By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 31st, 2015
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For most of my friends, Halloween is their favorite holiday of the year. What can I say? I’ve got some weird/cool friends. Though certainly they are known to sometimes dress up just for funsies at any point during the year, Halloween really lets them pull out all the stops. As such, they’re pretty mu...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 31st, 2015
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Happy Halloween, everyone! Whether you’re going out to a party or staying in, celebrate the holiday with some spooky-themed gaming. At least, that’d be my suggestion. But how do you know what will and won’t be a good game? You read a review, of course! And we’ve got a whole ne...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 30th, 2015
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Batman just seems custom-made for Halloween. Dark, brooding, and with enemies that certainly fit into various “Halloween tropes.” Black cat, scary clown, scarecrow, … ummm… penguins… Ok, so maybe not that last one, but there’s no new Penguin releases this month. Wh...
By Polar_Bear
In American Revolution
Oct 30th, 2015
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Warlord Games might be breaking into the sci-fi miniatures business with Beyond the Gates of Antares and Terminator: Genisys, but they’re still mostly known for their historical miniatures, and for good reason. They’ve got quite an extensive catalog of figures and they’re constantly...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 30th, 2015
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Ares Games keeps chugging along with their Sword & Sorcery board game Kickstarter campaign. There was quite the surge right out of the gate. They’re now well over 400% funded and still have a lot of time to go. To help raise that funding total even further, there’s a bunch of add-ons...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 30th, 2015
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Seems like this would be the perfect time of year to release a board game based on one of the classic monsters in all of literature. As such, Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that you can now pick up Fury of Dracula from either your LGS or from their very own webshop....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 30th, 2015
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We have made it to Friday, ladies and gentlemen. Rejoice! And, like, go eat some candy or something because of Halloween. Have yourself a good time. Speaking of bite-size items such as those “fun” size candies (never did quite figure out what was so “fun” about them, but there...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 30th, 2015
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Hawk Wargames takes to the air with their latest Kickstarter campaign. Well, more to the air than they already were with Dropzone Commander. How did those drop ships get to the planet they’re commanding, anyway? That would be the spaceships of the various faction fleets. That’s where Drop...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 30th, 2015
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It’s a small world after all. Sorry about that, but it’s becoming more and more true with each passing day. For example, I was just talking with one friend in Wales and another in Australia at the same time. And here’s the thing: that’s not anywhere near such a big deal as it ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 30th, 2015
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As the month draws to a close, we see that it’s time once more for Zenit Miniatures to post up their new releases for both of their minis games, Kensei and Nemesis (which always makes me think of the line, “Do you know what nemesis means?” But that’s me). There’s several...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Oct 30th, 2015
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I have to say, the look of various Games Workshop/Forge World models sometimes leaves me scratching my head. I tend to not really like it when things are overly-flashy or models are in really awkward poses. Neither of those are the case with the new Solar Auxilia Veletaris Storm Section unit thatR...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 30th, 2015
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Well, ghosts and such seems like an incredibly appropriate topic for this time of year. Y’know, with the Halloween thing and all. In fact, now that I think about it, I might just watch Ghostbusters on Saturday (along with the Evil Dead movies, just because). And shortly thereafter, I’ll b...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 30th, 2015
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So you’ve seen all this stuff about Beyond the Gates of Antares. You’ve followed along with the twists and turns of its history. You maybe even downloaded the Beta rulebook. But you know some of the rules changed between that and this final version. So maybe you’re a little leery of...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 29th, 2015
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Well, as all things do on Kickstarter, they have to come to an end at some point. For Scythe, the new alternate-history board game from Stonemaier Games, that end point is a week away. “How’s that campaign been doing since it started?” you might ask. Well, they’ve broken $1mil...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 29th, 2015
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I’ll be honest, I’m not one for cities. Crowded thoroughfares and bustling nightlife really isn’t for me. I’ll gladly take the suburbs or even just small-town life out in the styx somewhere. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to visit cities from time to time....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 29th, 2015
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Metal King Studio is now taking orders for Relicblade: Adventure Battle Game, their new fantasy miniatures game. They’re planning on running a Kickstarter campaign next year, but you can already get the first wave of figures in pre-release form....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 29th, 2015
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We’re getting there, people. We’re making our way to the weekend. For many, it will start with some Halloween parties tomorrow night. Any of you got any Halloween gaming plans? I’m thinking I might just get a bunch of bags of candy and watch all the Evil Dead movies and then figure ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 29th, 2015
