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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 24th, 2016
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    Ninja Division has announced that they will be the North American publisher of the LOAD (League of Ancient Defenders) board game when it is made available to the world. The Kickstarter campaign is continuing on, but with the hopes that they’ll remain above their funding goal (which they are by a decent margin), the game will be made and eventually will have people looking to publish it outside of the Kickstarter rewards.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    May 24th, 2016
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    The folks over at Rebel Minis have decided it’s time to have themselves a sale. Mighty Armies books are all $8 for the print version or $5 for the PDF.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 24th, 2016
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    It’s lunchtime and what could be better than a nice sammich? Well… two nice sammiches. Or more! When Kobolds get together to eat, it’s not just the sammiches that might end up being eaten. You gotta make sure you don’t get too close to King Torg’s mouth (all hail King Torg!). And that’s just the problem facing you in Knuckle Sammich, a new card game by 9th Level Games that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 24th, 2016
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    Monday is come and gone (and seemingly rather quickly, too. At least, I thought so). We’re now knee-deep into the week, being Tuesday such as it is. With any luck, the week will head by quickly, once more to deposit us in the weekend. Listening to some gaming podcasts should help pass the time.

    In today’s Roundup we have: Game Classy 114: In Depth review of Warhammer Quest, Primecast Episode 32, Plaid Hat Games Podcast Episode 202 – Ashes Event Recap, Gamers Lounge Ep 124 – We’re back with BloodRAGE!!!!, Blue Peg Pink Peg Episode 73- Two Player Games, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 55 Asymmetrical Games, and News of the North – 2016-05-24.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    May 24th, 2016
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    As the Convention Season continues on, we’re getting into some really big shows coming up. Things like Origins and eventually Gen Con. Companies are looking now to expand their pool of helpers to draw from. Without your help, these shows could never happen. Honestly. Well, CoolMiniOrNot is rolling out their new Demo Team program and are taking applications now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    May 24th, 2016
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    The relaunched Polyversal miniatures game Kickstarter is closing in on their Kickstarter goal. In order to get up and over the total, they’ve added on some new add-ons to the campaign. Along with that, there’s a new pledge level to help entice people to join in, if there’s been something that’s been holding you back.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 24th, 2016
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    Well, once more it looks like the world is coming to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you not to play around with those old, religious tomes! Now the Dark One is returning. We’ve gotta collect together people into a cult and create unholy sacrifices, fight against other cultist, and perform strange divination rituals in order to be his Chosen when Armageddon comes (you know, so we can follow him into the vastness of eternity, as you do). That’s also the story behind Eschaton, their new strategy deck-building game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    May 24th, 2016
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    We’re closing in on the release of MkIII for Hordes and Warmachine. Everyone is wondering what’s happening to their armies. We’ve gotten sneak-peeks of a lot of things, including Mercenaries. But what about on the Hordes side of things with Minions? Well, we’re getting a look at a couple of those now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    May 24th, 2016
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    I swear the guys over at Steamforged found my profile, said, “hmm, what can we make that’ll all-but guarantee that this dude plays our game?” and then figured it out and made it. The Hunter’s Guild is still pretty new out there for Guild Ball, but you can now order the first expansion players for it, as well as a set of Hunter’s Guild dice.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    May 23rd, 2016
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    Here’s another chance for you to possibly break into the world of hobby gaming. Iron Wind Metals is hiring. They’re looking to add a new mold maker/caster to their team. You could be part of one of the companies that’s been around since just about the very beginning.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 23rd, 2016
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    Being a trained historian (hey… I’ve got a degree… shut up), I love when I see games that might have been played by our ancestors make it back to our gaming tables today. Something doesn’t have to have been designed in the last 2 years in order to be a good game. Ancient games lasted as long as they did for a reason (and it’s not because people weren’t creative “back then”). So it’s with that in mind that I tell you about Guru Ganjifa, a set of traditional Indian (that’s “subcontinent” and not “Native American” style of Indian) playing cards that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 23rd, 2016
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    You know, when you think of Vikings, you don’t tend to think of them just sitting around a fireplace, the walls of the room they’re in filled with books. Big, comfy-looking chairs. Sipping tea. One of them has a monocle. Perhaps discussing a bit of poetry.
    No. You think of them… well… going wild. And that’s just what they do in Vikings Gone Wild, a new deck-building/resource management board game up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 23rd, 2016
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    Goblins are known for tinkering around with things. They might always be the best at it, but the certainly will mess with things they get their little claws on. Such is the case with Goblinpunk, a new Pathfinder adventure that’s up on Kickstarter and looking for funding love.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Deadzone
    May 23rd, 2016
    1 Comment
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    Well, we’ve already have our Wyrd preview. So that means we’ve just go our Terrain Corner to go as far as “it’s Monday, we gotta have it” posts. So… that’s what we’ve got now for you. Let’s get those gaming tables looking as good as possible.

