Mantic

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 3rd, 2015
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In this day and age, with so many miniatures games out there (heck, just so many games total), it’d take a millionaire to be able to buy all of them to find out how they play. Thankfully, some companies put the rules for their games up online for free. Mantic’s been doing that with Kings ...
By Polar_Bear
In Job Opportunity
Jul 2nd, 2015
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Seems it’s the hiring season for game companies. We’ve had Fantasy Flight Games and Warlord Games looking for new team members. Now it’s Mantic’s turn. They’re on the lookout for a new Graphic Designer. Personally, I can’t draw a stick figure without 6 weeks of lea...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 2nd, 2015
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An initial version of a game, while it may be playtested extensively and been in development for years, may not always be the perfect game that designers had hoped for. Things crop up that weren’t an issue initially. Rules interact differently than originally intended. That’s what happens...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jul 1st, 2015
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Most fans are content to just play the games they love. Others will actively learn all they can and talk about the game with others. Even others will make podcast shows about those games. And then there’s the ones that go out of their way to make a magazine based on their favorite games. Having...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 24th, 2015
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Well, we’re mostly caught-up here after the Expo last weekend. Still a few things to deal with, but my inbox was actually down to a manageable level after going through it yesterday. Of course, it’s now filled back up again, but waddyagonnado? Another thing that’s full is the box wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 22nd, 2015
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Mantic is heading down to the dungeons beneath their Kings of War world in Dungeon Saga. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the game is now coming out for everyone. You can get your pre-orders in now over on Mantic’s webshop. If you do, you’ll get a free, limited-edition miniature a...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Jun 15th, 2015
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Warpath, Mantic’s sci-fi miniatures wargame, has a new edition of their rules up online for you to check out. The basic stats for Corporations are in there. Then there’s the Forge Fathers, Enforcers, and the Plague. The rules have been being worked on for five years, so hopefully you̵...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jun 10th, 2015
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DreadBall combines various sports and mashes them together on your tabletop… which invariably has your players mashing into one-another on the tabletop as well. It’s a good time had by all (if you enjoy mashing, that is). Xtreme takes DreadBall to the streets. It’s wild. It’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jun 4th, 2015
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Ironwatch, the Mantic fan magazine, has issue 34 now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. As always, they give you a fan’s look at what’s going on over at Mantic. Get yourself a copy and see what they’ve been up to....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 2nd, 2015
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Mantic has started showing off some more previews for the Kings of War 2nd edition that will be hitting gaming store shelves this August. But there’s just one problem… They don’t have a name that they’ve liked come up yet for the 2-player starter box they’ll be making. S...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
May 29th, 2015
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Are you ready for some DreadBall!? While the stereotype has it that gamers don’t even know the most basic fundamentals of sports, the truth is that many of us are sports fans (my personal preferences being hockey and college football). And a lot of us want to play game that are meant to simulat...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
May 25th, 2015
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Mantic Games wants to give you free stuff. Do you want free stuff from Mantic Games? Of course you want free stuff from Mantic Games! Everyone wants free stuff from Mantic Games! They’re having a special contest over on their website where you could win £800 of DreadBall stuff (for American rea...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 21st, 2015
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Mantic has been feeling hot, hot, hot lately. Apparently, it’s because they’ve been working on the new Forces of the Abyss for both Kings of War and Dungeon Saga. They’ve posted up previews of just what they’ve been working on, giving us a look at 4 different units for Kings o...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
May 7th, 2015
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Mantic brings the Mars invasion to your tabletop with Mars Attacks. Now they want to give one lucky Facebook follower a whole invasion force of their own. When they hit 23k likes, they’ll select one winner to get a massive Mars Attacks prize pack worth of £300. All you have to do is “Like...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
May 4th, 2015
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Ironwatch, the Mantic fanzine, has issue 33 now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. This issue has a couple reports from Clash of Kings events, a look at the Deadzone tourneys at Adepticon, a guide to enhancing your Mars Attacks Martian Machines, and more. From the release:...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Apr 22nd, 2015
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Mantic has updated their Mantic Points program. Don’t know about the Mantic Points program? It’s pretty simple. Buy Mantic products, get Mantic points. Trade them in for free stuff. They’ve updated their program to add new minis from Mars Attacks. Whether you favor towards saving hu...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Apr 20th, 2015
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Mantic is expanding their Mars Attacks world off the gridded battlefield of Greenville and taking to the wide-open spaces of a miniatures gaming tabletop. Mars Attacks: World War expands on the basics of the Mars Attacks board game to make it a fully-customizable miniatures skirmish game. Now you can...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
Apr 16th, 2015
