Editorial

By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Aug 21st, 2014
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Club Fantasci’s David Lowry gives us his thoughts on reciprocation in social media promotions. Source From the post: One of the most frustrating things about running social media accounts and trying to help people grow their audiences is the complete lack of reciprocation. Many people complain ...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Aug 13th, 2014
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Ten Copper has posted up an article talking about the moves Games Workshop has made in regards to Australian retailers in the recent past, as well as what they’re working on for the near future. Source From the post: Australia is one of the last global territories where online retailers are sti...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Aug 12th, 2014
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Club Fantasci talks about planning ahead and doing market research for your games before you set them out to launch. Source From the article: David Lowry discusses some common sense ideas for people learning to market before a Kickstarter launch and ways to not abuse those who help you for free....
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Aug 6th, 2014
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Wargamers Consortium posted an editorial talking about the re-launch of Demigods Rising over on Kickstarter and how they’ve turned a failed campaign into a new successful one. Source From the article: A good example of success from failure, Demigods Rising is a cool board game the pits you agai...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Jul 23rd, 2014
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Club Fantasci gives you their thoughts on how best to go about starting a game review blog and how to ask for review copies of games. Source From the post: David Lowry discusses how to start a board game blog and how to approach publishers for review copies of games....
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Jul 15th, 2014
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Polyhedron Collider gives you their thoughts on what it takes to have a successful Kickstarter campaign. Source From the post: At this very moment there are over 150 active tabletop gaming projects on Kickstarter. 150! That means you need to make your project stand out. I get to look at loads of Kick...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 10th, 2014
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Play Board Games gives you their top 10 list of “filler” board games. You know, the ones when you want something lighter or are waiting for the rest of your gaming group to show up. That sort of thing. I, particularly, love these types of games. Source From the post: To qualify as a fille...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Jul 4th, 2014
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The Painting Frog posted up notes from their trip to Mantic’s HQ before their recent move to a new location. Source From the post: So how does one company goes from the ugly duckling to the swan it is today, from a company seen only as a cheaper brand of models into one of the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Jun 13th, 2014
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Club Fantasci has posted their third article in their “Reviewer” trilogy with a post about working with reviewers. Note: Again, the ideas inside are those of Club Fantasci. TGN does do reviews and I’m always interested in talking with game designers and manufacturers about doing the...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Jun 11th, 2014
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Club Fantasci continues their editorial on the relationship between reviewers and game companies. Note: Again, these are the thoughts of Club Fantasci and not necessarily those of TGN. Source From the post: David Lowry discusses even further the work it takes to review games and the importance of the...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Jun 9th, 2014
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Club Fantasci’s David Lowry talks a bit about the relationship between game companies and game reviewers. Note: I have my own feelings about the relationship between reviewers and companies (being a reviewer, myself) and some do and some do not agree with the statements in the article. I’...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 5th, 2014
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The Escapist Magazine wrote a little article about XenoShyft and the game making over $50k in just its first day up on Kickstarter. Source From the post: CoolMiniOrNot launched a Kickstarter campaign June 5 for its latest tabletop game, XenoShyft Onslaught. In just one day, the campaign has raised mo...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
May 26th, 2014
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Flatlined Games has a new chapter in their eBook, Board Games Publishing and Marketing up on their website. This time it’s printing cards cards and cardboard components. Source From the update: Hi all. I slowly continue to publish the free guide to board games publishing on the Flatlined Games ...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
May 25th, 2014
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Club Fantasci has posted up an editorial talking about dreaming big with your Kickstarter campaigns. Source From the post: As I have been interviewing smaller board game publishers I am noticing a trend I saw in the music industry with people not realizing what Kickstarter is truly for or its potenti...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 23rd, 2014
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Play Board Games posted up another of their infamous Top 10 lists. This time it’s their picks for the Top 10 2-player board games. Do you agree or disagree with them? Lemme know in the comments. Source From the post: I decided to update my list of the top 10 two player board games. I […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
May 13th, 2014
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Mantic has their own Chris Palmer give you some details and thoughts about their Fortified Sector terrain kit. Source From the post: Chris Pamler of Mantic Games talks about his favourite scenery: “Perhaps my personal favourite piece of terrain I’ve seen built is the Fortified Sector, built and...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 9th, 2014
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Board Game Quest has posted up their list of Top 5 Desert Island games. Do you agree with their picks? Let us know in the comments. Source From the post: I was watching TV a while ago and the movie Castaway came on. While I was watching Mr. Hanks have a conversation with his volleyball […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
May 8th, 2014
