Fantasy

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 2nd, 2016
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I technically have the day off today. Why? Because CMON went public on the Hong Kong stock exchange and they’re giving us the day off to celebrate. But the news doesn’t stop just because the office is closed. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor slush, shal keep me from giving you your ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 2nd, 2016
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Fantasy Flight Games has a couple pretty big releases for you this week (and one middle-size one)....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 1st, 2016
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Mantic is certainly wasting no time this month making sure their new releases are available to order. It’s only the 1st and the latest releases are over in their webshop. They’ve got some stuff for both the sci-fi and fantasy side of things....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 1st, 2016
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We’ve all embellished a story. Maybe you didn’t go 5 days without sleep, but only 2. Maybe you didn’t have a girlfriend that lives in Canada. Maybe you didn’t actually defeat 20 ninjas in combat, but only emptied out the cat’s litter box. But if you’re good at comi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 1st, 2016
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It’s December. Yesterday, we had some pretty nasty storms roll through here in Atlanta. Today, it’s definitely a bit cooler than it had been. Sure, a high of 54 might not seem too cold to someone in Chicago (where I grew up). But it’s colder than the 70s it’d been the previous...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 1st, 2016
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On the 17th, we’ll be having the next session of the D&D group that I’m running. Nobody died last session (character or player, thankfully), but it did get kinda nasty for a while. I’m a big proponent of using miniatures for our gaming sessions, but I’m always a little bu...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 30th, 2016
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It’s the last day of November. We’re 11/12s of the way through the year. We just might make it after all. Actually, I’m looking forward to this weekend. It should be a good time, as they generally are. I mean, weekend, right!? But, before we get there, we’ve got some more days...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 30th, 2016
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Six new figures will soon be making their way to your gaming tables as you look to take over your own little bit of the Jwar Isles. Yes, Bushido players are getting some new figures next month, with the Jung Pirates making out like bandits (see what I did there?) with 4 new releases. The […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 30th, 2016
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As the general of a marauding fantasy army, you’re not always so concerned what you’re marauding against, as long as you’re marauding. Look! A hill! We should maraud against that! And look! There’s other armies marauding that way as well! Now we’ve definitely gotta marau...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 29th, 2016
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It’s always cool to see items that were on Kickstarter be available for general sale. It shows a real successful Kickstarter campaign. Well, Gavin over at Tor Gaming has started taking pre-orders for the latest C’thu models for Relics. They were originally on Kickstarter, and now you can ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 29th, 2016
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Time keeps on slippin’ into the future. Shintiara is a planet on the edge. Both its host star as well as a nearby black hole push and pull on it with strange consequences. Time paradoxes are an everyday part of life, but that doesn’t always mean you’re used to that sort of thing. Su...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 28th, 2016
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For those that have been waiting, there’s a new batch of Alkemy releases available now over in their webshop. What? You mean to tell me you’ve not been waiting for these new releases? That’s just silly. Of course you have. Let’s take a look at them....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 28th, 2016
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Well, it’s Monday and I’m back in the office after a very long and very nice weekend. 3 days of gaming/eating and then a chill day at home and watching my first Christmas movie of the year (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, to be exact). Since Thursday was a holiday, we didn...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 28th, 2016
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It’s one thing to get a one-shot module to augment your D&D game. It’s another to get a group of them that you can sprinkle throughout a larger campaign, creating effectively a “B-story” for everything else that might be going on. That’s just what the Places by the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 23rd, 2016
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Who says wizards can’t get nasty when there’s gold involved? Research materials and books are expensive, y’know. So when there’s a pile of gold to be split, every wizard is going to want to get their share of it, and they’re not above using spells in order to do so. That...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 23rd, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Or, for those of you not in the US. Happy Wednesday! As for me, I’m going to be busy when I get home. I need to bake another pumpkin pie, put turkey 1 into the brine bucket, speed-thaw turkey 2 (place in cold, running water for a couple hours), and make whipped […...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 23rd, 2016
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The town of Ferryport has had some tough times recently. Merchant vessels are disappearing along the river west of town. So, simple case of river pirates, right? Just go in and beat ’em up and possibly get back some of the merchant loot. Badabing, badaboom. You’re done. Not so fast, hot-s...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 22nd, 2016
