Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 24th, 2017
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Man, no day has felt entirely “right” this week. Monday was an amalgam of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tuesday was like a Monday. Wednesday was kinda like a Friday. Yesterday was like a Saturday, but a lot busier. Today’s… still getting started, honestly. But it doesn’t...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 23rd, 2017
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What legacy will you leave when you die? What will the ages say about you and your life? “He wrote a lot about games and stuff” is probably what mine will be. 😛 Graveyard of Heroes is a new fantasy RPG up on Kickstarter that looks to match the feel of old-school games, but with […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 23rd, 2017
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You know, if you’re going to have a pirate-themed RPG, you might as well name it appropriately. That’s just what you’ve got with Yarr! It’s based on the OSL (aka – 5th Edition) and gives you everything you need to play some swashbuckling adventure action, including ship-...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Feb 23rd, 2017
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When it comes to RPGs, I don’t normally make face-beaters. You know, the big fighter/barbarian that does a bajillion damage with each swing. I’m more likely to play the Bard or something like that. The kind of character that’ll win a battle without making more than diplomacy checks....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Mutant: Year Zero is getting its second big expansion. Mutant: Mechatron brings a robot uprising to the post-apocalyptic setting. What happens when robots that were set to just “continue on” after all the humans have left? For decades, they did just “continue on” in their slow...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Ranger Games Publishing has released their new Dice & Glory campaign setting. It’s called Arvan: Land of Dragons and puts players in a realm that has several familiar, fantasy tropes, but also a bit of a spin on the classic, Tokeinesque settings. You’ve got things like Naga, unicorns...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 21st, 2017
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Modiphius is expanding their Symbaroum releases with the first part of a new adventure series as well as a new GM screen. Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden starts you off down the Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns adventure. Meanwhile, the GM screen keeps your notes a secret, as well as has a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 16th, 2017
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The Shadow is invading the Clanlands. This nefarious force does more than just attack at the walls. No, it can influence your mind and turn you into its pawn, making you fight those you once called friend and family. Who can stand against such an enemy? Well, hopefully you can. You’re a member ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 16th, 2017
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\m/___ \m/ Heavy Metal and RPGs go back a very long way. I mean, Led Zeppelin sang about Lord of the Rings, after all. Then you’ve got Amon Amarth that sings about being the protectors of Valhalla. One of my favorite characters I’ve ever played was a bard and his “electric lute̶...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 16th, 2017
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Oh I wonder, wonder who, badooooo *bass-drum*, who wrote the book of love? Well, in terms of The Book of Passion, a new OGL sourcebook that’s up on Kickstarter, that would be Christina Stiles. We might be a couple days removed from Valentine’s Day, but there’s no reason you can̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 16th, 2017
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*party cannon* We’re less than a month away from being able to take on Ursa Majors, Timberwolves, and Changelings (before they go good, of course). River Horse has announced March 14th as the official release date for the Tails of Equestria main rule book. *party cannon*...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 15th, 2017
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You know, if you’re going to be travelling around in Traveller, you could travell with just your feet or you could use a vehicle so your travelling is more… travell… able… Anyway, if you do want to get into a spiffy new vehicle, you shouldn’t look much further than the V...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 15th, 2017
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The Bloodied Hooves is the 3rd part in the To Found an Empire adventure series. It picks up right from where the previous adventure, The Gem Gnoll War, though you don’t have to have played that in order to make use of the book. It’s designed for 3-7 characters of around 5th level. You can...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 13th, 2017
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SagaBorn is a new fantasy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now. It’s designed to keep the rules out of the way for when you just want to tell a cool story with your friends....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 13th, 2017
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No, “backwards-told” doesn’t mean that you need to read the story while looking into a mirror. That would just be absurd. In this case, it is more like the movie Memento. PenguinComics has created another of their Generic Adventures books. This time it’s designed for one playe...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 13th, 2017
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Well, it would seem as though the gaming industry has started to take real note of another crowdfunding medium. Patreon has been seen more and more often here on the site. It’s a way for you to back a creator without the “you have to do it RIGHT NOW!” that Kickstarter and Indiegogo ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 9th, 2017
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A new horizon is just up ahead. The Third Horizon, to be exact. In this case, that means a new cluster of star systems. As one of the first to adventure into this territory, you’ll come across strange structures left behind by the Portal Builders. What sort of creatures (sentient and otherwise)...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 9th, 2017
