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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    In the upcoming Avengers/Defenders War set for HeroClix, some of the heroes are listed as “title characters.” They have special abilities tied to them called… well, “title character abilities.” This allows them to gain and spend Plot Points in order to do special things on the board. Dr. Strange is one such character coming in the set.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    Spring has sprung. The temperatures are rising. The pollen is wafting through the air. People are headed outside once more… and they’re realizing that all that pollen and the hot temperatures are sending them right back inside again. Well, if you’re gonna be inside, why not do some gaming? And if you’re going to be gaming, why not get some new figures at a cheaper price than usual? AntiMatter Games is having their Spring Sale now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    You’d think that both being rather mechanical in nature, the Cybermen and the Daleks would get along. Though, (thankfully for most of the rest of the universe) such is not the case. They clash with one-another just like they clash with other races. And that’s just what they’ll be doing in Exterminate!, a new set for the Doctor Who Miniatures Game from Warlord Games. Pre-orders are being taken now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 24th, 2017
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    So, I’m sure many of you got copies of Runewars over the weekend. What’re your thoughts on it? We got a copy here in the office. Haven’t had much of a chance to really look into it yet (been busy with lots of other things), beyond simply looking over the components. Well, we know there’s an Elf faction for it, along with the other two. They’ve got a starter box coming. But if you want to expand out from that, then you’ll want to check out these upcoming releases.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 22nd, 2017
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    Hey everyone. I’m sure a lot of you are reading this after getting back from Salute. If that’s the case… *envy-waves in your direction* I wish I’d been there. Maybe someday. But for those of us in the States, Australia, and elsewhere that can only live vicariously through your photos and videos, we wish we were there. In the meantime, let’s get some reviews.

    This week we have: Lotus, The Exiled: Siege, Ancient Terrible Things, Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails, and Hanamikoji, Yamatai.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Apr 22nd, 2017
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    Well, many people have been thinking this was going to be coming, and it’s finally here. Games Workshop has announced a new edition of Warhammer 40k. Let’s take you right to the announcement.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Just about all of us wish we had some form of super power. Maybe it’s super speed, or flight, or heat-vision, or weather control. Whatever it might be, heading out and fighting crime with our powers (or perhaps being a super villain) isn’t really something we can do. But we can all live vicariously through RPGs. One such, Super Powers Unleashed, that uses the Savage Worlds system, is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    There’s a ton of things that go into running a gaming convention. Trust me, I know. One of the things it takes is money. If you want to book a convention space, have special guests, get special room rates, and have all the tables, chairs, and other million “little things” you need to make a show run, you’re gonna need some funding. That’s what AcadeCon is looking to raise over on Kickstarter. They’re trying to get funds for their 5th year, which will be held in Dayton, Ohio in November.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Goblins might work together some of the time, but they’re just as ready to attack one-another as they are humans or elves or dwarves or such. They’re also rather sneaky, so you’ve gotta watch your back against surprise attacks. Keep your wits about you and you might just survive Goblins: Ready Set Destroy, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Odd coincidence that within just a couple of days, we’ve had two stories that involve rap/hip-hop. *puts Danger Doom back on the radio* In this case, it’s Axon Punk: Overdrive. It’s a hip-hop/cyberpunk game where players must work together in order to defeat the oppressive corporations and governments in the near-future megacities of 2085. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Pretty much all of us know of the Arthurian legends. Whether it’s because we’ve read the classic tales, seen the musical Camelot, or simply watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you know about the knights of the round table and the adventures they go on. Well, Arthur Lives! lets you play those classic characters but in a modern setting. The knights have been reincarnated in modern times. But why? That’s what you must find out. The 2nd edition of the game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Well, it’s Friday again. Woo!
    I hope your week went by as quickly as mine did. Being busy after a long weekend will do that. And this weekend looks to be really busy as well. Lots of projects just showed up at the door that I will be dealing with on Sunday as well as into next week. Considering what I’m working on, that’s very much not a complaint. But if I’m going to be doing all of that, I need to be well-fed. So I’m gonna nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories, and you should, too.

