Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 25th, 2016
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Saturday! Glorious Saturday! As you read this, I’m at a library that a friend works at. They’re having their first Board Game Day and so I’m playing some board games. Actually, there’s a very high likelihood that I’m playing Guild Ball, which isn’t really a board g...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 24th, 2016
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We had all those previews of the various characters that are coming out for Beyond the Gates of Antares. You remember, all those figures from Battle For Xilos. Fartok! Everyone remembers Fartok! Well, him, and a whole bunch of other pieces are available to order over in the Warlord Games webshop now....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 24th, 2016
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It’s been a long week. Well, ok, technically it’s been as long as pretty much every other week. But it seems that it really slowed down starting Wednesday afternoon. I’m certainly ready for the weekend, anyway. Gotta refuel in order to make it there, though. So I’m going to ch...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Jun 23rd, 2016
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The month of June is most of the way done. But there’s still plenty of time for companies to have releases for the month. Take, for example, Corvus Belli. They’ve posted up previews of their releases for June so you can go, “ooh” and “aah” before they’re post...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 23rd, 2016
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Weapons Grade Funk is running a Kickstarter campaign to create some sci-fi miniatures to go along with their Hc Svnt Dracones game. The game involves creating anthropomorphic characters that were originally experiments by humans in the far future, but they’ve since outlived those that created t...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 23rd, 2016
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We’re getting there, folks. The weekend is making its way here. I don’t know about you, but to me it slowed down a bit yesterday afternoon. Here’s to hoping it picks back up again. In the meantime, let’s do our best to get your gaming tables looking as good as possible, shall ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 23rd, 2016
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With the release of Battle For Xilos, lots of people are jumping on the Beyond the Gates of Antares bandwagon and picking up armies. Well, the figures don’t come pre-painted (as you well know). Warlord Games would love to see all those new figures with some shiny, new paint jobs on them. As suc...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 22nd, 2016
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Happy Games Factory has posted up the latest releases for Eden. As usual for the game, it’s a rather eclectic group. Whether you want some renegade bikers, a guy with 3 arms and a gas mask, or some religious ladies, they’ve got you covered....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 21st, 2016
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As I’m sure you know, Warlord Games has their Battle For Xilos expansion book for Beyond the Gates of Antares out. This first expansion is bringing a lot of attention to the game, and lots of people are wanting to jump in. Well, Warlord’s helping out with that, by having a sale on their e...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 21st, 2016
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As I said earlier, 2016 is the Year of New Editions. Sea Dog Game Studios is also updating some of their rules this year. This time around it’s TechCommander. They’ve posted the open-beta version of their 2.0 rules for the game. Go check them out and let them know if anything’s not ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 21st, 2016
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Seriously, 2016 is turning into the Year of New Editions. Ninja Division/Soda Pop Miniatures are getting onto the bandwagon with a new version of their Relic Knights rules. Version 1.5 is available now for your downloading and playing pleasure. This is sort of an “open beta” test of the r...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 20th, 2016
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Hello summer! Or for you Southern-hemisphere folks: Hello winter! Yup, it’s the solstice. So enjoy either the longest or shortest day you’re going to get for another 6 months. The sun was almost coming up when I got to the office. Guess I won’t actually be seeing it on my drives in....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 20th, 2016
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You’ve been waiting patiently (or possibly less-than-patiently, but I can’t really blame you) and the time is almost here. Spartan Games will be releasing their second game to take place in the Halo universe with Halo: Ground Battles. We’re just over a month away from you getting th...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 17th, 2016
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Well, it’s happened again. The world’s come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you to stop burning those tires and just spraying aerosols all over everywhere! Now the temperatures have risen enough that much of the American South and West have been abandoned. Also, you allowed all those corp...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 17th, 2016
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Here’s another Kickstarter success story for you. Green Hat Designs ran a campaign for Headspace, their cyberpunk RPG that was successful. Backers have their stuff, and now it’s time for those of you that might’ve missed out then to get the game now. What happens when super-operativ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my p...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s not just WWII stuff that’s going on over at Warlord Games. They’re super-excited about the release of Battle for Xilos, the first supplement for Beyond the Gates of Antares. They’re celebrating its impending release with a special deal for people who may see the first sup...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s just a year of new editions, it would seem. Mantic’s been going through version 2.0s of their games. Privateer Press just released mkIII for Warmachine and Hordes. Well, the fellows over at One Page Rules have a new edition of their flagship game, 1p40k. As always, you can go and dow...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 17th, 2016
