Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 4th, 2015
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Hey there everyone. Welcome to Saturday. Hopefully you’re having a good day. If you missed it, be sure to check out the Age of Sigmar rules that Games Workshop posted. If you’re in the US and you’re celebrating Independence Day, be sure to be careful with those fireworks. I’m ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 3rd, 2015
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Friday! Time to let your hair down, get together with some friends, and hopefully get some gaming in. As usual, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together over the past couple days and serve them to you now. In this batch we have: AMP Adventures Collection Available Now, R...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jul 3rd, 2015
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Well, for those of us here in the US, it’s time for a good, old-fashioned BBQ. And what good, old-fashioned BBQ would be complete if it weren’t for some cow meat on the grill? Well, I might suggest not trying to eat one of these new Dark Age releases from CMON. Instead, you can put [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jul 3rd, 2015
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Customizing Space Marines… It’s a pretty popular thing to do. After all, there are so many different chapters out there, all with different rules of some form, that distinguishing one from another can be tough. A squad of Tac. Marines could be used just about anywhere as they are, but if ...
By Polar_Bear
In Painting
Jul 2nd, 2015
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The reboot. While some people say it’s the death of Hollywood, sometimes the new version is better than the previous. It’s got the same elements as the original, but with some new ideas behind it. Well, 7TV from Crooked Dice is getting a reboot. The new beta version is up online and you c...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 2nd, 2015
2 Comments
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Welcome once again to the Terrain Corner, where we collect together articles we’ve come across over the past couple days that deal with making your gaming table look the best it can. That coffee mug and stack of books won’t cut it anymore. You need to get some real terrain out there. Or a...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 1st, 2015
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We’re halfway there, ladies and gentlemen. Halfway to the weekend. If you haven’t started making plans, now would be a good time. For those of you in the US, the 4th of July is Saturday. I’m sure cookouts will abound. And if you’re at one, why not bring along a game or two to ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 1st, 2015
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All of us have things we’d like to do, or have done, to alter how we look and are capable of. Whether you work out, get tattoos, or even just pierce your ears, there’s things we do that can shape how we’re perceived or the various abilities we have. Well, in the world of Shadowrun, ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 30th, 2015
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In the glittering, shiny, neon-infused future, there is only war. At least, that’s how it is in Infinity by Corvus Belli. The various factions that we have on the Earth now have taken to the stars in order to spread their influence and doctrine to the rest of the galaxy. Obviously, they donR...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 29th, 2015
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Welcome back to Top Gear: Star Wars, as we take a look at another of the ships coming out in the next wave for the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games. This time around, it’s the K-Wing for the Rebel Alliance. A heavy, sturdy fighter, this ship is in the same vein as the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 28th, 2015
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Busy Sunday here at the bear cave. The past couple days have been full of classic D&D action, and now it’s catch-up-with-all-the-work time. For the record, the DM of the game I played in knows me well. He picked a Totemic Druid for me to play and, of course, picked polar bear as my totem [...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 26th, 2015
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Street Judges have to be ready for just about anything. This includes having gear that won’t quit on them when they need it the most. That’s where the Tek Judges come in. They’re the mechanics, scientists, and engineers of the Justice Department’s staff....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 26th, 2015
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Welcome back again to Friday. It’s been a busy week here, catching up from all the things after the CMON Expo. But we’re all back into a stable flight pattern, I hope. I know I am. And hopefully you’ve got some gaming lined up this weekend. I’m going to visit some friends acro...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 26th, 2015
1 Comment
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Since ancient times, Mars has been the Bringer of War. And for those of you music aficionados out there, one of Holst’s best works (love me some 5/4 time goodness!). Well, Forge World is really bringing the war with this new release. They’ve started taking orders for the Mars Pattern Warl...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 25th, 2015
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There’s only 3 important things you need take into account in Dropzone Commander from Hawk Wargames. Location, Location, Location. Getting the right troops where you need them at the right time is the major key to victory. Without that, you’re sunk. To help expand your arsenal and make su...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 25th, 2015
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Kickstarter allows new companies to get a jump on funding and start out running (they get a bit of a “kickstart” if you will). Hobgoblins Hoard is a new miniature-making company with their first figures up on Kickstarter that they’re looking to fund. Hobgoblins Hoard, as a company, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 25th, 2015
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The first big expansion box for Imperial Assault from Fantasy Flight Games takes you to the hot, dry, and dangerous streets of Mos Eisley. How dangerous are they? Well, Han Solo’s gone missing and the Rebellion is out looking for one of their most-important members. Meanwhile, the Empire has al...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 24th, 2015
