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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 21st, 2017
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    It’s Saturday. I’m hanging out in the bear’s den here. LGS has a huge tourney going on, so I’m just gonna hang out here. So it’s me, John Mulaney, and typing up the Review Roundup. Literally Netflix and chill (no innuendo). Everyone needs just some relaxed days occasionally. Anyway, as for the reviews…

    Today we have: Deep-Cut Studios Print-O-Mat Service, Monster Lands, Clans of Caledonia, Hoyuk, Renown, AssassinCon, Azul, Charterstone, Great Scott!, Escape from 100 Million B.C., Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization iOS, Epic Monster Tea Party, Mortals, The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire, and Valley of the Alchemists.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 20th, 2017
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    I have not yet seen the My Little Pony movie. I just don’t like going to the theater, honestly. I do want to see the flick, though, at some point. It’ll just be on Netflix in a couple months. By then, I also might be getting a copy of the official Tails of Equestria Movie Sourcebook for the RPG. River Horse has started taking pre-orders now for those over in Europe. Us North Americans will have to wait until Ninja Division gets their copies.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 20th, 2017
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    When the folks at Shades of Vengeance want to expand the Era: The Consortium universe, they don’t just give you one or two expansion books. They look to blow the doors wide open with as many expansion books as they can possibly manage. To do that, they’re running their 2nd A Universe of Expansions Kickstarter campaign. You all know my feelings on having more options for your games, well, this is that in spades.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 20th, 2017
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    It’s Friday. So that means a couple things. Mostly, me being excited about the weekend. But it also means that it’s time for a new preview from Wyrd Games. They are continuing their series on The Other Side today with a look at the Empire Dragoons. Because a cavalry charge is still an effective way of dealing with enemies.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Aristeia
    Oct 20th, 2017
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    Aristeia is not golf. It’s not curling. It’s not competitive underwater basketweaving. No. It’s full-contact. You’re going to be making attacks. But… how do those work? Well, in this preview, we get to find out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Oct 20th, 2017
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    It’s Fridaaaaaaaay! Gateway to the weekend! Woo!
    My weekend is going to be chill. I mean… sure, as a polar bear, I’m always chill, but I’m just gonna hang out at home. I’ve actually been meaning to give the place a good cleaning. But next weekend will be full of gaming. That I guarantee. But gaming weekend or not, it’s good to fill up on some bite-size gaming stories.

    On the platter today: New Guild Ball Tokens Available From Advanced Deployment, K-Cup Castle Dispenser and Dice Tower up on Kickstarter, and Wyrd Games Pumpkin Carving Contest Happening Now.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 20th, 2017
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    Who likes getting things for free? Everyone, that’s who. This weekend, if you’re looking to try out some new sci-fi miniatures game rules, you should look no further than Ground Pounders. You can get a digital copy of the rules free from Amazon for this weekend only.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Oct 20th, 2017
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    Pre-made adventures are great for GMs with a time crunch. I’m currently using one for a game I’m running. They give the players a lot of action and adventure and the GM can still play around with it as they please. For those playing the Star Wars RPG from Fantasy Flight Games, a new adventure is now available that will take your group to the planet Dathomir, home to some Force artifacts that you’re looking to get. Check out Ghosts of Dathomir now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 20th, 2017
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    Sure, I know it says Gun Mage “Day” Sale, but those arcane sharpshooters aren’t satisfied with just one day. They’ve got the whole weekend. You can head over to the Privateer Press webshop and pick up various Gun Mage-related items all for a special price this weekend. Pewpewpew!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Oct 20th, 2017
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    Man, space-janitors have all the cool gear. There’s a new laser cannon available for the Legio Custodes’ dreadnaughts over in the Forge World webshop. Oh how helpful that’d be after a football game… Also available to order is the huge Tau Tiger Shark. Having a problem with enemy titans? This’ll help.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Oct 20th, 2017
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    We’re moving into the last 1/3 of October. It’s certainly getting colder outside. I almost didn’t drive with the windows down this morning. But seeing as it’s almost time for trick-or-treat, Corvus Belli is giving us all a treat. Their October releases are now available over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 19th, 2017
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    We’re reading the last bit of October. I know the weather finally caught up here in Atlanta. So it’s a good time to have some October releases for your games. Certainly, Happy Games Factory thinks so. They’ve got their latest releases for Eden available now in their webshop. They’ve also got a quick note about their Essen plans.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 19th, 2017
