Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 17th, 2017
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While many of us love unicorns, it’s not everyone that thinks they’re so great, especially if they’re overrunning your Queendom, as they were doing in a land far, far away. Now, many conservationists will tell you that regulated hunting can be beneficial to a wild population. But th...
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 Card Games
Nov 16th, 2017
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The Space Race. For many years, it was a major part of world politics as the US and the Russians looked to be the first to truly conquer this new frontier. First Sputnik. Then Yuri Gagarin. Then manned missions to the moon (to ridiculously over-simply things). But what if more than just the US and [&...
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 Crowdfunding
Nov 15th, 2017
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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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The worlds of the digital and the real are merging more and more every day. Hell, I “work online.” Most of us have little devices in our pockets that are what just 20 years ago would be considered supercomputers. It’s only natural that this blending happens in the gaming world, too....
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 Board Games
Nov 14th, 2017
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In the Palace of Mists, oni are working on plans to expand their nefarious goals. To thwart them, the hero Okko and his buddies must infiltrate into the heart of the palace and disrupt their plans. However, can all of the heroes be fully trusted? Is one secretly an oni, themselves? That’s what ...
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 Crowdfunding
Nov 14th, 2017
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Odin’s missing. Now, that might not seem so bad, if it’s just a quick jaunt, but this is pretty serious. The world tree, Yggdrasil, is shaking violently, its limbs possibly breaking and throwing the nine realms into chaos. The other Norse gods have decided that something must be done. Tha...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 14th, 2017
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Longtime readers know my nostalgia around Steve Jackson’s Ogre game. Heck, I used to go by Ogre_MkV online in places. Well, Steve’s looking to get more miniatures made for the 6th edition of the Ogre minis game, and so they’ve taken to Kickstarter in order to get it done....
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 Board Games
Nov 10th, 2017
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Many people would love to actually be able to travel to the past and see what it was like. Sure, we’ve got written accounts, but we all know that someone telling you about their vacation is nowhere near like experiencing it for yourself. Well, in Portals and Prophets, time-travel technology has...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 9th, 2017
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Axis & Allies. I’m sure that just mentioning that game brought up memories for many of you. Great games had with friends, and such. Well, Larry Harris, who was the creator of the original game, has been working with Nightingale Games to come up with a new game. It’s been in developme...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 9th, 2017
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My grandfather used to love golf. He’d regularly play rounds late into his retirement. It was also a good bet that golf would be on TV when we went to visit. However, it was all Earth-bound golf. If you’d like a bit more outer-space feel, you should check out Mars Open: Tabletop Golf, a d...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 9th, 2017
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It’s Thursday, but it also kinda feels like a Friday. Reason being that tomorrow’s posts will be made from home in the morning before taking the rest of the day off. So I’ve got that going for me. Hopefully gonna help a friend put together some Guild Ball models and just hang out. M...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 8th, 2017
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Calling The Enigma Box just a “game” is really selling it very short. It’s puzzles. It’s challenges. It’s connecting the dots in a broader narrative. It’s tabletop. It’s Augmented Reality. It uses the latest in technology like 3D printing and VR. It uses the ...
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 Board Games
Nov 6th, 2017
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You’ve probably heard someone used the term, “QED.” Usually, it’ll happen when during a discussion or debate when someone is arguing a certain point. Well, that stands for Quod Erat Disputandum. That’s also the name of a new game up on Kickstarter where you play college ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 6th, 2017
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And as happens every week, we’ve rolled back around to Monday. It was an… interesting weekend. The “chill” did happen. Though I did do some cooking. I made Igor Bars. But not much else… Watched a lot of stand-up comedy on Netflix. Sometimes you just need a “chill&#...
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 Accessories
Nov 3rd, 2017
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It’s Friday! Gateway to the weekend. I’m… just kinda chilling. Yeah… just chilling. Not gonna really go anywhere. Not really gonna do anything special. Just… chill. I think it’s a good idea to do that occasionally. And this weekend, it’s what I want/need. But...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 3rd, 2017
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Well, I guess that headline should technically say, “Kitty Quest No-Board Game Up On Kickstarter,” as the game does not have a board in the traditional sense. Instead, players will create the board as they go along, in this twist on the classic form of board games. You can check it out on...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 3rd, 2017
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I wouldn’t specifically say I’m a cat person. I’m certainly not against cats, though. They’re fine. Mitten, the semi-feral cat for my apartment building, is nice. I feed her sometimes. But I certainly know of “cat people” (and I don’t mean the Ninja Division ...
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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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 Board Games
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Odam Publishing has their new Kickstarter campaign up and running. It’s for Laruna: Age of Kingdoms. It’s a board game with a little bit of everything going on. There’s worker placement. There’s area control. There’s miniatures battles. There’s even a mini thatR...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 2nd, 2017
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New Canton is the first ever expansion for Brass Empire. But it’s more than just a simple stack of cards that you can shuffle into your decks. It’s a whole narrative campaign with 12+ hours worth of playtime (though you don’t have to play that all at once, mind you). There’s L...
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 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 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 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...