Author "Polar_Bear"

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 30th, 2017
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Sometimes an old sculpt fora mini doesn’t quite cut it anymore. New artists are hired, or older artists’ craft gets better. Maybe something about the original made it difficult to mold. Or maybe just the old version got “stale.”...
By Polar_Bear
In American Revolution
Mar 30th, 2017
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The American Revolution, to say the least, was a pretty big moment in history. Not only did the colonists winning their independence lead to a new country, it kicked off a further set of revolutions. But what would have happened had the British won? Do...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 30th, 2017
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We still just might make it to the weekend, everyone. Yesterday was certainly a hurdle to get over. Not anything bad (at least on my end of things). Just very busy. Late night at the office working on things, as sometimes happens. But this weekend will...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 30th, 2017
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The folks over at One Page Rules keep chugging along, coming out with more rules for various armies that you can use in their various miniatures games. This time, they’re adding Eternal Wardens and Havoc Brother Disciples. So if you like those mi...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 30th, 2017
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Mantic’s Open Day event is a celebration of all things Mantic. They’re opening their doors and letting everyone come on in (if you have a ticket, that is) for a full day of gaming and seminars. They’ve posted up some more details abou...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 30th, 2017
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One of the game that’s slowly building momentum as the year goes along is the Big Trouble in Little China board game coming from Everything Epic Games. Occasionally, we’ll get a bit of a promo image of some art, a model render, or a look at...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 30th, 2017
1 Comment
Comics are filled with all sorts of colorful characters. The Porcupine is certainly among them. Looking at the costume, he’s giving me a sort of “Ultimate Warrior” vibe, but without the face paint. Anyway, the villain is coming to you...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 30th, 2017
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You know, one of the things people say they want out of games is to be “immersed” in it. You know, to feel that you really are your characters and that your actions have real consequences. In the Sword Art Online anime, “immersionR...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 29th, 2017
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Having recently gone through moving the offices here, I can certainly understand how it’d cause a delay with products going out. Add to that a bit of resculpting, and you can see why it’s been a bit since we’ve heard from Megalith Gam...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 29th, 2017
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Don’t you just hate when you miss out on a Kickstarter? All those stretch goals and exclusives, along with the great deal that’s to be had. Well, thankfully, the Kickstarter, itself, isn’t the only time you can get that stuff. Late Pl...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Mar 29th, 2017
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The American Football Season is still quite a ways away. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be getting some gridiron action going. Or, at least, you’ll be able to soon, as Bombshell Games has started taking pre-orders for Techno Bowl....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 29th, 2017
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Well, it’s part preview, part designer’s diary. The article, written by game designer Jon Cohn, gives us a look at the philosophy behind the creation of King of the Creepies. That philosophy starts with bad puns and dad jokes. It then build...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Mar 29th, 2017
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The week marches on. We’re through the first half and headed towards the finish. Just gotta make it 2.5 more days and it’ll be the weekend once more. The first couple days have been sort of a mixed bag. Hopefully things will smooth out for ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 29th, 2017
2 Comments
You know, one of the things I love about Smash Up is just seeing what factions they come out with next. Just when you think they’ve covered everything, another quartet of absurd yet awesome groups are announced. The latest set, What Were We Think...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 29th, 2017
1 Comment
When writing rules for a game, you want to do your best to make sure they’re clear and uncomplicated. Sometimes, a part of a rule sounds good, and you don’t necessarily want to cut it, but you find that it’s just not quite in the them...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 29th, 2017
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Ah, Camelot. It might be a silly place (where you sing from the diaphragm a lot), but it’s still full of wonders and spectacle. One such spectacle takes the form of tournaments, where knights look to show their prowess in combat against one-anoth...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 29th, 2017
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Asmodee is giving you more options for when you bring out your Conan board game. They have posted up four new scenarios for you to try out. They’re free, even. So why not go check them out?...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 29th, 2017
