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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    Thanksgiving’s not quite here yet, but we’ve already got some of the holiday sales going on. In this case, it’s West Wind Productions. If you’d like to get some of their awesome products for a lot cheaper than you usually would, you’ll want to head over to their website and see what they’ve got on offer.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    As we all know, Thanksgiving is coming up really quickly. As such, quite a lot of turkeys have gone to meet their maker to supply us with our traditional feast meal. In Fat Turkey, you’re one of those potential Thanksgiving dinners. You’re being fattened up, but you know better. Try and keep your weight down while stuffing your opponents so you’re the one still out on the yard this upcoming holiday. The game is available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    As war goes on, the organization charts for the various armies can change dramatically. As the military heads see what is and isn’t working on the battlefield, they will adjust accordingly. Same goes for the generals in charge of minis games armies. Battlefront has posted up new Force Organization Charts for the Late War era in Flames of War, as well as for Team Yankee.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    In any army, you’re going to have the elite units. Those that take on extra training and get extra equipment. This month’s releases for Wrath of Kings epitomize the “elite” ethic. Both House Nasier and House Goritsi are getting new units. Check ’em out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    While many of us love unicorns, it’s not everyone that thinks they’re so great, especially if they’re overrunning your Queendom, as they were doing in a land far, far away. Now, many conservationists will tell you that regulated hunting can be beneficial to a wild population. But the Queen in this Queendom was sick of the constant candy and sugar… ahem… “leftovers” form the unicorns that she just wants them all gone. That’s where you come in when you play Kill the Unicorns, a new card game coming to Kickstarter next week.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    It’s CMON’s release day for the latest board games. This time around, they’ve got a new medieval-based one called Richard the Lionheart. Be a part of either Robin Hood’s band of merry men or throw your support behind Prince John. When Richard returns from the Crusades, only one side will be victorious. There’s also a new set of heroes for the Blutrausch faction in Rum & Bones. Finally, Massive Darkness gets a massive release, with three new sets.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    Fridaaaaaaay! And man, I worked like mad yesterday, but there’s still tons to do. And you should see what my grocery list looks like for tomorrow. We’ll see if I can fit everything into my little Chevy Aveo. I might have to do it in two goes. But that’s for tomorrow (and into next week). At the moment, it’s about getting some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: Khurasan releases 15mm West Sudanese, New Version of PaintMyMinis App Now Available, Comet Lord Miniatures: Legendary Monsters Up On Kickstarter, and Trolls & Goblins by Aenor Miniatures Up On Kicsktarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    Sherlock Holmes was the greatest detective ever (… well… at least next to Batman). If you’re looking to fit in his shoes and head to the streets of London, solving all sorts of cases, you’re in luck Asmodee and Space Cowboy have announced that they’re coming out with 10 new mysteries for Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    The enemy is here. The rampaging hordes of monsters have been ransacking the countryside, but now they’ve made it to the walls of the castle. Comparatively, they outnumber you about a billion to one. But all is not lost… hopefully. By banding together, the remaining survivors look to turn the tide of battle and send the monsters home. But will they succeed, or will the citadel be overrun? That’s what you’ll have to figure out in Bastion, the new cooperative tower defense game available from Z-Man Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    CMON has posted up the latest Dark Age releases. And my favorite faction is front and center. What can I say? I’m a polar bear and they have a lot of Ice Caste stuff. So that’s how things are. This month continues the new packaging and numbering releases, as well as the updated sculpts and switching to plastic for some models. You’ll want to check them out. If you’re looking to get into the game, now’s a great time.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    Some people work well in groups. Those types of people will probably do well in Team Play, a cooperative card game coming from WizKids (licensed from Schmidt Spiele). Players will be looking to complete objectives and score points faster than the other teams. However, you can’t just communicate directly with your opponent. You’ve gotta get creative with it. Those with ESP and mind-reading will probably do really well at the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    Even classic games can go through revamps. Sometimes many of them. In this case, this is the 4th iteration for Twilight Imperium. This edition includes updated and revamped rules, new design elements, and updated pieces. And it’s certainly got a lot of pieces. If you’re a fan of long-play strategic games, this is one to not miss.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Nov 17th, 2017
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    It was kinda hard to decide which of these two I wanted to feature. On one hand, you’ve got Necromunda, which I know has been a fan favorite for quite some time and is about to hit gaming tables again. On the other, you’ve got a superheavy tank, which is just below giant robots on my own personal scale of “cool.” But I went with the new Necromunda figure. But really, the tank looks pretty awesome, too (IMO).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Nov 16th, 2017
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    Ares Games, making of Wings of Glory, is looking to inject a little H.G. Welles into their game. They have announced that they are going to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Tripods and Triplanes. It tells the tale of what would happen if the Martians had really invaded while the world was busy embroiled in WWI.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Nov 16th, 2017
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    You might not think about it, but there’s a lot of different levels of fantasy RPG that you can play in. You can go for more of the high-fantasy that’s very Tolkienesque. Or you can go for the more non-fantasy fantasy settings along the lines of Howard. Aglaeca falls into that second category. It draws its inspiration from various ancient, dark age, and medieval European settings, giving you a darker and grittier gaming experience. It’s also up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Nov 16th, 2017
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    The Space Race. For many years, it was a major part of world politics as the US and the Russians looked to be the first to truly conquer this new frontier. First Sputnik. Then Yuri Gagarin. Then manned missions to the moon (to ridiculously over-simply things). But what if more than just the US and the Soviets were in the race? Space Race: Interkosmos puts you in charge of an agency looking to develop newer and better gear to reach the stars. But will you make it out there, or crash and burn on the launchpad? The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Nov 16th, 2017
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    I wish we were going to Candy Apple Island.
