Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In A Song of Ice and Fire
Aug 19th, 2017
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Once more it’s early in the A.M. and I’m up. That’s just my schedule. But I’ve got another batch of galleries to show off from Day 2 of Gen Con. Remember, the best way to see these immediately is to follow us over on our Facebook page. Anyway, let’s get to it!...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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Well, Fantasy Flight is known for pulling out a big announcement while at Gen Con, and this is one of the biggest I can think of. They have announced Star Wars Legion, a new miniatures game based on the Star Wars universe....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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It’s early dawn here at Gen Con Day 2. I… wish I could tell you what happened to Day 1. I swear it was just here a minute ago. At least, that’s how it feels. I can tell you that the hall is busy. But what would you expect from a show that’s sold out? […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2017
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As I’ve said numerous times over the past couple weeks, Gen Con is coming. Like… tomorrow. There’s going to be, oh, about a bajillion things going on, so it’s best to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Plus, since we didn’t get it on Monday (and there’s a ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 16th, 2017
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You know, a lot of bad things can happen out in space. So when a giant ice hauler suddenly started changing its course and not telling anybody why, people were curious. Enough so that a team has been sent out to find out what happened. That’s what’s going on in The Dying Ship, a new [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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Many gamers love tweaking their army lists to get the most out of them. They look for any points-saving measure they can find. Well, the Guns for Hire expansion for the X-Wing Miniatures Game gives Scum & Villainy players several new options to do just that. One such is the Vaksai title. It redu...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 15th, 2017
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Spartan Games is looking to massively expand their Firestorm Armada range. They have launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to do just that. The project contains a couple different 2-player starts (and we all know how much I love those), a 3.0 set of rules, as well as core faction expansions and ot...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 15th, 2017
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If there’s a game that lets you go just about anywhere and do just about anything, it’s Rifts from Palladium. It’s well-known that players can dimension-hop all over everywhere. With such an open ability to travel, there’s countless potential destinations. One such is the Myth...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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Catalyst Game Labs has announced that they have acquired the license to make tabletop games based on the Master of Orion computer game universe. Their first game as part of that series will be a deck-building game called Master of Orion: Conquest. But that is only the beginning of what they have plan...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 15th, 2017
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Shades of Vengeance’s last Kickstarter campaign was to create a bunch of expansions for Era: The Consortium. It was successful and the game got quite a huge boost in terms of material. Well, those products are now starting to be made available to a general audience. That’s in preparation ...
By Polar_Bear
In Games Workshop
Aug 13th, 2017
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I’d been hearing some rumors floating around that this was going to be the case, but it looks like it’s now officially being announced. Games Workshop, who has been bringing back a lot of their older stand-alone games such as Blood Bowl, has announced that fan-favorite Necromunda will be ...
By Polar_Bear
In Modelling
Aug 11th, 2017
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Fridays are generally pretty cool. But this is the last Friday before Gen Con. As I’ve been talking with a few people today, when they say, “are you ready for Gen Con?” my answer is, “you’re never 100% ready for Gen Con. You’re just ‘as ready as you are when ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 9th, 2017
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Quite a few of you have tried Pathfinder over the years. Well, if you prefer your RPGs more in the “far future and another galaxy” type, Paizo is looking to oblige with Starfinder. Well, Soda Pop Miniatures is making official figures for the game, and they are taking pre-orders for those ...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Aug 9th, 2017
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Yet more Gen Con releases to let you know about. With all this cool stuff, I might need to get an 8th mortgage… Anyway, this time around, it’s the sci-fi skirmish game, Dark Age, that has posted their new releases for the show. Check ’em out....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Aug 7th, 2017
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The long-standing nemesis of the Space Marines, the forces of Chaos continually try to bring their foul gods to the real universe. Some of the staunchest anti-demon forces, the Grey Knights are always doing their best to stay ahead of them. Well, both sides of the conflict are getting new codices as ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 4th, 2017
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Friday is here! Gateway to the weekend that it is, I hope you’ve all got some sort of plans for gaming over the next couple days. I’m certainly hoping to get some dice-rolling on tomorrow (as well as possibly check out this new West African restaurant I found out about). But before we get...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Aug 4th, 2017
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Tanks! “You’re welcome!” There’s certainly plenty of heavy metal vehicles making their way through Forge World’s pipeline. They’ve got the new Legion Sicaran Arcus Strike Tank, a bunch of upgrade kits for Predator tanks, a Relic Datalink Telemetry set, as well as I...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Aug 3rd, 2017
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The Ion Age has some pretty big news for you in their latest update. The first part of it is that, since it’s a new month, they have a new free miniature that comes with every order. They’re also announcing that this will be their last free miniature. But it’s not to say that The [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 2nd, 2017
