Fantasy

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 23rd, 2017
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A good RPG is all about immersion. You don’t feel like you’re a group of gamers sitting around a table (or computers if you’re using a VTT), but you’re actually your characters out on an adventure. One of the ways to help with that is the GM creating deep an intriguing culture...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Mar 23rd, 2017
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Well, seems Adepticon is getting a bit of announcements coming out of it. This one’s about Shadespire, a new Age of Sigmar-based miniatures board game coming from Games Workshop later this year. Warhammer Community has some preview shots of it up....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 23rd, 2017
1 Comment
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Some of us love to paint. Some of us don’t. Personally, I fall into the “don’t” category, but I certainly can understand why others do enjoy it. For those that want to have your own RPG minis in the colors you want, you can now pick up the Pathfinder Battles Deep Cuts minis. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 22nd, 2017
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Are you ready to continue on your adventures in the Chronicles of the Throne of Thorns cycle? That’s good, because Jarningen has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund it. It’s called Karvosti – the Witch Hammer and it’s 152 pages of adventure as the sequel to Thistl...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 22nd, 2017
1 Comment
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We all know the story of the 3 Little Pigs. They built their houses out of straw and sticks and bricks in order to remain safe from the Big Bad Wolf. Well, those pigs had siblings who had piglets of their own. These little nieces and nephews also live in an enchanted forest and are […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 21st, 2017
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Well, unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to make it to Adepticon this year. Sad, too, because I was really looking forward to trying out Red Panda Miniatures’ new game, Wander: The Cult of Barnacle Bay. Well, I can still live vicariously through photos posted online. Or I could just ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 21st, 2017
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When you’re dead, you’re dead. Or maybe not. What happens after we die is a mystery, only revealed once we get there. In the world of Terrinoth, death doesn’t mean you’re done with your military obligation. The reanimated dead walk the land, taking up arms for their masters. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 20th, 2017
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Printing books is expensive. You’ve got to get together all the writing, all the artwork, and the layout done. Then you’ve got to send those files off to the printer. And you want to get as good a quality product as you can. Well, quality costs money. Even for popular titles, it might tak...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 19th, 2017
23 Comments
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Many of my friends have young kids who are just getting to the age where they’ve started to show an interest in gaming. They see mom and dad playing their tabletop games and want to join in. Several of those kids are also huge fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Heck, my niece […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 17th, 2017
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Since gaming has become my 9-5, I needed to find a new hobby. Well, that became cooking. I’ve always enjoyed it, but in the past several years, it’s really taken off. So, what do I do when I see a book that combines my “old” hobby with my “new” hobby? I take immedi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 17th, 2017
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This has been quite a week. There’s been all the excitement coming out of GAMA, with lots of great announcements being made. And tomorrow I’ve got Board Game Day up at the library. I’m feeling a bit drained from it all. Better nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the pla...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 17th, 2017
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You’re just out walking the parapet, taking a look around, when you see something off in the distance. At first, you think your eyes are playing tricks on you. But as you look more, you realize that, yes, you are seeing what you’re seeing, and it’s not looking good. A seemingly endl...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 17th, 2017
4 Comments
851 Views
The Hobbit is getting a couple more releases over on Forge World’s website. It’s two ends of the scale this week. You’ve got the industrious but short dwarves. And you’ve got the nearly-mindless and rather monstrous trolls. So, whether you want little-smashy or big-smashy, the...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 16th, 2017
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Bushiroad has announced that they’ll be coming out with a new CCG this August. Dragonborne lets players take on the role of, well, a Dragonborne. They’re individuals that have been given great power by one of the 5 Great Dragon Lords. You’ll be the representative of your land and yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 16th, 2017
13 Comments
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Shattered Tabletop Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for their new fantasy RPG called Shattered Dawn (apparently, the crack of dawn spread and the whole thing broke). The rules for the game have been written primarily with new players in mind. They’re as uncomplicated as possible in order...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 16th, 2017
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I originally started typing “Monday Terrain Corner” there in the headline. I’m not entirely sure what that means. I do know that it’s been a rather long week. Lots of stuff going on. Busy weeks usually mean quick weeks, but not so much the case this time around. I guess I̵...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 16th, 2017
6 Comments
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So, there’s been a lot of big news over the past couple days. Arguably one of the biggest was that CMON is going to be making A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures game. Well, they posted some photos from the show, including a couple preliminary shots of the miniatures (along with a look at [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 15th, 2017
