Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jun 30th, 2016
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We’ve made it to Thursday, everyone. Is it just me or has the week sort of slowed to a halt? I think it’s because next week’s going to be a short one. As such, we have to make this week longer to compensate. Otherwise, space-time and all that gets messed up. Thankfully, Powerhouse i...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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Well, in rather short order, we’ve gotten the preview for the Interdictor and now The Liberty for Star Wars Armada from Fantasy Flight Games. The MC80 (which is the Liberty’s ship type) brings a new style of play for the Rebels. Now you don’t have to try and circle-strafe your Imper...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 29th, 2016
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The week continues along, as it tends to do. It’s only just today that I really realized that this upcoming weekend is a long one for those of us here in the US. The 4th of July falls on Monday. So that’ll be cool. Time for some BBQs. But before we get to the hamburgers, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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Fantasy Flight Games has posted up a preview of their upcoming Interdictor expansion pack for Star Wars Armada. Getting pulled out of hyperspace into a trap, or using the ship’s huge gravity wells to keep Rebels from escaping makes the Interdictor an important part of the Imperial fleet. Even i...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 28th, 2016
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Modiphius continues to expand the game world of Mutant Chronicles by bringing you another new guide book. This time around it’s Luna & Freelancers. As you can expect, you’ll be heading to the moon in this book (“bang, zoom” optional)....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 28th, 2016
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For a lot of us, high school was a decade or more ago. Also, it probably had a lot fewer ninjas than we’d really hoped there would be. But for 30 years, Ninja High School, the comic, has been our own fantasy high school, where there’s ninjas all over. Well, we couldn’t make our own ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 27th, 2016
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Callsign Taranis, the new expansion for Patrol Angis, is now available from The Ion Age. This new book gives your troopers a roof over their head and a way to not have to walk from place to place. That’s right, there’s new vehicles as well as rules for buildings and other defensive fortif...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 27th, 2016
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Welcome again to Monday. I hope you had a good weekend full of gaming. I didn’t get in any games of Guild Ball. But I did play Guilds of Cadwallon, Mystic Vale, and… something else… I forget what… So there was still gaming to be had. It’ll be alright, as there’s al...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 27th, 2016
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One of my favorite models I’ve put together in a long time was the DakkaJet from Games Workshop. When I saw one at my LGS when it came out, I picked one up immediately, even though I didn’t play 40k at the time. I still have the model, even though it’s currently the only 40k [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 27th, 2016
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The Jedi Order had been around for quite a long time before the Emperor decided, “well, that’s enough of that” and started working at getting rid of them all. Sure, he got a lot of them right away with Order 66, but remnants of the Jedi Order were all over (galaxies are pretty big p...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 25th, 2016
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Saturday! Glorious Saturday! As you read this, I’m at a library that a friend works at. They’re having their first Board Game Day and so I’m playing some board games. Actually, there’s a very high likelihood that I’m playing Guild Ball, which isn’t really a board g...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 24th, 2016
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We had all those previews of the various characters that are coming out for Beyond the Gates of Antares. You remember, all those figures from Battle For Xilos. Fartok! Everyone remembers Fartok! Well, him, and a whole bunch of other pieces are available to order over in the Warlord Games webshop now....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 24th, 2016
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It’s been a long week. Well, ok, technically it’s been as long as pretty much every other week. But it seems that it really slowed down starting Wednesday afternoon. I’m certainly ready for the weekend, anyway. Gotta refuel in order to make it there, though. So I’m going to ch...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Jun 23rd, 2016
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The month of June is most of the way done. But there’s still plenty of time for companies to have releases for the month. Take, for example, Corvus Belli. They’ve posted up previews of their releases for June so you can go, “ooh” and “aah” before they’re post...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 23rd, 2016
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Weapons Grade Funk is running a Kickstarter campaign to create some sci-fi miniatures to go along with their Hc Svnt Dracones game. The game involves creating anthropomorphic characters that were originally experiments by humans in the far future, but they’ve since outlived those that created t...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 23rd, 2016
1 Comment
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We’re getting there, folks. The weekend is making its way here. I don’t know about you, but to me it slowed down a bit yesterday afternoon. Here’s to hoping it picks back up again. In the meantime, let’s do our best to get your gaming tables looking as good as possible, shall ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 23rd, 2016
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With the release of Battle For Xilos, lots of people are jumping on the Beyond the Gates of Antares bandwagon and picking up armies. Well, the figures don’t come pre-painted (as you well know). Warlord Games would love to see all those new figures with some shiny, new paint jobs on them. As suc...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 22nd, 2016
