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By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 17th, 2017
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The streets of London are choked with thick fog and smoke from the factories. People go about their everyday lives. The undead are used as a labor force, putting many out of a job. Strange creatures, tainted by the runoff from the factories, lurk the alleyways. In all of it, the Cult looks to bring [...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jan 14th, 2017
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Being firmly into winter (despite what the thermometer says here in Atlanta), that means we’ve got some rather short days going on. Sure, it’s around a month since the solstice, but the days are still pretty short. As such, there’s plenty of shadows within which you can lurk. Also r...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 5th, 2017
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The Rise of Moloch Kickstarter will be getting underway here in just under two weeks. I’m a firm believer in being an informed customer. So reading up on a game and seeing all you can about how it will work is important to me. It’s also important to CMON, as they have a pair of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 5th, 2017
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Pardon the editorial for a moment, but I just have to gush a bit about this game. I. Love. Raise Your Goblets. If you’re a fan of bluffing party games, you’ll want to check this one out. Players are nobles at a party thrown by the King. Thing is, everyone’s out to do in someone [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 30th, 2016
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CMON is known for their miniatures in their games. I mean, the M stands for “Mini.” In The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch, the game will come with plenty of miniatures. But how do you know they’re going to be the C (that is to say, “Cool”)? Well, you get a preview of them...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Dec 23rd, 2016
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We finish off the week’s posts like we will for many Fridays for the next several months: a CMON Expo Update. As usual, it’s a triple-threat with three new bits of information. This time around there’s an update about registration, and the first guest and event announcements....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 19th, 2016
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With industry comes pollution. There’s always byproducts created when you burn something, and the furnaces and power plants in the industrial sections of London were notorious for burning whatever they could find to run their machines. This also created horrible liquid runoff from the various b...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Dec 16th, 2016
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I’ve talked about how this week has blown by. And the previous week, too. Heck, you could just about say that the whole year’s blown by. It’ll soon be 2017 and that means it’s time to look ahead to next year’s shows. One that I know I’ll be attending, and I hope yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 15th, 2016
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In The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch, the Gentlemen of the Unicorn Club are fighting against the nefarious Cult. Members of that shadowy organization are looking to overthrow the British government and bring about the return of the ancient god, Moloch, to the world. That must be stopped at all costs ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 9th, 2016
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Pretty much everyone’s got “that one weird house” on your block. Strange noises at weird hours. Interesting yard artwork. Parties that spring up out of nowhere and disappear just as quickly. Otherworldly elder-things hanging out in the yard. Ok, maybe not that last one. But the hous...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 9th, 2016
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Dungeons tend to be just chock full of monsters. It also tends to be chock full of loot. Throw the two together and you know that there’s gonna be some fights going on. That’s just what’s happening in Rumble in the Dungeon, now available from CMON....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 8th, 2016
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Friday’s almost here. I’m excited, as usual. But it’s a bit extra-exciting since some new releases for The Others will be available. New resources for both the F.A.I.T.H. and the Sins players will bring new resources and challenges to your games. Will humanity be saved? Don’t ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 7th, 2016
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In the world of Smog, zombies have become a regular part of life. They’re not the rampaging hordes you usually see in horror movies (well, most of the time they’re not, but we’ll get to that). Instead, they’re a cheap and readily-available labor source. The factories around Lo...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Dec 1st, 2016
21 Comments
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Here’s a story we don’t see too often, but is rather exciting considering what opportunities it can bring. CMON Limited is going public tomorrow (December 2nd) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s (HKEX) Growth Enterprise Market (GEM). Yup, the company is going public....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 1st, 2016
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In a steampunk Victorian England, dark forces are at work. The crown is not safe, as an evil cult looks to bring the nefarious Moloch into the world. The only thing standing against these dark forces are the gentlemen of the Unicorn Club. But who will eventually control the dark, rainy, smog-filled s...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 19th, 2016
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Well, I did my Thanksgiving grocery shopping. It’s… well, I’m having 2 Thanksgivings, so there’s that. Turkeys, dressing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuff to make glazed carrots, rolls (from scratch), and a couple pumpkin pies. Because, you know, if anything’s worth doing...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Nov 19th, 2016
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The next batch of Dark Age releases are now available. The focus is on the Dragyri this month, with some resculpts as well as some new models for the Shadow Caste....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 16th, 2016
