Author "Polar_Bear"

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 17th, 2017
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As war goes on, the organization charts for the various armies can change dramatically. As the military heads see what is and isn’t working on the battlefield, they will adjust accordingly. Same goes for the generals in charge of minis games armi...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Nov 17th, 2017
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In any army, you’re going to have the elite units. Those that take on extra training and get extra equipment. This month’s releases for Wrath of Kings epitomize the “elite” ethic. Both House Nasier and House Goritsi are getting ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 17th, 2017
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While many of us love unicorns, it’s not everyone that thinks they’re so great, especially if they’re overrunning your Queendom, as they were doing in a land far, far away. Now, many conservationists will tell you that regulated hunti...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 17th, 2017
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It’s CMON’s release day for the latest board games. This time around, they’ve got a new medieval-based one called Richard the Lionheart. Be a part of either Robin Hood’s band of merry men or throw your support behind Prince John...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 17th, 2017
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Fridaaaaaaay! And man, I worked like mad yesterday, but there’s still tons to do. And you should see what my grocery list looks like for tomorrow. We’ll see if I can fit everything into my little Chevy Aveo. I might have to do it in two goe...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 17th, 2017
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Sherlock Holmes was the greatest detective ever (… well… at least next to Batman). If you’re looking to fit in his shoes and head to the streets of London, solving all sorts of cases, you’re in luck Asmodee and Space Cowboy have...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 17th, 2017
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The enemy is here. The rampaging hordes of monsters have been ransacking the countryside, but now they’ve made it to the walls of the castle. Comparatively, they outnumber you about a billion to one. But all is not lost… hopefully. By bandi...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Nov 17th, 2017
1 Comment
CMON has posted up the latest Dark Age releases. And my favorite faction is front and center. What can I say? I’m a polar bear and they have a lot of Ice Caste stuff. So that’s how things are. This month continues the new packaging and numb...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 17th, 2017
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Some people work well in groups. Those types of people will probably do well in Team Play, a cooperative card game coming from WizKids (licensed from Schmidt Spiele). Players will be looking to complete objectives and score points faster than the other...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 17th, 2017
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Even classic games can go through revamps. Sometimes many of them. In this case, this is the 4th iteration for Twilight Imperium. This edition includes updated and revamped rules, new design elements, and updated pieces. And it’s certainly got a ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Nov 17th, 2017
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It was kinda hard to decide which of these two I wanted to feature. On one hand, you’ve got Necromunda, which I know has been a fan favorite for quite some time and is about to hit gaming tables again. On the other, you’ve got a superheavy ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 16th, 2017
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Ares Games, making of Wings of Glory, is looking to inject a little H.G. Welles into their game. They have announced that they are going to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Tripods and Triplanes. It tells the tale of what would happen if the Martians ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 16th, 2017
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You might not think about it, but there’s a lot of different levels of fantasy RPG that you can play in. You can go for more of the high-fantasy that’s very Tolkienesque. Or you can go for the more non-fantasy fantasy settings along the lin...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 16th, 2017
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The Space Race. For many years, it was a major part of world politics as the US and the Russians looked to be the first to truly conquer this new frontier. First Sputnik. Then Yuri Gagarin. Then manned missions to the moon (to ridiculously over-simply ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 16th, 2017
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I wish we were going to Candy Apple Island. “What’ve they got there?” Apes, but they’re not as big. Well, the big ape, King Kong isn’t on Skull Island anymore. He’s not even in New York anymore. This iconic ape is go...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 16th, 2017
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We’re one week from Thanksgiving, my absolute most-favorite-est day of the year. … And I have a metric-****-ton of things to do before we get there! O,o My metaphorical work plate is piled higher than my actual plate will be next week at th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 16th, 2017
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It seems that just outside every small town in a fantasy setting there’s a lair that some ancient evil used to occupy. This small town is the same. And while it seems that the lair had been dormant for some time, that time is over. But who will h...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 16th, 2017
