By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 30th, 2016
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And once more it’s time to let you know about something a little different in terms of entertainment that’ll be happening next week in Indy. This time around it’s Raks Geek. You may have seen a video of one of their performances. It involved a wookie doing a bellydance to a tune bei...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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You ever have one of those jobs where your boss is super-crazy, but you really don’t want to lose your job, so you keep praising whatever ridiculous thing they say in order to stay there? Well, what if your boss is the leader of a country and you’ve gotta keep them happy, lest you meet [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 30th, 2016
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Many of my friends have subscriptions to various “crate” services. Whether it’s snacks or comics or toys, it seems a couple times a week someone’s getting some new box at the office of something fun. Well, now we can add another to the list, RPGCrate. Subscriptions are being t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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Taking a short break from all the Gen Con announcements to bring you an announcement about giant, fighting robots (I dig giant robots). Armored Core, based on the popular video game, puts players in control of a mech or group of mechs in combat against their enemies. Only the strong will survive in t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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It’s the Saturday before Gen Con. A week from now we’ll be shoulder-deep in the show. Of course, that means this weekend is full of running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get everything done before heading to Indy. But, even with all the brouhaha, there’s tim...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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Companies from all over the world will be descending on Indianapolis next week for Gen Con. That includes companies like Morning, a new board game publisher that you might remember from their recent Kickstarter for Hope. They’ll be at the show showing off their meta-cooperative tabletop game, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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I’ve mentioned that Gen Con’s a great place to show off games, well, Vesuvius Media is certainly taking the opportunity to do so over in Entrepreneurs’ Avenue. They’re going to be showing off some games that were successfully Kickstarted in the past year, as well as two upcomi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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With tens of thousands of gamers converging in the ICC (I can see those lights in my sleep…), it’s a great place for companies to show off new games that they’re coming out with Holy Grail Games is no different and they’ve got four new ones that they’ll be showing off at...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 30th, 2016
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I said the other day that this weekend is going to be crazy with everyone getting any sort of last-minute things ready for the show. That includes letting people know what sort of things will be waiting for them when they get to a particular booth. Also, that includes me taking a Saturday to share [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions rolls on further as Asmodee and Windrider Games have announced that they’re coming out with a new edition of Citadels. First published in 2000 (man, does that seem long ago…), Citadels puts you in charge of creating the most grand city in all the land. It’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 29th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions means that those games need expansions and supplemental material to go with them. Such is the case with Ninja Crusade. They’re into their 2nd edition and so it’s time to get some new sourcebooks for it. Such as Empire’s Reign. It’s up on Kickstarter no...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Jul 29th, 2016
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Dice Masters fans, there’s going to be a new Team Pack coming out this September which will add a new set of heroes and dice that you can add to your collections. This time around, things are getting a little strange… Dr. Strange, in fact. That’s right, the world’s premier mag...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 29th, 2016
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With the new edition of Mansions of Madness being announced, the thing that got most people’s attention was the inclusion of a companion app that would now “run the game.” As such, that would turn Mansions into a fully cooperative experience. There’s been a lot of questions on...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 29th, 2016
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There are lots of things that can keep a gaming group from actually getting a session in. For the longest time, “distance” was a big one. Well, with virtual tabletops becoming a much more regular thing, that’s not a factor. One of the most well-known virtual tabletops is Roll20. Wel...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 29th, 2016
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It’s Friday. So tomorrow’s the weekend. It’s also the last weekend before Gen Con. I know some people that’ll be headed towards Indy as early as Monday morning. That means there’s lots to get done this weekend to prepare for the show. And if there’s lots to get don...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 29th, 2016
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Fantasy Flight Games has just announced a new game to be part of the Star Wars line of products they make. This one’s Star Wars: Destiny, a new collectable dice and card game. This game will take some of your favorite characters from all across Star Wars lore and put them together in a grand [&...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 29th, 2016
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Technology is ever-advancing. These days you can keep a whole library’s worth of books right in your pocket. Digital books are easier to carry, and can be easier to sift through to find exactly what you need. Warlord Games is adding to your available digital library now with two supplements for...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 29th, 2016
