A New Challenge

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 13 December 2019

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Genesys

A New Challenge

Designer Sam Gregor-Stewart Walks Through New Genesys Errata

Join us today as Designer Sam Gregor-Stewart introduces new errata coming to the Genesys Roleplaying System! The new errata makes several updates to the system and can be found here. 

Sam Gregor-Stewart on Genesys Errata

Although Genesys is all about empowering you to design your own setting and rules, we want to make sure that the materials we provide have the cleanest mechanics and the least possible mistakes. So when errors do creep in, we take the opportunity to correct them and make you aware of our mistakes with an errata.

With the release of the Genesys Expanded Player’s Guide, we wanted to take the chance to update the entire line with a new edition of our errata and FAQ! You can check out the new version for yourself here (1.2 MB), but here are a few of the highlights you can expect.

New Challenge Ratings

The Expanded Player’s Guide introduces a new mechanic for building and making encounters; a challenge rating for each adversary. Our new quick-build adversaries have ways to calculate their challenge rating, and all the new adversaries in the Expanded Player’s Guide have their challenge rating already calculated.

But what about all of the adversaries in previous books? Well, we wanted to make sure that you could use the same system with Realms of Terrinoth, Shadow of the Beanstalk, and the Core Rulebook. So we went ahead and calculated the challenge rating for every Genesys adversary we’ve ever published. You can find them all in the errata.

Network Encounters Explained

Some of you have had some questions about how Network encounters in Shadow of the Beanstalk are supposed to work. In our FAQ section, we took the time to address those questions in a way that should bring additional clarity for those of you looking to make runs on the Network.

Corrections

And of course, it wouldn’t be an errata if we didn’t take the chance to fix some of the regrettable mistakes that ended up in our books. You can find any corrected errors here, listed by page number.

Overcoming New Challenges

Thanks Sam! Keep your eyes on the Fantasy Flight Games website for even more Genesys news and be sure to pick up the Expanded Player’s Guide (GNS11) from your local retailer or our website!

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Gateway to Adventure

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 13 December 2019

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Journeys in Middle-earth

Gateway to Adventure

Adventure Mode Is Now Available for The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth

Middle-earth beckons, inviting you to step outside your door and discover the wonders that await just around the next bend in the road. Now, you can explore the mysteries this beautiful land holds in a totally new way. Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce Adventure Mode, a new way to play your The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth campaigns, is now available!

Explore Middle-earth

Whether you’re embarking on your first adventures in the Bones of Arnor campaign or are setting out for the Blue Mountains in Hunt for the Ember Crown, Adventure Mode gives you the chance to experience everything Middle-earth has to offer and explore every corner of this iconic land throughout your campaign.

Choosing this mode from the difficulty selection screen in the Journeys in Middle-earth companion app sets the tone for your adventures, offering an experience not available when playing in Normal or Hard Difficulty. In Adventure Mode, threat is solely generated from heroes and threat tokens. Not only do unexplored tiles not add threat during the Shadow Phase, each hero gains an inspiration at the beginning of every Shadow Phase while playing in Adventure mode, giving them the resources they need to overcome more challenges.

Overall, the easier difficulty setting associated with Adventure Mode allows players to explore every corner of Middle-earth and take on new quests throughout their campaigns, making sure you can see every corner of each adventure, no matter if you’re taming a wild horse or making a last stand against the forces of darkness.

Adventure Awaits

Middle-earth is a vast and beautiful land brimming with opportunities for adventure. Experience everything it has to offer with Adventure mode for Journeys in Middle-earth!

Explore Middle-earth more than ever before with Adventure Mode, now available in the Journeys in Middle-earth companion app! 

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Covert Ops

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 12 December 2019

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Star Wars: Legion

Covert Ops

Announcing Two Commander Expansions for Star Wars: Legion

“We adapt, or die.”
   –Iden Versio, Star Wars Battlefront II

Pre-order your own copy of these Commander Expansions at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping in the continental U.S. today!

