By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 31st, 2015
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Day 2 is about to be in the books (as it’s only got about 15min. left and then I’m going to go to sleep). It was quite a wild and busy Friday. The frantic-ness of Thursday turned into a more calm, but no less busy Friday. Everyone was buzzing about the games that they’d picked [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 31st, 2015
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About a month ago, I was digging through Netflix for something to watch when I saw that they had the original Conan movie. Right then and there, I knew what I was going to be doing for the next couple hours. The characters and world are so iconic, especially to nerds and gamers (of which […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Jul 31st, 2015
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Gen Con is fully underway now. The first day went by in a flash. The energy in the air was palpable. Everyone I’ve talked to agrees that this year is much busier than last. When the doors open, there’s a huge rush as all the eager gamers head to the various booths in order to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 31st, 2015
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Summer is a time of fun in the sun, beaches, outdoor activities, and wacky adventures. For a short while, then you end up sunburned and realize it’s 110 in the shade and are like, “man, I just need to get in to my hobby tables!” Dark Art Studio is helping you get some new figures [&...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jul 31st, 2015
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Everyone likes to personalize their army, but not everyone wants to have to green stuff their own special torsos, helmets, or shoulder pads. That’s where Forge World steps in with their upgrade kits. In this case, if you’ve got a White Scars force and you want to add a little flair to you...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 31st, 2015
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Day 1 of Gen Con has been an absolute whirlwind. It feels like 3 days have already gone by. But no, it’s just one. The show is a great time to sit down with some of the game companies in attendance and find out what they’ve been working on. One that I’ve been visiting a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2015
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I love getting expansions for board games. I love it because you can have a game that you love, but has maybe stopped stretching your mind, challenge-wise, or perhaps you feel things have gotten a little stale. You think the game is fun and you enjoy playing, but you just wish there was … more....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 30th, 2015
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Gaming is certainly a worldwide phenomenon. You can go to any country and find people spending their free time by playing games. Unfortunately, we haven’t yet gotten that “one world language” thing down yet. And not everyone knows how to speak every language. So sometimes you can ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 30th, 2015
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While Mantic posts their rules for free online, there’s no “bells and whistles” to what you get in that free packet. For those that like the extra fluff about the various races and units, there’s the full Digital Edition of the rulebook. Pre-orders for those have begun over on...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 30th, 2015
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I’ve mentioned before that I love to see a Kickstarter campaign fund successfully and then eventually make it so the products are available to the general public. Geek Fever Games’ Mars vs. Earth card game is one such success story. If you missed out on the original campaign, it is now av...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 30th, 2015
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Gen Con is a place where a lot of companies make a lot of big announcements. Some are things we’ve heard rumors of before. Others are just sort of out of the blue. This is the second category. Granted, being surprised by something like this doesn’t mean it’s bad, of course. This is ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 30th, 2015
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Wow! Gen Con got off to quite a start this morning! Seemed no sooner than I was awake than I was down at the hall looking over some things when Boom! The doors were opened! It was quite a mad rush in the hall. I don’t know actual numbers, but several people I talked with […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 30th, 2015
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With the drive to Indy yesterday, I obviously didn’t have much of a chance to make posts (and no, trying to type in the car all day was not an option. I would’ve gotten all the carsick). So today I bring you both the Midweek Snippets and today’s Terrain Corner together again in one ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2015
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Though I am half-German and half-Irish, I’ve never been one for drinking any kind of alcohol. So if one were to find me in a Biergarten, it’d be of the variety that Steamboat Gothic has currently up on Kickstarter. It’s their new tile-laying game that is all about a casual afternoon...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 30th, 2015
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I love Asian culture. Just the other day I found a whole bunch of Stephen Chow movies on Netflix that I’d never seen. I was in 7th heaven. Out of the Dark is hilarious as hell. I highly recommend it. And while it doesn’t involve a ghost-indicating plant, the newest Kensei releases from Ze...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 30th, 2015
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You’ve hopefully seen some of the photos I posted from the Spartan Games display yesterday. If not, go check them out. If you have, what’d you think? Halo has made it to the tabletops with The Fall of Reach starter. Now, Spartan has started taking pre-orders for some more Halo goodies, as...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 30th, 2015
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Morgajel goes underground with this release. The Player’s Guide for The Ronden Marr is now available for purchase. No matter what system you want to use, you can add this book to your campaign, as it’s system-free. There are a lot of deep and dark places underground. There’s lot of ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 30th, 2015
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Harebrained Schemes has announced their new project that they are going to be bringing to Kickstarter. It’s one that certainly I’m interested in. I spent many, many hours playing Mechwarrior 2 when I was younger. Some songs I listen to now, I still think back to those days, since I listen...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 29th, 2015
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The time has come. Gen Con is here… well, ok, it technically starts tomorrow, but there’s already a bunch going on at the show. I’ve been up since way too early this morning in order to ride up here from Atlanta. I had some time looking around the Vendor’s Hall during set up a...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Jul 28th, 2015
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A new Games Workshop video game is now available on iOS. Warhammer: Arcane Magic lets players be in charge of a a cadre of wizards in the Warhammer universe, as you look to defeat enemy wizards using powerful spells, a bit of luck, and Arcane Fulcrums (character-specific spells of great power)....
