Tag Archives: sci-fi

Shadow of the Beanstalk Announced for the Genesys RPG System

Oct 7, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Shadow of the Beanstalk, an Android sourcebook for the Genesys Roleplaying System!

Enter a cyberpunk future and take on the roles of cops, con artists, roughnecks, and escaped androids trapped between greedy corporations, corrupt officials, and vicious street gangs. Outwit your foes, uncover their conspiracies, flee their retribution, and maybe you’ll survive. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even get rich…

Shadow of the Beanstalk is a 256-page sourcebook for use with the Genesys Roleplaying System. In this book, you’ll find new rules for character creation, new weapons, equipment, and adversaries, new rules for running the net, a guide to New Angeles, and advice for Game Masters running a campaign in the cyberpunk future of Android. Even better, all of this comes accompanied by beautiful art and elegant mechanics that can be used in any science-fiction setting for the Genesys Roleplaying System.

The citizens of New Angeles live in the shadow of the Beanstalk. While humanity has stretched its reach to the stars, most just struggle to get by. You may have exemplary skills, but in this world, standing out can get you killed. Do you have what it takes to survive the crowded streets of New Angeles?

Enter a new cyberpunk future with Shadow of the Beanstalk (GNS04), available now for pre-order from Fantasy Flight Games.

Boba Fett Operative Expansion Available Now for Star Wars: Legion

Oct 5, 2018

The Boba Fett Operative Expansion for Star Wars: Legion is now available from Fantasy Flight Games. Add a mercenary element to your Imperial forces and track your foes to the farthest reaches of the galaxy today!

Despite the military advantages of the Galactic Empire, it is difficult for them to completely stamp out the flames of rebellion. The Rebels always seem to be one step ahead, secreting themselves away in the far corners of the galaxy. So when the Empire needs someone who can do more than fire a blaster, Imperial generals have no qualms about hiring bounty hunters to track important Rebel targets and join the fight alongside their troops. Now, one of the galaxy’s deadliest hired guns is available to hunt down and eliminate Rebel scum wherever they can be found.

When the overwhelming might of Imperial legions isn’t enough to bring down the Rebellion, sometimes it’s best to rely on someone with a little more expertise. Add Boba Fett to your army and he’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done!

Hire the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter to join your Imperial forces on the battlefields of the Galactic Civil War with the Boba Fett Operative Expansion (SWL18) for Star Wars: Legion

Scout Troopers Unit Expansion Available for Star Wars: Legion

Oct 2, 2018

The Scout Troopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion is available now from Fantasy Flight Games.

Diversify your army with some special forces troopers and clear a path for the rest of your Imperial army!

The conflicts of the Galactic Civil War rage across innumerable planets, each with their own unique terrain that could impact the battles that are fought there. If the Empire wants to conquer these planets, it needs specialized soldiers who can go in first and lead the way for the rest of its troops. Fortunately, the Empire’s elite have arrived.

Rebel troops are known for using unconventional tactics in their fight against Imperial domination. The Empire needs troops who can employ similar tactics if it wants to bring Rebel planets under its sway. Send in your best and root out the Rebellion for good!

Pave the way for your Imperial troops with the Scout Troopers Unit Expansion (SWL19) for Star Wars:Legion, available now

5 New Imperial Assault Products Available

Aug 25, 2018

Join the crew of the Ghost and take a stand against the Galactic Empire. Five new products for Imperial Assault are now available from Fantasy Flight Games!

Tyrants of Lothal brings all the action of Star Wars: Rebels to Imperial Assault, the strategy game of epic missions and thrilling combat. A full mini-campaign features your band of rebels joining the crew of the Ghost to take on some of their most dangerous foes, including the brilliant Thrawn and morally nebulous Hondo Ohnaka! Tyrants of Lothalalso offers new ways to upgrade your skirmish games, as you fight head-to-head in the wastelands of Lothal. Meanwhile, an assortment of Ally Packs and Villain Packs offer new missions and lend new depth to the other characters populating the Tyrants of Lothal campaign.

In addition, Tyrants of Lothal and these four Ally Packs and Villain Packs are now implemented into the free Legends of the Alliance app, allowing you to play cooperative Imperial Assault with all the newest heroes and enemies! You can download Legends of the Alliance from the App StoreGoogle PlayAmazon, and Steam!

Robotech: Force of Arms Has Arrived!

Aug 16, 2018

Robotech:Force of Arms game has arrived at PHD’s distributor’s warehouse.

Force of Arms  is a 1v1 card game of the Zentraedi vs the Robotech Defense Forces. 2 players, 30 minutes and a less than $20.00 price tag. If you would like to pre-order the game now you can go to your local game store and provide them SKU:SRF0600 and they can get your copy ordered to be delivered with the first round from distribution.

