Fantasy

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 28th, 2016
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One of the downsides of playing an RPG can be how many books you feel you need to carry around for it. I know I’ve been part of groups where I carry around a giant tub of books. A lot of people get around this by having electronic versions of those books. But some of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 28th, 2016
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We’re halfway there, kids. The weekend is just 2.5 short days away (well, hopefully they’re relatively short). Hopefully you’re starting to get together plans for those great days off. And more-hopefully, those plans include gaming. I’ve not fully figured out what I’ll b...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 28th, 2016
0 Comments
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The Legend of the Five Rings has quite a long and storied history. Gamers for decades have walked the lands of Rokugan by playing one of the many games set there. There’ve been many maps made of the land, from overall looks at the territory, to maps of large cities, to layouts for some small [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 26th, 2016
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So, my weekend was filled with gaming and cooking. For gaming, on Saturday we played some Ascension, some Dogs of War, and some Ninja Camp. We also talked a bunch about a 5th edition game coming up. As for cooking, I made two batches of dark chocolate brownies (one with white chocolate chips and caye...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Sep 23rd, 2016
9 Comments
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Blood for the Blood God! Just about every gamer knows that call. It means the champions of Khorne are out looking to revel in the glory of slaughter and kill in the name of their chaotic god. Khorne’s elite champions are called Gorechosen and have spilled much blood and taken may skulls in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 23rd, 2016
0 Comments
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Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay! The gateway to the weekend. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the next couple days. I don’t have anything specific lined up, but there’s still plenty of time. At the very least, I’m thinking I want to make some brownies this weekend. Though I mig...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 23rd, 2016
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Legends tell of an ancient race, the Void Gods, that came from the stars to this world. Their magic was far beyond what anyone to that point had ever even imagined. The world, called Koth, was inhabited by, among other things, demons. Those demons eventually found the Void Gates created by the Void G...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 22nd, 2016
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The other day, I posted a story about some new flying creatures designed for The 9th Age. People were pretty excited to see the game system get some love. Well, here’s another for you. Hidden Dreams is running an Indiegogo campaign to create a group of Sylvan Elf miniatures for use with The 9th...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 22nd, 2016
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The week continues to just move right along. Apparently it’s not going fast for everyone, as our video guy has said he thought it was Thursday about 2 days ago. But hopefully your week isn’t dragging along like that. And hopefully you have a weekend full of gaming to look forward to. And,...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 22nd, 2016
1 Comment
746 Views
Earlier this year, Battle Valor Games started coming out with 15mm fantasy miniatures. Now the time has come to get a rules set to go with those miniatures. That’s where Battle Valor Fantasy comes in. It’s the first of what Battle Valor Games hopes is a whole list of miniatures games they...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 22nd, 2016
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I’m in the process of getting together a new Dungeons & Dragons group. It’s been about 6 months since I last played, and that’s just too damn long. Hopefully we’ll be getting characters together next month and starting playing shortly thereafter. Now, every group I’...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 21st, 2016
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Steve Jackson Games has started taking pre-orders for a couple of new RPG books based on some rather popular properties. First off, they’ve got the GURPS books for both Mars Attacks and Discworld....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 21st, 2016
2 Comments
912 Views
Is this week going by quickly for everyone else, or is it just me? I woke up this morning and sort of shocked myself with the fact that I was putting on my Wednesday shirt already. We’ll be getting to the weekend before we know it. But in the meantime, we should stock up on […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 20th, 2016
6 Comments
1118 Views
Fans of Gargoyles, Harpies, and other things with wings that swoop around in the night and attack people with their talons should rejoice. Avatars of War has new multi-part plastic kits available for you....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 19th, 2016
0 Comments
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At Gen Con, in the GCT Studios display case, up at the top, off to one side, there was a model. At the time, it didn’t have a name, but it certainly was causing a bit of a stir. I mean, you don’t see many man/crab centaur models around. Well, he now has a name […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 19th, 2016
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The weekend is over. It’s back to the office. But, hopefully, you got some gaming in over the past couple days. Me? I played some Guild Ball (Masons beat the Morticians) and then some Dogs of War (my favorite game that CMON makes). I also got to watch a game of On Her Majesty’s Service. [...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 19th, 2016
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The gods are dead. That’s kind of a bummer. Though, arguably much worse is that there’s undead in the streets and giants rampaging around outside the city walls. Humanity is hunkered down, beset upon all sides by horrible creatures. That’s where you and your RPG group comes in. Helh...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 16th, 2016
0 Comments
909 Views
