In a game where you play as bounty hunters, mercs, and smugglers, you know there is going to be action. But what happens, when you’re the only smuggler in the sector? FFG’s got an answer for that.
Star Wars: Outer Rim is a new board game coming from Fantasy Flight Games that explores the seedier elements of Star Wars. Life on the Outer Rim is lawless and tough – but if you can make a name for yourself, you can retire with a nice nest-egg and be the most infamous person in the galaxy!
Meet the AI
In today’s preview, FFG goes over the Solo Play in the game in greater detail. This mode of play lets you try to take on the galaxy, make some money and come out on top – even when all your real world friends are nowhere to be seen.
The key to Solo Play is the AI player deck. This deck is kept to the side of the AI’s NPC board. These cards are shuffled and one is drawn each turn. They have widely varying behavior. Sometimes the AI will have a small number of actions, while other times they may make multiple moves in a turn towards their ever changing goals.
Here you see the AI deck placed to the right of an NPC board. To keep track of the AI player, goal tokens are used. These mark the various locations and objectives on the board the AI is trying to to either reach or achieve. These tokens are used to determine the most efficient paths for its movement and other actions as the AI player is proceeding around the board.
To keep things simple, many of the advanced card abilities are not used by the AI player to avoid complexities. Overall from turn to turn, the AI player will mimic the behavior of a human player, making sure you have fun game, even if you’re the only Smuggler in town.
If you want to learn more about the Solo Play, check out the full article from FFG here.
Take to the stars and become a living legend in Star Wars™: Outer Rim, a game of bounty hunters, mercenaries, and smugglers for 1-4 players!
In Outer Rim, you take on the role of an underworld denizen, setting out to make your mark on the galaxy. You’ll travel the outer rim in your personal ship, hire legendary Star Wars characters to join your crew, and try to become the most famous (or infamous) outlaw in the galaxy!
But it won’t be easy, the warring factions of the galaxy roam the outer rim, hunting down the scum that have proven to be a thorn in their side, and other scoundrels looking to make their mark see you as the perfect target to bring down to bolster their own reputation. Do you have what it takes to survive in the outer rim and become a living legend?
Outer Rim is coming to shelves in the Q2 of 2019!