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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Japanime Games will be hitting Gen Con full-force later this week. Their booth will certainly be a hive of activity with all they have planned for the show. If you’ll be at the show, be sure to stop by booth 1139 to see what all the commotion is about.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Radio Dishdash and Skirmish Sangin is running a Kickstarter campaign for The Day of the Rangers (also called Maalintii Rangers) and a new figure range they’re calling Gothic Serpent. The new book is full of scenarios for fighting modern military combat on your tabletop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Far-out, man. Are you hip to the jive? It’s like, totally wow.
    Looney Labs, makers of Fluxx in all its forms, has announced a new card game that they’ll be releasing in just a couple months. Retro Loonacy is a fast-paced card game where you look to try and empty your hand as fast as possible. Actually… now that I think about it, I played a prototype of something like this last year at Gen Con. It would seem that all the bugs have been worked out and it’s time to release it to the masses.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    At the CMON Expo, there was a lot of stuff going on, and not just for CMON, itself. Several vendors were there showing off new projects they had in the works. One of them was On the Lamb Games. I talked with Em and Matt and they showed me a prototype of their new 2-player starter boxes for Endless: Fantasy Tactics. Those kits are now available to pre-order from the On the Lamb website.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    This week, we are certain to see lots of awesome-looking terrain tables during Gen Con. If you want your table to look as good, you’ll probably want to check out what sort of terrain is being offered up by various vendors. Conveniently, we’ve put all of those together in one place for you here online.

    In today’s Terrain Corner we have: New 4Ground Parish Church & Accessories, Deep-Cut Studio releases new gaming mat for post-apocalyptic settings, New Terrain preview from ModelEarth, Pwork Releases the Lifeless Land Wargame Mat, and Angry Mojo Games July Releases Part 1: Wild West Terrain.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    There’s a lot of things to do and see at Gen Con. Why not get some of the shopping out of the way ahead of time to leave you more time for other stuff? Modiphius feels that’s a pretty good idea, and so they’ve got a whole pre-order page set up for you to make purchases and have them ready for pick-up at the show. But that’s not all they’ll have going on this weekend.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Age of Sigmar seems to be getting an overall positive response. No, it’s not for everyone. But it seems just about all my friends have ended up with at least a starter set. That includes players who haven’t really played much in the way of Games Workshop games before.
    Well, a new set of troopers is available to pre-order. This one will let your opponents fight in the shade.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    I wake up pretty early as it is. Generally between 5 and 5:30am. Wednesday, I’ll be making sure to get up just a little bit earlier, as my ride up to Gen Con will be picking me up around 5:30am for our 10-hour drive to Indy.
    Man, I miss those days in St. Louis where it was only about a 4-hour drive.
    But it should be a good show. Table Forged will be there. And they’ve posted up what sort of goodies they’ll have with them at the show.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Enascentia. It’s not the new fragrance from Calvin Clone. It’s the high-fantasy RPG setting by GGStudio, using the Savage Worlds rules set, and originally published in Italian. The game is now up on Kickstarter in order to bring it over to an English-reading audience. And with your help, they just might get it done.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    Take to the skies in Sky Relics: Battle of Iron Ring Skies by Sky Relics Games. Flight wasn’t achieved the first time it was ever attempted. And such was the original launch of Sky Relics. Well, the important thing is to not give up. After some regrouping, reconfiguring, and refactoring, the campaign is once more over on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 27th, 2015
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    The Superhero genre is rather popular right now. It’s fun to think of having superpowers, yourself. With so many out there, it’s hard to tell which you’d want if you got to pick. Well, in The Assembly, a new board game by Mastermind Games, you don’t just have to pick one superpower, or just one hero you might like, but you get to pick a whole group. But will you fight for the side of truth and justice, or power?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 26th, 2015
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    Ah, Sunday. Is there a more relaxed, laid-back, restful day of the week?
    … Well not this week it isn’t! We’ve got Gen Con this week!
    Yeah, this week!
    *runs around, screaming*

    Until then, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together.

