Ex Libris

Available in August 2017!

SKU: RGS 00577

SRP: $60.00

Ex Libris

In Ex Libris, you are a collector of rare and valuable books in a thriving fantasy town. The Mayor has just announced a new seat in the Village Council, Grand Librarian. The prestigious and lucrative position will be awarded to the citizen with the most extraordinary library! Unfortunately, several of your book collector colleagues (more like acquaintances, really) are also candidates. To outshine your competition, you`ll need to expand your personal library by sending your trusty assistants out into the village to find the most impressive tomes. Sources for the finest books are scarce, so you`ll need to beat your opponents to them when they pop up - especially if they match your library`s secret focus! You`ll need shrewd planning, cunning tactics, and perhaps a little magic to surpass your opponents and become Grand Librarian!

Arkham Horror: The Path to Carcosa

A Preview of The Path to Carcosa for Arkham Horror: The Card Game

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."
     –H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

How do you weave a tale of cosmic horror from a collection of printed cards?

This question lives very near the heart of Arkham Horror: The Card Game. It pervades the strange events you investigate within the game. It lives, also, near the corrupted soul of The Path to Carcosa. And it is answered in many ways.

Legend of the Five Rings: Crab Clan Preview

Preview the Crab Clan in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game

Far in the south of Rokugan sits the Kaiu Wall, a hulking shield that defends the Emerald Empire from the horrors of the Shadowlands. Manning this wall is the stalwart Crab Clan, guardians of the Rokugan who sacrifice everything in the name of duty.

Today, we’re previewing the Crab Clan in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game. The Crab Clan act as an impenetrable curtain, excelling when defending their provinces and taking calculated losses to gain major advantages. 

Star Wars RPG: Dawn of Rebellion

Announcing a Brand New Sourcebook for Star Wars Roleplaying

The chaos of the Clone Wars has left its devastation in countless systems. Worlds have been ravaged and brought to the brink of collapse. Citizens of thousands of worlds suffer from the turmoil of a conflict they never wanted, and the exhaustion that comes with a galaxy’s struggle for mere survival has opened the way for a nefarious and tyrannical evil to take control…

The Jedi Order has been eradicated and, with it, their particular religion and its impact on society. The Separatist cause has been lost. From the ashes of the corrupt and bureaucratic Senate, the former Chancellor Palpatine has secured a new Empire, promising peace and security for all who submit. 

There are some who welcome this change. There are more, though, who see the Empire for what it is: a pernicious evil, a cancer upon the Force, and the enemy of all free people everywhere. Twisted by the dark side and his own insatiable lust for power, Emperor Palpatine and his formidable apprentice Darth Vader command a reign of terror across the galaxy. They wield destruction and fear as powerful weapons in their quest for galactic subjugation. And there is nothing standing in their way…

But there are those few brave individuals who still hold on to hope. Those lost among the stars who understand that, no matter how long the night, the dawn must come.

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the upcoming release of Dawn of Rebellion, a new sourcebook for the Star Wars™ Roleplaying Game line. Dawn of Rebellion is the first sourcebook of its kind, designed to be used alongside any of the three core roleplaying lines. Campaigns using Edge of the Empire™, Age of Rebellion™, or Force and Destiny™—or any combination of the same—will find a wealth of valuable information within its 144 pages. Primarily focusing on the years preceding the Battle of Yavin, Dawn of Rebellion features descriptions, context, and statistics for many of the iconic characters and vehicles appearing in the Star Wars: Rebels television show and in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The might of the Empire is at an unprecedented peak and a successful rebellion seems like a fever dream to all but the most optimistic. Even those who have no personal stake in the Galactic Civil War feel the tremendous impact of this new order.

Lord of the Rings: The Mountain of Fire

A Preview of the Scenarios from The Mountain of Fire

 

"If this be jest, then it is too bitter for laughter. Nay, it is the last move in a great jeopardy, and for one side or the other it will bring the end of the game."
     –Aragorn, The Return of the King

The Return of the King is a fantasy tale of undeniably epic proportions.

Strewn throughout its pages, you'll find mortal warriors thrust in battle against undying sorcerers. You'll find armies of good and evil readying themselves for the final battles at the end of an age. And you'll find heroes drawn into conflicts they cannot hope to win, but that serve only to beat them like a hammer forges a blade, making it sharper and truer with every blow.

