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.
@catafracture More info next week but draws on several titlesApril 21, 2017
@LagiaDOS @Edge_Ent yes we're based in the UK so will be easy to get hereApril 22, 2017
@8BitFalloutFan of course and it will be in stores in the US!April 22, 2017
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?!