Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 25th, 2016
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What’s with all the fighting? – Dr. Zoidberg Lotus Dimension is a little bit different in terms of an RPG. Sure, other games have been set in a near-future world. Sure, other games can let you play characters like hackers, mystics, parkour specialists (well, not too many let you play the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 25th, 2016
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In the world of Pythos, the gods are wild and fickle. It is said that mortals can’t really ever grasp the intentions of a god, and these gods certainly seem to try and live up to that. This can lead to odd religions with self-conflicting beliefs. But even as the gods often confound the humans, ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 25th, 2016
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Seems that Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper are hot items in gaming right now. We’ve had a couple stories on them lately. This time around it’s Fearlight Games that’s releasing a pair of new books for their Baker Street RPG. One involves old Jack, while the other brings in Sherlo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 24th, 2016
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Are you looking for a new sci-fi RPG to play with your gaming group? Well, EN Publishing might have just what you’re looking for with their N.E.W. sci-fi RPG (for you literalists in the audience). It’s always good to see Kickstarter campaigns not only fund, and not only ship, but then be ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 24th, 2016
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The week rolls on. We’re halfway there. The weekend is ever-closer as time marches on, and other sayings of “it’s not yesterday anymore!” It seems people around me are feeling a bit drained. Tuesday wasn’t the best for them, so they’re gonna try and regroup today. ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 23rd, 2016
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Superheroes are kind of a big thing these days. With the rise of both Marvel and DC movie series, people are clamoring for others in bright, spandex suits like never before. Many people want to bring that excitement to their tabletop. Okumarts Games lets you do that with their Save the Day super-powe...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 23rd, 2016
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Goblins. Most gamers are used to coming across packs of them as an initial adventure starting out a campaign. By about level 3, they’re probably not much of a threat anymore (except for those unscrupulous GMs that like to level-advance a whole tribe of them to throw at unsuspecting adventurers)...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 22nd, 2016
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We started the day with some news about super heroes, why not keep that going here at the end of the day (as well as rolling along the Year of New Editions)? The folks over at Monkey House Games are running a Kickstarter for Villains and Vigilantes: Mighty Protectors (aka – 3rd edition)....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 22nd, 2016
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ReadWriteRoll is a new tabletop RPG. Well, it’s more like a set of rules to help you collectively tell stories with friends. All RPGs are basically that, but ReadWriteRoll is a lot more slimmed down in terms of rules, which lets the storytelling really come to the forefront. So if you’re ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 22nd, 2016
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A new RPG will be making its way to your tabletops soon. It’s Bloody Quest and it’s… well… bloody. For lots of other RPGs, you take some hits, and maybe even get KO’ed for a while (in D&D terms, “hit negative numbers”), but if you get some healing you...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 19th, 2016
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A thousand years ago, the gods and the titans fought for domination. One by one, they fell to each-others attacks. Their blood spilled out all over the ground. In the end, none were left. However, where their blood soaked into the ground, new beings were spawned. Those created from the gods’ bl...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2016
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Are you the type of RPG player (the video-game kind) that loves to make your way away from the main storyline in order to go find the big, bad monsters that are almost invariably lurking around? Do you love to go and find those super-tough monsters and take them out with a party of fellow […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 18th, 2016
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Rokugan is a vast and magical place. Those that have played the Legend of the Five Rings RPG already know this. But what about getting maps of all those cities and lands all put into one place? That’s what you’ll be getting with the Atlas of Rokugan, which will be available next month....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2016
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Andy Hopp has, for quite a while, amused us with his odd drawings of curious creatures. Not too long ago, he came out with an RPG that lets you jump into the skin of one of these oddities and live in their world. Well, like our everyday world, there are religions in the Low Life […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2016
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That pesky time-space continuum. Whoever created it needed to use some better material. It’s always getting cracks in it. And you’re just the Spackle to fill those cracks. You’re a Time Soldier and your job is to head to various conflicts all across time and make sure that certain e...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 18th, 2016
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Star Wars is based around conflict (it’s not called “Star Peaceful Diplomatic Negotiations” after all). The Rebel Alliance is fighting a desperate battle to keep the forces of the Galactic Empire from utterly dominating all life. They’ve got to have well-trained soldiers to co...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 17th, 2016
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Societies always have at least one “the other.” You know, those that are set apart from the rest of the populace for some reason or another. In the case of Mutant Chronicles those would be the mutants and the heretics. Now, I know, you’d think a game called, “Mutant Chronicles...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 17th, 2016
