Noteworthy News September 3-12, 2012
Due to a slowish week, and trying to catch up, this "weeks" news is extended.
Fantasy Flight Games has announced the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Living Card Game. After a delay that was announced earlier this year, they are ready to release their newest Living Card Game.
From their site: "In February, we explained why we chose to take our initial prototype back to the drawing board. Now we are proud to announce that the redesign by Eric M. Lang is complete, and we intend to make Star Wars: The Card Game available to retailers everywhere later this year!"
From their site: "The past, present and future of Earth collide as mysterious Anomalies open up everywhere. You are part of an elite team of specialists. Your mission – keep prehistoric monsters in check, preserve the timeline, and uncover the secrets behind the Anomalies. You must protect the modern world from savage dinosaurs, primeval monsters and the horrors of the far future, but not everyone's on your side. Who can you trust?"
From their announcement: "The hotly anticipated Loremaster's Screen and Lake-town Sourcebook for the multi-award winning The One Ring rpg is now available for preorder at our on-line store!"
From their site: "In case you didn't know, our licensees aren't limited to just printing translated versions of our products. They can also propose their own Munchkin-related products, and that occasionally results in unique, nifty stuff becoming available in non-U.S. markets."
Fantasy Flight Games announced that a new Hobbit trick taking card game is on the horizon. I try not to be a "don't judge a book by it's cover" type person...and fail. Based on the images of the cards, I'm not really impressed. Will with hold judgement until I see the finished product, but I have come to expect more from Fantasy Flight.
From their site: "Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce The Hobbit Card Game, Martin Wallace’s fast-paced, standalone, trick-taking card game for 2-5 players. Players win hands by trying to lay down the highest card of the suit in play. Use the cards you’ve won to deal damage to opponents, or heal allies and help them with extra cards. Each character assigns cards differently, so use your skills wisely! Fight the forces of evil as Gandalf, Thorin, or Bilbo, or smash the hopes of the heroes as Smaug or Bolg, the goblin leader."
And for your veiwing pleasure, check out this short video.
Your Turn: A Documentary About Playing Board Games from Clayton Ashley on Vimeo.
From the post: "I love playing board games. I made this documentary of people playing board games and expressing why they enjoy playing boards in order to share that passion."