News for August 2009
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A brief wrap up of our time at Gen Con 2009
News | Published 19 August 2009

We return from Indianapolis to our homeland of Roseville, Minnesota from one of our best Gen Cons ever and we have the 30,000 or so of you who attended to thank! It is called the "Best Four Days in Gaming" and it is you who make Gen Con what it is. Once again, thank you!

This year, we had one of our largest booths ever, with over thirty demo tables, featuring brand new, Gen Con-debuting games like Middle-earth Quest, Chaos in the Old World, Ad Astra, Penny Arcade: The Card Game, Chaos Marauders and Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game. (See below for release dates of the Gen Con debut games) Our booth also featured classic games with new and upcoming surprises for them like Descent: Journeys in the Dark and BattleLore.

At our seminars, we got to talk about some of our upcoming releases for Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader with developer Ross Watson and contributors, and at the ever-popular In Flight Report, Christian Petersen got to announce some exciting upcoming releases like Descent: Sea of Blood, Letter of Marque, Talisman: Frostmarch, and more.

One of the biggest and most exciting announcements of Gen Con 2009 was our announcement of the new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay that developer Jay Little went into detail on in his seminar.

Clips from all of these seminars can be found on our Gen Con videos page and Jay's Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay seminar will be available in full on our website soon. Check it out and find out what everyone who is interested in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is talking about.

Check out our Gen Con videos page for more recap videos made by our tireless media team of Jason Beaudoin and Keith Hurley. If you missed out on this year's Gen Con, be sure to check out these videos.

We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners of our various card game tournaments and championships:

Call of Cthulhu
World Champion: Tom Capor (Agency/Hastur)

A Game of Thrones
World Champion: Erick Butzlaff (Lannister)
Melee Champion: Jonathan Benton (Stark)
Joust Champion: Greg Atkinson (Greyjoy)
Legacy Champion: Erick Butzlaff

Kingdom Hearts
Keybearer Tournament Champion: Mike Kalmbach (Roxas)

Universal Fighting System
Singles World Champion: Paul Bittner (Zi Mei)
Team World Champions: UFS House - Matt Kohls, Paul Bittner, and Jon Herr.
Legacy Champion: Ryan Riley (Tycho)

Warhammer: Invasion
Inaugural Event Champion: David Marks (Orcs)

We would also like to thank everyone who participated in our special A Game of Thrones and Call of Cthulhu Gen Con weekend leagues and in our UFS Wandering Master event.

Detailed accounts of these championship events will be posted here over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

A Selection of Gen Con Pictures

Jay demoes Chaos in the Old World Evan H demoes Penny Arcade Corey demoes Middle-earth Quest


Ross with Kai and Jackie Norman in Warhammer 40,000 costumes

Congratulations also go out to the team behind Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Dark Heresy who took home four ENnie Awards for Best Game, Best Production Values, Best Interior Art, and Best Monster or Adversary. Way to go!

Extra-special thanks go out to our tireless team of volunteers who helped us out all weekend long in the FFG board game room, in our booth, and in the Card Game hall: we couldn't have done it without you! Thanks for making GenCon possible with all your hard work and dedication.

Thanks so much to all our fans who visited us at Gen Con 2009! We'll see you next year!

Release dates for games that debuted at Gen Con 2009:

A Game of Thrones LCG: Tales of the Red Keep Chapter Pack:
September 2nd
Ad Astra: September
Anima: Beyond Fantasy GM Kit: October
BattleLore: Heroes Expansion: September
Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus Expansion: September 2nd
Call of Cthulhu LCG: Twilight Horror Asylum Pack: September
Chaos in the Old World: September 2nd
Chaos Marauders: October
Descent: Journeys in the Dark Quest Compendium: September
Descent: Road to Legend Miniatures, Wave 3: September
Middle-earth Quest: In stores now
Midnight Chronicles DVD: September
Penny Arcade: The Card Game: October
Percevan: The Realms of Aslor: September 2nd
Rogue Trader RPG: Late September
Rogue Trader Collector's Edition RPG: Late September (Shipping with Rogue Trader RPG)
Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game: October

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Comments (13)

Published: 9/1/2009 5:26:01 AM

When do we get a release date for Talisman Frostmarch expansion...?

I am very excited about it :)


Myriad Games
Published: 8/29/2009 11:50:53 PM

The folks from Fantasy Flight were kind enough to talk with Myriad Games Presentations at Gen Con. We're proud to present the entire In Flight Report along with a follow up interview with Jeremy Stomberg. Check out the show by searching for Myriad Games on iTunes or following the show links through

Thanks for listening and have fun playing!

- Dan

   Myriad Games


Published: 8/20/2009 7:39:25 PM

 I'm really looking forward to Warhammer: invasion. Glad to have a date set for it.

Published: 8/20/2009 11:26:01 AM

playing Pegasus again tonight.

Published: 8/20/2009 11:17:42 AM

The Gencon coverage was great. FFG covered it better than Gencon did itself. I saw more in those videos here than on BGG. The InFlight report was cool to see. WFRP looks exciting. I'm glad it's a new edition and not a reprint with a pretty new color.

Too many people are internet spazzes. I wonder how they function in real life sometimes.

Published: 8/20/2009 7:50:13 AM

pitty about the wfrp v3 debarcle

Published: 8/20/2009 3:01:07 AM

Warhammer: Invasion in October? :( I was hoping to bring some to Stahleck, but this is cutting it awefully close... :/

Published: 8/20/2009 1:44:16 AM

So much time till 2nd september.... Pegasus Expansion - I'm waiting for you :D

Published: 8/19/2009 11:58:18 PM

Release dates are awesome. I hate waiting for some of these games, but the extra time helps me to make sure I put some into savings to buy all the awesome new releases.

Published: 8/19/2009 11:25:21 PM

Only question i have is what do they mean by Dream Date?

TS Luikart
Published: 8/19/2009 9:46:10 PM

Thank you. Hopefully, Rogue Trader will follow up next year at the ENnies.

Published: 8/19/2009 9:03:46 PM

It looks like I'll have a rather large order maybe on September 2 or September 3

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