Dead of Night. It's when I do much of my work. *often up at 2am* But I will freely admit that strange things often happen. Weird sounds around my apartment or at the office. Walking to the car and just feel unease. For me, it's just some animals in the woods or my own paranoia, but for the Investigators in Arkham Horror, it's much more nefarious. In this preview of the new expansion coming for the game, Fantasy Flight looks at the new scenario you'll be trying to solve.
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Longtime readers know that when it comes to miniatures, I like mine on the grand scale. A really well-done 32mm single soldier is fine, but give me the huge dragon. Give me the giant robot. Give me the massive starship. With the changeover to 2nd Edition for X-Wing, the huge ships had been left out. Well, not for much longer. We're getting a new conversion kit for them and Fantasy Flight is showing off a preview.
Darth Vader. Just the name alone strikes fear in the hearts of Rebels everywhere. A terror on the battlefield, a new version of Darth Vader will be making its way to Star Wars: Legion soon, eschewing the weight of commanding the army to simply wade into the enemy forces, wiping them out as he goes.
It's started to get cooler out, even here in Atlanta. Highs will soon drop below the 90s and lows might dip into the upper 50s. Autumn is nearly upon us, and with it comes the haunting season. All things ghoulish are coming, including Fantasy Flight's Arkham Nights 2019, a 3 day festival of all things horror and weird based on H.P. Lovecraft's work. Tickets are available now.
It's a Star Wars party over at Fantasy Flight with their latest batch of releases. For those that've been looking forward to ships new and old for X-Wing, the fifth wave is now available. Those that want to get a little bit more down and directly involved with your Star Wars experience, there's the new Gadgets and Gear sourcebook for the RPG. Heck, you could use the latter to RP fixing damage to your ship that you played in the former. All of these are available now online and down at your LGS.
"Crashed escape pod? PB, shouldn't that go in the Terrain Corner?"
If it were just a crashed escape pod piece of terrain, yes, it would. However, Fantasy Flight is giving you more than that in this Star Wars: Legion expansion box. You are also getting figures for C-3PO and R2-D2, along with stat cards for using them both in Rebel as well as Republic forces. Hence, full regular post. Let's take a look.
Being one of the bigger announcements from Gen Con, Fantasy Flight is bringing out Marvel Champions, a new LCG based on Marvel comics characters. While we don't normally cover LCGs, we figured that having coverage of such a hot property at least to its initial release was ideal. As such, we present Fantasy Flight's preview of the upcoming Captain America Hero Pack.
Characters in Star Wars go through many arcs during thei saga. For example, Luke Skywalker starts the very first movie of the series as a simple farmboy and ends up being the last Jedi. And then the movie series ends and that's all that ever happens. Since characters go through these changes, it only makes sense to have multiple versions of them in Star Wars: Legion. that's why we're getting an Operative version of him soon. In this preview, you can get a peek at what he'll be like.
For many people here in the US, once Gen Con is over, they might feel that the biggest show of the convention season is over. But those over in Europe know better. Essen Spiel is still coming up, and Fantasy Flight will be there with a special, limited edition of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Star Wars: Legion.
If you're like me, you like to personalize your minis collections as much as possible. You might paint up your figures in special colors. Maybe you get special bases. Or you get custom dice. Now, Fantasy Flight is letting you add some more personality via their faction-specific Damage Decks (note: they're the same cards, but feature a different ship for the artwork depending on the faction in question).
The Imperial Army has a Stormtrooper for every type of environment and terrain. So, while we're waiting for the "light drizzle in the park" Troopers, we can still be adding Shoretroopers to our forces for Star Wars: Legion. You can pick up these beach specialists online or down at your LGS now.
Rebellion in the Rim is the upcoming campaign expansion for Star Wars: Armada. It will take players to, of course, the Outer Rim, where the Rebellion and Empire are going to battle for supremacy in that mostly-lawless region. In this preview, we get a look at the different objectives that players will be fighting over with their mighty fleets of starships.