    Today on the platter we have: New Promo Releases From NonsenseMiniatures, Ouroboros Miniatures Fey Kickstarter is live, Archmage Origins Coming To Kickstarter, Greebo Games Limited Edition Easter Minis Up On Kickstarter, New Chickens and Rooster Set Available From Tabletop-Art, New Preview for Circle of Blood by Last Bullet Games, and New Release Available From Hitech Miniatures.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    One Page Rules is constantly looking to add more armies to their games. This update, there’s a pair of new ones for you fantasy players out there. They’ve got Wormhole Demons, which are broken up into four distinct groups that you can mix-and-match as you please. They’ve also got Wood Elves, a pretty traditional type of force you’d come to expect in a fantasy miniatures game.
    There’s also a bunch of minor tweaks to their various rules sets to check out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Arcadia Quest
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    It’s release day for a bunch of new games and expansions from CMON. That includes one of my new favorite games, Ethnos. Other than that, Rum & Bones 2nd Tide, the Pets expansion for Arcadia Quest, and 75 Gnom’ Street are all available now down at your gaming shop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    The opening to WWII was quick and brutal. The Germans swept into Poland using their Blitzkrieg tactics (so called because it was “as fast as lightening”). Then, after the decisive victories there, they turned their attention towards France, heading there and conquering that country in also rather rapid form. The Fall Weiss expansion of Ostfront lets you play out those battles (though hopefully giving the Polish and French a good chance of winning, depending on how you play) on your tabletop. It’s available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Here’s one that I’ve been waiting several months to post. The new expansion for the Hunter’s Guild for Guild Ball is now available from Steamforged Games. You’ve got a new captain, a new mascot, a new veteran player, and a new regular player. Want to get a look at what they do before you buy them? Check out their cards here.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Two ends of the spectrum, of sorts, with new figures over in the Forge World webshop this week. On one side, you’ve got a new Space Wolves Contemptor Dreadnaught (with and without weapon arms). On the other side, you’ve got some new characters available for The Hobbit.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Apr 21st, 2017
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    Those Soviets and Germans are at it again, looking to put the biggest piece of armor possible out onto the battlefield. Their incessant arms race (well, it is a war, after all) continues to bring bigger and stronger machines to the conflict. In this case, it’s the Zeus and the Mammoth, both available to pre-order for Konflikt ’47 now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Apr 20th, 2017
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    The engagements in North Africa during WWII consisted of many different types of vehicles in the wide-open spaces of that desert land. With German panzer tanks around, it took a big gun to deal with them. That came in the form of the 17-pounder. Unfortunately, the original carriage couldn’t quite handle them. The remedy? Simply stick the gun on a 25-pounder carriage. That should work.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 20th, 2017
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    *changes to my MF Doom playlist while typing up this article*
    Spatch Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Vers: The Rap Game. They’d previously put up a free print-and-play version on their website, but if you’re looking to go in and get the real thing, now’s your chance.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 20th, 2017
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    There are some core game books out there that give you both the player’s and GM’s info all in one book. Those are cool, and I can see how it’s really helpful, but sometimes it’s a bit overkill. That’s where just a player’s guide can come in. And that’s what Modiphius has done with their Conan: Player’s Guide that’s available now. The material is from the core book, but only has just what the players need to get going.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 20th, 2017
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    It’s Thursday. You know, having had Monday off, this week is going by nice and quick. I know I’m looking forward to the weekend. Probably gonna swing by the semi-LGS (seeing as how no two places in Atlanta are closer than about an hour’s drive from one-another, especially since all our roads are either going up in flames or sinking into the ground) to see what’s going on there. But if I am able to make it out there, I’d like the gaming tables to look as good as possible. To help that along, here’s some new terrain stories.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Plastcraft Games Posts Salute Releases, Frost Grave Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, Acheson Creations LLC Releases 2 New 15mm Medieval Products, and War Sands Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 20th, 2017
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    Who here remembers MTv’s The State?
