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#1 Ebonrook



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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

 This has probably come up hundreds of times before. Today I learnt that Rex was supposed to be a Dune game, and that for what ever reason it never happened.

This actually depressed me, mostly because Dune is one of those things that I always go back to. I wish that FFG did get the license to Dune because I would love to see them make a Dune game. Argh, so upsetting. Who else wishes that they had made a Dune game?

#2 Steve-O



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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

They tried to remake the old Dune board game.  They WANTED to make it as Dune, but the Herbert estate was unwilling to agree to any reasonable offer for the license, so they remade it as Rex.

#3 Otheym



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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:34 AM

I too would have liked to see a reprint of the classic excellent DUNE boardgame. As a player of DUNE for over 30 years, I have found it more and more difficult to find others to pbem. Hopefully Rex will develop a devoted fan base as well.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

Rex is a good game my group likes it, but it lacks the mythos of Dune.  With Dune people get into character and play the race the way it is in the books.  While FFG does a good job integrating Rex into the TI universe, it doesn't have the draw that Dune does.  So in gameplay I may prefer Rex by a bit, in color and fun factor I prefer Dune.

#5 austncal



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

ok i wanted this game befor but finding out its basicly dune sold me on it.


#6 Shub-Niggurath



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:44 AM

I would have bought this game if it had been Dune.

I'm sure FFG did all they could to get the license. If they got The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars licenses, there must have been a more significant problem than usual.

I haven't seen any new Dune games for years. Still have a few PC games and the Dune CCG from years ago.

Edited by Shub-Niggurath, 12 August 2013 - 11:44 AM.

#7 Steve-O



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:20 AM

I'm sure FFG did all they could to get the license. If they got The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars licenses, there must have been a more significant problem than usual.


From what I understand, the problem is that Brian Herbert is basically unwilling to let anyone else touch the Dune universe.  God only knows why.


I'm currently pondering the logistics of converting my copy of Rex into a homebrew copy of Dune.  Rex is a good game, and a worthy successor to the old Dune game engine, but every time I have enough people together to play Rex, I find myself wanting to play Dune instead.

#8 subochre



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:35 PM

Man, I hear you.  Somehow I never read Dune until just now, and as I do so, I'm struck by how much of the universe the game captures perfectly, whereas with Rex I'm just like, "so...the Xxcha can prevent the use of a given weapon because they're...diplomatic?"


So do let us know if you come up with a solution; I've had similar thoughts, but haven't gotten any farther than wistfully glancing at artscow.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:12 PM

I heard about Dune board game but never played it.

I watched the movie but didn't read books YET :) I like Dune's Universe.

After playing Rex I realize how great the original game must be. I made some research about the original game and now I am preparing 2 PnP copies of Dune (for me and my friend). So THANK YOU  FFG for introducing REX - I would never buy this game (since it is not Dune) but it gave me a perspective how great and thematic original Dune game is !!

I personally thing that original Dune game is a goldmine. The question is who will be able to get that licence :) Most of my friends would buy Dune without hesitation. Even while playing Rex we are using Dune's terminology instead of Rex (spice instead of influence, Shai Hulud instead of "small bombardment", Storm instead Dreadfleet, name of factions etc.). Having that thematic is no less important than mechanics - it has to work together. Hopefully I will have my PnP copy made so I will be able to enjoy the mechanic AND thematic of the original Dune game  :)

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