By the Stroke of a Brush

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 14 August 2019

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Legend of the Five Rings LCG

By the Stroke of a Brush

Read a New Short Story Set in the World of Legend of the Five Rings 

The shadow of Doji Satsume hangs heavy around the neck of the Crane Clan. Some, like Doji Hotaru, believe Satsume’s death to be a thing of the past. Others, like Doji Kuwanan believe Satsume was killed by foul play, and will do whatever it takes to investigate the former Emerald Champion’s death. These differing viewpoints have splintered the Crane Clan, and what does this fracture mean during the most chaotic night of Rokugan’s history?

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present “By the Stroke of a Brush” by Lisa Farrell, a new short-story set in the world of Legend of the Five Rings!

“By the Stroke of a Brush” follows up on several Crane Clan stories, including A Crane Takes Flight, and can be downloaded here (4.1 mb).

A Fractured Clan

The Crane Clan have splintered, in part due to a decision by the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game community during the 2017 Winter Court. This conflict is represented in the Justice for Satsume dynasty pack by

Doji Kuwanan

(Justice for Satsume, 50) and a new version of

Doji Hotaru

(Justice for Satsume, 49). These dueling Champions can’t fight in conflicts together, but each provides powerful new tactics for the Crane.

Will these children of Satsume ever repair their relationship, and what role do the Crane have to play in the events to come? And who will be the Clan Champion after all is said and done? The Crane’s future is shrouded in mystery, if they have one at all. 

Join the battle of the Crane with Justice for Satsume, available now for pre-order form your local retailer or our website, and keep an eye on our website for more Legend of the Five Rings Fiction, coming soon! 

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Dungeonology – The Expedition to be available before year’s end

By Ares Games

The upcoming game Dungeonology, an atypical dungeon crawler by Ludus Magnus Studio, is now online on our website. Dungeonology was successfully funded on Kickstarter in May 2019 by over 5000 backers, and Ares Games will publish and distribute the English Edition of the game, expected to release in November 2019, following the fulfillment of Kickstarter backers. In Dungeonology, players take the role of Scholars sent from …

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Pulling the Strings

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 13 August 2019

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Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition

Pulling the Strings

Preview the Nantex-class Starfighter Expansion Pack for Star Wars: X-Wing

“May I ask why a Jedi Knight is all the way out here on Geonosis?”
   —Count Dooku: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

The Separatist Alliance’s power flows from the planet of Geonosis. Home to the Separatist’s main battle droid foundries, this desert planet and its people are dedicated to producing the machines that will deliver the Confederacy of Independent Systems victory in the Clone Wars. To this end, Geonosians enter battle in starfighters specifically designed with their unique physiology in mind.

Pre-order your own copy of the Nantex-class Starfighter Expansion Pack at your local retailer or online through our website—with free shipping in the continental U.S.—today!

The Nantex-class Starfighter gives its Geonosian pilots the ability to pull off awe-inspiring maneuvers that would rip most ships—and pilots—apart. Made possible by a pinpoint tractor array that allows expert pilots to manipulate both themselves and other ships, these maneuvers make the Nantex an unpredictable addition to any Separatist squadron. Soon, you’ll be able to add one of these slippery ships to your Separatist squadrons with the Nantex-class Starfighter Expansion Pack for Star Wars™: X-Wing!

This expansion contains a beautifully-detailed, pre-painted Nantex-class Starfighter miniature along with all the cards and tokens you need to add it to your Separatist Alliance squadrons. This includes six pilots who use the ship’s unique tractor capabilities in their own way as well six upgrade cards that invite you add new modifications to the ship or further expand how it uses tractor tokens.

Read on as we take a look at everything included in the Nantex-class Starfighter Expansion Pack

A Dangerous Dance

On the surface, the Nantex-class Starfighter seems similar to the droid starfighters employed by the Separatist Alliance. Cheap and lacking shields, the ship appears better suited for flying in large swarms than taking on enemy aces in head-to-head combat. Upon closer inspection, however, the Nantex reveals an unusual amount of depth that makes it one of the most unconventional starfighters in the galaxy.

At the heart of the Nantex-class starfighter’s design is a pinpoint tractor array that help the craft overcome its apparent flaws. The ship may be limited to the focus and evade actions in its action bar, but this tractor array opens up even more strategic possibilities, enabling both precise targeting as well as unprecedented control over the ship itself. After executing a maneuver, a Nantex-pilot can engage their pinpoint tractor array, gaining a tractor token to rotate their mobile arc.


Sun Fac executes a speed-2 turn and then gains a tractor token to perform a rotate action. They then use the tractor token to barrel roll, lining up a shot on the BTL-B Y-Wing with their primary weapon!

While this all but guarantees the ship will have a target every round, expert flying might make the mobile arc unnecessary altogether. The tractor token gained from the array can be used to perform a boost or barrel that could line up a shot in the bullseye arc with the ship’s more powerful primary weapon. Obviously powerful on its own, the pinpoint tractor array’s capabilities can be enhanced with the use of upgrade cards. For example, if a Nantex-class starfighter can’t avoid an incoming attack, its tractor tokens can always become part of a 

Gravitic Deflection

 to the fire it takes aside.

