Fantasy

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 4th, 2016
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It’s a hive of activity here in the office. We’ve got a lot of extra people in the office in town for the Expo this weekend. And it sounds like they’re building something in the warehouse (which is right behind my desk). Everything for the show is in “Final check” phase....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 4th, 2016
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Seems it’s just a time for sales and special offers. Tor Gaming has one of those going for the month of May with their Maverick Mike offer. Just spend £40 or more in their webshop and you’ll get one for free (be sure to add him to your cart and use the “FREEMIKE” coupon code)....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 3rd, 2016
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As I have said many times before, having more options for your RPG games is never a bad thing (unless you get into analysis paralysis, which is your own issue to deal with). The fellows over at The Four Horsemen and Rogue Genius Games agree with me. As such, they have teamed up to bring […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 3rd, 2016
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You know, sometimes when you’ve got your gaming group together, looking to start a new game, it’s rough to get people to decide on what genre you should play. Ether is here to help with that. It bills itself as “A Steam, Diesel & Cyber-Punk Fantasy role-playing game set in a Po...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 2nd, 2016
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I hope your Monday is starting off alright. Mine is starting off with a lot of visitors to the office. Much of the Brazil crew is in town for the Expo later this week. And I got a gift. They brought me some special flour so I can make a traditional Brazilian dish. So my […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 2nd, 2016
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Zombies. So, technically, Bushido doesn’t have them. However, they do have the Kairai for the Cult of Yurei. They’re pretty close. No, they won’t eat your brains. But they will gladly bash you to death with a giant mallet or stab you with farm implements at the behest of their maste...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 29th, 2016
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Zenit Miniatures helps expand your Kensei armies as well as make them look great with their April releases. The far East has been using gunpowder in war longer than anyone else, and there’s two different gunners available now, as well as a new Samurai....
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 28th, 2016
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The first game I ever picked up was Magic: The Gathering. Back at the time, the only card games I’d known of were Gin Rummy and Poker. So the idea of a game where you can build your own deck just sounded weird. But like most, I soon learned exactly what that all meant and […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 28th, 2016
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Mierce Miniatures makes some of the coolest monster figures around, if you ask me. They’ve got some great designs, great detail, great posing, and a lot of character in their figures. They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign to bring some more of these great monsters to the world ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 27th, 2016
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Ok, everyone, we’re progressing along at a nice, steady pace through the week. We can keep this up. We can manage to continue this direction and speed and the weekend will be here before we know it. But we should stock up on energy. A great way to do that is via some bite-sized gaming […...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 27th, 2016
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Ral Partha has been around, making miniatures for… well… just about as long as people have been around making miniatures, really. They have miniatures older than most of the people reading this page. Well, Iron Wind Metals has a Kickstarter campaign going to bring back some of those class...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 27th, 2016
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While I certainly do enjoy a lot of different miniatures games, one of my favorites is Bushido by GCT Studios. It checks many of my, “I love when they do this in games” boxes. So I’m very much thrilled to hear that they’ll be coming out with a new faction for the game at Gen [...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Apr 25th, 2016
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Orks! Orks! Orks! Orks! Back at my old LGS in St. Louis, they’d hold quarterly used gaming auctions. The miniatures day ones always ran long. I remember it being 3am or so, with still plenty of items yet to go, Dave (the auctioneer and owner of the shop) would just hold up some Orks and [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 25th, 2016
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The Tengu Descension has regular humans in it, as well as bird-people. But what about just birds? Well, they’ve got that covered, too. They’re equal-opportunity on the man-to-bird scale when it comes to faction members. Today we get a look at the Giant Eagle figure for Bushido....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 24th, 2016
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Would you believe it’s already Sunday? I don’t know about you, but my Saturday rocketed by. I was working on various things, then just looked up and it was 8pm. It was kind of crazy. Anyway, it’s time for just a couple snippets for you today. We’ve got: Brigade Models Release ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2016
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Even with all the various options out there for games, sometimes you just can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. At that point, you sit down and write your own system, taking bits from games you like while omitting the parts you don’t. In the end, you have your own, unique syst...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2016
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As I’ve mentioned many times before, variety is the spice of life and there is no such thing as having too many options for your RPGs. Whether you and your group decide to use things exactly as they’re written in a book, or they use what’s written as a starting point for something m...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 20th, 2016
