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#1 DragonBones

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:07 AM

Just wondering if there is any indication that the play area will change from 36" x 36" with the addition of  the large ships and epic rules.

 

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#2 Bohrdumb

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:24 AM

Just wondering if there is any indication that the play area will change from 36" x 36" with the addition of  the large ships and epic rules.

 

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I dont imagine you could keep it at 3'x3'. 4'x4' or 3'x5' would both be doable. 


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#3 zathras23

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:37 AM

I imagine that, with the larger ships in the game, the play area will increase. They look too large to be played on the standard 3' x 3' map we play on now.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:40 AM

It would be helpful if someone from Fantasy Flight could chime in , in order to prep any mapping or play areas for the game.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:44 AM

Well with the CR-90 coming in with a range 5 stick, I think it will most definitly be increasing in size. 

CR-90 at center of a 3x3, range 5 is the edge of the board.


Edited by catachan23, 06 April 2014 - 09:44 AM.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:48 AM

It would be helpful if someone from Fantasy Flight could chime in , in order to prep any mapping or play areas for the game.

I'm not sure if FFG ever checks the XWM forums... Unless a bunch of people report a thread or something like the Russian Tie Fighter Thread.
If they did, I would assume there would be a Gallery sub-forum or a Builds sub-forum.

But, I do agree that their presence here would be welcomed.

 

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#7 catachan23

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:53 AM

 

 

I'm not sure if FFG ever checks the XWM forums... Unless a bunch of people report a thread or something like the "Russian Tie Fighter" thread.
 

I am not familiar with the Russian TIE Fighter thread, what was that?


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#8 Introverdant

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:26 AM

4x4 seems unlikely. It's not always easy to find a table which will accommodate a 3x3 mat. 

 

I could see 3x6. 



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

**Edited** Just for you, catachan23!

 

Thank you!

 

Also, not funny. 

 

Yeah, I agree that the FFG probably won't read most of this on here, but we could hope.

I chatted regularly with the folks on Spartan Games Forums (I have a French Dystopian Wars Fleet) and they actually DID take advice and comments from the community.

 

 

I could see 3x6. 

Most likely.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:48 PM

I have no doubt in my mind that this Forum site is looked at by FFG...After all this is their game and above all their Server lol...The only time that they would intervene is when conversations or topics go beyond the Game and abusing common civility ...All gaming Forums use the positive and negative to either add to their game or make changes... Back to topic ; I can foresee the playing area going to 4' x 8' area...Possibly larger...But then again FFG has already surprised us with this new fleet that they are slowly releasing...Oddly enough someone did leak this out in another site ; asking if anyone would be interested in buying both of these starter ships...
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#11 catachan23

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:09 PM

I have no doubt in my mind that this Forum site is looked at by FFG...After all this is their game and above all their Server lol...The only time that they would intervene is when conversations or topics go beyond the Game and abusing common civility ...All gaming Forums use the positive and negative to either add to their game or make changes... Back to topic ; I can foresee the playing area going to 4' x 8' area...Possibly larger...But then again FFG has already surprised us with this new fleet that they are slowly releasing...Oddly enough someone did leak this out in another site ; asking if anyone would be interested in buying both of these starter ships...

It would totally make sense for the possibility of a 4x6(or 8) size as well since there are a lot of tabletop miniature gamers out there that already have tables (or access to tables) that are that big. 

 

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#12 pbpancho

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:04 PM

It would be helpful if someone from Fantasy Flight could chime in , in order to prep any mapping or play areas for the game.

 

Pretty sure they won't be sharing that info until they decide to release the rules for the Epic format of play.  It's not that they don't read the forums, it's that if you ask about stuff that hasn't been released or shared, they aren't going to respond...



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

we do know for certain that the play area will be increased.  I cant remember where I saw that, but it might have been in the transport write up.  We do not however know what size it will be.  My guess is 3x5.  Just because that is the size of my kitchen table, and I know FFG designs the game to accommodate me personally. lol



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:57 PM

It's going to be a circle with a diameter of 5 feet.  Look for the announcement this coming week.


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#15 DoubleNot7

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

We usually play on a 4x6 table for larger games, including using the 16" Hasbro CR90.

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#16 Hexis

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:18 PM

I heard it would be a radius of 10' to make sure there was enough room.

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#17 DragonBones

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:12 PM

So same play area with Epic rules ?

#18 librarian101

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:20 PM

Note in the setup section of the rules its lists a 3X6 playing area.


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:21 PM

Pg 2 in epic gameplay, setup instructions says TO must allocate a 6' x 3' space. Can setup on your side within range 2 (instead of 1) from the edge.

Edit: librarian101 beat me to it.

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#20 Bohrdumb

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:28 PM

I heard it was going to be a 4'x4'x4' cube, filled with jello to suspend the ships and make the 3 dimensional aspect more realistic. 


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