Fantasy Sports

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 12th, 2017
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Behind football (or, as Americans call it, soccer), Cricket is the most popular professional sport on Earth. Sure, we here in the states might not get too involved in it, but that’s just our corner of the globe. And, like most sports, those of us in the gaming community would like to have a tab...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 9th, 2017
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The new year is just underway. We’re slightly more than a week in. Of course, like anything, it’s good to know what’s ahead and have some direction. Well, the fine folks over at Burning Games have let us know what they’ll be coming out with in 2017 and even given you readers a...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Dec 23rd, 2016
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The year is coming to an end. We’ve got just over a week left. Time to look forward to next year. We’ve already seen some releases for January and February from Steamforged Games for Guild Ball. But they’re not stopping there. They’re marching right into March with three new f...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 17th, 2016
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The holiday season is well and truly upon us. It’s the last weekend before Christmas and all through the house, my D&D group had to cancel because everyone had last-minute stuff come up due to the holiday and the end of the year :/ … But waddyagonnado? Me? I’m gonna probably ba...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Dec 9th, 2016
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Steamforged Games is getting ready for the holiday season. They had their big Black Friday sale (which, sadly, they were out of the one LE model I wanted by the time I was able to make my order 🙁 ), but that’s not the only sale they have planned for this holiday season. Many of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Dec 2nd, 2016
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Steamcon was just last weekend, and we’re still pouring over all the information given at the show. The Season 3 cards have also been up online this week. I know I’ve been looking over them daily, looking for what all has changed. Well, it’s not just the old, but the new. There̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 30th, 2016
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It’s the last day of November. We’re 11/12s of the way through the year. We just might make it after all. Actually, I’m looking forward to this weekend. It should be a good time, as they generally are. I mean, weekend, right!? But, before we get there, we’ve got some more days...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 28th, 2016
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Well, it’s Monday and I’m back in the office after a very long and very nice weekend. 3 days of gaming/eating and then a chill day at home and watching my first Christmas movie of the year (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, to be exact). Since Thursday was a holiday, we didn...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 28th, 2016
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While those of us here in the States were celebrating Thanksgiving, gamers over in Britain could’ve gone to Steamcon, the inaugural convention by and for all things Steamforged Games. Well, one of the things people at the convention could pick up were the Season 3 stat cards for Guild Ball. Sin...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 22nd, 2016
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One of the teams I play against the most often in Guild Ball is the Mortician’s Guild. It’s Blackstock’s go-to team. So I’ve had some experience with dealing with them. They’re a rather hard team to pin down, always bouncing around wherever they want to go and stabbing y...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 21st, 2016
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In a way, it’s Monday, because it’s the first day back in the office after the weekend. But it could also be seen as Wednesday, since it’s only 3 days from being the weekend again (Woo! Thanksgiving! Woo!). But what makes it once more feel like a Monday is that it’s time for a...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 18th, 2016
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How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 17th, 2016
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We’re just one week away. A week away from what? My favorite day of the year, of course! I’ve already got one turkey. I’ll pick up another this weekend, along with a bunch of other stuff so I can make dinner for my friends when I go over there on Thursday. It should be a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 17th, 2016
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Another day, another new Season 3 preview for Guild Ball. With every model being free to play in Guild Ball (except for captains and mascots, really), that means that every model must be exactly as good as any other, since there’s no points cost to differentiate power levels between players. Yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 16th, 2016
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Arguably the toughest models to balance in any game are the mercenary figures. You have to make sure that they work not only with their own group of figures, but also with potentially every other model in the game. And while the captain of the Union won’t be mixing with models from other Guilds...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 15th, 2016
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My main team in Guild Ball is the Fishermen. A major part of my team strategy for them is getting my opponents tied down to Kraken. With a 40mm base and 2″ reach, he takes up a lot of board space. So it was with a lot of anticipation that I was looking forward to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 14th, 2016
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Some figures changed very little as we head into Season 3 for Guild Ball. Midas isn’t one of those figures. He had a play that would copy the effects of some other player’s play, swapping it out and now making the Alchemists’ Guild captain able to use it whenever. While that sounds ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 14th, 2016
