Adventure in the Grim Future with Fantasy Flight’s Relic

July 30, 2012 by brennon

Another board game based in the 41st Millennium is on the cards from Fantasy Flight Games. Check out the Talisman based game, Relic below…

Relic Box Art

Relic allows you to take on heroic persona from the Warhammer 40,000 Universe and then adventure through the Antian Sector. In Talisman style this involves rolling a dice and moving round the board, taking on encounters and leveling up your hero for the final fight.

Relic Plastic Figures

Relic Character Sheets

“Although it’s based on Talisman, however, a number of noteworthy differences set Relic apart. First, rather than one deck of Adventure cards that determines the allies and obstacles to found on each space, Relic has three distinct Threat decks, each of which focuses on a different foe in the Antian Sector. After landing on a space with a red icon, for instance, a player draws from the red Threat deck, which features tests of strength and an abundance of Ork-related events, enemies, and locations. Similarly, the blue Threat deck tends to challenge a character’s willpower attribute and features the vile Tyranids, while the gold Threat deck includes tests of cunning and a focus on the clever Eldar.”

So while the massive Horus Heresy game was a bit of a pain to lug around, maybe this could give you your Warhammer 40,000 board gaming fix?

Are you looking forward to this?