What Is Up Next?

We are currently working on Robotech: Crisis Point. This will be a 1v1 card game but with even deeper strategy and focused on the MASTERS section of the Robotech series. You will get to play a ground war pitting the Masters vs The Army of the Southern Cross. We are expecting to release it around January 2019.

After Crisis Point we will be working on the 1-6 player cooperative game Robotech: Invid Invasion. It will be a cooperative game where the REF (Scott and his band of survivors) and the Invid are battling for control of Reflex Point and the Earth.  This is based in the New Gen section of the series. We are looking to release this around July 2019.

Rise of the Separatists Sourcebook Announced by FFG

Aug 15, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Rise of the Separatists, a new Era Sourcebook for the Star Wars™ Roleplaying Game!

Rise of the Separatists explores the early days of the Clone Wars, and is fully compatible with every Star Wars Roleplaying Game line, including  Edge of the EmpireAge of Rebellion, and Force and Destiny!

Within this 144-page sourcebook, you’ll find expanded player character options, new weapons, gear, and vehicles, profiles of famous Clone Wars-era characters, guidance for running a campaign in this time period, and more!

Rise of the Separatists brings the Clone Wars to your tabletop. The war between the Republic and Separatists presents plenty of narrative opportunities for heroes to find adventure. In a war for the galaxy, what role will you play?

GF9 To Publish Dune Tabletop Games

Aug 15, 2018

Gale Force Nine(GF9) has reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Legendary Entertainment and Herbert Properties, LLC to bring the expansive Dune sci-fi franchise to tabletop gaming.

As master licensee, GF9 will produce original tabletop games drawing from the extensive DUNE franchise – including printed work by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson, as well as direct tie-ins with Legendary’s upcoming film directed by Denis Villeneuve.

“This is only the beginning of our big plans in tabletop for this captivating franchise,” said John-Paul Brisigotti, CEO of GF9. “Dune is a rich and wonderful universe, and we expect to produce an equally expansive and inspired line of games for years to come.”

“Gale Force Nine has consistently demonstrated a skill and passion for building successful tabletop game series alongside category leading partners and we are thrilled to announce this exciting addition to the Dune licensing program,” said Jamie Kampel, Vice President of Licensing & Partnerships for Legendary. “Legendary looks forward to a fun and meaningful contribution to this revered legacy property.”

The full range of products, including board and miniatures games, are scheduled to release just prior to the upcoming Dune theatrical release in 2020. GF9 plans to align with other game companies in numerous categories and formats for future releases as well.

“With this master license, we are excited to collaborate with our peers and leverage their unique expertise to realize a complete spectrum of game types and authentic experiences,” said Brisigotti. Slated for late 2019, their first collaboration is a tabletop role-playing game from Modiphius, publisher of popular licensed games including Star Trek Adventures, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Conan, Mutant Chronicles, Achtung! Cthulhu, and Tales from the Loop.

The licensing deal was brokered by Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who will manage the Dune license for GF9 and assist in business development with Brisigotti.

Herbert Properties LLC is managed by the Herbert family, and is copyright holder for the Dune series. Frank Herbert first published the bestselling Dune in 1965, and wrote five sequels to the popular novel. After his death in 1986, his son Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson expanded the series with 14 additional books.

Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 Announced

Aug 14, 2018

Steve Jackson Games and Games Workshop announce the biggest, back-stabbiest, most loot-filled heavy-weapons bonanza of the year: Munchkin Warhammer 40,000, coming in 2019 to a game store near you!

Since the original Munchkin card game hit the market in 2001, the Munchkin brand has sold over 9 million games and accessories worldwide. Warhammer 40,000, now in its eighth edition, is one of the longest-lasting classic games of miniatures combat. Now these two popular games are merging into a storm of carnage and weirdness guaranteed to satisfy armies of gamers.

As with all Munchkin games, Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 will combine easily with the rest of the extensive Munchkin line, including Munchkin Zombies, Star Munchkin, and Munchkin itself.

Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 is illustrated by principal Munchkin artist (and extreme Warhammer fanboy) John Kovalic, and designed by Munchkin Line Editor Andrew Hackard, in consultation with Games Workshop.

“I have never seen a game store without a Warhammer 40,000 section,” said Hackard. “It’s a pleasure to get to play around in a setting that has such a rich history and so many dedicated fans around the world!”

Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 will launch in 2019 in premiere Deluxe format ($29.95), followed by two 112-card expansions ($19.95) later the same year. That’s almost 400 cards of explosive Munchkin Warhammer fun!