Fantasy Flight Games

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 23rd, 2017
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One of the first video games that I played heavily were the X-Wing/TIE Fighter games. I played the bloody hell out of them (when not playing Mechwarrior 2, that is). One of the few ships on the Imperial side that actually had some shields was the Alpha-Class Star Wing. It was kinda crazy to actually ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 20th, 2017
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Pre-made adventures are great for GMs with a time crunch. I’m currently using one for a game I’m running. They give the players a lot of action and adventure and the GM can still play around with it as they please. For those playing the Star Wars RPG from Fantasy Flight Games, a new adven...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 17th, 2017
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As with just about every new Star Wars RPG book, there’s lots of new options for players to create more unique and defined characters, letting them play just exactly what they want to. In Cyphers and Masks, a book all about spying and subterfuge, there’s a new specialization (the Courier)...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Oct 17th, 2017
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I haven’t played a collectable game in quite some time. Mostly I’ve just not had the time to keep up with them. But back when I did, my favorite format to play in was draft. It’s seat-of-your-pants gaming. You go in not knowing what your deck was going to consist of and leave it to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 16th, 2017
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Within the demonic hordes of the Uthuk Y’llan of Runewars, there are heroes. No, most of the outside world wouldn’t use that term to describe them, probably preferring something a bit more like, “grotesque monster” or “awful horror” or “not a really nice guy,...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 16th, 2017
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Legacy of Dragholt lets you adventure around the world of Terrinoth in new and exciting ways. The game is less of an experience where you’re looking to win or lose, and much more about trying to create a story within the world you explore around. But how all is that supposed to work? Well, that...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 13th, 2017
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One of the most iconic things about the Star Wars universe is the Force. It’s basically what makes the space wizards in the setting work. Many of the main heroes and villains have access to this power, and three are making their way to your Imperial Assault tabletops. You can now get Emperor Pa...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 11th, 2017
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With all the things going on in the world, it would appear that the most-terrible thing facing us today is… Ancient Egypt! *holds up a picture of the pyramids while the Imperial March plays* Yes, once more, Ancient Egypt rears its fantastically tanned and well-eyelinered head to threaten the da...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 10th, 2017
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Game sourcebooks for your RPGs are all about options. They give GMs new places that they can steer the game. There’s new types of gear that the PCs can get. There’s new monsters the PCs can fight. There’s new things that the PCs can incorporate into their characters. The Dawn of Reb...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 10th, 2017
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Another classic is being brought to your tabletops with Masks of Nyarlathotep for Eldritch Horror. But more than that, there’s also going to be a new edition of the Call of Cthulhu adventure, updating it to the current 7th edition rules. So it’s sort of a two-for-one update here. Cults al...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 10th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new set for Star Wars: Destiny, their card and dice game of sci-fi combat. This set adds in new mechanics such as a new die symbol and card type. There’s also going to be two new starter sets for the game, focusing on Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett, two [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 6th, 2017
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I know that some of you have been playing the game since Gen Con, where you picked it up during the pre-release, but the new version of the Legend of the Five Rings card game is now available to everyone else. So while you’re working on your L5R character for the RPG, you can also […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 5th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Games has posted up the open beta rules for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG. If you’ve been re-excited about all things Rokugan from the recent re-launch of the card game, now’s your chance to create your own character and leave your own mark on the land. So, what clan wil...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 4th, 2017
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When vampire clans fight, things can get really, really messy in a hurry. When the Gargoyle and Phoenix clans clashed, it nearly wrecked them both. This caused the Secret Order to realize that having hidden Inquisitors in the various clans, tasked with keeping their numbers in check, was a good idea....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
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I wish I could be a sleeper agent. Just nap all day, snuggling up with your teddyrancor, under your X-Wing sheets. *gets handed a note* Oh… that’s not what a sleeper agent does at all. Apparently they’re deep-cover operatives that infiltrate a location and basically live a double-li...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
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Well, the world’s come to an end again. Damnit, Todd! I told you to clean up your stuff! Now we’re living in a blasted-out nuclear wasteland! It’s not going to be easy, surviving out here. Good thing there’s the Fallout board game from Fantasy Flight. It’ll help teach us...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 2nd, 2017
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Sure, when many people think of playing in an RPG, they think of heading down into the dungeon and smacking around some goblins or kobolds, grabbing the loot, and heading back to town, but what about when you do make it back to town? Or when you’ve got to get papers from the local nobility [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2017
