Fantasy

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 2nd, 2017
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It’s here, folks. Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new skirmish game, Vanguard. If you’re a fan of their Kings of War game, but kinda want something with a smaller model count, this is just the game for you. The two systems are actually fully compatible. So feel fr...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 1st, 2017
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For those that know him, Postworldgames Jim Pinto is one of the most prolific game designers out there. If you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s got like a billion games that he’s designed (might be a slight exaggeration on my part there). But he has certainly created a few in his time. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 1st, 2017
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Alright. Playtime’s over. All the spooky kiddie stuff is done with. Time to get the real holiday prep going. Thanksgiving is a mere 4 weeks and 1 day away. This is not a drill. Prep work starts now. I need to start collecting together gear and ingredients for all the fantastic things I’m ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 31st, 2017
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The Kickstarter campaign for Mantic’s fantasy skirmish game, Kings of War: Vanguard, starts tomorrow. But if you know me, you know that I like to know what I’m buying before I put my money down for it. The folks over at Mantic feel that you should also know what you’re getting into ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 30th, 2017
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Games Workshop has started taking orders for a batch of new Shadespire releases. They include a pair of new warbands. Seeing as it’s Halloween, they’ve got an undead band. They’ve also got an Ork band, because it’s never a bad time for a WAAAGH!! There’s also dice. Becau...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2017
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Do you want to help out a new game? Give it a shot before it’s officially released and give suggestions so that it can be all that it can be? Well, that’s what you can do now with Bloody Quest, a new fantasy RPG. The Open Beta materials are available for download. Check ’em out, [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2017
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Runewars generals rejoice! For there are new releases at hand. On the one side, the Daqan have a new set of heavy crossbowmen. Pting! Pting! (yes, that’s what a crossbow sounds like, and you can’t tell me otherwise) Meanwhile, the undead ride into battle (literally) with their new Death K...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 27th, 2017
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Here we are, once more at the threshold to the weekend. I know I’m ready for it. It’s been a busy week with a lot of work going on here at the office. I could use a day of just hanging out and playing with my toy soldiers with some good friends. At least, that’s […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 26th, 2017
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Mantic is headed to the skirmish realm with their fantasy range with Kings of War: Vanguard. For when you don’t want to push whole trays of infantry around, but would instead like to focus on smaller conflicts, it’s just the game for you. Mantic’s posted up some previews you can che...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 25th, 2017
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The Silence of Hollowind is a new urban fantasy RPG. For those that don’t know what that is, it means a fantasy world, but set more in cities akin to what you’d find in a noir setting. So less elves hopping between trees and more dwarves in trenchoats heading into their office job. In thi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 24th, 2017
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My love for you is like a truck! Berserker! Would you like to… I probably shouldn’t finish that line. I try and keep this place PG-13, after all. Anyway, berserkers are what you get a look at in this Uthuk Y’llan preview for Runewars. You also get to check out Flesh Rippers and Spin...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 24th, 2017
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Up at my LGS, one of my favorite miniatures games has seen an upswing in people playing. Bushido is always growing, and soon, they’ll have another wave of figures available to purchase. Wave 37 is now available to pre-order. So, if you want to be the first gamer on your block with these figures...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 23rd, 2017
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In a previous preview for Legacy of Dragonholt, there was a bit of discussion about “is this an RPG or not?” and no, it really isn’t, but there’s so many elements that really feel like it is. In this preview, we get a look at Character Creation. And, yeah, it really does feel ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 23rd, 2017
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DMs can always have another resource available to them to help make their games go more smoothly. I mean, they have to populate an entire world (or universe, or multiverses, really). To aid in that, there’s the NPC For Hire decks. The Heroes & Villains one is back up on Kickstarter and loo...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 20th, 2017
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I have not yet seen the My Little Pony movie. I just don’t like going to the theater, honestly. I do want to see the flick, though, at some point. It’ll just be on Netflix in a couple months. By then, I also might be getting a copy of the official Tails of Equestria Movie […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 19th, 2017
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Symbaroum, the dark fantasy RPG setting is full of monsters and other dangers for the players to come across. Which monsters? Well, that’s what they’re looking to fund with their current Kickstarter campaign. It is in 3 parts and aims to create a Monster Codex, a book of Adversaries, and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 19th, 2017
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We’re making our way through the work week. The weekend is coming soon. A little more and we’ll make it there. And with the weekend (hopefully) comes gaming. I know my LGS is going to be packed, with 2 different tourneys going on. And you know the tables are going to be looking good. So, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 18th, 2017
