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By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 17th, 2017
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When I’m playing an RPG, I like to have the right miniature on the board to represent what the PCs are fighting. And I know my PCs like to have a mini that as closely as possible represents their character. As such, it’s always good to have more options available. And that’s what we...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
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 Accessories
Aug 22nd, 2017
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As I work at catching up with all the everything from the past week, here’s a mix of the terrain articles from the past couple days, along with some bite-sized gaming stories. I certainly can use the energy. Today we have: Syrinscape Creating Soundtracks for Starfinder, Acheson Creations Releas...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 21st, 2017
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Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today’s a travel day for me. Then we’ll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It’s impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There’s just too many to list (...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 9th, 2017
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Quite a few of you have tried Pathfinder over the years. Well, if you prefer your RPGs more in the “far future and another galaxy” type, Paizo is looking to oblige with Starfinder. Well, Soda Pop Miniatures is making official figures for the game, and they are taking pre-orders for those ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 19th, 2017
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Whenever you sit down for your RPG session, you want to have the right minis for the right situation. At least, I do my best to always have the proper mini to represent the enemies and NPCs out there. “Yeah, it’s all goblin minis, but they’re really giant spiders” isn’t ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 6th, 2017
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Hey kids. It’s Saturday! If you’re like me, you’re at the LGS, hanging out and talking/playing games. I hope you’re doing that, anyway. I mean, it’s what Saturday’s for! It’s also for reviews. So let’s get to it. This week we have: Heldentaufe, Monster ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 6th, 2017
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If you keep your teeth nice and sparkly-clean, maybe yours, too, can be added to the Crown of Fangs. Ok, maybe that doesn’t sound like something you should really aspire to. But nonetheless, Crown of Fangs is coming. It’s a new Pathfinder Battles set from WizKids, and they’ve got a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 23rd, 2017
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Some of us love to paint. Some of us don’t. Personally, I fall into the “don’t” category, but I certainly can understand why others do enjoy it. For those that want to have your own RPG minis in the colors you want, you can now pick up the Pathfinder Battles Deep Cuts minis. T...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 15th, 2017
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When you play in an RPG, most of us want to have a miniature to represent our character should one be needed on a map. Well, if you play a fantasy rpg, there’s quite a few pre-painted lines of miniatures you can search through to find one that’s just right. There’s not quite as many...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 18th, 2016
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Just this last weekend, I got started with a new RPG group. When I RP, I like to use miniatures to represent the characters and monsters out on the board. As such, I’ve got a pretty big collection of various RPG minis in boxes. But I always find myself needing a few more, or something […...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 28th, 2016
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One of the downsides of playing an RPG can be how many books you feel you need to carry around for it. I know I’ve been part of groups where I carry around a giant tub of books. A lot of people get around this by having electronic versions of those books. But some of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 29th, 2016
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You’ve got heroes in your RPG. Unless you plan on having them just sitting in the tavern, sipping ale and not doing much of anything, you’ll need some monsters for them to go and attack. It’s sort of what heroes tend to do. But what sort of monsters will they go fight? Paizo is help...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 5th, 2016
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Fantasy settings can take on a whole variety of themes. It can be bright and shining, full of magic and wonder. It can be gritty and dirty, with steampunk elements creating a grimy, smoky, urban environment. Or it can cloud over the sun and cast everything in shadow, giving your game a creepy, spooky...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 15th, 2016
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So, not everyone is able to go to Origins this weekend. In fact, even the biggest gaming convention ever is still only attended by a tiny portion of the gaming population. Something like Free RPG Day, however, can be attended by a lot more of us. It’s coming up this weekend. So even if you̵...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 31st, 2016
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*looks up and sees the sun* Found one! Ok, so Starfinder isn’t quite that. What it is, though, is a new RPG game from Paizo (mostly known for the Pathfinder fantasy RPG). Well, now you can take all that fantasy adventuring and head up into the skies. Already a fan of and know the lore […...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 13th, 2016
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I’ve really been looking forward to this weekend. Not that the work week’s been bad, mind you. It’s actually gone by in a flash. No, I’m just ready for a full weekend of gaming (and article-writing, which is a direct result of the gaming). What sort of things do you have plann...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 10th, 2016
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October’s the time for the undead to rise from their graves and mess with the living. At least, that’s the case with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, as that’s when the Mummy’s Mask expansion will be coming out (Brendan Fraser sold separately)....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 6th, 2016
