Vienna Connection’s Designer Journal #2

When Agents show up too often in one place, they may get noticed. Somebody will pay attention to the activity. The same faces, the mysterious talks, the late-night meetings. Somebody will recognize what’s going on. And by somebody, I mean KGB. In Vienna Connection, we have rules of Exposure. Player

German edition of Vienna Connection

German edition of Vienna Connection is currently in the production process. As other games from the line, Vienna Connection in German will be released by Pegasus Spiele, and its premiere date is planned for the end of September. Pre-ordered copies will be shipped directly from Portal Games HQ at the

Vienna Connection’s Designer Journal #1

I received the story script and several additional pages of rules for the game from Jakub Łapot and Przemysław Rymer. I read them and was really impressed by the new concepts. The idea of different zones where players could act, the exposure rules, and even death of the agents! There

Vienna Connection – How to Play

Rodney Smith aka Watch It Played published this great how-to-play video for Vienna Connection! If you don’t like going through the rulebook by yourself, watch this awesome, spoiler-free clip and get ready for action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1KLLlAb3iI&t=2s

Vienna Connection Prologue #5

Catherine Miller: January 18, 1977 – Langley. “It’s Angry Bob, WBR broadcast station. If you want good news… well, I don’t have any. The snowstorm is not giving in. A snowplow was snowbound yesterday. Seriously? A snowplow?! It will be as cold as Moscow on a polar Siberia. Now, let’s

Vienna Connection Prologue #4

Prisoner 2245: January 13, 1977 – Stuttgart. The visitation room in the Stammheim prison was small, had no windows, and was lit up by lamps secured with metal framing. Everything was grey—walls, a steel desk with a wooden counter screwed down to the floor, and simple stools. It looked like

Vienna Connection Prologue #3

Hans Duchker: January 7, 1977 – Koln. The meeting was supposed to take place in Sirene, a small bar next to the university. The place was shabby, with dirty walls and decade-old movie posters yellow from the cigarette smoke. An unpleasant smell of stewed cabbage came from the kitchen.

Vienna Connection Prologue #2

James Werner: January 5, 1977 – Faslane, Scotland At the office of the HMNB Clyde’s boss, the snow and icy wind raged behind the window, obscuring the view to a massive crane in the docks, a hangar, and the submarines buoyed beneath a camouflage tarp in the bay.Dressed in a

Vienna Connection Prologue #1

Anton Korolkov: January 4, 1977 – Innsbruck The car that chauffeured the USSR Air Force general Anton Korolkov stopped at the main gate of the Innsbruck-Amras cemetery. “You should stay in the car, sergeant,” Korolkov ordered his driver and got out. From the back seat he took a large wreath

EMPIRES OF THE NORTH: EGYPTIAN KINGS

Empires of the North: Egyptian Kings is the fourth expansion in the line and introduces two brand new faction decks to the game. The Hatshepsut deck is a clan located on the Nile Delta, with the deck being designed around that core concept. The faction introduces a new mechanism of assigning workers

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