Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 22nd, 2017
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“What goes around, comes around.” “You reap what you sow.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “Don’t be an ass.” “You brought this upon yourself.” Basically, all of those say much the same thing. The way you act and t...
By Polar_Bear
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May 19th, 2017
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Things like Google Glass look to blur the line between the real and the digital world. While we’re still a couple years from truly integrating the two seamlessly, in settings like The Veil, it’s an everyday thing. And in the new supplement, Cascade, you can further bring the two together ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 19th, 2017
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Whenever you sit down for your RPG session, you want to have the right minis for the right situation. At least, I do my best to always have the proper mini to represent the enemies and NPCs out there. “Yeah, it’s all goblin minis, but they’re really giant spiders” isn’t ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 18th, 2017
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Rory’s Story Cubes have helped gamers out there tell great stories with their simple-to-use design and seemingly endless combinations (apparently over 10mil in the base set). Well, now they’re a cornerstone of their own game. Untold: Adventures Await is a new storytelling game that’...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 18th, 2017
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A good friend of mine used to be a combat engineer. That is to say that he blew up bridges for a living for a while. In the Star Wars universe, the Rebellion especially needs members who are force-equalizers like that, willing to go and take out the enemy’s ability to fight and get around. [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 17th, 2017
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So, your adventuring party goes into town and they head to the tavern and they want to not just talk to the bartender, but everyone in the street along the way, as well as all the patrons inside the Inn. As a GM, coming up with all those NPCs can be a bit daunting. That’s […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 17th, 2017
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Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants! It’s all about pirates and ships and sailing the high seas for adventure and booty in Buccaneer: Through Hell & High Water, a setting sourcebook for Savage Worlds, brings you all of that and more. They’re up on Kickstarter now....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 16th, 2017
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The popular survival-horror RPG, Era: Survival, had quite a campaign last year on Kickstarter. Well, it delivered and players got their chance to give it a play and they wanted more. Well, the folks at Shades of Vengeance are looking to do just that. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign up and ru...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 15th, 2017
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London has had an occult air to it for much of its history. Strange, hidden groups worship long-forgotten gods. But what’s happening is coming to a head. The year is 1927 and if you want to see 1928, you and your fellow investigators must try and stop a Great Old One from coming in and [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 15th, 2017
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Pre-made adventures are a great way to have a quick plan for your gaming night. Wyrd is great about coming out with Penny Dreadful one-shot adventures for their Through the Breach RPG. They’ve got a new one that you can buy to give your group a new challenge....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 10th, 2017
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A lot of people were excited to see the unpainted line of figures coming from WizKids. Well, they’ve heard you and are thus going to be expanding the line. And, once more, they’ve heard you. They took all the suggestions you sent in after the initial release, distilled them down, and are ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 9th, 2017
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Some days, you just don’t want to GM a game. It’s alright. It happens to all of us. We’d much rather just game with friends, instead of having to be in charge. Well, that’s where GM-less games come in. One such, Mythic: The Temple of Alimar, just got itself a new edition that ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 6th, 2017
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Hey kids. It’s Saturday! If you’re like me, you’re at the LGS, hanging out and talking/playing games. I hope you’re doing that, anyway. I mean, it’s what Saturday’s for! It’s also for reviews. So let’s get to it. This week we have: Heldentaufe, Monster ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 5th, 2017
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The Ruman Empire is expanding its borders. However, such borders are patrolled by all manner of savage beast and barbarian tribe. You have been tasked with patrolling this border as part of the Ruman forces. You might even spearhead an excursion to add territory. Just be careful. Ruma: Dawn of Empire...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 4th, 2017
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I love to take things apart and put them back together (or, try to put them back together, anyway). There are just some people who love to tinker with gadgets and try and come up with something better, or aren’t willing to just throw things out and would rather fix them. For those that want [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 4th, 2017
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Another game has hit the “try it before you buy it” market. Actually, this one’s still in the “try it and help make the game better for release” market, since it’s still in beta. But you can join in on that beta of Fractured Galaxy, an upcoming sci-fi RPG for free....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 3rd, 2017
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Most of the time, when we RP, we’re doing it in some far-off fantasy land or out in the depths of space or in a Steampunk setting. But even in a galaxy far, far away, you might want to bring in some actual history. Our real history is filled with some pretty fantastical places and […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 2nd, 2017
