By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jul 31st, 2017
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We’re about to hit August here, and that means that the football season (that’s American football) is about to fully get underway. Heck, preseason games will be happening this week! Seems like a perfect time to bring that bone-crunching action to your tabletop. That’s where Techno B...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 31st, 2017
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Patreon is a crowdfunding campaign a lot of you still maybe haven’t tried. If you’re interested in it, and what it can do for a game, check out the one being run by Shades of Vengeance. They’ve recently posted up their Encounters on the Edge of Space #1. It is the first in what will...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 31st, 2017
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Gen Con’s just a couple of weeks away. The show’s going to be the biggest it ever has been, and many new games will be making their way into people’s hands. Ares Games will be there and they’re bringing along a lot of new goodies with them. That includes the new releases they ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 31st, 2017
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I’ve been seeing lately where one expansion for a game isn’t just one expansion, but a whole bunch of them in one whole package. That’s the case with the Star Realms Frontiers Kicksterter. It’s a new standalone (but fully compatible) set for Star Realms that’s actually 9...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Jul 31st, 2017
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Monday’s aren’t traditionally known as people’s favorite day of the week. But Wyrd does their bast to make it a bit better by having regular previews. This time around, it’s some Goblin artwork for the Gautraeux Bokor for Malifaux....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 31st, 2017
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It’s back to the office for most people, me included. It’ll be alright, though, the weekend will make it back eventually. And, hey, we’re about to finish up another month and make our way into August. So that’s good. What is also good is making your gaming tables look as good ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 31st, 2017
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Awful Fantasy Games has announced their next foray into the Awful Fantasy world. They had a successful campaign with their Kickstarter. This time around, it’s Awful Fantasy Adventures, a quick-playing cooperative card game. They will look to fund the base game as well as three Adventures as par...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Jul 31st, 2017
13 Comments
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I mentioned earlier not wanting to just walk to battle. Where’s the fun in that? No, you want to in style, like in some awesome combat vehicle. Well, the Enforcers and Forge Fathers in Warpath don’t want their troops just hoofing it to the conflict, so they’re getting some new vehic...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 31st, 2017
1 Comment
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Carcassonne has been entertaining gamers since its release in 2000. And it certainly has critical acclaim, having won the Spiel des Jahres in 2001. It’s also had quite a lot of expansions over the years. That can seem intimidating for a new player who might have an issue finding all of them. We...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jul 31st, 2017
7 Comments
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The Primaris Marines are the new kids on the block for Warhammer 40k. They’re much like older Marines, but bigger and more badass. Well, with new Marines comes new characters for them. This week, Games Workshop has started taking orders for both a Primaris Apothecary as well as a Primaris Chapl...
By Polar_Bear
In A Song of Ice and Fire
Jul 31st, 2017
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The A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game Kickstarter continues on. The campaign has more than doubled its funding goal as players look to pick up the starter set for the game. Well, starter sets are just that, a start. You’ll want to add to that, and now you can with these new [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 29th, 2017
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Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Umm… read that like Elton John. Anyway, it’s Saturday (if you hadn’t noticed), so that means it’s time to hang out and play some games. But it’s also time for some reviews. Today we have: Unearth, Zooscape, Moonquake Escape, Balloon Pop, Pur...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Jul 28th, 2017
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I love Fridays. I mean, it’s awesome. And Wyrd helps out with making Fridays even that much more awesome. They have regular previews of The Other Side, their upcoming miniatures game. In this case, we get a look at Margaret Belle....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 28th, 2017
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It’s great when companies give you new things to keep your game fresh. For Team Yankee, that’s Firestorm: Red Thunder. It’s the first part in what will be an ongoing campaign. Sign up with either the forces of NATO or the Warsaw Pact and vie for control of the plains of Europe....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Jul 28th, 2017
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Well, Crazy Bobby has escaped his restraints. He’s gotten free and is loose in the Mantic warehouse. And, like usual, he’s driving prices down. You can get select books at 50% off from now until the 7th....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 28th, 2017
2 Comments
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The latest set of releases are now available from CMON. It’s a gang-heavy month, it seems. There’s 3 organized crime games available (Banana Bandits, The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire, and Gang Rush: Breakout), one about investigating a murder scene in Sherlook, and finally, there...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 28th, 2017
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We have made it to the weekend. Well, almost, anyway. Just gotta finish up today and we’ll get there. It’ll be fine. But to make sure we can get to the cool stuff of the weekend, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: Last Sword Miniatures̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 28th, 2017
