2.0

Eclipse is a highly popular 4X game, sitting comfortably at number 21 on the BoardGameGeek’s ranking for ALL GAMES, and carries an impressive rating of 8 out of 10.  But just because it’s doing well doesn’t mean it couldn’t be improved, and that is what Lautapelit.fi is going to do.  In 2018 they will be releasing Eclipse 2.0 with lots of improvements and upgrades like:

• New graphic design, maintaining the acclaimed symbology of the 1st edition
• Introductory short story by award winning science fiction novelist Johanna Sinisalo, providing rich background for the world of Eclipse
• Full line of Ship Pack 1 miniatures
• New miniatures for ancients, GCDS, orbitals and more
• Custom made plastic inlays
• Custom combat dice
• Fine tuned game play

So if your current edition is getting worn out or you just want the latest and greatest, be on the lookout for it in 2018.  You can read the press release below for more info.

20 October 2017 – Lautapelit.fi is proud to announce that Eclipse, the multiple award winning grail game of the 4-X genre, is about to get a serious overhaul.

How can the best be made better? Since the launch of Eclipse in 2011, the game has had a wide and inspiring fan community that has actively provided feedback to us and the designers both directly as well as through on-line communities. The 2nd edition is a response to those hopes and wishes with no effort withheld.

The upgraded edition of Eclipse will include, among others:
• New graphic design, maintaining the acclaimed symbology of the 1st edition
• Introductory short story by award winning science fiction novelist Johanna Sinisalo, providing rich background for the world of Eclipse
• Full line of Ship Pack 1 miniatures
• New miniatures for ancients, GCDS, orbitals and more
• Custom made plastic inlays
• Custom combat dice
• Fine tuned game play

The second edition will be available to players around the world in 2018 once the game has been crafted to perfection.

kros-arena

CMON has announced the release of Krosmaster Arena 2.0, releasing Friday, 10/21/2016, at Friendly Local Game Stores.  The second edition of Krosmaster Arena features “eight exclusive characters from DOFUS the movie, each represented by highly-detailed and fully-painted miniatures. The arena itself is transformed into a three-dimensional battlefield full of obstacles and scenery that will have you stretching your tactical muscles to gain an advantage.”

Krosmaster Arena 2.0 is compatible with previous Krosmaster figures, bringing an all-new, wider range of adventures for players.  For more information on this new edition of the game, visit the CMON page here.

Dreadball is a sci-fi american football game where hard hits are the norm and crazy things will show up on the field to do battle.  The original Dreadball was released in 2012 and since then it has had multiple teams added to the game and five seasons worth of rulebooks released, so it’s time for a reboot.  Dreadball 2.0 will have all the great gameplay you remember from the original, but streamlined and updated.  As said on the Kickstarter; “The new edition grew out of demand from the community. For existing players, DreadBall 2nd Edition is all about streamlining the rules, improving the components, supporting the community and getting it growing all over again.”  The rulebook will compile all the previous rulebooks into one edition, have information for all the existing teams, as well as updated rules for the ultimate game for 3-6 players.

Overall the game looks good and will come with enough figures to play right out of the box, no assembly required.  If this new edition sounds interesting to you then head on over to the Kickstarter page to pledge before it ends on August 7th.

Krosmaster Arena has enjoyed a good amount of success, and a legion of expansion packs, so now might be time for a 2.0 edition.  Thus coming this summer, to coincide with the Ankama’s first animated movie, Krosmaster Arena 2.0 will be released will all new content and updated rules.  The rules aspect is going to be the biggest change as tweaks have been made over the years to the Krosmaster Arena game that some people don’t know about.  So for new and old players alike, the new set will include rules that integrate all the FAQs and erratas that have been released over the years into one book.  Also in the new set is a new board to play on with different set pieces like market stalls, bags of goodies, and the trusty old crates.  Lastly it will also include 8 brand new characters to play with, and with a more even distribution of point cost, allow for better team building right out of the box.  So if you are looking to get into the game, this set would be a good place to start.  You can see the previews of the game on the Krosmaster site here, here, and here, and look for it’s release this summer.

shards of everdark mini

Fantasy Flight Games has provided a preview of the upcoming Hero and Monster Collection expansion for Descent 2.0, Shards of Everdark.  This expansion introduces four heroes from Descent’s first edition, “breathing new life into them with revitalized artwork and figure sculpts. In the same way, two monster groups from the first edition rejoin the game, as well as an entirely new monster group—the dark minotaurs.”

This latest preview discusses in more detail one of the heroes of this expansion, Arvel Worldwalker, and one of the monsters, the shades.  Arvel is a hero that boasts balanced attributes, and when she fails an attribute test, she can either recover 1 Fatigue or reroll the test.  Additionally, Arvel’s Heroic Feat enables her to return up to two of her Class cards to her Class deck and gain any number of Class cards from her deck worth an equal amount of XP.  This powerful ability allows Arvel access to her Class deck throughout a campaign to give her true versatility for any situation.

Shades are evil creatures that appear in larger numbers, with ethereal forms that allow them to warp next to heroes when they fail attribute tests and prey upon those that attempt to recover Fatigue.

For more details on the preview for this expansion, visit the article on FFG’s website.