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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jan 11th, 2017
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    For those that don’t know about the classic Chinese tale, Journey to the West, I’d highly recommend you check it out. There’s a version of it up on Netflix now, actually, that is just awesome. But what if you want to bring the demon-hunting action to your tabletop? Well, that might be a reality if Monkey, the roleplaying game of Journey to the West, makes it to their goal over on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 11th, 2017
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    We’re once more halfway through the week. So far, it’s been a pretty standard week. After the chaos of the week before, I’m not complaining about that at all. I’m also not complaining about the temperatures we’re supposed to get to today here in Atlanta. I might just open the windows when I get home. But that’s as may be. Right now, it’s time to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today on the platter we have: Final Days for Sector 6 on Kickstarter, Acheson Releases More Dungeon Worlds Part 2 Figures, Special Artizan Service Miniatures Presents: F.U.B.A.R 28mm WW2 Rangers Kickstarter, Life of the Party Comic Up On Kickstarter, 4th Canadian Mechanised Brigade Group KickOFF, New Bedlam Release from Kromlech, Win this pre-Release Combot kit, Flatminis releases a new wave of 2D heroes, and Mighty Meeples: DC Comics Series 1 Now Available.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 11th, 2017
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    Sure, despite being deaf, dumb, and blind, Tommy could play a mean game of pinball, but what about looking at the game from the ball’s point of view? That’s what you’ll be doing in Pinball Showdown, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
    Humongous shoes for Elton John sold separately.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jan 11th, 2017
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    I have some friends who are followers of the old Norse gods. Like, legit-wise. You hear about that from time to time, but you don’t hear too many people saying they’re followers of the old, Olympian pantheon. Maybe that’s by design. Maybe it’s because there’s a secret war going on between Olympians and Titans all around us, but we’re just blind to it. That’s what’s going on in Olympus, Inc., which is now available digitally for all you .PDF lovers out there.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jan 11th, 2017
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    Throughout much of military history, men on horseback have been some of the most formidable forces in warfare. Their fast, powerful charges into enemy lines could be the deciding factor in a battle. Later this year, Warlord Games will be coming out with some new British Cavalry models for Black Powder and they’ve got just a teaser preview up for them.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 11th, 2017
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    I remember playing the original Doom video game at my neighbor’s house. My friend had the game and we played all the time. You really could die pretty easily in it, and we very often did. That was good, of course, since it meant you weren’t far from having your own turn playing. And who knows better about dying often than Sean Bean? He’s been killed on-screen more than just about anyone… *gets a note* Wait… wrong Sean Bean. Ah well. This Sean Bean still knows about on-screen deaths, as he is with id Software, who created Doom. Fantasy Flight Games has a talk with him about that as well as the Doom board game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Jan 11th, 2017
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    *guitar riff*
    I am Iron Man!
    *more guitar*
    While I wouldn’t say that you have to play Black Sabbath when you get your Iron Man & War Machine starter set for Dice Masters next month, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t do it, either. If you’re interested in taking a look at what you can expect in the set, continue on.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    Just beyond lays a realm full of elder beings. Crazy, insane gods lurk, ready to make their way into our own world. Defending against these creatures are the Investigators. Their job is a difficult one, since just knowing too much about those elder beings can cause you to go insane. You must tread carefully and work together if you want to succeed. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Cthulhu: A Deck-Building Game coming next month from Ninja Division.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    Galileo Games and Brooklyn Indie Games are joining forces. As such, Brooklyn Indie Games will become an imprint of Galileo Games. Tim Rodriguez, current owner of Brooklyn Indie Games will now be the VP of Galileo Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    Dice Masters isn’t the only game getting a Ninja Turtles expansion soon. HeroClix will be getting their 3rd mutant-themed set when Shredder’s Return comes out. And what would fighting against Shredder be without fighting against Foot Soldiers? Nothing, that’s what. Well, the new set has plenty of new Foot Soldiers for you to line the field with.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    While some units have ranged attacks and could theoretically just be deployed and stay there the entire game, for most figures on the field, that’s not really an option. You’re going to have to get your figures from one side of the board to the other. But how does that work, exactly? That’s what Fantasy Flight is to clear up today in their preview of Runewars.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    We’re expecting a bit of a warmup here in Atlanta over the next couple days. Low 50s today and into the mid-60s by the end of the week (that’s ~10 to ~16 for our Celsius-friends). Considering how cold it’s been (relatively speaking), it might be time to go outside and do some walking. And when walking, it’s nice to have some podcasts to listen to. So let’s see what we’ve got this week.

