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Games Workshop reveals new translucent kits for the Armies of the Dead for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game

Games Workshop has two reveals today for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game and one has some big implications, opening up a lot of possibilities.

The Warriors of the Dead isn’t the first time GW has released clear resin figures, but it is the first that won’t be super difficult to get. This new set won’t replace existing miniatures, making them perfect to add throughout your Army of the Dead. The “clear” plastic has a spectral blue tint to them, so you can use them as is or drybrush them a bit with dusty whites and rusty metals.

  • Warriors of the Dead
  • Warriors of the Dead

Also coming is a new box set of scenery. The Osgiliath – the Ruins of the City of Gondor set collects the incredibly modular Gondor Mansion, Ruins, and Tower kits into one packed box.

Osgiliath – the Ruins of the City of Gondor

Tales From the Lone-Lands for The One Ring RPG Announced

The One Ring RPG: Tales From the Lone-Lands 

Delve deeper into Middle-earth. Free League Publishing has announced Tales From the Lone-Landsthe second expansion for the multiple award-winning 2nd edition of The One Ring Roleplaying Game, based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The expansion is a beautifully illustrated hardback compendium containing six brand-new adventures. All are set in the lone-lands of north-western Middle-earth and the adventures can be played individually, or as part of a larger tale. 

The One Ring RPG: Tales From the Lone-Lands includes:

  • A Troll-Hole, If Ever There Was One and Kings of Little Kingdoms are relatively self-contained adventures, but still hint at a growing danger. 
  • Messing About In Boats involves directly one member of the Company, in an unexpected way! 
  • Not To Strike Without Need and Wonder of the Northern World follow the slow infiltration of spies of the Enemy. 
  • The Quest of Amon Guruthos challenges the heroes to battle an ancient evil. 

All the adventures in the Tales of From the Lone-Lands expansion assume that the time frame is the same as the one in The One Ring RPG — the years around 2965.

Free League Publishing Teases Some of 2022 including the One Ring, Blade Runner, Alien, and more!


Release Date: February 8
In Tales From the Loop – The Board Game, you and your friends play cooperatively to investigate the mysteries originating from the Loop, a huge underground science facility with strange effects on the suburban landscapes around it. 

The upcoming board game is based on the works by the internationally acclaimed visual storyteller Simon Stålenhag. The narrative art books Tales From the Loop and Things From the Flood, published by Free League, stunned the world with a vision of an alternate Scandinavia in the 1980s and ‘90s, where technology invaded tranquil landscapes to form an entirely new universe of the eerie and the nostalgic.

In 2017, Free League published the tabletop roleplaying game Tales From the Loop, which was a smash hit and went on to win five Gold ENNIE Awards, including Best Game and Product of the Year. The tv series adaptation of Tales From the Loop has launched Amazon Prime Video. Now the time has come to return to The Loop in the upcoming board game.



Release Date: March 22
The new edition of The One Ring™ roleplaying game, set in the world of The Lord of the Rings™ by J.R.R. Tolkien and designed by Francesco Nepitello, became the most successful tabletop RPG core game ever on Kickstarter when it ended March 4th 2021, raising över $2 million.

In the world of THE ONE RING™, the year is 2965 of the Third Age and the players create a Company of heroes seeking adventure in the Lone-lands of Eriador. It is a desolate country, yet it sees the presence of many adventurous folk – Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves and Men. It is here that the One Ring lies, a seed of the past that will one day lead the world to open war against the returning Shadow. The Enemy is moving, and smoke issues once more from Mount Doom, in the land of Mordor…



Release Date: TBA
Walk the mean streets of Los Angeles in a new game from the award-winning team behind the hit ALIEN RPG. This is the BLADE RUNNER ROLEPLAYING GAME – a neon-noir wonderland that’ll take your breath away. One way or another.

Set in the year 2037, the game begins the adventure shortly after the Wallace Corporation debuts the new Nexus-9 Replicants on Earth, giving players the choice to play as either human or Replicants. The game will propel players into the streets of Los Angeles as Blade Runners with unique specialties, personalities – and memories.

As a member of the LAPD’s Rep-Detect Unit, you’ll face impossible choices and find beauty and humanity in the stubborn resilience to keep fighting. To persevere through pain. To do questionable and extraordinary things.

Other than that, it’s just a normal day on the force, so get to work and grab some noodles on the way. That stack of cases won’t crack itself. It’s a shame you won’t live long enough to solve them all. But then again, who does?