A tool as powerful as a pinpoint tractor array can be used in many different ways, and the Geonosians who pilot the Nantex-class Starfighter often use it to suit their personal style. An ace like 

Sun Fac

, for example, prefers to 

Ensnare

 their targets for an offensive advantage. Similarly, 

Chertek

 may not get the extra firepower afforded Sun Fac, but they do become more accurate when firing on a tractored target. With their enhanced offense, it’s important for both Sun Fac and Chertek to make sure their shots count. The Nantex-class Starfighter might not have a built-in way to reroll attack dice, but the quick addition of a 

Targeting Computer

 quickly and easily solves this problem. 

While these two aces create opportunities for themselves with creative use of tractor tokens, other Nantex-class Starfighter pilots such as 

Berwer Kret

 focus on integrating into the larger squadron. This hive guard captain works particularly well with the Separatists droid fighters, letting any ship with the calculate action on its action bar and a lock on the defender perform a red calculate action after Berwer Kret performs an attack that hits. If this attack happens to be a 

Snap Shot,

 these ships could perform this action before they even engage.

At the same time, an engineer such as 

Gorgol

 can help any ship whether it’s a droid fighter or not. If they disarm themself during the System Phase, a friendly ship at range 1–2 can both reposition before they activate with a tractor token and repair a faceup Ship damage card. Plenty of other skilled Geonosians piloted the Nantex-class Starfighter, of course, and if you’re looking to round out your squadron with as many ships as possible, you can always rely on a

Petranaki Arena Ace

 or a 

Stalgasin Hive Guard

 to defend Geonosis from Republic invaders.

Accomplish the Impossible

Without Geonosis, the Separatist Alliance will fall. When the time comes, the Geonosians will defend their planet—and the Alliance—from the cockpit of the Nantex-class Starfighter.

The Nantex-Class Starfighter Expansion Pack (SWZ47) is releasing alongside the rest of Wave V! Pre-order your copy at your local retailer or through our website—with free shipping in the continental United States—today!

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WW1 Wings of Glory: notes about new pilots of the first series’ reprint

By Ares Games

The first series of airplane packs of WW1 Wings of Glory was recently reprinted and refreshed by new versions of each aircraft. The history and information about the SPAD XIII, Sopwith Camel, Albatros D.Va and Fokker Dr.I were already presented at the time they first released in specific previous articles, together with the pilots and units featured in each pack (links for those articles are listed …

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Wings of Glory Tripods & Triplanes starts to hit US stores on August 23rd

By Ares Games

Following the complete fulfillment of Kickstarter backers in North America, Wings of Glory – Tripods & Triplanes, the new stand-alone game, fully compatible with WW1 Wings of Glory, is now shipping to distributors and will start to hit the US stores on August 23rd. In addition to the Tripods & Triplanes Starter Set, two Tripod Packs – Mk.I “Locust” and Mk.II “Scarab” – and three accessories …

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Battle for the Bunker

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 9 August 2019

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Star Wars: Legion

Battle for the Bunker

Announcing the Imperial Bunker Battlefield Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

“This isn’t gonna be easy.”
   —Leia Organa, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

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

As outposts and data centers, Imperial bunkers play a pivotal role in securing the Empire’s reign over the galaxy. Found on Imperial-controlled planets such as Scarif and the forest moon of Endor, these bunkers keep some of the Empire’s most vital military secrets and command centers safe. Soon, one of these bunkers can be a flashpoint in your own battles across the Star Wars galaxy. Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Imperial Bunker Battlefield Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!

Whether protecting what lies within, or fighting to extract vital information, any battle fought over a bunker could stand as a turning point in the war and the Imperial bunker miniature and six modular computer terminal miniatures you find in this expansion are sure to become a focal point of your battles. Not only does this unpainted, finely detailed miniature enhance any battlefield with a piece of thematic Star Wars terrain, six new battle cards can make it the centerpiece of an epic, two-act scenario that sees one side desperately attempting to disable the bunker while the other mounts a valiant defense.

Read on for more information on the Imperial Bunker Battlefield Expansion!

Heavy Fortifications

The Empire has many secrets to protect and—no matter where in the galaxy they are kept—they are usually found sealed behind the doors of a fortified Imperial bunker. This makes these bunkers ripe targets for Rebel raids and the Imperial bunker in this Battlefield Expansion is sure to play a large role in any battle that takes place in the area surrounding it. 

Whatever your objective, the bunker is more than just another piece of terrain. Not only can the its door be turned around to display an alternate design, it can be removed altogether, allowing your battles to spill into the interior. Once there, your troops can fight amongst six modular computer terminals that can be arranged however you see fit. Alternatively, these terminals can be placed in the bunker or anywhere on the battlefield to bring your objectives to life.

