Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 29th, 2015
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Michael Scott Rohan is an award-winning British author of the Winter of the World novels. Cakebread & Walton has announced that they will be making a tabletop RPG game based on those novels. So now lovers of the books (as well as any gamer who wants to play in a very fleshed-out setting with hun...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 23rd, 2015
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It’s not all the time that you get to have a worldwide, public playtest of a product from a major gaming company. Some do it more often than others, but it’s still not something you see every day. Well, Paizo just launched their playtest for the Vigilante, a new character class for Pathfi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Tomorrow, Syrinscape and Lone Wolf Development will be teaming up to bring you a unique online resource to help improve your RPG game sessions. Colen McAlister (lead developer for Hero Lab) and Benjamin Loomes (creator of Syrinscape) will be conducting a Google hangout and are inviting all GMs who wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 21st, 2015
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It’s Sunday. Here in the States, it’s Father’s Day. If you are a father, hope you have a great Father’s Day. If you’re not a father, I still hope you have a great day, regardless. As for me, I’m sitting here at the start of the last day of CMON Expo 2015. It’...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jun 19th, 2015
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The world you know is not real. It’s just a thin veneer covering a much darker world. When you play Contagion, you get a chance to see beyond what is just real and into a much more intricate world full of supernatural factions all looking to become masters of humanity’s souls. War Stories...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 17th, 2015
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Sanctuary! Sanctuary! *rings the church bells* Ok, so this game isn’t based in France. Though you could have a campaign there if you wanted. The Sanctuary Core Gaming System is new from Relic Star Games. They’re up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love. The game is designed to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2015
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Half there. We’re half there to back to the weekend. This weekend will be a rather busy one. Tomorrow it’s set-up for the CMON Expo and Friday it starts. We’ve got a lot planned, especially for Saturday. Be sure to check back on that day regularly as we post updates from the various...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 16th, 2015
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She’s a daaaaaaaaaaay tripper. One-way ticket yeah. I waited soooooo long to find out, and I found out. Yeah, you don’t know that song. Ask your grandparents about that one. As opposed to songs from the previous century, this DayTrippers is a new sci-fi RPG from As If Productions. The gam...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 14th, 2015
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It’s Sunday (at least at time of posting in much of the world… stupid time zones…). I hope you were able to get out and get some gaming on yesterday (or perhaps some today). My party did not get TPK yesterday. Though some party relations were strained a bit. Remember, everyone, comm...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jun 12th, 2015
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Mystical Throne Entertainment wants to have their Cakebread and eat it, too… Or at least, they want to have their Cakebread & Walton. They’ve teamed up together to bring you the Dark Streets game and develop it as a setting guide for 1850s Five Points, New York. This is a step away f...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 11th, 2015
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Commoners… Players tend to not even give them a second thought. If they’re not there to give exposition or to sell them an ale at the inn, there’s almost no reason to. Nobody would even really consider playing one (that’s the DM’s job). But The Adequate Commoner is here ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 10th, 2015
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It’s amazing how much the right miniature can enhance your gaming experience. I run a semi-regular D&D game and have a pretty extensive collection of figures, and I’ll often spend prep time for my game trying to find just the right figure to put out during an encounter. I’ve ch...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 9th, 2015
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MYST, the groundbreaking video game series by Cyan Inc. is a game that many of us have played over the years. Well, with the success of a recent Kickstarter campaign, you can now play it on your tabletop. InkWorks Productions has released Unwritten: Adventures in the Age of MYST and Beyond. You can p...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 8th, 2015
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Whimsy Machine Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Spell, their new RPG game and setting. In the game, players are able to create magic spells by literally spelling out what they want to cast using magic tiles. So it’s a bit of Scrabble thrown in with your monster-slaying. Though itR...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 6th, 2015
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Weeeeekeeeend! Hopefully you’re having a good one, even if you’re not at Origins or Lock & Load or the Board Game Challenge… like how I’m not at any of those. But it’s ok! We can have a good time gaming, anyway. As usual for our Saturdays here (except for that weird...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 5th, 2015
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YayforFriday! That means group lunch here at the office. We did Indian last week. Not sure what we’ll do this week yet. But when this posts, assume I’m eating yummy things. Speaking of bites, we’ve got our regular section of bite-size stories that we present to you here. Today’...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 4th, 2015
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Part-Time Gods, the RPG by Third Eye Games, is taking fate in its hands and coming to the Fate gaming system. There’s a Kickstarter campaign up and running now in order to make this possible. And barring any sudden drops in the funding that’s already been pledged, it looks like it’s...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 4th, 2015
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Masters of Blöödirön, a new post-apocalyptic RPG by Abbott Games, is up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding. In the game world, the Earth has been invaded by The Enemy, who have left nothing but desolate, shattered, scattered outposts of humanity across the globe. Humans must scratch out a me...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 3rd, 2015
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Do you like fantasy RPGs? Do you like saving money? Do you like digital media? Well, then have I got a news story for you! Troll Lord Games is having a store-wide sale on their e-books over on RPGNow. If you want to save 50% on their wares, head on over and check it out....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 3rd, 2015
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Aegis Studios has a new setting expansion book for Contagion Second Edition. K-24 brings you to one of the most… unique places… yeah, we’ll go with unique… by bringing Contagion to North Korea. Why North Korea? Because if you were going to build a prison for supernatural being...
