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on: November 12, 2015, 02:13:27 AM

GW is opening a new game division for all the 'specialist' (aka dead) games; Blood Bowl, Necromunda, etc.

Pretty awesome!

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2015/11/bombshell-blood-bowl-bfg-more-specialist-games-returns.html

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Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 02:22:17 AM

This is surprising to me, but really nice.

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Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 06:42:26 AM

This existed before and everyone loved it and they shitcanned it.

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Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 07:18:22 AM

it appears to be something that some Australian store manager made up rather than an official GW announcement. So, back that salt lorry up.

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Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 02:14:15 PM

Your arch-cromulance, you're our only hope! You live in the soviet wasteland now, where IP rules don't matter. You know what to do.

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Reply #5 on: November 12, 2015, 02:55:00 PM

Your arch-cromulance, you're our only hope! You live in the soviet wasteland now, where IP rules don't matter. You know what to do.

Heh, as it happens I've been kicking around a concept for what I might do if I were given the design brief of Age of Sigmar - if only to show that the design doesn't have to be as half-assed as GW made it.

As for the announcement, it appears to be genuine. It's on the Warhammer App as well now - although it's not on their website  headache

So this is how GW announces new business units these days, they get some store manager in Australia to throw together a Facebook graphic. I expect that by next year, you'll have homeless guys in bus shelters handing you crumpled bus tickets with QR codes drawn on in crayon to get the news out there.

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Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 04:20:50 PM

I'm sure this will get all the support and attention that GW normally heaps on things they do that aren't Warhammer and 40k.

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Reply #7 on: November 12, 2015, 04:26:47 PM

I'm sure this will get all the support and attention that GW normally heaps on things they do that aren't Warhammer and 40k.
40k appears to be the only thing left they even slightly put a little effort into.

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Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 02:37:51 AM

I remember you could specially order models for old games at a huge markup. I looked at getting some of the minis for their Naval Combat game once and I talked to head office in England who said they could do them up for me, no problems.

GW HAS had some really good games over the years that they tossed into shitcanville once they figured the models would not sell much anymore.

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Reply #9 on: November 18, 2015, 11:44:49 AM

Epic, Man o' War, and Blood Bowl have all been great games that they've dropped because reasons. Up until about 6th edition, I think Epic was a better game on every level than 40k.

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Reply #10 on: November 18, 2015, 01:51:00 PM

Necromunda is still the only game I fully bought painted and played a shitton of games of.

Fantastic system. Lots of gangs lots of fun completely randomly discontinued.

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Reply #11 on: November 18, 2015, 03:11:22 PM

Necromunda is still the only game I fully bought painted and played a shitton of games of.

Fantastic system. Lots of gangs lots of fun completely randomly discontinued.
It wasn't random. At the time GW had a fairly logical product pipeline. They had (at that time) three core systems - WFB, WH40K and Epic. Those three would always be available and would get regular editions to keep them current. Everything else was a secondary game - Bloodbowl, Man O'War, Necromunda, GorkaMorka, BFG, Space Hulk etc. These games would be available in stores for two years after launch and would generally get continued support and an expansion after one year. Once their two years was up, they'd be moved to direct only where they'd no longer get any new stuff developed and there would be no new printings to refill stock. Once the printed stock ran out, you'd only be able to order metal miniatures (which never went out of production for any system) and whatever plastics remained.

The idea was that these secondary games could be cycled every couple of years so that when one went to direct only, the next would be releasing and fan favourites like BloodBowl, SpaceHulk etc could get repeated bites of the cherry with new editions every 6 years or so. The whole thing was entirely based around the logistics of GW's brick and mortar stores, to try and reduce the amount of inventory and shelf space needed to show the whole range.

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Reply #12 on: November 12, 2016, 12:29:35 PM

Releases on 11/25  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #13 on: November 14, 2016, 09:59:36 AM

I think the specialist group is aiming to fill the space vacated by GW shit canning their relationship with FFG.

Don't know if it has any access to Fury of Dracula, Forbidden Stars etc.

FWIW I have no interest in playing blood bowl offline - it is way too fiddly.

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Reply #14 on: November 14, 2016, 03:58:23 PM

FWIW I have no interest in playing blood bowl offline - it is way too fiddly.
Same.

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Reply #15 on: November 14, 2016, 06:22:29 PM

I do, but its one of those things that's in the long list of "I wish I had more time". Like playing Infinity, and Malifaux, and...

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