No Ordinary Walk in the Woods

Preview the Creatures and Landscape of Talisman: The Woodland

Ahead lies a sunlit meadow of tall grasses and wildflowers, where glowing, winged creatures are flitting about in the air. The path seems to be taking you there, but soon the meadow disappears from view, and the altered path now leads towards a dense, sunless thicket. You feel a chill as you pass through a gate of black branches entwined and twisted like tortured limbs – then suddenly you’re back in the swamplands where you met Puck not long ago. He’s still there, and unfortunately he starts laughing when he sees you…

Discover the perils and enchantments of the deep woods in The Woodland, a new expansion for Talisman Revised 4th Edition. Long closed to mortals, the forested realm of the Fae has reopened. If you dare approach them, the faeries may favor you with extraordinary gifts – or they may put you through unspeakable torments.

In today’s preview, we’ll venture into the Woodland and take a look at some of the spaces on the new corner board, and meet some of the Strangers, Objects, Places, and Enemies that you may encounter on Woodland Cards.

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Soldiers of the Craftsworlds

Preview the Eldar Faction from Warhammer 40,000: Conquest

“Trust not in their appearance, for the Eldar are as utterly alien to good, honest men as the vile Tyranids and savage Orks. They are capricious and fickle, attacking without cause or warning.”
–Imperial Commander Abriel Hume

The planets of the Traxis sector offer a tempting target for any burgeoning faction in the galaxy. Filled with valuable resources and possibilities for military strongpoints, cultures as different as the ravaging Orks and the Tau Empire are drawn to clash within this sector. In Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, two players take command of these factions, leading warlords and armies to war and die among the unforgiving expanses of space.

Thus far, we’ve given a detailed overview of gameplay, beginning with the deployment phase and moving onto the command struggle and battles, including an example of a battle. More recently, our previews have turned to exploring the factions available in Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, beginning with the Space Marines and moving on through the Astra Militarium, Orks, Chaos, and Dark Eldar. Today, however, we turn to the wonder of the craftworlds and their inhabitants – the Eldar.

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Equipped to Survive

A Preview of the New Droids, Vehicles, and Gear in Far Horizons

“You got a lot of carbon scoring here. It looks like you boys have seen a lot of action.”
–Luke Skywalker

Once upon a time, a young farm boy from Tatooine cleaned a droid, caused it to play a recorded message, and triggered a series of events that would reshape the galaxy…

When your destiny calls, there’s no place you can go to escape it – not even a desert planet at the far edge of the known universe. Even when the Colonists of Star Wars®: Edge of the Empire™ travel to the far ends of the galaxy in order to establish new homes and new lives, their pasts have a nasty habit of catching up with them. Outstanding obligations lead to adventure. And since your adventures can take you anywhere, it pays to be prepared.


At the edge of the Empire, even routine shipments may run afoul of pirates.

In the Colonist sourcebook, Far Horizons, you’ll find a wealth of new droids, vehicles, starships, weapons, and gear that any character can use. However, since most of these items are designed to …read more

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THE COOL NEW STUFF THAT CAME IN THIS WEEK

The New Board/Card Games Are:

  • Android Netrunner: Upstalk Expansion by Fantasy Flight Games review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/154544/android-netrunner-upstalk
  • Battle Merchants by Minion Games review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/59936/battle-merchants
  • Enigma by Z-Man Games review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/127312/enigma
  • Friday the 13th by IELLO review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17025/friday-13th
  • High Command: Hordes: Gargantuan Might Expansion by Privateer Press review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/158257/hordes-high-command-gargantuan-might
  • Hotel Tycoon by Asmodee review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1502/hotel-tycoon
  • Lost Legacy – The Starship by Alderac Entertainment Group review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/158339/lost-legacy-starship
  • Madame Ching by Asmodee review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/154443/madame-ching
  • Star Wars: It Binds All Things Expansion by Fantasy Flight Games review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/153900/star-wars-card-game-it-binds-all-things
  • The Hare and the Tortoise by IELLO review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/130176/tales-games-hare-and-tortoise
  • Thunder Alley by GMT Games review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/108906/thunder-alley
  • Zombies Keep Out: Night of the Noxious Dead by Privateer Press review at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/160598/zombies-keep-out-night-noxious-dead

B-Wing Expanded

A Preview of the Rebel Aces Expansion Pack for X-Wing (TM)

The

Both of these pilots possess potent abilities that can easily shape how you wage your battles, and with the recent release of Wave IV and the TIE phantom, there’s more call than ever to field ace pilots with high pilot skill values.

Keyan Farlander

First revealed in the Rebel Aces announcement, Keyan Farlander has a pilot skill value of “7,” and he can spend a stress token in order to change all of his focus results to hits. This ability has already drawn plenty of attention from the X-Wing player base, and it goes a long way toward making Keyan Farlander a versatile B-wing pilot.

