Recapping the 2021 FFG In-Flight Report
It’s finally time for Gen Con 2021! And while we won’t be at the event in person this year, we did still hold our annual Fantasy Flight Games In-Flight Report this week. Be sure to give it a watch over at our YouTube channel if you haven’t already done so!
If you don’t have the time to watch the report or you would like a recap of the highlights, you can find a quick summary of everything we announced below.
The first game in the newly-rebranded Terrinoth Legends universe, Descent: Legends of the Dark is the largest single project ever produced by Fantasy Flight Games. And it’s just getting started!
In addition to a brief shout-out to Level Up Dice and their awesome upcoming dice for the game, we also teased a sculpt from an upcoming expansion, Ghosts of Greyhaven. This expansion is a side-story that can be incorporated into your Act I campaign or played as a standalone adventure. Act II is still a ways off, but development is going smoothly, and in the meantime fans of Descent can look forward to Ghosts of Greyhaven to tide them over!
As we mentioned in an article last week, KeyForge is going on hiatus with a planned relaunch alongside a digital version of the game in the future. In the In-Flight Report, we gave a sneak-peek at the game’s sixth set, Winds of Exchange.
In addition to a whole new batch of cards and mechanics, Winds of Exchange also introduces the game’s eleventh house, the Compacts of Ekwidon. This is a mercantile house founded by the asymmetrical Getrookya, and it’s all about themes of trade and exchange. Joining the Ekwidon are six returning houses, including Brobnar, Sanctum, Saurians, Star Alliance, Unfathomable, and the long-awaited return of Mars!
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Can you believe it’s already been five years since Arkham Horror: The Card Game first launched? This game has been going strong all this time and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. We had two big announcements for Arkham LCG in the In-Flight Report, with the first being Machinations Through Time.
This new standalone scenario gives us our first look at the city of Arkham in different time periods. Investigators must jump between the 1890s, the 1920s, and the 1950s as they try to solve a mystery of scientists disappearing throughout time. Machinations Through Time is the next in line of our special Gen Con scenario releases, similar to The Blob That Ate Everything and War of the Outer Gods. Like those two scenarios, Machinations is compatible with epic multiplayer mode, which means players can work together with other teams to solve this chronological caper. This standalone scenario will hit stores in the first quarter of 2022.
The other big announcement for Arkham LCG is a repackaging of the Dunwich Legacy cycle. Similar to the upcoming Edge of the Earth expansions, all of the player cards for the cycle can be found in the Dunwich Legacy Investigator Expansion while all the encounter cards and campaign cards can be found in the Dunwich Legacy Campaign Expansion. These expansions are the first in a wave of repackaged content for Arkham Horror, and they will both release within the first quarter of next year.
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is Fantasy Flight Games’ longest-running LCG by a wide margin. This game has been around for ten years now, and the size of its loyal fanbase is a testament to how great of a game it is. To that end, we want to introduce this fantastic card game to even more people, and so we designed the Revised Core Set.
This new version of the game’s core set comes packed with enough cards and components to support up to 4 players right out of the gate. There is also some new content in this box—specifically, some new campaign cards, boons, and burdens that have not existed in the game before. But don’t worry, if you already own a core set, you will be able to print off these new cards from our website for free. We’re aiming for an early 2022 release for the Revised Core Set, so stay tuned!
We also plan to rerelease some (but not all) of the game’s cycles in the same fashion as we are for Arkham Horror LCG, with all player cards in a Player Expansion and all other cards in a Campaign Expansion. This is all to help new players get into this fantastic game as easily as possible. Look forward to more information on this initiative in the coming months!
Finally, the last announcement we made for Lord of the Rings LCG was The Dark of Mirkwood, a long-promised scenario pack containing two scenarios: The Oath and The Caves of Nibin-dûm. These scenarios were originally released as part of the Limited Collector’s Edition two-player starter set, and now they will finally be available as part of their own standalone scenario pack. This pack will be available in Q1 of 2022.
Marvel Champions: The Card Game
We kicked off the Marvel Champions section with the reveal of the final hero pack of the Mad Titan’s Shadow wave, Vision! As the ultimate android, Vision comes packaged with a pre-built Protection deck ready to play from the moment you open the box. His gameplay revolves around his unique density manipulation mechanic, which makes him a strategic hero with some impressive durability. Stay tuned for an in-depth announcement article for Vision in the near future!
We also teased the next campaign expansion for the game: Sinister Motives. This Spider-Verse-themed box comes with two web-slinging heroes, Ghost Spider and Spider-Man (Miles Morales), as well as a plethora of classic Spider-Man villains, such as Sandman, Venom, and the notorious Sinister Six. The hero packs that follow this expansion will include a couple more web-warriors but also some surprises mixed in. Who else will be joining the forces of good in Marvel Champions? You’ll have to wait to find out!
Twilight Imperium and Android
With the 25th anniversary for Twilight Imperium around the corner, we have a lot of amazing things in store for fans of the franchise next year. The first of theseare two graphic novel series developed by our friends at CMON.
These stories will expand the universe of Twilight Imperium in exciting and unexpected ways, and they are written and drawn by some of the biggest names in comics, including Ron Marz (Silver Surfer, Witchblade), Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, Annihilation), Dan Abnett (Gaunt’s Ghosts, Horus Heresy), and more. Of course, we’re working closely with the folks at CMON to ensure that everything in these stories will perfectly fit within the Twilight Imperium canon.
We’re also working with CMON on a graphic novel series that takes place in the Android universe. This work is being handled by its own all-star cast, with Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Joyride, Batman & Robin Eternal) doing the writing and Guilherme Balbi (Spartacus, Superboy) doing the art. All three series (Android and both Twilight Imperium) are being edited by comic book industry veteran David Hedgecock (Transformers, TMNT).
There is a ton of talent involved in these projects and we can’t wait for their completion. Keep an eye out for more information and sneak peeks in the future!
FFG Fan Sites
In a similar vein to the graphic novels above, we also revealed our partnership with Event! Merchandising, who are helping us launch our very own Fantasy Flight Games Official Fan Sites. These online stores will feature all sorts of awesome swag themed around our various IPs, including mugs, pillows, shirts, art prints, and more. The stores will continue to grow after launch, which means even more exciting goodies will be gradually added as time goes on.
The first of our IPs to launch its fan site will be Legend of the Five Rings, followed closely by Arkham Horror and then eventually Twilight Imperium. The launch dates for each site will vary by region; we’ll have more information on the exact details as we get closer to launch.
Star Wars™: Outer Rim
Finally, we capped off our In-Flight Report with a (very brief) teaser on the long-awaited expansion for Star Wars: Outer Rim, titled Unfinished Business. We won’t have any additional information on this product to share for some time, but rest assured, it is coming!