By Jared Miller
In Board Games
Jun 3rd, 2015
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Gathering some friends together for Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) can be fun, but if your group is anything like mine, the position of Dungeon Master is not sought after. Everyone usually wants to play a carefully crafted character, which is understandable considering how much time can go into dev...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 3rd, 2015
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Wednesday is once again upon us, dear TGN readers. We’ve been having a busy week at the office. I’m working on a few review articles that’re coming up, and yesterday we shot a new unboxing video. But that’s as may-be. We’ve also collected various bite-sized stories and p...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 1st, 2015
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Fishing is a dangerous profession (Mike Rowe of Deadliest Catch taught me that). And I don’t just mean if you’re out on the Bering Sea going after crab. Fishing on rivers can be just as dangerous (Jeremy Wade of River Monsters taught me that). Well, it’s not just wind, wave, and wil...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 29th, 2015
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One of my earliest memories is going to the circus. It was when I lived in Chicago. I don’t remember much about it, except that it was really loud. I also don’t remember any super villains being involved. But that could just be my youth. I do remember my denim jacket, though. But thatR...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 29th, 2015
1 Comment
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Weird West has been a pretty popular genre, especially lately. With the rise of Blackwater Gulch, Shadows of Brimstone, and Wild West Exodus, among others, more and more gamers are heeding the call of “Go West, young man (and woman).” The Sixth Gun RPG Kickstarter is also going like gangb...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 28th, 2015
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The old gods have returned, and you could be one of them! Aegis Studios has released a new supplement for Contagion 2nd edition. It’s called Rise of the Ilu. In it, it gives players the option of playing the long-missing Ilu race, or their spawn, the Ikkibu. Or, even if you don’t get to p...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 28th, 2015
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Greetings Program! I always did like the idea of going into a computer, into the internet and just flying around inside of it. Movies like Tron and Lawnmower Man (don’t laugh. I liked that movie) and TV shows like Futurama (where they go into the internet) have always been fascinating to me. I&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 27th, 2015
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PaizoCon has come and gone. There was a lot to behold for the almost 1000 attendees to this 4-day event of all things Pathfinder. One of the things people enjoy the most are getting to see what’s coming out soon for the game. There’s a trio of books that were shown off and now we’ve...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 26th, 2015
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Saddle up and get ready to ride, hombre, because Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Oni Press are bringing the wild west to your tabletop with The Sixth Gun, coming to Savage Worlds. The Sixth Gun is a comic series by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Brian Hurtt that focuses on the search for the sixth gu...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 26th, 2015
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Cabinet Holdings has acquired Paradox Entertainment Inc. This new acquisition includes all of Paradox’s holdings, meaning all the rights for things associated with Robert E. Howard’s Conan world and characters is now Cabinet’s. In the past year, we’ve had a lot of announcement...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 26th, 2015
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Rational Basis Media has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Post Replica a new sci-fi tablet-top RPG (no, that’s not a typo). When playing Post Replica, you gather together wherever you want to do your RPG-gaming fun and then fire up your tablet or smartphone or other such device and open up t...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 22nd, 2015
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*does a little “It’s Friday” dance around the office* un-cha, un-cha, un-cha, un-cha, wakachika, wakachika, wakachika, wakachika, boom-nau-nau da-boom-da mananga-nanga, boom-nau-nau da-boom-da mananga-nanga. Oh, hey there. Did you know that it’s Friday? 3-day-weekend sort of F...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 21st, 2015
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Gen Con recently put up their events list for con-goers to look over and sign up for the various events to be had. Many noticed that Greater Than Games had Sentinels of the Multiverse RPG events listed. This caused some confusion. “But there’s not a Sentinels RPG!” …. WellR...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 20th, 2015
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Ferryport has had a problem with plagues lately. As people drop dead, the survivors have to deal with them somehow. One solution has been to take them and toss them into the canyon at the edge of town. This place has been now dubbed “Dead Gulch” (no word on if Blackwater Gulch is downstre...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 14th, 2015
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Ack! Ack ack ack ack ack ack. Ack ack ack. Ack. Ack ack. Ack ack ack ack ack ack. Now translated into English: Steve Jackson and Topps have announced that they’re bringing the wild world of Mars Attacks to GURPS 4th edition....