By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 30th, 2017
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I’m always a big fan of seeing new twists on classic miniatures types. There’s been troll miniatures around for seemingly forever, but I have to say, I’ve not seen so many whale trolls. Well, for those that are interested in the Toa Orcs that are coming from Punga Miniatures (like I...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 30th, 2017
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Judge Dredd is getting a new game based on the long-running comic series. In this case, it’s Osprey Games creating a new adventure card game. It’s called Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth. The game uses mechanics taken from The Lost Expedition, but with a dystopian sci-fi feel....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 30th, 2017
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The invasion is on! Aliens are raining down from the skies. But the people of the world aren’t going to idly sit by as some bug-eyed monster tries to push them over. Take the fight to those extraterrestrials and show them that this is our home and they can’t have it. That’s the stor...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 30th, 2017
1 Comment
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I mean, being in charge of a starfighter is pretty cool. So is being in charge of a couple of them. But for those that want real power, being an admiral in charge of a fleet of capital ships and their squadrons of fighters is really where it’s at. If that sort of power is […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 30th, 2017
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Thursday, Thursday, Thursday… never could get a handle on Thursdays. I certainly enjoy them, as it means we’re getting close to the weekend, but we’re obviously not quite there yet. So, it’s like, “Woo! Almost-weekend-eve!” Ah well, we’ll get there in time. B...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 30th, 2017
2 Comments
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The study of how history changes over time is called Historiography. Yes, history can and very often does change over time. As new evidence and sources come out, and more analysis is done on the subject, things we thought were one way can very much prove to be another. So, as Z-Man interviewed the or...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 30th, 2017
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Thanksgiving was just a week ago, and I know I’ve still got plenty of leftovers to go through. But when one is trapped on a desert island, there’s not a lot of sweet potato casserole and cornbread stuffing just laying around. You might find some coconuts, but resources are going to scarce...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 30th, 2017
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The release of Stuffed Fables grows ever-closer. People are excited to try out taking on the role of those snuggly characters and head into the dream world to protect their dreamer. You know who else is snuggly? Rodney Smith. He’s created a how-to-play video of the game and Plaid Hat has posted...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 30th, 2017
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The ubiquitous starfighter for the Empire is the TIE. The standard form is almost entirely convertible into new forms. There’s many different varieties out there because of it. This has gone forward into the new era as the New Order continues to use TIE variants. One preferred by Kylo Ren is th...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 30th, 2017
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465 Views
It’s a country’s National Day. Hooray! This time around, it’s Scotland. So grab your kilt, bagpipes, and whiskey. Also, be sure to head over to Corvus Belli’s Facebook page, as they have their traditional giveaway happening. If you want some free minis, go and put your name in...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 29th, 2017
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This year is ending and a new one is set to begin. It’s never a bad time to think about the future and see what’s coming up. In this case, HobbyHorse Games has announced that they’re working on a new game called Furocious. In it, players will be looking to build up a team of [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 29th, 2017
8 Comments
709 Views
Hill Gaming Company has been pulling together some of the best card game artists and designers out there to bring you Arkon, their first card game. In the game, players are looking to control the clans in the Wildlands. Innovative mechanics within the game include bidding as well as multi-use cards. ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 29th, 2017
1 Comment
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Gaming is good. Giving to those that are less-fortunate is also good. So when you put the two together, you get something great. And that’s just what Club Fantasci is doing again this year. They’ve started up their Christmas Game Drive and you can help out! Give the gift of gaming to some...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 29th, 2017
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720 Views
Arabian niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiights, like Arabian daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaays! Ok, now that I’ve got that song stuck in your head, you should go check out Capharnaum, a new Arabian Nights-themed RPG that’s up on Kickstarter. It’s by Mindjammer Press, the same folks behind Mind...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 29th, 2017
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve still got tons of leftovers from Thanksgiving. That was by design, mind you, and the original intent behind Thanksgiving 2: Thank Harder that I had last Friday. And no, I’m not getting tired of turkey and all the trimmings. However, it wouldn’t...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 29th, 2017
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Having a pre-made adventure can really make a GM’s life that much easier. Even if you don’t go through the scenario directly, they’re usually a treasure trove of information about a new location, along with different NPCs, gear, and encounter tables you can use whenever. Gamma Turqu...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 29th, 2017
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456 Views
Originally, I had high hopes to make a rhyming entry for this post. But then I realized that I’m really terrible at that kind of thing. However, with Dumb Thumb, I might get better at it. In the game, you are given two words that rhyme and then must have your friends guess what you’ve [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 29th, 2017
