News for May 2011
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A preview of the upcoming events for Fantasy Flight Games at Gen Con Indy 2011

Recently, we announced the debut of our new Fantasy Flight Games Gen Con Experience, a website dedicated to keeping our fans apprised of FFG’s incredible events at Gen Con Indy 2011. With a selection of hundreds of board, card, and miniature game events to choose from at Fantasy Flight Games’ booth at Gen Con Indy, the Fantasy Flight Games Gen Con Experience will help you discover a thrilling weekend!

A new offering this year

Descent: Journeys in the Dark is a perennial fan favorite at Gen Con Indy, and we're confident that Mansions of Madness will prove equally popular going forward. That's why this year, for both games, we are excited to announce a special treat: players are able to buy separate tickets that will specifically allow them to take on the antagonistic role. This means that you can reserve a ticket to play either the Overlord or the Keeper.

Whether you’re interested in a tactical assault on your fellow players where the end result is their death or delivering a macabre story while you manipulate your foes to become caught in your sinister plot, Fantasy Flight Games has a ticket for you. After all, sometimes it’s just more fun to be bad, especially when you alone have just defeated the cooperative competition. Let mayhem reign!

Become an Overlord

In Descent: Journeys in the Dark, up to four players become heroic characters on a quest for treasure and adventure. One player takes on the notorious role of the Overlord, whose objective is simple: kill the heroes.

The Overlord is equipped with deadly traps, feral monsters, and ingenious puzzles. Surprise the band of heroes with ambushes or throw a horde of monsters against them and watch them battle it out. While there is, no doubt, a vicious appeal in the Overlord’s objective, the player tasked with this role must also carefully plan his assaults and manage his resources to ensure victory.

A Keeper’s job awaits you

For those of you who have never played Mansions of Madness, it is a board game in which one player takes on the role of the Keeper, a baleful force working to complete an ominous plot. He is opposed by a group of up to four investigators who must work together to oppose him.

The Keeper’s role in Mansions of Madness is wickedly entertaining. From the start of the game the Keeper secretly makes choices that will affect his objectives as well as those of the investigators. While the Keeper is well aware of how either side will be victorious, the investigators are only able to discover this information through collecting clues and piecing the story together.

The Keeper’s goal is to fulfill an evil scheme using the weapons at his disposal: fear, paranoia, and of course, monsters. While the investigators must race around the mansion to discover and spot the Keeper’s malevolent plot, he can thwart their progress throughout.

Register for Gen Con today, and then reserve your ticket for the role of the nefarious Overlord or the malevolent Keeper. Don’t miss out on this sinister chance to manipulate and destroy your fellow players! Keep checking back for updates in the coming weeks for more on Fantasy Flight Games’ presence at Gen Con Indy 2011.

Gen Con Indy is the premiere hobby gaming convention in North America. With sixteen years of attendance, Fantasy Flight Games has created a reputation for providing exciting experiences at our popular events. Visit our Fantasy Flight Gen Con Experience website to begin planning your weekend.

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JerusalemJones
Published: 5/23/2011 4:27:21 PM
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Interesting concept. Here's hoping that there are not more people wanting to be the antagonist than the "heroes." Perhaps there will be a limited number of Keeper/Overlords.

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