Gen Con

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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Ares Games will be in Indy in a week for Gen Con. Hopefully, you will be, too (I will be). If you’re a fan of their games, you’ll want to stop by their booth. Heck, even if you’re not a fan of their current games (no game is going to please every gamer), you’ll want […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 27th, 2016
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Companies often run special promos at their booth during big shows, and Gen Con is certainly a big show. As such, Arc Dream Publishing is going to be running their Open the Green Box promotion. People will be able to sign up ath Booth 623 to be able to open up the box and win […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 25th, 2016
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Seeing as there will be tens of thousands of gamers all stacked one on top of the other in a week and a half in Indianapolis, game companies would be wise to bring out new products to show off, particularly if they’re going to be seeking funding for said projects later in the year. Well, [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 22nd, 2016
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And now for something completely different. While much of the focus of Gen Con is on the vendor’s hall or maybe the tournaments for your favorite games or the gaming hall with all the demos and open gaming space, there’s about a zillion other things that are going on during the weekend. M...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 22nd, 2016
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Nebula Valley has been going through some rather tough times. For many years, it was overcome by darkness and evil. The town within the valley suffered greatly. But things are looking up. Evil has been vanquished. The hero rode off into the sunset. But that doesn’t mean everything’s been ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 22nd, 2016
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In Guild Ball, each full team must have one Captain and one Mascot. The other four players you can change out as you wish. Since the game’s release, there’d only been one mascot available to each team. With Season II, everyone is getting a new one. So if you’ve not been enjoying the...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 21st, 2016
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As Gen Con gets closer, so does the imminent release of the newest faction for GCT Studios’ Bushido (editorializing here: it’s tied for my favorite miniatures game out there). It’s not just a starter set that’s coming out, either. The faction is rolling out in style with extra...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 21st, 2016
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We’ve got another bit of Star Trek news for you today. Modiphius, makers of such games as Mutant Chronicles and the Conan and Infinity RPG games has announced that they’re going to be making Star Trek Adventures, a new RPG as well as a line of miniatures to go along with it. This is the [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 21st, 2016
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We all know that Gen Con is coming up in a couple weeks. But it’s not the only big event being held on August 3-7. If you’re not going to Indy, but instead are going to Vegas, you can take part in the huge Star Trek Las Vegas event happening there. Gale Force 9 will […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 21st, 2016
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I mentioned in this previous Monday Preview from Wyrd that they generally have a big “Here’s everything we’re going to have at Gen Con!” sort of post. I kinda figured it’d be sometime this week, and I was right. Wyrd Games has give us their Gen Con Newsletter, letting us...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 20th, 2016
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At Gen Con, Steamforged will have a lot of new Guild Ball figures available early. It’ll be your first chance to pick up many of the new Season 2 figures. I know I’ve got my list of what I want to get. And while that doesn’t include the Vileswarm for the Mortician’s Guild (sin...
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 Events
Jul 15th, 2016
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Gen Con is just around the corner and companies are starting to show off just what they’ll be bringing with them to the “4 Greatest Days in Gaming.” USAOpoly always has quite a popular booth, and they’re looking to see it packed again this year with gamers wanting to try out a...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 12th, 2016
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Since the aggregate posts take up the 2pm slot, I’m just going to have to put this announcement from On the Lamb Games at the 3pm spot. I hope Emily doesn’t mind too much. Anyway, they’ve posted up what new things they’ll be having for you all at Gen Con....
