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  1. eBay is always a good alternative to Amazon for things like the Core set. Check eBay.UK for your needs HuwBacca.
  2. 1) Understand that. Sorry, could not do more since I had not asked permission to do so. Personally, I do not like it when folks use me by actual name as an authority reference without asking first and then I get blind-sided by someone I do not know later about it out of the blue. Especially so when I am referenced out of context; yes, an extremely bad experience in the mid-90s dealing with a really rich American gamer and the old management at GW-US. I will NOT go into the matter so do not even think about asking. 2) So that is how he rolls. We were wondering when all roads led to him. Additionally, "interesting" was more in the Chinese use of the word than the Western. 3)Not a problem. If I am wrong, so be it. I REALLY hate rumor-mongering and G&P was acting out the worst of it. And really Sparrow, what is the harm of keeping one's mouth shut about things like this? Who was asking? I read nothing of the sort. Furthermore, based on GW's late track record, the odds are HUGE against this new WFRPG having anything to do with the Old World. To do an AoS RPG, a new company with no history in the game would be the best solution. 4) Just had not bothered ... yet.
  3. Thank you for being gracious deraforia. So far, I have not enjoyed the changes to the forums; they feel clunky. This merger with the frenchmen at Asmodee Group was supposed to benefit the American gamer how‽‽‽ Maybe being stuck in the "wilds" of Idaho currently might make me have tunnel vision, but I am really not seeing any benefit. Or is it my age? Most gamers give it all up before their sixth decade for a myriad of other interests. Or both‽ In an emoticon mood.
  4. 1) His name is Drew and for the case of his own PerSec that is all I will give any of you Sparrow. Why? Because I never asked him if it was alright with him to name him here. Furthermore Sparrow, how is it exciting‽ It is simply fact. 2) "Interesting" was the word he used thrice in our conversation, "interesting" was what how we both felt about G&P's appeal to authority for his comment, "interesting" was also how we perceived the situation, when after ten minutes of intense WEB searching, every lead about what G&P claimed was happening always went back to G&P's own site after following it and lastly, "interesting" was how a guy, where G&P is at, getting "secret" information from the licensing department in Lenton - not impossible, but not b*^^#!y likely either. 3) No beef against Cubicle 7 Sparrow. I already mentioned that in an earlier posting in this thread. What I am against is rumor mongering which is wildly happening and too acceptable these days. Dan Rather lost years of employment and prestige for that and more so one would think that folks would have learned something from his error. Yes, they are listed as the holder-on-record at the OneBookShelf sites, but there was no industry announcement made, so that definitely could be an error. 4) Thank you Sparrow for the information on Chris Pramas. I might send a note his way asking about his writing for Osprey if the book gets delayed ... again.
  5. What is Chris Pramas up to, if at all? Is he still with us, yes? I ask because I have had his third book of the Open Series (OBK) by Osprey on pre-order for 13 months now. Release date keeps getting kicked back; it is now in June of this year. Additionally, I have had his fourth book in this series pre-ordered for 11 months now, and we will just have to wait and see when that will be released. I ask because the first two books came out right when projected, but about 10 months ago everything with him that I was/am aware of went to Hell in a handbasket.