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What’s worse than a zombie apocalypse? How about a zombie apocalypse that also includes zombie super heroes (or, former super heroes, anyway)? Yeah, that seems like it would be much, much worse. That’s just what’s happening in Rotted Capes. How are you to live through such a thing? ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 9th, 2017
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Robin Hood. Danny Ocean. Catwoman. Han Solo. We’ve all seen the “thief” and “outlaw” become the hero of their story, and quite possibly wanted to take on that role, ourselves. I mean, rogues are a thing, after all. Well, how about an entire RPG based around your group as...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 9th, 2017
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“Ok, it’s the Fighter’s turn. What do you do?” “Swing my sword.” “That’s the 5th round in a row you’ve swung your sword” “Yeah, well, there ain’t much else to do, is there?” Au contrere, mon frere! Why let all the flashy co...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 8th, 2017
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So it’s the far future. You’re ex-military. You’re also a criminal. The government could put you away forever. Or it could utilize your skills and put you to work in the far reaches of space, dealing with things that no sane person should ever have to deal with. That’s what...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 8th, 2017
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Princesses don’t always need to be saved, y’know. They can be just as capable of being badasses as any prince. Hell, they can go and save some foppish prince from some castle. Warrior Princesses in the Realm of Everafter is a setting guide for 5th Edition, while Tales of the Warrior Princ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 8th, 2017
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While most Cthulhu Mythos games revolve around current day, or at least going back to maybe the 1950s or so, perhaps you want to play something a bit more ancient. I mean, the Great Old Ones didn’t just start to mess with humanity, after all. What if you want to play some horror RP back [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 7th, 2017
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The various fantasy realms that players may use when they play 5th Edition can have all sorts of gods and goddesses floating overhead or deep underfoot. Highly religious characters might even draw their power directly from these deities. But what if none of the current pantheons really do it for you?...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Feb 3rd, 2017
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There’s a lot of not-so-great people in the Star Wars universe, and someone has to bring them to justice. The various police forces can’t always keep up, so it’s up to the bounty hunters in order to get the job done. And if they pick up some money on the side by doing jobs for [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 2nd, 2017
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Ah! Ho! Ha-ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust! If you’d like to RP in the lands of Sherwood forest, palling around with Robin Hood, there’s an RPG just for you up on Kickstarter right now. Hood: Swashbuckling Adventures in Sherwood puts you in with the Merry men against Princ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 2nd, 2017
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As I’ve mentioned (even just earlier this week), I like to know what I’m getting into before I buy a game. These days, with so many coming out, you can’t possibly buy all of them. But how do you pick? well, some companies put out free rules so you can check ’em out ahead of [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 2nd, 2017
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Who wouldn’t want to run around and be Conan or one of the many traveling companions he’s had throughout all of his various stories? Action! Adventure! Excitement! Really wild things! Now you can join Conan in the Conan RPG, now available from Modiphius. Along with the core rulebook, ther...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 1st, 2017
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It seems that the 80s are back in vogue. Russia, spying, and espionage are all pretty big topics right now. Well, seems like a good time for an RPG based around all of that. Cold Shadows is a new RPG up on Kickstarter that evokes the feeling of the 80s Cold War spy era....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 31st, 2017
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I recently bought some RPG books in pdf format. I’ve got many game rulebooks in pdf format. They’re actually rather handy to have around. And while I still think I prefer to actually have a book in my hands, I’m not the “non-electronics” snob that I was maybe a couple ye...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 30th, 2017
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Old salts will tell you that the sea is a cruel mistress. Billy Joel would probably also say much the same thing, actually… But that’s beside the point. In Alas for the Awful Sea, a new RPG up on Kickstarter, you and your crew find yourselves forced ashore by terrible storms along the Eng...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 26th, 2017
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Various fantasy settings are rather clean, aren’t they? They draw inspiration from places such as Tolkien that have tall, gleaming cities, gentle, rolling plains, and forests filled with life. Sure, there’s the dark places, but they’re the minority. Lost Citadel turns that around, m...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 25th, 2017
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While Modiphius has been going pretty strong with Mindjammer releases lately, that doesn’t mean that’s the only RPG system they’ve been working on lately. There’s a couple new Fragged Empire books out. One is a resource for characters while the other is an adventure....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 25th, 2017
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The Generic Adventures that PenguinComics has posted have been rather popular. You get a bit of action and adventure that you can easily fit into whatever game system you’re using, all for just $1. Well, if you’re into high-seas adventure, there’s a new one available. This time it&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 25th, 2017
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No, the author wasn’t just lazy and didn’t want to name their game. The title of the new RPG is Untitled. Why call it that? Because as you roll critical successes, instead of gaining levels, you can add new titles to your characters. Those titles will give you special abilities and bonuse...