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Z-Man Games Announce Anchors Aweigh

Aug 15, 2018

Set sail and weigh anchor for an adventure across the sea. Treasure awaits the sailor who is prepared. Quickly grab the supplies you need to complete your journey and return with the most treasure to win.

Anchors Aweigh is available for pre-order from Z-Man Games or your local retailer.

To prepare for your adventure at sea, you’ll need to quickly grab supplies to fill your ship in this real-time game. Pile the various assets onto the center of the table. Leave the tiles how they fall, faceup or facedown. Set thirteen adventure cards around the pile of assets and you’re ready to load your ship.

Once the game starts, flip the adventure cards faceup and you’ll see what you’ll need to load your ship with to complete Discovery, Trade, Contract, and Pirate cards. You have to be quick though. The other players are trying to grab assets to fill their ship at the same time. Flip the asset tiles faceup as you hunt for the items you need. You may need a spyglass tile for one Discovery card but also need a spyglass and a shovel to complete a different card. Try to fill your ship with the correct assets to complete as many adventure cards as you can.

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?

Emerald Empire Sourcebook Available for Legend of the Five Rings RPG

Aug 15, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Emerald Empire, a new 256-page hardcover sourcebook for Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying!

The Emerald Empire is vast and as varied as the seven Great Clans that control its lands in the name of the Hantei Emperor. Its society is modeled after the Heavens themselves. It is a culture steeped in history and tradition, in a land where decorum and propriety carry the weight of life and death. It is a land where spirits shape the very earth and control the flow of rivers and streams.

Within the pages of this book, you’ll explore the places and people of Rokugan, from small villages of fisherfolk or mighty daimyo? in their castles to deep primordial forests and the spirits that dwell within. This book examines every aspect of life in the Emerald Empire, from food, to dress, to religion and spirituality, to matters of etiquette great and small. Emerald Empire is the first sourcebook for Legends of the Five Rings Roleplaying, and provides a look at the culture and landmarks of Rokugan as well as several new player options, including new advantages, disadvantages, and techniques.

Emerald Empire is split into seven distinct section. Six of these focus on aspects of society or geography found throughout Rokugan, while the seventh introduces new player options for characters. Rokugan is a vast land, and to detail every town and valley, every tradition and social role, is beyond the scope of any single volume. However, Emerald Empire will give a wealth of in-depth information on a great variety of these locations and traditions.

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!

Fire in the Night Expansion for Lord of the Rings TCG Available to Pre Order

Aug 14, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce Fire in the Night, the third Adventure Pack in the Ered Mithrin cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, coming Q4 2018!

This Adventure Pack finds you joining the Woodmen in a spirited defense of their home. Your quest had pointed to Mount Gundabad and a hunt for the Dragon Dagnir the Terrible, but now she has found you. You can only imagine the destruction she will cause if she escapes into the night. This must end now.

Unlike most other adventures you’ve experienced in The Lord of the Rings: The Card GameFire in the Night plays out across a single Quest Card. Dagnir (Fire in the Night, 74) is a ferocious beast, and her fury has only been stoked by the death of her children. Rather than attack individual characters, then, she unleashes her wrath on the entire settlement of Hrogar’s Hill. It’s up to you to defeat her before she leaves the Woodmen’s stronghold a smoldering ruin.

 

Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk Announced

Aug 13, 2018

Renegade Game Studios has announced a new expansion for Clank!; Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk.

If you have an insatiable thirst for plunder, Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk is for you: a series of boards to continue your deck-building adventures.

This first expedition begins in a mine abandoned by the Ruin Dwarven Mining Company (Ruin DMC) when it became infested with monsters. But it still holds plenty of fold for those daring enough to enter.

Still more wealth awaits in the Spider Queen’s Lair. Surely the Spider Queen herself is just a legend meant to scare people away from such a fancy castle…

This expansion requires Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure to play.

Super Star Destroyer Enters the Field of Battle in Star Wars: Armada

Aug 13, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Super Star Destroyer Expansion Pack!

This expansion pack arrives to swell the forces of the Galactic Empire with the first ship of an entirely new class—huge ships. The pre-painted, beautifully sculpted Super Star Destroyer miniature within this expansion is the largest miniature yet created by Fantasy Flight Games, measuring over 24 inches from tip to tip.

Of course, such a huge miniature serves as a stunning reminder of Imperial might on the battlefield—and it’s also a fully functional warship that you can add to your Imperial fleets. With four unique ship sheets, an assortment of tokens, and twenty-four upgrade cards, including iconic commanders like Admiral Piett and Emperor Palpatine, any rival fleet will tremble to face the might of your onslaught.

Look for the Super Star Destroyer Expansion Pack (SWM20) early in the first quarter of 2019, and pre-order your copy at your local retailer or online through Fantasy Flight Games