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The days have circled around again and we find ourselves deposited in a Monday. I hope you had a good weekend. I spent Saturday playing Small World and Ascension with some friends. Then on Sunday I assembled a bunch of another friend’s Guild Ball models, because I enjoy assembling figures and h...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 12th, 2016
14 Comments
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Well, it’s been the one people have been clamoring for. Ever since Games Workshop stated that they were once again going to be backing their specialty side-games, this is the game everyone’s been anticipating. Sure, Calth and Quest and Overkill are cool and all, but they’re not the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 10th, 2016
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556 Views
With SteamCon getting ever-closer (this is the last week to buy tickets, by the way), that means the release of the Season 3 card decks is getting ever-closer (those in attendance can pick up their own copies, with the full online release happening the day after the convention’s over). That mea...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 9th, 2016
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With Season 3 rapidly approaching, every Guild Ball player is on pins and needles, wondering how their favorite players (as well as their opponent’s players) will change. Some are being changed a lot. Some are being changed a little. Steamforged is trickling out previews as SteamCon gets closer...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 8th, 2016
2 Comments
637 Views
The Hunter’s Guild is the “new” full team on the block for Guild Ball. Sure, we’ve got Tater for the Farmer’s Guild, but he’s just one guy. The Hunters are the newest full team to hit the pitch. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t getting some tweaks...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 3rd, 2016
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Guild Ball is getting basically a new edition when Season 3 comes out early next year. Several game fundamentals have changed (like the player who doesn’t get initiative at the start of the round gaining a Momentum, the change to placement of Icy Sponge tokens on player’s health tracks, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 1st, 2016
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As the snow gently falls on the bombed-out no-man’s-land between the trenches, it almost seems a strangely surreal scene of tranquility among all the carnage. The Great Dwarven War rages on between the Dwarves and the Orcs, the two groups huddled in their own trenches, looking to celebrate Hogn...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 28th, 2016
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Steamcon is coming up in a couple weeks. There, players will get the first chance to really sink their teeth into Season 3. They’ll be able to pick up Kick Off!, the new 2-player starter set and see what all changes have been made to the game. Well, Steamforged also just sent out a preview [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 26th, 2016
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As we’ve seen from time to time here on TGN, games can occasionally go from one company to another to be produced. That happened with Impact City Roller Derby. Impact! Miniatures originally created it, but it was Game Salute that produced it. Well, Game Salute doesn’t want it anymore and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 21st, 2016
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Steamforged Games is still making their way through their Season II releases, even as we start to get previews of what Season III will be bringing to the game. Next up are a pair of veteran players. One’s for the Fishermen and the other’s for the Alchemists....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 19th, 2016
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Season 3 is shaping up to shake the foundations of Guild Ball. Some fundamentals of the game are getting a bit of an overhaul. One of those is in how mascots work. Currently, mascots don’t come back to the field when taken out. This can leave a team with a permanent lack of players on […...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 14th, 2016
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Kick Off is the new 2-player starter set coming out next month for Guild Ball. It’s going to be a great place for new players to jump into the game, getting them and a buddy a full team and all the extra tokens, pitch, and dice to get you playing. “So what? I already have […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 11th, 2016
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A couple days ago, Steamforged Games announced that they were going to be coming out with the first ever 2-player starter set for Guild Ball. It’s going to be a fairly comprehensive kit, having two full teams, a pitch, tokens, and all other sorts of stuff inside. People have been wanting some m...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 7th, 2016
4 Comments
1380 Views
I have, time and again, talked about my love of 2-player starter sets. They’re an excellent way to get you and a friend involved in a game immediately. Many miniatures games have 2-player starters, and I genuinely do think it helps get more players involved in their games. My first miniatures p...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 30th, 2016
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We’re a day away from October, but I just got a news story in my inbox that has me wishing it were nearing the end of November (you know, more than I already look forward to Thanksgiving, that is). Steamforged Games is showing off the November releases for Guild Ball, giving us a look at [&hell...
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 Crowdfunding
Sep 15th, 2016
2 Comments
1479 Views
Hello there, Thursday. How’s things? That’s good to hear. You know, it’s almost time for the weekend. I know, you feel sad because you’re always almost to the weekend, but never there, yourself. That’s gotta be rough. But hey, at least you get to help people make their g...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 14th, 2016
0 Comments
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Here in the US, the football season is underway. Many of you, I’m sure, are following your favorite teams (hopefully to victory). Quite a few have been playing various football video games quite possibly for decades now. But what if you want to unplug from your tv and go play a tabletop game? W...