Some Rebel and Imperial commanders prefer to match wits with their adversaries on the open field as they deftly maneuver their troops around the battlefields of the Galactic Civil War. Others take a more clandestine approach, leading daring raids deep in enemy territory or operating independently to accomplish their objectives. Now two elite agents and their loyal companions are on their way to take command of any operation.

Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce two new expansions for Star Wars™: Legion:

  • Cassian Andor and K-2SO Commander Expansion
  • Iden Versio and ID10 Commander Expansion

Whether they’re leading an entire army or operating as a covert strike team alongside their droid companions, these versatile commanders can quickly adapt to almost any battlefield situation. What’s more, four new command cards allow them each to use even more of their special training, inviting you to further tailor your strategies to fit their unique skill sets.

Read on for more information on these Commander Expansions!

Spy, Saboteur, Assassin

Cassian Andor has dedicated his life to the Rebellion and his resolute belief in its cause makes him willing to do whatever it takes to complete his mission. As one of the Alliance’s most capable intelligence agents, Andor is well-versed in infiltration and intelligence-gathering techniques, but he can still take a quick 

Crack Shot

at an enemy whether he’s carrying a covert blaster or a sniper rifle. At the same time, Andor’s leadership abilities cannot be denied, and he can just as easily lead an entire army of Rebels into battle regardless of how hopeless their task may seem.

While the nature of Andor’s missions can make it difficult to operate alongside large groups of his fellow Rebels, a reprogrammed KX-series security droid like K-2SO has no such issues. Able to seamlessly blend in with Imperial forces until he’s ready to unleash his massive strength and quick reflexes on his foes, K-2 can help Andor in any situation.

Within the Cassian Andor and K-2SO Commander Expansion, you’ll find beautifully detailed, unpainted, hard plastic Cassian Andor and K-2SO miniatures that feature a wealth of customization options. Cassian Andor, for example, can be assembled with three different weapon options, including his compact blaster or his A-280-CFE in its pistol configuration. K-2SO, meanwhile, can be assembled carrying Jyn Erso’s SE-14 blaster, a grenade, or with his hands free.

Finally, this expansion also contains four new command cards—three for Cassian Andor and one for K-2SO—as well as Cassian Andor and K-2SO’s unit cards and nine upgrade cards that let you outfit this pair with additional weapons, gear, and more.

We’ll take a closer look at everything in the Cassian Andor and K-2SO Commander Expansion in a future preview!

Servant of the Empire

They may be taking the fight to the Rebellion in space or on the ground, but in any arena, Inferno Squad is one of the Empire’s most elite special forces units. As the leader of this crack team, Iden Versio has the experience necessary to lead any Imperial attack group into battle. But Versio’s training at the Imperial Academy on Coruscant has also made her an invaluable asset who can strike out on her own to complete whatever directives the Empire gives her.

Whichever way Versio is deployed, she enters battle supported by the latest Imperial technology. With a quick

Pulse Scan,

 her ID10 seeker droid can identify multiple targets and enhance her already keen aim. While its range may be limited, this seeker droid can also make attacks of its own, sometimes even incapacitating an entire enemy unit.

The Iden Versio and ID10 Commander Expansion contains beautifully sculpted, unpainted hard plastic Iden Versio and ID10 seeker droid miniatures that can be instantly integrated into your Imperial armies. As you do, the Iden Versio miniature can be customized with an assortment of head and weapon options to fit your personal taste. This miniature can be assembled with or without the Inferno Squad helmet and can can also appear with three distinct weapons, including the standard issue E-11 blaster rifle or Versio’s personal TL-50 repeater.

Rounding out this expansion are four new command cards—three for Iden Versio and one for her ID10 seeker droid—along with unit cards for both Versio and ID10. Finally, nine upgrade cards invite you to customize their loadouts with more weapons, comms, and more.

We’ll take a look at everything in the Iden Versio and ID10 Commander Expansion in a future preview!

Light It Up

There is more than one way to be a leader. Rather than face the enemy head on, there are those like Cassian Andor and Iden Versio who work better in the shadows. Soon, both can add these new dimensions to your armies.

