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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    We all know my love of getting to see the rules for things before I buy them. I like being an informed consumer. Well, Mantic is known for having rules online, and that includes for things that aren’t even out yet. The GCPS is the new faction coming for Deadzone, and to get you excited for them and so you can know what you’re getting when they come out, Mantic’s posted their stats online.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    Studies show that cheese works on the brain much like narcotics and you can be, basically, addicted to it. Well, I certainly know that I am addicted to cheese. It’s really hard to ever say that I’ve had “enough” of it. So I’m always on a cheese quest, of sorts. But I can turn that desire for cheese into a desire to win Cheese Quest: The Quest for Cheese, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    The latest set for Ascension, the fantasy deck-building game, is now available. If you weren’t able to get a copy at Gen Con (I did, hehehehe), now you can get one for yourself. This set is called Valley of the Ancients and it brings in several new abilities such as Echo and Serenity, as well as Temples, which will pass from player to player during the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Horror
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    Wyrd, in their quest to make the last day of the week even more awesome and the first day of the week not so bad, have a regular preview schedule. They’re sticking with it today as they give us a preview of the Bone Pile, a new figure coming in Broken Promises. Extra bonus: this isn’t the artwork from the book. So here’s your only chance to see it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    And here we are, back at Monday. Thinking back, this is the first Monday in the last 3 that I’ve been at the office. Last week was the storm, and the week before was Labor Day. My Monday shirts got a bit of a vacation, I suppose. But they’re back it today, and that means getting your gaming tables looking good.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Final Days for ESLO Terrain Printable Ships Kickstarter, New Mousepad Material Mats Available From Pwork Wargame, DRAGONLOCK™ 3 Kickstarter launches September 19th, Dungeon Box RPG Scenery by Custom Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Normandy Church Terrain Available From Tabletop-Art, Forge Prints Running Adventurescapes Kickstarter, and Heroic Maps – Storeys: Pyramid of the Sun Priests Now Available.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    Cats. On the internet. It’s a thing. And while I may be more of a “bear” person than a “cat” person, I certainly have nothing against our feline friends. But you don’t have to be a super-cat-person to enjoy CATaclysm, a new RPG coming from Akinji Entertainment. Humans are gone and cats have become one of the dominant species on Earth. They are working to protect Mommy Nurtur from the likes of the Rats and Toads. The game will be making its way to Kickstarter next month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    In a world where body modification means even more than just getting a tattoo or some cosmetic surgery, pretty much the sky’s the limit. Sure, you might just want to stay fully human, but why not look into getting all sorts of upgrades and enhancements? Well, for players in The Future Belongs to Us, you’ll soon be able to window shop for all types of things, as they’ll be coming out with their Upgrades & Enhancements book this November.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    It’s never easy when a loved one is lost to us quickly and tragically. Unfortunately, such is the case for Lady Edith Tillington. Her husband had been on board the ship London Bridge when it went down in the deserts of Mars. Now, she would like to get his remains in order for a proper service and burial. Unfortunately, this is a bit more than simply a (rather grisly) “fetch quest.” There’s plenty of intrigue and nefarious goings-on to have to contend with. That’s what’s happening in London Bridge Has Fallen Down, a new adventure that’s available for Space 1889.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    The first thing you do when playing in an RPG is create your character (unless you’re the GM, in which case you’re creating everything else in the world, but that’s getting ahead of ourselves). Not much of an RPG if you don’t have a character to role (roll) as. It’s a pretty important part of things. And that’s why Fantasy Flight is giving us a preview of just how that’ll work in Genesys, their new universal RPG system they’re working on.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    In the grim dark of the far-off future, the line between man and machine has certainly blurred. Cyborg implants help the servants of the Emperor with their everyday tasks, from filing things in the grand libraries to taking on the Heretic. The machine-makers are highly revered as they walk off to war. And they’re getting a whole new codex you can order from Games Workshop now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 16th, 2017
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    Hey everyone. We’ve made it around to another weekend. I said I was going to probably be doing some baking. Well, I’ve got some magic cookie bars cooling right now. I love these things… probably too much… *looks at my stomach* … definitely too much.
    But issues with my waistline aside, I hope you’re having a good weekend so far. I’m sure many of you are out gaming, which is awesome. But if you’re stopping by here, I know it’s because you want to check out those gaming reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

