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.
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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