Star Wars: The Card Game

Fantasy Flight Games are releasing the final Force Pack in the Alliances cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game, a game designed by Eric M. Lang. In Star Wars: The Card Game you command legendary characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader and launch strategic assaults against your opponent’s objectives. In this two player game, you tempt fate with Edge battles and either ally with the Force or master it’s power for the Dark Side.

The Promise of Power Force Pack includes ten new objective sets and rewards players for melding affiliations together in a single deck. It also includes plenty of characters from Star Wars Rebels, the animated TV show, with a new version of Ezra Bridger, Cikatro Vizago, and more Inquisitors being added to the game.

While this is the final Force Pack for this cycle it is also the final release for Star Wars: The Card Game. Over the past five years the game has seen five deluxe expansions and six cycles of Force Packs. With the game now complete, the Star Wars World Championships in May will be the final Organized Play World Championship for the game.

Bringing on the third installment in the Alliances cycle of Star Wars: The Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games. Desperate Circumstances brings in the opportunity for players to now recruit from the fringes of the galaxy as opposed to the traditional sources of fighters for the rebels and imperials.  Featuring five different objective sets this addition to the cycle will provide some interesting variety.  With his set focusing heavily on the use of multiple affiliations and the cards to make having those affiliations concurrently this will bring some new to the game that has not necessarily been available previously.

This set is anticipated to hit shelves in Fall 2017.  For more details you can see the blog post by FFG announcing it in more detail here.

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Are you the galaxy’s greatest starfighter ace? Can you slip through corporate servers like a ghost? Or, perhaps, you’re ready to make your bid for the Iron Throne…

Whatever your game, the FFG World Championships are your chance to prove yourself against the world’s best!

This year, Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is hosting its World Championships on November 4-8, 2015 at Fantasy Flight Games Center in Roseville, MN. For five days (one day longer than previous years), players will be competing in the following games:

See the schedule for the tournaments here.

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Anyone who attends will get a bunch of swag – a t-shirt, deck box, and an alternate art card for each game. Anyone who plays through the full Swiss rounds of a World Championship tournament will also get two additional copies of the alternate art card for that specific game. The winner of each tournament will win the chance to work with the game’s developers to design a card for future release! Also, the top players of each event will get custom prizes.

In addition to World Championship competitions, FFG has Organized Play for its various games, as well as a variety of side events. There will be warm-up tournaments, wrap-up tournaments, draft tournaments, X-Wing Epic Play, and more, all with additional prizes and giveaways!

In order to attend, you must pre-register; there will be no on-site registration. FFG will be reserving seats for World Champions and Regional Champions, so you’ll need to act quickly if you want to get a pass. Passes go on sale starting 12:00 PM CST on June 15 here.

For more information about the FFG World Championships, including more details on registration for specific tournaments and for Regional/National Champion registration, check out Fantasy Flight’s website here.

 

 

imperial entanglements

There are those who push their luck daily to make another handful of credits and stay ahead of the authorities. These free spirits – the smugglers and spies of the galaxy – are united in their hatred of the Empire’s oppression, and they’re willing to fight to keep their freedom, no matter the odds against them.

Fantasy Flight Games announces its newest deluxe expansion for Star Wars: The Card Game, Imperial Entanglements.  This new expansion includes 26 new objective sets, 2 new fate cards, and many new vehicles and characters such as Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, TIE Phantoms, and Grand Moff Tarkin himself.

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The new objective sets will include Debt of Honor, a wookie-themed objective that allows you to shuffle your dead or sacrificed Wookiees back into your deck, ensuring that they can return to play later.  The Tarkin Doctrine objective helps you restrict the light side’s attacks by forcing the light side player to spend two resources in order to make a chosen attack each turn.

This deluxe expansion is centered around the smugglers, rogues, and spies that have made a name for themselves in the Star Wars universe.  This new expansion is set for release in the third quarter of 2015.  For more information on this expansion, visit the FFG website here.

 

between the shadows

Fantasy Flight Games announced the release of Between the Shadows, the newest expansion to Star Wars: The Card Game.

In this deluxe expansion, you’ll find twenty-six brand-new objective sets (two copies each of twelve distinct objective sets and one copy each of two “limit one” objective sets). These objective sets are focused on the Jedi and the Scum and Villainy, including iconic characters from both affiliations, such as Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, Prince Xizor, and Yoda.

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New cards are also available from the other four affiliations. View previews of the Jedi objective sets A Hero’s Trial and The Master’s Domain and the Scum and Villainy objective set Masterful Manipulation, as well as teasers of many more cards, at Fantasy Flight Games’ website.

Click here for full details of the Between the Shadows deluxe expansion release.

Fantasy Flight has some game expansions and other merchandise releasing this December. Here is the list, enjoy.

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Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG: Lords of Nal Hutta Sourcebook

This is a sourcebook for Hutt Space that will allow you and your friends to engage in schemes with the galaxy’s slimiest gangsters: the Hutts.

In its 144 pages, Lords of Nal Hutta offers Game Masters all the information they need to bring the most corrupt and lawless stretch of the galaxy to life, including its history, new playable species, new creatures, challenges, and plot hooks.

The End of the World: zombie Apocalypse RPG

This is the first book in The End of the World RPG line.

This roleplaying game offers you the chance to imagine unique adventures, playing as yourself during the tumult of the apocalypse, relying upon your own skills, wits, and talents to survive. Five scenarios each offer a different setting and sub-genre for the rise of the undead.

