Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 7th, 2017
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As humanity has spread out into the stars, they’ve come to realize they aren’t the only intelligent race out there. The alien Qirulian have their own space forces and they aren’t too keen on sharing the galaxy with us. As such, each side has created massive fleets, each with their o...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 7th, 2017
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Ironwatch is more than just a fan-made magazine about Mantic’s products. They already have one game under their belt, so they figured that they’d make themselves another. This time it’s sci-fi instead of fantasy and space ships instead of gangs. Check out Quarantine....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 7th, 2017
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Gale Force Nine likes to put in special surprises with their first print-run of games. You could get special cards or scenarios. For Time of the Daleks, they’re adding in a fan-favorite from the Doctor Who series, K-9. Get a look at what that’ll en-tail (see what I did there?) in this pre...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Feb 6th, 2017
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Did you see that ludicrous display last night? I know a lot of people did. Another American Football season is in the books. Time to look forward to next year. Also time to look ahead to next weekend and hopefully some more gaming. And if you’re gaming, you want your gaming tables to look good....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Feb 6th, 2017
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The situation in the galaxy in the 41st millennium is certainly in flux right now. The Gathering Storm series is showing that new things are afoot and it might actually have some lasting impacts on the story. The next book, Fracture of Biel-Tan, is up for pre-order now, along with some new minis to g...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Feb 3rd, 2017
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There’s a lot of not-so-great people in the Star Wars universe, and someone has to bring them to justice. The various police forces can’t always keep up, so it’s up to the bounty hunters in order to get the job done. And if they pick up some money on the side by doing jobs for [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 3rd, 2017
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We’ve made it back to Friday. The weekend stretches before us like an empty canvass, ready to be painted with all the colors in life’s palate… Man, listening to Chuck Mangione while typing posts will do something to me, apparently. But anyway, it’s time to stuff ourselves once...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Feb 3rd, 2017
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As I’ve said, space janitors in the 41st millennium have all the coolest things. The Legio Custodes get these cool Coronus Grav-carriers to get from place to play. Best we had was a couple gators (like, not actual alligators, but those 6-wheeled vehicles) back at the Arena. Ah well, you can ord...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Feb 3rd, 2017
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It might be winter, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things that go “bump” in the night you should be concerned about. The February releases for Dark Age are up and they feature a lot of the Dargyri Shadow Caste. But if your response to spiders is “Kill it with fire!&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 2nd, 2017
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Spartan Games has their first releases for the new year up on their website. They’ve got new releases for three of their games: Dystopian Wars, Firestorm Armada, and Halo: Ground Command. So you’ve got some steampunk, some sci-fi space battles, and some sci-fi ground battles. Pretty nice ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Feb 2nd, 2017
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Wave X of X-Wing is now available. I don’t know why, but I just like how that looks. Anyway, there’s a whole new set of ships that you can add to your squadrons for the X-Wing Miniatures Game. Grab your flight suit and helmet and get out there....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 2nd, 2017
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As I’ve mentioned (even just earlier this week), I like to know what I’m getting into before I buy a game. These days, with so many coming out, you can’t possibly buy all of them. But how do you pick? well, some companies put out free rules so you can check ’em out ahead of [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 1st, 2017
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How can you really compete with a title like Psi-Paladins and Techno Barbarians? Listening to Devo while typing up this post also just seems incredibly appropriate as well. It’s just got a bit of everything going for it. Anyway, Psi-Paladins and Techno Barbarians, from Ganesha Games, is a new s...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 31st, 2017
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I recently bought some RPG books in pdf format. I’ve got many game rulebooks in pdf format. They’re actually rather handy to have around. And while I still think I prefer to actually have a book in my hands, I’m not the “non-electronics” snob that I was maybe a couple ye...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 30th, 2017
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As the various incarnation of the Doctors look to defeat the robotic Daleks in Time of the Daleks, they will be headed all across time and space, going on adventures, recruiting companions, and meeting different alien species (hostile and helpful alike). With all the timey-wimey stuff going on, you&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jan 30th, 2017
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We’re once again at the beginning of the week. It’s ok, though, at least for me, because I have cheesecake with raspberry-lime sauce (I did say I was going to make some over the weekend). That should help tide us over to next weekend, where gaming will be had (hopefully). And if thereR...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Jan 30th, 2017
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War is a rather confusing thing. In combat, you’re never 100% sure what your opponent is up to. You might not know exactly where they are. Orders from command can get garbled or might not reflect what is actually going on in combat and are thus ignored. Morale can mean a whole lot. So trying [&...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 27th, 2017
