Games Workshop has been busy revealing all kinds of Warhammer and Middle Earth content at NOVA Open 2018! Games Workshop has officially endorsed NOVA as a Warhammer Community savvy event! If you are a Warhammer fan you are sure to have some fun at NOVA!
“NOVA is an example of events at their very best, offering gaming, seminars and great company to all who attend. In our view, it’s a perfect representation of Warhammer at its finest, and we’ll be offering them our full support going forward.”
For Warhammer 40,000 the Whaaag! has their day-and their Codex! Speed Freaks is a racing game taking place in the deserts of Vigilus. Collect high-Orktane buggies and bikes such as the Shokkjump Dragsta and the Kustom Boosta-blasta. Complete with a new Warboss on a Deffkilla Wartrike you’ll soon collect the entire force of ork-tastic vehicles. And the Codex, well let’s hear that in their own words:
“The upcoming Codex: Orks is, quite frankly, the best Orks book ever. If you’re a veteran warboss, this is the book you’ve been waiting for, while if you’ve always been tempted to start a Waaagh! of your own but never quite got round to it, this is your chance.”
Sisters Of Battle is in the works with new holy warriors from all over the galaxy. Games Workshop wants your feedback to make it the best version of Adepta Sororitas possible. Chapter Approved 2018 will include a Beta Codex for you to try.
“You’ll have access to a huge pool of units, Stratagems, Relics and Warlord Traits to represent the orders of the Adepta Sororitas in your games – and your feedback on how you find them will help us make the final codex as awesome as it can possibly be.”
In the Imperial Knights category Sir Hekhtar from the codex is to be released in miniature form in September 2018. Along with his release is the re-release of the (very much asked for) Knight Household Transfers for the knights houses including House Griffith!
Command Roster, a free tool that will help you build matched play kill teams, is going to make creating your many kill teams a breeze. Keep your eyes and computers open for that!
The Webcomic side of Warhammer 40,000 is proud to announce the return of Turn Signals on a Land Raider:
“That’s right, Turn Signals on a Land Raider, the much-loved classic Warhammer 40,000 webcomic, has a new home right here on Warhammer-Community.com – we’re partnering with creator Stephen to bring you the continuing misadventures of Krem, Frep and the Emperor’s Pointy Sticks.”
There is also a new webcomic on the horizon featuring the art of Sarah Kaiser: Vahne Glorious.
“Vhane Glorious will follow the quest of Buck Vhane – Rogue Trader Elucia Vhane’s dashing, handsome and completely useless brother – as he attempts to avoid doing any hard work in a universe wracked by war.”
Nightvault is the second season of Warhammer Underworlds.
“The Shyish Necroquake rocks the Mortal Realms, and not even the hidden city of Shadespire is safe. As magical energies wrack the Mirrored City, more travelers are drawn there in search of glory – and so, Nagash has opened the Nightvault, an arcane prison used by the Katophranes of old to perform horrific experiments…”
With eight new warbands, hundreds of cards and new mechanics to the game, it is also fully compatible with the rest of your Shadespire content.
Middle Earth is getting an overhaul and the new Middle Earth Rules Manual is available for pre-order now. New characters are being introduced like King Theodin in the Battle of Pelennor Fields boxed set. The new rules and the Armies Of The Lord Of The Rings. will set the stage for a series of ongoing campaign books, the first of which is Gondor At War.
“…covering the events of the War of the Ring as it sweeps across Gondor, from the ambush at Ithilien and the fall of Osgiliath to the Battle of Pelennor Fields and the march on the Black Gate of Mordor itself. You’ll find tactical primers, loads of scenarios and rewards for theming your army to the forces that fought in this time of war – like King Théoden’s final epic charge.”
Warhammer Quest has brought us challenges of the Silver Tower and the Underworld of Hammerhal and now an all new quest is coming: Blackstone Forest. Stay tuned for this quest is sure to bring with it all the challenges a part RPG, part battle game can bring. Work through the narrative together and fight your way through the Blackstone Forest with all new miniatures to bring the adventure to life!
CMON is set to release Richard the Lionheart by designer Andrea Chiarvesio and artist Stef Kopinski this November. The game is designed to play in 60 minutes with 2-6 players aged 14 and up.
While the King is away, the prince will play.
The Crusades have summoned Richard the Lionheart to the Middle East. Back home in England, John Lackland is trying to consolidate his power, recruiting the Sheriff of Nottingham to his side. Opposing them is Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. What will be left of Richard’s Kingdom when the Crusades are over?
During the game players will chose to align themselves with either Robin Hood or John Lackland. Once aligned players will spend their turns traveling across England while attempting to earn Prestige points and influence the far off Crusades. When (or if) Richard returns he will take stock of his kingdom and will declare whoever earned the most prestige points the winner.
Andrea Chiarvesio has worked on several successful titles including Hyperborea and Kingsburg. Artist Stef Kopinski has worked on games that include The Others, Warhammer 40,000: Battle for Macragge, and the upcoming CMON Game of Thrones title A Song of Ice & Fire.
