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#1 Miah999

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:56 AM

FFG announced today that they will be ending future development of new TH content…

For More see http://www.fantasyfl...s.asp?eidn=3414

And on the Tannhauser Blog http://miah000.blogs...ood-things.html

Also I'm sad to say my prediction from May 10th seems very correct now http://miah000.blogs...5/in-limbo.html

A sad day for the Uchronic Universe.

 



#2 Gaffophone

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:55 AM

 Indeed… sad news 



#3 Katsuyori

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:47 AM

This is very bad, indeed. But one could see it coming. It never sold well, right?



#4 hahnarama

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

Katsuyori said:

This is very bad, indeed. But one could see it coming. It never sold well, right?

 

I just SCORED about 13 unit expansions the  other week for under $60 total. I knew then the end was near. 



#5 InfectiousZombie

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:44 PM

Ruined my day, that's for sure.



#6 ??!

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:17 AM

It's really sad, what else could you say. But at least we are getting another two characters to add to our collection. And you have to give FFG a plus because they informed us way ahead instead of just remaining silent or vaguely hinting at new product to come. Still, it's very sad.



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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:07 AM

Well, sonuvacrap.  Here's hoping that I can get my hands on the two figure expansions I'm missing so far and the two new upcoming ones before this goes out of print. 

If FFG keeps the license I'd still love to see them produce an RPG in the Tannhauser universe. 



#8 Miah999

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:55 AM

I'll take an RPG or a LCG, but I think the TH universe is the problem here, it's pretty obscure and doen't have a personality like Paolo Purente behind it.

But that said as much as I like the TH universe, what I think we all like is the gameplay, the Pathfinding system, and all the customizable character abilities.

So, I think I'd like to see a game set in the Dust Universe using the same game play mechanics as TH, maybe FFG could even make a game that uses all the currently available Dust Tactics figures. Of course the Path circles would need to be bigger as the DT bases are 30mm not 25mm, and they fully obscure the circles on the current maps.

But this all pretty much a mute point as Paolo has full control of Dust, FFG mearly distributes it, the don't have too much control over it, but they could still perhaps license the art ect.



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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:41 AM

I'd be all over a Dust-based game using the Pathfinder rules.  I'd actually like to see FFG apply the Pathfinder rule set to a lot of their licenses.  I'd love to see them do something with the Star Wars license using the Pathfinder rules even though it would be finacially stupid with the glut of SW minis out there, the Dust universe using Pathfinder would be fun, A Song of Ice and Fire would be a hoot as well and with the different houses it's seemingly tailor made for the Tannhauser rule set, something in the Twilight Imperium universe would also be fun.



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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:23 AM

It is sad news indeed…I've been playing the game since the wonky first edition.  But thankfully, there's been a host of material, I'm still exploring all the possible combinations with all of the expansions!  I hope the community sticks around, I remember some great conversions and custom units…and I can't see why we wouldn't be able to keep it going with our own material.  Here's to hoping that Tannhauser under FFG is just down, and not out for the count…. 



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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

Maybe its we the fans should ban togather make new material  play test it then turn to the developers and go here now make a Tannhauser Kick starter so yeah it goes down this year but maybe next year we can bring it back to life.  Also kick starter would shine light on to the game. We just need to find out how much money it we would need to make FFG breath new life

So many more map ideas and places Factions like Europe and China what are they doing  so I dont think its an end if  us the fans dont want it to end,.



#12 Katsuyori

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:45 PM

Miah999 said:

I'll take an RPG or a LCG, but I think the TH universe is the problem here, it's pretty obscure and doen't have a personality like Paolo Purente behind it.

But that said as much as I like the TH universe, what I think we all like is the gameplay, the Pathfinding system, and all the customizable character abilities.

So, I think I'd like to see a game set in the Dust Universe using the same game play mechanics as TH, maybe FFG could even make a game that uses all the currently available Dust Tactics figures. Of course the Path circles would need to be bigger as the DT bases are 30mm not 25mm, and they fully obscure the circles on the current maps.

But this all pretty much a mute point as Paolo has full control of Dust, FFG mearly distributes it, the don't have too much control over it, but they could still perhaps license the art ect.

+1



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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

 I would enthusiastically back a Tannhauser Kickstarter. Boyfriend and I are huge fans; he owns every single expansion and built a custom box to house all of them with the main game. We're waiting for one of our distributors to get us a demo copy so we can start doing regular Tannhauser nights at our store.



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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:10 AM

wouldnt get anywhere with kickstart, i dont think enough people would back it plus it takes ages to release anything now, we would be waiting years for a minture!…love the game and all but it dont surprise me its gettting stopped.



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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:54 AM

If FFG has the Tannhauser mechanics, a Dust-version could be done…

There's now 8 axis heroes and 8 allies heroes released… could make a good starter set.

FFG already licensed Dust to do Dust Warfare, they could do it again for Dusthauser.



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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:47 AM

Few weeks ago Paolo Parente stated on the Dust Tactics Officials Fans Facebook group that there`s no way Dust Studio would pick up TH franchise, as one of the authors of the game back in the days just stole the idea of alternate WWII timeline from Paolo when they were working together for Rackham. It is a personal grudge.



#17 The Thing In The Attic

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:30 AM

Hi

just checking, did the original announcement state that FFG are still printing all existing products for tannhauser and will continue to do so for quite a while and that they are no longer producing new material and expansions

so there is no rush to buy up existing stock; it should be available for a while?

or have i mis read/ understood? 



#18 Miah999

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:40 PM

According to my sources they have more then a one year supply, and will probably reprint if it sells faster then that no guarentees though.



#19 Sluggonics

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:09 AM

 Played this for the first time at Gen Con this weekend.  Kind of glad I didn't decide to sink a bunch of money into it!

Too bad, though, as I really like the game mechanics, and the setting is very interesting.



#20 ??!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:16 AM

Sluggonics, if you liked the mechanics and the setting, there's no point in not getting into the game. Okay, there won't be any new expansions any more, but you'll have plenty of existing product to choose from - enough for years of new gaming experience if you'd ask me. There are a lot of games that are played for years or even decades without getting any expansions ever. And I have never heard anyone say: "I really like the mechanics of chess, but it's not worth getting into it because there won't be any new expansions!"

Okay, I admit it's not the best of examples, but my point is: If you liked the game, by all means buy and play it, it's great!






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