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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    Plaid Hat’s Stuffed Fables has been getting a lot of attention since its announcement. The gamebook style has intrigued many, along with the theme of stuffed animals coming to life to go on adventures and protect the children that they love. In this preview, we get a look at how the game stories work, themselves.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 21st, 2017
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    Part of Warmachine/Hordes is that players are encouraged to run theme forces. That is, an entire army based around a certain style of unit or a way of play. Sure, you can go totally “combined arms” with some mercenaries or minions thrown in, but usually you’ll be able to get a couple bonuses if you go particularly for one type of force. Well, they’re further helping that along by coming out with a Trencher Theme Force box set. And I’m sure if it goes over well, we can expect more like this in the future.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    I am a fan of abstract strategy games. I also have an interest in WWI. Well, mix those two together and you get Trench, a new strategy board game that’s up on Kickstarter now. Take control of your army and maneuver your way across the diamond-shaped board and to the other side of the trench that divides it. Capture your opponent’s pieces and press on to victory.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    What’s the best animal? Ok, I mean, we know it’s the polar bear. But beyond that. What’s the next-best animal? Well, in The Champion of the Wild, you take on the role of an animal trainer that can communicate directly with the animals in your care, and you’re looking to train them to be the best that they can be before entering them in various events. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    Playing games is fun. Even watching people play games can be fun. But what’s better than that? Playing or watching games for charity. And what’s possibly even better than that? Getting free stuff for watching games for charity. That’s what you’ll be able to do tomorrow, as Nomad Games will be giving away free digital copies of Talisman for those tuning into their Twitch and YouTube channels.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    September is a time for change. We’ve got a new season starting up in just a couple days. The leaves are starting to change color. Warcradle Studios is also coming out with a new edition of Wild West Exodus. In fact, the first couple sets are available for pre-order. So if you want to be the first gamer on your block with the hot, new edition of the game, you can put your name down on the list now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    The week continues along. We’ve made it halfway through! The weekend will be here before we know it. At least, I think it will, since it seems this week is going by pretty quickly. Seems I keep looking down at my clock and going, “man, it’s (time) already?” Yesterday seemed to go by in a flash. So 3 more flashes and we’ll be to Saturday, right? Well, if we’re going to be time-hopping like that, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

    Today we have: Roll Versus Coal Dice Sets Available, Dark Art Studios Announces Fierce – Warriors & Monsters Kickstarter, Just A Few Days Left in the Pathfinder: Modern Adventures Kickstarter, New Morbid Doors Available From Kromlech, Brigade Models Release Neo-Soviet Armoured Infantry Carrier in 6mm, Redgrass Games Running Everlasting Wet Palette Kickstarter, Shieldwolf Miniatures Running Warmaidens & Dragonbreds Kickstarter, New Dark Stain Option For Ultimate Gaming Table, and Immortal Figures: Gods of Olympus Tabletop Gaming Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    No, they’re not dice that are something like 15′ on each size. That’d be pretty awesome (though probably not very practical for your games), but Titan Dice is a new dice game from Eagle-Gryphon Games. In the game, vicious mythic creatures have escaped and it’s up to you to capture them. They’re fierce, though, and don’t exactly want to go back into captivity. So you’ll have to watch out or be knocked out for the round to go heal your wounds. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    It’s the dawn of time… Eh, that’s too early. Someone wake me up at the noon of time…
    No, wait, I need to get up and make my bed… though I should probably build a hut and get a village going. But to have a village, I need resources. But there’s other villages out there that are also trying to grow. I’ll need to find the resources first. Maybe that woolly mammoth will help…
    That’s what you’ll be doing in My First Stone Age, a new family-friendly card game coming from Z-Man Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    Battlefront is awesome at having big, worldwide campaigns for their games. Firestorm: Red Thunder is their latest, and it’s been extended for another weekend to let you get involved. It’s more than just bragging rights for having your side win, participants will possibly win cool prizes for joining in. So grab your Team Yankee minis, head out to the battlefield, and either kick some Commie butt, or spread the People’s Will all across Europe!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin has been around for quite some time. In all those years, it’s gotten quite a lot of expansions, alternate sets, special add-ons, and all those great custom dice. Well, for this holiday season, Steve Jackson has put together Holiday Grab Boxes just filled with all manner of things. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign running where you can order them.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Sep 20th, 2017
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    Information is everything. Being informed of the situation at hand, especially in something as chaotic as a warzone can mean the difference between victory and defeat. And when an enemy is captured, getting accurate information from them is a good skill to have. Such is what you’ll be doing as an Interrogator in the Star Wars RPG. They’re getting new options in the upcoming Cyphers and Masks sourcebook from Fantasy Flight Games. They’ve posted up a preview you can check out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    Memes are pretty much an everyday part of our lives right now. Hell, I used a couple earlier today when talking with friends. Gaming is also a part of our everyday lives (well, if you’re visiting here, it probably is, anyway). So, why not mix the two? That’s when you get Memeology, a card game that’s up on Kickstarter now that takes memes off of your screen and onto your tabletop.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    There’s no such thing as “too many dice.” Also, it’s cool to have dice that match your team/army. Well, For those playing Techno Bowl from Bombshell Games, they’re giving you a chance to get custom dice for your team over on their website. *urge to know more intensifies*
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    Well, it’s happened. The world has once more come to an end. Damnit, Todd! I told you to not push that button labeled, “don’t push this button.” But the nuclear bombs have fallen and it’s time to see what’s left. Unfortunately, that means dealing with all the radioactive mutated creatures on the surface. That’s what you’re going to be doing in Afterbomb Madness, a new post-apocalyptic sci-fi RPG up on Indiegogo.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    It’s back to Tuesday we go. The Work Week will be conquered and we will make it back to the weekend. And a good way to help out with that is by listening to some gaming podcasts. Put one on, and before you know it, you’ve got some great gaming information as well as several hours have gone by. It’s a win-win.

