Fantasy Sports

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 21st, 2017
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I’ve mentioned before that I love alternate sculpts for figures, and it’s true. I think they’re a great way to have holiday and event special figures that doesn’t have people that couldn’t attend/whatever miss out on chunks of the game. Well, Steamforged has shown off so...
By Polar_Bear
In Aristeia
Nov 20th, 2017
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If you’re looking to get into a new sci-fi sports game, your time has come. Today’s the release day for Corvus Belli’s Aristeia. Grab your team and head on down to the pitch. There’s both the main core box, as well as a collector’s edition available to order over in Corv...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Nov 14th, 2017
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People love to see characters grow and change over time. That’s the whole point of the narrative structure for a story. In Guild Ball, we’ve seen how numerous characters have progressed along (including now taking dirt naps, because the Guild Ball fluff is the Game of Thrones of miniature...
By Polar_Bear
In Aristeia
Nov 9th, 2017
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Some of you have your pre-order already in for Aristeia, the new fantasy sports game coming from Corvus Belli. But we still don’t know everything about the game. In their continuing preview series, this time we get a look at Skills and Special Effects in the game. And I don’t mean CGI....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 9th, 2017
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I am a huge fan of alternate-sculpt models. They’re a great way to get an exclusive figure out there to the players. Well, for those that are into the Farmer’s Guild and looking to get the new box that’s coming out in January, you can also pick up an alternate-sculpt Millstone. How?...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 8th, 2017
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The Blacksmith’s Guild is different from the others in Guild Ball. Their teams are always made up of 3 Masters and 3 Apprentices. As each Master has a specific Apprentice they work with, there’s a strong impetus to use the matching pairs. Well, we’ve seen the Master Burnish. So what...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 7th, 2017
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The New Year is rapidly approaching (at the rate of 3600 seconds an hour!!). When January does roll around, Steamforged will be ready with some new releases for Guild Ball. There’s going to be the 2nd Farmer’s Guild box set, as well as a Launch Party kit for their newest faction, the Blac...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 6th, 2017
1 Comment
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In the Union in Chains event, the Hunters and the Morticians had been fighting for Hemlocke. Well, it would seem as though the Morticians are getting antsy and don’t want to give her up. So they’re offering a trade: they get Hemlocke and the Hunters get Minx....
By Polar_Bear
In Aristeia
Nov 3rd, 2017
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Corvus Belli’s Aristeia, their new sci-fi sports action miniatures game, is still on its way to people’s tabletops, but with just about any game, as soon as it comes out, people are wondering, “so… expansions?” CB’s not wasting any time and has announced the first ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 2nd, 2017
2 Comments
1317 Views
It’s odd. Each day this week I’ve found myself, at some point, looking at the clock and going, “How is it only (time)?! Geeze! Today is taking forever!” And yet, in contradiction of that, I’ve also found myself going, “Whoah! It’s already (day)!? This week is...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 31st, 2017
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Though sports teams are built around a core style that they want to utilize in order to win, each one will also practice ways to counter-act other team’s special styles. You certainly know of teams that focus more on offense or defense, or some other specialization. Guild Identity Cards for Gui...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 30th, 2017
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538 Views
The Union in Chains event continues along. It sees the Union guild captured, tortured, interrogated, and then make a break for freedom. Who will make it out? Who will end up with other guilds? Well, we know some things if you’ve been reading along with the fluff and following the results (all m...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 27th, 2017
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668 Views
It’s getting cold here in Georgia. Well… cold for Georgia, anyway. Lots of my office mates are bundling up in coats and hats. I’m still in shorts and a t-shirt, because I’m from Chicago. But even I consider it to be getting a bit cool out. I’d certainly like to warm up a...
By Polar_Bear
In Aristeia
Oct 26th, 2017
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Aristeia is Corvus Belli’s foray into the sporting miniatures game arena. For those that’ve seen the previews and want to jump in on it, you can place your pre-order now. It’s the best way to make sure you’re the first gamer on your block with this new game when it becomes ava...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 25th, 2017
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It’s starting to get rather chilly outside. Some of my coworkers have started turning on the heat at their place. I’m still in shorts, t-shirt, and sandals because I’m originally from Chicago. Other people that are still in shorts, t-shirt, and sandals are those out on tropical isla...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 23rd, 2017
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Busy morning for Steamforged Games. First off, they’ve launched their Halloween Sale over in their webshop. They’ve got a trio of new kits you can pick up. One’s showcasing all the different characters that’ve died in the fluff, while another has a Pumpkin King vibe to it, wit...
