By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 30th, 2017
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Woo! Saturday! Woo! As you’re reading this, I’m over at the LGS, hanging out and just taking it easy. I’m hoping you’re doing much the same (or have done so and are just reading this later, as I am typing this earlier). Either way, I hope you’re able to make good use out...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Sep 29th, 2017
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It’s Wyrds tradition to book-end the work week with previews. Mondays we get some new Malifaux artwork. Friday we get a The Other Side preview. Well, I’ve got my Friday shirt on. So that must mean it’s time for a The Other Side preview. And Wyrd’s right on time to give it to u...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 29th, 2017
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Munchkin is a game with a thousand faces. The game has seemingly countless different versions. A new one will be coming out in January. This one brings back Moop. There’s more mashed-up monsters to mangle as you make your way to more moot… I mean loot....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2017
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Civilizations love to build great works to show off their wealth and power. Be it grand buildings like the Eiffel Tower, or massive structures like the Great Wall, or fantastic gardens like those in Babylon, they all make a grand statement to the world. In Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2017
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The original Specter Ops game was just the beginning. Plaid Hat Games has announced that they’re expanding the universe with their next game, Specter Ops: Broken Covenant. You must decide for yourself whether humans are at their best when they’re free, or if having total control over thei...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 29th, 2017
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And here we are again. Friday: threshold to the weekend. I’m sure many of you are gearing up for a weekend of gaming, possibly starting as early as when you get off of work. I’m looking to spend tomorrow at the LGS, hopefully getting in some games of Guild Ball and Bushido. But whatever y...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2017
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The thing that sets Legacy-style games apart from others is that the game will literally change each time you play. What you do in one session will have an effect on the next. Card packs will be opened. Other cards will be removed. The game board will be altered. People went crazy over this aspect [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2017
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CMON’s got a whole bunch of new releases available for you today. There’s 5 different titles, from dungeon crawlers, to martial arts action, to an expansion for a hugely popular title, to even more. If you’ve been wanting to get a hold of Massive Darkness, Dojo Kun, Gateway: Uprisin...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 29th, 2017
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Warlord Games has a whole slew of new Japanese releases for Konflikt ’47. If you want some new units, you can get the new Ghost Attack Squad (not actual ghosts, nor do they attack ghosts) or the Battle Exoskeleton Squad. Want something with a bit more armor? You can get the Chi-Ha Tank with Com...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2017
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One thing about making a game have a digital app component is that a company can release a new scenario and simply make it available for purchase through the app. You can then buy it and play it basically instantly. Such is the case with Trials of Frostgate. It’s a new scenario for Descent that...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 29th, 2017
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I tend to repeat myself around here. It’s just in my nature, really (you should hear my dad tell the same story a dozen times). Two things I’ve often said is that walking to battle is for suckers. Also, the Legio Custodes have some of the best janitorial equipment I’ve ever seen. Th...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 29th, 2017
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You might think that a team like the Blacksmith’s Guild would have all the subtlety of… well… a gigantic hammer smashing into a near-molten-hot piece of metal. “Ninja” might be the last thing on your mind. However, the Blacksmith’s Guild knows that just running hea...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 28th, 2017
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We’re just a couple days away from October. That means a whole new set of releases coming soon from Plaid Hat Games. But what, exactly, is coming out? And when will it be available? All your questions will be answered. (well… those two questions, at least… But not, like, anything re...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Sep 28th, 2017
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I think it’s safe to say that most miniatures games out there use dice of some kind. Sure, there are those that go for some other method, but the fairly tried-and-true method of randomization comes from little plastic polyhedrons bouncing across the table. Aristeia is no different. But Corvus B...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 28th, 2017
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Alchemist Miniatures has a clear goal in sight: get Alkemy onto as many gaming tables as possible. They’ve been working steadily toward that goal for quite some time now. The next stage of it is upon us. They are looking to fund a new starter set for the game over on Kickstarter. If you’v...
