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Old 08-12-2017, 09:14 PM   #1
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Has any thought been given to renaming the game for the 6th edition? Perhaps to Autoduel? Car Wars is, after all, a 37 year old pun and has been used for a tv show, book titles, newspaper articles, etc.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:05 AM   #2
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Car Wars is what people remember. It's okay if it's been used for things outside of tabletop gaming.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:51 AM   #3
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Maybe they should "Munchkin" in the title somewhere
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:25 AM   #4
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Car Wars remains short, snappy, and entirely descriptive of the came (fighting with cars!). It's got a lot of history and recognition among gamers, and judging by Lucasfilm/Disney's ongoing cultural dominance, plays on "star wars" are still very much relevant. The name is arguably the best and most portable thing about the game, really.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:16 AM   #5
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Yeah, why change the name? That's not a good idea.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:50 PM   #6
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Whilst I don't agree that changing the name is a good idea, Car Wars isn't actually very descriptive.

It's not all about cars, there are bikes and trucks too (plus other vehicles with a lesser focus).

It isn't really a war either. At worse it's a minor skirmish.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:57 PM   #7
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It's an incredibly valuable trademark. [Particularly since there's no way Disney would let anyone establish it today if it didn't already exist. It's grandfathered in.]

Abandoning it would be literally insane.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:29 PM   #8
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Retain _Car Wars_ for the Original Version; for what's coming, change to _AutoDuel_.

If it's to be "the Clean Slate Protocol"....
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:33 PM   #9
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Abandoning it would be literally insane.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:00 AM   #10
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Of course we could call it BattleCars or Mod Mick's Dark Future , Cartmageddon or even Road Warriors Doom Race 2050 ?

Oh hang on ...

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