Role Playing Games

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...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
May 12th, 2016
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On June 1st, Meltdown Comics will be holding a special Dungeons & Dragons session with various comedians. They’ll be playing a new adventure, run by Matthew Mercer (veteran voice actor and leader of the Critical Role series). The game is going to be broadcast on the Dungeons & Dragons...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 11th, 2016
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Games do well when they have support behind them from the companies that make them. Well, Modiphius is showing that they have their RPG line fully supported with a new living campaign series they’re calling Modiphius Frontiers....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 11th, 2016
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Everyone’s heard horror-stories about the office where everyone seems out to get one-another through corporate backstabbing or sneaky tricks. Well… what if that corporate backstabbing was just actual backstabbing and the “sneaky tricks” were things like dropping your coworker ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 11th, 2016
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The Star Wars universe is a rather violent place. I mean, it’s Star Wars, not Star Gardening Club. As such, the characters you play in the RPG are probably going to be getting into battles on a regular basis. You’re going to need every advantage possible to make it out of the galactic civ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 10th, 2016
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Faith: A Garden in Hell is a new campaign for the Faith sci-fi RPG. The adventures take place 23 years after the Battle of Izuan Tai, which is where rival forces joined together to form The Coalition. The Coalition is an alliance between the Corvo and the Iz’kal to fight off the Ravager, who ar...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 10th, 2016
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The inhuman servants of the old gods have been waiting, patiently and silently, for their chance to once more summon their deities to the mortal realm and usher in… well… a lot of bad stuff (well, anyone that’s not a cultist would probably think it’d be bad stuff). Heroes of a...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 6th, 2016
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Some of my favorite RPG characters I’ve played haven’t been the strongest or most-deadly, but they’ve had razor-sharp wit and been able to talk their way out of (or into) just about any situation. If you’re like me and enjoy playing that type of character, then you’ll pr...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 4th, 2016
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May the 4th be with you. Seems like a good time to have a couple Star Wars stories. We had the Imperial Assault one earlier. Now we’ve got one for the Star Wars RPG. Fantasy Flight Games is going to be coming out with a starter set for the game based on The Force Awakens. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 3rd, 2016
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As I have said many times before, having more options for your RPG games is never a bad thing (unless you get into analysis paralysis, which is your own issue to deal with). The fellows over at The Four Horsemen and Rogue Genius Games agree with me. As such, they have teamed up to bring […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 3rd, 2016
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You know, sometimes when you’ve got your gaming group together, looking to start a new game, it’s rough to get people to decide on what genre you should play. Ether is here to help with that. It bills itself as “A Steam, Diesel & Cyber-Punk Fantasy role-playing game set in a Po...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 2nd, 2016
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Catalyst Game Labs has a quartet of releases coming out in the next month+ that they’d like to tell you about. That way, you can save up your nickels and make sure you’re at the game shop right as they open so you can be the first gamer on your block with these new books. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 29th, 2016
3 Comments
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*eats seeds as a pastime activity* Mark Rein, founder of White Wolf and the creator of Vampire: The Masquerade, has a new project he’s been working on. Toxicity – I Am Zombie getting a new life over on Kickstarter. This new version brings new, cutting-edge rules to some traditional horror...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 29th, 2016
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So, who out there has been enjoying the Thunderbirds board game from creator Matt Leacock? Hopefully a bunch of you just raised your hands (which would be cool if you were just sitting in your cubicle at work and randomly raised your hand). Well, what about branching out from the board game to a full...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 28th, 2016
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The first game I ever picked up was Magic: The Gathering. Back at the time, the only card games I’d known of were Gin Rummy and Poker. So the idea of a game where you can build your own deck just sounded weird. But like most, I soon learned exactly what that all meant and […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 26th, 2016
2 Comments
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Cyberpunk is one of my favorite genres. I just love the whole technology/dystopia/cyberspace aspect of it. There’s a new cyberpunk RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now and looking for some funding love. It’s The Veil....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 22nd, 2016
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Well, it seems that the world has come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you not to shine your flashlight up into the sky like that! Now the world’s been devoured by a humongous space-beast and we all ended up inside its guts and have to scrounge around, looking for whatever might’ve surviv...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2016
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Even with all the various options out there for games, sometimes you just can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. At that point, you sit down and write your own system, taking bits from games you like while omitting the parts you don’t. In the end, you have your own, unique syst...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2016
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You know, I mentioned wanting to have lots of options available for your game. However, that doesn’t mean you always want to have a lot of extra rules as part of your game. A lot of times you’d rather just run around in your spaceship and not have to worry about various charts and tables ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2016
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It would seem the problems of two people in this world don’t amount to a hill of beans. … damn… now I want beans. I also enjoy film noir. What can I say? I’m a László Löwenstein (most know him as Peter Lorre) fan! Now you can bring the mystery of film noir to your […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 20th, 2016
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Monday and Tuesday are in the rear view mirror. Meanwhile, we work our way towards the weekend. We’re halfway there, people. We can make it. But if we’re gonna do it, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Thankfully, that’s just the sort of thing we have for you righ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 19th, 2016
2 Comments
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I remember when we first got a Nintendo. I was hot stuff because I got the one that had both the pistol and the power pad with it. I didn’t actually play as much Super Mario as I did Track and Field, honestly, now that I think about it. But I certainly did play my […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 18th, 2016
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Well, we had a Queen musical interlude this morning. We’ll end the day with one from CCR. I can remember the fourth of July, Runnin’ through the backwood bare. And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin’, Chasin’ down a hoodoo there. Chasin’ down a hoodoo there. Born o...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 18th, 2016
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Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere we aaaaaaaaaaaaaare! Born to be kings! Yeah, I think it’s just one of those things. You just kinda start hearing that music if you look at this Kickstarter project. Katanas and Trenchcoats is a new retro-90s (… man, I’m old, thinking that the 90’s are “...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 15th, 2016
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With many Dungeons & Dragons players heading to the dark and foreboding land of Barovia, it’d be handy to have some miniatures that help bring some 3D to your gaming tabletop. Hence the next release for the Dungeons & Dragons Collector’s Series of miniatures from Gale Force 9. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 15th, 2016
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All of us wish we could use magic. You might not originally agree to that statement, but come on. We’ve all been stuck in traffic, wishing we could fly our car over everyone else’s, or just make everyone else’s car disappear, or something like that. What if you could use magic? But ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 14th, 2016
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The Age of Exploration was a time where Europeans were heading out into the world and “discovering” all sorts of places that they hadn’t known about before. It was a dramatic time, with cultures clashing all over the world. Throw in some fantasy elements and you’ve got Chronic...