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#1 Pulsar

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:09 PM

Dear Kind, Highly Talented, but Sometimes Polishing-Challenged Folk at FFG,

 

As we the people do intensely desire a reprint of the Game of Thrones boardgame,

And as many have commented on, yearned for, and wondered about fixes to the games slight imperfections,

including the map, its exactness and beauty, its balance of ports; the balance between certain houses, their order in power; and the corrections provided by now virtually unavailable expansions that may be in essence included in such a reprint,

And as FFG would do well, for all your talent in components and game design, to spend a few weeks on fine-tuning before release, as was obviously done with the recent Cosmic Encounter reprint and Sid Meyer's Civilization, playtested and even (gasp ) sufficiently edited for typos and ease of rule comprehension,

And as the current HBO series managed over three million viewers upon airing of just its tenth episode, on a channel that is not only limited to cable viewers, but to premium cable viewers,

And as we, including you, would love to see an improved, tightened, polished, and even more impressive version of the Game of Thrones board game,

Do consider and honor our request that this game, this sweet gem in particular, potentially bound for greater glory and wider appeal than even Diplomacy accomplished, do receive the detail that it so deserveth, and would be so well spent, before its next release;

and instead of an unrevised reprint;

and in appreciation of the coming four, nay, probably at least six book-based seasons of epic television cross-marketing exposure;

and with a view to its potential to raise FFG from its heights as a gaming dynasty to a cross-over hit machine, a mass-appeal noble house of the board game revolution, take the time and effort,

to make a finer feeling, and even finer looking product,

to test, fix, or otherwise ensure the seamless resolution of any and all imbalances, card-back mismatching, and forum-fuming niggles,

to reconstruct, write, and, edit (by professional English editor) a rulebook which all may read, and dive into play, and love, with the world it introduces,

and, yea, to lift the stain of careless-text-editing-and-conspicuous-failure-in-final-polishing-stages that has indeed been lightened in recent years, and almost cleansed away by FFG's recent well-scrubbed works; to make FFG a household name in non-gamer households, a three-letter acronym in homes that pride themselves on owning but a TTR variant, or SoC set; in short, to put this fine game—and the company behind it—where it belongs, everywhere.

For we have waited this long (and not for silly Flying Frog-corny-style HBO-approved real-life images, so aberrant and unnecessary in a classic board game, already rich in theme and tasteful in visual presentation)

And the potential to go from good to great is here, to be sifted patiently, in a sieve fine enough even perhaps to rid this gold of the pebbles of inconsistency, loosen the dust of its older design's clumsinesses, and perchance even let fall away an hour or so of down time,

that we look to you on this matter, a legion of current and yet unmustered fans, with bated breath and well-thought-out suggestions,

For thine is the Kingdom of Westeros,

and the much-beloved-and-also-easily-cross-marketed Power of your similarly themed LCG and Battlelore games, which do reach truly separate sub-markets, so in no way should be considered cannibalizing competition, but on the contrary can only serve to relay customers to such a masterpiece as we here entreat, and as from such a polished gem typical boardgamers and even more mainstreams customers may be seduced to otherwise less card-based and miniature-warfare-like products,

and the potential medieval Glory forever,

Amen.



#2 Enas

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:44 PM

Pulsar said:

Dear Kind, Highly Talented, but Sometimes Polishing-Challenged Folk at FFG,

 

As we the people do intensely desire a reprint of the Game of Thrones boardgame,

And as many have commented on, yearned for, and wondered about fixes to the games slight imperfections,

including the map, its exactness and beauty, its balance of ports; the balance between certain houses, their order in power; and the corrections provided by now virtually unavailable expansions that may be in essence included in such a reprint,

And as FFG would do well, for all your talent in components and game design, to spend a few weeks on fine-tuning before release, as was obviously done with the recent Cosmic Encounter reprint and Sid Meyer's Civilization, playtested and even (gasp ) sufficiently edited for typos and ease of rule comprehension,

And as the current HBO series managed over three million viewers upon airing of just its tenth episode, on a channel that is not only limited to cable viewers, but to premium cable viewers,

And as we, including you, would love to see an improved, tightened, polished, and even more impressive version of the Game of Thrones board game,

