Posts by Polar_Bear


Things From the Flood RPG Up On Kickstarter

The gaming world collectively adored Tales From the Loop. Now, Free League Publishing is running a Kickstarter for the next in the series, the new stand-alone expansion, Things From the Flood. And, it would seem as though everyone's going pretty wild over it again (rightly so, mind you). Their campaign's off to one hell of a start.


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Scandinavia & The World Card Game Now Available

I read several webcomics. One of my favorite is Scandinavia & The World. The antics of the various countries and how they interact never ceases to delight me. Plus, I'll then rush off to be like, "Hey! Henrix! Are Swedes really like this?" or "Yo, Halfi! Would you say that Britain's really like that?" or "Skarburn! Look what Australia's doing!" and it's a good time had by all. What is also a good time had by all is playing games. Now the two can combine in the Scandinavia & The World: A Heap of trouble card game, available now.


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Midweek Snippets

We're halfway through the week. I hope your first half has been good, and your second half is shaping up to be quick so we can get back to the weekend and do some gaming. You should also stay well-stocked-up on bite-size gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Secret Weapon Miniatures September Releases Available and Sale Happening Now, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Pirates of the Undead Seas Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, 5 New Releases Coming From Kraken Dice, and Friends & Foes 5e Monster Cards Up On Kickstarter.


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Burning Games Post CoreBall Overview

CoreBall is Burning Games' upcoming sci-fi sports game. They've put a call out for playtesters before, but now they're really ramping things up as the game makes its way towards a November launch date on Kickstarter. Their website is filled with all sorts of information and pictures of the game for you to check out. There's also the online rulebook you can go over.


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World of Mythology: King of the Hill Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Mythical heroes are making their way across an enchanted land, looking for powerful artifacts and erecting temples to the various gods as they slay all manner of beasts. In the end, only one will have their god be most praised in the land. That's what you'll be doing in World of Mythology: King of the Hill, a new board game by Jumperound that's up on Kickstarter now.


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Fantasy Flight Previews NPCs in Legend of the Five Rings RPG

The Player Characters in an RPG make up only a tiny fraction of the overall world's population. Meanwhile, the NPCs that the GM controlls make up the rest. But what are stat blocks for NPCs like? What sort of things can GMs expect to see on their side of the screen when they make a new NPC for the game? In this preview of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, we get answers to those questions.


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Z-Man Games Posts Condottiere Overview

Z-Man Games is coming out with a new edition of Condottiere. Players are in control of an Italian city-state and must use their armies to enforce their dominance over the country. In this article, Z-Man Games gives us a general overview of how the game works, so those that might be jumping in now can know what to expect when it hits the shelves.


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Kings of War: Vanguard Available For Pre-Sale

The Kings of War world is getting a new addition. Vanguard, the skirmish variant of the game, is now available for pre-order. Mantic's posted up a blog talking about this new version of the game, as well as some further details about using your Kings of War figures in it, and some info about what's needed to play. Take a look for yourself.


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The Sword Marches Skirmish Wargames Global Play Test Happening Now

When you want to make a game as clean as possible, you gotta make sure all the strange grey areas in the rules are worked out. Having a development team can help, but in the end, they'll only find so much. Having more eyes on a project means more things will be found. That's why Strategic Elite is running a global playtest for their The Sword Marches skirmish game.


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Fantasy Flight Previews Actions in Arkham Horror 3rd Edition

The creatures on the other side of reality are coming. Via arcane artifacts and strange rituals, the fabric of creation is being torn and they're making their way to come ensure insanity and destruction upon us all. That is, unless some intrepid heroes stop them. That's the story in Arkham Horror, the 3rd edition of which is coming. In this preview, we get a look at how Actions for the Investigators will work.


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Podcast Radio

Monday is over. Tuesday is upon us. The work well is well underway. Let's help speed it along with some gaming podcasts so you don't have to listen to Nina in Corporate Accounts Reveivable answer the phone.

Today on the dial we have: Breathing Flames Episode 10: The Price of Pretty; Chance of Gaming Episode 114; Chance of Gaming Breachstorm Interview; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 251: What we did on our holidays, 2018; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 171: Chat; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 23: My Little Zombicide; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 19: Our Dungeons and Dragons Campaign Update and Player Meta; The Rolistes Episode 29 (Bonus 1): UK Games Expo 2018, Brendan Lasalle’s Dungeon Crawl Classics “Symptom of the Universe” (featuring Brendan Lasalle); Episode 96 - Jerry Hawthorne & Colby Dauch talk Comanauts, Gen7, and Plaid Hats!; and Guild Ball Tonight Episode 84: The Blind Agoraphobic has Opinions.


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