Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
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I love playing Bards. I really do. They are, by far, my favorite character class to play. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I was in band for years in school, even being section leader in Marching Band my senior year of high school (obviously, I peaked early 😛 ). Well, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
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Well, this week started off well, hit some rocky points near the middle, but it seems like it’s going to end alright. One friend got some good news, and at least things have smoothed out a bit for the rest. Me? I’m just looking to maybe get some gaming in over the next couple days [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Aug 26th, 2016
2 Comments
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The worst way to try and get your troops into battle is just having them walk there. Tac. Marines, Terminators, and Dreadnaughts aren’t known for breaking any land speed records, and they’re vulnerable to enemy fire as they approach. Sure, there’s Rhinos and Land Raiders, but those ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 25th, 2016
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What’s with all the fighting? – Dr. Zoidberg Lotus Dimension is a little bit different in terms of an RPG. Sure, other games have been set in a near-future world. Sure, other games can let you play characters like hackers, mystics, parkour specialists (well, not too many let you play the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 25th, 2016
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I have to admit, I was really kinda hoping today was going to be Friday when I woke up. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with Thursday. It’s just that… well… it’s not Friday, is it? It’ll be ok, though. We’ll get to Friday soon enough (that’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 24th, 2016
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Are you looking for a new sci-fi RPG to play with your gaming group? Well, EN Publishing might have just what you’re looking for with their N.E.W. sci-fi RPG (for you literalists in the audience). It’s always good to see Kickstarter campaigns not only fund, and not only ship, but then be ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 24th, 2016
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The week rolls on. We’re halfway there. The weekend is ever-closer as time marches on, and other sayings of “it’s not yesterday anymore!” It seems people around me are feeling a bit drained. Tuesday wasn’t the best for them, so they’re gonna try and regroup today. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Aug 24th, 2016
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Seems any day a country has their “national day,” Corvus Belli has themselves a giveaway to honor it. That’s not a bad thing, mind you. It’s certainly helping me think about various other countries around the world and their histories. Well, today’s Ukraine Day and, once...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 23rd, 2016
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I guess the Year of New Editions counts if it’s the first edition of a game. I mean, it’s a new edition, after all. That’s just the case with Aggressor: Recon. It’s a new sci-fi miniatures game that’s available now. Yeah, I know. No Kickstarter for this one. You can go a...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 22nd, 2016
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Well, as always happens, we’re back to Monday. I hope you had a good weekend, full of gaming. My Saturday certainly was. Guild Ball, Wizard, Apples to Apples. Good times (especially when you win 12-0 in Guild Ball 😉 ). So, while there wasn’t much in the way of terrain being used, that doe...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Aug 19th, 2016
6 Comments
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Ah, the Tactical Marine. The Swiss Army Knife of the 40k world. Pretty much every Space Marine player, as well as quite a few Chaos players, will have a couple units of them around. But with all those players using basically all the same figures, what’s to keep them apart? Well, Forge World is ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 19th, 2016
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We’ve made it, everyone. We’re into Friday. Just gonna finish up the day and we’ll be into the weekend. The end is in sight (and it’s not just a freight train at the end of the tunnel… … … I hope). But if we’re going to have a weekend full of gaming (as...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 19th, 2016
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There are many iconic ships in the Star Trek universe. While most of us know of the Enterprise (or, at least, one variant or so of the Enterprise, depending on how many different series/movies you’ve watched), there’s also the U.S.S. Voyager. There’s one version of the ship already ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2016
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It’s still really hot here in Atlanta. Personally, with Gen Con being over, it’s “autumn” in my mind. I realize that the official season doesn’t start for a month still, but my grocery store already has Halloween decorations for sale (so, to you that think the Christmas ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2016
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That pesky time-space continuum. Whoever created it needed to use some better material. It’s always getting cracks in it. And you’re just the Spackle to fill those cracks. You’re a Time Soldier and your job is to head to various conflicts all across time and make sure that certain e...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 18th, 2016
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Star Wars is based around conflict (it’s not called “Star Peaceful Diplomatic Negotiations” after all). The Rebel Alliance is fighting a desperate battle to keep the forces of the Galactic Empire from utterly dominating all life. They’ve got to have well-trained soldiers to co...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Aug 17th, 2016
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We all know that I love gaming. I’m sure you all here do, too (otherwise, this is really an odd website to have on your surfing list). I’m sure most of you, like me, also like helping others. The people that run the NOVA Open certainly love helping others. That’s why they’re a...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 17th, 2016
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Alright, everyone. We’ve made it halfway through the week. With just a bit more work, we can make it once more to the weekend. I’m confident that we’ll be able to do it. But before then, we’ll need to refuel with some bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that’s just wha...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 17th, 2016
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Societies always have at least one “the other.” You know, those that are set apart from the rest of the populace for some reason or another. In the case of Mutant Chronicles those would be the mutants and the heretics. Now, I know, you’d think a game called, “Mutant Chronicles...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2016
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SLA Industries has been around as an RPG for a while, coming out originally in 1993. Originally released by Nightfall Games, it puts players in a horrific reality filled with horrible monsters, where the population is kept in check by crazy reality tv shows (and this was decades before we got Jersey ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 16th, 2016
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The operatives of the Rebel Alliance will go anywhere and do anything in order to keep a system free from the tyranny of the Galactic Empire. But you never know who you can really trust, because the Empire has their own operatives roaming around. Also, the various native populations of the planets mi...