Release Date: TBA
Heed the warnings spoken by the wardens of the forest – do not disturb the ruins of old, for an ancient evil stirs in its sleep. The horrors of Davokar are about to awaken…The dark and mysterious world of Symbaroum welcomes new adventurers with Ruins of Symbaroum, the 5E adaptation of the praised fantasy game.  

At the heart of the dark fantasy RPG Symbaroum lies the forest of Davokar that calls out to be explored, for the trees are covering the remnants of an empire which fell into ruin long ago. But the road into its depths are fraught with danger. Explore the vast forests in the hunt for treasures, lost wisdoms, and fame. Seek out the barbarian clans to trade or plunder. Establish your base of power among princes, guilds, or rebellious refugees in the capital. Survive encounters with trolls, dark-minded beasts, and undead warlords.



Release Date: TBA
The World Ends. Again. In Style. Get ready for the nano-infested doomsday RPG CY_BORG, where cybernetic misfits and punks are raging against a relentless corporate hell. Rules-light, rage-heavy. A fever-dream of tech, punk and fury. The cyberpunk spinoff game CY_BORG, based on and compatible with multi-award-winning apocalyptic heavy metal RPG MÖRK BORG, by Stockholm Kartell is launching in 2022. 

CY_BORG is about rage against climate collapse, out-of-control consumerism, the commodification of personal data, late-stage capitalism, transhumanism and senseless violence.  Stay jacked in. Stay synced. Stay updated.



Release Date: TBA
You are a curious explorer that long for the strange, peculiar and marvelous. You are braving places too far for maps and too old for records. Your expeditions touch the bizarre, wondrous, and horrific. You search for riches, but also Arcana, mysterious devices with unnatural powers. 

The remastered version of the acclaimed weird-fantasy tabletop roleplaying game Into the Odd revisits Industrial Bastionland, giving the original game a lavish hardback, full-color restoration with expanded content. The game is written by Chris McDowall (Electric Bastionland) with art and graphic design by Johan Nohr (MÖRK BORG). A rules-light, flavour-heavy roleplaying game of industrial horror and cosmic strangeness awaits. 




Release Date: TBA
Heart of Darkness is an upcoming new cinematic scenario for the multiple award-winning ALIEN roleplaying game. The expansion offers a stand-alone adventure, but also serves as a conclusion to the Draconis Strain Saga begun in the cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods and continued in Destroyer of Worlds, all written by Andrew E.C Gaska. The expansion is designed for 3–5 players plus the Game Mother and is a spiraling descent into soul-crushing madness.



Release Dates: TBA
Leave the Mythic North and set sail for mist shrouded isles. Mythic Britain & Ireland provides a brand-new setting for the ENNIE-winning RPG Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying. Explore the fog shrouded streets of London, discover the secrets of Rose House and the British Society. Discover the islands and walk the moors in search of long-lost tales and ancient remnants. The new setting invites you to experience Gothic horror mysteries in the lands of Mary Shelley, Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker. Written by industry legend and ENNIE-winner Graeme Davis (The Enemy Within) and beautifully illustrated by ENNIE-winning artist Johan Egerkrans. 

Also on the horizon is Vaesen: Seasons of Mystery, a book filled with four new spine-tingling mysteries spanning four seasons across The Mythic North: Dance of Death, Fireheart, The Devil on the Moor and A Winter’s Tale.



Release Date: TBA
Urban Operations is the first expansion for the new retro-apocalyptic edition of RPG classic Twilight: 2000. It is a modular expansion focused on cities loosely based on the classic module Free City of Krakow – but designed to be used in any city environment. Krakow is described in it as one example town, another being Karlsborg in Sweden.

The expansion will include guidelines for playing in cities, new factions, new scenario sites, and introduce several plots to create longer story arcs. It will be a boxed set with a scenario book, city maps, scenario site maps, modular battle maps for urban environments, and new encounter cards for urban environments.



Release Dates: TBA
Want to fight horrid monsters and demons? Then explore Book of Beasts and The Bloodmarch, two upcoming expansions for the award-winning fantasy RPG Forbidden Lands.

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts is a bestiary you can play, beautifully illustrated and filled to the brim with murderous monsters and lethal encounters. Each beast comes ready to play with tailored random encounters, presenting the Gamemaster with a handy set of mini-adventures to go. 

