Steampunk

By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 2nd, 2017
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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 Miniatures Game
Aug 7th, 2017
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We all know my love of free-to-download rules sets. They give players a chance to read over and possibly try a game before they buy it. So, assuming you like the rules, you then go and pick up a force for yourself. Well, if you’re checking out the Dystopian Wars: Fleet Action fast-play rules, S...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2017
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So, having the core rulebook for a game is nice and all, but it’s really just the start, especially if you’re talking about an RPG. In this particular case, we’re talking about 1879. They have a rulebook, but now they’re looking to fund their first full adventure as well as ga...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 20th, 2017
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From time to time, a game can use a bit of a makeover. With changing times comes changing tastes in rules and attitudes towards different mechanics. With multiple playthroughs, sometimes a discrepancy is found. Or maybe a game has just lost its polish and could use a good buff. Whatever the case, new...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
May 25th, 2017
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The latest set for HeroClix is now available. Headlining her own set for the first time is Wonder Woman. It certainly seems about time for that to happen. Anyway, you can head over to your LGS and pick up your booster packs now....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Apr 11th, 2017
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We start off the day with a heaping helping of Warmachine. Privateer Press has posted up a bunch of new previews for Cryx and Khador. Plus a Cygnar preview sneaks its way in there (as much as a colossal can “sneak,” I suppose). Let’s take a look....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 6th, 2017
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Well, it wasn’t exactly “clock out Friday. Seemingly immediately clock in on Monday” but the whole of the weekend still felt faster than any individual day last week. And I’m still at home for the start of this week. But the internet should be going in at the new office in the...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 13th, 2017
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Well, it’s Monday and we’re back in the office. Though it’s highly likely this is the last Monday here in this office. We’ll be changing locations soon. No, there shouldn’t be a big gap in posts. Worse comes to worse, with my laptop, I can update from anywhere with wifi....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 2nd, 2017
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Spartan Games has their first releases for the new year up on their website. They’ve got new releases for three of their games: Dystopian Wars, Firestorm Armada, and Halo: Ground Command. So you’ve got some steampunk, some sci-fi space battles, and some sci-fi ground battles. Pretty nice ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 1st, 2017
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The time has come. The end is nigh! Time is running short! The end of the Kickstarter campaign for The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch is upon us! Or, it will be in the next 24 hours (from time of posting, anyway). As is usual for a CMON Kickstarter campaign, they’re way over their […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 17th, 2017
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The streets of London are choked with thick fog and smoke from the factories. People go about their everyday lives. The undead are used as a labor force, putting many out of a job. Strange creatures, tainted by the runoff from the factories, lurk the alleyways. In all of it, the Cult looks to bring [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 30th, 2016
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CMON is known for their miniatures in their games. I mean, the M stands for “Mini.” In The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch, the game will come with plenty of miniatures. But how do you know they’re going to be the C (that is to say, “Cool”)? Well, you get a preview of them...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 20th, 2016
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The world of Fasa’s 1879 is a bit different than the one you learned about in history class. Here, Albert and Victoria are still in control of the British Empire, but that empire now includes Grosvenor Land. Or, it would include it, if the natives weren’t being so persnickety about it. Fo...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 9th, 2016
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Well, this rocket-fast week is rocket-fastly coming to an end (yes, I made up a word there. It’s not a very good word, but there it is). The weekend stretches before us like a blank canvas. Personally? I’m going to be playing some Guild Ball, putting together some Kingdom Death (or, hopef...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 5th, 2016
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It’s Monday and I’m back in the office after a long weekend. Unfortunately, gaming plans fell through, but it was still a decent weekend. There’s always next week. Gotta get my S3 Guild Ball on at some point. But at the moment it’s about making your gaming tables look good. To...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 2nd, 2016
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I technically have the day off today. Why? Because CMON went public on the Hong Kong stock exchange and they’re giving us the day off to celebrate. But the news doesn’t stop just because the office is closed. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor slush, shal keep me from giving you your ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 1st, 2016
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It’s December. Yesterday, we had some pretty nasty storms roll through here in Atlanta. Today, it’s definitely a bit cooler than it had been. Sure, a high of 54 might not seem too cold to someone in Chicago (where I grew up). But it’s colder than the 70s it’d been the previous...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 10th, 2016
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The first couple days went by slowly, but since then, at least for me, the week’s felt like it’s picked up steam and we’re rushing our way towards the weekend. I know I could use some relaxation time, and I just lined up a day of gaming on Saturday. So that should be good. Hopefully...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Nov 9th, 2016
