By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 31st, 2016
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The best RPGs and Board Games are the ones that fully immerse you in the game world. You’re not a bunch of people sitting around a table in someone’s living room/garage/basement/LGS. You’re actually a group of interstellar soldiers, or in a medieval village, or reliving WWII. The Re...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 31st, 2016
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If you want something, you just gotta go and take it. It’s a philosophy that many adhere to. In general, it means that you can’t just wait for things to fall into your lap. You’ve gotta take the initiative and work towards your goals. Thieves, however, might just take the whole sayi...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Aug 31st, 2016
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WizKids has announced a new dice game that they’re going to be coming out with. We all know how much I love dice (and I’m sure you love ’em, too). This one’s called Dice Stars and it’s sort of a bit of Roll For It along with Yahtzee, but with bonus stars on your dice....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 31st, 2016
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This week just seems to be screaming by. At least, I feel it is. I’m hoping yours is going by well-enough. I feel it’s mostly because it’s been rather busy over on this side of the screen. Various proofing projects have been passing over my desk. What can I say? I enjoy editing. Any...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 31st, 2016
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What’s better than giant robots? Giant robots fighting giant monsters. Tiny Frontiers: Mecha & Monsters, is a new stand-alone book in the Tiny Frontiers RPG line. It’s pretty straight-forward in the fact that you can quickly and easily create characters that pilot giant mechs and have...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 31st, 2016
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What time is it!? 12pm, Eastern, actually… Err, I mean, Adventure Time! It’s also time to expand your Adventure Time Card Wars collections with their new Doubles Tournament Game. This new set brings you a new way to play: Teams. You and a friend will play against an opponent and their fri...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 31st, 2016
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Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Just watch out for those pirates. Yeah, I should probably have warned you about the pirates. That’s just what you’ll have to worry about in Small World: River World, a new expansion for the game that’s going to be available at Spiel Es...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 31st, 2016
1 Comment
987 Views
My favorite time of the year is coming up. My Kroger already has Halloween decorations out. I’m stocking up on cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, star anise, and cloves (aka – pumpkin spice). It’s not so hot in the morning that I contemplate using the AC in my car at 5:30am as I drive to t...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 31st, 2016
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WizKids isn’t satisfied with just one set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix. They’ve been working on a second set, of which they’ve just started showing off previews. To begin, we get a look at one of the Turtles’ regular foes. He’s the gang member-turned-warthog,...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 30th, 2016
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Well, we’ve got ourselves a giant robot fighting game here, kids. You know me and my love of giant robot fighting games. This one’s called Haven: Titan Command. In it you’ll make your own customized Titan fighting robot and do battle against your opponents. Fight in exotic locations...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 30th, 2016
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There’s a new set of cards for Smash Up available. This one, I’m sure, gave the lawyers over at AEG fits. Not to say that other sets haven’t possibly done that, but this one they seemed to go out of their way to toe the line. But they own up to it. The name of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Aug 30th, 2016
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Most of the time when you think of zombies, you think of maybe some voodoo curse, or a necromancer run amok, or maybe some sort of terrible disease. The latest issue of Wisdom from the Wastelands takes a slightly different look at the walking undead. The zombies (and other such undead horrors that in...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 30th, 2016
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Monday seemed to fly by, if you ask me. That’s not a complaint, mind you. I’m sure most of us would agree that “wow, Monday went by in a flash” is to be seen as a good thing. The work week’s gotten underway and we can settle in for the next couple days. To help […...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 30th, 2016
1 Comment
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On Family Game Night, a quiet, relaxing game of cards is always a nice option. But what if you’re tired of Rummy or Hearts and want something a bit different? Perhaps you could check out Mixin’ Sixes. Though with the various wild cards and bit of backstabbing involved, “quiet”...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 30th, 2016
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One of the big stories lately in the news is that there could be an Earth-like planet only 4 light years away from us. It’s great to think of possibly going and visiting those places someday. Well, in Trilaterum, that’s just what humanity has done. We’ve reached out for the stars an...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 30th, 2016
0 Comments
681 Views
Who doesn’t love a good debate? Ok, so I know a lot of people who don’t actually like a good debate. But I do. However, sometimes they can get a bit nasty. People will attack each-other’s arguments or just go after each-other. Well, that’s not a problem in Sway. Things are kep...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 30th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions adds another to the ever-growing list. This time around it’s Shoot ‘N’ Skedaddle, a skirmish game set in the Wild West. So grab yer 6-shooter and get ready to head ’em off at the pass! There’s varmints to round up....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Aug 30th, 2016
0 Comments
893 Views
