Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 6th, 2017
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We all know my love of seeing Kickstarter projects turning into regular for-sale items. In this case, it’s the sci-fi/fantasy RPG, Ankur: Kingdom of the Gods. The base rulebook is all you need to get playing. There’s multiple races, classes, and all sorts of options for your characters an...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 6th, 2017
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Bureaucracy makes the world go ’round. It might not initially seem like the most thrilling class to take in a game, the one that has connections and is good at negotiations, but all of those are very useful skills to have. In Wyrd’s Monday Preview, they’re showing off the Bureaucrat...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 3rd, 2017
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Sure, Halloween’s just passed, and with it came and went a whole slew of awful (in a good way, to many) horror movies. And, I mean, we’ve pretty much all stared at a screen, biting our nails, and occasionally shouting, “Don’t go in there!” We think about what we’d ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 3rd, 2017
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I’m a big fan of unique settings and stories for games. There’s lots of fantasy settings and sci-fi settings and such. But there’s not many that I can think of that include 16th century Central America and various dragons and mythical creatures that have started roaming the land. Bu...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Just because Halloween’s over doesn’t mean you have to put away all the scary stuff until next July 5th (seriously, that’s when I started seeing Halloween stuff this year). You can certainly infuse some horror into your RPG sessions. And a pre-made adventure like The Chapel on the C...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Toy Rocket games will be coming out with the full version of their sci-fi RPG, Sea of Stars, next year. But in order to build hype and get people excited about the system and setting, they’ve released a Light version of it that’s got just the core mechanics for the game in it. You can [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 1st, 2017
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For those that know him, Postworldgames Jim Pinto is one of the most prolific game designers out there. If you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s got like a billion games that he’s designed (might be a slight exaggeration on my part there). But he has certainly created a few in his time. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 1st, 2017
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If you’re a fan of action-thriller movies, you’ll want to check out Operators. Do you want to have your own Mission: Impossible-style chases? Maybe some techno-thriller action like The Pelican Brief? Some spy-game sequences like the Bourne series? This is the RPG for you. The game is up o...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 1st, 2017
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Pre-made adventures make the life of the GM just soooooo much easier. Just open up the book and get your players going. That is, as long as your players are willing to at least somewhat stick to the script. Thankfully, if they are, you’ve got your next couple sessions planned out ahead of time ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 1st, 2017
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Savage Worlds can be easily adapted to just about any setting you really want. In the case of Seven Worlds, it’s being adapted to a hard sci-fi world… or, I guess, seven worlds. If you’re wanting starfaring adventure, you’ll want to check it out. The setting book/campaign guid...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 31st, 2017
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Space is big. Really big. You might think it’s a long way down the street to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space. Listen, there’s all sorts of strange places out there, and it’s best to have a guide to help you along. One such guide is the Widow’s Tear ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 31st, 2017
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In pretty much any game, you’re going to have the good guys and the bad guys. It’s those two opposing forces that creates the narrative. In Mindjammer, the Venu are those bad guys. Everyone is under the hell of the harsh emperor. The new sourcebook for the game, Children of Orion, gives p...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 31st, 2017
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While much of the adventures in Legacy of Dragonholt take place out in the wilderness of Terrinoth, there’s also plenty to do in the city, itself. Urban adventures will be just as important to the ever-evolving story in the game. I mean, you gotta get supplies and sell your loot, after all. In ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 30th, 2017
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Mondays are generally considered pretty rough. You’re ripped from the weekend and tossed back into the work week as far from another weekend as possible. But Wyrd does their best to soften the blow with their regular previews. They’ve decided to give us another look at the upcoming Above ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2017
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Do you want to help out a new game? Give it a shot before it’s officially released and give suggestions so that it can be all that it can be? Well, that’s what you can do now with Bloody Quest, a new fantasy RPG. The Open Beta materials are available for download. Check ’em out, [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 27th, 2017
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Many of us have had a stuffed animal that got loved to the point of needing some repairs. Hugs and cuddles can lead to requiring some stitching or a new panel sewn on. But such damage might not have been due to hugs, but to the nightly battles that the plushie fought to protect you […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 26th, 2017
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Most of the time, when you’re playing through an adventure, you just see it from the one side. You’re the heroes cleaning out the cave full of kobolds. A couple RPGs let you play as the Kobolds looking to defend their home from the heroes. No Country for Great Old Ones lets you do both [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 25th, 2017
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The Silence of Hollowind is a new urban fantasy RPG. For those that don’t know what that is, it means a fantasy world, but set more in cities akin to what you’d find in a noir setting. So less elves hopping between trees and more dwarves in trenchoats heading into their office job. In thi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 25th, 2017
