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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 21st, 2017
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    Seems nobody can resist the call to plant themselves onto the throne made out of swords. Meanwhile, I’m happy with my comfy couch at home. But that’s me. Well, for those looking to become king or queen in Fantasy Flight Game’s The Iron Throne, you’re going to have more options, as well as obstacles, in The Wars to Come, a new expansion.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 21st, 2017
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    Tuesday already?
    I guess that’s what happens when you have Monday off. It was an odd day, being a mix of a regular workday (doing TGN stuff much of the morning), going grocery shopping midday (something I usually do on Saturday), and then doing some laundry and cleaning in the evening (which I usually do on Sunday). Ah well. The weekend will get here all that much faster. Let’s help it along by listening in on some gaming podcasts.

    This week we have: Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 92: Barcelona: The Rose of Fire plus Gloomhaven Contest; The Cardboard Herald Episode 15: Get Hype! Most anticipated games of 2017 with Jack and John; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 112: The 2017 Squirrelys – Our Board Gaming Awards; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 57: Plastics; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 93: Campaign games; TireKicker Episode 8: Wyrmwood Magnetic GM Screen; Forgot My Dice Episode 5 (12); The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 19: Cavern Tavern, Superhot and Elemenz; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 196: Over the Hills; Geeks of the North Episode 37: Chibi talk with Mark Maxey; All Us Geeks Episode 72: XCOM Is Not Just A Video Game With Horrible Snipers; and All Us Geeks Episode 73: Time To Get Our Clone On With Orphan Black.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Feb 21st, 2017
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    There’s a couple games out there that give us alternate versions of WWII where the war continues on much longer than it did here in the real world. Well, Mauser Earth does much the same, but with WWI. There’s a new expansion for the game up on Kickstarter called War for Paris. It focuses on Texas and the troubles going on there. *reads a memo slid across my desk* … France! It focuses on France and the troubles going on there.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Feb 21st, 2017
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    There’s all sorts of things that go “bump” in the night. Vampires and werewolves, oh my! Well, now you can add these creatures to your games of In Her Majesty’s Name, as there’s a new Gothic supplement available to order. Take on all manner of beasts… or become one yourself.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Feb 21st, 2017
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    So, it’s not like that there’s anything wrong with riding a horse into battle. But it’s just kinda… ordinary, don’tchaknow? I mean, you could be riding a bear or a stag into battle. Ok, so nobody’s actually riding bears or stags into combat, but you can live vicariously through the couple new releases for The Shattered Crown from Dead Earth Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Feb 21st, 2017
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    Iron Man.
    Iron Man.
    Does whatever… umm… an iron can?
    Ok, so that might not work out so well as a song, but you can still increase the tech level of your Dice Masters games with the new Iron Man & War Machine set that’s now available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 21st, 2017
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    When we think of the Great Old Ones and the Cthulhu mythos, it’s usually gruesome murders and horrific mind-melting insanity that we picture as the possible outcomes. Well, in Cities in Ruin, things go a bit more large-scale in terms of destruction. The Disaster Deck will have you diving for cover as Shudde M’ell, The Cataclysm from Below, makes its entrance into Eldritch Horror.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Feb 20th, 2017
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    The Rebels and Imperials both have a pair of the huge-sized ships for X-Wing (still need to get me a Tantiv-IV just to have around). Well, Scum & Villainy players won’t have to be envious for too much longer. They are getting their own huge ship, the C-ROC Cruiser. We get a look inside it in this preview.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 20th, 2017
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    So, koala with a rocket launcher or parrot with a flamethrower?
    Gorilla with an uzi or rhinoceros with a katana?
    Terrier with a landmine or cheetah with a sap?
    The answers to these questions can be found in Animals with Weapons, a new card game up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Feb 20th, 2017
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    We’re starting to wind our way to the end of the month. Just a bit over a week left. Seems like a pretty good time to get the latest set of releases for your game. The folks over at Happy Games Factory have the latest set of Eden available over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 20th, 2017
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    Being a teetotaler, I… don’t get beer. Like, have you all actually tasted it? Whoof. I mean, there’s things like Code Red in the world. So, in a fantasy setting is pretty much the only place I’m going to be dealing with the stuff. Thankfully, there are games out there that can let me live out that part of life, such as Dragon Brew, a new one up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 20th, 2017
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    It’s President’s Day here in the US and we’ve got the day off here at TGN Industries. So why am I making posts? Because the news doesn’t stop, and with all the announcements that’ve come in from various places, especially what’s going on in New York this past weekend, I can’t really afford to just sit on all that for an extra day.

    Anyway, over the weekend I did get in most of a game of Guild Ball as I’d hoped. The game was called on account of lunch, unfortunately. But waddyagonnado? Well, download Vassal and maybe play some games online. But that’s beside the point.

