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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 25th, 2015
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    Seismic activity is on the rise around the US, particularly in the midwest. So, what if that wasn’t so much man-made (as it seems to be, though I don’t really want this to turn into a political debate), as it was the harbinger of something much worse? What if, 50 years from now, there were massive earthquakes, humongous volcano eruptions, and other horrific events that basically remade all the continents? Amid all the chaos, what if a new energy source was discovered in the form of Ether? Well, that’s the story behind Shattered Earth, a new miniatures game coming from Massive Awesome.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Aug 25th, 2015
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    The concept artists have been busy over at GCT Studios. They’ve whipped up another couple pieces for some upcoming Bushido figures. We’ve got a bird and a snake to show off today.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Aug 25th, 2015
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    Come on, lemme see you shake your tail feather!
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw, twist it! Shake it! Shake it! Shake it! Shake it, baby!
    Shame on you if you don’t get that reference.
    Anyway, Plaid Hat Games has announced Tail Feathers, their new miniatures skirmish game set in the Mice & Mystics universe.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Aug 25th, 2015
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    Show of hands here who wish that they could go to Essen. *raises hand*
    Maybe someday.
    Well, if you’re one of the lucky ones that do get to go, and you want to get Dice City, the new city-building game from AEG, then you can go put in a pre-order for it and pick it up at the show.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 25th, 2015
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    Sometimes you just gotta have something a little faster when you have that need… that need for speed! If that’s the case and you’re playing the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game, then that means you should go and get yourself a Banshee Interceptor. Nothing in their arsenal is faster.
    *whispers* zoom zoom
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 24th, 2015
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    I have to admit, I love when companies have a set schedule for posting updates. Makes everyone’s life just a little bit easier. Being Monday, we’ve got our Monday Preview from Wyrd. We get a bit of Resurrectionist cheesecake and an announcement about the worldwide Malifaux event.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 24th, 2015
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    Many of you dear readers probably play a game set in the far-off future that’s full of conflict (so much conflict, it seems that it’s all there is!). Some of you have armies that use miniatures that look really close to the minis your friend might use for their army, since both factions draw from the same pool of figures. So how does one get their army to stand out? Well, Meridian Miniatures can help you out. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign going for Terramortis, their new “dark and gritty” sci-fi minis line.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 24th, 2015
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    The Cat Tower campaign has made it to around 75% funded. There’s still 11 days left to go to make up that last bit. And to help out, they’ve made some changes to the campaign in order to entice more people to join on in. They’ve got some Exclusives. They’ve got some stretch goals. They’ve got some new artwork.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Age of Sigmar
    Aug 24th, 2015
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    Aaaaaand it’s Monday and we’re back in the office.
    Hopefully your job isn’t one where the above statement is a tragedy.
    You can always reminisce about the gaming that occurred over the weekend. You did get some gaming in, right?

    Hopefully you did. And hopefully if you were a minis gamer, you had some good terrain. If not (or if you just want to add to your terrain collection), we’ve got our Terrain Corner segment for you.

    In this batch we have: New Chaos Terrain from Games Workshop, Heroic Maps – Spacecraft: The Magpie, and Terrain at ModelEarth new releases.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 24th, 2015
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    Despite what the ending of Ghostbusters taught us, it’s probably not going to turn out well when humanity takes on the gods. And while society wasn’t taken down by a giant marshmallow man (or maybe it could’ve been, I’ve not read the whole book yet), the populace in the Pilgrims of Rao has been shattered and scattered, just now barely hanging on. It’s up to you and your other party members to try and figure out what, exactly happened, and perhaps finish the job by challenging Rao, itself.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Aug 24th, 2015
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    Gale Force Nine is getting themselves into the party card game business and they’re going all-in. They’ve announced Stewie’s Sexy Party, coming this Christmas. Hey, you’re probably going to end up with family and get into a huge fight, anyway (so the stereotypes say). Might as well do it via Family Guy.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Aug 24th, 2015
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    Warm up those brushes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for a painting contest. Purgatory Miniatures wants to see what you can get done on their first ever model and they’ve got some prizes for the ones that are found to be the winners.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 24th, 2015
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    I think it’s safe to say that most of us reading this page like playing board games of some kind. Board games are a great way to spend time with friends. But some games aren’t so easy to just start playing. As many of us enjoy games, I’m sure just as many can name a game they love to play, but hate to have to set up and put away. Or what if you want to play a game with some friends, but they’re not living near you anymore? Or what if you’re out on a trip and want to play games, but don’t want to have to pack an extra trailer just to carry all the games you could potentially play? That’s where Tabletopia comes in.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Aug 24th, 2015
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    With autumn rapidly approaching, it’s a good time to get together items for any projects you might want to be working on when the cold comes (or it gets too hot, for our Southern Hemisphere friends). Brigade Games has just the thing. They’re having a sale that’ll end this Friday. You can use the opportunity to pick up some of the new Napoleonic models they’ve released.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 23rd, 2015
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    When you wake up in the morning to the sounds of a gentle thunderstorm rolling through the area… you go back to bed.
    Needless to say, it was a rather slow, but glorious, start to the day.

