Alternate History

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 18th, 2016
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It’s always great when I hear news about Kickstarter campaigns delivering to their backers. Sure, a lot of them are, unfortunately, late. There’s a lot of campaigns that do ship on time. Then you’ve got the cases of campaigns shipping early. That’s somewhat rare, and I think i...
By Polar_Bear
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Apr 14th, 2016
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The Age of Exploration was a time where Europeans were heading out into the world and “discovering” all sorts of places that they hadn’t known about before. It was a dramatic time, with cultures clashing all over the world. Throw in some fantasy elements and you’ve got Chronic...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 14th, 2016
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Werewolf. Therewolf. What? Therewolf. *points* Why are you talking like that? Ok, Young Frankenstein references aside, if you want to get some Werewolves for your Blackwater Gulch games, you can now....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 12th, 2016
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Warmachine and Hordes aren’t the only games in town getting a new edition. Warlord Games has announced that Bolt Action, their game of WWII combat, is also getting a new edition. Though this one doesn’t sound like such a big change as we can be expecting from Privateer Press for their gam...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 8th, 2016
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Sometimes we miss out on a game system, or it simply wasn’t on our radar until later on. Then, when you find it’s got a whole bunch of supplements and other material, you may be intimidated into not starting it because of the thought of having to pick everything up for it. Well, Modiphius...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 6th, 2016
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Ok so it’s really pollen that’s flying around outside, but you could also just think it’s dust. Eye-burning, nose-clogging, sneeze-inducing dust. Well, while you try and avoid that dust you can read up on the game Dust via Dust Chronicles, issue 13 of which is available now for your...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 2nd, 2016
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All good things must come to an end. That includes even Achtung! Cthulhu’s Secret Wars. It has all been leaning up to this. All the crazy madness and exploration has led you to one of the most iconic places in the Lovecraftian world. Now it’s time to launch the Assault on the Mountains of...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 23rd, 2016
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Spartan Games likes to give you all a good lead-time on getting your orders in for their new releases and conveniently places them all in one place in their webshop. Well, they’ve got a new page set up for the sets that will be shipping out April 27th. Lots of space going on this time […...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 22nd, 2016
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Awoooo! Werewolves of Blackwater Gulch. Awoooo! Ok, so it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as Werewolves of London, but waddyagonnado? If Gangfight had put Blackwater Gulch in London and not… well… Blackwater Gulch, it just wouldn’t be the same game, would it? Anyway, there&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 21st, 2016
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As I mentioned in the previous post, Easter is on its way next week. I’ve got my hard-boiled eggs chilling in the fridge. But I bet a lot of players are hoping for something more game-related in their Easter baskets than just some eggs. Well, Spartan Games is helping out a bit with their specia...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 16th, 2016
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Under da sea… *ducks from all the things just thrown at me for getting that song stuck in people’s heads* Though this coral reef for DeepWars from AntiMatter Games is a bit more deadly and a lot less cheery than the one in The Little Mermaid. Though there certainly are mermaids in this ne...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 15th, 2016
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People love getting their money’s worth. That’s why we love a sale so much. It’s also nice to get a whole game’s worth of guidebooks and extras all at one time. It’s a great way to get everything you need and then some. Keeps you reading for quite a long time. Well, Modi...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 8th, 2016
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With the strong, desert winds, Las Vegas can be a rather dusty place. Well, next week at the GAMA Trade Show, it’s going to be just a little bit more dusty. That’s because Dust is going to be there, partnered up with Ninja Division. This is the start of a new beginning for the world [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 29th, 2015
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It’s been quite a while since we’ve had us some Brushfire news. Basically, the game went on a hiatus while On the Lamb worked on Endless Fantasy Tactics and some other items. Well, now there’s a chance that Brushfire will be coming back....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 28th, 2015
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2016 or bust! Or in the case of Spartan Games, “2016 for busts!” They’ve started taking pre-orders for the new models they’ll have available on January 27th of next year, and included in the group are a new set of busts for the Halo Fleet Battles game. There’s more than ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 21st, 2015
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The fellows over at Warlord Games have been pretty busy this holiday season. They’re giving us quite a treat with all the previews they’ve been posting. There’s a new trio of them to take a look at today. It’s a bit of everything, from Weird War II, to sci-fi, to pulp history....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 24th, 2015
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Up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful ballooooooon! Granted, I doubt in that song they expected that the balloons would be equipped with cannons and having to worry about returning fire against an opponent. Well, that’s what the airships in Imperial Skies have to deal with. It’s a...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 23rd, 2015