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Many of us wish that we were superheroes. Unfortunately, spider bites, gamma radiation, and cell mutations don’t really work that way. But we can still live vicariously through our RPGs, such as Save the Day. If you’ve wanted a bit more nitty-gritty with your comic action, you’re in...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 29th, 2017
1 Comment
530 Views
I enjoy a good game of Chess. It’s been a while since I played, but I used to get in a game just about every day during lunch. I like the game just fine, but occasionally I wish there was a bit… more to it. Well, that’s what you get in Random Coping Chess. It […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 29th, 2017
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What do you want to play? I dunno. I’m up for playing whatever. *gets out a copy of Whatever, the party card game* Gotcha! Whatever is a new party card game that’s up on Kickstarter. Participate in truth-or-dare style dares or compete in competitions with another player. Can’t handl...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 29th, 2017
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Just about all of us have played some version of Munchkin in our time as gamers. It’s a fun, little card game from Steve Jackson that takes the usual tropes of dungeon delving (or going into space, or pirates, or faeries, or a hundred other things it’s spun off into) and turns them on the...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 28th, 2017
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Sure, many of us play video games. But how many of us actually get to play inside video games? That’s where NuÆther comes in. It’s a new RPG that puts you in the world of video games. And not just a fantasy setting like you’d find in an RPG, but a video game RPG, itself. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 28th, 2017
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Not every Kickstarter makes it the first time around. But with some retooling, reconfiguring, and a good relaunch, they can make it further than ever. Well, Andoria Battlefields is back up on Kickstarter and they’re doing quite well. If you’re looking for a drafting, area control, battle ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 28th, 2017
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648 Views
The galaxy is a large place. But when there’s 14 different races looking to colonize it, it can seem really small really quickly. Each faction has things it specializes in and ways to play. So, when sitting down for a game of Gaia Project, how do you choose which one you want to play? Well, [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 28th, 2017
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During the midst of the Great War, the skies opened up and the heavens rained down. But this wasn’t the enemy’s shells. This was vehicles from another planet. The Martians are invading and both sides are finding that there’s a new force to deal with. That’s the story behind Tr...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 28th, 2017
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It’s the Tuesday after a very long weekend. I think it’s the day that actually feels like Monday. The actual Monday was some crazy thing that threw us from our homes back into the working world. I know I had a ton of stuff to catch up on yesterday. Some of it’s spilling over today. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Nov 28th, 2017
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Working in the gaming industry, there’s a lot of going ahead with plans as set on your timetables and hoping that everything should work out right. Occasionally, they don’t. Something comes back from the printer’s that’s messed up. A sculptor’s work gets destroyed in a f...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 28th, 2017
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Occasionally, older games need a bit of a revamp. There’s nothing wrong with that. Boards and other game pieces get a touch-up in quality. Rules get tightened and streamlined. Overall, you get a better gaming experience from an already-great game. Such is the case with Through the Desert, of wh...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Nov 28th, 2017
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1023 Views
Privateer Press has updated their homepage with quite an assortment of new previews. There’s some Retribution, there’s some Trollbloods, there’s some Cygnar, there’s some Circle… like I said, it’s a bit of everything. If you want to know what’ll be coming out...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 28th, 2017
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One thing about Fallout is that you get to decide how you act within the world. Do you want to try and help the other people who have managed to survive, or do you become a death-dealer to anyone and everyone? Those major decisions make their way to your games of the Fallout board game, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Nov 28th, 2017
9 Comments
958 Views
Do you like getting things for a lot cheaper than usual? I know I do! Well, if you’re a fan of miniatures and board games, you’ll want to check out CMON’s holiday sale. It got underway yesterday and goes until Christmas Eve. Items are discounted up to 80% off (and, trust me, I know,...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 27th, 2017
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637 Views
In life, there are choices. Left or right? Fries or salad? Sandals or boots? Well, OR?!, a new party card game up on Kickstarter, asks you all sorts of questions like this, forcing you to decide between two horrible options. It’s a new take on Would You Rather, a game that most of us have [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Nov 27th, 2017
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The second wave of November releases is now available from Privateer Press. They’ve got still some more Cygnar releases. The Trolls are getting some more new figures. And to keep everyone warm, Menoth’s got a colossal release. So whether you’re more for the Warmachine or the Hordes ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 27th, 2017
1 Comment
672 Views
Over the centuries, many different groups have inhabited the lands surrounding the Mediterranean, and they have fought with each other for every bit of coastline they can get. But, then again, they’ve also traded with each other. It’s kind of a love-hate relationship they all have. And in...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 27th, 2017
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It could be said that all advertising is some form of propaganda. And, really, all the stories on here are a form of advertising. So, it could be argued, that I’m in the propaganda business. Though I’m not really sure I like the ring of that. But waddyagonnado? You’re gonna read abo...