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Happy Games Factory has posted up the latest releases for Eden. As usual for the game, it’s a rather eclectic group. Whether you want some renegade bikers, a guy with 3 arms and a gas mask, or some religious ladies, they’ve got you covered....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 21st, 2016
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As I’m sure you know, Warlord Games has their Battle For Xilos expansion book for Beyond the Gates of Antares out. This first expansion is bringing a lot of attention to the game, and lots of people are wanting to jump in. Well, Warlord’s helping out with that, by having a sale on their e...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 21st, 2016
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As I said earlier, 2016 is the Year of New Editions. Sea Dog Game Studios is also updating some of their rules this year. This time around it’s TechCommander. They’ve posted the open-beta version of their 2.0 rules for the game. Go check them out and let them know if anything’s not ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 21st, 2016
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Seriously, 2016 is turning into the Year of New Editions. Ninja Division/Soda Pop Miniatures are getting onto the bandwagon with a new version of their Relic Knights rules. Version 1.5 is available now for your downloading and playing pleasure. This is sort of an “open beta” test of the r...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 20th, 2016
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Hello summer! Or for you Southern-hemisphere folks: Hello winter! Yup, it’s the solstice. So enjoy either the longest or shortest day you’re going to get for another 6 months. The sun was almost coming up when I got to the office. Guess I won’t actually be seeing it on my drives in....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 20th, 2016
9 Comments
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You’ve been waiting patiently (or possibly less-than-patiently, but I can’t really blame you) and the time is almost here. Spartan Games will be releasing their second game to take place in the Halo universe with Halo: Ground Battles. We’re just over a month away from you getting th...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 17th, 2016
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Well, it’s happened again. The world’s come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you to stop burning those tires and just spraying aerosols all over everywhere! Now the temperatures have risen enough that much of the American South and West have been abandoned. Also, you allowed all those corp...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 17th, 2016
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Here’s another Kickstarter success story for you. Green Hat Designs ran a campaign for Headspace, their cyberpunk RPG that was successful. Backers have their stuff, and now it’s time for those of you that might’ve missed out then to get the game now. What happens when super-operativ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my p...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s not just WWII stuff that’s going on over at Warlord Games. They’re super-excited about the release of Battle for Xilos, the first supplement for Beyond the Gates of Antares. They’re celebrating its impending release with a special deal for people who may see the first sup...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s just a year of new editions, it would seem. Mantic’s been going through version 2.0s of their games. Privateer Press just released mkIII for Warmachine and Hordes. Well, the fellows over at One Page Rules have a new edition of their flagship game, 1p40k. As always, you can go and dow...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 17th, 2016
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When rules get released for armies, they can sometimes be spread out across a couple publications. Or, at the very least, you can have different publications that each have a different army in them. Carrying around all those books can get tedious, so the folks over at Forge World have consolidated th...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 15th, 2016
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Another day and we’re that much closer to the weekend. Who doesn’t love that? I mean, it’s even a convention weekend. Heck, Origins is up and running right now! Hello out there all you Origins-goers! Be sure to stop by the CoolMiniOrNot booth and give Ray a hug. Tell him I sent you....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 14th, 2016
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The Battle for Xilos is coming. Are you ready? The first supplement expansion for Beyond the Gates of Antares takes players to the planet Xilos, where everyone’s looking to get what they can for themselves. Warlord is also coming out with some online resources for you when you play the various ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 13th, 2016
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Well, we’ve had our Wyrd preview for the day. The other thing we have every Monday, then, is our Terrain Corner, where we do our best to make your gaming tables look as good as possible. So you can stop using old textbooks and coffee mugs for your towers and hills. Today in our feature [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 13th, 2016
1 Comment
898 Views
Games Workshop has their new board game, Lost Patrol up for pre-oder over in their webshop. Now, you might think, “Oh, another Marines vs. Tyranids board game. Pass.” But, having had a chance to play it, I really think you should give it a look....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 11th, 2016
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Hey everyone and welcome to Saturday. How’s yours been? Mine’s been busy as f… err… it’s been busy. Since this morning I’ve made homemade caramel sauce, strawberry-lime sauce, peanut-butter-caramel-pretzel-chocolate-bar-things (though having just cut them, “m...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 10th, 2016
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The Battle for Xilos is here. We’ve been seeing previews of the various characters that are coming with the book (starting with Fartok, the greatest of them all), but there’s more than just the characters inside. Being the first supplement for Beyond the Gates of Antares, everyone’s...