While the Imperial bunker can be easily incorporated into the fabric of any Star Wars: Legion battle, the secrets it contains are likely to be of value to both sides and the Imperial Bunker Battlefield Expansion gives you the power to make it the central focus of a new, two part battle. Six battle cards put the bunker at the very center of the battlefield, setting the stage with unique deployments, objectives, and conditions that give both sides different objectives to complete.

This scenario begins with the red player embarking on a valiant

Rescue Mission

to free some of their captured comrades-in-arms held inside the bunker. The

Prisoners

are well defended behind the bunker’s heavy blast door and the barricades that guard its entrance, but the red player does have an advantage: The total points of their army can equal up to 900 points. What’s more, they have the element of surprise and can quickly move towards the bunker.

This advantage quickly dissipates as the second act opens, however. Alterted to the enemy presence, the blue player has the bunker

Surrounded

and secured. With their prisoners recovered, it is now up to the red player to find a way to somehow

Disable the Bunker

by planting and detonating objective tokens inside it. But this will be no easy task. The bunker is a heavily 

Defended Fortification

 and the red player no longer has the element of surprise. As a result, trooper units the blue player has inside the bunker can spend their activation broadcasting tactical information to friendly units.  

With a beautiful new miniature to add to your battlefields and a unique new scenario, the Imperial Bunker Battlefield Expansion adds even more variety to your games of Star Wars: Legion!

     

Breach the Bunker

There’s no telling what secrets could be hidden away in an Imperial bunker. You can battle for control of these secrets when the Imperial Bunker Battlefield Expansion is released in the fourth quarter of 2019!

Enhance your battlefield with your own Imperial Bunker, available now for pre-order from your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping in the continental United States here! 

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Available Now – August 9

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 9 August 2019

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Legend of the Five Rings LCG

Available Now – August 9

New World Championship Decks are Now Available for A Game of Thrones LCG and Legend of the Five Rings LCG

Take a look at the latest products from Fantasy Flight Games, now available at your local retailer or online through our webstore!


A Game of Thrones 2018 World Championship Deck

Take your revenge with the 2018 World Championship Deck for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game! This Martell Banner of the Wolf list that led Lennart Paga to victory at the 2018 World Championship by embracing the long game and controlling the board with key cards like Ward, Ramsay Snow, and Valar Dohaeris. Unite the diverse forces of House Martell and House Stark, learn from the wisdom of Westeros’s greatest warriors, and claim your victory!

Offering a card-for-card recreation of Paga’s deck with newly redesigned cards that feature gorgeous full-bleed art, this deck is perfect for new players looking for an entry point to the battle for the Iron Throne, intermediate players who wish to explore new experimental deckbuilding opportunities, and experienced players who want to expand their collection with full-art versions of favorite cards and extra copies of key neutral cards. Whether you’re looking to fine tune your existing decks or jump into the game and learn the intricacies of the long game, you are sure to find the answer in this deck. Expose the crimes of your enemies and remain Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken!

Pick up your copy of the A Game of Thrones 2018 World Championship Deck (uCHP10) at your local retailer today or online through our website here!


Winter Court 2018 World Championship Deck

Harness the power of the Crane Clan with the Winter Court 2018 World Championship Deck for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!

This pre-constructed Crane deck is identical to the deck used by Shogun Erik Baalhuis during the 2018 Winter Court World Championships! Now these 87 cards can be yours in an exciting new extended art layout! 

The Shogun’s deck is built to control the tempo of the match so that as the game goes on, it builds on small advantages until they become overwhelming. During the first few turns of the game, the deck wants to use as few resources as necessary to win conflicts or break provinces. By only playing cards when absolutely necessary, the deck hopes to grind its opponent out of cards and fate until your foes can no longer muster the skill necessary to win conflicts or prevent their stronghold from breaking—or to prevent themselves running out of honor.

Pick up your copy of the Winter Court 2018 World Championship Deck (uCHP11) at your local retailer today or online through our website here!

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The Green Goblin

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 8 August 2019

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Marvel Champions: The Card Game

The Green Goblin

Announcing a New Scenario Pack for Marvel Champions: The Card Game

“Because of what he’s done to me—and to my son–Spider-Man, the cursed Peter Parker must die!”
   –The Green Goblin, The Amazing Spider-Man #121

Pre-order your own copy of The Green Goblin Scenario Pack at your local retailer or online through our website—with free shipping in the continental United States—today!

To many citizens of the Marvel Universe, Norman Osborn is an eccentric billionaire. A man who has put his demons behind him. The truth of the matter is Norman Osborn is always teetering on the brink of a relapse into the villainous Green Goblin. With advanced technology, superhuman strength, and regenerative healing, the Green Goblin is one of the Marvel Universe’s most frightening villains, and a longtime nemesis to Spider-Man.

But Norman Osborn rarely makes public appearances as the Goblin. As one of the richest men in the world, Osborn himself is virtually untouchable, making his alter-ego just as effective as the sadistic goblin. Can any team of heroes truly stand up to the might of Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin?

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce The Green Goblin Scenario Pack for Marvel Champions: The Card Game!

