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.
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 [...]
The is the first part of a new semi-regular series here on Robot Viking focused on games you can play when there’s no one else around. Some games work well solitaire with special rules or modifications, but lots of games are designed for solo play. Star Wars: Battle for Endor is one of those.
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 [...]
In part two of our interview with game designer Owen K.C. Stephens, he discusses what it’s like to design games based on pre-existing intellectual properties and delves into the connections between D&D 3.5, Star Wars Saga system, and D&D 4E.
The release of Masters of the Force brings us to the end of the road with the Star Wars Miniatures game. It was a good run. Now all those little plastic Jedi are one with the Force.
Wizards of the Coast’s Star Wars RPG is going out in style with Unknown Regions, an old-school RPG book filled with monsters, traps, unexplored star systems and some powerful GM tools.
Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.
All good things must someday end, and so it is with the Star Wars Miniatures game. Masters of the Force will be the final expansion produced by Wizards of the Coast. You can tell the creative team kind of went all out with this one — it’s packed with the best classic characters, and some [...]
The era of Star Wars RPG era guides is over, which is probably a good idea, since they’ve already covered every conceivable time period in the Star Wars expanded universe. These new (well, newish) books offer a plethora of options for droid builders and droid characters, plus inside info on Star Wars military organizations, perfect [...]
The latest expansion for the Star Wars Miniatures game, The Dark Times, comes out next month. Aside from Boushh, Ubese Hunter, what else can you expect to find in the set? Alien scouts, Gungan bounty hunters, and the (in)famous General Veers back when he was just a Major. Check out our gallery of minis and [...]
Boushh’s reputation as brutal, calculating bounty hunter with a psychotic streak wasn’t the least bit diminished by the fact that he was successfully impersonated by a princess. Honest.
The Rebellion Era Campaign Guide for the Star Wars RPG lets you play out all your childhood fantasies of helping Luke, Han and Leia defeat the forces of the oppressive Galactic Empire. When I finally got my hands on it, I had a certain, “It’s all been leading up to this,” feeling of excitement. Truly, [...]