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Preview Side Missions, Experience, and Items in a Campaign

“Well, look at you! A General, huh?”
–Han Solo, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Enter the Star Wars universe with the thrilling campaigns and skirmishes of Imperial Assault, a tactical board game of cinematic missions for two to five players.

You can find two full games within Imperial Assault. The campaign game invites you and up to four friends to take part in a gripping narrative that pits a small strike team of Rebel heroes against the massive military power of the Imperial player. You’ll also uncover the tactical conflict of the skirmish game, which allow two players to muster their own forces and battle head-to-head over conflicting objectives. Whether you play the campaign game or the skirmish game, you’re sure to experience the Star Wars galaxy like never before.

In our most recent preview, we explored two of the heroes that you can play over the course of the campaign. In future previews, we’ll examine the skirmish game, as well as the various rewards and threatening options available to the Imperial player as he commands countless Stormtroopers, vehicles, and villains to crush the insignificant Rebellion. Today, however, we’ll turn …read more

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STAR WARS (R): Force and Destiny (TM) Beta Update #7

News From the Developers of the Force and Destiny Beta

Hello Force and Destiny beta testers,

In this week’s update (pdf, 317 KB), we introduce more changes to some of our fearsome (and not so fearsome) adversaries. Although some of these changes are minor, a couple profiles saw some major modifications to decrease or increase their effectiveness:

  • The Imperial Assassin sees his offensive potential decrease slightly. Pairing his high Agility with a disruptor rifle made for a profile that was a bit too readily tailored for killing Player Characters.
  • Meanwhile, the Fallen Master is getting a bit of an upgrade; he gains the Improved Reflect talent. With his high Reflect ability – and now Improved Reflect – the Fallen Master is a dangerous ranged combatant even if he doesn’t have a ranged weapon. PCs may have to close to engage him if they want to take him on, which is just what the Fallen Master wants!
  • Similarly, the Inquisitor now has the Improved Parry talent as one of his optional selections. Improved Parry makes the Inquisitor brutal in close combat, since it combines nicely with his three ranks in Adversary. However, it does leave him …read more

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Blood, Fury, and Chaos

Preview the Uthuk Y’llan Army and Lore Powers in BattleLore: Command

Rage was in his demon-tainted blood. It coursed hot through his veins, fueling his thirst for more blood, for destruction, for death. It made him fearless, sharpened his senses, quickened his movements. He laughed at the nervous soldiers he could see across the field, imagined his scythe slicing their heads off, blood spattering on the ground, on their armor, on his skin. He could almost taste it. Soon the battle would begin. Soon he would litter the field with mutilated, dismembered corpses. Soon the nearby village would burn while he feasted upon slaughtered livestock and listened to the screams of the dying. He was Uthuk Y’llan. He lived for war.

In BattleLore: Command, a digital application for iOS, Android, and PC, the Daqan lords and determined villagers of Terrinoth take on the most vicious enemy they have ever encountered: the Uthuk Y’llan, barbarians from the eastern steppes, eager to ravage the land and massacre its people. Take charge of either army in skirmishes against a friend on the same wireless network or against the CPU, or command the Daqan army in a single-player campaign to save your homeland from …read more

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The Galaxy's Most Wanted, Part One

A Preview of the Most Wanted Expansion Pack for X-Wing (TM)

“This bounty hunter is my kind of scum, fearless and inventive.”
–Jabba the Hutt

Recently, we kicked off our previews of the sixth wave of X-Wing expansion packs with a look at its different upgrades, which go a long way toward providing the Scum and Villainy faction with its own, distinctive personality. Its ships don’t permit quite the same swarms or nimble, high-risk piloting as the Empire’s, nor do they work quite as well in formation as the rugged and resilient ships that the Rebellion’s squad leaders most often favor. Instead, the galaxy’s Scum operate best when its squadrons’ individual pilots are left to their own devices and given license to purchase the deadliest and dirtiest upgrades available on the black market.

This generalization holds true even when we look at what the Most Wanted Expansion Pack offers the faction as it reintroduces two of the game’s pre-existing starfighters, repainted and re-outfitted to better suit the faction’s self-centered aces.

By repurposing some of your existing starships, the Most Wanted Expansion Pack kick starts your Scum faction with enough firepower that it …read more

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WizKids and Perfect World Launch Crossover Item Promotion

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WizKids and Perfect World Launch Crossover Item Promotion

Hillside, NJ — October 20, 2014 — WizKids Games, the industry leader in quality pre-painted collectible miniatures is partnering with Perfect World Entertainment, Inc. to offer free in-game content to players of Perfect World’s free-to-play action MMORPG, Neverwinter, set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast. Starting this fall, WizKids will include a variety of unlock-codes for Neverwinter digital items inside the packaging for its various D&D product lines, beginning with the D&D Attack Wing Organized Play (OP) Month One event. These codes can be redeemed by players for an exciting array of digital in-game items in the Neverwinter MMORPG. Likewise, Perfect World will begin offering promo items from the WizKids D&D-themed products to Neverwinter players in the coming months.

