I’ve noticed that I do a lot of articles for Fantasy Flight Games products, and that is mainly because they have such a huge output of items, whether it be board games, living card games role playing games or expansions and adaptions of any of the prior three. Today I will be sharing a slew of new items that are now available and hopefully coming to your local gamestore soon, if they aren’t already there.
Forgotten Fellowship, the fifth Chapter Pack in the Kingsroad cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, is now available. This newest expansion has a greater focus on the lesser characters of the storyline, rather than the very well known ones. Characters such as Gendry and Harwin, plus more. Also in this pack there are cards to help out Brotherhood decks, such as Lady of the Leaves, which will help in situations where another House has more power than you. This is the penultimate from the Kingsroad cycle, and gives more options to move your game in different directions.
There are two new Lieutenant Packs for Descent: Journeys into the Dark Second Edition here, Bol’Goreth and Valyndra. Bol’Goreth is a brutish and deadly melee fighter from The Trollfens, he specializes in heavy melee attacks and infecting the Heroes with Poison and Disease. Valyndra, the Wyrm Queen, from the Lair of the Wyrm expansion, brings fiery death to the Heroes with her breath weapon and her Aura prevents them from getting too near, lest they take damage. Both packs give a detailed plastic model you can use to replace the cardboard token in the game, as well as a tidy sum of new cards for lots of purposes, such as Plot and Agent cards.
Mala Tempora, the third Data Pack from the Spin Cycle for Android: Netrunner, has just came on the market. This pack has a greater focus on Tags, Traces and Bad Publicity, while at the same time having several cards that promote more of a risky play style, encouraging the players to take more and larger gambles. There is at least one more Runner Identity, Reina Roja, who makes the Corp’s Ice more expensive to res. I am sure the people I know who play this well make very good use of the cards.
Star Wars: the Card Game has taken off quite well from what I have heard, several people at my local gamestore play it, plus there is the ATGN sponsored Ashes event here in Brisbane, which involves this living card game. Balance of the Force, the second deluxe expansion, has now been released. This expansion brings a lot of new content into the game, with rules for Two v Two matches and a self enclosed Challenge deck that will pit a single person against three others for a new type of game style. There are, of course, a whole bunch of cards that will improve normal Head to Head decks, but there are a lot more options to follow now.
If you like the idea of a table top war game, such as Warhammer, but can’t afford the expense or simply don’t want to hassle around with the unpainted, unassembled miniatures, them perhaps BattleLore Second Edition is for you. You and an opponent are each Generals, who control an army that you must use to destroy the other. Set in Terrinoth, the same world as Descent and Runebound, it is a game filled with Tactics, Magic and Cunning Maneuvers. To me it does seem like a self contained and complete war game. It has just been released and is now available for purchase.