Posts Tagged ‘Alderac Entertainment Group’

AEG to Publish Emerald Empire for L5R 4th Edition

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

In April 2011, Alderac Entertainment Group will release Emerald Empire for the 4th Edition of The Legend of the Five Rings RPG. Emerald Empire is a study of all aspects of life in the Emerald Empire of Rokugan. It contains information on a wide range of topics: politics, the Celestial Order, arts, war, family life, customs, and much more. This edition features mechanics from the 4th Edition, as well as adding upwards of 30% new content as compared to the previous edition of the book. AEG has sample portions from the product available for download at their L5R 4th Edition website.

AEG Engages in Bold Marketing for New Horror-Themed Deck-Building Game

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Nightfall is AEG’s newest deck-building gaming creation. It is due out in early 2011. Designed by David Gregg, Nightfall puts players in control of things that go bump in the night, creatures like werewolves, vampires, and ghouls. Each player is fighting for control of a world that has been plunged into perpetual darkness. Unlike many other deck-building games, Nightfall will feature direct player-vs.player action as well as card drafting and some mechanics new to the deck-building game genre. To herald the coming of Nightfall, AEG has announced a special promotion called “The First 100 Days”. Every day from January 1 through April 10 one name will be drawn to receive a full copy of the game in a special preview collector’s box. Be sure to check back regularly at the game’s website, www.nightfallthegame.com, for more information.

AEG Running Contest for Fans of L5R Roleplaying Game

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

AEG is running a new contest for avid writers and fans of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG who want to be published authors. In the summer of 2011, AEG will release The Imperial Histories, a sourcebook for the L5R RPG 4th Edition. This sourcebook will present individual chapters covering ten separate eras in Rokugan’s history, with all the information a GM would need to run a campaign in that era and all the mechanics a player would need to play in it.

During the month of October, the L5R RPG 4th Edition Design Team will be accepting proposals for a fan-created era or setting to be depicted within The Imperial Histories. This chapter will include fiction, a timeline, prominent heroes, and mechanics, just like all the other chapters.

For complete details on the contest visit the L5R website. The fourth edition of the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game was released in June of 2010.

Dust Games Products to Move from AEG to FFG

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Alderac Entertainment Group announced on July 9, 2010 that most of the Dust Games design library they have published or were going to publish (excluding The Adventurers) will be moving to Fantasy Flight Games. Some games involved in the transfer include Dust Tactics, City of Thieves, Arcana, and Mad Zeppelin. The increasing number of games on AEG’s release schedule was going to require the company to grow faster than it was prepared to, and may have forced AEG to release multiple titles per month to keep pace with both its own planned releases as well as those of Dust Games. AEG will cut the total number of scheduled releases to provide adequate playtesting and support for each product they do release. The company also plans to focus on its core product lines that are already doing well (such as L5R and Thunderstone), and may push some other new games back to 2011 release dates. GenCon 2010 events that were scheduled for the affected products will go on as planned, only to be run by FFG staff instead of AEG. (Full AEG announcement copied below.)

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Alderac Has a Steady Summer Launch Schedule, Culminating at GenCon

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) has big plans for the gaming industry this summer. They have a strong list of games to be released between now and GenCon. All these products will be available at the AEG booth at GenCon, and there will be demos and scheduled events for their new board and card game products at the show. From Legend of the Five Rings to Mad Zeppelin, AEG has a full gaming plate for the next few months.

[EDIT 7/12/10: some of the releases below have changed due to AEG’s recent arrangement with FFG to take over Dust Games releases. -Allan]
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Thunderstone Sells Out for Alderac

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Thunderstone has had strong sales for Alderac Entertainment Group. AEG is currently sold out of the product. They are planning another print run equalling the size of the first one. They also intend to print the game in 5 other languages shortly (via partners). Thunderstone: Wrath of the Elements, the first expansion for the game, should have an estimated launch in the second quarter of 2010. Check out our recent review of Thunderstone.