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By Polar_Bear
In Blood Rage
Feb 6th, 2016
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And we’ve successfully made it to Saturday. After the… incredible craziness that was this past week, I’m extremely thankful for just a low-key, simple Saturday. Once I’m done here I’ve got a Colossal to put together for a friend. Then I’m gonna just watch some movi...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Feb 1st, 2016
4 Comments
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Well, the XenoShyft: Dreadmire Kickstarter has ended in a rousing success. Now begins the work of getting the game produced and sent out to eager backers. But what if you weren’t a fan of the sci-fi deck-building game? Or maybe you were a fan and backed, but you also love the world of Arcadia Q...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 31st, 2016
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The Brood is pressing their advantage. The base is starting to crumble. NorTec bodies litter the ground. The transport ships are on their way, but who will make it to the Xenosathem first? Time is of the essence, delaying could mean tragedy. The final hours of XenoShyft: Dreadmire up on Kickstarter a...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jan 29th, 2016
3 Comments
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CMON Limited has announced that it has successfully secured $5.3 Million in funding in order to create new tabletop games. CMON, who is widely known for its use of Kickstarter in order to fund the games it makes has raised over $20mil on the crowdfunding platform so far. The campaigns it has run are ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 28th, 2016
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We’re getting to the end of the XenoShyft: Dreadmire Kickstarter campaign. The enemies are closing in. Xenosathem stocks are filling. It’s time to get elite, but with some old and familiar faces in this new add-on....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jan 22nd, 2016
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We’re just a couple weeks into the new year. Just in time for the convention news to really start heating up. Though May may seem like it’s far away, it’ll be here before we all know it. As such, CMON Expo gets the ball rolling on this year’s announcements about who will be th...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 20th, 2016
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Even though temperatures are dropping here in the Eastern part of the US, things are certainly heating up over on the XenoShyft: Dreamire Kickstarter campaign. The NorTec Corporation isn’t looking to just get Xenosathem from one or two planets. Anywhere they can find this valuable resource, the...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 20th, 2016
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As we hunker down here for what could potentially be the first major winter weather event here in Atlanta (in which the temperatures are supposed to be above freezing, except for an hour or so, I’m not really expecting much of an issue here. Though the Northeast looks like it needs to brace its...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jan 15th, 2016
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In Wrath of Kings, Resilience can very much mean the difference between keeping a figure on the field and having them taken off as a casualty. Sure, there are your wounds backing you up, but if you’ve got a good Resilience score, you might never have to worry about taking a wound. Well, in any ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 14th, 2016
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Well, it’s been a bit more than a day since the launch of the XenoShyft: Dreadmire Kickstarter campaign. Seems you guys are as eager to get that Xenosathem as the guys at NorTec (or the monsters in the Brood), as they’ve gone through quite a few stretch goals since the campaign. They̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 12th, 2016
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I tell you 16 tons, what do you get? Another wave of monsters that are eating your head. Dreadmire, the latest expansion for Xenoshyft, the cooperative deckbuilding game from CoolMiniOrNot, is now live on Kickstarter. This set is both an expansion and a new base game, so if you don’t have the p...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Jan 9th, 2016
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As I mentioned before, this week really seemed to go by fast. At least I thought so. Here it is, Saturday morning (well, it’s morning when I’m working on this post, anyway), getting ready for a full day of cooking (pot roast and banana pudding cheesecake pie) and thinking, “wasnR...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jan 9th, 2016
2 Comments
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A New Year brings a new look to some old models over in Dark Age. You know, as times change and such, old sculpts, as good as they might’ve originally been, and how much we’d drooled over them in the past… they can just get to feel stale. So that’s where a good reculpt comes [...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 8th, 2016
1 Comment
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This first full week of the new year went by really fast for me. Did it go by fast for you? Though I’m sitting here in my Friday shirt, I was still a bit surprised when I looked and saw, “Oh, hey, it’s time to schedule up Friday Snippets. … I thought it was, like, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 6th, 2016
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Progress marches on! The wheels of commerce and trade will not be stopped! Better get out of the way! NorTec is setting their sights on another planet rich in Xenosathem and they’re not afraid to send wave after wave of troops in order to get it out of there. Wait. Wave after wave? Troops? It&#...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jan 4th, 2016
2 Comments
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My first ever purchase for a miniatures game was splitting a 2-player box set (of the 2nd edition 40k box, actually). They’re ridiculously handy for getting you and your friend into a game. We didn’t have any tape measures or dice or anything like that, but the set had everything we need....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 30th, 2015
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As January gets closer, we also get closer to the launch of the new Kickstarter campaign for XenoShyft‘s next expansion, Dreadmire. Full of new NorTec gear as well as monsters from the Brood, the game brings in new mechanics based on the changing weather of the planet. Today we get a quartet of...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 23rd, 2015
3 Comments
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This is some pretty big news for you today. CMON Inc. has announced that they will be the new US Distributor for Ankama products in the US next year. What does this mean? It means there’s going to be a new location to be getting all your Krosmaster: Quest products in 2016....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 22nd, 2015
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With all the fog outside here today, you could almost think you were in a swamp. Though I don’t think that just wandering around Atlanta is anywhere near as deadly as walking around in XenoShyft. There don’t tend to be giant monsters waiting to jump out at you here in Atlanta. Either way,...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 19th, 2015
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Hello there, all you gaming friends out there in gamer-land! Seems for the moment that it’s actually going to be a bit winter-like here in Atlanta. At least for a couple days. No, it’s not like the winters I remember in Chicago, but if we had a winter like that down here, this place would...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 18th, 2015
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Yo ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! And a bottle of rum! I think that’s how it goes, anyway. It goes that way for the duration of this story, anyway, since CoolMiniOrNot has released a limited-edition version of Albrecht up in their webshop....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 17th, 2015
3 Comments
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Well, the other day we got a look at some of the upcoming cards for The Hive in the new XenoShyft expansion, Dreadmire, which is coming to Kickstarter in January. Of course, if there’s going to be some new Brood cards, there should be some new NorTec cards to fight against them. It wouldn’...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 16th, 2015
2 Comments
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Going up and down the halls here, I often pass by the development office. I can always tell when they’re working on new XenoShyft cards when I hear them cackling with sadistic glee. They’re currently getting all the workings right for Dreadmire, the new expansion coming to Kickstarter in ...