    This batch includes: Celestial Knight box art preview from Kabuki models and Quantum Gothic Wars new 32mm 3D print “Warper Alpha” has landed.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 25th, 2015
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    Welcome to another Saturday, beautiful readers. We’re in a bit of the “calm before the storm.” The last weekend before Gen Con. I did some grocery shopping specifically for the trip (granola bars and cough drops to have in my satchel as I run all around Indy). Next will be making a packing list to make sure I’ve got everything I need while there. What sort of prep do you guys have going on?

    Well, take a small break from all that packing and painting and whatever else you’re doing to enjoy some reviews we found during the week.

    In this week’s batch, we’ve got reviews/previews of: Systema Gaming Base-0 HQ Unit, Police Precinct, Random Encounter, Roadkill Rivals, Fleet Wharfside, Specter Ops, Karma, The Voting Game, DeadFellas, Black Fleet, Fief: France 1429, Imperial Assault, Flea Market, and Gold Ahoy.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Sometimes you just need a bigger gun. Thankfully, Warlord Games is here to help you out (if you force of choice is the British, at least this time around). They have released their new 18/25pdr gun and limber for Bolt Action. Badaboom!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Drac-u-leeeee! Drac-u-laaaaa!
    I should probably stop. I wouldn’t want to incur the ire of Dracula. Though, it seems his Fury is already out. Or at least, it will be out when Fantasy Flight Games releases the 3rd edition of Fury of Dracula, the game of vampire hunting all across Europe.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Did you know that Gen Con is next week? I know. We’ve not really been talking about it much, so you might’ve missed the subtle and scattered news stories about it. It’s ok. We forgive you.
    Anyway, Plaid Hat Games will be at the show, and they’ve got plenty in store for the weekend.
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    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 a look-see.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    And now for a post that doesn’t relate to Gen Con.
    Ok, there’s a little bit of Gen Con at the very end. But it’s only a little bit.
    Catalyst Game Labs has a couple announcements to make about BattleTech, the biggest of which is the Beta release of Interstellar Operations, the sixth core rulebook for the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    With the weeks streaming by quickly, we’re already coming to the end of the Bones III Kickstarter campaign. There has been quite a lot unlocked, with a couple hundred more figures being made into the Bones material. But, of course, there’s always more they would like to add to it. There’s certainly one figure I’d like it if they unlocked. And it’s a big one.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    I just paid my electric bill the other day. With this Atlanta heat, it put a small dent in my Gen Con spending budget. However, I still might have enough to pick up Tesla vs. Edison, the first game from Artana. They’ll be at the show with a limited number of copies. So hopefully all of you reading this won’t beat me to it. And yes, I realize I could’ve chosen to not post that they would be at the show, thus increasing my chances to get a copy of the game, but what sort of newsman would that make me?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    They say time goes by when you’re having fun. Apparently, I’ve been having the time of my life all week, since it’s just rushed on by. I swear I was writing up the Monday Terrain Corner about an hour ago. But then again, with all the ramp-up to Gen Con keeping me rather busy, it’s no wonder it feels like everything is just rushing on by. Gotta take this weekend to relax a bit and get those last few things ready before heading to the show in the middle of next week.

    But that’s as may be. At the moment, we’ve got some more bite-sized stories for you.

