By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 25th, 2017
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Hello Saturday! How are you? Is everything going well? Of course it is! It’s Saturday! So, let’s not wait around. Let’s get right to the reviews so we can get back to it being Saturday. Personally, I’m thinking of watching a movie and questioning Netflix’s algorithms in ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 24th, 2017
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We’ve seen a lot of different previews about how the different Doctors work in Time of the Daleks, the new Doctor Who board game coming from Gale Force Nine. But what about the Doctor’s greatest nemesis, the Daleks (whose own greatest enemy is a flight of stairs)? How do the Daleks work a...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 24th, 2017
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Gavin has been busy over in his Tor Gaming workshop. The amounts of tea he’s been drinking could be considered “insane,” even for a Brit. But all that caffeine has resulted in a new edition of Relics. You can download them, for free, over on the Tor Gaming website. To go along with ...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 24th, 2017
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Star Trek Attack Wing has been around for a couple years now. Some of the earlier ships have become hard to find. As such, WizKids’ latest waves have been made up of repaints and reissues of previous ships. Wave 29 will include a new, updated version of Bioship Alpha, of which we get a look [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 24th, 2017
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How quickly can you do basic math problems? What about finding matching cards? Or maybe picking out items based on their color? What about solving other small puzzles? If you’re good at those, you’ll be good at Braintopia, the new party game available now from Asmodee....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 24th, 2017
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Man, no day has felt entirely “right” this week. Monday was an amalgam of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tuesday was like a Monday. Wednesday was kinda like a Friday. Yesterday was like a Saturday, but a lot busier. Today’s… still getting started, honestly. But it doesn’t...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Feb 24th, 2017
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When you go out into the ocean, you can never be truly certain what is lurking just below the waves underneath your boat. That’s why you’re not going to find me out there. No, I don’t actually believe that Cthulhu is down there. But at the same time, I’m not ruling it out, eit...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 24th, 2017
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Just how many Deadpool figures are going to be in the Deadpool & the X-Force set for HeroClix? Judging by the previews, about a hundred. We’ve got another one to check out there. This one’s Pulp Deadpool....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Feb 24th, 2017
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453 Views
Happy Guild Ball Release Day, everyone! As you would expect, I’m rather excited about the next 3 releases being made available. However, I won’t be picking up Hag right away for my Fisherman’s Guild. I’m gonna be getting her at Adepticon. But that doesn’t mean you should...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 24th, 2017
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The Rising Sun previews continue. We’ve seen a bunch of the minis. We’ve learned a bit about diplomacy. But what about when talking fails and fighting is the only way to resolve issues? Well, we get a look at how that works here in this preview....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Feb 24th, 2017
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Trevor Noah has a new special out on Netflix. In it, he has this whole bit about Russian being the scariest accent out there. If you ever want to frighten someone away, just start talking in a thick Russian accent. So I could only assume that if you were to have a conversation with the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Feb 24th, 2017
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With my love of giant robots, I’ve always loved Terminators in 40k. I know. I know. They’re a guy in a suit. But considering the suit-to-guy ratio there, they’re basically giant robots (I mean, Gundams are “a guy in a suit, too”). I’ve just always loved the way Ter...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 23rd, 2017
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What legacy will you leave when you die? What will the ages say about you and your life? “He wrote a lot about games and stuff” is probably what mine will be. 😛 Graveyard of Heroes is a new fantasy RPG up on Kickstarter that looks to match the feel of old-school games, but with […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 23rd, 2017
6 Comments
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Tom Baker was my favorite Doctor. That’s just how it is. When I was first introduced to Doctor Who, it was via the physics club at Truman State. I know. “How nerdy can you get?” A bunch of physics students sitting around watching Doctor Who. But it was good times. Of course, the 4th...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Feb 23rd, 2017
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The next wave of releases is available for Warmachine and Hordes from Privateer Press. We’ve got a new Mercenary mechanic solo, a couple warlocks, and a warbeast (that got mixed reviews in terms of its looks when the preview was put up a couple weeks ago)....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 23rd, 2017
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One thing you’d expect to get in a set called Deadpool & X-Force is at least one Deadpool miniature. You might even expect two or three. Well… never let it be known that WizKids doesn’t name their sets appropriately, as this set is creaking at the seams with Deadpools, of which...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 23rd, 2017
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It’s Thursday and I’m at home. The Office Move continues, with much of the furniture making its way to the new building. But since the new place isn’t quite ready yet, many of us are working from home. Besides, trying to write while movers are going up and down the halls with stuff ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 23rd, 2017
