Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 28th, 2015
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Friday! Glorious Friday! Time to kick back, relax, and hopefully get some gaming on. It’s also time for another group of bite-sized stories before we head into the weekend. In this batch we have: Kromlech Releases New Battle Dice colors, Syrinscape Launches In Hell’s Bright Shadow for the...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 27th, 2015
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Can you believe we’re only a couple days away from September? We’re 2/3 through the year. Oh how time does fly by. My Kroger has had Halloween candy displays for 2 weeks already. And after that… we’ll start getting the 4th of July stuff… In the meantime, Catalyst Game La...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 26th, 2015
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We’re just chugging right along in the week. We’ve already made it back here to Wednesday. Hopefully the week has been treating you well. As for us here, we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories for your enjoyment to nibble on. This time around there’s: Iron Brigade New f...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 25th, 2015
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Wyrd tossed in the little snippet that they were taking sign-ups for their Malifaux Worldwide Campaign in their Monday preview yesterday. Now we’ve got a bit more detail to go on, including what the worldwide event will mean for both Malifaux and Through the Breach. The Event will go from Septe...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 24th, 2015
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Despite what the ending of Ghostbusters taught us, it’s probably not going to turn out well when humanity takes on the gods. And while society wasn’t taken down by a giant marshmallow man (or maybe it could’ve been, I’ve not read the whole book yet), the populace in the Pilgri...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 23rd, 2015
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When you wake up in the morning to the sounds of a gentle thunderstorm rolling through the area… you go back to bed. Needless to say, it was a rather slow, but glorious, start to the day. Now it’s time to get some stuff done, starting with bringing you a couple bite-sized stories from the...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 20th, 2015
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She’s a daaaaaaaaaaaaay tripper! One-way ticket, yeah! Well, now that I’ve hopefully gotten that song stuck in your head (just please don’t tell me you have no idea what song I’m talking about), let’s talk a bit about DayTripper, a surreal sci-fi RPG set in the beginning...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 20th, 2015
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As summer transitions into fall (my local grocery store has had Halloween candy displays for 2 weeks now), it’s time to start thinking of spooky and horrifying things to inflict upon your players. A tomb would fit the bill. Though… hmm… just a tomb on its own would be enough. It sho...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Aug 19th, 2015
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Paizo is looking for the next RPG Superstar and they need your help to find them. Voting has begun on the 9th season of the RPG Superstar Search over on the Paizo website. Contributors from all around the world are vying to be the best. They’ve made their submissions and now you get to go [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Aug 19th, 2015
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Beware of fine print. Also, while necessity may be the mother of invention, desperation can also lead to some rather poor life… or after-life… choices. They say to beware of Greeks bearing gifts. The same could be said for demons bearing contracts....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2015
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Zombies! Oh no! There’s a lot of games that deal with the outbreak as it’s happening. You have to run around and survive against being bitten and just joining the shambling hordes. Infected takes you to the time after the infection has basically run its course. You are part of the populac...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2015
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I remember playing some online RPGs back when I first went away to college. Granted, back then, we were doing it on IRC and didn’t have fancy webcams or things like that (I doubt my old computer could’ve taken the strain, anyway. It had enough of a time playing the various MP3s that I was...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 17th, 2015
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The galaxy far, far away is a big place. There’s hundreds of races, each with billions of people (or, I guess “people”), spread across thousands of planets. Obviously, there’s going to be some variation between different individuals. So creating rules sets to let you play all ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 17th, 2015
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Cut To The Chase Games doesn’t mince words. They want RPG groups to be able to run exciting, linked gaming modules full of adventure, danger, intrigue, and, of course, treasure. They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund several such modules....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 15th, 2015
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Hey there, TGN readers. It’s time again for another Review Roundup. So without further ado, today we have reviews of: Dark Tales, Litko Age of Sigmar Tokens review, Deadzone Contagion Expansion, LUGU, Cacao, The Burning Wheel RPG, Rhino Hero, Bad Beets, Spyfall, and Systema Gaming Base-0 Level ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 13th, 2015
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For Americans, the Old West takes on mythical status. Gunslingers, cowboys, rustlers, marshals, bandits. All of them are larger than life. Famous lawmen and outlaws are still names that people know. Scaldcrow Games is running a Kickstarter for Wild West Horse Opera, their pulp-style Wild West RPG. So...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 13th, 2015
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The advent of crowdfunding has made it so people who have had their own home-brewed gaming systems can share them with the masses. The options are more vast than ever before. Some of these games and settings have been in the works for decades. Chronicles of the Orb is one such case. The game has [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 13th, 2015
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The Iron Kingdoms seems like they’d be a pretty terrifying place to live. You’ve got all the countries you know of at war with one-another. There are hidden armies everywhere that don’t belong to any particular nation that just like to rampage around. There’s all manner of fre...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Aug 12th, 2015
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Scorn the alien. The members of the Ordo Xenos do all they can in order to keep the Imperium of Man just that… of Man. There are Orks that would love nothing more than to just Waaagh all over everything, Eldar who would love to regain some of the glory of their past, Dark Eldar […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 11th, 2015
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In the not-too-distant future, people will start ingesting Vurt feathers in order to travel to different planes of reality. But this isn’t some Fear & Loathing-style drug-trip. The bats in this bat country are real. Now you, too, can escape the dingy streets of Manchester and go on your ow...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 10th, 2015
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Sometimes a Kickstarter comes and goes before you know it. Or perhaps you knew about it, but you just didn’t have the money at the time when the campaign was coming to an end. Or you were gonna pledge, but forgot. It happens. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out entirely, or even [&...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 10th, 2015
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One of the many things that The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy taught me is that there are multiple dimensions out there… or out here… or… just… in existence. So in some other dimension, super heroes exist. Unfortunately, we got sort of a lame-o dimension and we just g...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 10th, 2015
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Organized Crime has ways to make sure that their illegal activities are covered up. From simply denying that they know what happened to someone that’s gone missing, to claiming, “it fell off a truck” when they’re found to have goods they didn’t pay for. But making sure t...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 7th, 2015
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Sometimes you want to RP but you don’t have a DM around in order to run the campaign. Well, that’s annoying. What happens if you also don’t want to set up a big game board and all the extra tokens and such that goes with it? That could bring your gaming night to a halt […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 5th, 2015
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We continue on with the post-Gen Con week’s work. Though I was able to keep up with a lot of things, obviously, things are going to fall behind in some areas. I’m almost out of the mountain of e-mails I’d gotten over the weekend. If I’ve not replied to you yet, don’t wor...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Aug 4th, 2015
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Aegis Studios has released another of their War Stories supplements for Contagion Second Edition. This one, Faith vs. Faithlessness, explores a new aspect of the Contagion setting: how your faith can be an actual source of energy. Your beliefs can be used to bring you power or, if you run into the wr...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 30th, 2015
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With the drive to Indy yesterday, I obviously didn’t have much of a chance to make posts (and no, trying to type in the car all day was not an option. I would’ve gotten all the carsick). So today I bring you both the Midweek Snippets and today’s Terrain Corner together again in one ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 30th, 2015
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Morgajel goes underground with this release. The Player’s Guide for The Ronden Marr is now available for purchase. No matter what system you want to use, you can add this book to your campaign, as it’s system-free. There are a lot of deep and dark places underground. There’s lot of ...
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....
By Polar_Bear
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...