A New Fallout Table-top Game is Available to Pre-Order

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The Fallout franchise has branched out from the base games - Fallout 4, for instance - into spin-offs. These include the resource management simulator Fallout Shelter, which remains popular to this day.

Another niche into which the Fallout world has expanded is the tabletop game, a gaming sub-genre made immensely popular by the Dungeons & Dragons series. With a new game called Fallout: Factions, you can now combine table-top gaming with your beloved Fallout lore.

Fallout: Factions comes from the publisher Modiphius, the company behind the highly successful Wasteland Warfare released in 2017. It was designed by the legendary James Hewitt, and a playthrough preview reveals that this game is designed with the table-top newbie in mind.

According to Hewitt, they designed Fallout: Factions around the idea of “pick-up-and-play.” This means that anybody with even a basic set of miniatures and cards can bring their case to a venue and play a game regardless of what their opponent’s skill level is.

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This is due, Insider Gaming claims, to the 'exploding dice' element incorporated into the game. This mechanic is developed from Fallout’s legendary ‘S.P.E.C.I.A.L’ system. A player with well-built S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats could defeat even the toughest enemies, which is possible in the console variants.

Fallout: Factions is now available for pre-order for $100. The starter pack includes two basic faction packs based on the groups fighting in Fallout 4’s Nuka World DLC. The pack also gives you a playmat, a set of tokens, terrain figures, a Fallout-themed pair of dice, and a special tape measure.

Keep an eye out for additional packs in the future as well. Each of them will reportedly cost you only $41.

It seems to be a busy year for Fallout. In April alone, the Fallout live-action series will make its debut on Prime Video. A week later, the Fallout 4 DLC, Fallout London, will also be available for download on Nexus Mods.

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