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By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 22nd, 2016
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It’s bad enough that there’s humans that have been infected by the zombie plague. Then you’ve got the wolves coming after you as well. But this time around, the zombie plague is going airborn (of sorts) as now even the crows have succumbed to the foul magics of the necromancers and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 19th, 2016
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One of the comics I’ve read for longer than pretty much any other is Dork Tower. I remember getting some compilation issue decades ago and carrying it around with me in my gaming backpack. I think it finally disintegrated a couple years back. So I love seeing when John Kovalic has a new game co...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 8th, 2016
6 Comments
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Well, the Kickstarter for Massive Darkness ended last night. And as has become tradition, with the end of one campaign, the announcement of the next has been made. This time around, things are getting steamy, as CMON and Guillotine Games once again head to the world of Smog. This time it’s with...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 7th, 2016
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It’s coming to an end, everybody. The Kickstarter campaign for Massive Darkness will be over today. The new dungeon crawl board game from Guillotine Games and CMON takes players below the surface and into seemingly endless twisting corridors. But with danger lays opportunity. Grab the treasure ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 5th, 2016
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The Massive Darkness Kickstarter campaign is coming to an end soon. There’s just a couple days left, but that just means it’s time for CMON and Guillotine to pull out all the stops. That begins with the Reptisaurians, a new enemy set that’s an optional add-on to your pledge....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jul 4th, 2016
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The world of Samaria is harsh and unforgiving. That means the inhabitants of it must also be harsh and unforgiving. Such is the case with the new releases from CoolMiniOrNot for Dark Age. Even the resculpted combat medic is unforgiving. I mean, look at the size of that needle!...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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Maybe you’ve been concerned that the monsters in Massive Darkness haven’t been massive enough. Well, there’s a new biggie ready to walk down the halls of the dungeons and it’s more than prepared to bash your hero’s heads in. It’s the Hellephant (and yes, I love tha...
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 ...
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 ex...
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 numbe...
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 ...
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 massiv...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my p...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2016
4 Comments
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Well, hopefully by checking out the Massive Darkness rulebook, you’ve seen that Massive Darkness and Zombicide: Black Plague are different games. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no way to crossover between the two. It just takes a bit. That bit is now available as an add-on in th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 15th, 2016
2 Comments
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Massive Darkness continues to roll along on Kickstarter. They’ve made it through a bunch of stretch goals, always with another one to go afterward (that’s half the fun, though!). Well, to help make it through more stretch goals, and to entice some of you fence-sitters, they’ve poste...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 10th, 2016
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The Massive Darkness Kickstarter campaign shot off like a rocket the other day. They’re already over a million dollars in funding and there’s still lots of time left on the clock. There’s been a lot of unlocked stretch goals already, but there’s always more to go. To help thin...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 7th, 2016
7 Comments
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The time has come, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Guillotine Games and CMON have launched their Kickstarter campaign for Massive Darkness. What’s Massive Darkness? Well, if you’ve not seen it by now, Massive Darkness is a new dungeon crawl board game....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jun 3rd, 2016
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You know those people that get along better with animals than they do people? The kind to go to a party and spend the whole time talking to the dog or cat as opposed to talking with anyone else? Lynette, Master Herder of the Durshe tribe is one of those people. She’s also making her […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 29th, 2016
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The Summer Solstice is a very important time. The Great Shaman uses the longest day as a chance to contact the Spirit of Everything. Surrounding tribes aid in this process by sending Apprentices to help with the rituals. They’d fast for days, hoping that The Spirit of Everything would cause the...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 28th, 2016
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Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Wooooooooooooo! When you’re reading this, I’m hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat. But that’s me. For you who’s here reading the site, I’ve got your Review Roundup for you. Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes,...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 26th, 2016
11 Comments
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One of the things people were most excited about during the CMON Expo several weeks ago was the preview of Massive Darkness. It’s the new dungeon-crawl game from CoolMiniOrNot and Guillotine Games. It’s also the next game that they’ll be bringing to Kickstarter. And just now, they&#...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
May 24th, 2016
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As the Convention Season continues on, we’re getting into some really big shows coming up. Things like Origins and eventually Gen Con. Companies are looking now to expand their pool of helpers to draw from. Without your help, these shows could never happen. Honestly. Well, CoolMiniOrNot is roll...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 21st, 2016
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It’s another Saturday. Through an odd turn of events, I’m in the office. So Monday and Tuesday I was home because I was sick. Now it’s Saturday and I’m in the office because my internet is broken at home (overnight storm fried my modem). But all is well. Things are getting don...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
May 16th, 2016
1 Comment
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The latest Dark Age releases are available now over in the CoolMiniOrNot webshop. They’re a trio of resculpts of some rather classic minis. I’m always a fan of resculpts. I love seeing how a model can be updated with changes in general aesthetic styles in gaming, as well as an increase in...
