By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Mar 31st, 2017
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It’s the last day of the month. We’re 1/4 of the way through the year. The summer heat isn’t far away. Time to get your board game collection bulked up and get set for some hot months ahead (or cold ones, if you’re down south). CMON’s got a whole bunch of new releases av...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 31st, 2017
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So, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it out to Adepticon last weekend like I’d’ve liked. But that’s life. But, when you get lemons, make lemonade. I got in touch with the folks over there and they hooked me up with a treasure trove of preview material. We’ve got char...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 31st, 2017
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Ah, the jousting match. An icon in medieval stories. Two knights, clad in the toughest of armor, armed with massive lances, riding the stoutest of horses go barreling towards each other, looking to knock their opponents down. King’s Champion brings that high-impact action to your tabletop. But ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 31st, 2017
1 Comment
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Spartan Games is giving you a chance to get something for nothing. This weekend spend £50 in their webshop and get a free rulebook of your choice. Want to start one of their games but were waiting for some sort of special? Want to get a friend into a game? Just need to replace a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 31st, 2017
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We’ve made it, everyone. It’s Friday (be sure to get your free item from Kroger). With any luck, your weekend will be filled with all things gaming. I’m… gonna take it a bit easy. It’s pollen season here in GA, and while I’m not particularly allergic to any of it, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 31st, 2017
2 Comments
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Ares Games is jumping on the two-player box starter set bandwagon (a good one to be on, if you ask me) with their new Battle of Britain set for Wings of Glory. Take to the skies (figuratively, of course) in either a Spitfire or a Messerschmitt (and if you get a bunch of ’em, you […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 31st, 2017
1 Comment
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You got your fantasy in my horror! You got your horror in my fantasy! Well, you both got your horror and fantasy in my post-apocalyptic! Apocalypse the Risen is a little of this and a little of that. It’s listed as post-apocalyptic fantasy horror. It’s set on Earth after society has been ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 31st, 2017
0 Comments
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Last weekend, the Crystal Brush Awards were held at Adepticon. I certainly wasn’t in danger of winning them. And I’m probably not in danger of winning the new TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge that IDW Games has launched over on their website....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 31st, 2017
0 Comments
1056 Views
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is one of my favorite movies (I even don’t mind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to be honest). One of the concepts from the movie that has permeated into “everyday life” is the idea of the Golden Ticket. Well, Corvus Belli has grabbed their t...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 31st, 2017
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Those super-soldiers, the space marines, are getting some more releases next week, thanks to Forge World. They’ve started taking orders for Iron Warriors Siege Terminators as well as Legion Moritats, armed with either plasma pistols or volkite serpentas (… whatever those might be)....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 30th, 2017
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Patrol Angis is getting its third book next month (which is only a couple days away. The month… not the book quite yet). The Ion Age wants you to know a bit about what you’ll be getting (as well as, y’know, building hype) for it and has posted up some preview pages from The Khanate ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 30th, 2017
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Having big, formidable tanks in your army was a good way to win battles during WWII. Some of the biggest and toughest were Germany’s Tigers. They were originally going to be available for the Battle of El Alamein, but didn’t quite make it there. They did end up in Tunisia later, though. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 30th, 2017
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Sometimes an old sculpt fora mini doesn’t quite cut it anymore. New artists are hired, or older artists’ craft gets better. Maybe something about the original made it difficult to mold. Or maybe just the old version got “stale.” Whatever the reason, resculpts happen. Megalith ...
