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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 27th, 2016
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    The Jedi Order had been around for quite a long time before the Emperor decided, “well, that’s enough of that” and started working at getting rid of them all. Sure, he got a lot of them right away with Order 66, but remnants of the Jedi Order were all over (galaxies are pretty big places, after all). But he couldn’t just be running off on his own to take care of it. There were more important things to do. So he took a fallen Jedi and turned him into his Grand Inquisitor. Now, that Grand Inquisitor is making his way to the tabletops of Imperial Assault.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 27th, 2016
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    Rats. Some people keep them as pets. But as an adventurer, you know that you’re probably going to have to go deal with some oversized rats at some point. Though much of the time the rats aren’t armed and armored. The Ratlings in Massive Darkness are armed and armored and are a new add-on for the campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 25th, 2016
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    Saturday! Glorious Saturday!
    As you read this, I’m at a library that a friend works at. They’re having their first Board Game Day and so I’m playing some board games. Actually, there’s a very high likelihood that I’m playing Guild Ball, which isn’t really a board game, but it’s still alright.

    Anyway, while I’m doing that, I’ve also got some review articles for you.

    Today I have: Stolen Treasures, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space: Ultimate Edition, Statecraft, Shinobi, Terminator Genisys Heavy Weapon Endoskeletons, Ice Cool, The CopyCat, Stak Bots Red, 51st State, Tyrants of the Underdark, StoryLine: Fairy Tales, Dr. Eureka, and Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    I’m a huge WWI buff. To me, no other event of the 20th century more-defined the world we currently live in than that. So I love games based on it, as it helps others remember that the conflict existed (as it’s often overshadowed by other events). The Grizzled is one such game. Now, the expansion, At Your Orders, is available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    We had all those previews of the various characters that are coming out for Beyond the Gates of Antares. You remember, all those figures from Battle For Xilos. Fartok! Everyone remembers Fartok! Well, him, and a whole bunch of other pieces are available to order over in the Warlord Games webshop now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    Well, it’s happened again. The world has come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you to leave that toxic waste alone! Now the city’s overrun with zombies. But capitalism never let something like a horde of zombies get in the way of making a buck. There’s supplies all over the city that have to be moved around and we can get contracted to move it. But we’ve gotta get things where they need to go on time or we might end up losing out on money we could’ve been making.
    That’s the story behind Race Against The Horde. The game’s back up on Kickstarter. Third time’s hopefully the charm.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    Legends tell of a legend that… Ok, it’s been a while since I’ve seen Kung-Fu Panda. Just insert those opening lines here. Also, as part of the ongoing Guest Artist Editions of the various Munchkin games, Steve Jackson Games has announced Munchkin: Legends Guest Artist Edition. Also, it’s going to be a Target stores exclusive.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    The absurd is the regular in the world of Wonderland. Normal, regular, everyday things here in the “real” world become crazy and mixed-up. That’s just the sort of thing that happens in Play Me, now available from CMON. All you have to do in the game is roll your 6 dice and get numbers 1-6 in order. Simple, right? Not exactly.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    The Year of New Editions continues along. This time it’s from Victory Point Games. Though we kinda saw this one coming, as they’d ran a Kickstarter campaign for Dawn of the Zeds 3rd Edition. Always good to see a Kickstarter be successful and then show up for everyone. You can get get your copy now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    It’s been a long week.
    Well, ok, technically it’s been as long as pretty much every other week. But it seems that it really slowed down starting Wednesday afternoon. I’m certainly ready for the weekend, anyway. Gotta refuel in order to make it there, though. So I’m going to chow down on some bite-size gaming stories. Don’t worry. I’ll share.

