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By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 22nd, 2016
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I’m in the process of getting together a new Dungeons & Dragons group. It’s been about 6 months since I last played, and that’s just too damn long. Hopefully we’ll be getting characters together next month and starting playing shortly thereafter. Now, every group I’...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 8th, 2016
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With the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons, many groups are forming up to get their RPG-self on. But where will you set your game? Coming up with a world entirely on your own can be rough. Thankfully, there’s world guides out there that can give you all the information you need about a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 5th, 2016
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Gale Force Nine has a preview up of a new model they’ve been working on that’s part of their Dungeons & Dragons line. Just as the cool mornings here are a preview of the cold to come, so is this preview of a Frost Giant a look at the icy death that is sure to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
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The Var’Lande used to be a very nice elven thorp. However, it would seem as though some goblins have come marauding through there. The citizens have been slain. Some of the children have even been carted off. That would be horrible enough, warranting some adventurers to go avenge the slain and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 23rd, 2016
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Pretty much everyone knows Rock, Paper, Scissors. Some even know the extended version with Lizard and Spock thrown in. So a game where certain hand gestures are required shouldn’t be anything new to people. WizKids is getting themselves in on the action with Rock Paper Wizard, a new card game i...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2016
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Are you the type of RPG player (the video-game kind) that loves to make your way away from the main storyline in order to go find the big, bad monsters that are almost invariably lurking around? Do you love to go and find those super-tough monsters and take them out with a party of fellow […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2016
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I’ve said it countless times before and I’m sure will say it many more times in the future: there’s no such thing as too many resources for GMs to draw from for their games. Sometimes that comes from new world books. Sometimes that comes from new monster compilations. Sometimes that...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 3rd, 2016
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There’s no such thing as too many resources for your RPG games. Well, the folks over at Rogue Robot Studios is looking to bring you plenty of more material with the release of at least three books that are compatible with Pathfinder/5th Edi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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It’s the Saturday before Gen Con. A week from now we’ll be shoulder-deep in the show. Of course, that means this weekend is full of running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get everything done before heading to Indy. But, even with all the brouhaha, there’s tim...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 29th, 2016
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There are lots of things that can keep a gaming group from actually getting a session in. For the longest time, “distance” was a big one. Well, with virtual tabletops becoming a much more regular thing, that’s not a factor. One of the most well-known virtual tabletops is Roll20. Wel...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 19th, 2016
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As we all know by now, I feel that you can never have too many options when it comes to your RPG. You should be able to create the character you want when playing, and having more resources to help make that character a reality is good. That’s why Interjection Games made their Strange Magic [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 19th, 2016
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Here we are once more, ladies and gentlegamers. Monday is past. The work week is well underway. Just gotta take it one day at a time until we’re once more deposited in the weekend. To help get you there, we’ve got some gaming podcasts to help take you out of the regular office drudgery an...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 18th, 2016
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I have a young niece. As such, when I visited my parent’s place a couple weeks ago, and my sister brought her kids over (I also have a young nephew), I was exposed to various children’s television shows I might not have otherwise been inclined to see. One was something about friends being...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 5th, 2016
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Well, hopefully you had a good 4th of July (whether you celebrated anything or not. I still hope you had a good Monday). For those getting back to the office today, you might need a little something to help you get through it. I suggest gaming podcasts, as it’s a bit of the weekend’s gami...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 2nd, 2016
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Saaaatuuuuuuurrrdaaaaaaaaaay! Saturday of a long weekend, too. All. The. Bonus! But that doesn’t mean I’m going to shirk my duties. You want your review articles, and I’m here to give them to you. So I present to you: Who Knew, Everdawn, Flick ‘Em Up, Night of Man, Ra, Through...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 29th, 2016
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The week continues along, as it tends to do. It’s only just today that I really realized that this upcoming weekend is a long one for those of us here in the US. The 4th of July falls on Monday. So that’ll be cool. Time for some BBQs. But before we get to the hamburgers, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jun 28th, 2016
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The week marches on. Monday’s finished with and we’re getting ourselves through Tuesday. Hopefully your Tuesday is going well. Mine’s… dragging along a bit. You know what I need? Some gaming podcasts to listen to while I work on the rest of the day’s posts. This week we ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 25th, 2016
