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By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 5th, 2017
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We’re just getting nicely into the groove for December. Not quite a week in, but still a good foothold going. Well, it seems a good time to have some new Punkapocalyptic releases. Still plenty of time to order them and have them as gifts for your December-based holiday season. Nice....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 5th, 2017
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Robotech is a series with a rather long history. The anime has spawned numerous games. I mean… it’s giant robots. So you know my thoughts on the whole thing. Well, SolarFlare Games is looking to bring their own game to the lexicon. It’s called Robotech: Force of Arms, and it’l...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Dec 5th, 2017
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Holy alliteration, Batman! We’ve got a double-dose of it for you in that headline. Black Anchor Industries, Privateer Press’ big-model shop, has previewed its next release. This time around, it’s a welcome sight for all you beer aficionados out there. It’s the Hooch Hauler for...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 4th, 2017
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Kazmiizumi-kanchou, the famous sword master, sits in his dojo, quietly meditating. His sharp ears hear rustling outside. But it’s not simply the wind through the trees. Someone’s out there… multiple someones. He grabs his sword, ready to face whatever threat might be coming for him....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 4th, 2017
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For those that haven’t picked up any of the previous 100 Oddities books, I can say from experience that they really help out. GMs send players all over everywhere in their games, and coming up with a full, rich world can sometimes be difficult. Players will always end up going somewhere or aski...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 4th, 2017
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Gamers, in my experience, are people who enjoy their booze. They also, in my experience, tend to have lots of obscure trivia floating around in their heads. Drinkuisition brings those two concepts together in a new party card game. Players will draw cards and have to answer questions that seem like t...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 4th, 2017
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Without a coherent plan and a competent commander, even the best-trained and best-equipped troops will fall in battle. So, making sure your soldiers get the intel they need to know what their objectives are on the battlefield is important. And a commander choosing the best options as the battle flows...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 4th, 2017
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Back in the office after a busy weekend. Heck, I was just here the other day, helping to pick and pack orders (or “the ol’ P’ n’ P'” as they apparently don’t call it, much to my disappointment). But it’s back to the regular desk (at least for now), making new...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 4th, 2017
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Gamers are somewhat social creatures. Sure, we might enjoy hanging out in our dark basements, but we still like doing so with other gamers. Well, when together like this, gaming, you might want to try out Word Mines, a party card game of guessing the key word without using the forbidden words. ItR...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 4th, 2017
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It’s always cool when a pre-production copy of a game makes it to the office. Sure, it’s not the entirely final version of the game, but there’s still plenty going on that you can get a good feeling of what you can expect in the retail copy. IDW Games got themselves one of their pre...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 4th, 2017
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Apps can help make your favorite board games run smoother. They can be used to track resources or turns or health or all manner of other items. It can also turn a game from a competitive one into a cooperative one. That’s what you get with the Legends of the Alliance App for Imperial Assault. [...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 4th, 2017
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Tanks! You’re welcome. No, I mean Tanks! And also Tank Destroyers. And a new edition of the Pegasus Bridge and Ham & Jam sets. What I’m saying is that there’s new Bolt Action releases available over in the Warlord Games webshop. There’s also dice, because we all love dice...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Dec 4th, 2017
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Games Workshop’s a little bit of all over with this week’s set of pre-releases that you can order now. The biggest one is probably the new Blood Angels codex, as well as a bunch of units for them, including Primaris Marines with Blood Angels insignia. Second would be the Blood Bowl items,...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 2nd, 2017
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It’s Saturday. Usually, that would mean gaming. But Friday meant gaming for me, as a friend came over after work and we played some Guild Ball, Bunny Kingdom, and Apotheca. Great way to spend a Friday. So, what am I up to Saturday? Well, I’m in the CMON Offices, helping pack orders for th...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 1st, 2017
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WWIII is not currently happening. Let’s do our best to keep it that way, eh? I don’t really want Team Yankee to turn into a modern game, as opposed to just post-modern-sci-fi. So, for the meantime, these are just figurative, uh, figures. And in the Stripes book, Battlefront expands the U....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 1st, 2017
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Conan wore a lot of different hats over the course of his long career chopping people in half. Barbarian, King, and in this instance, Mercenary. Modiphius has added a new book to their Conan RPG line. This one is Conan the Mercenary. It gives players many more options for their characters, as well as...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 1st, 2017
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The digital world is becoming more and more important in our everyday lives. Hell, I work online. You’re reading this on some electronic device (unless you have someone print out all these articles for you and then hands you the hard copy, which just seems odd…). All of these items run us...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 1st, 2017