By Polar_Bear
In Aristeia
Oct 20th, 2017
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Aristeia is not golf. It’s not curling. It’s not competitive underwater basketweaving. No. It’s full-contact. You’re going to be making attacks. But… how do those work? Well, in this preview, we get to find out....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 19th, 2017
5 Comments
1376 Views
Recently, Deep-Cut Studios started a new program where you can send in a photo and they’ll print a custom game mat for you. They sent out invitations for reviewers to get an early look at the service and give people their thoughts. I was one such reviewer selected, and since I’d been meaning to get [...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 17th, 2017
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You know, despite the fact that it’s October (and more than halfway through it, at that), we’ve had relatively few “creepy, crawly, spooky, and haunted” sort of stories. Well, this post looks to help turn the tide in a more Boris Karlof and Bella Legosi direction. The Hallowee...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 16th, 2017
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The Union in Chains event is continuing. … All my teams are losing… badly (or I guess, they’re really great at losing, it would seem). So there’s a chance I won’t get any of these awesome resculpted models for my teams, but that doesn’t mean someone won’t be ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 13th, 2017
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The American football season continues along while I’m sure many of you are in leagues for tabletop versions of the game. If you’re looking to branch out to a new team, I might suggest checking out Fireforge Games’ Amazon SmasHers Kickstarter. It’s a set of 16 figures, all dif...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 10th, 2017
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The Union in Chains event will see several members of the Union get new versions of their characters being recruited into different Guilds. These figures aren’t just going to get a new stat card and you use the old mini. Oh no. They’re all getting new sculpts. The first we get to look at ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 4th, 2017
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The American Football season is well under way. And I’m sure many of you have tabletop football seasons going as well. If you’d like to expand out your roster with a new team, you can do so over on Kickstarter. Atlas Miniatures is running a campaign to fund their S.P.Q.R. team of Ogres an...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Oct 2nd, 2017
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Last year, Steamforged ran their The Butcher’s Civil War event, with players all over the world throwing their support either behind Brisket or Fillet. This year, the scope of their worldwide event is a bit more extensive. The Union, the “mercenaries” of the Guild Ball world, are 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 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 Corvus Belli
Sep 21st, 2017
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Corvus Belli is hitting the fantasy sports scene with Aristeia! But how do you actually win the game? What are you supposed to do out there on the pitch? Well, there’s actually a couple different ways to go about it, depending on what scenario you’re playing. All of them involve getting v...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 19th, 2017
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There’s no such thing as “too many dice.” Also, it’s cool to have dice that match your team/army. Well, For those playing Techno Bowl from Bombshell Games, they’re giving you a chance to get custom dice for your team over on their website. *urge to know more intensifies*...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 19th, 2017
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The article, itself, already uses “Home is where the Hearth is,” so I can’t really do that one again. So, I’ll go with “Happy Hearth’s-Warming, everyone!” A few of you might get that, anyway. But enough on puns of this player’s name, Steamforged is show...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 15th, 2017
3 Comments
1413 Views
Over the next three days, high school, then college, and then pro football players will be hitting the gridiron to see who is the best. I’m sure that there are many of you out there that will also be hitting the tabletop gridiron to prove much the same in games of Blood Bowl, as well […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 14th, 2017
0 Comments
945 Views
Steamforged Games has been looking to make entry into Guild Ball easier for new players. They’ve created starter boxes for all of their factions. But what if someone has looked online, seen the stat cards, and kinda wanted the other captain and mascot for the team? Well, there’s help now ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 14th, 2017
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A new sport is soon to be hitting your tabletops. What do you do when you take a person who can manipulate water, and add to that someone who can manipulate fire and someone who can manipulate earth? You’ve got yourself a Pro-Bending team in the making. Get to the stadium and get your team [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 13th, 2017
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The American Football Season is underway. Players are hitting the gridiron and duking it out for supremacy. On tabletops, many gamers are doing much the same with their fantasy football games and leagues. Well, Gaspez Arts is looking to expand the sport with a new team. They’re running a Kickst...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Sep 11th, 2017
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So, we’ve gotten a look at what the rules for the various characters from the Aristeia starter set will look like, and the artwork has been around for a while. But what about the miniatures, themselves? Corvus Belli is known for its miniatures, so what will these new ones look like? The wait is...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Sep 8th, 2017
0 Comments
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Aristeia! is Corvus Belli’s venture into the world of fantasy sports. We’ll be first introduced to this through their starter box. In this preview, take a look at the characters that’ll be coming in said box and check out their various stats and special abilities....