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The Star Wars®: Edge of the Empire™ Beginner Game is now on sale at your local game store!


The time has come to begin your adventures in the Star Wars galaxy. The Star Wars®: Edge of the Empire™ Beginner Game is now on sale at your local game store and through our webstore!
The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game features a complete, learn-as-you-go adventure. Pre-generated character folios keep rules right at the your fingertips, while custom dice and an exciting narrative gameplay system make every roll into a story. The rules provide hours of entertainment as you tell your own tales of a galaxy far, far away.Over the past several weeks, we’ve previewed what players can expect upon opening their Beginner Game, the basics ofthe game’s unique dice mechanic, and an overview ofcharacter advancement. Then, last week, we introduced the free downloadable adventure, “The Long Arm of the Hutt” (pdf, 2.3 MB), to allow you to advance your saga beyond the Beginner Game. You’ve seen what awaits on the fringes of the galaxy. Now, experience it for yourself!

A Learn-As-You-Play Adventure

The abridged and simplified ruleset, which is incorporated into the included adventure, lets you learn as you play; you and your team will navigate the suns-blasted streets of a small Tatooine town in hopes of securing your own spaceship. With plenty of opportunities for combat, social encounters, and more, the included adventure teaches the fundamentals of Edge of the Empire as part of its narrative.

Thrusting players directly into the action, “Escape from Mos Shuuta” begins with a desperate escape from ruthless thugs, and ratchets up the action from there. All the while, pertinent mechanics are introduced incrementally as part of the exciting narrative.

Convenient Character Folios

The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game lets you choose one of four pre-generated characters and jump right into the game. Will you be a Wookiee mercenary or a Human smuggler? A droid colonist or a Twi’lek bounty hunter? The choice is yours, and the convenient character folios present all the information you’ll need.

Each eight-page folio includes a background explaining that character’s connection with Teemo the Hutt (the adventure’s villain) and the other heroes, quick reference guides for the game’s core mechanics, and plenty of options for advancement during the included adventure and beyond.

A Unique Narrative Dice System

The unique custom dice mechanic provides a wealth of narrative options. Symbols for success, failure, and complications are all printed directly on the dice! Even a successful roll can place you under threat, and even a failure can create some advantage.

Through this system, which takes all narrative conditions into account, players and Game Masters quickly build a dice pool for each task, then they roll and let the dice help guide the growth of the story.

Visit our Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game website to learn more, then head to your local retailer; adventure awaits on the fringes of the galaxy!

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Get ready with your stone tools “Ugh Tect” is coming to a store near you.


“Ugungu!” howled the caveman, a genius of his day. Club in hand, he stomped his feet meaningfully until his tribemates lifted the giant stone block. Thus, the first monument was born.

Prepare to club your tribemates to architectural domination! Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Ugg-Tect, a game of monumental fun in which up to eight cavemen race to build prehistoric monuments, armed with nothing but a simple language of grunts and gestures, a few wooden blocks, and a trusty club.

Two teams must compete to construct simple monuments out of wooden blocks… but only their leader, the ingenious ugg-tect, can see the plans. Without showing his secret Project card to his tribemates, the ugg-tect must instruct his team, guiding them as they recreate the project using wooden blocks. Adding to the challenge, the paleolithic language barrier is an ever-present obstacle; an ugg-tect and his tribemates may only communicate with a limited vocabulary of grunts and gestures, along with a few “corrective” taps of an inflatable club!

Build a structure for the ages

If your tribe can stop laughing long enough to build the monument shown on the ugg-tect’s Project card, you’ll score points based on the difficulty of that structure. But if the other team judges your work to be seriously flawed (based on a few simple criteria), you must destroy your monument and accept a negative point to your final score. Play continues until one team accumulates ten or more points, after which the winning team’s ugg-tect is encouraged to beat his chest, swing his club, and chant “Ugg-tect! Ugg-tect!”

With some solid leadership skills, a bit of luck, and a healthy willingness to look utterly silly in front of your friends, you’ll accurately recreate mankind’s earliest architectural endeavors… more or less.

Can you complete the most monuments before your rivals? Keep checking back for more on Ugg-Tect, and in the third quarter of 2012, guide your tribe to prehistoric prominence!

AEG’s Nightfall will be coming out with a new expansion “Dark Rages”.



AEG has announced the newest expansion to their Nightfall series: Dark Rages. What horrors and new game elements will be coming with this new expansion release coming this summer is hard to tell, but we can be assured it will be filled with the angrier things of the night!

From the Publisher:

“Dark Rages is a new expansion to the competitive deck building game Nightfall. Dark Rages brings you a complete all-new set of cards with special powers, and features new vampires, werewolves, hunters and ghouls. Dark Rages also introduces new Avatar cards that allow you to customize your decks’ themes like never before! Will you be a Vampire Overlord or a Werewolf Alpha, and which other groups will you ally with?”

Nightfall: Dark Rages is currently expected in stores this June 2012. What Avatar will you take on in Nightfall: Dark Rages?

Dungeons & Dragons announces “Rise of the Underdark”.

April 5, 2012 – RENTON, WAWizards of the Coast today announced that its iconic roleplaying game of fantasy and imagination, Dungeons & Dragons®, is inviting players to explore the notorious drow race and venture into a world immersed in darkness and danger during the Rise of the Underdark™ campaign starting this spring. Fans will get a first look at what is stirring below the surface at PAX East in Boston this weekend (Booth #562).

