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#21 Sacrilege83

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:35 AM

They don't need to wait for the next book.  They can release a Wildlings vs Night's Watch now with a double sided winter board/Wall with Castle Black and gate tiles.  Then give The Others as an expansion to it when "Winds of Winter" novel finally comes out.

 

I wonder if this game is making any money for FFG, if not it's pretty understandable why they've halted support.  And of course the game doesn't have the title "Game of Thrones" on it to appeal to the casual gamers/tv viewers.  They really need to put on their boxes "Based on GRRM's series ASOIAF including 'A Game of Thrones'".  That's what I would do if I'm marketing, using full titles not acronyms.  How many casual fans from the novel and tv know that the continent/country is named Westeros?



#22 Ordo Malleus

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:27 AM

@Sacrilege83

 

I don't think adding "Game of Thrones" somewhere on the box will add much appeal to the casual gamer. It may fool some poor souls, but BoW is not in any means casual and this is obvious from the moment you open the box.

 

Many hours are needed just for preparing to play - assembling, reading and understanding the rules, setting the battlefield. The game itself is not exactly short and the experience is closer to a quiet chess game, than to the usual understanding of fun. Its 2-player nature is also deterent to some gamers.

Of course, (almost) the exact same things are amongst the positives of the game and the factors that made me love BoW, but I will not really recommend it to anyone just wishing to spend some fun, light hours. BoW is more than a demanding game and requires full attention, nice partner and a long, rainy afternoon...

 

The hardcore wargaming crew is the target that must be pursued, at least from my point of view, but maybe the moment for that is missed. Which is a shame, since this game is my definition of great boardgaming experience.


Edited by Ordo Malleus, 17 June 2014 - 09:28 AM.


#23 goonstwone

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

I just got the game and really hope they're not killing it.  Does FFG not comment on these types of things on the forums?  Sorry for the ignorance but I'm new to these types of games.

 

Anyway, i'm curious to see what vassal is all about. PM if anyone is up for a game....



#24 Julia

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:49 PM

FFG never comments on their fora unless it's something incredibly important (e.g., I've seen this happening twice in the boardgame fora in the last 7 years), so I won't be holding my breath expecting anything to be said here. They usually give official communications only when there's something ready to enter production, so... but I do hope something sooner or later will be released.

 

Sure thing is that Robert Kouba is not working for FFG since May 2013 (stated on his LinkedIn page), so maybe this could be problematic for the game? Dunno. It's true it's a long time since Baratheon, but it's also true they reprinted the Premium Banners, and if the game were near the end, then maybe they wouldn't have reprinted some pure plastic expansion.

 

Dunno, really. I keep my fingers crossed and look at the coming GenCon with hope


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#25 williamames3

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:28 AM

I also recently just found this game and got all of the expansions already. Hoping they keep it going with more expansions!



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 03:54 PM

I know this may be a bit of thread necromancy but:

 

Has there been any word?  Is this game still alive or is it more dead than Ned Stark?

 

In typical wargamer fashion, I received this game for Christmas two years ago, and have only recently gotten around to it.  I couldn't allow the figures to go unpainted, so that took a while, and other projects have jumped in and out in between.  I'm just now getting around to finishing the Lannisters.  I've glanced through the rules once or twice.  It seems complicated but nothing I can't figure out.  I would hate to see this game canned entirely.  Especially since I can't play the LCG anymore...



#27 mulletcheese

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:04 PM

This is about as complete as it can be at the moment.

The next book opens with two huge battles, which will provide enough source material for greyjoy & targ expansions. No idea how the rest of the book will go but it was set up for conflicts involving martell, Tyrell, lannister and targ.

I wouldn't expect any more expansions until after the book arrives.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:16 PM

IF the book arrives (sorry, not so much fond of mr. Martin's speed at writing, and I don't think he'll ever complete the saga. He's active on too many projects and he writes too slowly).

 

Still, not developing a line for years while waiting for an author's to go on with books, it's probably not the best for any product line.

 

(and yes, I do hope to be wrong on both fronts)


Edited by Julia, 21 November 2014 - 07:16 PM.

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#29 mulletcheese

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 03:03 AM

I agree Martin writes too slow, but the HBO show could also set the pace for expansions to be released when it gets past where the books have got to.

With agot being so popular I think they would have released an expansion if they could.

I think greyjoy will be next as they've had conflicts with all 3 existing factions.
We've just not had enough details in the books about the types of troops available to them.
The battle of astapor will flesh out their combat troops and give a big battle that could appear in a future expansion.

#30 Julia

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:22 AM

I think you're right: once the HBO series spoils what's next, then there should be a lot of material available to go on with this line here.

 

I think we just have to sit, wait, hope. Let's see what happens :)


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