    We have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 190: Gaming Review of 2016; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 87: Best of Theme; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 89: Great Western Trail and 2017 Predictions/Resolutions; Singled Out Episode 23: Talking Granite with Mat Hart; The Rolistes Episode 18 (Part 1) : Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone; 40K Radio Episode 9: 40K Update Part Deux; The Cardboard Herald Episode 9: Ted Alspach of Bezier Games; and Plaid Hat Games Podcast “Winter Break” – Part 1.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Job Opportunity
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    It’s a new year. Could you be looking for a new job? Maybe one in the gaming industry? Well, if so, you might want to check out Ninja Division. They’re hiring for two positions: Marketing Manager and Office Administrator.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    It’s never too early to figure out travel plans and housing arrangements for the conventions that are happening this year. Booking early generally means lower prices and much higher availability at your first-choice hotels. So, it’s nice that the folks over at Reaper Miniatures have announced Reapercon 2017’s dates.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    The characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles world have gone through dozens of iterations since their initial comic release. Sometimes they’ve been a bit more dark and gritty. Other times they’ve been more lighthearted and kid-friendly. So just saying, “Ninja Turtles” can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. So, in order to give you a look at what you can expect in the upcoming Heroes in a Half Shell set for Dice Masters, WizKids has posted up this little preview.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    The Northern Hemisphere is well into winter. Cold temperatures are what most of you are experiencing right now. Well, Privateer Press is here to help you warm up and feel like all our friends south of the equator with this batch of releases, including the Protectorate of Menoth’s Command book, as well as new minis for them and the Skorne… plus one Retribution release, because elves.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    It was quite a big deal when the Rebels got their first huge-sized ship for X-Wing. I’ve still been meaning to pick up a Tantiv-IV, just because it’s a cool model, even though I don’t regularly play X-Wing anymore. A while later, the Imperials got their epic ship. But the game has 3 factions! What about Scum & Villainy!? Well, their wait is almost over, as Fantasy Flight Games has announced they’re getting the C-ROC Cruiser.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 10th, 2017
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    One of the bigger stories from last year was the Dark Souls Board Game from Steamforged Games. The Kickstarter campaign did very well and the game, itself, will be coming to tabletops near you later this year. Well, so you can know what you’re going to be getting, Steamforged has posted up the rulebook pdf.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jan 9th, 2017
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    The new year is just underway. We’re slightly more than a week in. Of course, like anything, it’s good to know what’s ahead and have some direction. Well, the fine folks over at Burning Games have let us know what they’ll be coming out with in 2017 and even given you readers a special New Year’s treat: some TGN-exclusive artwork for Faith and Dragons Conquer America (and, as always, we’re grateful for the opportunity to be the first to share these pictures with you!).
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Jan 9th, 2017
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    For those that want to fill up their entire day with gaming stuff, there’s places like here on TGN, the podcasts that we’ll be compiling together for you tomorrow, and gaming magazines. For those that are fans of Mantic’s games, there’s no better place to get extra info than Ironwatch. Now, the January issue is available for your downloading and reading pleasure.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Jan 9th, 2017
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    It’s cold. And yeah, I know it’s supposed to be close to 70 degrees in just a couple days, but right now it’s cold. You know where it’s not so cold right now? Las Vegas. And that’s just compared to Atlanta. Compared to somewhere like Chicago or Bismarck, it’s downright balmy. Sounds like a great place to have a gaming convention. Thankfully, the Las Vegas Open is less than a month away.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Jan 9th, 2017
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    There are certain battles that stand out in history. Agincourt, Thermopylae, Waterloo. The Battle of the Bulge should also be listed there. It was a last-ditch effort by the Germans to escape the tightening noose that was being formed around Germany by the Allies in WWII. Soon, you’ll be able to recreate that battle (or at least part of it) on your tabletop with the Battle of the Bulge supplement coming from Warlord Games for Bolt Action.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jan 9th, 2017
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    If you want to run a business, there’s a lot of hats that you have to be able to wear. You have to be a creator, a shipper, an accountant, and manager. Even if you have tools to help, such as Kickstarter, your first outing might not be just right. Thankfully, you can always regroup and relaunch. That’s what Streetscape has done. They’ve reconfigured and relaunched their Resin and MDF Buildings Kickstarter campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Jan 9th, 2017
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    While 2016 was the Year of New Editions, that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting new editions of games here in 2017. Starting out, you can now pre-order Legends of Kalidasia: Heroes of the Heragul, which is the 2nd edition of the game. If you’re interested in some sci-fi starship action, you might just want to check it out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Jan 9th, 2017