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Club Fantasci’s David Lowry writes about something a lot of rookie game-makers make the mistake of doing in this editorial. Source From the article: Statistically the average person knows 220 people. So let’s take that as a rough fact. If this is a baseline number, how many people do you think ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 6th, 2014
13 Comments
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The Shell Case has an article by Andy Chambers wherein he talks a bit about writing fiction for a gaming world and in-particular, about writing trilogies. Yeah, it’s maybe a side-step from the usual TGN posts, but I figured you’d all still be interested. Source From the post: Andy Chamber...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Apr 21st, 2014
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So this past weekend apparently people got too much chocolate in their system or something as the comments sections of several threads were less than full of Springtime Cheer. I want to take this moment to remind everyone about what are and aren’t comments that I want to see. To do this, I dire...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 14th, 2014
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Board Game Quest has posted up their list for the Top 10 Team Board Games. Do you agree with the list? What would you change? Source From the post: When it comes to choosing a team game, there are actually a good amount of options out there. From the classic partner card games (Canasta, Hearts) [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Mar 6th, 2014
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The Shell Case has an editorial posted up by Gav Thorpe about where gaming is headed and the boundaries that are being redefined. Source From the article: I was going to write a fairly snarky post about some of the childish, narrow-minded, reactions in the community to the announcement of the Storm o...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Feb 28th, 2014
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International Tabletop Day, organized by the fine people over at Geek & Sundry is coming up in just over a month. As part of the run-up to the event, they’ve asked me to be part of a group of bloggers who would share a bit about their experiences with gaming. So in the first TGN […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Feb 24th, 2014
32 Comments
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Pins of War is wondering which you guys prefer, the new Games Workshop Knights or the Leviathans from DreamForge Games. I know which one I prefer. *looks on desk* Source From the article: Ever since word got out, that Games Workshop was doing a plastic kit for an Imperial Knight, debates have raged o...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Feb 20th, 2014
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Play Unplugged has posted up the third installment of their Designer’s Log where you get some insight into what it takes to make the games that you love to play. Source From this post: Scott Pyle’s series documenting his design process for Super System 4th Edition continues. This installm...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Jan 23rd, 2014
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Play Unplugged continues their Designer’s Log series with entry #2, “Devil, Meet the Details.” Source From the article: Here comes the second installment of Scott Pyle’s Designer’s Log, chronicling the development of SuperSystem 4th Edition from Four-Color Studios....
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Jan 19th, 2014
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Gamers on Games has posted vidcast episode 90 up online for your watching pleasure. Source From the video: Gamers on Games chimes in on Games Workshop’s stock price drop. What do you think about the bleak state of the company? Well deserved? Unwarranted? Overdue? What should, in your opinion, G...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 15th, 2013
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Play Unplugged has posted up their choice picks for the games you should be buying this holiday season. Source From the guide: It’s the holiday season! No matter what you celebrate, chances are, if you are reading this, there is a tabletop gamer in your life that you need to purchase a gift for. Each...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Dec 10th, 2013
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Club Fantasci posted an editorial about what game designers can do to help out game reviewers. As a game reviewer, I agree with much of what’s posted there. Source From the post: One of the most frustrating things I find in trying to review new games of any kind actually is not having good imag...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 1st, 2013
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Play Board Games is here to help your non-gamer friends figure out what games might be right for you with their handy guide for Board Game Gifts this year. Source From the list: Are you looking for some ideas of what to buy the board gamer in your life? Then look no further. The gift […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Nov 10th, 2013
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Play Unplugged helps you game on a budget by showing off some of the more-affordable avenues into minis gaming with a look at BattleSworn and the Reaper Bones minis. Source From the article: Tabletop miniature games can be expensive. This reality is frustrating to both beginners looking for a low-cos...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Oct 21st, 2013
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Play Unplugged gives you a list of their favorite games for this spooky season in their latest editorial. Source From the post: Greetings gamers and ghouls! It’s that time of year again, the time when I ask Play Unplugged’s team of freelancers what games they would like to be playing this Halloween. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 11th, 2013
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The Painting Frog posted up an editorial on their thoughts about the new Bones Kickstarter based on their experiences from the first one. Source From the article: The Painting Frog blog shares its views on the newest Reaper Miniatures Kickstarter campaign discussing how the changes implemented from t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 11th, 2013
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Play Board Games knows you can’t always find an opponent for a game when you want one, and so has updated their Top 10 Solo Play board games list. Source From the update: Tired of old-fashioned solitaire? Here is my list of the top ten board games you can play by your lonesome. The honorable [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Aug 20th, 2013
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*puts on Men at Work Business as Usual* It seems the most appropriate album for the day as I sit here back in the office ready for another week of news. So I always used to post up a GenCon wrap-up thread on the Privateer Press forums back when I was a moderator there. I […]...