Mystra, the goddess of arcane magic is dead and Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders is making her bid to seize control.  The drow invasion is about to begin, and adventurers are needed to help stop Lolth from bringing about everlasting darkness to the surface world. With a product line and programs focused on the drow race, D&D® players will get a deep-dive into the events surrounding the Rise of the Underdark and gain access into the minds and lives of the popular race like never before. From a new campaign setting and in-store organized play programs, to novels and other game accessories, this robust suite of offerings will put a fresh spin on players’ campaigns.  D&D fans can also look for new video game content and D&D merchandise to round out their drow experience.

“We are excited to provide players with a drow experience unlike any other with a full suite of products and in-store play offerings,” said Liz Schuh, Head of Publishing & Licensing for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast.  “Players will get an in-depth look at this culture full of trickery and alliances, and get the opportunity to help thwart the evil schemes of the Spider Queen like never before.”

Dungeons &  Dragons: Rise of the Underdark offerings include:

  • Into the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival HandbookOn May 15, players will thrust into darkness with Into the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival Handbook. Adventurers can delve into dungeons, caverns, and other subterranean environments with this indispensable guide. Players will discover new character themes that add depth to their characters’ backstories and equip them with special benefits that will help on their journeys into the Underdark. Dungeon Masters will uncover advice and tips that will shed new light on creating dungeons and exploring the depths of their campaign worlds.
  • D&D Encounters™ – Beginning May 16, players of all levels will be able to gather on Wednesday evenings in local participating game stores around the world to experience the new D&D Encounters: Web of the Spider Queen™ season.  D&D Encounters is the first D&D Organized Play program designed exclusively for weekly play at retail locations worldwide – and this season takes players into the depths of the Underdark to investigate increasing drow activity and what it means for the world above.
  • D&D® Lair Assault Experienced Dungeons & Dragons players worldwide have already been gathering at their local participating game stores as part of the highly tactical D&D Organized Play program called D&D Lair Assault.  The next challenge, Spider Killer™, will kick off on June 1, challenging players to battle against the Rise of the Underdark.  
  • Skirmish-Style Game – A new head-to-head miniatures skirmish-style game, Dungeon Command™ will have players assembling warbands and choosing their battlefields as they go head to head in all out war. Releasing July 17, the Dungeon Command: Sting of Lolth™ faction pack will include such heroic miniatures as assassin, arachnomancer, sorcerer, spiders and spiderguards. Other Dungeon Command faction packs will become available throughout the year.
  • Charon’s Claw – In this third book of the Neverwinter™ Saga, New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore takes readers back to the city of Gauntlgrym. As the world-famous dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden and his companions return to the ancient dwarven stronghold, they find a small colony of drow. Members of House Xorlarrin and exiles from Menzoberranzan, these drow are trying to establish an independent city free from the rule of House Baenre and its priestesses. Charon’s Claw releases August 7.
  • Campaign Setting & Fortune Cards On August 21, anew campaign setting will provide an in-depth exploration of the greatest drow city in the Dungeons & Dragons® game. Containing all of the information a Dungeon Master needs to run adventures or an entire campaign based in this treacherous city, including descriptions of city locations, drow houses, key organizations, and the precarious political landscape, the Menzoberranzan Campaign Setting also gives players information they need to create characters who are members of drow houses or organizations within Menzoberranzan.  Drow Treachery™ Fortune Cards will provide additional elements of unpredictability that already runs rampant within drow culture to enhance attacks and defenses, or provide other benefits to characters.
  • Novels– 2012 also holds the release of a number of mind-capturing novels from some of D&D’s most beloved and imaginative authors, including:
    • War of the Spider Queen, Volume I (April 3), Richard Lee Byers, Thomas M. Reid, Richard Baker
    • War of the Spider Queen, Volume II (May 1), Lisa Smedman, Philip Athans, Paul S. Kemp
    • And the following ebooks:
    • Spinner of Lies: Sword of the Gods (June 5), Bruce Cordell
    • Prince of Ravens (July 3),  Richard Baker
    • Skein of Shadows (July 3), Marsheila Rockwell
    • Spider and Stone (December), Jaleigh Johnson
  • Dungeons & Dragons Online, Menace of the Underdark™ expansion – This June, the shadow of Lolth has fallen over the Forgotten Realms kingdom of Cormyr, where heroes struggle to stem the unrelenting tide of Drow forces. As the extent of Lolth’s schemes spread to entangle Eberron, the champions of that world must join those of Faerûn to battle this dark threat—and ultimately, the Queen of Spiders herself.

Dungeons & Dragons is the iconic roleplaying game of fantasy and imagination that is part storytelling, part social interaction and part chance.  Visit DungeonsandDragons.com for more information on the campaign and follow D&D on Facebook and Twitter. You can also look for drow-themed accessories such as cell phone cases, t-shirts and bags!

Marvel Avengers Game Coming in April




“Bring all of the mighty action of the Avengers movie to your tabletop with this exciting mini-game!

Play as either the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, or Captain America and battle for supremacy on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli-Carrier.”

The Avengers Movie Mini Game features four figures which will be available in the Avengers Movie HeroClix set. Players will find everything they need to play within the box of the Marvel Avengers Mini Game.

Bursting with action, the Avengers Movie HeroClix Starter brings all of the fast-paced excitement of the Avengers movie to your HeroClix games.

Battle evil as the Avengers or split the starter into two teams and play with a friend.

Featuring six figures with new dial designs not found anywhere else, the Avengers Movie HeroClix Starter also includes two maps, the HeroClix rulesbook, and the Powers and Abilities card, dice and tokens, everything new and established players need to play!

The battle for victory begins soon! Marvel HeroClix: The Avengers Movie Mini Game is expected in stores in early April 2012.