FFG Announcement: Runewars

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Fantasy Flight Games has built quite the stable of games in the past few years, but even they had humble beginnings. One of their first games was Battlemist, and FFG announced yesterday that they will be revisiting their past.

Battlemist is being rebranded as Runewars, and it is being redeveloped by Corey Konieczka (Battlestar Galactica). This serves two purposes: They will distinguish the game from Battlelore, but they are also fitting the game into the Runebound universe.

I’ve never played Battlemist (it was before my time, gaming wise), but I love the idea of bringing more games into the Runebound universe. At this point, I may even be willing to read a comic or book set in that realm. Its good to see a company that makes so many licensed products developing such a strong IP.

The game will be another release in their “big box” line, and is billed as a game of fantasy empire building and conquest. From the photos available at the games website it looks to have an interesting board design.

No word on a release date, but we will keep you updated.

Check out the game’s (bare bones for now) website, and a cool essay by Christian Peterson about the game’s history.

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