Fantasy Flight Games Posts Preview of Blood Bound

When vampires fight, it’s a lot more than just your average set of gang members going at one-another. Super strength. Super speed. Regenerative powers. It can really be a mess. And that’s what’s been going on. But now, with clan membership dwindling (and the town’s garlic supply at critical levels), each clan is looking to finish this feud once and for all. That’s where you find yourself in Blood Bound, coming soon from Fantasy Flight. You can check out a quick play preview in this article.
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Fantasy Flight Announces Omens of the Pharaoh Expansion for Elder Sign

Once again, the true evil in the world rears its ugly head.
I, of course, am referring to… Ancient Egypt! *Imperial March plays over scene of the pyramids*
That’s where you’ll be headed (well, Egypt, anyway, not necessarily the “ancient” part) in Omens of the Pharaoh, a new expansion coming for Elder Sign. It would seem that the Great Old Ones liked sunshine and cats, too.
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces General Veers Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

As I mentioned in the other Legion preview post, the Battle of Hoth is my favorite part in any Star Wars movie. And, honestly, my favorite character in the movies is General Veers. He’s the one truly competent Imperial officer you see, and he’s obviously sure of his abilities. And soon, you’ll be able to bring that confidence to your Star Wars: Legion tabletops, as he’s getting his own figure. Check him out.
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Snowtroopers Unit Expansion Pack for Star Wars: Legion

My favorite part in any Star Wars movie is the assault on Hoth. That cold-weather attack finally showed what the movies had been telling us: that the Imperial Army was a major fighting force to be reckoned with and feared. All we’d seen up to that point was the taking of the Tantiv IV. So this was really the Imperial’s chance to shine. For those that want to recreate that scene on the tabletop, you’ll be able to soon with the Snowtrooper Assault expansion pack for Star Wars: Legion. Check it out.
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Review Roundup

Saturday and I have all the baking to do. Baking for friends. Baking for coworkers. Baking for friends that are coworkers. Baking for coworkers that are friends.
I mean, I bought 4 pounds of unsalted butter. I’m going to be busy today.
But before I get up to my elbows in cookie dough, I need to type up those review articles I know you all so desperately desire.

Today we have: Arena Rex, Seikatsu, New York Slice, Dragonfire, Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn, Macroscope, Kingdomino, and 1750: Britain vs. France.

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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Movement in Star Wars: Legion

The battlefields of the Star Wars universe are anything but static. Speeder bikes zoom all around. Walkers tromp through the underbrush. Foot soldiers look to take up defensive positions, or move up to capture said positions. But how will this dynamic battlefield translate to the world of Star Wars: Legion? Glad you asked, because that’s just what Fantasy Flight is previewing for us today.
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Fantasy Flight Announces Holiday Preview Wave For Star Wars: Destiny: Legacies Expansion

So, how about that Episode VIII, eh?
… I’ve not seen it, actually. But a lot of my friends have (which means they can shut up about “OMG!! Don’t spoil anything for me!!!”)
Well, I don’t think that there’s anything that’s spoiled in the Star Wars: Destiny Legacies expansion for the movie, but previewer beware. Fantasy Flight is giving you a chance to check out the new set before it’s released as a pair of mini-waves, one of which is out today.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Rivals Draft Set For Star Wars Destiny

Some of you might’ve heard that there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out soon. There’s also a new set for the Star Wars: Destiny game coming out soon. But the main release for that is still a bit off. What will be coming sooner, though, is the Rivals Draft Pack. If you’re in one of the few areas that’ll be getting pre-release versions of this, you can get your game going sooner. For those of us that aren’t in those areas, we can still check out this preview.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Red Cards From Legacies Expansion for Star Wars: Destiny

The red cards in Star Wars: Destiny represent those characters, abilities, and equipment that’s all about warfare. They’re the professional soldiers, vehicles, and weapons that are on the lines when it comes to blasters blazing. The Legacies expansion will bring players new red card options for their decks, from new characters to new things to equip them with. Fantasy Flight’s posted up a preview of some of the cards and their companion dice for you to check out.
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Monday Terrain Corner

I survived the Snowpocalypse here in Atlanta. And I’m one of the lucky ones that never lost power (for more than just a flicker, anyway). I’ve got some friends that are still without. Hopefully they’ll get it back soon. And I hope all of you had a chance to enjoy the winter wonderland (if it occurred near you). And while I can’t say that these terrain stories will turn your gaming table into a winter wonderland, they will make them look nice.

Today we have: Tabletop Scenics Caption Contest Happening Now, Two Holiday Playmats Available From Fantasy Flight, Power VTT Launches Asset Subscription For Battlemap Building, and Sally 4th Running Modern African Wargames Terrain Kickstarter.

