Sci-fi

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 40K
Dec 2nd, 2016
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While playing Guild Ball and cooking Thanksgiving 2: Thank Harder, I missed the new Legio Custodes tank release from Forge World. Well, I’m here to rectify that, as well as tell you about the new Horus Heresy book collections they’ve got for order....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 2nd, 2016
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Fantasy Flight Games has a couple pretty big releases for you this week (and one middle-size one)....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 1st, 2016
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Mantic is certainly wasting no time this month making sure their new releases are available to order. It’s only the 1st and the latest releases are over in their webshop. They’ve got some stuff for both the sci-fi and fantasy side of things....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 1st, 2016
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It’s December. Yesterday, we had some pretty nasty storms roll through here in Atlanta. Today, it’s definitely a bit cooler than it had been. Sure, a high of 54 might not seem too cold to someone in Chicago (where I grew up). But it’s colder than the 70s it’d been the previous...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 1st, 2016
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Just about all of us have had some experience with Dungeons & Dragons. Even if it’s not D&D, itself, it’s through the various D20 systems that have come from it. Pathfinder, for example, comes to mind. However, what if you want to play something that’s not a fantasy game, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Nov 30th, 2016
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There’s never a bad time to start planning for the future. Well, next year is almost here and so it’s time to fill out your calendar with all the events you want to attend. For those that are a fan of Eden, you might want to attend the Happy Factory Days event that Happy Games […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 30th, 2016
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It’s the last day of November. We’re 11/12s of the way through the year. We just might make it after all. Actually, I’m looking forward to this weekend. It should be a good time, as they generally are. I mean, weekend, right!? But, before we get there, we’ve got some more days...
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 Miniatures Game
Nov 29th, 2016
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The holidays are a good time to get together with family. The Boromites are certainly family-centered in Beyond the Gates of Antares. Their new releases include the matriarch and patriarch of the family. But they’re not the only ones getting new figures. The Isorians are getting something speci...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 29th, 2016
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There’s a lot of ships in the Star Wars universe with movable parts. X-Wings and B-Wings first come to mind, but there are many others. Until now, all the figures for the X-Wing Miniatures Game didn’t have movable parts. Well, with the release of the U-Wing (I’m going to name mine P...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 28th, 2016
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Well, it’s Monday and I’m back in the office after a very long and very nice weekend. 3 days of gaming/eating and then a chill day at home and watching my first Christmas movie of the year (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, to be exact). Since Thursday was a holiday, we didn...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 23rd, 2016
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Not every Kickstarter is successful the first time around. Some people would say, “well, you didn’t make it the first time. I guess you’re finished.” I say, “Nay nay!” (RIP John Pinette) Many Kickstarter campaigns start out with their first project not making it. B...
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 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 Flight Games
Nov 22nd, 2016
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The Quadjumper is basically a space tugboat. It’s not pretty. It’s not fast. But that lack of speed actually makes it one of the most maneuverable ships in X-Wing. Sure, we’ve seen a ship that can stop. But the Quadjumper can do one better. It can go in reverse. Too bad there’...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 21st, 2016
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In a way, it’s Monday, because it’s the first day back in the office after the weekend. But it could also be seen as Wednesday, since it’s only 3 days from being the weekend again (Woo! Thanksgiving! Woo!). But what makes it once more feel like a Monday is that it’s time for a...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 21st, 2016
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We’ve been getting Star Wars: Destiny previews for a while now. We’ve seen what the different colors of cards mean, and a bit about the dice a long time ago. But we’ve never really gotten it all put together as to how the game actually works. If you’ve been astute and really r...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Nov 19th, 2016
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The next batch of Dark Age releases are now available. The focus is on the Dragyri this month, with some resculpts as well as some new models for the Shadow Caste....
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 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 Board Games
Nov 17th, 2016
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The forces of Hell are pouring into our world via portals that were opened in a space station on Mars. A stalwart group of Space Marines are the only defense this dimension has to stem the tide. Will you take up the role of one of those defenders? Or will you look to cause Hell […]...
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 Corvus Belli
Nov 16th, 2016
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I know, we’re more than 2 weeks into November. But Corvus Belli has been releasing their Infinity figures a bit behind. As to why they don’t just call this set their November releases? No idea. But labeling them even March releases doesn’t change that the figures are available now. ...
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 Alternate History
Nov 15th, 2016
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We’re a couple weeks away from it being December. Holiday shopping will start any time now (or possibly has already started for some people). Well, if you’re fans of Dystopian Wars or Halo: Ground Command, you can go ahead and start your shopping as well, as the December releases are avai...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 14th, 2016
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You know, I’m not really sure that a dewback really looks like all that great a way to get around a desert area. They aren’t all that fast. They don’t look that comfortable to ride (you think you get bow-legged riding a horse). And I bet they eat a lot. But, hey, who am I […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 14th, 2016
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The days have circled around again and we find ourselves deposited in a Monday. I hope you had a good weekend. I spent Saturday playing Small World and Ascension with some friends. Then on Sunday I assembled a bunch of another friend’s Guild Ball models, because I enjoy assembling figures and h...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Nov 14th, 2016
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While the sides in Star Wars are generally broken up rather simply to Light and Dark sides of the force, like everything in life, it’s not really that simple. There’s the 3rd “faction” to deal with. They’re the smugglers, the bounty hunters, the thieves, and many others ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 12th, 2016
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It’s time once more for a Review Roundup. Why? Because it’s Saturday! Woo! As you read this, I’m hanging out with some friends, playing games. Took over a group of favorites, and hopefully will get me a new Guild Ball opponent, too. I also baked brownies, because I can’t go to...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Nov 11th, 2016
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Are you ever in a noisy room and just wish everyone would shut up? Well, go find yourself some of the Silents and you should be good to go. You’ll forget about the whole ordeal the moment you look away from them, but at least it’ll be good and quiet while you’re there. Just be [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Nov 11th, 2016
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Even if you’re a heavily-modified Mechanicum trooper or officer, walking your way across open terrain in battle is a great way to get yourself a one-way ticket to seeing the Emperor in the afterlife. As such, the Macrocarid Explorators were designed as a transport, command vehicle, and heavy we...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 11th, 2016
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Along with being Veteran’s Day, and the day that WWI ended, it’s also Polish Independence Day. And, as is tradition for Corvus Belli, they’re having themselves a one-day special giveaway....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 9th, 2016
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The solar system we live in is much more than just the 8 planets. There’s also asteroids, moons, comets, and dwarf planets floating around out there, and all of them have potential economic value. Gaining control of those spaces in space is your goal in Sunship, a new board game that’s up...
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...