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Getting an RPG game set up and running can feel like it takes forever. Making a character, coming up with equipment, building that first adventure… it can take hours. Well, Heroes Cove looks to get rid of all of that mess and get you playing. It’s designed for quick, pick-up-and-play acti...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 1st, 2017
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When many of us think of post-apocalyptic settings, we think of something hot, like a desert. But Ice takes things in a different direction, thermically speaking, that is. Civilization has still come to an end (Damnit, Carl! I told you not to turn the AC all the way up!) and the world is once more [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 28th, 2017
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Modiphius is just on a roll with releases and announcements lately. They’ve got all their Fallout stuff going on, but they’ve also got a new RPG they’re releasing (along with various ancillaries). It’s Tales from the Loop and it takes players back to a 1980s that’s a bit...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 28th, 2017
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There’s been a lot of RPG games that’ve come and gone over the years. Not every game stays in print forever. And you can end up with some that many people love, but aren’t available anymore. Well, such was the case with SLA Industries. But it won’t be the case any longer. Daru...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 26th, 2017
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When playing Dungeons & Dragons, your class is pretty important. Even your race or alignment really isn’t quite as important for your character as your class is. Those others might come up from time to time, but your class comes up pretty much any time you roll the dice. As such, picking j...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 26th, 2017
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How many of you would love to travel through time? Maybe you just want to see how things end up in the future, or check out some major event of the past, or maybe you’ve just got a history test coming up and flashcards just aren’t doing it for you. Whatever the reason, being a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 26th, 2017
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If you’re playing an RPG set in a medieval fantasy setting, it’s not too difficult to find bunches of magical gear with which you can equip your character or dangle in front of your players for them to quest after. But if you’re playing a game in a more-modern setting it might be a ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 26th, 2017
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Modiphius has started taking pre-orders for their new sci-fi RPG, Cold and Dark. This isn’t your bright and shiny sci-fi, but more your dark and scary sci-fi, with murderous aliens around every corner. Also, this isn’t your standard pre-order, but more crowdfunding-like. The more pre-orde...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 25th, 2017
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In the future, humanity has spread out among the stars. Various planets and systems have all gotten new colonies. Then, all communication with the home planet, Earth, was lost. Nobody was quite sure why, but any expedition sent to figure out what happened has never come back or been heard from again....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 25th, 2017
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I’ve posted many times that I love when a Kickstarter funds, then goes on sale to the general public. Now, most games that do that are months after the projected release date. Well, Legendary Games is doing something not a lot of Kickstarters can claim: releasing 2 months early. So if you want ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 25th, 2017
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I get the appeal of digital forms for a game book. I really do. Heck, I’m often looking at them every day here on my computer. However, I will always still love to have a hard copy of a book to look through. Just something about actually turning the pages and the feel of it. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2017
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Just about all of us wish we had some form of super power. Maybe it’s super speed, or flight, or heat-vision, or weather control. Whatever it might be, heading out and fighting crime with our powers (or perhaps being a super villain) isn’t really something we can do. But we can all live v...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2017
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Odd coincidence that within just a couple of days, we’ve had two stories that involve rap/hip-hop. *puts Danger Doom back on the radio* In this case, it’s Axon Punk: Overdrive. It’s a hip-hop/cyberpunk game where players must work together in order to defeat the oppressive corporati...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2017
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Pretty much all of us know of the Arthurian legends. Whether it’s because we’ve read the classic tales, seen the musical Camelot, or simply watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you know about the knights of the round table and the adventures they go on. Well, Arthur Lives! lets you pl...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 20th, 2017
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There are some core game books out there that give you both the player’s and GM’s info all in one book. Those are cool, and I can see how it’s really helpful, but sometimes it’s a bit overkill. That’s where just a player’s guide can come in. And that’s what M...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 20th, 2017
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Who here remembers MTv’s The State? I certainly do. It’s one of my favorite sketch comedy shows (probably because it was one of the first I ever had seen, though I do think it holds up over the years). Well, many of the people involved with that went on to other projects. One such was [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 19th, 2017
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It’s always nice to see games that were funded via Kickstarter end up for general sale. In this case, it’s the Awaken RPG from The Games Collective. Print editions will be forthcoming, but they’ve got the digital version available now for your downloading and reading pleasure....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 19th, 2017
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When many of us think of a “Fantasy RPG world,” we think of something rather Tolkien-esque. But there are plenty of other fantasy writers out there that can be used as inspiration for your game. One such is Lord Dunsany. His works are certainly different from Tolkien’s. Now, you can...