Android NetRunner Coming to an End

I know we don’t do much in terms of Living Card Games here on TGN. Or not-stand-alone card games, of any form, but still, I wanted to post this one up, as I did when the game was announced. Fantasy Flight Games is closing down their Android: NetRunner game. I’m saddened by this, as NetRunner is my favorite card game that’s existed. And it’s a bit of a could’ve/would’ve/should’ve for me, as I’d not been keeping up with the game as I’d really wanted to. But there was always kind of that thought that I’d jump into it. Well, that probably won’t be the case. Sure, I could pick up cards probably for cheap now, but finding players is always the most difficult thing, and most people aren’t excited to play a dead game.
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Friday Snippets

The work week is coming to an end. I don’t know about you, but this week went by faster than last week, despite last week being a short week. I dunno. Time’s weird like that. But even as we go into the weekend (of which I still have 0 plans made), we need to make sure we’re well-fed on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Fantasy Flight Coming Out With Premium Bases For Star Wars: Legion, New Bolt Action Dice Bags Available From Warlord Games, and New Dog Minis Available From Tabletop-Art.

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Fantasy Flight Previews Lando’s Falcon For X-Wing

For many of you out there, I’m sure you’ve gone to see the new Solo movie (whether you saw it with other people or not). In it, we get a bunch of background on Star Wars‘ most famous smuggler, along with how he got the iconic ship, The Millennium Falcon. Well, back when Lando had it, it was much different looking. And that version will be making its way to X-Wing tabletops. We get a look at it in this preview (note: if you’ve not seen the movie and are one of those “OMG! If I know even more than just the title of the movie, the whole thing is ruined and my life is OVER!” types, I don’t know if there’s any spoilers about the film, but you’ve been possibly warned. Don’t come cryin’ to me).
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Fantasy Flight Announces Heroes of Terrinoth Card Game

Those dungeons aren’t going to delve themselves. Those goblins aren’t going to just stop raiding the local towns. Those monsters aren’t just going to decide they don’t want to smash everything in existence. Those evil wizards aren’t going to suddenly decide to not take over the world. That’s why Terrinoth needs heroes. And that’s just what you’ll become in Heroes of Terrinoth, a new cooperative card game coming from Fantasy Flight Games.
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Fantasy Flight Previews 1.4 FD Laser Cannon And E-Web Blaster For Star Wars: Legion

The Battle of Hoth scenes in Star Wars introduced a lot of new elements to the universe. In the opening salvos, we saw the Rebels defending their base using the 1.4 FD Laser Cannon (even as its shot did basically hit an AT-AT in the knee and seemingly do nothing at all). It then blows up. Then, a little later, when the Falcon is trying to take off, we see the Imperials setting up their E-Web blaster. Again, this gets blown away before it really has a chance to do anything. Well, hopefully their on-screen appearances are not indicative of what they’ll do on your Star Wars: Legion battlefields.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Podracing in Star Wars: Destiny

“Objection, your honor! The podrace was pretty cool.”
Generally the only thing that most people can agree on that was cool in the Prequel trilogy for Star Wars, Podracing (that seems to have about a 50% mortality rate per race, which makes you wonder how there’s ever enough racers to hold an event, but that’s beside the point) is coming to Star Wars: Destiny. In this preview, we get a look at some podracers, their pods, and how they will work in the game.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack For X-Wing

We all know that a new edition of X-Wing is coming (or, at least, I hope we all know it by now). Well, there’s still stuff coming before that official launch. But what if you want to pick it up? Will you immediately have to get 2nd edition stuff for it as well? Nope! Fantasy Flight is including it in the pack. And, in this preview, we get a look at what it’ll consist of.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Squadron Building in X-Wing 2.0

With all the different ships, upgrades, weapons, skills, and other items in X-Wing, there’s seemingly infinite different ways to build your squadron of fighters. But with a new edition comes new options. In this preview of the new edition of the game, Fantasy Flight looks at squadron building and how things have changed, or stayed the same, as they update the game system.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Baron Zachareth For Runewars

The kingdoms of man are fighting against elves, undead, and demon-creatures from the wastes. In these times, some morals are lost, or at least, past deeds are glossed over. Such is the case of Baron Zachareth. To some, a saint. To others, a demon (though different from the demon-creatures). Either way, he’s coming to the tabletop for Runewars.
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Unlimited Power Now Available For Star Wars RPG

With great power comes great responsibility. With Unlimited Power, then, comes a whole bunch of new options for your Star Wars RPG character as well as new items for your GM to use in the game. Yes, the latest book is now available. As one would imagine, it revolves around the Force, the mystic… well… force in the Star Wars universe that lets people do fantastic feats.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Combat in X-Wing 2nd Edition

