Role Playing Games

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
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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
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 13th, 2016
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There’s a lot of “moving parts” when it comes to running an RPG. You’ve got all the stats for the players to keep track of. You’ve got all the various monsters you might be throwing at them. There’s all the NPCs going around. There’s the adventure to keep tra...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 12th, 2016
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Variety is the spice of life. Having lots of options, particularly in an RPG, is a great way to keep everyone involved. Players can create their characters just the way they want, and that can keep people very interested in what’s going on. Well, the folks at Fragged Empire are giving players a...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 12th, 2016
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This is actually a relaunch of sorts. Due to a technical error, the original campaign was cancelled. But now they’re back and on Indiegogo. The substance of the campaign is the same, though the goal has been lowered slightly and there’s a shorter, overall, funding period for it....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 11th, 2016
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You all know my admiration for adventure modules for RPGs. They can really help a GM out, giving them ideas for a game, or just letting them concentrate on actually running the game, instead of having to deal with coming up with everything from whole cloth. Well, the fellows over at Modiphius are her...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 9th, 2016
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It’s another Saturday and that means another Review Roundup. Hopefully you’re having a good one. I’m working on putting together some Guild Ball minis. Anyway, let’s get right into the reviews. Today we have: Parade, Incan Gold, X-Wing’s Eighth Wave of Expansions, Booze ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 8th, 2016
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And we’ve made it to Friday. In some ways it’s been a short week, since I worked from home on Tuesday and thus have only been in the office 3 days. However, being still tired from Adepticon has mitigated that somewhat. So I’m very ready for the weekend. I need to sort through my Ade...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 8th, 2016
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Sometimes we miss out on a game system, or it simply wasn’t on our radar until later on. Then, when you find it’s got a whole bunch of supplements and other material, you may be intimidated into not starting it because of the thought of having to pick everything up for it. Well, Modiphius...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 7th, 2016
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Everyone’s always wanting to make their RPG their own. What me and my group of gamers want for our game is more-than-likely going to be drastically different than what you and your friends want for yours. So having a system that can accommodate just about everything is ideal. That’s what ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 6th, 2016
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Well, with the Curse of Strahd making a comeback to gaming tables, it seems only fitting to expand your player options in the direction of Gothic Horror. Whether you’re playing a game set in Barovia or Ravenloft or just your own setting, adding a bit of horror to your game might help spice thin...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 6th, 2016
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I’m back in the office today (worked from home yesterday). Doing my best to get back into the swing of things after being in Chicago last week. At least it’s a short week (seeing as it’s already Wednesday) before I get back to another weekend. But seeing as it’s Wednesday, and...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 2nd, 2016
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All good things must come to an end. That includes even Achtung! Cthulhu’s Secret Wars. It has all been leaning up to this. All the crazy madness and exploration has led you to one of the most iconic places in the Lovecraftian world. Now it’s time to launch the Assault on the Mountains of...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 1st, 2016
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RPG players love options, so I’ve found. Every player has a specific mental picture for how they want their characters to work, and every DM has an idea of what they want the world those characters play in to be like. That’s where supplement books can come in and help to make those ideas ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 31st, 2016
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Yes, yes, yes. I know that March is basically over. April will be here… well… Friday. But it just means that if you didn’t know about the books released for Shadowrun and Battletech the other day, you can just run yourself out and get it. Also, you can get your finances in order for...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 31st, 2016
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You know, we’re all new at something at some point. And while you may have a natural talent for something, you’re still going to have to do a lot of learning to be able to become a master at any particular skill… particularly adventuring in a fantasy realm. That tends to take a lot ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 29th, 2016
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The land of Barovia is a pretty dark and bleak place. The citizens live in fear of the things that go bump in the night. Those that travel through the land would do well to visit Madam Eva, a fortune teller in the region, who can help them either stay out of trouble or learn […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 29th, 2016
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There’s a couple of new books that Privateer Press has posted up for the Iron Kingdoms RPG. One’s an adventure that has been compiled from various issues of No Quarter, while another expands the more wild side of the Iron Kingdoms....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 25th, 2016
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Techies. Gearheads. Mechanics. Modders. Tinkerers. You know the type. The ones who can’t help but take apart any piece of machinery they get in order to see how it works and, of course, to improve on what they find therein. Now if you want your Star Wars RPG character to be like that, you can. ...