Mantic

By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jan 12th, 2017
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My painting skills are lacking. They really are. I’ve not painted anything of note for some time now. So, that means you don’t have to worry about me swooping in and taking the top prize in Mantic’s The Walking Dead: All Out War Painting Competition....
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jan 9th, 2017
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For those that want to fill up their entire day with gaming stuff, there’s places like here on TGN, the podcasts that we’ll be compiling together for you tomorrow, and gaming magazines. For those that are fans of Mantic’s games, there’s no better place to get extra info than I...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Jan 6th, 2017
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Well, the world’s once more come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you to not go out into the cold weather! Now there’s zombies, zombies everywhere! (… and not a drop to drink?) But while we sit here in our bunker, hearing all the cries of “braaaaaains!” from just outside,...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
Dec 29th, 2016
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Mantic has a lot coming next year. Lots of new releases for their various games. March will see the official release of the second edition of Deadzone, their sci-fi skirmish miniatures game. Well, more than just a revamp of the old rules is coming. They’ve got some new stuff in store as well....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 28th, 2016
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There’s a lot of things that live out in the ocean. Whales, fish, squid, whale-fish-squid-men… It’s that last group that you should really worry about the most. But if you can take control of those fierce fighters, you can not only control the waves, but potentially the land, too. B...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Dec 27th, 2016
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We’re only 4 days away from the end of 2016. I know a lot of people are going to be very happy about that. Lots because 2016 wasn’t the greatest. But, really, it’s also because there’s a lot to look forward to in 2017. Certainly, the folks at Mantic have a lot planned, and the...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Dec 13th, 2016
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Well, Monday is over and the work week is well underway. Hopefully yours has been fairly easy so far. It’s been a bit hectic over here, but waddyagonna do? You’re gonna listen to some gaming podcasts is what you’re gonna do! This week we have: Singled Out Episode 21: Season 3 Masons...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Dec 5th, 2016
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Here in the South, it’s usually a bit of a seesaw this time of year in terms of temperature. One day it’s cold and rainy. The next it’s not so bad out again. During those cold and rainy days, it’s definitely nice to just stay in and read a gaming magazine. Thankfully, there...
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
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 Horror
Nov 16th, 2016
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Sometimes you just don’t have the ability to get in on a Kickstarter campaign while it’s running. You might miss the announcement or just not have the funds at the time or whatever other million reasons are out there. During the backerkit portion, you might still miss out. That’s al...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Nov 8th, 2016
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It’s Election Day here in the US. … … … Ok, so here’s some gaming podcasts so you can plug your ears and go, “LALALALAAA! Anything else to listen to!” and hopefully avoid all the nonsense going on with the government. I do hope you go out and vote (I did a we...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Nov 2nd, 2016
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We’re just getting started in a new month and the folks behind Ironwatch Magazine already have the new issue of their publication available for your downloading and reading pleasure. Pretty handy. Just don’t forget to send in your rent check because you were busy finding out about all the...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Oct 31st, 2016
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Mantic has launched a brand new painting contest. They’re calling it Brush With Death and it’s looking to be a new annual event where gamers from all over the world look to win a special trophy to add to their case....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 29th, 2016
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Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re all having a great Saturday. I just got back from the grocery store (I’m typing this up a decent amount earlier than it is set to go live) so I can get ready to have some company over for a low-key Halloween party. I’m making cookies, chocolate-coa...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Oct 27th, 2016
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While I certainly am a prolific writer (23,346 posts here on TGN at the time this one goes live), I’m certainly not much of a storyteller. Or, at the very least, I type up ~10 stories a day, but most are about 2 paragraphs lone. I’m the master of the short-subject, I guess. 😀 What [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 20th, 2016
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Mantic’s Star Saga Kickstarter campaign is getting close to the end. They’ve been doing great, busting through one stretch goal after another. People are certainly excited about getting their deep-space-dungeon-delving groove on. But, as always, there’s lots more that Mantic would l...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 15th, 2016
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*puts on Elton John garb* Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright! Ok, so it’s not actually Saturday night yet, but it will be soon (well, for me. Some of you are already well into Saturday night. Bloody time zones). Anyway,...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Oct 11th, 2016
