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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 25th, 2017
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    I’d thought about starting this post with a bunch of bad Italian-American stereotypical thing, but decided against it, since I didn’t want to find myself in the Hudson with a pair of cement shoes on. Anyway, the various crime families in New York are having a bit of a war in order to find out who’s going to control which bits. There’s only so much town to go around. They’re going to have to fight to get the best parts. And that’s what you’ll be doing in Gamboni, a new board game up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 25th, 2017
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    One of the most popular anime series out there is Sailor Moon. It’s one of those where even if you don’t watch the show and have never even seen an episode, you know about it just through all the other media it’s in. Well, soon you’ll have some new ways to experience the setting, as Dyskami Publishing is going to be coming out with some new games based on Sailor Moon Crystal. The first two are Dice Challenge and Truth or Bluff.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Apr 25th, 2017
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    Well, we’ve got the Avengers/Defenders War set coming for HeroClix. Might as well have some Defenders show up in Dice Masters, too, eh? WizKids has announced that they’ll be coming out with a Defender’s Team Pack for the game, including such heroes as The Hulk, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 25th, 2017
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    When Shadows of Brimstone first came out, it was all about the Weird West where you’d head down into a mine in search of the monsters that’d been coming out. It’s since branched out, with those tunnels leading to strange and fantastic worlds. The next tunnel you go down doesn’t lead to a world, though. It leads you off-world, with Derelict Ship OtherWorld. Pre-orders are being taken now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 25th, 2017
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    I don’t know about you, but my Monday went by in a flash. It seemed I’d just clocked in when it was already almost time to go. But having a very busy day will do that. And that means this whole week is going to rush by, since I’m certainly busy. And while I work on these various proofing and writing projects, I’ve got some gaming podcasts to listen to.

    This week we have: Game Classy Episode 136: Look Who’s Back; Plan of ATK! Episode 1; The Secret Cabal Episode 133: 51st State, Mombasa and So Many Favorites; The D6 Generation Episode 211: Guerrilla Miniature Games & Miniature Agnostic Games; The Cardboard Herald Episode 24: Kevin “QXC” Riley, pro-Starcraft player turned game designer; The Rolistes Podcast Episode 20 (Part 2) : Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob; Gamers Lounge Episode 136: Drowned Earth; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 102: Planning & Strategy; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 23 part 1: Mars, Tsuro and Planetarium; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 205: The EPIC Show; Exploding Dice Radio Episode 2; Forgot My Dice Episode 9 (16) : Retroactive Spoiler Alert; Nerdherders Episode 104: Adepticon 2017 Recap; Altar of War Episode 3; and News of the North – 2017-04-25.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 25th, 2017
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    In the future, humanity has spread out among the stars. Various planets and systems have all gotten new colonies. Then, all communication with the home planet, Earth, was lost. Nobody was quite sure why, but any expedition sent to figure out what happened has never come back or been heard from again. With the lack of guidance from Earth, the colonies have banded together as their own political entities. This is the setting in Stellar Chaos, a new sci-fi RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 25th, 2017
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    I’ve posted many times that I love when a Kickstarter funds, then goes on sale to the general public. Now, most games that do that are months after the projected release date. Well, Legendary Games is doing something not a lot of Kickstarters can claim: releasing 2 months early. So if you want to get their 2099 Wasteland RPG book, you can now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Apr 25th, 2017
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    One of the bigger announcements in comic books in the past year or so was the revelation that Captain America had always been a deep-cover Hydra agent this whole time.