Forbidden Lands: The Bloodmarch is a campaign book expanding the game world and including a full campaign – Legacy of Horn. The Bloodmarch is the name given to the volcanic region west of Ravenland, accessible as the Shadowgate Pass is again opened. This ancient land of battle-ready horse riders and secretive dwarves is rapidly changing due to the demonic vegetation spreading across the land. 



Release Date: TBA
Doom and misery is upon us, for the blasphemous expansion MÖRK BORG Cult: Heretic, a zine of community-made misadventure and malice for use with MÖRK BORG RPG or other rules-light dark fantasy games will launch this year. This godless tome includes creatures, classes, optional rules and generators as well as four deadly adventures; Nurse the Rot, Graves Left Wanting, Sepulchre of the Swamp Witch, and Bloat.

The multiple award-winning MÖRK BORG RPG is designed by Pelle Nilsson (Ockult Örtmästare Games) and Johan Nohr (Stockholm Kartell) and published by Free League Publishing under the sub-label Free League Workshop.


Games Workshop’s New Releases Include Death Guard, Age of Sigmar, and Lord of the Rings

This week’s Games Workshop pre-orders should make fans of Nurgle’s Death Guard, Age of Sigmar players, and Lord of the Rings players happy.

A new model arrives for Typhus, the legendary champion of the Death Guard. With powerful abilities to boost your Poxwalkers, devastating psychic powers and deadly skill in close combat, he’s the perfect leader for your new army. Typhus retails for $40.

Blightlord Terminators are all but indestructible, combining the blessings of Nurgle with ancient Cataphractii armour. Equip yours with toxic weapons of war or foul firepower and unleash the shock troops of the XIV Legion on your foes. Blightlord Terminators retail 5 for $60.

Having trouble with heavy armour? The Foul Blightspawn melts tanks and Terminators alike with the lethal plague sprayer and is the perfect character to support your Death Guard. The Foul Blightspawn retails for $25.

You’ve built your Warhammer: Age of Sigmar army – now build a kingdom for them. In Firestorm, you’ll be able to play rich multiplayer map campaigns, building fortifications and upgrades and battling for control of ancient relics. With a campaign map, markers and full rules, setting up and playing is easy. There are also 10 powerful new allegiance abilities covering every Grand Alliance. This new expansion retails for $65.

With a new expansion comes new Warriors of Great Cities boxes.

Field a combined force of Stormcast Eternals and Free Peoples in the indomitable armies of Hammerhal, with loads of miniatures and even new allegiance rules in this boxed set. The box set retails for $170.

Conquer the Realm of Fire with the armies of Tempest’s Eye using this boxed set, with a full army of Disposessed and Stormcast Eternals alongside allegiance abilities to field them with. The box set retails for $170.

Command the ruthless armies of Anvilgard with this boxed set, featuring new allegiance abilities and a host of Stormcast Eternals and Scourge Corsairs. The box set retails for $170.

The Lord of the Rings Miniature Game also sees two new releases.

If you’re looking to reinforce your Lake-town army, this set is the perfect way to do it, with a variety of Lake-town guard in one handy place. The Lake-town Guard Warband retails for $65.

You can also defend Lake Town. This set is a great way to get your hands on the brave militia of Lake-town, featuring Swordsmen, Spearmen and Bowmen. The Lake-town Militia Warband retails for $65.

Finally, Cadia Stands by Justin D. Hill is available in hardback for $27 and Blackshield: The False War is available as CD for $17.50.

NECA/WizKids Announce New Puzzle Strategy Game, Connect With Pieces

NECA/WizKids is taking puzzle gaming to a new level, announcing Connect With Pieces, an upcoming puzzle building platform and game combining strategy and challenge designed by Joel Weinshanker, president and COO at NECA and board game designer Mike Elliott.

Unlike traditional puzzle games, in Connect With Pieces there is more than one way to play for a varied experience. While the ultimate goal is to match all puzzle pieces in a way that garners the most points, Connect With Pieces requires strategy as each piece has five possible combinations, with most fitting in more than one location on the board.

For an added challenge, each piece is embossed with one of five special symbols, that when placed in a particular pattern will earn players bonus points or allow them to block opponents.

Connect With Pieces, available now nationwide MSRP $12.99 USD, is designed for all ages and incorporates themes from several popular franchises, including a Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Twilight edition available at launch.

Coinciding with the announcement, NECA/WizKids has also revealed an upcoming Connect With Pieces application for iPad, coming soon.