Mantic Games

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 1st, 2016
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Mantic is certainly wasting no time this month making sure their new releases are available to order. It’s only the 1st and the latest releases are over in their webshop. They’ve got some stuff for both the sci-fi and fantasy side of things....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 21st, 2016
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Under the sea. Under the sea. You’re welcome. 😀 Anyway, there are creatures that live under the sea in the world of Mantica. Creatures with tentacles. Creatures with tridents. Creatures who don’t want to let those land-dwellers think that they’re all that and can just treat the ocea...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Nov 16th, 2016
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Sometimes you just don’t have the ability to get in on a Kickstarter campaign while it’s running. You might miss the announcement or just not have the funds at the time or whatever other million reasons are out there. During the backerkit portion, you might still miss out. That’s al...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Nov 8th, 2016
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It’s Election Day here in the US. … … … Ok, so here’s some gaming podcasts so you can plug your ears and go, “LALALALAAA! Anything else to listen to!” and hopefully avoid all the nonsense going on with the government. I do hope you go out and vote (I did a we...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Nov 2nd, 2016
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We’re just getting started in a new month and the folks behind Ironwatch Magazine already have the new issue of their publication available for your downloading and reading pleasure. Pretty handy. Just don’t forget to send in your rent check because you were busy finding out about all the...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Oct 31st, 2016
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Mantic has launched a brand new painting contest. They’re calling it Brush With Death and it’s looking to be a new annual event where gamers from all over the world look to win a special trophy to add to their case....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 29th, 2016
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Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re all having a great Saturday. I just got back from the grocery store (I’m typing this up a decent amount earlier than it is set to go live) so I can get ready to have some company over for a low-key Halloween party. I’m making cookies, chocolate-coa...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Oct 27th, 2016
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While I certainly am a prolific writer (23,346 posts here on TGN at the time this one goes live), I’m certainly not much of a storyteller. Or, at the very least, I type up ~10 stories a day, but most are about 2 paragraphs lone. I’m the master of the short-subject, I guess. 😀 What [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 20th, 2016
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Mantic’s Star Saga Kickstarter campaign is getting close to the end. They’ve been doing great, busting through one stretch goal after another. People are certainly excited about getting their deep-space-dungeon-delving groove on. But, as always, there’s lots more that Mantic would l...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 15th, 2016
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*puts on Elton John garb* Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright! Ok, so it’s not actually Saturday night yet, but it will be soon (well, for me. Some of you are already well into Saturday night. Bloody time zones). Anyway,...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Oct 10th, 2016
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It was actually cold enough out yesterday that I put on my slippers for the first time this season. A friend of mine has their heat out. He lives in Denver. It was 39 degrees the other day. Sounds like a great time to curl up by the fireplace and read a gaming magazine while […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 6th, 2016
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Even the biggest, baddest person you know can easily get freaked out by being plunged into total darkness. Suddenly being able to see what made that “bump” noise can cause chills to run down just about anyone’s spine. And in the Warpath universe, there’s plenty of things to fe...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 5th, 2016
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The universe of Warpath is wide, filled with all sorts of colorful characters out to make their own name and be their own boss. These mercenaries add a lot of color to the setting and have been a big part of it since its inception. Well, Star Saga should be no different. As such, Mantic […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 30th, 2016
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Mantic Games has been doing rather well with their Kickstarter campaign for Star Saga. As I type this, they’re less than $2k from reaching $200k, which will be 2x what their original goal for the campaign was. As such, they’ve made it through several stretch goals (4 to be specific, soon ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2016
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Many of you have played Mantic’s dungeon-delving game Dungeon Saga. Some of you looked at it and went, “yeah… but I prefer sci-fi games.” Well, your time has come as Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Star Saga, their story-driven dungeon-crawl game, but now ba...
