Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 24th, 2016
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It’s been a long week. Well, ok, technically it’s been as long as pretty much every other week. But it seems that it really slowed down starting Wednesday afternoon. I’m certainly ready for the weekend, anyway. Gotta refuel in order to make it there, though. So I’m going to ch...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 23rd, 2016
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As I’ve mentioned many times, having extra resources available to your DM is only ever a good thing, in my mind. Most groups don’t have 6-8 months between games like my group does. So the DM has to be more-ready for game. Sometimes that doesn’t happen. That’s where pre-generat...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 22nd, 2016
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The week continues along. As it goes, so do we along with it. The weekend is coming up soon. It’ll hopefully be here before we know it. I’m going to an inaugural board game day at a library that a friend works at. Probably to play Guild Ball. I know that’s not technically a board [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 21st, 2016
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A shadowy organization is watching you. Everywhere you go. Whatever you do. Their cameras are spying on you. Their operatives are making sure you’re doing as you should. Their propaganda is in front of your face wherever you look. Man, that’s gotta get old. We should do something against ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 17th, 2016
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The gods of old didn’t really get along. One would say the other’s toga looked wrinkled, or that their laurel wreath was browning, or their mother’s recipe for ambrosia tarts was better. And then all hell broke loose… Or, I guess it was “all heavens broke loose” as...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 17th, 2016
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Here’s another Kickstarter success story for you. Green Hat Designs ran a campaign for Headspace, their cyberpunk RPG that was successful. Backers have their stuff, and now it’s time for those of you that might’ve missed out then to get the game now. What happens when super-operativ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 15th, 2016
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So, not everyone is able to go to Origins this weekend. In fact, even the biggest gaming convention ever is still only attended by a tiny portion of the gaming population. Something like Free RPG Day, however, can be attended by a lot more of us. It’s coming up this weekend. So even if you̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 15th, 2016
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Another day and we’re that much closer to the weekend. Who doesn’t love that? I mean, it’s even a convention weekend. Heck, Origins is up and running right now! Hello out there all you Origins-goers! Be sure to stop by the CoolMiniOrNot booth and give Ray a hug. Tell him I sent you....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 14th, 2016
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J√§rnringen have brought their hit RPG, Symbaroum, to Kickstarter. They’ve launched a campaign for Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden. This is to be the first of their Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns (… doesn’t sound too comfy, but I guess if you’re in leather pants, it...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 14th, 2016
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Skirmisher Publishing has released their first book for the BASH fantasy RPG system. It’s Men & Monsters of the Aegean and it puts players into a mythological Mediterranean, full of classic monsters, heroes, and other beings....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 10th, 2016
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Once more we stand on the precipice of the weekend. But before we dive over, we’d best make sure we’re well-stocked with gaming goodness. Good thing there’s a tray of bite-sized gaming stories right here for us to nosh on. So let’s dig in. Today we have: New Web G.I.S. for tab...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 8th, 2016
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It’s going guys. The week is continuing on. We’ll make it. The weekend will be here as soon as it can. In order to make sure we have plenty of strength, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: 5E RPG Condition Cards on Kickstarter, Polyversal Update- 300 backe...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 8th, 2016
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Modiphius has released a new sourcebook for Mutant Chronicles, their sci-fi RPG. It’s called Cartel & Orbitals and it further delves into the various corporations and groups that vie for control of the various planets. In this case, the focus is The Cartel that does its best to be a unifyi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 8th, 2016
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My wife asked me why I carry my gun around the house. I said it was because of Decepticons. She laughed. I laughed. The toaster laughed. I shot the toaster. That’s not originally my joke, though I wish it was. I also don’t have a wife, or own a gun… or a toaster, for that […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 7th, 2016
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As you’ve seen me type many times in the past, there’s no such thing as “too many resources” for a DM/GM to draw from. Well, Iron Crown Enterprises is here to help with Guild Adventurer #4, available now. There’s adventure resources for Rolemaster, Shadow World, and HARP...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 2nd, 2016
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As you know, a lot of the stories on TGN revolve around Kickstarter campaigns launching. But my favorite types of stories are “Product now available,” particularly if they were funded via Kickstarter. To me, that’s the true completion of a campaign. They ran it. They funded. They sh...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 2nd, 2016
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Everyone’s got an idea for a movie. I think that’s a fairly universal truth (just like how pretty much every gamer has a game they’d like to make). But most of the time we don’t really get a chance to express our ideas for a movie with others. Well, Broken Ruler Games and Myst...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 2nd, 2016