    In this batch we’ve got: New Pathfinder PC SoundSets from Syrinscape and Another Warthrone approved army list: Legions of Khorne from Warhammer.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Gen Con is nothing if it’s not a place where companies can interact with their customer base and show off some new, exciting projects they’ve been working on. Yes, there are hundreds and hundreds of events to go to (panels, tourneys, open-play events, and so forth) and thousands of gamers to talk to, but at the core is the Vendor’s Hall. Cryptozoic will be there, and they’ve got some great stuff in store for the show.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Forge World continues their Horus Heresy character line with a trio of new figures this week. They are happy to bring you Zardu Layak and the Anakatis Kul Blade-slaves (that’s quite a mouthful). Zardu was once an ardent believer in the Imperium and how it was the greatest thing since sliced bread, but obviously, things changed.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    If you’re a fan of Warmachine and Hordes, you’ll probably want to check out the information on SmogCon. They’re the largest Warmachine/Hordes show in Europe, and tickets for the 5th year of the show are now live.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Soccer (or Football, to the vast majority of the world) is the world’s most popular sport. It’s easy to see why. Basically, just about anyone can play and it requires nothing more than some open space and a ball. I know I played many seasons as a kid. Well, now you can bring the action of the pitch to your tabletop with Soccer City.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    North Star Games is going full-on with their game, Evolution. For those that enjoy the game, you’ll be glad to know that North Star has decided to continue to support it for at least the next decade. Dominic Crapuchettes has said that they’ll be putting $10 million and 10 years of product development into the game to make it unlike anything else in the marketplace. If you’ve not tried Evolution yet, you’ll have a chance at Gen Con. They’ll also have the first expansion there.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    Warlord Games loves to give you various exclusive miniatures. Whenever they come out with a new rulebook, you can bet that there’s going to be an exclusive mini if you order it right from them. But that’s ordering directly from them. What about to get you out and to the LGS to play some games? For that, they’ve got their new Organized Play Packs for Bolt Action.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jul 24th, 2015
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    We’re less than a week to the big show. That’s Gen Con… so as to make sure I’m not confusing anyone there.
    Of the many vendors that will be there, that includes Gale Force Nine. And they have quite a lot planned for the event. There’s some new models. There’s some new expansions to games. And there’s some brand new games. It’s a little something for everyone.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 23rd, 2015
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    Every year, Privateer Press has a new exclusive mini for Gen Con. This year is no different. This time it’s a mini for Hordes. They bring you the Blindwater Brew Witch Doctor figure.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jul 23rd, 2015
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    I’ve been wearing glasses since grade school. I’ve had a beard since high school. I liked gaming back in the 90s. I’ve occasionally been accused of being a hipster, though thankfully not very often. I just happen to like obscure things that most people don’t know all that much about and I’m too lazy to shave every day. And my eyesight is terrible. Whether you’re an actual hipster or not, you might be interested in Munchkin Hipsters.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jul 23rd, 2015
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    Hocus pocus! Abracadabra! … Abracapocus! Hocus cadabra! Newport News! Walla-Walla Washington!
    However you choose to cast your spells, be it magic words and phrases (like Bugs and I choose), or some other method, they can be a rather powerful addition to your repertoire. And in a dangerous world like the one in the WitchBorn, having someone who has mastery over the magical arts could be the difference between life and death in those unforgiving wildernesses. The War Mage Diary gives you new spellcasting rules and magic items with which to enhance your games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jul 23rd, 2015
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    We all know the… things that’ve been going on with Dust Studio and Battlefront over the past year. Rehashing it all here isn’t really important. What is important here and now is that Dust Studio will be part of the CMON booth at Gen Con in a week and Paolo Parente will be on-site to tell you all you’d want to know about Dust Tactics.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 23rd, 2015
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    Steve Jackson Games has been making GURPS sourcebooks for the Traveller system since 1998. That will be coming to an end on December 31st of this year. This means that SJG will no longer be making or selling those products. If you’re a fan of the GURPS Traveller books, but you’ve not gotten all the books you wanted yet, you’ve got 5 months to pick the last ones up if you want to get them right from Steve Jackson.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jul 23rd, 2015
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    The citizens of Ravenor spend their nights terrified. There are… things… that haunt the town and nobody dares stay out after sunset. It is into this town your adventurers find themselves. Can they help out and let the citizens have a restful night sleep for the first time in memory? Or will they become just more of the victims?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jul 23rd, 2015
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    Well, we’ve painted ourselves into a corner… a Terrain Corner!
    Look, it’s a busy week. Not all the jokes are going to be good ones. But that doesn’t change that it is once again Thursday and so that once again means a Terrain Corner segment of the show.

    Today we have: Tabletop World re-releases their Guard Tower, Arena Mat available at Arenarex.com, and New Pre-painted Catalogue from Manorhouse Workshop.

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