Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Sep 23rd, 2016
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A parent can think of little worse than the loss of a child. One such rather wealthy couple has had their daughter stolen away from them. They’ve put out a call to anyone who might be able to track down and find out what happened, and hopefully bring the daughter back safe and sound. Unfortunat...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 23rd, 2016
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Legends tell of an ancient race, the Void Gods, that came from the stars to this world. Their magic was far beyond what anyone to that point had ever even imagined. The world, called Koth, was inhabited by, among other things, demons. Those demons eventually found the Void Gates created by the Void G...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 21st, 2016
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Steve Jackson Games has started taking pre-orders for a couple of new RPG books based on some rather popular properties. First off, they’ve got the GURPS books for both Mars Attacks and Discworld....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 20th, 2016
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In the far-off future, humanity is in jeopardy. The savior will come in the form of old and slightly malfunctioning robots whose memories have been corrupted. By joining together and traveling through the Last City, these robots can learn bits about their past, as well as the means to complete their ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 19th, 2016
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The gods are dead. That’s kind of a bummer. Though, arguably much worse is that there’s undead in the streets and giants rampaging around outside the city walls. Humanity is hunkered down, beset upon all sides by horrible creatures. That’s where you and your RPG group comes in. Helh...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 16th, 2016
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Everybody go crazy! There’s a new adventure for Call of Cthulhu up on Kickstarter! Ok, maybe don’t go crazy, literally. That would inhibit your playing ability. Though, being Call of Cthulhu, it’s highly likely that your character will go crazy. That’s just sort of par for the...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 15th, 2016
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Snakes! Why’d it have to be snakes? Well, a lot of people like snakes and they’ve been a part of human culture for a very long time. Take Ancient Egypt, for example. You’ll see snakes all over the place. And it’s into such a tomb, decorated with all manner of snakes, that you ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 14th, 2016
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Ah-ha! Got the drop on you with MY disintegrating pistol! And brother, when it disintegrates, it disintegrates! *pulls trigger* *watches gun disintegrate* Well, waddya know? It disintegrated. Seriously, I know it’s one of the more-famous lines from Star Wars, but that’s all I can think of...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 14th, 2016
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The work week continues along. It’s already half-over, in fact. Hopefully yours is going well. Mine’s not been great, but I’m making it through. Got board game day at the library coming up this weekend again. Should be a good time. But in the meantime, let’s bulk up on some bi...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 14th, 2016
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I’ve always loved sci-fi. And one of my favorite “worlds” in which to explore when dealing with sci-fi is the sort of rustwire tech of Cyberpunk. Blade Runner, NetRunner, Snowcrash, Neuromancer… all some of my favorite things. Though it can be hard to find a nice D20 system to...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 13th, 2016
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The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game box helps you and your friends get into the Star Wars RPG system from Fantasy Flight Games. It’s got everything you need, including a beginning adventure for your players to go on. But what if you’ve finished that adventure and don’t kn...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 8th, 2016
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With the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons, many groups are forming up to get their RPG-self on. But where will you set your game? Coming up with a world entirely on your own can be rough. Thankfully, there’s world guides out there that can give you all the information you need about a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 8th, 2016
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As I’ve stated before, I’m a big fan of martial arts movies. As such, I love taking that sort of thing and playing it on the tabletop. A favorite RPG character I’ve had was Chuck, the Minotaur Monk, in a 4th Edition game. However, Chuck never really felt “at home” in the...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 6th, 2016
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Many of you have checked out the various “Kos” books. There are 5 (not counting this new one) that incorporate the Swords of Kos Fantasy RPG setting. The new one is World of Kos. It’s a full campaign setting book that you can use to tie all the other books together, as well as be [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 6th, 2016
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Currently, dark fantasy is a pretty popular setting. Games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls (both the electronic versions as well as the tabletop ones) have got people clamoring for more. Well, Embers of the Forgotten Kingdom lets you bring that feel to your RPG games....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 5th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions certainly includes games getting versions in languages they hadn’t been printed in before. That’s what we’ve got today with Trudvang Chronicles. It’s a fantasy RPG based on Norse and Celtic lore. They’re up on Kickstarter now looking to create th...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 5th, 2016
2 Comments
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One of the first RPG systems I learned was GURPS (I actually learned it long before I learned anything D20-based). The system is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. With that, Steve Jackson is running a Kickstarter for Dungeon Fantasy, an RPG that uses the famously-flexible GURPS system. The ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 2nd, 2016