    Today we have: The Big League Campaign Deck and Hunter’s Guild Token Set are now available for pre-order, Fantasy Flight Games Releases New Allies and Adversaries Packs for Star Wars RPG, Red Panda Miniatures Shows of Painted Tank Mini for Wander, Club Fantasci Sets Up GoFundMe Campaign To Recoup Gear Stolen During Origins, Coins of the Forge Candle Set with Embedded Metal Coins Up On Kickstarter, Eternity Dungeon Tiles And Dice Up On Kickstarter, Free Shipping This Weekend From Bits of War, and Firefly Fluxx Coin Available From Looney Labs.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    There’s a new company in the gaming world. It’s a combination of Ninja Division and Seven Seas. The two are working together to create Shinobi 7. So for those of you out there that love various Anime and Manga series and wish that there were more games that involved them, you’re in luck, since that’s just the sort of thing that Shinobi 7 will be looking to produce.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    The Kickstarter campaign for Zombicide: Black Plague had a lot of Kickstarter-exclusive expansions and add-ons for it. But that’s not to say that all of it was Kickstarter-exclusive. Several of those expansions were slated for regular retail release. And, as you know, I always love to see that sort of thing happen. And that’s just what is happening with Hero Box 1, Zombie Bosses, and the Paul Bonner Special Guest Artist box.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    Forge World’s got quite a bit going on today with their pre-releases. There’s a new Horus Heresy character available. You can get him both as a single and as a two-pack. Then, to make sure your mini looks nice, there’s a couple paint kits as well as some transfer sheets available.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    Part of the draw of Massive Darkness is that it’s able to draw from all sorts of different fantasy elements and can then add them to the game. A new Heroes and Monsters optional add-on has been… well… added on to the Kickstarter campaign. This set pits three heroes versus the massive Cyclops Spearmaiden.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    When you go out on vacation this summer, you might want to bring along some games to play. Picking up digital versions of your favorite board games remedy the need to lug around big game boxes, and eliminate the worry of losing pieces while you’re away. The folks at Nomad Games certainly can feel your pain, and so they’re making it easier to pick up their games by having themselves a sale.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 24th, 2016
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    The life of a viking is tough. You’ve got all this pillaging to do. But not only that, you’ve gotta worry about getting your own village pillaged. Not only that, you’ve got those giants, the Jotunn, just going crazy all over everywhere. It’s balancing between these three things, pillaging, defense, and deflecting the Jotunn, that make up your tasks in Rampaging Jotunn, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 23rd, 2016
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    I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really afraid of bugs, but I don’t go out of my way to deal with them, either. I’ll squish a spider if I need to, but I’d prefer if they just stayed where they’re at and left me alone. Well, most people in Terrinoth would also prefer if bugs left them alone. Unfortunately, the sorceress Ariad has brought forth a wave of creepy crawlies and it’s up to the heroes of Runebound to deal with them. That’s the story behind Caught in a Web, a new expansion for Runebound, of which we get a preview today.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Jun 23rd, 2016
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    The month of June is most of the way done. But there’s still plenty of time for companies to have releases for the month. Take, for example, Corvus Belli. They’ve posted up previews of their releases for June so you can go, “ooh” and “aah” before they’re posted in the company’s webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jun 23rd, 2016
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    Weapons Grade Funk is running a Kickstarter campaign to create some sci-fi miniatures to go along with their Hc Svnt Dracones game. The game involves creating anthropomorphic characters that were originally experiments by humans in the far future, but they’ve since outlived those that created them. Since there’s not really all that many figures for that sort of thing available, the folks at Weapons Grade Funk decided to make their own.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Jun 23rd, 2016
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    We’re getting there, folks. The weekend is making its way here. I don’t know about you, but to me it slowed down a bit yesterday afternoon. Here’s to hoping it picks back up again. In the meantime, let’s do our best to get your gaming tables looking as good as possible, shall we?