All the fancy flying and pretty ships don’t mean much if you aren’t trying to blow your opponents out of the sky. X-Wing is getting a new edition, and many aspects of the game are being updated. But what about combat? How has that changed? In this preview, we get a look at exactly that and see how primary weapons, secondary weapons, turrets, and the Force all come together during these dog fights.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Spined Threshers for Runewars

The Runewars previews just keep a-comin’. This time around, we get a look at the Spined Threshers. I mean, I certainly wouldn’t mind some extra mouths. Though having such long tongues right near all those sharp teeth and pinching claws seems like a recipe for a bitten tongue.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Lord Vorun’thul Expansion For Runewars

Vampires. You can’t really have undead without at least one vampire stalking around. They’re one of the most iconic form of the … uh… species? Anyway, the undead faction for Runewars is getting itself a new vampire in the form of Lord Vorun’thul. You can check him out here, in both his “human” and “bat-man (not Batman)” forms.
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Fantasy Flight Announces 42nd Anniversary Edition of Cosmic Encounter

Some games have just been around forever, so it seems. And for many of you gamers out there, Cosmic Encounters has, essentially been around forever. It’s been around as long as you have, at least. Cosmic Encounters is celebrating 42 years as a game and Fantasy Flight is coming out with a new edition.
… and I really hope I don’t have to explain why the number 42 is important in a cosmic standpoint.
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Review Roundup

Weeeekeeeeeeeend! Woo!
Time to get out there and get some gaming in. What kind of gaming? Doesn’t really matter, as long as you’re out there having fun. But if you’re really stuck for a game idea, perhaps these reviews can help.

Today we’ve got: Darwin’s Choice, Star Wars: Rebellion, Majesty: For the Realm, Time Barons, Herbalism, Feudum, Cabooses in the Corner, Seikatsu, and Guards of Atlantis.

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New Rebel Releases Available For Star Wars: Legion

The Galactic Empire looks to crush all in its grasp. Fighting against it is a rag-tag band of Rebels. But even rag-tag bands have their heroic leaders, even along with their nameless dozens fighting for the cause. In this release for Star Wars: Legion, the Rebels get both. In terms of heroic leaders, they get Leia Organa. In terms of nameless dozens, they have the Fleet Troopers. Both are available now.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Actions in X-Wing

The X-Wing Miniatures Game is getting its first new edition. Obviously, being the popular game that it is, people like how the game works. But that doesn’t meant here’s not room for improvement and change. In this preview, we get a look at how Actions work in the game. Are they exactly the same as before? Have they changed dramatically? Is it somewhere in-between? Read on to find out.
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Fantasy Flight Posts New Unlimited Power Preview

While The Force is an integral part of the Star Wars universe, GMs can find it difficult to integrate it into the game. Well, the Unlimited Power book that’s coming out soon has a whole section devoted to doing just that. If you’re wondering how you want to bring those elements in so that everyone feels included and that their characters are vital to the game, this is your resource.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Uthuk Y’llan’s Berserkers For Runewars

The Uthu Y’llan are already a group of pretty deranged murder-machines. So you know it’s really something when a group stands out from that. The Berserkers are a whirlwind of claws that will rip any enemies they get a hold of to pieces. These terrifying new additions will be available soon for Runewars. Get yourself a look at just what they can do in this preview.
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Fantasy Flight Announces Boba Fett, Scout Trooper Packs For Star Wars: Legion

Star Wars: Legion lets you bring the Star Wars universe right to your tabletop, including some of your favorite characters. One of the most-favorite characters that’s yet to hit the table is Boba Fett. Well, that will change soon. Also, you’ve got your speeder bike set, but what about when those bikes get blown up or crash? Well, the on-foot Scout Trooper pack is also coming soon.
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Snowtroopers Expansion Now Available For Star Wars: Legion

The Empire, with its great military machine, is prepared for any environment. They equip their troops with the best gear so that they can go in and root out whatever Rebels might be lurking about. In cold temperatures, the Snowtroopers hit the field in their padded, heated suits. Now, they can do the same for you on the Star Wars: Legion tabletops.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Movement in Star Wars 2nd Edition

One of the things people noticed when Fantasy Flight started posting previews of the new 2nd edition materials for the X-Wing Miniatures Game was that the maneuver dials looked different. There were a lot more possible choices on them, and instead of green, white, and red, we got blue, white, and red. So, what does the color change mean, and is there more that’s changed? In this preview, we get a look.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Leia Organa Commander Expansion For Star Wars: Legion

