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A quick note about the FAQ and our rulings Fri, 11 May 2012 02:36
Having just discussed some of the rules questions that crop up with Richard (author of the game) and Jesse (who, among other things, maintains the official M44 FAQ), I wanted to let everyone know that we've made the decision that:

Going forward, we will not officially rule on gameplay issues that haven't presented themselves yet in official scenarios or official game supplements.

This does NOT mean that we will remove prior answers that might have fallen in that category in the past from the FAQ.

Nor does it mean that we won't address some of these issues at some point - we will, but only if/when they appear in officially sanctioned scenarios and rules supplements.

Of course, this doesn't mean that you can't experiment with such things (French Resistance Snipers, anyone? Very Happy ). What it does mean is that if you do choose to experiment with such game mechanics or rules combinations, you will have to agree with your playing partners on the house rules by which you'll play, if you need to adjudicate any issue that crops up.

We are doing this not as the result of lack of interest on our part, but rather to preserve Richard's and our time, which we'd rather spend designing some great new expansions.

Thank you for your understanding.

Eric

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Re:A quick note about the FAQ and our rulings Fri, 11 May 2012 04:42
Does this ruling also apply to SFTF scenarios created for Memoir44 online which sometimes highlight gaps in the rules or their online iimplementation Question
      
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Re:A quick note about the FAQ and our rulings Fri, 11 May 2012 22:46
Yes (in the sense that we can't promise that SFTF scenarios for M44 Online will behave the same way you might choose to house rule them, when concerning rules interactions that have not yet occurred in official scenarios).
      
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Re:A quick note about the FAQ and our rulings Fri, 11 May 2012 23:26
This topic has a wrong title
Did I hear someone speaking about expensions Very Happy

      
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Re:A quick note about the FAQ and our rulings Sat, 12 May 2012 00:58
Antoi wrote on Sat, 12 May 2012 01:26

This topic has a wrong title
Did I hear someone speaking about expensions Very Happy




Oh, I see what you did there! Very Happy Laughing Fishing for information on an expansion in such a clever way...but DoW doesn't share many clues about expansions, though it's always fun to try! Smile

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Re:A quick note about the FAQ and our rulings Sun, 13 May 2012 06:37
eric wrote on Thu, 10 May 2012 20:36


Going forward, we will not officially rule on gameplay issues that haven't presented themselves yet in official scenarios or official game supplements.

Charming.

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Of course, this doesn't mean that you can't experiment with such things (French Resistance Snipers, anyone? Very Happy Eric


Rolling Eyes
It wasn't French Snipers that pushed them to exasperation, since Snipers incorporate all the French Resistance rules.
I suspect it was that in the Online game British Snipers get Commonwealth Battle Back, but Japanese Snipers don't get Imperial Japanese Army rules, so one was messed up. (British was wrong.)

I lament the day I took the SFTF feature seriously.

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Re:A quick note about the FAQ and our rulings Sun, 13 May 2012 09:22
JFKoski wrote on Sun, 13 May 2012 08:37

It wasn't French Snipers that pushed them to exasperation, since Snipers incorporate all the French Resistance rules.
I suspect it was that in the Online game British Snipers get Commonwealth Battle Back, but Japanese Snipers don't get Imperial Japanese Army rules, so one was messed up. (British was wrong.)


The main issues that are starting to come up are things where players mix expansions and come across a situation that isn't covered in the rules. Snipers moving into Jungles is one example, French Resistance being used in Pacific Battles to represent rebel fighters is another, and Snipers with different nation rules is a third.

These are the kinds of things that won't get official answers from now on, though the answers already in place will still stand. New questions that come up will be rules we can play however we want (with House Rules) for the tabletop version. For the Online Expert Mode, we'll just have to be satisfied with however the system implements the rules.

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I lament the day I took the SFTF feature seriously.


I think it can still be taken very seriously...just not as a way to check the rules. But it's a very serious play-testing tool! It's a great way to share scenarios! And it's a powerful creative tool as well. And with the work you've done to inform all of us of which features work and which don't, it makes it even more useful! Very Happy

The Normal Mode can still help clarify rules, though. Smile

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Re:A quick note about the FAQ and our rulings Wed, 16 May 2012 07:55
... EXPANSIONS ... Rolling Eyes Cool Smile ... yes yes ... where theres smoke there is fire ! ! ! Razz
      
    
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