Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 21st, 2017
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Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today’s a travel day for me. Then we’ll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It’s impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There’s just too many to list (...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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It’s early dawn here at Gen Con Day 2. I… wish I could tell you what happened to Day 1. I swear it was just here a minute ago. At least, that’s how it feels. I can tell you that the hall is busy. But what would you expect from a show that’s sold out? […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 16th, 2017
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You know, a lot of bad things can happen out in space. So when a giant ice hauler suddenly started changing its course and not telling anybody why, people were curious. Enough so that a team has been sent out to find out what happened. That’s what’s going on in The Dying Ship, a new [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 16th, 2017
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Dungeons & Dragons is a great game. However, it can, occasionally, be rough to try and keep up with everything for it. The various books and other supplemental material offer players and DMs lots of chances for customization, but it can occasionally be a bit daunting to sort through it. ThatR...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 16th, 2017
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Just about everyone, when they were a kid, had some sort of stuffed animal that was their favorite. Maybe a stuffed bear or dragon or tiger or something. You know, the Hobbs to your Calvin. And, like Calvin, you probably went on some epic adventures (either real or imaginary) with them. Well, Plaid H...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 15th, 2017
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Many of my gaming friends have kids that are just starting to get to the age where they’re wondering about all these cool games that their parents are playing. But many games are a bit more complex than your average 6yr old can really manage. Thankfully, there’s an ever-growing catalog of...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 15th, 2017
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If there’s a game that lets you go just about anywhere and do just about anything, it’s Rifts from Palladium. It’s well-known that players can dimension-hop all over everywhere. With such an open ability to travel, there’s countless potential destinations. One such is the Myth...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 15th, 2017
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Shades of Vengeance’s last Kickstarter campaign was to create a bunch of expansions for Era: The Consortium. It was successful and the game got quite a huge boost in terms of material. Well, those products are now starting to be made available to a general audience. That’s in preparation ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 10th, 2017
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Well, it seems that civilization has come to an end again. Todd, at least this time it wasn’t you. No, it was the agents of H.A.V.O.C. that exploded a bunch of nuclear weapons, devastating the land. That was decades ago, and the survivors are just starting to once more come to the surface. That...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 9th, 2017
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Quite a few of you have tried Pathfinder over the years. Well, if you prefer your RPGs more in the “far future and another galaxy” type, Paizo is looking to oblige with Starfinder. Well, Soda Pop Miniatures is making official figures for the game, and they are taking pre-orders for those ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 2nd, 2017
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We’re chugging along, everyone. Wednesday is upon us. The weekend is coming ever-closer. Has the week gone by quickly for everyone else? It’s been a fast start for me. And with several new proofing projects in the pipe, I’m certainly going to be busy the rest of the week. But hey, b...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 1st, 2017
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You’d think that after a major evil was defeated that things would be great for everyone afterward. But that’s not always the case. So, sure, Teralos has had about a decade of peace, but things are getting troubling again. Will the heroes be able to keep the peace, or will everything they...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 31st, 2017
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Patreon is a crowdfunding campaign a lot of you still maybe haven’t tried. If you’re interested in it, and what it can do for a game, check out the one being run by Shades of Vengeance. They’ve recently posted up their Encounters on the Edge of Space #1. It is the first in what will...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2017
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Just. One. More. Stretch. Goal! That’s how a lot of companies and backers feel about campaigns. It seems there’s always just that one extra cool thing you want to add. Sometimes you make it there. Other times, you fall a bit short. But that doesn’t mean you have to leave that out, e...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2017
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So, having the core rulebook for a game is nice and all, but it’s really just the start, especially if you’re talking about an RPG. In this particular case, we’re talking about 1879. They have a rulebook, but now they’re looking to fund their first full adventure as well as ga...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2017
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It seems that the world has come to an end again. Damnit, Todd! I told you to clean up your stuff. Now look what’s happened! But it’s not just us that needs to survive, it’s our children, and our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren. What we, this first generation, do will hav...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2017
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What if what we know as existence was just one of three that were originally created long ago? And what if the creator wasn’t so happy with how the three were shaping up? And what if he set out to destroy them, but, in the end, decided to merge them instead? Well, we’d end up […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 26th, 2017
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Modiphius has a trio of new Mindjammer releases over in their webshop. The first is Mindjammer for Traveller. That’s bringing two great sci-fi minis game systems together into one. The next is The Far Havens, which is an adventure pack that can get your game up and running in all sorts of inter...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jul 21st, 2017
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Many of you out there have been in charge of an RPG game before. Be it GM or DM or whatever other title you want to call it, you’ve written your own adventures for your players. Well, over at Kort’thalis Publishing, they’re celebrating the success of their adventure writing guide, A...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 20th, 2017
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Civilization’s gotta start somewhere. And that’s just what’s happening in the world. Tribes are banding together in the deserts, in the forests, and on the plains. But tribes of what, exactly? That remains to be seen. It’s certainly not just humans out there building huts and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 20th, 2017
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So, we’re not entirely sure if androids dream of electric sheep. But we can be sure that when a psychic has a nightmare, there can potentially be dire consequences. What sort? Well, how about causing some sort of psychic spawn to be created at an interdimensional crossroads? Yeah, that’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 19th, 2017
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While no, I don’t really go out into the sun too often, it doesn’t actually burn my skin. Such is not the case for the dark elves. They do what they can to avoid the light, staying in the twisting corridors in the city of Spire. There, the high elves are the rulers, and have […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 19th, 2017
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The military has all manner of special forces that they train for various missions. Navy Seals, Green Berets, Army Rangers. They are the elite of the elite. They go in where precision raids need to be done and sending in whole divisions of troops just isn’t feasible. In Ghost Ops, players get t...
