Role Playing Games

By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jul 21st, 2017
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Many of you out there have been in charge of an RPG game before. Be it GM or DM or whatever other title you want to call it, you’ve written your own adventures for your players. Well, over at Kort’thalis Publishing, they’re celebrating the success of their adventure writing guide, A...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 20th, 2017
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Civilization’s gotta start somewhere. And that’s just what’s happening in the world. Tribes are banding together in the deserts, in the forests, and on the plains. But tribes of what, exactly? That remains to be seen. It’s certainly not just humans out there building huts and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 20th, 2017
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So, we’re not entirely sure if androids dream of electric sheep. But we can be sure that when a psychic has a nightmare, there can potentially be dire consequences. What sort? Well, how about causing some sort of psychic spawn to be created at an interdimensional crossroads? Yeah, that’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 19th, 2017
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While no, I don’t really go out into the sun too often, it doesn’t actually burn my skin. Such is not the case for the dark elves. They do what they can to avoid the light, staying in the twisting corridors in the city of Spire. There, the high elves are the rulers, and have […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 19th, 2017
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The military has all manner of special forces that they train for various missions. Navy Seals, Green Berets, Army Rangers. They are the elite of the elite. They go in where precision raids need to be done and sending in whole divisions of troops just isn’t feasible. In Ghost Ops, players get t...
By Polar_Bear
In American Revolution
Jul 17th, 2017
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They say you want a revolution. Well, you know, we all wanna rule the world. In this case, it’s time to cast off the shackles of British rule so the colonies can become an independent nation on its own. That’s just what you’ll be doing in Revolutionaries, a new RPG that’s set ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 14th, 2017
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The Coriolis RPG, which has been described as “the Arabian Nights in space,” is getting a bit bigger. Four new supplements have been released in .pd format over in Modiphius’ webshop. You can get them separately, or as a bundle. They give you new insight into different technology, d...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 14th, 2017
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When you’re playing an RPG, you want the rules to be present, but not get in the way of the game. And with all the options that a player’s character can have, it can be really easy to forget how something works, or forget you have some special bonus at all. Thankfully, there’s resou...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 13th, 2017
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Sitting around a campfire and telling stories is just part of human nature. We’ve been doing it for thousands and thousands of years. Well, Firelight, a new card-driven RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now, looks to take that tradition and bring it to your tabletop (far away from the nasty, b...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 12th, 2017
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When you can’t find others who are able to game with you, solo game are your savior. And if you want a bit of role-playing action, there’s Quill. Well, a new variant of the game is available. It’s called Quill: Shadow and Ink, and it brings all the dark, gothic horror of H.P. Lovecr...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 12th, 2017
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Though Mars is dry and dusty now, it is still full of various forms of life. At least, in Space 1889 it is. The jury is still out if there’s any life on it in the real world. But anyway, you can’t really travel there now, but you can in the game, so let’s just […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 12th, 2017
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Emperor Palpatine seized control during a time of turmoil. He manipulated events so he could claim himself as undisputed leader. This left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths, as they were used to the freedom granted by the Republic. As such, a rebellion was quickly formed to fight against ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 10th, 2017
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The galaxy is vast. It’s filled with all sorts of alien species in different stages of development. There’s various anomalies like electrical storms or gravity wells or giant energy ribbons. Heck, there might even be a plant full of Greek Gods or Nazis. It’s up to you to go out ther...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 10th, 2017
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In any fantasy RPG, someone’s almost always going to pick the rogue to play. You know, they want to be sneaky, staying in the shadows, picking locks, stealing pants off of unwitting bar patrons, backstabbing with a ballista… That kind of thing. Players that like that kind of character can...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 6th, 2017
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Arcana Games has a new fantasy RPG available. It’s called Blood and Bone. It’s being touted as “Game of Thrones meets Dungeons & Dragons“. The game uses a streamlined D20 system, and characters don’t have classes. Instead, what your character is capable of is based ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 3rd, 2017
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If it’s Eastbound and down, I guess it’d be Westbound and up. At the very least, Westbound is a new western-themed RPG from Island of Bees. The setting is a mixture of classic fantasy RPG elements like Elves and Dwarves but paired up with six-shooters, gunfights at the saloon, and saving ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 3rd, 2017
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While having an ebook is nice (there’s the portability, the searchability, and other such things good about them), I guess I’m just a traditionalist. I like having an actual book in my hand when I’m gaming. For those of you that are like me who have been looking at Era: Hitman, the ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 29th, 2017
