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#21 Damoel

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:20 PM

In the initial announcement of star wars titles, they mentioned card games, minis and RPGs, but were quiet on the Board Game front. I imagine if Hasbro could hold on to that one, they would, as it is the one aspect of Star Wars merchandise they didn't bungle and probably made good cash off.


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#22 DagobahDave

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:31 PM

Star Wars themed dice bags are also incoming.

 

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Those aren't specifically for use with XWM.

 

But the XWM dice pack and dice app do contradict my fear (not assumption) that there are/will be no mini-less XWM products... sort of.


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#23 Eltnot

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:45 PM

 

Star Wars themed dice bags are also incoming.

 

Hello... FFG Limited Edition Star Wars Art Sleeves!

 

Those aren't specifically for use with XWM.

 

But the XWM dice pack and dice app do contradict my fear (not assumption) that there are/will be no mini-less XWM products... sort of.

 

Dice and a dice app do not a board game make.

However the tiles may have fallen a little close to home regarding board game licensing and thus that may have been a legitimate reason for them not to go ahead with it.


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#24 DragonWhimsy

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:27 PM

I find it hard to imagine FFG would announce the map tiles without clearing them first. More likely they were cancelled due to poor fan reaction.


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#25 Nickotine42

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:40 PM

You think Star Wars has strange license deals? People I give you the Lord of the Rings. Apparently it is possible to have the license for the movies but not the books, and vice versa. For instance, if you are making a LoTR video game when you have the movie license, you can't use the likeness of the characters from the books. I don't know about you guys but I really thought 'WTF?' when I first heard of this.

Still not as bad as the convoluted mess that is the Macross/Robotech licensing.
 
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#26 Sanchez

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:42 PM

I'm still eagerly awaiting my Robotech miniatures from the Kickstarter last year.



#27 Forgottenlore

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:00 PM

I'm still eagerly awaiting my Robotech miniatures from the Kickstarter last year.


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#28 DagobahDave

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:02 PM

I find it hard to imagine FFG would announce the map tiles without clearing them first. More likely they were cancelled due to poor fan reaction.

 

As I recall, some of the early images of the Huge Rebel ships came with a "pending licensor approval" notice, but that may have been about the final look of the ship needing approval, not that the release of the product was in doubt.


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