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By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 11th, 2017
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The red cards in Star Wars: Destiny represent those characters, abilities, and equipment that’s all about warfare. They’re the professional soldiers, vehicles, and weapons that are on the lines when it comes to blasters blazing. The Legacies expansion will bring players new red card optio...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 11th, 2017
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You know, with Wyrd posting up a regular preview on Mondays, it’s not such a bad day after all. It could certainly be worse, is what I’m saying. This time around, it’s another look at Above the Law for Through the Breach. Check out the Witchling Handler....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Dec 11th, 2017
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I survived the Snowpocalypse here in Atlanta. And I’m one of the lucky ones that never lost power (for more than just a flicker, anyway). I’ve got some friends that are still without. Hopefully they’ll get it back soon. And I hope all of you had a chance to enjoy the winter wonderla...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 11th, 2017
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While there’s certainly nothing wrong with playing a character in an RPG that’s an elf or a dwarf or a human or a halfling, but, for me, I always liked getting a bit more creative with it. Minotaurs, goliaths, and such like that. Well, if you want something a bit more scaly, Skirmisher Pu...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 11th, 2017
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Giant robot alert! We have a giant robot alert on the screen! *loud buzzing and beeping while red lights flash* Dream Pod 9 is running a Kickstarter campaign for their giant robot miniatures game, Heavy Gear Blitz!. With the Kickstarter, they’re looking to create new core army miniatures for th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 11th, 2017
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Solo rules for games open up entirely new opportunities for play. Sometimes you want to game, but nobody’s around. Having a game that’ll still work with just one player means there’s always enough to play. In Gaia Project, Z-Man games has created a variant of the rules for solo play...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 11th, 2017
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It’s two, two, two waves in one! Fantasy Flight is giving you a double-shot of X-Wing releases, with both Wave XII and Wave XIII now available. That’s a total of 5 new ships to add to your squadrons. You’ve got some classics, some new, and some new-classics. A little bit of everythi...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Dec 11th, 2017
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Back when I was playing 40k regularly, my two main armies were Orks and Dark Angels… I guess I have a thing for green armies. Hey, when you buy green paint in bulk, you save. Well, the Dark Angels are getting themselves updated for the latest edition. A new Codex, as well as army bundles, [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 9th, 2017
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Ok, so I was being a little facetious, saying that we were expecting a Snowpocalypse here in Atlanta, with the little bit of snow that was coming down at the time… but… yeah… we had a bit of a Snowpocalypse. That was the view from my front door last night and it was still much [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 8th, 2017
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Edgar Allen Poe is one of the world’s great authors. Inventor of the detective novel, he’s more well-known for his study of the macabre. One of his famous stories is Masque of the Red Death. Next year, players will be able to put themselves into the dark narrative, as IDW will be having a...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 8th, 2017
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Even though ninjas never really wrapped themselves in black like we see in pop culture (that was a kabuki theater thing. Ninjas dressed like everyone else so they didn’t stand out), it’s still fun to have ninja figures running around on our battlefields in their iconic look. Well, if you&...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 8th, 2017
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Games can occasionally need a bit of an update. Mechanics can be smoothed out. Art assets can be redone. Components can get a change in material or quality. In the end, you’ve got an old game that has a new feel to it. For those that are fans of Kingsburg, you’ll be happy to see […...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 8th, 2017
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There’s quite a lot of you out there with Saxon blood in your veins. Now, there can be quite a lot of you with Saxon minis out on your gaming tabletop (and, depending on how careful with your craft knife while cleaning and assembling the figures, you might have your Saxon blood out there as [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 8th, 2017
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Apocalypse! Armageddon! The End of Times! Yes, it’s lightly snowing here in Atlanta. … Ok, so it’s kinda hard to see in that photo, but it’s actually picked up a bit more here. So, while we prepare our milk sandwiches with bleach, we can also nibble on some bite-sized gaming s...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 8th, 2017
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Fridays are a magical time. They’re the gateway to the weekend, giving us a bit of freedom at the end of the work day. Fridays are also magical because Wyrd likes to give us regular previews. In this case, it’s a bit of a spiny preview for The Other Side. Have yourself a look at […...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 8th, 2017
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The throne is empty. A new monarch must be set upon it. But whom should lead? Obviously, it should be the ruler of one of the realms that has shown that they are the most-prosperous and best leader. No bloodline nonsense. This is a merit-based system. Prove you’re the best ruler and you’l...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 8th, 2017
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Team Yankee looks at what WWIII might look like as the forces of NATO go against the Soviets on the fields of Europe. This week, the Stripes book came out, adding to the American forces. This new book can be picked up now. Next week, we’ll be seeing new versions of several American units, inclu...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 8th, 2017
