Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 19th, 2016
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Well, it’s Monday and we’re back into the office. I can’t say that it was the best of weekends, but at least Sunday was a bit productive. D&D got cancelled due to half the players having outside things they needed to do. Sunday was full of a deep-cleaning of the apartment becau...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 19th, 2016
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Warlord Games has a bunch of new releases they’ve got out now for Beyond the Gates of Antares. Both the Ghar and C3 are lining their sides with some new releases. And they both go form the heavy-hitting to the light and nimble....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 19th, 2016
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Star Wars: Armada scales up the battles by scaling down the ships. Though the big ships like Star Destroyers and Mon Calamari Cruisers might take center stage, any admiral would be remiss to ignore the smaller ships and fighter squadrons. There’s a new batch for both the Imperials and Rebels co...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Dec 19th, 2016
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Corvus Belli just recently released their November set of figures for Infinity. So it seems only right that we now have the December releases to look at. And that’s just what we’ve got. One of the sets even allows for proxies....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Dec 16th, 2016
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Two rather opposite ends of the spectrum for the couple releases available from Forge World this week. But, if you’re a fan of really big models, you’re in for a treat. That’s because they have the new Acastus Knight Porphyrion as well as a new Bloodthirster....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 16th, 2016
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A lot of my friends went and saw Rogue One last night. I know a lot more that will see it tonight/over the weekend. Personally, I’m gonna let the crowds die down a little bit before I go… I think they’ve almost died down enough to go see The Force Awakens. But that doesn’t mea...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Dec 15th, 2016
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The November releases are now available for Infinity over in the Corvus Belli store. Yeah, I know. We’re halfway through December. That’s not important. A mini by any other release wave name still looks just as cool. And, as usual, we’ve got some really cool-looking models coming ou...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 15th, 2016
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With the computers that most of us carry in our pockets (and one that you’re possibly reading this on now), the need to have print versions of all our game books is really behind us. However, if you’re an old-timer like me, you probably like having print versions of things to thumb throug...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 15th, 2016
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It’s already Thursday. At least, for me, this week has gone much like last week. That is to say, it’s gone by very quickly. That’s not a complaint, mind you. However, I do need to actually figure out what I’m going to be doing with my D&D group this Saturday… I̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 14th, 2016
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Warlord Games has picked up the license to create miniatures and games based on the popular, British sci-fi magazine, 2000 AD. This magazine includes comics such as Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Nemesis the Warlock, and others. The weekly publication has been around for over 40 years. Warlord had been ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 14th, 2016
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Today’s a day to celebrate. Why? It’s my 5th anniversary with TGN. Yes, on this day, 5 years ago, I made my first post on the site. It was the new plastic Warp Wolf kit that Privateer Press was coming out with. Oh how gaming has changed since then. I remember having a conversation, a [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 14th, 2016
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Traveller is an RPG that’s been around for… heck… seemingly forever. Millions of players have taken Marc Miller’s game and used it to play out all sorts of interplanetary adventures. However, RPGs aren’t always for everyone. Sometimes you’d want something a bit qui...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 14th, 2016
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Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. Ok, so time isn’t so easy. It’s actually all wibbly-wobbly, if you believe the Doctor, anyway (and why wouldn’t you?). Well, if you’re able to travel in time you have probably already played Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks. F...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 13th, 2016
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Life in prison is rough. That’s the situation here today on Earth. In the space-prison of Obliti, it’s much, much worse. Due to budget cuts (not a lot of people relish the idea of spending more money on the planet’s worst criminals), food, clothing, and even air are becoming scarce....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 13th, 2016
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Technology has made it so we don’t have to carry around slices of trees with us wherever we go. Most of us have some form of computer in our pockets most of the day. Then there’s those with tablets (the computers, not, like pills). Well, Warlord Games is letting you use those devices to r...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 12th, 2016
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Well, the weekend is over. Mine didn’t quite turn out like I’d hoped. Didn’t get a chance to do any gaming, but did have a chance to do some cooking. This year’s fruitcake is a success, I’d say. Just need to get more people to give it a try. But anyway, let’s get s...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Dec 12th, 2016
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The enemies of the Empire of Man are legion. Pretty much ever corner of the galaxy has something creeping around that wants to undo everything. That could be dangerous aliens. That could be the forces of Chaos. That could just be a disgruntled employee down at the local coffee shop. That means there ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 9th, 2016