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When rules get released for armies, they can sometimes be spread out across a couple publications. Or, at the very least, you can have different publications that each have a different army in them. Carrying around all those books can get tedious, so the folks over at Forge World have consolidated th...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 15th, 2016
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Another day and we’re that much closer to the weekend. Who doesn’t love that? I mean, it’s even a convention weekend. Heck, Origins is up and running right now! Hello out there all you Origins-goers! Be sure to stop by the CoolMiniOrNot booth and give Ray a hug. Tell him I sent you....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 14th, 2016
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The Battle for Xilos is coming. Are you ready? The first supplement expansion for Beyond the Gates of Antares takes players to the planet Xilos, where everyone’s looking to get what they can for themselves. Warlord is also coming out with some online resources for you when you play the various ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 13th, 2016
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Well, we’ve had our Wyrd preview for the day. The other thing we have every Monday, then, is our Terrain Corner, where we do our best to make your gaming tables look as good as possible. So you can stop using old textbooks and coffee mugs for your towers and hills. Today in our feature [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 13th, 2016
1 Comment
768 Views
Games Workshop has their new board game, Lost Patrol up for pre-oder over in their webshop. Now, you might think, “Oh, another Marines vs. Tyranids board game. Pass.” But, having had a chance to play it, I really think you should give it a look....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 11th, 2016
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Hey everyone and welcome to Saturday. How’s yours been? Mine’s been busy as f… err… it’s been busy. Since this morning I’ve made homemade caramel sauce, strawberry-lime sauce, peanut-butter-caramel-pretzel-chocolate-bar-things (though having just cut them, “m...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 10th, 2016
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The Battle for Xilos is here. We’ve been seeing previews of the various characters that are coming with the book (starting with Fartok, the greatest of them all), but there’s more than just the characters inside. Being the first supplement for Beyond the Gates of Antares, everyone’s...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 10th, 2016
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Once more we stand on the precipice of the weekend. But before we dive over, we’d best make sure we’re well-stocked with gaming goodness. Good thing there’s a tray of bite-sized gaming stories right here for us to nosh on. So let’s dig in. Today we have: New Web G.I.S. for tab...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 10th, 2016
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Painting a miniature is its own reward. You’ve got a little work of art that you can also use to attack your opponent’s forces and achieve total victory on the gaming table!! But hey, if you’re really good at slinging that colored goop around, you could also get extra prizes if your...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 9th, 2016
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Is the week going by quickly for everyone or just me? Every day I wake up and go, “whoah, it’s already (insert day here).” Well, that didn’t happen on Monday. That sort of thing never happens on Monday. But it did happen this morning. Well, that just means the weekend will be ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 9th, 2016
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You’re older than you’ve ever been, and now you’re even older. Eventually, we all pass on from this existence. But that’s not such a guarantee in the far-off future existence in Beyond the Gates of Antares. There, it’s possible to have your brain placed in a mechanical b...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 8th, 2016
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It’s going guys. The week is continuing on. We’ll make it. The weekend will be here as soon as it can. In order to make sure we have plenty of strength, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: 5E RPG Condition Cards on Kickstarter, Polyversal Update- 300 backe...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 8th, 2016
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Modiphius has released a new sourcebook for Mutant Chronicles, their sci-fi RPG. It’s called Cartel & Orbitals and it further delves into the various corporations and groups that vie for control of the various planets. In this case, the focus is The Cartel that does its best to be a unifyi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 8th, 2016
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My wife asked me why I carry my gun around the house. I said it was because of Decepticons. She laughed. I laughed. The toaster laughed. I shot the toaster. That’s not originally my joke, though I wish it was. I also don’t have a wife, or own a gun… or a toaster, for that […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 7th, 2016
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As we continue onward towards the release of the Battle for Xilos expansion book for Beyond the Gates of Antares, Warlord Games keeps enticing us with previews of the new character models that we’ll be getting (starting out with Fartok, the best of the group). This time around we get the sevent...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 6th, 2016
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The Ion Age has started taking pre-orders for Callsign Taranis, the new expansion book for Patrol Angis. This book adds lots of new elements to the game. Hop into futuristic vehicles to take the attack to your enemy quicker and with more armor. Use various structures to defend certain locations. Ther...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 6th, 2016
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It’s Monday. Ok, so that’s not so great a thing. But we’ll get through. We already had our Wyrd preview for the day. So now we get to our Terrain Corner. It should help. Anyway, today we have: Eslo Terrain Spaceship Module Pre-Order Package, New Space Mat Designs are available at Ma...