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It’s a two-fer of Beyond the Gates of Antares news bits today. The first is that there’s a new Boromite Hauler available over in the Warlord Games Webshop. The other is that they’ve posted up a free download of the rules. This primer, called Antares Base One, will give you the rules...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 8th, 2017
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Not that I dislike winter, per-se (I am a polar bear, after all), but really, it’s Fall and then Spring that are my favorite seasons. So I know I’m looking forward to March. Privateer Press is also looking forward to March. They’ve got some previews of their March releases that I th...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Dec 8th, 2017
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The new year is starting off with a bang at CMON. They have announced that they will be launching their Kickstarter campaign for HATE on January 16th. They’ve also announced that this will be a Kickstarter-exclusive game. What does that mean? What does it entail? How will this affect retailers?...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 7th, 2017
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Man, that forest just can’t catch a break. First there were zombies. Then there were aliens. Now, there’s all manner of monsters! That’s what’s happening on SolarFlare’s next installment of the Nightmare Forest game line. And if you want to make sure the game is as good ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 7th, 2017
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Ascension is one of my favorite card games. I bring it to just about any gaming get-together I go to. Easy to teach. Fun to play. And quite a lot of sets to choose from. If you’re looking to catch up, or you’re a rabid fan who wants cool, foil-y cards, you’ll want to order […...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 7th, 2017
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Usually, when you’re seeing Star Trek announcements form WizKids, it’s about Attack Wing. But, in this case, it’s HeroClix. Yes, the original crew has been miniaturized and is making their way onto your HeroClix boards. You can pick up Kirk, Spock, McCoy Uhura, and all the others no...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 7th, 2017
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Who wouldn’t want a dragon for a pet? I mean, really. I’d love a dozen! And that’s just what you can get in Dragon Pets, now available from Japanime Games. In it, you’ll be competing in the 1783rd Dragon Breeding Competition. Go out and catch the most wild dragons and get them...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 7th, 2017
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This week just continues to roll along. There’s now 2 of us in the office with Santa hats on. And we’ve got Burl Ives playing on the radio. It’s a good time had by all. It’s also getting really cold out. Being proper Atlantans, the mere mention of cold weather, and a tiny pros...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 7th, 2017
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Occasionally, games can use a bit of a revamp. There’s nothing wrong with it. Years of the game can show parts where there’s room for improvement. Or maybe some new expansions weren’t working out the way they were originally intended. Or the game can just feel a bit dated. Whatever ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 7th, 2017
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Gangfight Games is gearing up for a new Kickstarter campaign for Blackwater Gulch. They’ve posted up some artwork so you can be excited about it. And, I mean, one of the new figures they’ll be looking to make is a weregator. So they’ve got my attention there. But that’s not th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 7th, 2017
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Mining can lead to all sorts of discoveries. You could be digging and suddenly stumble upon a huge area filled with energy crystals, for example! This treasure-trove will certainly bring wealth and power to your city. But you’re not the only one sinking mines into the earth. Other cities have c...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 7th, 2017
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Secret societies. What’re they hiding in there? Are they up to no good? Or are they just harmless? Well, it would seem as though the Order of the Silver Twilight is looking to do something with Arkham. But what? That’s what the investigators will have to find out in the upcoming Sanctum o...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 7th, 2017
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Games rarely go from first concept to print without a whole ton of changes in the middle. With each change, the game gets more refined, streamlined, and better. In this preview of Stuffed Fables, James Hawthorne, the game’s designer, goes over where the game started and where it’s come, b...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 6th, 2017
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In an alternate, dystopian 1980s, the US is taken over by fascists. These thugs look to stamp out all forms of freedom. But there are those that fight back, and they have a secret weapon. When in range of FM towers broadcasting a specific signal, certain people turn into superhumans, letting them fig...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 6th, 2017
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Sometimes campaigns don’t go the way you want. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. All of us have started something only to realize we need to start over with a better plan. After some retooling, reconfiguring, and reassessing, a relaunch can go much further than originally anticipated. That&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 6th, 2017
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Occasionally, you end up gaming on your own. Maybe plans just don’t line up. Or people have to cancel on you. Or you’re just really early to a gaming session. Whatever the reason, there’s plenty of times where a solo gaming option is best. Nemo’s War is one such game, where yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 6th, 2017
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I’d love to see humanity spread out to the stars. I mean, this planet is pretty awesome and all. I’m not gonna try and deny that. But, c’mon! There’s a whole universe out there to explore! So I wish we could be like the Terrans in Shadows in the Void. They’ve got their h...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 6th, 2017
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A cold wind is blowing here in Atlanta. Yes, I know many of you are much colder than we are here, but it was also almost 70F out yesterday. Today it’ll be closer to 45F. Definitely glad that, earlier this week, I got out my extra blankets that were buried in my closet. So those’ll [&helli...