Fantasy

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 29th, 2016
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The idea that there are multiple versions of our universe floating around out there in different dimensions means that potentially, somewhere, you’re a multi-billionaire that made all your money via gummi-worms. That just seems kinda cool. What wouldn’t be so great, though, is if some sor...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
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The Jung Pirates were a big hit during their release at Gen Con. Lots of people were coming over to check out the new faction and pick up the starter along with a couple extra figures. And while the Jung did get out of the gate (or is that away from the dock, when you’re […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
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Absolute Tabletop has started their new Absolute Creativity Project. They’re looking for your creative submissions. In return, they’ll give you a free digital supplement, of your choice (from what they make, of course :P). The idea is to get the creative juices in their readers flowing. T...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 29th, 2016
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I had myself a pretty good weekend. Got some Guild Ball in both Friday and Saturday. Made some Italian Beef and chocolate chip cookies. I played some Usual Suspects. It was a good time. Though I need to get my group to start using terrain on our Guild Ball pitches. What sort of terrain? Well, [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
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With August just about to come to a close, companies that have August Releases are looking to get them out there to you, the waiting public. Zenit Miniatures tends to have their monthly releases come out right at the end of the month, and this one’s no different. There’s three new sets of...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
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You’ve got heroes in your RPG. Unless you plan on having them just sitting in the tavern, sipping ale and not doing much of anything, you’ll need some monsters for them to go and attack. It’s sort of what heroes tend to do. But what sort of monsters will they go fight? Paizo is help...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
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The Var’Lande used to be a very nice elven thorp. However, it would seem as though some goblins have come marauding through there. The citizens have been slain. Some of the children have even been carted off. That would be horrible enough, warranting some adventurers to go avenge the slain and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
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Well, this week started off well, hit some rocky points near the middle, but it seems like it’s going to end alright. One friend got some good news, and at least things have smoothed out a bit for the rest. Me? I’m just looking to maybe get some gaming in over the next couple days [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 25th, 2016
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I have to admit, I was really kinda hoping today was going to be Friday when I woke up. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with Thursday. It’s just that… well… it’s not Friday, is it? It’ll be ok, though. We’ll get to Friday soon enough (that’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 25th, 2016
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In the world of Pythos, the gods are wild and fickle. It is said that mortals can’t really ever grasp the intentions of a god, and these gods certainly seem to try and live up to that. This can lead to odd religions with self-conflicting beliefs. But even as the gods often confound the humans, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 23rd, 2016
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Goblins. Most gamers are used to coming across packs of them as an initial adventure starting out a campaign. By about level 3, they’re probably not much of a threat anymore (except for those unscrupulous GMs that like to level-advance a whole tribe of them to throw at unsuspecting adventurers)...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 22nd, 2016
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A new RPG will be making its way to your tabletops soon. It’s Bloody Quest and it’s… well… bloody. For lots of other RPGs, you take some hits, and maybe even get KO’ed for a while (in D&D terms, “hit negative numbers”), but if you get some healing you...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 19th, 2016
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A thousand years ago, the gods and the titans fought for domination. One by one, they fell to each-others attacks. Their blood spilled out all over the ground. In the end, none were left. However, where their blood soaked into the ground, new beings were spawned. Those created from the gods’ bl...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2016
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Are you the type of RPG player (the video-game kind) that loves to make your way away from the main storyline in order to go find the big, bad monsters that are almost invariably lurking around? Do you love to go and find those super-tough monsters and take them out with a party of fellow […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 18th, 2016
8 Comments
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Rokugan is a vast and magical place. Those that have played the Legend of the Five Rings RPG already know this. But what about getting maps of all those cities and lands all put into one place? That’s what you’ll be getting with the Atlas of Rokugan, which will be available next month....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2016
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It’s still really hot here in Atlanta. Personally, with Gen Con being over, it’s “autumn” in my mind. I realize that the official season doesn’t start for a month still, but my grocery store already has Halloween decorations for sale (so, to you that think the Christmas ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2016
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Andy Hopp has, for quite a while, amused us with his odd drawings of curious creatures. Not too long ago, he came out with an RPG that lets you jump into the skin of one of these oddities and live in their world. Well, like our everyday world, there are religions in the Low Life […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 17th, 2016
