Steampunk

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
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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....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 28th, 2015
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2016 or bust! Or in the case of Spartan Games, “2016 for busts!” They’ve started taking pre-orders for the new models they’ll have available on January 27th of next year, and included in the group are a new set of busts for the Halo Fleet Battles game. There’s more than ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 22nd, 2015
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The holiday season is a good time together with friends and loved ones you might not see all that often. If your friends and loved ones are into gaming, it could be a good time to get a quick RPG session in. But, since you don’t see each-other very often, you probably don’t want to [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 21st, 2015
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It’d totally spaced out, but today is the solstice. For those of us here in the Northern hemisphere, there won’t be a shorter amount of daylight. Starting tomorrow, we get longer days again (and, you know, it’s officially winter). For those in the Southern hemisphere, it’s now...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Dec 18th, 2015
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It’s been a while since I played any miniatures game very regularly. Unfortunately, I sort of ended up in the “non-gaming” side of town. As such, my Blindwater army for Hordes has been sitting in their AT case, unused for… longer than I care to think about. I really should mak...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Dec 17th, 2015
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While I’m sure most of us wouldn’t want to be just walking down the street when someone points at us and yells “How grotesque!” These new units for the Legion of Everblight, though, would probably go, “Why, thank you very much.” They’d probably then rip you a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 17th, 2015
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Undercity, Privateer Press’ cooperative dungeon crawl adventure game, is getting some new heroes to head into the dank sewers and passageways of Corvis in order to root out the evil that’s starting to form down there. This is the first expansion that’s been announced since the game&...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 16th, 2015
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Officially, Gavin, Larry, and all the others at Tor Gaming are off for the holidays (must be nice). But that doesn’t mean they’re not posting stuff about the upcoming C’thu Kickstarter campaign they’ll be running for Relics. It’s been a while since I took a look at the g...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 14th, 2015
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Along with a lot of people, I have a mild case of arachnophobia. I don’t go running, screaming like a small child when I see one. But I wouldn’t really be happy with one just crawling across my hand or foot, either. I probably wouldn’t be too happy about seeing a “large arachn...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Dec 11th, 2015
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Though I’ve not played regularly in quite some time, I still have my Blindwater Pact army for Hordes. I really should get them back out sometime, cue up some Born on the Bayou, make a big batch of gumbo, and just make a whole event out of it. Since the last time I played, the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 9th, 2015
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The week is continuing along at a fairly standard rate. However, it seems today really put on the accelerator and we’re going full-tilt through the day. It’s already time for the Midweek Snippets post (which is also midway through our broadcast day here, if you’ve never noticed befo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 7th, 2015
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Something’s fishy in Denmark. Or so Shakespeare wrote. There’s also something fishy with today’s Wyrd Monday Preview. But that’s also by design. We get a look at the Spawn Mother and some Gupps....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 4th, 2015
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It’s time once again for Friday. Now, normally, the week after a “short week” (such as last week) feels like they take forever. At least, to me they do. That’s why if given my druthers, I’d have a Monday off rather than a Friday. You get a long weekend and then a short w...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Dec 4th, 2015
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While I eventually switched over to Cygnar, my main force for the longest time in Warmachine was Khador. I remember when the Kodiak originally came out. It was all in pewter (as all figures from PP were at the time), but I worked on converting it, anyway, cutting off some of the extra metal around [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 2nd, 2015
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The week continues on. How many of you are still working on Thanksgiving leftovers? Tonight will be the last of the sliced turkey and sweet potatoes for me. I do, however, still have many servings of soup left. Most of it went into the freezer for later. It’s all good, but I’m reaching my...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 30th, 2015
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I love old kung-fu movies. 36th Chamber of Shaolin. The Five Deadly Venoms. Heroes of the East. Challenge of the Masters. Half a Loaf of Kung-Fu. And, of course, Drunken Master. As such, I love when characters like those from the movies make it into minis games. Well, Wyrd has some new ones coming to...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 23rd, 2015
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As I mentioned earlier, you can either look at today as a Monday or a Wednesday. Sure, it’s the first day back at the office, but it’s also a short week. So we’re already a bit further through it, technically, than we would be otherwise. Well, we had a Terrain Corner earlier. That&#...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 23rd, 2015
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It’s Thanksgiving week (for us here in the US). And while where you’re at they might not celebrate Thanksgiving, or might not celebrate it at the same time (I’m looking at you, Canadians), the whole world pays attention to it, as it means the start of the Christmas Shopping Season, ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 18th, 2015
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Orphanages already aren’t all sunshine and roses, and ones in the Malifaux world are just that much worse (being a sort of Dickensian-Burtonesque-Steampunk-Nightmare of a world that it is). Well, apparently the Dogsend Childrens Workshouse (definitely not to be confused with the Children’...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 17th, 2015
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My favorite holiday of the year is coming up. Thanksgiving (for Americans, anyway. I know my Canadian friends have already celebrated it) is just over a week away. Of course, once we have Thanksgiving, we have the Christmas Shopping Season, kicking off on Black Friday. Wyrd is showing off what they&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Nov 13th, 2015
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It’s that time again. Time for some now Warmachine and Hordes releases from Privateer Press. Mostly Hordes stuff this time around, but one of my favorite Cygnaran Warcasters is getting a little buddy to pal around with as well. What about that preview? Well, it’s a biggie....