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The British Isles have quite a lot of folklore associated with them. Various tales of heroic individuals (that may or may not have actually existed) bring an already rich history of the land even more enchantment. Well, Trollish Delver Games has taken those takes and crafted them into an RPG game tha...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2016
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Any game that brands itself as “a light role-playing game of hijinks and shenanigans” gets my attention. I love shenanigans! I’m also a fan of japes, and it seems this game would fit that bill rather well. It’s called What Ho, World! and it’s a lighthearted look at the u...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2016
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I’ve said it countless times before and I’m sure will say it many more times in the future: there’s no such thing as too many resources for GMs to draw from for their games. Sometimes that comes from new world books. Sometimes that comes from new monster compilations. Sometimes that...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2016
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Monte Cook Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Invisible Sun, their new mystery-filled RPG. This ambitious project takes gaming to a different plane, filled with secrets both within the game and within the game components. It is also designed to tackle that biggest of gaming problems: getting...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 16th, 2016
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The operatives of the Rebel Alliance will go anywhere and do anything in order to keep a system free from the tyranny of the Galactic Empire. But you never know who you can really trust, because the Empire has their own operatives roaming around. Also, the various native populations of the planets mi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 15th, 2016
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With the gaming renaissance that’s going on, many new gamers are coming into the hobby. As such, some companies are looking to bring back some of the feel of older games to a new audience. Such is the case with Heroes & Dragons Red by New Realms Publishing. It brings the feel of BECMI game...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 10th, 2016
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Seeing as how Monday I was in a car for about 13-14 hours, I didn’t get a chance to do the regular Terrain Corner piece. So, much as I did Friday, with the combined Snippets/Terrain Corner post, I’m giving you another of those today. Gotta catch back up from Gen Con. Anyway, today we have...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 10th, 2016
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You can never have too many resources for your RPGs. Whether it’s the crunch of new rules or the fluff of new world settings. You can easily pick and choose what you like in order to create your own unique gaming experience for your group. Well, a new system-neutral RPG setting book is up on [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 5th, 2016
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Fantasy settings can take on a whole variety of themes. It can be bright and shining, full of magic and wonder. It can be gritty and dirty, with steampunk elements creating a grimy, smoky, urban environment. Or it can cloud over the sun and cast everything in shadow, giving your game a creepy, spooky...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 4th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions comes in all forms. We’ve got new card games, new board games, and new RPGs. This includes companies who are putting out simply revised versions of their books. As an editor, a good revision can be just as much to work out as a new edition. No, a lot of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 3rd, 2016
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So, I have made it to Indianapolis for Gen Con. And I’m sitting in my hotel room, sorting e-mails, replying to e-mails, and typing up these posts. I hope you all appreciate it. 😉 😛 Anyway, seeing as it is Wednesday (though it certainly doesn’t feel like it, at least to me), it’s tim...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 3rd, 2016
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There’s no such thing as too many resources for your RPG games. Well, the folks over at Rogue Robot Studios is looking to bring you plenty of more material with the release of at least three books that are compatible with Pathfinder/5th Edi...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 1st, 2016
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I love webcomics. There’s several that I read, and with their regular rotating update schedule online, every day there’s at least one with something new up. I’m sure many of you have webcomics that you read, too. And how many of you would love to have an RPG based on those comics so...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 29th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions means that those games need expansions and supplemental material to go with them. Such is the case with Ninja Crusade. They’re into their 2nd edition and so it’s time to get some new sourcebooks for it. Such as Empire’s Reign. It’s up on Kickstarter no...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 28th, 2016
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Well, the Year of New Editions has now tied in with one of my absolute favorite movies (I’ve read the book, but it was a looooong time ago. The movie, however, I’ll watch once every couple months). For those that don’t know of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, I’m truly sorr...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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The Force Awakens has created a place where new fans can hop on the Star Wars fan bus. And with gaming being more mainstream, that means more people interested in getting involved with the RPG opportunities that are out there. Fantasy Flight Games has made it very easy to get started with their Begin...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 27th, 2016
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Companies often run special promos at their booth during big shows, and Gen Con is certainly a big show. As such, Arc Dream Publishing is going to be running their Open the Green Box promotion. People will be able to sign up ath Booth 623 to be able to open up the box and win […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 26th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions just just hold for games, but also the material that goes with them. Modiphius has released the Venusian Apocalypse campaign for Mutant Chronicles, with an updated and expanded version of the original adventure. Howso expanded? Well, you get the original three chapters (updat...