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Legacy of Dragonholt Cooperative Narrative Game Announced by FFG

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August 12, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce a new cooperative narrative game in Legacy of Dragonholt!

The first game to use the Oracle system, Legacy of Dragonholt contains six quests set in the Runebound universe that take as many as six daring heroes to the outskirts of Terrinoth. Adventurers build their own stories by making choices that will lead into dark caves and dangerous forests, pit them against cunning bandits and vicious monsters, earn them wealth and fame, and hopefully bring them to foil the plot of an evil overlord.

This narrative adventure game allows players to become bold heroes of the fantasy realm of Terrinoth by designing characters to fit their unique personalities. To build their rich story experience, players select a race and class, create a personal description, and choose their skills. These are recorded on character sheets that heroes hold for easy reference throughout their adventures.

Players may choose to become one of six different humanoid races that inhabit this land. Adventurers can be resilient humans, powerful orcs, vigorous dwarves, graceful elves, crafty gnomes, or agile catfolk. Each race comes with their own unique set of abilities based on the rich history of their people. All of this and more can be found in the Legacy of Dragonholt comprehensive Character Creation booklet that details the physical appearances, cultures, and histories of each race.

But a hero’s appearance is only a fraction of who they are. Their training, talents, and tactics (as detailed in a hero’s class) make up the meat of their game play and are primarily used in their explorations. A player may choose to become either an apothecary, bard, brawler, knight, sage, thief, or wildlander. A key strategy for a successful team is to choose classes that complement each other so that their collective abilities are balanced and refined. A troupe of singing bards may not last long against a goblin horde, while a team of knights may die in battle without an apothecary to heal them. By banding together a diverse group of adventurers, your team is sure to find success in the trials ahead.

Legacy of Dragonholt presents players with a daunting mystery and series of decisions that affect game play. Most of all, it is not about winning or losing, but immersing oneself in a narrative of your own creation, and presenting players with a living and ever-changing universe.

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The City of Kings to Launch on Kickstarter March 28th

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March 22nd, 2017

At 16:00 GMT on Tuesday 28th March, The City of Games will launch their latest board game on Kickstarter: The City of Kings.

The City of Kings is a 1 – 4 player cooperative fantasy adventure featuring tactical (deterministic) combat against procedurally generated creatures, resource gathering, trading, role playing side quests, exploration and full character customisation.

Set in The City of Kings universe, you will play through a series of 7 stories as you are introduced to the world, and find yourself at the centre of the War of Cloud Keep. Whether you want to charge into the battle, defend your party, care for the wounded, or build out infrastructure far from the battle, you can tailor your role to your own style of play. Whilst you try to survive against the devastating creatures of Vesh, where you must use the environment and work together to find ways to overcome the creatures’ terrifying abilities.

WizKids Announces The Banishing, a Co-Op Card Game

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February 24th, 2017

WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new co-operative card game, The Banishing. This March, the undead will threaten to take over the world. An unlikely group will join forces to fight against evil.  Find out who will be triumphant on the tabletop in The Banishing.

Designed by Sean Rumble, The Banishing brings players into a world being overcome by undead creatures. Players take on the roles of the guardians who must work together to banish the undead back through the Void.

As guardians, each player is a unique character with special abilities that can be activated by collecting cards and creating matches. The Sorcerer can conjure and enchant. The Fighter can taunt and imprison. The Healer can bless and revive. The Banishing introduces eight characters, each with six unique skills, for players to choose from.

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Flatline, a cooperative dice game coming Spring 2017

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February 2nd, 2017

FLATLINE is a co-operative dice game set in the FUSE universe and will be available in the Spring of 2017 from Renegade game Studios.

Players must roll their dice and work to combine them with other players in order to properly treat arriving patients. Every round, players are racing against a one minute timer, and must deal with the needs of each wounded crew members, as well as other emergencies within the ER. Time is running out!

