19 April 2010

The Evolution of War

Announcing the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook

The year is 1949, and the first World War rages on. The forces of the Union strive to end the conflict through the use of advanced technology, created from the alien wreckage discovered at Roswell. Their foes are the Reich. Headed by the occult powered Kaiser, this army of evil scours the globe for ways to enhance their prodigious occult abilities. Squads of the possessed sweep through Europe led by the Marquis General, Hermann Von Heïzinger.

What’s more, recent developments in the war have forced Mother Russia to enter the battle. Living embodiments of the reawakened Slavic gods, the Matriarchy is a deadly force to be reckoned with. Their robotic hordes are fueled with the genius of Tesla, and his electrical weaponry is easily the equal of the Union's technological advancements. The war is reaching a fever point... but which side will win?

Since its original release, Tannhäuser has engaged thousands of players with its deep narrative, innovative and intuitive mechanics, and action-packed gameplay. This spring, Fantasy Flight Games is improving on the strong foundations of this remarkable game system with the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook!

The Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook improves upon the innovative mechanics of Tannhäuser. This 96 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.

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!

One final note: Although we previously revealed an intended price for this new rulebook, we found that over the course of the production process, our costs were slightly greater than expected. That being said, when this exciting resource become available later this spring, you’ll have two purchasing options: as a pdf download for only $5, or as a printed copy of the rulebook available through your local retailer and on our webstore for $9.95.

First, however, we 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. Check it out, then prepare yourself... because the Great War is far from over.

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