Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 8th, 2017
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Star Wars: Rebellion is getting a new expansion. This set takes much of its material from Star Wars: Rogue One. I should probably see that movie at some point. Anyway, the Empire has a new weapon they’re building. Something called the Death Star. The completion of it could mean the end of the R...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 8th, 2017
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Well, we knew it was inevitable. The weekend has come to an end and we’re back at the start of the work week. Though, at least for me, this is no ordinary work week. CMON Expo is this upcoming weekend. If you’ll be in the Atlanta area, you should stop by and say, “hi.” But [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 8th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Games has announced a couple new expansions coming out for Imperial Assault. There’s a new big-box expansion called Heart of the Empire, which takes players to Coruscant, the capital of the Empire. As is usual, with the big box comes several smaller hero and villain expansions. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 5th, 2017
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Friday! Woo! *runs around with arms over my head* Yeah, I’m excited for the weekend. Some of the toy soldiers I ordered a couple weeks ago finally came in at the LGS (yes, it’s Guild Ball stuff) and so I’m planning on being there bright and early at 10am when they open to get ’...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
May 5th, 2017
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You know, it’s an old, running joke that a certain troopers in a certain game are all armed with flashlights. Hey! It’s dark out there in space! Well, the Ghar Outcast Rebel Mag Light Support Walker for Beyond the Gates of Antares isn’t your average Maglite flashlight. It’s mu...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 5th, 2017
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Spirit of Rebellion, the first expansion for Star Wars: Destiny, is now available at your local gaming shops. Bring new characters to your games and load them up with new weapons and abilities. Will you fight for the Light or the Dark side?...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 5th, 2017
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The space-Egyptians are getting more love from Forge World. This time around, regular Tactical squads have an upgrade kit (or you can buy just a whole, full squad) and there’s some new Terminators available to order as well....
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
May 5th, 2017
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Well, Corvus Belli has announced a new game set in their Infinity universe. It’s called Aristeia! and… that’s about it that they’ve told us. It uses a hex board, though (possibly, probably). Check out the teaser video....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 4th, 2017
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Someday I hope to get out to Ross “The Legend” Thompson’s KingdomCon. It sounds like a good time had by one and all. One of the things that went on was the first public spin for Rayguns & Rocketships, IDW’s new sci-fi board game. The Kickstarter campaign’s in its fi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 4th, 2017
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I love to take things apart and put them back together (or, try to put them back together, anyway). There are just some people who love to tinker with gadgets and try and come up with something better, or aren’t willing to just throw things out and would rather fix them. For those that want [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 4th, 2017
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Another game has hit the “try it before you buy it” market. Actually, this one’s still in the “try it and help make the game better for release” market, since it’s still in beta. But you can join in on that beta of Fractured Galaxy, an upcoming sci-fi RPG for free....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
May 3rd, 2017
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Who doesn’t love saving money? I love saving money. So when there’s a sale going on, I’ll check it out. In this case, it’s a sale on Trilaterum, a set of sci-fi miniatures rules for use with 15mm figures. You can get your copy at a special price for this week....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 3rd, 2017
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The Rebel Alliance is always looking for more people to join the cause. They don’t have the rigid structure and industrial capabilities like the Empire, and so each member of the Rebel Alliance must be extra resourceful and capable. That’s certainly the case with Hera Syndulla. And don...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 3rd, 2017
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Well, we’re halfway there, everyone. Next weekend is as far ahead of us as the previous one is behind us. Just gotta power through another 2.5 days and we’ll be back at Saturday. Ah, glorious Saturday. But if we’re going to get there, we should recharge ourselves with some bite-size...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
May 3rd, 2017
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As you all very well know, I’m a “try before you buy” sort of gamer. If I can even just get a read of the rules beforehand, it’ll really help me decide if a game’s for me or not. With so many out there (and more coming all the time), I certainly can’t play them [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
May 1st, 2017
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Power has a tendency to corrupt those with it. If you are a Force-user and you succumb to corruption, you’re on a train headed right to the Dark Side. But hey, shooting lightning out of your hands is pretty cool, if you ask me. I’d do it, if I could. Anyway, Spirit of Rebellion for [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 1st, 2017
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This could easily double as a Terrain Corner piece, since there’s quite a lot of new scenery that is available to order this week. Along with that, Games Workshop is celebrating quite a prestigious occasion for White Dwarf, the publication now being around for 40 years (I.E. – I’m a...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
May 1st, 2017
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The Dragyri are the alien race that has longest inhabited the planet where Dark Age takes place. For too long, they just let the humans do whatever they wanted. Now, they’re joining together to retake their now-desolate planet. They’re getting another reinforcement shot in the latest rele...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Apr 28th, 2017