  6. deraforia is correct; almost no one has in-house writers anymore. 20-30 years ago things were different in this industry, but even then, there was work turned in by folks that were not part of the company's own stable. Such was my entrance into the industry in the '80s. Art was heavily out-of-house and would imagine it still is. Some few studios had a few artists (e.g. TSR/WOTC, FASA, GW) but almost no one had every artist they needed. My wife worked for three companies as an illustrator and matte artist, and she was never a line item; just an "Other" line item like so many other artists. Then the amount of art requested by firms in the game industry that never saw the light of day due to product cancellation or re-imagining would make most of you howl. Two major projects that come to mind that my wife was involved with that died in production was the Crimson Skies: Tinseltown Exposé by FASA and Dead Man's Chest, aka 21 Men aka some other title or three, a pirate skirmish game that was ramrodded by at least four different companies, including Geo-Hex over six years time. Covers were done and completely new ones requested when there were new developers and a whole bushel of interior art. At least she got paid despite nothing coming out the other end of the tube, but that was the life of an artist in this industry. With all the irregularity in the end result, she went off and became a middle school art teacher and left it all behind; she saw more regular results with those "precious beasts" than she ever did in the industry. Game design though is still done in-house, yes? Back in the 20th I can only think of one successful game design that was not done in-house, and that was Vor, the Maelstrom; cannot remember the guy's name; still had all the rights to it when FASA shuttered in '01. I imagine that, unlike writing and art, that is still done in-house with most of the successful end products. FASA's Crimson Skies was developed technically both in- and out-of house; it was done by folks, who worked other duties or developed other games for FASA, on their own time, but at work under the working title of "Corsairs!". Well enough of the musings and memories of the geriatric crowd. ;^) Thank you "gentlemen" for answering my questions and being polite. I do appreciate the easy talk without the personal/cloaked agendas. Not sure I like the new "feel" to the forum structure the new owners have imposed; it feels slightly off like most new things. Only time will tell if it works, especially in this industry!
  7. Can you pull them up though? Click on the titles. I get the error message I posted before. And my point was that no matter who was listed as the publisher, the doer, they were coming up as an error just as they have since September or August. I have heard this from others, and I know of one gamer back East, that plays another game I play, who has said he would never buy another product connected with them ever again due to his own horrible experience. These are their, meaning Cubicle 7's, creations? Or are they just more products of other persons just in English to start off with? Thank you for confirming what I heard about Yggdrasil. Are the other three also Valla's work? Thank you lordmalachddrim, for answering my questions without both/either gunning for my scalp and/or pursuing some ill-disguised personal/professional agenda.
  8. Been doing RPGNow since long before OneBookShelf bought up the place (since 2001/02 or so that I can prove from my library). Curious, none of my WFRPG files come up no matter who they are listed under; when I click on each and every one of them, RPGNow says "We're sorry. This title is unavailable" So, no change from FFG, no change from Green Ronin, no change from back in the day when Black Industries had the IP. How is "unavailable", simply with a change of doer, any improvement Daniel? I was looking through my Library and realized I have not bought any product of Cubicle 7's. I thought I had so I looked at my orders from RPGNow & DriveThruRPG and the two main brick and mortar stores I use in the US and Canada. What I have bought are items that TAG, PIG and the like designed and then had Cubicle 7 dealt with the POD end of things for them. Therefore, I can say from my personal experience, that Cubicle 7 prints other company's game products' files well and then binds them into physical booklets well. Nothing positive beyond that. Furthermore, I cannot find a single gamer I know personally that plays anything of theirs either. How long have they been around Daniel? A couple of the guys here have looked at Yggdrasill, but Daniel, that is not really theirs even, is it? Don't they just handle the English translation duties on that game? The designer is that Valla guy in France, yes? What has Cubicle 7 come up with and then developed on their own?
  9. Well Daniel, I just re-read what you wrote after I posted and then what I posted from the point of view of what you posted. Do a lot of people blame you for things? I would only take what I posted the way you insinuated it in your posting after your posting. All I can say is "Wow."; you must get blamed for a lot in the view of folks around you. If so, I feel sorry for you. Everyone else, anyone who ever bought the WFRPG .pdfs from any OneBookShelf site, have you found your files restored if they vanished after the late Summer '16 announcement?!? You know, like Daniel evidently did? I know there were complaints here about the files now being unavailable to purchase, but I do not recall anyone saying they could not access the files they had already acquired. If the matter has changed for you, sing out please. Lastly, Daniel, you know what is interesting in all this ? Every word about this matter, no matter where on the WEB, all leads back to http://www.grimandperilous.com - your site. Just an interesting factoid. Having worked in this specific industry before, for only a few years, as in a significant portion of the late 20th C, I find that to be quite interesting. What is a fact here is I am not saying you cannot be correct; the way you are going about it though - well, it stinks like old fish. <<ADDITION>> Moreover, after having woken up an old industry associate in the UK rather early his time (in my defense - actually only 45 minutes earlier than his habit - early 'morning' runner [is it truly 'morning' in the civilian world if there is no light out?]) I referred him to this discussion and to your site Daniel. 'Interesting' was the word.
