By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 30th, 2016
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In the far distant future, the human race has stretched out into the stars. Unfortunately, being humans, we’ve pretty much annoyed, bothered, and become enemies with just about every sentient race we’ve found out there. As such, numerous wars have been fought as humans look to gain access...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 30th, 2016
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It’s us versus them! Who are they? The germs, of course! Every day, our bodies are bombarded with harmful pathogens. It’s only via the stalwart immune system that we manage to keep going. But we must always beware. Those germs and viruses can change and morph, evolving to work against our...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 30th, 2016
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We all know my love of 2-player starter sets. They’re a rather economical way to get you and a friend into a game system. Or, even if you don’t have a friend to immediately split the cost with, you still get two playable armies that you can use to start teaching others to play. Well, [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 30th, 2016
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From the Rift, great power can be gained. It’s not like walking up and just slicing you off a piece, though. The Rift, itself, with all that power, is a rather dangerous object, and its presence is causing all sorts of havoc. What’s also causing havoc are how various entities are looking ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 30th, 2016
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Brace yourselves, everyone. The weekend is just about here. In only a couple of hours, the work week will be over and we’ll be free to have a couple days to do whatever we want. I’ve… not fully decided what I’m going to get into yet. Might just take it easy this weekend. Might...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 30th, 2016
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Mantic Games has been doing rather well with their Kickstarter campaign for Star Saga. As I type this, they’re less than $2k from reaching $200k, which will be 2x what their original goal for the campaign was. As such, they’ve made it through several stretch goals (4 to be specific, soon ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 30th, 2016
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When most people think about WWII, they think about D-Day and the re-taking of Europe from the Germans. Perhaps you think about the South Pacific and the US Navy Island-Hopping their way towards Japan. Maybe your mind turns to North Africa and Rommel’s armored platoons. Most of the time people ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 30th, 2016
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We’re a day away from October, but I just got a news story in my inbox that has me wishing it were nearing the end of November (you know, more than I already look forward to Thanksgiving, that is). Steamforged Games is showing off the November releases for Guild Ball, giving us a look at [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 30th, 2016
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While the US in WWII had to rely on just dropping troops out of a plane, the Empire of Man has a bit of extra technological advantage in order to land squads of marines. That comes in the form of the Sokar Pattern Stormbird. They’ll get your Marines to the battlefield in style and with [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 30th, 2016
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Marching your troops from Point A to Point B isn’t always the best way to go. Instead, you can have your platoons jump out of an airplane and land right in the enemy’s weak points. That’s just what the US was known to do in both Sicily and Normandy during World War II. Now you [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 29th, 2016
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Telling stories isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time to finely craft a plot, see through the details of supporting characters, and make sure it all works together. Then you’ve got Fate, who has to make up the stories for everybody. That’s the toughest job of all. And she could use a b...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2016
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In the far future, man has created many colonies on other worlds. Mars, Venus, Mercury all have habitable zones where humanity has started to place their own mark on the world. Though, it’s sort of a necessity, since it seems Earth isn’t doing so well. Colonies are also where humans live ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Sep 29th, 2016
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Tomorrow starts what is the favorite month of the year for many of my friends. I don’t think it’s that bad, either, though I think I slightly prefer November. But that’s as may be, it’s a lot of my friends’ favorite month because, of course, of the Rotten Harvest paintin...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 29th, 2016
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Well, it’s Thursday and that means a couple things. 1) I’m in my Thursday shirt. 2) The weekend’s just over a day away. 3) We’ve gotta make sure that your gaming tables look as good as they possibly can. As the first one is already in play and the second we can’t really ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 29th, 2016
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A lot of my gamer friends have small kids. I’m sure a lot of you out there either have or know of friends with small kids, too. Many are getting to the point where they’re learning some starting math in school. That can be a bit tricky for a lot of kids. One way to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2016
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Shields up! Charge maser batteries! Load missile launch bays! Power up the engines! It’s space combat time. You’re at the helm of your own space cruiser when you’ve been approached by an enemy vessel. Only one of you will be jetting away from the encounter. That’s the story be...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 29th, 2016
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Just about as soon as a game gets released, you’ll see people asking for an expansion. They can be a great way to get a lot more content and options into a game. Well, Epic Roll isn’t just getting an expansion, they’re getting a stand-alone expansion. Epic Roll: Eclipse takes player...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 29th, 2016
