Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
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Oct 4th, 2017
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The American Football season is well under way. And I’m sure many of you have tabletop football seasons going as well. If you’d like to expand out your roster with a new team, you can do so over on Kickstarter. Atlas Miniatures is running a campaign to fund their S.P.Q.R. team of Ogres an...
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Oct 4th, 2017
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Worlds of Empyrea, written by Frank Mentzer (famed Dungeons & Dragons author) is a setting book with a difference. It’s not written for just one system. Or two. Or three. It’s written with rules for 10 different gaming systems. If you’re wanting a new place for your game to be ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 4th, 2017
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It’s halfway over. The work week is about half-done for most of us. With any luck, you’re looking forward to a weekend of gaming. I might be doing some of that. But I can guarantee that I’ll be doing some baking. Actually, that’ll start tomorrow. We’re having a chili and...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 4th, 2017
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Ramshackle Games is looking to bring a new set of rules to your tabletops. It’s called Mini Gangs and, as one would expect, it puts you in charge of your own post-apocalyptic gang. It’s designed to be quick to play, without lots of charts and rules, in three different rules tiers, dependi...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 4th, 2017
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I’m a huge fan of innovation in game worlds. There’s lots of fantasy RPGs, walking-undead board games, and sci-fi skirmish games out there. What you don’t see a lot of are games where you and the other players are mice who form a club and build their own motorcycles. But that’...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
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Can you lie to your friends with a straight face? Well, “lie” is such a mean word. Can you bluff your friends with a straight face? Personally, I love bluffing games. But then, I could weave all sorts of yarns and probably get someone to believe them. So I’m definitely interested in...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
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I’ve been trying to come up with some clever way of introducing this game, but I think that straight-forward is just the best: Motes and Beams is basically Mormon Cards Against Humanity. Though there’s a bit more than that, as they throw in extra cards where you can swap or take cards fro...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
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Gamers love games (seems pretty obvious). Gamers, so I’ve found, by and large, love to drink. As such, you will very often see these two things mixed together and you get drinking games. Four Kings, by Tako Games, is one such drinking game. Players will draw cards from a deck and, generally spe...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
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Not to say that I like when I see Kickstarters not do well, by any stretch. But I am heartened when I see a campaign that was struggling look at making a fresh start, reconfigure some, and get back into the swing of things with a new campaign that does just fantastically well. Outer Limit […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
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The galaxy can be yours… if someone else doesn’t grab it for themselves first. It’s a race to grab the best spots and keep control of them in Warpgate, a new sci-fi board game that’s up on Kickstarter. Take control of a unique alien civilization and head out into the void, con...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 2nd, 2017
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Andromeda the Game is actually the name for a whole project worth of products based in the same universe. It’s broken up into various parts, from The Abyss, which is an RPG, to The Void, a board game including minis. There’s also a soundtrack and an app. As I said, it’s a bit of eve...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 2nd, 2017
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The Kickstarter campaign for the Resident Evil 2 board game coming from Steamforged continues to move along. The game is already more than 3x funded, with numerous stretch goals unlocked. Well, I’m sure everyone would like more stretch goals to be unlocked. To get them there, a bunch of new add...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 29th, 2017
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And here we are again. Friday: threshold to the weekend. I’m sure many of you are gearing up for a weekend of gaming, possibly starting as early as when you get off of work. I’m looking to spend tomorrow at the LGS, hopefully getting in some games of Guild Ball and Bushido. But whatever y...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 28th, 2017
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Alchemist Miniatures has a clear goal in sight: get Alkemy onto as many gaming tables as possible. They’ve been working steadily toward that goal for quite some time now. The next stage of it is upon us. They are looking to fund a new starter set for the game over on Kickstarter. If you’v...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 28th, 2017
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Starfinder lets you take a rules set you know (Pathfinder, in case you somehow didn’t know) and head out into the stars. Well, while there may be literally thousands of minis out there for your fantasy RPG games, the market is decidedly smaller for sci-fi games. Paizo and Ninja Division are loo...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 28th, 2017
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Rooster Teeth and Arcane Wonders are teaming up to bring you a new board game. It’s called RWBY: Combat Ready, based on the show of the same name. Players work cooperatively, taking on the role of one of the four main characters from the series, each with their own unique combat deck, looking t...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 28th, 2017
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Kickstarters don’t always succeed the first time around. This can be due to an almost unlimited number of factors. But if that happens, creators shouldn’t be disheartened. I’ve seen quite a few campaigns reconfigure, regroup, and relaunch with a campaign that blows away their initia...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 27th, 2017