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Mantic will be making their way to Salute and they’ll be bringing quite a lot with them. First off, they’ll have Kings of War demos going on the Tablescapes Tiles they have from Secret Weapon Miniatures (Mantic’s the exclusive distributor of those in the UK and Europe). You can also...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 13th, 2015
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Mantic is prepped for the third wave of invasion from the Martians coming to Earth. They’re now taking orders for the next set of Mars Attacks minis. The figures are pre-assembled in colored plastic, so they’re ready to play right out of the box. The exception to that is the giant robot, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 11th, 2015
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It’s Saturday! Hope you’re getting in some gaming. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m currently getting my arm repeatedly jabbed and ink permanently applied to it. It’s fun!… Really!… Actually, it’s not so bad, honestly. And I’m sort of a wimp when it comes ...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Apr 7th, 2015
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Tuesday has come back around. We all made it through Monday. As per our tradition, we’ve collected the various Podcasts we’ve collected over the past week and present them here to you now. This installment we’ve got: Mantic Games April Podcast, Screaming Heretic 80: Adepticon Wrap-u...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 6th, 2015
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Mantic has just a couple hours left in their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. They’re closing in on 7x funded and have unlocked quite a few of stretch goals, but they could always make it through a few more. They’ve added Forge Fathers, and they’d certainly love to unlock Hund, Bounty...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Apr 2nd, 2015
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Ironwatch, the Mantic fan magazine, has issue 32 now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. In this installment, they’ve got such articles as a Q&A with Mantic about upcoming releases, a Kings of War battle report between Elves and Orks, how to paint DreadBall Xtreme Convicts...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 30th, 2015
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Mantic is in their final week for their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. To help that sprint to the end, they’ve added in a stretch goal that, if passed, will ad a Faction Booster, for free, to any Quarantine-level pledge. Who doesn’t love free minis? I know I love free minis. The Faction B...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 26th, 2015
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Mantic continues to roll along with their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. Though, for those of you that just want the terrain that they’ve got as part of the game, they’ve heard your pleas and have created a terrain-only pledge level. The sets utilize the same terrain system that Mantic ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 24th, 2015
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Mantic has been making their way through stretch goals over on their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. Next to be unlocked is the Brood Mother add-on for the Veer-Myn faction. They also have deluxe gaming mats that you can add to your campaign, either with a single one, or a pack of four (the mats are 2...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 20th, 2015
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Mantic has gotten their Deadzone: Infestation Kickstarter campaign. And you all have wasted no time in rocketing past their funding goal of $50k. So better settle in for stretch goals, since we’ll be going through them for the next 17 days. This time they’re adding in the Veer-Myn to the ...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Mar 17th, 2015
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Here we are again on Tuesday. Seems we got here pretty quick. Monday, thankfully, came and went without much of a hitch, at least here. Hopefully yours was much the same. So anyway, we’ve got our regular segment here of collecting the week’s podcasts for you to listen to at your leisure. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 10th, 2015
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Mantic has the Pledge Manager for their Kings of War 2 Kickstarter campaign now up and running. Backers can now pick out exactly what they want from all the options available, from the various miniatures and army sets, to terrain, and tablescapes tiles. Didn’t back the Kickstarter? No worries. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
Mar 2nd, 2015
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Ironwatch, the Mantic fan magazine, has issue 31 now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. Full of articles about upcoming Mantic events (both by the company and just at local gaming shops), alternate rules for all of Mantic’s games, and special scenarios you won’t find els...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Feb 19th, 2015
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Mantic has launched their DreadBall Xtreme website and they’re looking for people interested in helping out. Do you have match reports? Send ’em in. Do you have strategy or tactics articles? Send ’em in. Painting guides? Send ’em in. Expect a review of the game here on TGN in ...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Feb 13th, 2015
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Mantic wants you to be able to get their products at your local gaming store. They know that the LGS is the lifeblood of the gaming community. They have started a special deal where if you get your LGS to start stocking Mantic, they’ll give you a coupon for their products as a thank you. [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 7th, 2015
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Another Saturday night (well, afternoon) and I ain’t got nobody (well, I’m hanging out with my gaming group). I got some money ’cause I just got paid (well, earlier in the week, yeah). Oh how I wish I had someone to talk to (well… again, with my gaming group, so I’m talk...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Feb 4th, 2015
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Mantic is showing off previews for the blisters and the final painted versions of the new Enforcers they’ve been working on. No more will they be made of resin, these Warpath models are going plastic. Source From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Feb 3rd, 2015
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Here to get you through another week are the podcasts and vidcasts that we think you might like to listen to. This week we have: Gamers on Games Episode 270 : Gameplay Overview of Terminus Gate, Gamers Behaving Badly episodes 7 and 8, the first episode of a new Mantic video series (this episode’...