Fantasy

By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jan 19th, 2017
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And just like that, we’ve made it to Thursday. The weekend is almost within our grasp. Hopefully you have gaming-related plans. This weekend is the first Board Game Day up at the Milton Library for the year. They took last November and December off, but they’re back once again. If you don...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 19th, 2017
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Dwarves love to go digging in the ground. It’s just what they do. Sometimes they find items of great wonder, like gold, jewels, or long-lost artifacts. Other times, they find things like nests of goblins or a dragon’s lair. What will your dwarves find when you play Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Di...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 18th, 2017
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We’ve been having a small discussion about My Little Pony in the comments section. Mostly about whether or not the show is ubiquitous enough that people can just use the acronym “MLP” and have it be known what they are talking about. Whether you feel the show has gotten to that poin...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 18th, 2017
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And we’re already to Wednesday. It helps the week go along when you’re off on Monday. It’s also my friend Gilbert’s birthday! Yo. Gilbert. You old, dude. Anyway, along with cake and ice cream, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: M...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 17th, 2017
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It’s good to be the king. It’s so good, in fact, people are willing to raise armies and backstab their friends in order to get there. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Reign, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now. Will you be the one to wear the onyx crown?...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 17th, 2017
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Well, we know how you move your figures into combat with each other in Runewars, but what about once you actually get there? How is combat figured out? Flip a coin? Rock, Paper, Scissors? Tickle contest? Apparently, it’s none of those. What it is is previewed in this article they posted....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 13th, 2017
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Robert E. Howard’s Conan series of books had a very wide cast of characters. The titular barbarian king traveled far and wide across Hyboria and met with many strange creatures. Howard was also friends with H.P. Lovecraft, and you can see where that friendship influenced certain things, such as...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 13th, 2017
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Seems Forge World is continuing on with their Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit releases this week. Last time we got some dwarves. This time we go for something a bit bigger. There’s a new pair of Gundabad Ogres available to order. You can get them as a pair, singles, or as part of a unit […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 12th, 2017
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The “week of being back to normal” continues. I’m certainly a creature of habit, and so getting back into “the regular swing of things” has been rather relaxing. Plus, there’s some really awesome things going on here at the office that I’ve been part of. I me...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 11th, 2017
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For those that don’t know about the classic Chinese tale, Journey to the West, I’d highly recommend you check it out. There’s a version of it up on Netflix now, actually, that is just awesome. But what if you want to bring the demon-hunting action to your tabletop? Well, that might ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 11th, 2017
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We’re once more halfway through the week. So far, it’s been a pretty standard week. After the chaos of the week before, I’m not complaining about that at all. I’m also not complaining about the temperatures we’re supposed to get to today here in Atlanta. I might just ope...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 10th, 2017
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While some units have ranged attacks and could theoretically just be deployed and stay there the entire game, for most figures on the field, that’s not really an option. You’re going to have to get your figures from one side of the board to the other. But how does that work, exactly? That...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 10th, 2017
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One of the bigger stories from last year was the Dark Souls Board Game from Steamforged Games. The Kickstarter campaign did very well and the game, itself, will be coming to tabletops near you later this year. Well, so you can know what you’re going to be getting, Steamforged has posted up the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 9th, 2017
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Cats vs. Dogs. Cubs vs. Cardinals. Coke vs. Pepsi. There are just some classic rivalries out there. One of the more recent ones that’s come out of nerd-dom is Ninjas vs. Pirates. Well, that’s just what we’ve got previews of from GCT Studios. There’s a new Jung Pirate to check ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 9th, 2017
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I’ve got a D&D game that I’m running. Our next session is in a couple weeks. We like to use miniatures to represent our characters and monsters out on the board. I know a lot of you do much the same. But we’re all sticklers for having just the right mini for our purposes. Yes, [...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 6th, 2017
1 Comment
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Hey everyone. Well, the first week of the year is coming to a close. It’s been… an odd one. Monday I had off. Tuesday I had to take my car in for repairs (which got finished up on Thursday, since they had to order in a part). Wednesday and Thursday I had some stomach issues. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 6th, 2017
6 Comments
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We’ve got a little bit of everything from Forge World today. For those that are Lord of the Rings fans, there’s a new Hill Dwarf Unit and Command. Those that love their Imperial Knights have some new heads to choose from, as well as some waterslide transfers. Finally, if you’re want...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 5th, 2017
5 Comments
