Sci-fi

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 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 6th, 2017
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Well, it wasn’t exactly “clock out Friday. Seemingly immediately clock in on Monday” but the whole of the weekend still felt faster than any individual day last week. And I’m still at home for the start of this week. But the internet should be going in at the new office in the...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 6th, 2017
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Well, seems that the “home base” was getting a bit jealous of Forge World getting all the Primarchs to themselves. Games Workshop has started taking orders for several new miniatures, including Roboute Guilliman (or “Bobby” to his friends) who is part of a “Triumvirate o...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 3rd, 2017
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Well, it’s finally Friday. Seems like it’s taken forever. Also, who wants to take bets on me clocking out this evening and then suddenly feeling like I’m clocking in on Monday morning? You know weekends never work like the work week. It’s going to just go by in a flash, I̵...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 3rd, 2017
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Back when I was a custodian, the coolest things I thought we had were the big floor scrubbers or the portable, electric power washers. Space Marine Custodians get a lot cooler gear. One such piece is the Contemptor-Achilles Dreadnaught, available for pre-order from Forge World now....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 2nd, 2017
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The week continues to just crawl on by. Man, I’ve not felt a week has taken this long for quite a while. I feel like I should be typing up the Friday Snippets instead of the Thursday Terrain Corner. But here we are. What do you suppose the chances are that the weekend will be […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 1st, 2017
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Is this week going by slowly for everyone else, too, or is it just me? I don’t know if it’s because I’m working from home as the new office continues to be set up, or if it’s just that this week is one that’s taking forever. Maybe it’s that I don’t currently ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 28th, 2017
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Exterminate! Exterminate! The Daleks have been the nemesis of the Doctor for seemingly forever. Will he ever be able to finally stop those nefarious constructs and their plans to conquer? That’s just what you’ll be trying to do in Time of the Daleks, coming from Gale Force Nine. We’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 28th, 2017
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Terrible war has been raging across the galaxy. Earth was one of the last casualties. Seeing that the species could not survive on the planet that sustained them for so long, a large population was sent off in a Worldship to the edges of the galaxy. Unfortunately, directly behind them were more world...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 28th, 2017
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Ninja Division’s miniatures game, Relic Knights, had a bit of a bumpy start to its existence. But the company is looking to start anew and they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to make it a reality....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 27th, 2017
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One Page Rules has been hard at work since they launched their Patreon campaign. They’ve got some new factions posted, as well as major fixes to some of their rules sets....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 27th, 2017
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Once more, I’m happy to be posting about a successful Kickstarter campaign that’s now available for general release. Mothership puts you in charge of an alien race that’s at war with several others (there’s only so much space out there, and you want it). Capture planets using ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 24th, 2017
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We’ve seen a lot of different previews about how the different Doctors work in Time of the Daleks, the new Doctor Who board game coming from Gale Force Nine. But what about the Doctor’s greatest nemesis, the Daleks (whose own greatest enemy is a flight of stairs)? How do the Daleks work a...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 24th, 2017
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Star Trek Attack Wing has been around for a couple years now. Some of the earlier ships have become hard to find. As such, WizKids’ latest waves have been made up of repaints and reissues of previous ships. Wave 29 will include a new, updated version of Bioship Alpha, of which we get a look [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 24th, 2017
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Man, no day has felt entirely “right” this week. Monday was an amalgam of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tuesday was like a Monday. Wednesday was kinda like a Friday. Yesterday was like a Saturday, but a lot busier. Today’s… still getting started, honestly. But it doesn’t...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Feb 24th, 2017
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With my love of giant robots, I’ve always loved Terminators in 40k. I know. I know. They’re a guy in a suit. But considering the suit-to-guy ratio there, they’re basically giant robots (I mean, Gundams are “a guy in a suit, too”). I’ve just always loved the way Ter...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 23rd, 2017
6 Comments
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Tom Baker was my favorite Doctor. That’s just how it is. When I was first introduced to Doctor Who, it was via the physics club at Truman State. I know. “How nerdy can you get?” A bunch of physics students sitting around watching Doctor Who. But it was good times. Of course, the 4th...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 23rd, 2017
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It’s Thursday and I’m at home. The Office Move continues, with much of the furniture making its way to the new building. But since the new place isn’t quite ready yet, many of us are working from home. Besides, trying to write while movers are going up and down the halls with stuff ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Feb 23rd, 2017
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When it comes to RPGs, I don’t normally make face-beaters. You know, the big fighter/barbarian that does a bajillion damage with each swing. I’m more likely to play the Bard or something like that. The kind of character that’ll win a battle without making more than diplomacy checks....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Mutant: Year Zero is getting its second big expansion. Mutant: Mechatron brings a robot uprising to the post-apocalyptic setting. What happens when robots that were set to just “continue on” after all the humans have left? For decades, they did just “continue on” in their slow...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Why don’t we continue our far-East theme with a look at an upcoming release for Star Trek Attack Wing? Seems like a good idea. WizKids is going back through some of their older ships and giving them repaints in the last couple waves. Wave 29 is no different. It will include the U.S.S. Excelsior...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Long-time readers of TGN know that I love giant robots. At Gen Con this past year, one of the booths I came across was Weta Workshop and their GKR: Heavy Hitters game. The game really caught my attention, especially since GKR stands for “Giant Killer Robots” and all. They had said they we...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Feb 20th, 2017
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The Rebels and Imperials both have a pair of the huge-sized ships for X-Wing (still need to get me a Tantiv-IV just to have around). Well, Scum & Villainy players won’t have to be envious for too much longer. They are getting their own huge ship, the C-ROC Cruiser. We get a look inside it [...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 20th, 2017
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We’re starting to wind our way to the end of the month. Just a bit over a week left. Seems like a pretty good time to get the latest set of releases for your game. The folks over at Happy Games Factory have the latest set of Eden available over in their webshop....
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Feb 20th, 2017
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You know, I used to be a moderator for the Privateer Press forums. Did that for several years before I joined in with TGN. And, I mean, sure, we had our Banhammers and all. But we never got cool armor and hacker gear and such. Apparently the Corvus Belli moderators get that kind of stuff. […]...