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Caboose
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Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Mon, 11 February 2008 20:21
Seems DoW showed another expansion to the Shadows over Camelot at Nurenburg earlier this month.

Here is the location for the pic as well as the pic

http://www.trictrac.net/reportages/centre/20080210_trictrac_nuremberg/imagerie/88.jpg

http://www.trictrac.net/reportages/centre/20080210_trictrac_ nuremberg/imagerie/88.jpg

Also for the M44 people, there is a pic (plus appropriate thread in M44) that shows the Carrying Case (okay, Bag!).

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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Mon, 11 February 2008 20:55
Cab,

"Another expansion" -- as far as I know there is no other expansion. Can you clarify?

Geoff

Edit: Sorry, you must be referring to the painted knights as the first expansion.

[Updated on: Mon, 11 February 2008 20:57]

      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Mon, 11 February 2008 21:38
Technically, Bedeviere is the "first expansion" as he did add another character to the game. The "Knight's Company" (or whatever it was called) reintroduced Bedeviere. So technically, it is not an expansion.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Tue, 12 February 2008 22:51
This one is at the top of my list! Can't wait for it.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Wed, 13 February 2008 01:02
Alright! Finally! Looking foward to hearing more about this! This is the first expansion as far as I'm concerned. Bedivere was just an addition, not really an expansion of the game, to me. Finally some news for SOC!
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Thu, 14 February 2008 07:09
gheintze, Geoff

I don't work for DoW and thus I don't know anything other than what is shown through normal channels. I saw this on one of the many boards I visit/peruse and thought it would be nice for others to know.

And this was obviously shown at Nurenburg Toy Fair earlier this month. Thus other than this picture, I know nothing more about it.

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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Thu, 14 February 2008 09:17
Caboose schrieb am Thu, 14 February 2008 07:09

gheintze, Geoff

I don't work for DoW and thus I don't know anything other than what is shown through normal channels. I saw this on one of the many boards I visit/peruse and thought it would be nice for others to know.

And this was obviously shown at Nurenburg Toy Fair earlier this month. Thus other than this picture, I know nothing more about it.

Cab


Of course you are right, Cab. It is definitely VERY interesting to know that the expansion will come! Very Happy

I really hope DOW is providing us with some official news and information about it soon, now that the secret is disclosed.

[Updated on: Thu, 14 February 2008 09:18]

      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Thu, 14 February 2008 15:37
And I thought the project was cancelled. Being dead wrong has never made me so happy. Very Happy

While it has still to be confirmed by an official news report, I've read on another website that the expansion will make it possible to play with 2 traitors.

Also, if we compare the box size with the box size of the Wicked Witches Way shown in the back, I'd say the box size of the expansion is about the same as the original box, so a new gaming board isn't unlikely, but that's just my estimation and there's good chances that this is only a demonstration box and not the final one.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Thu, 14 February 2008 17:02
The box size looks comparable to what they did with the TTR Switzerland expansion and the M44 Air Pack - though not as deep. I would guess new board(s) and cards are included. A 2nd traitor would be good as long as they bump it to 8 players. It will be interesting to see if the traitors win together (making it even tougher for the loyal knights) or that they have to win separately (making it more balanced a la the Renegade in Bang!)
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Fri, 15 February 2008 00:29
I'm excited for this and I only just got my copy of SoC today for Valentine's Day. I played it once about a year ago but never invested in buying it because I didn't have anyone to play it with. I recently got three of my friend totally hooked on board games so I asked my wife for this game. Expansions are almost always great so this should be fun!
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Fri, 15 February 2008 06:32
Really dying to know here what this expansion will introduce!
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Tue, 19 February 2008 18:59
Any further information about this release? When might we expect some word about it?
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Wed, 20 February 2008 02:47
Since the picture was posted, I visit this forum and several other board gaming forums 3 or 4 times per day in hope of discovering a new info. I hope someone at Nuremberg will get to play the expansion and review it for us.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Wed, 20 February 2008 07:11
zargaist schrieb am Wed, 20 February 2008 02:47

Since the picture was posted, I visit this forum and several other board gaming forums 3 or 4 times per day in hope of discovering a new info. I hope someone at Nuremberg will get to play the expansion and review it for us.


