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#1 Frog

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:18 AM

The next expansion was revealed at Spiel.  It is called Labyrinth of Ruin.  Cover-art at link below…

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#2 Graf

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:51 AM

Finally, the older brother of our Lava Beetles has been revealed! ;-)

 

It was not at "Spiel" in Essen, but at the Toy Fair Trade in Nuremberg (Germany).



#3 Elf_Ranger

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:30 AM

I wonder when we will hear more information about this.



#4 zwara81

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:13 AM

Elf_Ranger said:

I wonder when we will hear more information about this.

 

my guess would be new york toy fare, it is in a couple of days….



#5 Steve-O

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:00 AM

I note that there appear to be three heroes on the box (that I can see.)  Historically, whether or not the heroes on the box art are actually in the game is hit-or-miss.  The 2E core box pictures a bunch of heroes who are not apparently in the game, but the Lair of the Wyrm expansion pictures the two specific heroes who were added in that expansion.  The same kind of pattern (or lack thereof) was true with 1E.

However, the presence of three heroes (rather than two) on the box suggests to me that this expansion may not be a simple "Green/Blue" expansion, like LoW was "Red/Gold."  Unless maybe one of them is just an NPC in one of the quests or something.

It may be a larger expansion, on par with the core box; but if it includes classes for all four archtypes then it would still be leaving scouts and healers a class "behind," which seems odd.  Perhaps it just contains new heroes but no new classes.

Or, perhaps the heroes on the box are unrelated to the content and it is a simple "Green/Blue" small box like LoW after all.  I guess time will tell.

Or perhaps I'm just drooling over the box for too long and rambling about nothing relevant at all. =P

Either way, it's an exciting announcement. =)



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:49 AM

i think the guy is a npc.  he looks like he needs recusing from the gigant bug. so this will be the green/blue one

 

 

i think we will see the "big box" expansion at gencon.



#7 Graf

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:01 AM

The girl on the cover with that potion in her hands might be some kind of alchemist (I guess healer class).

The orc seems to be some kind of scout/ranger or maybe a nomad (apparently ranger class).

The third person on the cover seems to be dead very soon ;-) (I agree, most likely a NPC)



#8 Elf_Ranger

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

I really hope that at some point they come out with more skill cards for each of the existing classes as opposed to just more classes for each hero type. Would be better to have a greater variety of skills to pick from using any gained experience.

 

But I am really looking forward to anther expansion, no other dungeon crawler has captured my imagination like this since Games Workshops Warhammer Quest.

 

(I have even started to collect the 1st edition stuff, although currently only have the main box set, finding the expansions especially in a good condition is quite hard)



#9 BatHead

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

What is meant by "blue/green" and "red/gold"?



#10 Steve-O

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Elf_Ranger said:

I really hope that at some point they come out with more skill cards for each of the existing classes as opposed to just more classes for each hero type. Would be better to have a greater variety of skills to pick from using any gained experience.

Most of FFG's expansions don't require anything more than the base game box to be used.  That means if they were to release additional class cards for existing classes, it wold only be for the 8 base-game classes, which is obviously going to rile up anybody who likes an expansion class.

While it's not unheard of for them to release an "expansion expansion" for some of the longer running game lines, it doesn't generally happen until said game has at least 6 or 8 other expansions under its belt.

Personally, I'd rather just see rules for "multi-classing" as a way to continue character growth beyond what's currently obtainable.  Of course, that would have to come along with some kind of Act III/IV structure, otherwise the heroes would be WAY too powerful for anything the Overlord could dish out.

BatHead said:

What is meant by "blue/green" and "red/gold"?

It's a reference to the colours of the archetypes which got new classes/heroes in an expansion.  Lair of the Wyrm is "Red/Gold" because it gives us a new Warrior and a new Mage class.  The oft hypothesized "Blue/Green" expansion (which Labyrinth may or may not prove to be) would give us a new Scout and a new Healer class.



#11 BatHead

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

Ah, got it. Thanks for clearing that up Steve-O.



#12 lightofhand

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

I've so looking forward to this. Looking like more bugs monster group's in this one :) 



#13 Beren Eoath

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

That's a great news. I wonder when will we see any info about this and when will it hit stores? I hope that May/June 2013 is the date. That would be great.



#14 evilmg

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

Exciting news indeed.

Looks like there's gonna be a huge Crab Boss (cool!) and Orc Hero.

 



#15 Beren Eoath

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

I think it will look similar to Lair Of The Wyrm. We will get not so big box, 2 heroes (this time a Scout and Healer Type) and some more plot cards. Especialy I'm excited to see what the new classes will be and it look like theres going to be a Orc Ranger hero and a Gnom Healer. And the monsters will big huge bugs - YUPI! Can't wait for the official announcement and the release (it looks like it will be in 2Q 2013).

Cheers



#16 Tarai

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:37 AM

And she's holding … a "Holy Hand Grenade"?

She's definetely wearing goggles …

 

We will see and we will play!

 



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:30 AM

Holy cow!   I haven't even had a chance to play Lair of the Wyrm yet!   Exciting, but I'm falling behind!!!   Man, I wish there were this many expansions to Wiz-War!   


Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. - Heraclitus


#18 Morthai

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

http://www.fantasyfl...s.asp?eidn=3928

offical preview - it is a big box expansion.



#19 Ringskipper

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

OMG, I can't wait! So many new things… take my money!



#20 Beren Eoath

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

WOW1 I just readed all there is from the announcement and I'm so excited. The best thing is that it is a full campain so a big box!  4 Heroes, new Overlord cards, new monsters, new quest and a campain, new artifacts and allies and new map tiles. Everything is new there so give me it! Can't wait, let's hope to see it as soon as 2Q will start. This is a great announcement and it made me happy this day!

Thanks FFG!

Cheers

 

PS. It looks like after the Labyrinth Of Ruin we will get a small box like Lair of the Wyrm. So this year we should have two expansions. I will keep my fingers crossed for that.






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