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Civilizations love to build great works to show off their wealth and power. Be it grand buildings like the Eiffel Tower, or massive structures like the Great Wall, or fantastic gardens like those in Babylon, they all make a grand statement to the world. In Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2017
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One thing about making a game have a digital app component is that a company can release a new scenario and simply make it available for purchase through the app. You can then buy it and play it basically instantly. Such is the case with Trials of Frostgate. It’s a new scenario for Descent that...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Sep 27th, 2017
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Man, I can’t wait for October. It’s probably my favorite month (even though my favorite holiday, by far, is in November). There’s just so many things I love about that month, mostly having to do with Autumn being in full swing. Another reason to love October, if you’re in Minn...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 27th, 2017
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The launch of the Legend of the Five Rings card game seems to be doing rather well. We’ve got like 5-6 people here at the office that play. This has brought a lot of attention back to the property, and Fantasy Flight is looking to get you, the players, involved. They are going to start [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 26th, 2017
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Walking into battle is so passe. Why not, instead, head into a fracas on a giant demon-moose-thing? I’d probably go for that over walking. That’s what Maegan Cyndewin can do for the Litari forces in Runewars. She brings some magical power to the elves, having sworn vengeance against the U...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 26th, 2017
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With the decidedly underhanded way that the Emperor took control of the Galactic Senate and put himself in control, it was pretty much inevitable that there would be those opposed to his rule. Thus began the Galactic Civil War, with the Rebellion steadily growing to face against the Imperial Forces. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 25th, 2017
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The Force is a very influential … umm… force in the Universe. … Wait, I feel like we’ve been over this. Well, it seems as though The Force is on the docket for the next set of Star Wars releases from Fantasy Flight. In this case, it’s the Star Wars RPG. They’re get...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 25th, 2017
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The Force is a very influential … umm… force in the Universe. Those who can tap into it gain powers and abilities far beyond a normal person. For Imperial Assault, three new powerful Force users will soon be making their way to your tabletops, two for the Dark Side, one for the Light. In ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 20th, 2017
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Information is everything. Being informed of the situation at hand, especially in something as chaotic as a warzone can mean the difference between victory and defeat. And when an enemy is captured, getting accurate information from them is a good skill to have. Such is what you’ll be doing as ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 19th, 2017
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When it comes to the Latari Elves in Runewars, they don’t need a Lorax to speak of the trees. The trees are perfectly capable of expressing themselves on their own. Which means woe to those that would try and do harm to them or those that protect them. They are the Aymhelin Scions, and theyR...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 18th, 2017
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The first thing you do when playing in an RPG is create your character (unless you’re the GM, in which case you’re creating everything else in the world, but that’s getting ahead of ourselves). Not much of an RPG if you don’t have a character to role (roll) as. It’s a pr...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 13th, 2017
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The color yellow, at least in certain cultures, has often been associated with being cowardly. “What are ya, yellah?” is something you’ve possibly heard in some old western movie. But the yellow cards in Star Wars: Destiny are hardly a bunch of cowards. Empire at War proves that wit...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 12th, 2017
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While giant swarms might seem to move without real direction or purpose at times, it’s really key individuals within that mass that are pointing them which way to go. One such individual within the Uthuk Y’llan faction for Runewars is Kethra A’laak. Her ambition pushes her to ever-greater...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 11th, 2017
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A new Star Wars movie is soon to hit theaters. That means new ships. They’ve always been one of my favorite aspects of the universe. What can I say? I’m a starfighter junkie. And feeding my addiction is Fantasy Flight Games. They’re showing off a couple new ships they will be bringi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 8th, 2017
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Murder is afoot! Jack the Ripper has once again started his slayings. The most notorious serial killer London has ever known is loose. It’s up to the investigators to track him down and bring him to justice. That’s just what you’ll be doing in Whitehall Mystery, the new board game a...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 6th, 2017
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Armies are big, unwieldy sorts of things. They don’t exactly turn on a dime, either, so you’d better know where you’re headed and what’s coming up by sending out scouting parties. The last thing you want is for your entire army to be surprised by what’s ahead and getting...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 5th, 2017
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Well, it would seem as though the system took a vacation over the long holiday weekend, as it ate the Review Roundup post. Such things happen occasionally. It’s alright… I’ll just make a new one this morning for you. Today we have: Dragons Hoard, Andoria Battlefields, Masters of Ele...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 1st, 2017
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Happy Force Friday and stuff! (slightly paraphrased from a saying we have here in the office on Fridays) With all of the new Star Wars toys and such that are coming out, we’ve got an announcement from Fantasy Flight Games about a new product they’re releasing. In this case, it’s the...