Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 7th, 2016
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Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me? I mean, it’s already Wednesday. Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginne...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 6th, 2016
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One of the bigger announcements from this Year of New Editions was that we’re getting a new Star Trek RPG from Modiphius Entertainment. Since back before Gen Con, people have been able to sign up for it, and certainly many people have. Well, those that did can now start to actually get a taste ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 2nd, 2016
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I technically have the day off today. Why? Because CMON went public on the Hong Kong stock exchange and they’re giving us the day off to celebrate. But the news doesn’t stop just because the office is closed. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor slush, shal keep me from giving you your ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 1st, 2016
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We’ve all embellished a story. Maybe you didn’t go 5 days without sleep, but only 2. Maybe you didn’t have a girlfriend that lives in Canada. Maybe you didn’t actually defeat 20 ninjas in combat, but only emptied out the cat’s litter box. But if you’re good at comi...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 1st, 2016
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On the 17th, we’ll be having the next session of the D&D group that I’m running. Nobody died last session (character or player, thankfully), but it did get kinda nasty for a while. I’m a big proponent of using miniatures for our gaming sessions, but I’m always a little bu...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Nov 30th, 2016
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Now when I was just a little boy, standin’ to my Daddy’s knee My Poppa said, “son don’t let the man get you and do what he done to me.” Ok, my dad never actually said that. But I can’t read “Into the Bayou” without thinking of some CCR. Well, whether yo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 30th, 2016
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Shadowrun is where a lot of players go to get their cyberpunk on. It’s a setting that’s got a long and storied history, with lots of supplements and players all over the world. It… can be kinda intimidating, actually, if you’re a new player and want to get into it. Where do yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 29th, 2016
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Time keeps on slippin’ into the future. Shintiara is a planet on the edge. Both its host star as well as a nearby black hole push and pull on it with strange consequences. Time paradoxes are an everyday part of life, but that doesn’t always mean you’re used to that sort of thing. Su...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 28th, 2016
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It’s one thing to get a one-shot module to augment your D&D game. It’s another to get a group of them that you can sprinkle throughout a larger campaign, creating effectively a “B-story” for everything else that might be going on. That’s just what the Places by the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 23rd, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Or, for those of you not in the US. Happy Wednesday! As for me, I’m going to be busy when I get home. I need to bake another pumpkin pie, put turkey 1 into the brine bucket, speed-thaw turkey 2 (place in cold, running water for a couple hours), and make whipped […...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 23rd, 2016
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The town of Ferryport has had some tough times recently. Merchant vessels are disappearing along the river west of town. So, simple case of river pirates, right? Just go in and beat ’em up and possibly get back some of the merchant loot. Badabing, badaboom. You’re done. Not so fast, hot-s...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 23rd, 2016
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Pretty much every new Star Wars soucebook that comes out, there’s a new playable species that you can use for characters or npcs (depending on which side of the GM screen you’re on). The upcoming book, No Disintegrations, is no different. You’ll be able to play as a Devaronian, a Cl...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 22nd, 2016
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The nights are getting longer. The cold winds are blowing. The harvest has been collected. And the bonfires are burning. However, all is not well in the village. A chieftain is now dead. In the barrow, a body is burning. The yearly rituals are not yet complete and the Pale King has woken from his [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 22nd, 2016
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Under our feet, deep below the surface is a whole other world. A dark world of winding corridors, terrible monsters, and sudden death. It’s also the home of the Drow, the subterranean elves that are a lot of what can cause that “sudden death” I mentioned. Of Drow Origin is a new Dro...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 22nd, 2016
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It’s probably not a good sign when a temple that’s not been seen for millennia resurfaces. It’s even worse when monsters start coming out of it. But hey, there might be treasure in there! And, you know, you should probably do something about those monsters. Maybe find out why the te...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 22nd, 2016
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Language is ever-changing. Go read some original Shakespeare and see how much of it you understand. I mean, it’s still English. Just not the version you or I are really used to. Groups in isolation tend to come up with their own words and phrases (aka – jargon) that mean very specific thi...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 21st, 2016
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The Republic is a new RPG that’s been released for early access. In the game, players take on the role of outsiders to society. The world has been divided into, basically, the “haves” and the “have-nots.” You’re a have-not. However, what you do have is the ability ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 18th, 2016
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How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Nov 18th, 2016
