Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Mar 23rd, 2017
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The weekend looms ever-closer. I know many of you are up in Chicago right now. I wish I was there with you. But I can live vicariously through all the photos that are being posted. *sighs longingly…* Anyway, let’s make sure your gaming tables look as good as possible, eh? Today in the Ter...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 23rd, 2017
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Well, earlier today we had the announcement of the new Pathfinder unpainted minis. But what if you’re playing a bit more spacey? … That doesn’t sound quite right, but you know what I mean. What if you’ve traded in your bow and arrow for a laser blaster and your horse and wagon...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 22nd, 2017
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Hey kids. I see from my friends feed that quite a lot of you are headed to Chicago for Adepticon. I really wish I was going. I would be, but there’s a bunch of proofing projects that are coming along, and I know how you gamers get if you have to wait even an extra […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 22nd, 2017
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Doctor Who is getting a couple new games this year. One of them is the miniatures skirmish game coming from Warlord Games. If you’re one of the many Who (see what I did there?) have been wishing they could just jump ahead and time and get it, you’ll be happy to see that there’s a [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 22nd, 2017
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These aren’t just not the droids you’re looking for, you want to make sure that they’re not the droids that are looking for you. While they might outwardly look like C-3P0 and R2-D2, don’t expect BT-1 and 0-0-0 to help you overthrow oppressive regimes. They’re going to b...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 22nd, 2017
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Our good friends over at Burning Games are at it again. Their award-winning sci-fi RPG, Faith, is getting an updated version. They’re also adding in miniatures to the mix, because everyone loves high-quality minis! They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for them, and have been so kind as...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 21st, 2017
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Garage Gaming has launched a Kickstarter in order to fund their Anazi Dynasty miniatures for their Code Zero game. These will be the first miniatures produced for the game (which will come at a later date). Code Zero is a sci-fi miniatures skirmish game, with players collecting together their own tro...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 21st, 2017
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When a lot of people think “post-apocalyptic,” one of the things that’ll pop into their mind is Mad Max. And what’s Mad Max without all those awesome vehicles? Well, Hyacinth Games’ Wreck-Age game also takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, and they’re looking to...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Mar 20th, 2017
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Spirit of Rebellion is the next set coming out for Star Wars: Destiny. It will get here sometime in the next couple months. The game has really taken off, from what I’ve heard, so people are clamoring for more. In this preview, we get a look at some of the yellow cards (and dice) that […...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 20th, 2017
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So, a while back, Forge World was coming out with a bunch of Adeptus Custodes miniatures. I remember lamenting how cool those space janitors had it while all I ever got was a kinda neat portable pressure washer for after basketball and football games at the Arena. Well, if you’ve been wanting t...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 17th, 2017
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This has been quite a week. There’s been all the excitement coming out of GAMA, with lots of great announcements being made. And tomorrow I’ve got Board Game Day up at the library. I’m feeling a bit drained from it all. Better nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the pla...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 17th, 2017
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It’s St. Patrick’s Day. I’m half-Irish, myself (my mother’s side of the family is Irish. My grandfather was an Irish-Catholic police sergeant in Chicago, because stereotypes come from somewhere. My grandmother was the first uniformed police woman in the city of Addison, IL.). ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 15th, 2017
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All good things must come to an end, so they say. In this case, it’s the scheduled releases for the Mutant Chronicles RPG range from Modiphius. But they, if you’re going out, go out with style. That’s just what they’ve got with the Dark Eden Campaign. It’s available now ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 15th, 2017
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When you play in an RPG, most of us want to have a miniature to represent our character should one be needed on a map. Well, if you play a fantasy rpg, there’s quite a few pre-painted lines of miniatures you can search through to find one that’s just right. There’s not quite as many...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 15th, 2017
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Well, quite a week we’re having, aren’t we? But that’s what happens during big shows like GAMA. I’m sure all the surprises aren’t finished, either. Well, if we’re going to be hitting F5 on all our gaming sites, hoping for the latest updates, we’ll need to sta...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 15th, 2017
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So, we’re getting some new big space ships from Fantasy Flight. But what about those that like the single-seater ships? You’re not being left out, as Fantasy Flight has announced the next wave of X-Wing Miniatures ships....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 15th, 2017
1 Comment
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Technology continues to move forward at a steady pace. I remember when I was a kid, we had a daisy wheel printer, along with a dot matrix. Then, later on, we got a laser printer, so you could actually print in different fonts (oh my!). Further later on, we had a color printer! Now, all […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 15th, 2017