    Now it’s time to get some stuff done, starting with bringing you a couple bite-sized stories from the past couple days.

    In this batch we have: The Fiver with Sean Scott Garrity on Designing Time Jockeys, Corvus Corax Miniatures Kickstarter WIP pictures added, Jewels and Ancient Things – Final Week on Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 22nd, 2015
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    Welcome back to Saturday, everyone. With any luck, you’re having some fun gaming with friends, or will be having such fun soon. I mean… it’s Saturday. Gaming is just what you do!

    But at the moment, what we are doing is looking at some review from the past week.

    This batch we have reviews/previews of: Broom Service, Dragonwood, Res Publica: 2230, Murano, Viceroy, Dropzone Commander, Game of Thrones LCG 2nd Edition, Systema Gaming Base-0 Storage Silo, and Warlord Games’ plastic M3A1 Half-Track.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Aug 21st, 2015
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    While the 2015 convention season may be ending soon, people are working hard on the start of 2016. It may not feel like it, but May isn’t really all that far away… Ok, so it’s like 8.5 months away, but still! It’ll be here before you know it. Plus, shows take a lot of prep time to make. The folks behind CMON Expo 2016 have an update about the show’s date and location.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Aug 21st, 2015
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    It’s always good to see a company listening to the people. What better way to make sure that what you’re doing is in line with what your customers want? Fireforge Games is looking to make some new plastic sets. But which ones should they make? That’s where you come in. Vote for your favorite and the set that gets the most votes will be made next.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 21st, 2015
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    One of the things that WizKids is doing with their new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. set for HeroClix is, beyond just the common, uncommon, rare, super-rare, chase, and alternate figures, is randomly inserting pieces of the Hulkbuster MkII armor into booster packs. It’s like if you’ve ever gotten action figures that all have part of another figure inside of them, and if you collect them all you get a bonus figure. I’ve had some Lego sets that’ve done the same thing. Well, they’re showing off what the figure looks like if you do manage to get all the pieces for it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 21st, 2015
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    Everyone likes to get free, bonus stuff. Many game companies offer exclusive promo pieces if you order right from them. Warlord Games is well-known for it. Flying Frog also does it quite a bit. They’re currently taking pre-orders for their Caverns of Cynder expansion for Shadows of Brimstone. And if you order from them directly, you can get a pair of promo cards.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Aug 21st, 2015
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    Friday has once again blessed us with its presence. Let us bask in its warm glow of warming glowing… or something.
    Suffice to say that the weekend is almost here. What sort of plans do you have coming up? Gaming? Cooking? Or just boring, old “yard work” and the like?

    For the moment, we’ve got our batch of bite-sized stories.