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WizKids is all about efficiency. Like for HeroClix , you get your minis already assembled and painted. That sort of efficiency goes all the way to their press releases. Like here, we’ve got the announcement about a new Dungeons & Dragons board game as well as a new set of Dungeons & Dra...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 1st, 2016
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If you’re going to have an evil organization, you’re going to have those that are in charge of that evil organization. Such is the case even with the Ravagers, the insect-like race that are the main enemies in FAITH: A Garden in Hell. It’s a look at the artwork for one of these boss...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 31st, 2016
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*looks up and sees the sun* Found one! Ok, so Starfinder isn’t quite that. What it is, though, is a new RPG game from Paizo (mostly known for the Pathfinder fantasy RPG). Well, now you can take all that fantasy adventuring and head up into the skies. Already a fan of and know the lore […...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 27th, 2016
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Well, civilization has come to an end again. Damnit, Carl! I told you to not sell of all those shares in the Zombie Repellent Company all at once! Now there’s zombies everywhere, the stock market’s crashed, and we still gotta pay the rent! We’ve gotta band together in order to head ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 27th, 2016
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Sometimes it can be rough to find a gaming system that’s good to use to introduce new gamers, particularly younger ones, to the world of gaming. Well, Anthro-Adventures is designed to be just that. Though that’s not to say that it’d be boring to veteran gamers. Instead, it looks to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 27th, 2016
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It’s almost here, everyone! The weekend will be here before you know it! Along with the gaming, I’m certainly ready for pizza for dinner tonight. The Ramen I’ve been having is getting a bit old on the palate. But in the meantime, I can nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today w...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 26th, 2016
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The great dragon Soberia has been passed out for the past 1,000 years. But it has now awakened and, not feeling so great, has decided to turn the land of Alcoholia into Hangoverdor (a land of waste and ruin). It’s up to the heroes to bring an end to Soberia’s destructive ways and save the...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 26th, 2016
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The Dark Symmetry Campaign is getting a new expansion. That expansion is the Dark Legion Campaign and it’s available now in both print and .pdf formats....
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
May 25th, 2016
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Spring is in the air… everywhere that I go. And it’s certainly in the air in the town of Pertalo. They’re getting set for the Fertility Feast of Agnor, a yearly celebration of winter coming to an end and warmth returning to the land. However, amid the preparations, an evil force had...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 25th, 2016
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The week continues on. We’ve made our way to Wednesday. Hopefully the first half of your week has been drama-free (unless you’re, like, a thespian or something). It’s that time to fuel up on some bite-sized gaming stories so we can get through the last half of the week and get back ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 23rd, 2016
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The FAITH: A Garden in Hell Kickstarter campaign keeps rolling along. They’ve made it over their funding goal over the weekend, and so they’re working their way towards the first of their stretch goals. To help entice you, they’re showing off some new artwork. And this is the first ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 20th, 2016
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All of us, by now, are pretty familiar with crowdfunding via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon. But how many out there know of Patreon? Personally, I’m giving to The Whiteboard comic on there. It’s crowdfunding in a slightly different form. Instead of a particular item that you’re ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 19th, 2016
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While every other megacorporation was busy getting the heck out of Dodge (and every other city on Earth… and just generally leaving the Earth, in fact), the Whitestar Federation stayed and thrived. When those same companies that fled came back in order to see what was left, they didn’t fi...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 18th, 2016
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Things fall apart. Or so wrote Chinua Achebe. But we’re not here to talk about Nigerian novels. No, we’re here to talk about the things just around us every day. The second law of thermodynamics says that things will move towards disorder due to an increase in entropy. Man, I’m gett...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 18th, 2016
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One of the longest-running RPGs is up on Kickstarter looking to get an English edition printed. It’s The Dark Eye and it’s Europe’s most popular fantasy RPG. It’s been in print for more than 30 years and it’s now looking to make its way into English-speaking households....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
May 17th, 2016
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We all love getting free stuff. That goes x10 when the free stuff is really awesome. And this contest here, you can win some really awesome free stuff, indeed. Burning Games is giving away one of the very last Deluxe editions of their Faith sci-fi RPG....
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 13th, 2016
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Black Hole Run, won’t you come, and wash away the PCs? Well, it’s come alright. Ok, that’s an odd way of putting it. Black Hole Run, a new adventure for the DayTrippers RPG, is now available for your gaming pleasure....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 13th, 2016
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I’ve really been looking forward to this weekend. Not that the work week’s been bad, mind you. It’s actually gone by in a flash. No, I’m just ready for a full weekend of gaming (and article-writing, which is a direct result of the gaming). What sort of things do you have plann...