This 78-Card pack introduces two new scenarios to Marvel Champions showcasing the devious Norman Osborn and his sadistic alter-ego, the Green Goblin. Also included are four modular encounter sets that can be mixed in with these scenarios to customize your experience! Are you ready to take your games of Marvel Champions to the next level and take on Norman Osborn?

Risky Business

Hello, heroes.

As you know, Norman Osborn is a ruthless businessman and the head of the multinational corporation, Oscorp. We also have intel that he’s fueling a large crime operation.

Unfortunately, Osborn has set his sights on purchasing a failing branch of Stark Industries. Not only would this bring a surge to Oscorp stock, but we’re certain he plans to use the Stark tech to enhance his criminal enterprise.

While directly taking down Osborn is out of the question, we think that you can provoke Osborn by targeting his criminal enterprise, forcing his alter-ego, the Green Goblin, to come out to play.

The first scenario featured in The Green Goblin Scenario Pack is “Risky Business,” a confrontation that sees the heroes try and defeat the Green Goblin by indirectly assaulting his alter-ego,

Norman Osborn

 (The Green Goblin, 1A), until he is forced to take action as the

Goblin

(The Green Goblin, 1B)!

When the scenario starts, you won’t be directly attacking Osborn, after all, he’s one of the wealthiest men in world. Instead, you’ll be focusing on bringing down his

Criminal Enterprise

(The Green Goblin, 6A). Any time a hero would attack Norman Osborn, instead, they target his criminal empire, getting under Osborn’s skin and getting one step closer to drawing out his Green Goblin persona, who the heroes can attack directly.

Of course, this means Norman Osborn is free to scheme while the heroes are distracted by his criminal syndicate. Should Norman Osborn maneuver into a

Hostile Takeover

 (The Green Goblin, 4B), he makes the heroes job that much harder, and if he gets his hand on new Stark tech via a

Corporate Acquisition

(The Green Goblin, 5B), the heroes lose the game!

But through teamwork, wit, skill, and a little bit of luck, you can drain the infamy counters off of Criminal Empire and bring the Goblin out to play. When Norman Osborn is flipped to his Green Goblin side, he immediately deals damage to every hero in sight, who must now contend with his

State of Madness

(Green Goblin, 6B). The heroes will only have a limited time to hit the Goblin before his State of Madness ends and Norman Osborn returns, so make sure that every shot counts!

Norman Osborn’s encounter deck also plays to his terrifying duality. For example, when the Green Goblin reveals his

Mad Genius

(The Green Goblin, 13) he will either attack a hero if he is in his Goblin form, or strikes at their resources by discarding cards from their deck if he is in a more presentable state. Both of these attacks put the hero in danger, and the Goblin’s bag of tricks runs deep no matter which form he takes.

But this is just one of the two scenarios included in The Green Goblin Scenario Pack. Do you have what it takes to bring down Norman Osborn’s Criminal Empire in “Risky Business”? And what will you do when the Goblin army attacks in “Mutagen Formula”?

Goblin Gimmicks

The Green Goblin Scenario Pack also contains four modular encounter sets that allow you to customize both scenarios contained in the pack. The choice of which sets to include is up to you (both setup cards provide a recommended set, but any of the four can be used) or selected at random. If you want an easier challenge, you don’t have to include any modular encounter sets, if you want a greater challenge, you can include multiple modular encounter sets.

The “Goblin Gimmicks” encounter set allows Osborn (or other villains) to bring his bag of tricks to his fight against the heroes of the Marvel Universe. The

Goblin Glider

(The Green Goblin, 33), for example, is a floating glider that can travel up to blistering speeds of 90 MPH and gives its wielder unparalled maneuverability. In Marvel Champions, the glider its wielder’s attack power, but a quick-thinking hero can sabotage the glider on their turn!

When fighting the Goblin, you always have to be on the look out for

Pumpkin Bombs

(Green Goblin, 34 ), grenades that can deal serious damage to any do-gooder caught in their blast. The Jack-O-Lantern shaped bombs are deadly, and come in several varieties. However, like the glider, a hero with some strength behind their punches can disarm the pumpkin bombs before they have a chance to do any damage!

The Goblin is more than just cutting-edge technology, his

Regenerative Healing

(Green Goblin, 36) makes him a true terror to behold. You have limited opportunity to actually deal damage to the Green Goblin in “Risky Business,” and being able to simply heal that damage may make the Green Goblin seem like an insurmountable enemy. But a hero never gives up, and with the power of a Marvel Champion, you can stop the Green Goblin in his tracks!

Sadistic Choice

Whether he’s building a criminal empire as a ruthless businessman or leading a goblin army, as a sadistic madman, The Green Goblin is one of the most dangerous villains in the Marvel Universe. Will you have what it takes to go toe-to-toe with this dastardly foe? Find out when The Green Goblin Scenario Pack releases in the fourth quarter of 2019!

Bring down a criminal empire with The Green Goblin Scenario Pack (MC02en) for Marvel Champions: The Card Game, available now for pre-order from your local retailer or our website with free shipping in the continental United States! 

