Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Feb 5th, 2016
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You’ve got to have strong individuals to be in charge and take the lead if you want your group to succeed. This certainly holds true for a group such as the Rebellion. They were outnumbered and outgunned greatly by the Imperial forces. Without strong and competent leaders, the Emperor wouldR...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 4th, 2016
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Even award-winning games, after years of play, can find that there are some things that might not be the greatest and, as such, can use a bit of an update. That’s when they come out with a 2nd edition. Such is the case with Apocalypse World 2nd Edition that is up on Kickstarter now. Will [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 4th, 2016
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As I have said countless times, sourcebooks are a great resource for DMs/GMs to help expand their own games, regardless of originally what system they might have been created for. Of course, if you want to use the book with a particular system, or if you like a particular system and have been clamori...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 4th, 2016
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Strike Force, by Aaron Allston, broke ground as the first superhero campaign guide. Sure, you can have your fantasy settings or your sci-fi settings and all that all you want, but if you want guys in tights and capes flying around, you gotta get some superhero action in. Well, there’s a new, ex...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 3rd, 2016
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There have been plenty of mythological women from all around the world. Stories of creatures like harpies and gorgons and such are widespread. While researching a different book, author Christopher Stoll kept coming across these stories. Well, he’s decided to put them together into one book tha...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Feb 2nd, 2016
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“You can accomplish whatever you put your mind to” holds a bit of extra meaning for you psionics-players out there. Different from magic, psionics allows characters to use the “power of positive thinking” in order to change the world around them. In this installment of Unearth...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 31st, 2016
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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! … is what day it is. At least for me as I’m typing this, anyway. But “fun with time zones” will have to wait, because right now we’ve got a couple of bite-sized stories to give you in our Sunday Snippets feature. So let’s get to it. Today we...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 30th, 2016
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Well… it was worth the wait. We find ourselves once more in Saturday. Joy… Anyway, let’s get to the various review articles we’ve bee coming across recently. I present to you the Review Roundup. This week we have articles on: Dark Stories, Hunt: The Unknown Quarry, Hengist, My...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 29th, 2016
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Aliens are invading! Aliens are invading! Run! Run! Run awaaaaaaaay! That’s what you’d be saying if you sat down for a session of End of the World: Alien Invasion. What? You don’t think you can do that? Au contrere! The book is now available for your gaming pleasure....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 29th, 2016
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It’s not uncommon to find setting books for RPGs that don’t have a system associated with them. If it’s a Fantasy setting, you can use it with any Fantasy RPG you might be playing. Same with Sci-Fi or Steampunk or whatever. Well, Drudge is the reverse of that. It’s a new syste...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 28th, 2016
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What would become of our beloved pets if we were to all suddenly disappear? Say the apocalypse comes and wipes out mankind, but all of our pets are left unscathed? Over time, what might become of them? Well, Pugmire has a certain take on that. What if all our puppies became intelligent and looked to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 28th, 2016
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Mutant: Genlab Alpha is the first major expansion to the Mutant: Year Zero RPG. This new book by Free League Publishing and Modiphius Entertainment is both expansion and stand-alone to the original game. It’s also up now on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love. Hey, it’s got bear...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 27th, 2016
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It can be rough finding just the right figure to use for your RPG character. One might not have the right armor type. Another might be armed wrong. Another might just have the wrong color cloak. Well, WizKids is helping out with their Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Set 5, which is available now, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 26th, 2016
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As I have said time and again, there is no such thing as having too many resources available to draw from when you are the GM/DM of an RPG group. Be it location guides or monster books or adventure modules, they can all help you run your game the way you’d like, but may not […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 26th, 2016
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If you’ve played RPGs for any amount of time, it’s no doubt that you’ve hacked and slashed your way through countless monsters on your path to find the mystical widget or to overthrow the evil ruler or to get vengeance for your town’s destruction. You probably didn’t thi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 25th, 2016
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A lot of my friends are at the age where they’re getting their kids involved in gaming. Be it board games, miniatures games, or RPGs, they are sharing the love of our geeky world with their children. However, certain games can have some adult elements in them that might not be appropriate for k...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 25th, 2016
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A secret war is being fought all around us at all times. And no, I’m not in need of a tinfoil hat. This isn’t some conspiracy like that. No! This type of conspiracy involves the Greek gods and Titans that are in a constant war all around us, hidden from our view under penalty of […...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 24th, 2016