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Mierce Miniatures has a lot of Kickstarter projects they’ve done. It’s always nice to see new products hitting websites for general release after they’ve made it to Kickstarter backers. That’s just what we’ve got today with new BaneLegions and Darklands releases....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 16th, 2016
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In case you hadn’t noticed… It’s Saturday! Woo! Considering time differences and all, I hope a lot of you had a good time at Salute today. Did any of you pick up some awesome stuff while there? I, obviously, couldn’t go (much as I wanted to). I did, however, pick up my limited...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 15th, 2016
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Olde World Miniatures has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Carpathia, their new fantasy skirmish miniatures game. The land of Carpathia is an ancient one, filled with all sorts of relics from times gone by, when a civilization only known as The Ancients experimented with all sorts of magic. Su...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 15th, 2016
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With many Dungeons & Dragons players heading to the dark and foreboding land of Barovia, it’d be handy to have some miniatures that help bring some 3D to your gaming tabletop. Hence the next release for the Dungeons & Dragons Collector’s Series of miniatures from Gale Force 9. T...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 15th, 2016
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We once more find ourselves perched on the precipice of the weekend. We’ve been working all week and soon it will be time to kick back and relax for a couple days. Of course, I’m sure for many of you, “kick back and relax” means “get in all the gaming action you can!!!&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 14th, 2016
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The work week continues. We’ve made it over the middle and are working our way back towards the glorious, glorious weekend! Mine’s going to be filled with prepping various articles for the next couple weeks. Lots of photos to take of models in various states of assembly. Fun stuff like th...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Apr 13th, 2016
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Well, we’re making our way through the week. Two and a half days down. Two and a half days to go. Then we get to the glorious, glorious weekend. Do you have things planned coming up? I’ve got a bunch of things from Adepticon that got sorted through last weekend. This weekend it’s ti...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 13th, 2016
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There’s a lot of “moving parts” when it comes to running an RPG. You’ve got all the stats for the players to keep track of. You’ve got all the various monsters you might be throwing at them. There’s all the NPCs going around. There’s the adventure to keep tra...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 9th, 2016
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It’s another Saturday and that means another Review Roundup. Hopefully you’re having a good one. I’m working on putting together some Guild Ball minis. Anyway, let’s get right into the reviews. Today we have: Parade, Incan Gold, X-Wing’s Eighth Wave of Expansions, Booze ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 8th, 2016
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And we’ve made it to Friday. In some ways it’s been a short week, since I worked from home on Tuesday and thus have only been in the office 3 days. However, being still tired from Adepticon has mitigated that somewhat. So I’m very ready for the weekend. I need to sort through my Ade...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 7th, 2016
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Many of you out there, and myself included, started playing minis games back in the 80s and 90s. The models available and the games that were around had a certain feel to them that really hasn’t been replicated since. Well, The Pantheon of Chaos looks to do just that. They’re up on Kickst...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 7th, 2016
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Man, already to Thursday. I guess traveling on Monday, then working from home on Tuesday will do that to you. But Thursday it is and that means it’s time for another Terrain Corner. Got two stories for you today, so let’s get to them. Warland: Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat and Manorho...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 6th, 2016
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Many of us play our tabletop RPGs using figures to represent the action going on. Many systems also suggest using a board with a grid to help make sure that everyone knows where different things actually are in the game. But many gamers (myself included) like to only use the “proper” figu...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 6th, 2016
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Well, with the Curse of Strahd making a comeback to gaming tables, it seems only fitting to expand your player options in the direction of Gothic Horror. Whether you’re playing a game set in Barovia or Ravenloft or just your own setting, adding a bit of horror to your game might help spice thin...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Apr 5th, 2016
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Seems that J.K. Rowling isn’t the only one that can create a book of beasts set in their setting. Ok, so Godbeasts isn’t just a book of monsters, but is a new supplement for Age of Sigmar that has a bunch of new things inside it for the game. But still, it was the first […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 5th, 2016
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Seeing as yesterday I was awake but my brain was 99% asleep in “post-con mode” from such a full weekend and then an incredibly long drive back home, I took it a bit easy. But that obviously means I missed yesterday’s Terrain Corner. Well, I wouldn’t want to deny you all the ch...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 5th, 2016
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The latest edition of Lone Wolf Adventures is now available to order. The Storms of Chai pits you against the forces of evil. They threaten to take over all of Magnamund, and only you and your choices can stem the tide and send it fleeing back from whence it came. Has Kai Supreme Master Lone [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 5th, 2016
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The forces of Nature, itself, have decided to march to war in Mantic’s Kings of War. Expect them to hit their opponents like… well… a force of nature… Sort of self-explanatory with that one… But anyway, the Druids are headed to war and they’re bringing all sorts of...