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Posts tagged “fantasy flight games”

Lovecraftian board game Mansions Of Madness coming to PC

Fantasy Flight's Lovecraftian board game Mansions Of Madness, which cardboard dad Rab Forence has praised so much in these pages, is getting a video game adaptation next year. Publishers Asmodee Digital yesterday announced Mansions Of Madness: Mother's Embrace, which will send a team of investigators to investigate a spooky mansion, being waylaid by traps, monsters, and other terribleness. Asmodee have a lot of experience in…

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Feature: Click, click, click, click-BOOM

Netrunner online is rough but worth the click

Android: Netrunner is a two-player card game set in a cyberpunk world where a hacker and a corporation angrily click their mouse buttons at each other until one of the following things happens: 1. The corporation researches a bunch of terrifying technology. 2. The hacker steals all the files the CEO accidentally left on his desktop. 3. The corporation runs out of ideas, and just sits…

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Tabletop publisher Fantasy Flight Games has opened a digital studio

If you’re even just a little bit familiar with tabletop gaming, you’ve probably heard of Fantasy Flight Games. It’s the publisher behind titans like Star Wars: Armada and Android: Netrunner, and over the years it’s absolutely bled me dry with its elaborate and very expensive games. And now it’s moving into our neck of the woods, establishing its own digital development studio: Fantasy Flight Interactive.

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Feature: A conscious uncoupling

Cardboard Children – The FFG/GW Divorce

The rumours were true. Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop are ending their relationship. It's a conscious uncoupling that will send shockwaves through the board gaming community, and no wonder. For a blissful period, the two were a match made in heaven. But now it's over, and everyone is just trying to wrap their heads around what it all means. As for you? You need…

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Feature: Paid Mods, Licensed DLC, And Cease & Desist Letters

How Do Boardgame Creators Feel About Tabletop Simulator And Infringing Mods?

We asked Paul Dean of splendid boardgaming website Shut Up & Sit Down to investigate the future of the enormously successful boardgame software, Tabletop Simulator [official site]. He spoke to the creators, as well as boardgame designers, to discover their feelings towards copyright-infringing mods that replicate their games, plus the possible benefits of paid mods and licensed DLC. The first time I saw anyone playing…

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Hex-A-Decimate: Battlelore Command

Battlelore Command is a digital adaptation of Fantasy Flight's Battlelore 2nd edition, a fantasy boardgame based on Richard Borg's Commands & Colors game system. The PC version, just launched on Steam with a purchasable DLC expansion already in place, is ported from a recent tablet release. I'm always excited when I see Fantasy Flight games on PC because I'd love to have a huge digital…

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Not An Adventure Game: Witcher Adventure Game On PC

To recap: CD Projekt RED's RPG series The Witcher is based on Andrzej Sapkowski's short stories and novels. The Witcher Adventure Game is a monster-hunting board game adaptation made by CDPR with Fantasy Flight Games, which was also being made into a virtual board game by Can Explode. Both cardboard and cyberspace versions launched yesterday, so you can see how a video game interprets how…

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Feature: Dicing With Dagon

Elder Sign – Omens review

Elder Sign: Omens, a board game for one, was a permanent fixture on my tablet until I did a Moses and broke the bloody thing at a scene of wild revelry. I own the physical version as well - more of a dice game than a board game - which just goes to show that I'm some sort of miserable Cthuluphile who likes anything with…

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