  10. Anyone who has been here for any reasonable amount of time knows about FFG not continuing with GW's IP G&P. And from FFG's point of view, they lost nothing but a headache; ask any FFG full-time staffer. What is the issue, thanks to you G&P, is whether or not Crucible 7 now has the rights to market WFRPG. G&P, until someone can buy a WFRPG item from Crucible 7, directly or from an outlet like DriveThru, do they really have the rights? Anyone in marketing and/or the industry would tell you "NO." They might be in negotiations, but they do not have it unless they can make money from it. Furthermore, when GW makes a deal, they love to shout it from the rooftops! No shout G&P. And doing an Old World WFRPG is another issue entirely! Not b*^^#@y likely either from GW's track record of the last two years.
  11. And as to Cubicle 7 and WFRPG, there is bupkis about it on their WEB site too despite there being news posted today about their Dr. Who game.
  12. I am not seeing anything from GW themselves that says the license for the Old World is available for publication, story advancement and/or anything else. All I am seeing about the Old World on the Net and at cons is wishful thinking from fan-dom.
  13. Is this what Trump calls "Fake News"? I just searched at both RPGNow and DriveThruRPG in Cubicle 7 Entertainment's area and bupkis was there for Warhammer anything! See attached pic for DriveThruRPG. G&P, please explain? As to a European manufacturer of WHFRPG, do not bet on it being in the Old World. Every license about the Old World that GW can kill, they are killing; the game Total War seems to be the only Old World holdout. This new Euro-made WHFRPG will be AoSified - NO DOUBT!
  14. Thank you for the referral Nimsim. Those pics answer a great number of questions. They do not answer "what something is" though. Like on Core Set 2 - what are the persons in the top row second and fourth from the left? They do not match any of my creature cards. Has anyone gone through and made a list of which stand-ups are in what set? I can make some educated guesses from the pics and what the books from the box sets I have sort of say, but help! I take it from the pics there are a lot more Tzeentchian creatures on the creature cards than are depicted on stand-ups in the Winds of Magic box. Is this true? Like there is no Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Disc of Tzeentch, Sorceror Lord of Tzeentch, Herald of Tzeentch or Sorceror of Tzeentch. Help please?!?
  15. Sisters & Brethren, Is there a list available - somewhere - that indicates which creature stand-ups are in which one of these WFRPG sets by FFG? I have the list one can download here at FFG that indicates how many of what size stand-ups are in what sets, but that is not my question. For example, in the Edge of Night box there are: Grey Seer, Clanrat(2), Gutter Runner(2), Rat Ogre. Another example, in the Game Master's Toolkit there are: Rat Ogre(2), Clanrat(2), Gutter Runner, Orc, Snotling(2), Giant Wolf(2), Imp(2), Flesh Hound(2), Fury, Marauder, Gor(2), Ungor(2). A list like this for all of the boxes would make it easier for me to decide which of the FFG WFRPG items I need to pursue more than others. Why do I need this list? I play a lot of the original Warhammer Quest (WhQ) and sometimes these WFRPG stand-ups are just easier to use for some of the Monsters. Moreover, sometimes one rolls up just one or two more of a Monster at a single time than one may have toy soldiers for and the stand-ups provide unquestionable back-ups in the event of a lack. Furthermore, the large stand-ups represent large Monsters that the model made by GW just does not really fit well on a WhQ tile or map so the stand-ups are very handy. Thank you in advance for any and all assistance any or all of you can provide in this matter.
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