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Zenit Miniatures has a new sci-fi miniatures game out called Last Saga. The first two starter sets, as well as an expansion pack and a single blister are all available in their webshop. They’ve also got the rulebook up (beta version) that you can download and check out. There’s only one t...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 28th, 2017
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Modiphius is just on a roll with releases and announcements lately. They’ve got all their Fallout stuff going on, but they’ve also got a new RPG they’re releasing (along with various ancillaries). It’s Tales from the Loop and it takes players back to a 1980s that’s a bit...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 28th, 2017
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There’s been a lot of RPG games that’ve come and gone over the years. Not every game stays in print forever. And you can end up with some that many people love, but aren’t available anymore. Well, such was the case with SLA Industries. But it won’t be the case any longer. Daru...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Apr 28th, 2017
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Sure, you could just use a sharpened stick, or even just your bare hands in a fight, but that’s not really going to be very effective. Instead, why not bring in the big guns, like a C3 Plasma Bombard or one of the new weapons available for the Algoryn? Probably be much more effective....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 28th, 2017
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We all know that a Dreadnaught is a very old Space Marine that went above and beyond the call of duty during his regular service, but their body has been mostly blown to bits, so they’re tossed in a giant robotic body to keep them in the fight. But what happens when a Librarian gets […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Apr 27th, 2017
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The previous announcement about the upcoming Fallout minis game was pretty bare-bones, just like a skeleton that you find out in the wastes. But it’s getting a bit fleshed out, with some more info about the game as well as some new renders of a couple of the figures....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 26th, 2017
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How many of you would love to travel through time? Maybe you just want to see how things end up in the future, or check out some major event of the past, or maybe you’ve just got a history test coming up and flashcards just aren’t doing it for you. Whatever the reason, being a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 26th, 2017
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Modiphius has started taking pre-orders for their new sci-fi RPG, Cold and Dark. This isn’t your bright and shiny sci-fi, but more your dark and scary sci-fi, with murderous aliens around every corner. Also, this isn’t your standard pre-order, but more crowdfunding-like. The more pre-orde...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 26th, 2017
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Busy weeks tend to be fast weeks. This is a busy week, and therefore it is a fast week. I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already. Soon, it will once again be the weekend. Have you gotten your plans set? Mine are still a bit up in the air. The Hunter’s Guild releases didn’t come ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 25th, 2017
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When Shadows of Brimstone first came out, it was all about the Weird West where you’d head down into a mine in search of the monsters that’d been coming out. It’s since branched out, with those tunnels leading to strange and fantastic worlds. The next tunnel you go down doesn’...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 25th, 2017
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In the future, humanity has spread out among the stars. Various planets and systems have all gotten new colonies. Then, all communication with the home planet, Earth, was lost. Nobody was quite sure why, but any expedition sent to figure out what happened has never come back or been heard from again....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 25th, 2017
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I’ve posted many times that I love when a Kickstarter funds, then goes on sale to the general public. Now, most games that do that are months after the projected release date. Well, Legendary Games is doing something not a lot of Kickstarters can claim: releasing 2 months early. So if you want ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 25th, 2017
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I get the appeal of digital forms for a game book. I really do. Heck, I’m often looking at them every day here on my computer. However, I will always still love to have a hard copy of a book to look through. Just something about actually turning the pages and the feel of it. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Apr 24th, 2017
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The Algoryn faction for Beyond the Gates of Antares is getting some beefiness added to it. Warlord Games is taking orders for a new plastic command group, a new heavy weapon, and a new starter force. So you can get your new army, make sure it has a proper command structure, and give it the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Apr 24th, 2017
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The Light Side of the Force has plenty of powerful allies. The Jedi looked to keep peace and order across the galaxy. The Emperor almost wiped them out, but he missed a couple. You can’t keep a good Jedi down too long, apparently. And you’ll be able to bulk up your Star Wars: Destiny deck...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Apr 24th, 2017
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We’re about a week away from May. So that means that all the rain we’ve been getting here the past couple days is gonna pay off. I don’t think the rain has anything to do with new miniatures, though. Either way, Corvus Belli is showing off their May releases for Infinity....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Apr 24th, 2017
8 Comments
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Lots of different video games are turning into miniatures and board games recently. One that’s just been announced is Fallout: Wasteland Warfare from Modiphius. So grab your Nuka Cola and be sure to save the bottle cap....