Look for the Cassian Andor and K-2SO Commander Expansion (SWL59) and the Iden Versio and ID10 Commander Expansion (SWL60) at your local retailer in the first quarter of 2020. Pre-order your copies at your local retailer or online through our website—with free shipping in the continental U.S.—here!

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Masters of the Night: the teaser trailer is now online!

By Ares Games

As you wake up from the rattling sounds of a train, you realise that you will soon arrive to a new place, destined to become either a new haven or a final grave for your family… Masters of the Night, a new solo/cooperative game where players are members of a Vampire family, just arrived after a long journey in a new, unfamiliar city and challenged to …

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Complete Your Battle for the Iron Throne

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 11 December 2019

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Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game

Complete Your Battle for the Iron Throne

Announcing the Game of Thrones™: The Trivia Game Seasons 5-8 Expansion

Pre-order your own copy of the Game of Thrones™: The Trivia Game Seasons 5-8 Expansion at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping in the continental U.S. today!

“Don’t fight in the North or the South. Fight every battle, everywhere, always in your mind. Everyone is your enemy. Everyone is your friend. Every possible series of events is happening all at once. Live that way and nothing will surprise you. Everything that happens will be something you have seen before.”
   —Lord Baelish, Game of Thrones

The War of the Five Kings has thrown Westeros into chaos, and across the Seven Kingdoms, rivals clash in the courts and on the battlefields to further their campaigns for the Iron Throne. But force alone is not enough to claim power—a whispered word may easily prove deadlier than a sword and knowledge is the ultimate weapon for those who know how to wield it. 

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Game of Thrones™: The Trivia Game Seasons 5-8 Expansion—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping within the continental United States!

Call Your Banners

This expansion increases the number of players for Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game to five and includes 225 new cards that players can combine with the cards from the base game to create the ultimate trivia challenge. But your goal is not simply to prove your skill as the sharpest mind in the Seven Kingdoms. Rather, your desire is to claim your throne, and just as in the show, the future of Westeros is at stake. 

In order to conquer Westeros, you will have to understand those you would rule. By traveling to key locations and correctly answering questions, you will soon gain control over them, placing your tokens over the location’s seven sections. You can attempt to swiftly claim a castle by answering two or three questions in a single turn, but if you answer even a single question incorrectly, you will lose all of your progress from the turn. If you wish to claim a kingdom, you must temper your ambition with practicality.

As in the base game, the lower-right corner of each card in this expansion features a season designator to help you prevent spoilers for any players who have not watched the complete series. In addition to preventing spoilers, these designators also provide context for the questions and answers on a specific card. While Game of Thrones is known for its shocking twists and power shifts, all correct answers on a given card the Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game Seasons 5-8 Expansionare based on the conclusion of the designated season. For example, a card that asks, “Which proclaimed monarch controls the island of Dragonstone?” and is labeled as Season 2 would have “Stannis Baratheon” as the correct answer. However, if the card is labeled as Season 7, the correct answer is “Daenerys Targaryen.” Knowing the ultimate fate of the Seven Kingdoms will not be enough to earn you victory—you must remember the path that led there.

Conquer the Land

Not every card you come across will be a straightforward question and answer. Some rounds are picture rounds in which all the questions on a card will refer to an image. Perhaps you will have to recall specific details from a scene, character, or location in the show, also sorted by season to avoid spoilers. The mysterious Night King does not have his origins revealed until Season 6, long after his first appearance in Season 4 of the show, and his plans to repeat history and reorder it in his favor do not come to fruition until Season 8. Only a mind with the most complete knowledge of Game of Thrones, from the first credits to the closing scenes will be able to claim the Iron Throne.

 

While the base rules of the game provide plenty of challenges to engage players, those who seek more in-depth gameplay will find powerful new characters they may align with to gain new abilities if they can earn their favor. By answering questions correctly when using the advanced rules, you earn material resources such as gold, swords, or ravens that you can spend to buy the allegiance of iconic characters and put their skills to use. For example, the wildling

Tormund Giantsbane

helps you keep control of the Wall even as your campaign leads you far across Westeros, while

The High Sparrow

can use his sway to give you the use of any wealthy noble’s ability in play. While each favor can only be used once, a well-timed effect can be the difference between victory and defeat.

