Fantasy

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 22nd, 2017
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While Heath “BA” Foley has been around in the gaming world for quite some time as an artist now, this is his first year as a game designer with Panda Cult Games. They had their successful Kickstarter campaign for Wander earlier. And now they’ve got their own Black Friday Sale coming...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 21st, 2017
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We all know how much I love posting stories about Kickstarters that succeed and then are able to be put up for sale to the general public. So, it could be said, that I love making this post, because that’s exactly what we’ve got. The Games Collective is pleased to announce that their Awak...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 20th, 2017
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This is gonna be a pretty short week for me. It’s like it’s already Wednesday, in a way, since there’s only 2 more days after this to the weekend. But it’s not actually Wednesday. It’s Monday. As such, that means my Robin Hood/Star Wars shirt and a Terrain Corner, rather...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 20th, 2017
1 Comment
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Even rampaging hordes have those individuals at the front, directing it. It’s no good to have a whole army of slathering monsters and soldiers if they’re headed off in the wrong direction. That’s where the Uthuk Y’llan Infantry Command Unit comes in. They’ll make sure al...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 20th, 2017
3 Comments
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Steamforged Games had their SteamCon UK event over the weekend. It was a celebration of all things Steamforged. Of course, there were plenty of announcements about their current projects, but there was also a new game announced. It’s called Godtear, a new fantasy miniatures game. Details are st...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 20th, 2017
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I foresee making a lot of similar posts along this line in the upcoming week or so. The fine fellows have wrapped up their stay at PAX Unplugged and are ready to tackle the holidays. They’ve got their seasonal sale going on over in their webshop now. If you want to get some of the […]...
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 new units. Check ’em out....
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 goes. But that’s for tomorrow (and into next w...
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 lines of Howard. Aglaeca falls into that second cate...
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 this time. So while I chew through this mass of pro...
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?” Well, in this preview Fantasy Flight shows...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 15th, 2017
2 Comments
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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: Battleground. If you’re a fan of original Warcraft an...
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 plate next week. But before we can get there, let&#...
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 Northern Alliance is making its way into the Kings ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 13th, 2017
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The Monday after a long weekend… I mean, I know many of you out there love what you do for a living (as I certainly do), but there’s always just a bit of “erf…” about the Monday after a long weekend. An extra smack of the snooze button. An extra long shower. An extra cup...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 10th, 2017
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Many of us know about the three main types of ponies: pegasi, unicorns, and earth ponies. Some of you might also know about gem ponies and a couple other types. Well, the Hidden Draft book for Ponyfinder gives us another type: The Krava. They’re ponies… or maybe not… Either way, the...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 10th, 2017
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It would seem as though Gordon and Odin have gone a little ape over at GCT Studios. And by that, I mean that they’ve posted up a new piece of artwork for Bushido featuring a new ape character. They’re also being a bit of a tease about it, not giving us much info beyond just […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 8th, 2017
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It’s half-over, people. Actually, slightly moreso, since many of us get Friday off (thank you, Veterans). As we continue along, I’m feeling a bit peckish. Methinks I’ll nom on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: Invasion X 1950s and 60s Sci Fi range release...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 7th, 2017
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I remember reading The Last Unicorn a couple times. Once for a Creative Literature class. Another time for a Fantasy and Sci-Fi class. I enjoyed the book both times I read it. Though nowhere near as much as some of my friends. The story is a much-beloved tome that will make you feel different about [...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 7th, 2017
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Pretty much all of us have had a game we love go through an edition change. It can be annoying when you’ve got an older supplement that no longer works for the new rules. You can go about trying to update the rules, yourself, but that can be troublesome. Well, for those that liked the […...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 6th, 2017
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We all know my love of seeing Kickstarter projects turning into regular for-sale items. In this case, it’s the sci-fi/fantasy RPG, Ankur: Kingdom of the Gods. The base rulebook is all you need to get playing. There’s multiple races, classes, and all sorts of options for your characters an...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Just because Halloween’s over doesn’t mean you have to put away all the scary stuff until next July 5th (seriously, that’s when I started seeing Halloween stuff this year). You can certainly infuse some horror into your RPG sessions. And a pre-made adventure like The Chapel on the C...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 2nd, 2017
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It’s here, folks. Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new skirmish game, Vanguard. If you’re a fan of their Kings of War game, but kinda want something with a smaller model count, this is just the game for you. The two systems are actually fully compatible. So feel fr...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 1st, 2017
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For those that know him, Postworldgames Jim Pinto is one of the most prolific game designers out there. If you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s got like a billion games that he’s designed (might be a slight exaggeration on my part there). But he has certainly created a few in his time. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 1st, 2017
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Alright. Playtime’s over. All the spooky kiddie stuff is done with. Time to get the real holiday prep going. Thanksgiving is a mere 4 weeks and 1 day away. This is not a drill. Prep work starts now. I need to start collecting together gear and ingredients for all the fantastic things I’m ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 31st, 2017
6 Comments
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The Kickstarter campaign for Mantic’s fantasy skirmish game, Kings of War: Vanguard, starts tomorrow. But if you know me, you know that I like to know what I’m buying before I put my money down for it. The folks over at Mantic feel that you should also know what you’re getting into ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 30th, 2017
1 Comment
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Games Workshop has started taking orders for a batch of new Shadespire releases. They include a pair of new warbands. Seeing as it’s Halloween, they’ve got an undead band. They’ve also got an Ork band, because it’s never a bad time for a WAAAGH!! There’s also dice. Becau...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2017
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Do you want to help out a new game? Give it a shot before it’s officially released and give suggestions so that it can be all that it can be? Well, that’s what you can do now with Bloody Quest, a new fantasy RPG. The Open Beta materials are available for download. Check ’em out, [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2017
2 Comments
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Runewars generals rejoice! For there are new releases at hand. On the one side, the Daqan have a new set of heavy crossbowmen. Pting! Pting! (yes, that’s what a crossbow sounds like, and you can’t tell me otherwise) Meanwhile, the undead ride into battle (literally) with their new Death K...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 27th, 2017
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Here we are, once more at the threshold to the weekend. I know I’m ready for it. It’s been a busy week with a lot of work going on here at the office. I could use a day of just hanging out and playing with my toy soldiers with some good friends. At least, that’s […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 26th, 2017
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Mantic is headed to the skirmish realm with their fantasy range with Kings of War: Vanguard. For when you don’t want to push whole trays of infantry around, but would instead like to focus on smaller conflicts, it’s just the game for you. Mantic’s posted up some previews you can che...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 25th, 2017
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The Silence of Hollowind is a new urban fantasy RPG. For those that don’t know what that is, it means a fantasy world, but set more in cities akin to what you’d find in a noir setting. So less elves hopping between trees and more dwarves in trenchoats heading into their office job. In thi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 24th, 2017
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My love for you is like a truck! Berserker! Would you like to… I probably shouldn’t finish that line. I try and keep this place PG-13, after all. Anyway, berserkers are what you get a look at in this Uthuk Y’llan preview for Runewars. You also get to check out Flesh Rippers and Spin...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 24th, 2017
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Up at my LGS, one of my favorite miniatures games has seen an upswing in people playing. Bushido is always growing, and soon, they’ll have another wave of figures available to purchase. Wave 37 is now available to pre-order. So, if you want to be the first gamer on your block with these figures...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 23rd, 2017
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In a previous preview for Legacy of Dragonholt, there was a bit of discussion about “is this an RPG or not?” and no, it really isn’t, but there’s so many elements that really feel like it is. In this preview, we get a look at Character Creation. And, yeah, it really does feel ...