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 16th, 2016
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Mantic has announced that they’re working on a new dungeon-crawler style board game. This one’s called Star Saga. Instead of some dark dungeon or dank cave, you’re headed out into the stars to fight baddies in derelict spaceships and planetary colonies. The game takes place in the W...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Sep 6th, 2016
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Welcome back to the work week, for those of you that had yesterday off. For those of us that were working, well, good on us. We’ve made it through the first day of the week. Just gotta keep up the pace and we’ll make it back to the weekend sooner than we think. Something that […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 5th, 2016
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The rules for armies in many fantasy games come from way armies waged war in real life. You had your rank-and-file soldiers who would move together in a column. There’d be archers or other fire-support units off to the sides. Cavalry would be a highly-mobile element in the battle. Artillery wou...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Sep 5th, 2016
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From time to time, some gamers love to really go out and have a big game of their favorite minis game. We used to do it back in the day when I played 40k a lot. We’d push a whole bunch of tables together and just go at it. Well, a group of gamers did […]...
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 Events
Aug 23rd, 2016
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Many of us have a favorite gaming spot. Whether it’s a gaming club, a FLGS, or just a friend’s living room, garage, or basement, there’s the spot where we get together with our fellow gamers to throw down. Well, there’s going to be a new spot available for you to get your gami...
By Polar_Bear
In Kings Of War
Aug 22nd, 2016
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Warehouses are not infinite in size. They can, and often do, get filled up with things. This can be a problem when you’ve got a bunch of new, cool things you need to store in it. Mantic is running into that problem. Their warehouse is full, but they’ve got a bunch of new games on [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Aug 9th, 2016
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Yesterday, to get home from Gen Con, we drove for about 13 hours. We went from Indy to Atlanta via Memphis. We had to drop off a friend at his place. We’d picked him up on the way, too, but we split the trip into 2 parts. The way back was just one long burn […]...
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 Crowdfunding
Jul 26th, 2016
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The original Kickstarter for DreadBall was one of the first crowdfunding campaigns I’ve been a part of (and I’ve only been a part of 4, total). It was a pretty exciting thing, with lots of stretch goals getting me lots of extra parts and pieces. I also did add-ons for a few of the extras ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 22nd, 2016
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And there’s the starting gun. Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their 2nd edition of DreadBall (taking full part in the Year of New Editions). The game puts you in charge of your own sci-fi sports team in one of the most brutal leagues out there. Score strikes against your oppo...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 13th, 2016
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DreadBall is Mantic’s sci-fi, high-impact, fantasy sports game. Pass, tackle, and shoot your way to the victory circle. As part of the Year of New Editions, they are coming out with a 2nd Edition of the game, coming via a Kickstarter campaign that will be launching in just over a week (the 22nd...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 6th, 2016
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Anyone that’s watched fantasy or sci-fi movies knows that there is no greater evil than Ancient Egypt! *Imperial March plays over photo of the pyramids* Sun and sand hasn’t tempered the fighting spirit of the denizens of that land (or an analog of it, since Kings of War doesn’t take...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jul 4th, 2016
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It’s a long, holiday weekend here in the States. While you’re waiting for your burgers to finish on the grill and the fireworks to start, it’s good to flip through the pages of a gaming magazine. Oh, look. Here’s a new issue of Ironwatch for you....
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jun 27th, 2016
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Seeing as 2016 is “The Year of the New Edition,” we’ve got lots of them coming out. As always, people want to know what’s going to be changed. People that play the game want to know if their favorite aspects are leaving. Meanwhile, those that don’t play because of certai...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 11th, 2016
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Hey everyone and welcome to Saturday. How’s yours been? Mine’s been busy as f… err… it’s been busy. Since this morning I’ve made homemade caramel sauce, strawberry-lime sauce, peanut-butter-caramel-pretzel-chocolate-bar-things (though having just cut them, “m...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jun 10th, 2016
2 Comments
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For all that I report on them, I’ve actually only pledged for four total crowdfunding campaigns. One of them was for the original Dreadball game. What can I say? I was drawn in to the theme (having been a hockey goalie for quite some time) and liked the look of the minis. Though, I have [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 6th, 2016
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Mantic Games is getting in some more copies of Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King’s Quest in. They should be at your shops by the end of the month. But what if you already have it and are looking for more? Well, they’ve got you covered as well with The Warlord of Galahir, a new expansion that [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jun 1st, 2016
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Can’t get enough gaming stories during the day? Want to get even more? Are you a big fan of Mantic games? Well, this is the story you’ve been looking for. Issue 46 of Ironwatch, the Mantic fanzine is available now for your downloading and reading pleasure....