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The nights are getting longer. The cold winds are blowing. The harvest has been collected. And the bonfires are burning. However, all is not well in the village. A chieftain is now dead. In the barrow, a body is burning. The yearly rituals are not yet complete and the Pale King has woken from his [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 22nd, 2016
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Under our feet, deep below the surface is a whole other world. A dark world of winding corridors, terrible monsters, and sudden death. It’s also the home of the Drow, the subterranean elves that are a lot of what can cause that “sudden death” I mentioned. Of Drow Origin is a new Dro...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 22nd, 2016
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It’s probably not a good sign when a temple that’s not been seen for millennia resurfaces. It’s even worse when monsters start coming out of it. But hey, there might be treasure in there! And, you know, you should probably do something about those monsters. Maybe find out why the te...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 21st, 2016
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In a way, it’s Monday, because it’s the first day back in the office after the weekend. But it could also be seen as Wednesday, since it’s only 3 days from being the weekend again (Woo! Thanksgiving! Woo!). But what makes it once more feel like a Monday is that it’s time for a...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 21st, 2016
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Under the sea. Under the sea. You’re welcome. 😀 Anyway, there are creatures that live under the sea in the world of Mantica. Creatures with tentacles. Creatures with tridents. Creatures who don’t want to let those land-dwellers think that they’re all that and can just treat the ocea...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 21st, 2016
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You can never really trust a ninja. And if that ninja happens to be from the Red Claw clan, you can trust them even less. And what’s with all these portals opening up and yokai coming through? And Oni, too. What’s with the oni? It would seem as though there’s some heroes that are ne...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 18th, 2016
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Ever wake up somewhere and you’re not quite sure how you got there? Yeah, I hate when that happens. It’s even worse when you’ve got all sorts of new powers that you’re not exactly sure how they work or why you have them. That’s the worst. Ok, maybe not so often that sort...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 18th, 2016
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How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 17th, 2016
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So, we had a couple board game sales launch. We also had a couple terrain sales going on. But what about miniatures games, themselves? Well, the folks at Red Republic Games have you covered there. They’ve started their Saturnalia Sale over in their webshop....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 17th, 2016
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As you’ve heard me say before, I’m a big fan of any sort of extra resources a GM can get. As someone who has just started a new campaign with a new group of players, I certainly appreciate having resources at my fingertips to make the planning easier. Well, PenguinComics is here to help y...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 17th, 2016
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We’re just one week away. A week away from what? My favorite day of the year, of course! I’ve already got one turkey. I’ll pick up another this weekend, along with a bunch of other stuff so I can make dinner for my friends when I go over there on Thursday. It should be a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 16th, 2016
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When a lot of us think of “wizards,” we think of frail, old men in pointy hats and sporting long beards. You know, the Tolkien-esque view. But a lot of us forget that Gandalf was rather badass, and certainly wasn’t frail. Think of his battle against Saruman. Those guys were beating ...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Nov 16th, 2016
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At once, it feels both like, “wow. Already Wednesday?” and “wow. How is it only Wednesday?” Is it that way for anyone else or just me? I feel like I’ve gotten a lot done, but have a lot more waiting ahead of me. Ah well. We’ll make it. Break on through to the other...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 15th, 2016
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The acquisition of stuff. To some gamers, that’s what they really want. They have that enchanted item in mind and they’re saving every copper piece they find until they can afford their magical-whatsits-of-the-whomever. For players of the High Adventure Role Playing game (aka – HARP...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 14th, 2016
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You’re going to be getting a whole bunch of stuff in the base game box for the Conan board game coming from Monolith and Asmodee. Plenty there for hours of gaming. But if you’re anything like me, you know that after a while, you’re gonna want to expand out from it. Thankfully, there...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 14th, 2016
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The days have circled around again and we find ourselves deposited in a Monday. I hope you had a good weekend. I spent Saturday playing Small World and Ascension with some friends. Then on Sunday I assembled a bunch of another friend’s Guild Ball models, because I enjoy assembling figures and h...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 10th, 2016
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The first couple days went by slowly, but since then, at least for me, the week’s felt like it’s picked up steam and we’re rushing our way towards the weekend. I know I could use some relaxation time, and I just lined up a day of gaming on Saturday. So that should be good. Hopefully...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 8th, 2016
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The Munchkin game lets players head into deep, dark dungeons, take out monsters, and grab their loot. Well, the world of Wonderland isn’t necessarily the same as a deep, dark dungeon, but there are still plenty of weird things to behold and treasures to grab. So the two fit together rather well...