Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 29th, 2017
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While blasters and lightsabers are certainly at the forefront of many people’s minds when they think about what they want their Star Wars characters to specialize in, some players take a bit of a different approach. They’re more interested in letting their words be the main focus. It̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 28th, 2017
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You all know I’m a big fan of items that can help GMs along in their mission of making a good game for their players. Pre-made adventures, maps, and other materials can really cut down the prep-time needed to run a game. Well, J. over at PenguinComics is making it so your sci-fi games are [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 28th, 2017
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While the Symbaroum Kickstarter continues on (13 days left to go), Modiphius has a couple of regular releases for the game over on their website. They include the Advanced Player’s Guide and the Adventure Pack 2....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 27th, 2017
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There’s rampaging dinosaurs on the cover. So I’m certainly interested in what this adventure has in store. The Folio #14 is an adventure that’s compatible with both 1E AD&D as well as 5th Edition (plus, is easily transferable to other rules sets). Players will have to deal with...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 27th, 2017
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It’s about to get really warm here in Georgia. We’ve had a mild winter, and I can only imagine what the summer’s going to be like. Best to think about colder times. Though, when thinking about them, not letting your mind be melted into insanity by Great Old Ones is probably a good i...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 27th, 2017
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At a quick glance, the world of Dhovaine might look a lot like our “average world” we live in now. However, start looking deeper and you’ll start to see the differences. Technology is just a bit ahead of where we’re at now. What’s more, there’s strange, unknown tec...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 27th, 2017
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Games go through new editions all the time (heck, I dubbed last year the “Year of New Editions” since it seemed a new one was coming out almost weekly). Well, when a system gets changed, any sort of supplemental material for it must also be updated. That includes things like settings for ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 24th, 2017
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In a distant future in a faraway solar system, you go about your everyday life. But something just doesn’t… feel… right. You’re sometimes hit by a sense that you don’t really belong there. Like you had another life that you’ve seemingly forgotten. Then, one day, yo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 23rd, 2017
6 Comments
1076 Views
Well, earlier today we had the announcement of the new Pathfinder unpainted minis. But what if you’re playing a bit more spacey? … That doesn’t sound quite right, but you know what I mean. What if you’ve traded in your bow and arrow for a laser blaster and your horse and wagon...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 23rd, 2017
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A good RPG is all about immersion. You don’t feel like you’re a group of gamers sitting around a table (or computers if you’re using a VTT), but you’re actually your characters out on an adventure. One of the ways to help with that is the GM creating deep an intriguing culture...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 23rd, 2017
21 Comments
1106 Views
Some of us love to paint. Some of us don’t. Personally, I fall into the “don’t” category, but I certainly can understand why others do enjoy it. For those that want to have your own RPG minis in the colors you want, you can now pick up the Pathfinder Battles Deep Cuts minis. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 22nd, 2017
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Are you ready to continue on your adventures in the Chronicles of the Throne of Thorns cycle? That’s good, because Jarningen has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund it. It’s called Karvosti – the Witch Hammer and it’s 152 pages of adventure as the sequel to Thistl...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 22nd, 2017
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971 Views
Hey kids. I see from my friends feed that quite a lot of you are headed to Chicago for Adepticon. I really wish I was going. I would be, but there’s a bunch of proofing projects that are coming along, and I know how you gamers get if you have to wait even an extra […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 22nd, 2017
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Our good friends over at Burning Games are at it again. Their award-winning sci-fi RPG, Faith, is getting an updated version. They’re also adding in miniatures to the mix, because everyone loves high-quality minis! They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for them, and have been so kind as...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 20th, 2017
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Printing books is expensive. You’ve got to get together all the writing, all the artwork, and the layout done. Then you’ve got to send those files off to the printer. And you want to get as good a quality product as you can. Well, quality costs money. Even for popular titles, it might tak...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 19th, 2017
23 Comments
1585 Views
Many of my friends have young kids who are just getting to the age where they’ve started to show an interest in gaming. They see mom and dad playing their tabletop games and want to join in. Several of those kids are also huge fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Heck, my niece […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 17th, 2017
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Since gaming has become my 9-5, I needed to find a new hobby. Well, that became cooking. I’ve always enjoyed it, but in the past several years, it’s really taken off. So, what do I do when I see a book that combines my “old” hobby with my “new” hobby? I take immedi...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 16th, 2017
14 Comments
992 Views