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Well, we’re mostly caught-up here after the Expo last weekend. Still a few things to deal with, but my inbox was actually down to a manageable level after going through it yesterday. Of course, it’s now filled back up again, but waddyagonnado? Another thing that’s full is the box wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 23rd, 2015
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The X-Wing is one of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars universe. Heck, it’s the name of the game that Fantasy Flight made when they wanted to have starships fight one-another. In the Star Wars universe, several other starship manufacturers have tried to recreate the success Incom had w...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Spartan Games is helping link together two of their games. Firestorm Armada and Firestorm Planetfall are being combined via Firestorm System Wars. The first of these supplemental rules are going out with the upcoming Invasion Fleets that Spartan is selling. Phase 1’s main feature is a rewards t...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 22nd, 2015
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Two non-Napoleonic stories from Warlord? Who knew it could be so! Well, they’ll be back with one tomorrow. So don’t worry too much. This time they’re adding reinforcements to your Terminator Genisys collection. The main box is available (check out our unboxing here). Now they have a...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 21st, 2015
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It’s Sunday. Here in the States, it’s Father’s Day. If you are a father, hope you have a great Father’s Day. If you’re not a father, I still hope you have a great day, regardless. As for me, I’m sitting here at the start of the last day of CMON Expo 2015. It’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 21st, 2015
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Well, Day 3 is coming to a close here at the CMON Expo 2015. It has been a great time. There’s been a lot of laughs, a lot of games, a lot of smack-talk, a lot of looking at some awesomely-painted figures, and a lot of just… gaming stuff. It’s always fun to talk with […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 20th, 2015
3 Comments
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I like green. It’s my favorite color. A nice dark green of an ivy leaf after a morning storm… *wistful sigh* Wait, what happened? I floated away there for a moment. Anyway, back when I played 40k, my two factions were Orks and Dark Angels (so I didn’t have to keep track of as many [...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 19th, 2015
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Primarchs. They are a triumph of genetic engineering. They are paragons amongst an already-impressive group (the Space Marines). They are unmatched in combat, with only other Primarchs able to stand against them (unless you’ve got an army or fleet or two to throw at them). For the Ultramarines ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 17th, 2015
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Sanctuary! Sanctuary! *rings the church bells* Ok, so this game isn’t based in France. Though you could have a campaign there if you wanted. The Sanctuary Core Gaming System is new from Relic Star Games. They’re up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love. The game is designed to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2015
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Half there. We’re half there to back to the weekend. This weekend will be a rather busy one. Tomorrow it’s set-up for the CMON Expo and Friday it starts. We’ve got a lot planned, especially for Saturday. Be sure to check back on that day regularly as we post updates from the various...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 16th, 2015
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She’s a daaaaaaaaaaay tripper. One-way ticket yeah. I waited soooooo long to find out, and I found out. Yeah, you don’t know that song. Ask your grandparents about that one. As opposed to songs from the previous century, this DayTrippers is a new sci-fi RPG from As If Productions. The gam...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 16th, 2015
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Bounty hunters… you may not feel you need them (being the scum that they are), but they do tend to get the job done when necessary. In the case of X-Wing, that generally means shooting holes in the enemy’s ships. As the newest faction, the Scum & Villainy group doesn’t have a l...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 16th, 2015
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Spartan Games was extremely happy to be able to work on the Halo franchise of games. They’ve been secretly working on it for some time, going back and forth with Microsoft and 343 Industries, making sure everything was juuuuust right. They are, after all, bringing things from the Halo universe ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 15th, 2015
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Don’t you know the Dewey Decimal System!?! One thing about 40k that sometimes isn’t focused on as much, is that it really does bring in some fairly diverse concepts to the game. Amongst the starships and laser guns and space elves and whatnot, you’ve also got powerful psychics that ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 12th, 2015
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Congratulations. You’ve made it to another Friday. Celebrations are to be had. The work week is coming to an end. With any luck, you’ve got some gaming planned for the weekend. I’m going to try and succeed in that TPK of my D&D group. That’ll teach them that “just c...
By Jared Miller
In News
Jun 12th, 2015
22 Comments
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In 2001, Microsoft changed the landscape of console based shooters with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved for the original Xbox, introducing the world to Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (or the Master Chief for short) and a rich, sci-fi universe. Over the years the franchise spawned many more r...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 12th, 2015
0 Comments
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Sometimes an Imperial Fist is just an Imperial Fist. But that’s not the case with Sigismund. As the First Captain of the Imperial Fists, his ability in battle matches all but the original Primarchs. His Black Sword has bested an innumerable list of adversaries. He plans on adding all of the Tra...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 10th, 2015
1 Comment
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Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve made it to another Wednesday. We’re halfway to the weekend. If you have any mid-week gaming plans, we’d love to hear about it down in the comments. Over the next couple days, I’ll be prepping for the D&D game I’m running on Sa...