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By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 7th, 2017
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It’s not just Saturday. It’s a 3-day weekend Saturday! The best kind of Saturday! (well, except for 4-day weekend Saturdays, or week-off Saturdays, but let’s not get pedantic here) I’m just kinda chillin’ today. Why go and run yourself ragged? Instead, I’ll just ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 6th, 2017
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I used to work at a hospital. It was a pretty dangerous place. Sharp objects. Strange chemicals. Zombies. Ok, maybe there weren’t zombies… that I know of… But in Zombie Doctor, the zombies are definitely there, and they’re the doctors, themselves! In the game, players are look...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 6th, 2017
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Auroch Digital has released the digital version of the Ogre tabletop miniatures game over on Steam. … I should get a Steam account at some point… maybe… Anyway, for those of you that actually have such an account, you can bring this classic game to your computer screens, sending you...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 6th, 2017
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“If you’re such a goth, where were you when we sacked Rome!?” Well, we’re not quite to the sacking of Rome yet, but it is certainly the final part of the Roman Empire that we find ourselves in The Fall of Hispania. Tribes like the Vaandals, Suebis, Alans, and Visigoths are loo...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Oct 6th, 2017
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We all know my love of “try before you buy.” Being an informed consumer is very important in this day and age. I also think it shows a company feels they’ve got a quality product. “Look, we’ll let you try it for free and we know you’ll come back for more.” Th...
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 Board Games
Oct 6th, 2017
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Occasionally, games get purchased by a new company who look to give them a good overhaul. That’s what’s going on with Medieval. HGN Games has picked it up and gave it a good scrubbing. The art has been entirely changed, and the rules got a good streamlining. They’re looking to bring...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Oct 6th, 2017
3 Comments
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I hate when the power goes out. And I’m sure most of you would agree. It’s never an opportune time. It’s always, “damn. I was right in the middle of ____.” Well, if you were an Electrocutioner, you could probably just plug your big gun-thing into the socket and power up ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 6th, 2017
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Clash Yunval is a new strategy card game available from Verithran. Summon powerful allies in your quest to defeat monsters and gain stars. The game will feature different sets, each that are able to be played on their own, or mixed together for an even bigger melee. You can pick up your copies throug...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 6th, 2017
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AEG’s got two new releasing that they’ve posted up for the month of October. They’re even taking pre-orders. One’s Mana Storm, a new expansion to Mystic Vale, the deck-building game where you actually alter the cards as you’re playing (though not permanently like a Legac...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Oct 6th, 2017
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One of the more-popular Imperial Guard groups is the Death Korps of Krieg. I’ve always loved how they look, with their trench coats and gas masks. It’s a very WWI-feel to me, which I think is awesome, since I think that war gets overlooked a lot more than it should. Anyway, there’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 6th, 2017
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I know that some of you have been playing the game since Gen Con, where you picked it up during the pre-release, but the new version of the Legend of the Five Rings card game is now available to everyone else. So while you’re working on your L5R character for the RPG, you can also […]...
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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I get to work at a time that most people would consider “ridiculously early.” A major reason for that is because, depending on when, exactly, I leave, my commute can easily double in duration, due to traffic. We’ve all been stuck in a traffic jam at some point. And we’ve all w...
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 Horror
Oct 5th, 2017
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least, as far as I’m concerned, anyway. And playing Malifaux certainly is appropriate, as it’s got a rather spooky and macabre feel to it. And now you can check out what will be released this month for the game (as well as a sneak-peek at...
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 Card Games
Oct 5th, 2017
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There’s an evil Lich living (… err… undead-ing?) in the mansion on the hill. It’s up to the Dark Seekers to go and get them out of there. And if they just happen to become all-powerful, themselves, along the way, well, that’s just a happy accident, isn’t it? That&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 5th, 2017
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What’s past is past. At least, we thought so, anyway. It would seem that’s not quite the case. The stream of time has whirlpools and eddies and you can head back to them over and over again. In fact, sometimes you need to, lest the whole thing jump the banks and change course. That’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 5th, 2017
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The Expanse show on Syfy is filled with action, adventure, and intrigue, spread all across the solar system. Now, you can bring that down to your tabletop and participate in it, yourself, with The Expanse Board Game from WizKids. Gain control of one of the four factions from the show and push your ow...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 5th, 2017
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Stuffed Fables is a new type of storytelling game where the game book, itself, is the scene for all the action. Players will move their figures on the book’s pages, even as it tells them how the scenarios they’re playing goes. But how does that all work, exactly? In this preview, Plaid Ha...
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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The American Football season is well under way. And I’m sure many of you have tabletop football seasons going as well. If you’d like to expand out your roster with a new team, you can do so over on Kickstarter. Atlas Miniatures is running a campaign to fund their S.P.Q.R. team of Ogres an...
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 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 4th, 2017
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Just about any group of friends has come up with names for situations they’ve been in. You know, semi-vague sayings that hint at what happened, but don’t really give it all away. Many are rife with innuendo. Well, Oscar’s Hot Night Out is a game designed to help you come up with nam...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 4th, 2017
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It’s halfway over. The work week is about half-done for most of us. With any luck, you’re looking forward to a weekend of gaming. I might be doing some of that. But I can guarantee that I’ll be doing some baking. Actually, that’ll start tomorrow. We’re having a chili and...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 4th, 2017
1 Comment
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We’ve all told tall tales from our past. It was really a $5 bill and not a $100 you found that one time on the ground. The fish you caught was only 2lbs and not 10lbs. You only defeated 3 frost giants and not 16. You know how it goes. But sometimes you might be […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 4th, 2017
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These days, the world of the digital and tabletop are blending together more and more. You’ve got board games that have apps that not only help run them, but are vital to the play experience. Well, Alchimie Inc. is blending technology and umm… non-technology in NecroMech, their upcoming D...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 4th, 2017
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Ramshackle Games is looking to bring a new set of rules to your tabletops. It’s called Mini Gangs and, as one would expect, it puts you in charge of your own post-apocalyptic gang. It’s designed to be quick to play, without lots of charts and rules, in three different rules tiers, dependi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 4th, 2017
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When vampire clans fight, things can get really, really messy in a hurry. When the Gargoyle and Phoenix clans clashed, it nearly wrecked them both. This caused the Secret Order to realize that having hidden Inquisitors in the various clans, tasked with keeping their numbers in check, was a good idea....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 4th, 2017
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I’m a huge fan of innovation in game worlds. There’s lots of fantasy RPGs, walking-undead board games, and sci-fi skirmish games out there. What you don’t see a lot of are games where you and the other players are mice who form a club and build their own motorcycles. But that’...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
1 Comment
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Can you lie to your friends with a straight face? Well, “lie” is such a mean word. Can you bluff your friends with a straight face? Personally, I love bluffing games. But then, I could weave all sorts of yarns and probably get someone to believe them. So I’m definitely interested in...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
2 Comments
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I’ve been trying to come up with some clever way of introducing this game, but I think that straight-forward is just the best: Motes and Beams is basically Mormon Cards Against Humanity. Though there’s a bit more than that, as they throw in extra cards where you can swap or take cards fro...
By Polar_Bear
In Job Opportunity
Oct 3rd, 2017
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Want to get into the gaming industry? Well, if you’re in England or America (or willing to relocate), then Battlefront has a couple positions open. In the US, they’ve got a Customer Service Rep and an Accounts Manager. And over in the UK, they’re also looking for an Accounts Manager...