By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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As I’ve said many times, I love when companies post the rules for their games online. That way, you get a chance to look them over and decide if the game’s for you. It makes you a more-informed consumer. It also shows respect to you, as the game company isn’t going to try and “...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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Three treasures have been buried in a remote, tropical island. You know they’re there, but you’re not sure exactly where they’re located. You’ve gotten to the island, but so have several other treasure hunters. It’s up to you to search the island as stealthily as possibl...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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Perhaps you’ve had a conversation with a couple friends that included the game, (blank), Marry, Kill. In it, you’re given three names, generally of people you know or celebrities. You then must pick one to marry, one to kill, and the other to… uh… “know” in a Bibli...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jun 30th, 2016
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We’ve made it to Thursday, everyone. Is it just me or has the week sort of slowed to a halt? I think it’s because next week’s going to be a short one. As such, we have to make this week longer to compensate. Otherwise, space-time and all that gets messed up. Thankfully, Powerhouse i...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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Well, it would seem that the first time around, the dragon got the better of the townsfolk. But that’s ok. There’s rebuilding, restructuring, reconfiguring, and relaunching. And that’s just what Aether Tower has done with Hero, their cooperative board game of civilization defense. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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Hello, everyone. My name’s Polar Bear and I’m an Ascension junkie. “Hi, Polar Bear.” I have every boxed expansion that’s come out for the game as well as most of the promo cards as well. So when I saw that Stone Blade Entertainment was coming out with a new set at Origins, but I wasn’t […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 30th, 2016
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Sector Commander: WWII, from Grenzer Games, is now available. So you can now get your own copy via print-on-demand. Sector Commander: WWII is a turn-based, Divisional-level strategic board game. The creators took historic units and equipment from across several combating nations and simplified them d...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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Asmodee has announced the next in their StoryLine group storytelling series. This time, we go from the lighthearted whimsy of a fantasy tale to the dark and spooky with Scary Tales. You know, the kind you’d tell around the campfire that start out with lines like, “It was a dark and stormy...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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Well, in rather short order, we’ve gotten the preview for the Interdictor and now The Liberty for Star Wars Armada from Fantasy Flight Games. The MC80 (which is the Liberty’s ship type) brings a new style of play for the Rebels. Now you don’t have to try and circle-strafe your Imper...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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New Vigil seemed like it was going to be nice and peaceful for a bit. But such is not the case, as the creatures from the Void once more look to cause all sorts of havoc. Only the realm’s heroes will be able to turn the tide. And with new challenges comes new opportunities. Be […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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While you guys are out there reading your Star Trek: Ascendancy rulebooks, you can also be checking out Star Trek: Frontiers. The new strategy board game of boldly going places is available now from WizKids (as well as retailers in North America, with the rest of the world to follow shortly)....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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Spiders. I know I just scared off at least a couple readers there. That’s the danger in posting about such a thing. Jumping spiders. Dang, a bunch more of you just ran off. I’m sure all the Australians are still around, though. G’day Bruces and Sheilas. Anyway, Battleweb is a new de...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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District Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for their new card game, Warage (not sure if that’s “war age” or “wa rage”… I think I like “wa rage” You know, like “Waaagh! RAGE!!”). It’s gotten quite a lot of interest, as it’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 29th, 2016
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The week continues along, as it tends to do. It’s only just today that I really realized that this upcoming weekend is a long one for those of us here in the US. The 4th of July falls on Monday. So that’ll be cool. Time for some BBQs. But before we get to the hamburgers, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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When it comes to games, I prefer a shorter game length to a longer one. While there’s nothing wrong with games that take 4+ hours to play, they’re not generally my cup-o-tea. Dungeon Time doesn’t take 4+ hours. It doesn’t even take 1 hour. It doesn’t even take a half-hou...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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“Try before you buy.” “Take a test drive.” “First hit’s free.” Words to live by (Well… maybe not that last one). We all know my fondness for companies that post rulebooks for their games online. The fine fellows over at Gale Force Nine have done just th...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 29th, 2016