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Android Netrunner LCG: Order and Chaos Deluxe Expansion

This is the third deluxe expansion for Android: Netrunner. The expansion will include 165 new cards (three copies each of the fifty-five individual cards). This expansion will focus on the Anarchs and Weyland Consortium.

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Star Wars LCG: Evasive Maneuvers

This is the third Force Pack in the Rogue Squadron cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game. It will include ten new objective sets and more cards which will include ways to interrogate prisoners with the Sith, or hire assassins to take out your targets.

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A Game of Thrones LCG: A Time for Wolves

This is the fourth Chapter Pack in the Wardens cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game. This set will include sixty new cards that will focus on House Arryn and the Vale.

Among the Chapter Pack’s twelve unique characters and locations, no fewer than five characters bear the House Arryn trait, including such notable figures as Petyr Baelish, Alayne Stone, and Lysa Arryn.

Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG: Gift of the Ethereals

This is the third War Pack in the Warlord cycle for Warhammer 40,000: Conquest. It includes 60 cards that include new units, supports, events and attachments to help you conquer the Traxis sector.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dice Bags

Expect 4 dice bags to be released this December. Each will have the icons of the Imperial Aquilla, Chaos Star, Orks, and Inquisitors. Each bag measures 6.25″ by 9″ and are made of a durable blend of polyester and nylon.

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Eldritch Horror: Mountains of Madness

This is the first large expansion for Eldritch Horror. It includes a side board with six new locations throughout Antartica. There will also be two new Ancient Ones to worry about, but one of the things that has me a little more excited is the eight new investigators. That is not all, though, as you will also have new assets, spells, artifacts and conditions that will either help or harm your investigators, but something tells me they will do more harm than good.

BattleLore: Second Edition: Hernfar Guardians Army Pack

This expansion include four new Daqan unit types: Greyhaven Battlemages, Citadel Lancers, Ironbound automatons, and Siege Golems. Each unit will have 25 sculpted figures with nine additional Citadel Guard figures. New terrain tiles and scenario cards will also be included.

BattleLore: Second Edition: Warband of Scorn Army Pack

This expansion will include four new units: Berserkers, Grotesque, Doom Bringers, and Blood Sisters. Each unit will have 25 sculpted figures with nine additional Blood Harvester figures. New scenarios, terrain tiles and lore cards will be included.

This November doesn’t come without some fun and exciting news from Fantasy Flight Games.

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion: Stay on Target: A Sourcebook for Aces

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This is the first book-length supplement for the Age of Rebellion Roleplaying Game. This expansion focuses on expanding the Ace career by allowing Ace characters to hone their talents with new levels. There will be three new Ace specializations, new signature abilities, playable species, star fighters, modifications and equipment. This also offers new options for any character that wants to master a straighter, vehicle or alien mount.

Star Wars LCG: Draw Their Fire Force Pack

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This is the second force pack in the Rogue Squadron cycle. It will include new fate cards, alongside vehicles and characters like Jedi Master Qu Rahn and ace pilot Maarek Stele.

A Game of Thrones LCG: The Valemen

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This is the third chapter pack in the Wardens cycle. This pack will focus on giving more support to “limited responses,” trait-based decks, and the game’s most expensive and recognizable character.

Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG: The Scourge War Pack

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This is the second War Pack in the Warlord cycle. The pack introduces a new warlord, Ku’gath Plaquefather. It will also include new cards for each faction to include Space Wolves for the Space Marines, Attack Squigs for the Orks, and a battle tactics for the Tau.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Evasive Maneuvers is the third pack in the Rogue Squadron Cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game

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Evasive Maneuvers, which is do to release in the first quarter of 2015, focuses on approaching the edge battles in different ways with the inclusion of new Scum and Villainy objectives and character cards. Now winning an edge battle is not a must-do for every player.

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Losing the edge might be a dramatic setback for some units, but never for the deadly Assassin and Mercenary, Dannik Jerriko (Evasive Maneuvers, 764). Dannik Jerriko’s own combat icons are edge-enabled, but that hardly matters, because this Anzati also bears the text, “While this unit is attacking, resolve edge-enabled icons on friendly units as if you had the edge.” Not only do you resolve Dannik Jerriko’s combat icons as if you have the edge, but if he’s attacking, then every friendly attacking unit benefits from his ability. With the help of Dannik Jerriko, even units like Greedo (Edge of Darkness, 370) can become reliable combatants.

This new set will change the way many view and approach edge battles adding even more strategic and tactical gameplay to each battle.

You’ll uncover a host of cards in Evasive Maneuvers that give you ways to trick your opponent. Whether you intentionally lose edge battles with Dannik Jerriko, hide in the shadows with Vima-Da-Boda, or lead from the front in the Capital Ship Independence, you’ll find the cards you need in this Force Pack.

For more on this visit Fantasy Flight Games here.

ffg world

Fantasy Flight Games’ World Championship is just around the corner, an event that brings together some of the best players in the world to prove their mettle at Fantasy Flight’s premiere games. If you’re planning on traveling to the event, FFG has now released the schedule for that weekend (Nov. 6-9) so that players can determine the best day to arrive.

Click on over to the FFG press release, which offers a downloadable PDF schedule, the list of games that will be played, and links to preregister. And if you’re planning on entering the event, good luck!