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By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 21st, 2017
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Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today’s a travel day for me. Then we’ll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It’s impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There’s just too many to list (...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 20th, 2017
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Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren’t all packed in like ...
By Polar_Bear
In A Song of Ice and Fire
Aug 19th, 2017
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Once more it’s early in the A.M. and I’m up. That’s just my schedule. But I’ve got another batch of galleries to show off from Day 2 of Gen Con. Remember, the best way to see these immediately is to follow us over on our Facebook page. Anyway, let’s get to it!...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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At the CMON Media Event, we were able to get a look at various games that they have coming down the pipeline. One has a bit of extra pull for me, since I’m an old greenskin. Green Horde is the newest set for Zombicide: Black Plague. The horrible zombie menace hasn’t just been contained to...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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Eric Lang is known for his “dudes on a map” type of games. One of those that people are really excited to get is Rising Sun. There, players are in charge of their own clan in a fantasy version of Medieval Japan. Will your clan use honor and diplomacy to attain power? Or will it […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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It’s early dawn here at Gen Con Day 2. I… wish I could tell you what happened to Day 1. I swear it was just here a minute ago. At least, that’s how it feels. I can tell you that the hall is busy. But what would you expect from a show that’s sold out? […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 17th, 2017
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Continuing with our look at new products that CMON was showing off at a media event here at Gen Con, we get a look at a game that looks pretty kick ass. It’s Kick-Ass! Once more, I was able to wrangle Eric M. Lang away and get the lowdown on this new game....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 17th, 2017
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At a media event here at Gen Con, CMON was showing off some new games they have coming down the pipeline. I was able to grab designer Eric M. Lang and get the lowdown about Hate, a new bloody and brutal board game that will be CMON next Kickstarter project....
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Aug 17th, 2017
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At a media event held by CMON, they previewed numerous upcoming games that they have been working on. The first that I’d like to talk about is Arcadia Quest: Riders. Sure, the Guilds have had animal companions with their cute, little pets. But now, they’ll be able to actually take to batt...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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There’s treasure in them-thar barrows. And you aim to be the one to get it. Collect together your band of legendary heroes and head into the deep, dark, foreboding, and monster-infested halls underneath dark-ages Britain. That’s what you’ll be doing in Darkholds: Ancient Barrows, a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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There’s a new subscription box that will be available soon. This one is called QST and it’s bringing together some of the greatest minds in gaming to deliver you regular games right to your doorstep. The project is up on Kickstarter now....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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I used to play a lot of Scrabble. I still have my Deluxe set that’s got ridges on the board to keep the tiles in place and the whole thing’s on a Lazy Susan, so you can spin it around to see the words easier. It’s a great game. But, occasionally, it could get a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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Well, they did it once. Why not do it again? Steamforged Games found great success with their Dark Souls board game. Now they’re looking to add another dark and loved video game to the tabletop. They’ve announced that this fall they will be running a Kickstarter campaign to create a Resid...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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Isle of Sky is getting its first big expansion. Mayfair Games has announced Isle of Skye: Journeyman. In it, players will have more control over their characters, getting special player dashboards that will let you track your various stats. As you progress along, you’ll be able to place new til...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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One of the bigger news stories of the last week (and there’s been several), is that Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with a new edition of Twilight Imperium. Got an older version? Want to see what’s changed? Wondering what all the excitement is about? Well, the rulebook has been posted ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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Who you gonna call? Well, I’m kinda hungry, so I was thinking about calling for a pizza. But if it’s rivers of pink slime that causes people to go crazy, or paintings taking over people, you might just want to call the Ghostbusters. And you’ll be able to soon, as Cryptozoic has anno...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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Osprey Games is one of the hundreds of vendors that’ll be here in Indy this week for Gen Con. They’re going to have some new pre-releases available at their booth, as well as a chance to meet some of the game designers. Check it out....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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Catalyst Game Labs has announced that they have acquired the license to make tabletop games based on the Master of Orion computer game universe. Their first game as part of that series will be a deck-building game called Master of Orion: Conquest. But that is only the beginning of what they have plan...