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My mom’s side of the family is Irish. Add to that my love of history, and you’ve got me looking over ancient Irish tales in my spare time. So a game like Inis seems right up my alley. It’s set in a mythical almost-pre-historical time on the Emerald Isle. And it’s a look within...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2016
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Everyone has crazy dreams at times. I’ve had ones where I’ve been rollerskating around a college campus (that I know I’ve never been on), but I wasn’t wearing roller skates. I was just sort of hovering above the ground, humming to myself as I went around, with people going, &#...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 28th, 2016
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Those of us that only know the Ninja Turtles through the cartoon from the 80s might think that the Shredder was the supreme leader of the Foot Clan (and that said clan was made up entirely of robots). Such was very much not the case for the comic series. There were many in charge of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 28th, 2016
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You’ve probably heard of psychosomatic responses. That’s where you believe something hard enough that it starts to actually take a form. A version of this is the placebo effect. Someone tells you that the pill you’re taken will increase your energy and make you happier, and you beli...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 28th, 2016
1 Comment
1066 Views
Considering the current political climate, some people think that maybe just putting politicians into a pit, throwing in a couple boxes of knives, and making them all just figure it out with their fists would be a better way to run the country than what we’ve got now. Well, Presidential Knife F...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 28th, 2016
2 Comments
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One of the downsides of playing an RPG can be how many books you feel you need to carry around for it. I know I’ve been part of groups where I carry around a giant tub of books. A lot of people get around this by having electronic versions of those books. But some of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 28th, 2016
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1687 Views
We’re halfway there, kids. The weekend is just 2.5 short days away (well, hopefully they’re relatively short). Hopefully you’re starting to get together plans for those great days off. And more-hopefully, those plans include gaming. I’ve not fully figured out what I’ll b...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 28th, 2016
0 Comments
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Step into the Wayback Machine and set the date for 1983. Step out and business is king. Silicone Valley is just about to take off and a bunch of new back-yard entrepreneurs are about to become millionaires. Will you be one of them? In Control Alt Deceit, you can certainly try to be, anyway. It’...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 28th, 2016
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In a democracy, your vote is the most powerful tool you have in your possession. Lose it and you’re out of the game, so to speak. That’s also the case in Krash Vote, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now. Be the last player with Votes still in your hand and you’re the [...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 28th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions puts down another tally mark on its ledger with Scion 2nd edition. The RPG of gods-among-us is up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love. And it seems as though they’ve found it, as they’re already well over their funding goal....
By Polar_Bear
In Job Opportunity
Sep 28th, 2016
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1282 Views
Do you like games? Do you like talking about games? Do you like getting other people talking about games? Do you like to organize events? Would you play a bean-eating game with George Wendt? Ok, skip that last one. But if you answered “yes” to the previous, than Spartan Games just might h...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 28th, 2016
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The Legend of the Five Rings has quite a long and storied history. Gamers for decades have walked the lands of Rokugan by playing one of the many games set there. There’ve been many maps made of the land, from overall looks at the territory, to maps of large cities, to layouts for some small [&...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 27th, 2016
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Personally, I don’t celebrate my birthday. Just not really something I’m interested in doing. However, I’ll help others celebrate the hell out of their birthday. Any reason to bake up some cookies, brownies, or a cheesecake and I’m there. Well, you won’t be getting any c...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 27th, 2016
0 Comments
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Are you a movie buff? Or do you sit around and talk movies with friends? Would you see a bean-eating movie with George Wendt? Ok, forget that last one. But if you do like movies and possibly coming up with your own movie plots, you might want to check out Rotten Plots, a new party […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 27th, 2016
0 Comments
775 Views
Protecting yourself against German air attacks is crucial to keeping your army in tact. AKA – You’ve gotta deal with those Fokkers before they become an issue. For the Soviet army, that came sometimes in the form of the GAZ truck mounted simply with four Maxim AAA guns attached to a stand...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 27th, 2016
0 Comments
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The Korean War is sometimes known as The Forgotten War, as there’s a lot of focus put on WWII and Vietnam, but not so much on the war that is only over due to a cease-fire and not any more formal declaration of cessation of hostilities Though it wasn’t the longest war, by far (in [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 27th, 2016
0 Comments
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Monday is over. Tuesday is half-done, itself. We’re working our way through the work week just fine, headed towards the joy of another weekend. To help the time go along, let’s listen in to some gaming podcasts. This week we have: Primecast Episode 36, Game Classy 123: Kill Teamz, News of...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 27th, 2016
0 Comments
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Tanks have been a part of warfare for over 100 years now. And even before that, there were things like war elephants that were basically the tanks of their time. Well, in the far future of the Halo universe, tanks still play a major role in combat. Next month, two tanks will be making their […...