 

But remember that while forming an alliance with one of the series’ key characters will doubtless prove beneficial in your campaign for the throne, forming one with another player can benefit you both. You can ask another player for help with a question by promising them the question’s resource in return. This will still earn you control in the contested castle, but perhaps allow your ally to earn a character’s favor at a later time. As in the show, you must weigh the risk of any alliance against its potential reward. Will answering a question incorrectly now set you too far behind and cost you the game? Will your ally now betray you later, or will you be able to turn your back on them before the tables turn? With the Iron Throne at stake, you must take some risks, but misplaced trust can have disastrous consequences. 

Seize the Throne

While the final credits have rolled on A Game of Thrones, your challenge for the Iron Throne has just begun and your mind will be your greatest weapon. Complete your knowledge of the world of Game of Thrones and claim the Seven Kingdoms for your own!

Pre-order your copy of the Game of Thrones™: The Trivia Game Seasons 5-8 Expansion (HBO17) at your local retailer today or online through our website here! This expansion will arrive at retailers in Q1 of 2020!

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2020 Spring World Championships

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 10 December 2019

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Star Wars: Legion

2020 Spring World Championships

Details for the Upcoming Star Wars World Championships at AdeptiCon

“That lightsaber was Luke’s. And his father’s before him. And now, it calls to you.”
   –Maz Kanata, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

War continues to spread across the galaxy, but the greatest battles have yet to come. Join the fight by taking part in the Star Wars™​: Legion, Star Wars™​: Armada, and Star Wars™​: Imperial Assault World Championships! You can face off against the best competitors around at AdeptiCon 2020, the world’s premiere wargaming convention, taking place in Schaumburg, Illinois from March 25–29.

World Championship events are the pinnacle of Organized Play, bringing players from countries around the world out for the thrill of competition, a spread of fantastic prizes, and the chance at becoming the next World Champion. With these three World Championships taking place at an epic convention that’s the home of hundreds of events for thousands of attendees, you can join in on all of the excitement and an assortment of tabletop activities as you experience your favorite Star Wars™​ game at its very highest level.

Registration for AdeptiCon closes on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CT), so be sure to get your badge before then! While these events will mostly consist of players who have earned invitations, both the Star Wars: Armada and Star Wars: Imperial Assault World Championships will both have Last Chance Qualifier events, which offer players without invitations one last chance to compete in a Star Wars World Championship!​ These qualifiers are first come, first served for all AdeptiCon attendees.

Each of these World Championships will be further detailed below, but for now, here is a quick look at these upcoming events.

Star Wars: Legion Star Wars: Armada Star Wars: Imperial Assault
  • March 26: Heat 1
  • March 27: Heat 2
  • March 28: Day 2
  • March 29: Semifinals/Finals
  • March 26: Qualifier
  • March 27: Day 1
  • March 28: Day 2
  • March 26: Qualifier
  • March 27: Day 1
  • March 28: Day 2

For players with invitations, you will need to claim your reserved seat by filling out this form by January 10. After submitting this form, you will later be sent an email from AdeptiCon that includes a private link for you to purchase your ticket for the event. The entry fee for each World Championship is $25. The entry fee of each Last Chance Qualifier is $25, but if you qualify, you do not have to pay an additional fee to participate in the main event. Players who are unable to qualify will still be able to participate in side events.

For more information about the upcoming World Championships, we first turn our focus to Star Wars: Legion.

Star Wars: Legion

The most capable armies of the Star Wars galaxy—Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, Galactic Republic, or Separatist—come to all-out warfare at the Star Wars: Legion World Championship! Unlike the other two Star Wars: World Championships at AdeptiCon, this event does not feature a Last Chance Qualifier, so if you’d like to participate in this World Championship, you’ll have to qualify for it through other events like Rallypoint Qualifiers, Prime Championships, Grand Championships, and Continental Championships.