    Today’s Terrain Corner features: Manorhouse Workshop Launches 3D Bases – Modular Terrain Kickstarter, Printable Scenery Running Apocalypse Ruins Kickstarter Campaign, Ice Desert: Pwork Wargames Sci-Fi Gaming Mat Now Available, and Forge Prints Launches Foundations 3 Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 23rd, 2016
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    A new expansion for Cash ‘N’ Guns is coming out soon. It’s called Team Spirit and it brings a whole new dynamic to the game: Teams! The world of crime is rough, and having someone that can watch your back is an invaluable resource. Now you’ve got a second person to help grab loot and one less gun barrel aimed at you. Asmodee has posted a preview of some of the other surprises that come in this set.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jun 23rd, 2016
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    As I’ve mentioned many times, having extra resources available to your DM is only ever a good thing, in my mind. Most groups don’t have 6-8 months between games like my group does. So the DM has to be more-ready for game. Sometimes that doesn’t happen. That’s where pre-generated material can really help. And that’s where Game Night Packs come in. They’re up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Jun 23rd, 2016
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    Privateer Press posted up a bunch of new previews over on their website. We got a look at some of these a while ago, but now the official previews are up, including 360-views of the figures. Plus, I don’t think we actually got a look at the new Black 13th when they were announced.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 23rd, 2016
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    Descent is a one-vs-many game. While most players take on the role of a hero, one gets to play as the Overlord. They’re basically the “Dungeon Master” player. But unlike an RPG, they’re not out there to just tell a good story for the players, they’re there to win! Well, in The Chains That Rust, the new expansion for the game coming out soon, the Overlord player gets a powerful, new weapon to unleash on the heroes.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Jun 23rd, 2016
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    With the release of Battle For Xilos, lots of people are jumping on the Beyond the Gates of Antares bandwagon and picking up armies. Well, the figures don’t come pre-painted (as you well know). Warlord Games would love to see all those new figures with some shiny, new paint jobs on them. As such, they’re running a painting contest for Beyond the Gates of Antares figures.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 22nd, 2016
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    While not as internationally known as, say, Tokyo, Yokohama is easily just as important in Japan’s history. It was the city that was first opened up to foreign trade (forcibly, but still…) after a long period of isolation for the island nation. As various traders made their way to the city, they brought various goods that they would sell to merchants headed all across the globe. Each trader wanted to be the most influential. And that’s where the board game Yokohama comes in. The deluxe edition of which is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 22nd, 2016
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    I’m generally a fan of bluffing games. And it’s not just because I’m good at seeming innocent when I’m actually lying my ass off. 😉 I just like hidden-information sorts of games, as well as working to trick my opponents into thinking they’re winning when I know that I am (or at least, I’m pretty sure I am). Overseers is one such card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Jun 22nd, 2016
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    Usually prices go up over time. Inflation and all that. But this story is about prices going the other direction. Paint.Play.Enjoy, the folks that make GGA (Granny Grating Armies), have decided that they’re going to be lowering the prices on their products starting on the 25th.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 22nd, 2016
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    The week continues along. As it goes, so do we along with it. The weekend is coming up soon. It’ll hopefully be here before we know it. I’m going to an inaugural board game day at a library that a friend works at. Probably to play Guild Ball. I know that’s not technically a board game. But I don’t care. I’m a rebel.

    Anyway, before then, we need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    So today we have: Red Panda Miniatures Wander Contest Happening Now, Ares Games Posts Dungeon Time Kickstarter Preview Video, Khurasan releases 15mm Merkava Mark 4, New interactve website for Castles & Crusades, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm June Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and Final week for Barbaric Splendor Kickstarter One: Personalities.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jun 22nd, 2016
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    Happy Games Factory has posted up the latest releases for Eden. As usual for the game, it’s a rather eclectic group. Whether you want some renegade bikers, a guy with 3 arms and a gas mask, or some religious ladies, they’ve got you covered.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 22nd, 2016
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    October’s just the right time to have all sorts of spooky and scary stuff come out for the hobby games we love. Steve Jackson Games certainly feels that way. As such, they’re going to have the Guest Artist Edition of Munchkin Zombies available that month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Jun 22nd, 2016
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    As we move into the heat/cold of the next couple months (depending on your hemisphere), it’s good to have a book to either snuggle up with and read next to the fire, or to look over while escaping from the oppressive temperatures outside. Osprey Publishing is helping out with that, having a sale going on now over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Jun 22nd, 2016
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    I’m told that people like to collect together from time to time for a thing that’s apparently called a “party.” I’ve been to a few of these “parties,” but only very rarely. I thought they only happened once every 4-5 years, but it seems they go on damn near all the time, at least somewhere. At these gatherings, people play games. One such game that people might play is The Game of Odds, a new party card game up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Jun 22nd, 2016
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    Aaaall Abooooooard! This train’s about ready to leave the station. But what if you want to get from London to, say, New York? Hard to take a train. And there’s not really regular air travel yet (in the world of Ticket to Ride, anyway). You’re gonna have to take a boat. And that’s just what you get to do in Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails, a new version of the game announced by Days of Wonder.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Jun 21st, 2016
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    I’ve been involved with gaming for well over a decade now. Many of my friends I’ve known from “way back” have had some great, momentous things happen in their lives. Like my friend Ravyn. 9 years ago, she got married (no, not to me. :P). She’s since gone on to start Advanced Deployment. Well, in celebration of her nuptials, she’s having a sale over on her website.
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