As with many CMON titles the game includes a small pile of well designed miniatures. Contents of the game include:
16 Highly Detailed Plastic Miniatures
10 Character Dashboards
240 Influence Cards
15 Edict Cards
18 Event of the Crusade Cards
6 Player Aid Cards
7 Faction Skill Tokens
First Player Token
1 Game Round Token
6 Ship Tokens
60 Prestige Point Tokens
6 House Tokens
Richard the Lionheart is currently scheduled to be released on November 17, 2017.
Fantasy Flight has some game expansions and other merchandise releasing this December. Here is the list, enjoy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fantasy Flight Games gives us another look at their upcoming release, Warhammer 40, 000: Conquest. Due out later this year this two-player LCG is a game of interplanetary warfare in the gritty futuristic setting of Warhammer 40,000. By hurling you into a life-and-death combat for the Traxis sector, Warhammer 40,000: Conquest forces you to secure your hold over the sector’s key planets. You must balance the concerns of present battles and future conquests as your warlord leads your armies to glorious victory. To claim the Traxis sector, you must conquer or die.
In this preview, FFG examines the Chaos Faction and the corruption that spreads among us.
Fantasy Flight Games announced The Howl of Blackmane, the first war pack in the Warlord Cycle for their new living card game, Warhammer 40,000: Conquest due out later this year. Conquest is designed by Brad Andres, Nate French, and Eric M. Lang who also all worked on Call of Cthulhu together.
In Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, monthly expansions to this Warhammer themed LCG are known as War Packs. Like Android: Netrunner or Star Wars: The Card Game, each pack will contain sixty cards offering enhancements to game play and many deck building options.
The Howl of Blackmane brings your warlords to the forefront of your battles in the Traxis sector. New warlords are introduced in every War Pack, leading bloodthirsty armies, and bringing new strategies for achieving victory. You’ll find more than new warlords, however. Other cards introduced in The Howl of Blackmane and throughout the cycle put the focus directly on your warlord, whether by granting benefits to your other forces, orchestrating army movements, or exhausting to trigger powerful tactics.
FFG introduces new units to assist the Wolf Lord, Ragnar Blackmane in this pack. Blackmane is designed to engage in battle as much as possible and send his Space Marine engineered hunters to track down their opponents.
The base game will be available third quarter of this year and Howl of Blackmane will be available fourth quarter.
Blood Bowl: Team Manager – Foul Play
Last week, Fantasy Flight Games released the rules for their upcoming expansion for Blood Bowl: Team Manager, Foul Play. If you missed the preview for Foul Play, you can check it out here.
Team Managers will now start seeing flags on the field for penalties for excessive cheating. For players still looking to cheat, there are now corrupt referees that let you look at the cheating token being placed so you know what is coming.
The expansion’s expected release is third quarter 2014.
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
FFG posted a preview of the Orc Faction for their new living card game. We are given a peak at some tricks up the Orc warboss, Nazdreg’s sleeve. These include Warcry, Ork Kannon, Weirdboy Maniak’s which deal damage across the battlefield.
This is expected later this year as well.
Fantasy Flight Games published another look at their upcoming release, Warhammer 40, 000: Conquest. Due out later this year this two-player LCG is a game of interplanetary warfare in the gritty futuristic setting of Warhammer 40,000. By hurling you into a life-and-death combat for the Traxis sector, Warhammer 40,000: Conquest forces you to secure your hold over the sector’s key planets. You must balance the concerns of present battles and future conquests as your warlord leads your armies to glorious victory. To claim the Traxis sector, you must conquer or die.
In this preview, FFG shows us more details on one of the new factions, Astra Militarum.
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 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.
Call of Cthulhu LCG: “The Sleeper Below” Expansion
The Sleeper Below is the seventh deluxe expansion for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game.
With its 165 cards (three copies each of fifty-five individual cards), The Sleeper Below explores the hidden cults and dormant evils that reside at the heart of H.P. Lovecraft’s fictional world. It also introduces players to those secretive societies that share pieces of information related to the Old Ones and the slumbering terror, Cthulhu.
Roughly two-thirds the cards in The Sleeper Below focus on the Cthulhu faction and its nefarious Cultists, immersing players into a world of frantic struggles against a host of countless evils, forever roiling just beneath the superficial veneer of mundane existence. You’ll also discover some of H.P. Lovecraft’s most nefarious and powerful evils, and a host of Explorers and other unique characters drawn straight from the pages of his classic short story, “The Call of Cthulhu.”
Android Netrunner LCG: “Up and Over” Data Pack
A lot of your standard Runner tricks don’t work on the moon. The Corps have the place locked down tight. Wave fields may fry your brain. Ice may change shape on you mid-run. Corps expand and contract their servers at will. It’s a tricky environment for any Runner to navigate, and the further you remain from your target, the more likely you’ll be caught off-guard.
With its sixty cards (three copies each of twenty different cards), Up and Over further develops the theme of lunar exploration that pervades the Lunar Cycle. In search of new means to bypass the Corporations’ ubiquitous defenses, the game’s Runners push further away from the center of Heinlein, out toward the Docklands, where illicit dealers supply anything to anyone… for the right price.