The flames are subsiding, the smoke is clearing, but your work is just beginning. You and your crew survived FUSE, but there is significant damage to your ship, there are injuries among your crew members, and the life support systems are failing. As the ship’s Medics, you must work together to treat the injured crew, while dealing with other emergencies that are being brought in at an unrelenting pace. You must work together, against the clock and against all odds, to treat all your patients before time runs out!

Number of Players: 1-5
For Ages: 13+
Playing Time: 45 Minutes
MSRP: $50.00

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Asmodee announces the Unlock! series of games

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December 26th, 2016

Asmodee is proud to announce Unlock!, a series of 3 cooperative card-based escape adventures from Space Cowboys.

Each Unlock! game consists of sixty cards depicting objects, maps, and puzzles that can be activated, solved, or combined in an effort to access other cards and areas. Up to six players work cooperatively to solve each of the riddles and get through the deck within sixty minutes. The free companion app tracks the time allotted to win the game, while also offering hints and unlocking new, and necessary, elements. When the players believe they have figured out the code to escape each adventure, they will input the number into the app and escape the danger, or lose even more time in finding the real sequence.

Look for all three of these Unlock! adventures in the series’ first release during Quarter Two of 2017.

In the meantime, Android users can get a taste of the Unlock! system with a demo of the game, available here. You can download a beta version of the app for Android, the full game rules, a get-started guide, the game tutorial, and a limited-duration adventure, The Elite. Enjoy!

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Star Trek Frontiers now available

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July 6th, 2016

WizKids is pleased to announce the availability of the highly anticipated strategy game, Star Trek: Frontiers.

Designed by Andrew Parks, Star Trek: Frontiers puts a new spin on the bestselling board game Mage Knight, by Vlaada Chvátil.

Star Trek: Frontiers is designed for 1 to 4 players with multiple competitive, cooperative and solo scenarios.

Work together to defeat hostile ships or compete to explore and uncover hidden mysteries. Players will need to overcome obstacles to expand their knowledge and use their leadership as they adventure in order to be victorious in their exploration!

Screen Play, cooperative storytelling game available now!

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June 4th, 2016

Screenplay, a cooperative storytelling game is available now from Mystical Throne Entertainment.

Imagine a story of ancient warriors charged with recapturing an escaped demon or a band of modern day college detective solving crimes between classes. Maybe even a tale of rebellion in a steampunk version of 1890s France.

ScreenPlay is a co-operative storytelling game where players take on the role of Writers crafting the first draft of a script, novel, comic book series or whatever you can imagine. Working alongside your Director, you will build something truly original, exciting and engaging with only a few minutes prep time at the table. Build new characters on the fly and develop the plot as you play.

From the ENnie Award winning designer of Killshot: The Director’s Cut, prepare to play the story you’ve always wanted to tell.

Asmodee announces Captain Sonar

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April 9th, 2016

Deep beneath the ocean waves, an unseen war is waged by rival corporations. In the year 2048, rare earth has become essential for modern energy, leading massive corporations to dispatch submarines to guard their undersea mines—or to attack the operations of rival corporations!

Take your place in the conn and prepare for battle with Captain Sonar, a tense new game of dueling submarines for two to eight players coming later this year from Asmodee.

In every game of Captain Sonar, you and your fellow players are split into two teams. Each team represents the officers aboard a submarine, and each player has a vital role to play. You may be the Captain, responsible for setting your submarine’s course and ultimately deciding when to strike. The First Mate needs to charge the ship’s systems, from the torpedoes to the stealth drive, while the Engineer needs to keep the submarine and its systems fully operational. Finally, the Radio Operator needs to determine the location of the enemy submarine, giving you the chance to open fire and win the game!

Every player has a different role in Captain Sonar, but to locate your opponent’s sub and destroy it, you’ll need communicate and work together. Learn more about the roles and the submarine’s systems at the Captain Sonar minisite, and prepare to dive in the third quarter of 2016!