  • This ability not only increases the quality of his average attack rolls, it allows Keyan Farlander to derive an advantage from all the red maneuvers on the B-wing’s dial and may help to develop his role as a flanker within Rebel squads.
  • The fact that his ability can effectively replicate the focus action means that if Keyan Farlander equips <a class="colorbox" rel="nofollow" …read more

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Your Trials Begin

The Three Trials Is Now Available for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

“My blood runs chill,” said Gimli, but the others were silent, and his voice fell dead on the dank fir-needles at his feet.
–J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Deep within the hills of Dunland, several of Middle-earth’s greatest heroes approach an ancient barrow. Weapons in hand, they ready themselves for whatever they may face. The dead are stirring, and this is only the first of three trials…

The Three Trials is , and while its sixty cards expand your deck-building options, they also introduce a challenging and dynamic new scenario that thrusts Middle-earth’s heroes into a series of life-or-death skirmishes with the undead guardians of three sacred Dunlending burial mounds. Each of these guardians presents a different challenge, and to defeat them all, you’ll need to be able to adjust your tactics, even in the middle of your quest.

Boar’s Guardian

At the beginning of your journey through The Three Trials, you are instructed to set aside all three of the scenario’s Guardian enemies, its three Key objectives, and all three of …read more

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Seize Your Prize

The Prize of the North Chapter Pack Is Now Available

“Your prize will be the doom of you. Krakens rise from the sea, Theon, or did you forget that during your years among the wolves? Our strength is in our longships.”
–George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

The Iron Throne stands in the Red Keep at King’s Landing, but is it possible that your path to power lies through the icy wastes in the north of Westeros? The Prize of the North Chapter Pack is now available for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, both online through our webstore and at your local retailer!

You’ll find new ways to seize the Iron Throne with the new cards in The Prize of the North Chapter Pack. This Chapter Pack continues the main themes of the Conquest and Defiance cycle, introducing a host of cards with the prized keyword, alongside tools for forming multi-House decks. You’ll also find iconic characters and locations from across the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. At the Wall, House Baratheon joins forces with the men of the Night’s Watch in an attempt to safeguard all of Westeros, while in the …read more

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Rising from the Bottom

It Binds All Things Is Now Available for STAR WARS (TM): The Card Game

“I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: let the Wookiee win.”
–C-3PO, Star Wars: A New Hope

It Binds All Things, the fifth Force Pack in the Echoes of the Force cycle for Star Wars™: The Card Game is now available at your local retailer and online through our webstore!

In this Force Pack, the struggle for control of the Force approaches its climax with a host of new units, events, and enhancements for both light side and dark side. On the forest moon of Endor, you’ll find a Jedi version of Leia Organa, and in the skies above, the A-wing pilots of Green Squadron risk their lives for the Rebel Alliance. The Imperial Navy can return to Hoth with Admiral Piett, while the deadly Droid and Bounty Hunter IG-88 attacks your opponent’s units committed to the Force.

But on Tatooine, you’ll find another tale being told in the gladiatorial pits. Only the fiercest and most resilient of beings survive the brutal environment of the pits, and it is there that you’ll uncover additional support for any Wookiees in …read more

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It's Time to Head Upstalk

The First Data Pack in the Lunar Cycle for Android: Netrunner Is Now Available

It was binary. Elemental. Powerful. Unmatched in its purity. It must be a source. Eden. Hades. Utopia. The nodes that built the net. The oldest protocols.…

Your quest for the legendary source protocols begins now… Upstalk, the first Data Pack in the Lunar Cycle for Android: Netrunner, is now available at your local retailer and online through our webstore!

With its sixty new cards (three copies each of twenty different cards), Upstalk follows cyber explorer Nasir Meidan’s obsessive search for the net’s legendary source protocols. These nodes either built the net, or they’re nothing more than myth. If they actually do exist, wouldn’t they have degraded over time? It’s likely they would have fragmented so badly that their streams would be almost impossible to detect. Still, if they didn’t degrade, is it possible that they could have somehow evolved?

To answer these questions, Nasir Meidan must travel beyond the reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere. That means a journey up the Beanstalk, and each step up the Beanstalk is one step further removed from the Earth and the established ways of thinking about …read more

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Fantasy Flight Games Is Now Hiring

Apply for the Position of Hobby Market Sales Associate Today

Fantasy Flight Games, leading hobby-market publisher of board games, card games, roleplaying games, and other tabletop games, is now hiring for the following position:

Hobby Market Sales Associate (pdf, 122 KB)

The primary responsibilities of the Hobby Market Sales Associate position are to maintain outstanding customer service with key domestic and international retail and distributor accounts, track purchase orders from customer accounts, manage and grow customer relationships, and resolve customer issues.

Details can be found in the pdf document linked above. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to HumanResources@fantasyflightgames.com; under the subject line “Hobby Market Sales Associate” no later than end of business day Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Please do not call or visit.

Our offices are located in Roseville, Minnesota, a suburb of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Candidates not already living within commuting distance must be willing to relocate. Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work force and a work environment free from discrimination.

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