Author "Polar_Bear"

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 15th, 2017
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The battlefields of the Star Wars universe are anything but static. Speeder bikes zoom all around. Walkers tromp through the underbrush. Foot soldiers look to take up defensive positions, or move up to capture said positions. But how will this dynamic ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 15th, 2017
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For those of you that’ve been enjoying Test of Honour, but really want to field entire forces of Samurai and other Japanese troops on the battlefield, Warlord Games has you covered. They’re now taking pre-orders for an entire Samurai army f...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 15th, 2017
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Fridays are already pretty damn awesome. Then Wyrd steps in with their regular Friday previews and things just get awesome-er. Hey, no red, squiggly line under it means that’s a real word. Anyway, they continue their look at The Other Side with a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 15th, 2017
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Z-Man Games has released their follow-up to Terra Mystica in the form of Gaia Project. Instead of just building a world to your liking, you are now able to spread out among the stars and make entire systems, and more, and put them under your guiding co...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 15th, 2017
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Hey everyone! We’ve made it to another Friday! Hopefully your week is going well. As we get nearer to the end of the year, mine’s getting busier and busier. Articles, proofing projects, just all sorts of things to work on. It’s going ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 15th, 2017
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In the “What If??” situation of Operation Sea Lion, the Germans have invaded the British isles and made various headways into the countryside. However, it’s not just the British army that’s fighting back. Everyday citizens are o...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 15th, 2017
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The Favelas in Rio de Jeneiro could use a bit of sprucing up. However, like many things involving government committees, the city council keeps changing their minds about how, exactly, they want these neighborhoods to look. That’s what’s ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 15th, 2017
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So, how about that Episode VIII, eh? … I’ve not seen it, actually. But a lot of my friends have (which means they can shut up about “OMG!! Don’t spoil anything for me!!!”) Well, I don’t think that there’s anyth...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Dec 15th, 2017
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It’s always cool to be able to talk directly with the people that make the games you love. You can get some inside information about what’s coming out soon, insight as to the latest releases, and just hang out and talk gaming with insiders....
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Dec 15th, 2017
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Games don’t survive without a community behind them. That’s simple fact. If it’s just scattered gamers here and there, a game might limp along, but it’s when those gamers get together on a regular basis that games thrive. Well, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 14th, 2017
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I often talk about how useful pre-made adventures are. I’ll even mention how a good GM can use one that’s not quite right for their game, possibly because of the level of the dungeon, and fudge it to make it work. Well, the folks at Arcadia...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 14th, 2017
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Do you want to own your own spaceship? Do you want to have super-tech at your fingertips? Do you want to explore fantastic worlds never seen before? Do you want to go to a bean-eating movie with George Wendt? If you answered “yes” to those ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 14th, 2017
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Whenever DNA divides, there’s a chance that an error might be made, and the sequences aren’t 100% like they had been. When those new DNA bits recombine, it’s a mutation. Many times, mutations are bad. But, just occasionally, they can ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 14th, 2017
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I love to use minis when doing my RPGs. It gives everyone a sense of where people are in the encounters, as well as can help make things feel a bit more “real.” What I hate is when I have to use the wrong mini for something because I don...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 14th, 2017
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It’s not just any Thursday. It’s also the anniversary of my first post on TGN. 6 years ago, I told you about the new plastic Warp Wolf kit coming from Privateer Press. That was 26,284 posts ago. Oh, how times change. What will the future ho...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 14th, 2017
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Sure, you’ve got Conan out there, but what about Red Sonja? She’s out there kicking as much ass as anyone else. She’s also getting a new board game. In Red Sonja: Hyrkania’s Legacy, players will work together to complete objecti...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 14th, 2017
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Countdown: Action Edition is coming soon from Dog Might Games. It brings all the action and excitement from 80s movies to your tabletop. And what do many 80s action movies have in common? A hostage situation. In this preview, they take a look at the Ho...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 14th, 2017
