News for May 2010
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The Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook is now on sale
Tannhauser | Published 20 May 2010

The Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook is now available at your local retailer and on our webstore! Going forward, copies of the Tannhäuser board game will also include a copy of these new rules (with a sticker on the box clearly indicating its inclusion), so prepare to fight the Great War in a whole new way.

The Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook improves upon the innovative mechanics of Tannhäuser. This 88 page perfect-bound book is intended as a comprehensive replacement to the original Tannhäuser rulebook; it includes revisions to the core game rules, as well as those originally found in the Operation: Novgorod expansion, along with the Wolf, Yula, Gorgeï, and Ramirez single figure packs.

In short, it includes all the rules players will need for any Tannhäuser product currently available. What’s more, players who already own a copy of Tannhäuser needn’t worry about their game becoming obsolete; the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook utilizes current Tannhäuser components, and requires no additional purchases!

For more details about this exciting setting, head over to our Tannhäuser description page... and for insights into some of the design decisions that went into the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook, check out “The War Heats Up,” a designer diary by Producer J.R. Godwin. We also welcome you to download the 20-page preview of the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook (pdf, 24.2 MB) on our support page. This sample (consisting of pages 8-27) of the full rulebook will give you a glimpse of some of Tannhäuser’s most exciting changes.

So what are you waiting for? The war thus far has been mere preparation for what is to come. Never have the three competing factions had so much to gain, or so much to lose. To which faction will you lend your tactical genius? Will it be the technologically enhanced Union? Will it be the occult-tainted Reich? Will it be the electrical fury of the Matriarchy? Whether you’re a Tannhäuser veteran or a newcomer, the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook will deliver the gameplay you’ve been looking for. Head to your local retailer and grab your copy today!

Note that the book will be available shortly on as a paid download, but it is currently unavailable due to technical issues on their side.

Tannhäuser is a squad based tactical board game set in an alternate timeline in which WWI has never ended. The forces of the Reich have turned to the occult, while the forces of the Union have delved into alien technology and developed deadly weapons of war. Using the revolutionary Path-Finding System, Tannhäuser is quick and easy to play.

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Published: 7/12/2010 10:12:06 PM

Yea I just bought this today. I wish there was a way that I could send a copy of my receipt in and get a free copy of the rules. Leaving it on the shelf with a dated rulebook is wrong. 

Not only that, but I got a character card that was damaged in manufacturing, and hoping that it will be replaced

Published: 7/6/2010 3:24:13 PM

@ Bash. Why are you posting this here? Tell it to the French company that created the game. FFG just distributed in North America until they bought the property from Take On You.

Published: 6/29/2010 10:36:28 PM

I can't believe that FF is charging anything for the revised rules for a game that should have never been released with the original rules in the first place.  I don't intend to spend any more money on this loser.  Do yourself a favor and stay away from this one.

Published: 5/26/2010 1:22:20 PM

Ok, it´s now available via Drivethru/rpgnow

Published: 5/26/2010 6:07:58 AM

Yeah, I hope for the pdf. each day, but it´s not available yet :-( I can´t imagine which problem it could be... but we´ll see.

Maybe my FLGS has the book earlier than drivethru ^^

Published: 5/26/2010 12:55:20 AM

Where it will become available on what is this so called technical problem. I can't buy it on paper in my country ....

Published: 5/22/2010 3:28:36 PM

Just bought a copy I need to buy another rule book because this one is out-of-date?

Published: 5/22/2010 1:40:45 PM

Will it still be available per download (via PDF) for 1/2 the price?

Published: 5/22/2010 10:20:19 AM

The pdf for the sample rules look fantastic on an iPad pdf reader. With its search capability, I think the iPad will make an excellent device to hold all my game rules (if I can get them in pdf). Even better, a pdf annotation utility would allow one to make notes and highlight particular areas of the text.

Published: 5/21/2010 2:52:29 PM

"I think what Hedge meant was the actual game itself. How will a person wanting to buy Tannhauser know if the game comes with the old rule or new ones? How soon will new versions of the game come with the new rules as opposed to the old."

Yup! This is precisely what I meant! Sorry for my lack of clarity, and glad to see FFG has updated the notice to clarify their rollout plan.  I had been waiting to pick it up since the rumblings of FFG taking over the development and redesign many moons ago.

Published: 5/21/2010 8:52:27 AM

paradiddlebob, they are definitely a lot better than the originals.  Makes more sense.  I've already played a few games with the new rules preview and it was smooth as could be.  I highly recommend.

Published: 5/21/2010 8:34:58 AM

I think what Hedge meant was the actual game itself. How will a person wanting to buy Tannhauser know if the game comes with the old rule or new ones? How soon will new versions of the game come with the new rules as opposed to the old.


AFAIK the boxed games always comes with the olde rules - these new rules you'd haveta buy separately. 

[ADMIN: As stated in the above article, moving forward all copies of Tannhäuser will include the new rules in the box. The boxes that include the new rulebook will be clearly marked by a sticker on the cover.]


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