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By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 24th, 2016
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It’s that time again, everyone. It’s Saturday. When you read this, it’ll be at least 2pm, Eastern. But for me, currently, it’s 5:30am. I’ve got a group of friends coming over for some gaming starting at 9am and have a bunch to get done before that. We’ll probably g...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 23rd, 2016
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I totally failed to realize that yesterday was the first day of autumn. So it’s officially ok to start talking about all things spooky and scary. Pumpkin-flavored everything! The latest releases for Black Plague fit the first thing fairly well. Though I wouldn’t suggest trying to find out...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 15th, 2016
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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 […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 8th, 2016
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It is fairly common knowledge that dragons like to hoard treasure in their caves. They’ll grab whatever they can and then stuff it into a hidden away spot, far from adventurers. Or, hopefully it’s far from adventurers. Well, one such cave has been found. Better yet, the dragon doesn’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 8th, 2016
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The Black Plague in the world of Zombicide is a bit different from that of the real world. Here, you had rats and fleas carrying a virulent diseases all across Europe. The Zombicide world is a bit more straight-forward: You just had necromancers spawning zombies all over the place and those zombies, ...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Sep 1st, 2016
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CMON here in Georgia is hiring. There’s three spots open that they’re currently looking to fill. So if you’d like to get your foot in the door in the gaming industry, perhaps one of these three positions is your ticket. Besides, you’ll get to work in the same office as me. Won...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 27th, 2016
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So, since I spend all my regular workdays gaming, I will often step away from it on my time off. You know, you don’t want to get burned out on a thing. However, last weekend and this, I’ve been all-out gaming just about every chance I can! Last week was game day at the Milton, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Aug 19th, 2016
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Wrath of Kings: Rising Conflicts will be releasing soon. With it will be plenty of new things to add to your forces. But this is more looking back on old releases, but in a new way. Since the game’s release, thousands of gamers have played probably a couple hundred-thousand games of Wrath of Ki...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 10th, 2016
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No matter when Kickstarter campaigns run, or for how long they run, there’s always a chance that you can’t join in on it. Thankfully, there’s the Late Pledge time where you can get in. It’s basically a 2nd chance to get involved with the campaign and still get the exclusives a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 7th, 2016
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One last press release coming out of Gen Con 2016, and another partnership to tell you about with CMON. This time it’s with Fishwizard Games. Those here at the show might have seen in the case a game called Gateway: Uprising. A few more were able to get a demo of the game. Well, those […...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 7th, 2016
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The final game we took a look at was also a cool bluffing/blind bidding game. It’s by some of the same designers that made Sheriff of Nottingham. So if you liked how those mechanics worked, you’ll probably like how this one works, too. It’s called Kronia and it’s all about get...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Aug 7th, 2016
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Of all the games we saw at the CMON Media Event yesterday here at Gen Con, the only one we got to play a full game of was Raise Your Goblets, and we’re all happy we did. This is a great and fun bluffing and deception game where the object is to simply live through […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 7th, 2016
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Welcome back to the previews of games shown off at a special media event by CMON here at Gen Con. I’m rested and refreshed and ready to tell you about another new game that will soon be gracing your gaming table. And not to spoil it too soon, but I loved this one, and I […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 6th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions sweeps its way into the media event that CMON held at their booth here at Gen Con. The next game on our preview program was the 2nd edition of Dojo Kun. If you’ve ever wanted to run your own martial arts school, this is your chance....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 6th, 2016
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After the two presentations by Eric Lang, he handed us off to CMON’s Guile to tell us about Gekido, designed by Fel Barros. The game involves building and fighting robots. So you know, right off the bat, they’ve got my attention....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 6th, 2016
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Here at Gen Con, CMON has made a couple announcements about new games they’re working on. The one that I’ve heard creating the most buzz is Rising Sun. For those that like Blood Rage, you’re going to want to pay attention, as the “gang’s back together” that worked ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 6th, 2016
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Today at the CMON booth here at Gen Con, the folks were kind enough to invite a group of media people to get a sneak-preview of several games that will be coming out in the next 6-12 months from them. It was a great experience to get a closer look at what will be the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 6th, 2016
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The “busy day” at Gen Con is in full swing. I’m running around like crazy trying to get photos of things. What you’re reading now is past me telling you about current me. But past me knows that current you also wants to read about some game reviews. So let’s get to it. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 5th, 2016
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So, it’s coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It’s been a very busy day. I’m tired, but still pretty amped about everything that’s gone on. And I’m sure you all would like to know about some of it. There’s been about a billion things...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 5th, 2016
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Hey Everyone! It’s really hard to believe the first day of Gen Con’s already over and I’m here getting prepped for Day 2! It was such a whirlwind, I didn’t get a chance to make this post last night. But don’t worry, I’ll be sure to get plenty more pictures today an...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 4th, 2016
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Along with taking over Zombicide, CMON has more business announcements to make. This time, it’s that they’re teaming up with Good Games Publishing. CMON will be taking over distribution and marketing, as well as co-branding, on Good Games Publishing’s products in all English and Fre...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 4th, 2016
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Gen Con’s on, but not all of the news is coming from the convention floor. This one just hit my inbox and I wanted to share. CMON has picked up the branding and intellectual property rights for Zombicide from Guillotine Games. The two companies have been working hand-in-hand all up to this poin...
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...