Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 11th, 2016
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A lot of people that play Warhammer 40k play Space Marines. They’re the iconic army of not just the game but of the entire universe. So it only seems appropriate. Well, with all those players, people are going to want to differentiate themselves from one-another, and the various Codices that ex...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 10th, 2016
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And we’re back to a “standard weekend” after the whirlwind that was Adepticon. As great as conventions are, it’s the “calm between the storms” that make us appreciate the storms (… I’m not the only one that really likes thunderstorms, am I?). Anyway, od...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 9th, 2016
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Saint Joan’s the new saint on the block for the Forsaken. And while she can take all the generic troops allotted for her, she’s got some special ones designed just for her as well. Those have been added to the CMON Webshop to check out....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 8th, 2016
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Oh that hotbed of evil… Ancient Egypt! *Imperial March plays* Yes, I stole that joke from Linkara. Anyway, if you’d like to infuse your Chaos Marines with some Ancient Egyptian flavor, you can order the new Dreadnaught and bits from Forge World....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 6th, 2016
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I’m back in the office today (worked from home yesterday). Doing my best to get back into the swing of things after being in Chicago last week. At least it’s a short week (seeing as it’s already Wednesday) before I get back to another weekend. But seeing as it’s Wednesday, and...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 5th, 2016
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Seeing as yesterday I was awake but my brain was 99% asleep in “post-con mode” from such a full weekend and then an incredibly long drive back home, I took it a bit easy. But that obviously means I missed yesterday’s Terrain Corner. Well, I wouldn’t want to deny you all the ch...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 5th, 2016
3 Comments
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Well, it’s time to celebrate a rather special anniversary. And also time to make a lot of us feel rather old… Games Workshop is celebrating thirty years of their Space Marines. Though considering how long they’ve been around, it’s not hard to see why they have become so ingrai...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 5th, 2016
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For pretty much a century now, popular culture has told us that we would’ve had hoverboards by now. And I don’t mean those two-wheeled things that catch fire. I mean Back to the Future-style hoverboards. But we don’t. We just have to continue to look to sci-fi settings for such thin...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 3rd, 2016
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It’s early Sunday morning, and that means packing things up here in the room. It’s the final day of Adepticon. If you’ve been here, I hope you’ve had a good time. If you’ve not been here, I hope the photos have helped you live vicariously through my lens. To help with th...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 2nd, 2016
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Mutant monkeys. Or I guess they’re apes. To be honest, I’m no biologist. I’m not entirely sure on the distinctions between the two. But whichever they are, they will be coming to your tabletop, as Ganesha Games has launched a Kickstarter to fund Project Simian X, a set of sci-fi mut...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 2nd, 2016
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Forge World was busy trying to give away a set of Titans. Chances are you didn’t win one. It’s ok. I know I didn’t win one, either. But if you find yourself in the position that your 40k opponent did win one (or you just want a gigantic gun on tracks on your side of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Apr 1st, 2016
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Man! Today sure has been busy! I’ve gotten a bunch of photos taken. I’ve talked to a lot of really cool people. I’ve gotten a demo of a brand new game (demo report forthcoming). And I’ve had Portillo’s. Can’t get any better than that, really. So if you’ve not...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 31st, 2016
1 Comment
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Yes, yes, yes. I know that March is basically over. April will be here… well… Friday. But it just means that if you didn’t know about the books released for Shadowrun and Battletech the other day, you can just run yourself out and get it. Also, you can get your finances in order for...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 31st, 2016
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So, as I was in a car for just slightly more than 1/2 of yesterday, I didn’t get much of a chance to post up the Midweek Snippets post. As such, I’m rolling it in with today’s Terrain Corner, as I have a bit of time right now to do so (and to give you […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 31st, 2016
1 Comment
1848 Views
Hey everyone! It’s been a very busy morning here at Adepticon. I’ve already seen some awesome armies, some cool, new models, and talked to some great people who obviously love our hobby. If you’re not following our Facebook page than you’ve been missing out. What sort of thing...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 31st, 2016
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So, here at Adepticon, obviously there’s a whole ton of gaming going on (no, duh). But what if you and your buddies get together and suddenly you’re really jonesing for a particular game but… damnit! Nobody thought to bring it! That’s where the world of the digital board game ...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 29th, 2016
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Well, we just passed Easter last weekend. A lot of people took the time to go to church, even if they don’t normally make a habit of it (whereas nuns do tend to make a habit of it… Get it? Get it?… never mind). Anyway, the Forsaken are Dark Age‘s religious fanatics and they...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 29th, 2016
1 Comment
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When the enemy is dug in well, perhaps with all manner of fortifications protecting them, it’s time to bring in the big guns. Or perhaps the enemy is sweeping across the field of battle in a tide, threatening to overwhelm your position. That’s another time to get those big guns out. And i...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Mar 29th, 2016