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Well, the world has ended again. Damnit, Carl! You shoudln’t’ve been messing around with that panel during the military base visit we were on! Now, you’d think that living in a post-apocalyptic world would already be pretty rough as it is. But then, the Death Skull Gang came to your...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 9th, 2016
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Well, it would seem as though the gods are gone. Just up and left us. Well, that’s a fine how-do-you-do. Thankfully, we have the Star Fated who will now be guiding us along. We just have to hope that they do a good job of it. If not, we’re all doomed. That’s the story behind [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 9th, 2016
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While most of us think of the formidable Imperial-class Star Destroyer when we think of the Imperial armada, there’s plenty of smaller craft that would be used, particularly out on the Outer Rim, when sending a whole ISD would be overkill (even in Imperial standards). That’s where the Imp...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 9th, 2016
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During the Galactic Civil War, the Rebellion couldn’t afford to lose any of their resources. They were facing a huge military machine in the Empire and every base and shipyard was precious. Well, unfortunately, the manufacturing facilities on the planet Xorrn have been discovered. The Empire is...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Dec 9th, 2016
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A bit of a scatter-shot set of new releases from Forge World this week. There’s some new pieces for Blood Bowl. You’ve got some new bits for your 40k armies. And there’s a new unit for The Hobbit. Pretty much all we’re missing is an Age of Sigmar release....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 8th, 2016
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In the vastness of space, there are many truly beautiful worlds. One such world, simply called Blue, was home to a rather advanced alien civilization. However, these aliens were isolationists. They didn’t talk to anyone, and would even deflect probes or obscure any sort of reconnaissance to the...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 8th, 2016
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So the middle of yesterday sort of dragged along, but overall the week is still going by in a flash (for me, at least). Hopefully you have weekend plans like I do. We’re going to be having a build party for my friend’s original Kingdom Death set. Though, really, I’m gonna be trying ...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 7th, 2016
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The Star Trek Attack Wing game has been around for a while now. Some of the original ships can be hard to come by. That’s the case with the Defiant, that has always been a rather popular, little ship. Well, with Wave 28 coming out in January, anyone who’s had a rough time finding it [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 7th, 2016
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Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me? I mean, it’s already Wednesday. Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginne...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 6th, 2016
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Sometimes you’re not sure where to start with a new game system. Maybe you’ve got a friend who also wants to start. That’s where the 2-player starter comes in. If you’re looking to start a new game in a new year, Warlord Games is going to be coming out with a new 2-player star...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 6th, 2016
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On the eastern plains of Europe, the British recce troops of the first and second were equipped with Scimitar reconnaissance vehicles. The third had a mix of Scimitars and Scorpions. Their job was to be a first-response group to any sort of Soviet movement. They’d scout ahead of the main Britis...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 6th, 2016
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One of the bigger announcements from this Year of New Editions was that we’re getting a new Star Trek RPG from Modiphius Entertainment. Since back before Gen Con, people have been able to sign up for it, and certainly many people have. Well, those that did can now start to actually get a taste ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 5th, 2016
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One of the most notorious crime lords in the galaxy, Jabba the Hutt has a lot of power an influence over the actions of others. With his vast wealth and resources, he can afford to put out large bounties on anyone that crosses him. He can also afford to pay for the best bodyguards around. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 5th, 2016
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The folks over at Happy Games Factory have the latest sets of Eden releases available to order over in their webshop. Nobody can accuse the folks over there from hating Christmas. They’ve got a special, limited edition set made just for it!...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 5th, 2016
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It’s Monday and I’m back in the office after a long weekend. Unfortunately, gaming plans fell through, but it was still a decent weekend. There’s always next week. Gotta get my S3 Guild Ball on at some point. But at the moment it’s about making your gaming tables look good. To...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 5th, 2016
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Not every ship in your armada is going to be the “big guns, blow apart the enemy” sort of ship. There are going to be those ships that simply make all your other ships more “big guns, blow apart the enemy.” That’s what you get with the Phoenix Home. You’re not goin...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 2nd, 2016
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I technically have the day off today. Why? Because CMON went public on the Hong Kong stock exchange and they’re giving us the day off to celebrate. But the news doesn’t stop just because the office is closed. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor slush, shal keep me from giving you your ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Dec 2nd, 2016
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While playing Guild Ball and cooking Thanksgiving 2: Thank Harder, I missed the new Legio Custodes tank release from Forge World. Well, I’m here to rectify that, as well as tell you about the new Horus Heresy book collections they’ve got for order....