Fantasy Flight announces new expansions for their LCGs and more
Fantasy Flight has announced new expansions for their living card games.
Prepare to have more fun with your LCGs this October!
The four expansions are:
Android Netrunner LCG: The Source
This is the sixth and final Data Pack in the Lunar Cycle.
The pack’s sixty cards (three copies each of twenty different cards) offer a final exploration of the moon’s grail ice, locations, and Corporate divisions. You’ll also find assets that reward Corps for birthing new servers, and other assets that self-destruct.
Star Wars LCG: Ready for Takeoff
This is the first Force Pack in the Rogue Squadron cycle.
This Force Pack contains ten new objective sets, two copies each of five unique sets. With these sets, Ready for Takeoff shakes up the evolving metagame with a new fate card, iconic starship pilots like Lando Calrissian and “Mauler” Mithel, and new mechanics for piloting vehicles through space battles.
Game of Thrones LCG: A Deadly Game
This is the second Chapter Pack in the Wardens cycle.
You’ll find new versions of iconic characters and locations drawn straight from A Song of Ice and Fire, including Brienne of Tarth, Khal Drogo, and The Eyrie. Finally, A Deadly Game expands your options for trait-based decks, and Castle plots promote long-term planning.
Warhammer 40K: conquest LCG: The Howl of Blackmane War Pack
This is the first War Pack in the Warlord cycle.
The Howl of Blackmane includes sixty new cards, including a complete playset of each new player card and a new warlord for the Space Marines: Ragnar Blackmane. Additionally, each of the game’s factions gains new units and other cards to encourage new deck-building options.
Not only is Fantasy Flight releasing those great new expansion packs, but they are also releasing some figures for Descent 2nd Edition.
Descent 2nd Edition: Journeys in the Dark: Guardians of Deephall Hero & Monster Collection
In this collection you will find thirteen figures that were previously only available in the first edition of Descent, but now they have been reimagined with new sculpts and artwork.
In addition to these detailed figures – which include four heroes, two crypt dragons, three wendigos, and four dark priests – players discover two brand-new quests chronicling their battles for Deephall.
Lastly, Android Netrunner will have a set of limited edition art sleeves for your card collection.
Whether you choose from designs in the meat world or the virtual world, our six new sleeve designs immerse you more fully than ever in the high-stakes cyberstruggles of Android: Netrunner!
These clear, 100 micron-thick, non-PVC, acid-free polypropylene plastic offers your cards durable protection free of any damaging chemicals that could corrode your cards.
Again, all of this wholesome goodness will be available this October.
In preparation for Essen next month, Czech Games Edition announced their booth line-up. You can find them in Hall 1 at Booth D 140. They will have a new deduction, worker placement game, Alchemists designed by Matúš Kotry. Also previously reported, CGE will have an upgraded version of Tash-Kalar and expansion, Everfrost, designed by Vlaada Chvátil. Plus, they will have their anniversary edition of Dungeon Lords, that did very well on Kickstarter.
On a more…digital note…set to release later this month is Galaxy Trucker for tablet gaming pleasure. Check out their Twitter for screenshots and, if you missed it last year, coverage from BoardGameGeekTV. Giggety!
Fantasy Flight Games announced two army expansion packs for BattleLore (Second Edition). In 2013, FFG released a second edition of the two player, fantasy wargame based on squad battles, campaign scenarios, and mustering of forces. Slated first quarter 2015 are the two army expansions, Hernfar Guardians and Warband of Scorn.
Hernfar Guardians is the first expansion for the Daqan army containing four new unit types, the Greyhaven Battlemages, Citadel Lancers, Ironbound Automatons, and Siege Golems. The expansion will include over thirty figures, army cards, lore deck, terrain tiles, and scenario cards.
For the first time in BattleLore Second Edition, Caster units enter the conflict. These ranged infantry units fight using spells instead of physical force, their power granting them a range up to three and a combat value of three.
Warband of Scorn is the first expansion for the Uthuk Y’llan army containing four new units as well, the Barbaric Beserkers, the Grostesque, Blood Sisters, and Doombringers. This expansion will include over thirty figures, army cards, lore deck, terrain tiles, and scenario cards.
The terrifying presence of these creatures Immobilizes nearby units so that you cannot move them, while the Doombringers themselves can Burrow, ignoring movement restrictions imposed by terrain or other units.
Spielbound is a new board game cafe in Omaha, NE, which will has its grand opening scheduled for the first week of October. The cafe has over 1000 games in its library with many of the games coming from owner Kaleb Michaud’s personal collection.
