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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Aug 14th, 2017
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    Hey everyone,

    It’s travel day for me. Gen Con’s just a couple days away and I’m on my way to Indy. I’ll try and get some posts scheduled in for you when I make it there. Until then, safe travels to everyone this week and I’ll see you at the show!

    -PB


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    By Polar_Bear
    In Games Workshop
    Aug 13th, 2017
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    I’d been hearing some rumors floating around that this was going to be the case, but it looks like it’s now officially being announced. Games Workshop, who has been bringing back a lot of their older stand-alone games such as Blood Bowl, has announced that fan-favorite Necromunda will be making its way back to gaming tables soon.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 12th, 2017
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    Usually, I’m all like, “hey! It’s Saturday! Go get your gaming on!” and, in a way, I’m still that. But I’m also, “It’s the Saturday before Gen Con… … … I Have So Many Things I Still Need To Do!!!” A couple people have asked me, “are you ready for the show?” My answer is, “you’re never ‘ready’ for Gen Con. You’re where you are in your attempt to be ready, and then the show starts happening, whether you got all you needed done or not.” But I am doing my best to have as much done as possible. That includes getting you your reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

    This week we have: Nerdy Inventions, Incantris, Anachrony, Lucky Dogs, Wordsy, Deckscape: Test Time, A Dog’s Life, Titan Tactics, Frantic, Have at Thee, Upon a Fable, Sopio, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Shadow War: Armageddon, Massive Darkness, Oh My Goods, Nimbee, Pandemic Legacy Season 1, and The Lost Expedition.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    Giant robot alert! Giant robot alert! We giant robots spotted off the port bow!
    In this case, it’s Iron Wars by Juegorama. The game is a tactical board game with both cooperative and competitive modes, including a campaign system. Hop into your mechs, load your weapons, and get ready to fight it out. The game is up now on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    It’s the 18th century and European countries are expanding all over the globe, taking over territories in order to amass great wealth from all the resources available abroad. The leaders of countries such as France, Russia, and Great Britain are vying with one-another for those colonies. That’s where you come in. As the leader of those countries, it’s up to you to make sure your citizens are happy and prosperous, using the goods gained from far-off lands. That’s the story behind Empires, a new board game coming from WizKids.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    A while ago, Corvus Belli let us know about their Infinity deals they’re going to have at Gen Con next week. At the time, they had this Miyamoto Mushashi figure as part of it. Some people were wondering if the figure was going to be available separately. Apparently so, as they have started taking pre-orders for him over on their website.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    Just because something has been broken doesn’t mean it’s not worth something. There’s a lot of symbolism, especially in historic cities. Such is the case with Mecatol City. It had been the capital of the Lazax Empire. Now it’s a blasted, shelled-out husk of what it once was. But all the races of the galaxy know that whomever controls it can claim legitimacy over the remnants of the empire. That’s the story behind Twilight Imperium, and it’s getting a new edition from Fantasy Flight Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Modelling
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    Fridays are generally pretty cool. But this is the last Friday before Gen Con. As I’ve been talking with a few people today, when they say, “are you ready for Gen Con?” my answer is, “you’re never 100% ready for Gen Con. You’re just ‘as ready as you are when Gen Con runs into you’.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotta do a ton of stuff in the next couple days before I leave next week. It’s going to be a busy weekend. And that means I should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories so I can keep my energy up.

