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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 20th, 2016
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    No, Planet Rush is not one where Geddy Lee is supreme overlord and everyone listens to Tom Sawyer and Subdivisions as planetary anthems… though that would be pretty cool. No, it’s a new game from Victory Point Games with rules by legendary game designer Reiner Knizia. It’s also up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 20th, 2016
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    A look inside the Heroes in a Half Shell set for HeroClix continues. This time around, it could quite be my original inspiration to start playing hockey. It’s the vigilante Casey Jones.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 20th, 2016
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    The written word is very powerful. I mean, look at what you’re doing right now. I’m imparting knowledge to you via written language (ok, typed, but still). Wizards are well known for having scrolls filled with all sorts of arcane knowledge in the form of powerful spells. As an apprentice wizard that you are (didn’t you know? You’re a wizard, ‘arry!), you’ll need to learn from as many scrolls as possible, adding them to your repertoire. But others are looking to get that knowledge, too. You’ll have to be quick. That’s the story behind Magic ScROLLS, a new dice game that’s up on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Corvus Belli
    Sep 20th, 2016
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    Yeah, I know we’re just shy of 3 weeks into September, but sometimes things happen a releases and announcements get pushed back. So, having said that, Corvus Belli has August’s releases for Infinity now available over in their webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Sep 20th, 2016
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    People love to think “what if” in regards to a lot of things, but to WWII, specifically. That includes many game designers. Konflikt ’47 is one such result, giving us a war that continued on, as well as imbuing it with a lot of strange technological advances. There’s three new releases for it over in the Warlord Games webshop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 19th, 2016
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    Fuzzy puppies and kittens!
    That’s what my gaming group decided a character said when the player, in a bit of confusion from lack of sleep, said, “My character says something comforting.” and left it at that. I mean, wouldn’t you want a bunch of fuzzy puppies and kittens? I know I would. Sadly, I don’t have the means to get a bunch of fuzzy puppies and kittens, except when it comes to You Gotta Be Kitten Me from Stone Blade Entertainment, whose official launch day is today.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Sep 19th, 2016
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    I really should get around to watching The Force Awakens at some point. Then I can see what all the fuss is about with these new cards for the X-Wing Miniatures Game coming in Heroes of the Resistance. We’ve seen what sort of things are designed for the Falcon (though you can use some of the cards with other ships, like the crew and upgrades). This time around, we get a look at what goes with the T-70.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 19th, 2016
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    Modiphius’ Siege of the Citadel 2nd Edition has been doing just fine over on Kickstarter. They’re well over their funding goal, closing in on 3x funded. As such, they’ve had some stretch goal unlocks. These come in the form of a couple of optional add-ons. If you want them, head over and up your pledge, which will hopefully mean even more unlocks in the near future.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Sep 19th, 2016
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    At Gen Con, in the GCT Studios display case, up at the top, off to one side, there was a model. At the time, it didn’t have a name, but it certainly was causing a bit of a stir. I mean, you don’t see many man/crab centaur models around. Well, he now has a name and some rules and will be coming to your tabletops with Bushido’s wave 30. It’s Tetsuso.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 19th, 2016
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    The weekend is over. It’s back to the office. But, hopefully, you got some gaming in over the past couple days. Me? I played some Guild Ball (Masons beat the Morticians) and then some Dogs of War (my favorite game that CMON makes). I also got to watch a game of On Her Majesty’s Service. They already had 4 for the game, so I was just a spectator, but that game looks pretty cool.

    But that’s as may be. Currently, we’re here to make your gaming tables look as good as possible. So, with that in mind…

