Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 14th, 2016
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You know, I’m not really sure that a dewback really looks like all that great a way to get around a desert area. They aren’t all that fast. They don’t look that comfortable to ride (you think you get bow-legged riding a horse). And I bet they eat a lot. But, hey, who am I […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 14th, 2016
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The days have circled around again and we find ourselves deposited in a Monday. I hope you had a good weekend. I spent Saturday playing Small World and Ascension with some friends. Then on Sunday I assembled a bunch of another friend’s Guild Ball models, because I enjoy assembling figures and h...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Nov 14th, 2016
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While the sides in Star Wars are generally broken up rather simply to Light and Dark sides of the force, like everything in life, it’s not really that simple. There’s the 3rd “faction” to deal with. They’re the smugglers, the bounty hunters, the thieves, and many others ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 12th, 2016
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It’s time once more for a Review Roundup. Why? Because it’s Saturday! Woo! As you read this, I’m hanging out with some friends, playing games. Took over a group of favorites, and hopefully will get me a new Guild Ball opponent, too. I also baked brownies, because I can’t go to...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Nov 11th, 2016
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Are you ever in a noisy room and just wish everyone would shut up? Well, go find yourself some of the Silents and you should be good to go. You’ll forget about the whole ordeal the moment you look away from them, but at least it’ll be good and quiet while you’re there. Just be [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Nov 11th, 2016
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Even if you’re a heavily-modified Mechanicum trooper or officer, walking your way across open terrain in battle is a great way to get yourself a one-way ticket to seeing the Emperor in the afterlife. As such, the Macrocarid Explorators were designed as a transport, command vehicle, and heavy we...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 11th, 2016
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Along with being Veteran’s Day, and the day that WWI ended, it’s also Polish Independence Day. And, as is tradition for Corvus Belli, they’re having themselves a one-day special giveaway....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 9th, 2016
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The solar system we live in is much more than just the 8 planets. There’s also asteroids, moons, comets, and dwarf planets floating around out there, and all of them have potential economic value. Gaining control of those spaces in space is your goal in Sunship, a new board game that’s up...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 9th, 2016
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In the far future, humanity has headed out among the stars. Worlds have been colonized. Aliens have been contacted. Science has dabbled with genetics in new (and sometimes horrifying) ways. Corporations have extended their reach out to the far ends of the galaxy. Wars are waged. Trade is made. Life g...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Nov 9th, 2016
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Well, we’ve made it halfway through the week. Just another half to go and we’ll be getting back to the weekend. I know I could use to fuel up for that last push with a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: Beneath Nexus Available for pre-order November 15th, Ma...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Nov 9th, 2016
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The Gates of Antares aren’t just some cool name given to a certain part of space. No, they are actual gates that allow travel between distant star systems. The different factions of humans look to control those gates in order to connect their various worlds, as well as discover new places where...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 9th, 2016
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On Mars, a portal to Hell has been opened. Through it pour horrible monstrosities looking to conquer this new dimension. Stalwart Space Marines are doing their best to hold back the tide, but it’s not going to be easy. All manner of terrible beasts are pouring out. And you get to be in control ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 8th, 2016
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I’m a “crunch” guy. I don’t have anything particularly against fluff, but I usually skip over it to get to the rules. That extends out to just novels in general. So I’d never heard of the Destiny Aurora series of books before I saw this Kickstarter to bring it to your ta...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 8th, 2016
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From alien invasion board games to an alien invasion RPG. Seems that everyone wants a piece of our little, blue marble. In this case, it’s Contact, a new sci-fi RPG that’s up on Kickstarter. The world has been taken over by multinational corporations that have worked their way into basica...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 8th, 2016
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Aliens are invading. That’s bad enough. You’ve got humanity on the bring of hysterics as UFOs circle the planet, attacking wherever defenses are the weakest, resources being rather scarce. But now, the XCOM teams have more things to deal with. Never underestimate a group of people looking...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 7th, 2016
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The Ogre game from Steve Jackson Games has had a rather large impact on my gaming life. Heck, I used to use Ogre_MkV as a screen name for the longest time. My old gaming group played the heck out of the VHS-box chit game. A friend was an MIB. So it’s cool to see the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 7th, 2016
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Back in the office again today. Saturday was a heck of a good time running that D&D game. Nobody died, thankfully. We had some really good character interaction. It seems everyone’s personality will mesh together well. So it’s looking like a good gaming group is being made. But that&...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Nov 4th, 2016