By Polar_Bear
In Blood Rage
May 14th, 2016
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Aaaaaah… Saturday. What a glorious day. What cannot be achieved on such a day as Saturday? Well, I know I can be working on various articles for the site. Hopefully you’re getting in some gaming, like I am, too. At the moment, though, we’ve got ourselves the Review Roundup. In today...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 12th, 2016
3 Comments
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One of the perks of being here in the CMON offices is that I sometimes get a chance to get a closer look at some of the projects they’re working on. People got a first look at Massive Darkness during the CMON Expo last weekend. I was able to snap a few photos during the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 9th, 2016
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All good things must come to an end. That is the way of it. Such was the case yesterday with the CMON Expo. I realize I’m going to seem rather biased for saying it, but it really is my favorite show of the year. Unlike the bigger shows, the Expo is designed to be low-key. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
May 8th, 2016
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Well, yesterday was quite a whirlwind of activity. Nothing but nonstop activity and excitement here at the 2nd day of the CMON Expo. There’s lots to do and see, so let’s show some of it off....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 7th, 2016
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It’s time for the final panel here at the CMON Expo. We’ve had our look at Wrath of Kings and Dark Age. We’ve had our look at Massive Darkness. Now we sit down for a nice, quiet, fireside chat with game developer Eric Lang (he’s Canadian)....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 7th, 2016
40 Comments
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A big announcement made by Guillotine Games and CoolMiniOrNot recently was Massive Darkness, a new dungeon-crawl-style board game. Well, here at the CMON Expo, we got a whole panel on what people can expect from this new, and exciting, game....
By Polar_Bear
In Blood Rage
May 7th, 2016
0 Comments
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Sure, I’m having myself a blast here at the CMON Expo, but that doesn’t mean I’m too busy to take a bit of time to get you your Review Roundup this week. That just wouldn’t be right. So let’s get to it. Today we have: Team Play, Raid and Trade, Beast of Balka, Witch’s Br...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
May 7th, 2016
4 Comments
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There are many awesome things about the CMON Expo. Getting information about future games and game releases from the panels is one of them. The first panel here today is being given by Dave Taylor about future releases for the miniatures games Dark Age and Wrath of Kings. So, let’s dive in....
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
May 6th, 2016
0 Comments
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It’s been a great day here at the CMON Expo. Lots of cool stuff going on. Lots to see. Lots to do. What? You don’t believe me? I thought we were better friends than that. But fine, if you want photographic evidence of the awesomeness, that’s alright. I’ve got you covered....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
May 5th, 2016
0 Comments
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As you’ve been seeing most Fridays for a couple months now, the CMON Expo is this weekend. I’m certainly excited and I hope you are, too. If you’ll be at the show, feel free to say Hi. Always great to meet the readers. For those that can’t make it, you’ll still be able t...
By Polar_Bear
In Blood Rage
Apr 30th, 2016
0 Comments
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It’s Saturday. Those of you that are at KingdomCon, be sure to selfie responsibly. #RossFace For me, it’s the weekend before CMON Expo, so I’m super-busy getting things put together for the show. Lots to do, both work-related and just other things I need to get done. In the meantime...