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Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Thu, 21 August 2008 19:45
Here:http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/PDF/battlelore-press- release.pdf

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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Thu, 21 August 2008 20:26
WOW!
OMG!
That explains a lot. I think... Don't know what else to say...

      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Thu, 21 August 2008 22:37
Not at all happy about this. Kept in the dark for all that time only hear "aw f*** it, give it to someone else" in the end? I like a lot of FF games, but I do have issues with some things regarding the company. First, they can't write rules to save lives. This will be VERY detrimental to Battlelore. The LAST thing I want is to have to deal with yet another FFG FAQ/errata list. Second, I see Battlelore gaining collectibility aspects like with what they did with the GenCon figure for Descent. I am not impressed with that little maneuover. Third, I am 95% certain this will chime in a second edition of Battlelore, with FFG style figures, as I'm sure they will not keep the same style of figures for future expansions. Unless I'm way off the mark, my interest in Battlelore is at an end, and I am most certainly going to be far more cautious when investigating future DOW projects.
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Thu, 21 August 2008 22:45
I fear exactly the same - and I'm very disappointed by DoW - they sounded so amazing when starting BL - and now they sell it to a unknown future. I Just do not know what to say...
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Fri, 22 August 2008 00:14
Holy crap this is big news! I happen to agree with the management of both companies that BL is a better fit for FFG than for DoW. Someone already voiced concerns about FFG going the collectible route or writing bad rules. I don't think they'll go collectible as they have many boardgames that are not collectible. And about the rules writing... Sure, they might not be as good as one would hope but with DoW we have compendia clarifications up to wazoo already, so it certainly won't get any worse.

In my humble opinion, this takeover is the best thing that could have happened to the BL game system. Think about it... DoW struck gold with BL, but as evidenced by their lack of support, they did not have the resources (and maybe experience) to handle such a huge success. Especially for this type of game that can grow into a monster of a system. (And they already have two pretty big systems with Ticket to Ride and Memoir '44).

Everyone was complaining, with good reason, that nothing substantial had happened with BattleLore over the last year. This takeover will ensure new life is injected into the game, as no company buys a franchise to do nothing with it. And what better company to aquire the rights, than the one publisher most renowed for making boardgames with flashy game components and lots of theme. (Just like BattleLore)

BattleLore had FFG written all over it from day one. The one thing that will really make me mad is if they change the miniatures as there are many of us who painted them. (But the press release says FFG also got the molds so I think we'll be alright.)

Well DoW thanks for everything but when the transition is completed I won't be visiting this daysofwonder.com any more as now all my games will be FFG games. (I dig only flashy games). Anyway thanks for creating the most awesome boardgame and having the consideration/buisseness sense of leaving it in good hands.

-Pip

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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Fri, 22 August 2008 00:15
FFG has the ability to bring us the BL DoW promised
lets wait & see-of course we have no other option.I
have too much invested in BL to just chuck it.

I do feel a little betrayed by DoW they promised a lot
& at the end strung us on but obviously this was in the works for awhile.

Still I hope everyone wins with this deal & we'll get
our BL & M44 its Brits Very Happy

OD
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Fri, 22 August 2008 01:01
Old Dwarf wrote on Thu, 21 August 2008 16:15

FFG has the ability to bring us the BL DoW promised
lets wait & see-of course we have no other option.I
have too much invested in BL to just chuck it.

I do feel a little betrayed by DoW they promised a lot
& at the end strung us on but obviously this was in the works for awhile.

Still I hope everyone wins with this deal & we'll get
our BL & M44 its Brits Very Happy

OD


Per the press release, it seems the CEO of FFG had lot of ideas for the game - hopefully they were compatible with Richard's plans. And he did say they will support it vigorously. Guess time will tell. Sadly it seems the completion of transfer won't happen till end of September. So I guess we'll have 1 more month of waiting - hopefully not.

Cab
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Fri, 22 August 2008 02:33
Oops! Didn't realize there was a formal announcement and thread at the top of these forums. The franchise was sold for the reasons I suspected, and the vast majority of us agree its a good deal. All is well.
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Fri, 22 August 2008 12:55
Does this mean this forum will come to an end?
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Fri, 22 August 2008 14:01
Magic Man wrote on Fri, 22 August 2008 05:55

Does this mean this forum will come to an end?