    As for right now, let’s get your gaming tables looking good.

    In the Terrain Corner today we have: Heroic Maps Discover: Hollowild Gorge & Caves Map Now Available, Brigade Models Release Harbour defenses, Time Warp Printable Scenery Up On Kickstarter, Woodland: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available, and Heroic Maps Foxtail Hills: Goblin Caves Available Now.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 20th, 2017
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    Many of you out there have played Codenames from CZE. I… actually haven’t. But it’s one I’ve been meaning to give a shot. Well, there will certainly be the opportunity to do so in the future, as USAopoly and CZE are teaming up to bring you licensed versions of the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 20th, 2017
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    Who doesn’t love a good B Horror movie? Swamp monsters. Giant apes. Aliens and their bubble-dome helmets. Vampires. All of them out to find the next hapless victim. Most games have you fighting against such monsters. But Campy Creatures puts you in control of one and sends you out trying to get your own collection of humans. The game’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Age of Sigmar
    Feb 20th, 2017
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    Games Workshop has been expanding out their board game lines as of late. But other than maybe some special shoulder pads or something, none have really gotten big, full expansions. That’s not the case anymore, as Warhammer Quest is getting the Shadows over Hammerhal.
    There’s also some new Age of Sigmar cavalry and a rather classic miniature getting a new version.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 20th, 2017
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    Let’s get schwifty!
    Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network are teaming up to not just bring you one, but two new Rick & Morty tabletop games. One is a tile-laying board game for 2-4 players, while the other is a deck-builder using Cryptozoic’s Cerberus Engine.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Feb 20th, 2017
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    You know, I used to be a moderator for the Privateer Press forums. Did that for several years before I joined in with TGN.
    And, I mean, sure, we had our Banhammers and all. But we never got cool armor and hacker gear and such. Apparently the Corvus Belli moderators get that kind of stuff. You can see them and more in the preview for the Infinity March releases.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 18th, 2017
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    First part of the weekend is already a success. The pizza last night was pretty much everything I could’ve hoped for. It’s nice when a week-long cooking project turns out good (ok, the pizza doesn’t really take a week to make, but parts I was able to do ahead of time like render the bacon and such was done along the way, instead of doing it all last night). Today it’s all about the Board Game Day at the Milton Library. If you’re in the Atlanta area, stop on by.

    But that’s for later (well, later to me now as I’m typing this, not later from the time you read this, since I’m typing this at 6am and will be gaming at 2pm when it posts).

    Right now we’ve got reviews of: London, Colosseum, Ophidian 2360, Ore-Some, Critter Combat, Gloomhaven, Runebound: The Gilded Blade Expansion, Mage Wars: Arena Paladin vs Siren Expansion, Conquest of Speros, Castles of Burgundy, Flamme Rouge, and Ponzi Scheme.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 17th, 2017
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    Sometimes, you need to get some help from someone else. But, if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself. Thankfully for the Doctor, he can do both at the same time. In Time of the Daleks, some tasks are just too daunting to do on your own. Thankfully, there’s other Doctors who can jump in and help. And if everything should go pear-shaped, you can always just regenerate as the next incarnation of yourself.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 17th, 2017
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    Sherlock Holmes is arguably the greatest detective ever created. Jack the Ripper is one of the most notorious serial killers in history (who may or may not have even really existed). Pit one against the other and you’re sure to have a “what if” for the ages. That’s just what you get to do in Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, which is now available for Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective from Asmodee and Space Cowboys.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Feb 17th, 2017
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    Late-breaking news. Privateer Press will be unveiling a new Hordes faction at their Lock & Load Gamefest. They’re the Grymkin. They’ve posted up a preview video (which, of course, we have for you here as well).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Feb 17th, 2017
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    The War of Spanish Succession was much more than just a small scuffle on the Iberian Peninsula. People all over the world found themselves fighting over the next person to sit on the Spanish throne. Now you can recreate those battles with a bunch of new Malborough’s Wars units that are available from Warlord Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Feb 17th, 2017
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    Sure, they say it’s good to be the king. But you know what’s better? Being the god. What’s so fun about being a god? Well, how about when you literally hurl monsters down from the heavens to punish those puny mortals who didn’t quite burn your favorite incense during worship yesterday, or who aren’t genuflecting as low as they used to, or who have been skimming off the top of your holy wine stores? Sounds pretty good. It also sounds like what you get to do in Monstrous, the new card game available form CMON and Good Games Publishing.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Feb 17th, 2017
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    It has been a busy week.
    Work has been full of time working on (redacted). I can’t wait until I can tell you all about it. Other than that, I’m making pizza tonight. And by that, I mean I made my own sauce from scratch, and the dough ball that will be the crust is currently in the fridge, slowly rising. It’ll be brought out when I get home. The only thing I didn’t do was cure my own bacon, grind my own Italian sausage, or make my own mozzarella cheese… though I could possibly do those first two, and might at some point. And as for tomorrow, it’s Board Game Day at the Milton Library, where I’ll be playing Guild Ball and Fujian Trader. Hopefully you have your own gaming plans lined up. With all that going on, it’s best to load up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today we have: Ancestral Ruins Bases 20x20mm and 25x25mm Now Available From Tabletop-Art, Arcane Arts gets a face lift, Zen Bins Destiny Storage Trays Up On Kickstarter, Titan-forge Launches Dragon Empire Kickstarter, More Info Posted About Trollkins Indiegogo Campaign, New Ultimate Barrage Template from Pyrkol, Desert Basing Kit Available From Gale Force Nine, Khurasan releases Oceanic Republic NF range, and New Weekend Promo from Kromlech.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 17th, 2017
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    WizKids continues to expand out from their core products of HeroClix and Dice Masters with the announcement of another new board game. This time it’s based on the Syfy television series, The Expanse. Who will you be in control of? The Earth’s UN Forces? The military of Mars? The rebels of the O.P.A.? Or the Protogen Inc. company?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Feb 17th, 2017
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    For a couple months, Corvus Belli was a bit behind with their monthly releases. We had November’s releases in December, for example. Well, with the new year, they’ve caught back up again. Their February releases are now available over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Feb 17th, 2017
    3 Comments
    812 Views

