Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Fantasy Flight Games Steals Gencon Hype Once Again - Announcing New Star Wars Games
If last year's announcement was a bomb, this year we just got nuked. There's been a ton of speculation as to who would get the rights to make Star Wars games since Wizards of the Coast dropped the license last Spring. Today, just to distract everyone from what they were working on and preparing for with Gencon, FFG announces not just one but two new Star Wars games - X-Wing: a new tactical minis game for Star Wars and the Star Wars Card Game - a cooperative/solo LCG.
A new mini's game is good news and since Starship Battles from Wizards, there hasn't been really any use of this obvious goldmine of a product with a miniature game full of Star Wars spaceships. What has me really excited, though, is the LCG. I've not been shy about my excitement over the Lord of the Rings LCG, and even with a terribly slow release schedule, the game is still one of my favorites that I turn to quite often. Set in the original trilogy era, players play as a team of rebel commanders using different types of tactics (just like Lord of the Rings spheres it looks like) to build decks and take on missions to hurt the empire.
THIS IS AWESOME. I KNOW IT'S UNPROFESSIONAL TO TYPE A BLOG POST IN CAP LOCKS, BUT THIS IS ONLY A COUPLE OF SENTENCES, AND A SOLO GAME STEEPED IN THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY OF STAR WARS MOVIES IS A LONELY NERD'S WETDREAM. Excitement!