Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fantasy Flight Announces Relic at Lames Day 2012

Amongst the scad of overpriced miniatures and over-hype of Lames Day 2012 (trademark used by permission of Zlurpcast) put on by Games Workshop one good thing has come out of it:

A game surely more balanced and ready to play out of the box than a typical GW title and that is Warhammer 40,000 Relic.

This is a boardgame using the Talisman type of gameplay rules yet set in GW's sci-fi universe. The best part is it won't cost you an arm and a leg to get into and probably offers better gameplay than most things GW actually writes themselves.

Lets take a look at what they say:
Five Scenarios, Infinite Adventure - At the start of each game of Relic, a randomly drawn Scenario card is placed in the center of the board, bringing with it game-changing effects. The basic game, entitled “The Mystery Beyond,” is a race for the Inner Region and the unimaginable power contained therein. Other scenarios pit characters against a powerful Daemon Prince, an infernal Chaos Manufactorum, and more. For example, while Relic is always a competitive game, the scenario “Lost Flagship of St. Antias” ratchets up the rivalry.
This brutal death match requires that all players duel each other at every opportunity. What’s more, the final confrontation is a all-out king-of-the-hill style brawl for control of a mighty ship that promises dominance of the sector! Relic offers an entirely new take on a classic, beloved adventure game. Will you save humanity, or fall to the powers of Chaos? Venture into the depths of the Antian Sector, and prepare to face its mysteries!