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I… I’m attacking the darkness!! Sure, that might just be a cute line from that old Dead Alewives skit, but it’s also what you get to do in Myth: Dark Frontier, a new cooperative board game up on Kickstarter. The city of Farrenroc is under siege by the Darkness (umm… not Charli...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 4th, 2017
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Last year, Fantasy Flight Games announced Runewars, their new rank-and-file fantasy miniatures game based on their Terrinoth world, previously seen in Runebound. The system is a mix of various other games they have, including the X-Wing Miniatures Game, giving you a pair of Command Dials that you wil...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 30th, 2016
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It’s the penultimate day of the year. 2016 is on its way out. Lots of people are going to be partying about it. I’m sure some of that will include gaming. At least, I hope it does for you. Anyway, if you’re going to be partying to midnight tomorrow, you’ll want to stock up on ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 29th, 2016
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We’re here at our last Terrain Corner for the year. Lots of companies are still on vacation, but we’ve got a couple posts for you here. Let’s just get right to them. We have: Heroic Maps release winter Giant Maps, Dark London: Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat Now Available, and War...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 28th, 2016
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There’s a lot of things that live out in the ocean. Whales, fish, squid, whale-fish-squid-men… It’s that last group that you should really worry about the most. But if you can take control of those fierce fighters, you can not only control the waves, but potentially the land, too. B...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Dec 27th, 2016
1 Comment
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The Tengu Descension brings together everyone on the bird-to-man spectrum. You’ve got 100% humans. You’ve got birdmen. And you’ve also got 100% birds. Well, you will, anyway, when the next release for them comes out. GCT has also posted up their show schedule for next year, includin...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 21st, 2016
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The week rolls along. Hopefully it’s going well for you. Mine’s been very busy. But that’s meant things are going by quickly. Quickly is good and bad in some cases, as there’s a lot to still get done by the end of the year. With Christmas this week and then New Year’s th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 20th, 2016
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One of the most iconic characters of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth was sort of an ensemble cast. Jareth was the Goblin King, and you can’t have a king of the goblins without goblins to be the king of. Coming next year, you’ll be able to add more goblins to your games of the Labyrinth board...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 20th, 2016
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“Try before you buy” is a mantra I tend to stick with, especially for my miniatures and board games that I look to purchase. Ulisses Spiele is going even one step further into that, with “try before we even print it.” They’re doing a public beta test for their Conan: Ris...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Dec 19th, 2016
4 Comments
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This time of year, there’s lots of talk about elves helping out in Santa’s workshop. There’s also talk of rats, if you’re a fan of ballet. So it seems fitting that Games Workshop would be releasing a new box set for Age of Sigmar that features their versions of elves and rats ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 16th, 2016
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Man, it is busy over here on this side of the screen. Pretty much all week there’s been stuff going on. I’m sure that’s part of why it feels like it’s really flown by… And I’ve still not really gotten a handle on what I’m going to do with my D&D group to...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 16th, 2016
2 Comments
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I’m just gonna say this. Patrick Masson is one hell of a sculptor. The new release from Red Republic Games for Arena Rex, Dextarius, looks just awesome. See for yourself. Dextarius, by the way, is the name of the horse. Ywain is the guy in the helmet and cape....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Dec 16th, 2016
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Two rather opposite ends of the spectrum for the couple releases available from Forge World this week. But, if you’re a fan of really big models, you’re in for a treat. That’s because they have the new Acastus Knight Porphyrion as well as a new Bloodthirster....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 15th, 2016
6 Comments
972 Views
It’s already Thursday. At least, for me, this week has gone much like last week. That is to say, it’s gone by very quickly. That’s not a complaint, mind you. However, I do need to actually figure out what I’m going to be doing with my D&D group this Saturday… I̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 15th, 2016
4 Comments
647 Views
You’re there. You’re leading your army. You’re slaughtering your way through enemy troops. You’re making good headway towards some unimportant hill that seems somewhat important to your opponents (hence why the slaughtering. You can’t let the enemy have that hill, no mat...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 14th, 2016
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Today’s a day to celebrate. Why? It’s my 5th anniversary with TGN. Yes, on this day, 5 years ago, I made my first post on the site. It was the new plastic Warp Wolf kit that Privateer Press was coming out with. Oh how gaming has changed since then. I remember having a conversation, a [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 14th, 2016
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October might be the month most-known for bringing out the undead, but hey, we’ve got A Christmas Carol that’s full of ghosts. Zenit Miniatures had their successful Kickstarter campaign to bring the undead to Kensei. Now, those minis for the campaign are making their way to general releas...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 14th, 2016
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People love choice. It gives you the ability to tailor-make your experience to exactly what you want. With a game, it can also create replayability. Even for a game as open-ended as The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, having variants with which you can play the game will hopefully havin...