    So, as I sip on a Pineapple Crush and wait for these bars to finish cooling, today we have: The Walking Dead: All Out War, Exit the Game, Legendary: X-Men Expansion, Orleans, Quantum, Race for the Galaxy App, First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet, Serengeti, Stone Age, Maze Racers, Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty’s Trail, Memoarrr!, The Goonies Adventure Card Game, Photosynthesis, Incantris, Hafid’s Grand Bazaar, Ascension X: War of Shadows, Fate of the Elder Gods, and The Champion of the Wild.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    Resistance is futile!
    Well, the Resistance faction in Eden might disagree with you there. And they’re being featured in this month’s releases from Happy Games Factory. They are getting a new starter set. There’s also new figures for the Khan Clan and ISC. But don’t worry, just because they get fewer figures certainly doesn’t mean they’re lesser releases. And to make your figures look good, there’s some new paint sets, too.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    You belong in a zoo!
    Can’t say I’ve ever had that actually yelled at me, but I do enjoy going to the zoo (though it’s been quite a long time since I’ve been to one). As one would expect, I tend to head to the polar bear enclosure and hang out there. If I could build my own zoo, it’d be all polar bears, all the time! What would you put in your zoo? That’s what you get to answer in Zoomaka, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    Warlord Games is expanding their Black Powder range. This time around, it’s the Polish and Prussians getting new units. I guess it’s the “P” month for new releases. Anyway, if you’re looking to bulk up your forces with some new line units, or a new set of cavalry modelsContaining enough models to make a complete Brigade, the Prussian Landwehr make up the backbone of this durable army.

    This Brigade force contains:

    78 Prussian Landwehr Infantry (3 Regiments) 1813-1815
    2 Prussian Landwehr Mounted Officers 1789-1815

    , now is definitely your chance to do so.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    There are many amazing creatures in the lands of Equestria. Hydras, dragons, cave eels, and much, much more. Soon, you’ll be able to bring all of those characters to your Tails of Equestria games, as River Horse and Ninja Division will be releasing the My Little Pony: Bestiary of Equestria book. It will not only give you the rules to have them as NPCs, but you will be able to make your own PC characters based on some of the creatures, too.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    As we stand here, on Friday afternoon, on the precipice of the weekend, it seems appropriate to make a profound and meaningful statement about life, itself…
    … … … Anyone got anything? … Anyone? … Ah well, instead how about we just munch on some bite-sized gaming stories? Sounds like a plan.