The size and diversity of the collection ensures that there will be a game for every gamer, no matter the age or interests. “We want everyone to feel welcome,” Michaud said in an earlier World-Herald story.
King Down is a strategy game for 2-4 players. In the game you will ally yourself with one of four kings. You will then take your hand picked army and go into battle against the other kings and their armies where you are trying to take them down and cross the board to victory.
Described as ‘the prequel to Chess’, King Down incorporates age-old, intricate and fascinating mechanics from ‘the Game of Kings’ but breaks all the rules by reimagining the classic pieces, introducing brand new characters, and including new spell cards, strategies, tactics and win conditions. King Down is a brand new game that will stand the test of time and last the ages.
The Kickstarter full game will come with 60 minis and with a KS exclusive addition: base camps and prison cells, 4 each.
The campaign has 26 days left, so you still have a chance to back the project. To learn more visit their page here.
Fantasy Flight games has posted another preview for the upcoming Rebel Aces expansion pack for their X-Wing Miniatures game. This preview highlights the included missions, Jump to Subspace.
In this new mission, the Rebel Alliance must move quickly to rescue an operative that has captured a high-ranking Imperial Moff. However, it won’t be an easy task. They’re both cramped inside a damaged escape pod that has gone adrift inside an asteroid belt, and its thrusters are failing.
Rebel Aces is set to release next week and features an A-Wing and B-Wing fighter (each with an alternate paint job) as well as new pilots, upgrades and tokens. For more information on the Rebel Aces pack, visit Fantasy Flight Games.
Impressions reports that these items are ready to ship to distributors tomorrow, 9/16, so look for them before the end of the month.
Gone Viking! from Flux Capacity
In Gone Viking, players plunder their way to victory as you raid and pillage for valuable resources. Designed by Francois Valentyne (Chaos, Give It to the King), this is a trick-taking card game for 3-5 players.
Zombie Island from Flux Capacity
In this tactical tile-placement and strategic piece-movement game also designed by Francois Valentyne, players are stranded on a tropical island. The game is for 1 to 4 players and core mechanics are contained in the initial scenarios and future expansions.
Good Cop Bad Cop from Overworld Games
In this hidden identity and bluffing, 54-card game, players receive multiple cards that, combined, determine their role. In a limited amount of time, players have to make quick decisions to determine who is on their team and who is not. There is an elimination mechanic but designers Brian Henk and Clayton Skancke have kept them involved in the games outcome and game conversation.
Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Ozrik the Adept & Brother Bastian
Ozrik the Adept expands the party at the Red Dragon Inn with a brand new elementalist who is a master of manipulating his abilities. Bastian brings powerful prayer cards with him, giving him great flexibility. Making sacrifices throughout the game so you can use your prayers
Designed by Michel Grenier and Matthieu Regney and published by Smirk and Dagger, this is a horror, survival game that “breaks all of the typical zombie-game tropes.” The players start the game bitten by zombies and must run down the hall in order to find the antidote. Once cured, they must return the way they came to exit the school.
Games workshop has announced Space Hulk available for pre-order. This is a new 2-player game in which you may choose to play as the Blood Angels Terminators or Genestealers.
Games of Space Hulk are played on a gaming area made up of high-quality card tiles which fit together to create the cramped confines of the Space Hulk. Each of the 16 missions included in the boxed game uses a different set-up, or alternatively you can assemble the pieces in any way you like and create your own bespoke games.
The game will, of course, include miniatures, this being a Games Workshop release, after all. There will be 35 miniatures: 11 Blood Angels Terminators, 1 Blood Angels Librarian, 22 Genestealers, and 1 Broodlord. But wait there is more!
Also included are three plastic mission objectives models: a dead Space Marine on throne, a Blood Angels artefact and a Cyber-Altered Task Unit.
Matt Kirby, designer for Apples to Apples talks with Joyce Johnson about Apples to Apples and his newly released game: Picaroon.
Apples to Apples has sold well over 15 million copies and counting and is thought of as a must go to game for people just entering the world of table top games. In the interview Matt talks about how we came up with the idea for Apples to Apples and how in someways he is a prisoner of his own success. The success of the game, though, has made it possible for him to pursue things he loves to do and Matt feels more than blessed by Apples to Apples.
On his new game release, Picaroon, Matt had this to say:
Picaroon was a mindful creation. Picaroon is a light, abstract, strategy board game with dice. It’s a 6 x 6 grid of 36 cards on a game board where players (pirates) are collecting certain treasures based on rolling the dice.
To read his full interview and to learn what his favorite board games are, visit here.