By Polar_Bear
In American Revolution
Mar 30th, 2017
2 Comments
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The American Revolution, to say the least, was a pretty big moment in history. Not only did the colonists winning their independence lead to a new country, it kicked off a further set of revolutions. But what would have happened had the British won? Do you think you have the military mind to command ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 30th, 2017
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We still just might make it to the weekend, everyone. Yesterday was certainly a hurdle to get over. Not anything bad (at least on my end of things). Just very busy. Late night at the office working on things, as sometimes happens. But this weekend will hopefully make it all worth it. They usually do....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 30th, 2017
1 Comment
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The folks over at One Page Rules keep chugging along, coming out with more rules for various armies that you can use in their various miniatures games. This time, they’re adding Eternal Wardens and Havoc Brother Disciples. So if you like those miniatures from “that one company in Nottingh...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 30th, 2017
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Mantic’s Open Day event is a celebration of all things Mantic. They’re opening their doors and letting everyone come on in (if you have a ticket, that is) for a full day of gaming and seminars. They’ve posted up some more details about what you can expect during the show, in case yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 30th, 2017
4 Comments
1838 Views
One of the game that’s slowly building momentum as the year goes along is the Big Trouble in Little China board game coming from Everything Epic Games. Occasionally, we’ll get a bit of a promo image of some art, a model render, or a look at the boards. Well, in this preview, we get a [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 30th, 2017
1 Comment
1181 Views
Comics are filled with all sorts of colorful characters. The Porcupine is certainly among them. Looking at the costume, he’s giving me a sort of “Ultimate Warrior” vibe, but without the face paint. Anyway, the villain is coming to your HeroClix games in the Avengers/Defenders War se...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 30th, 2017
0 Comments
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You know, one of the things people say they want out of games is to be “immersed” in it. You know, to feel that you really are your characters and that your actions have real consequences. In the Sword Art Online anime, “immersion” takes on a whole new level. Much like the Mat...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 29th, 2017
1 Comment
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Having recently gone through moving the offices here, I can certainly understand how it’d cause a delay with products going out. Add to that a bit of resculpting, and you can see why it’s been a bit since we’ve heard from Megalith Games and Godslayer. Well, the moves are done and th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 29th, 2017
0 Comments
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Don’t you just hate when you miss out on a Kickstarter? All those stretch goals and exclusives, along with the great deal that’s to be had. Well, thankfully, the Kickstarter, itself, isn’t the only time you can get that stuff. Late Pledges are often available for games. One such is ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Mar 29th, 2017
3 Comments
990 Views
The American Football Season is still quite a ways away. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be getting some gridiron action going. Or, at least, you’ll be able to soon, as Bombshell Games has started taking pre-orders for Techno Bowl....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 29th, 2017
0 Comments
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Well, it’s part preview, part designer’s diary. The article, written by game designer Jon Cohn, gives us a look at the philosophy behind the creation of King of the Creepies. That philosophy starts with bad puns and dad jokes. It then builds up from there....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Mar 29th, 2017
1 Comment
1506 Views
The week marches on. We’re through the first half and headed towards the finish. Just gotta make it 2.5 more days and it’ll be the weekend once more. The first couple days have been sort of a mixed bag. Hopefully things will smooth out for everyone and we can make it to Saturday intact. W...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 29th, 2017
2 Comments
999 Views
You know, one of the things I love about Smash Up is just seeing what factions they come out with next. Just when you think they’ve covered everything, another quartet of absurd yet awesome groups are announced. The latest set, What Were We Thinking?, adds Teddybears, Grandmas, Rock Stars, and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 29th, 2017
1 Comment
814 Views
When writing rules for a game, you want to do your best to make sure they’re clear and uncomplicated. Sometimes, a part of a rule sounds good, and you don’t necessarily want to cut it, but you find that it’s just not quite in the theme or style you want for the game. That’s no...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 29th, 2017
0 Comments
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Ah, Camelot. It might be a silly place (where you sing from the diaphragm a lot), but it’s still full of wonders and spectacle. One such spectacle takes the form of tournaments, where knights look to show their prowess in combat against one-another. But, seeing as Merlin is never far away, ther...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 29th, 2017
0 Comments
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Asmodee is giving you more options for when you bring out your Conan board game. They have posted up four new scenarios for you to try out. They’re free, even. So why not go check them out?...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 29th, 2017
0 Comments
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While blasters and lightsabers are certainly at the forefront of many people’s minds when they think about what they want their Star Wars characters to specialize in, some players take a bit of a different approach. They’re more interested in letting their words be the main focus. It̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 28th, 2017
0 Comments
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When you think of the Guardians of the Galaxy, I’m willing to say it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re thinking of Groot and Rocket Raccoon. While Star Lord may be the leader, and Drax and Gamora certainly have their parts to play, the dynamic duo of a talking (kind of) tree and murde...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 28th, 2017
0 Comments
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I know some of you out there love the One Page Rules rules sets. They’re constantly being worked on and updated to make sure they’re as good as they can be. They’re also being expanded, bringing in more armies. This latest update gives you Battle Brother Detachments as well as Ogres...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 28th, 2017
2 Comments
1046 Views
You all know I’m a big fan of items that can help GMs along in their mission of making a good game for their players. Pre-made adventures, maps, and other materials can really cut down the prep-time needed to run a game. Well, J. over at PenguinComics is making it so your sci-fi games are [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 28th, 2017
19 Comments
1385 Views
That’s a whole lotta headline for a four-model box set, but there we are, then. More previews are coming out for Runewars, the fantasy miniatures game from Fantasy Flight. This time around, it’s the Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade expansion pack. There’s a new army standard, a w...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 28th, 2017
0 Comments
798 Views
Here we are, once more, at Tuesday. It seems that Monday was a really bad one for many of my friends. So here’s to making Tuesday not so bad. Also, here’s to hoping the week goes by quickly and smoothly for everyone so we can get back to the joy that is the weekend. To […]...