It was stated that the online stuff would be phased out. They haven't decided what to do on the forums. I think they were looking to see if they could transfer content.
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Fri, 22 August 2008 15:49
i for one am very happy with this
if i had noticed that BATTLELORE had been
produed by the same company as
M44 who dont have a brit exp
i would not have bought it (BL)
all the best to DOW
goodbye Cool
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sat, 23 August 2008 01:46
ColtsFan76 wrote on Fri, 22 August 2008 14:01

Magic Man wrote on Fri, 22 August 2008 05:55

Does this mean this forum will come to an end?

It was stated that the online stuff would be phased out. They haven't decided what to do on the forums. I think they were looking to see if they could transfer content.

If they don't transfer it, we will have to start a new FF/HR/RR discussion at Fantasy Flight... Cool
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sat, 23 August 2008 03:47
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sat, 23 August 2008 09:03
This is my ninety fourth post. I had better do six more soon so that I can make 100 before the end.
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sat, 23 August 2008 09:05
Ninety five.
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sat, 23 August 2008 14:55
Given FFG's record in producing good miniatures, I expect some nice supplements.

It is curious the way that Command & Colors system is spread over different publishers

Hasbro - Battlecry
Days of Wonder- Memoir 44
GMT - Command & Colors: Ancients
Fantasy Flight Games - Battlelore

      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sun, 24 August 2008 01:24
RogerCooper wrote on Sat, 23 August 2008 06:55

Given FFG's record in producing good miniatures, I expect some nice supplements.

It is curious the way that Command & Colors system is spread over different publishers

Hasbro - Battlecry
Days of Wonder- Memoir 44
GMT - Command & Colors: Ancients
Fantasy Flight Games - Battlelore




Well that is probably a GOOD thing..what if one company went belly up if they were all done by one company ?? Thankfully that isn't the case, at least from Robert's perspective and player's perspectives since the more companies, the better the longevity of the C&C line.

Cab

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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sun, 24 August 2008 02:33
What do I care what Robert's perspective on that is Question Wink
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sun, 24 August 2008 09:19
Who's Robert? (ninety six)
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sun, 24 August 2008 18:17
Magic Man wrote on Sun, 24 August 2008 03:19

Who's Robert? (ninety six)


Do you become a senior member at 100?
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sun, 24 August 2008 19:47
I don't know. I'll let you know in three posts' time!
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sun, 24 August 2008 23:48
Great! ; I'll know what to expect in ten posts then
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Sun, 24 August 2008 23:55
Robert... related to Richard ?

(2 more) Laughing

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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Mon, 25 August 2008 09:54
Perhaps he is Richard's uncle.

(I wonder how many people will get that one).
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Mon, 25 August 2008 11:29
toddrew wrote on Sat, 23 August 2008 18:33

What do I care what Robert's perspective on that is Question Wink


One simple typo and everyone's over it. Rolling Eyes I meant the developer Richard, not Robert. Sadly wasn't a good week for myself and had lot of things on my mind and one of them was my dad Robert.

Cab
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Mon, 25 August 2008 19:51
germ wrote on Sun, 24 August 2008 10:17

Magic Man wrote on Sun, 24 August 2008 03:19

Who's Robert? (ninety six)


Do you become a senior member at 100?


yes
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Mon, 25 August 2008 20:27
A few months ago, I would have been upset because I like battlelore and a radical change would more than likely be a negative.

With the troll and country expansion and the continued delay of the heroes expansion, however, I now welcome a new company producing and developing this game.
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Mon, 25 August 2008 22:14
Hope you don't mind the teasing, Cab, I only half guessed you meant Richard. Hope your dad is okay.
      
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Re:Does DoW stopp BL - FFG takes over??????? Tue, 26 August 2008 06:22
Yeah, apologies for the callous levity - fully knew you meant Richard. And know I do care about Robert's perspective, as in my prayers he is Smile
      
    
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