The Lord of the Rings LCG: “Celebrimbor’s Secret” Adventure Pack
The sixty new cards in Celebrimbor’s Secret introduce a new scenario, in which Middle-earth’s heroes must search through the ruins of Ost-in-Edhil, even as they are beset by a host of Mordor Orcs that have somehow made it to the ruins ahead of the heroes. But even as you stand against the Orcs, you’ll gain new strength from the Adventure Pack’s player cards, which lend greater strength to the Silvan and Noble traits, as well as the Doomed X mechanic. You’ll also be able to call upon a new hero, one who has closely guarded Celebrimbor’s secret for hundreds of years.
Warhammer 40,000: “Conquest” The Card Game
In Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, a two-player Living Card Game, you take the part of a warlord, leading your armies into battle against your opponent in a bid to claim glorious victory. Even as you lead your bravest warriors into battle, you must plan for the future, establishing a presence on planets before the tides of war consume them in blood and fire. You must conquer the Traxis sector by strength of arms for in the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest introduces seven distinct factions: Space Marines, Imperial Guard, Orks, Chaos, Dark Eldar, Eldar, and Tau. Each of these factions possesses a unique flavor and style of play, and an alignment wheel introduces the possibility of forming an alliance between two factions.
At the start of play, the Traxis sector lies open before you, with planets awaiting the tramp of armies on the road to war. Each round begins with you and your opponent preparing for battle. Planet cards are arranged in a row between the players at the beginning of the game, and the planet farthest to the left of the starting player is the first planet. Each round, you or your opponent will clash at the first planet, and the victor will capture the first planet.
Capturing planets is your ultimate goal. Some planets possess essential materials necessary for the armies of the 41st millennium. Others offer strategic advantages to those who hold them, while yet others are home to great technological wealth. Each of the planet cards possesses one or more symbols in the upper left hand corner, designating that planet’s assets. These symbols grant no abilities by themselves, but the first player to collect three planets sharing a common symbol dominates the sector and wins the game.
Your warlord grants powerful special abilities, determines your starting resources and hand size, and serves as a vital part of your army, so you’ll want to build your deck around your warlord to take full advantage of his strengths — and cover his weaknesses as defeating the opponent’s warlord is another way to victory.
Descent 2nd Edition: “Crusade of the Forgotten” Hero & Monster Collection
The cult of the Forgotten has risen once more, but Terrinoth’s finest have stepped forward to oppose it. You’ll find eager adventurers and deadly monster groups in Crusade of the Forgotten, the third Hero and Monster Collection expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition. The thirteen heroes and monster figures within feature completely reworked artwork and figure sculpts, bringing them in line with the aesthetic of the second edition. In addition, Crusade of the Forgotten offers two brand-new quests, telling the tale of the heroes’ battle against the resurgent cult of the Forgotten.
Crusade of the Forgotten offers four noble heroes, ready to stand against the Forgotten as a light to the people of Terrinoth: Tahlia, Tetherys, Astarra, and Andira Runehand. These heroes are opposed by some of the overlord’s most evil monsters: golems, medusae, and sorcerers, all serving the cult of the Forgotten!
Crusade of the Forgotten contains:
Four heroes of Terrinoth, with detailed figures and character sheets
Three complete monster groups with monster cards
Two brand new quests: Crusade of the Forgotten and Shadowside Watch
Talisman: “The Woodland” Expansion
The unearthly Woodland is the home of the fae, and beneath its watchful boughs, you’ll uncover treasures and threats beyond your wildest dreams. You’ll find new Alternative Endings as five new characters join the quest for the Crown of Command, but will your path through the Woodland lead you to your destiny, or does your fate hold something far different in store?
Journey to the realm of the fae in The Woodland, an expansion for Talisman Revised 4th Edition! In this new expansion, you can walk your own path through the Woodland corner board, encountering strange new creatures, events, and dangers. At the end of your path, a meeting with destiny awaits, transforming your character’s future and developing your story further.
Even more waits beneath the boughs of the Woodland, however. Redesigned rules for fate tokens allow you to either help yourself or interfere with others, and your fate will shape many of your interactions within the groves and glades of the Woodland. Prepare yourself for a world different than anything yet seen in Talisman and enter the Woodland!
Star Wars Edge of the Empire RPG: “Far Horizons” Sourcebook
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Far Horizons, a sourcebook for Colonists making their living at the galaxy’s fringes in Star Wars®: Edge of the Empire™. Far Horizons offers new options for Colonists, along with new gear, spaceships, and species that all players (and GMs) will find useful.
Cosmic Encounter: “Cosmic Dominion” Expansion
The fifth expansion set for the Fantasy Flight Games version of Cosmic Encounter, Cosmic Dominion has the unique distinction of having been designed and developed by the fan base of Cosmic Encounter, comprising nearly two years of collaboration on both Facebook and BGG.
Cosmic Dominion will add more than two dozen new aliens to the FFG canon. These will include a few favorite classics from the good old days, with a large number of new alien powers contributed by a wide variety of fan designers.
Finally, the set is expected to include a brand-new Reward Deck that can stand alone or be mixed with the one in Cosmic Incursion, but that is composed almost entirely of new cards, many with interesting twists on standard ones.