Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 11th, 2016
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Games do well when they have support behind them from the companies that make them. Well, Modiphius is showing that they have their RPG line fully supported with a new living campaign series they’re calling Modiphius Frontiers....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 11th, 2016
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The Star Wars universe is a rather violent place. I mean, it’s Star Wars, not Star Gardening Club. As such, the characters you play in the RPG are probably going to be getting into battles on a regular basis. You’re going to need every advantage possible to make it out of the galactic civ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 10th, 2016
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Faith: A Garden in Hell is a new campaign for the Faith sci-fi RPG. The adventures take place 23 years after the Battle of Izuan Tai, which is where rival forces joined together to form The Coalition. The Coalition is an alliance between the Corvo and the Iz’kal to fight off the Ravager, who ar...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 10th, 2016
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The first time around, Polyversal didn’t make it to their goal over on Kickstarter. But that doesn’t mean things are over and done with. Never give up! As such, the folks over at Collins Epic Wargames have reconfigured, refactored, remathed (that’s a word, sure it is), and have rela...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 9th, 2016
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Well, it’s time to get back to the regular grind here in the office. CMON Expo is over with (*sniffle*) for this year. While there, I got to see lots of really cool gaming tables set up for the various miniatures events. You, too, can make your gaming table look that good. And that’s just...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 9th, 2016
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Much like the Assault Carriers also coming out in this new wave of ships for Star Wars: Armada, no enemy admiral is going to exclaim in terror the worry of a broadsides attack from a Medium Transport. But that doesn’t mean they’re not worth bringing to the battle. What they lack in pure, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 6th, 2016
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With Star Ware you just about have to have Bespin. If you have Bespin you just have to have Lando. Well, Imperial Assault is headed to Bespin. So that means Imperial Assault is going to have a Lando. That’s what we get a preview of today (they couldn’t put all the Star Wars stuff back [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 5th, 2016
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Happy Cinco De Mayo! *passes around the tacos* Remember to please have Margaritas responsibly. In the meantime, let’s make sure that your gaming tables look as good as possible. Today in our Terrain Corner we have: Introducing Skull Forge Scenics Resin Terrain Kits by Rob Hawkins, Modular City ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 4th, 2016
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The universe is a vast place full of all sorts of wonder and adventure… and you’re out to make all the money you can. At least, that’s the idea in Freejumper, a new sci-fi miniatures game. In the game players take on the role of Freejumpers, which are privately-owned, multi-purpose,...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 4th, 2016
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May the 4th be with you. Seems like a good time to have a couple Star Wars stories. We had the Imperial Assault one earlier. Now we’ve got one for the Star Wars RPG. Fantasy Flight Games is going to be coming out with a starter set for the game based on The Force Awakens. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 4th, 2016
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It’s a hive of activity here in the office. We’ve got a lot of extra people in the office in town for the Expo this weekend. And it sounds like they’re building something in the warehouse (which is right behind my desk). Everything for the show is in “Final check” phase....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 2nd, 2016
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I hope your Monday is starting off alright. Mine is starting off with a lot of visitors to the office. Much of the Brazil crew is in town for the Expo later this week. And I got a gift. They brought me some special flour so I can make a traditional Brazilian dish. So my […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 2nd, 2016
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Catalyst Game Labs has a quartet of releases coming out in the next month+ that they’d like to tell you about. That way, you can save up your nickels and make sure you’re at the game shop right as they open so you can be the first gamer on your block with these new books. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 30th, 2016
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A friend of mine used to be in the Marines. He served overseas for a couple years. While there, they’d still go on regular training missions. One of them involved having to get from one place to another out in the desert. Well, unfortunately, the guy holding the compass was doing so right next to [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Blood Rage
Apr 30th, 2016
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It’s Saturday. Those of you that are at KingdomCon, be sure to selfie responsibly. #RossFace For me, it’s the weekend before CMON Expo, so I’m super-busy getting things put together for the show. Lots to do, both work-related and just other things I need to get done. In the meantime...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 29th, 2016
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Battlefield medics have a very rough job (putting it mildly). Everyone out there is looking to tear each-other to shreds. They’re looking to put people back together again. Solar Auxilia Surgeon-Primus Aevos Jovan was a great surgeon before some of his “experiments” were discovered ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 29th, 2016
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As much as I had to keep reminding myself that yesterday was Thursday and not Friday, I can now say that today is, indeed, Friday. There’s certainly plenty going on today. Lots of preparations for the CMON Expo happening next week. More on that later. At the moment, though, it’s time to f...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 29th, 2016