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    Well, civilization has come to an end again. Damnit, Todd! Now we’re going to have to use your cab service as vehicles of war to get across this nuclear desert while fighting off those that want to steal our resources. We’ll need to probably add spikes and blades and such, along with stocking up on shotgun shells. At least, that’s what you’ll be doing in Broken Axels, the new post-apocalyptic vehicle combat game from Fuel Injection Games. It’s available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 19th, 2017
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    Symbaroum, the dark fantasy RPG setting is full of monsters and other dangers for the players to come across. Which monsters? Well, that’s what they’re looking to fund with their current Kickstarter campaign. It is in 3 parts and aims to create a Monster Codex, a book of Adversaries, and a book of rules for creating the first two.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Oct 19th, 2017
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    Recently, Deep-Cut Studios started a new program where you can send in a photo and they’ll print a custom game mat for you. They sent out invitations for reviewers to get an early look at the service and give people their thoughts. I was one such reviewer selected, and since I’d been meaning to get a custom mat for a while, I jumped at the opportunity. So, let’s take a look at the custom printing service from Deep-Cut Studios in this TGN Review!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 19th, 2017
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    We’re making our way through the work week. The weekend is coming soon. A little more and we’ll make it there. And with the weekend (hopefully) comes gaming. I know my LGS is going to be packed, with 2 different tourneys going on. And you know the tables are going to be looking good. So, let’s get your gaming table looking just as good.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Starfleet Deck Tiles Available From Modiphius, Tabletop Scenics Now Open, Custom Mat Printing Now Available From Deep-Cut Studio, and Heroic Maps – Storeys: Hadeshill Abandoned Asylum Now Available.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 19th, 2017
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    Right now, It is one of the most-popular things going on out there. It‘s the story of a group of kids going out and defeating a vile monster. And then you’ve got things like Stranger Things, that people are excited about the upcoming season. Well, if you’re wanting to bring that sort of setting to your gaming table, you can check out The Monster Hunter’s Club. It’s a setting book for Savage Worlds that lets you play around in such a universe. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 19th, 2017
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    Well… I do often lament that there’s occasionally a lack of diversity when it comes to themes in games. Then along comes Butts in Space, where you’re looking to get back the toilet paper that’s been stolen from your now-destroyed toilet ship. I have to admit, it’s different. It’s also based on an app game of the same name (which, I have to admit, I’ve never played). So, if you’re in to butt stuff … … … you can check out this Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 19th, 2017
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    The social world can seem much like a game. You’ve got the various connections you make with others, that can form or break over time. Well, Pelta Games has decided that if social groups can be thought of as a game, why not turn it into one? That’s what they’ve done with PeltaPeeps. You can pick up your copy now, with a special introductory price.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Oct 19th, 2017
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    The game of Stuffed Fables puts players in the role of plushie heroes, looking to keep their little girl they belong to safe at night. But who is this little girl? We get a bit of a preview of the dreamer in this preview.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 19th, 2017
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    It was a pretty big announcement when Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop parted ways. At the time, it seemed as though it was going to be Games Workshop that was going to be making all of their board games. But we’ve just gotten a new announcement from WizKids that they are now partnered with Games Workshop and will be making new board games and products based on GW’s properties.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Fightlings is a new, hybrid card game that’s up on Kickstarter. For starters, you make your own deck of 17 cards and shuffle it together with your opponent’s deck. The cards are then set out on a grid and you must try and make matching pairs of cards. When you do, you can take that creature and now control them to attack your opponent. The last player with any HP is the winner. So it’s a bit Memory and a bit Magic. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Vikings are pretty much one of the world’s best-known souvenir-hunters. They’d head out, find a nice spot, then grab a couple trinkets to remember the trip by (if you consider “everything of value that wasn’t bolted down, and even then, that’s not a guarantee” to be “a couple trinkets to remember the trip by”). Soon, you’ll have new places for your vikings to explore in A Feast for Odin, as Z-Man Games has announced the first mini-expansion for the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Award Winning Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Demons: The 9th Circle of Hell Unleashed. The game is a card-based game where players are… well, it’s kinda there in the name. Demons from the 9th circle of hell are on the loose and you’ve gotta deal with that. The game is highly customizable in terms of what you’re going against, letting you play over and over again without ever facing the same waves of enemies twice. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Most of the time, when you think of goblins, you think of a fantasy setting. Orcs, elves, forests, dwarves, that kind of thing. Such is not the case in Gobblin‘. Instead, you’re taken into a post-apocalyptic world. Think Fallout meets Tolkien. In this new RPG, you play as a goblin looking to survive in a world that’s been utterly devastated. Will you be able to make it out alive? … probably not. You’re still a goblin, after all. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Halfway there.