    This week we have: Geeks of the North Episode 42: Wander: The Cult of Barnacle Bay; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 7: Gen Con 50; 40k Radio Episode 22: Talkin’ Tables; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 229: The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire; Singled Out Episode 46a: Bonus Episode: Same 6, Different Day; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 31: Wreck & Ruin, This War of Mine and reviewing board games; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 123: Top 10 Space Games; The Cardboard Herald Episode 45: Morten Monrad Pedersen of the Automa Factory; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 55: Rus Princes Warband; The Secret Cabal Express 30: The Further Evolving Board Game Industry and Community with Rodney Smith; and News of the North – 2017-09-19.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    Star Trek wouldn’t be nearly so interesting if they didn’t… y’know… trek anywhere. It’s not called Star Stay At Space Dock, after all. Only by boldly going will your crew complete its however-many-year mission. And, thankfully, Modiphius is here to help. They’ve released the digital version of their Adventure Pack 1, titled These are the Voyages, for the Star Trek Adventures RPG. They are also taking pre-orders for print copies.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    The Curse of the Statuettes ended with the ponies headed down into the deep underground beneath Equestria. But what happened down there? Well, now we can find out. River Horse has released The Festival of Lights, the next adventure for the Tails of Equestria RPG. Note: River Horse doesn’t ship to North America, so those of us here have to wait until Ninja Division has their release.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    Well, we’ve come full circle. At least, Wargames Illustrated has, of sorts. They have issue 360 of their fine gaming publication now available to order. So if you want to fill up more of your day with great gaming content, you don’t have to look much further.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Sports
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    The article, itself, already uses “Home is where the Hearth is,” so I can’t really do that one again. So, I’ll go with “Happy Hearth’s-Warming, everyone!” A few of you might get that, anyway. But enough on puns of this player’s name, Steamforged is showing off the next Master for the Blacksmith’s Guild. It’s Hearth and we get a look at her card as well as his 3D render.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Sep 19th, 2017
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    When it comes to the Latari Elves in Runewars, they don’t need a Lorax to speak of the trees. The trees are perfectly capable of expressing themselves on their own. Which means woe to those that would try and do harm to them or those that protect them. They are the Aymhelin Scions, and they’re getting an expansion pack coming soon for the game. In this preview, get a look at what you can expect in the box.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    We all know my love of getting to see the rules for things before I buy them. I like being an informed consumer. Well, Mantic is known for having rules online, and that includes for things that aren’t even out yet. The GCPS is the new faction coming for Deadzone, and to get you excited for them and so you can know what you’re getting when they come out, Mantic’s posted their stats online.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    Studies show that cheese works on the brain much like narcotics and you can be, basically, addicted to it. Well, I certainly know that I am addicted to cheese. It’s really hard to ever say that I’ve had “enough” of it. So I’m always on a cheese quest, of sorts. But I can turn that desire for cheese into a desire to win Cheese Quest: The Quest for Cheese, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    The latest set for Ascension, the fantasy deck-building game, is now available. If you weren’t able to get a copy at Gen Con (I did, hehehehe), now you can get one for yourself. This set is called Valley of the Ancients and it brings in several new abilities such as Echo and Serenity, as well as Temples, which will pass from player to player during the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Horror
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    Wyrd, in their quest to make the last day of the week even more awesome and the first day of the week not so bad, have a regular preview schedule. They’re sticking with it today as they give us a preview of the Bone Pile, a new figure coming in Broken Promises. Extra bonus: this isn’t the artwork from the book. So here’s your only chance to see it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    And here we are, back at Monday. Thinking back, this is the first Monday in the last 3 that I’ve been at the office. Last week was the storm, and the week before was Labor Day. My Monday shirts got a bit of a vacation, I suppose. But they’re back it today, and that means getting your gaming tables looking good.

    Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Final Days for ESLO Terrain Printable Ships Kickstarter, New Mousepad Material Mats Available From Pwork Wargame, DRAGONLOCK™ 3 Kickstarter launches September 19th, Dungeon Box RPG Scenery by Custom Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Normandy Church Terrain Available From Tabletop-Art, Forge Prints Running Adventurescapes Kickstarter, and Heroic Maps – Storeys: Pyramid of the Sun Priests Now Available.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    Cats. On the internet. It’s a thing. And while I may be more of a “bear” person than a “cat” person, I certainly have nothing against our feline friends. But you don’t have to be a super-cat-person to enjoy CATaclysm, a new RPG coming from Akinji Entertainment. Humans are gone and cats have become one of the dominant species on Earth. They are working to protect Mommy Nurtur from the likes of the Rats and Toads. The game will be making its way to Kickstarter next month.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    In a world where body modification means even more than just getting a tattoo or some cosmetic surgery, pretty much the sky’s the limit. Sure, you might just want to stay fully human, but why not look into getting all sorts of upgrades and enhancements? Well, for players in The Future Belongs to Us, you’ll soon be able to window shop for all types of things, as they’ll be coming out with their Upgrades & Enhancements book this November.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Alternate History
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    It’s never easy when a loved one is lost to us quickly and tragically. Unfortunately, such is the case for Lady Edith Tillington. Her husband had been on board the ship London Bridge when it went down in the deserts of Mars. Now, she would like to get his remains in order for a proper service and burial. Unfortunately, this is a bit more than simply a (rather grisly) “fetch quest.” There’s plenty of intrigue and nefarious goings-on to have to contend with. That’s what’s happening in London Bridge Has Fallen Down, a new adventure that’s available for Space 1889.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    The first thing you do when playing in an RPG is create your character (unless you’re the GM, in which case you’re creating everything else in the world, but that’s getting ahead of ourselves). Not much of an RPG if you don’t have a character to role (roll) as. It’s a pretty important part of things. And that’s why Fantasy Flight is giving us a preview of just how that’ll work in Genesys, their new universal RPG system they’re working on.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Sep 18th, 2017
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    In the grim dark of the far-off future, the line between man and machine has certainly blurred. Cyborg implants help the servants of the Emperor with their everyday tasks, from filing things in the grand libraries to taking on the Heretic. The machine-makers are highly revered as they walk off to war. And they’re getting a whole new codex you can order from Games Workshop now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Sep 16th, 2017
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    Hey everyone. We’ve made it around to another weekend. I said I was going to probably be doing some baking. Well, I’ve got some magic cookie bars cooling right now. I love these things… probably too much… *looks at my stomach* … definitely too much.
    But issues with my waistline aside, I hope you’re having a good weekend so far. I’m sure many of you are out gaming, which is awesome. But if you’re stopping by here, I know it’s because you want to check out those gaming reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

    So, as I sip on a Pineapple Crush and wait for these bars to finish cooling, today we have: The Walking Dead: All Out War, Exit the Game, Legendary: X-Men Expansion, Orleans, Quantum, Race for the Galaxy App, First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet, Serengeti, Stone Age, Maze Racers, Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty’s Trail, Memoarrr!, The Goonies Adventure Card Game, Photosynthesis, Incantris, Hafid’s Grand Bazaar, Ascension X: War of Shadows, Fate of the Elder Gods, and The Champion of the Wild.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Miniatures Game
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    Resistance is futile!
    Well, the Resistance faction in Eden might disagree with you there. And they’re being featured in this month’s releases from Happy Games Factory. They are getting a new starter set. There’s also new figures for the Khan Clan and ISC. But don’t worry, just because they get fewer figures certainly doesn’t mean they’re lesser releases. And to make your figures look good, there’s some new paint sets, too.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    You belong in a zoo!
    Can’t say I’ve ever had that actually yelled at me, but I do enjoy going to the zoo (though it’s been quite a long time since I’ve been to one). As one would expect, I tend to head to the polar bear enclosure and hang out there. If I could build my own zoo, it’d be all polar bears, all the time! What would you put in your zoo? That’s what you get to answer in Zoomaka, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Sep 15th, 2017
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    Warlord Games is expanding their Black Powder range. This time around, it’s the Polish and Prussians getting new units. I guess it’s the “P” month for new releases. Anyway, if you’re looking to bulk up your forces with some new line units, or a new set of cavalry modelsContaining enough models to make a complete Brigade, the Prussian Landwehr make up the backbone of this durable army.

    This Brigade force contains:

    78 Prussian Landwehr Infantry (3 Regiments) 1813-1815
    2 Prussian Landwehr Mounted Officers 1789-1815

    , now is definitely your chance to do so.
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