Beasts of Legend

Announcing Two New Reinforcement Packs for BattleLore Second Edition

The dragon stirred restlessly on its hoard, sending gold and jewels cascading down the sides. It could sense a thief approaching, already close. When the thief arrived, he would be greeted with snapping teeth, rending claws, and a blazing stream of fire, but for now, the dragon could only impatiently wait. Then the ground began to rumble beneath the steps of the approaching thief, and the dragon realized its foe may be a worthy challenger.

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the first Reinforcement Packs for BattleLore Second Edition: the Mountain Giant Reinforcement Pack and the Great Dragon Reinforcement Pack!

Legendary creatures have strode across the battlefields of BattleLore Second Edition since the days of the Core Set. Roc Warriors and Chaos Lords currently serve the Daqan Lords and the Uthuk Y’llan, while Siege Golems and Doombringers will soon arrive with the upcoming release of Hernfar Guardians and Warband of Scorn. You can easily build an army around these legend units, and each one can deal unprecedented destruction to your opponent’s forces.

But some creatures are wild by nature; they cannot be controlled by one army. They may be temporarily harnessed for …read more

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What Secrets Reside Beneath the Cover Up?

A Preview of For the Greater Good for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game

“The stir of the Suydam investigation made it certain that these unauthorised newcomers were flooding Red Hook in increasing numbers; entering through some marine conspiracy unreached by revenue officers and harbour police.”
–H.P. Lovecraft, The Horror at Red Hook

The Agency-focused deluxe expansion, For the Greater Good, is nearly here. In our last preview, we explored some of what its new government characters and conspiracies may soon add to the faction and to Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game as a whole. Their new synergies and abilities look to significantly strengthen humanity’s ability to fight against the dark and evil cults that seek to plunge the world into chaos.

However, Call of Cthulhu and its eerie fictional setting are full of dark secrets and terrifying twists, and many of the valiant men and women who serve the government, believing they’re working for the greater good, may in fact be advancing the far-sighted designs of some nefarious cabal.

In Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, it’s just as easy to mix two factions together as it is to make a deck that uses only a single …read more

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The Dark Tide Approaches

A Preview of the Helm’s Deep Scenario from The Treason of Saruman

“Branched lightning smote down upon the eastward hills. For a staring moment the watchers on the wall saw all the space between them and the Dike lit with white light: it was boiling and crawling with black shapes, some squat and broad, some tall and grim, with high helms and sable shields. Hundreds and hundreds more were pouring over the Dike and through the breach. The dark tide flowed up to the walls from cliff to cliff.”
–J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

After The Black Riders and The Road Darkens allowed players to accompany Frodo Baggins along the first stages of his epic journey to Mount Doom, the Fellowship has broken. Now, Frodo must find his way toward the dark mountains of Mordor without the help of his former companions. Those companions, meanwhile, must swiftly recover from all the early losses that fate has dealt them, for one wizard’s betrayal threatens to cripple their efforts, as well as those of all the forces who would stand against the Dark Lord.

The Treason of Saruman is coming soon for The Lord of the Rings: The Card …read more

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Answers to Help You Solve the Mysteries

An Updated Eldritch Horror FAQ Is Now Online

So I must break through all reticences at last – even about that ultimate nameless thing beyond the mountains of madness.
–H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness

There is now an updated FAQ and errata for Eldritch Horror available on the game’s support page. You can download it there, or by clicking the thumbnail on the right. It answers rules questions about the core game, the Forsaken Lore expansion, and the game’s newest expansion, Mountains of Madness. Armed with this fresh information, you and your fellow investigators can better focus on solving the dark mysteries of the Ancient Ones before they awaken and unleash incomprehensible horrors.

This update features a few new errata for the core game and both expansions, and provides details about the new Assets, Conditions, and Spells introduced in Mountains of Madness. There are also clarifications regarding movement, the Acquiring Assets action, and the special abilities of the new investigators Finn Edwards, Ursula Downs, and Wilson Richards.

Download the updated FAQ (pdf, 478 KB) today!

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Enter the Dreamlands

Six Classic Call of Cthulhu Asylum Packs Are Now Updated and Available

“Only three fully human souls since time began had ever crossed and recrossed the black impious gulfs to other dreamlands, and of that three two had come back quite mad. There were, in such voyages, incalculable local dangers; as well as that shocking final peril which gibbers unmentionably outside the ordered universe, where no dreams reach.”
–H.P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that the six classic Asylum Packs of the Dreamlands cycle for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game have been reprinted and are now available!

