CMON

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
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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
31 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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 29th, 2016
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Time keeps rolling on. And with that, the CMON Expo keeps getting closer and closer. But even with just one week left until the show starts (or really, by the time you read this, less than a week), that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to still talk about for the show. There’s Panels...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 28th, 2016
7 Comments
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This is it, kids. The final day for Rum & Bones: Second Tide up on Kickstarter. The campaign has come a long way. They’ve made it through a lot of stretch goals. They’ve brought in some great add-ons. If you want to be part of this Kickstarter, you have just today to join in....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 27th, 2016
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In a group of individuals as you have when dealing with those involved with piracy, you’re going to come across the ones that are just in it for themselves, trying to get as much money as they possibly can, their other crewmates be damned. Normally, such a character on board a ship that require...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 26th, 2016
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So the other day we had the Blutrausch Legion added to the Rum & Bones Kickstarter campaign. It’s a whole new Orcy faction that you can have join your high-seas adventures. But what if you want more than just the basic set? Well, that’s where you can pick up the Blutrausch Hero Pack ...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 23rd, 2016
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Time and time again you have seen me laud the decision of companies coming out with two-player starter sets for their games. You get pretty much all you need to get you and an opponent playing a game as soon as possible. Well, Wrath of Kings has themselves a brand new 2-player starter that you [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 23rd, 2016
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A pretty big story from the past couple months was CoolMiniOrNot teaming up with Ankama to distribute Krosmaster Quest to English-speaking customers. Well, the time for that change over officially is on now, as you can pick up your copy from the CMON webshop now....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 23rd, 2016
11 Comments
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I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand, walkin’ through the streets of Soho in the rain. Ok, being fair, I’ve never been to London, and thus, never to Soho. Maybe someday. I hope I don’t run into any werewolves, though. And while you might run into a werewolf in the Wulfsb...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 22nd, 2016
1 Comment
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As the day draws to a close, we have one last update to post. As is customary this time of year, the last post on Friday evening is about the CMON Expo. We’re just two weeks away from the show. I’m certainly excited for it. Today’s update is a returning guest for the show. It [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 22nd, 2016
2 Comments
886 Views
We’ve made it to Friday, people! This is not a drill! This is not a drill! … It’s a belt sander. But that’s beside the point. We’ve been working all week for this. The weekend is just about here. We must get ready. It seems like a good time to fill up on some bite-sized ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 22nd, 2016
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Yo, ho, ho, and a bottle of Sobe Citrus Energy (being a teetotaler, I don’t drink rum. And besides, the vitamin C will help stave off scurvy). The wild winds in the world of Rum & Bones has brought forth some strange creatures in this Kickstarter campaign. There’s been the denizens o...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 20th, 2016
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Ahoy, mateys! It’s time for another update for the Rum & Bones: Second Tide Kickstarter campaign. It’s been going swimmingly so far, but it’s time for an addition. The seas have been known to turn people a bit green. Well, the characters in the Tusketeers add-on don’t nee...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 16th, 2016
9 Comments
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A couple weeks ago at Adepticon, I posted up some photos of the display case for Wrath of Kings. A lot of people were “Oooh!”ing and “Aaah!”ing at them. Well, the first releases of figures from those photos are now available....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 15th, 2016
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It’s Friday, the end of the day, arguably one of the most joyous times of the week, and not just because of the weekend. Oh no! It’s also time for another update about this year’s CMON Expo. There’s a couple things you’ll want to check out, as the Events and Guests got a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 15th, 2016
0 Comments
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Arr, mateys! Give me timbers a coat and a cup o’ soup, because they be cold. They be shiverin’! And I be standin’ behind that joke all the way. Standin’ behind it because when ye be throwin’ the tomatoes, they be hittin’ the joke. Ok, enough of that. The Iron Inqui...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 15th, 2016
0 Comments
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I’m a fan of hidden-object games. I used to play a bunch over on Facebook, until it got to the point where you needed friends to tag on things and blahblahblah. Thankfully, if you have a game like that that you play on the tabletop, you don’t have to worry about e-tagging friends. You can...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 14th, 2016
0 Comments
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As you know, I’m a fan of gaming. If that gaming also helps a charitable foundation, then that takes something already pretty cool and just turns the awesome up to 11. The NOVA Open Charitable Auction works to raise funds for charities by selling raffle tickets for armies for various games. The...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 14th, 2016
3 Comments
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CoolMiniOrNot is looking to add another Customer Service Agent to their rolls. So if you’d like to come and sit near me in the offices here in Atlanta, and help customers get replacements or find out what happened to their order, now’s your chance!...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 13th, 2016
1 Comment
607 Views
The Rum & Bones: Second Tide Kickstarter has been sailing steadily for the past couple days. They passed their funding goal in mere minutes and have been unlocking stretch goals since then. Now they’ve started posting up some optional buys as part of the campaign. This one’s a new pi...