    Today we have: Maki Games Launches Modular Underground Project Kickstarter, Badlands Terrain returning soon to Gale Force Nine, Heroic Maps – Sowthistle Farm, Badlands: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available, New From Skull Forge Scenics: Resin Graveyard Entrance, New Terrain and Miniatures at Armorcast, and Terra-City One Dual Carriagway Sections Available From Sally 4th.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Sep 19th, 2016
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    There are many famous US military groups. One that participated in many of the most iconic battles in Europe during WWII was the US Airborne. They saw action in Sicily before taking part of the D-Day Invasion. They then had a role to play in Operation Market Garden. Well, Warlord Games is soon going to be bringing them from the fields of Europe to your tabletops with a new plastic US Airborne Platoon set for Bolt Action. Pre-orders are being taken now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 19th, 2016
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    The Year of New Editions looks to add another name to its rolls. This time around it’s the Adventuria Adventure Card Game. The game is currently available in German, but there’s a Kickstarter up and running to create an English version of the game. If you’re looking for a high-fantasy card game that can be played either in a cooperative or competitive mode, you just might want to check it out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 19th, 2016
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    The gods are dead. That’s kind of a bummer. Though, arguably much worse is that there’s undead in the streets and giants rampaging around outside the city walls. Humanity is hunkered down, beset upon all sides by horrible creatures. That’s where you and your RPG group comes in. Helheim: Yggdrasil Burning is a Norse-themed fantasy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 19th, 2016
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    Giggity.
    Family Guy has been a cultural phenomenon since its original launch. How many quotes do you know from the show? I’m guessing a lot, and probably more than you even realize. Soon, Gale Force Nine will be bringing the irreverent and slightly raunchy humor to your living rooms via Stewie’s Sexy Party Game. They’ve posted up a preview for everyone to check out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 19th, 2016
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    Monday morning and we’re headed for the stars. Warlord Games has a couple of new releases available for Beyond the Gates of Antares over in their webshop. You’ve got a Freeborn NuHu Renegade Meld as well as a Ghar Outcast Rebel Creeper.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 17th, 2016
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    Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    *runs around with my arms over my head*
    Ok, enough of that. Let’s get down to business. You want to see review articles and I’m here to supply them (it is one of the most-popular posts of the week, after all).

    Today we have: Sky Dynasty, Inis, Flash Point: Dangerous Waters, My Village, Death Pit Duels, Mombasa, Hold Your Breath, Tiny Epic Western, Colony, Z War One Damnation, Nightlancer, and Scythe.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 16th, 2016
    2 Comments
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    Marvel or DC. It’s a battle that rages on in geek-dom that will most-likely not have an end anytime soon. Knight Models plays both sides of the field, though, coming out with great models for both lines. Lately, they’ve been showing off some models for the upcoming Suicide Squad box set. Most recently, we get a look at the box contents in total.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 16th, 2016
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    Mantic has announced that they’re working on a new dungeon-crawler style board game. This one’s called Star Saga. Instead of some dark dungeon or dank cave, you’re headed out into the stars to fight baddies in derelict spaceships and planetary colonies. The game takes place in the Warpath universe, so I’m sure you can expect a lot of crossover with the various characters and lore that we’ve come to know.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 16th, 2016
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    Well, the kids are back in school. I know because every morning and afternoon there’s a constant parade of school buses going through my apartment complex, dropping them off. Seriously, it goes on for several hours. But there’s good things to be had as well. For example, Soda Pop Miniatures is having themselves a sale.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 16th, 2016
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    Tattooine’s just not all that great a planet, it would seem. At least, nobody that comes from there seems to be all that happy about it. It’s not got the most glowing endorsements from its long-time residents. But there are some shining lights in the rough that is the various hives of scum and villainy. It’s a look at those heroes that we get in today’s preview from the upcoming Jabba’s Realm expansion for Imperial Assault.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Sep 16th, 2016
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    The work week is drawing to a close.
    … … … Wooo!
    Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some gaming. Tomorrow’s the monthly gaming day at my friend’s library, where I’ll be getting a couple games in. Hopefully you have roughly similar plans. If I’m going to make it through a marathon gaming session, I need to bulk up on some bite-size gaming stories. Good thing that’s just what I’ve got here.