The work week is drawing to a close. … … … Wooo! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some gaming. Tomorrow’s the monthly gaming day at my friend’s library, where I’ll be getting a couple games in. Hopefully you have roughly similar plans. If I’m going to make...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 14th, 2016
0 Comments
586 Views
To me, a Kickstarter is truly successful not when it makes its goal, or even when it goes through a bunch of stretch goals, or even when it delivers to its backers. Nope. It’s when those products are then released to the general public. That’s what we’ve got today, as Forge Studios ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 14th, 2016
0 Comments
1002 Views
The work week continues along. It’s already half-over, in fact. Hopefully yours is going well. Mine’s not been great, but I’m making it through. Got board game day at the library coming up this weekend again. Should be a good time. But in the meantime, let’s bulk up on some bi...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 14th, 2016
1 Comment
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Many of you are familiar with Ganesha Games’ Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes set of miniatures rules. I can think of a couple of games that use it as the basis for their rules sets. Well, this time they’re making a game for their own. Axe and Brimstone is a new set of 28mm […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 12th, 2016
0 Comments
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And we’ve circled back to Monday. I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine… didn’t quite go as planned. But sometimes that just happens on weekend, right? Ah well, there’s always next weekend to hopefully make up for it. In the meantime, let’s try and make sure your gami...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 8th, 2016
0 Comments
1019 Views
The work week continues on. As we make our way towards the weekend, the mind turns to gaming (at least, mind does). And seeing as much of the time, that gaming takes the form of a minis game or an RPG, it also means I’m thinking about terrain. You want your tables to look good, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 8th, 2016
0 Comments
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With the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons, many groups are forming up to get their RPG-self on. But where will you set your game? Coming up with a world entirely on your own can be rough. Thankfully, there’s world guides out there that can give you all the information you need about a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 8th, 2016
0 Comments
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As I’ve stated before, I’m a big fan of martial arts movies. As such, I love taking that sort of thing and playing it on the tabletop. A favorite RPG character I’ve had was Chuck, the Minotaur Monk, in a 4th Edition game. However, Chuck never really felt “at home” in the...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 7th, 2016
0 Comments
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The week rolls on. Don’t worry, people, we’ll get back to the weekend eventually. We’re at the midway point. We can get there if we stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Like what? Like these! On the platter today we have: GCT Studios Announces The Pioneers Program Kickstarter...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 7th, 2016
0 Comments
588 Views
The attendees of Gen Con often get a chance to pick up minis before they’re available to the general public. Such was the case with those that stopped by the Red Republic Games booth, as they could get themselves Valen, as well as the new gaming mat. Fret no longer, those that couldn’t ge...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 6th, 2016
0 Comments
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Many of you have checked out the various “Kos” books. There are 5 (not counting this new one) that incorporate the Swords of Kos Fantasy RPG setting. The new one is World of Kos. It’s a full campaign setting book that you can use to tie all the other books together, as well as be [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 6th, 2016
0 Comments
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Currently, dark fantasy is a pretty popular setting. Games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls (both the electronic versions as well as the tabletop ones) have got people clamoring for more. Well, Embers of the Forgotten Kingdom lets you bring that feel to your RPG games....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 5th, 2016
2 Comments
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Kaigaku is a far-East-inspired RPG (makes me want to watch the original Nosferatu and eat a burrito). If you’re a fan of ancient and medieval Japan, China, and Korea, you’ll want to check it out. The bare-bones version of the rules is available as a free download. The Kickstarter campaign...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 5th, 2016
0 Comments
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The Year of New Editions certainly includes games getting versions in languages they hadn’t been printed in before. That’s what we’ve got today with Trudvang Chronicles. It’s a fantasy RPG based on Norse and Celtic lore. They’re up on Kickstarter now looking to create th...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 5th, 2016
0 Comments
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Usually, I would start this post with talking about how it’s Monday and it’ll be ok because the weekend will be here soon. For many of you readers in the US, though, you’ve got the day off. Obviously, since you’re reading this, I don’t have the day off (though I guess I ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 5th, 2016
2 Comments
754 Views
One of the first RPG systems I learned was GURPS (I actually learned it long before I learned anything D20-based). The system is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. With that, Steve Jackson is running a Kickstarter for Dungeon Fantasy, an RPG that uses the famously-flexible GURPS system. The ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 5th, 2016
5 Comments
674 Views
Gale Force Nine has a preview up of a new model they’ve been working on that’s part of their Dungeons & Dragons line. Just as the cool mornings here are a preview of the cold to come, so is this preview of a Frost Giant a look at the icy death that is sure to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 2nd, 2016
0 Comments
1017 Views
Seems just about everything is going on this weekend. PAX, Nova Open, and Dragon*Con are all happening… well, right now, actually. If you’re at one of the shows, awesome. I hope you’re having a blast. If you’re not, well, at least we still have Friday going for us, which is ni...