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Rumor Mill: Asmodee Exploring a Sale

The board game publisher Asmodee Group is rumored to be exploring a sale. The potential sale could see the company valued at more than 1.5 billion euros/$1.7 billion. According to Reuters, Guyancourt, a French-based company, owned by private equity firm Eurazeo, has hired investment bankers to run the sale process. Eurazeo owns Asmodee.

The company generates 100 million euros/$119 million in 12-month earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Eurazeo took over Asmodee in 2013 for 143 million euros and it is not uncommon for an investment firm to sell in hopes of making a profit.

Asmodee and Eurazeo has been aggressive bringing in new intellectual property and publishing studios. Asmodee includes Fantasy Flight Games, Days of Wonder, Asmodee Studio, Catan Studio, Z-Man Games, Plaid Hat Games, Lookout Games, and more. Their games include Catan, X-Wing, Flick Em Up, Ticket to Ride.

X-Wing 2nd Editions First Wave Features Familiar Ships and Conversion Kits

X-Wing Second Edition comes to shelves September 13th, 2018 and with it a way of releases.

Fantasy Flight Games has said this new edition features full backwards compatibility with ships from the first edition. They have announced three Conversion kits will be available at launch which allows you to use your collection in the new edition.

These Conversion kits feature new ship cards, tokens, upgrade cards, and maneuver dials.

The number of ships supported (by maneuver dials included) in each Conversion Kit are:

Rebel Alliance Conversion Kit

3 – A-wing
2 – ARC-170
2 – Auzituck Gunship
2 – B-wing
2 – E-wing
2 – Ghost
2 – HWK-290
2 – K-wing
2 – Millennium Falcon
2 – Phantom I
2 – Phantom II
2 – Sabine’s TIE Fighter
2 – U-wing
2 – X-wing
2 – Y-wing
2 – YT-2400
4 – Z-95 Headhunter

Galactic Empire Conversion Kit

2 – Alpha-class Star Wing
3 – Inquisitor’s TIE
2 – Lambda-class Shuttle
2 – TIE Advanced
3 – TIE Aggressor
3 – TIE Bomber
2 – TIE Defender
4 – TIE Fighter
3 – TIE Interceptor
2 – TIE Phantom
2 – TIE Punisher
3 – TIE Striker
3 – VT-49 Decimator

Scum and Villainy Conversion Kit

2 – Hound’s Tooth
2 – HWK-290
2 – IG-2000
3 – Kihraxz Fighter
2 – Kimogila Fighter
4 – M3-A Interceptor
2 – Mist Hunter
3 – Protectorate Starfighter
2 – Punishing One
3 – Quadjumper
2 – Scurrg H-6 Bomber
2 – Shadow Caster
2 – Slave I
2 – StarViper
2 – Y-wing
4 – Z-95 Headhunter

Along with the Conversion kits, several expansions will be released along with dial upgrade kits and dice packs.

The T-65 X-wing Expansion Pack and BTL-A4 Y-wing Expansion Pack for the Rebel Alliance will launch alongside the Core Set, as will the TIE/ln Fighter Expansion Pack and TIE Advanced x1 Expansion Pack for the Galactic Empire, and the Fang Fighter Expansion Pack and Slave I Expansion Pack for Scum and Villainy.

In addition, the previously announced Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack and TIE Reaper Expansion Pack contain both first edition and second edition content to enable them to be used in both editions. These hybrid products will be released before the launch of X-Wing Second Edition as Wave XIV of the first edition.

All previously released Resistance and First Order ships will be released in their own conversion kits as part of the second wave of expansions as they’ll no longer be sub-factions of the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire.

The plastic ships from the Aces expansions (Imperial Aces, Rebel Aces, Imperial Veterans, etc.) will not be re-released in the game’s second edition. Some of the cards from these expansions will enter X-Wing Second Edition through the conversion kits, but the alternate painted plastic ships themselves will not be reprinted in the game’s second edition.

X-Wing 2nd Edition Has Been Announced

Fantasy Flight Games has announces X-Wing Second Edition ending months of speculation and rumors. The new edition is an update to the bestselling miniatures game of space combat set in the Star Wars galaxy.