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Well, my left arm hurts. But then again, that’s what happens when you stab it a million times. And for the next couple weeks I get to have Hibiclens and Aquaphor on my person at all times. Anyway, while I was changing the face of my left arm forever, I hope you were able to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 21st, 2016
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For those that have been around the gaming block a time or two, Traveller needs no introduction. … … … Ok, for those of you who haven’t been around the gaming block a time or two, Traveller is a sci-fi RPG system, a new version of which was just released in digital form by Mon...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 20th, 2016
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Have you ever had that really cool idea for a character, but when you go and try and actually make it using the rules for whatever game system your group is trying to use, you find out that you really can’t do it? Tired of having to create a bunch of house rules in order […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 18th, 2016
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Bleh! Bleh! I vant to suck your blooood! Bleh! Bleh! Even if you’ve not played there, or even played Dungeons & Dragons at all, if you’ve been around geeks and geek culture, you know the names Ravenloft and Strahd. They’ve become part of the general lexicon, a bit of knowledge j...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 16th, 2016
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duuuuuuuuuuuuuun, duuuuuuuuuuuuun, duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun! DUN! DUN! boom-boom, boom-boom, boom-boom, boom-boom, boom-boom, boom-boom, boom-boom Ah yes, Zarathustra couldn’t’ve said it better, himself. It’s Saturday. I hope yours is treating you well. It’s time once more to get yo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 15th, 2016
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I love games with a unique premise. There’s lots of games out there in genres that have been done over and over again, with more coming all the time (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, mind you). So when I see something new and different, I always find myself drawn toward it. Well, this...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 15th, 2016
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Well, we’ve got the Dungeon Masters Guild. So it seems as though all the players have also unionized and become the D&D Adventurers League (whether or not they’re extraordinary gentlemen is up to the individual). This is much like the Dungeon Masters Guild, but for players. Obviously...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 13th, 2016
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Well, we’re working our way through it. The work week is just about half-over. I hope it’s going well for you. It’s been alright over here. Gotten a lot of stuff done already this week. Hoping to keep the productivity up. Anyway, at the moment, we’ve got some snack-sized stori...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 13th, 2016
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The new-to-English-speaking-audiences fantasy RPG, Symbaroum, has really been making a splash, from what I’ve been hearing from you guys and some other friends that I talk with. The game is a bit different from your standard fantasy RPG, with a bit of a darker feel and more wild tone to it. Wel...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 13th, 2016
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Those of you that are DMs out there, how many of you have created your own dungeon or adventure or encounters? *raises hand* You’re certainly not alone. A quick look around at someplace like Kickstarter shows that lots of people have had that idea. Many of us set our adventures in the Forgotten...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 7th, 2016
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I’m not a city-person. I wouldn’t really say I’m a country-person, either, but I would much prefer taking a vacation in the woods rather than in, say, New York. In the Star Wars universe, if you were force-sensitive and you wanted to go all Bear Grylls and just go live in the woods,...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 7th, 2016
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I love seeing setting books that are systemless in terms of rules. So no matter what game engine you may be running, you can generally pretty easily set a game in that new world (or worlds) and just get going for a whole new set of adventures than what your players may have seen before. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 6th, 2016
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Ah, inns/bars/taverns/alehouses… what good adventure can’t be started in one of those? They’re a rather iconic part of gaming. A group of individuals finds themselves in some bar in some small town when Adventure comes calling. Or maybe Adventure was had and now it’s time to s...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 6th, 2016
1 Comment
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Taking a break from the RPG Kickstarters for a minute. Is the week going by quickly for anyone else? On my ride in to work today, I looked down at my dashboard and saw my odometer and, for a moment, went, “why is that so high? It’s only Tues… oh… wait… it’s Wednesd...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 6th, 2016
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The RPG Kickstarters continue on. Once more we swing our way to the fantasy side of things with Accursed: World of Morden. But Accursed isn’t your shining, gleaming, fancy sort of fantasy setting. No, this is a world where evil definitely has the upper hand on things. Travel is even more danger...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 6th, 2016
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I didn’t originally realize today was going to be “RPG Kickstarter Day” here on TGN, but apparently such is the case. I’m certainly ok with that. I know people who love RPGs, but are tired of the “usual” and thus are always looking for something different. Era: The...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 6th, 2016
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Games almost eventually will end up getting a new edition. One of the consequences of that is that side supplemental items might not be able to be used anymore. Scarred Lands was originally created for 3rd Edition D&D, but obviously the game has moved forward since then. Well, now the folks at N...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 6th, 2016
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Playing a tabletop RPG lets you stop being your regular self in your regular life for a while and escape to new worlds and new adventures. Well, adding even more new worlds to those new worlds is a good thing. Such is the case with the Kickstarter I’m talking about here. High-Space is a sci-fi ...