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 28th, 2015
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Yes! More about Gen Con! It’s the greatest 4 days in gaming! Of course there’s more to talk about! This time, it’s Mantic....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 28th, 2015
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As if there weren’t already enough going on at Gen Con, there’s yet more to find out about. Hey, knowing early lets you plan, and going to Gen Con without a plan means you’ll end up missing out on quite a lot of things. Anyway, Syrinscape’s got some really cool things theyR...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 28th, 2015
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Another month, another set of Darklands miniatures from Mierce Miniatures is available. You may not be able to pronounce most of the names (and thank god for copy/paste instead of trying to remember and type them back out again), but you still may want to use these new figures on your tabletop....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 28th, 2015
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Tuesday is here once more. I’m doing some last-minute laundry before packing. I know a few of you are on your way already to Gen Con. Heck, some of you are already there! *is a little jealous* I’m heading out early in the morning. The 10 hour drive is always… umm… fun? Good th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 28th, 2015
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I’ll often see Kickstarter campaigns that don’t make it to their funding goal the first time through. And you know, a lot of people will say, “that’s it. We didn’t make it. It’s over.” But honestly, that doesn’t have to be the case. Not everything is go...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 28th, 2015
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I grew up in the Midwest. I knew what a tornado siren sounded like, as I’d heard it on a regular basis. At least a couple times each summer they’d go off, as a summer supercell storm would roll through. Though I never had any of my houses destroyed by a tornado, I’d seen my [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 28th, 2015
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Many heroes have come and gone over the ages. They are bright, shining points in the darkness, but they fade out. Well, when the darkness rallies and looks to engulf everything, many lights must be used. Heroes must be brought back from the dead in order to turn the tide and make sure that good [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 28th, 2015
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Calliope Games may be working on their Titan Series of games, but that’s not the only games project they’re working on. They’ve just announced a new game that they’ll be showing off at Gen Con. For this one, grab your striped shirt and black mask, you take on the role of thiev...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 28th, 2015
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Alternate History is an interesting genre. In ways, you could see a lot of Steampunk as an alternate history sort of thing. Weird War II is another that’s pretty popular. Dreamlord Press has created a new alternate history role playing game. Written by Davide Pignedoli, City of Judas gives a ne...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 27th, 2015
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Sometimes you just need a facelift. I’ve been watching a lot of Kitchen Nightmares lately (because why not?) and seen a lot of restaurants that needed their look updated (good lord some of those looked terrible). The same can be said for websites. Let’s face it, website decor goes through...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 27th, 2015
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You’ve heard of Deck-Builder games and Deck Construction games. Shuffle Heroes is a bit of a different animal when it comes to such things. In the game, you draft two heroes and shuffle them together to create your special set of cards for play. Then, during the game, your opponent can destroy ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2015
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It just wouldn’t be Gen Con without Randall and Catalyst Game Labs in attendance. As they have for the past… lots of years, they will once more be at the show and they’re gonna be packed with cool stuff to see and do at booths 417, 413, 509, and 617....
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 27th, 2015
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Japanime Games will be hitting Gen Con full-force later this week. Their booth will certainly be a hive of activity with all they have planned for the show. If you’ll be at the show, be sure to stop by booth 1139 to see what all the commotion is about....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2015
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Radio Dishdash and Skirmish Sangin is running a Kickstarter campaign for The Day of the Rangers (also called Maalintii Rangers) and a new figure range they’re calling Gothic Serpent. The new book is full of scenarios for fighting modern military combat on your tabletop....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 27th, 2015
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Far-out, man. Are you hip to the jive? It’s like, totally wow. Looney Labs, makers of Fluxx in all its forms, has announced a new card game that they’ll be releasing in just a couple months. Retro Loonacy is a fast-paced card game where you look to try and empty your hand as fast as [&hel...