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By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Apr 21st, 2017
2 Comments
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It’s release day for a bunch of new games and expansions from CMON. That includes one of my new favorite games, Ethnos. Other than that, Rum & Bones 2nd Tide, the Pets expansion for Arcadia Quest, and 75 Gnom’ Street are all available now down at your gaming shop....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 4th, 2017
11 Comments
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Overnight, CMON’s Rising Sun Kickstarter came to an end. It did alright. If you consider $4.2 million, “alright.” o,O As has become customary, the end of the old campaign ushers in an announcement of a new one. In this case, it’s a new expansion for Zombicide: Black Plague. In...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Mar 31st, 2017
15 Comments
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It’s the last day of the month. We’re 1/4 of the way through the year. The summer heat isn’t far away. Time to get your board game collection bulked up and get set for some hot months ahead (or cold ones, if you’re down south). CMON’s got a whole bunch of new releases av...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 26th, 2017
4 Comments
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Adepticon has many fine tournaments and contests that take place over the course of the show. But only one of them gives away $10k to the winner. That’s the Crystal Brush Awards, the culmination of a year-long painting contest process that ends up in Chicago. Well, the overall winners have been...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 24th, 2017
12 Comments
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Many, many, many times I have said it’s great for a game to have two-player starter sets. With one purchase, you can get yourself everything you need to get going right away with a game (except for maybe needing some glue). Well, with the latest releases for Dark Age, they, too, now have a 2-pl...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 17th, 2017
30 Comments
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I’d been hinting and alluding to a lot of things over the past couple months. Stuff that I couldn’t rightly talk about. One of those things was that I had been playtesting A Song of Ice and Fire. The other thing is that I’d been doing pretty much all the writing for the new CMON [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 16th, 2017
6 Comments
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So, there’s been a lot of big news over the past couple days. Arguably one of the biggest was that CMON is going to be making A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures game. Well, they posted some photos from the show, including a couple preliminary shots of the miniatures (along with a look at [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 14th, 2017
41 Comments
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So, this is one of the ones I’ve really been having to bite my tongue about for the past couple months. I’ve been playtesting the A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game. Yeah, it’s not been easy to not go, “Hey! Everyone! Look at what I’m playing!!!” I think you...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 14th, 2017
4 Comments
832 Views
I told you there was some more, really important news coming from GAMA. This time around, it’s that CMON Limited has hired on Eric M. Lang (you know him as the designer/co-designer of such games as Dice Masters, Blood Rage, Bloodborne the card game, Rising Sun, The Godfather: Corleone’s E...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 13th, 2017
7 Comments
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Well, GAMA is just getting underway and we’ve already got a pretty big bit of news for you (ok, to be fair, I knew about this one before this morning). CMON Limited has hired Adrian Smith as the lead artist for the company. So, if you’re a fan of his work in Blood Rage, Zombicide, [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 9th, 2017
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The Friendly Local Gaming Store (FLGS for short) is really the center of gaming life. It’s where we gamers congregate and play games, as well as pick up the great games we play. Well, CMON wants to make sure the LGS isn’t overlooked when it comes to Kickstarter campaigns. That’s whe...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 7th, 2017
7 Comments
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This is one that people have been looking forward to since its announcement last year at Gen Con. CMON has launched the Kickstarter campaign for Rising Sun. The game, designed by Eric Lang, with artwork by Karl Kopinski, and featuring miniatures from Mike McVey, the game takes players back to Feudal ...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 7th, 2017
0 Comments
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We’re officially a week into March. Seems like a good time to get the word out about the releases that will be happening this month. At least, CMON thinks so (and I certainly agree). They’ve put up a short video showing off what new box sets will be available for Wrath of Kings....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 3rd, 2017
0 Comments
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The art in a game can really make or break it. We’ve all played games that drew us in via the great artwork for it. That’s the first thing you’re going to see, really, about a game. So having a great artist on staff means a game company can count on great-looking games. Well, CMON [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 24th, 2017
0 Comments
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The Rising Sun previews continue. We’ve seen a bunch of the minis. We’ve learned a bit about diplomacy. But what about when talking fails and fighting is the only way to resolve issues? Well, we get a look at how that works here in this preview....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
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There’s a lot of games out there that have you battle it out against your opponent, crushing them with the might of your military industrial complex. Few include a way to talk your way out of conflict, though. Rising Sun is in that latter category, with diplomacy and alliance-forming being a ma...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 17th, 2017
0 Comments
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Sure, they say it’s good to be the king. But you know what’s better? Being the god. What’s so fun about being a god? Well, how about when you literally hurl monsters down from the heavens to punish those puny mortals who didn’t quite burn your favorite incense during worship y...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 17th, 2017
0 Comments