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Most RPG systems are very specific to a time or place. Medieval fantasy. Interstellar sci-fi. Pulp-noir Earth. The Genesys system isn’t like that. This new set of rules gives you the ability to play anywhere, anytime, anytheme. It’s now available from Fantasy Flight....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 1st, 2017
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I’ve almost run out of Thanksgiving leftovers. I still have some turkey and some sweet potato casserole, along with just a touch of one pumpkin pie left. BTW: the sweet potatoes still being around are a case of “Save the best for last.” Not to sound haughty, but trying some of it, w...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Dec 1st, 2017
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We’re almost to the end of the year. The final month is upon us. There’s no better time than now to be working on plans for next year. The convention season almost never ends now, and you can find something awesome going on somewhere every weekend. In this case, we’re talking about ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 1st, 2017
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I’m guessing that Picnic Palace is where the people from Who Should We Eat? think they are… or maybe this game is what the players in that game are imagining, when they start chomping into each-other… There’s a thought for you… Anyway, Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 1st, 2017
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Fireflies are almost guaranteed to bring a smile, especially to the critters in the forest who think that their big, light-up butts are just super-tasty. In Smile, a new card game from Z-Man Games, you’ll take your collection of fireflies out into the forest in order to gather the animals withi...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Dec 1st, 2017
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Well, the Scorpions are red (and I don’t mean to say that the classic metal band is communist), so that’s kinda Christmas-y. Anyway, even if it doesn’t really tie in with the holiday season (not like every story this month needs to), if you’re looking for Red Scorpions items f...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 1st, 2017
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We blew it up! Us maniacs! We blew it up! Damn you, Todd! At least, we did in the Fallout universe. Now, we have to learn to live in this post-apocalyptic wasteland. So grab your Nuka Cola and puppy friend and be careful of The Final Pam. The Fallout board game is now available....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 30th, 2017
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I’m always a big fan of seeing new twists on classic miniatures types. There’s been troll miniatures around for seemingly forever, but I have to say, I’ve not seen so many whale trolls. Well, for those that are interested in the Toa Orcs that are coming from Punga Miniatures (like I...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 30th, 2017
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Judge Dredd is getting a new game based on the long-running comic series. In this case, it’s Osprey Games creating a new adventure card game. It’s called Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth. The game uses mechanics taken from The Lost Expedition, but with a dystopian sci-fi feel....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 30th, 2017
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The invasion is on! Aliens are raining down from the skies. But the people of the world aren’t going to idly sit by as some bug-eyed monster tries to push them over. Take the fight to those extraterrestrials and show them that this is our home and they can’t have it. That’s the stor...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 30th, 2017
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I mean, being in charge of a starfighter is pretty cool. So is being in charge of a couple of them. But for those that want real power, being an admiral in charge of a fleet of capital ships and their squadrons of fighters is really where it’s at. If that sort of power is […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 30th, 2017
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Thursday, Thursday, Thursday… never could get a handle on Thursdays. I certainly enjoy them, as it means we’re getting close to the weekend, but we’re obviously not quite there yet. So, it’s like, “Woo! Almost-weekend-eve!” Ah well, we’ll get there in time. B...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 30th, 2017
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The study of how history changes over time is called Historiography. Yes, history can and very often does change over time. As new evidence and sources come out, and more analysis is done on the subject, things we thought were one way can very much prove to be another. So, as Z-Man interviewed the or...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 30th, 2017
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Thanksgiving was just a week ago, and I know I’ve still got plenty of leftovers to go through. But when one is trapped on a desert island, there’s not a lot of sweet potato casserole and cornbread stuffing just laying around. You might find some coconuts, but resources are going to scarce...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 30th, 2017
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The release of Stuffed Fables grows ever-closer. People are excited to try out taking on the role of those snuggly characters and head into the dream world to protect their dreamer. You know who else is snuggly? Rodney Smith. He’s created a how-to-play video of the game and Plaid Hat has posted...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 30th, 2017
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The ubiquitous starfighter for the Empire is the TIE. The standard form is almost entirely convertible into new forms. There’s many different varieties out there because of it. This has gone forward into the new era as the New Order continues to use TIE variants. One preferred by Kylo Ren is th...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 30th, 2017
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It’s a country’s National Day. Hooray! This time around, it’s Scotland. So grab your kilt, bagpipes, and whiskey. Also, be sure to head over to Corvus Belli’s Facebook page, as they have their traditional giveaway happening. If you want some free minis, go and put your name in...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 29th, 2017
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This year is ending and a new one is set to begin. It’s never a bad time to think about the future and see what’s coming up. In this case, HobbyHorse Games has announced that they’re working on a new game called Furocious. In it, players will be looking to build up a team of [&helli...