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So, who out there has been enjoying the Thunderbirds board game from creator Matt Leacock? Hopefully a bunch of you just raised your hands (which would be cool if you were just sitting in your cubicle at work and randomly raised your hand). Well, what about branching out from the board game to a full...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 28th, 2016
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Well, I can’t say I’d ever heard of Pioneer-Punk before. But it’s not something entirely new. I know of a couple other games that might fit that description. But we’re not here to talk about them. We’re here to talk to you about Bloodstone Frontier, a new miniatures skir...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 28th, 2016
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Man, all night, as I lay in bed, not being able to sleep, I had to keep reminding myself that “tomorrow’s not Friday. Tomorrow’s not Friday.” And, indeed, that is the case. I’ve got my Thursday shirt on and I’m here typing up a Terrain Corner feature. So, instead o...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 27th, 2016
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Ok, everyone, we’re progressing along at a nice, steady pace through the week. We can keep this up. We can manage to continue this direction and speed and the weekend will be here before we know it. But we should stock up on energy. A great way to do that is via some bite-sized gaming […...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 27th, 2016
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And once more the world has come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you to get better umbrellas for the meteor storm! Now society has been almost utterly destroyed and we’ve gotta fight with other survivors for whatever meager resources are left. And let’s not forget about the new chemicals ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 26th, 2016
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Cyberpunk is one of my favorite genres. I just love the whole technology/dystopia/cyberspace aspect of it. There’s a new cyberpunk RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now and looking for some funding love. It’s The Veil....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Apr 26th, 2016
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Well, we’ve seen what the TIE Bomber upgrades look like in the upcoming Imperial Veterans box for X-Wing. This time around it’s shining a light on the upgrades for the TIE Defender. The first thing you’ll notice is the dashing new paint job. Rather stunning in its red coloring....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 25th, 2016
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Well, here we are again at Monday. I know. I’m not the biggest fan of it, either. But we gotta get through it if we want to get back to Friday afternoon and into the weekend. I hope those of you that are recovering from PAX East are finding it easy-going. Hopefully nobody comes down […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 24th, 2016
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Would you believe it’s already Sunday? I don’t know about you, but my Saturday rocketed by. I was working on various things, then just looked up and it was 8pm. It was kind of crazy. Anyway, it’s time for just a couple snippets for you today. We’ve got: Brigade Models Release ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 22nd, 2016
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We’ve made it to Friday, people! This is not a drill! This is not a drill! … It’s a belt sander. But that’s beside the point. We’ve been working all week for this. The weekend is just about here. We must get ready. It seems like a good time to fill up on some bite-sized ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 22nd, 2016
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Though my main force back when I played 40k was Orks, after a while I kinda wanted an army that had an armor save, so I bought some Dark Angels, because I still wanted something green, apparently. But then I realized I missed melee. So I went with some Space Wolves for a while. Since […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2016
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You know, I mentioned wanting to have lots of options available for your game. However, that doesn’t mean you always want to have a lot of extra rules as part of your game. A lot of times you’d rather just run around in your spaceship and not have to worry about various charts and tables ...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
Apr 21st, 2016
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It’s just all about the new editions lately, hasn’t it? Not to say that the games were bad in their older versions, but sometimes you just need to update things. Well, Mantic has started taking pre-orders for Deadzone 2 (Dead Harder). But what sort of things have changed from the original...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 20th, 2016
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Monday and Tuesday are in the rear view mirror. Meanwhile, we work our way towards the weekend. We’re halfway there, people. We can make it. But if we’re gonna do it, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Thankfully, that’s just the sort of thing we have for you righ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 19th, 2016
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The ship being previewed today for Star Trek Attack Wing comes from way back in the original series. Set your phasers to stun and get the theremin warmed up. This time around it’s a preview of the I.R.W. Algeron....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Apr 15th, 2016
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TIE fighters aren’t known for their durability. Even those with a bit more armor and some shields aren’t as rugged as an X-Wing or Y-Wing. So the chances of making it through enough battles to make it to “veteran” status are fairly low. However, those that do make it there usu...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 15th, 2016
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We once more find ourselves perched on the precipice of the weekend. We’ve been working all week and soon it will be time to kick back and relax for a couple days. Of course, I’m sure for many of you, “kick back and relax” means “get in all the gaming action you can!!!&#...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 15th, 2016
3 Comments
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Drone warfare is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world. So in the far-off future, with technology advancing at such a rapid pace as it tends to do, it’s only natural to figure that they’ll play an even bigger role in the warfare that takes place, say, beyond the gates of...