Fantasy Flight Games

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 20th, 2017
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Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren’t all packed in like ...
By Polar_Bear
In A Song of Ice and Fire
Aug 19th, 2017
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Once more it’s early in the A.M. and I’m up. That’s just my schedule. But I’ve got another batch of galleries to show off from Day 2 of Gen Con. Remember, the best way to see these immediately is to follow us over on our Facebook page. Anyway, let’s get to it!...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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Well, Fantasy Flight is known for pulling out a big announcement while at Gen Con, and this is one of the biggest I can think of. They have announced Star Wars Legion, a new miniatures game based on the Star Wars universe....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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It’s early dawn here at Gen Con Day 2. I… wish I could tell you what happened to Day 1. I swear it was just here a minute ago. At least, that’s how it feels. I can tell you that the hall is busy. But what would you expect from a show that’s sold out? […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2017
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As I’ve said numerous times over the past couple weeks, Gen Con is coming. Like… tomorrow. There’s going to be, oh, about a bajillion things going on, so it’s best to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Plus, since we didn’t get it on Monday (and there’s a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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Many gamers love tweaking their army lists to get the most out of them. They look for any points-saving measure they can find. Well, the Guns for Hire expansion for the X-Wing Miniatures Game gives Scum & Villainy players several new options to do just that. One such is the Vaksai title. It redu...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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One of the bigger news stories of the last week (and there’s been several), is that Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with a new edition of Twilight Imperium. Got an older version? Want to see what’s changed? Wondering what all the excitement is about? Well, the rulebook has been posted ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 15th, 2017
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Even the dead hate to simply walk their way into battle. And what’s a horse to do after it’s been put out to pasture and, well… passed? Their glory days can be relived during the nightmare life of an undead cavalry horse. That’s just what will be galloping their way to Runewar...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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I have a degree in history. I made quite a study of various ancient civilizations, as well as saw just the general flow of history. Of course, with the knowledge of what has happened, it’s easy to look back and go, “Man… I sooo would’ve done that differently!” Well, that...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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Mere days away, attendees here at Gen Con will be able to get their hands on the new version of Legend of the Five Rings from Fantasy Flight Games. But there’s still previews to be had. In this case, it’s the Scorpion Clan. Makes me want to watch Five Deadly Venoms....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 11th, 2017
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Just because something has been broken doesn’t mean it’s not worth something. There’s a lot of symbolism, especially in historic cities. Such is the case with Mecatol City. It had been the capital of the Lazax Empire. Now it’s a blasted, shelled-out husk of what it once was. B...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 11th, 2017
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Time and again I have lauded the efforts of gaming companies to let the public know about their products through the free posting of rules online. In this case, Fantasy Flight Games is getting the praise, as they have posted the rulebook for Rise of the Empire, the first big expansion box for Star Wa...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 10th, 2017
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Just a week from now, you’ll be able to get your hands on the new Legend of the Five Rings game from Fantasy Flight Games. Well, those of you that are going to be at Gen Con, anyway. Don’t worry, though. The rest of us will be able to get it shortly thereafter. In this […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 9th, 2017
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Well, the world has come to an end. Damnit, Todd! I told you to clean your s— up! Now everything’s a nuclear wasteland. You start scrounging some bottlecaps and I’ll see if there’s any friendly dogs that we can tag along with (no Labradors). That’s what you’ll be d...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 8th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new board game set in the world of Runebound. Legacy of Dragonholt is the first in this new series which will use the Oracle system, letting players adventure all around Terrinoth. The game is a cooperative, narrative venture, and comes initially with six quests p...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 8th, 2017
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In the fantasy battles all across Terrinoth, you might not want your opponent, with their swords and spears, to get all that close to you. Those things can hurt! As such, it’s not a bad idea to reach out and attack at a distance. That’s what the Heavy Crossbowmen are here to do, and they&...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 7th, 2017
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Unfortunately, people go missing all the time. It’s a sad reality of life. But when people go missing around Arkham, there’s an extra layer of mystery associated with it. What sort of otherworldly horror is at work this time? That’s what players will have to figure out in Dark Refle...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 4th, 2017