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Who doesn’t like saving couple bucks? I know I certainly do. I’m also a fan of far-Eastern cultures. Add those two together and you get Kaigaku being on sale for half off. Yes, that’s right, Thunderegg Productions has put both the .pdf and print version of their OSR-inspired samurai...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 28th, 2017
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Versatility is good. Having one thing be able to do multiple things is just efficient. That’s where the Genesys Role Playing Game comes in. Fantasy Flight Games has announced this new system, which utilizes their Narrative Dice mechanic. It’s realm-free, meaning you can use it in your fan...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 24th, 2017
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I’m an unabashed fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I put it in the same league as something like Animaniacs and Tiny Toons, where, sure, I may not be the real target audience, but I feel it’s a quality cartoon product that has enough references to keep me interested (they dress up as [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 22nd, 2017
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Music’s a pretty big part of my life. I’ve got it going basically all the time. I also love a rather eclectic mix. The CD in my car has got such artists as A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Echo and the Bunnymen, Johnny Cash, Dethklok, Soundgarden, and Nim Vind (among many others). In Damn the [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 22nd, 2017
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Sure, my friend Henrix can speak and read Swedish, but despite what he’s tried to teach me, I haven’t quite gotten it down yet. In the meantime, I still need English versions of games. And that’s why I’m thankful that Åskfågeln (however that’s pronounced) is bringing Wes...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 20th, 2017
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Usually, goblins are those things the DM throws at us when we’re level 1-3 in order to get the PCs some extra XP for when the “real” adventure starts up. But in Dark Hold, the goblins are the PCs. And Rebel Minis has released a new adventure for their game series. It’s Lair of...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 20th, 2017
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Droids are just an everyday part of life in the Star Wars universe. They’re everywhere, but it takes a large support staff to keep them going. Just like organic creatures need doctors, the droids need repairmen and repairwomen and repairsmizmars to keep them going. In Fully Operational, the new...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2017
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And we’ve made it to another weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are up at the LGS, trying out 8th Edition 40k. But between those games and talking about all the stuff you’re going to do with your army, here’s the regular grouping of reviews that I know you all love so much. Today ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 15th, 2017
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Players only have to worry about their own character, or maybe just a couple characters. But the GM/DM needs to deal with the entire rest of the planet… and the planes… and beyond! It’s quite a tall task. Thankfully, there’s resources to help with that. If you need an NPC for ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 15th, 2017
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Having pre-made adventures can really speed up the time needed to get your game on the table. Having the adventure be system-agnostic means that no matter what game you’re playing, you can drop the adventure in and get going. Well, that’s what we’ve got with the Schleyscapes Fantasy...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 15th, 2017
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Well, civilization as we know it has ended and society has collapsed. Damnit, Todd! I guess we’ll just have to try and survive as best we can in this wasteland. Good thing we had that primer in the form of Tiny Wastelands, the post-apocalyptic RPG. Ok, so civilization hasn’t actually coll...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 14th, 2017
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Cthulhu Dark sounds like it might be a new blend from a board game cafe for one of their coffees, or perhaps a dark chocolate dessert. But, in actuality, it’s a new horror RPG that’s up on Kickstarter. This is horror role-playing cranked up to 11. You thought you could handle this sort of...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 14th, 2017
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You’ve often heard me talk about how it’s always good for a DM/GM to have access to pre-made items to make running their games go more smoothly and so they don’t have to create everything for their game from whole cloth. Well, the One Shot Compendium is just such a thing. It’s...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 13th, 2017
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The first big adventure pack is now available for the Tails of Equestria RPG. Something is causing ponies to turn into little statuettes and you’re the only ones that can help. Picking up where the starter adventure in the Tails of Equestria handbook left off, Curse of the Statuettes is sure to...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 9th, 2017
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A new fantasy RPG is available for your downloading and playing pleasure. It’s called The Midland Chronicles and it mixes many high-fantasy elements with supernatural horror (think Tolkien meets Lovecraft). The game uses its own combat system called the D20ZERO system. There’s 10 differen...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 8th, 2017
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Some people want it all and they want it now. Well, if you’re looking to get into the Star Trek Adventures RPG from Modiphius, you might not be able to get it now, but you can get it all. And you will be getting it as soon as possible. They have started taking pre-orders for […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 5th, 2017
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Some people just want to see the world burn. All those stuck-up, self-righteous, do-gooders make them sick. They’d much rather everyone run around, doing what they want. That’s the sort of setting you’re dropped into in Book of Exalted Darkness. It’s a holy decopunk campaign w...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 2nd, 2017
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There’s been many RPGs that’ve come and gone over the decades. Not every game can last forever. But that doesn’t mean they’re dead and gone forever. There’s always a chance for a rebirth of a classic. And that’s just what we’ve got here. Ulisses Spiele is run...