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Well, it seems that Halloween is time for monster-related news of all type. Though this is a bit different than a sale or a new zombie mini. Paradox Interactive has announced that they are purchasing White Wolf Publishing from CCP Games. This means that World of Darkness, Vampire: the Masquerade, and...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Oct 29th, 2015
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Halloween’s a pretty popular time to be running a sale. We’ve seen a lot of them already, here’s another. This time it’s Empress Miniatures who is letting you get some minis for cheaper than you’d usually have to spend....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 29th, 2015
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I dig giant robots. You dig giant robots. We dig giant robots. Chicks dig giant robots. Nice. And Thon is here to deliver with a new giant robot figure available over in their webshop. This one’s the Havok-S “Sidewinder.”...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 29th, 2015
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One of the bigger news stories of the past couple months is how AEG will be turning over production of the Legend of the Five Rings card game to Fantasy Flight Games. As AEG starts wrapping up production for the game, they’re offering one last set of Koku sets for players....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 29th, 2015
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Are you really into games? Do you already like to host events either at your LGS or other locations? Would you like to get rewarded for it? Would you like to help out a major gaming company at conventions? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, Fantasy Flight Games might have ju...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 28th, 2015
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It’s sometimes rough to try and find just the right miniature for your army or RP character. You can spend hours surfing online, looking through catalogs of figures and never quite find the right one. One might be the wrong race. Another might be armed incorrectly. Another doesn’t have qu...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 28th, 2015
1 Comment
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Have you ever been gaming when the lights go out? Maybe the power went out because of a storm or some accident. Or perhaps you’re out camping and the fire’s dying. Or maybe you just like playing games in the dark (not those types of games, you perv!). Well, even without light, you can pla...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Oct 28th, 2015
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Our intrepid cameraman, Joe-Nathan, who shot pretty much every video you’ve seen with me in it, and the other various videos on TGN, and did many of the Kickstarter and extra videos for CoolMiniOrNot is going to be starting his own video production company. So that leaves a bit of a gap that ne...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 28th, 2015
1 Comment
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Well, we’re making our way through the week. My week has been… So yeah, we’re making our way through the week. Let’s get you some bite-sized stories that we’ve come across recently. In today’s batch we have: Warbears and Stagriders Kickstarter Announced, New 20mm C...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 28th, 2015
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I just started a new D&D campaign on Saturday. With the makeup of the party and the characters therein, my Battle Chef sort of became the de-facto leader of the group. That sort of things happens often. I was a group leader in my last Star Wars RPG I was in, though that was over […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Oct 28th, 2015
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We’re less than two weeks from the official launch of Beyond the Gates of Antares by Warlord Games. It certainly has a lot of odd twists and turns along the way. Starting out as a Kickstarter that didn’t quite make it. Then went underground for a while. Then picked up by Warlord and relea...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 28th, 2015
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I don’t tend to have nightmares. And I realize that typing that means I’ll probably have one tonight, because that’s how karma works. Anyway, those that I do tend to have, after I wake up from them, I go, “wait… why the hell was I afraid of that again?” because usu...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 28th, 2015
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He is the terror that quacks in the night! Wait, that’s Darkwing Duck. My bad. And while Darkwing had that cool motorcycle, I don’t think he ever had anything quite as cool as this Bat Mobile that Knight Models is showing off that they’ll be releasing eventually for the Batman Minia...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Oct 28th, 2015
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In battle, it’s always best to have a buddy. Someone there to watch your back and make sure the battle goes as according to plan (as “according to plan” as it can, anyway, considering battle). Next month, Games Workshop is running a Doubles Weekend. And you don’t even have to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2015
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Do you like Kings of War but want something a little different in terms of the faction you play? Well, Mantic is here to help. They’ve started taking pre-orders for their new Kings of War: Uncharted Empires book over in their webshop. Feel free to go and order yourself a copy so you’ll be...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2015
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Shadows and wind. They’re not really something you can catch and keep. Wind, by its very definition, is always on the move. And a shadow you can never grab. Seems like an appropriate clan name for a group of ninjas. And that is just the case for Bushido. GCT Studios is showing off a new [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 27th, 2015
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Halloween would be a great time to get together with your gaming group and get a session in. It’s on a Saturday this year. And even beyond that, for those of you with Daylight Savings Time, “Fall Back” happens on Sunday morning, so you effectively get an extra hour of Halloween nigh...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 27th, 2015
1 Comment
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GOTY (which is different from Gotye) is a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter. In the game, players are video game developers and they are all trying to create the Game of the Year (hence the name of the game). Only one game will receive that title, and it’s up to you to make […...