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Well, quite a week we’re having, aren’t we? But that’s what happens during big shows like GAMA. I’m sure all the surprises aren’t finished, either. Well, if we’re going to be hitting F5 on all our gaming sites, hoping for the latest updates, we’ll need to sta...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 15th, 2017
0 Comments
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One Page Rules has a couple new armies that they’ve added to their site. That site, by the way, is now completely ad-free, thanks to those that are backing the group on Patreon. See? Already some tangible results. Anyway, if you’re looking to play Dark Elf Raiders or Mummified Undead, you...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 15th, 2017
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You know, when you kill off your greatest foe and threat to peace in the land, you kinda expect that’ll be it. You’re done. There will be prosperity. But not so much. The Dead King has returned and he’s looking to finish the plans he didn’t quite complete in life. Who will sta...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 15th, 2017
6 Comments
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I really wish I was at GAMA. Yesterday we had quite a few really important announcements. Of course, those weren’t the only ones made at the show. Games Workshop also had a couple of announcements. One’s in the form of a steampunk-esque Dwarf faction for Age of Sigmar. The other is for a ...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 14th, 2017
41 Comments
3816 Views
So, this is one of the ones I’ve really been having to bite my tongue about for the past couple months. I’ve been playtesting the A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game. Yeah, it’s not been easy to not go, “Hey! Everyone! Look at what I’m playing!!!” I think you...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 14th, 2017
4 Comments
682 Views
Well, I know some people who have been waiting for this since it’s been announced. Today’s the official release date for the Tails of Equestria Storytelling Game from River Horse, Shinobi 7, and Ninja Division. In it, players will create their own pony character, choosing between earth po...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 14th, 2017
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Along with the various heroes and creatures that you can use in Bushido, you shouldn’t overlook some of the nameless troopers that can help fill out your force. They might not be as good a sorcerer or swordsman, but they can help out with completing objectives and tying up enemy pieces. The Ito...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 14th, 2017
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Hi-ho, Paisley! To battle! Ok, I don’t really know if any of the Oathsworn Cavalry have named their horse Paisley, or Silver, or Fluffer-Nutter, or anything like that, but I suggest you name them that, just because. Anyway, today we’re getting another look inside Runewars, the upcoming fa...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 13th, 2017
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Hello again, work week. I guess it’s nice to see you again. It’s looking like Winter, who has been on vacation for most of… well… winter, is making a run at it here just as we’re a week away from Spring officially starting. Better late than never? *shrugs lots* Anyway, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 10th, 2017
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Those that play Kensei have a new army box that they can order from Zenit Miniatures. The Torii Hattori Army box comes with an entire army’s worth of figures in just one, single purchase....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 9th, 2017
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I mentioned before that this week is going by fast. It’s only picking up speed, so it feels. Could be that GAMA is next week and I’ve still got what feels like a bajillion things to do. It’s all the various whatnots I’ve been alluding to over the past months. Those are all bei...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 9th, 2017
2 Comments
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Sure, for us here in the Northern Hemisphere, things are heating up (or “hotting” up, for you in Britain). But down South, it’s getting cold. And to go along with that, Asmodee has announced Nordheim, their new Scenario Expansion pack for the Conan Board Game. Yes, I know it specifi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 8th, 2017
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Amazing what a difference a week makes. Last week, I was lamenting how long it was all taking. This morning, I woke up and was like, “Whoah… it’s already Wednesday!” That certainly works for me. Faster to get to the weekend, the better. But if we’re going to be going alo...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 7th, 2017
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Gavin over at Tor Gaming has been working hard. But all that tea he drinks, it’s probably the caffeine getting to him. The March releases for Relics are over in the Tor Gaming webstore and available to order. Make sure you put your name on the list and get yours as soon as they’re release...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 7th, 2017
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The one thing about RPGs is that they’re supposed to help you escape from the “standard, everyday life” you lead and let you really stretch out and do something different. Gatekepers, a new fantasy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter, certainly lets you expand out from some of the us...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 7th, 2017
1 Comment
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I know it seems like we just got an announcement about new Ashes expansions. And we did. But Plaid Hat Games is also letting people know about some tweaks they’ve been doing to the rules that will be rolling out soon, too....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 7th, 2017
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We’re officially a week into March. Seems like a good time to get the word out about the releases that will be happening this month. At least, CMON thinks so (and I certainly agree). They’ve put up a short video showing off what new box sets will be available for Wrath of Kings....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 6th, 2017
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The Nyriad armies in Kings of War are making their way onto land. They may be out of their element when it comes to humidity levels, but they are certainly in their element when it comes to making war. There’s several new units that are joining the main push of the army as they take […]...