Do consider and honor our request that this game, this sweet gem in particular, potentially bound for greater glory and wider appeal than even Diplomacy accomplished, do receive the detail that it so deserveth, and would be so well spent, before its next release;

and instead of an unrevised reprint;

and in appreciation of the coming four, nay, probably at least six book-based seasons of epic television cross-marketing exposure;

and with a view to its potential to raise FFG from its heights as a gaming dynasty to a cross-over hit machine, a mass-appeal noble house of the board game revolution, take the time and effort,

to make a finer feeling, and even finer looking product,

to test, fix, or otherwise ensure the seamless resolution of any and all imbalances, card-back mismatching, and forum-fuming niggles,

to reconstruct, write, and, edit (by professional English editor) a rulebook which all may read, and dive into play, and love, with the world it introduces,

and, yea, to lift the stain of careless-text-editing-and-conspicuous-failure-in-final-polishing-stages that has indeed been lightened in recent years, and almost cleansed away by FFG's recent well-scrubbed works; to make FFG a household name in non-gamer households, a three-letter acronym in homes that pride themselves on owning but a TTR variant, or SoC set; in short, to put this fine game—and the company behind it—where it belongs, everywhere.

For we have waited this long (and not for silly Flying Frog-corny-style HBO-approved real-life images, so aberrant and unnecessary in a classic board game, already rich in theme and tasteful in visual presentation)

And the potential to go from good to great is here, to be sifted patiently, in a sieve fine enough even perhaps to rid this gold of the pebbles of inconsistency, loosen the dust of its older design's clumsinesses, and perchance even let fall away an hour or so of down time,

that we look to you on this matter, a legion of current and yet unmustered fans, with bated breath and well-thought-out suggestions,

For thine is the Kingdom of Westeros,

and the much-beloved-and-also-easily-cross-marketed Power of your similarly themed LCG and Battlelore games, which do reach truly separate sub-markets, so in no way should be considered cannibalizing competition, but on the contrary can only serve to relay customers to such a masterpiece as we here entreat, and as from such a polished gem typical boardgamers and even more mainstreams customers may be seduced to otherwise less card-based and miniature-warfare-like products,

and the potential medieval Glory forever,

Amen.

 

LOL ^^

 

And seconded :-)



#3 Samaritan

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:32 PM

It would seem that the only way to make FFG hear us is to march our Houses upon the FFG Event Center.  Let the sigils of Stark, Lannister, Tyrell, Frey, Arryn, Martell, Greyjoy, Baratheon, Targaryen, and all others be marshalled before the gates of those who hold our wishes locked away in chests of iron.  May the armies of Westeros be called. 

 

 



#4 Pulsar

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:27 PM

Agreed! Let us march as one toward the... what is that?  Hearken to that sound, what comes now?  In the News section... oh my gods... ohmygodsomygodohmyoHHHHHH NERDGASM!!!



#5 skolo

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:19 PM

2nd edition.

 

 

laugh



#6 Ruvion

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 04:53 AM

It bears more watching, but so far...no real change for Lannisters.
I just hope that the balance for other Houses are tighter than last version.



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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:16 AM

Where did you see a list of the changes to the second edition?  How do you know the Lannisters haven't been changed much?  (I'm not saying they haven't, but I'd love to know where to see what changes have been made, other than a vague reference that some of the expansion rules are included in this edition).



#8 Ruvion

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 05:10 PM

As it is discussed in BGG, if you zoom in on the player screen provided by the game description, you can see that starting position, units, and map for Lannis have seen no change.

Mayhaps there are some other balancing factors which may alleviate matters for the lions vs kraken attacks.



#9 Cementator

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:57 AM

Hmm...

 

House Lannister have weakest heroes cards and central position on the map! Every time my company played the 2-nd edition game Lannisters suffers from every House (expt. Martels)and could do nothing.  As a rull Baratheons, Greydjoy and Tyrell attack them from all corners of the map.   Dear authors- this is the biggest mistake you`ve done,  Lannisters are not balanced well!!    

 

Sorry my bad english  



#10 vendredi

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:21 AM

Cementator said:

Dear authors- this is the biggest mistake you`ve done,  Lannisters are not balanced well!!

Check the other thread for thoughts on Lannister strategy and the "Lannister weakness". This thread is a little old, after all.

Personally I feel Lannister's vulnerability is also a strength; Lannister can get ganged by all the houses, sure,but Lannister is also in a position to assist and be assisted by any of the Houses. If any of the Houses are getting ahead, the Lannisters are the player that needs to be talked into supporting a combined effort to bring the leader down. Plus, I feel the Lannister leaders are much more relatively strong in 2nd ed. 

 






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