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The universe of Infinity has quite a lot of aliens running around. But it’s the humans that really take center stage. Such is the case with Human Sphere N3, a new sourcebook for Infinity, which updates a lot of the rules for the most recent edition of the game. Pre-orders for the books are bein...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 26th, 2016
2 Comments
2666 Views
It would seem that everything isn’t right on Ghosar Quintus. The locals have started to talk a bit funny, with sounds of strange aliens entering their speech. Oh, and there’s the Deathwatch Kill Team that’s gone missing. That’s probably a bad sign as well. We should probably send in another to check ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 25th, 2016
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Let it not be said that the Space Marine weapon techs sat on their hands and didn’t work at coming up with all sorts of weapons with which the armies of the Emperor could bring all sorts of death upon the enemies of Mankind. Forge World has a whole bunch of new heavy weapons with […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 25th, 2016
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Techies. Gearheads. Mechanics. Modders. Tinkerers. You know the type. The ones who can’t help but take apart any piece of machinery they get in order to see how it works and, of course, to improve on what they find therein. Now if you want your Star Wars RPG character to be like that, you can. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 25th, 2016
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We’re getting there, everyone. The weekend will be here soon (or for those far to the East of here, it’s already come). Friday Eve has become Friday. What a grand day. Anyway, let’s get ready for the weekend with a couple bite-sized stories. Today we have: New 15mm Fantasy Releases ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 25th, 2016
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Happy Greek Independence day! *waves a Greek flag and passes out the hummus and gyros* The folks over at Corvus Belli are celebrating as well by giving away a Hector (and if you don’t know how Hector fits in with Greek culture, you need to go pick yourself up a book)....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 24th, 2016
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Call the curtain! Raise the roof! Spirit’s on toniiiiiiiiiiiight! Wait, wrong Bauhaus. This one’s referring to a corporation in the Mutant Chronicles RPG from Modiphius. They’ve got a new sourcebook out that you can get now, both in print and in .pdf....
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeon Saga
Mar 24th, 2016
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Earlier, a coworker called today “Friday Eve.” She said it sounded a lot better than “Fourth Monday.” … I can’t say I disagree with that line of reasoning at all. Friday Eve does sound a lot better than Fourth Monday. So welcome to our Friday Eve Terrain Corner. To...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 24th, 2016
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It’s Thursday, so that must mean that civilization has crashed again. Damnit, Carl! I told you to pay attention to that meter over there! Now we’re all doomed. I guess we’ll just have to break the survivors up into various factions, all of whom have decided on their own way to survi...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 23rd, 2016
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Spartan Games likes to give you all a good lead-time on getting your orders in for their new releases and conveniently places them all in one place in their webshop. Well, they’ve got a new page set up for the sets that will be shipping out April 27th. Lots of space going on this time […...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 23rd, 2016
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Well, the office is a little quieter today as some of the people head out to California for WonderCon this weekend. And this time next week I’m sure I’ll be somewhere in Kentucky or maybe Indiana on my way to Adepticon. It’s been a couple years since I’ve been to that show. Sh...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 22nd, 2016
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Damnit! The world has ended again! Carl! I told you to not put that in the refrigerator! Now look what’s happened! *sigh* Well, we might as well band together into different factions and fight over what meager resources are left. Thankfully, if you’ve played This is Not a Test, you’...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 21st, 2016
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It’s Monday again. I hope your weekend was full of exciting things. Saturday I finished up that Guild Ball review. Sunday I… boiled water. Lots. I had eggs to boil for next Sunday. I had to blanch some broccoli for dinners this week. Then I had some pasta for dinner. So… yeah…...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 21st, 2016
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As I mentioned in the previous post, Easter is on its way next week. I’ve got my hard-boiled eggs chilling in the fridge. But I bet a lot of players are hoping for something more game-related in their Easter baskets than just some eggs. Well, Spartan Games is helping out a bit with their specia...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 18th, 2016
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For all that “can see through the Force” thing that the Jedi had going on, it didn’t ever really serve them that great. As such, they got rather punked and were basically wiped out. However, that doesn’t mean that the Force was gone from the galaxy. Far from it. There were pla...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 18th, 2016
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We’re making it, people! We’re making it! We’ve just about made it to the weekend. Some of you reading this who are to the East of me have already made it there. Those of us here in the last couple time zones just have a couple hours more to hold out and we’ll be there, [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 17th, 2016
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Well, I’ve had a review of a Leviathan (and then the evil Leviathan), an APC, two different heavy troopers squads, but that still only came out to 13 total models. Time to bulk up my numbers a bit. So I’m going to more than double the number of figures I’ve got put together by assembling […]...