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The Fallout Board Game looks like it will be worth all the bottle caps you can find

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Board games are becoming ever more popular. Many have been based on existing movies and video games. The latest takes us into the Wasteland and it looks lovely.

The Great War of 2077 is so long past there is no place in your memory for its events, but the barren landscape before you has its own story to tell. Immaculate homes which once housed seemingly perfect families and busied Mr. Handys have been transformed into empty shells. Humans wander the wasteland among mutated creatures and rogue robots, in search of little more than survival. You are now among them. Sure, this world might be a mere shadow of its former glory, but plenty of adventure and mystery still await a brave traveler. And your adventure has only just begun…

Fantasy Flight Games are bringing us Fallout, a post-nuclear adventure board game based on Bethesda’s blockbuster video game series.

In Fallout, one to four players take on a role within an irradiated landscape inspired by those in Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and their downloadable content expansions. With just a few locations pinpointed on their map, the players choose whether to work together or individually to explore these mysterious regions that lay before them. Along the way, each player will face a wealth of choices, deciding whether to pursue experience or Caps, collect loot or loyal companions, and progress the main questline or veer off to the vaults.

As the players move around the board, building their skills and filling their inventory, the area’s warring factions will gain power, forcing the players to pledge loyalty or defy conformity, all in pursuit of gaining the most influence of anyone else in the wasteland.

Shaping the narrative of your character is but one piece of this wasteland wandering you’ve set out for. After all, what is a person without their many experiences? Well you’ll experience a darn lot, let me tell you! Between questing, killing, drifting, and chilling, you’ve got a busy schedule to attend to.

When you set out to explore the world before you, you’ll have a few landmarks to guide your quest. These landmarks and the map surrounding them will depend on the scenario you and your fellow survivors choose to play. The four scenarios included in Fallout will be familiar to seasoned fans of the franchise, featuring The Capital Wasteland, The Pitt, The Commonwealth, and Far Harbor. Though the distinctive locations in each scenario are predetermined, the rest of the map will vary with every setup, allowing each survivor to suffer as many unique deaths as they please, game after game after game.

The game is due out later this year.

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