Gameplay in X-Wing Second Edition is refined across the board, improving the game’s flow and refocusing on the physical act of flying starships. Faction identities are strengthened as well, giving each faction more unique tactics and strategies for new players and veterans alike to explore and master. What’s more, the second edition allows players to “use the Force,” a crucial part of the Star Wars galaxy, and now an important element to sway the tide of every X-Wing battle.

Alongside the second edition the publisher has announced an official X-Wing squad-builder app, ushering in an era of dynamic play for both Organized Play and casual games. With the app, players can easily assemble squadrons and manage their collections. Point costs for ships and upgrades and upgrade slots available to ships can be adjusted for the course of a single event, a tournament season, or an entire season of the game.

This new edition implements minor tweaks and changes to improve the game’s flow, clean up interactions, and refocus the game on the act of flying.

Factions have been strengthened with unique tactics and strategies for each. The First Order and Resistance now have their own distinct faction separate from the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire and thus have their own themes, strengths, and weaknesses.

The game also introduces the use of the Force. Pilots that are Force-sensitive will have an edge and can spend Force charges tthey can spend to perform feats, far beyond the ability of normal pilots. An example would be to improve aim or avoid incoming fire. You can do things like change a focus result on attack or defense. Combined with upgrade cards, those pilots are even better.

The X-Wing Second Edition Core Set includes three fully assembled and beautifully painted ships, as well as all the cards, movement tools, tokens, and dice that players need to get flying. A whole wave of expansions will be released simultaneously, giving players plenty of options to create and customize their X-Wing Second Edition experience. Conversion Kits for the Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, and Scum and Villainy for veteran players to bring their full collection of first-edition ships into the new edition will be released.

The X-Wing Second Edition Core Set, a wave of expansions, and Conversion Kits will be available in Q3 of 2018.

Tyrants of Lothal, a New Expansion for Fantasy Flight’s Imperial Assault

Fantasy Flight games has announced a brand new expansion for Imperial Assault, Tyrants of Lothal. The struggle against the empire is just beginning and resistance groups have begun to join together into the Rebel Alliance.

The Lothal Ressitance has arisen to fight back against the tyrannical oppression and now you can add this setting and characters to your games of Imperial AssaultTyrants of Lothal introduces new heroes, enemies, allies, map tiles and a six-part mini-campaign. Tyrants of Lothal is not releasing alone either, so be sure to also pre-order the Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus Ally Pack, the Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios Ally Pack, the Thrawn Villain Pack, and the Hondo Ohnaka Villain Pack to upgrade your Imperial Assault experience!

These new figure packs contain everything you need to add these heroes to your campaign and skirmish games.

Fantasy Flight Becomes a Gen Con 2018 Co-Sponsor

Gen Con has reached an agreement with Fantasy Flight Games to co-sponsor the convention’s 2018 event, held August 2-5 in Indianapolis. Fantasy Flight Games will have a dedicated gaming space inside the Indiana Convention Center as part of their co-sponsorship package. 2018 marks the first year that Fantasy Flight Games has participated in the highest level of sponsorship.

As part of the Co-Sponsorship, Fantasy Flight Games will also receive pre-show promotion, on-site graphics, and added marketing opportunities provided by Gen Con.

Fantasy Flight Games publishes a wide range of board and hobby games. Some of their most popular titles are based on licenses such as Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Their celebrated proprietary titles include Legend of the Five Rings, Android, and Rune Bound.

Fantasy Flight Reveals the TIE Reaper and Saw’s Renegades for X-Wing

Fantasy Flight Games has revealed Wave XIV for X-Wing, Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack and the TIE Reaper Expansion Pack. Both are based off of ships from Rogue One, the beginning to the Galactic Civil War.

Saw’s Renegades Expansion reskins already released ships in service of Gerrera’s Partisans. The pack comes with a U-wing and T-65 X-Wing, both with new paint schemes. The ship functionality remains the same but new ship cards featuring pilots from Saw’s crew is the draw. The set comes with fifteen new upgrade cards and ten ship cards. One new addition is the Targeting Scrambler which prevents the modification of attack dice at Range 1.

