Mantic Games

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
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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....
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
May 23rd, 2016
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Well, we’ve already have our Wyrd preview. So that means we’ve just go our Terrain Corner to go as far as “it’s Monday, we gotta have it” posts. So… that’s what we’ve got now for you. Let’s get those gaming tables looking as good as possible. So t...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
May 5th, 2016
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While we’re busy here prepping for the CMON Expo this weekend, the folks over at Mantic HQ are getting set for their Open Day 2016. It’s just a couple weeks away and tickets are currently on sale....
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
May 3rd, 2016
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If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time around gaming. Your hobby time is filled with gaming. Your relaxation time is filled with gaming. Your work time is filled with gaming. One of the ways gaming is a part of my life is by reading gaming magazines. And the latest issue of Ironwatch [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
Apr 21st, 2016
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It’s just all about the new editions lately, hasn’t it? Not to say that the games were bad in their older versions, but sometimes you just need to update things. Well, Mantic has started taking pre-orders for Deadzone 2 (Dead Harder). But what sort of things have changed from the original...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Apr 12th, 2016
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Well, Monday was quite a whirlwind of news. It was quite a thing to keep up with all of it. I’m sure it’ll all be talked about for quite some time. So you can expect many podcasts to have those as topics. Well, we’ve got our podcast roundup today. There’s some Gamer Goggles vi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 5th, 2016
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The forces of Nature, itself, have decided to march to war in Mantic’s Kings of War. Expect them to hit their opponents like… well… a force of nature… Sort of self-explanatory with that one… But anyway, the Druids are headed to war and they’re bringing all sorts of...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 2nd, 2016
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It’s day 3 here at Adepticon. It’s been a wild day… and I’m not even talking about the gaming. We woke up to some lovely weather. And then, just about 10min. ago, for about a minute, the lights all went out in the dealer’s hall/gaming area. I just missed snapping a photo...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Apr 2nd, 2016
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For those that like to sit back with a good gaming magazine and see what sort of fun articles are inside, this is a good story for you. The latest issue of Ironwatch (which is issue 44, for those of you keeping score) is now available for your downloading and reading pleasure....
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeon Saga
Mar 24th, 2016
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Earlier, a coworker called today “Friday Eve.” She said it sounded a lot better than “Fourth Monday.” … I can’t say I disagree with that line of reasoning at all. Friday Eve does sound a lot better than Fourth Monday. So welcome to our Friday Eve Terrain Corner. To...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Mar 3rd, 2016
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Well, it had been nice outside for a while. But it seems that a little reinforcing shot of winter is coming back through. Sure, we’re not getting the snow that’s about to be dumped on our more Northern states, but (at least for Atlanta) it’s kinda cold outside. Best to stay inside a...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 22nd, 2016
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Tanks. “You’re welcome.” No, tanks! “I said you’re welcome!” Look! Tanks! “Ooooh… tanks… Holy Crap! Tanks!” You know, you’d think that having a tank during a zombie outbreak wouldn’t be so bad. Well-armored, can travel over all s...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 16th, 2016
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Mantic Games is going to jail. Well, the Walking Dead: All Out War is going to jail. That is to say that the Prison Expansion set has been added to the Kickstarter campaign that’s going on now. You can add it now to your pledge if you feel like doing that sort of thing (and […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 10th, 2016
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Well, the other day we got a bit of a “review style” look at the rules for The Walking Dead: All Out War, the horror skirmish game of zombie fun from Mantic Games. For those that were disappointed that you didn’t actually just get a rulebook to look over, you can breathe easy, as th...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 8th, 2016
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Mantic’s Kickstarter campaign for The Walking Dead: All Out War continues to shuffle along over on Kickstarter. But then again, zombies shuffle. It’s what they do. With just over a week gone in the campaign, they’ve made it to over 5x funded, breaking into several stretch goals alon...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Feb 1st, 2016
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What do you get when you multiply 6 by 9? 42, of course! And it’s that issue that we have for you today for Ironwatch, the Mantic fan-zine. This latest issue is now available for your downloading and reading pleasure....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 1st, 2016
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Get ready! Get set! Shamble! Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for The Walking Dead: All Out War. And though the finish line is still almost a month away, they have already reached their goal. The game funded very quick (as pretty much everyone expected) and they’re working their w...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jan 27th, 2016
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With all the news about The Walking Dead, this one almost got by. But Mantic’s not just working on their upcoming zombies game. Oh no. They’ve also got all the pulse-pounding action of DreadBall that they’ve been working on. Every team is looking to be the best. But how do you know ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 26th, 2016
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We’re just under a week away from the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for The Walking Dead: All Out War, Mantic’s new miniatures game based, obviously, on The Walking Dead series of comics. With this time, Mantic’s giving us a look inside what the starter set will consist of, as ...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Jan 20th, 2016
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Here on TGN, in one of the first The Walking Dead: All Out War, there was a comment that the person’s wife had not ever been a minis gamer, but now she probably will be once this game comes out. A game such as this, that is based on a property that engages a lot […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jan 13th, 2016
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Iiiii can’t dance. Iiiii can’t talk. The only thing about me is the way that I walk. And I’m sure you thought I would go with Aerosmith at the start of this post. Well ha! I didn’t! Anyway, Mantic is giving us a bit more information about The Walking Dead with a look into the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jan 12th, 2016
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Mantic Games is bringing a much-beloved comic series The Walking Dead to gaming tables near you with The Walking Dead: All Out War. This you know. But do you know what the game mechanics are going to be like? Maybe you’ve heard little bits here and there, but now Mantic is helping out by giving...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jan 6th, 2016
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Well, the “big news award” of the week would probably go to Mantic announcing that they’ll be making a miniatures game based on The Walking Dead comic books. We got only a few details during the actual announcement yesterday, and many people are hungry for more (like zombies want br...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jan 5th, 2016
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Braaaaaaaaaaaaaains! No, it’s not Halloween, but there’s never a bad time for some undead. Or, there’s never a good time for some undead, if you have to run from them or be turned into one, I guess. In this case, though, undead is a good thing, as Mantic has announced that they̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Dec 30th, 2015
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Well, it’s just rainy all over everywhere. Probably shouldn’t be out driving around too much if you can avoid it. Might not be a bad idea to stay inside and do some reading. Oh, hey, look at that. Ironwatch Issue 41 is now available. You can read that....
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Dec 30th, 2015
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Do you like to get random stuff for your hobby? You know the type of people that do. The ones that see something useful in every bit, piece, and heck, even parts of sprue can be useful. Well, for those people, Mantic is once more running their Crazy Box special....