In response to the Alien threat, this council of nations has chosen to activate the XCOM Project…
If the man in the shadow was to represent me, the man would have to be a magnitude fatter. It’s probably not me. Check below for details.
With today being the launch dates, for XCOM: The Board Game, Warhammer Conquest: The Gift of the Ethereals and Netrunner: Order and Chaos, judging by today’s releases, it is generally a bad time to be a Human.
Regardless of whether you face invasions (Xenos, alien or otherwise), or are just being slowly crushed beneath the Weyland Corporation’s jackbooted heel, the end-conclusion is the same… things are going to get bad for a while. This isn’t to say that everything is lost, after all, the White Scars Space Marines are coming to Conquest, Anarchs are hellbent on taking the fight to the MAN and Commanders from all over will launch their own independent XCOM organizations to resist the alien invasion…
It might be a bad day for Humanity, but it’s going to be a heck of an awesome day as a gamer.
- Kenneth, Manager, Games @ PI
XCOM: THE BOARD GAME
In XCOM: The Board Game, you and up to three friends assume the roles of the leaders of the elite, international organization known as XCOM. It is your job to defend humanity, quell the rising panic, and turn back the escalating alien invasion coordinated by the game’s innovative, free digital companion app.
Where the world’s militaries have failed to stand against the alien invaders, you must succeed. To do so, you must make strategic use of the resources available to you. You must launch Interceptors to shoot down alien UFOs, assign soldiers to key missions, research alien technology, and use that technology to defend your base, all while you try to keep the world from collapsing just long enough that you can coordinate one final mission to repel the invaders for good.
Destroy UFOs. Research alien technology. Defend your base. Uncover the alien invasion plan. Should you fail, humanity is doomed.
NETRUNNER: ORDER AND CHAOS EXPANSION
Where is humanity headed? Jack Weyland wants to take us to the stars, but what will be the human cost of his efforts? Order and Chaos, the third deluxe expansion for Android: Netrunner, pits three new subversive Anarchs against the bleeding edge ice and operations with which the Weyland Consortium intends to safeguard its most far-sighted and futuristic ambitions.
Its 165 new cards (three copies each of fifty-five individual cards) amplify the high-stakes cyberstruggles between the developers at Weyland Consortium and those destructive Anarchs who would rather see the corporation’s utopian ambitions reduced to ashes than raised to the heavens upon the backs of the downtrodden. Accordingly, you’ll find a slate of new identities, tech, and tools that enhance these factions’ core strengths, even as they permit the exploration of new themes and decks. The Weyland Consortium gains a host of new, advanceable ice, as well as new strategies for protecting their agendas and assets while raking in bundles of quick credits. Anarchs, on the other hand, unleash a plethora of destructive new programs and resources that can tear apart anything a Corp can put together, whether they use them to further their humanitarian efforts or simply vent the pent-up rage of a disenfranchised youth.
Finally, Order and Chaos presents fans of every faction with six different neutral cards that they can use to safeguard their servers, evade tags, and advance their economies.
WARHAMMER 40000 CONQUEST – GIFT OF THE ETHEREALS EXPANSION
Lead your warriors into battle and inspire them to new heights of greatness with Gift of the Ethereals, the third War Pack in the “Warlord” cycle for Warhammer 40,000: Conquest!
This sixty-card expansion offers a full playset of each unit, support, event, and attachment, continuing the main themes of the Warlord cycle and giving you the cards you need to conquer the Traxis sector. In this War Pack, you’ll find more Nurgle units for the armies of Chaos, powerful Eldar Psykers, new battle tactics for the Space Marines, and more. No matter which factions you play, you’re sure to find new cards to swell your armies and revolutionize your warlord’s role forever.
In addition, this War Pack introduces a new Tau warlord and his signature squad, creating a brand-new style of play for the Tau.
Now that everyone else is gone...
This is Eric Lang.
Photo Courtesy of Board Game Geek. Bask in his virtual presence.
Eric is a professional game designer.
Eric is also bored.
Eric would like to play some games.
Eric will be at Games @ PI on Tuesday, 3rd February 2015.
Help him out, won’t you?
Okay PI-Fans, here’s how it’s going to work. Our staff are going to have a table booking list for people who want to reserve a slot at the table with Eric to play XCOM: The Board Game. Since we haven’t actually figured out how to clone Eric and he has yet to master multilocation, it goes without saying that slots are limited. We have 3 table openings at 6pm and 3 table openings at 8pm.
Calls us during working hours (+65 6734 3858), or come down physically to make a booking and we’ll add your name to the list. On the day itself, we’re going to cycle through tables based on the order of registration.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
- Kenneth, Manager, Games @ PI