Steampunk

By Polar_Bear
In News
May 5th, 2016
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It’s not just the rules for Warmachine and Hordes that are getting a facelift. Several old models are also getting new editions in the next several months. One of them is the Avatar of Mentoh, of which we’re getting a preview of today....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 25th, 2016
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Well, it would seem that this time out, Aether Captains is doing much better over on Kickstarter. They’ve more than doubled their funding goal total and still have two weeks left in the campaign. To help them get through more stretch goals, and to help entice gamers to join in, they’ve go...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 23rd, 2016
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Time and time again you have seen me laud the decision of companies coming out with two-player starter sets for their games. You get pretty much all you need to get you and an opponent playing a game as soon as possible. Well, Wrath of Kings has themselves a brand new 2-player starter that you [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Apr 19th, 2016
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So there was that thing not too long ago about a new edition of Warmachine and Hordes coming out. I’m guessing you might’ve seen something about it. 😛 Well, along with the new edition will be coming new starter boxes for each of the factions. These photos were on the little preview page, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 18th, 2016
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If a ship goes off-course, a good captain’s not just going to let it run aground. No. They’ll check their charts, correct due to weather, and look to steer the ship back to where it should be. Well, Mage Company and Ninja Division have recharted the course for Aether Captains and gotten i...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 16th, 2016
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A couple weeks ago at Adepticon, I posted up some photos of the display case for Wrath of Kings. A lot of people were “Oooh!”ing and “Aaah!”ing at them. Well, the first releases of figures from those photos are now available....
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Apr 11th, 2016
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Well, today’s just going to be all sorts of full of news. Privateer Press has just announced that they are coming out with a new edition of Warmachine and Hordes. The core rules for the game will be in game shops on June 29th, with online versions available for free from the Privateer Press web...
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 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 Board Games
Mar 31st, 2016
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Up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloooooooon! Ok, you probably don’t remember that one. Ask your parents, or possibly your grandparents for you really young’uns. Zephyr: Winds of Change is a new cooperative board game that’s up on Kickstarter now and looking for some ...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 29th, 2016
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There are many crazy things that live in our oceans. Just the other day I saw this story about some neon-green-eyed fish-thing that they brought up from the depths. Yeah, I really have no desire to go swimming in the ocean, thankyouverymuch. Hell, I might run into a Neritic Horror! At least if that d...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 29th, 2016
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There’s a couple of new books that Privateer Press has posted up for the Iron Kingdoms RPG. One’s an adventure that has been compiled from various issues of No Quarter, while another expands the more wild side of the Iron Kingdoms....
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Mar 23rd, 2016
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Privateer Press has a couple new previews up on their website. One’s for Hordes. The other is for Warmachine. Both take a model you sort-of know and then expand it out to monstrous proportions. Let’s take a look....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 16th, 2016
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The week continues on. We’ve made it halfway through. We might as well press on to the weekend. Turning back now would just be silly. But if we’re going to make it, we should rest a bit and get some provisions. Thankfully, there’s a group of bite-size stories here just waiting for u...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 9th, 2016
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And we’re walking. And we’re walking. And we’re walking. We’re making our way through the week. It’s Wednesday and it’s time for some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Mekawing Z 1.9.5 released in English, Selina Special offer By Battlegate Games, MidKnight...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 9th, 2016
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Though I don’t get to have it all that often, I do love seafood. In particular, I love shellfish. However, this is one crustacean that’s just as likely to try and eat me as I am to eat him. A new preview for Wrath of Kings has been posted. It’s the Shell Cracker for Hadross....