    Today we have: New Dvergr Commando Medic Available From Kromlech, Save the Day: Local Heroes Paper Minis Now Available, and HDF Base Weekend Special From Kromlech.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    Fridays are pretty damn awesome, if you ask me. This is well-known. Part of the reason is because Wyrd has their regular previews. Today, for The Other Side, we get a look at another Abyssinian commander. Now, when I think of the name “the Lord of Steel,” I have a certain picture in my mind. I have to say, this figure comes pretty close to it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    Some new vehicles will be making their way to your Bolt Action tabletops soon. Warlord Games has a couple new skits they’re taking orders for. One’s the Opel Blitz/Maultier truck. The other is the Australian Matilda MkII tank (inc.CS/Frog flamethrower).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Blood Bowl
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    It’s Friday, so that means it’s new-order-day over at Forge World. Today’s releases could’ve partially ended up in a Terrain Corner post, too, but since everything’s all in one place, we’ll put them here. They’ve got a new set for The Hobbit in the form of Bard the Bowman’s Family. They’ve also got a new bundle for Blood Bowl, as well as some new tokens and a couple new pitches to play on.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    Time and again I have lauded the efforts of gaming companies to let the public know about their products through the free posting of rules online. In this case, Fantasy Flight Games is getting the praise, as they have posted the rulebook for Rise of the Empire, the first big expansion box for Star Wars: Rebellion. How do all the new pieces fit into the puzzle? What new strategies can be employed? Check out the book to find out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    You gotta know where you can get your games if you want to be able to actually play them. And if you’re in Canada and if you want games from CMON, you’re going to have to talk with Universal Distribution (doesn’t the fact that it’s Universal make it international? – Mike Nelson). CMON and Universal have struck up a deal where Universal will be the exclusive distributor for CMON products in Canada.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 10th, 2017
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    And now, a small interlude from all the Gen Con prep. It’s time once again for The Great Wargaming Survey. This has been going on for a couple years, and it’s interesting to see how things have changed in that time. I just finished typing up my responses and adding my bit of data to the pile. You should go do the same. You can even possibly win some cool stuff for participating.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 10th, 2017
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    As I mentioned in the Terrain Corner for today, Gen Con’s just a week away. There’s going to be hundreds of vendors there. One of them is Passport Game Studios. They’ve posted up a look at what they’ll be doing at the show, so you can know to stop by and check them out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In A Song of Ice and Fire
    Aug 10th, 2017
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    The A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game Kickstarter campaign continues to roll along, like a river. Rivers are certainly something the Tulley Sworn Shields know about. And they’re going to be bringing that river’s strength to the game. They’ve been included as an optional add-on to the Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Aug 10th, 2017
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    The wicked harvest continues. The Grymkin faction, the latest one for Hordes, is getting some new releases. There’s a new Warlock, a new warbeast, and a couple new units you can use to bulk up your forces.
    This faction really makes me want to bake pumpkin pie…
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    By Polar_Bear
    In A Song of Ice and Fire
    Aug 10th, 2017
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    This week, to me, is just rocketing by. Though I’m in my Thursday shirt, it certainly feels like it should only be, like Tuesday or something. But no, it’s Thursday. Which, of course, means that, a week from this posting, many of us will be in downtown Indy, chest-deep into Gen Con’s first day.
    … I have so much stuff still to do…
    *stares wide-eyed at nothing in-particular*
    … Ok, but before then, we need to make your gaming tables look good.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: War Sands: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargames, Battle at the Mummer’s Ford Added to A Song of Ice and Fire Kickstarter, Promethium Rig Added To Tubular Buildings Kickstarter, and Acheson Creations Releases next six products from Dungeon Worlds 3 Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 10th, 2017
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    If you’ve got a kingdom, you want it to be a strong kingdom. However, there’s several different ways to measure whether your kingdom is strong or not. Do you have a massive army? Do you take to the caverns below mountains to stay safe? Will you dwell in the deep forests? That’s the sort of decisions you get to make in Fantasy Realms, a new card game available now from WizKids.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 10th, 2017
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    Just a week from now, you’ll be able to get your hands on the new Legend of the Five Rings game from Fantasy Flight Games. Well, those of you that are going to be at Gen Con, anyway. Don’t worry, though. The rest of us will be able to get it shortly thereafter. In this preview, we get a look at the Unicorn Clan.
    And no, they have nothing to do with MLP. Though the cards do have a nice shade of purple as a border.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 10th, 2017
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    Sort of a double-whammy of an update from Steamforged Games in this one. First, they’re going to reopen their Backerkit for the board game. So if you’re interested in picking up some more extras for it, including a couple new ones that they’ve got, this is your chance to do so at the Kickstarter prices. Second, they have announced that they are coming out with a Dark Souls card game. See? Told you it was a double-whammy.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 10th, 2017
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    Well, it seems that civilization has come to an end again. Todd, at least this time it wasn’t you. No, it was the agents of H.A.V.O.C. that exploded a bunch of nuclear weapons, devastating the land. That was decades ago, and the survivors are just starting to once more come to the surface. That’s where you find yourself in Freeway Warrior 1 – Highway Havoc, a new choose-your-own-adventure gamebook available now from Modiphius. Will you be able to lead the people of Dallas Colony One to the California coast, or be wiped out by bandits and raiders along the way?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Aug 10th, 2017
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    Knight Models has their August releases now available over in their webshop. You’ve got some alternate-universe characters that turn heroes into villains, some Birds of Prey, some Teen Titans, and more. Quite a lot going on, actually.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 9th, 2017
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    Look, just because something is in a scrap yard doesn’t mean it’s useless. You can find all sorts of great stuff there. Just take, for example, parts for CivShips. Those pieces are expensive, but you can find them all over in the scrapyard. In the end, you could have a first-class CivShip of your own. That’s just what you’ll be looking to create in Nexus: Scrapyard, a new card game up on Kickstarter from pawnjoker.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 9th, 2017
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    Quite a few of you have tried Pathfinder over the years. Well, if you prefer your RPGs more in the “far future and another galaxy” type, Paizo is looking to oblige with Starfinder. Well, Soda Pop Miniatures is making official figures for the game, and they are taking pre-orders for those now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 9th, 2017
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    Goblins aren’t really known for their long-term planning skills. They’re very much more “in the moment” types. So, when a bunch of gold and jewels were found literally under their feet, they started digging mines. However, those mines aren’t the safest place to be, and the ceiling is starting to crumble. It’s a race to grab as much as you can before everything suddenly sees the light of day (for all the wrong reasons). That’s what’s going on in Off the Rails, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 9th, 2017
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    Everything Epic Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Secrets of the Lost Station. This cooperative board game is a sequel to their popular Secrets of the Lost Tomb game. It takes place far in the future, where the last of the Order of Perseus continue their mission of protecting humanoids from dangers, as well as seeking out alien artifacts of immense power.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Aug 9th, 2017
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    By this time next week, multitudes of gamers will be converging on Indianapolis, ready for the start of Gen Con the next day. Yeah, we’re a week and a day away from the start of the show. Though, many people know that basically the whole week is Gen Con, these days. So we should probably stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories to see us through.