Happy Turkey Day, everyone! No, I don’t mean Thanksgiving. Don’t be so self-culturally-centered. I mean Turkey Victory Day! As is tradition for Corvus Belli, when there’s a National Day going on, they have a giveaway. Today’s no different....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 29th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions rolls along. This time headed to the weird West with Gangfight Games’ Blackwater Gulch, 2nd Edition. For those that don’t know, Blackwater Gulch is set during the Gold Rush era (you know, like where the 49ers get their name from). Everyone’s looking to strik...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 29th, 2016
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The idea that there are multiple versions of our universe floating around out there in different dimensions means that potentially, somewhere, you’re a multi-billionaire that made all your money via gummi-worms. That just seems kinda cool. What wouldn’t be so great, though, is if some sor...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
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The Jung Pirates were a big hit during their release at Gen Con. Lots of people were coming over to check out the new faction and pick up the starter along with a couple extra figures. And while the Jung did get out of the gate (or is that away from the dock, when you’re […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
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Absolute Tabletop has started their new Absolute Creativity Project. They’re looking for your creative submissions. In return, they’ll give you a free digital supplement, of your choice (from what they make, of course :P). The idea is to get the creative juices in their readers flowing. T...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 29th, 2016
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I had myself a pretty good weekend. Got some Guild Ball in both Friday and Saturday. Made some Italian Beef and chocolate chip cookies. I played some Usual Suspects. It was a good time. Though I need to get my group to start using terrain on our Guild Ball pitches. What sort of terrain? Well, [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 29th, 2016
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I like going to Adepticon. Mostly that’s because it feels like going home. That’s because, in a way, it is going home for me, since I was born in Chicago. Plus, it’s just a really cool show. It’s filled with all sorts of tournaments for all sorts of systems. Plus, there’...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
10 Comments
843 Views
With August just about to come to a close, companies that have August Releases are looking to get them out there to you, the waiting public. Zenit Miniatures tends to have their monthly releases come out right at the end of the month, and this one’s no different. There’s three new sets of...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 29th, 2016
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When you come out with a new edition of a game like Mansions of Madness, you’re going to have a lot of gamers wondering what’s going to happen to all that material that you came out with for the previous edition. New gamers, who might take the new edition as a jumping-on point for the [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
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You’ve got heroes in your RPG. Unless you plan on having them just sitting in the tavern, sipping ale and not doing much of anything, you’ll need some monsters for them to go and attack. It’s sort of what heroes tend to do. But what sort of monsters will they go fight? Paizo is help...
By Polar_Bear
In Job Opportunity
Aug 29th, 2016
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Privateer Press’ No Quarter magazine is your look inside the world of everything that the company is working on. There’s often previews of new Warmachine and Hordes models. You’ve got lots of photos of great-looking miniatures. There’s fluff articles that let you delve into We...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 27th, 2016
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So, since I spend all my regular workdays gaming, I will often step away from it on my time off. You know, you don’t want to get burned out on a thing. However, last weekend and this, I’ve been all-out gaming just about every chance I can! Last week was game day at the Milton, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 26th, 2016
0 Comments
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We all know I love gaming. Pretty much the only thing that’s better is gaming for a good cause. Celebrity ChariD20 does just that, having worked to raise over $15k playing some fun games with some cool people. Their next event is rapidly approaching. Heck, it’s happening just this Sunday ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
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I love playing Bards. I really do. They are, by far, my favorite character class to play. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I was in band for years in school, even being section leader in Marching Band my senior year of high school (obviously, I peaked early 😛 ). Well, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
0 Comments
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The Var’Lande used to be a very nice elven thorp. However, it would seem as though some goblins have come marauding through there. The citizens have been slain. Some of the children have even been carted off. That would be horrible enough, warranting some adventurers to go avenge the slain and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
0 Comments
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Well, this week started off well, hit some rocky points near the middle, but it seems like it’s going to end alright. One friend got some good news, and at least things have smoothed out a bit for the rest. Me? I’m just looking to maybe get some gaming in over the next couple days [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Aug 26th, 2016
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Wyrd’s doing a bit of batch-bundling with their stories, which is alright with me. They’ve got a new issue of their Wyrd Chronicles magazine that you can read over, hopefully escaping from this nasty heat that’s still outside (at least, nasty heat here in Atlanta). They’ve als...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 26th, 2016
0 Comments
1094 Views
Zombies! Zombies everywhere! But you’re not going to let that ruin your road trip. You’ve been planning it for quite a long time and you’re not going to let something like the apocalypse stop you. You’re California dreamin’. California, here you come. But will you surviv...