Posts by Polar_Bear

Battlefront's Great War Sale Happening Now

Battlefront is heading back to WWI (a personal area of interest for me from my history grad student days) with Great War. The new version will be hitting store shelves in March, but they've gone ahead and opened up their webshop for pre-orders. Be the first gamer on your block with these kits when they're available.

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Free League Publishing Launches Illustrated The Call of Cthulhu Kickstarter

One of the classic stories that pretty much every gamer knows at least of, if they've not actually read it, The Call of Cthulhu is one of H.P. Lovecraft's greatest works. Now, Free League Publishing is looking to create a new illustrated version, with art by Francois Baranger, having launched a Kickstarter campaign for it. While the initial funding is for just the illustrated novel, a stretch goal adds in a full RPG to it.

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HexaGONE Tile-laying Game Up On Kickstarter

Longtime readers know that I'm a fan of abstract puzzle games. I'm always on the lookout for the next one that I can wrap my head around. HexaGONE looks like it's right up my alley. It's a hex-laying game where you're trying to complete different patterns before your opponents do. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Friday Snippets

Hello, and welcome to Friday. We're glad to have you here. I'm certainly ready for the weekend.

As we make our way to a glorious pair of days off, let's snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New First Order and Resistance Dial Upgrade Packs for X-Wing From Fantasy Flight Games, New Samurai Heads Available From Puppets War, and President's Day Sale Happening at Kraken Dice.

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Horrible Games Running Alone Kickstarter

Usually in a 1 vs Many game, the 1 is the bad guy. They control all the evil things out there on the board. In Alone, it's the other way around. The 1 is the Hero, trying to escape an infested space ship, while the Many are playing the various terrible traps and aliens they will find along the way. Horrible Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for a new print run of the game that also includes new extras.

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Steamforged Previews New Hunter's Captain

Another day, another preview for the upcoming captains in Guild Ball. In this instance, it's the Hunter's Guild. They're getting a captain that, on appearances alone, looks to really play into the "setting traps" aspect of the faction. Since that's the way I like to play them, I'm certainly excited about the prospects.

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New Night Lords Available To Order From Forge World

It was just Valentine's Day, but Forge World is already ready for Halloween. Their latest releases over in their webshop are pre-orders for some new Night Lords kits. There's a new Dreadnaught, along with a pair of Praetors, one in Terminator armor.

Also dice. #NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice

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Leder Games Announces Root: The Underworld Kickstarter

A new expansion is coming for Leder Games' Root: A Woodland Game of Might and Right. It's called The Underworld and it'll bring in two new factions to the game (the Crows and the Moles), as well as two unique maps, each with their own special rules. The Kickstarter campaign for the expansion will start in one month's time.

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Fantasy Flight Previews Locations in the Shadowlands Book for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG

The Shadowlands aren't exactly the most romantic location in Rokugan. I mean, unless you're suuuuuuuuper hardcore goth (which is fine if you are). In this preview of the upcoming Shadowlands book for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG from Fantasy Flight, they head into this dark and foreboding region and give you a little tour of the place.

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Thursday Terrain Corner

It's Thursday.

It's also Valentine's Day.

I'm single (have been for 7 years now).

So, let's look at gaming terrain.

Today in the Corner we have: WizKids Releases Icons of the Realms: The Falling Star Sailing Ship, Valentine's Day Giveaway At Kromlech, Terrains4Games Valentine's Sale Happening Now, and New Aleph Game Mat Available From Deep-Cut Studio.

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