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We’ve been getting a steady supply of previews of the new version of Legend of the Five Rings that Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with at Gen Con. But what about just getting the whole rulebook? And what about finding out what other sorts of goodies they will have at the show? Well, both [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 1st, 2017
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While the Elves are usually known for their prowess with the bow and arrow, those ranged weapons might not always be the best during a fight, especially if things get up close and personal. Thankfully, many elves are also proficient with swords, such as the Darnati Warriors. We get a preview of their...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 28th, 2017
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Runebound is a competitive game. While all the players want to avoid a defeat via the scenario overwhelming them all, it’s still every hero for themselves. But many people these days like cooperative games. It lets everyone be on the same team and you win or lose together as a group. Also, some...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 27th, 2017
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Like a phoenix, Legend of the Five Rings will be experiencing a rebirth in just a couple weeks at Gen Con. Though, y’know, since it’s a big gaming convention, hopefully fire won’t be involved (anyone remember that fire scare from all those years ago? That was like my 2nd show). But ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2017
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Imperial Assault can be played two ways. You can just get your forces together and battle against your opponent as a skirmish game, or you can have more of a board-game feel and go with the Campaign Mode. Well, if you choose to go the latter, you’ll be excited to know that a new campaign [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 25th, 2017
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Where you have elves, you’re going to have elven archers. It’s just one of those things. The Latari elves from Runewars are certainly no different. They’ll be getting a Deepwod Archers expansion set soon, and so you can know what you’re getting into (whether they’re figh...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 25th, 2017
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I remember first encountering the Star Viper while playing Shadows of the Empire on my N64. Heck, I recently re-found my console and game and might just pop that in this evening. I’ve also fought against them in the X-Wing Miniatures Game. In that case, Scum & Villainy players should take ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 24th, 2017
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The Rise of the Empire expansion for Star Wars: Rebellion draws heavily from the Rogue One movie. Since that movie introduced us to some new units, of course those are making their way to the tabletop. There’s four new units for each faction you can check out. Along with that, they use new, gre...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 24th, 2017
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It’s back into the office for most of us. Hopefully your weekend went well. I didn’t get any tabletop gaming in, but I did have a great time with a friend I’d not seen in a bit. So I can’t really complain. Also got a ton done around the apartment. But next week there will [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 24th, 2017
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You know, there’s a big difference when previewing items. By that, I mean, if some company were to show you 1/10 of a new figure they were working on, you’d get, like, a kneecap or something. If someone were previewing their new rules set, but only showed you 1/10 of it, you might get a [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 18th, 2017
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It’s 1888, and the torso of a woman is found at a construction sight. Later, it’s matched to an arm that’d been found. Later on, a leg is found. Who could’ve done such a horrible thing? That’s what the players will have to figure out in Whitehall Mystery, a new standalon...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 18th, 2017
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The Uthuk Y’llan are coming soon to Runewars games. These desert-dwelling monsters once had control of most of Terrinoth. They’ve decided it’s time once again for their rule to extend across the land. To help out, they’re bulking up their numbers. Fantasy Flight Games has anno...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 17th, 2017
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The best soldiers that either the Imperials or the Rebels can train still need good leaders to fully realize their potential. And the entire military strategy can’t be just left to chance. Someone needs to be in charge of it. The Rise of the Empire expansion for Star Wars: Rebellion will bring ...
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 Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 14th, 2017
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Three new ships are available for the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight. This is because Wave XI of ships is out now in their webshop as well as your LGS (well, hopefully at your LGS, anyway). They’re the new Auzituck Gunship, the Scurrg H-6 Bomber, and the TIE Aggressor....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 14th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight has a pair of new releases available for Runewars. They’re the Carrion Lancers and Rune Golems sets to help you expand out from what you got in the main box. So if you’d like to add a bit more giant worm cavalry or some semi-sentient magic rock monsters, now’s your ch...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 13th, 2017
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Gen Con is going to be people’s first chance to get a hold of the new Legend of the Five Rings card game from Fantasy Flight. Considering the show is just about sold out, that means if you’re wanting to get your own copy, you’d best find someone already headed there to pick it up. [...
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 ...