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Well, it’s certainly been an interesting day around here so far. This morning, various, seemingly random bits of the internet were out. Then, here at the office, the power went out for about 10-15min. Then that came back on, but the internet stayed out for about another half-hour. It’s be...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Oct 10th, 2016
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It was actually cold enough out yesterday that I put on my slippers for the first time this season. A friend of mine has their heat out. He lives in Denver. It was 39 degrees the other day. Sounds like a great time to curl up by the fireplace and read a gaming magazine while […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 6th, 2016
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Even the biggest, baddest person you know can easily get freaked out by being plunged into total darkness. Suddenly being able to see what made that “bump” noise can cause chills to run down just about anyone’s spine. And in the Warpath universe, there’s plenty of things to fe...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 5th, 2016
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The universe of Warpath is wide, filled with all sorts of colorful characters out to make their own name and be their own boss. These mercenaries add a lot of color to the setting and have been a big part of it since its inception. Well, Star Saga should be no different. As such, Mantic […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 30th, 2016
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Mantic Games has been doing rather well with their Kickstarter campaign for Star Saga. As I type this, they’re less than $2k from reaching $200k, which will be 2x what their original goal for the campaign was. As such, they’ve made it through several stretch goals (4 to be specific, soon ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2016
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Many of you have played Mantic’s dungeon-delving game Dungeon Saga. Some of you looked at it and went, “yeah… but I prefer sci-fi games.” Well, your time has come as Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Star Saga, their story-driven dungeon-crawl game, but now ba...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 24th, 2016
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It’s that time again, everyone. It’s Saturday. When you read this, it’ll be at least 2pm, Eastern. But for me, currently, it’s 5:30am. I’ve got a group of friends coming over for some gaming starting at 9am and have a bunch to get done before that. We’ll probably g...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 16th, 2016
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Mantic has announced that they’re working on a new dungeon-crawler style board game. This one’s called Star Saga. Instead of some dark dungeon or dank cave, you’re headed out into the stars to fight baddies in derelict spaceships and planetary colonies. The game takes place in the W...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Sep 6th, 2016
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Welcome back to the work week, for those of you that had yesterday off. For those of us that were working, well, good on us. We’ve made it through the first day of the week. Just gotta keep up the pace and we’ll make it back to the weekend sooner than we think. Something that […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 5th, 2016
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The rules for armies in many fantasy games come from way armies waged war in real life. You had your rank-and-file soldiers who would move together in a column. There’d be archers or other fire-support units off to the sides. Cavalry would be a highly-mobile element in the battle. Artillery wou...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Sep 5th, 2016
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From time to time, some gamers love to really go out and have a big game of their favorite minis game. We used to do it back in the day when I played 40k a lot. We’d push a whole bunch of tables together and just go at it. Well, a group of gamers did […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 27th, 2016
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So, since I spend all my regular workdays gaming, I will often step away from it on my time off. You know, you don’t want to get burned out on a thing. However, last weekend and this, I’ve been all-out gaming just about every chance I can! Last week was game day at the Milton, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 23rd, 2016
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Many of us have a favorite gaming spot. Whether it’s a gaming club, a FLGS, or just a friend’s living room, garage, or basement, there’s the spot where we get together with our fellow gamers to throw down. Well, there’s going to be a new spot available for you to get your gami...
By Polar_Bear
In Kings Of War
Aug 22nd, 2016
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Warehouses are not infinite in size. They can, and often do, get filled up with things. This can be a problem when you’ve got a bunch of new, cool things you need to store in it. Mantic is running into that problem. Their warehouse is full, but they’ve got a bunch of new games on [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Aug 10th, 2016
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During Gen Con, I saw a lot of gamers taking a bit of a break off to the side of the convention floor or out in the halls. A couple times, I saw them reading a gaming magazine. They’re a great way to kill some time in-between events or when you just want to fill […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Aug 9th, 2016
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Yesterday, to get home from Gen Con, we drove for about 13 hours. We went from Indy to Atlanta via Memphis. We had to drop off a friend at his place. We’d picked him up on the way, too, but we split the trip into 2 parts. The way back was just one long burn […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 5th, 2016
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So, it’s coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It’s been a very busy day. I’m tired, but still pretty amped about everything that’s gone on. And I’m sure you all would like to know about some of it. There’s been about a billion things...