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The Search for Kadath

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 7 August 2019

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Arkham Horror: The Card Game

The Search for Kadath

Announcing the First Mythos Pack in the Dream-Eaters Cycle

“Over fertile plains rolling down to the Skai he saw the smoke of cottage chimneys, and on every hand were the hedges and ploughed fields and thatched roofs of a peaceful land.”
   –H.P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Order your own copy of The Search for Kadath at your local retailer or online through our website today!

Fantasy Flight Games invites you to embark on an epic journey across the Dreamlands in The Search for Kadath, the first Mythos Pack in The Dream-Eaters cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping within the continental United States! 

After taking your first steps into the Dreamlands in The Dream-Eaters deluxe expansion, you find respite in an inn of this strange land, but your mind continues to be tormented by thoughts of those you left behind in the waking world and the dangers they may face there. Perhaps if you find the lost castle and return with proof of the Dreamlands, you can save yourself, your friends, and the other dreamers whose fate is still unknown. But if you wish to gain this proof, you must leave the relative safety of your hosts behind and step into the wild unknown of the Dreamlands.

When you pre-order The Search for Kadath from the Fantasy Flight Games website, you will also receive a bonus collection of four 5” x 7” art cards that highlight favorite pieces from this adventure across the mystifying Dreamlands. Featuring some of the beauties and horrors you may encounter on your journey, these pieces immerse you in a world beyond all imagining.

Journey Across the Dreamlands

Your mind twists with anxiety over the quest ahead, the warnings you received about danger in the waking world, and questions about the fate of the others who followed Virgil Gray down the steps of slumber and through the Enchanted Woods. Your only hope of saving everyone is to return with proof that the Dreamlands are indeed real, but if the rumors are true, only the castle of Kadath has the power to bring your discoveries into the waking world. So, despite the danger, you must set out on your quest and travel the vast world of the sleeping to find the lost castle where the gods dwell.

The Search for Kadath is Scenario 2–A of The Dream-Quest, and you can choose whether you’ll play this scenario on its own or combine it with the other expansions in The Dream-Eaters cycle to form a larger four-part or eight-part campaign. Even alone, The Search for Kadath is an epic journey across the expansive Dreamlands. This realm is vast, and the designers of Arkham Horror: The Card Game have ensured that you will explore as much as could possibly fit in a single scenario. You will journey from shining cities and ancient ruins to forbidden lands veiled in mystery, all while battling monsters as strange as the Dreamlands themselves.

Not all secrets are readily revealed to you, however. Veiled locations contain unknown lore or assistance that must be sought before it can be of use to your investigators. If you can clear all clues from one of these locations, you’ll be able to turn it over and uncover the secrets held within. It may take weeks, even months for you to cross this realm, but things like time and space are tricky subjects here. 

Strengthening Fellowship

As your investigators become split between the worlds of the waking and the dreamers, you may find it more difficult than ever to communicate and work together across the divide. To help you with these challenges, The Search for Kadath provides a series of new investigator cards which may increase your ability to synergize with your team. For example, if you are fearful of the endless dangers ahead, you may wish to include a

Scroll of Prophecies

(The Search for Kadath, 116) in your pack. This Tome can help an investigator at your location confront any unforeseen challenge by drawing three cards, then discarding one card from their hand.

Meanwhile, if you take on the role of a Guardian, you can now lend aid to your fellow investigators by deciding to take

First Watch

(The Search for Kadath, 110). This Fast event is played when the investigators would draw encounter cards—instead of each investigator drawing a random terror from the deck, you may look at the top cards of the encounter deck and distribute the cards to each investigator as you wish. In addition, while each other investigator can only take one encounter card, this does offer you the chance to take on as many encounter cards yourself as you see fit. If one of your allies is struggling to escape or they’re pushed to the brink of death and insanity, you can take their burden on yourself and protect them from the trials of the encounter deck. 

Beyond working with the investigators of your team, this Mythos Pack also brings new faces into the fold to lend a helping hand, such as the new Ally,

Jessica Hyde

(The Search for Kadath, 118). While Jessica Hyde enters play half-dead with two damage on her, if you can keep her safe for a couple rounds, she will soon recover her strength with the tenacity that survivors are known for, recovering one damage each time your turn ends. No matter what the Dreamlands may throw at her, Hyde will continue to persevere, and so must you. The fate of your allies in the waking world depends on it.

Where Gods Dwell

Now that you have taken the first steps on your journey, the adventure of a lifetime stands before you. Discover the lost castle of Kadath, obtain the proof you seek, and return to the world of the waking before it’s too late!

Pre-order your copy of The Search for Kadath (AHC39) at your local retailer today or online through our website here! This Mythos Pack will arrive at retailers in the fourth quarter of 2019!

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A Chance of Cataclysms

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 7 August 2019

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KeyForge

A Chance of Cataclysms

Today’s KeyForge Forecast: Prime Championships to Offer Shocking Prizes

“The Architects took great pains to make the Crucible inhabitable for creatures from worlds across the universe. But they didn’t make it safe.”

