What Was Revealed At Fantasy Flight Games’ In-Flight Report 2021?

September 16, 2021 by brennon

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Fantasy Flight Games has dropped the new In-Flight Report at GenCon this year for 2021. What got revealed? Well, here is a little commentary on what we thought of some of the announcements from this year's event.

Fantasy Flight Games In-Flight Report 2021

The folks at Fantasy Flight Games have been having a tough time of late what with the shipping situation and a global pandemic. But, a lot of their core products are still going strong and they are working towards some new releases at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game

The first of the previews was for Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Machinations Through Time - Arkham Horror

Machinations Through Time // Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Machinations Through Time is a time and reality hopping adventure for your investigators. This is a brand new standalone scenario that can also be played in epic multiplayer mode. This means that loads of players can work together to try and solve the riddle at the heart of Machinations Through Time.

Fantasy Flight Game also talked about the repackaging of some of their existing Arkham Horror content. Instead of being released as individual packs, things are now going to be bundled into Player and Campaign boxes. So, all of the cards from one "cycle" in one place.

The Dunwich Legacy Expansions - Arkham Horror

The Dunwich Legacy Expansions // Arkham Horror: The Card Game

I for one am pretty happy with this idea. It means that everything comes out in one go and you can decide as an individual or group if you want to snag either or both of the boxed sets. It also really saves Fantasy Flight Games from the shipping problems in the past when trying to keep up a monthly/bi-monthly release schedule.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Card Game

The next of the fun announcements was the news that we're getting a revised core set for The Lord Of The Rings: The Card Game.

The Lord Of The Rings The Card Game Revised Core Set - FFG

Revised Core Set // The Lord Of The Rings: The Card Game

I have said that we have needed this for a few months now and it is good that Fantasy Flight Games are taking the plunge. The game is still great but this now means that four players can dive into this epic card game with one box without having to worry about picking up three of the original core sets!

As well as making it easier for new players, this core set also comes with campaign cards, boons and burdens which link the original three quests together. This falls more in line with the way that Fantasy Flight Games approached their Saga Expansions for the game.

In addition to that, the designers are also going to be re-releasing some of the most popular quests from The Lord Of The Rings' many, many cycles. These are also going to be tied together with new campaign cards which link your quests together.

The Dark Of Mirkwood - The Lord Of The Rings

The Dark Of Mirkwood // The Lord Of The Rings: The Card Game

Also, The Dark Of Mirkwood is going to be re-releasing containing The Oath and The Caves of Nibin-Dûm. These quests were only available in the special edition of the game originally so it's neat to see these popping up once again.

Marvel Champions

Lastly, at least for their card games, Fantasy Flight Games also announced a new Hero Pack for Marvel Champions. Vision is drifting into the action ready to bring ruin to your foes.

Vision Hero Pack - Marvel Champions

Vision Hero Pack // Marvel Champions

PLUS, if you're a big Spider-Man fan then you'll want to check out the upcoming release for Sinister Motives. This introduces Ghost-Spider and Spider-Man (Miles Morales) into the mix as they deal with a familiar set of villains from Spider-Man's rogue's gallery.

Sinister Motives - Marvel Champions

Sinister Motives // Marvel Champions

As a big Spider-Man fan, this seems like a great new deluxe expansion to dive into. Who wouldn't want to take on Doctor Octopus, Venom, Mysterio and more? This will also herald the start of a new wave of Hero Packs which are all Web Warrior focused.

Star Wars: Outer Rim

The long-awaited Unfinished Business Expansion is also on the way from the folks at Fantasy Flight Games for Star Wars: Outer Rim.

Unfinished Business Expansion - Star Wars Outer Rim

Unfinished Business Expansion // Star Wars Outer Rim

Outer Rim is one of those games that has found a little nook within the Star Wars community. So, it's neat to see that the game is going to be expanding with the addition of some fearsome characters from the expanded Star Wars universe. Hello Dengar!

What Else?

Well, in addition to the news for their card and board games above, Fantasy Flight Games also announced that they are going to be doing a lot more for Terrinoth and Descent: Legends Of The Dark over the coming years.

Terrinot Legends - FFG

Twilight Imperium - FFG

They are also going to be putting together a graphic novel series that expands on the world of Twilight Imperium, the game that launched Fantasy Flight back in the day. The design team do seem like they are trying to make the most of their own properties currently.

Are you intrigued by the news from Fantasy Flight Games or were you hoping for more?

"Are you intrigued by the news from Fantasy Flight Games or were you hoping for more?"

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