WizKids goes Beyond the Edge

January 6, 2018 - 10:02am
WizKids forthcoming sci-fi game, Beyond the Edge, starts with players recruited to defeat space pirates who have blockaded the free planet of Orion, but it is beyond those pirates where this game becomes innovative. Created by Ken Shannon, Beyond the Edge features the “Evolve/Beyond System” which allows players to keep everything they have obtained in each game for their next game. Each player’s character develops a unique story over the course of many games.  Fueling these rich stories, the game features unique storylines, including captains and characters the players can meet, written by RPG legends Richard Lee Byers and Ed Greenwood. Adding further to the unique stories for each character, the game also features dynamic play experience in which the alliances the players make in each game changes their objectives, special abilities, and upgrades. Beyond the Edge boasts an easy-to-learn game system with legacy type rules and story that develop over time, allowing new players to learn as they go. Where this game really goes beyond the edge is the “Dry Dock System” which allows players to take their ship, captain, and missions to other players’ games. For 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, the game takes approximately an hour to play.  The game contains 627 cards, 10 token sheets, 21 ship mats, a Threat board, a Faction alliance board, rulebook, 20 energy cubes, 4 dice, 2 sticker sheets, a cloth bag, and the “Dry Dock” envelopes to hold player materials between games. Projected release date is April 2018!

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