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A new crop of new releases has popped up on the Privateer Press homepage for Warmachine and Hordes. It’s a decent spread of old, new, units, attachments, solos, and a gigantic warjack for you to check out. There’s a good chance there’s something you’ll be able to use being rel...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 2nd, 2016
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Not sure why, but this week’s been a time enigma. I woke up this morning going, “wow, already Wednesday!” But since I’ve been here at the office, it’s been the exact opposite. “How is it only 10am? I feel like I’ve been here forever!” What might help is...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 13th, 2016
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As we roll along, the weekend grows ever-closer. As I mentioned, I’ve got a full day of gaming scheduled for Saturday. That’ll include some games that use various bits of terrain on a game mat. You want your games to look good, right? I know I do. So let’s see what we can do to [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Oct 13th, 2016
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Here in the northern hemisphere, it gets pretty cold in January. Even in many of the regularly-warm sections of the place, it can get kinda cold. Thankfully, Privateer Press is bringing some warmth to your tabletops with a bunch of Protectorate of Menoth releases (there’s also a Retribution and...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 12th, 2016
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Ages ago, the DownFall caused the world to shatter. Now, adrift in an endless sky, various islands of solid ground hover. Between the skylands, the Kin ply their skyships in the ever-gusting wind. They do a heavy trade in lost technology, all while keeping aware of the Children of the Dark, who inhab...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Oct 6th, 2016
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Privateer Press is always busy coming up with new concepts to bring to Warmachine and Hordes. I’m always interested to see what they come up with as they look to bring new and unique things to each faction. Well, a quartet of new previews has showed up on their website, showing off some new, bu...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 4th, 2016
2 Comments
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You get 54mm dinosaur minis. If that didn’t get you to go check out the campaign for Sauriana, I’m not sure what more you would need. But in an effort to not just make this post a single sentence and a link, I’ll elaborate. The game is set in an alternate version of the 19th [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 23rd, 2016
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It’s the end of the 19th Century. Technological innovations have made it so man and machine have taken to the skies in large numbers. Smoke-belching behemoths ply the airways as they patrol for enemy flying ships. The enemy is spotted! To battlestations! Wings of smaller aircraft take off, look...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Sep 22nd, 2016
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There’s a new batch of releases available from Privateer Press, both in their webshop as well as at your local gaming store. Looking it over, we’ve got a new cavalry box, a new unit attachment to one of the first units for the game, as well as some alternate-pose warcasters that I donR...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 21st, 2016
2 Comments
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Is this week going by quickly for everyone else, or is it just me? I woke up this morning and sort of shocked myself with the fact that I was putting on my Wednesday shirt already. We’ll be getting to the weekend before we know it. But in the meantime, we should stock up on […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 21st, 2016
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Steam. It’s one of the most important resources on the planet for human civilization. Just think of all the things its done for us (and continues to do, considering anything that runs on nuclear power technically runs on steam). It’s even created some great miniatures games! Well, it̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Sep 12th, 2016
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Sure, there’s already Halloween stuff out and Pumpkin Spice everywhere, it won’t be long before all that turns to red and green tinsel, twinkling lights, and Christmas music. December’s not that far on down the line. As such, Privateer is showing off what they’ll be coming out...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 9th, 2016
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Lots of things being released from Privateer Press. There’s some new sculpts for some favorite warcasters. There’s a new variant sculpt for another warcaster. There’s some new solos. And then there’s an expansion for The Undercity. Let’s take a look at all of those....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 6th, 2016
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Tragedy of Progress is a new steampunk skirmish game that’s up on Kickstarter. The game is designed to put you in complete control of your crew. You decide what skills they have, what stats, and what they’re equipped with. Skirmishes are centered around various scenarios that you link tog...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Aug 25th, 2016
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Many times now you’ve probably read about my love of the 2-player starter box for games. My first foray into miniatures gaming was via a 2-player starter. It’s a great way to rope in… I mean… join in with a friend and have ready-to-play forces (once the glue dries, generally, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 13th, 2016
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Hey there everyone, We’ve made it to Saturday, so that once again means it’s time for a Review Roundup. A bit lighter this week than usual. I’m sure that’s due to Gen Con last weekend. I expect, though, that the next couple weeks will be pretty full of new reviews. I know seve...
By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Aug 12th, 2016
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Well, yesterday we had some new releases from Privateer Press. Now it’s time to look ahead to what they’ll be getting you in a couple months for Warmachine and Hordes. And those things are big, very big. Like, biggest of the big, big. Let’s take a look....