As the tale draws near its climax, the choices these heroes must make are pushed to the story's fore—even ahead of the physical dramas unfolding all around them.

Two Hobbits grapple with their fatigue and limited courage and the mercy they show the twisted creature known as Gollum as they sneak through the heart of enemy territory—all while burdened with the weight of the world's single most valuable and powerful item.

Simultaneously, the last and greatest leaders of Gondor, Rohan, and the Free Peoples march to the Enemy's Black Gate, the northern entrance to his lands. There, these heroes don't hope to win their battle against the enemy's overwhelming numbers—they only hope to buy whatever margin of time they can for their Hobbit friends to succeed in their task.

And these are the events you'll find yourself revisiting when you join Frodo Baggins (The Mountain of Fire, 1) and Aragorn (The Mountain of Fire, 2) for the three new scenarios from The Mountain of Fire.

Runewars Miniatures: Latari Elves Infantry Command

Previewing the Latari Elves Infantry Command Unit

The Latari Elves have long been renowned throughout Terrinoth for their swift, harmonious combat style on the battlefield, but for an age they have kept to their home of the Deepwood, hidden from the dangers of the outside world. Now as the forces of evil stir in the mists and the Ru Darklands, the Latari must leave the safety of the Deepwood and push back the rising tide of malevolence once more. The elves will look to their champions for leadership, their musicians for guidance, their banners for courage, and their storm sorceresses for the power of the skies themselves.

With four new miniatures and eighteen upgrade cards, players can now fortify their Elven infantry to prepare for the oncoming storm. Before the Latari take to the battlefield, Fantasy Flight Games offers us a look at the Latari Elves Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game!

Star Wars Rebellion: Rise of the Empire Missions Preview

A Look at the New Missions from Rise of the Empire

"Target Jedha City. Prepare single reactor ignition."
     –Director Krennic

Inspired heavily by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Rise of the Empire expansion for Star Wars™: Rebellion adds a whole new chapter to the game's dramatic take on the Galactic Civil War.

With new leaders, units, and missions, Rise of the Empire thrusts us deep into a dark time for the galaxy. The oppressive rule of the Galactic Empire spreads from system to system, destroying all peace and hope. And there are rumors that the Empire is constructing a secret battlestation of unimaginable power…

Over the course of FFG's previews, we'll explore how the expansion's new leaders, units, action cards, dice, and cinematic combat give life to such iconic characters as Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Director Krennic, and Jabba the Hutt. We'll look at the dramatic narratives and tense tactical decisions it introduces to your games. And we start today with a look at its missions.

Game of Thrones: Oberyn’s Revenge - Champion Preview

Preview a Champion Card from the Oberyn’s Revenge Chapter Pack

“Littlefinger borrowed heavily. From you, amongst others. Yes, the incomes are considerable, but they are barely sufficient to cover the usury on Littlefinger's loans.”
  
–Tyrion Lannister, A Storm of Swords

The Seven Kingdoms may be won with swords, but they cannot be held without golden dragons. From feeding armies, to funding tournaments, to maintaining order in the cities, a stream of golden coin runs through every page of A Song of Ice and Fire—even if it’s often behind the scenes. Still, those coins must come from somewhere. And sooner or later, every debt comes due.

Today, the 2013 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Melee World Champion, Ryan Jones, shares his thoughts on his first champion card design—and how it can give you the sudden influx of gold to give you a fighting chance in the game of thrones.

Star Wars: Rise of the Empire - Leaders Preview

Preview the New Leaders from Rise of the Empire

"Suddenly the Rebellion is real for you. Some of us live it. I've been in this fight since I was six years old."
     –Cassian Andor to Jyn Erso

Every great story needs a great protagonist. And every classic struggle needs a villain worth your time.

The Rise of the Empire expansion for Star Wars™: Rebellion adds a whole new chapter to your Galactic Civil War.The expansion brings new rules for cinematic combats that you'll be able to play out with several new units. You'll be able to undertake dozens of new missions, construct brand new technological terrors, pursue new Rebel objectives, and surprise your opponents with a wealth of new advanced tactic and action cards.

And you'll have eight new leaders to drive all this action—four each for the Empire and Rebel Alliance.