Fantasy

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 1st, 2015
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We’re halfway there, ladies and gentlemen. Halfway to the weekend. If you haven’t started making plans, now would be a good time. For those of you in the US, the 4th of July is Saturday. I’m sure cookouts will abound. And if you’re at one, why not bring along a game or two to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 1st, 2015
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Mierce Miniatures has some pretty cool looking figures. But let’s be fair, some of them can get to be a bit expensive. While resin gives you some really awesome detail on your figures, it’s not the cheapest thing around. And since Mierce’s figures tend to be pretty big, getting one ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 29th, 2015
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Monday, Monday. (ba-la, ba-la-la-laa) Hopefully you had yourself a good weekend. It was rather busy for me. Lotsa gaming. Lotsa laughs. Lotsa pizza and Dew (because, you know, gamers). Heck, there was even The Gamers. But that is the past. The present is a new Terrain Corner post, where we gather tog...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 29th, 2015
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Well, we’re getting close to the new version of Warhammer Fantasy Battles from Games Workshop. There’s been lots of rumors and half-heard things being passed along for quite a while. Well, you know that we here at TGN don’t deal in rumors. That’s a disservice to you, the reade...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 29th, 2015
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Michael Scott Rohan is an award-winning British author of the Winter of the World novels. Cakebread & Walton has announced that they will be making a tabletop RPG game based on those novels. So now lovers of the books (as well as any gamer who wants to play in a very fleshed-out setting with hun...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 29th, 2015
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Zenit Miniatures has released version 2.0 of their Kensei rules over on their website. This new edition has new miniature profiles, a new faction (the Otokodate), and more. The rules can be downloaded from the Zenit Minis website now. It’s free, so why not?...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 29th, 2015
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Dead Earth Games (makers of Across the Dead Earth) has launched their Kickstarter campaign for The Shattered Crown, their new fantasy miniature wargame. The game is influenced by historical units from the years 1200 to 1500 in Europe. Despite the focus on historical aspects to create the units, the g...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 29th, 2015
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A new faction is always an interesting thing to add to a game. Suddenly, the whole meta can change as a whole swath of new figures enter the field. And not only that, but they tend to bring along new special rules with them. There’s all new spells and special ability combinations to have to [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 28th, 2015
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Busy Sunday here at the bear cave. The past couple days have been full of classic D&D action, and now it’s catch-up-with-all-the-work time. For the record, the DM of the game I played in knows me well. He picked a Totemic Druid for me to play and, of course, picked polar bear as my totem [...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 26th, 2015
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Strategic Elite knows the best place to beat the summer heat is at the miniatures gaming table. To help out, they’re having a big sale on both their Brink of Battle and Epic Heroes rulebooks in pdf. Brink of Battle lets you play in any historical period, using any historical army, against any o...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 26th, 2015
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Hey everyone! You know that lately we’ve been starting to try and group various like-type stories together. We’ve got our Podcast Post we make on Tuesdays and our Review Roundup on Saturdays. Well, we’ve looked it over and decided that Terrain would be a good story type to bundle al...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 25th, 2015
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The Witchborn is a miniatures skirmish game. Well, that’s not really correct. I mean, it is a miniatures skirmish game, but it’s also brings in a lot of role-playing elements to it. Even more than something like Mordheim, the decisions you make and the outcome of games really has a major ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 25th, 2015
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Kickstarter allows new companies to get a jump on funding and start out running (they get a bit of a “kickstart” if you will). Hobgoblins Hoard is a new miniature-making company with their first figures up on Kickstarter that they’re looking to fund. Hobgoblins Hoard, as a company, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 25th, 2015
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Freeblades! Freeblades! *ignites lighter and sways it back an forth* Woo! DGS Games’ Freeblades already has some cool monsters in it, but the guys over there would really like some more. As such, they’ve launched a new Kickstarter campaign for Creatures of Faelon, with the hopes of bringi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 24th, 2015
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Well, we’re mostly caught-up here after the Expo last weekend. Still a few things to deal with, but my inbox was actually down to a manageable level after going through it yesterday. Of course, it’s now filled back up again, but waddyagonnado? Another thing that’s full is the box wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 24th, 2015
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The June releases are now posted for Darklands from Mierce Miniatures. These figures span the range of Darklands: First Edition and Darklands: First Edition II (yeah, it’s a thing. Just go with it). This make eight sets of releases and second set of releases for those two systems, respectively....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 23rd, 2015
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It’s not all the time that you get to have a worldwide, public playtest of a product from a major gaming company. Some do it more often than others, but it’s still not something you see every day. Well, Paizo just launched their playtest for the Vigilante, a new character class for Pathfi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 22nd, 2015
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GCT has been hinting about another faction coming out for Bushido for a while. Well, they’ve finally announced it. The Tengu are coming down from their roosts to take part in the battles across the Jwar Isles. GCT has posted up photos of the first two figures for the faction, but are being stil...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 22nd, 2015
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Mantic is heading down to the dungeons beneath their Kings of War world in Dungeon Saga. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the game is now coming out for everyone. You can get your pre-orders in now over on Mantic’s webshop. If you do, you’ll get a free, limited-edition miniature a...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 21st, 2015
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It’s Sunday. Here in the States, it’s Father’s Day. If you are a father, hope you have a great Father’s Day. If you’re not a father, I still hope you have a great day, regardless. As for me, I’m sitting here at the start of the last day of CMON Expo 2015. It’...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Jun 20th, 2015
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Hey there everyone from here at the CMON Expo 2015! The panel for Arcadia Quest just wrapped up and have we got some news for you. We had a short look into the creation of the game, but what I’m sure most of you are excited to read up on are the new things coming […]...