Something is amiss.

The air pulses and stings. The ground begins to tremble. Above in the atmosphere, a storm unlike any other grows and swells, inescapable and all-consuming. Tears in the very fabric of reality begin to form and start to swallow all forms of life as this turbulent monster begins its descent on the Crucible! Amidst this pandemonium, the insatiable Archons remain undeterred in their pursuit of hidden Vaults. It’s during moments like these that the Archons are willing to risk everything for the chance to uncover these priceless treasures. 

Archons, the time has come to show off your talents at the upcoming Prime Championships! These KeyForge tournaments are a central part of the Organized Play path that leads to the World Championship and offer a more competitive environment that will challenge your abilities as a player. Forming the tier above Store Championships, Prime Championships draw talented players from all around to compete for amazing prizes and the chance of becoming a Prime Champion.

At stake at these events, you’ll find a whole host of prizes, including tokens, deckboxes, playmats, keys, and of course, Æmbershards! In addition, the one Archon who claims victory will earn an invitation to the KeyForge World Championship! And of course, Prime Championship events also serve as a great way to earn more Power Levels on your chosen deck, with the Top 8 decks advancing to Power Level 2 and the decks of both finalists rising to Power Level 4. Now, brace yourself for the coming cataclysm and fight for these electrifying prizes!

Æmbershards

For simply participating in a Prime Championship, players will have ten Æmbershards added to their Master Vault. Then, for every win, players recieve an additional five ‘shards. The one Archon who ascends above all others and claims the title of Prime Champion gains a bonus 75 Æmbershards! Not only that, but based on your overall placement, you may also receive a sizable bonus of Æmbershards. For example, players who place within the Top 8 will get a bonus of 20 ‘shards, while players in the Top 4 will get a bonus of 30 ‘shards! As you can see, you can quickly rack up these precious gems at a Prime Championship. 
 

Top 16

Each player who places in the Top 16 will receive a pack of five blue acrylic stun tokens. These tokens will certainly come in handy, whether you’re using commonly played action cards like 

Tremor

 or

Blinding Light,

or using the abilities of creatures like

Pip Pip

or the mighty

Zorg.

Of course, you can also be on the receiving end of these effects, which may force you to use these tokens in less… ideal situations. Players in the Top 16 will also receive a crimson-colored deckbox with brand-new KeyForge artwork. These deckboxes also feature a designated area on the side of the deckbox where you can mark your deck’s factions.
 

Top 8 and Top 4

Players in the Top 8 will receive a playmat illustrating a nefarious looking creature that some inhabitants of the Crucible refer to simply as The Grim Reaper. Though not much is known about this ghastly entity, one thing is certain: it is dangerous and volatile. There have been recent claims about a number of disappearances, and The Grim Reaper is believed to be the cause. If spotted, this creature should not be trifled with under any circumstances! Furthermore, the players who manage to make their way into the Top 4 of a Prime Championship will receive a sizable deckbox that’s able to hold multiple Archon decks. 

Finalists

Regardless of which Archon claims victory in the end, both finalists receive a set of metal key tokens. The unforged side of these keys features the symbol of Prime Championships, denoting your impressive results at this competitive KeyForge event. 

Champion

The player who earns the title of Prime Champion will win a playmat featuring artwork of a crackling dragon that’s surging with raw, unbridled power. This behemoth will have a profound impact on any other creature, and it’s sure to even instill fear in Archons. It’s even possible that this beast is solely responsible for the mayhem that has enveloped the surroundings. The Prime Champion will also receive an invitation to the KeyForge World Championship in the form of a Dominator Bauble! Truly a worthy reward for a player that dominated the competition. 

Channel Your Energy

Like Store Championships, event organizers may choose which format and variant of KeyForge is used for Prime Championships. For these tournaments, event organizers may use one of the following four options: Archon Solo, Archon Adaptive, Sealed Solo, and Sealed Triad. In comparison to Store Championships, Archon Adaptive and Sealed Triad are replacing Archon Reversal and Sealed 2 Deck Survival. For more information on these styles of play, please refer to the KeyForge Format and Variants document.

Fully Charged and Ready

A violent maelstrom of unfathomable magnitude has now descended upon the Crucible. This is not a place for the weak and defenseless—you must stand your ground and fight, Archon! Unleash your power and defend youself, or become a mere casualty to this hostile environment and the beasts that exploit it.

We will be sharing a list of stores that are hosting these KeyForge Prime Championships soon! Brace yourself for the coming chaos.

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The Weight of the Empire

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 7 August 2019

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Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition

The Weight of the Empire

Announcing the Imperial Raider Expansion for Star Wars: X-Wing

“We will deal with your Rebel friends soon enough.”
   —Grand Moff Tarkin, Star Wars: A New Hope

The flames of Rebellion move quickly, sweeping across entire star systems in an instant. While fleets of Imperial Star Destroyers can extinguish these flames, it is far better to stamp out the embers before they spread. Now, a new ship is on the way to crush the embers of Rebellion wherever they can be found. Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce the Imperial Raider Expansion Pack for Star Wars™: X-Wing!

