Posts by Polar_Bear


Reaping at River's End RPG Adventure Up On Kickstarter

When you're sick, you go get some medicine and get fixed up (or, at least, that's the idea). The people of River's End have been relying on a wizard named Mortimer for the Dragonberries that he creates. It's the only thing that will keep their wither rot disease at bay. But now Mortimer's gone. What will happen to the town? That's up to you in Reaping at River's End, a new RPG adventure for D&D and Swords & Wizardry that's up on Kickstarter now.


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Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit Now Available

With the golden age of gaming we've got going on right now, more people than ever are joining the nerdy masses. Many of them are looking to try some of the classic games they've heard of for so long, including Dungeons & Dragons. But where can they get everything they need to get playing? That'd be the Essentials Kit, just released from Wizards of the coast. It's even got a 1-on-1 variant, essentially making it a 2-player starter set for D&D.


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2-Player Starter For Trilaterum Now Available

Longtime readers know my love of 2-player starter sets for games. With a single purchase, you can get gaming right away with a friend. No need to worry about what, exactly, to pick up for a starter force, or make sure you have the right rules or dice or counters. The folks behind Trilaterum feel the same way, so they've got their new 2-player starter set, Encounter at Sarin's Rim, now available.


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Renegade Game Studios Announces Teens In Space

So, you're a kid on your bike, tooling around the neighborhood, but you long for something more. You look out into the stars and wish you were there. In Renegade Game Studios' Teens in Space, that's just what you'll get to do. The new RPG coming in August uses the Kids on Bikes game system, but blasts off into the cosmos. Pre-orders are being taken now.


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Podcast Radio

Tuesday. We're into the week, proper. It's been a busy start, and it's going to be a busy continuation. That's fine, since next week will be a short one. But to have a short week, gotta get everything done in the meantime. So, here we are. To help get you through the day, we've got our regular spot of gaming podcasts. Let's listen in.

This week on the dial we have: Chance of Gaming Episode 33; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 149: Origins 2019; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 270: UK Games Expo 2019 & OML7; Nerdherders Episode 33 (123): Returnherders; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 53: A Touch More Class with Mike Myler; Geeks of the North Episode 77: Pulp ramble; and All Us Geeks Episode 89: The Geeks Go On A Few Runs In The Shadows.


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Super Secret Spy Agency RPG Up On Kickstarter

The suave personality. The fancy clothes. The cool cars. The futuristic gadgets. Spies certainly have a lot going for them. Sure, there's possible death around every corner, but I think it's worth the risk. ... Not in real life, of course. I'm talking about in an RPG where you can just brush yourself off and keep going, no matter what happens. That's what you can do in Super Secret Spy Agency, a new RPG from the creator of Ghost Ops and Delve that's up on Kickstarter now.


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Plaid Hat Games Posts Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein Preview Video

It's Frankinsteen.

Ok, maybe it's not. Maybe it is Frankenstein. But even if you're not Gene Wilder (and don't we all wish we were?), you still have monster-making in your blood. Plaid Hat is showing off an introduction video for their upcoming Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein board game, Have yourselves a look.

... ... Blucher!!!


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Fantasy Flight Announces Path of the Serpent Expansion for Mansions of Madness

While the game may be called Mansions of Madness, those mansions aren't always in New England somewhere. In Path of the Serpent, the new expansion announced by Fantasy Flight, the investigators will be making their way to the Amazonian rainforest, braving biting insects, ancient curses and traps, and huge snakes (as one would expect from the expansion's name). There's new tiles, new investigators, new monsters, and just a lot of new everything for you to check out.


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WizKids Announces Sovereign's Chain Card Game

Listen to the wind blow. Watch the sun rise.
Running in the shadows. Damn your love. Damn your lies.
 
Sovereign's Chain is a new card game from WizKids coming soon. In it, players will create a chain of cards in front of them made up of two different suits. At the end of the game, the player with the largest difference in points between their two suits is the winner.
 

Zafir RPG Up On Kickstarter

Many RPGs take shortcuts when it comes to combat. At the very least, it tends to put things in 2 dimension and just kinda doesn't do much with elevation. Zafir: Tactical RPG looks to make it much more granular. As you can tell from "Tactical RPG" in its name, it looks to give you a combat system that is full of potential tactical choices each round for your characters. The book is up on Kickstarter now.


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