Fantasy Flight Games

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 22nd, 2017
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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 F...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 22nd, 2017
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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 b...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 21st, 2017
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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 o...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 20th, 2017
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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 al...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 17th, 2017
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 15th, 2017
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 15th, 2017
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 15th, 2017
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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 th...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 13th, 2017
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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 Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 13th, 2017
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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 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 13th, 2017
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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 […...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 11th, 2017
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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, t...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 8th, 2017
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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-build...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 6th, 2017
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“I’ve got you right where I want you! Bullseye!” A somewhat cliche’d line, sure, but with one of X-Wing’s newest ships, you might find yourself saying just that. The M12-L Kimogila has a new firing arc called the Bullseye arc. It’s very restrictive, being just a na...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 2nd, 2017
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G.o.T. Catan? (see what I did there?) Anyway, Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch, wherein the seemingly ages-old game is given a makeover with one of the most popular fantasy shows of all time. But how will all that work? How will the show’...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 31st, 2017
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While much of the adventures in Legacy of Dragonholt take place out in the wilderness of Terrinoth, there’s also plenty to do in the city, itself. Urban adventures will be just as important to the ever-evolving story in the game. I mean, you gotta get supplies and sell your loot, after all. In ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Oct 30th, 2017
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Well, you gotta start somewhere. Might as well start at the beginning. This is where we got the job, so this is the beginning. That job? Well, either bounty hunting or saving the galaxy from a tyrannical regime. Take your pick, depending on which of the new Star Wars: Destiny starter sets you want to...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2017
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Runewars generals rejoice! For there are new releases at hand. On the one side, the Daqan have a new set of heavy crossbowmen. Pting! Pting! (yes, that’s what a crossbow sounds like, and you can’t tell me otherwise) Meanwhile, the undead ride into battle (literally) with their new Death K...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 27th, 2017
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Shoom! Shoom! Shoom! Pewpewpew! … Everyone makes space-ship noises when playing X-Wing, right? It’s not just me? Well, whether you make the noises or not (yes, I know that in space there wouldn’t be any noises, but still), there’s some new ships available to bulk up your squad...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 26th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Game’s announcement of Star Wars: Legion at Gen Con was one of the “big announcements” at the show. Well, now they’re looking to show off some of the extra units you’ll be able to get for the game. Some of these include rather iconic items like the AT-ST a...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 25th, 2017
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The Genesys system looks to be truly universal. Using it, you can play a medieval fantasy, a modern thriller, or a sci-fi campaign. So it needs to cover a lot of ground, such as magic. But how will this system handle such a wild and broad topic while still making it universal? That’s what you [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 25th, 2017
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The real and the digital are blending more and more everyday. I mean. I’m real, but I work in digital all day. My office is as much this webspace as much as it’s the chair and flat surface my computer’s sitting on. That blending is spreading to our hobbies as well. Sure, we’ve...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 24th, 2017
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My love for you is like a truck! Berserker! Would you like to… I probably shouldn’t finish that line. I try and keep this place PG-13, after all. Anyway, berserkers are what you get a look at in this Uthuk Y’llan preview for Runewars. You also get to check out Flesh Rippers and Spin...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 23rd, 2017
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In a previous preview for Legacy of Dragonholt, there was a bit of discussion about “is this an RPG or not?” and no, it really isn’t, but there’s so many elements that really feel like it is. In this preview, we get a look at Character Creation. And, yeah, it really does feel ...
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...