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 News
Sep 28th, 2017
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The week continues along. This has been a pretty good one, I must say. My new dice came in. So I’m happy about that. We’re also getting ever-closer to the weekend. I’m making plans not only for Saturday gaming, but hopefully a regular RP here at the office starting next week. So tha...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 28th, 2017
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Rooster Teeth and Arcane Wonders are teaming up to bring you a new board game. It’s called RWBY: Combat Ready, based on the show of the same name. Players work cooperatively, taking on the role of one of the four main characters from the series, each with their own unique combat deck, looking t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 28th, 2017
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When we look back on history, it’s only natural to come up with “what if?” scenarios. How would things have changed if certain factors had been altered. One that plays on many WWII historians minds is “what if the Germans had put the King Tiger tank into action earlier or in g...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 28th, 2017
1 Comment
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Kickstarters don’t always succeed the first time around. This can be due to an almost unlimited number of factors. But if that happens, creators shouldn’t be disheartened. I’ve seen quite a few campaigns reconfigure, regroup, and relaunch with a campaign that blows away their initia...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 28th, 2017
2 Comments
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Many people are excited for the upcoming Stuffed Fables storytelling game from Plaid Hat. It’s gotten quite the reaction over on our social network sites. So you should be excited to know that a new preview has been posted. This time, we get a look at another of the fuzzy creatures that you can...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Sep 28th, 2017
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The Wicked Harvest continues. The latest crop of Hordes releases for the Grymkin are now available. Seems to be a pretty good time, just as we move into October. They’ve got some of the biggest and smallest models available for the faction in this release. From a diminutive weapon crew all the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 27th, 2017
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Hey kids! What time is it? “Wartime!” Sorry, that’s just the first thing I think of when I see the name of this game. Wartime is the new strategic board game from WizKids where a unit can only be used when the timer associated with it runs out. Each one has a little sand timer [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Sep 27th, 2017
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Wyrd Games has launched a new global campaign for Malifaux. It’s called Homefront and they’re looking to get everyone’s participation. Games can be registered on the company’s website. These aren’t just games entirely for smiles and giggles, mind you. The outcome will ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 27th, 2017
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I love webcomics. I’ve got a regular rotation I go through during the week or follow on places like Facebook. One such is The Awkward Yeti. I’m sure you know them. They make the comics with the anthropomorphic organs, showing how each bit of us seems to have a minds of its own and pulls [...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Sep 27th, 2017
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Man, I can’t wait for October. It’s probably my favorite month (even though my favorite holiday, by far, is in November). There’s just so many things I love about that month, mostly having to do with Autumn being in full swing. Another reason to love October, if you’re in Minn...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 27th, 2017
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The work week continues along. We’ve made it halfway through. And I’m expecting a new set of dice in the mail today (You can never have too many dice). So you know I’m in a good mood. I’ve also got a hankering for some bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that’s just wh...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 27th, 2017
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Junk Spirit Games is running a Kickstarter to create a new edition of Tyler Sigman’s Crows. Set in the world of Tessandor, the crows have, for some reason, started to give off mana, vital for spellcasters to weave their craft. As such, all the different wizards and sorcerers of the land are loo...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 27th, 2017
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Fearlight Games is looking to be efficient with their Kickstarters. They have one going for both a new set of cases for their Baker Street RPG. It’s also got a new set of adventures for Hood: Swashbuckling Adventures in Sherwood. So whether you want to hit the mean streets of London in a trench...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 27th, 2017
4 Comments
714 Views
From what I’ve been told, occasionally people will get together at things called “parties.” And while at these “parties,” people will play games (I know what games are. It’s just this “parties” thing I’m not certain about). There’s even game...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 27th, 2017
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I’ve always loved oversized miniatures. You know, the ones that their base is the size of a CD or a notepad. For you Kings of War players, Mantic has a couple new huge minis that they’re taking orders for. You’ve got the Revenant King on Undead Wyrm and the Steel Behemoth. They̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 27th, 2017
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The launch of the Legend of the Five Rings card game seems to be doing rather well. We’ve got like 5-6 people here at the office that play. This has brought a lot of attention back to the property, and Fantasy Flight is looking to get you, the players, involved. They are going to start [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Sep 27th, 2017
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Well, it looks like Warcradle is on the move again. The new studio making Wild West Exodus has made a deal with Spartan Games that they will continue on the Dystopian and Firestorm universes. They’ve posted up a video discussing the new announcement, and we can look forward to more updates in t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2017
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1177 Views
Cheese. We all want it. And if you don’t… well… more for me. *eats all the cheese!* Getting all the cheese you can so you can feed your growing clan of rats (and not just eat it all yourself) is what you’ll be doing in Ratland, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter n...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Sep 26th, 2017
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We’re doing our best to fill up your day with gaming here on TGN. But I gotta sleep sometime. So where I leave off, gaming magazines pick up. In this case, it’s Figure Painter Magazine. Because you definitely don’t want to be taking painting advice from me! Instead, flip through the...