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You know, if you’re going to have a pirate-themed RPG, you might as well name it appropriately. That’s just what you’ve got with Yarr! It’s based on the OSL (aka – 5th Edition) and gives you everything you need to play some swashbuckling adventure action, including ship-...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Feb 23rd, 2017
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We’re only a couple days from having the next wave of Guild Ball releases available. One of them is Veteran Ox for the Butcher’s Guild. He used to be the captain for the team. But if the fluff for Guild Ball is like anything, it’s like Game of Thrones. Characters die, get thrown in ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 23rd, 2017
1 Comment
463 Views
I’m well-adjusted. I am really athletic. I just appear to be fat. All women want to date me and all men wish they were me. #alternativefacts Sometimes reality doesn’t quite match up with what you think should be happening. When push comes to shove, you can either change your view to match...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 23rd, 2017
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367 Views
What is it about dinosaurs that people just find so fascinating? The idea that these creatures that seem so alien were once the dominant species on the Earth, and for such a long time, is just kinda cool. Kids, in-particular, seem to love ’em. Mr. Fossil’s Dino Farm is four kids games in ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Feb 23rd, 2017
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When it comes to RPGs, I don’t normally make face-beaters. You know, the big fighter/barbarian that does a bajillion damage with each swing. I’m more likely to play the Bard or something like that. The kind of character that’ll win a battle without making more than diplomacy checks....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
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535 Views
Who wouldn’t want a dinosaur of their very own? I know I’d want one, or a couple dozen. In Dinosaur Island, players don’t just get one dinosaur, but a whole park worth. Just make sure your enclosures have enough room for your charges, and some security, or your concession patrons mi...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
4 Comments
709 Views
Alderac Entertainment Group (for those that didn’t know what AEG stood for) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new edition of the Thunderstone deck-building game. This time around it’s called Thunderstone Quest. Like before, you’re in a fantasy realm, looking to do battle...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Mutant: Year Zero is getting its second big expansion. Mutant: Mechatron brings a robot uprising to the post-apocalyptic setting. What happens when robots that were set to just “continue on” after all the humans have left? For decades, they did just “continue on” in their slow...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Ranger Games Publishing has released their new Dice & Glory campaign setting. It’s called Arvan: Land of Dragons and puts players in a realm that has several familiar, fantasy tropes, but also a bit of a spin on the classic, Tokeinesque settings. You’ve got things like Naga, unicorns...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Feb 22nd, 2017
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We’re already to Wednesday. That’s what happens when you’ve got a day off at the start of the week. This’ll be my last day here in the old office. We’re moving up the street a couple miles to a new building. Got a couple days at home, though, as they work to finish up so...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Why don’t we continue our far-East theme with a look at an upcoming release for Star Trek Attack Wing? Seems like a good idea. WizKids is going back through some of their older ships and giving them repaints in the last couple waves. Wave 29 is no different. It will include the U.S.S. Excelsior...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Long-time readers of TGN know that I love giant robots. At Gen Con this past year, one of the booths I came across was Weta Workshop and their GKR: Heavy Hitters game. The game really caught my attention, especially since GKR stands for “Giant Killer Robots” and all. They had said they we...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
4 Comments
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We’ve just got a far-East theme thing going on today, it seems. Let’s keep that going with a look at some of the previews that’ve come out for the Big Trouble in Little China board game that Everything Epic Games has been working on. You were not put upon this Earth to “get it...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Warlord Games is still taking pre-orders for Test of Honour, their new far-East-inspired miniatures skirmish game. But I know some of you out there aren’t content with just what comes in the first couple sets. You want more. Well, Warlord Games is showing off what those next expansion sets will...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
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There’s a lot of games out there that have you battle it out against your opponent, crushing them with the might of your military industrial complex. Few include a way to talk your way out of conflict, though. Rising Sun is in that latter category, with diplomacy and alliance-forming being a ma...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Just about everyone in the Marvel universe has had a Deadpool parody of them at some point, it seems. In this instance, it’s the Hulk that gets the Deadpool makeover. I have to admit, not having read comics for almost 2 decades now, I don’t quite know the circumstances that Wade ended up ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 21st, 2017
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Modiphius is expanding their Symbaroum releases with the first part of a new adventure series as well as a new GM screen. Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden starts you off down the Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns adventure. Meanwhile, the GM screen keeps your notes a secret, as well as has a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 21st, 2017
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Back when I was working on my History Master’s degree (I’ll go back and finish it at some point… … …), I had a lot of interest in WWI. It really was, in my view, the first “modern war” and certainly what set the foundation for the rest of the 20th century. So...