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There’s some more ships coming out soon for Star Wars Armada, the fleet-combat game from Fantasy Flight. This time around, we’re getting the Imperial Light Carrier as well as Hammerhead Corvettes. These ships might not be familiar to those that haven’t watched some of the more-recen...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 15th, 2017
6 Comments
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I really wish I was at GAMA. Yesterday we had quite a few really important announcements. Of course, those weren’t the only ones made at the show. Games Workshop also had a couple of announcements. One’s in the form of a steampunk-esque Dwarf faction for Age of Sigmar. The other is for a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 14th, 2017
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Hawk Wargames’ website wasn’t quite doing everything they needed it to do. So they went through and did a redesign. They are ready to get the site off the ground and are even having a special sale along with some new releases to celebrate....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 13th, 2017
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Hello again, work week. I guess it’s nice to see you again. It’s looking like Winter, who has been on vacation for most of… well… winter, is making a run at it here just as we’re a week away from Spring officially starting. Better late than never? *shrugs lots* Anyway, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 13th, 2017
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When most of us think of 5th edition, we think of high fantasy. There’s elves, dwarves, bows and arrows, magic, getting around on horseback. All that kind of stuff. But what if you want some a bit more “galaxy far, far away” than “long ago”? Well, that’s where Espe...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 13th, 2017
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In the 40k universe, Space Marine armor has gone through quite a few changes over the centuries. Though game-wise it’s all come down to that 3+ armor that we all know (and maybe love, but that depends on what side of the ceramite your figures are on). But aesthetically, it’s certainly cha...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 13th, 2017
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The folks over at Corvus Belli have a couple special announcements they’re making this morning, along with a couple of exclusive pre-ordrs from their webshop. The first is a pair of fat Yuan Yuan figures, along with some pins. The other is a new manga, which also comes with Knauf, the protagoni...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 10th, 2017
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Greenbrier Games ones more takes you to the western-themed sci-fi world of their Grimslingers universe with Grimsligners: The Northern Territory, a new expansion to their battle card game. This is more than just a couple new cards, too. It also refines the core gameplay along with giving you new solo...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 10th, 2017
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The Freeborn are getting a little of this and a little of that in their latest releases for Beyond the Gates of Antares. If you’re interested in flying monster cavalry, heavy weapons crews, or genetic freaks, you’ll find something for you in this set of releases from Warlord Games....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 10th, 2017
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*drags myself to the next post, clawing at the ground as I go* This has been some week. New office. Bunch of visitors the the office. And with GAMA next week, I’ve had several late nights working on (redacted). But, yesterday I got to watch the preview video for (redacted). So that was cool. Bu...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 10th, 2017
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Scum & Villainy is getting their first huge ship in the form of the C-ROC Cruiser. But these big ships always come with an extra ship tagging along. So while the focus might be on the big guy, you’d be remiss to skip over the little fella and the different pilots and upgrades it’ll b...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Mar 9th, 2017
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Gamers love being the first ones on their block with the latest and greatest releases. If you’re a fan of Mantic’s sci-fi miniatures game, Warpath, you’ll be wanting to head over to their webshop. They’ve started taking pre-orders for the next set of releases. That includes Op...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 9th, 2017
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I mentioned before that this week is going by fast. It’s only picking up speed, so it feels. Could be that GAMA is next week and I’ve still got what feels like a bajillion things to do. It’s all the various whatnots I’ve been alluding to over the past months. Those are all bei...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 8th, 2017
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I have a personal rule when it comes to games: try it before you buy it. I know a lot of you have much the same rule. I can’t afford to spend money on a game I won’t be playing often. So that’s why I love when companies post up their rules online for free. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 8th, 2017
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Amazing what a difference a week makes. Last week, I was lamenting how long it was all taking. This morning, I woke up and was like, “Whoah… it’s already Wednesday!” That certainly works for me. Faster to get to the weekend, the better. But if we’re going to be going alo...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 8th, 2017
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Gamers are notorious for wanting to be the first ones on their block with the latest and greatest games. They also love getting cool swag that others won’t be able to get. Add those two together, and you’ve got a good reason to hold pre-release events for your games. Certainly, Fantasy Fl...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Mar 7th, 2017
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“The best defense is a good offense.” -Mel, the cook on Alice That’s certainly what the Xindi feel, and the Muratas ship for Star Trek Attack Wing plays right into it. If you’re looking for a ship that takes the fight right to your enemy, this is the one you’ll want to g...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 6th, 2017
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One of the main things that separates science fiction from other forms of fiction is technology. Starships. High-tech gadgetry. Laser weapons. Stuff like that. Well, Star Wars is certainly science fiction as it’s full of all sorts of technology. And if you want to be the one that can build and ...