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Fantasy Flight Announces New STAR WARS Board Game: OUTER RIM

Fantasy Flight Announces New STAR WARS Board Game: OUTER RIM

The Star Wars franchise is full of iconic and memorable characters from the Outer Rim. It’s a lesser explored element – at least in the movies – but many of our favorite characters have ties to the Outer Rim. It’s a lawless area of the galaxy, away from the prying eyes of the Empire. It’s also a place where you can make your own destiny.

Star Wars: The Outer Rim is the latest Fantasy Flight Games title set in a galaxy far, far, away. Featuring scoundrels and miscreants from across the movies and television shows, it tasks players with skimming through the Rim in search of fame and fortune. Everyone gets a ship that they can upgrade or replace throughout the game. Adding crew – like Chewbacca – or weapons upgrades lets you tailor your ship to your goals: speed for the smugglers, weapons for the bounty hunters.

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Eschewing the miniatures and sprawling boards of other Star Wars titles, Outer Rim features an arch-shaped board that lays out hyperspace routes and planetary destinations. Encounters, jobs, and more are delivered through various decks of cards. These narrative elements will fill in the events of your story, while the decisions you make will drive your character’s growth. Will you perform jobs for the huts? You could always ignore them in favor of attacking an opponent who has managed to earn a few bounties on their head.

While we don’t have too many specific details yet, it seems that many card types will offer conditions that allow you to flip the card to a more powerful side. For example, the ship featured in the preview is a “modified YT-1300 light freighter”. Sound familiar? Well if you acquired Chewbacca or a few upgrades then that card turns into the famed Millennium Falcon!

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We’re excited to see a sprawling adventure game set in one of our favorite universes! Star Wars: Outer Rim is scheduled to release in the second quarter of 2019, so we shouldn’t have to wait long to begin our adventure.

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Image Credits: Fantasy Flight Games

 

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