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Seems just about everything is going on this weekend. PAX, Nova Open, and Dragon*Con are all happening… well, right now, actually. If you’re at one of the shows, awesome. I hope you’re having a blast. If you’re not, well, at least we still have Friday going for us, which is ni...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 1st, 2016
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Fantasy Flight Games has a nice batch of new releases available for you this week. If you’re a fan of either RuneBound or Descent, you’ll want to check it out. If you’re a fan of their The End of the World RPG series, you’ll also want to check it out. And if you’re a fan...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 31st, 2016
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The best RPGs and Board Games are the ones that fully immerse you in the game world. You’re not a bunch of people sitting around a table in someone’s living room/garage/basement/LGS. You’re actually a group of interstellar soldiers, or in a medieval village, or reliving WWII. The Re...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 31st, 2016
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This week just seems to be screaming by. At least, I feel it is. I’m hoping yours is going by well-enough. I feel it’s mostly because it’s been rather busy over on this side of the screen. Various proofing projects have been passing over my desk. What can I say? I enjoy editing. Any...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 31st, 2016
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What’s better than giant robots? Giant robots fighting giant monsters. Tiny Frontiers: Mecha & Monsters, is a new stand-alone book in the Tiny Frontiers RPG line. It’s pretty straight-forward in the fact that you can quickly and easily create characters that pilot giant mechs and have...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Aug 30th, 2016
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Most of the time when you think of zombies, you think of maybe some voodoo curse, or a necromancer run amok, or maybe some sort of terrible disease. The latest issue of Wisdom from the Wastelands takes a slightly different look at the walking undead. The zombies (and other such undead horrors that in...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
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Absolute Tabletop has started their new Absolute Creativity Project. They’re looking for your creative submissions. In return, they’ll give you a free digital supplement, of your choice (from what they make, of course :P). The idea is to get the creative juices in their readers flowing. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
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You’ve got heroes in your RPG. Unless you plan on having them just sitting in the tavern, sipping ale and not doing much of anything, you’ll need some monsters for them to go and attack. It’s sort of what heroes tend to do. But what sort of monsters will they go fight? Paizo is help...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
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I love playing Bards. I really do. They are, by far, my favorite character class to play. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I was in band for years in school, even being section leader in Marching Band my senior year of high school (obviously, I peaked early 😛 ). Well, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
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The Var’Lande used to be a very nice elven thorp. However, it would seem as though some goblins have come marauding through there. The citizens have been slain. Some of the children have even been carted off. That would be horrible enough, warranting some adventurers to go avenge the slain and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
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Well, this week started off well, hit some rocky points near the middle, but it seems like it’s going to end alright. One friend got some good news, and at least things have smoothed out a bit for the rest. Me? I’m just looking to maybe get some gaming in over the next couple days [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Aug 26th, 2016
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Wyrd’s doing a bit of batch-bundling with their stories, which is alright with me. They’ve got a new issue of their Wyrd Chronicles magazine that you can read over, hopefully escaping from this nasty heat that’s still outside (at least, nasty heat here in Atlanta). They’ve als...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 25th, 2016
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What’s with all the fighting? – Dr. Zoidberg Lotus Dimension is a little bit different in terms of an RPG. Sure, other games have been set in a near-future world. Sure, other games can let you play characters like hackers, mystics, parkour specialists (well, not too many let you play the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 25th, 2016
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In the world of Pythos, the gods are wild and fickle. It is said that mortals can’t really ever grasp the intentions of a god, and these gods certainly seem to try and live up to that. This can lead to odd religions with self-conflicting beliefs. But even as the gods often confound the humans, ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 25th, 2016
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Seems that Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper are hot items in gaming right now. We’ve had a couple stories on them lately. This time around it’s Fearlight Games that’s releasing a pair of new books for their Baker Street RPG. One involves old Jack, while the other brings in Sherlo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 24th, 2016
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Are you looking for a new sci-fi RPG to play with your gaming group? Well, EN Publishing might have just what you’re looking for with their N.E.W. sci-fi RPG (for you literalists in the audience). It’s always good to see Kickstarter campaigns not only fund, and not only ship, but then be ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 24th, 2016
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The week rolls on. We’re halfway there. The weekend is ever-closer as time marches on, and other sayings of “it’s not yesterday anymore!” It seems people around me are feeling a bit drained. Tuesday wasn’t the best for them, so they’re gonna try and regroup today. ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 23rd, 2016
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Superheroes are kind of a big thing these days. With the rise of both Marvel and DC movie series, people are clamoring for others in bright, spandex suits like never before. Many people want to bring that excitement to their tabletop. Okumarts Games lets you do that with their Save the Day super-powe...