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It seems you all have been just eating up the Rising Sun previews we’ve had. And I can’t blame you. I’m really looking forward for this one, too. Well, we’ve seen a lot of miniatures, but what about gameplay? CMON has posted up a short interview with Eric Lang were they get a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 16th, 2017
9 Comments
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With every new preview of the minis coming out in Rising Sun, I know I’m getting a bit more excited to see the final game. This game looks like it’s going to be pushing the boundaries of what single-piece figures in a board game can look like. Here’s another couple previews....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 14th, 2017
0 Comments
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Rising Sun is gonna have a lot of awesome minis in it. If there’s one thing that the various previews have shown, it’s that. Well, there’s a couple new minis they’re showing off for the game. Take a look for yourself....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 10th, 2017
3 Comments
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The Rising Sun Kickstarter draws ever-closer. We’re less than a month away from its launch. CMON has posted up some more of the miniatures that will be available as part of the game, if you’d like to take a look....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Feb 3rd, 2017
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It might be winter, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things that go “bump” in the night you should be concerned about. The February releases for Dark Age are up and they feature a lot of the Dargyri Shadow Caste. But if your response to spiders is “Kill it with fire!&#...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Feb 3rd, 2017
7 Comments
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Well, the latest CMON Kickstarter has come to an end. Rise of Moloch did rather well, getting $1.17mil. But if you’re not a fan of steampunk stuff, maybe that wasn’t the game for you. Well, then you’ll want to perhaps check out the next game hitting Kickstarter for the company. Thos...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 1st, 2017
0 Comments
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The time has come. The end is nigh! Time is running short! The end of the Kickstarter campaign for The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch is upon us! Or, it will be in the next 24 hours (from time of posting, anyway). As is usual for a CMON Kickstarter campaign, they’re way over their […]...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Feb 1st, 2017
9 Comments
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Well, here’s something for you. CMON Ltd. has hired a true veteran of the gaming industry. Mike McVey has been working on various game projects for 30 years now. Personally, it’s been cool to talk to him and hang out with him at various events such as CMON Expo and Gen Con and I’m r...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 26th, 2017
1 Comment
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One of the next games to be coming from CMON was one that got a lot of hype when it was announced last year at Gen Con (for good reason, if you ask me, since I got to take a look at it while at the show). Well, the previews are really starting to roll […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 23rd, 2017
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The world is overcome by other-dimensional entities looking to influence everyone with their corrupt influences. Only the members of F.A.I.T.H. can stand in their way and keep humanity safe. But resources are stretched thin and the Alpha Teams are needed one place while Beta teams take on other issue...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 21st, 2017
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It’s another beautiful day here in Atlanta. The clouds are out. It’s raining. There was dense fog this morning. What? You don’t think that’s beautiful weather? You know what they call a place that has nothing but “beautiful, sunny days”? The desert. Relatively few ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 19th, 2017
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It’s good to be the king. That is, unless you’ve just died. Then, maybe it’s not so great (though it was probably good while it lasted). The King of the Jungle has died. That means it’s time to find a new one. And when you’re the leader of all the animals, you’ve g...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 17th, 2017
5 Comments
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The streets of London are choked with thick fog and smoke from the factories. People go about their everyday lives. The undead are used as a labor force, putting many out of a job. Strange creatures, tainted by the runoff from the factories, lurk the alleyways. In all of it, the Cult looks to bring [...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jan 14th, 2017
0 Comments
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Being firmly into winter (despite what the thermometer says here in Atlanta), that means we’ve got some rather short days going on. Sure, it’s around a month since the solstice, but the days are still pretty short. As such, there’s plenty of shadows within which you can lurk. Also r...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 5th, 2017
1 Comment
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The Rise of Moloch Kickstarter will be getting underway here in just under two weeks. I’m a firm believer in being an informed customer. So reading up on a game and seeing all you can about how it will work is important to me. It’s also important to CMON, as they have a pair of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 5th, 2017
0 Comments
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Pardon the editorial for a moment, but I just have to gush a bit about this game. I. Love. Raise Your Goblets. If you’re a fan of bluffing party games, you’ll want to check this one out. Players are nobles at a party thrown by the King. Thing is, everyone’s out to do in someone [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 30th, 2016
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CMON is known for their miniatures in their games. I mean, the M stands for “Mini.” In The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch, the game will come with plenty of miniatures. But how do you know they’re going to be the C (that is to say, “Cool”)? Well, you get a preview of them...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Dec 23rd, 2016
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We finish off the week’s posts like we will for many Fridays for the next several months: a CMON Expo Update. As usual, it’s a triple-threat with three new bits of information. This time around there’s an update about registration, and the first guest and event announcements....