    Today we have: Riot Dice Up On Kickstarter, Warbands of the Cold North Dwarves Up On Kickstarter, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Lead Adventure Miniatures Running Bruegelburg – A Day at the Fair Kickstarter, New Glyphs Available From Kromlech, Metallic Legends: Collectible Fantasy Coins Up On Kickstarter, Super Chibi Round 3 Up On Kickstarter, New Basing Dials From Pyrkol, Brigade Models Releases New 15mm SF Vehicles, and Scotia Grendel Doing UK/European Production for Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom III.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 9th, 2017
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    Steve Jackson Games’ Ogre was one of my first forays into gaming. I remember cutting apart the little chits from the “VHS Box” version of the game. Heck, my screen name for a while was OgreMkV on various media. I know it’s been a big part of many other gamers’ lives. Well, Steve Jackson is looking to continue support for the setting via the Ogrezine, a collection of Ogre articles. The project is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Aug 9th, 2017
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    Yet more Gen Con releases to let you know about. With all this cool stuff, I might need to get an 8th mortgage…
    Anyway, this time around, it’s the sci-fi skirmish game, Dark Age, that has posted their new releases for the show. Check ’em out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 9th, 2017
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    AEG has a couple new products coming out in August. They’re both part of their Big in Japan line. One is Unicornus Knights, a game where players must work together to help the princess of their country to overcome an invading army. The other is Custom Heroes, where players are trying to empty their hands of cards first by playing sets of cards with a greater value than the set played before.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 9th, 2017
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    Is anyone else announcing as many game releases as WizKids is right now? It feels like almost every day I’m seeing a new announcement from them. That’s not any sort of condemnation of it, mind you. Just more of a, “whoah, they’re coming out with more? Alrighty!” Anyway, this time around it’s Time Barons, a combat card game where players are combating one-another to become the one and only Time Baron.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 9th, 2017
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    Well, the world has come to an end. Damnit, Todd! I told you to clean your s— up! Now everything’s a nuclear wasteland. You start scrounging some bottlecaps and I’ll see if there’s any friendly dogs that we can tag along with (no Labradors).
    That’s what you’ll be doing in Fallout, a new board game from Fantasy Flight Games based on Bethesda.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Aug 8th, 2017
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    Everyone’s chomping at the bit to get to Indianapolis and get Gen Con started. Much of that is because of all the cool special deals, pre-releases, and show exclusives that’ll be available. Mantic’s going to be there. And they’re letting you know what sort of specials they’re going to be running.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 8th, 2017
    4 Comments
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    Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new board game set in the world of Runebound. Legacy of Dragonholt is the first in this new series which will use the Oracle system, letting players adventure all around Terrinoth. The game is a cooperative, narrative venture, and comes initially with six quests players can undertake.
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