Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 24th, 2017
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I’m an unabashed fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I put it in the same league as something like Animaniacs and Tiny Toons, where, sure, I may not be the real target audience, but I feel it’s a quality cartoon product that has enough references to keep me interested (they dress up as [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 22nd, 2017
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Music’s a pretty big part of my life. I’ve got it going basically all the time. I also love a rather eclectic mix. The CD in my car has got such artists as A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Echo and the Bunnymen, Johnny Cash, Dethklok, Soundgarden, and Nim Vind (among many others). In Damn the [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 22nd, 2017
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Sure, my friend Henrix can speak and read Swedish, but despite what he’s tried to teach me, I haven’t quite gotten it down yet. In the meantime, I still need English versions of games. And that’s why I’m thankful that Åskfågeln (however that’s pronounced) is bringing Wes...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 20th, 2017
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Usually, goblins are those things the DM throws at us when we’re level 1-3 in order to get the PCs some extra XP for when the “real” adventure starts up. But in Dark Hold, the goblins are the PCs. And Rebel Minis has released a new adventure for their game series. It’s Lair of...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 20th, 2017
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Droids are just an everyday part of life in the Star Wars universe. They’re everywhere, but it takes a large support staff to keep them going. Just like organic creatures need doctors, the droids need repairmen and repairwomen and repairsmizmars to keep them going. In Fully Operational, the new...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2017
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And we’ve made it to another weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are up at the LGS, trying out 8th Edition 40k. But between those games and talking about all the stuff you’re going to do with your army, here’s the regular grouping of reviews that I know you all love so much. Today ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 15th, 2017
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Players only have to worry about their own character, or maybe just a couple characters. But the GM/DM needs to deal with the entire rest of the planet… and the planes… and beyond! It’s quite a tall task. Thankfully, there’s resources to help with that. If you need an NPC for ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 15th, 2017
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Having pre-made adventures can really speed up the time needed to get your game on the table. Having the adventure be system-agnostic means that no matter what game you’re playing, you can drop the adventure in and get going. Well, that’s what we’ve got with the Schleyscapes Fantasy...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 15th, 2017
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Well, civilization as we know it has ended and society has collapsed. Damnit, Todd! I guess we’ll just have to try and survive as best we can in this wasteland. Good thing we had that primer in the form of Tiny Wastelands, the post-apocalyptic RPG. Ok, so civilization hasn’t actually coll...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 14th, 2017
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Cthulhu Dark sounds like it might be a new blend from a board game cafe for one of their coffees, or perhaps a dark chocolate dessert. But, in actuality, it’s a new horror RPG that’s up on Kickstarter. This is horror role-playing cranked up to 11. You thought you could handle this sort of...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 14th, 2017
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You’ve often heard me talk about how it’s always good for a DM/GM to have access to pre-made items to make running their games go more smoothly and so they don’t have to create everything for their game from whole cloth. Well, the One Shot Compendium is just such a thing. It’s...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 13th, 2017
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The first big adventure pack is now available for the Tails of Equestria RPG. Something is causing ponies to turn into little statuettes and you’re the only ones that can help. Picking up where the starter adventure in the Tails of Equestria handbook left off, Curse of the Statuettes is sure to...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 9th, 2017
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A new fantasy RPG is available for your downloading and playing pleasure. It’s called The Midland Chronicles and it mixes many high-fantasy elements with supernatural horror (think Tolkien meets Lovecraft). The game uses its own combat system called the D20ZERO system. There’s 10 differen...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 8th, 2017
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Some people want it all and they want it now. Well, if you’re looking to get into the Star Trek Adventures RPG from Modiphius, you might not be able to get it now, but you can get it all. And you will be getting it as soon as possible. They have started taking pre-orders for […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 5th, 2017
2 Comments
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Some people just want to see the world burn. All those stuck-up, self-righteous, do-gooders make them sick. They’d much rather everyone run around, doing what they want. That’s the sort of setting you’re dropped into in Book of Exalted Darkness. It’s a holy decopunk campaign w...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 2nd, 2017
2 Comments
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There’s been many RPGs that’ve come and gone over the decades. Not every game can last forever. But that doesn’t mean they’re dead and gone forever. There’s always a chance for a rebirth of a classic. And that’s just what we’ve got here. Ulisses Spiele is run...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 29th, 2017
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Everyone loves to see their favorite games supported by the companies that make them. Well, if you’re a fan of The Outland Chronicles, you should also be fans of how Shades of Vengeance has their new “patch” available. It’s free to download and includes extra rules and updates...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 24th, 2017