I don't care how many times I read it, I keep seeing BLT Y-Wing instead of BTL-B Y-Wing. Makes me want to get a sandwich... Anyway, the BTL-B Y-Wing is coming soon for the Republic forces in X-Wing. Get yourself a look at what this new ship (or, old ship, as it were) is capable of.
Dead of Night. Some people might use that term to describe when I wake up in the morning and start work (been up since 2:30am. No alarm clock required. And no caffeine consumed). But it's also the name of the next expansion coming up for Arkham Horror. As one would expect, there's some new Investigators incoming. In this preview, we get a look at them.
The next Campaign Expansion for Star Wars: Armada is making its way closer to its release date. It's Rebellion in the Rim, and it will take players all across the Outer Rim of the galaxy (as one would expect from the name). In this preview, we get a look at the different Task Force Commanders that Empire and Rebellion players will be adding to their fleets.
How about those Special Editions, y'all? Originally just a static thing in the background, the Dewback got a bit more screen-time in the Special Editions of the original Star Wars trilogy. Soon, you'll be able to add this lumbering lizard to your squads in Star Wars: Legion. Let's take a look at what you'll get.
It's a 1-2 punch announcement from Fantasy Flight for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG. There's a new sourcebook called Path of Waves that will take players to the edge of Rokugan, where they will meet the ronin, as well as gaijin as they traverse the world between the castes and the clans. Then, there's a new adventure, Sins of Regret, that will have players trying to solve mysteries in this cast-off part of the world.
Your standard Stormtrooper might not know how to install a toilet main, but they do know everything about killing and white uniforms. But when there's a need for more specialized troops, the Empire is ready to deploy those at a moment's notice. Beach landings have been an important part of warfare forever, and to keep the Empire's shorelines safe, tehre's the Shoretroopers. Soon, they'll be making their way to Star Wars: Legion tabletops. Take yourself a look.
The center of the Separatists' planetary network is Geonosis. That's where their factories turn out huge numbers of Battle Droids. Obviously, they'll have to keep that planet well-protected. That includes its skies, which they fill with Nantex fighters. They'll soon be making their way to tabletops in X-Wing as well. So, let's see what they're capable of.
Man, it's hard to believe that Gen Con is more than a week over with already. Seems like I was just there yesterday (for reference, I wasn't and am not making a silly pun now). But home we are, and after all the craziness during and just after, it's time to get back into the regular swing of things. In this instance, that means getting you the best-looking gaming table possible.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Fantasy Flight Announces Imperial Bunker Set For Star Wars: Legion, Deep-Cut Studio Releases New Steppe V2 Gaming Mat, New Wooden Barrels Available From Tabletop-Art, and Packages Set Available From Tabletop-Art.
The Genesys RPG system supports gaming in any genere in any style. Of course, with something as broad as that, there's going to be a lot of ground to cover and a lot of things players can potentially want to do. You're going to need rules for some of those options beyond "wing it" or the generalized rules. Thankfully, Fantasy Flight is coming out with the Expanded Player's Guide to help out.
With the update to 2nd Edition, all the ships that had come out for X-Wing are in need of an update. That includes the really huge ones. In this preview, we get a look at what the Imperial Raider will look like when it gets the update and hits tables soon.
As more expansions come out for Star Wars: Legion, people's forces become more and more diversified. And with some new Upgrade Expansions coming out soon, they'll be even more change. There's going to be one for everyone: Imperial Stormtroopers, Rebel Troopers, B1 Battle Droids, and Phase 1 Clone Troopers. Let's take a look at each.
We're rolling along with the FFG previews as they have yet another to show off. In this instance, they're continuing along with Star Wars: Legion with more of the Clone Wars era. There's hereoes. There's villains. There's troopers. There's tanks. It's a little for each side.
Fantasy Flight is going all-in with their new X-Wing releases. They have announced the next wave of ships, and it's a whole squadron in and of itself. They've also got a trio of upgrade packs for players to get all the different pilots, upgrades, and more from not just previous packs, but new stuff as well.