    “What’ve they got there?”
    Apes, but they’re not as big.
    Well, the big ape, King Kong isn’t on Skull Island anymore. He’s not even in New York anymore. This iconic ape is going to be stomping his way into Tokyo to take on the other giant monsters in King of Tokyo starting next week.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Nov 16th, 2017
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    We’re one week from Thanksgiving, my absolute most-favorite-est day of the year.
    … And I have a metric-****-ton of things to do before we get there! O,o
    My metaphorical work plate is piled higher than my actual plate will be next week at this time. So while I chew through this mass of projects, take a look at these new terrain articles that’ll make your gaming table as pretty as your dinner table in a week.

    Today we have: B.A.S.E. System Sci-Fi Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Hobgoblin3D To Launch New Kickstarter Campaign, Manorhouse Workshop Update 18 – Forgotten Halls – New accessories shown at Essen, Pwork Wargame Releases Redone Lands of Mars Mat, and New District 5 Lightboard Available From Micro Art Studio.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Nov 16th, 2017
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    It seems that just outside every small town in a fantasy setting there’s a lair that some ancient evil used to occupy. This small town is the same. And while it seems that the lair had been dormant for some time, that time is over. But who will head into it and figure out what’s going on, rooting out whatever not-good things might be happening? Well, you will, of course. That’s what you’ll be up to in Wakening Lair, a new cooperative dungeon-delve game coming from Rather Dashing Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Nov 16th, 2017
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    Comic books are filled with confrontations. I mean, it wouldn’t be all that interesting if Superman just went to work as Clark Kent, had a standard day where nothing happened, and then went home at night. Not really thrilling. So you’ve got supervillains and even rogue superheroes and all other sorts of things going on. If you want to play some of those out on your tabletop, especially as a group effort, you can check out the new expansion for the DC Deck-Building Game. It’s called, appropriately enough, Confrontations. It’s due out in just under 2 weeks.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Nov 16th, 2017
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    Oh, to be able to control time. You’d be able to speed through the week and get to the weekend again. Or go back in time and relive really great moments. Hell, I’d go ahead and schedule up TGN posts for the next decade or two at one time. But if there were other people who could move around in time, they might see it as a chance to take over. The only way to stop them would be to take over, yourself. You’d want to find the best gear from throughout time and gain followers in each era. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Time Barons, a new game now available form WizKids.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Nov 16th, 2017
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    Having your country below sea level can possibly cause some issues unless you’ve got a really good levee, lock, and dam system. Well, the Netherlands is below sea level. And they’ve got a pretty good system going for them. But what if those systems start to fail? It’ll take a lot more than just sticking your finger in a leak to save the country. So that’s what you’ll be doing in Pandemic: Rising Tide. In this preview, get a look at the different roles you can play in the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Nov 16th, 2017
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    Every story has a beginning. In this new preview of Stuffed Fables from Plaid Hat Games, we get a look at the first couple pages of the Storybook. So, what is this all about? Where is “base” that we build up from? That’s what you get to see.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Nov 15th, 2017
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    So, there’s been some discussion about what, exactly, Legacy of Dragonholt. It’s not quite an RPG. It’s not quite a board game. It’s sort of in its own category. As such, you might wonder, “so, what do you do in the game?” Well, in this preview Fantasy Flight shows off what quests are like in the game. So grab your gear and let’s go.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Nov 15th, 2017
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    Seems we’ve got a couple Dungeons & Dragons releases today that aren’t actually Dungeons & Dragons releases. In this case, it’s the Tomb of Annihilation set for Dice Masters. Want to get your dice-rolling on without your full group there? Now you certainly can, as you take on undead horrors (or control them, if you so choose) with your fireball and sword.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Nov 15th, 2017
