By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 30th, 2015
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‘Merika. Land of the free. Home of the brave. Independence Day is coming up. It’s time to celebrate with some BBQ cookouts, some fireworks, and some miniatures gaming. To help out with that last one, GameCraft Miniatures is having themselves a sale....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 30th, 2015
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Some say that various famous guitar players made a deal with the devil in order to get their almost-mythical skills. And lord knows there are plenty of conspiracy theories around various celebrities. Well, what if at least one of those stories was true? War Stories: The Call, a new setting enhancemen...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 30th, 2015
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Seems the guys and gals over at Wyrd have been really busy bees lately. They’ve got a whole bunch of new previews up on their site to check out. There’s something for everyone who likes Wyrd products. There’s some new Malifaux releases on the horizon. They’ve also got a new ex...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 30th, 2015
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Tuesday, Tuesday. (ba-laa, ba-la-la-laaa… Hmm… doesn’t have quite the same ring to it) Well, one day down. Four to go until the weekend. We should be able to make it there pretty easily, I’d say. At the moment, our attention turns to talk radio. Specifically, the talk radio of...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 30th, 2015
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Detroit. It’s sort of a mess. And in The Thin Blue Line supplement for Savage Worlds, it’s even worse than you’ve been seeing on the news. There are angry spirits, dangerous supernatural creatures, and a secret cult on the rise. Ok, now for what’s different from reality…...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 30th, 2015
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Many gamers dream of getting into the gaming industry. To be able to actually be part of the machine that churns out some of our favorite games is something many strive for. Well, Fantasy Flight Games has six (yes, six) different spots in their machine that are looking for new gears. Are you the righ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 30th, 2015
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In the glittering, shiny, neon-infused future, there is only war. At least, that’s how it is in Infinity by Corvus Belli. The various factions that we have on the Earth now have taken to the stars in order to spread their influence and doctrine to the rest of the galaxy. Obviously, they donR...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 30th, 2015
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We all endure setbacks in our life. They’re just a natural thing that we must overcome. We try. We don’t succeed. We try again with new knowledge of the situation. That’s what Moroz Publishing is doing with Swords and Bagpipes on Kickstarter. They had cancelled their first Kickstart...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 30th, 2015
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Superheroes are pretty popular right now. The various movie franchises are drawing in new fans all the time. Some of those fans are getting deeper into the genre and getting into the comic books and other aspects of “geek culture.” Some of that might extend to wanting to play superhero-th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 29th, 2015
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Fantasy Flight Games has announced that they’re going to be bringing back the Reiner Knizia classic game, Samurai. In the game, players are in control of their own daimyo and are looking to expand that influence to all of Japan. You do this by establishing the loyalty of lesser lords, the contr...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 29th, 2015
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Gryphon and Eagle Games are in their final week for The Gallerist over on Kickstarter. In the game, you play as the owner of an art gallery. You must attract artists and visitors to your gallery and sell valuable paintings. Over time, you’ll build up your prestige and wealth as you look to beco...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 29th, 2015
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Welcome back to Top Gear: Star Wars, as we take a look at another of the ships coming out in the next wave for the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games. This time around, it’s the K-Wing for the Rebel Alliance. A heavy, sturdy fighter, this ship is in the same vein as the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 29th, 2015
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Monday, Monday. (ba-la, ba-la-la-laa) Hopefully you had yourself a good weekend. It was rather busy for me. Lotsa gaming. Lotsa laughs. Lotsa pizza and Dew (because, you know, gamers). Heck, there was even The Gamers. But that is the past. The present is a new Terrain Corner post, where we gather tog...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Jun 29th, 2015
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Well, we’re getting close to the new version of Warhammer Fantasy Battles from Games Workshop. There’s been lots of rumors and half-heard things being passed along for quite a while. Well, you know that we here at TGN don’t deal in rumors. That’s a disservice to you, the reade...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 29th, 2015
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Stone walls do not a prison make. Though they make a really good try at it. In Jailbreakers: Plan Your Escape, you are a prisoner, but tonight you want to sleep in your own bed, so you’ve come up with a plan to bust out. However, there’s only so many resources to go around, and […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 29th, 2015
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Michael Scott Rohan is an award-winning British author of the Winter of the World novels. Cakebread & Walton has announced that they will be making a tabletop RPG game based on those novels. So now lovers of the books (as well as any gamer who wants to play in a very fleshed-out setting with hun...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 29th, 2015
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Zenit Miniatures has released version 2.0 of their Kensei rules over on their website. This new edition has new miniature profiles, a new faction (the Otokodate), and more. The rules can be downloaded from the Zenit Minis website now. It’s free, so why not?...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 29th, 2015
