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By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Jan 20th, 2017
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Seems this is the weekend for special deals, apparently. Not that I mind it at all. Mantic’s special is that qualifying orders in their webshop placed this weekend will get themselves a free exclusive Enforcer Miniature added to it....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 20th, 2017
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So, January can be a bit of a bummer. The holidays are over. It’s cold (or, should be, anyway *looks outside* …). You don’t generally want to go out too much. Well, Modiphius is looking to cure some of those New Year’s woes. They’re running a Mutant Chronicles sale over ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 20th, 2017
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And we’ve made it, once again, to Friday. Woot! The weekend lays ahead of us. If you’re lucky, you’ve got some gaming scheduled. That’s what I’ll be doing. In the meantime, we’ve got our regular set of bite-sized gaming stories for you. On the platter today we have...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 20th, 2017
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Man, this might make you feel old. Elite, the space trading game, came out 30 years ago. Well, I guess it’s as good a time as any for them to come out with an RPG based on the system. That’s where Elite: Dangerous comes in. The campaign to fund it is up on Kickstarter now....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 20th, 2017
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I was a custodian for a while. I worked at a grocery store, a college sports arena, and a hospital (not at the same time). I tell you what, though, I never got to use any cool equipment like dreadnaught suits and grav tanks. Man, space-janitors in the Warhammer universe get all the cool gear!...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 19th, 2017
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You’ve possibly seen that Modiphius is bringing the world of Mindjammer to the Traveller RPG system. You’ve maybe been curious about how, exactly, that all works. Well, the folks over at Modiphius are here to help. They’ve created the Dominion quickstart rules set. It gives you a pr...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jan 19th, 2017
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And just like that, we’ve made it to Thursday. The weekend is almost within our grasp. Hopefully you have gaming-related plans. This weekend is the first Board Game Day up at the Milton Library for the year. They took last November and December off, but they’re back once again. If you don...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 18th, 2017
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When one goes gallivanting all across time and space, it’s a good idea to have someone go along with you. You know, someone to watch your back, talk to, and make sure your scarf is clean. That kind of stuff. In Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, you can have companions as well. But how […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 18th, 2017
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And we’re already to Wednesday. It helps the week go along when you’re off on Monday. It’s also my friend Gilbert’s birthday! Yo. Gilbert. You old, dude. Anyway, along with cake and ice cream, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: M...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Jan 18th, 2017
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The first month of the year is a bit more than half over, seems like a good time to get out your first releases of 2017. That’s what Happy Games Factory has done. They’ve got new Eden releases available now over in their webshop....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 17th, 2017
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Droids are an everyday part of the Star Wars world. They’re basically everywhere, filling in roles in all parts of life. As such, they should also be pretty common in the various games made about the universe. And it’s not just the more well-known ones such as R2-D2 and C-3PO, either. Wit...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jan 14th, 2017
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Being firmly into winter (despite what the thermometer says here in Atlanta), that means we’ve got some rather short days going on. Sure, it’s around a month since the solstice, but the days are still pretty short. As such, there’s plenty of shadows within which you can lurk. Also r...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 13th, 2017
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*meditates* Inner peace… Inner peace… Inner peace… *grooves along to Static-X while meditating, because why not?* Even though the Jedi were wiped out once, there are those that still follow the Light Side of the Force. They’re those that use the Force for knowledge and clarity...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 13th, 2017
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Sometimes you like a particular setting for a game, but your other players like a particular rules set. Often, that can create tension as you want to play one thing while other want to play something else. Well, that’s where settings getting cross-over books to different systems help. In this c...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Jan 13th, 2017
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Long before humans colonized the stars, an ancient race created Gates that would send travelers to far-flung reaches of the galaxy. Now, the various panhuman races (those that have evolved apart from each other and the core human ancestor they all share) are fighting for control of those gates. You&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 13th, 2017
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Friiiiiiiidaaaaaaay! Woo! We’ve made it, everyone! At least for me, it was a nice, calm, “standard” week. As a creature of habit, I’m very grateful for that. Many of us here in the US are also getting a 3-day weekend, what with Martin Luther King Jr. Day being this upcoming Mo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 12th, 2017
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The cultural impact of Doctor Who is undeniable. Especially if you’re in the “nerd crowd,” you see references and allusions to it all over. And it’s not just the older Doctors who get referenced. The newer ones have their own followings, as people debate about which was the be...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 11th, 2017
