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Tyrants of Lothal Expansion for Imperial Assault Open for Pre Order

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April 21, 2018

The struggle against the Empire is just beginning. Throughout the galaxy, resistance groups have begun to join together into a Rebel Alliance. The Outer Rim planet of Lothal is under the watchful eyes of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who monitors the planet for Rebel activity, looking to crush it beneath the Empire’s heel. The Lothal Resistance has arisen to fight back against this tyrannical oppression, and now it’s your turn to answer the call!

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Tyrants of Lothal, a new expansion for Imperial Assault, available for pre-order now from your local retailer! Tyrants of Lothal is not releasing alone either, so be sure to also pre-order the Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus Ally Pack, the Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios Ally Pack, the Thrawn Villain Pack, and the Hondo Ohnaka Villain Pack to upgrade your Imperial Assault experience! You can find out more information about these additional figure packs here.

Tyrants of Lothal introduces new heroes, enemies, allies, map tiles and a six-part mini-campaign for Imperial Assault, the strategy game of epic missions and thrilling combat. These components bring the planet of Lothal to life and give you the oppurtunity to join the burgeoning Rebel Alliance. Whether it’s in a campaign or skirmish game, the fate of the Rebellion rests on your shoulders… but you’re not alone. Join the crew of the Ghost from Star Wars Rebels in your epic fight against Grand Admiral Thrawn, your dealings with the shifty pirate Hondo Ohnaka, and your mission to take down the tyrants of Lothal!

Star Trek Adventures Tactical Combat Rules Released For Free

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April 20, 2018

With Star Trek Adventures: Red Alert, your gaming group can add an exciting three-dimensional tactical experience to your RPG encounters. Now, Federation away teams can do battle against Klingon warriors, Romulan strike teams, Borg drones, or any number of other threats on far-flung worlds across the Galaxy. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of tabletop campaigns or a fresh-fromthe-academy redshirt, you’ll soon be controlling your own away team and battling over the fate of worlds or the entire Galaxy!

This is a FREE PDF chapter of the Operations Division supplementary rulebook, for the Star Trek Adventures role playing game, and contains rules for miniatures combat.

You will also need:

The Star Trek Adventures core rulebook
Star Trek Adventures miniatures
Star Trek Adventures tile sets
At least two 20-sided dice (d20) per player
Several 6-sided dice (d6) to serve as Challenge Dice
Two sets of six tokens for Momentum and Threat

Late Pledges Open for Into the Black: Boarding Party

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April 17, 2018

Did you miss out on backing Into the Black: Boarding Party on Kickstarter?
Never fear! We have opened up Late Backing through Pledgemanager!

Preorder your copy of Into the Black: Boarding party and the two expansions, “Increased Crew (5-6 Player Expansion)” and “EPIC Encounters” for the same Kickstarter backer bargain price only until June 29th. Once we hit that go-go button with our manufacturer this deal will disappear!

Into the Black: Boarding Party is a 1-4 player (5-6 with Expansion) semi-cooperative Space Pirate “dungeon” crawl with a traitor element that was successfully funded through Kickstarter on March 30th by 426 enthusiastic backers!

Board an enemy star ship, loot and plunder, complete your objectives and survive!
Take on the role a fierce band of space pirates who have boarded an enemy vessel, set on accomplishing your mission while each pirate also has their own secret goal to fulfill.

Explore and loot the vessel of its bounty, fend off a seemingly unending wave of enemy defenders and encounter a potentially lethal series of events around every corner; All this while keeping morale high as the clock ticks down to your potential capture.

Be wary of the possible traitor lurking among you, out for personal glory at the expense of the rest of the crew!

Will you make it off the ship with all of your goals accomplished and your crew intact? Find out in Into the Black: Boarding Party!

Quick Player Turns – With 2 actions per turn it will be your turn again in no time!
Re-playable – 10+ player boards,14 personal goals, 7 primary missions and a completely modular game board mean no two games are likely to be quite the same!
Semi Cooperative – Players must work together to complete the primary mission while also dealing with their own personal goal, complete with the possibility of a traitor in your midst!
No Player Elimination – Everyone is in the game to the end!
Solo Play Integrated – With a complete enemy AI system, Into the Black: Boarding Party is fully playable solo, by design!

Small Star Empires 2nd Edition on Kickstarter Now

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April 16, 2018

Already well over funding and 3 weeks left to go, Archona Games is crowdfunding the 2nd edition of their popular Small Star Empires PLUS 2 Expansions!

Small Star Empires is highly engaging, easy to learn, and quick to play area control game for 2-4 players. In this game, players colonize the galaxy using their ships, which they will move on a modular board, allowing for a different map and different experience each time you play the game.