By Polar_Bear
In Infinity
Aug 15th, 2016
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Well, this last weekend was certainly less exciting than the one before. But taking a couple days to just kinda relax was nice. Also, it gave me a chance to put together my models I’d picked up at the show. So that was nice. Next week, a friend is having a board game day at […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 15th, 2016
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Out on the battlefield, finding a good spot of cover is crucial. If you’re caught out in the open, you’re not going to last very long. However, being dug in well can multiply your power by several times, letting you take out the enemy without getting taken out, yourself. But what if you&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 12th, 2016
4 Comments
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Well, it’s been a bit of a short week here in the office, having only come in Wed-Fri. Though, with having just a little time off from Gen Con, it felt much longer. I’m looking forward to a weekend of doing probably not all that much at all. Just some time to decompress a bit. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 12th, 2016
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While the news of the last week might be about the next 3-6 months in gaming (what with all the previews and announcements that were revealed during Gen Con), that’s not to say you have to wait those 3-6 months before new stuff hits your tabletops. Fantasy Flight Games has released the latest w...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 11th, 2016
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The folks over at Assault Publishing have always been rather busy, coming out with new minis pretty much all the time. Well, they’ve decided to be even busier and come out with a new space combat game called Shadows in the Void (I guess you could say that the story is as much announcing that...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Aug 10th, 2016
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We’re a bit over a week into August. Seems like a good time to show off your August releases. That’s how Corvus Belli feels about it, anyway, as they’ve posted up their August releases for Infinity. And I figured you’d like to see them, too....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 10th, 2016
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Seeing as how Monday I was in a car for about 13-14 hours, I didn’t get a chance to do the regular Terrain Corner piece. So, much as I did Friday, with the combined Snippets/Terrain Corner post, I’m giving you another of those today. Gotta catch back up from Gen Con. Anyway, today we have...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 10th, 2016
3 Comments
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Every Monday and Thursday here on TGN I run the Terrain Corner feature, where I collect together the terrain news in order to get your gaming tables looking as good as possible. But what if you really did just want to use soda cans, books, and whatever else you’ve got lying around for terrain? ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Aug 10th, 2016
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Who doesn’t like getting free stuff? Nobody. We all love getting free stuff. Well, Code Orange Games is looking to bring some attention to their upcoming miniatures game, Collision. What better way than to offer free minis? Well, I guess they could just give away the whole game for free, but th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 9th, 2016
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So, over the weekend, many companies had a lot of announcements about games and expansions they’re coming out with. I was able to get photos of many of them. Here, now that Gen Con’s over, it’s time to post up the website updates for many of them. Fantasy Flight Games certainly had ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 7th, 2016
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Well, it’s getting to be bedtime. Gotta get to sleep so I can make the epic migration back to the sauna that is Atlanta in August. I’m going to miss Gen Con. This was a good year. Despite the fact that I didn’t get really much of a chance to hang out with too many […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 6th, 2016
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I swear this show is just screaming by this year. It’s already the end of Day 3. Today will be the last day for Gen Con 2016. As usual for Gen Con Saturday, it was a whirlwind of activity. There was roaming the hall, taking photos most of the morning and early afternoon. Then there […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 6th, 2016
1 Comment
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Another big announcement coming out of Gen Con. Fantasy Flight Games has posted up what will be the 10th wave of ships coming out for the X-Wing Miniatures Game. Once more, they tap into some of the newer Star Wars properties, by taking ships from Rebels and The Force Awakens....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 5th, 2016
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So, it’s coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It’s been a very busy day. I’m tired, but still pretty amped about everything that’s gone on. And I’m sure you all would like to know about some of it. There’s been about a billion things...