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Saturday! Glorious Saturday! As you read this, I’m at a library that a friend works at. They’re having their first Board Game Day and so I’m playing some board games. Actually, there’s a very high likelihood that I’m playing Guild Ball, which isn’t really a board g...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 17th, 2016
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The gods of old didn’t really get along. One would say the other’s toga looked wrinkled, or that their laurel wreath was browning, or their mother’s recipe for ambrosia tarts was better. And then all hell broke loose… Or, I guess it was “all heavens broke loose” as...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my p...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 8th, 2016
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It’s going guys. The week is continuing on. We’ll make it. The weekend will be here as soon as it can. In order to make sure we have plenty of strength, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: 5E RPG Condition Cards on Kickstarter, Polyversal Update- 300 backe...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 2nd, 2016
9 Comments
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WizKids is all about efficiency. Like for HeroClix , you get your minis already assembled and painted. That sort of efficiency goes all the way to their press releases. Like here, we’ve got the announcement about a new Dungeons & Dragons board game as well as a new set of Dungeons & Dra...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
May 25th, 2016
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Spring is in the air… everywhere that I go. And it’s certainly in the air in the town of Pertalo. They’re getting set for the Fertility Feast of Agnor, a yearly celebration of winter coming to an end and warmth returning to the land. However, amid the preparations, an evil force had...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
May 12th, 2016
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On June 1st, Meltdown Comics will be holding a special Dungeons & Dragons session with various comedians. They’ll be playing a new adventure, run by Matthew Mercer (veteran voice actor and leader of the Critical Role series). The game is going to be broadcast on the Dungeons & Dragons...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
May 10th, 2016
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Monday is gone. Tuesday is here. I’m working on still recovering a bit from the CMON Expo. Though last night I got a wild notion to make 2 batches of double-chocolate cookies and then make homemade raspberry sauce and attempt my first batch of homemade caramel. Because… *shrugs a lot* Whe...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 28th, 2016
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The first game I ever picked up was Magic: The Gathering. Back at the time, the only card games I’d known of were Gin Rummy and Poker. So the idea of a game where you can build your own deck just sounded weird. But like most, I soon learned exactly what that all meant and […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2016
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As I’ve mentioned many times before, variety is the spice of life and there is no such thing as having too many options for your RPGs. Whether you and your group decide to use things exactly as they’re written in a book, or they use what’s written as a starting point for something m...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 15th, 2016
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With many Dungeons & Dragons players heading to the dark and foreboding land of Barovia, it’d be handy to have some miniatures that help bring some 3D to your gaming tabletop. Hence the next release for the Dungeons & Dragons Collector’s Series of miniatures from Gale Force 9. T...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 11th, 2016
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I mentioned earlier that today’s a big day for news. It would seem that it is going to be one of the biggest of recent memory. First we had Warmachine/Hordes MkIII. There’s the Rum & Bones Kickstarter. There’s the Ghostbusters II Kickstarter. Now something huge, Hasbro has anno...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 9th, 2016
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It’s another Saturday and that means another Review Roundup. Hopefully you’re having a good one. I’m working on putting together some Guild Ball minis. Anyway, let’s get right into the reviews. Today we have: Parade, Incan Gold, X-Wing’s Eighth Wave of Expansions, Booze ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 6th, 2016
9 Comments
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Many of us play our tabletop RPGs using figures to represent the action going on. Many systems also suggest using a board with a grid to help make sure that everyone knows where different things actually are in the game. But many gamers (myself included) like to only use the “proper” figu...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 6th, 2016
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Well, with the Curse of Strahd making a comeback to gaming tables, it seems only fitting to expand your player options in the direction of Gothic Horror. Whether you’re playing a game set in Barovia or Ravenloft or just your own setting, adding a bit of horror to your game might help spice thin...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 31st, 2016
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You know, we’re all new at something at some point. And while you may have a natural talent for something, you’re still going to have to do a lot of learning to be able to become a master at any particular skill… particularly adventuring in a fantasy realm. That tends to take a lot ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 29th, 2016
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The land of Barovia is a pretty dark and bleak place. The citizens live in fear of the things that go bump in the night. Those that travel through the land would do well to visit Madam Eva, a fortune teller in the region, who can help them either stay out of trouble or learn […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 26th, 2016
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It has once again come to Saturday. I love it when that happens. Good thing it happens fairly regularly. So let’s not worry about ceremony too much. Let’s get on with the reviews. Today we have: Roll for the Galaxy, Magic the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalker – Battle for Zendikar...