Zargaist, the International Toy Fair Nürnberg has ended one week ago, so no chance to review the expansion this time. Rolling Eyes

Also I'm not sure that the expansion was really shown and playable at Nürnberg. There are no reviews or comments posted anywhere, so I guess that only the game box of "Merlin's Company" was presented till now. As long as DOW doesn't reveal the veil of silence noone can say if the expansion will be released in two or in nine months... Sad


Edit: I have sent pm to Eric and Yann and asked them about any news to the expansion. I hope they will answer... Neutral

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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Wed, 20 February 2008 11:39
Here's what Yann answered:

Yann schrieb am Wed, 20 February 2008 11:16

atefec a écrit le Wed, 20 February 2008 07:27

Dear Yann,

we are really looking forward to get some official news from DOW about an upcoming expansion to "Shadows over Camelot" named "Merlin's Company". Is there any information you can share with us, at least can you confirm that the picture in the thread http://www.daysofwonder.com/de/msg/?th=14127&start=0 is no fake?

Any comment or piece of news would be highly appreciated Smile

Thanks a lot in advance!

atefec

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Yann


No comment. Frown
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Wed, 20 February 2008 18:00
Well that sucked. And visual evidence is not a mere rumor, it's something that has to be answered for.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Wed, 20 February 2008 18:04
bitva wrote on Wed, 20 February 2008 11:00

Well that sucked. And visual evidence is not a mere rumor, it's something that has to be answered for.

I think he is being facetious. Very Happy

it seems to me that DOW is counting on 3rd party releases more often; that way the info can get out (to satisfy some) but allow them time to release info on their own schedule.

Obviously, this looks like an official DOW display but they are probably still holding the line on when to release info.

Way back when, it always seemed that March and October were their release dates (before BattleLore threw a wrench in things). I would guess we might have some official news by the first week of march.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Wed, 20 February 2008 20:22
That would be good. I think the sooner they start generating interest in the expansion, the better for them and everyone else.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Wed, 20 February 2008 22:13
And here is the answer from Eric:

eric schrieb am Wed, 20 February 2008 21:10

This picture seems to have been taken at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, a professional trade show where we meet with European resellers and distribution partners every year. So it is probably a real one Very Happy

As for a public announcement, we are not ready to make one yet, but visitors to our web site and readers of our forums will be the first to know, once we have something more substantial to discuss.

best,

eric @ DoW


The confirmation that the photo is no fake is the best we can expect right now Rolling Eyes Let's hope Colts is right and they will provide some news by early march!
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Thu, 21 February 2008 04:53
That's more like it. At first it was sounding like they wanted us to believe it wasn't for real. Anyway, eager to have more than just a box image to work with, although the revelation that there is gonig to be an expansion after all was probably the most exiting news of all.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Thu, 21 February 2008 09:01
We knew that one was in the works more than a year ago. Both the designer and DOW said so.

We now know a title.

Patience will be rewarded. Let them work!
      
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  Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Thu, 21 February 2008 16:35
Fellow Knights of the Internet Table!

This is exciting news to see that SoC will possibly get that expansion we've all been seeking. Seems as though they've invested the dollars to put together the box cover for this item. Being in the design and product development field I can assure you that's a big step in the actual item being printed. It's cost them some bucks to pay for that so that's a good sign we'll see something. (Plus, I like the title and possible ideas it brings to mind.)

We heard rumor previously they had an expansion ready but weren't happy with it for release. Let's just hope this isn't another bait and switch on us. Didn't some of you guys have a contact at DoW that kept you apprised of news? Surprised we didn't hear more, this must have just been a sample wall item to show buyers to gauge interest. If there was any demo going on we'd have heard of it from the" Bavarian Syndicate" by now don't you think?

