Mantic Games

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 News
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 News
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 News
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 Fantasy Sports
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 Fantasy Sports
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 Fantasy
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....