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Old 06-21-2006, 07:32 AM   #21
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Mr Jackson said that he was just waiting for last years books to close so he could include that information. He said it should be "any day now" a week or so ago. I figure we'll see it by June. ;)
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:57 AM   #22
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Board games are in the works? Interesting... and the news that they are 'bigger' games is very good. And board games are something that you can't really offer in PDF format, so 'dead tree' stores should have less to worry about.

I'm glad to hear that the foreign language versions of GURPS Lite are finally coming through. And of course, I hope that when SJ says "fewer than a half-dozen have finished," he means "5"... ^^;

I'm curious about that interpretation of the collectable card game business. With the exception of Yu-Gi-Oh, which seems to be collected by pre-9-year-old-girls to the exclusion of play (and with that game's balance, that's a blessing), most games, even the 'kiddie' ones, see their most dedicated customers in the 16-to-30 male crowd in my local area. And the anime market and the roleplaying market are overlapping, thanks to RPG-based anime series like Dot Hack and anime-based RPGs like Exalted. But then again, that's what I'm seeing in my area, and I don't have access to hard figures about the market in general.

One question I have: Almost all of the best-selling products on e23 seem to be first-party. How are third-party products doing on e23?
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:20 AM   #23
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Me crystal ball is envisioning a Euro-style, GURPS Powers-inspired superheros or Infinite Worlds board game which includes lots of cardboard miniatures and some playing card mechanisms. The new Talisman.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:35 AM   #24
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Me crystal ball is envisioning a Euro-style, GURPS Powers-inspired superheros or Infinite Worlds board game which includes lots of cardboard miniatures and some playing card mechanisms. The new Talisman.
Well, there already is Strange Synergy.
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:01 PM   #25
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Informative and interesting. Thanks, Mr J.
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:59 PM   #26
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I forgot about that one. Perhaps start with that as the base (build supers by cards), but throw in a track board a la Talisman. For the Euro-theme, as painted wooden blocks, tile-placement, and victory points. Perhaps the board is made from geo-morphic tiles, placed by the players as the game progresses. Board squares represent physical locations of the players's teams, adventures, and strategic places. The wood blocks represent spheres of influence captured on the board squares.
Players conflict using their card powers against each other for control of squares, or vs. the programmed events at the board squares (e.g. land on Go, and fight a battle to collect $200)

Scoring is by trading in wood blocks at the end of each turn. Victory decided by final score at turn x.

Sounds like a mega-board game to me in the SJG vein.


Alternatively----UBER-Munchkin. Munchkin with the added thrill of a Monopoly type track board, with a Talisman-type adventure board in the center. Players 'level-up' in the Monopoly track to clear easy dungeons, claim real-estate, and develop the property (luxury hotels, castles, fiefs), reaping special resources (a la Euro-style colored wood blocks) used to purchase items and powers from special decks not available in the main Munchkin deck. <Charge your fellow munchkins rent, or have your slavish minions build super munchkin items>
Throw in cardboard heroes to traverse the deck, and enter the Talisman-style central board to defeat the randomally drawn evil badie and win the game!





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Old 06-21-2006, 06:40 PM   #27
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Munchkin with the added thrill of a Monopoly type track board, with a Talisman-type adventure board in the center. Players 'level-up' in the Monopoly track to clear easy dungeons, claim real-estate, and develop the property (luxury hotels, castles, fiefs), reaping special resources (a la Euro-style colored wood blocks) used to purchase items and powers from special decks not available in the main Munchkin deck.
Or Age of Empires/Civilization meets Munchkin... King Munchkin? "Kill your ally, sack their capitals." Expansions could be 'side boards' with their own decks of themed cards.
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I believe when Paul The Marketing Chap was interviewed on Have Games Will Travel at one of the cons near the end of last year or maybe early this year, he mentioned something about the possibility of a munchkin style euro-game. I could of course be completely pulling this out of my donkey but dont have the podcasts here at work check...
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:18 PM   #29
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Steve, thanks again for your transparency. It makes your company feel like our team.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:18 PM   #30
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I believe when Paul The Marketing Chap was interviewed on Have Games Will Travel at one of the cons near the end of last year or maybe early this year, he mentioned something about the possibility of a munchkin style euro-game. I could of course be completely pulling this out of my donkey but dont have the podcasts here at work check...
Be gentle with that donkey.

It wasn't me. It was Paul Tevis who does Have Games Will Travel, and it was Ross Jepson (Director of Sales) who mentioned a "Speil style" Munchkin board game.
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