I’ve got a lengthy post at io9 today about the new releases Fantasy Flight Games has this summer and later this year: X-Wing, Netrunner, the Star Wars RPG, and a slimmed down Game of Thrones card game. Check it out.
I was a Rookie rebel pilot in my first battle, with a Red leader and another pilot at my side. At the other end of the table? Six TIE fighters, bearing down on us at full speed.
This week saw some incredible announcements in the gaming industry. Monday, Paizo and WizKids announced they were doing pre-painted plastic minis of random heroes and monsters. Then Tuesday, Fantasy Flight finally announced they got the Star Wars license as many of us had previously guessed.
Speculation has been swirling for months about who bought the Star Wars gaming license from Lucasfilm. Most of the speculation, including the speculation on Robot Viking, centered on Fantasy Flight Games. Turns out the speculation was correct, as FFG made the official announcement today. Want to talk about skillful marketing? They’re creating a whole lot [...]
It is very rare for a game to scale well enough that it’s just as enjoyable played solitaire as it is with five friends. It’s also rare for a game to capture it’s theme perfectly, with the mechanics reinforcing the story. A game that does both? Space Hulk: Death Angel is one of the very [...]
The Star Wars gaming license has been floating in limbo since Wizards of the Coast dropped it earlier this year. It was purchased this week by a mystery game company that has yet to make any kind of official announcement, but educated guesswork has many game industry observers thinking Fantasy Flight Games is the big [...]
A few years ago, we started a Halloween tradition with our gaming group. Every Halloween, we get together and play an appropriately themed game for a few hours, often with some kind of house rule that lets the players earn the right to eat candy. If we can manage it, we play on Halloween night, [...]
Fantasy Flight Games is known for their lavish, detailed and (though I risk abusing the word) epic board games. Twilight Imperium, Descent, World of Warcraft — epic is really the only word that fits. So it’s not a big surprise that they’re the company behind Runewars, a truly epic fantasy board game coming out sometime [...]
What happened in the years between the defeat of Smaug and Bilbo Baggins’ eleventy-first birthday party? Tolkien never went into much detail about that period, save that Gandalf was seeking information about the ring and Sauron, and the forces of good somehow drove Sauron out of Dol Guldur in Mirkwood (only to reappear in Mordor). [...]