Origins Game Fair

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 28th, 2017
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The week continues along. We’ll get back to that ever-loving weekend soon. Just another couple of days and it’ll be time once more. And I’m sure a lot of people in the US are going to be celebrating this weekend. With the 4th of July being a Tuesday this year, I’m guessing a l...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 2nd, 2017
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Big shows are a great place to release new games, as well as preview upcoming projects. Ares Games is taking those opportunities at Origins in a couple weeks. They’ll be having the official launch of Sword & Sorcery, as well as giving attendees a chance to play several new games that’...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 20th, 2017
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I have never been to a convention where I wasn’t working for some gaming company. Back in the day, it was Privateer Press, doing things like running Tour of Duty for 40 hours, or Iron Arena (where, among other shifts, I once did a 24 hour shift). Then, of course, once I took over this […...
By Polar_Bear
In Interviews
Jun 21st, 2016
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It’s a hot day here in Atlanta. Summer certainly has set in (it actually set in a couple weeks ago, but it is Atlanta, so waddyagonnado?). Makes me look forward to autumn. But thankfully, I can sit in this… somewhat-air-conditioned part of the building where my desk is… and listen t...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my p...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 14th, 2016
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So, while we’ve got Gen Con a a month and change away, we shouldn’t forget that Origins is this weekend. There’s certainly going to be plenty to do and see at that show. Ares Games certainly has a lot planned. And they’ve posted up a little guide to tell us what to expect....
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
Aug 14th, 2015
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The Origins Awards, given out every year at Origins Game Fair (duh) are quite a badge of honor for those games that win. Getting the notice of The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design and getting recognized for it is something many game developers hope for. Well, the categories are changing...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 8th, 2015
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There were a lot of things going on over the weekend. Arguably the biggest was Origins. Part of the festivities included the prestigious Origins Awards, presented by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design. Along with the official voting, fans are able to vote for who they think should win in...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Jun 3rd, 2015
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Big news from Origins Game Fair: WizKids has partnered up with Nickelodeon and will be creating various tabletop games based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IP. The first products to be produced will be a TMNT-themed HeroClix line of figures as well as a set for the Dice Masters game. You can exp...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 20th, 2015
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Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope the week has been treating you well. I’ve… actually been sick this week. Don’t worry, I’ve made sure to disinfect every post just before it goes up, so you shouldn’t catch anything. Anyway, we’ve collected the various bite-sized st...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 14th, 2015
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Origins is coming up soon. Less than a month, in fact. It’s practically here! Among all the fine vendors that will be at the show will be Ares Games. They have quite a lot of special things in store for the show, including new releases that won’t be available to the public yet, as well [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
May 6th, 2015
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Origins holds their annual Origins Awards every year during their show. The Voting for this year’s awards have begun online. You can vote for your favorite games in the various categories such as Board Games, Card Games, and Game Accessories (plus many more, basically every genre has a category...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 7th, 2014
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Gettin’ Higgy With It posts up their video review from Origins 2014. Source From the video: We went on the floor at ORIGINS 2014 in Columbus, Ohio to give you a view inside. Check out our overview of the show floor and games to look out for....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 11th, 2014
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Origins is this weekend and Crystal Brush will be there. They’ve updated the information page to show entry and award times while at the show. Source From the website: Entries may be submitted Thursday and Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Winners will be announ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 10th, 2014
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Acheson Creations will be headed to Ohio this weekend for the Origins Game Fair. Stop by and give Scott a hug. Source From the post: Acheson Creations is attending the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio this week. See us in booth 533 where we will have a broad collection of our product line for [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 10th, 2014
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Griggling Games will be launching Destination: Neptune, their new sci-fi board game, at Origins this weekend. Source From the announcement: Destination: Neptune, a science-based space exploration board game will be released at the Origins Game Fair 2014 on June 11, 2014 by Griggling Games, Inc. It is...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 5th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs is giving you a chance to win their Shadowrun: Crossfire deck-building game at Origins. Source From the announcement: The highly anticipated Shadowrun: Crossfire deck-building game is slated for release in late summer and is only weeks away from loading onto a ship to head to our s...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 31st, 2014
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GrogHeads feels Origins has been lacking in enough gaming, so they’re bringing it back. Source From the announcement: GrogHeads.com and GAMA are teaming up to bring wargaming back to Origins this summer with the creation of the GrogHeads Central Command. This new program is designed to engage w...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 5th, 2013
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Play Unplugged had a chat with Dice Hate Me Games while at the Origins Game Fair. See what was talked about. From the interview: The dice may hate them, but gamers love them. Matt Snodgrass chats with four of the folks from Dice Hate Me Games. First up is company founder Chris Kirkman, followed by [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 27th, 2013
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Play Unplugged stopped and talked with Daniel Griego while at the Origins Game Fair and thought you’d like to know what they talked about. From the interview: Friend and fan of Play Unplugged Damian Mastrangelo, helps us with Origins 2013 coverage by reporting on reinvigorated Shadowfist and th...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 27th, 2013
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Gamer Goggles sat down with Randal Bills while at the Origins Game Fair. See what they had to say. From the interview: Randall discusses his gaming history with us and shares some juicy information on some of the upcoming releases, like Sprawl Gangers, Hostile Takeover and Crossfire for Catalyst Game...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 26th, 2013
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Gamer Goggles sat down with Loren Coleman from Catalyst Game labs while at Origins and posted up their conversation. From the interview: Loren Chats with us about an intense amount of gaming goodness. Some highlights are the story behind his ownership of Catalyst, his induction into the Hall of fame,...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 25th, 2013
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Gamer Goggles sat down and had a talk with the guys from Mercs Miniatures while at the Origins Game Fair. From the chat: We had the chance to talk with the MERCS Miniatures team at Origins Game Fair 2013. They share some more information about MERCS and Myth. Plus the give us an inside scoop [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 24th, 2013
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Play Unplugged had an interview with Paizo Publishing while at Origins. They taped it and are now showing it off for everyone to see. From the interview: Like a lithe elven ranger, Play Unplugged‘s Andrew Lotz tracks down to of the creative individuals behind Paizo Publishing‘s runaway RPG success Pa...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 18th, 2013
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Play Unplugged had a chat with Larry Elmore while at Origins and figured everyone would want to see what they talked about. From the interview: This post marks both Play Unplugged‘s 500th piece of gaming content and our 100th episode of Play Unplugged TV! How awesome is that?!?! Well, we have just th...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 12th, 2013
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Miniature Building Authority will be out at Origins this week. Stop by and say hello to Kirk. Give him a hug. Tell him I sent you. From the announcement: Be on the look out for Kirk & Jim: Kirk & Jim are all packed up and ready to head out. We are heading to Origins. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 11th, 2013
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Catalyst Game Labs will be headed to the Origins Game Fair this week. From the announcement: Almost all Catalyst employees are attending the 2013 Origins Game Fair. As such, we’ll be away from our usual communications from Tuesday, June 11th until Tuesday, June 18th. Please allow for the extra time r...