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Thunderbirds: Above & Beyond available now!

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September 23rd, 2016

Thunderbirds: Above & Beyond, the 2nd expansion for the Thunderbirds board game is available in the Modiphius webstore now!

The Hood’s schemes are more deadly than ever before in this second expansion for the Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game by Matt Leacock. International Rescue must develop their skills and learn to work together under pressure to thwart his dastardly wiles. Fortunately accomplishing certain rescues and missions will help their worldwide operation and save even more human lives.

This new set features a new rulebook (containing 4 new ways to play the game), 5 new Level 5 Scheme cards, 18 new character cards (which allow you to level up your abilities as you play), 10 new vehicle models and 10 new disaster vehicle cards (giving you new rewards for avoiding disasters), and a sand timer so you can play in “Crisis Mode.”

 

New Thunderbirds RPG and accessories!

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April 30th, 2016

Modiphious Entertainment has released a new Thunderbirds Role Playing Game and some accessories for the game.

Thunderbirds fans have already been enjoying  Matt Leacock’s acclaimed Thunderbirds Board Game, where players take on the duties of International Rescue, the secret organisation formed to carry out rescue missions around the globe based on Gerry Anderson’s classic Supermarionation TV series .

Now Thunderbirds The Roleplaying Game is set to take your Thunderbirds gaming experience even further, by using the components of the existing board game to create a quick light roleplaying game  based around the thrilling missions of International Rescue.

  • Uses components from the Thunderbirds 50th Anniversary Board Game
  • Based on Matt Leacock’s superb Thunderbirds 50th Anniversary Co-Operative Board Game
  • Full character info and stats for all your favourite characters like Scott, Virgil, as well as Lady Penelope, Brains and Parker
  • Control the iconic Thunderbirds team and vehicles, like Thunderbirds 1-4 or Lady Penelope’s iconic pink Rolls Royce FAB 1
  • Tackle a series of thrilling missions, from all corners of the globe, to the depths of the ocean to the vaccum of outer space as you work together to foil the evil machinations of the sinister Hood!
  • The random Thunderbirds Mission Generator deck will help you create exciting missions for your players or help inspire devious new schemes to test your players to the limit!

Contents: 

2 x custom Thunderbirds d6 dice, 56 Page RPG Book, 63 Card Mission Generator Deck

Thunderbirds, GO!

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February 26th, 2015

Modiphius  launch their Thunderbirds board game Kickstarter.

Set in the year 2065, Thunderbirds follows the exploits of International Rescue: a secret organisation committed to saving human life, secretly founded and funded by the millionaire Tracy family. International Rescue has a host of technologically advanced land-, sea-, air-, and space-rescue vehicles and equipment ready to launch at a moment’s notice.

To bring the ultimate Thunderbirds experience to the tabletop, Modiphius has partnered with Matt “Brains” Leacock, designer of the hit games Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, and Forbidden Island.

We have been designing the game since the Spring of 2014, we have the sculpts and graphic design for all the components and after extensive playtesting the game is almost ready to go into production. We are now raising funds to pay for the print run and to help cover the cost of the expensive plastics tooling for the cool ships and characters in the box. Since we are so well prepared the game will go into production in April.

The Thunderbirds the Co-operative Board Game will then ship in August 2015 and be released in retail in September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the cult TV show. The game will feature the detailed plastic models of the iconic Thunderbirds machines and a high octane world full of disasters for players to come to the rescue. You can expect the usual high quality design and components that fans of games produced by Matt Leacock and Modiphius have come to expect.

Modiphius Entertainment gives information about the Thunderbirds Board Game

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January 19th, 2015

Modiphius Entertainment is proud to announce a licensing deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to develop a co-operative tabletop board game based on the classic 1960s’ television series Thunderbirds.

Set in the year 2065, Thunderbirds follows the exploits of International Rescue: a secret organisation committed to saving human life, secretly founded and funded by the millionaire Tracy family. International Rescue has a host of technologically advanced land-, sea-, air-, and space-rescue vehicles and equipment ready to launch at a moment’s notice.