By Polar_Bear
In Blood Rage
Dec 12th, 2015
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December rolls along and CoolMiniOrNot keeps coming out with more and more cool stuff. This week is no different. For those that are playing Blood Rage, Rum & Bones, or Dark Age, you’ll want to check out the new goodies that are available over in the webshop. There’s still time to po...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 9th, 2015
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The week is continuing along at a fairly standard rate. However, it seems today really put on the accelerator and we’re going full-tilt through the day. It’s already time for the Midweek Snippets post (which is also midway through our broadcast day here, if you’ve never noticed befo...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Dec 8th, 2015
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The clock is running out. If you want to join in on the Arcadia Quest: Inferno Kickstarter campaign, you’d better hurry. It’ll all end tonight at 8:00pm EST (that’s 1:00am GMT to help for you internationals). The campaign is quite an extensive one, not only giving you Inferno, but g...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Dec 7th, 2015
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Well, with all the other dragons that’ve been making their way into Arcadia Quest, it really was only a matter of time before the classic, fire-breathing variety made an appearance. And such is the case now, with the Fire Dragon Box Set Add-on that’s now part of the Inferno Kickstarter ca...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 7th, 2015
0 Comments
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We all know that I think it’s great when a company posts the rules for their games for free online. To me, it shows trust in their product. “We know you’re going to love the game. Just read it for yourself.” It lets people try out a game before they decide to buy it. Well, [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 5th, 2015
2 Comments
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Hello to everyone on this cold Saturday. I hope you’re having a good day. I’m cracking nuts… for that fruitcake I’ve been telling you all about all week. They don’t use the phrase, “nutty as a fruitcake” for nothing, you know. I hope you have your own project...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Dec 4th, 2015
3 Comments
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The previews for the next set of releases for Wrath of Kings continue coming. Goritsi is featured this time around. Pack Master Kozakar is a new character who specializes in fast deployment of the troops around him. He’s able to run ahead of the group and then call others to him, as you’l...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 4th, 2015
1 Comment
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CoolMiniOrNot has announced that they’re teaming up with Sweet Games to produce an English version of Waka Tanka in America. The game was designed by Bruno Faidutti (who also co-designed Queen’s Necklace, if that name rings a bell for you and you’re wondering where you’d heard...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Dec 3rd, 2015
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Well, it seems people were excited about the Whole Lotta Lava expansion box for the Arcadia Quest: Inferno Kickstarter campaign. New backers and extra pledges coming in bumped the campaign up and over the $1mil. mark. What does that mean? Well, it means there needs to be new stretch goals to bust dow...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Dec 3rd, 2015
0 Comments
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This Con Season may be over, but it’s not going to be long before next year’s starts up. With how wide the “Con Season” is, it barely ends at all. Besides, you gotta plan ahead for these things. You can’t just wake up the day before an event and think, “Yeah, IR...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Dec 2nd, 2015
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Ok, yeah, I’ve got Christmas music playing right now, but what’s actually running through my head is Led Zepplin thanks to the title of this new expansion announced for Arcadia Quest: Inferno. Ignos, a new Minor Villain, is making (lava) waves in the Inferno, causing all sorts of trouble ...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Nov 30th, 2015
0 Comments
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Chaos is descending upon the heroes of Arcadia Quest… literally… like in the form of a big damn dragon… a Chaos Dragon, to be specific. That’s right, not only is there a Frost Dragon to worry about in the land of Arcadia, there’s a Chaos Dragon as well, and you can add i...