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Comic books are filled with confrontations. I mean, it wouldn’t be all that interesting if Superman just went to work as Clark Kent, had a standard day where nothing happened, and then went home at night. Not really thrilling. So you’ve got...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 16th, 2017
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Oh, to be able to control time. You’d be able to speed through the week and get to the weekend again. Or go back in time and relive really great moments. Hell, I’d go ahead and schedule up TGN posts for the next decade or two at one time. B...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 16th, 2017
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Having your country below sea level can possibly cause some issues unless you’ve got a really good levee, lock, and dam system. Well, the Netherlands is below sea level. And they’ve got a pretty good system going for them. But what if those...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 16th, 2017
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Every story has a beginning. In this new preview of Stuffed Fables from Plaid Hat Games, we get a look at the first couple pages of the Storybook. So, what is this all about? Where is “base” that we build up from? That’s what you get ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 15th, 2017
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So, there’s been some discussion about what, exactly, Legacy of Dragonholt. It’s not quite an RPG. It’s not quite a board game. It’s sort of in its own category. As such, you might wonder, “so, what do you do in the game?&...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Nov 15th, 2017
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Seems we’ve got a couple Dungeons & Dragons releases today that aren’t actually Dungeons & Dragons releases. In this case, it’s the Tomb of Annihilation set for Dice Masters. Want to get your dice-rolling on without your ful...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 15th, 2017
1 Comment
You’ve got tabletop minis games. You’ve also got real-time strategy games. But what if you got your minis game into your real-time strategy game and your real-time strategy game into your minis game? You’d have All Out War: Battlegrou...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 15th, 2017
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Most of us have played Settlers of Catan. It might have been a while, but you might remember how scoring works. You want to build settlements and cities, build long roads, collect soldiers, that sort of thing. But how will scoring work in the upcoming ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 15th, 2017
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The week continues along. We’re halfway to the end. Just gotta put our heads down and power through. Not that the week’s been terrible, mind you. Just busy. Lots of things on my metaphorical plate before I get lots of things on my actual pl...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 15th, 2017
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Countdown: Action Edition brings the excitement of 80s action movies to your tabletop. While most of the positions in the game are randomly determined, one player will always be the Action Hero. That player will be the final arbiter in discussions and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 15th, 2017
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The worlds of the digital and the real are merging more and more every day. Hell, I “work online.” Most of us have little devices in our pockets that are what just 20 years ago would be considered supercomputers. It’s only natural tha...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 15th, 2017
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So, you’re stuck in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. (Thanks again, TODD!! *said sarcastically*) That’s gotta be a bit of a bummer. But you get the chance to remake yourself. And in this preview for the Fallout board game coming from Fantasy F...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 15th, 2017
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It’s getting cold out. Some people are more used to cold than others. Those that live in the cold, northern part of Mantica are certainly used to it. But they are heading south, looking to get some feeling back into their fingers. As such, the No...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 15th, 2017
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Sometimes you want to get your D&D on and your group’s not there. Maybe you’re waiting for them to show up. Maybe you weren’t able to get everyone together. Maybe it’s not your regular gaming day. Whatever the reason, you w...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Nov 14th, 2017
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I wish I was a martial arts master. I just lack discipline… and drive… and pretty much any sort of physical ability at all… But still, how cool would it be to be able to do jumping back-kicks and stuff like that? Well, all the animals...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 14th, 2017
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In the Palace of Mists, oni are working on plans to expand their nefarious goals. To thwart them, the hero Okko and his buddies must infiltrate into the heart of the palace and disrupt their plans. However, can all of the heroes be fully trusted? Is on...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 14th, 2017
2 Comments
I think it’s safe to say that many of us played with various action figures of some kind when we were younger. I certainly had my share of turtles and joes and such. You might’ve even come up with games using those figures. Well, Marauder T...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 14th, 2017
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Tuesday. I know that Arthur could never get a handle on Thursdays. I feel that way about Tuesday. Sure, the week’s well and started, but it’s like Monday 2: Mon Harder. Not that I think it’s particularly as bad as Monday, but still, i...