Long out of print and in …read more

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D&D Attack Wing Blind Boosters

By Lee

DnD_AWHRanger Creatures

This month’s D&D Attack Wing organized play is right around the corner, and there’s going to be a big change from the first month’s structure. Instead of a 120-point build, you’ll be arriving at the event with a 90-point one, then given a blind booster containing one of five units that you’ll use to assemble your final 30 points. In order to get the most advantage out of the blind units, you’ll want to be sure to understand what they are, what they want to do, and how each can complement the army you’re bringing.

To prepare you, this week’s post will look at three units from the blind booster: the ranger, druid, and fighter units, with a second part coming that will cover the mage and paladin!

THE RANGER

The ranger occupies the same space as other sniper-style units like Eshaedra, the sun elf troops, and the dwarven ballista — namely, the ability to project force over a substantial area of the board. The most notable feature of Talon Everhale, though, is her ability to retain an unspent action token from round to round. This is unique thus far in D&D Attack Wing, with the closest any other unit getting is being …read more

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Behind the Scenes with the Galaxy's Scum and Villainy

X-Wing’s Developers Take a Look at the Game’s Third Faction

As Civil War rages throughout the galaxy and the battles of X-Wing continue to pit daring Rebels against disciplined Imperial pilots, a third faction waits for its time to strike. Led by such notorious figures as Boba Fett and Prince Xizor, the galaxy’s Scum and Villainy will soon bring new ships, new abilities, and new excitement to X-Wing players everywhere.

As we continue to look forward to the release of the first four Scum expansions, the game’s developers, Alex Davy and Frank Brooks, offer their take on the faction’s introduction, including why it’s a natural fit for X-Wing and what the faction offers the game. They conclude by offering a couple of sample lists that illustrate how differently the faction’s squadrons may look, even as they share a focus on the faction’s penchant for dirty tricks and illegal technology.

Developers Alex Davy and Frank Brooks on the Scum and Villainy Faction

Why create a third faction for the X-Wing miniatures game?

Since the announcement of the Scum and Villainy faction at Gen Con Indy 2014, we’ve been asked that question numerous times by …read more

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Salvaging Hope from the Wreckage

XCOM’s Chief Scientist Gives Humanity a Fighting Chance at Survival

Standard military responses have proven ineffectual. Human civilization stands on the brink of collapse. In the face of an extraordinary threat, the time has come for extraordinary solutions…

The digital companion app for XCOM: The Board Game is now available for download, and the game is scheduled to arrive at retailers late next week!

In XCOM: The Board Game, you are part of an extraordinary team of individuals. You and up to three friends assume the roles of XCOM’s department heads, and it’s up to you to find some way to use your soldiers, scientists, satellites, Interceptors, weapons, and other resources to establish an effective response to the alien invaders that brushed aside the world’s militaries.

Throughout our series of previews, as we’ve explored the different challenges that XCOM offers players, we’ve looked at how the different roles allow you to respond to those challenges.

Fantasy Flight Games Is Now Hiring

We Are Currently Accepting Applications for Two Positions

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

Details can be found in the pdf documents linked above.
  • To apply for the position of Application Developer, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to HumanResources@fantasyflightgames.com; under the subject line “Application Developer” no later than end of business day Friday, January 30, 2015.
  • To apply for the position of Game Center Line Cook, please submit your application (pdf, 106 KB) to the Game Center Staff member or HumanResources@fantasyflightgames.com; under the subject line “Game Center Line Cook” no later than end of business day Friday, January 30, 2015.
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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Building for the End Game

A Preview of the Order and Chaos Expansion for Android: Netrunner

While the Anarchs and Weyland Consortium are the stars of Order and Chaos, the expansion has plenty to offer each of the other factions of Android: Netrunner. Six different neutral cards and an array of versatile, low-influence Anarch and Weyland cards introduce new efficiencies, tricks, and tactics for all manner of Corps and Runners.

Today, we look at some of these cards and how they may help you safeguard your servers, avoid tags, and advance your economies.

Safeguard Your Servers

Have you ever kept a Runner out of your R&D by rezzing a copy of Enigma (Core Set, 111) only for the Runner to then install Yog.0 (Core Set, 14) on his next turn?

This is a common problem and one experienced by Corps everywhere as players move from a game’s middle stages to its final throes. In his introduction to the Lunar Cycle, developer Lukas Litzsinger explained how the Corp wants to extend its mid-game as long as possible. In the mid-game, he writes, the Corp has bought itself time to score agendas by barricading its servers with ice the …read more

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