Stand by for action. 5!..4!..3!..2!..1!..Thunderbirds Are Go!

To bring the ultimate Thunderbirds experience to the tabletop, Modiphius has partnered with Matt “Brains” Leacock, designer of the hit games Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, and Forbidden Island.

“I’ve had a great time immersing myself in the world of Thunderbirds, learning all about the Tracy family, Lady Penelope, and all their wonderful gear. This game will give players the chance to see how they would perform in the role of the Tracys. Will they be able to anticipate global disasters and complete impossible rescue missions? This game will test each player’s nerve, logistical sense, and mettle,” said Matt Leacock. “It’ll tell you if you could be a member of International Rescue!”

Planned for release in Autumn / Fall 2015 and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the cult TV show, the game will feature the iconic Thunderbirds machines and a high octane world full of disasters for players to come to the rescue. The Thunderbirds co-operative game will have the usual high quality design and components that fans of games produced by Matt Leacock and Modiphius have come to expect.

“Thunderbirds has always been the geek dad brand of choice as people introduce models of Thunderbird 2 or the original TV show to their kids,” said Chris Birch, Publishing Director of Modiphius.“From collecting the models and avidly watching the shows as a kid, it has been a dream of mine to create an awesome game with Thunderbirds. With Matt Leacock on board, I know we’ll be able to create the ideal co-operative gaming experience for whole families to enjoy the Tracys’ world. F-A-B!”

Thunderbirds is a cult 1960s British science-fiction television series, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. It was produced using a combination of marionette puppetry and scale-model special effects, which was dubbed “Supermarionation”. Two series, totaling thirty-two 50-minute episodes, were produced, along with a film using the same techniques.

Racing to the rescue from a secret island base beneath the luxurious home of the Tracy family somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean, International Rescue defies government spies and criminals who want the secrets of their incredible machines for their own. To combat this threat, Lady Penelope, the Thunderbirds’ aristocratic English secret agent, and her chauffeur Parker lead a network of agents to uncover those behind the disasters caused by deliberate sabotage.

A criminal mastermind known as “the Hood”, operating from a temple deep in the Malaysian jungle and in possession of strange powers, often engineers events to allow him to spy on the Thunderbird machines with the goal of selling their secrets to the highest bidder.

The iconic Thunderbirds are designed by the Tracy family’s close friend “Brains” and are assigned to each of the five Tracy brothers:

Thunderbird 1, piloted by Scott Tracy – a hypersonic rocket plane used for fast response and rescue-zone reconnaissance, and as a mobile control base.

Thunderbird 2, piloted by Virgil Tracy – a supersonic, VTOL carrier which transports their major rescue equipment in detachable pods.

Thunderbird 3, piloted by Alan Tracy – a single-stage, vertically launched spacecraft

Thunderbird 4, piloted by Gordon Tracy – a utility submersible for underwater rescue, launched from Thunderbird 2

Thunderbird 5, manned by John Tracy – a space station in geostationary orbit that monitors calls for help from across Earth.

Finally, Lady Penelope has the iconic FAB 1

FAB 1, driven by Parker – a pink, amphibious car

Modiphius to create Thunderbirds board game

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June 9th, 2014

Modiphius Entertainment is proud to announce a licensing deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to develop a co-operative tabletop board game based on the classic 1960s’ television series Thunderbirds.

Set in the year 2065, Thunderbirds follows the exploits of International Rescue: a secret organisation committed to saving human life, secretly founded and funded by the millionaire Tracy family. International Rescue has a host of technologically advanced land-, sea-, air-, and space-rescue vehicles and equipment ready to launch at a moment’s notice.

Stand by for action. 5!..4!..3!..2!..1!..Thunderbirds Are Go!

To bring the ultimate Thunderbirds experience to the tabletop, Modiphius has partnered with Matt Brains” Leacock, designer of the hit games PandemicForbidden Desert, and Forbidden Island.