"Beyond the map itself, the scenario will also determine which two unique factions you’ll have the opportunity to behead or befriend—your choice. In The Commonwealth for example, the Railroad and the Synths go head to head (assuming you haven’t already done the... Read All I have a board game backlog. I have a couple immersive games i'd love to sit down and play with my friends for hours but just don't have the time right now. The new Fallout Board Game by Fantasy Flight looks so awesome and i'd love to put it on my shelf right next to the other amazing board games I have ... if I just had time to play it. Maybe you do though and if you do you need to check it out..
"Beyond the map itself, the scenario will also determine which two unique factions you’ll have the opportunity to behead or befriend—your choice. In The Commonwealth for example, the Railroad and the Synths go head to head (assuming you haven’t already done the beheading). On the back of the scenario card, you can mark the progress of these two factions, giving each side more power. Should one of the factions progress to the very end of the power track, the game will end, whether there is a winner or not. So don’t get ahead of yourself. Allies are only allies as long as you’re worth something to them.
Finally, the scenario also sets up and drives the main quest you can follow in the game. “Welcome to the Commonwealth” is the first card in the scenario depicted here, kicking off the main quest. Completing one of the actions on this card will cause the noted effects, move the story forward, and reveal even more quests. While the main quest cards will more often than not impact the factions, side quests will allow you and the other survivors to explore other stories within the game without pushing that primary narrative too far ahead."
Fantasy Flight Games do a great job of releasing games with amazing figurines, well designed tokens and gameplay and art that really keeps things interesting. The Fallout game looks just as good and if this is like any past releases it will get quite a few expansions as well. As many of you know, the old Kevin Wilson Doom Board game is my all time favorite and this looks like something i'd like to put right next to it.
And if you are a Fallout collector, you know why not?