Good to see... anxious for more questing!!!

The Condor Very Happy
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Thu, 21 February 2008 17:47
AK_Aramis wrote on Thu, 21 February 2008 03:01

We knew that one was in the works more than a year ago. Both the designer and DOW said so.

We now know a title.

Patience will be rewarded. Let them work!


They may have said so, but that was so long ago, anything could have happened. With no news or mention of it, there was a good chance the project was abandoned until this image showed up.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Sat, 23 February 2008 16:10
I for one, hope when the expansion does come out that they either include or offer for sale (as they did Memoir '44) another deck of the cards. Mine are all worn out from excessive play Rolling Eyes especially the white cards...
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Tue, 26 February 2008 00:13
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Way back when, it always seemed that March and October were their release dates (before BattleLore threw a wrench in things). I would guess we might have some official news by the first week of march.


With the price change and Ticket To Ride card game announcements in less than a week, I am begining to think they are back to their good old March and October release habits, which is good news for us. Smile
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Tue, 26 February 2008 17:56
I wouldn't count on this coming out in March though. October seems far more reasonable.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Tue, 26 February 2008 20:02
Hopefully ColtFan or someone else can maybe back me up on this but I've cannot recall any re DoW actual item introduced at Nuremburg that was pushed back that far. The point of Nuremburg is to show the off new items and thus pushing this back to October would kinda defeat the purpose of the Toy Fair. Since I know there are other Toy Fairs during the year and if it was going to be released in October, I would have thought they would have waited longer in introducing it.

And as other have mentioned, there have been rumors of this expansion as well and now the pictures are proof of the SoC expansion.

Just because DoW is tight lipped about it might only mean that there might have been a few last minute hiccups before actually introducing the game to all to know and see. As DoW has mentioned time and time again, they have been burned about early annoucements and thus probably making sure they have everything lined up before making an "official" annoucement of the expansion.

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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Wed, 27 February 2008 03:41
I don't know anything about DOW's release schedule or habits, but if I was releasing something, I wouldn't keep it a secret until after it's already out. How strict are they about releasing in March/October? I could see it coming out in April, but March just seems too soon to me.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Wed, 27 February 2008 11:21
Well Q2 and Q4... I wasn't aiming for March precisely. In fact, the TTR Card Game is scheduled for May 2008. So if the game is to be released in Q2, I think the official announcements aren't too far away now.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Mon, 17 March 2008 07:50
There is a short review of the International Toy Fair Nuremberg in the recent issue of the german "Spielbox" magazine. In this article the SoC-expansion is mentioned and terminated for "Autumn 2008". I don't know whether this information is from DOW or not, but the guys from Spielbox are usually well informed.

So I would venture the guess that the expansion will be officially announced in September and released in October just in time for the "Spiel'08" toy fair in Essen.
Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Mon, 17 March 2008 13:28
Thanks for the info, Atefac!
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Thu, 20 March 2008 17:41
zargaist wrote on Wed, 27 February 2008 05:21

Well Q2 and Q4... I wasn't aiming for March precisely. In fact, the TTR Card Game is scheduled for May 2008. So if the game is to be released in Q2, I think the official announcements aren't too far away now.


That sounds more realistic to me. I'm just glad that something is planned for SoC after all.
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Fri, 18 April 2008 18:53
FYI,

We've now announced product details on the Merlin's Company expansion. Read about them in the News Blog...

http://blog.daysofwonder.com/2008/04/18/merlins-company-a-sh adows-over-camelot-expansion/en/
      
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Re:Merlin's Company - New expansion shown at Nurenburg Sat, 19 April 2008 04:59
Aw heck, I'll post here as well that I can't wait to hear more. Sounds good so far!
      
    
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