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While blasters and lightsabers are certainly at the forefront of many people’s minds when they think about what they want their Star Wars characters to specialize in, some players take a bit of a different approach. They’re more interested ...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 28th, 2017
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When you think of the Guardians of the Galaxy, I’m willing to say it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re thinking of Groot and Rocket Raccoon. While Star Lord may be the leader, and Drax and Gamora certainly have their parts to play, the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 28th, 2017
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I know some of you out there love the One Page Rules rules sets. They’re constantly being worked on and updated to make sure they’re as good as they can be. They’re also being expanded, bringing in more armies. This latest update give...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 28th, 2017
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You all know I’m a big fan of items that can help GMs along in their mission of making a good game for their players. Pre-made adventures, maps, and other materials can really cut down the prep-time needed to run a game. Well, J. over at PenguinC...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 28th, 2017
10 Comments
That’s a whole lotta headline for a four-model box set, but there we are, then. More previews are coming out for Runewars, the fantasy miniatures game from Fantasy Flight. This time around, it’s the Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade expan...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 28th, 2017
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Here we are, once more, at Tuesday. It seems that Monday was a really bad one for many of my friends. So here’s to making Tuesday not so bad. Also, here’s to hoping the week goes by quickly and smoothly for everyone so we can get back to th...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 28th, 2017
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So you’ve got a bunch of Flames of War, Bolt Action, or some other WWII game’s miniatures sitting around. You’ve been meaning to get them painted, but you’ve never gotten around to it. Well, to help out, EZPainter is having a sa...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 28th, 2017
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We’re already about to head into a new month. April is just about here, and with it, more gaming conventions are happening all over the world. If you’re going to be in South Africa, particularly Johannesburg, from April 7th to the 9th, you ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 28th, 2017
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While the Symbaroum Kickstarter continues on (13 days left to go), Modiphius has a couple of regular releases for the game over on their website. They include the Advanced Player’s Guide and the Adventure Pack 2....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 28th, 2017
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Back when I read comics, I was an X-fan. I mostly read X-Factor, but since I also read Wolverine, so that means I read some X-Men as well. And, of course, I watched the cartoon as well. As such, I’ve always been more a Marvel fan than a DC fan. S...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 28th, 2017
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Man, I need to lose weight. I’m starting to feel like a Hutt, as opposed to just a polar bear. But as far as I know, I don’t take up 2 crew slots on a starfighter, yet. Jabba does. Yes, the crime lord is coming to X-Wing. No, he’s not...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 27th, 2017
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Several companies allow winners of their big tournament for the year work with the developers in order to come up with a miniature for the game. GCT Studios is one such company, and Hakzabo is one such miniature. He was created with the help of James H...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 27th, 2017
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There’s rampaging dinosaurs on the cover. So I’m certainly interested in what this adventure has in store. The Folio #14 is an adventure that’s compatible with both 1E AD&D as well as 5th Edition (plus, is easily transferable to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 27th, 2017
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It’s about to get really warm here in Georgia. We’ve had a mild winter, and I can only imagine what the summer’s going to be like. Best to think about colder times. Though, when thinking about them, not letting your mind be melted int...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Mar 27th, 2017
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Cavalry has long been an important part of warfare. And it’s not just standing armies that relied on it. While pirates might not be known for their horsemanship, the bandits and gangs that worked along the costs certainly could use it well. As su...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 27th, 2017
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Ok, so I didn’t go to Adepticon, and that’s sad. However, it’s Monday morning and I’ve got no “convention hangover” and no long-ass drive/flight home and no Con Crud to worry about. So, it has its upsides as well. It...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 27th, 2017
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At a quick glance, the world of Dhovaine might look a lot like our “average world” we live in now. However, start looking deeper and you’ll start to see the differences. Technology is just a bit ahead of where we’re at now. What...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 27th, 2017
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Who doesn’t like to get free stuff? I know I do. I mean, it’s free. What’s there to loose? The folks at Shades of Chaos Games are letting you possibly win a copy of their rulebook for Outlands for doing nothing more than liking, comme...