Letters from Whitechapel

Fantasy Flight Games recently announced a revised edition of Gabriele Mari and Glanluca Santopietro’s Letters from Whitechapel. It’s a very intriguing game where one player is Jack the Ripper while the others are intrepid investigators trying to catch Jack. Like every other game from Fantasy Flight the production looks top notch and we shouldn’t have too long to wait as the game is slated for a second quarter 2013 release. For the official release statement

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game

Fantasy Flight Games recently announced the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game. It’s a box set which features and adventure and introductory rules to grasp the basics. It apparently introduces mechanics as you go along and of course has pre-generated characters with custom dice. The dice seem to be made in the same vein as Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edtition. I cannot say that would be bad but I hope they do not make the game to play as much of a hassle online. I would really like them to make this online friendly for a group.

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Announced via Fantasy Flight Games

A Tannhauser Miniature Release and a Farewell to the Game

While visiting the local goings on over at Fantasy Flight Games I came upon this particular news which may be a little disheartening to fans of Tannhauser. Tucked away at the bottom of the recent info on the release of the Frankenstahl miniature for the Tannhauser game line was a farewell from the staff.

As quoted from their news:

With the release of Frankenstahl later this year, FFG’s development of new content for the Tannhäuser board game will be taking a rest. We feel the Tannhäuser line, with its many options, is currently robust enough to offer a great play experience for new and veteran players alike. We’re happy to say that after six years of publishing, Tannhäuser has matured to include four playable factions, three large expansions, and eighteen miniature packs. With this in mind, we lay aside its further development with pride and move to till other fields. The Tannhäuser board game and its expansions remain in print for the time being, so new players should have clear access to explore the uchronic conflict on their game tables at any time.

We remain genuine fans of Tannhäuser and its universe. We have no doubt that sometime in the future we’ll return to explore new game experiences among its dark and winding paths.

As always, thank you for your support.

While indeed it has grown and is quite enjoyable, I would have liked to have maybe seen a pen and paper rpg based on this. I think it would have enough uniqueness to stand out. I think the most concerning information is that Tannhauser is in print “for the time being”. I can understand the development teams point of view of moving on and maybe coming back to it. However I would keep a limited run going since it’s not dying out due to a lack of interest

Source via Fantasy Flight Games

Miskatonic University for Arkham Horror now available

This one kind of swooped under my radar but I highly recommend this for anyone a fan of Arkham Horror boardgame. This one of course revolves around Miskatonic University and add’s some new locations. Now I wonder how long they can keep adding on to this boardgame. It seem’s to me already if you play with two expansions your number of cards added to the game is staggering. Despite that, this is a must by for me as I am a sucker for this stuff.

Mansions of Madness: Season of the Witch

Fantasy Flight Games have a recent service called print on demand. This allows them to print out products based on actual demand so financially, it’s a very viable solution for them considering the high quality of their prints. That being said, a new product expansion for Mansions of Madness entitled Season of the Witch is now available. Check it out and order up a helping of Madness. Below is a teaser description from their site.

A bright young Miskatonic University student has disappeared, having checked in to an infamous Arkham boarding house to study its reported supernatural properties. Now, as the celebration of Walpurgis Eve approaches, you and your fellow investigators are tasked with venturing into the decaying Witch House and solving a mystery that has plagued Arkham for generations. But are you prepared to face the horrors that await you?

A Look at Black Crusade

If you are a fan of the Warhammer 40k RPG then you will probably want to check out the sneak peak at their latest product Black Crusade. The premise is providing background and rules for playing Disciples of the Dark God. It’s always good to try and play as the proverbial bad guys every now and then. Oftentimes in RPG’s we tend to gravitate towards heroic characters so seeing the flip side is always interesting.

Sneak Peak at Black Crusade via Fantasy Flight Games