Posted Wednesday, 16-Nov-2016
Announcing Netrunner Legacy; a new game from the designer of CO2, Vinhos, and The Gallerist; and DOOM prepares to rip you apart – all this and more, in this week’s board game news brief.
Prepared by Calvin Wong
Renowned eurogame designer Vital Lacerda has a new game out about the rebuilding of Lisbon (formerly Lisboa), and it’s now crowdfunding on Kickstarter.
November, 1755. Lisboa is in ruin. An earthquake, a tsunami, and fires have left the city devastated, and the Marquis of Pombal has been charged with its reconstruction, and he transformed it into one of the most marvelous cities in the world.
Players are Lisboan nobles who must use the Royal Builder, the Marquis, and the King to try and gather influence to their causes. Rendered in the style of traditional Portugese pottery and with lavish production quality, Lisboa is a sight to behold.
The campaign blew past its funding goal in a few scant hours and is well on its way to unlocking dozens of stretch goals.
Vital’s previous games (including Kanban: Automotive Revolution, The Gallerist, and Vinhos) are known for strongly integrating the mechanics into the theme of the game, and Lisboa looks to be no different.
From the simple Possessed Soldier to the hulking Cyberdemon, the enemies of Doom have roared their way through the minds of gamers since 1993, when the video game series set the world on fire.
Now in 2016, Fantasy Flight Games has rebooted their 2004 cardboard edition with a new tribute to the series; a 1 vs many game bedecked with miniatures, rocket launchers, and heroism.
The latest preview on the FFG website showcases the Invader player’s menagerie of monsters and how to wield them.
Doom will be released by the end of the year and can be pre-ordered now.
Shadowscape, set in the Mistfall universe, is a dungeon crawler with solo, co-op, and competitive play.
With 13 playable characters of all archetypes, a randomized dungeon setup, and 9 villains to do battle with, Shadowscape is a great choice for you to expand your experience in the Mistfall universe or as a jumping off point into the franchise.
From the designer of The Resistance comes Abandon Planet.
A game of shifting alliances, janky rocket construction, and backstabbing, Abandon Planet sees players scrambling for resources as the meteors crash into the surface, destroying new regions and ruining your plans. You can’t do this alone either, you’ll have to partner up, but who knows what your friends are scheming…
Package!? is a 5 minute abstract strategy game about package delivery. What’s in the packages? Who are you delivering them to? Who knows!
Designed to play fast and with interesting gameplay decisions in a short time span, fans of abstracts should definitely take a look.
Netrunner Legacy. Featuring a story-based campaign for two players where players unlock the story as they progress, Terminal Directive requires only a single Netrunner Core Set before you immerse yourself in the story.
A serial killer is on the loose in New Angeles, and the crimes may have devastating political effects on one of the city’s biggest corporations. Whether you’re trying to find the truth, or suppress it, Terminal Directive is a game that forever changes as you play it. Once you make a choice, you can never un-make it.
Terminal Directive also comes with 163 cards for the Weyland, Haas-Bioroid, Criminal, and Shaper factions which are tournament legal for Android: Netrunner.
Whether in the high stakes setting of a competitive event or sitting at your kitchen table, Terminal Directive will have something for you. Look out for more previews of the game in the weeks to come before it’s Q1 2017 release.
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