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Some of my favorite RPG characters I’ve played haven’t been the strongest or most-deadly, but they’ve had razor-sharp wit and been able to talk their way out of (or into) just about any situation. If you’re like me and enjoy playing that type of character, then you’ll pr...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 13th, 2016
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There’s a lot of “moving parts” when it comes to running an RPG. You’ve got all the stats for the players to keep track of. You’ve got all the various monsters you might be throwing at them. There’s all the NPCs going around. There’s the adventure to keep tra...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Feb 24th, 2016
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Well, WizKids just has a corner market on fantasy miniatures, don’t they? Ask anyone what the two biggest fantasy RPGs are out there and you’ll more-than-likely get Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons as the answers. Well, WizKids has a new set of Pathfinder miniatures available and the...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 5th, 2016
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Will you be in Seattle between May 27th and 30th this year? If so, you could make your way to Paizocon, the annual festival for all things Pathfinder. Tickets for the event have gone on sale, so you can go ahead and get them ordered. Paizo has also announced their guests of honor for the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 13th, 2016
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Well, we’re working our way through it. The work week is just about half-over. I hope it’s going well for you. It’s been alright over here. Gotten a lot of stuff done already this week. Hoping to keep the productivity up. Anyway, at the moment, we’ve got some snack-sized stori...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 6th, 2016
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Ah, inns/bars/taverns/alehouses… what good adventure can’t be started in one of those? They’re a rather iconic part of gaming. A group of individuals finds themselves in some bar in some small town when Adventure comes calling. Or maybe Adventure was had and now it’s time to s...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 17th, 2015
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Paizo has had a pretty good winner with its Pathfinder RPG system. How successful has it been? Well, they’re coming out with their Song of Silver Adventure Path. I realize that, on its own, that might not seem like that “big a deal,” at least not enough to call it out extra like I a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 5th, 2015
2 Comments
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Hello to everyone on this cold Saturday. I hope you’re having a good day. I’m cracking nuts… for that fruitcake I’ve been telling you all about all week. They don’t use the phrase, “nutty as a fruitcake” for nothing, you know. I hope you have your own project...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 3rd, 2015
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These days, everything is going digital. That’s not a complaint, really. I know some people, myself included, prefer having an actual book in their hands, rather than read something on a screen, but I don’t begrudge digital innovations and will use them when necessary (I mean, I could be ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 28th, 2015
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Hey everyone, I hope you made it through Black Friday alright. I had Thanksgiving 2: Thank Harder here at the bear den. Made myself another turkey and side-dishes and enjoyed a relaxing day. Then I got out my stock pot and made about a gallon of turkey stock with the bones. I’ll be good for [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 19th, 2015
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Monsters, monsters everywhere and… not a drop to drink? That doesn’t quite sound right. Though with the release of Bestiary 5 from Paizo for the Pathfinder RPG, you certainly can have monsters everywhere. I’m a firm believer that a DM cannot have too many resources at their disposal...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 16th, 2015
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Having pre-made adventures can really speed up your gaming sessions. Sometimes the DM doesn’t have all the resources and time necessary to come up with an adventure whole-cloth or on the fly. And really good DMs will get pre-made adventures and use them as the cloth with which they will create ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 7th, 2015
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Well, as I sit here, assembling The Horus Heresy set, working on articles related to it for next week and beyond, I think about other games and other review articles. Oh hey, here’s a whole bunch of them in one, convenient spot for you. It’s today’s Review Roundup. In this installme...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 5th, 2015
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I’m going to take a moment to gush about one of my favorite gaming artists (no, not Heath “BA” Foley, this time) : Wayne Reynolds. I really just love his artwork. It’s a bit stylized. It’s not really anime-like, but you can see some of the same angular lines. I love all ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 8th, 2015
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Inner the sea! Inner the sea! Ok, so it’s not exactly what’s sung in the song, but it’s still stuck in your head, anyway. You’re welcome! đŸ˜€ Paizo expands your possibilities for playing in Pathfinder with the release of their Inner Sea Races book. It covers all the major races ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 3rd, 2015
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I hope your Saturday is treating you well. I know it’s going well for some friends, who are getting married. Congratulations to Joe-Nathan and Elizabeth. You two are going to be absolutely awesome together and I couldn’t be happier for you! And I know they’ll be happy together becau...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 23rd, 2015
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Hello and welcome to the middle of the film! Err… I mean, week. Welcome to the middle of the week. It’s Wednesday. It’s also the start of Autumn (or Spring). Pumpkin spice everything! That includes today’s bite-sized stories. This batch includes: Pathfinder & Q-workshop M...