Fierce competition won’t be the only draw for this World Championship, as a host of exclusive prizes await you along with fun side events, including a standalone tournament that uses the brand-new 500-point Skirmish format. As this format reduces the size of armies, commanders are invited to adapt their playstyles and come up with creative, new strategies. Stay tuned for more details on side events!​​

The Star Wars: Legion World Championship formally begins on Thursday, March 26,​ with the first Heat consisting of four Swiss-paired rounds. Players with a 3-1 record or better will advance to Day 2. The second Heat will take place on Friday, March 27, and will follow the same structure as the first Heat. Tournament points will carry over from both Heats to Day 2 on Saturday, where those who qualified will fight to make the Top 4 cut.

Those four elite players will then battle it out in a final elimination bracket on Sunday to determine the new Star Wars: Legion World Champion! We’ll have more detailed information about the Star Wars: Legion World Championship soon, as well as a preview of the prizes that you can win!

If you want to be a part of the action and participate in the Star Wars: Legion World Championship, make sure to register for AdeptiCon, and if you have an invitation, fill out this form by January 10. If you earn an invitation after that date, please contact us directly at OrganizedPlay@FantasyFlightGames.com so we can accommodate you. 

With this event being invite-only, you can expect a highly competitive field that’s certain to challenge your abilities as a seasoned commander. Cut through the fog of war and outmaneuver the opposing forces with your specialized army to seize victory!

Star Wars: Armada

The Star Wars: Armada World Championship kicks off on Thursday, March 26 with the Last Chance Qualifier event, offering up to 80 players one last chance to compete in the main event. After four Swiss rounds, a minimum of four players will qualify and advance to Day 1 of the main event. For those who don’t qualify, you will still be able to play and participate in Star Wars: Armada side events, including an epic Team Battle side event. We’ll have more to share soon on these side events!

The World Championship proper will begin on Friday, March 27. With a capacity of 80 players, only those who have earned their seats can take part in this spectacular series of space battles, on a scale like no other​. Competitors will play four Swiss-paired rounds and the Top 8 players will advance to Day 2.

Only the most skilled and cunning fleet admirals will make it to the final engagement on Saturday, March 28. Here, the eight remaining players will play three Swiss-paired rounds to crown a new World Champion. We’ll have more detailed information about the Star Wars: Armada World Championship soon, as well as a preview of the prizes that you can win!

If you are planning on participating at this World Championship, make sure to register for AdeptiCon, and if you have an invitation, fill out this form to secure your seat by January 10. If you earn an invitation after that date, please contact us directly at OrganizedPlay@FantasyFlightGames.com so we can accommodate you. Otherwise, you may attempt to earn your spot through the Last Chance Qualifier.

Whether you fly on behalf of the Imperial Navy or the Rebel Alliance, ensure your personal fleet is in tip-top shape, as your adversaries will unleash everything they have in order to defeat you!

Star Wars: Imperial Assault

Muster your greatest soldiers and seek out the ultimate mission objective: become the last Star Wars: Imperial Assault World Champion! Running alongside the Star Wars: Armada World Championship at AdeptiCon, the final Organized Play event for Star Wars: Imperial Assault serves as the grand finale for this spectacular game of combat and strategy. 

Starting on Thursday, March 26, the tournament begins with the Last Chance Qualifier event​, offering up to 80 players one last chance to participate in the World Championship. Consisting of six Swiss-paired rounds, at least four players will qualify and advance to Day 1 of the main event. Those who are unable to secure their seats may still play and participate in Star Wars: Imperial Assault​ side events. Stay tuned for more details!

Day 1 of the main event begins on Friday, March 27, with a capacity of 80 players with invitations or those who have earned their seats through the Last Chance Qualifier. All competitors will play six Swiss-paired rounds and those with a 4-2 record or better will advance to the Day 2 elimination rounds.

