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#1 Zerodemon

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:04 PM

Hi all,

What form do you think the next expansion will take? I'm assuming a Forces of Order expansion. Which teams do you expect will make their way in to the game next?

My dream combo would be

- Amazons
- Lizardmen
- Slaan

With the unifying idea being New World races, but I can see how unlikely that would be to happen. We might end up with any 3 team combination of these four teams; Amazons, Norse, Lizardmen and High Elves.

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#2 Jayven

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:24 PM

When my wife and I discussed this last game we played, we both agreed on Amazons and Lizardmen for sure. The third I don't know. I was almost leaning towards Goblins but since they are not so like minded to the other two teams, I was thinking Norse. I didn't think on Slaan though, part of me thought the team dropped off the rosters in the last edition or two but I can't check that here at work easily.

Definitely though a jungle based pack would be great :D My wife and I do miss our Lizardmen (primarily played the PC game since we didn't/don't have funds for the tabletop game, yet)


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#3 Prepare for War

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:11 AM

I agree, a jungle expansion would be amazing!

And those three teams are interesting too. I wonder how they'd set up their niches though? A new game mechanic seems likely, in the same way that Sudden Death introduced Downed Skills.

 



#4 Jayven

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:07 PM

Good point, I hadn't thought about what extra rules could come from those teams. I'm wracking my brain right now trying to work out what they may be but brain is currently fried from work >.>

I actually hope that FFG allow us to get new copies of the base teams to include the downed skills!


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#5 Prepare for War

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:36 AM

One of the things that makes Slann less likely for me is that the role of the Slann has changed a lot in Warhammer. Agile frogmen don't really exist any more - now they're all ancient fat toads.

But if we go by the old fluff:

Lizardmen have a mix of Saurus (big guys with block who aren't very agile) and Skinks (little guys who are agile). I can see a team deck that has one star skink with sprint-sprint, and four star Saurus with block and not much else

Slann had long legs and leap in the game, and I wonder how that would translate. Sprinting ability is a given, but it'd be cool for them to have some sort of popping-up-unexpected ability.

Amazons were all endowed with Dodge. That was their shtick, more or less. Thats harder to translate into the card game.

 

If it were me, I'd run this set with a new rule / ability that allows flexible substitutions, or face down players, or some other such trickery. Maybe two new rules:

Concealed Plays

Any team may play a card face down. However if that facedown card becomes the target of a block, or gets the ball, it immediately turns face up. Turning face up wouldn't activate skills, and you wouldn't get to use skills when you play a card face down. Card text would have no effect while face down. Naturally in the scoreboard phase, all facedown cards are revealed before scoring.

A lot of the new cards will have a Bait-and-Switch skill, which when the card is turned face up you can immediately switch it for another player in your hand, face up. Others will have other abilities that activate on a reveal or interact with a reveal. For example, maybe Sauri block when flipped upright, but have no block skill otherwise. An Amazon or two might have a text that flips face up one of your other players at the same match up then activates their skills.

Leaping

Maybe just for the Slann, a Leap skill that lets you spend a matchup action to move a player with this skill from one matchup to another.

 

I'd keep downed skills out of the set, just so that remains a unique feature of Sudden Death. To make the universal "concealed rule" applicable once regardless of whether you've bought the set, I'd put a rules update in the next errata sheet presenting it as a new recommended rule.

These aren't my predictions, by the way, just what I'd do.



#6 Garthnait

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:26 PM

My favorites for a new expansion is the "over the sea" conference with Lizards, Amazons and High Elfs. This would be a great setting and fits more then the Dark Sorcerer Syndicate.

I'd also like to see, that they put more Teams in a conference. So the Slann can be placed in this conference too later. The DSS then get the missing Khemri Team. OWA get the Pro Elfs and CWC get Chaos Dwarfs. So this would be a conference expansion.


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#7 MrPink

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

Garthnait said:

I'd also like to see, that they put more Teams in a conference. So the Slann can be placed in this conference too later. The DSS then get the missing Khemri Team. OWA get the Pro Elfs and CWC get Chaos Dwarfs. So this would be a conference expansion.

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A conference expansion is a great idea.  I'd like to see Goblins in place of Chaos Dwarves however :)
Don't mind what the other two would be, maybe an Ogre team?



#8 Jayven

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

Conference additions sounds excellent actually. I was thinking that in due time, they would be better off beefing up what they have than continually making more Conferences.

 

Dunno about the Goblns over Chaos Dwarves though! The more dwarves in the game, the better in my opinion :)


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#9 Zerodemon

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:58 PM

Wouldn't mind High Elves instead of Slaan (who, I admit are very unlikely, despite being an official team now.)

As for a conference expansion, I'd like to see the following additions to the existing conferences.

DSS: Khemri or Necromantic (Worth noting there are 4 undead teams in Blood Bowl, only two of which are covered in the DSS. Necromantic is a team with all kinds of Hammer Horror type beasties.)
OWA: Norse or Halflings (Pro-Elves can wait when you have Wood and Dark Elves already.)
CWC: Chaos Dwarves or Goblins (I'd like to say Nurgles Rotters or the Khorne team from the recent PC game update, or even an Underworld team, but we do need Chaos Dwarves. They'd be a really good fit.)

In my opinion, an Ogre team isn't a priority. We've got Freebooters in the Star Player decks to cover them for now (despite the lack of Snotlings.)


Edited by Zerodemon, 04 July 2013 - 10:02 PM.





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