Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 28th, 2015
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As if there weren’t already enough going on at Gen Con, there’s yet more to find out about. Hey, knowing early lets you plan, and going to Gen Con without a plan means you’ll end up missing out on quite a lot of things. Anyway, Syrinscape’s got some really cool things theyR...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 28th, 2015
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Alternate History is an interesting genre. In ways, you could see a lot of Steampunk as an alternate history sort of thing. Weird War II is another that’s pretty popular. Dreamlord Press has created a new alternate history role playing game. Written by Davide Pignedoli, City of Judas gives a ne...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2015
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It just wouldn’t be Gen Con without Randall and Catalyst Game Labs in attendance. As they have for the past… lots of years, they will once more be at the show and they’re gonna be packed with cool stuff to see and do at booths 417, 413, 509, and 617....
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In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2015
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Enascentia. It’s not the new fragrance from Calvin Clone. It’s the high-fantasy RPG setting by GGStudio, using the Savage Worlds rules set, and originally published in Italian. The game is now up on Kickstarter in order to bring it over to an English-reading audience. And with your help, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 24th, 2015
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They say time goes by when you’re having fun. Apparently, I’ve been having the time of my life all week, since it’s just rushed on by. I swear I was writing up the Monday Terrain Corner about an hour ago. But then again, with all the ramp-up to Gen Con keeping me rather busy, itR...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 23rd, 2015
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Steve Jackson Games has been making GURPS sourcebooks for the Traveller system since 1998. That will be coming to an end on December 31st of this year. This means that SJG will no longer be making or selling those products. If you’re a fan of the GURPS Traveller books, but you’ve not gott...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 23rd, 2015
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The citizens of Ravenor spend their nights terrified. There are… things… that haunt the town and nobody dares stay out after sunset. It is into this town your adventurers find themselves. Can they help out and let the citizens have a restful night sleep for the first time in memory? Or wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 23rd, 2015
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Iron Crown Enterprises has started up the brand new beta test for the Rolemaster Game System. You can get the rules for free from the Iron Crown website for free and then join in the discussion over on their forums....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 22nd, 2015
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Ulisses Spiele US is bringing about the return of a gaming classic. The Torg RPG came out originally from West End Games in 1990. Now, fully updated into Torg: Eternity, the game is getting a new release with both original creators and long-time fans making up the design team....
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Jul 22nd, 2015
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Seriously, is the week just chugging along for the rest of you, too? It is for me. Seems just yesterday I was working on stuff for Monday. Now it’s already Wednesday. I guess being ridiculobusy before Gen Con will do that to you. As usual for a Wednesday, we’ve got our collection of bite-...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 21st, 2015
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Castles & Crusades is looking to expand the information available to players with a trio of new codices. They’ve taken to Kickstarter in order to get that funding. And looking at the goal total and the pledges so far, it looks like they’ll be able to get them made....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 20th, 2015
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The End is nigh! You can run for your lives, but it will not matter! The gods are angry and they will unleash their wrath upon the earth! Weep! Weep for your loved ones as they are torn asunder or driven insane by the mad gods! … Or so they say in Wrath of the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jul 15th, 2015
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Aegis Studios has another in their War Stories series of enhancements for Contagion Second Edition available. This time it’s Fog of War. In this book, you’ll see how your actions can have unintended consequences and doing good sometimes lead to a lot more… especially if you interrup...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 13th, 2015
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If John Conner can get some new games with him in it, then other literary Johns can, too. As such, Modiphius is going to be making a couple new games based on the John Carter series of books (written by Tarzan writer Edgar Rice Burroughs). You might have seen the movie also based on the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 9th, 2015
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Did you ever read those Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid? I had one that I remember. You were using a time machine to look for dinosaurs and learn about them. The “best ending” was you found the Archaeopteryx and discovered “the first dinosaur with feathers” (so the bo...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 8th, 2015
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The work week rolls on. We’ve made it halfway through. Just another couple days and we’ll be blissfully back into the weekend. For some of you, that weekend will include San Diego Comic Con. I… will not be there. That’s probably a good thing. I doubt I’d do well in July ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 8th, 2015
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I’ve known a lot of people who have acted as though they thought they were part-god. … Trust me, it’s never the greatest thing to deal with. However, what if you really were partly divine? Would you try and live a double-life? Would you shun your divine half? Would you just say R...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 7th, 2015