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Alright, everyone. We’ve made it halfway through the week. With just a bit more work, we can make it once more to the weekend. I’m confident that we’ll be able to do it. But before then, we’ll need to refuel with some bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that’s just wha...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 17th, 2016
2 Comments
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The British Isles have quite a lot of folklore associated with them. Various tales of heroic individuals (that may or may not have actually existed) bring an already rich history of the land even more enchantment. Well, Trollish Delver Games has taken those takes and crafted them into an RPG game tha...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2016
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I’ve said it countless times before and I’m sure will say it many more times in the future: there’s no such thing as too many resources for GMs to draw from for their games. Sometimes that comes from new world books. Sometimes that comes from new monster compilations. Sometimes that...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 15th, 2016
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With the gaming renaissance that’s going on, many new gamers are coming into the hobby. As such, some companies are looking to bring back some of the feel of older games to a new audience. Such is the case with Heroes & Dragons Red by New Realms Publishing. It brings the feel of BECMI game...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 15th, 2016
2 Comments
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Love it or hate it, Age of Sigmar seems to be sticking around for a while. As such, the fellows over at One Page Rules have decided to make their own version of the game. Though, since historically the Age of Sigmar rules fit on just four pages, there’s not really much they could cut […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 15th, 2016
3 Comments
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It was really cool getting to catch up once more with the guys from Red Republic Games while at Gen Con. It was their first year at the show and their booth was always loaded with people looking to get the latest and greatest. It was agreed, from several other people I talked with, that […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 12th, 2016
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Ninjas are sneaky. It’s sort of what they’re known for. While everyone was busy looking at the Jung Pirates (along with their crab-centaur-guy) at Gen Con, a new ninja was waiting off to the side, ready to ambush us with a new preview of GCT Studios’ Wave 31 for Bushido. Well, we...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 12th, 2016
4 Comments
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Well, it’s been a bit of a short week here in the office, having only come in Wed-Fri. Though, with having just a little time off from Gen Con, it felt much longer. I’m looking forward to a weekend of doing probably not all that much at all. Just some time to decompress a bit. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 11th, 2016
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Yes, we had a combined Terrain Corner/Snippets yesterday. I wanted to make sure that any terrain articles I had didn’t wait another day after Gen Con to be posted. That doesn’t mean there haven’t been a couple terrain articles come in since then. So here we are again, making sure yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 10th, 2016
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Seeing as how Monday I was in a car for about 13-14 hours, I didn’t get a chance to do the regular Terrain Corner piece. So, much as I did Friday, with the combined Snippets/Terrain Corner post, I’m giving you another of those today. Gotta catch back up from Gen Con. Anyway, today we have...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 10th, 2016
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You can never have too many resources for your RPGs. Whether it’s the crunch of new rules or the fluff of new world settings. You can easily pick and choose what you like in order to create your own unique gaming experience for your group. Well, a new system-neutral RPG setting book is up on [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 7th, 2016
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Well, it’s getting to be bedtime. Gotta get to sleep so I can make the epic migration back to the sauna that is Atlanta in August. I’m going to miss Gen Con. This was a good year. Despite the fact that I didn’t get really much of a chance to hang out with too many […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 6th, 2016
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I swear this show is just screaming by this year. It’s already the end of Day 3. Today will be the last day for Gen Con 2016. As usual for Gen Con Saturday, it was a whirlwind of activity. There was roaming the hall, taking photos most of the morning and early afternoon. Then there […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 5th, 2016
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So, it’s coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It’s been a very busy day. I’m tired, but still pretty amped about everything that’s gone on. And I’m sure you all would like to know about some of it. There’s been about a billion things...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 5th, 2016
13 Comments
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Gen Con’s a great place to make announcements about the games and products you’ve got coming out soon. It’s pretty much a decent chunk of a gaming company’s demographic all in one place. So it’s with that in mind that Fantasy Fight Games has just announced the RuneWars M...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 5th, 2016
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It’s been a very busy week. What with 2 days of travel and then yesterday being the start of Gen Con. As such, I didn’t get a chance to type up yesterday’s Terrain Corner. So, as I’ve got a couple minutes here back at the room (phone’s gotta charge, because without a cha...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 5th, 2016
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Fantasy settings can take on a whole variety of themes. It can be bright and shining, full of magic and wonder. It can be gritty and dirty, with steampunk elements creating a grimy, smoky, urban environment. Or it can cloud over the sun and cast everything in shadow, giving your game a creepy, spooky...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 5th, 2016
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Ironwatch has been busy, not just with their magazine, but also with Star-Struck City, their own fantasy miniatures skirmish game. Namely, they’ve been working at making a deluxe edition. Everyone likes special and deluxe editions of things, and now you can get your own deluxe edition of the ga...