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Forge World’s hitting a couple different bases with this latest set of releases. For you Blood Bowl fans, you can get one of the most famous star players, The Mighty Zug. For you 40k players, there’s some happy puppies in the form of the Wolf-Kin of Russ. Finally, there’s dice, beca...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 27th, 2017
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The weekend is pretty much upon us. We just need to finish up this afternoon and we’ll be there. Do you have plans? I’m still unsure. Though I think I want to make a cheesecake, because it’s been a while since I’ve made cheesecake. Probably make more strawberry-lime sauce to g...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 26th, 2017
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A rather busy week is working its way towards the end. We’ve made it over the hill in the middle that is Wednesday and are now sliding our way through Thursday, soon to be Friday. With any luck, you’re finalizing plans for some gaming. And if you’ll be gaming, you’ll want your...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 26th, 2017
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We’ve all had that Kickstarter that we missed out on that we really wish we’d been part of. Maybe the money’s just not there, or you happened to just miss that it was running, or whatever. Well, for many companies, you don’t have to wait all the way until general release to ge...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jan 26th, 2017
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Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! As is per tradition, Corvus Belli is having themselves a giveaway in honor of a country’s national holiday. In this case, it’s Australia Day (or “Straya Day” to some). And, of course, there’s a new model you can win....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 25th, 2017
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While Modiphius has been going pretty strong with Mindjammer releases lately, that doesn’t mean that’s the only RPG system they’ve been working on lately. There’s a couple new Fragged Empire books out. One is a resource for characters while the other is an adventure....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 25th, 2017
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We’re halfway there, everyone. Midway point of the week. The weekend’s coming ever-closer. Hopefully you have some sort of gaming plans scheduled. I mean, it’s the weekend. Don’t want to just be sitting at home doing nothing (though, actually, there’s something to be sai...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 25th, 2017
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Ever since we all first saw Darth Maul light up the second half of his double-bladed lightsaber, we’ve all been enthralled with it. It has come to be known simply as a symbol for “badass.” Well, in Ghosts of Dathomir, a new adventure coming for the Star Wars RPG from Fantasy Flight ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 24th, 2017
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Everyone has an opinion about which Doctor incarnation was the best one on Doctor Who. Though they were all the same person (of sorts), each certainly did have their own personality and style. For Andrew over at Gale Force Nine, it was the Fifth Doctor that he liked the most. And that’s the one...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 23rd, 2017
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As a DM, I can certainly appreciate the pre-made adventures for RPGs. I didn’t have much time to work on my game that was supposed to run on Saturday. I’m actually a little thankful we didn’t end up playing (we played various board games instead), as I’d not even had a chance ...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Jan 23rd, 2017
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We’re just about a week away from February. Hard to believe the first month of the year’s just about over, and yet here we are. What can you be looking forward to in terms of Infinity releases coming up? Well, Corvus Belli gives us a quick look at them here....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 23rd, 2017
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I know of several people eagerly awaiting the release of No Disintegrations from Fantasy Flight Games. They’ve always been huge Boba Fett fans and so are eagerly awaiting more options for the bounty hunter characters they play in the Star Wars RPG. But players aren’t the only ones getting...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 21st, 2017
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It’s another beautiful day here in Atlanta. The clouds are out. It’s raining. There was dense fog this morning. What? You don’t think that’s beautiful weather? You know what they call a place that has nothing but “beautiful, sunny days”? The desert. Relatively few ...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Jan 20th, 2017
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Seems this is the weekend for special deals, apparently. Not that I mind it at all. Mantic’s special is that qualifying orders in their webshop placed this weekend will get themselves a free exclusive Enforcer Miniature added to it....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 20th, 2017
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So, January can be a bit of a bummer. The holidays are over. It’s cold (or, should be, anyway *looks outside* …). You don’t generally want to go out too much. Well, Modiphius is looking to cure some of those New Year’s woes. They’re running a Mutant Chronicles sale over ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 20th, 2017
1 Comment
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And we’ve made it, once again, to Friday. Woot! The weekend lays ahead of us. If you’re lucky, you’ve got some gaming scheduled. That’s what I’ll be doing. In the meantime, we’ve got our regular set of bite-sized gaming stories for you. On the platter today we have...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 20th, 2017
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Man, this might make you feel old. Elite, the space trading game, came out 30 years ago. Well, I guess it’s as good a time as any for them to come out with an RPG based on the system. That’s where Elite: Dangerous comes in. The campaign to fund it is up on Kickstarter now....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 20th, 2017
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I was a custodian for a while. I worked at a grocery store, a college sports arena, and a hospital (not at the same time). I tell you what, though, I never got to use any cool equipment like dreadnaught suits and grav tanks. Man, space-janitors in the Warhammer universe get all the cool gear!...