    Today on the platter we have: New Cerastus Knight Heads from Forge World, New Statuesque Fine & Pulp Scale Veteran Female Heads Available, New Releases Available From BlackChapel Miniatures, Okumarts Games Releases More Victorian Adventure Paper Minis, and Shieldwolf Miniatures Launches Forest Goblin Multi-Part Plastic Minis Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Sep 16th, 2016
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    Hopefully you’ve got some gaming lined up for the weekend. But what do you do if you get to the shop/club/whatever and nobody else is there yet? I suppose you could count ceiling tiles, but I prefer to spend that time reading some gaming magazines. And, thankfully, there’s a new issue of Game Nite magazine to keep my occupied.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 16th, 2016
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    Trainee wizards are always looking to show off. One summons a butterfly, while another summons a cardinal, while another summons a hawk, while another summons a celestial dragon! Or so it goes. That’s what happens in the world of Ember, anyway. Well, the first year’s over and it’s time to move on to some advanced studies with From the Ashes, a new expansion for the game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 16th, 2016
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    Everybody go crazy! There’s a new adventure for Call of Cthulhu up on Kickstarter! Ok, maybe don’t go crazy, literally. That would inhibit your playing ability. Though, being Call of Cthulhu, it’s highly likely that your character will go crazy. That’s just sort of par for the course.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Sep 16th, 2016
    3 Comments
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    Sometimes you come across an idea for a game and go, “That’s awesome! I’m surprised you don’t see more games like that!” Well, that’s what we’ve got here with Cretacea. It’s a miniatures skirmish game where you play as dinosaurs in the Cretaceous Period. Yeah, I’m sure there’s a decent amount of you that just went, “That’s awesome! I’m surprised you don’t see more games like that!” I’m not one to really say, “I told you so.” but… wait, yes, I am that type. I told you so. The game’s up now on Kickstarter.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 16th, 2016
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    Some of you might remember the shipping strike that happened a year or so ago and how that caused a ripple effect through much of gaming, as company’s had their containers stuck at the docks on ships while it all got sorted out. This year, we’ve got something not exactly the same, but the end result is similar. The Hanjin shipping company has filed for bankruptcy. “Yeah, so what?” you might say. Well, many gaming companies used Hanjin. That includes WizKids.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 15th, 2016
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    Who here remembers when Spam cans had an expiration date in the year 2000 and we thought it was such a crazy, cool thing? The future will be here before we know it. For example, January. Yeah, we’re almost 3/4 of the way through this year. So that means 2017 is just around the corner. Well, now Steve Jackson Games has posted up what you can spend that holiday money on, with a look at what they’ll be releasing the first month of next year.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 15th, 2016
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    Having just gotten over being sick the early part of this week, posting a story about a new Pandemic game coming out just seems to book-end the event just fine. Well, this fall, Z-Man Games is coming out with Pandemic Iberia. It’s going to be just a one-print-run game, so if you want to save the people of the Iberian peninsula from the ravages of horrible diseases, you’ll want to get your order in. Here, Z-Man gives us a look at what new things will be in the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 15th, 2016
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    No, WizKids isn’t doing a Guns ‘N Roses set for Heroclix… though that’d be friggin’ awesome!
    Anyway, this preview is from the cartoon show. No, not the one I used to watch as a kid. Those were some of the previous previews. This time around it’s the 2012 animated series. We get a look at Slash.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 15th, 2016
    2 Comments
    1077 Views

    Hello there, Thursday. How’s things? That’s good to hear. You know, it’s almost time for the weekend. I know, you feel sad because you’re always almost to the weekend, but never there, yourself. That’s gotta be rough. But hey, at least you get to help people make their gaming tables look better. That’s gotta count for something, right!? Right! Good now, let’s get on with it.

    In today’s Terrain Corner we have: New Modern Food Trucks and Cargo Vans from Burn In Designs, Final Week for Neo Tyrannis Kickstarter, Nine New Fantasy-Football Playmats Available From Deep-Cut Studio, West Land: Pwork Wargames Fantasy Gaming Mat Now Available, and Wizard Kraft Modular River Terrain Up On Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 15th, 2016
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    Snakes! Why’d it have to be snakes? Well, a lot of people like snakes and they’ve been a part of human culture for a very long time. Take Ancient Egypt, for example. You’ll see snakes all over the place. And it’s into such a tomb, decorated with all manner of snakes, that you must go in Tomb of the Serpent, a new Pulp Alley release that’s available to pre-order from Sally 4th.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 15th, 2016
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    I do so enjoy games with quirky themes and interesting stories behind them. Z-Man games is sure delivering with Nautilion. I mean, how often do you get “treacherous Darkhouses” who are looking to take over the “oneiric ocean” and has sent out its “Phantom Submarine” in order to do so via enslaving the “Happy Isles”? Not very often. Z-Man gives us a look into the game in this preview.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Sep 15th, 2016
    1 Comment
    425 Views

    Continuing along with the super hero theme… and even with mystical super heroes… we’ve got the Dr. Strange Team Pack for Dice Masters from WizKids. You can run out to the shop and pick up a copy for yourself, if you’re so inclined, since it’s available now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 15th, 2016
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    Super hero comics are filled with all sorts of mystical and magical heroes and items. Sure, guys like Iron Man, Captain America, and even the Incredible Hulk were all created via science, but you’ve got the Scarlet Witch and Dr. Strange whose powers all come from the ethereal. The Munchkin Marvel 2: Mystic Mayhem (Mmmmm!) set is filled with all things magical. But there’s more than just that, and we get a look at it here.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 15th, 2016
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    585 Views

    Yarr arr yarr!
    I loddie the hotpants!
    It’s that time of year again, meharties. Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming up at the start of next week. Now, we all know pirates love to get things for free (you think they got all that gold through stocks and bonds trading?), and so in true pirate tradition, CMON is giving you a chance to walk off (the plank or otherwise) with some free Rum & Bones booty.
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