Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 17th, 2017
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Fiction is a wonderful thing. While there is certainly plenty of strange and wonderful things in our own, real world… we can’t ride around on dinosaurs or own a flying saucer or control lightning with our minds. But in a fictional world, anything is possible. And “anything is possib...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 13th, 2017
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*meditates* Inner peace… Inner peace… Inner peace… *grooves along to Static-X while meditating, because why not?* Even though the Jedi were wiped out once, there are those that still follow the Light Side of the Force. They’re those that use the Force for knowledge and clarity...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 13th, 2017
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Sometimes you like a particular setting for a game, but your other players like a particular rules set. Often, that can create tension as you want to play one thing while other want to play something else. Well, that’s where settings getting cross-over books to different systems help. In this c...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 11th, 2017
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For those that don’t know about the classic Chinese tale, Journey to the West, I’d highly recommend you check it out. There’s a version of it up on Netflix now, actually, that is just awesome. But what if you want to bring the demon-hunting action to your tabletop? Well, that might ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 11th, 2017
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I have some friends who are followers of the old Norse gods. Like, legit-wise. You hear about that from time to time, but you don’t hear too many people saying they’re followers of the old, Olympian pantheon. Maybe that’s by design. Maybe it’s because there’s a secret wa...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 9th, 2017
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The new year is just underway. We’re slightly more than a week in. Of course, like anything, it’s good to know what’s ahead and have some direction. Well, the fine folks over at Burning Games have let us know what they’ll be coming out with in 2017 and even given you readers a...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 9th, 2017
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I’ve got a D&D game that I’m running. Our next session is in a couple weeks. We like to use miniatures to represent our characters and monsters out on the board. I know a lot of you do much the same. But we’re all sticklers for having just the right mini for our purposes. Yes, [...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 6th, 2017
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Ey! You’s a wizard, Tony! It’s like the New York version of that famous phrase. Why New York? Because Pigsmoke, the RPG about life at a wizarding school takes place in the US. But you won’t be taking the role of students, but the faculty. It’s a new RPG that’s up on Kick...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 5th, 2017
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As we’ve seen, considering what happened to Han Solo, it’s best to not get on the bad side of a powerful Hutt… or the Empire… and especially don’t get on the bad side of both. However, when a force statue has gone missing, and everyone seems to be searching for it, you j...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 3rd, 2017
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While you may not think that you need their kind of scum, Bounty Hunters are a rather iconic part of the Star Wars universe. Though they had relatively little screen time, people just went nuts over them, particularly the fan-favorite Boba Fett. Well, for those that want to become bounty hunters, the...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 27th, 2016
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You’d think that being part of a starship crew would already mean lots of action and adventure. And you would be right. However, nothing can quite prepare you for the coming of the Fury, an event that will shake the whole galaxy more than the biggest supernova. That’s just what’s ha...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 21st, 2016
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We’re doing things to the Earth that aren’t so great for our continued existence on this planet. However, we’re not quite near where things have gone in Mutant Chronicles. There, the Earth has been pretty much abandoned. Note that “pretty much” doesn’t mean “...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Dec 21st, 2016
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Christmas comes early for those of you that like Wyrd’s Through The Breach RPG as well as just keeping abreast of what’s going on with the company. They’ve got two new Through The Breach Penny Dreadful adventures as well as the latest issue of Wyrd Chronicles available for download....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 21st, 2016
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Little trinkets. It seems as though a lot of people will go to a lot of trouble to acquire certain little trinkets. I mean, the odd, little statue called Tragic Hope can’t be that important of an item, can it? Apparently, several very important individuals think it is. You’ve got a Hutt c...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 20th, 2016
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The world of Fasa’s 1879 is a bit different than the one you learned about in history class. Here, Albert and Victoria are still in control of the British Empire, but that empire now includes Grosvenor Land. Or, it would include it, if the natives weren’t being so persnickety about it. Fo...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 15th, 2016
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You know, if you’re going to have a pulp-style adventure, you should name it like one. And The Revenge of the Robots of Doom is certainly everything I’d expect from a pulp-style adventure. It would seem as though I keep saying that 2016 was the Year of New Editions, 2017 is looking to be ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 15th, 2016
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With the computers that most of us carry in our pockets (and one that you’re possibly reading this on now), the need to have print versions of all our game books is really behind us. However, if you’re an old-timer like me, you probably like having print versions of things to thumb throug...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 14th, 2016
