TGN Feature

By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 18th, 2016
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Raise your hand if you’re a fan of Firefly. *watches pretty much everyone’s hand go up* Yeah, me, too. I actually have been meaning to get those DVDs back out and re-watch the series. It’s a sci-fi western done right. Well, now the crazy antics of the Serenity and her crew meet up with the […]...
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 […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 7th, 2016
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Well, we had a review of the “Battery” (meaning a grouping of artillery weapons), we should probably have a review of the Assault as well. It seems only fitting. As such, I’m here with another of the plastic kits from DreamForge. This time around it’s the Valkir Assault Troops. As before, DreamForge ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 2nd, 2016
2 Comments
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I’ve always been a fan of “heavy weapons units.” The Lootas for my Orks would always have lascannons and plasmacannons and all that sort of stuff. Obviously, my Dark Angels would have Devastator squads all armed up with the big guns. Well, DreamForge has their own heavy weapons unit for the Valkir. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Feb 29th, 2016
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For those that have been watching, I’ve been talking a lot about Guild Ball lately. It’s a game I’ve been keeping track of since I first started seeing artwork coming out for it. But now I’ve finally gotten the chance to really check it out. It’s been a game that’s...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Feb 27th, 2016
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Games Workshop has been working on expanding their projects besides just 40k and Age of Sigmar. It was announced that they were going to be recreating their Specialist Games Lines and coming out with side products to expand the offerings to us, the gamers. We’ve seen several new releases already, the...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 9th, 2016
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From a camp where I run away from zombies to a camp where I learn to be a ninja. Probably could’ve used the skills from the latter in the former, but waddyagonnado? Anyway, I had participated in the Kickstarter campaign for Ninja Camp from Action Phase Games. I’d played a demo of it at last […...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 28th, 2016
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Hello Campers, and welcome to Camp Wenamigunnagohome. Last one to get to the highway is zombie food! Haha! I’m only kidding, of course! Everybody except the first person to get to the highway is zombie food! Hahaha! I’m only kidding there, of course, too! There’s a good chance all of us are going to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 19th, 2015
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I think it was about five years ago or so that I was first introduced to deckbuilding games. It was on the Wednesday before Gen Con. I’d met up with some friends. We went back to their hotel room and they showed me a couple them, starting with Dominion. Deckbuilding games were still rather new [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 21st, 2015
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One of my first review projects ever for TGN is still one of my favorites. DreamForge-Games had recently come out with their Leviathan Crusader and I got one for my very own to assemble. I eventually named him Friday in honor of the day I put him together. Later on he would get an arch-nemesis [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Nov 14th, 2015
6 Comments
11289 Views
Games Workshop has a brand new stand-alone board game available. It takes place during the tumultuous times of the Horus Heresy, when the various Space Marine chapters split apart, some of them staying with the Emperor, and others following Horus and converting to the powers of Chaos. The wars that w...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Nov 13th, 2015
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Hey everyone. We’ve got a special treat for you today. Our own, beloved, Jared Miller has written up a preview of some of the new things you can expect to see in Arcadia Quest: Inferno, which will launch on Kickstarter on Monday. So without further ado, take it away, Jared! Welcome back to the ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Nov 7th, 2015
8 Comments
10412 Views
Games Workshop is going back to the future. Well, the past of the future, that is. I mean, it’s still the future from now but it’s back in time from where they are usually when in the futu… You know, I’ll start again. The Horus Heresy has long been a popular part of the Warhammer […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 31st, 2015
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For most of my friends, Halloween is their favorite holiday of the year. What can I say? I’ve got some weird/cool friends. Though certainly they are known to sometimes dress up just for funsies at any point during the year, Halloween really lets them pull out all the stops. As such, they’re pretty mu...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 27th, 2015
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Friends! Gamers! Countrymen! Lend me your… uh… eyes. I have not come to bury anybody. And we’ll see if I praise anybody (spoilers, I will). SoulJar Games has been busy working on a new board game that captures all the intrigue and subterfuge of the ancient Roman Senate. What they’ve came up with is 1...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 5th, 2015
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It’s October, so that means monsters of all types abound in popular culture. They can also abound on your tabletop, too. Fild is a new board game by Bisbog that’s up on Kickstarter now and looking for some funding love. Speaking of love, spoilers, I love the game, since the kind people there sent me ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 18th, 2015
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Looney Labs’ Fluxx is always getting new versions coming out for it. The game where “the rules are always changing” is easily reskinned to fit different themes. I’ve personally played 6, not counting the two (and a partial) that are in this review. But rather than just different pictures on the cards...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 10th, 2015
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Are you ready, everyone? The Kickstarter for The Others: 7 Sins starts later today. There’s still time, though, for Darth Nega to give us a bit more information about how the game works. Today’s topics are the Story Boards and Apocalypse Track. One thing that makes life seem fair is the e...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 9th, 2015