Those who advance on Saturday will play off in an elimination bracket until a new World Champion is crowned. If needed, byes will be granted to top seeds in order to generate a bracket. We’ll have more detailed information about the Star Wars: Imperial Assault World Championship soon, including a preview of the prizes that you can win!

If you would like to take part in the final Star Wars: Imperial Assault World Championship, make sure to register for AdeptiCon, and if you have an invitation, fill out this form by January 10. If you earn an invitation after that date, please contact us directly at OrganizedPlay@FantasyFlightGames.com so we can accommodate you. Otherwise, you may attempt to earn your spot through the Last Chance Qualifier.

In the end, one player will triumph where all others fall short. Rally your forces and secure the title of World Champion!​

Ready to Deploy

Whether in the deep reaches of space or on the battlefield of a distant planet, you can take part of the thrilling Star Wars action in March. Play your favorite game while facing off against some of the best players in the world! Don’t miss out—make your plans to compete in one of these World Championships today and join the excitement of AdeptiCon!​

Stand by as we’ll have more information to share soon, including full schedules with additional tournament details, and a reveal of the awesome prizes!

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Rules of Engagement

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 10 December 2019

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Star Wars: Legion

Rules of Engagement

Announcing the Vital Assets Battlefield Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

“I choose to live for my people.”
   —Riyo Chuchi, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Pre-order your own copy of the Vital Assets Battlefiled Expansion at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping in the continental U.S. today!

The battles of the Star Wars galaxy are rarely fought simply to gain new territory. No matter if they fight in the Clone Wars or the Galactic Civil War, the soldiers of these conflicts are called to serve in many types of missions, from tense hostage exchanges to payload deliveries to bombing runs. Soon, you’ll be able to send your troops into even more varied engagements. Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce the Vital Assets Battlefield Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!

Wherever the battle rages, this pack adds new options to expand the scope of your Star Wars: Legion games. With sixteen finely sculpted battlefield objective miniatures as well as new battle, hostage, and supply cards, this expansion contains everything you need to enhance your battlefield and add new dimensions to your battles in a galaxy far, far away.

Defining the Battlefield

Your Star Wars: Legion battles rage on planets across the galaxy, and while your mission parameters may be clear, there’s no telling what you’ll find once your boots hit the ground. The sixteen objective miniatures you find in this expansion—including two hostages, six bombs, six crates, and two repulsor pallets—can help you create an immersive and thematic battlefiled. Whether you use these miniatures to replace your objective tokens or to simply add Star Wars flavor to your battles, the story of your battle begins to take shape before you deploy your troops with the selection of the battle cards that will define your battlefield and the conditions you’ll be playing under.

With the battle cards in the Core Set and the Clone Wars Core Set, you could be tasked with rallying an army that finds itself in

disarray

to intercept some

valuable transmissions.

 With nine new battle cards that outline additional objectives, deployments, and conditions, the Vital Assets Battlefield Expansion adds even more possibilities to your games, letting you play out a wide variety of new missions.

Among the new options, you’ll embark on a delicate

Hostage Exchange

that tasks you with securing a

VIP

and transporting them back to your deployment zone. Such exchanges often take place with both sides behind

Fortified Positions,

 of course, and the barricades this condition card calls for can create plenty of cover for your troops to cover a retreating hostage.

Alternatively, the battlefield could also be littered with useful tools from a

Supply Drop.

 This condition card introduces a new deck of sixteen supply cards that your units can draw from throughout the battle. Each of these cards provides your unit with a valuable piece of equipment that can support your operations in the field. With some

Bacta Capsules,

 for example, a non-droid trooper unit can stay operational a little while longer. Similarly, a

Field Scanner

gives a unit the tactical data they need to take cover at a crucial moment.

Join the Fight

The soldiers of the Star Wars galaxy are trained and ready to fight on any planet under any conditions. Do you have what it takes to adapt to the situation and lead them to victory?

Broaden the possibilities of your Star Wars: Legion games with the Vital Assets Battlefield Expansion (SWL65), available for pre-order from your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping in the continental United States! Look for this expansion to release in the first quarter of 2020.

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