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Even award-winning games can, after a while, feel like they’re not working as well as they could. Sure, the original was great, but what if various aspects got further expansion and clarification? That’s when a new edition is due. Such is the case for Glimpse the Beyond, the sci-fi RPG ab...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 2nd, 2017
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We’re chugging along, everyone. Wednesday is upon us. The weekend is coming ever-closer. Has the week gone by quickly for everyone else? It’s been a fast start for me. And with several new proofing projects in the pipe, I’m certainly going to be busy the rest of the week. But hey, b...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Aug 1st, 2017
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It’s the start of a new month. August has found us. It’s also Swiss National Day, and, as is their tradition, Corvus Belli is having a giveaway over on their Facebook page. Want to get yourself a free mini? Put your name in the hat....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 31st, 2017
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Patreon is a crowdfunding campaign a lot of you still maybe haven’t tried. If you’re interested in it, and what it can do for a game, check out the one being run by Shades of Vengeance. They’ve recently posted up their Encounters on the Edge of Space #1. It is the first in what will...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Jul 31st, 2017
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I mentioned earlier not wanting to just walk to battle. Where’s the fun in that? No, you want to in style, like in some awesome combat vehicle. Well, the Enforcers and Forge Fathers in Warpath don’t want their troops just hoofing it to the conflict, so they’re getting some new vehic...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jul 31st, 2017
7 Comments
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The Primaris Marines are the new kids on the block for Warhammer 40k. They’re much like older Marines, but bigger and more badass. Well, with new Marines comes new characters for them. This week, Games Workshop has started taking orders for both a Primaris Apothecary as well as a Primaris Chapl...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 28th, 2017
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We have made it to the weekend. Well, almost, anyway. Just gotta finish up today and we’ll get there. It’ll be fine. But to make sure we can get to the cool stuff of the weekend, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: Last Sword Miniatures̵...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jul 28th, 2017
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As usual for a Friday, Forge World has a new model in their webshop that you can order. This time around, it’s Gabriel Angelos, Master of the Blood Ravens. I honestly know nothing about the Blood Ravens. I just know that the mini’s pretty cool-looking with a big-ass hammer....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 27th, 2017
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Man, most of yesterday, I felt like it was Thursday. This morning, I was thinking, “man, it’s Friday. Nice.” And then I realized that sad truth: the weekend was still another day away. Probably doesn’t help that I’ve not been feeling all that great the last day or so. So...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2017
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Imperial Assault can be played two ways. You can just get your forces together and battle against your opponent as a skirmish game, or you can have more of a board-game feel and go with the Campaign Mode. Well, if you choose to go the latter, you’ll be excited to know that a new campaign [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 26th, 2017
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Well, it’s certainly been a busy week. But, that also means that things have gone by rather quickly. You know me, I’m always trying to get back to that weekend. But before I get there, I just got a decent-sized proofing project I need to work on. So I’d better make sure I have enoug...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 26th, 2017
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Modiphius has a trio of new Mindjammer releases over in their webshop. The first is Mindjammer for Traveller. That’s bringing two great sci-fi minis game systems together into one. The next is The Far Havens, which is an adventure pack that can get your game up and running in all sorts of inter...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Jul 25th, 2017
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I’ve been waiting to see these come in. Gen Con’s just a couple weeks away, and that means lots of gamers (more than has ever been at the show before, it would seem) are going to be descending upon Indianapolis to see what there is to see. Like every year, there’ll be exclusives and...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 25th, 2017
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I remember first encountering the Star Viper while playing Shadows of the Empire on my N64. Heck, I recently re-found my console and game and might just pop that in this evening. I’ve also fought against them in the X-Wing Miniatures Game. In that case, Scum & Villainy players should take ...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Jul 24th, 2017
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The world of Beyond the Gates of Antares is a dangerous one. You’d thing with an entire galaxy to spread out into that there would be plenty for everyone. Not so, as there’s still plenty of conflict over resources. And it’s not just humans going at it. Several alien races are also j...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 24th, 2017
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Spartan Games has started taking pre-orders for what will be the first in their new series of “out of the box” board games. That is to say that everything you need is all in one package. This first outing is Firestorm: Strike Force. Take command of a wing of fighters and square off agains...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 24th, 2017
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You know, there’s a big difference when previewing items. By that, I mean, if some company were to show you 1/10 of a new figure they were working on, you’d get, like, a kneecap or something. If someone were previewing their new rules set, but only showed you 1/10 of it, you might get a [...