Fallout is getting its own tabletop game, and yes, it has deathclaw and power armor miniatures

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Fallout is getting an official tabletop battle game. And no, I don't mean Fallout: Warfare, the little-known tabletop wargaming system included on the bonus disc for Fallout Tactics back in 2001. I mean Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, an all-new system built from the ground up with Bethesda's approval, options for playing with or against friends or on your own, and - most importantly of all - sweet deathclaw minis.

Tabletop miniatures games range from large-scale fantasy battle simulators like Warhammer to more intimate, squad-scale affairs like Star Wars: Imperial Assault (which is more on the "board game" side of the spectrum). Players take turns moving their plastic miniatures across a battlefield, setting up attacks or otherwise accomplishing objectives. British Games publisher Modiphius says Wasteland Warfare will offer "PvP, co-op, and solo tabletop missions", which makes it sound more like Imperial Assault than Warhammer to me.

The full announcement is coming this week, though Modiphius publisher Chris Birch answered a few questions from fans via Twitter.

Modiphius has several licensed games in its catalog, including projects based on Conan, Kung Fu Panda, and Star Trek. I got to participate in a playtest for Star Trek Adventures, Modiphius' pen-and-paper RPG that spans the entire non-Abrams Trek universe, and had a great time with it. So I'm excited to hear the same publisher is working on Fallout even as I continue to pine for a licensed Fallout pen-and-paper RPG system. You hear that, Bethesda?!

If you want to roll your own Fallout RPG, check out our guide to turning your favorite games into tabletop RPGs. And check out the best Fallout 4 settlements for more wasteland fun.