GenCon 50: Mantic Games Booth

Mantic Games had some pretty cool announcements at GenCon 50 – join us on a guided tour!

The Walking Dead: All Out War has a been a big hit for Mantic games, but that wasn’t all they had to show off at GenCon 50:


One of the great things about The Walking Dead is that the setting covers so much material. That means between the TV show and the Comics, Mantic Games has a ton of things to play with. They are able to take those elements and expand on them and create new expansion packs:


Safety Behind Bars: Prison Expansion was showcased at the Mantic Booth. More characters, more walkers, more scenarios and more The Walking Dead! This expansion explores (shockingly enough) the survivors and their time hanging out in the safety of the prison. Along with this expansion, Mantic also had a couple retailer exclusives at the show:

Fan favorites Maggie and Glenn got a couple of “advanced” character packs. These booster are the same characters, but with some improvements over their originals. These changes represent the fact that the characters have “improved” as the narrative has gone on. Now you can “level-up” your favorites and take them against the hordes of walkers!

Mantic also had some other choice Walking Dead collector’s dioramas on hand. Is it too soon? Nah!

But The Walking Dead wasn’t the only thing they were showing off. They had also just gotten in a shipment of Star Saga:

Star Saga takes the same concept as Dungeon Saga and ports it over to Mantic’s Sci-Fi Universe. It’s a whole new ballgame set in the Warpath Universe! If you’re looking for a fun Adventure/RPG-lite game then be sure to check out Star Saga coming soon!

Also at the show, Mantic was running demos and had games going in the Big Gaming Hall for Kings of War, Warpath, Dreadball and everything else. It was a pretty productive GenCon 50 for the boys from Nottingham.


Have you tried out The Walking Dead: All Out War yet? See if you can survive…or will you join the walkers?

  • Steve R

    What are they doing with Deadzone?

    • Morat

      GCPS troopers and Nameless getting lists soon enough. Recently we’ve had a new FAQ, with some solid changes and a 2nd pass over the Veermyn which has made them a truly competitive list. Deadzone’s has a really active community of a couple of thousand members. Unfortunately they’ve collectively decided to hide away on a private Facebook group which means Googling would give one the impression the game is stone cold dead, when the opposite is the case.

  • ZeeLobby

    Pumped for Star Saga.

  • euansmith

    As far as I understand it, Mantic purchased the licence to the comic version of TWD; so there will be no Daryl Dixon. This seems to be the smart way to go about securing a popular franchise. Equally CMoN have got the licence to the book version of GoT for their game.

    I’m looking forward to Starsaga, but then i’d better crack open Massive Darkness before I get that big Mantic box.

    • CloakingDonkey

      I’m so incredibly jelly that I missed the Massive Darkness kickstarter…

      • euansmith

        I got some of the Extra Enemy Packs too, and I’m sure they could each be used as a faction force for a skirmish game. They are very nice.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      wait does that mean ffg lost the book license after 15 years?

      • euansmith

        Maybe it is a different licence, as this is for a table top wargame.

        • Severius_Tolluck

          suppose, as ffg had it for everything pretty much, as they were the first to have it, long before anyone thought there would be a show! I remember playing the first ed board game in like 2005.