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 12th, 2016
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Gen Con’s a great time to come out with special figures for your games. Convention exclusives can really draw in a lot of attention for your products and get people to your booth. Wyrd Games is showing off a special box they’ll have at the show. It’s the Wild Ones. They’re an ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 12th, 2016
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Vendors love showing off their latest products at Gen Con. Guests to Gen Con love seeing all the latest products the Vendors have brought. It’s a match made in… Indianapolis. Gut Shot Games is going to be showing off H.E.A.D. Hunters, their new miniatures game. And they’d love to sh...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 12th, 2016
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Calliope Games had one heck of a Kickstarter not too long ago with their Titan Series. It was a success. Those games are now starting to be ready to make it to your tabletops. Running with the Bulls was created by Paul Peterson. Calliope is going to be showing it off at their booth this […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 11th, 2016
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We’re less than a month away from Gen Con, so it’s right about the time to start hearing about what special things will be at the show from the hundreds of companies that will be there. This time it’s Mage Company, who will be going to the show for the first time. They’re maki...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 11th, 2016
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Gen Con is coming. It’ll be here before we know it. And with that will come all sorts of cool, new minis for people to pick up. The one that many people are looking forward to from Steamforged Games is Tater, the first mini to be released for the Farmer’s Guild for Guild Ball. We’ve...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 11th, 2016
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We’re just over a week into July. There’s plenty going on this month and Wyrd Games wants to make sure you know what to expect from them in the upcoming weeks. They’ve posted up their monthly newsletter knowing you about new releases as well as some updates on various irons they hav...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 29th, 2016
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The week continues along, as it tends to do. It’s only just today that I really realized that this upcoming weekend is a long one for those of us here in the US. The 4th of July falls on Monday. So that’ll be cool. Time for some BBQs. But before we get to the hamburgers, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 14th, 2016
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Gen Con will be here before we know it. Companies love to have new releases available for those that will be at the show. GCT Studios will be there. And they’ll certainly have new releases available. The big, new release is a whole new faction for Bushido. They’re the Jung Pirates, and GC...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 13th, 2016
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I do greatly appreciate a well-done cosplay (or even not-so-well-done). It’s just another aspect of our hobby, really. It takes a lot of time, research, skill, and dedication. Certainly it takes a lot more work than I’ve ever considered putting into it. Though if I could, I certainly woul...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 31st, 2016
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One of the cool, new games I got to try out while at Adepticon this year was Dark Deeds, the new card game by Andy Chambers and Mark Gibbons (If you’d forgotten about it, feel free to read the Demo Report I did). At the show they had a special Adepticon promo pack. Well, looks […]...
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 Events
May 18th, 2016
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Well, it’s not just Gale Force 9 that’s looking for volunteers for the upcoming conventions. Shadows of Esteren is still pretty new, just getting into the hands of those that backed their Kickstarter, but they’ll be headed to some pretty big shows and would like a hand....
By Polar_Bear
In Events
May 18th, 2016
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We’re really getting into the thick of things in terms of the Convention Season. Origins is not that far off. And before you know it, we’ll be staring down the barrel of Gen Con. Gale Force 9 will be at those shows, along with others, showing off their games. They’re currently looki...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jan 25th, 2016
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I love Gen Con. I really do. Sure, it’s a ton of work for me and at the end of it my feet are totally destroyed from all the walking around I’ve been doing, but I still look forward to it every year. It’s a great chance to meet up with old friends and just […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 6th, 2015
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Gen Con is gone and done for the year. It’s certainly a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. It will be missed, but it will be back again before we know it. AntiMatter Games was at the show, showing of DeepWars and ShadowSea. They’ve got a special deal going on over […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Aug 2nd, 2015
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Saturday was everything one would expect from Gen Con. The hallways were certainly filled with gamers, geeks, and nerds of all type. All sorts of awesome things were happening. Too many to just have still photos cover it all. Thankfully, there’s video, and CMON has a Day 3 video wrap-up they...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 1st, 2015
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Gen Con is full of exciting announcements. The latest comes to us from Jasco Games. They have just announced that they will be making games based on two very popular anime series (and one of them is one of my two personal favorites). Dragonball Z and Cowboy Bebop will soon be coming to your tabletop....
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Aug 1st, 2015
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The CMON booth was once again a big hive of activity. The World of Smog: On Her Majesty’s Service and The Grizzled joined Blood Rage from the day before as sell-outs at the show. People are simply gobbling up these games like crazy. (personal note: I love The Grizzled. I tried it out at CMON [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 31st, 2015
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Day 1 of Gen Con has been an absolute whirlwind. It feels like 3 days have already gone by. But no, it’s just one. The show is a great time to sit down with some of the game companies in attendance and find out what they’ve been working on. One that I’ve been visiting a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 29th, 2015
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The time has come. Gen Con is here… well, ok, it technically starts tomorrow, but there’s already a bunch going on at the show. I’ve been up since way too early this morning in order to ride up here from Atlanta. I had some time looking around the Vendor’s Hall during set up a...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 28th, 2015
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Yes! More about Gen Con! It’s the greatest 4 days in gaming! Of course there’s more to talk about! This time, it’s Mantic....