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One of the biggest hits at Adepticon this year was Red Republic Games and Arena Rex. The gallery I had of their display case was, by far, the one most liked, commented on, and shared (it’s here in case you missed it). They pretty much sold out of everything they had. Granted, this is one [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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Fantasy Flight Games has posted up a preview of their upcoming Interdictor expansion pack for Star Wars Armada. Getting pulled out of hyperspace into a trap, or using the ship’s huge gravity wells to keep Rebels from escaping makes the Interdictor an important part of the Imperial fleet. Even i...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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Maybe you’ve been concerned that the monsters in Massive Darkness haven’t been massive enough. Well, there’s a new biggie ready to walk down the halls of the dungeons and it’s more than prepared to bash your hero’s heads in. It’s the Hellephant (and yes, I love tha...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 28th, 2016
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Sometimes you want to get away from your solo gaming books and go out and meet up with other gamers. It’s ok. It happens to most of us at some point. ( 😉 ) Well, the folks over at Wyrd are here to help with the release of a new Penny Dreadful one-shot adventure for […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 28th, 2016
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The folks over at USAOpoly (*waves to “The Legend”*) want to give you a free copy of their Munchkin: Marvel set. Don’t know about that one? Well, you can check out the Review I did. Back from reading that? Good. Now go potentially get yourself a copy for free....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 28th, 2016
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WizKids is coming out with a new Marvel HeroClix set. The figure here’s part of a 5-figure booster that will be coming out in August, but there will be pre-release events at the end of July. We’re also getting a new card layout, it looks like, for the figures. They’re adding in a ch...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jun 28th, 2016
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The week marches on. Monday’s finished with and we’re getting ourselves through Tuesday. Hopefully your Tuesday is going well. Mine’s… dragging along a bit. You know what I need? Some gaming podcasts to listen to while I work on the rest of the day’s posts. This week we ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 28th, 2016
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Modiphius continues to expand the game world of Mutant Chronicles by bringing you another new guide book. This time around it’s Luna & Freelancers. As you can expect, you’ll be heading to the moon in this book (“bang, zoom” optional)....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 28th, 2016
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We sometimes find ourselves without opponents/party-mates for our game nights. It happens. But what if you still want to get some gaming in? Well, Chronicles of Arborell has you covered. They’ve released the Well of Shadows gamebook… and another 19 other books, available in .pdf format....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 28th, 2016
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With how hot it is, I know I’m not really interested in running around outside. So spending my time inside, tinkering with minis seems like the best bet to beat the summer heat. Meridian Miniatures is certainly here to help with that, too, as they’ve got their Summer Sale happening now....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 28th, 2016
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For a lot of us, high school was a decade or more ago. Also, it probably had a lot fewer ninjas than we’d really hoped there would be. But for 30 years, Ninja High School, the comic, has been our own fantasy high school, where there’s ninjas all over. Well, we couldn’t make our own ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 28th, 2016
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If you’re like me, you have spent a lot of time looking over stats for models in a game you play and endlessly coming up with different builds for your teams/armies/fleets. “I could take X, and that’d give me points for Y, but not enough for Z.” and so forth and so on. Well, F...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 27th, 2016
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There’s a lot of cheap, knockoff products out there. People see something doing well and decide they can cash in on that by putting out a cheap version of it. We’ve all seen Robert Cop, for example. Well, in Egaru, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter, it’s up to you to fi...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 27th, 2016
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Callsign Taranis, the new expansion for Patrol Angis, is now available from The Ion Age. This new book gives your troopers a roof over their head and a way to not have to walk from place to place. That’s right, there’s new vehicles as well as rules for buildings and other defensive fortif...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 27th, 2016
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So we’ve had our Terrain Corner. Now it’s time for our regular Monday Preview from Wyrd. They’re finishing up their previews of the new Masters coming in Ripples of Fate, the new Malifaux book. Last, but not least (unless by “least” you mean in height. In that case, he i...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 27th, 2016
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Welcome again to Monday. I hope you had a good weekend full of gaming. I didn’t get in any games of Guild Ball. 🙁 But I did play Guilds of Cadwallon, Mystic Vale, and… something else… I forget what… So there was still gaming to be had. It’ll be alright, as there’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 27th, 2016
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One of my favorite models I’ve put together in a long time was the DakkaJet from Games Workshop. When I saw one at my LGS when it came out, I picked one up immediately, even though I didn’t play 40k at the time. I still have the model, even though it’s currently the only 40k [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jun 27th, 2016
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Seeing as 2016 is “The Year of the New Edition,” we’ve got lots of them coming out. As always, people want to know what’s going to be changed. People that play the game want to know if their favorite aspects are leaving. Meanwhile, those that don’t play because of certai...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 27th, 2016
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I’ve mentioned before that it’s fun to take board games along with you on vacation, and having digital versions of said games can make it all a lot easier. Well, now Days of Wonder is making that ease even easier, by making it much, much cheaper. They’re having a summer sale for the...