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Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today’s doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it’s been a long time since this morning… but I’ve also gotten ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 4th, 2016
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The British got themselves their Mobile SAM Launcher the other day, but SAM launchers aren’t really going to be able to take and hold ground. I mean, I guess they could, but it wouldn’t be very effective. No, for something like that, you’ll want to get the British Mechanized Platoon...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 3rd, 2016
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Aliens landing in their flying saucers. Giant bugs and swamp monsters created/awoken by radiation stalk around. Robots break free from their creator’s control making a giant mess of things. Fedoras (actual fedoras, not trilbys) everywhere! Yes, it’s the 1950s, a time of advancement in sci...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Nov 3rd, 2016
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The British Tracked Rapier SAM Section also goes by a bit more rocking name: Iron Maiden. Though while the band flies airplanes (or, at least, their lead singer does), the Iron Maiden of the British forces in Team Yankee is designed to ground airplanes, permanently. The missiles the Iron Maiden fires...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 2nd, 2016
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You ever have a dream that you swear was real? Like you wake up from it and have to take a moment to remember actually where you are (hopefully that place being safe in bed). It might take part of the next day to finally feel you’re back in “reality.” Also, you ever share a [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 2nd, 2016
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Once every ten years, the Royal Society of Xenofera Huntsmen holds their grand tournament, the Great Galactic Hunt. Big Game Collectors from all over are sent out into the galaxy in order to bring back the most magnificent of creatures. The competition is as fierce as the beasts, so if you want to be...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 1st, 2016
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On a planet controlled by the Empire, many civil matters go by not taken care of. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, everyone involved just gets hauled in to jail. Or there’s the crime-run worlds. What sort of justice can one honestly expect there? Well, there are those that feel the call to...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Nov 1st, 2016
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I saw several photos of people dressed up as their favorite version of the Doctor for Halloween yesterday and this morning. It goes without saying that it’s an incredibly popular series (I mean, it’s been on TV for, what? something like 400 years now, right? It looks at the Simpsons’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 1st, 2016
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One of the other big announcements from Fantasy Flight Games at Gen Con this past year was that they’re coming out with a new Doom board game. In it, a squad of 1-4 space marines will be taking on hordes of demons out in the depths of space. I know I played the hell out […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 31st, 2016
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The ability to disrupt enemy actions via well-placed firepower is crucial in winning a conflict. The Rebel Alliance knows that they’re outnumbered and running behind the Empire in terms of technology, but they make up for it in dedication and training. And Alliance Rangers are able to increase ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 28th, 2016
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We’ve been waiting for this all week. Or, at least, I have been. It’s Friday! Woo! Tomorrow, for me, looks like it’s going to be filled with some cooking, because it’s some for some Halloween goodies to be made. I’m sure a lot of you have Halloween-related plans schedule...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 28th, 2016
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The Force Awakens continues the Star Wars saga for a new generation. Though the Empire was defeated, the First Order is looking to retake control. As such, the Resistance is fighting tooth and claw against them. Heroes new and old are joining forces to fight. And you can represent that with the Heroe...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Oct 28th, 2016
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Well, sort of two ends of the spectrum in terms of new releases from Forge World this week. It’s rare enough that we see even releases for Age of Sigmar on there. But a Lord of the Rings release? I can’t remember the last one of those. Along with some new dwarves, there’s also a [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Oct 27th, 2016
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Getting near the end of the month. Still plenty of time, though, to take a look at the October releases that will be coming out for Infinity from Corvus Belli. So let’s get right to it....
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Oct 27th, 2016
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Modiphius has been busy at work on the Infinity RPG. There’s a lot to go through, though, and they want to make it just right. As such, they’re looking to bring on someone to help out in the form of a Freelance Art Director....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2016
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Hello, Thursday. Nice to see you again. And it is nice to see Thursday, as it means we’re well into the latter part of the week and so the weekend will be here soon. Hopefully you have gaming lined up for this weekend. And if you do, you’ll want your gaming table to look as […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 26th, 2016
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We’re reaching the peak. After this, it’s a slide back down to the weekend. I’m hoping to have some friends over for gaming and cooking, as well as basically a “mini-Halloween” party (my apartment’s not really that big. Hard to have more than 4-5 people over 😛 ). T...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 26th, 2016
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Many of us have played various real time strategy (RTS) video games. You know, Starcraft and Warcraft and… ones that don’t have “craft” in the title that I can’t quite think of right now… Well, the folks at Cygob Technology want to bring that to your… well, n...