The TIE Reaper Expansion Pack adds a high-performance troop transport meant for in-atmosphere missions. It’s equipped with thick armor and powerful lasers as well as the capacity to carry elite infantry. It rolls three attack dice for its primary attack but has only one defense die. With its six hull and two shields though, it’s durable. It also features the jam action that allows you to jam nearby ships preventing their use of a focus, evade, or target lock.

With it being a troop carrier it has two crew upgrades. With that, it comes with Death Troopers which takes up both slots and allows you to place stress tokens. All together it comes with four ship cards, eleven upgrade cards and the usual dials and tokens.

Fantasy Flight Games Reveals Fleet Troopers and Leia for Star Wars: Legion

Fantasy Flight Games has released two new expansions for Star Wars: Legion.

The Rebels are getting some troops with Fleet Troopers. The expansion comes with seven unpainted miniatures and upgrade cards.

The unit gives you options when building your force. This unit is more specialized than Rebel Troopers. They’re trained for close-quarter combat and are armed with the DH-17 blaster which produces a greater volume of fire but a shorter range. You can also arm them with heavier firepower like the MPL-57 grenade launcher or scatter guns to inflict massive damage.

Also revealed is Leia Organa. The release comes with an unpainted miniature as well as upgrade cards.

Leia is a commander of the force and your army can have up to two commanders. She’s dangerous in hand-to-hand combat and accurate with her sporting blaster which is limited in range.

She can also boost your troops with some defensive help. She can remove up to two suppression tokens from friendly units. She also comes with three command cards that reflect strategies and tactics.

Fantasy Flight Reveals Stormtroopers for Star Wars: Legion

Fantasy Flight Games has revealed the Stormtroopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion. The release comes with seven unpainted miniatures, along with cards and tokens to play the game. The set will be released along with the core set and seven other expansions.

Two units come with the main cor set but in a corps unit you can include six units of Stormtroopers in your army. They’re low point cost so a cheap way to fill out your army.

A standard unit features four Stormtroopers but you can add more miniatures with upgrade gards. They’re not the most accurate but can reroll an additional die when they use the aim token. Their army does provide defense.

The units have four upgrade slots to make it unique, heavy weapons, personnel, grenades, and gear. That allows you to expand the unit or bring in specialists. This release comes with different grenade and gear options than the core set.

Fantasy Flight Reveals a Snowtroopers Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

Out in the first quarter of 2018, the Empire is getting to epxand its legions in pursuit of Rebels with the Snowtrooper Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion from Fantasy Flight Games.

The box comes with seven unpainted Snowtrooper minaitures as well as upgrade cards.

Snowtroopers differ from Stormtroopers as they are weighted down by heavy, insulated armor but both units feature indentical upgrade slots and standard-issue E-11 blaster rifles.

Snowtroopers make a free ranged attack after the perform a move action.

They can also specialize in targeting vehicles with the T-7 ion disruptor rifle or een deadlier forms of attack against unprotected infantry.

Fantasy Flight Games Announces a Revised Core Set for Android: Netrunner The Card Game

In the not-too-distant future Android is getting a new Revised Core Set for Android: Netrunner The Card Game.

The new set will feature more than 240 cards taking you to a world of megacities, articially intelligent bioroids, and genetically modified clones, among other things.

If you’ve never played Netrunner, this new set will offer you a chance to boot up and jack into the popular card game. The set adjusts the base card pool, altering the battlefield, and aging your favorite characters.

The game pits two players against each other in a game of asymmetrical bluffs, counterbluffs, and economic struggles. You command a vast, monolithic megacorporation and its limitless resources, while the other person is a cybercriminal called a “runner” whose goal is to bypass your defenses and unlock your secrets. The goal is to score sevent points. The corps score points by advancing its agendas while the runner attempts to steal the agendas.

The Revised Core Set features 247 cards, 133 Corp cards and 114 Runner cards and it’s divided among the seven standard factions.

The Revised Core Set will NOT be legal at the World Championship in November.

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