    So today we have: Deadzone: Infestation Preview posted, Brigade Models -New 15mm Building and Weapons, and Industrial Ruins: Pwork Wargames science fiction gaming mat.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 23rd, 2016
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    All of us have an opinion on the state of Hollywood these days. “Too many reboots.” “More superhero movies.” “Bring back Wagon Train.” That sort of stuff. Well, now the group behind Cinelinx is back with a new game that puts you in the position of being pitch-man for the next, big movie in Cinema of Attractions. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to get this show on the road.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    May 23rd, 2016
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    The FAITH: A Garden in Hell Kickstarter campaign keeps rolling along. They’ve made it over their funding goal over the weekend, and so they’re working their way towards the first of their stretch goals. To help entice you, they’re showing off some new artwork. And this is the first place you can see it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    May 23rd, 2016
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    Games Workshop has been working on opening up new shops around. They’re celebrating the opening of their 100th. That’s a lot of places to go get your minis-gaming on. To celebrate, they’re letting people pick up a special miniature, Captain Centos, at North American locations this weekend.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Horror
    May 23rd, 2016
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    Getting this one out there early this morning. We’ve got your next Monday Preview from Wyrd as they look at the Masters from the upcoming book, Ripples of Fate. This time around it’s Reva.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 23rd, 2016
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    Warlord Games has begun taking orders for their first-ever expansion supplement for Beyond the Gates of Antares. It’s called The Battle For Xilos and it brings a lot of new material for the game. From scenarios, to army lists, to creating characters of your own, to a campaign system.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    May 21st, 2016
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    Games Workshop has been rolling out the specialist games one after the other lately. Since the announcement that they were going to be expanding that range, we’ve had Betrayal at Calth, which was Marines vs. Marines. Then there was Deathwatch: Overkill, which gave us Marines vs. Tyranids. And now we have Lost Patrol: Death in the Jungle, which is also Marines vs. Tyranids. Hmm… two of the same teams going at it again. Will Lost Patrol just be more of the same? Or will it head out on its own?

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    The fine people over at Games Workshop sent me a copy of their upcoming game to check out. I’ve already done an unboxing of the set. Now it’s time to actually get some minis put together and try the game out.

    Load your combat shotguns and get your big can of bug spray, it’s time for another TGN Review. This time it’s Lost Patrol: Death in the Jungle by Games Workshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    May 21st, 2016
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    It’s another Saturday.
    Through an odd turn of events, I’m in the office. So Monday and Tuesday I was home because I was sick. Now it’s Saturday and I’m in the office because my internet is broken at home (overnight storm fried my modem). But all is well. Things are getting done.

    Anyway, as for the roundup, we have: Hoard, ManaSurge, Africana, Vikings Gone Wild, Empires At Sea, Adorable to Horrible, Secret Hitler, Rhino Hero, Descent: Road to Legend, Isle of Skye, Tanks, Escape From the Aliens in Outerspace, Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia, and New Earth.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    May 20th, 2016
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    The Star Wars universe is full of many unique ships. So there’s plenty to choose from when deciding on the next wave to come out for Star Wars: Armada. These two might not be directly talked about in the movies, but anyone who’s familiar with the Extended Universe knows about the Imperial Interdictors and the Mon Calamarian Star Cruiser the Liberty. They’ll be coming to your tabletops soon. Here’s a quick look.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 20th, 2016
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    There’s a new group of pre-orders available over on the Spartan Games website. There’s a tourney kit. There’s some deluxe flight token sets. But what most people are probably going to be interested in (if I had to take a guess), would be the OmniDyne and their new box sets.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 20th, 2016
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    One of the most iconic images from the Civil War storyline in the comics was the cover of #7 where you’ve got Cap holding his shield up against the repulsor blasts from Iron Man. It’s obvious the two have been in quite a scrap. Well, now you can recreate that scene on your tabletops with the prize figures from the Civil War Storyline Event kit for HeroClix from WizKids (if you win them, that is).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    May 20th, 2016
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    The Combined Army for Infinity is getting themselves a new Sectorial Army. That would be The Onyx Force. You can find out about them in the Human Sphere N3 book. They’ve also got a 300-point starter force, of which we get a deeper look into in this article they just posted.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    May 20th, 2016
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    We once more stand on the precipice of the weekend. I hope you’ve got gaming stuff planned. I know I do. It’ll be a good time had by all. Lots of gaming, and then lots of reporting about said gaming back to you all.