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Dungeons & Dragons has been around for seemingly forever. Well, for most of us reading this, it essentially has. It’s been around longer than I have, anyway. The first edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook came out in 1978. For those of you that missed out on get...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 4th, 2015
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Hey there everyone. Welcome to Saturday. Hopefully you’re having a good day. If you missed it, be sure to check out the Age of Sigmar rules that Games Workshop posted. If you’re in the US and you’re celebrating Independence Day, be sure to be careful with those fireworks. I’m ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 3rd, 2015
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Friday! Time to let your hair down, get together with some friends, and hopefully get some gaming in. As usual, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together over the past couple days and serve them to you now. In this batch we have: AMP Adventures Collection Available Now, R...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 2nd, 2015
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As a Game Master, sometimes you need a one-shot adventure. Whether it’s just that you haven’t had time to plan the next epic saga for your players, or that your players aren’t quite the right level yet and so they’d be TPK’ed if they went into your next planned dungeon, ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 1st, 2015
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All of us have things we’d like to do, or have done, to alter how we look and are capable of. Whether you work out, get tattoos, or even just pierce your ears, there’s things we do that can shape how we’re perceived or the various abilities we have. Well, in the world of Shadowrun, ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 1st, 2015
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Theeeeeeere’s a bad moon on the rise. Or, for those that like misheard lyrics, “Theeeeeeeeere’s the bathroom on the right.” I wouldn’t go out tonight… instead, you can stay in and play the new adventure for the Iron Kingdoms RPG from Privateer Press. The adventure&...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 30th, 2015
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Some say that various famous guitar players made a deal with the devil in order to get their almost-mythical skills. And lord knows there are plenty of conspiracy theories around various celebrities. Well, what if at least one of those stories was true? War Stories: The Call, a new setting enhancemen...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 30th, 2015
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Seems the guys and gals over at Wyrd have been really busy bees lately. They’ve got a whole bunch of new previews up on their site to check out. There’s something for everyone who likes Wyrd products. There’s some new Malifaux releases on the horizon. They’ve also got a new ex...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 30th, 2015
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Detroit. It’s sort of a mess. And in The Thin Blue Line supplement for Savage Worlds, it’s even worse than you’ve been seeing on the news. There are angry spirits, dangerous supernatural creatures, and a secret cult on the rise. Ok, now for what’s different from reality…...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 29th, 2015
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Michael Scott Rohan is an award-winning British author of the Winter of the World novels. Cakebread & Walton has announced that they will be making a tabletop RPG game based on those novels. So now lovers of the books (as well as any gamer who wants to play in a very fleshed-out setting with hun...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 23rd, 2015
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It’s not all the time that you get to have a worldwide, public playtest of a product from a major gaming company. Some do it more often than others, but it’s still not something you see every day. Well, Paizo just launched their playtest for the Vigilante, a new character class for Pathfi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Tomorrow, Syrinscape and Lone Wolf Development will be teaming up to bring you a unique online resource to help improve your RPG game sessions. Colen McAlister (lead developer for Hero Lab) and Benjamin Loomes (creator of Syrinscape) will be conducting a Google hangout and are inviting all GMs who wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 21st, 2015
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It’s Sunday. Here in the States, it’s Father’s Day. If you are a father, hope you have a great Father’s Day. If you’re not a father, I still hope you have a great day, regardless. As for me, I’m sitting here at the start of the last day of CMON Expo 2015. It’...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jun 19th, 2015
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The world you know is not real. It’s just a thin veneer covering a much darker world. When you play Contagion, you get a chance to see beyond what is just real and into a much more intricate world full of supernatural factions all looking to become masters of humanity’s souls. War Stories...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 17th, 2015
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Sanctuary! Sanctuary! *rings the church bells* Ok, so this game isn’t based in France. Though you could have a campaign there if you wanted. The Sanctuary Core Gaming System is new from Relic Star Games. They’re up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love. The game is designed to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2015
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Half there. We’re half there to back to the weekend. This weekend will be a rather busy one. Tomorrow it’s set-up for the CMON Expo and Friday it starts. We’ve got a lot planned, especially for Saturday. Be sure to check back on that day regularly as we post updates from the various...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 16th, 2015
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She’s a daaaaaaaaaaay tripper. One-way ticket yeah. I waited soooooo long to find out, and I found out. Yeah, you don’t know that song. Ask your grandparents about that one. As opposed to songs from the previous century, this DayTrippers is a new sci-fi RPG from As If Productions. The gam...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 14th, 2015
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It’s Sunday (at least at time of posting in much of the world… stupid time zones…). I hope you were able to get out and get some gaming on yesterday (or perhaps some today). My party did not get TPK yesterday. Though some party relations were strained a bit. Remember, everyone, comm...
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