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Latest Releases for X-Wing Now Available

It’s two, two, two waves in one! Fantasy Flight is giving you a double-shot of X-Wing releases, with both Wave XII and Wave XIII now available. That’s a total of 5 new ships to add to your squadrons. You’ve got some classics, some new, and some new-classics. A little bit of everything for everyone.
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces New Mansions of Madness Expansion

Secret societies. What’re they hiding in there? Are they up to no good? Or are they just harmless? Well, it would seem as though the Order of the Silver Twilight is looking to do something with Arkham. But what? That’s what the investigators will have to find out in the upcoming Sanctum of Twilight expansion for Mansions of Madness.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Yellow Cards From Star Wars: Destiny: Legacy Expansion

The Star Wars galaxy is filled with all manner of characters on the fringes. They don’t necessarily follow any particular ideology. They’re just looking out for themselves. They’re a resourceful lot, making-do in a galaxy that’s struggling with war. In the Legacy expansion for Star Wars: Destiny, these characters and their kind are colored yellow. But don’t think that means they’re not up for a fight. Get a look at what you’ll be able to add to your decks with this preview.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Command Cards For Star Wars: Legion

Without a coherent plan and a competent commander, even the best-trained and best-equipped troops will fall in battle. So, making sure your soldiers get the intel they need to know what their objectives are on the battlefield is important. And a commander choosing the best options as the battle flows along is also important. In this preview for Star Wars: Legion, Fantasy Flight shows off how the Command Cards work in the game and how you’ll use them against your opponent.
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Legends of the Alliance App Available For Imperial Assault

Apps can help make your favorite board games run smoother. They can be used to track resources or turns or health or all manner of other items. It can also turn a game from a competitive one into a cooperative one. That’s what you get with the Legends of the Alliance App for Imperial Assault. If you want to get in a game, but want to work together as a team, you can just fire up the app and have it take on one side of the conflict for you. It is available to download now.
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Fallout Board Game Now Available

We blew it up!
Us maniacs!
We blew it up!
Damn you, Todd!
At least, we did in the Fallout universe. Now, we have to learn to live in this post-apocalyptic wasteland. So grab your Nuka Cola and puppy friend and be careful of The Final Pam. The Fallout board game is now available.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews TIE Silencer for X-Wing

The ubiquitous starfighter for the Empire is the TIE. The standard form is almost entirely convertible into new forms. There’s many different varieties out there because of it. This has gone forward into the new era as the New Order continues to use TIE variants. One preferred by Kylo Ren is the TIE Silencer. Soon, you’ll be able to hit the skies with this ship. But so you can see the specs before you enter the furball, here’s a preview.
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Fantasy Flight Games Posts New Fallout: the Board Game Preview

One thing about Fallout is that you get to decide how you act within the world. Do you want to try and help the other people who have managed to survive, or do you become a death-dealer to anyone and everyone? Those major decisions make their way to your games of the Fallout board game, coming from Fantasy Flight, as well. In this preview, we get a look at those decisions and see how they will affect the game going forward.
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New Releases and Pre-Orders Available From Fantasy Flight Games

Everyone over at Fantasy Flight has apparently been busy. They’ve got a whole host of new releases available, along with new pre-orders. If you’re looking for the new Runewars figures, they’ve got ’em. If you’re looking for the new A Game of Thrones Catan, they’ve got it. If you’re looking for their new Legacy of Dragonholt game, they’ve got it. And if you want to pick up the next wave of X-Wing ships, they’ve got ’em… coming soon, but you can put your name down on the list to get ’em.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Combat in Fallout Board Game

Out in the wasteland, resources are scarce. Those that you come across, you’re going to have to fight to keep. And, let’s face it, you don’t have the awesome, godlike abilities of The Final Pam. You’re going to have to go at this the hard way. In this preview of the upcoming Fallout board game from Fantasy Flight, they show just how combat will work out in those irradiated dunes.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Different Tones in Genesys

No, the headline doesn’t mean that we’re taking a look at the different bardic classes in the game. Here, tone refers to how the game comes across for players. Is it light-hearted and comedic? Is it dark and brooding? Is it gritty? When a system says that it’s universal, it should be able to cater to all of these. But how does the game go about doing such? Well, take a look.
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Legends of the Alliance App For Imperial Assault

Games are, by their very nature, competitive. Someone is going to win, in the end. However, some games have all the players working together against the game, itself, instead of against one-another. Imperial Assault wasn’t originally a cooperative game. It was one player as the Light side and one player as the Dark side. Well, with the Legends of the Alliance App, coming soon for the game, you’ll all be able to join up on the same side and fight together.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Uthuk Y’llan Infantry Command Unit For Runewars

Even rampaging hordes have those individuals at the front, directing it. It’s no good to have a whole army of slathering monsters and soldiers if they’re headed off in the wrong direction. That’s where the Uthuk Y’llan Infantry Command Unit comes in. They’ll make sure all that destructive effort goes in the right direction. We get a preview of them here from Fantasy Flight.
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Review Roundup

It’s the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Man… my grocery list was 2x as long as usual. I got 2 turkeys, some sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, dressing, carrots, and ingredients to make 2 pumpkin pies. … I, uh… kinda take Thanksgiving seriously. My fridge is rather full. But before we get there, we’ve gotta get you those reviews I know you so desperately desire.