Shattered Tabletop Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for their new fantasy RPG called Shattered Dawn (apparently, the crack of dawn spread and the whole thing broke). The rules for the game have been written primarily with new players in mind. They’re as uncomplicated as possible in order...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 15th, 2017
1 Comment
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All good things must come to an end, so they say. In this case, it’s the scheduled releases for the Mutant Chronicles RPG range from Modiphius. But they, if you’re going out, go out with style. That’s just what they’ve got with the Dark Eden Campaign. It’s available now ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 15th, 2017
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When you play in an RPG, most of us want to have a miniature to represent our character should one be needed on a map. Well, if you play a fantasy rpg, there’s quite a few pre-painted lines of miniatures you can search through to find one that’s just right. There’s not quite as many...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 14th, 2017
4 Comments
715 Views
Well, I know some people who have been waiting for this since it’s been announced. Today’s the official release date for the Tails of Equestria Storytelling Game from River Horse, Shinobi 7, and Ninja Division. In it, players will create their own pony character, choosing between earth po...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 13th, 2017
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When most of us think of 5th edition, we think of high fantasy. There’s elves, dwarves, bows and arrows, magic, getting around on horseback. All that kind of stuff. But what if you want some a bit more “galaxy far, far away” than “long ago”? Well, that’s where Espe...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 8th, 2017
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Even when we grow up, there’s still some things from our childhoods that creep us out. The dark. Aliens. Clowns. Various monsters that our imagination all believed were really there. The Innocents looks to recapture those feelings of dread and horror and bring them to your RPG sessions. It̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 7th, 2017
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The one thing about RPGs is that they’re supposed to help you escape from the “standard, everyday life” you lead and let you really stretch out and do something different. Gatekepers, a new fantasy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter, certainly lets you expand out from some of the us...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 6th, 2017
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One of the main things that separates science fiction from other forms of fiction is technology. Starships. High-tech gadgetry. Laser weapons. Stuff like that. Well, Star Wars is certainly science fiction as it’s full of all sorts of technology. And if you want to be the one that can build and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 3rd, 2017
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There’ve been some high-profile assassinations around the world lately. I certainly don’t condone such things, but it’s easy to see how people can be fascinated by when such a thing happens. Whether it’s nerve agent delivered by a spray of “water” or a poison-fille...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 3rd, 2017
1 Comment
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Well, it’s finally Friday. Seems like it’s taken forever. Also, who wants to take bets on me clocking out this evening and then suddenly feeling like I’m clocking in on Monday morning? You know weekends never work like the work week. It’s going to just go by in a flash, I̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 3rd, 2017
0 Comments
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The universe is filled with equal, but opposing forces. Light and dark. Gravity and Dark Energy. Good and Evil. That same thing is going on in Voidlight with the two forms of magic that exist. There’s Void Magic, mainly used by demons and considered evil. Then there’s Light Magic, which i...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 1st, 2017
1 Comment
1057 Views
Many of us have seen those old films from the 70s and 80s that show how role-playing games are a tool of Satan, looking to corrupt the youth and bring them into his hell-raising armies. Satanic Panic, a new RPG up on Kickstarter, brings us back to those heady times. The only twist is that […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 1st, 2017
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Is this week going by slowly for everyone else, too, or is it just me? I don’t know if it’s because I’m working from home as the new office continues to be set up, or if it’s just that this week is one that’s taking forever. Maybe it’s that I don’t currently ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 27th, 2017
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Sing a song of six pence. A pocket full of rye. Well, I guess this isn’t a song about six pence. More a song of swords. No, this isn’t tied in with the Heavy Metal Kickstarter (though that’d be cool). Song of Swords is a new fantasy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 27th, 2017
1 Comment
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Bugs Crawling Out Of People has released The Throwin’ Rocks at Fish RPG. You know, I’ve written a lot of strange sentences in my time here on TGN (24k posts and climbing)… but I’m not sure one will top that one in quite some time....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 27th, 2017
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Got another Patreon campaign to tell you all about. I know some of you are still new to the platform, but you can think of it like a subscription service to help a company or person make a product. In this case, it’s a fantasy RPG called Angelblood. The unique think with them is that […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 24th, 2017
0 Comments
1147 Views
Man, no day has felt entirely “right” this week. Monday was an amalgam of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tuesday was like a Monday. Wednesday was kinda like a Friday. Yesterday was like a Saturday, but a lot busier. Today’s… still getting started, honestly. But it doesn’t...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 23rd, 2017
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What legacy will you leave when you die? What will the ages say about you and your life? “He wrote a lot about games and stuff” is probably what mine will be. 😛 Graveyard of Heroes is a new fantasy RPG up on Kickstarter that looks to match the feel of old-school games, but with […]...