By Jared Miller
In Arcadia Quest
Jun 19th, 2015
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The CoolMiniOrNot Expo 2015 (or CMON Expo if you’re hip) kicked off in Atlanta, Georgia today. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it’s an annual tabletop gaming convention hosted by the folks at CMON where gamers get to try out the company’s past, present, and future games along with a wide ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 18th, 2015
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Imaginative Miniatures is a new miniature-making company with their first sets now available over in their webshop. They are in 28mm “heroic” scale, so will fit in well with most other miniatures out there. The original releases focus on various Beastmen. They’re not exactly anthrop...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2015
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Half there. We’re half there to back to the weekend. This weekend will be a rather busy one. Tomorrow it’s set-up for the CMON Expo and Friday it starts. We’ve got a lot planned, especially for Saturday. Be sure to check back on that day regularly as we post updates from the various...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 17th, 2015
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There’s new life being breathed into Alkemy. Alchemist Miniatures are the new stewards of the system and are looking to get it onto more tabletops the world over. One of the best ways to make sure a game grows is through literally growing the model count. As such, there are two new releases ava...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 17th, 2015
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The Dark Sword Miniatures campaign for their new range of minis based off of Tony DiTerlizzi’s artwork is going rather well. They’re at more than 6x funded, but they’re in their final couple hours. There’s been a few more add-ons added. If you want to get in on the action, you...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 16th, 2015
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Seems just about everyone is looking to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Waterloo. The guys over at Alternative Armies aren’t any different. Heck, with a game with a name like Slaughterloo, you knew they had to be doing something. Well, they’re doing several somethings, actually. There&...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 16th, 2015
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The fellows over at Demigods Rising want to make sure you get all the figures you want right away in their Demigods Evolution Kickstarter campaign. As such, they’ve got a new pledge level where they’ve created two new starter sets. They’ve done their best to give you a good variety ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 15th, 2015
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Fury: Outburst Control sounds like an anger management class, but it’s really a miniatures skirmish game (specifically of the Arcane Punk Antica genre, as they call it). The game was originally made by Whispe Editions, but it’s now under the control of Forge Studio. As the new group takes...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 14th, 2015
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It’s Sunday (at least at time of posting in much of the world… stupid time zones…). I hope you were able to get out and get some gaming on yesterday (or perhaps some today). My party did not get TPK yesterday. Though some party relations were strained a bit. Remember, everyone, comm...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 12th, 2015
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Congratulations. You’ve made it to another Friday. Celebrations are to be had. The work week is coming to an end. With any luck, you’ve got some gaming planned for the weekend. I’m going to try and succeed in that TPK of my D&D group. That’ll teach them that “just c...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 12th, 2015
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Fantasy Flight Games has a big preview they’ve posted up today. (see what I did there?) He’s not jolly. He’s not green (unless you paint him that way). But he’s nonetheless a giant, and he’s coming to the battlefields of BattleLore. Of course, it’s not just a new m...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 11th, 2015
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Commoners… Players tend to not even give them a second thought. If they’re not there to give exposition or to sell them an ale at the inn, there’s almost no reason to. Nobody would even really consider playing one (that’s the DM’s job). But The Adequate Commoner is here ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 10th, 2015
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It’s amazing how much the right miniature can enhance your gaming experience. I run a semi-regular D&D game and have a pretty extensive collection of figures, and I’ll often spend prep time for my game trying to find just the right figure to put out during an encounter. I’ve ch...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 10th, 2015
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Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve made it to another Wednesday. We’re halfway to the weekend. If you have any mid-week gaming plans, we’d love to hear about it down in the comments. Over the next couple days, I’ll be prepping for the D&D game I’m running on Sa...