News for March 2011
Lead Your People to Greatness 69
Announcing Shards of the Throne, an expansion for Twilight Imperium
Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition | Published 25 March 2011

The legacy of a ruined empire silently echoes across the stars, calling out to those who would dare succeed it. To some, it is the sound of hope, promising an opportunity to bring peace to the galaxy. To others, it is the sound of their own ambition – a taunt from a long-dead race, daring another to rise to glory. Will you answer its call and guide your people to greatness?

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Shards of the Throne, an expansion for Twilight Imperium! As the war escalates with the appearance of deadly new technology, three new races enter the fray: the Arborec, a sentient ecosystem made up of millions of plants; the Nekro Virus, a cold and unfeeling machine bent on the destruction of all biological life; and the Ghosts of Creuss, a mysterious race of beings made of energy and light. As they join the galaxy's elder races, the ruins of an ancient empire wait to be claimed by the most cunning, strategic, and powerful civilization left standing.

Shards of the Throne features a host of new options for your galactic conquests, from new alternate Strategy Cards to new races and units. Prepare yourself for an even more epic struggle for galactic dominance.

New Legions Join the Fight

With massive Flagships, heavily armored Mechanized Units, versatile Mercenaries, and all new technologies, Shards of the Throne gives you even more options when constructing your fleet. Flagships represent a civilization’s peak of engineering and their special abilities reflect each race’s unique play style, while Mechanized Units are powerful planetary machines of war that can be added to your Ground Forces. Want to supplement your forces? Mercenaries are elite pilots and soldiers that sell their skills to the highest bidder, aiding your Ground Forces or Fleet whenever their services are needed.

Control the Council

The new Political Intrigue option lets you control the amount of influence you’ll have in the Galactic Council... or undermine the influence of an opponent. With a selection of Representatives at your disposal, you must choose carefully. Will you send your best orator in an attempt to gain voting power, or will you send an assassin to strike at an enemy? Each Representative serves his people in different ways, so your political decisions have never been more important.

What’s more, you can now offer binding promises to other players in the form of Promissory Notes, which offer enticing incentives with which to buy their votes . But beware! Such favors can be called in at any time, so be careful in whom you place your trust.

Live the Legend

The legendary Lazax ruled the galaxy over three thousand years ago, and their fall ushered in an age of darkness. But what led them to their tragic end? Shards of the Throne comes with an exciting historic scenario that lets one player take on the role of the Lazax, tasked with maintaing control over a crumbling empire. Can you change the course of history?

With all these additions, as well as new Race-Specific Technologies, Preliminary Objectives, new Domain Counters, new System Tiles, plus new content for the Shattered Empire expansion, Shards of the Throne will propel your struggle for galactic conquest to exciting new heights!

Visit our Shards of the Throne website to learn more, and keep checking back as we preview this remarkable expansion. This spring, the galaxy will be yours for the taking!

Twilight Imperium is a board game of galactic politics, trade, and warfare. 3-6 players each control an acclaimed civilization, vying for galactic supremacy through any means necessary.  Each civilization provides an entirely different experience with their own individual abilities and play styles. Are you ready for another Age of Twilight?

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Fnoffen
Published: 4/4/2011 1:59:10 AM
#69

*DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL*

Vox
Published: 4/1/2011 5:00:16 AM
#68

 Wow, did not expect this. I'm really looking forward to getting this, dusting of my copy of TI:3 and getting a group of friends together to play. Thank you, FFG!

mathias999
Published: 3/31/2011 8:22:29 AM
#67

i think we will wait 2-3 more month. this is real torture... 

lnealjr
Published: 3/30/2011 11:37:30 AM
#66

Amazing! Oh wait I need to obtain it first...ok then that was MY response to this news!  :)

Sounds really good to me I am looking forward to this, this is my game I will obtain all the parts for and ALWAYS have a copy in the library, no matter what! Having said that, this appears to add to an already really rich and richly realized universe, so I along with what seems like the majorty of you, am really looking forward to this!

rashktah
Published: 3/30/2011 11:05:15 AM
#65

Wheeee... when will this beauty be released???

Phil_Fantus
Published: 3/29/2011 7:49:38 PM
#64

OMG OMG OMG! Already my most sought game of 2011!

BetaMale
Published: 3/29/2011 6:08:00 PM
#63

I am so excited.  I'll get it, I'll love it, I'll drive my gaming group crazy begging them to play it. 

Jaes
Published: 3/29/2011 3:48:23 PM
#62

Yay!!! Now if I could only find some steady players to make use of it :)

Ajax-Hesh 60563.3791.34321.B
Published: 3/29/2011 6:33:33 AM
#61

Magnificent.. I'm looking forward to start once more: one new rule at a time, one new option at a time.

Best Game ever.

Keldorn
Published: 3/29/2011 4:36:05 AM
#60

 Just Great! Can't wait to have this new expansion in my hands :D we played this game so many times.. i sincerly hope in some balance changes!

mathias999
Published: 3/29/2011 3:33:44 AM
#59

:) ground forces was very poor in games, now we have a little " kick" 

flagship? sounds like "Galactic Civilization - Dread Lords"  pc game, but it's good idea

 

 

Sauron
Published: 3/28/2011 4:58:11 PM
#58

Patient's Symptoms:  Suffering from high levels of happiness / surprise.

Prognosis:  Patient will die of fatigue brought on from prolonged waiting for publication of expansion.

Treatment:  Purchase of expansion must be done ASAP.

:-D   :-)

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