This, of course, is a tabletop take on Bethesda's iconic nuclear wasteland RPG video game series, which will allow fans to explore the decimated world of the games in a whole new way. Thanks to the developers at Fantasy Flight Games, that's exactly what we're getting: The Fallout board game from Fantasy Flight Games is on the way, and I had a chance to sit down and play it for the very first time.
Players can select one of five characters, including a vault dweller, a ghoul, and a super mutant, each with their own special characteristics; for example, the Ghoul has relatively low HP but is healed instead of harmed by radiation. To celebrate the release of this definitive edition of the game, Bethesda is also releasing a limited quantity of Fallout GOTY Pip-Boy Collector's Editions.
Designed by Nathan Hajek and Andrew Fischer, the Fallout board game will concentrate on decision making around quests and random encounters.
"No matter the scenario, players vie to gain influence across the chosen wasteland", Game Informer's detailed description continues, "allying with factions, gathering allies, acquiring weapons and armor, and leveling up their characters".
"In one instance, you might choose to free some super mutants from imprisonment", FFG explains. Replayability is especially high. And just like in the video games, Fantasy Flight wants to offer mounds of side quests to distract from completing the scenario's main story. So you should be covered as far as additional content goes. There's no mention of whether Fantasy Flight will produce a companion app for the Fallout game, as they have done with some of their recent releases.