Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 2nd, 2016
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Seems just about everything is going on this weekend. PAX, Nova Open, and Dragon*Con are all happening… well, right now, actually. If you’re at one of the shows, awesome. I hope you’re having a blast. If you’re not, well, at least we still have Friday going for us, which is ni...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 2nd, 2016
2 Comments
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Good military leaders are an extremely valuable resource. That is doubly-true for one that has commanded battles for over two centuries. The experience and tactics in the mind of a commander like that can almost ensure victory right from the start. Well, Xan Tu had such a life. Now, he’s transf...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 1st, 2016
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Fantasy Flight Games has a nice batch of new releases available for you this week. If you’re a fan of either RuneBound or Descent, you’ll want to check it out. If you’re a fan of their The End of the World RPG series, you’ll also want to check it out. And if you’re a fan...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 1st, 2016
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As fast as the week’s gone, it’s hard to believe it’s already Thursday. With the weekend just ahead, I’m watching all my friends checking in to various events that are happening. Mostly, it’s people headed downtown here in Atlanta for Dragon*Con. I do hope everyone has a...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 1st, 2016
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The U.S.S. Enterprise has this nasty habit of being blown up or otherwise destroyed. However, the Federation keeps on building new ones. They weren’t ever entirely identical to one-another, though they did keep roughly the same shape. And each one had different crew. So while they might all hav...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 31st, 2016
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This week just seems to be screaming by. At least, I feel it is. I’m hoping yours is going by well-enough. I feel it’s mostly because it’s been rather busy over on this side of the screen. Various proofing projects have been passing over my desk. What can I say? I enjoy editing. Any...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 31st, 2016
1 Comment
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What’s better than giant robots? Giant robots fighting giant monsters. Tiny Frontiers: Mecha & Monsters, is a new stand-alone book in the Tiny Frontiers RPG line. It’s pretty straight-forward in the fact that you can quickly and easily create characters that pilot giant mechs and have...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 30th, 2016
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One of the big stories lately in the news is that there could be an Earth-like planet only 4 light years away from us. It’s great to think of possibly going and visiting those places someday. Well, in Trilaterum, that’s just what humanity has done. We’ve reached out for the stars an...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Aug 30th, 2016
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633 Views
Happy Turkey Day, everyone! No, I don’t mean Thanksgiving. Don’t be so self-culturally-centered. I mean Turkey Victory Day! As is tradition for Corvus Belli, when there’s a National Day going on, they have a giveaway. Today’s no different....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 29th, 2016
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I had myself a pretty good weekend. Got some Guild Ball in both Friday and Saturday. Made some Italian Beef and chocolate chip cookies. I played some Usual Suspects. It was a good time. Though I need to get my group to start using terrain on our Guild Ball pitches. What sort of terrain? Well, [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 27th, 2016
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So, since I spend all my regular workdays gaming, I will often step away from it on my time off. You know, you don’t want to get burned out on a thing. However, last weekend and this, I’ve been all-out gaming just about every chance I can! Last week was game day at the Milton, […]...
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
7 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
0 Comments
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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
5 Comments
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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
0 Comments
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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
0 Comments
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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
3 Comments
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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
0 Comments
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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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627 Views
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
0 Comments
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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
0 Comments
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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
0 Comments
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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
966 Views
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. […]...