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With it getting colder outside, you’d think that cold-blooded animals would be slowing down. Well, that’s not the case for the Draconid Legion for ShadowSea over at AntiMatter Games. Things are, in fact, heating up with the new holiday sale that they have going on now. Plus, there’s...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 16th, 2015
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Social Media can make or break a company these days. You can’t just have a good website. You’ve also gotta have social media pages where you can reach out and interact with your audience *waves to everyone seeing this on TGN’s Facebook and Twitter pages, too*. West Wind Productions ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 12th, 2015
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The world of DUST is ripe for all sorts of gaming potential. There’s the couple miniatures games with which you can play out the conflicts of a 2nd World War that’s raged on for over a decade. Added to that, alien technology has made all sorts of new things possible. Walking tanks. Laser ...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 12th, 2015
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As usual, just about a month before they’re available, Spartan Games has started taking pre-orders for their next sets of releases. Considering what they have on deck, one could say they’re really making a “token effort” with this new batch. Yukyukyukyuk … I guess you on...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 25th, 2015
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Welcome to Sunday. We’re glad to have you here. I hope your Saturday was good. Mine involved a Battle Chef cutting down raiders with a Horse Butcher. It was a good time. “Here, eat this.” is apparently going to be a catchprase for him, especially when dealing with the Intelligence 8...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 22nd, 2015
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What would the battle of Helm’s Deep be like if the Elves had machine guns? What if the Orcs had grenades (you know… besides that one big one)? What if Hobbits came with towed artillery? That’s answered with games of Panzerfauste. The game takes place in an alternate WWI-esque world...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 13th, 2015
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Long-time readers of TGN know that I love mechs. I also love history. So what happens when you throw the two of them together? Well, you get something like Scythe, the new board game by Stonemaier Games that’s up on Kickstarter now. It looks like I’m not the only one who goes for such thi...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 8th, 2015
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Weird War II is a fairly popular setting. Taking all that happened in WWII and adding in the supernatural adds even deeper twists and turns to the events of the conflict. Other games deal with what’s happening down on the ground. Dark Skies 1942 takes you into the… well… dark skies ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 2nd, 2015
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While much of the excitement around Spartan Games lately has been all about Halo, they have other games that should also be paid attention to. You can see that in the latest set of pre-orders that they’re taking on their site. Uh… there’s also some Halo stuff there…...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 1st, 2015
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Dust in the wind. All we are is dust in the wind. And now you can read about some more Dust goodness in the 7th issue of Dust Monthly. Dust Monthly is the new name for Dust Chronicles, just so you know....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 14th, 2015
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Have you been thinking of getting into Dystopian Wars or Firestorm Armada from Spartan Games? Or perhaps you’ve got one or the other game (or potentially both) and had been thinking about bulking up your force? This might be a weekend to look into doing just that....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 6th, 2015
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Gen Con is gone and done for the year. It’s certainly a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. It will be missed, but it will be back again before we know it. AntiMatter Games was at the show, showing of DeepWars and ShadowSea. They’ve got a special deal going on over […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 4th, 2015
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The August edition of Dust Chronicles Monthly is now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. Paolo Parente was at Gen Con this past weekend. He was hanging out at the CMON booth, where people could pick up some of the latest Dust releases. It was cool to see him there. Paolo’s a go...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 30th, 2015
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You’ve hopefully seen some of the photos I posted from the Spartan Games display yesterday. If not, go check them out. If you have, what’d you think? Halo has made it to the tabletops with The Fall of Reach starter. Now, Spartan has started taking pre-orders for some more Halo goodies, as...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 23rd, 2015
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We all know the… things that’ve been going on with Dust Studio and Battlefront over the past year. Rehashing it all here isn’t really important. What is important here and now is that Dust Studio will be part of the CMON booth at Gen Con in a week and Paolo Parente will be on-site t...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 8th, 2015
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Real-world conspiracy theorists love to talk about all the strange things that the Nazis were trying to do during WWII. It’s well-known that Hitler was interested in ancient (sometimes occult) artifacts and pushing the envelope on science. Well, what if all that was even more true and it all wo...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 30th, 2015
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Hey there, everyone. I hope your Saturday is going by nicely. Mine’s doing just fine. I’ve got some Joy Division playing (They keep calling me!!) and after I finish typing this up, I’m going to play a couple games so I can write some review articles for the site in the next couple w...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 27th, 2015
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Spartan Games has updated their webshop with their new releases that will be coming out on June 24th. You can start taking orders for these new figures to make sure that you’re the first gamer on your block with these models when they’re released. They’ve got new releases for Firest...