Blue Moon is Coming Back in Print!

BlueMoonLegendsBy Firestone This is seriously good news, folks. Back in 2004, designer Reiner Knizia came out with what was really the first LCG: Blue Moon. It and the expansion decks slowly went out of print, and they were recently fetching big bucks on the secondary market. That's all about to change...


Fantasy Flight has announced Blue Moon Legends, which will collect both the original game and the expansions into one package. There are numerous races in the land, and each is vying for control. They all have different strengths, characters, abilities, weapons, and control of the planet's main resources: Fire and Earth. Each race genuinely feels unique, and they're all a joy to play.

BlueLegendsLayoutThe game comes with nine preconstructed decks, and while you can play with those just fine on their own, you can also construct decks. There are rules for adding a few people from other races to any other race's deck.

BlueMoonVulcaThe cards all look slightly different than they did in the original game—and the cards have gone from tall, "tarot" sized cards to regular-sized ones. My concern is that FF will look to expand this, which will mean if I want to play with the new decks, I'll have to re-buy the game I already own. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Which will be Q1 of next year.

There will be a TON of replayability and fun in this box. But there is one important thing to note. One of the races in the Mimex, which are sort of Amazons who wear almost no clothes. The game doesn't actually show nudity, but it comes quite close. I have every deck from this except the Mimex; I made the conscious decision never to buy it, and if I ever pick this game up, I'll be pulling them out.

Did you ever play the original? Are you excited about this announcement?

Fantasy Flight Announces the First Expansion Cycle for Netrunner

Get ready to save your allowance; apparently, Netrunner is a hit. The first batch sold out in minutes at GenCon, and now that it's hit store shelves it's selling well there, too. So Fantasy Flight has announced The Genesis Cycle, the first series of expansions (they call them Data Packs). Just as with Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, these will be monthlyish packs of sixty new cards (three copies each of twenty individual cards). They'll have some new cards for both the Corp and the Runner, and should retail for $15. You can check out the whole press release here. I (Firestone) had a chance to play a quick game of Netrunner this week—quick because my Runner got fried to crispy bits by a trap that I walked right into. Anyway, I loved it, and a copy is winging its way to me even as I type this. I'll have a review up ASAP. Thanks for reading!

GenCon News from Fantasy Flight Games

I think it's safe to say that one of our most-anticipated games from the GenCon was the new Netrunner reboot from Fantasy Flight Games. Apparently we weren't the only ones, because reports out of GenCon are that they sold out of every copy in less than an hour--they had to have some overnighted to the convention just to have a few more scraps to sell. This one might be big... They released The Hobbit large expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game—one of our favorite games—and they announced that the next big expansion will be Heirs of Numenor, and another cycle of Adventure Packs.

And this might be old news, but it was new news to me: There's a Star Wars LCG in the works—and it'll be out by the end of the year! My poor wallet!! I don't know how I'll possibly keep up with three LCGs—plus all of the other new games.

Anyway, we'll keep you updated on news as it's released. And thanks for reading!