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    You’ve got tabletop minis games. You’ve also got real-time strategy games. But what if you got your minis game into your real-time strategy game and your real-time strategy game into your minis game? You’d have All Out War: Battleground. If you’re a fan of original Warcraft and you’re a fan of Fantasy Miniatures Games, this is the project up on Kickstarter for you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Nov 15th, 2017
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    Most of us have played Settlers of Catan. It might have been a while, but you might remember how scoring works. You want to build settlements and cities, build long roads, collect soldiers, that sort of thing. But how will scoring work in the upcoming A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch from Fantasy Flight Games? It won’t be the exact same, will it? Well, in this preview, you can find out for yourself.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Nov 15th, 2017
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    The week continues along. We’re halfway to the end. Just gotta put our heads down and power through. Not that the week’s been terrible, mind you. Just busy. Lots of things on my metaphorical plate before I get lots of things on my actual plate next week. But before we can get there, let’s snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: New Star Trek Dice Available From Modiphius, New Female Military Figure Available From Brother Vini, X-Case Clear Expandable Miniatures Display and Transport Up On Kickstarter, Conan: Gamemaster Screen + Gamesmaster Toolkit Available From Modiphius, and Arcane Scrollworks: First Level Spell Scrolls up On Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Nov 15th, 2017
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    Countdown: Action Edition brings the excitement of 80s action movies to your tabletop. While most of the positions in the game are randomly determined, one player will always be the Action Hero. That player will be the final arbiter in discussions and act as a GM, of sorts, for the game. White jacket with huge shoulder pads, feathered hair, flashy sports car, and sunglasses sold separately.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Nov 15th, 2017
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    The worlds of the digital and the real are merging more and more every day. Hell, I “work online.” Most of us have little devices in our pockets that are what just 20 years ago would be considered supercomputers. It’s only natural that this blending happens in the gaming world, too. Andrana Project is a Social Deduction game (think Werewolf) where players are assigned a secret character that they must keep secret while trying to deduce who the other players are. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Nov 15th, 2017
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    So, you’re stuck in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. (Thanks again, TODD!! *said sarcastically*) That’s gotta be a bit of a bummer. But you get the chance to remake yourself. And in this preview for the Fallout board game coming from Fantasy Flight, you can see how you’re able to do that. You will be The Final Pam.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Nov 15th, 2017
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    It’s getting cold out. Some people are more used to cold than others. Those that live in the cold, northern part of Mantica are certainly used to it. But they are heading south, looking to get some feeling back into their fingers. As such, the Northern Alliance is making its way into the Kings of War: Vanguard Kickstarter campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Nov 15th, 2017
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    Sometimes you want to get your D&D on and your group’s not there. Maybe you’re waiting for them to show up. Maybe you weren’t able to get everyone together. Maybe it’s not your regular gaming day. Whatever the reason, you want your D&D and you want it now! But how to get that experience without your regular group? Perhaps Heroes Wanted: Dragonfire could scratch that itch. It’s the new Dungeons & Dragons deck-building game from Catalyst Game Labs, and it’s available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Nov 14th, 2017
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    I wish I was a martial arts master. I just lack discipline… and drive… and pretty much any sort of physical ability at all… But still, how cool would it be to be able to do jumping back-kicks and stuff like that? Well, all the animals in the zoo have been training in their off-time and now that all the zookeepers have gone home, it’s time for a tourney. That’s what’s happening in Kung-Fu Zoo, a new dexterity-based dice game coming from WizKids.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Nov 14th, 2017
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    In the Palace of Mists, oni are working on plans to expand their nefarious goals. To thwart them, the hero Okko and his buddies must infiltrate into the heart of the palace and disrupt their plans. However, can all of the heroes be fully trusted? Is one secretly an oni, themselves? That’s what you’ll have to figure out in Okko Chronicles, a miniatures board game up on Kickstarter now.
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