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Releasing This Week: Warhammer 40K: Relic From Fantasy Flight Games

Monday, March 18th, 2013 | Posted by John ONeill

Game Designers Workshop and Fantasy Flight — the folks behind the superb Rogue Trader and Dark Heresy role playing games — have teamed up once again to release Relic, an intriguing new board game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Based on the streamlined (and well-honed) mechanics of the Talisman fantasy games, Relic allows two to four players to assume the role of powerful Imperial heroes, and bravely venture forth to protect the Antian Sector. By completing card-based missions and defeating dangerous enemies of the Imperium — including Nurgling Swarms, Fallen Inquisitors, Ork Vulcha squads, and even a Tyranid Hive-ship — characters compete to gain rewards and experience, increasing their chances to advance and¬†ultimately¬†be the first to defeat the evil that lies beyond the Warp rift. See all the details in the compact video run-through below.

Relic was published today, Mar 18, 2013, by Fantasy Flight, under license from Games Workshop. The game contains a game board, 10 plastic character pieces and character sheets, mysterious attribute and life dials, more than 300 cards, tokens, 4 six-sided dice, and a handsome rulebook. It retails for $59.95.


  1. A warhammer game based on talisman mechanics, that’s kind of surprising. I didn’t think there was much push for talisman anymore.

    Comment by Glenn - March 19, 2013 12:21 pm

  2. Glenn,

    I was surprised too. But Talisman is currently in its 4th Edition, and has been in print off and on for three decades, so I think there’s definitely something to be said for the game design!

    Also, I think the Talisman mechanics are simple enough to learn quickly, and there’s an obvious appeal for existing Talisman players.

    Comment by John ONeill - March 19, 2013 1:02 pm

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