Meople News: Eldritch Blue Relics

So this week’s new post are a bit Fantasy Flight focused. Oh, who am I kidding, Fantasy Flight is what we have this week, and not much from them, at this. But then, last week was a huge list of news, and this week had a holiday in most parts of the world, so not much news was to be expected. Yesterday’s Labour Day was a great opportunity fo play some games, though, and one we gladly took. I hope all of you had a chance to play, too. And now, without further ado, the news.

Fantasy Flight Games

The Forsaken Lore expansion for the Lovecraftian coop game Eldritch Horror is now available. Among many other things, it contains the snake god Yig as a new Old One to defeat. Now that the game is out, I can ask: what the hell is that thing on the box? It doesn’t seem to be Yig, he looks different on his card. So what is it? And which set of eyes does it see from???

The latest preview for Blue Moon Legends, the all expansions included boxed set of Reiner Knizia’s Blue Moon, explains how to build a deck for that game. The first thing to consider for any deck is your leader, because he determines the tribe you may recruit your main force from. But not all your cards have to belong to that tribe, leaders have varying abilities to attract members of other tribes to their cause, often a good move because they avoid your main tribes weakness. Your leader may get some help, though, from an Inquisitor, a second special character that grants you a special ability and allows you to add more cards to your deck.

With the Nemesis expansion you can finally attack other players in Relic, the Warhammer 40.000 variant of Talisman. And this week the bad guys, the Nemeses, the players who play against everyone else gain the spotlight. Between the Chaos Space Marine and the Tyranid, I have to say that I don’t want to fight either of them. But at least the good guys outnumber the bad guys, so they still have a chance.

This week’s featured photo is a bit special, it shows the first church ever built in the Americas: Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It’s part of the World Heritage Site that encompasses the Colonial City of Santo Domingo. The photo was taken by Flickr user Genosonic and shared with a CC-BY license.

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