By Polar_Bear
In American Revolution
Jul 17th, 2017
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They say you want a revolution. Well, you know, we all wanna rule the world. In this case, it’s time to cast off the shackles of British rule so the colonies can become an independent nation on its own. That’s just what you’ll be doing in Revolutionaries, a new RPG that’s set ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 14th, 2017
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The Coriolis RPG, which has been described as “the Arabian Nights in space,” is getting a bit bigger. Four new supplements have been released in .pd format over in Modiphius’ webshop. You can get them separately, or as a bundle. They give you new insight into different technology, d...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 14th, 2017
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When you’re playing an RPG, you want the rules to be present, but not get in the way of the game. And with all the options that a player’s character can have, it can be really easy to forget how something works, or forget you have some special bonus at all. Thankfully, there’s resou...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 13th, 2017
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Sitting around a campfire and telling stories is just part of human nature. We’ve been doing it for thousands and thousands of years. Well, Firelight, a new card-driven RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now, looks to take that tradition and bring it to your tabletop (far away from the nasty, b...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 12th, 2017
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When you can’t find others who are able to game with you, solo game are your savior. And if you want a bit of role-playing action, there’s Quill. Well, a new variant of the game is available. It’s called Quill: Shadow and Ink, and it brings all the dark, gothic horror of H.P. Lovecr...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 12th, 2017
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Though Mars is dry and dusty now, it is still full of various forms of life. At least, in Space 1889 it is. The jury is still out if there’s any life on it in the real world. But anyway, you can’t really travel there now, but you can in the game, so let’s just […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 12th, 2017
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Emperor Palpatine seized control during a time of turmoil. He manipulated events so he could claim himself as undisputed leader. This left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths, as they were used to the freedom granted by the Republic. As such, a rebellion was quickly formed to fight against ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 10th, 2017
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The galaxy is vast. It’s filled with all sorts of alien species in different stages of development. There’s various anomalies like electrical storms or gravity wells or giant energy ribbons. Heck, there might even be a plant full of Greek Gods or Nazis. It’s up to you to go out ther...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 10th, 2017
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In any fantasy RPG, someone’s almost always going to pick the rogue to play. You know, they want to be sneaky, staying in the shadows, picking locks, stealing pants off of unwitting bar patrons, backstabbing with a ballista… That kind of thing. Players that like that kind of character can...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 6th, 2017
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Arcana Games has a new fantasy RPG available. It’s called Blood and Bone. It’s being touted as “Game of Thrones meets Dungeons & Dragons“. The game uses a streamlined D20 system, and characters don’t have classes. Instead, what your character is capable of is based ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 3rd, 2017
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If it’s Eastbound and down, I guess it’d be Westbound and up. At the very least, Westbound is a new western-themed RPG from Island of Bees. The setting is a mixture of classic fantasy RPG elements like Elves and Dwarves but paired up with six-shooters, gunfights at the saloon, and saving ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 3rd, 2017
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While having an ebook is nice (there’s the portability, the searchability, and other such things good about them), I guess I’m just a traditionalist. I like having an actual book in my hand when I’m gaming. For those of you that are like me who have been looking at Era: Hitman, the ...