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

An advanced patrol vessel developed by the Empire, the Raider-class Corvette is built to strike swiftly and decisively wipe out any resistance. Capable of spewing out salvoes of ordnance or firing focused blasts at any target hapless enough to be caught in its killzone, the Raider is a terrifying opponent on the battlefield.

Within this expansion, you’ll find everything you need to add a Raider-class Corvette to either your Galactic Empire or First Order squadrons, including two ship cards and variety of upgrade cards inviting you to outfit your ship with Commands, Teams, Cargo, and potent Hardpoints. You’ll also find everything you need to fly a Raider-class Corvette or any other huge ship, including a huge ship maneuver tool, a huge ship range ruler, a resource tracker, and a huge ship damage deck.

Read on for more information on the Imperial Raider Expansion Pack!

A Legacy of Fear

Stalking across the stars, the Raider-class Corvette is assigned to accomplish tasks that larger warships cannot. These sleek and powerful ships are often used for reconnaissance missions, surgical strikes, or suppressing enemy starfighters. The ship was so effective at these missions during the Galactic Civil War, in fact, that supporters of the First Order still make use of it in their fight against the Resistance. Though it has outlived the regime that created it, the Raider-class Corvette still spreads fear across the galaxy.

Although the Raider-class Corvette is one of the Empire’s smallest warships, it can be loaded with a surprising variety of ordnance, making it a threat to both enemy fighters and the larger ships that support them. To this end, the ship features concentrated batteries that further enhance its prodigious firepower, granting it an extra die while performing a primary, torpedo, or missile attack.

Harnessing the power of such as ship is not a task for a single pilot, of course, and the Raider-class Corvette operates most effectively with an entire crew to keep its systems up and running. Teams of Gunnery Specialists or ordnance experts can unlock even more potential in the ship’s weapons, using its energy to fire more accurately or ensure its deadly ordnance is ready to fire at a moment’s notice. At the same time, some of the Empire’s finest officers can take command, coordinating with the squadron’s smaller ships from the bridge.

With so many ways to outfit it for battle, it should be no surprise that the many Raider-class Corvettes in Imperial service differ drastically in their approach to space combat. With the Imperial Raider Expansion Pack, you can deploy these iconic ships to battle, making use of their unique capabilities to further your own strategic objectives.


The Raider-class Corvette can be flown as part of both Imperial and First Order Squadrons!

A central part of the elite Inferno Squad, the fearsome

Corvus,

for example, brings its own complement of starfighters to a battle. What’s more, the crew of this imposing ship are always coldly calculating their next move, gaining an additional calculate token after performing a calculate action. We’ll take a closer look inside the Imperial Raider Expansion Pack—including all the Title upgrade cards—in a future preview!

Harness the Might

From the Core Worlds to the far reaches of the Outer Rim, the Raider-class Corvette is ready to remind the galaxy of the long reach of the Empire. Harness its power and stamp out rebellion when the Imperial Raider Expansion Pack arrives in the fourth quarter of 2019! 

Launch your own Raider-class Corvette, available now for pre-order from your local retailer or through our website with free shipping in the continental United States!

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Beyond Standard Issue

By Fantasy Flight Games

Published 6 August 2019

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Star Wars: Legion

Beyond Standard Issue

Announcing Four Upgrade Expansions for Star Wars: Legion

“Stormtroopers? Here? We’re in danger!”
   —C-3PO, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

From the iconic E-11 blaster rifle carried by Imperial Stormtroopers to the E-5 blaster rifles wielded by the Separatist Alliance’s legions of battle droids, each Star Wars™: Legion faction has its own signature weapons they bring to the ground battles of the Star Wars galaxy. But select troopers also bring a range of other weapons and skills to their squads and soon you’ll have more options than ever to move your corps units beyond standard issue.

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

Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce four Upgrade Expansions for Star Wars: Legion:

  • Imperial Stormtroopers Upgrade Expansion
  • Rebel Troopers Upgrade Expansion
  • B1 Battle Droids Upgrade Expansion
  • Phase I Clone Troopers Upgrade Expansion

Featuring newly-sculpted miniatures that can be used interchangeably with those found in previous Star Wars: Legion releases, these expansions give you even more power to customize the look of your armies. Meanwhile, additional personnel and heavy weapons upgrades unlock even more tactical flexibility in your corps units, inviting you to outfit them with new gear for maximum effectiveness. Read on for more information about these Upgrade Expansions!

Imperial Stormtroopers Upgrade Expansion

A ubiquitous sight across the galaxy, white-armored stormtroopers strike fear into the hearts of all those who would oppose the Empire. Though their uniform armor and rigid tactics emphasize the crushing weight of Imperial might, Stormtroopers can be surprisingly flexible units that serve a multitude of roles in Imperial strike forces.

A

DLT-19 Stormtrooper

from the Star Wars: Legion Core Set or the Stormtroopers Unit Expansion, for example, can blast enemies—even those with armor—from beyond the range of a standard E-11 blaster rifle. Similarly, an 

RT-97C Stormtrooper

found in the Imperial Stormtroopers Upgrade Expansion can maintain these long range shots while also producing a higher rate of fire.