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Dead Earth Games (makers of Across the Dead Earth) has launched their Kickstarter campaign for The Shattered Crown, their new fantasy miniature wargame. The game is influenced by historical units from the years 1200 to 1500 in Europe. Despite the focus on historical aspects to create the units, the g...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 29th, 2015
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A new faction is always an interesting thing to add to a game. Suddenly, the whole meta can change as a whole swath of new figures enter the field. And not only that, but they tend to bring along new special rules with them. There’s all new spells and special ability combinations to have to [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 28th, 2015
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Busy Sunday here at the bear cave. The past couple days have been full of classic D&D action, and now it’s catch-up-with-all-the-work time. For the record, the DM of the game I played in knows me well. He picked a Totemic Druid for me to play and, of course, picked polar bear as my totem [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 27th, 2015
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I, as I mentioned in my post yesterday, am more-than-likely playing 2nd edition D&D when this will be posted to the site. Some friends I know have a long-running campaign and the DM is writing me in as an occasionally-recurring NPC. Not sure what my character will be (at time of typing), but it ...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jun 26th, 2015
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Hard to imagine that a week ago at this time, we were elbow-deep in the CMON Expo. I love the Expo. It’s small enough that you don’t feel pressured to be running around to try and see everything, but still big enough that you’re never bored, going “what is there to do?” ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 26th, 2015
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Strategic Elite knows the best place to beat the summer heat is at the miniatures gaming table. To help out, they’re having a big sale on both their Brink of Battle and Epic Heroes rulebooks in pdf. Brink of Battle lets you play in any historical period, using any historical army, against any o...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 26th, 2015
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Hey everyone! You know that lately we’ve been starting to try and group various like-type stories together. We’ve got our Podcast Post we make on Tuesdays and our Review Roundup on Saturdays. Well, we’ve looked it over and decided that Terrain would be a good story type to bundle al...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 26th, 2015
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Street Judges have to be ready for just about anything. This includes having gear that won’t quit on them when they need it the most. That’s where the Tek Judges come in. They’re the mechanics, scientists, and engineers of the Justice Department’s staff....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 26th, 2015
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Welcome back again to Friday. It’s been a busy week here, catching up from all the things after the CMON Expo. But we’re all back into a stable flight pattern, I hope. I know I am. And hopefully you’ve got some gaming lined up this weekend. I’m going to visit some friends acro...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 26th, 2015
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Made-up words. We all have ones we know and use. There’s so many words that you might use in your everyday speech that aren’t actually words. Lord knows I’ve come across enough while doing this job. I’ll type something out and get a little, red squiggly line under it, as spell...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 26th, 2015
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You’d think you’d unlock the doors, but when zombies are around, you’re more likely to want to add more on. This goes extra-true if there’s an Abominalpha running around. Both of these things are the case over in the Zombicide: Black Plague Kickstarter campaign. Continuing to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 26th, 2015
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Wakey-wakey sleepy dragon. Adventurers are trying to steal your gold! That’s the idea in Drakon, the latest edition of which is available now from Fantasy Flight Games. Players are looking to grab 10 gold worth of loot from the dragon’s horde and make it back out alive. Meanwhile, Drakon ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 26th, 2015
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Since ancient times, Mars has been the Bringer of War. And for those of you music aficionados out there, one of Holst’s best works (love me some 5/4 time goodness!). Well, Forge World is really bringing the war with this new release. They’ve started taking orders for the Mars Pattern Warl...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 26th, 2015
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Tanks drive just as easily backwards as they do forwards. They’re like a locomotive that way. They’re just as happy to be thrown into reverse and just go. This fact really came in handy when the British were looking for a way to get their 17-pdr anti-tank gun some more speed and mobility ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 25th, 2015
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There’s only 3 important things you need take into account in Dropzone Commander from Hawk Wargames. Location, Location, Location. Getting the right troops where you need them at the right time is the major key to victory. Without that, you’re sunk. To help expand your arsenal and make su...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 25th, 2015
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I love gardens. Honestly, I do. I used to watch Victory Garden on PBS on Saturdays before going out to the LGS. I’d love to visit the famous hedge maze used in The Shining. Versailles is another place I’d love to visit. Well, now I can add the Bomarzo Sacred Grove to the list of […...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 25th, 2015
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The Witchborn is a miniatures skirmish game. Well, that’s not really correct. I mean, it is a miniatures skirmish game, but it’s also brings in a lot of role-playing elements to it. Even more than something like Mordheim, the decisions you make and the outcome of games really has a major ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 25th, 2015
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The King is dead! Long live the king! Wait, who is the new king? … Umm… that’s not been figured out yet. It’s also the main goal in The King is Dead, the new board game by Osprey Publishing. It is, in fact, their first ever board game. Yes, the company known for all sorts [&he...