Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 22nd, 2017
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No, the headline doesn’t mean that we’re taking a look at the different bardic classes in the game. Here, tone refers to how the game comes across for players. Is it light-hearted and comedic? Is it dark and brooding? Is it gritty? When a system says that it’s universal, it should b...
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 News
Nov 21st, 2017
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Modiphius takes you out into the stars in Mindjammer, their sci-fi RPG of space-faring action and excitement. But when you’re out there, it’s good to know where you are and what you’re doing. These two releases help you do just that. There’s the Enhanced Commonality Space Sche...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 20th, 2017
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You know, if you’re going to have a gun, you might as well know how to use it properly. And not just little guns, either. But big ones. Really big ones. Really, really big ones. Such is the case with the Gunner pursuit from Through the Breach: Above the Law. We get a look at […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 20th, 2017
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Skirmisher Publishing loves their customers. Really, really, really loves them. How much? Well, they’ve got a special bundle available from their DriveThruRPG shop that’s only $0.10 for 10 titles. Yes, a penny apiece. Obviously, this won’t stay around forever, so you might want to h...
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 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 to see....
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 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 14th, 2017
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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 Task Force is much like those games, but more play...
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 News
Nov 10th, 2017
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Skirmisher Publishing is running a Veteran’s Day Sale over on their DriveThruRPG page. If you’re looking at getting some of their products for a great price, now’s your chance as many of their titles are 50% off. But be quick, these prices are going to be here and gone fast....
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Nov 9th, 2017
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Modiphius wants to give you a chance to check out their RPG system based on the incredibly popular Infinity miniaturs game from Corvus Belli. They’re even giving you the first hit free. They’ve posted up the Quick Start edition of the rules and aren’t charging a thing for it. So why...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 9th, 2017
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The plushie characters in Stuffed Fables are protecting their sleeping girl from being harmed. But what are they protecting her from, exactly? What are these dangers out there? Well, they’re Crepitus (brother of The Man in the Moon) and his army of minions. In this preview from Plaid Hat, get a...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 8th, 2017
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Modiphius is expanding the already mind-expanding world of Mindjammer with a couple pretty handy books. The first is the Core Worlds book, giving you all the information you need about the Commonality Core. The other is the Mindjammer Companion. This one takes you to the Outremer subsector, basically...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 8th, 2017
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The Genesys RPG coming from Fantasy Flight Games can be used for any realm, any setting, any era, any location, any… anything, really. But with that blank canvass to start out with, it can be a bit to try and start with that first brush stroke. So… where do you begin? How does world-build...
By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Nov 7th, 2017
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There’s a lot of folktales from England. Many of them tell of various horrors that lurk out in the dark countryside. Now, I might not normally suggest playing a game based on those stories by yourself in the dark, but that’s just what you’re supposed to do with English Eerie: Rural ...
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 Crowdfunding
Nov 7th, 2017
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Well, it would seem as though the dead have risen from their graves and are looking to take over the Earth. The living are fighting back as best they can, but it’s a rough world out there. The Catholic Church is seen as a major bulwark against the undead. But a heretical faction is rising [&hel...
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 News
Nov 6th, 2017
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Bureaucracy makes the world go ’round. It might not initially seem like the most thrilling class to take in a game, the one that has connections and is good at negotiations, but all of those are very useful skills to have. In Wyrd’s Monday Preview, they’re showing off the Bureaucrat...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 3rd, 2017
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Sure, Halloween’s just passed, and with it came and went a whole slew of awful (in a good way, to many) horror movies. And, I mean, we’ve pretty much all stared at a screen, biting our nails, and occasionally shouting, “Don’t go in there!” We think about what we’d ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 3rd, 2017
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I’m a big fan of unique settings and stories for games. There’s lots of fantasy settings and sci-fi settings and such. But there’s not many that I can think of that include 16th century Central America and various dragons and mythical creatures that have started roaming the land. Bu...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 2nd, 2017
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768 Views
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 News
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Toy Rocket games will be coming out with the full version of their sci-fi RPG, Sea of Stars, next year. But in order to build hype and get people excited about the system and setting, they’ve released a Light version of it that’s got just the core mechanics for the game in it. You can [&h...
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 Crowdfunding
Nov 1st, 2017
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If you’re a fan of action-thriller movies, you’ll want to check out Operators. Do you want to have your own Mission: Impossible-style chases? Maybe some techno-thriller action like The Pelican Brief? Some spy-game sequences like the Bourne series? This is the RPG for you. The game is up o...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 1st, 2017
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Pre-made adventures make the life of the GM just soooooo much easier. Just open up the book and get your players going. That is, as long as your players are willing to at least somewhat stick to the script. Thankfully, if they are, you’ve got your next couple sessions planned out ahead of time ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 1st, 2017
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Savage Worlds can be easily adapted to just about any setting you really want. In the case of Seven Worlds, it’s being adapted to a hard sci-fi world… or, I guess, seven worlds. If you’re wanting starfaring adventure, you’ll want to check it out. The setting book/campaign guid...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 31st, 2017
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Space is big. Really big. You might think it’s a long way down the street to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space. Listen, there’s all sorts of strange places out there, and it’s best to have a guide to help you along. One such guide is the Widow’s Tear ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 31st, 2017
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In pretty much any game, you’re going to have the good guys and the bad guys. It’s those two opposing forces that creates the narrative. In Mindjammer, the Venu are those bad guys. Everyone is under the hell of the harsh emperor. The new sourcebook for the game, Children of Orion, gives p...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 31st, 2017
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While much of the adventures in Legacy of Dragonholt take place out in the wilderness of Terrinoth, there’s also plenty to do in the city, itself. Urban adventures will be just as important to the ever-evolving story in the game. I mean, you gotta get supplies and sell your loot, after all. In ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 30th, 2017
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Mondays are generally considered pretty rough. You’re ripped from the weekend and tossed back into the work week as far from another weekend as possible. But Wyrd does their best to soften the blow with their regular previews. They’ve decided to give us another look at the upcoming Above ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2017
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876 Views
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...