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Conan had quite a lot of adventures where he wore quite a few different hats. He had his crown when he was a king. He had his headband when he was a Barbarian. He had his… umm… something when he was the Destroyer. He’s also a thief from time to time. It’s that part of [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 24th, 2017
10 Comments
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Tails of Equestria is a bit different than the other RPGs we usually feature here on TGN. As such, while most of us are pretty sure in adventure-writing for our games, it might take a bit of fiddling to figure out how to make one for Tails. River Horse is helping out by posting a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 22nd, 2017
2 Comments
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“What goes around, comes around.” “You reap what you sow.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “Don’t be an ass.” “You brought this upon yourself.” Basically, all of those say much the same thing. The way you act and t...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 19th, 2017
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Things like Google Glass look to blur the line between the real and the digital world. While we’re still a couple years from truly integrating the two seamlessly, in settings like The Veil, it’s an everyday thing. And in the new supplement, Cascade, you can further bring the two together ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 19th, 2017
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Whenever you sit down for your RPG session, you want to have the right minis for the right situation. At least, I do my best to always have the proper mini to represent the enemies and NPCs out there. “Yeah, it’s all goblin minis, but they’re really giant spiders” isn’t ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 18th, 2017
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Rory’s Story Cubes have helped gamers out there tell great stories with their simple-to-use design and seemingly endless combinations (apparently over 10mil in the base set). Well, now they’re a cornerstone of their own game. Untold: Adventures Await is a new storytelling game that’...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 18th, 2017
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A good friend of mine used to be a combat engineer. That is to say that he blew up bridges for a living for a while. In the Star Wars universe, the Rebellion especially needs members who are force-equalizers like that, willing to go and take out the enemy’s ability to fight and get around. [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 17th, 2017
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So, your adventuring party goes into town and they head to the tavern and they want to not just talk to the bartender, but everyone in the street along the way, as well as all the patrons inside the Inn. As a GM, coming up with all those NPCs can be a bit daunting. That’s […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 17th, 2017
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Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants! It’s all about pirates and ships and sailing the high seas for adventure and booty in Buccaneer: Through Hell & High Water, a setting sourcebook for Savage Worlds, brings you all of that and more. They’re up on Kickstarter now....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 16th, 2017
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The popular survival-horror RPG, Era: Survival, had quite a campaign last year on Kickstarter. Well, it delivered and players got their chance to give it a play and they wanted more. Well, the folks at Shades of Vengeance are looking to do just that. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign up and ru...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 15th, 2017
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London has had an occult air to it for much of its history. Strange, hidden groups worship long-forgotten gods. But what’s happening is coming to a head. The year is 1927 and if you want to see 1928, you and your fellow investigators must try and stop a Great Old One from coming in and [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 15th, 2017
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Pre-made adventures are a great way to have a quick plan for your gaming night. Wyrd is great about coming out with Penny Dreadful one-shot adventures for their Through the Breach RPG. They’ve got a new one that you can buy to give your group a new challenge....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 10th, 2017
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A lot of people were excited to see the unpainted line of figures coming from WizKids. Well, they’ve heard you and are thus going to be expanding the line. And, once more, they’ve heard you. They took all the suggestions you sent in after the initial release, distilled them down, and are ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 9th, 2017
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Some days, you just don’t want to GM a game. It’s alright. It happens to all of us. We’d much rather just game with friends, instead of having to be in charge. Well, that’s where GM-less games come in. One such, Mythic: The Temple of Alimar, just got itself a new edition that ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 6th, 2017
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Hey kids. It’s Saturday! If you’re like me, you’re at the LGS, hanging out and talking/playing games. I hope you’re doing that, anyway. I mean, it’s what Saturday’s for! It’s also for reviews. So let’s get to it. This week we have: Heldentaufe, Monster ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 5th, 2017
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The Ruman Empire is expanding its borders. However, such borders are patrolled by all manner of savage beast and barbarian tribe. You have been tasked with patrolling this border as part of the Ruman forces. You might even spearhead an excursion to add territory. Just be careful. Ruma: Dawn of Empire...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 4th, 2017
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I love to take things apart and put them back together (or, try to put them back together, anyway). There are just some people who love to tinker with gadgets and try and come up with something better, or aren’t willing to just throw things out and would rather fix them. For those that want [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 4th, 2017
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Another game has hit the “try it before you buy it” market. Actually, this one’s still in the “try it and help make the game better for release” market, since it’s still in beta. But you can join in on that beta of Fractured Galaxy, an upcoming sci-fi RPG for free....