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Marco Polo heading out into the East is only half the story. It wouldn’t be quite a big deal if he never returned. But when he did, he brought all his accumulated findings back and helped increase communication and trade between the two regions o...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 14th, 2017
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I mean, sure, jousts are pretty cool as they are now. But if one were to look out into the animal kingdom and pick any animal that might be better-suited to jousting than the horse, it’d have to be the rhinoceros. It’s got its own jousting ...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 14th, 2017
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With all the individual releases out there, it can be hard for a new player for Star Trek: Attack Wing to figure out where to begin in terms of getting a faction. Or, perhaps a long-time player wants to try out something new. To help out with that, Wiz...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Dec 14th, 2017
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Nobody likes to be left out when it comes to getting gifts at the holidays. It’s not fun to see someone else open up something cool and all you’ve got is a monogram pencil set. Well, Privateer Press is making sure there’s something fo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 14th, 2017
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CMON has announced a new game that they will be releasing next year. Originally announced by Space Cowboy, CMON has entered into an agreement to make Victorian Masterminds. In it, players will be some of history’s most evil masterminds, who are s...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Dec 13th, 2017
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When you want to fill up your day with gaming, a great way to do so is via gaming magazines. And if you’re a fan of Frostgrave, you’ll want to check out Spellcaster magazine. Issue 2 is available now for your downloading and reading pleasur...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 13th, 2017
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This holiday season, many of us will be meeting up with friends and relatives who might not really be gamers. So grabbing one of your more-complex board games might not be the best. However, having something that’s easy to learn and teach would b...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 13th, 2017
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While e-books are nice, I still prefer having a physical copy for myself. I like flipping through the pages and just coming across interesting bits in the book. Well, for those that are like me, you can get the physical version of Conan the Thief from ...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 13th, 2017
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We all like getting a good deal. It’s fun to save money. And the folks at Fuel Injection Games want to help out with that. From now until January 10th, they’ve got their Nuclear Winter Sale happening over in their webshop. So if you want to...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 13th, 2017
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I just realized this morning that this upcoming weekend is the last one before Christmas. Ok, so, technically Christmas has one more weekend before it, but since it falls on a Monday, it means this upcoming week is the last one before the holiday. As s...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 13th, 2017
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I do love a well-tended garden. Honestly, I love going to the Botanical Gardens, hedge mazes, and well laid-out floral arrangement. So games that simulate such certainly have my attention. In Dance of the Fireflies, players are trying to create a beaut...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 13th, 2017
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Sad news: my MLP RP that I’ve been running here at the office is on hiatus until the new year. Things are just too busy and since we played on Mondays, and the next two major holidays are on Monday, we’ll pick back up the second week of Jan...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 13th, 2017
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Scorpion Masque will be coming out with Decrypto next year. It puts you and your team against an oponent’s team as you try and pass hidden messages to one-another, while also trying to decipher the other team’s messages. In anticipation of ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 13th, 2017
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Warcradle Studios has taken over production for the Dystopian Wars line. If you’re a fan of the game, or perhaps looking to see what the new company will be doing with the game, they’ve got a special offer you can sign up for. Just put your...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 13th, 2017
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Ironwatch might’ve started out as a fan magazine for Mantic’s games, but they’ve since branched out. In this instance, they’re announced their second miniatures game, Mawbeast Madness. You know those races where you see bunnies ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 12th, 2017
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Pretty much everyone knows about Santa’s Naughty and Nice lists. If you’re on the Nice list, you get presents. If you’re on the Naughty list, you get coal. But it’s not easy to get and stay on the Nice list, especially when you&...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 12th, 2017
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Modiphius has released their first adventure book for Tales from the Loop. It’s called Our Friends the Machines & Other Mysteries, and it’s got quite a lot going on inside its covers. There’s several adventures that a GM can send...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Dec 12th, 2017
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During these long, cold December nights, there’s plenty of time to snuggle under a blanket and read a gaming magazine. They’re a great way to get in-depth articles about all the gaming news you so desperately desire. And, in the case of Gam...