Within this expansion, you’ll find four unpainted, uniquely sculpted soft plastic Imperial Stormtrooper miniatures to enhance your existing Stormtrooper units. Joining a Stormtrooper Captain are a Stormtrooper Specialist as well as a T-21 Stormtrooper and an RT-97C Stormtrooper that can both be constructed with their heavy weapons or the standard E-11 blaster rifle. These miniatures are accompanied by seven upgrade cards that allow you to incorporate them into your existing Stormtrooper units as well as a unit card inviting you to create a completely new unit.

We’ll take a look at everything found in the Imperial Stormtroopers Upgrade Expansion in a future preview!

Rebel Troopers Upgrade Expansion

The Rebellion is made up of beings from countless worlds, all standing united in opposition to the tyranny of the Empire. No matter what world they hail from, every Rebel trooper dedicates their life to fighting on the front lines for the cause of the Rebellion. Now, you can add even more diversity to your Rebel ranks with the new miniatures and upgrades found in the Rebel Troopers Upgrade Expansion.

This expansion gives you everything you need to enhance both the look of your Rebel Troopers units and how they operate in battle. In addition to new Rebel Trooper miniatures representing aliens from across the Star Wars galaxy, you’ll also find new personnel and heavy weapons upgrades to add to your armies, such as a

DLT-20A Trooper

that can deal critical damage from long range.

In total, you’ll find four finely detailed, unpainted new soft plastic Rebel Trooper miniatures in this expansion, including an Ishi Tib Rebel Trooper Captain, a Gran Rebel Trooper Specialist, an Ithorian SX-21 Trooper, and a Theelin DLT-20A Trooper. A unit card gives you the option of mustering a new unit using these miniatures, while seven upgrade cards invite you to customize any unit of Rebel Troopers.

We’ll take a full look at everything included in the Rebel Troopers Upgrade Expansion in a future preview!

B1 Battle Droids Upgrade Expansion

The Separatist Alliance’s B1 Battle Droids are manufactured to attack in massive numbers and wear down enemy forces through raw attrition alone. But that does not mean they don’t have other purposes to serve as the Separatists seek to overthrow the Galactic Republic. Other series of battle droids perform a variety of tasks for the Separatist military and a select few droids are outfitted with different weapons that give them unique capabilities.

While B1 Battle Droids are most commonly seen assaulting enemy positions in the thick of battle, they can serve functions outside of all-out combat. Once a planet has been conquered, for example,

B1 Security Droids

 are needed to keep the peace and quash all resistance. As a result, they remove their fellow battle droids’ compulsion to instantly attack any target that may present itself.

The B1 Battle Droids Upgrade Expansion helps you enhance your existing B1 Battle Droid units with new miniatures and cards. Four new unpainted, hard plastic B1 Battle Droid miniatures, including an OOM-Series Battle Droid, a B1 Security Droid, a Radiation Cannon B1 Trooper, and an E-5s B1 Trooper arrive on frames to offer new options for your Separatist forces. Meanwhile, a unit card helps you muster these miniatures and your existing B1 Battle Droids into a cohesive unit while seven upgrade cards invite you to seamlessly incorporate them into this or any of your other B1 Battle Droid units.

We’ll take a closer look at all the ways you can enhance your B1 Battle Droids in a future preview!

Phase I Clone Troopers Upgrade Expansion

The Galactic Republic’s Phase I Clone Troopers are always armed with state-of-the-art equipment. For most clone troopers, this means carrying the powerful and versatile DC-15A blaster rifle, but a select few Phase I Troopers are trained in the use of even more weapons, ensuring the Grand Army of the Republic is prepared for any situation.

While weapons like the

Z-6 rotary blaster cannon

give units of Phase I Clone Troopers plenty of anti-personnel fire to handle waves of Separatist battle droids, these units can also choose to bring along an

RPS-6 Phase I Trooper

 instead, giving them a powerful option against armored units like B2 Super Battle Droids or an AAT Trade Federation Battle Tank.

The Phase I Clone Troopers Upgrade Expansion puts powerful new options such as this at your fingertips, including seven upgrade cards offering additional personnel, heavy weapons, training, grenades, and equipment. These upgrades are brought to life by four unpainted, finely detailed soft plastic Phase I Clone Trooper miniatures, including a Phase I Clone Captain, a Phase I Clone Specialist, a DP-23 Phase I Trooper, and an RPS-6 Phase I Trooper, all of which feature multiple customization options.

We’ll take a glimpse inside this expansion—including all of its upgrade cards—in a future preview!

A New Generation of Trooper

The best troops in the Star Wars galaxy are only as effective as their gear and training. When the tried and true methods aren’t enough to secure victory, it’s time to enhance your units and unlock new strategies!

Look for these Upgrade Expansions at your local retailer in the fourth quarter of 2019. Pre-order your copies at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping in the continental United States here!

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