over well, we can expect more like this in the future.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    I am a fan of abstract strategy games. I also have an interest in WWI. Well, mix those two together and you get Trench, a new strategy board game that’s up on Kickstarter now. Take control of your army and maneuver your way across the diamond-shaped board and to the other side of the trench that divides it. Capture your opponent’s pieces and press on to victory.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    What’s the best animal? Ok, I mean, we know it’s the polar bear. But beyond that. What’s the next-best animal? Well, in The Champion of the Wild, you take on the role of an animal trainer that can communicate directly with the animals in your care, and you’re looking to train them to be the best that they can be before entering them in various events. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    Playing games is fun. Even watching people play games can be fun. But what’s better than that? Playing or watching games for charity. And what’s possibly even better than that? Getting free stuff for watching games for charity. That’s what you’ll be able to do tomorrow, as Nomad Games will be giving away free digital copies of Talisman for those tuning into their Twitch and YouTube channels.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    September is a time for change. We’ve got a new season starting up in just a couple days. The leaves are starting to change color. Warcradle Studios is also coming out with a new edition of Wild West Exodus. In fact, the first couple sets are available for pre-order. So if you want to be the first gamer on your block with the hot, new edition of the game, you can put your name down on the list now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    The week continues along. We’ve made it halfway through! The weekend will be here before we know it. At least, I think it will, since it seems this week is going by pretty quickly. Seems I keep looking down at my clock and going, “man, it’s (time) already?” Yesterday seemed to go by in a flash. So 3 more flashes and we’ll be to Saturday, right? Well, if we’re going to be time-hopping like that, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today we have: Roll Versus Coal Dice Sets Available, Dark Art Studios Announces Fierce – Warriors & Monsters Kickstarter, Just A Few Days Left in the Pathfinder: Modern Adventures Kickstarter, New Morbid Doors Available From Kromlech, Brigade Models Release Neo-Soviet Armoured Infantry Carrier in 6mm, Redgrass Games Running Everlasting Wet Palette Kickstarter, Shieldwolf Miniatures Running Warmaidens & Dragonbreds Kickstarter, New Dark Stain Option For Ultimate Gaming Table, and Immortal Figures: Gods of Olympus Tabletop Gaming Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    No, they’re not dice that are something like 15′ on each size. That’d be pretty awesome (though probably not very practical for your games), but Titan Dice is a new dice game from Eagle-Gryphon Games. In the game, vicious mythic creatures have escaped and it’s up to you to capture them. They’re fierce, though, and don’t exactly want to go back into captivity. So you’ll have to watch out or be knocked out for the round to go heal your wounds. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    It’s the dawn of time… Eh, that’s too early. Someone wake me up at the noon of time…
    No, wait, I need to get up and make my bed… though I should probably build a hut and get a village going. But to have a village, I need resources. But there’s other villages out there that are also trying to grow. I’ll need to find the resources first. Maybe that woolly mammoth will help…
    That’s what you’ll be doing in My First Stone Age, a new family-friendly card game coming from Z-Man Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    Battlefront is awesome at having big, worldwide campaigns for their games. Firestorm: Red Thunder is their latest, and it’s been extended for another weekend to let you get involved. It’s more than just bragging rights for having your side win, participants will possibly win cool prizes for joining in. So grab your Team Yankee minis, head out to the battlefield, and either kick some Commie butt, or spread the People’s Will all across Europe!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin has been around for quite some time. In all those years, it’s gotten quite a lot of expansions, alternate sets, special add-ons, and all those great custom dice. Well, for this holiday season, Steve Jackson has put together Holiday Grab Boxes just filled with all manner of things. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign running where you can order them.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    Information is everything. Being informed of the situation at hand, especially in something as chaotic as a warzone can mean the difference between victory and defeat. And when an enemy is captured, getting accurate information from them is a good skill to have. Such is what you’ll be doing as an Interrogator in the Star Wars RPG. They’re getting new options in the upcoming Cyphers and Masks sourcebook from Fantasy Flight Games. They’ve posted up a preview you can check out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    Memes are pretty much an everyday part of our lives right now. Hell, I used a couple earlier today when talking with friends. Gaming is also a part of our everyday lives (well, if you’re visiting here, it probably is, anyway). So, why not mix the two? That’s when you get Memeology, a card game that’s up on Kickstarter now that takes memes off of your screen and onto your tabletop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    There’s no such thing as “too many dice.” Also, it’s cool to have dice that match your team/army. Well, For those playing Techno Bowl from Bombshell Games, they’re giving you a chance to get custom dice for your team over on their website. *urge to know more intensifies*
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    Well, it’s happened. The world has once more come to an end. Damnit, Todd! I told you to not push that button labeled, “don’t push this button.” But the nuclear bombs have fallen and it’s time to see what’s left. Unfortunately, that means dealing with all the radioactive mutated creatures on the surface. That’s what you’re going to be doing in Afterbomb Madness, a new post-apocalyptic sci-fi RPG up on Indiegogo.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    It’s back to Tuesday we go. The Work Week will be conquered and we will make it back to the weekend. And a good way to help out with that is by listening to some gaming podcasts. Put one on, and before you know it, you’ve got some great gaming information as well as several hours have gone by. It’s a win-win.

    This week we have: Geeks of the North Episode 42: Wander: The Cult of Barnacle Bay; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 7: Gen Con 50; 40k Radio Episode 22: Talkin’ Tables; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 229: The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire; Singled Out Episode 46a: Bonus Episode: Same 6, Different Day; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 31: Wreck & Ruin, This War of Mine and reviewing board games; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 123: Top 10 Space Games; The Cardboard Herald Episode 45: Morten Monrad Pedersen of the Automa Factory; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 55: Rus Princes Warband; The Secret Cabal Express 30: The Further Evolving Board Game Industry and Community with Rodney Smith; and News of the North – 2017-09-19.

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