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People love choice. It gives you the ability to tailor-make your experience to exactly what you want. With a game, it can also create replayability. Even for a game as open-ended as The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, having variants with which you can play the game will hopefully havin...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 13th, 2016
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Most of the fantasy settings we hear about are ancient ones with histories stretching back millions of years, with countless civilizations that have risen and fallen over the vast stretches of time. Choe Pho isn’t like most fantasy settings. Instead, it is a relatively new world. It was created...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 12th, 2016
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Symbaroum is one of the hottest fantasy RPGs out there, with players and GMs looking to get more resources to immerse themselves in the setting. And, as I have said many times before, there’s no such thing as having too many resources for the GM. As such, the folks over at Modiphius have releas...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 9th, 2016
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Well, it would seem as though the gods are gone. Just up and left us. Well, that’s a fine how-do-you-do. Thankfully, we have the Star Fated who will now be guiding us along. We just have to hope that they do a good job of it. If not, we’re all doomed. That’s the story behind [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 9th, 2016
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During the Galactic Civil War, the Rebellion couldn’t afford to lose any of their resources. They were facing a huge military machine in the Empire and every base and shipyard was precious. Well, unfortunately, the manufacturing facilities on the planet Xorrn have been discovered. The Empire is...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 8th, 2016
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In the vastness of space, there are many truly beautiful worlds. One such world, simply called Blue, was home to a rather advanced alien civilization. However, these aliens were isolationists. They didn’t talk to anyone, and would even deflect probes or obscure any sort of reconnaissance to the...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 8th, 2016
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There’s a big mash-up of companies working together in order to bring you a new, family-friendly RPG next year. River Horse (makers of Terminator Genisys, among others) has made a deal with Shinobi 7 (co-owned by Ninja Division and Seven Seas Publishing) to release the Tails of Equestria RPG (b...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 8th, 2016
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One of my favorite movies is The Adventures of Baron Munchausen that Terry Gilliam did. Based on one of the best-selling books of all time, it recounts several of the adventures of the titular Baron Munchausen, who always insists that his stories are 100% accurate, even if they don’t seem entir...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 7th, 2016
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Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me? I mean, it’s already Wednesday. Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginne...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 6th, 2016
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One of the bigger announcements from this Year of New Editions was that we’re getting a new Star Trek RPG from Modiphius Entertainment. Since back before Gen Con, people have been able to sign up for it, and certainly many people have. Well, those that did can now start to actually get a taste ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 2nd, 2016
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I technically have the day off today. Why? Because CMON went public on the Hong Kong stock exchange and they’re giving us the day off to celebrate. But the news doesn’t stop just because the office is closed. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor slush, shal keep me from giving you your ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 1st, 2016
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We’ve all embellished a story. Maybe you didn’t go 5 days without sleep, but only 2. Maybe you didn’t have a girlfriend that lives in Canada. Maybe you didn’t actually defeat 20 ninjas in combat, but only emptied out the cat’s litter box. But if you’re good at comi...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 1st, 2016
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On the 17th, we’ll be having the next session of the D&D group that I’m running. Nobody died last session (character or player, thankfully), but it did get kinda nasty for a while. I’m a big proponent of using miniatures for our gaming sessions, but I’m always a little bu...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Nov 30th, 2016
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Now when I was just a little boy, standin’ to my Daddy’s knee My Poppa said, “son don’t let the man get you and do what he done to me.” Ok, my dad never actually said that. But I can’t read “Into the Bayou” without thinking of some CCR. Well, whether yo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 30th, 2016
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Shadowrun is where a lot of players go to get their cyberpunk on. It’s a setting that’s got a long and storied history, with lots of supplements and players all over the world. It… can be kinda intimidating, actually, if you’re a new player and want to get into it. Where do yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 29th, 2016
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Time keeps on slippin’ into the future. Shintiara is a planet on the edge. Both its host star as well as a nearby black hole push and pull on it with strange consequences. Time paradoxes are an everyday part of life, but that doesn’t always mean you’re used to that sort of thing. Su...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 28th, 2016
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It’s one thing to get a one-shot module to augment your D&D game. It’s another to get a group of them that you can sprinkle throughout a larger campaign, creating effectively a “B-story” for everything else that might be going on. That’s just what the Places by the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 23rd, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Or, for those of you not in the US. Happy Wednesday! As for me, I’m going to be busy when I get home. I need to bake another pumpkin pie, put turkey 1 into the brine bucket, speed-thaw turkey 2 (place in cold, running water for a couple hours), and make whipped […...