Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 2nd, 2016
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I hope your Monday is starting off alright. Mine is starting off with a lot of visitors to the office. Much of the Brazil crew is in town for the Expo later this week. And I got a gift. They brought me some special flour so I can make a traditional Brazilian dish. So my […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 2nd, 2016
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Catalyst Game Labs has a quartet of releases coming out in the next month+ that they’d like to tell you about. That way, you can save up your nickels and make sure you’re at the game shop right as they open so you can be the first gamer on your block with these new books. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 30th, 2016
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A friend of mine used to be in the Marines. He served overseas for a couple years. While there, they’d still go on regular training missions. One of them involved having to get from one place to another out in the desert. Well, unfortunately, the guy holding the compass was doing so right next to [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Blood Rage
Apr 30th, 2016
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It’s Saturday. Those of you that are at KingdomCon, be sure to selfie responsibly. #RossFace For me, it’s the weekend before CMON Expo, so I’m super-busy getting things put together for the show. Lots to do, both work-related and just other things I need to get done. In the meantime...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 29th, 2016
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Battlefield medics have a very rough job (putting it mildly). Everyone out there is looking to tear each-other to shreds. They’re looking to put people back together again. Solar Auxilia Surgeon-Primus Aevos Jovan was a great surgeon before some of his “experiments” were discovered ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 29th, 2016
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As much as I had to keep reminding myself that yesterday was Thursday and not Friday, I can now say that today is, indeed, Friday. There’s certainly plenty going on today. Lots of preparations for the CMON Expo happening next week. More on that later. At the moment, though, it’s time to f...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 29th, 2016
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So, who out there has been enjoying the Thunderbirds board game from creator Matt Leacock? Hopefully a bunch of you just raised your hands (which would be cool if you were just sitting in your cubicle at work and randomly raised your hand). Well, what about branching out from the board game to a full...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 28th, 2016
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Well, I can’t say I’d ever heard of Pioneer-Punk before. But it’s not something entirely new. I know of a couple other games that might fit that description. But we’re not here to talk about them. We’re here to talk to you about Bloodstone Frontier, a new miniatures skir...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 28th, 2016
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Man, all night, as I lay in bed, not being able to sleep, I had to keep reminding myself that “tomorrow’s not Friday. Tomorrow’s not Friday.” And, indeed, that is the case. I’ve got my Thursday shirt on and I’m here typing up a Terrain Corner feature. So, instead o...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 27th, 2016
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Ok, everyone, we’re progressing along at a nice, steady pace through the week. We can keep this up. We can manage to continue this direction and speed and the weekend will be here before we know it. But we should stock up on energy. A great way to do that is via some bite-sized gaming […...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 27th, 2016
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And once more the world has come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you to get better umbrellas for the meteor storm! Now society has been almost utterly destroyed and we’ve gotta fight with other survivors for whatever meager resources are left. And let’s not forget about the new chemicals ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 26th, 2016
2 Comments
875 Views
Cyberpunk is one of my favorite genres. I just love the whole technology/dystopia/cyberspace aspect of it. There’s a new cyberpunk RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now and looking for some funding love. It’s The Veil....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Apr 26th, 2016
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Well, we’ve seen what the TIE Bomber upgrades look like in the upcoming Imperial Veterans box for X-Wing. This time around it’s shining a light on the upgrades for the TIE Defender. The first thing you’ll notice is the dashing new paint job. Rather stunning in its red coloring....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 25th, 2016
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Well, here we are again at Monday. I know. I’m not the biggest fan of it, either. But we gotta get through it if we want to get back to Friday afternoon and into the weekend. I hope those of you that are recovering from PAX East are finding it easy-going. Hopefully nobody comes down […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 24th, 2016
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Would you believe it’s already Sunday? I don’t know about you, but my Saturday rocketed by. I was working on various things, then just looked up and it was 8pm. It was kind of crazy. Anyway, it’s time for just a couple snippets for you today. We’ve got: Brigade Models Release ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 22nd, 2016
2 Comments
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We’ve made it to Friday, people! This is not a drill! This is not a drill! … It’s a belt sander. But that’s beside the point. We’ve been working all week for this. The weekend is just about here. We must get ready. It seems like a good time to fill up on some bite-sized ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 22nd, 2016
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Though my main force back when I played 40k was Orks, after a while I kinda wanted an army that had an armor save, so I bought some Dark Angels, because I still wanted something green, apparently. But then I realized I missed melee. So I went with some Space Wolves for a while. Since […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2016