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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Soda Pop Miniatures loves to do crossovers. They look to their other properties, as well as other popular games and integrate them into their games. It’s cool to see characters you love from one game making their way into others. In this case, they have started taking pre-orders for the Twiligh...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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I have a degree in history. I made quite a study of various ancient civilizations, as well as saw just the general flow of history. Of course, with the knowledge of what has happened, it’s easy to look back and go, “Man… I sooo would’ve done that differently!” Well, that...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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One of the companies that ends up with a lot of really cool licenses for games is IDW. They’ve got several rather popular IPs that they’re working on games for and they’ll have them here at Gen Con this week for you to check out. There’s sci-fi. There’s fantasy. There...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 12th, 2017
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Usually, I’m all like, “hey! It’s Saturday! Go get your gaming on!” and, in a way, I’m still that. But I’m also, “It’s the Saturday before Gen Con… … … I Have So Many Things I Still Need To Do!!!” A couple people have asked me, &...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 11th, 2017
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Giant robot alert! Giant robot alert! We giant robots spotted off the port bow! In this case, it’s Iron Wars by Juegorama. The game is a tactical board game with both cooperative and competitive modes, including a campaign system. Hop into your mechs, load your weapons, and get ready to fight i...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 11th, 2017
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It’s the 18th century and European countries are expanding all over the globe, taking over territories in order to amass great wealth from all the resources available abroad. The leaders of countries such as France, Russia, and Great Britain are vying with one-another for those colonies. That&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 11th, 2017
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Just because something has been broken doesn’t mean it’s not worth something. There’s a lot of symbolism, especially in historic cities. Such is the case with Mecatol City. It had been the capital of the Lazax Empire. Now it’s a blasted, shelled-out husk of what it once was. B...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 11th, 2017
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Time and again I have lauded the efforts of gaming companies to let the public know about their products through the free posting of rules online. In this case, Fantasy Flight Games is getting the praise, as they have posted the rulebook for Rise of the Empire, the first big expansion box for Star Wa...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 10th, 2017
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As I mentioned in the Terrain Corner for today, Gen Con’s just a week away. There’s going to be hundreds of vendors there. One of them is Passport Game Studios. They’ve posted up a look at what they’ll be doing at the show, so you can know to stop by and check them out....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 10th, 2017
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Sort of a double-whammy of an update from Steamforged Games in this one. First, they’re going to reopen their Backerkit for the board game. So if you’re interested in picking up some more extras for it, including a couple new ones that they’ve got, this is your chance to do so at th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 9th, 2017
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Goblins aren’t really known for their long-term planning skills. They’re very much more “in the moment” types. So, when a bunch of gold and jewels were found literally under their feet, they started digging mines. However, those mines aren’t the safest place to be, and t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 9th, 2017
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Everything Epic Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Secrets of the Lost Station. This cooperative board game is a sequel to their popular Secrets of the Lost Tomb game. It takes place far in the future, where the last of the Order of Perseus continue their mission of protecting humanoid...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 9th, 2017
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Well, the world has come to an end. Damnit, Todd! I told you to clean your s— up! Now everything’s a nuclear wasteland. You start scrounging some bottlecaps and I’ll see if there’s any friendly dogs that we can tag along with (no Labradors). That’s what you’ll be d...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 8th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new board game set in the world of Runebound. Legacy of Dragonholt is the first in this new series which will use the Oracle system, letting players adventure all around Terrinoth. The game is a cooperative, narrative venture, and comes initially with six quests p...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 8th, 2017
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For those that are fans of Warriors of Middle-Earth, this is probably a story you’ve been waiting for. Ares Games has started taking pre-orders for their very limited-edition run of the game. If you want to get your name on the list to get one, now’s your chance....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 8th, 2017
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If you’d not heard, Gen Con is next week. Yeah, I know, right?! Anyway, Ninja Division has posted up their plans. And it’s quite a lot. They’ve got new product. They’ve got a painting contest. They’re going to have special guests at their booth. It’s a ton of stuff...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 7th, 2017
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I told you that everyone’s coming out with their Gen Con announcements! But you didn’t believe me! Why didn’t you believe me!?!? … Man, Ren & Stimpy got dark… Anyway, entirely unrelated to that is the story about Holy Grail Games posting up what new releases they...