I'm guessing a lot of you have Star Wars fever right now. There's a new movie out and pretty much everyone's going to see it. If you're wanting to bring that excitement to your tabletops, Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Miniatures Game is a great way to do it. And soon, your Rebel and Resistance squadrons will have some new pilots jumping into the cockpit. In this preview, we get a look at some of them and just what sort of skills they bring to the skies.
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Alex Watkins, the Global Director of Organized Play for Fantasy Flight Games, looks back on 2019 and shares his plans for the coming year of Star Wars™: X-Wing Organized Play:
Star Wars: X-Wing has gone through its transition year in 2019 and will have fully carried over to its new structure come next month. This is very exciting for all of us involved with Star Wars: X-Wing and we cannot wait for you to experience what's in store for this fantastic game!
Fantasy Flight has some new releases for Marvel Champions available for you to pick up from your local game shop. You can fight the nefarious Norman Osborn in his Green Goblin form. And to do so, you can take up the mantle of Captain America or Ms. Marvel. All these packs are available now.
A new Star Wars: Destiny set is coming out soon. It's called Covert Missions. In it, vehicles will play a heavy role, as will those behind the wheel/stick, the pilots. In this preview, we get a look at just what those pilots are capable of and some of their signature ships that go with them.
Did you watch all of Game of Thrones? And I mean, really watch all of it? Like, several times and memorize all the minute details of the setting and characters? If so, you're probably going to win the Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game from Fantasy Flight. They've announced the new Season 5-8 Expansion pack.
Ok, so we might think of space as just empty... well... space, there are a lot of things out there, and when fights between fleets of ships happen, there could be much more than just the enemy ships to deal with. Fantasy Flight has announced new environment cards for X-Wing. Get a preview of what those will be like here.
... Should this be a Terrain Corner post? Maybe. Maybe not.
While every RPG book, in my opinion, is <Barbarossa voice> more like guidelines </Barbarossa voice>, that doesn't mean that the rules are made up and the points don't matter. They do. You just want to start out with a good foundation to then manipulate. And that's where sometimes updating that foundation is in order. Fantasy Flight is updating their Genesys system, and they've posted up an article explaining the changes.
Fantasy Flight Games is rolling out more digital assets for their games. In this case, it's Journeys in Middle-earth. They have released the new Adventure Mode. This lets you link your various games together, being joined by the app. You can even pick you own difficulty level, so some games can be tougher than others, depending on what you're in the mood for that day.
Changing an army's commander can dramatically change how the force plays on the field. Fantasy Flight has announced a pair of new Star Wars: Legion commander expansions. Soon, you'll be able to have Cassian Andor or Iden Versio head your forces into battle. Let's take a look at what's in store.
Fantasy Flight has announced a new expansion set for Star Wars: Legion. Like the downed escape pod, this is a multi-piece set giving you terrain, but also upgrade cards and a pair of new characters that you can add to your forces. So it's a little bit of everything for you. What's it got inside? Let's find out.
I always thought that KISS were the gods of thunder (and rock 'n' roll), but apparently there's at least one more in the form of Thor. He's got the hammer for it, anyway. So, we all know Thor being a major hero in the Marvel universe. Soon, you'll be able to bring him to your Marvel Champions tabletops. Let's take a look at his hero pack, previewed by Fantasy Flight.
Yes, this is real. No, this isn't a displaced April Fool's joke (well, it kind of is, but we'll get to that). Yes, I absolutely love this. Fantasy Flight has announced the new The Meddling of Meowlathotep expansion for their Arkham Horror LCG. What started as an April Fool's joke garnered so much love and support that the company decided to do it for realsies.
The Crashed Escape Pod coming soon for Star Wars: Legion gives players more than simply a bit of terrain to hide behind. It also includes a pair of familiar droid faces to add to your forces. But even more than that, it includes new scenarios for your games. In this preview, we get a look at just what those scenarios look like.
The Imperial Navy is known for its Star Destroyers. But while each one has some similarities, there's also quite a lot of differences. Much like how each TIE variant is used to specialize in a different way, the Star Destroyers do as well. The Onager-class Star Destroyer is designed with a pair of massive turbolaser cannons that can be used for devastating strikes, often aimed towards enemy bases to crack through even the strongest planetary defense shield. However, they work well in space, too. And soon, Star Wars: Armada fleets will be getting them.
After a pretty huge release week last week from Fantasy Flight, it's a little bit lighter this time around. That's ok by me, as my wallet can use a rest. But, for you Imperial players out there, there is a new Dewback Rider that you can add to your force. Have yourselves a look.
Fantasy Flight Games is constantly looking to refine and update their current game systems, offering new ways for gamers to play. In this instance, they're bringing Star Wars: Legion a new game format. It's the Skirmish format and allows for smaller games on a smaller table. What are the details? Take a look for yourself.
While partially a part of a Terrain Corner feature, the upcoming Crashed Escape Pod Battlefield Expansion for Star Wars: Legion also includes a pair of iconic Star Wars characters, C-3PO and R2-D2. They're complete with figures, stat cards for Star Wars: Legion, and even extra upgrades. In this preview, we get a look at just what this dynamic duo is capable of.
Here's another starships game that hasn't been getting a lot of news lately but is coming back now. We've got a new Star Wars: Armada announcement from Fantasy Flight Games. This time around, it's the Nadiri Starhawk. This new Rebel ship is pretty darn big. Have a look for yourself.
Rokugan is not the only land in the Legend of the Five Rings world. Sure, it's the focus, but it's not everything. There are plenty of lands all around the edge. In Path of Waves, Fantasy Flight is exploring the edge of the land, and we get a little preview of that all here.
Fantasy Flight's got some new Star Wars releases available for you this week. If you're an X-Wing player, there's the 2nd edition version of the C-ROC Cruiser. So, Scum & Villainy gets their huge ship back. Meanwhile, in Legion, they have the Count Dooku and Clone Captain Rex Commander Expansions that you can pick up.
The Genesys RPG system was designed to be system agnostic. That means that it wasn't specifically tied to a fantasy or sci-fi or horror realm. Players could just take the rules and use them as a framework around which they built whatever style of game they wanted. Well, in the upcoming Expanded Player's Guide, Fantasy Flight is providing help with fleshing out your worlds. Get a look at how that'll operate in this preview.
Ok, so Piledriver, Wrecker, Thunderball, and Bulldozer might not exactly be Magneto or Dr. Doom levels of bad-guy on their own, when they get together and form The Wrecking Crew, they can very much be a force to be WRECKoned with (see what I did there?). The Wrecking Crew Scenario Pack is coming soon to Marvel Champions.
Most of the Legend of the Five Rings characters come from Rokugan, the land in which the game takes place. That makes sense. But Rokugan is not the only land in the world. Other places exist, and there are many who will travel to Rokugan for many different reasons. In this preview for Path of Waves, the new sourcebook coming for the RPG, we get a look at some of these Gaijin characters.
Fantasy Flight has quite a few new releases hitting shelves. As you can see from the featured image, there's a new KeyForge set. You can pick it up in many differentn forms, from a 2-player starter, to a regular deck, to a deluxe regular deck, to an even more deluxe-er set. For you X-Wing fans, there's the Huge Ship Conversion Kit as well as the Multiplayer Epic Expansion. If you missed out on getting a Tantiv IV before, you can pick up one now designed for 2nd edition.