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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Disciples of Harmony for Star Wars Force and Destiny

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April 21st, 2017

There is no single path to peace, but the Galactic Empire has ensured that all such routes are fraught with danger. The Consular works with the Force to bring peace wherever they go, and the all-new Disciples of Harmony sourcebook expands players’ options in the Star Wars: Force and Destiny role playing game, including three new specializations and adding on three new species.

Although all it takes to be a successful Consular is a desire to see justice done, some species are more inclined to seek balance and peace in a way that lines up with the ways of the Consular. The Arkanian, Cosian, and Pau’an species are presented in Disciples of Harmony, opening your campaign to cultures focused on Jedi lore, negotiating, and medicine, each having a unique view of the Force.

This preview provides a look at each of these three species and how they play into the role of the Consular.

Heroic Maps Release Dark Starship Corridors

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April 11th, 2017

Modular Kit: Dark Starship Corridors is a printable Sci Fi tileset from Heroic Maps that is compatible with any RPG/Skirmish game. It can be used as a standalone set, or combined with any same-scale tileset.
The set comprises 73 different tiles that can be printed multiple times and arranged in limitless combinations to produce futuristic spacecraft interiors, battle cruisers, scientific research facilities, colonies, space stations, military outposts and much more. Includes corridors of various widths (4, 2 and 1 square), junctions, small rooms, and tiles that allow the construction of custom large rooms. Ideal for Star Wars, Firefly, Warhammer 40K and other sci-fi games.
Included:
PDF printable sheets
A set of 300dpi full size png files, for poster printing or VTT.

Utinni! – The Jawa Scavanger Villain Pack comes to Imperial Assault

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April 7th, 2017

Almost no one knows what Jawas look like beneath their hooded brown robes—not even on Tatooine, where nearly everyone knows them by reputation. They are junk droid scavengers and merchants, and they traverse the desert planet in their massive, treaded sandcrawlers, hawking their wares to moisture farmers with few other options.

Not quite hostile, these Jawas aren’t truly friendly, either. Because their droids are often hastily refurbished, they push to strike their bargains quickly. Then they roll away in their sandcrawlers before the droids have a chance to malfunction.

It’s this combination of mystery, haggling, and droid-focused trickery that you’ll find brought to life by the figure, missions, and cards in the Jawa Scavenger Villain Pack for Imperial Assault.

PWork Wargame release Operation Alpha Gaming Mat

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April 3rd, 2017

Operation Alpha Gaming Mat from PWork Wargame is a PVC or CLOTH made roll-able terrain mat, ideal for wargames, in sizes 4×4’ (122x122cm), 3×3’ (92x92cm), representing the scenery of a futuristic military base, an ideal location for hard fighting between regular or improvised military squads.

The Gaming Mat Operation Alpha offers the possibility of setting even better your sci-fi battles, allowing you to exalt your scenery and your miniatures in an urban firefight never seen before. The mat is a perfect Science-Fiction setting for futuristic game play and for skirmish fights! Are you ready to battle?

You can choose Operation Alpha printed on high quality PVC or on synthetic Cloth, its awesome graphic grants a wonderful and great-looking setting for your favourite wargames.

FAITH Sci-Fi RPG Core Book on Kickstarter

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April 2nd, 2017

After three consecutive successful campaigns, Burning Games returns to Kickstarter to fund the latest entry in the FAITH – The Sci-Fi RPG Universe: a 300 page long hardbound Core Book that will greatly expand the lore and mechanics of the game.

The Book, acting as a compendium of the rules and setting of FAITH, will feature 225 pages of backstory with intricately detailed accounts of the species, planets and people that inhabit this universe, and 75 pages of mechanics that will expand the character creation system and introduce vehicle piloting and miniature gameplay mechanics.

The Book comes along two decks (of 54 cards each) that depict NPCs and pieces of equipment that players will find in their adventures. Additionally, players will be able to secure the latest edition of the FAITH player deck, a custom poker deck with beautiful illustrations that is at the core of the game’s card based mechanic (known as RPC Engine).

The campaign also introduces a full range of miniatures based on characters from FAITH. Created in high quality resin, these 33mm figures will be exquisitely crafted by Big Child Studios, one of the leading mini manufacturers.