    Today on the platter we have: Woodland 25mm und 40mm flat Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, Khurasan releases Vietnam War range, and 100 Oddities for a Treasure Hoard Available From Skirmisher Publishing.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    The latest releases for Dark Age are now available. There’s some Wind and some Shadow to check out. Both Dragyri casts are getting new Leadership Boxes. Plus, each one’s also getting a “big baddie.” For the Air Caste, it’s the Storm Elemental, while the Shadow Caste gets the Huntress. Arachnophobes beware.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    Fridays are already pretty damn cool. But Wyrd does their best to make it even moreso with their regular previews. And today is no different. This time around, we get a look at the Striped Skulkers for The Other Side. They’re not as big and flashy as some of the things that’ve been previewed, but they’re no less important on the battlefield.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    It’s a small world after all.
    You’re welcome.
    Well, as I wait here for the people coming to hunt me down for doing that, I guess I should tell you about Sky Islands, the new expansion pack announced for Small World. The tiny world hasn’t ever really paid much attention to what goes on above them. Sure, they check the weather, but only after a huge beanstalk sprouted did the various communities realize there’s new areas for expansion among the clouds.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    I know a lot of people have been waiting for this one. The new edition of the Batman Miniatures Game is now available. Well, it’s at least available as a download. You can get your copy and check out what all has changed in this new version. To celebrate the digital release of the game, Knight Models is also taking pre-orders for a new batch of miniatures. These are going to be in colored resin, as opposed to the old, metal minis from before.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    Over the next three days, high school, then college, and then pro football players will be hitting the gridiron to see who is the best. I’m sure that there are many of you out there that will also be hitting the tabletop gridiron to prove much the same in games of Blood Bowl, as well as games of 40k. Well, Forge World is here to bring you a new team, as well as a new Nurgle Daemon Prince to bolsters your forces.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    It’s not quite cold and flu season yet, but that just means it’s time to stock up on disease-fighting knowledge. It also means to get prepped for the upcoming 2018 Pandemic Survival Series. Yes, Pandemic is usually a cooperative affair, but in this format, you’re racing against another set of researchers to be the first one to cure the deadly diseases spreading across the world. I hope you’re not afraid of needles.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 14th, 2017
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    Who doesn’t love saving money? Maybe people who have more of it than they know what to do with, but I don’t know anyone like that. I certainly love saving money. So that’s why I’m always on the lookout for sales. Well, Acheson Creations is having themselves a sale. Everything in their webshop is 20% off. And, if you’re one of their 14/7 Club members, that goes up to 40% off. Sign me up!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 14th, 2017
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    A DM, in my opinion, can never have too many resources at their disposal when it comes time to run the game. Pre-made adventures are a nice way to get your game going without having to spend hours and hours of prep time on it. You just open up to Page 1 and go. In Darkness Delve Vol. 1 is a new set of fantasy RPG adventures for 5th Edition D&D. They’ve got you covered for quite a bit of your party’s adventuring career, too, going from level 1 all the way to level 10. The set of adventures is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Sep 14th, 2017
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    Steamforged Games has been looking to make entry into Guild Ball easier for new players. They’ve created starter boxes for all of their factions. But what if someone has looked online, seen the stat cards, and kinda wanted the other captain and mascot for the team? Well, there’s help now for them, too. A new starter set is coming tomorrow for the Fishermen’s Guild (and I presume other guilds will be getting them as well).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 14th, 2017
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    The all-woman superhero group, the Birds of Prey, are getting their own Crossover Pack for the DC Deck-Building Game. The set also includes a new Rotation mechanic. Cards can be rotated to various orientations on the field, giving players bonuses for controlling them in such a way. So while they may be powerful, be careful for others taking those abilities away from you. The new set is available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 14th, 2017
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    The work week rolls along (that’s a pun for my friend Gavin who just dumped a bunch of ball bearings on the floor, apparently). We’re another step closer to that always-anticipated weekend (at least, I always am anticipating it). Here’s to hoping yours is filled with gaming (mine will probably be filled with baking). And when gaming, it’s good to have as good-looking a gaming table as you can. So let’s help with that.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Brigade Models Update, Heroic Maps – Spacecraft: HLS Perceptas Now Available, Sally 4th 28mm scale US Arts & Craft Style Buildings Released, Table of Ultimate Gaming Huge Campaign Detail Update Completed, Cobblestone City: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames, and Samurai Fleet Available From Papierschnitzel.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 14th, 2017
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    Sometimes it’s not about the party, but the party after the party. In this case, it’s Ninja Division having a huge sale as the after party. Are all after parties huge sales? I’ve never been to one, but if I can save up to 45% off on games and stuff, I just might start going to them…
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 14th, 2017
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    An upcoming game that’s gotten some real attention lately is Stuffed Fables from Plaid Hat Games. It’s the adventure gamebook where players collectively tell a story using the book as a rules guide, game board, and more. Players will take on the role of different stuffed animals and their adventures in the night. The first preview for the game is Theadora, the adventurous teddy bear.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Sep 14th, 2017
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    Over the past week or two, I’ve been watching through my collection of Terry Gilliam movies. He is, easily, my favorite director, and his commentary tracks are always awesome. As such, it was just a couple days ago I saw, “Listen you stupid bastard, you’ve got no arms left!” “Yes I have!”
    Well, if you head to Warlord Games’ 10th Anniversary celebration, you can pick up this figure and say that line over and over to your friends at the gaming shop (as if it’s not already said an average of 2.5 times per day at your shop, anyway).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 14th, 2017
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    A new sport is soon to be hitting your tabletops. What do you do when you take a person who can manipulate water, and add to that someone who can manipulate fire and someone who can manipulate earth? You’ve got yourself a Pro-Bending team in the making. Get to the stadium and get your team signed up. And by that, I mean head over to IDW’s The Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena Kickstarter page and join in. They’re unveiling new teams every day of the campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Sep 14th, 2017
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    The Wicked Harvest continues as the next batch of releases are available for the Grymkin, the newest faction for Hordes. But along with the newest, an original Hordes faction is also getting something new. The Skorne Command book is also now available. You can get these new releases at your LGS or in the Privateer Press webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 13th, 2017
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    A thousand years has passed since the events in the Secrets of the Lost Tomb. However, the work of the Eternal Order of Perseus continues, keeping humanoids safe from the Great Old Ones. Now with their huge space station, the current members of the Eternal Order of Perseus face all-new dangers. Will they be able to keep the universe safe from the chaos and destruction that the Great Old Ones want to spread? That’s up to you in Secrets of the Lost Station, a new cooperative adventure board game from Everything Epic Games. The project is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 13th, 2017
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    It’s like breathing in sulphur!… Ok, so I wouldn’t really recommend trying to breathe in these new miniatures from Alternative Armies. I doubt that’d be good for your respiratory tract. However, you can use them to expand your Sulphur II forces. Yeah, I’d suggest you do that, instead.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 13th, 2017
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    Well, it looks like the politicians have done it again. Something terrible has happened, but they can’t just come out and say that. For every cloud has a silver lining. Just how big you make that silver lining, though, is up to the Spin Department. That’s what you’ll be in charge of in Department of Spin, a new party card game up on Kickstarter now. When the scandal breaks, it’s up to you to show it’s really not such a big deal, after all… and may even be a good thing.
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