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If games like Grand Theft Auto have told us anything, it’s that it can be fun to sometimes play the bad guy. Running around, stealing cars, robbing banks, and doing all that sort of nasty stuff in order to gain fat piles of cash and retire to some tropical island certainly has its appeal. And [...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 29th, 2016
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Gen Con’s just around the corner. I know I’m excited. Are you? I’m really looking forward to hitting up the Steamforged booth, personally. Got a bunch of Guild Ball stuff I’d like to pick up. Speaking of which, they’re showing off the final mascot that they’ll have...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 29th, 2016
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Today we’ve got another of those champion-inspired previews for HeroClix. This time we get a look at the devil, Mephisto, with stats created by Paris Gordon. Mephisto certainly has had quite a history with Spider-Man. Just ask Linkara what he thinks about all of it, too. I’m sure you̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 29th, 2016
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Man, I remember when the Doom video game came out. I didn’t have it, but my neighbor did. So I’d go over there and we’d play for hours, running up and down those pixelated corridors (that still looked exceedingly awesome at the time) and blasting cyberdemons with our gatling guns an...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 28th, 2016
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Renegade Game Studios and Dire Wolf Digital are teaming up to bring you a new deck-building game at Gen Con (well, they’re bringing it to you after Gen Con as well, but it’ll be debuted at Gen Con). The game is called Clank and it’s all about trying to get a nice nap in… kind ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 28th, 2016
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Yeah, yeah, yeah. The calendar still says July. But the folks over at Warploque Miniatures didn’t want to wait until the actual month in order to get their sale started. They’ve gotten their August Sale running right now and you’re invited to join in....
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jul 28th, 2016
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Privateer Press has a new selection of releases available. Sorry, Hordes players, nothing specifically for you this time around. This is all Warmachine stuff. Well, that is, except for No Quarter. That one’s equal-opportunity for all of Privateer’s products....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 28th, 2016
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During an Ancient Greek history class, I had to read the Iliad, which tells the epic tale of the Trojan War. Helen had been taken by Paris to Troy. There he kept her while the Greeks landed on the shore, ready to reclaim her, besieging the city. People got stabbed. Armor got taken. Gods intervened [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 28th, 2016
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Hello Thursday. How are you? I’m doing well. It’s a bit warm out, but what’re you to expect for July in Atlanta? Best to just stay inside where it’s cool and do some gaming. And if you’re going to do some gaming, you’ll want your gaming tables to look as good as po...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 28th, 2016
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Wyrd Games has a couple news announcements they’ve made over on their page. Want to earn extra loot by attending events? Want to check out some Masters stat cards? Want to check out some new Iron Painter entries? Want to see some new artwork? You’ll want to check it out....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 28th, 2016
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There are several game companies out there that, for their highest-level tournaments, give the winners a chance to work with the design team for the game and create new figures to be part of the line. That’s just such a figure we get a preview of today that’s going to be part of the Super...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 28th, 2016
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In the ancient world, the supernatural was around you everywhere. The gods were a living part of your everyday life, in everything you did. We could have a deep, theological discussion about whether that’s the case today, or we could just talk about the Pantheon expansion for 7 Wonders Duel tha...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 28th, 2016
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Not everyone has time to paint their minis. As such, they like the idea of getting them either painted after they get them, or just buy models that have already been painted. Well, Warlord Games has been kicking around the idea of selling pre-painted minis for a while. They got the first batches of s...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 28th, 2016
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Well, the Year of New Editions has now tied in with one of my absolute favorite movies (I’ve read the book, but it was a looooong time ago. The movie, however, I’ll watch once every couple months). For those that don’t know of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, I’m truly sorr...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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I love a good debate. Let’s have a deep discussion about what makes a good tabletop game. Or maybe talk about different recipes and what techniques make the best cookies. Or we can discuss the best wood to use when smoking pork shoulder. Or we can talk about whether we should eliminate brain-me...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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Ares Games will be in Indy in a week for Gen Con. Hopefully, you will be, too (I will be). If you’re a fan of their games, you’ll want to stop by their booth. Heck, even if you’re not a fan of their current games (no game is going to please every gamer), you’ll want […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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The Force Awakens has created a place where new fans can hop on the Star Wars fan bus. And with gaming being more mainstream, that means more people interested in getting involved with the RPG opportunities that are out there. Fantasy Flight Games has made it very easy to get started with their Begin...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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It’s been a scorcher so far this week in the US. Certainly has been here in Atlanta, at least. That heat’s made it rough to go outside for anything. Seems like a good time to stay inside and do some gaming. Or at least get set for some gaming this weekend. But if we’re going [&helli...