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    Cats vs. Dogs. Cubs vs. Cardinals. Coke vs. Pepsi. There are just some classic rivalries out there. One of the more recent ones that’s come out of nerd-dom is Ninjas vs. Pirates. Well, that’s just what we’ve got previews of from GCT Studios. There’s a new Jung Pirate to check out as well as a ninja for the Kage Kaze Zoku.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dungeons & Dragons
    Jan 9th, 2017
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    I’ve got a D&D game that I’m running. Our next session is in a couple weeks. We like to use miniatures to represent our characters and monsters out on the board. I know a lot of you do much the same. But we’re all sticklers for having just the right mini for our purposes. Yes, it bugs me a bit whenever I’m like, “Yeah, the mini’s a guy with shield and sword, but it’s really a dude with a pair of clubs.” So having more options for figures is always nice. So, with that said, I’m happy to let you know that WizKids has released their D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie II set.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 9th, 2017
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    The universe is filled with opposites, and many say you can’t have one thing without having its opposite. You can’t know what’s good unless you have things that are bad. You can’t know what is cold without having things that are hot. You can’t have light unless you know what is dark. Opposite forces are always in conflict, and that’s just what you’ll be doing, either fighting for the light or the dark in Light & Dark, coming this month from AEG.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Jan 9th, 2017
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    With the Konflikt ’47 line, Warlord Games can take a lot of their current kits, add in just a couple of extra bits, and create entirely new units out of them. Or, you can just change around some small part and suddenly a unit that’s still just like its Bolt Action counterpart now has that Weird War II feel that it needs. Well, there’s a couple new cannon turrets as well as some new heads available over in the Warlord Games webshop for you.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 7th, 2017
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    Well, one down and 51 to go. We’re a week into 2017 and it’s been a bit of an odd one, at least for me. No single day was “an average day,” really. Whether I was working from home or had to go to the repair shop, or just had the day off, I’m somewhat looking forward to just a “usual routine” next week.
    Anyway, that’s as may be. Right now, it’s time to get you the reviews you so desperately desire.

    Today we have: Lift It, Figopedia, Codenames Pictures, Dungeon Roll, A Fake Artist Goes to New York, High Treason!, Roll Player, Fief: France 1429, Age of War, Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk Expansion, and Colt Express iOS.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jan 6th, 2017
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    Munchkin is one of those games that I think it’s safe to say that most of us have played at some point. I know I have, actually playing a whole bunch of the different versions. It’s those different versions that make the game rather fun. Well, a new version is out, of sorts, that you can only get at Target. It’s the Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jan 6th, 2017
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    Ey! You’s a wizard, Tony!
    It’s like the New York version of that famous phrase. Why New York? Because Pigsmoke, the RPG about life at a wizarding school takes place in the US. But you won’t be taking the role of students, but the faculty. It’s a new RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jan 6th, 2017
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    Hey everyone.
    Well, the first week of the year is coming to a close. It’s been… an odd one. Monday I had off. Tuesday I had to take my car in for repairs (which got finished up on Thursday, since they had to order in a part). Wednesday and Thursday I had some stomach issues. Now it’s Friday and everyone here in Atlanta is bracing for a “huge snowstorm” that’s on its way. Hopefully it’s not too bad and everyone out there stays safe.
    But just as everyone is stocking up on bread and milk, let’s stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories, as well as some terrain pieces from this week.

    As such, we have: Flat Plastic Miniatures 2 Up On Kickstarter, New Sleeves Unlocked in Mage Company Kickstarter, New Metalized Discworld Death Bust From Micro Art Studio, New Magnetic Foil Sets Available From Tabletop-Art, Avatars of War Having Plastic Harpies Sale This Week, Brigade Models 6mm Habitation Dome Released, Heer46 launches Gebirgsjaeger Kickstarter, Molecules of Hatred: Wulfrim Irongrudge Available, and Acheson Releases More Dungeon Worlds Part 2 Figures.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jan 6th, 2017
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    We missed our December D&D session since everyone was busy with holiday stuff. But the January one is rapidly approaching. … I should probably figure out what I want to do with the characters… Good thing there’s a lot of resources out there for a DM like me. And there’s hopefully going to be more if the Itheverse eMagazine Kickstarter is successful. They’re looking to create monthly content that’s system-agnostic to help you with your games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Mantic
    Jan 6th, 2017
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    Well, the world’s once more come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you to not go out into the cold weather! Now there’s zombies, zombies everywhere! (… and not a drop to drink?) But while we sit here in our bunker, hearing all the cries of “braaaaaains!” from just outside, at least we can play The Walking Dead: Prelude to Woodbury from Mantic Games. And by “we,” I mean “me” because it’s a solo game and everyone else is a zombie.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jan 6th, 2017
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    I’m not so sure I’d want to sit on the Iron Throne. I mean, that just doesn’t seem comfy at all. And how many people have gotten tetanus from just getting a little scratch from all those swords? But if you’re not like me and sitting on that throne does sound intriguing, you can try and become king in Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne from Fantasy Flight Games. In this preview, we get a look at the different great houses and how they’re represented in the game.
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