FFG gets WarCraft board game license

Well, WotC sure as hell wasn’t doing anything good with it: Fantasy Flight Games will be doing a WarCraft board game for this Christmas, the design of which will “make time itself a resource.” That’s not the way I’d handle the problem of translating RTS gameplay to a board game – isn’t it enough to do the unit- and building-producing thing? Can’t some of the basics of WarCraft be improved upon in this medium? – but certainly sounds like it’ll be entertaining. The full press release is, for no reason, a PDF.

Also, FFG has put their video homage/home movie/elaborate series of in-jokes Lord of the Games up on d20 Magazine Rack’s download section. Worth a look if you’ve got the bandwidth.