To launch this promotion, WizKids is offering unlock-codes to fans who take part in its upcoming D&D Attack Wing OP Month One event starting November 12. Players who take part in the first OP event at retail stores will automatically receive a Vanguard Starter Pack for the Neverwinter MMORPG, while winners of the First, …read more

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The Cool New Stuff That Arrived This Week

The New Board/Card Games Are:

The New Role Playing Games Are:

The New Miniatures Games Are:

  • Warhammer:Putrid Blightkings from Games Workshop
  • White Dwarf Weekly 38 from Games Workshop

WizKids October/November Release Date Updates

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WizKids October/November Release Date Updates

We have a couple of updates on the shipping schedule for our October and November products.

Some of you may not be aware that there has been a major west coast port issue affecting all imported goods coming into the country. As such, many of our products destined for North and South America have been moving through the system slower than usual. European product, imported by Esdevium Games, should be unaffected by any delays and the release dates will be confirmed on both Esdevium’s and WizKids’ websites.

For those of you that wish to know the extent of the issue we’ve been wrestling with for months, you can go here (http://www.joc.com/port-news/us-ports/port-los-angeles/la-lb-terminal-operators-warn-chassis-shortage-could-lead-gridlock_20140912.html) to read about the situation.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Despite our effort to adjust our schedules to account for unforeseen logistics issues, the magnitude of the problem at the port ate up all of our slack time and has resulted in the delays outlined below.


Dice Masters: The Uncanny X-Men

The vast majority of the product has arrived, but the last couple of containers destined for the west coast are sitting on a dock at the port (Los Angeles) waiting for a …read more

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A Champion's Perspective: Warhammer: Diskwars

A Tournament Report by 2014 North American Champion Francois Fressen

After Gen Con wrapped up in August, we contacted the winners of the North American Championships and asked each player to write a short summary of their experience and their strategies. As World Championship Weekend approaches, we will be posting articles each week so players can learn how to best prepare for their next large tournament, as well as begin readying themselves for the biggest FFG event of the year!

We start our series with 2014 Warhammer: Diskwars North American Champion Francois Fressen sharing how he arrived at his tournament-winning army list and highlights from a few of his games.

I am a data scientist in healthcare and an astrophysicist at Harvard. I live in Boston with my wife and our two young children. I used to play international board game competitions in high school and college, but now I mainly spend time playing solo and theorizing about games when my little ones are sleeping. This hypothetical testing turned useful earlier this year when I realized I could attend Gen Con in August. Theorizing has way more flavor when there is a tournament I can imagine myself attending!

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Source:: Fantasy Flight Games

A Champion's Perspective: Warhammer: Diskwars

A Tournament Report by 2014 North American Champion Francois Fressen

After Gen Con wrapped up in August, we contacted the winners of the North American Championships and asked each player to write a short summary of their experience and their strategies. As World Championship Weekend approaches, we will be posting articles each week so players can learn how to best prepare for their next large tournament, as well as begin readying themselves for the biggest FFG event of the year!

We start our series with 2014 Warhammer: Diskwars North American Champion Francois Fressen sharing how he arrived at his tournament-winning army list and highlights from a few of his games.

I am a data scientist in healthcare and an astrophysicist at Harvard. I live in Boston with my wife and our two young children. I used to play international board game competitions in high school and college, but now I mainly spend time playing solo and theorizing about games when my little ones are sleeping. This hypothetical testing turned useful earlier this year when I realized I could attend Gen Con in August. Theorizing has way more flavor when there is a tournament I can imagine myself attending!

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An Advanced Guide to A-Wings

An X-Wing (TM) Strategy Article by Guest Writer Neil Amswych

“Yes! I said closer! Move as close as you can and engage those Star Destroyers at point-blank range.”
–Lando Calrissian

It’s a good time to fly A-wings in X-Wing!

The recent release of the Rebel Aces Expansion Pack has added a great deal of power and versatility to the Rebellion’s lightning-quick interceptor. You can now outfit your A-wing with a Chardaan Refit to make it a more efficient dogfighter, or you can outfit it with the highly efficient Proton Rockets to launch a devastating alpha strike. Meanwhile, the Title card A-Wing Test Pilot allows your A-wing pilots to draw upon as many as two elite pilot talents at the same time, adding all sorts of new combinations and creative wrinkles to your squad building.

Today, guest writer Neil Amswych (aka “The Tusken Tactician”), one of the A-wing’s leading advocates and the author of “A Guide to A-Wings,” picks up where he left off in that earlier article and explores some of the new, advanced strategies and squad builds now permitted by the release of Rebel Aces.

The Tusken Tactician’s Advanced …read more

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