    I certainly do. It’s one of my favorite sketch comedy shows (probably because it was one of the first I ever had seen, though I do think it holds up over the years). Well, many of the people involved with that went on to other projects. One such was Wet Hot American Summer. Recently, the movie’s seen a resurgence on Netflix. It’s also expanding into other media, as there’s an RPG based on the movie over on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 20th, 2017
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    I have never been to a convention where I wasn’t working for some gaming company. Back in the day, it was Privateer Press, doing things like running Tour of Duty for 40 hours, or Iron Arena (where, among other shifts, I once did a 24 hour shift). Then, of course, once I took over this gig, I was doing TGN coverage at shows. I honestly wouldn’t know what to do at a convention if I wasn’t working it. It’s, honestly, pretty awesome. If you want to see what it’s like to work a show, Gale Force Nine is looking for people to help out at Origins and Gen Con.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 20th, 2017
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    Most of us know about Hannibal and his elephants. But what about Hamilcar, his father? He, too, was a great military leader and led battles for Carthage against Rome. Those two cities fought it out quite a lot over the years (and we know that Rome eventually prevailed). Soon, you’ll be able to bring those battles to your tabletops. That’s because Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage and Hamilcar, two games in one box, are up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Apr 20th, 2017
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    In my opinion, WWI is really what set the foundation for the rest of the 20th century. I wish it was as prevalent in popular culture as WWII is. So every time I see a new game come out based on WWI, it makes me happy, as it brings the conflict back into mind. So I’m happy that Ostfront has released Westfront, a new WWI miniatures game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 20th, 2017
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    10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Blast off!
    And that’s just what IDW Games has done with their new retro-sci-fi board game, Rayguns & Rocketships. They’ve taken to the Kickstarter launchpad and are go. Grab your fishbowl helmet, ringed space suit, and head out for adventure.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 19th, 2017
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    Many of you have memories of your time at some sort of summer camp. While I never went away to one, we did have a 5th Grade Camp thing we went away to for a week during school. Mostly, it was a way to get the kids out of the house for a bit during summer so the parents could get some sanity time to themselves. But what if it’s the parents that want to go to camp? That’s where Epic Nerd Camp comes in.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 19th, 2017
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    I’ve had pets that’ve had fleas before. By god are they annoying. And they get everywhere and multiply like you wouldn’t believe. Ugh, it’s awful and nobody (that I can think of) likes them. Certainly the dogs and cats that they bite don’t like them. That’s why they’re teaming up to take out an evil army of fleas. That’s the story in World War Flea, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 19th, 2017
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    Warforged: First Contact is a new sci-fi miniatures board game that’s up on Kickstarter now. In it, the human players are looking to infiltrate (well, “blast their way into” more appropriately) into an enemy alien stronghold. Of course, the further in they go, the tougher the aliens they’ll face are. Will they be able to complete their objectives, or will the aliens be able to hold their own and repel the invaders? Only your tactics (and the rolls of the dice) will be able to tell.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 19th, 2017
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    It’s always nice to see games that were funded via Kickstarter end up for general sale. In this case, it’s the Awaken RPG from The Games Collective. Print editions will be forthcoming, but they’ve got the digital version available now for your downloading and reading pleasure.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Apr 19th, 2017
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    The week continues on. Most of my friends had a really busy weekend, so they’re having a bit of a time making it through the week. But it’s halfway over. The next weekend is making its way here as fast as the natural laws of time will allow. What might help is by filling up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Thankfully, that’s what we’ve got for you here.

    Today on the platter we have: New Alchemist Tokens Available from Advanced Deployment, Light Hunters Coming To Kickstarter Soon, New Female Egyptian Models Available From Brother Vinni, and New Small Demonic Wings From Kromlech.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Apr 19th, 2017
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    During WWII, over many battles, another battle was taking place. Planes of all sorts, from scout planes to agile fighters to bombers were fighting their own war. Lacquered Coffins lets you relive those days of close-combat dogfights with their simple set of aerial combat rules.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 19th, 2017
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    When many of us think of a “Fantasy RPG world,” we think of something rather Tolkien-esque. But there are plenty of other fantasy writers out there that can be used as inspiration for your game. One such is Lord Dunsany. His works are certainly different from Tolkien’s. Now, you can head into that world in Tequendria, a new fantasy RPG that uses the Unbelievably Simple Roleplaying (USR) system. The game is available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 19th, 2017
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    Your army is determined to take that hill. Why do you want it? Because, apparently, your opponents want it. And you’ll be damned if you let even the most insignificant hill fall into enemy hands. But the fight isn’t going well, and you need to change up your strategy. Maybe grab some mercenaries or employ some dirty tricks. That’s just what you’ll be doing with Tricks and Mercenaries, a new expansion coming for Kharnage from Asmodee.
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