    Spoilers: it’s not that they retconned all of Steve’s backstory from the beginning. It’s that Red Skull is having some fun with the Cosmic Cube and time travel. But it certainly did shake things up. Well, the “secretly a Hydra agent this whole time” version of Cap is headed to HeroClix in the Avengers/Defenders War set.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Apr 25th, 2017
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    One of the biggest empires the Earth has known was that of the Romans. They turned the Mediterranean into their own, private lake and pushed far up into Europe with their conquests. There, they found all manner of tribes they simply called “barbarians.” For hundreds of years, the Romans and these barbarians had… disagreements over who was in charge of what bits of land, and so there were quite a few wars that were fought. Now, you can bring those wars to your tabletop with Bella Contra Barbaros, a new set of miniatures rules from Grand Manoeuvre.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 25th, 2017
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    I get the appeal of digital forms for a game book. I really do. Heck, I’m often looking at them every day here on my computer. However, I will always still love to have a hard copy of a book to look through. Just something about actually turning the pages and the feel of it. If you’re a fan of hard copies of books, you’ll be happy to hear that the Dark Eden Sourcebook for Mutant Chronicles is now available in hardcover form.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    The Algoryn faction for Beyond the Gates of Antares is getting some beefiness added to it. Warlord Games is taking orders for a new plastic command group, a new heavy weapon, and a new starter force. So you can get your new army, make sure it has a proper command structure, and give it the firepower needed to take out enemy vehicles and installations.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    The Light Side of the Force has plenty of powerful allies. The Jedi looked to keep peace and order across the galaxy. The Emperor almost wiped them out, but he missed a couple. You can’t keep a good Jedi down too long, apparently. And you’ll be able to bulk up your Star Wars: Destiny decks with some new blue heroes and abilities when Spirit of Rebellion comes out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    We’re about a week away from May. So that means that all the rain we’ve been getting here the past couple days is gonna pay off. I don’t think the rain has anything to do with new miniatures, though. Either way, Corvus Belli is showing off their May releases for Infinity.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    Lots of different video games are turning into miniatures and board games recently. One that’s just been announced is Fallout: Wasteland Warfare from Modiphius. So grab your Nuka Cola and be sure to save the bottle cap.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    It’s just another Manic Monday…
    No, really. It’s busy over here. I’m looking at getting the posts done quickly so I can go work on some proofing projects and some writing projects. Anyway, let’s get you a quick Terrain Corner piece for today.

    We have: Heroic Maps – Explorer: Wild Places 3 Now Available, Badlands Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, New Rubber Gaming Mats now available from BattleMats, and Tiny Furniture Launching Barren Lands Terrain Indiegogo Campaign Next Month.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    Well, we’re a few days past 4/20, but if you’re in someplace like Colorado, it doesn’t really need to be then to partake in some herb. And when doing such, maybe check out Stoner Loonacy, a new version of the Loonacy card game from Fully Baked Ideas.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    In the upcoming Avengers/Defenders War set for HeroClix, some of the heroes are listed as “title characters.” They have special abilities tied to them called… well, “title character abilities.” This allows them to gain and spend Plot Points in order to do special things on the board. Dr. Strange is one such character coming in the set.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    Spring has sprung. The temperatures are rising. The pollen is wafting through the air. People are headed outside once more… and they’re realizing that all that pollen and the hot temperatures are sending them right back inside again. Well, if you’re gonna be inside, why not do some gaming? And if you’re going to be gaming, why not get some new figures at a cheaper price than usual? AntiMatter Games is having their Spring Sale now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    You’d think that both being rather mechanical in nature, the Cybermen and the Daleks would get along. Though, (thankfully for most of the rest of the universe) such is not the case. They clash with one-another just like they clash with other races. And that’s just what they’ll be doing in Exterminate!, a new set for the Doctor Who Miniatures Game from Warlord Games. Pre-orders are being taken now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    So, I’m sure many of you got copies of Runewars over the weekend. What’re your thoughts on it? We got a copy here in the office. Haven’t had much of a chance to really look into it yet (been busy with lots of other things), beyond simply looking over the components. Well, we know there’s an Elf faction for it, along with the other two. They’ve got a starter box coming. But if you want to expand out from that, then you’ll want to check out these upcoming releases.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 22nd, 2017
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    Hey everyone. I’m sure a lot of you are reading this after getting back from Salute. If that’s the case… *envy-waves in your direction* I wish I’d been there. Maybe someday. But for those of us in the States, Australia, and elsewhere that can only live vicariously through your photos and videos, we wish we were there. In the meantime, let’s get some reviews.