This week we have: Hotshots, Alien Artifacts, America, Noxford, Twilight Imperium, Rhein: River Trade, Queendomino, Exit the Game Wave 2, Folklore: The Affliction, and The Expanse.

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Twilight Imperium 4th Edition Now Available

Even classic games can go through revamps. Sometimes many of them. In this case, this is the 4th iteration for Twilight Imperium. This edition includes updated and revamped rules, new design elements, and updated pieces. And it’s certainly got a lot of pieces. If you’re a fan of long-play strategic games, this is one to not miss.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Quests in Legacy of Dragonholt

So, there’s been some discussion about what, exactly, Legacy of Dragonholt. It’s not quite an RPG. It’s not quite a board game. It’s sort of in its own category. As such, you might wonder, “so, what do you do in the game?” Well, in this preview Fantasy Flight shows off what quests are like in the game. So grab your gear and let’s go.
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Fantasy Flight Games Posts New A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch Preview

Most of us have played Settlers of Catan. It might have been a while, but you might remember how scoring works. You want to build settlements and cities, build long roads, collect soldiers, that sort of thing. But how will scoring work in the upcoming A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch from Fantasy Flight Games? It won’t be the exact same, will it? Well, in this preview, you can find out for yourself.
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Fantasy Flight Games Posts New Fallout Preview

So, you’re stuck in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. (Thanks again, TODD!! *said sarcastically*) That’s gotta be a bit of a bummer. But you get the chance to remake yourself. And in this preview for the Fallout board game coming from Fantasy Flight, you can see how you’re able to do that. You will be The Final Pam.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Blue Cards From Legacies Expansion of Star Wars: Destiny

The Force is something that sets the Star Wars universe apart from other sci-fi settings. Those that are strong in the Force can perform many great feats. They’re some of the most iconic characters in the series. In Star Wars: Destiny, those characters, their gear, and abilities are represented by blue coloring. In this preview, get a look at some of the blue cards coming in the Legacies expansion.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews the Phantom II For X-Wing

The Phantom II, as a fighter… is lame. That’s just the nature of it. It’s not a fighter craft, it’s a shuttle. You’re not going to be getting a lot of kills with it. And that’s ok. That’s not what it’s in your squadron for. What it’s there for is the new Coordinate Action that it adds.
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Fantasy Flight Games Posts Star Wars: Legion Interview With Designer Alex Davy

I know a lot of you out there are excited about the prospect of playing a miniatures wargame in the Star Wars universe. Well, we know that Star Wars: Legion is coming from Fantasy Flight. We’ve had some previews of the game, but what was it like for the designers of the game? What did they take into account when coming up with the games’ rules? In this interview with designer Alex Davy, some of your questions will be answered.
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Review Roundup

It’s feeling a lot like Saturday 2: Sat Harder (editor’s note: rework that title before publishing) here. Yesterday I spent much of the day at home, hanging out and working on my friend’s Guild Ball minis. He moved recently and a bunch of his stuff got jumbled and busted up. Plus, there were some new kits he’d gotten in that he wasn’t sure when he would be able to assemble them. Putting figures together is arguably my favorite part of the whole hobby, so I’ve offered to fix his busted minis, assemble his new ones, and even move some of his other figures over to sculpted bases he’d gotten. There’s ~35 minis that are getting some kind of work on them, from assembly, to those bases, to fixes, to green-stuffing the slots. It’s been a fun project. Certainly kept me busy. Plus, next time I see them on the other side of the pitch, I don’t have to see a bunch of half-assembled and busted figures. 😛
But I’m currently taking a break (my hand’s cramping from using a pin vice all morning) to bring you those reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

This week we have: Storm Hollow, The Mysterious Forest, Pandemic Legacy Season 2, Vengeance, Gloom of Kilforth, Spoils of War, Santorini, Kerala, Mini Rails, Armageddon, By Order of the Queen, NMBR 9, Coded: Card-Time Strategy, Legend of the Five Rings, Woo-Hoo!, AquaSphere, and Cities of Splendor.

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Asmodee Launches Holiday Sale

So, it’s come to this…
We all knew they’d show up eventually. Well, they’re here. Asmodee looks to be leading the group, having launched their Holiday sale. And, being Asmodee, it’s not just them, but all their subsidiaries like Z-Man, Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, and others. And, you know, I’m a big fan of getting holiday shopping done ahead of time, especially ordering online. You order. It shows up. You’re done. Simple.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews World-Building In Genesys

The Genesys RPG coming from Fantasy Flight Games can be used for any realm, any setting, any era, any location, any… anything, really. But with that blank canvass to start out with, it can be a bit to try and start with that first brush stroke. So… where do you begin? How does world-building happen in the game? Are you just expected to create everything from scratch? Not so, and in this preview, you get a look at what you’re given to work with.
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