    Warlord Games certainly wastes no time when it comes to telling you about a game to letting you get your hands on it. Though we’re not quite to “have it on your tabletop” just yet, they have started taking pre-orders for different kits, from full rules and figures, to just some extras. Check it out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Feb 17th, 2017
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    Forge World is once again hitting a bunch of different games with this week’s set of pre-orders. Blood Bowl is getting another legendary Star Player. The Horus Heresy has the latest book. And for The Hobbit, the dwarves get a couple different reinforcements.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Feb 17th, 2017
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    It seems you all have been just eating up the Rising Sun previews we’ve had. And I can’t blame you. I’m really looking forward for this one, too. Well, we’ve seen a lot of miniatures, but what about gameplay? CMON has posted up a short interview with Eric Lang were they get a bit into the overall way the game works.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 16th, 2017
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    The Shadow is invading the Clanlands. This nefarious force does more than just attack at the walls. No, it can influence your mind and turn you into its pawn, making you fight those you once called friend and family. Who can stand against such an enemy? Well, hopefully you can. You’re a member of a new, elite fighting force specially picked for your ability to resist the effects of the Shadow’s influence. That’s the story behind The Watch, a new light fantasy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 16th, 2017
    10 Comments
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    Heavy Metal and RPGs go back a very long way. I mean, Led Zeppelin sang about Lord of the Rings, after all. Then you’ve got Amon Amarth that sings about being the protectors of Valhalla. One of my favorite characters I’ve ever played was a bard and his “electric lute” (it had a pull-chord to start it like in FLCL). Well, the Book of Metal looks to bring Heavy Metal to the forefront of your game. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 16th, 2017
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    Oh I wonder, wonder who, badooooo *bass-drum*, who wrote the book of love?
    Well, in terms of The Book of Passion, a new OGL sourcebook that’s up on Kickstarter, that would be Christina Stiles. We might be a couple days removed from Valentine’s Day, but there’s no reason you can’t get some intimacy into your fantasy games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Feb 16th, 2017
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    Arguably the biggest painting contest of the year is the Crystal Brush awards that have their finals every March during Adepticon. If you’d like to get free travel to the show, you can do so by winning one of the qualifying events that are held throughout the year. Salute is having a Crystal Brush Qualifier event, and they’ve posted up the details.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Feb 16th, 2017
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    Void has gotten some new releases from Scotia Grendel. They also have a new Nexus group over on Facebook that they’re recruiting to. Want to get a special coupon for 10% off your Void order? Just join the group. They’re also having special give-aways happening over there. You’ll probably want to check it out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Feb 16th, 2017
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    We’ve made it to Thursday. Just a couple days now and we’ll be firmly into the weekend. As we roll along, you might be thinking about your gaming tables and wanting to make them as good-looking as possible. Good thing that’s just what we’re here to do now.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Pedion Tiles Going Urban Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Dragonlock Ultimate: Dungeon Expansion Set 9 Now Available, New 15mm modular barge bridge set from Baueda, Lands of Mars Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, and Gaming Mat (BB951) Available From Battlefront.

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