    We’re halfway to getting back to the weekend. Methinks I’m going to take it easy this weekend. I found out my LGS is going to be absolutely packed with several events running for games I don’t really play, so I’ll probably just veg at my place. I could use a relaxing couple of days, anyway. Though it does mean I still need to wait to break in my custom Guild Ball mat (more on that tomorrow. Stay tuned). In the meantime, I’m feeling a bit peckish, so how about noshing on some bite-sized gaming stories?

    Today on the platter we have: New Options For Really Useful Box Storage System From Sally 4th, Statuesque Starport Able Spacewomen Now Available, New 3mm C-130 Hercules at PicoArmor, New Orc Hand Grenades Available From Kromlech, Impact! Miniatures D3 to D30 Dice Chains on KickStarter now with Cotton Candy dice, 3D Printable Tanks Up On Kickstarter, and Fantasy Stock Art & RPG Minis Up On Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Giant robot alert!
    We have a giant robot alert!
    You probably know I’ve got a weakness for giant robots. Well, in Defend Neo Tokyo, you and your friends jump into the cockpit of giant robots and look to protect the city against the various monsters that are always drawn towards it. And it’s not because they want a nice bowl of ramen. No, you must defend the city against imminent destruction. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Raise your hand if you’ve seen that old Sleepy Hollow cartoon about a million times and it freaked you out as a kid? *raises hand*
    Yeah, just as I thought. And this is certainly the time of year for it, being October and all. Well, how many of you would also like to know what happened after the incident at the covered bridge? I know I would. Thankfully, Renegade Game Studios is here to help. They’re letting us know in Legends of Sleepy Hollow, a new cooperative board game up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    It would seem as though Death has decided the Earth’s just done. Like, completely. So they’ve stripped all the gods of their immortality and are going to end things. However, the gods aren’t taking all this sitting down. They’ve banded together and are look for a way to stop Death’s plan. That’s where you come in in Mortals: Descent of the Gods, a new cooperative board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Just yesterday, I was talking with my friend about a game and a rules question came up. We didn’t have the rulebook on hand, but we did have a digital version of it. So looking up the rule was super-easy. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love flipping through a rulebook, but having a digital version is also pretty damn handy. Well, for those that want Broken Promises, the Malifaux book, in PDF, you can now get it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 18th, 2017
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    Tea. It’s possibly the most popular drink in the world (even though I don’t really like it. But who cares about what I like in beverages?). It’s especially popular in East Frisia, a small, German Village on the North Sea. And it’s a major new good you’ll be able to get in Tea & Trade, the new expansion coming for Fields of Arle from Z-Man Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    The next book release is now available for the Tails of Equestria RPG. It’s the Bestiary of Equestria and it details many of the fantastic creatures that inhabit the world. Not only that, but there’s also rules for allowing the first-ever non-pony player characters. Maybe you’d prefer to start out as a buffalo or dragon or griffon. River Horse has it now for non-North American residents. We’ll have to still wait a bit for Ninja Division to get it to us here in the States (and Canada) … *wants my new book, damnit!!*
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    DGS Games is working hard on Freeblades, their fantasy miniatures game. They’ve got quite a things they’ve been working on, including a new hire in the form of Matt Gooch. They’re also going to be releasing the first of a new faction, the Mershael. You can soon pick up the new figure, the Takar Hunter/Takar Lookout. Check out all the cool things going on with this update.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    “But Polar Bear! Fruit Ninja‘s been out for a while! And it’s a digital game!” I hear you scream at your screens (I also know your browser history. Hey, whatever floats your boat. I don’t judge). Yes, Fruit Ninja is an incredibly popular mobile game where you must cut fruit as it floats across your screen. But it will soon be a set of tabletop games. These three come from a set of 20 that’d been sent in by 50 of the top game designers out there. The series will be coming to Kickstarter soon.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Oct 17th, 2017
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    As with just about every new Star Wars RPG book, there’s lots of new options for players to create more unique and defined characters, letting them play just exactly what they want to. In Cyphers and Masks, a book all about spying and subterfuge, there’s a new specialization (the Courier) and a new species (the Balosars), that we get a preview of here today.
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