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You know, I mentioned wanting to have lots of options available for your game. However, that doesn’t mean you always want to have a lot of extra rules as part of your game. A lot of times you’d rather just run around in your spaceship and not have to worry about various charts and tables ...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
Apr 21st, 2016
2 Comments
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It’s just all about the new editions lately, hasn’t it? Not to say that the games were bad in their older versions, but sometimes you just need to update things. Well, Mantic has started taking pre-orders for Deadzone 2 (Dead Harder). But what sort of things have changed from the original...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 20th, 2016
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Monday and Tuesday are in the rear view mirror. Meanwhile, we work our way towards the weekend. We’re halfway there, people. We can make it. But if we’re gonna do it, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Thankfully, that’s just the sort of thing we have for you righ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 19th, 2016
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The ship being previewed today for Star Trek Attack Wing comes from way back in the original series. Set your phasers to stun and get the theremin warmed up. This time around it’s a preview of the I.R.W. Algeron....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Apr 15th, 2016
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TIE fighters aren’t known for their durability. Even those with a bit more armor and some shields aren’t as rugged as an X-Wing or Y-Wing. So the chances of making it through enough battles to make it to “veteran” status are fairly low. However, those that do make it there usu...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 15th, 2016
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We once more find ourselves perched on the precipice of the weekend. We’ve been working all week and soon it will be time to kick back and relax for a couple days. Of course, I’m sure for many of you, “kick back and relax” means “get in all the gaming action you can!!!&#...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 15th, 2016
3 Comments
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Drone warfare is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world. So in the far-off future, with technology advancing at such a rapid pace as it tends to do, it’s only natural to figure that they’ll play an even bigger role in the warfare that takes place, say, beyond the gates of...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 14th, 2016
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The work week continues. We’ve made it over the middle and are working our way back towards the glorious, glorious weekend! Mine’s going to be filled with prepping various articles for the next couple weeks. Lots of photos to take of models in various states of assembly. Fun stuff like th...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Apr 13th, 2016
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Well, we’re making our way through the week. Two and a half days down. Two and a half days to go. Then we get to the glorious, glorious weekend. Do you have things planned coming up? I’ve got a bunch of things from Adepticon that got sorted through last weekend. This weekend it’s ti...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 12th, 2016
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Variety is the spice of life. Having lots of options, particularly in an RPG, is a great way to keep everyone involved. Players can create their characters just the way they want, and that can keep people very interested in what’s going on. Well, the folks at Fragged Empire are giving players a...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 11th, 2016
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The weekend is but a memory. The work week is once more staring us down. We’ve just gotta start at the top and work our way back to Friday and then the weekend. Stay with me, everyone, and we’ll make it alright. As usual for Mondays, we’ve got our Terrain Corner, to make sure that [...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 11th, 2016
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Battlefleet Gothic takes the ground-based battles we know oh so well from the 41st millennium and expands them up into the stars. Unfortunately, it’s a pretty rare thing to find on gaming tables these days. However, fans of the game will soon have a new way to play, and bringing in new players ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 11th, 2016
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You all know my admiration for adventure modules for RPGs. They can really help a GM out, giving them ideas for a game, or just letting them concentrate on actually running the game, instead of having to deal with coming up with everything from whole cloth. Well, the fellows over at Modiphius are her...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 11th, 2016
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Back at Gen Con last year, in the Spartan Games’ booth, there were some miniatures on display for the next Halo game to be coming from the company. We had Halo: Fleet Command, but what about all the fun of running around on the ground, jumping into Warthogs and taking on the Covenant man-to-ali...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 11th, 2016
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A lot of people that play Warhammer 40k play Space Marines. They’re the iconic army of not just the game but of the entire universe. So it only seems appropriate. Well, with all those players, people are going to want to differentiate themselves from one-another, and the various Codices that ex...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 10th, 2016
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And we’re back to a “standard weekend” after the whirlwind that was Adepticon. As great as conventions are, it’s the “calm between the storms” that make us appreciate the storms (… I’m not the only one that really likes thunderstorms, am I?). Anyway, od...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 9th, 2016
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Saint Joan’s the new saint on the block for the Forsaken. And while she can take all the generic troops allotted for her, she’s got some special ones designed just for her as well. Those have been added to the CMON Webshop to check out....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 8th, 2016
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Oh that hotbed of evil… Ancient Egypt! *Imperial March plays* Yes, I stole that joke from Linkara. Anyway, if you’d like to infuse your Chaos Marines with some Ancient Egyptian flavor, you can order the new Dreadnaught and bits from Forge World....