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I love webcomics. I’ve got a regular rotation I go through during the week or follow on places like Facebook. One such is The Awkward Yeti. I’m sure you know them. They make the comics with the anthropomorphic organs, showing how each bit of us seems to have a minds of its own and pulls [...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 27th, 2017
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The work week continues along. We’ve made it halfway through. And I’m expecting a new set of dice in the mail today (You can never have too many dice). So you know I’m in a good mood. I’ve also got a hankering for some bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that’s just wh...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 27th, 2017
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Junk Spirit Games is running a Kickstarter to create a new edition of Tyler Sigman’s Crows. Set in the world of Tessandor, the crows have, for some reason, started to give off mana, vital for spellcasters to weave their craft. As such, all the different wizards and sorcerers of the land are loo...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 27th, 2017
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From what I’ve been told, occasionally people will get together at things called “parties.” And while at these “parties,” people will play games (I know what games are. It’s just this “parties” thing I’m not certain about). There’s even game...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2017
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Cheese. We all want it. And if you don’t… well… more for me. *eats all the cheese!* Getting all the cheese you can so you can feed your growing clan of rats (and not just eat it all yourself) is what you’ll be doing in Ratland, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter n...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2017
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The galaxy is vast and full of wonder… and resources! Best to not sit around and wait, or those resources will be gobbled up by some rival alien race. Expanding out into the stars, claiming areas for you, and placing workers to best make use of those resources is what you’ll be doing in S...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 26th, 2017
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A new card game called Brownie Points is up on Kickstarter. What’re you trying to do? Earn brownie points, of course! Man… now I want to bake some brownies. … Cayenne brownies… Yes, this will be a thing again… Wait, what? I was thinking about brownies. Oh, yes, the game ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2017
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“It belongs in a museum!” Well, thieves would disagree. They’re out to grab all those priceless artifacts and sell them off to the highest bidder. Though it’s not going to be easy. There’s plenty of security systems such as cameras and guards standing in their way. Only ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2017
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Inside our minds is a whole other world. It can often feel like its at conflict with itself, as our various emotions fight with one-another for control. Will the forces of Gloom manage to take over and leave us in a sad state, or will Bliss be able to fight off their advances and let […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2017
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Well, they’ve taken on Dark Souls. Now Steamforged is looking to tackle another popular video game property and bring it to your tabletops. This time around, it’s Resident Evil 2. Players must work together in order to escape the zombie-filled Raccoon City. Keep topped off on ammo and mak...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 25th, 2017
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Ladies and gentlemen, try and keep calm. We’ve got a giant robots alert. I repeat, we have a giant robots alert. Ok, maybe don’t keep calm, after all. Giant robots are awesome. And you certainly get plenty of them in Iron Wars. It’s a sci-fi tactical miniatures game where players pi...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 25th, 2017
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Aaaaaaand we’ve landed back on Monday. The first Monday of Autumn (or Spring, for you Southern-Hemisphere-ers). Too bad it’s still really warm up here. I don’t consider 90 degrees to be very “fall-like.” But we’ll get back to those cooler temperatures eventually. U...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 22nd, 2017
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We’re standing (well, I’m sitting) at the threshold to the weekend. With any luck, yours will be filled with all manner of gaming. I’ve yet to fully decide what I’ll be up to. But that’s sometimes half the fun. But whatever I end up doing, I should fuel up on bite-sized ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 21st, 2017
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Look… it’s something we all do at some point. And we’ve all been “crop dusted” at some point. Maybe it was in class, or at a party, or in the office, or in an elevator, but it’s happened. So why not make a humorous game out of it? That’s what you’ve got...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 20th, 2017
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I am a fan of abstract strategy games. I also have an interest in WWI. Well, mix those two together and you get Trench, a new strategy board game that’s up on Kickstarter now. Take control of your army and maneuver your way across the diamond-shaped board and to the other side of the trench [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 20th, 2017
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What’s the best animal? Ok, I mean, we know it’s the polar bear. But beyond that. What’s the next-best animal? Well, in The Champion of the Wild, you take on the role of an animal trainer that can communicate directly with the animals in your care, and you’re looking to train ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 20th, 2017
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The week continues along. We’ve made it halfway through! The weekend will be here before we know it. At least, I think it will, since it seems this week is going by pretty quickly. Seems I keep looking down at my clock and going, “man, it’s (time) already?” Yesterday seemed to...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 20th, 2017
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No, they’re not dice that are something like 15′ on each size. That’d be pretty awesome (though probably not very practical for your games), but Titan Dice is a new dice game from Eagle-Gryphon Games. In the game, vicious mythic creatures have escaped and it’s up to you to cap...