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The leadership of the Banana Bandits Gang is up for grabs… somewhat literally. Every one of the members of the gang wants to be that leader. But only the most skilled will be raised to that position. In order to show their prowess, these banana-loving gorillas are going to have to collect Goril...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 14th, 2016
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The new Doge (the royalty-type, not the meme-type) is having a masked ball. This is the perfect opportunity, of course, for you to find out how you can make sure that your needs for your faction are taken care of. If you can get in good graces with the Doge, as well as eliminate your […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 12th, 2016
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It’s time once more for a Review Roundup. Why? Because it’s Saturday! Woo! As you read this, I’m hanging out with some friends, playing games. Took over a group of favorites, and hopefully will get me a new Guild Ball opponent, too. I also baked brownies, because I can’t go to...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 11th, 2016
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Are you observant? Do you have a keen eye for details? Do you have a pretty good vocabulary and might know a couple different names for things that might start with a different letter? Then you’ll probably be pretty good at Kaleidos, a new game available from CMON....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 10th, 2016
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Cranio Creations and CMON Limited are teaming up to add more games to your collection. There will be an English version of Lorenzo il Magnifico as well as an updated version of Council of 4. I’ve actually gotten a chance to see the Lorenzo il Magnifico rulebook. If you’re a fan of worker ...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Nov 10th, 2016
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The Annual Talent Show for Wizards is once again here. Each wizard is looking to show off their skills, competing to be the greatest wizard for the year. It’s quite a free-for-all, though, as every wizard is looking to do their most flashy tricks all at once. Will you have what it takes to be [...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 9th, 2016
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I love a good party game. One that’s easy to set up and explain to others, that’s quick to play, and can create a lot of good laughs along the way. Many of these games fall into the, “throw in cards and someone judges the results”-style, those have never really been my favorit...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 8th, 2016
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Bloodborne is one of the more-popular video games of the last few years. The challenge comes from basically making it as far as you can before you’re brutally killed in-game. It’s not so much a question of if you’ll die, but just how far you get before you die. Well, that dark dunge...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 21st, 2016
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Most of us know about the 7 Deadly Sins. You know. Stuff like Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, and such like that. Well, what if they weren’t just philosophical concepts but were actual, living, breathing things? And what if they were looking to take over the world? That… would be pretty bad. And ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 20th, 2016
2 Comments
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The Year of New Editions continues to roll along, updating much-loved games and bringing them to new levels with updated mechanics, cleaned-up rules, rebalanced features, and more. Another new edition of a game will be available tomorrow. Ankama and CMON will be bringing you Krosmaster Arena 2.0....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Oct 19th, 2016
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Arachnophobes beware. There’s new releases available for Dark Age over in the CMON webshop and they include some giant spiders. Well, it’s a lot more than just some big spiders. The new Dragyri book and card packs are also available. Need something to smush those spiders? The Kukulkani ce...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 18th, 2016
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October is the time for all sorts of spooky and scary things to invade our everyday world. Zombies certainly fit into that category. Seems a couple games of Zombicide would be a perfect way to celebrate the season. And in just a couple days, there’ll be some more releases for the game to expand...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 15th, 2016
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*puts on Elton John garb* Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright! Ok, so it’s not actually Saturday night yet, but it will be soon (well, for me. Some of you are already well into Saturday night. Bloody time zones). Anyway,...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Oct 1st, 2016
2 Comments
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It’s Saturday. It’s also October. I mean, seriously, can it really get that much better than this? Oh, yeah, *puts on some Type O Negative while working on the post* There we go. Anyway, you want ’em, so here’s your reviews for the week. Today we have: Patchwork, Epic Roll: Ec...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 24th, 2016
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It’s that time again, everyone. It’s Saturday. When you read this, it’ll be at least 2pm, Eastern. But for me, currently, it’s 5:30am. I’ve got a group of friends coming over for some gaming starting at 9am and have a bunch to get done before that. We’ll probably g...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 23rd, 2016
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I totally failed to realize that yesterday was the first day of autumn. So it’s officially ok to start talking about all things spooky and scary. Pumpkin-flavored everything! The latest releases for Black Plague fit the first thing fairly well. Though I wouldn’t suggest trying to find out...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 15th, 2016
0 Comments
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Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants! It’s that time of year again, meharties. Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming up at the start of next week. Now, we all know pirates love to get things for free (you think they got all that gold through stocks and bonds trading?), and so in true […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 8th, 2016
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It is fairly common knowledge that dragons like to hoard treasure in their caves. They’ll grab whatever they can and then stuff it into a hidden away spot, far from adventurers. Or, hopefully it’s far from adventurers. Well, one such cave has been found. Better yet, the dragon doesn’...