    This week we have: Lotus, The Exiled: Siege, Ancient Terrible Things, Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails, and Hanamikoji, Yamatai.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Apr 22nd, 2017
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    Well, many people have been thinking this was going to be coming, and it’s finally here. Games Workshop has announced a new edition of Warhammer 40k. Let’s take you right to the announcement.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Just about all of us wish we had some form of super power. Maybe it’s super speed, or flight, or heat-vision, or weather control. Whatever it might be, heading out and fighting crime with our powers (or perhaps being a super villain) isn’t really something we can do. But we can all live vicariously through RPGs. One such, Super Powers Unleashed, that uses the Savage Worlds system, is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    There’s a ton of things that go into running a gaming convention. Trust me, I know. One of the things it takes is money. If you want to book a convention space, have special guests, get special room rates, and have all the tables, chairs, and other million “little things” you need to make a show run, you’re gonna need some funding. That’s what AcadeCon is looking to raise over on Kickstarter. They’re trying to get funds for their 5th year, which will be held in Dayton, Ohio in November.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Goblins might work together some of the time, but they’re just as ready to attack one-another as they are humans or elves or dwarves or such. They’re also rather sneaky, so you’ve gotta watch your back against surprise attacks. Keep your wits about you and you might just survive Goblins: Ready Set Destroy, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Odd coincidence that within just a couple of days, we’ve had two stories that involve rap/hip-hop. *puts Danger Doom back on the radio* In this case, it’s Axon Punk: Overdrive. It’s a hip-hop/cyberpunk game where players must work together in order to defeat the oppressive corporations and governments in the near-future megacities of 2085. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Pretty much all of us know of the Arthurian legends. Whether it’s because we’ve read the classic tales, seen the musical Camelot, or simply watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you know about the knights of the round table and the adventures they go on. Well, Arthur Lives! lets you play those classic characters but in a modern setting. The knights have been reincarnated in modern times. But why? That’s what you must find out. The 2nd edition of the game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Well, it’s Friday again. Woo!
    I hope your week went by as quickly as mine did. Being busy after a long weekend will do that. And this weekend looks to be really busy as well. Lots of projects just showed up at the door that I will be dealing with on Sunday as well as into next week. Considering what I’m working on, that’s very much not a complaint. But if I’m going to be doing all of that, I need to be well-fed. So I’m gonna nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories, and you should, too.

    Today on the platter we have: New Promo Releases From NonsenseMiniatures, Ouroboros Miniatures Fey Kickstarter is live, Archmage Origins Coming To Kickstarter, Greebo Games Limited Edition Easter Minis Up On Kickstarter, New Chickens and Rooster Set Available From Tabletop-Art, New Preview for Circle of Blood by Last Bullet Games, and New Release Available From Hitech Miniatures.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    One Page Rules is constantly looking to add more armies to their games. This update, there’s a pair of new ones for you fantasy players out there. They’ve got Wormhole Demons, which are broken up into four distinct groups that you can mix-and-match as you please. They’ve also got Wood Elves, a pretty traditional type of force you’d come to expect in a fantasy miniatures game.
    There’s also a bunch of minor tweaks to their various rules sets to check out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Arcadia Quest
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    It’s release day for a bunch of new games and expansions from CMON. That includes one of my new favorite games, Ethnos. Other than that, Rum & Bones 2nd Tide, the Pets expansion for Arcadia Quest, and 75 Gnom’ Street are all available now down at your gaming shop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    The opening to WWII was quick and brutal. The Germans swept into Poland using their Blitzkrieg tactics (so called because it was “as fast as lightening”). Then, after the decisive victories there, they turned their attention towards France, heading there and conquering that country in also rather rapid form. The Fall Weiss expansion of Ostfront lets you play out those battles (though hopefully giving the Polish and French a good chance of winning, depending on how you play) on your tabletop. It’s available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Here’s one that I’ve been waiting several months to post. The new expansion for the Hunter’s Guild for Guild Ball is now available from Steamforged Games. You’ve got a new captain, a new mascot, a new veteran player, and a new regular player. Want to get a look at what they do before you buy them? Check out their cards here.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Two ends of the spectrum, of sorts, with new figures over in the Forge World webshop this week. On one side, you’ve got a new Space Wolves Contemptor Dreadnaught (with and without weapon arms). On the other side, you’ve got some new characters available for The Hobbit.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Those Soviets and Germans are at it again, looking to put the biggest piece of armor possible out onto the battlefield. Their incessant arms race (well, it is a war, after all) continues to bring bigger and stronger machines to the conflict. In this case, it’s the Zeus and the Mammoth, both available to pre-order for Konflikt ’47 now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Apr 20th, 2017
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    The engagements in North Africa during WWII consisted of many different types of vehicles in the wide-open spaces of that desert land. With German panzer tanks around, it took a big gun to deal with them. That came in the form of the 17-pounder. Unfortunately, the original carriage couldn’t quite handle them. The remedy? Simply stick the gun on a 25-pounder carriage. That should work.
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