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When I was growing up, every year we’d plant a vegetable garden back behind the garage. There would be some herbs, tomatoes, carrots, and several other items. One of those other items was beets. So when they were ready, we would always have fresh beets as a side dish for dinner. I grew up loving [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 7th, 2015
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In The Others: 7 Sins, beings from another world are trying to infiltrate into our own. But they’re not just doing it alone. They’re getting help from the population of everyday people. Today, Darth Nega gives us a bit of a look into these corrupted individuals. … Hey, should we be ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 5th, 2015
1 Comment
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Welcome back, TGN Readers. As promised, Darth Nega is back once more with another look into The Others: 7 Sins. We said she knew about everything sinful. Today she proves it with a further look into a couple of the Sins. Take it away, Darth Nega! Pride. Lust. Wrath. Envy. Greed. Gluttony. Sloth. Each...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 4th, 2015
1 Comment
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Today we continue our preview look at The Others: 7 Sins. We have guest writer Darth Nega (who has the inside scoop on all things sinful) with us to go over some information about the heroes of FAITH. Plus! We have the official launch date announcement, too! “Focus. Trust the team. Ignore distraction...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 3rd, 2015
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Terror. Corruption. Redemption. These are the themes of The Others: 7 Sins, the new game from Guillotine Games and Studio McVey. We’ve been seeing some pretty sweet-looking models, but now, with the Kickstarter campaign growing ever-nearer, it’s time to get some real information about the game. We ta...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 26th, 2015
7 Comments
5653 Views
Earlier this year, Exploding Kittens figuratively blew up Kickstarter. In 30 days, Elan Lee and his team raised almost $9 million thanks to the help of 219,382 backers. Some people here in the office were among that crowd. And a mere 6 months later, Exploding Kittens has made it to their desks. So, n...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 25th, 2015
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War! Yeah! Huh! What is it good for? … killing some time when you’ve got a pack of cards and an opponent. Everyone knows the age-old game of “high card wins.” But what if you want something a bit less “just random-shuffling determined?” That’s what the guys over at Foursight Games thought. As such, t...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 31st, 2015
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Day 1 of Gen Con has been an absolute whirlwind. It feels like 3 days have already gone by. But no, it’s just one. The show is a great time to sit down with some of the game companies in attendance and find out what they’ve been working on. One that I’ve been visiting a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 24th, 2015
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Spartan Games has caused quite a stir with the announcement of their Halo: Fleet Battles miniatures game. The Fall of Reach starter box sets just started shipping a couple days ago. We got one in here at the office and whipped up this little video showing off the box’s contents for you. Go have...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Jul 21st, 2015
32 Comments
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Well, kids, the time has come. It’s our review of Games Workshop’s Age of Sigmar. Let’s get right to it, shal we? The first miniatures game I played was Warhammer 40k. My LGS in St. Louis (The Fantasy Shop, St. Charles, for any of you that might know of it) had a demo of 2nd [&helli...
By Jared Miller
In Card Games
Jul 20th, 2015
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Chicken is outlawed. Over 100 million people died after the Avian flu outbreak. At least that’s what the governments are saying caused it. In the wake of the disaster, the US’ Food and Drug Administration became one of the largest and most powerful policing agencies around. Tony Chu is an agent of th...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 20th, 2015
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Who doesn’t love ninjas? Whether you’re a fan of the old martial arts movies from the 70s, or the actual, historical accounts of peasants fighting against oppressive governments, or if you simply enjoy yours in a half-shell, there’s probably some form of ninja you like. While not specifically a ninja...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 2nd, 2015
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Today we’re taking a look at Scoundrel Society, a new card game by Action Phase Games (they’re the guys behind Heroes Wanted). In the game, you play as a guild of professional conmen (and conwomen) who have gathered together for their yearly “game.” What’s the game? Well, to pick some rich sucker wit...
By Jared Miller
In Board Games
Jun 24th, 2015
1 Comment
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In a world where potion making is a cutthroat business, a secret society of Apothecaries exists, lording their skills above all others. The group is known as Apotheca, and you’ve been invited to join. But first, you must compete against other potentials in a black market competition to prove yourself...
By Jared Miller
In Board Games
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Before Tabletop Gaming News, I managed a comics and tabletop games store for ten years. So I’m sure you’re not surprised when I tell you I’m a comic fan. And, obviously, I’m a fan of games as well. So when WizKids combined those two hobbies in X-Men: Mutant Revolution, I was more than willing to [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 21st, 2015
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Well, Day 3 is coming to a close here at the CMON Expo 2015. It has been a great time. There’s been a lot of laughs, a lot of games, a lot of smack-talk, a lot of looking at some awesomely-painted figures, and a lot of just… gaming stuff. It’s always fun to talk with […]...
By Jared Miller
In CMON
Jun 20th, 2015
10 Comments
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CoolMiniOrNot’s miniature game news keeps rolling in from CMON Expo as the design team behind the newly launched Wrath of Kings (WoK) held a panel looking at the future of the franchise. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, it’s a miniatures game offering scalability in battle, ranging fr...