This Kickstarter is intended for avid roleplayers who enjoy complex and gritty settings. No previous experience in FAITH is required: the  Kickstarter campaign includes everything players need to thrive in this universe.

FAITH won the Silver ENnie for Best Free Content last year and has achieved four Golden Geek Nominations including Best RPG (2016 runner up), Best Art and Best Supplement.

Fantasy Flight Previews Jabba the Hutt for X-Wing

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March 31st, 2017

In earlier previews of the C-ROC Cruiser Expansion Pack, FFG explored how the Scum faction goes Epic with its huge new ship and how the expansion adds new versatility to the faction’s M3-A “Scyk” Interceptors. However, if there’s any one part of the expansion that’s most likely to impact both Epic and Standard X-Wing™ play, it’s the new crew upgrade— Jabba the Hutt .

Today, we take a closer look at what Jabba brings to X-Wing.

n X-Wing, Jabba the Hutt is a double-slotted crew upgrade that ensures Scum players a chance to enjoy the bounties of his vast criminal network.

But first you have to get him aboard a ship—which, by the way, is no easy task. Currently, only two Scum ships feature two crew slots—the huge-base C-ROC Cruiser and the large-base YV-666 . And only the YV-666 is legal for Standard Play.

Once you get Jabba on board one of your ships, however, he adds immediate value, placing one illicit token to each of your illicit ( ) upgrades. These tokens then give you more uses of the illicit upgrades they modify; whenever you are instructed to discard an illicit upgrade, you can instead discard its illicit token, if it has one.

In short, Jabba the Hutt is Extra Munitions for every illicit upgrade in your squad.

This means Jabba—like Extra Munitions—serves largely to boost the economic value of your upgrades. But it’s important to note that his influence goes a step or two further.

Read more at the FFG Website ..

Sentinel Specialization Decks for Star Wars: Force and Destiney Are Now Available

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March 31st, 2017

The Sentinel is a hero apart from her peers. It’s not that they are perpetually willing to face insurmountable odds in the defense of pure ideals, helpless innocents, or hard justice, it’s that they are morally obligated to do that which others are unwilling to do in the name of righteousness. There is no duty too heavy, no threat too great that the Sentinel will not rise to meet. It is this implacable will that sets the Sentinel apart, that rises them above the rest.

Manage your talent choices more easily with the Sentinel Specialization Decks available now for the Star Wars™: Force and Destiny™ Roleplaying Game from Fantasy Flight Games.

These decks bring the new specializations introduced in the Endless Vigil source book right to your fingertips!

Each of the four decks, corresponding to one specialization and the Sentinel signature abilities, features full-color artwork and rules text for all of the talents available in each specialization. These handy cards make tracking and referencing your character’s talent options quick and easy for players and game masters alike.

Brigade Models Release New 6mm Hammers Slammers Vehicles

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March 22nd, 2017

Brigade Models have released more reinforcements for their 6mm Hammer’s Slammers forces.

There are uparmoured versions of the M2A4UA tank and M9A7 combat car, plus new artillery support on the form of the M53 20cm Artillery Hog.

The new tanks have extra armour plating pretty over the entire hull and turret, while the combat cars also have additional hull armour, plus extra plating that fits over the existing mesh splinter shield.

The M53 Hogs are enormous vehicles, as big as a blower tank and with a turret that wouldn’t look out of place on a naval destroyer ! The M53 can empty its six-round ready magazine in just 15 seconds and the ammunition options include nuclear, nerve agents and cluster rounds as well as the usual array of conventional munitions.

The models are all available singly, or we have new army and detachment packs that replicate the existing organisations but with the uparmoured vehicles instead. There’s also a new artillery pack with hogs, mortar jeeps and command and observer vehicles.

HS-1600u – Friesland Defence Force Army Pack – £25.00
HS-1601u – Uparmoured Tank Detachment – £11.00
HS-1602u – Uparmoured Combat Car Detachment – £11.00
HS-1604 – Artillery Detachment – £10.00

HS-1611b – M2A4UA Uparmoured Blower Tank – £1.50
HS-1611c – M2A4FUA Uparmoured Command Tank – £1.50
HS-1612d – M9A7 Uparmoured Combat Car – £1.00
HS-1614 – M53 20cm Artillery Hog – £1.50