The rules are simple: Each turn a player has to move one of his ships in a straight line, as many spaces (star systems) as he wants but he cannot go over systems controlled by other players. After his move, he has to place a Colony or Trade Station on that system, thus gaining control over that system for until the end of the game, for which he will get an amount of points. When all of the players placed their Colonies and Trade Stations, the game ends and points are calculated. The player with the most points is the winner!

With these extremely simple rules, players will get into the game from the very start and they will immediately immerse in the depths of the tactical and strategic choices they will need to make, in order to score more efficiently at the end of the game.

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Ares Games to Publish and Distribute Battlestar Galactica Combat Minis Game

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April 12, 2018

Ares Games will publish and distribute worldwide a starship combat miniature game based on the Battlestar Galactica™ TV series, including both the “Classical” and “Reimagined” settings.

Created by the same designers of the popular “Wings of Glory” and “Sails of Glory” game systems (Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini), the Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles game will be first presented to the public at Gen Con 2018 (August 2-5, Indianapolis). Release date has not been announced yet.

Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles will feature ready to play, painted and assembled miniatures, with a special base to support its unique game mechanics. Players will take control of one or more Colonial and Cylon ships, and face each other in furious dogfights and many other different kinds of missions.

The game will feature innovative mechanics allowing players to simulate space combat using simple and intuitive rules to imitate the unique dynamics of the battles in the TV show.

The “Battlestar Galactica” license agreement with Universal Brand Development includes both the classic series, created by Glen A. Larson in the late ‘70s, and the re-imagined series developed by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick which aired until 2010.

Zombicide: Invader from CMoN Funded in Minutes

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April 12, 2018

Zombicide: Invader is a standalone cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players, taking the trademark Zombicide action into the far reaches of space! Players control a group of Survivors trying to defend their remote mining outpost from a swarm of infected aliens controlled by the game itself. The more experience and power the Survivors earn, the more Xenos invade the facility!

This sci-fi interpretation of Zombicide is as sleek as ever, playing fast and furious. The rules have been optimized to reduce setup time and make the game flow quickly, focusing the action on the struggle between the Survivors and the Xenos.

The game’s character artwork was created by renowned artist Adrian Smith, and brought to life as miniatures by the talented team at BigChild Creatives.

Fully Operational, a new Engineer Sourcebook for Age of Rebellion Available Now

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April 6, 2018

Fully Operational, the new Engineer sourcebook for Age of Rebellion, is on sale now at your local retailer and Fantasy Flight Games!

Design. Build. Repair. Destroy. The struggle against the Empire isn’t only for those who carry the biggest blasters or fly the fastest starfighters. No war can be carried on without the tools to wage it, and Engineers serve the Rebellion and their comrades by designing, building, and maintaining all the equipment necessary to end the Empire’s reign of terror in the galaxy. Weapons, droids, vehicles, and gear of all varieties are more than just plasteel and bolts; they represent the will of the free people of the galaxy made corporeal in defiance of the Emperor.

Fully Operational is a 96-page sourcebook for Engineers in the Star Wars™: Age of Rebellion Roleplaying Game™. Featuring three new specialization talent trees and new races to populate your campaigns, Fully Operational is an essential addition to your collection. It includes detailed rules for vehicle and starship construction as well as sample campaigns that emphasize the role Engineers play in the Galactic Civil War beyond being simple background support. A livery of new ships and vehicles also awaits you, ready to be included in your Age of Rebellion campaign.

Into the Black: Boarding Party Campaign Ends at 300% Funding!

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Mar 30, 2018

Into the Black: Boarding Party, the space pirate “dungeon” crawl board game from our very own James J Campbell of I Will Never Grow Up Games has successfully funded on Kickstarter! Now the long journey to reality truly begins!

With the support of 426 Backers, just like you, we hit nearly 300% funded and 18 STRETCH GOALS unlocked! WOW!

Unlocked : Card stock and linen finish upgrade, Player board upgrade, 4 additional (KS Promo) player boards, Custom Shaped Meeples, Standees, Coop scenario “Infestation”, Spot UV Box art, Alternate Bridge tile (KS promo), 2 Expansion add-ons, Increased event card size, plastic insert, More loot cards, and More event cards!

I would like to thank everyone for your generous support and all of the positive comments! It means the world to all of us here at I Will Never Grow Up Games!

We will be contacting those who have pledge for the special pledge levels that require names, pictures or anything else soon to get those details hammered out.

And now, the hard work of updating the files with all of the great unlocked content, implementing some of the awesome backer suggestions, doing the back and forth dance with the manufacturers and then the long .. oh so long .. wait for fulfillment!

I cannot wait to keep everyone updated with what’s happening behind the scenes and letting you all know where the project stands as we reach various milestones along the way.

Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support, and to all of our play testers, supporters, fans and everyone else who have supported us over the past nearly 3 years since Into the Black began!

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