    Today’s include: Darkmook Paper Miniatures begin back catalogue upgrade, Fey A new line of 54mm miniatures, Retained Command Charlie released at The Ion Age, The Roots of Magic- an upcoming fantasy skirmish wargame, Willy Miniatures Necromantic – Undead Fantasy Football Team Coming Soon, Thinker Tinker Maker: Game Inserts & CCG Boxes On Kickstarter, Rebel Minis Releases 28mm Earth Force Security “Hounds”, Hitech Miniatures Releases Mystic Sergius, New Female Viking Unit from Brother Vinni, Alternative Armies releases four classic Goblin packs, Fantasy Treasure Chest by Fantasy Coin Coming Soon, Kromlech New Release – Chaos Legionary Jump Pack, and Madzzle Jigsaw Puzzle Game Up On Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 21st, 2015
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    Seems we’ve finally started seeing “End of” Summer sales. Well, it’s the start of the sale. It’s just the end of summer. It’s the start of the end of summer sale. I can see how that’d potentially be confusing. So I’ll put it like this, “Go to Wasteland Game Studio and get things for cheaper than usual.”
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Aug 21st, 2015
    3 Comments
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    You know what they say about “rabbits” and “multiplication.” Apparently the same can be said about raccoons. The reason i say that is that Dark Sword Miniatures has been almost inundated with new releases of the critters over in their webshop for this month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 21st, 2015
    4 Comments
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    To all you Whovians out there, Warlord Games has just announced that they have acquired the license to create a miniatures game based on the Dr. Who television series. *puts on scarf* The license includes all of the Doctors, their companions, and their foes. So everything from the Daleks to the Master to the Cybermen are all apparently fair game to be in the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 21st, 2015
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    Parallax: Warbands is a new fantasy skirmish miniatures game that’s over on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love. The name of the game is customization, as there’s RPG-style character building for each of your figures that make up your 4-8 character warband. Did I mention the anthropomorphic elephants? I should probably mention the anthropomorphic elephants. There are other anthropomorphic animals, too, but I just wanted to point out the elephants, since they’re cool (and there’s no anthropomorphic polar bears to talk about).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Games Workshop
    Aug 21st, 2015
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    One of the downsides to buying online is having to factor in shipping costs to your order. Sure, the price may be reduced somewhat (in some cases), but when you tack on shipping costs, the final total can end up being more than if you’d just picked up an item at a store. Well, for a short while, Forge World is offering free worldwide shipping on qualifying orders over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Aug 20th, 2015
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    She’s a daaaaaaaaaaaaay tripper! One-way ticket, yeah!
    Well, now that I’ve hopefully gotten that song stuck in your head (just please don’t tell me you have no idea what song I’m talking about), let’s talk a bit about DayTripper, a surreal sci-fi RPG set in the beginning of the 22nd century. The advances in technology in the past hundred years have been pretty momentous. The biggest of which is the “Slip Capacitor” (the second-cousin of the Flux Capacitor) which allows travelers to go into other dimensions and timelines. Great Scott!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Aug 20th, 2015
    3 Comments
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    Tattooine has a certain… reputation in the Star Wars universe. It’s not exactly the nicest planet to land on. You’ve gotta be careful about where you go, who you talk to, what cantinas you go into. Even veteran warriors can be caught unawares. Han Solo, for example. He’s got a bit AWOL and you’ve gotta go find him. That’s the story behind Imperial Assault: Twin Shadows, which is now available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Aug 20th, 2015
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    Issue 19 of the Wyrd Chronicles e-zine is now available for your download and reading pleasure. It’s your one-stop shop for all of Wyrd’s games. They’ve got a little bit of everything in there for you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Aug 20th, 2015
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    It’s cool to see when tabletop companies collaborate with online gaming. Playing one can net you some bonuses in the other. Most of us aren’t just tabletop gamers or video gamers. We do both. Well, there’s a new expansion out for the Neverwinter MMORPG and WizKids is giving people that play in their organized events the ability to get cool gear for it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Aug 20th, 2015
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    It must be a Thursday. I never could get a handle on Thursdays.
    Actually, I’m navigating the day just fine so far. I just like quoting Hitchhiker when I can.
    And seeing as it is, indeed, Thursday, it’s time again for a Terrain Corner.

    In today’s installment we have: Amera Plastic Mouldings New Pyramid for 28mm figures, Dungeon Forge – In My Pocket Up On Kickstarter, and New Stretch Goals for Integrated Wargame Buildings Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Aug 20th, 2015
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    Guild Ball takes to the field with a couple updates about various things all in one place. There’s a change to one of the starter boxes, some info about gaming mats, an incentive for retailers to carry the game, and a little bit about a new Season coming.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Aug 20th, 2015
    1 Comment
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    You’ve previously heard me praise game companies who put the rules for their games up online for free. It’s a great way to show that they trust their rules are good enough to have you come back for more. It also lets players test out the game before they dive headlong into it. Privateer Press has now put the rules for Warmachine and Hordes up online for free.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Aug 20th, 2015
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    As summer transitions into fall (my local grocery store has had Halloween candy displays for 2 weeks now), it’s time to start thinking of spooky and horrifying things to inflict upon your players. A tomb would fit the bill. Though… hmm… just a tomb on its own would be enough. It should be terrifying… Yeah, a tomb of terrifying… or, multiple tombs! Yeah! Tombs of Terror.
    Oh, hey, look. New Realms Publishing already has us covered.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Aug 20th, 2015
    2 Comments
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    Kings of War keeps rolling along. The new edition seems to be going over rather well and new army lists are being released online. But while army lists might be nice, we know one of the real draws of miniatures games is right there in the title… miniatures. So what does Mantic have up its sleeve for the Orcs?
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