After slipping out of the ancient, ruined city of Tharbad, past a host of Orcs and spies, several of Middle-earth’s greatest heroes begin a journey through the Nîn-in-Eilph and its treacherous marshlands. They seek a hidden site on the other side of the marsh, in Hollin, which is rumored to be full of powerful secrets that may provide the White Council some means to work against the Dark Lord.
The Nîn-in-Eilph is the fourth Adventure Pack in The Ring-maker cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. Its sixty cards introduce a new scenario in which Middle-earth’s heroes must survive the challenges of a deadly bog as they race to a site rumored to shelter ancient that other companions can offer.
The A Dire Message Chapter Pack continues the cycle’s major themes, introducing additional Prized cards and giving even more support to the possibility of multi-House decks. Every Great House in Westeros gains mighty cards, including new versions of Robert Baratheon, Ser Balon Swann, and a neutral version of the Iron Throne itself!
Among the sixty cards from A Dire Message (three copies each of twenty individual cards), you’ll find the pieces you need to craft multi-House decks, including new Bannermen that gain benefits from other Houses and powerful new plots that enable you to search your deck for out-of-House characters. Whether you strengthen the bonds between the Great Houses to build a multi-House deck or utilize the power of the Bannermen, you’ll find new and powerful cards in A Dire Message!
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
Fantasy Flight Games shows us another preview of their upcoming release, Warhammer 40,000: Conquest.
Conquest is a living card game expected to release later this year designed by Brad Andres, Nate French, and Eric Lang.
This time, we are taken into a more detailed look at the combat players will experience each round.
Combat in Warhammer 40,000: Conquest is conducted over a series of merciless rounds. Combat begins at a planet when the player with initiative chooses one of his ready units to strike. Every unit has two numbers on the lower left border of its card. The upper number is that unit’s attack value, while the bottom number is its hit points. When you exhaust one of your units to strike, it deals damage equal to its attack value to an enemy unit chosen by you. If a unit ever has damage on it equal to or greater than its hit points, it is destroyed.
Android: Netrunner – All That Remains
The fifth data pack in the Lunar Cycle, All That Remains, has been announced for a third quarter 2014 expected release.
What will come of one Runner’s hunt for the net’s legendary source protocols? All That Remains explores this question with sixty new cards (three copies of each new card), including a new Criminal Runner identity, a new shard of the source protocols, and a host of assets designed to support the ambitions and secrecy of those Corporations that have the most investment in lunar development.
Fantasy Flight Games announced the third deluxe expansion for Star Wars: The Card Game, Between the Shadows that will be available third quarter of 2014.
From the publisher:
In this deluxe expansion, you’ll find twenty-six new objective sets, giving you two copies each of twelve distinct sets and one copy apiece of two “Limit 1 per objective deck” sets. Although the expansion is focused on the Jedi and Scum and Villainy affiliations, every affiliation will find cards to use in this expansion. Two brand-new fate cards bring new tension to every edge battle, while new versions of iconic characters like Luke Skywalker join the fight alongside new heroes and villains, such as Prince Xizor and Talon Karrde.
Fantasy Flight Games posted a preview of their upcoming card game set in the Warhammer universe. Warhammer 40,000: Conquest is a new two player, living card game with an expected release third quarter of 2014. Conquest is designed by Brad Andres (Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game & Warhammer: Invasion – Hidden Kingdoms), Nate French (Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game), and Eric Lang (Quarriors!, Star Wars: The Card Game & Game of Thrones: The Card Game).
In FFG’s preview they take us deeper into the planet cards and deployment phase, showing us how player armies’ interact.
Android Netrunner: Upstalk
Beyond the reaches of Earth’s atmosphere, players will discover powerful fragments of pure coding, startling new ice, and a wealth of data that no one could have ever expected. What can happen in one-point-two seconds! Everything!
Upstalk is the first Data Pack in the Lunar Cycle for Android: Netrunner The Card Game. Its sixty cards (three copies each of twenty different cards) transport players to the moon and a life one-point-two seconds out of the ordinary.
Game of Thronse LCG: Ancestral Home
Advance your claim to the Iron Throne with Ancestral Home, the fourth Chapter Pack in the Conquest and Defiance cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game!
Introducing sixty new cards (three copies each of twenty different cards), this Chapter Pack continues to support the Prized keyword, alongside the cycle’s themes of multi-House decks and Neutral Faction decks.
Whether you set sail with House Greyjoy, support the Prince of Dorne, or lend your strength to another Great House, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in this expansion.
Lord of the Rings LCG: The Road Darkens Saga
The Road Darkens is the second Lord of the Rings Saga Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.
Its 165 cards introduce three new scenarios to the game, along with two heroes, twenty-seven player cards (three copies each of nine different player cards), eight boons, and seven burdens. Together, these cards allow you to immerse yourself in some of the most pivotal moments of Middle-earth’s Third Age as you join Frodo Baggins and his companions on their all-important quest!
Lord of the Rings LCG: The Three Trials
The Three Trials is the second Adventure Pack in The Ring-maker cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. In its new scenario, several of Middle-earth’s greatest heroes must undertake a series of three deadly trials. Can they defeat three ferocious Dunlending Guardian spirits, claim their Keys, and recover an ancient Dunlending artifact, the Antlered Crown?
Additionally, players receive a new hero and three copies of each player card, including two new Elven allies and support for the game’s Secrecy keyword.
BattleLore Dice Pack
Players can keep the focus on battle with the BattleLore Dice Pack, an accessory for BattleLore Second Edition.
The dice in the BattleLore Dice Pack are an excellent resource for players looking to increase their focus on the game, rather than reach across the table for the dice to launch their attacks. By adding these eight dice to the four from BattleLore Second Edition, players will be able to quickly navigate even the largest battles!
Star Wars LCG: Darkness and Light
Players will find new tricks and ways to prove their devotion to the Force amid the ten objective sets in Darkness and Light, the final Force Pack in the Echoes of the Force cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game.
Experience the intrigue within Jabba’s Palace, or infiltrate the ruins of the Jedi Temple in search of survivors. Whether a player commands the Imperial Navy’s fighters or impersonates a deity in exchange for some native support, he’ll find plenty of options in Darkness and Light!
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest is a new living card game set in the Warhammer universe. Players lead their armies in battle to destroy your opponent. Each deck is built around a warlord with special abilities and limitations. Between you and your opponent lies the Traxis sector and deploying onto the various planets will increase your armies.
Expected release of Rebel aces and Warhammer 40,000: Conquest is third quarter 2014.