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We’re getting a little something from two different major theaters of WWII in today’s Bolt Action releases from Warlord Games. On one side of the world, there’s the new Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car, which has parts to make it run on both roads as well as railroads. Over in Europe, and...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 28th, 2017
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Runebound is a competitive game. While all the players want to avoid a defeat via the scenario overwhelming them all, it’s still every hero for themselves. But many people these days like cooperative games. It lets everyone be on the same team and you win or lose together as a group. Also, some...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jul 28th, 2017
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As usual for a Friday, Forge World has a new model in their webshop that you can order. This time around, it’s Gabriel Angelos, Master of the Blood Ravens. I honestly know nothing about the Blood Ravens. I just know that the mini’s pretty cool-looking with a big-ass hammer....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 28th, 2017
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We all know those friends who just don’t get along, but occasionally have to be brought together for some sort of gathering. You know, like a wedding or some other feast. As a host, you do your best to not put feuding people next to one-another. That can get rough if there’s a bunch of [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jul 28th, 2017
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Nothing is perfect. And the more complex something is, the more chances that something not being quite right getting through. Well, miniatures games can be pretty complex, and sometimes things need to be fixed. Guild Ball has a lot of interactions that go on, and some of them have been deemed a bit t...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2017
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Just. One. More. Stretch. Goal! That’s how a lot of companies and backers feel about campaigns. It seems there’s always just that one extra cool thing you want to add. Sometimes you make it there. Other times, you fall a bit short. But that doesn’t mean you have to leave that out, e...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2017
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So, having the core rulebook for a game is nice and all, but it’s really just the start, especially if you’re talking about an RPG. In this particular case, we’re talking about 1879. They have a rulebook, but now they’re looking to fund their first full adventure as well as ga...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 27th, 2017
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Like a phoenix, Legend of the Five Rings will be experiencing a rebirth in just a couple weeks at Gen Con. Though, y’know, since it’s a big gaming convention, hopefully fire won’t be involved (anyone remember that fire scare from all those years ago? That was like my 2nd show). But ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2017
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Carnevale is getting a rebirth over on Kickstarter. There’s a campaign over there for a brand-new 2-player starter set (and we all know my thoughts on those) and a revamped rulebook. Whether you’re a seasoned gondolier or are just making your way to the City of Canals, it’s a good t...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 27th, 2017
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Man, most of yesterday, I felt like it was Thursday. This morning, I was thinking, “man, it’s Friday. Nice.” And then I realized that sad truth: the weekend was still another day away. Probably doesn’t help that I’ve not been feeling all that great the last day or so. So...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2017
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It seems that the world has come to an end again. Damnit, Todd! I told you to clean up your stuff. Now look what’s happened! But it’s not just us that needs to survive, it’s our children, and our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren. What we, this first generation, do will hav...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2017
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What if what we know as existence was just one of three that were originally created long ago? And what if the creator wasn’t so happy with how the three were shaping up? And what if he set out to destroy them, but, in the end, decided to merge them instead? Well, we’d end up […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2017
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If you want to build up hype for your game, it’s hard to think of a much better place to do it than Gen Con. And, considering this show is just about sold out, it’s easy to say that this is going to be the biggest Gen Con ever. So, it’s good that, prior to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 27th, 2017
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I deal with deadlines every day. Hell, I sort of have one every hour from 9am to 6pm, M-F. I make it, most of the time. Though, thankfully, none of my deadlines deal with murder and intrigue in 1930s New York. For that, I would have to go play Deadline, the new investigation card game […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2017
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Imperial Assault can be played two ways. You can just get your forces together and battle against your opponent as a skirmish game, or you can have more of a board-game feel and go with the Campaign Mode. Well, if you choose to go the latter, you’ll be excited to know that a new campaign [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 26th, 2017
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Wow. This one’s hitting pretty hard on the Nostalgia button. I’m sure a lot of you reading this weren’t even around when the Burger Time video game initially came out. Hell, I was barely around when the original arcade cabinets were making their way to the public. But now, for those...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 26th, 2017
2 Comments
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The latest releases for Kings of War, Mantic’s fantasy battles miniatures game, are now available over in the Mantic webshop. There’s quite a lot to check out. There’s the Edge of the Abyss summer campaign supplement book for you veteran players. But you don’t have to be a vet...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 26th, 2017
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Gen Con is just around the corner. Very soon, tens of thousands of gamers will be descending upon Indianapolis for the 50th anniversary of the show. Greater Than Games will be there, and they’ve posted up what special deals they’ll be running during the show. Do you like free stuff? You c...