While Luke Skywalker might be the Rebellion’s most famous battlefield hero, its greatest leader was no doubt Leia Organa. From bringing the Death Star plans to Obi-Wan, to coordinating the evacuation of Hoth, to helping with the strike team at the shield generator and beyond, Leia is a strong and capable commander, with a variety of skills at her disposal. And soon, she’ll be making her way to your Star Wars: Legion tabletops. Check out a preview here.
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Fantasy Flight Previews 3 New Races From Unlimited Power

The Star Wars galaxy is filled with hundreds of different alien species. Each one has their own proclivities and abilities that they got from having evolved on their planet. The Star Wars RPG does its best to give you the ability to play any of those races, and each sourcebook usually has a couple you can use. In Unlimited Power, there’s 3 new ones. We get a look at them here.
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Tickets Coming Soon for Fantasy Flight’s Flight Report

Gen Con has all sorts of important announcements going on during the show as each company talks about the new things they’re working on. For Fantasy Flight, that all happens during their In-Flight Report. This free event is open to the public, but space is limited. If you want in, you’ll need to secure your tickets, which become available in just a couple days.
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Fantasy Flight Previews TIE Reaper For X-Wing

When you think of a TIE fighter, you think primarily of something light and quick, a single-seater fighter with high maneuverability and a distinct lack of thick hull and shield. That, however, is not what you get with the TIE Reaper. It’s a troop transport that is ready to take Stormtroopers right into the thick of battle. But even up in the air, it’s got some fight in it. Get a preview of it for the X-Wing Minis Game here from Fantasy Flight.
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces X-Wing 2nd Edition

When a game’s been around for a while, it can feel like things have gotten stale, or bloated, or just in need of some tweaks and changes. Not to say that the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight feels stale or bloated, but it has been around for a while, and has changed quite a lot since the initial release. Well, it’s time for a change, as Fantasy Flight has announced X-Wing 2nd Edition, as well as the first expansion packs for it.
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Fantasy Flight Announces Legend of the Five Rings RPG Beginner Game

The relaunch of the Legend of the Five Rings game has brought a bunch of new players into the fold. And those new players, as well as long-time gamers, have been wanting to get more involved with the world of Rokugan. But where to start? Well, at the beginning, of course. Fantasy Flight has announced that they’re coming out with a Beginner Game box for the L5R RPG.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Darnati Warriors For Runewars

The Flesh Rippers aren’t the only new units coming for Runewars from Fantasy Flight. The elves are getting a new unit, too. They’re the Darnati Warriors and they show that Elves don’t just hit from afar, but can run on up into combat and start swinging like everyone else.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Snowtrooper Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

The Empire is filled with all manner of worlds, each one with their own, unique environments and ecosystems. On planets like Hoth, the temperatures can reach extreme levels of cold, meaning anyone living, working, or fighting there needs to bundle up for warmth. The Ice Troopers are ready to head there and make sure the Empire’s laws are being enforced, and making sure there’s no Rebels around. In this Star Wars: Legion preview, we get a look at the upcoming Snowtrooper expansion pack.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Saw’s Renegades Expansion For X-Wing

The Rebels are on their way to getting two new ships for the X-Wing Miniatures Game. In this case, it’s some more refits and repaints in the form of a new X-Wing and a U-Wing. Hey, when it’s in the name of your game, you should expect to have a lot of that type of ship. Also, as with all expansions, there’s not just ships, but plenty of cards to outfit your ships with. Those are arguably more important than just the ships, themselves.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Unlimited Power Book for Star Wars RPG

Lots of sci-fi series have space ships. Many have futuristic weaponry of some kind. Lots have aliens. But what sets the Star Wars universe apart from most is the Force. That mystical power that Jedi and Sith can tap into is a great tool for both good and evil, depending on which side of it you’re on. The upcoming Unlimited Power book for the Star Wars RPG delves deep into the Force and gives players many more options for doing things with it.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Flesh Rippers for Runewars Minis Game

The Uthuk army is full of models that will gladly rip their enemy’s flesh from their bones. However, none do it with such efficiency and speed as the Flesh Rippers. They’re a new cavalry unit coming for the Runewars minis game, and you can get a preview of them here from Fantasy Flight.
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Sanctum of Twilight Expansion Now Available for Mansions of Madness

As if Arkham didn’t have enough issues already, the secretive Order of the Silver Twilight has been increasingly gaining control behind the scenes. Paying off police officers, installing their own politicians, enacting policies that specifically help them… They’ve got to be up to something. But what? That’s for you to find out in the new Sanctum of Twilight expansion for Mansions of Madness, now available from Fantasy Flight Games.
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Realms of Terrinoth Now Available

You’ve gone into the world of Terrinoth via a couple board games and a kinda-RPG, but if you’ve really wanted to go all-in and immerse yourself in that fantasy realm, you’ve not had a way… until now. The Realms of Terrinoth sourcebook for the Genesys RPG is now available from Fantasy Flight Games.
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