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The Genesys system looks to be truly universal. Using it, you can play a medieval fantasy, a modern thriller, or a sci-fi campaign. So it needs to cover a lot of ground, such as magic. But how will this system handle such a wild and broad topic while still making it universal? That’s what you [...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 23rd, 2017
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Wyrd loves to make Mondays just a little better by having regular previews that day. Well, as today’s Monday, that means a preview. This time around, it’s a look at the Marksman pursuit for Through the Breach. Marksman Pursuit… sounds like a new spy thriller movie coming out next su...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 23rd, 2017
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The world is full of super-powered individuals, created using different genetic variations in humans. Thing is, there’s different factions all trying to fight for their way of doing things and how they think that the human race should evolve. It’s into this secret war that you find yourse...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 23rd, 2017
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DMs can always have another resource available to them to help make their games go more smoothly. I mean, they have to populate an entire world (or universe, or multiverses, really). To aid in that, there’s the NPC For Hire decks. The Heroes & Villains one is back up on Kickstarter and loo...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 20th, 2017
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I have not yet seen the My Little Pony movie. I just don’t like going to the theater, honestly. I do want to see the flick, though, at some point. It’ll just be on Netflix in a couple months. By then, I also might be getting a copy of the official Tails of Equestria Movie […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 20th, 2017
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When the folks at Shades of Vengeance want to expand the Era: The Consortium universe, they don’t just give you one or two expansion books. They look to blow the doors wide open with as many expansion books as they can possibly manage. To do that, they’re running their 2nd A Universe of E...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 20th, 2017
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Pre-made adventures are great for GMs with a time crunch. I’m currently using one for a game I’m running. They give the players a lot of action and adventure and the GM can still play around with it as they please. For those playing the Star Wars RPG from Fantasy Flight Games, a new adven...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 19th, 2017
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Symbaroum, the dark fantasy RPG setting is full of monsters and other dangers for the players to come across. Which monsters? Well, that’s what they’re looking to fund with their current Kickstarter campaign. It is in 3 parts and aims to create a Monster Codex, a book of Adversaries, and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 19th, 2017
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Right now, It is one of the most-popular things going on out there. It‘s the story of a group of kids going out and defeating a vile monster. And then you’ve got things like Stranger Things, that people are excited about the upcoming season. Well, if you’re wanting to bring that sor...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 18th, 2017
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Most of the time, when you think of goblins, you think of a fantasy setting. Orcs, elves, forests, dwarves, that kind of thing. Such is not the case in Gobblin‘. Instead, you’re taken into a post-apocalyptic world. Think Fallout meets Tolkien. In this new RPG, you play as a goblin looking...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 17th, 2017
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The next book release is now available for the Tails of Equestria RPG. It’s the Bestiary of Equestria and it details many of the fantastic creatures that inhabit the world. Not only that, but there’s also rules for allowing the first-ever non-pony player characters. Maybe you’d pref...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 17th, 2017
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As with just about every new Star Wars RPG book, there’s lots of new options for players to create more unique and defined characters, letting them play just exactly what they want to. In Cyphers and Masks, a book all about spying and subterfuge, there’s a new specialization (the Courier)...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 17th, 2017
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When I’m playing an RPG, I like to have the right miniature on the board to represent what the PCs are fighting. And I know my PCs like to have a mini that as closely as possible represents their character. As such, it’s always good to have more options available. And that’s what we...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 16th, 2017
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905 Views
Just this past weekend, I re-watched one of my favorite movies: Predator 2. I nearly watched Alien, instead. And I still might do so sometime this week. Both, obviously, involve aliens going after humans, with heavy horror/action elements. And aliens, horror, and action is what you get in Aliens and ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 16th, 2017
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Wyrd keeps a nice, steady schedule for their previews. I can certainly appreciate that. I’m a big fan of routine. So, as it’s Monday, that means some new art to look at. In this case, it’s from the Through the Breach book, Above the Law. Check out the Commander....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 16th, 2017
3 Comments
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Legacy of Dragholt lets you adventure around the world of Terrinoth in new and exciting ways. The game is less of an experience where you’re looking to win or lose, and much more about trying to create a story within the world you explore around. But how all is that supposed to work? Well, that...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 12th, 2017
9 Comments
1091 Views
23rd Century Productions is looking to bring you a new edition of Battlelords, the sci-fi RPG set in a future full of intrigue and danger. This will be the 7th edition of the game, originally released in 1990. Be one of 15 different core races and deck your character out with a wide array of [&hellip...