    But I’m still getting over being sick. I’m hoping I’m on “the last day” of this nonsense today. But just in case, I’m keeping up my “being sick” protocols. And I’m also going to need to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that’s just what I’ve got here.

    Today we have: Askari Miniatures Webstore Back Open, Hitech Miniatures Releases Battle Walker “Onslaught”, New Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Box Sets Available From Raging Heroes, Sally 4th Pulp Alley Character Cards released today, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm May Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and Kromlech New Release: Legionary Heavy Flamers.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    May 20th, 2016
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    “Protection? Protection from what? Ze Germans?”
    It might actually not be a bad idea to protect yourself against Ze Germans (specifically in this case the West Germans), as they’ll be making their way to Team Yankee in a couple months. Battlefront has posted up a preview of what you can expect in their book, Leopard.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    May 20th, 2016
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    All of us, by now, are pretty familiar with crowdfunding via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon. But how many out there know of Patreon? Personally, I’m giving to The Whiteboard comic on there. It’s crowdfunding in a slightly different form. Instead of a particular item that you’re trying to back, you’re backing a person (or group of people) in general, working on whatever that person (or people) might be working towards. It’s a bit more nebulous, as is the pay structure. Different campaigns charge differently. Anyway, without going too much further into the intricacies of it, Encounter Quest has launched a Patreon campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 20th, 2016
    2 Comments
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    Don’t you just hate it when the forces of Chaos invade? I know I sure do. Things are going nice and calmly over on Atlantis and suddenly, Boom! Chaos invading! Those guys have no respect. So you’ve gotta fight back against them as part of the League of Ancient Defenders (or LOAD for short).
    Or, I guess, you could be one of the Chaos invaders, if you so chose.
    That’s the story, anyway, behind LOAD, a new combat board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    May 20th, 2016
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    Giant Robots! Woo! *runs around with arms over my head*
    *cough* Um, yes. Forge World has started taking orders for their new Iron Circle Domitar-Ferrum Class Battle-automata. Which is a really drawn-out and roundabout way of saying, “new giant robots available.”
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 20th, 2016
    4 Comments
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    You don’t have to be Garrison Keillor in order to tell a good story (Yeah, raise your hand if you got that reference). It’s hard to create a story from scratch. So having some sort of aid can really help. Having a group of friends around can be that sort of help, but then you have to worry about things going off-track. Well, the folks at Asmodee have released StoryLine, their storytelling card game that’ll help with both aspects.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 19th, 2016
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    While every other megacorporation was busy getting the heck out of Dodge (and every other city on Earth… and just generally leaving the Earth, in fact), the Whitestar Federation stayed and thrived. When those same companies that fled came back in order to see what was left, they didn’t find an empty planet like they were hoping. Instead, they found tunnels full of the Whitestar Federation, manned by people ready to defend it against any incursion, just like the Russians of old (considering the history of the Whitestar, it makes a lot of sense, that).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 19th, 2016
    1 Comment
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    Every bot wants to get to Robotopia, a land of plentiful gears and endless oil. But not just any bot gets to go. Only those that have succeeded in many missions and collected many bitz, improving themselves all along the way, will be able to go through those golden gates. That’s the task ahead of you in BetaBotz, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 19th, 2016
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    Do you play any of Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin games? I’ve been known to occasionally dabble with them. If you’ve ever played one, Steve Jackson Games would like a bit of feedback from you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 19th, 2016
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    We don’t always talk about late-pledge opportunities for games, but this time around, we’ll make an exception. If you weren’t able to join in on the Dark Souls Kickstarter campaign, this is your chance now via the Late Pledge campaign over on the Steamforged Games website.
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