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Star Wars: Destiny is the new card and dice game from Fantasy Flight where players build their own fantasy team and attack their opponents using equipment and abilities taken from all over the Star Wars universe. The initial release was pretty well tied in with The Force Awakens. Well, we’ve ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 11th, 2017
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We’re once more halfway through the week. So far, it’s been a pretty standard week. After the chaos of the week before, I’m not complaining about that at all. I’m also not complaining about the temperatures we’re supposed to get to today here in Atlanta. I might just ope...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 11th, 2017
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I remember playing the original Doom video game at my neighbor’s house. My friend had the game and we played all the time. You really could die pretty easily in it, and we very often did. That was good, of course, since it meant you weren’t far from having your own turn playing. And who [...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 10th, 2017
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It was quite a big deal when the Rebels got their first huge-sized ship for X-Wing. I’ve still been meaning to pick up a Tantiv-IV, just because it’s a cool model, even though I don’t regularly play X-Wing anymore. A while later, the Imperials got their epic ship. But the game has 3...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 9th, 2017
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The new year is just underway. We’re slightly more than a week in. Of course, like anything, it’s good to know what’s ahead and have some direction. Well, the fine folks over at Burning Games have let us know what they’ll be coming out with in 2017 and even given you readers a...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Jan 9th, 2017
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While 2016 was the Year of New Editions, that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting new editions of games here in 2017. Starting out, you can now pre-order Legends of Kalidasia: Heroes of the Heragul, which is the 2nd edition of the game. If you’re interested in some sci-fi starship acti...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 6th, 2017
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Hey everyone. Well, the first week of the year is coming to a close. It’s been… an odd one. Monday I had off. Tuesday I had to take my car in for repairs (which got finished up on Thursday, since they had to order in a part). Wednesday and Thursday I had some stomach issues. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 6th, 2017
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We’ve got a little bit of everything from Forge World today. For those that are Lord of the Rings fans, there’s a new Hill Dwarf Unit and Command. Those that love their Imperial Knights have some new heads to choose from, as well as some waterslide transfers. Finally, if you’re want...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 5th, 2017
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As we’ve seen, considering what happened to Han Solo, it’s best to not get on the bad side of a powerful Hutt… or the Empire… and especially don’t get on the bad side of both. However, when a force statue has gone missing, and everyone seems to be searching for it, you j...
By Polar_Bear
In Interviews
Jan 4th, 2017
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The Doctor Who television series has enthralled millions over the decades. We’ve got two games based on it coming this year. Warlord Games is making a miniatures game that has a lot of players excited. But details have been few and far between so far. Well, to fill in some of those gaps as the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 3rd, 2017
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There are a lot of iconic items in Doctor Who. From giant scarves to the sonic screwdriver, but even those pale in comparison to the TARDIS. Yes, the police call box that’s bigger on the inside and is actually capable of traveling all through space and time, taking the Doctor and his companions...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 3rd, 2017
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While you may not think that you need their kind of scum, Bounty Hunters are a rather iconic part of the Star Wars universe. Though they had relatively little screen time, people just went nuts over them, particularly the fan-favorite Boba Fett. Well, for those that want to become bounty hunters, the...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 30th, 2016
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It’s the penultimate day of the year. 2016 is on its way out. Lots of people are going to be partying about it. I’m sure some of that will include gaming. At least, I hope it does for you. Anyway, if you’re going to be partying to midnight tomorrow, you’ll want to stock up on ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 30th, 2016
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Fantasy Flight has some expansions available for some of their popular board games. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or more into an Earth-centered sci-fi world in the form of XCOM, there’s some new releases that will change how you play the game....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 30th, 2016
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I think it’s safe to say that these will be the last releases from Warlord Games for Beyond the Gates of Antares… for the year. Well, it is the 30th, after all. Well, they’re not ending with just a figure or two, they’ve got quite a lot coming out, including a new starter box ...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 28th, 2016
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The Federation doesn’t have friends everywhere. In particular, the Xindi feel that they need to defend against Federation encroachment. To do this, they use the Calindra Aquatic Cruiser. It’s going to be in Wave 28 for Star Trek Attack Wing, and you can get a look at it in this preview....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 28th, 2016
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The final week of 2016 continues on. I know a lot of people are enjoying a bit of a break here at the end of the year. Many game companies are taking a little bit of time off. But that’s not to say we don’t have a good bit of bite-sized stories to snack on. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 28th, 2016
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Most of the Warlord Games crew is out of the office. But the ones left over have gone a bit CRAZY!! They’ve slashed prices on a bunch of products and now’s your chance to get games and minis at a special price. Better get there quick before Paul gets back and everything goes back to [&hel...