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Mar 8th, 2016
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The folks over at Privateer Press posted up a trio of new previews over on their website. There’s a bit of keeping ol’ man winter around, a little bit of “kill it with fire!,” and finally a guy who’d be happy to do just that for you....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 25th, 2016
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We’re working our way there, everyone. We’ve made it to Thursday. Just the rest of today and then Friday and we’ll be set for the weekend. Mine’s looking like it’ll be full of teaching someone Warmachine and then actually getting Guild Ball out on the table and playing. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 16th, 2016
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We’ve been seeing the models for quite some time now, but the time has finally come to get a game together for them. Demented Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Twisted, their new steampunk miniatures game. So grab your goggles, top hat, and a handful of gears and get ready to ta...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Feb 15th, 2016
3 Comments
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Look, I’ll just cut to the chase. You get a look at the new colossal for Cryx. Sure, there’s a new pose for Deneghra, a new Convergence warcaster, and a new light beast kit coming for the Farrow, but it’s the colossal that’s going to be grabbing most people’s attention f...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 8th, 2016
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Feed me, Seymour! Ok, so it’s not exactly Little Shop of Horrors over at Wyrd with this Monday Preview, but it’s pretty close. You don’t need a green thumb in order to use this new figure, but I don’t see how it could hurt if you did as we take a look at the next […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 3rd, 2016
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Ah, there’s nothing like the life of a pirate. Raiding enemies and plundering their loot. Swilling grog. Singing pirate tunes. Just gotta watch out about going overboard. It’s a heck of a drop. Heck of a drop? Well, it’s a heck of a drop for the sky pirates in Aether Captains, anywa...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 3rd, 2016
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Well… that was a bit of an adventure. For those interested in keeping track, Monday I noticed my car had a coolant leak. Tuesday I took it into the shop. They originally said, “it’ll just be a couple hours.” Then they said, “it’ll be overnight (they needed a part)....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 2nd, 2016
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When water reaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit (at standard atmospheric pressure), it boils and turns to steam. This causes the space it takes up to expand many times over. There’s a lot of power in that expansion, and it can be harnessed to do all sorts of work. From pushing pistons to turning dyna...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 1st, 2016
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While most people don’t look forward to Monday, many of us can agree that we look forward to the Monday preview that Wyrd posts up. This one continues the look at the various Emissary figures that are coming to the game. I wonder if this guy knows the Tengu guy from earlier…...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 25th, 2016
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“In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.” – Obi And while I might agree with the fictitious space-monk, in the world of Malifaux, luck certainly does play a role. In fact, Luck has its own Emissary. It’s that which we get a preview of today in Wyrd’s Monda...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 22nd, 2016
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Well, while it seems like we dodged one bullet here in Georgia the other day, only getting some rain. It’s looking tonight like we might get a bit of accumulated precipitation. Though considering tomorrow it’s supposed to get to 38 and the day after it’s supposed to be sunny and 51,...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 21st, 2016
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We’re getting there, kids. Slowly but surely. The weekend is getting closer. It was looking like today might’ve had a chance at being a snow day here in Atlanta, but such was not the case. So at least here, we’re not stuck inside. For those of you further north that are stuck inside...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 19th, 2016
4 Comments
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Privateer Press has announced that their next board game endeavor will be funded through Kickstarter. Widower’s Wood will take players into the deep, dark woods in hunt of gators (as Lynyrd Skynyrd plays on Pandora. Thanks for the appropriate mood music, Pandora). While Privateer Press has been...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 18th, 2016
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I love dragons. I’ve been known to pick up games, or to play certain factions within games, just because they have a cool dragon miniature as part of their potential figures they can play. Well, it would seem that if I were to start playing Malifaux, I would want to pick up The Ten Thunders [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Jan 18th, 2016
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Sometimes it’s strange to think just how long certain games have been around and how sculpts have changed over the years. I got in pretty much on the ground-floor of Warmachine, back when units still came in “leader” and “trooper” blisters and everything was pewter. You ...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jan 15th, 2016
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In Wrath of Kings, Resilience can very much mean the difference between keeping a figure on the field and having them taken off as a casualty. Sure, there are your wounds backing you up, but if you’ve got a good Resilience score, you might never have to worry about taking a wound. Well, in any ...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Jan 15th, 2016
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Viktor Pendrake is one of the most-beloved characters in Hordes. The adventuring scholar has been known to players of that universe ever since the first Monstronomicon. He went all around the world, cataloging all the strange and wonderful (and often extremely dangerous) creatures that inhabited the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 12th, 2016
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I realize, as I type this, and the Imperial March starts playing on Pandora, that a good, “good guy gone bad” story is something most love to watch. Some fairly iconic characters were once good guys, but then went a little astray. Is there still a hope for redemption? Only the writers kno...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 11th, 2016
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Alrighty, let’s see here. *gets out list* In the office. *check* Terrain corner. *check* Wyrd’s Monday Preview. *check* Or at least, in-progress. This seems to be one of the more-robust minis we’ve got in the Monday Preview recently....