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Award Winning Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Demons: The 9th Circle of Hell Unleashed. The game is a card-based game where players are… well, it’s kinda there in the name. Demons from the 9th circle of hell are on the loose and you’ve gotta deal with that. The game is...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 18th, 2017
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Halfway there. We’re halfway to getting back to the weekend. Methinks I’m going to take it easy this weekend. I found out my LGS is going to be absolutely packed with several events running for games I don’t really play, so I’ll probably just veg at my place. I could use a rel...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 17th, 2017
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The next book release is now available for the Tails of Equestria RPG. It’s the Bestiary of Equestria and it details many of the fantastic creatures that inhabit the world. Not only that, but there’s also rules for allowing the first-ever non-pony player characters. Maybe you’d pref...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 17th, 2017
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DGS Games is working hard on Freeblades, their fantasy miniatures game. They’ve got quite a things they’ve been working on, including a new hire in the form of Matt Gooch. They’re also going to be releasing the first of a new faction, the Mershael. You can soon pick up the new figur...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 17th, 2017
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When I’m playing an RPG, I like to have the right miniature on the board to represent what the PCs are fighting. And I know my PCs like to have a mini that as closely as possible represents their character. As such, it’s always good to have more options available. And that’s what we...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 16th, 2017
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The process to create models for a game is a long and complex one, with artists, sculptors, and producers going back and forth on designs until everything is juuuuuuust right… Or, at least, just right for the time. We’ve all looked back at older models from companies and gone, “Man,...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 16th, 2017
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Within the demonic hordes of the Uthuk Y’llan of Runewars, there are heroes. No, most of the outside world wouldn’t use that term to describe them, probably preferring something a bit more like, “grotesque monster” or “awful horror” or “not a really nice guy,...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 16th, 2017
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Legacy of Dragholt lets you adventure around the world of Terrinoth in new and exciting ways. The game is less of an experience where you’re looking to win or lose, and much more about trying to create a story within the world you explore around. But how all is that supposed to work? Well, that...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Oct 16th, 2017
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Games Workshop has started taking pre-orders for the next of their board games. This time they head to the world of Age of Sigmar with Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. The city of Shadespire’s rulers were so powerful that they told death that they weren’t really going to be doing that a...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 12th, 2017
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The gladiator pits are equal-opportunity. Man, woman, beast, all can take to the pits and fight for supremacy. Iocasta left her whole tribe and their way of life in pursuit of something more. What she found was joy in hearing her name shouted while she fights in the arenas. Now, you can add her to [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Oct 11th, 2017
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Silver Games is further expanding their Ponyfinder product line with Ponyfinder: Tactics. This book looks to give players a whole bunch of new options for their characters. New feats, new base class (the Elementalist), new races and subraces, new spells. And for the GM, new monsters. It’s got a...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 6th, 2017
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Reasons why today’s pretty awesome: 1) It’s Friday 2) It’s going to be a 3-day weekend 3) We’ve got our chili and dessert cook-off today I mean… how does it really get much better than that? Well, I guess I could be gaming afterward. But I don’t have any lined up f...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 5th, 2017
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Well, better late than never. The September releases have been posted over on Zenit Miniature’s website. Being a pretty spooky time of year, the releases certainly reflect that. I mean, you don’t often get models of guys showing off their own severed head so prominently, but you can get o...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 5th, 2017
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The Ancient is growing in power rapidly, and it’s looking to encase the entire world of Kilforth in gloom. Only by racing against the clock and defeating the Ancient in time will the heroes be able to stave off this horrible fate. That’s the story behind Gloom of Kilforth. The original ru...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 5th, 2017
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The work week continues along. We’re in that second-half slide towards the weekend. And I’m excited for it, since I’ve got a great weekend lined up. My new gaming mat should be here today or tomorrow, and I’ve got lots of baking to do. I mean, what could be better? Nothing. Th...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 5th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Games has posted up the open beta rules for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG. If you’ve been re-excited about all things Rokugan from the recent re-launch of the card game, now’s your chance to create your own character and leave your own mark on the land. So, what clan wil...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 4th, 2017
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The Ogre Gate Inn and the Strange Land of Li Fan is a new sourcebook for Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate. If you’re interested in some wuxia RP action, you’ll want to check it out. It will take players to the land of Li Fan, where restless ghosts and other spirits haunt the living. Dare [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 4th, 2017
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Worlds of Empyrea, written by Frank Mentzer (famed Dungeons & Dragons author) is a setting book with a difference. It’s not written for just one system. Or two. Or three. It’s written with rules for 10 different gaming systems. If you’re wanting a new place for your game to be ...