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Sometimes you see a game world that you think is really cool, but you’re not sure you can get your group to try it out because it’s not a system they like using. Sure, you could do your best to convert everything over to an equivalent in your group’s desired system, but that can be ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 17th, 2016
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As you’ve heard me say before, I’m a big fan of any sort of extra resources a GM can get. As someone who has just started a new campaign with a new group of players, I certainly appreciate having resources at my fingertips to make the planning easier. Well, PenguinComics is here to help y...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Nov 16th, 2016
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At once, it feels both like, “wow. Already Wednesday?” and “wow. How is it only Wednesday?” Is it that way for anyone else or just me? I feel like I’ve gotten a lot done, but have a lot more waiting ahead of me. Ah well. We’ll make it. Break on through to the other...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 15th, 2016
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Centuries ago, the Prodigravus mutant plague swept through humanity. There wasn’t much to do but try and hold it off and escape to where it hadn’t reached yet. This left humanity huddled against one corner of the galaxy. In the chaos of that time, the Tharnaxist Church, a group devoted to...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 15th, 2016
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In a dark, modern city, nothing is quite as it seems. You go about your everyday, ordinary life feeling that things are just “off.” Things that seem like coincidences follow a nonsense pattern. You feel as though you’re destined for much more than just the “wake up, work, come...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 15th, 2016
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The acquisition of stuff. To some gamers, that’s what they really want. They have that enchanted item in mind and they’re saving every copper piece they find until they can afford their magical-whatsits-of-the-whomever. For players of the High Adventure Role Playing game (aka – HARP...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 11th, 2016
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It’s been quite a week. I know a lot of people are looking forward to the weekend in order to clear their mind of things. I know that’s the case for me. I’m hoping to get some gaming on tomorrow and just decompress. I’m not one for getting political, but just remember that des...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 9th, 2016
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In the far future, humanity has headed out among the stars. Worlds have been colonized. Aliens have been contacted. Science has dabbled with genetics in new (and sometimes horrifying) ways. Corporations have extended their reach out to the far ends of the galaxy. Wars are waged. Trade is made. Life g...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 8th, 2016
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From alien invasion board games to an alien invasion RPG. Seems that everyone wants a piece of our little, blue marble. In this case, it’s Contact, a new sci-fi RPG that’s up on Kickstarter. The world has been taken over by multinational corporations that have worked their way into basica...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 7th, 2016
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Cabal isn’t your standard role playing game. The players aren’t creating their own, individual characters. Instead, all the players are working together to create a single organization. That can be a little bit of whatever you want. Do you want to create a megacorporation? Or maybe a poli...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 7th, 2016
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The world is a dangerous place. It’s a struggle to survive every day. And that’s before you put in things like nasty flora and fauna. Getting to the next day and surviving takes a lot of teamwork and effort. And that’s just what you get to come up with and work your way through in [...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 7th, 2016
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The gods have gone away. Just up and left all of creation to do as we see fit without their assistance. Various people on Eldorande have taken up the mantle of Star Fated, those that will guide existence through this time of godlessness (literally). But will they see to get us through the other side?...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 4th, 2016
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The Gold Age of Comics bagan back in 1938. Many of the foundations of what we think of now as “superheroes” were laid out. You’ve got early comics like Superman throwing around that car and Captain America punching out Hitler. Well, combine that with Champions, one of the most well-...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 4th, 2016
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In the American Southwest, there’s lots of different borders. Of course you’ve got the one between the United States and Mexico, what with its occasional guard towers and fences, but mostly open land. But you’ve got other borders as well. Tags on buildings will denote borders betwee...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Nov 4th, 2016
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Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today’s doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it’s been a long time since this morning… but I’ve also gotten ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 3rd, 2016
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Aliens landing in their flying saucers. Giant bugs and swamp monsters created/awoken by radiation stalk around. Robots break free from their creator’s control making a giant mess of things. Fedoras (actual fedoras, not trilbys) everywhere! Yes, it’s the 1950s, a time of advancement in sci...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 1st, 2016
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On a planet controlled by the Empire, many civil matters go by not taken care of. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, everyone involved just gets hauled in to jail. Or there’s the crime-run worlds. What sort of justice can one honestly expect there? Well, there are those that feel the call to...