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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012, 01:26:17 PM »
Let's see what Herr Brant has to say.
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2012, 01:29:13 PM »
why do I have to say anything?

I just wanted some folks to check out the game and get back to us on how it plays :)
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2012, 02:05:14 PM »
^I definitely do but I have no one to play with.

LB got a site I can get some DW minis at?

Yes.

I first checked to see if our advertiser Gamer's Armory had them, but did not see any.

Failing to find that, I would recommend Miniature Market. http://www.miniaturemarket.com/table-top-miniatures/spartan-games/dystopian-wars.html

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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2012, 03:38:30 PM »
why do I have to say anything?

I just wanted some folks to check out the game and get back to us on how it plays :)

Right now it's still in p500 for thirty bucks, to go up to forty-four after pub. I have no idea how close it is to daylight as of now and the blurb mentions that the rules are still 'rough'. Maybe one of you official-type guys can sweet talk some game 'alpha-bits' out of Mark Walker and take 'em for a spin around the tabletop.

Does L&L ever report their p500 levels in public?
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2012, 08:26:36 AM »
Thanks LB!
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2012, 08:28:50 AM »
LNLP never reports p500 levels.  Mark's got a personal crusade against doing so, so don't try to understand it or reason with him about it.

I talked w/ Scott at Gamer's Armory and he doesn't have DW stuff in-stock, but can get it pretty quickly.  There hasn't been a huge groundswell for it around here.  Maybe if LB comes down to run a few demo games, they'll get a bunch of converts and he'll stock it regularly.
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2012, 08:36:36 AM »
LNLP never reports p500 levels.  Mark's got a personal crusade against doing so, so don't try to understand it or reason with him about it.

That's too bad. If it were reasonably close I'd pull the trigger now. He should at least consider advertising when a title is nearly there so as to create a buzz and a sense of urgency as to the pre-release price. I understand that he might not want people to feel discouraged early on but I think marking the product page as, say, 80 or 90% to goal would be helpful.
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2012, 08:51:24 AM »
I can see both sides of the debate. On one hand, it's helpful to know if something is close. On the other, you could see something languish with 50 orders and that's no fun either.

All I can say is that he needs to make this a minis game. I know the guys at Spartan if Mark wants some contacts.

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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2012, 09:02:12 AM »
It's not quite minis but the land dreadnaughts do stand up on edge in stands.....
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2012, 09:04:49 AM »
With Rapid Prototyping you could design your own minis. If you don't want to shell out for a 3D printer you can email your designs to companies that will make them for you. Not sure about what kind of files they can accept though.
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2012, 05:02:05 PM »
http://www.pointcon.org/

Geez, Gus.  You live so close to the Military Academy at West Point and don't know they have a miniatures gaming club and an annual convention?
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2012, 11:22:13 PM »
You might also want to check out Leviathans, which is set just before WW1

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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2012, 11:05:12 AM »
Thanks Bes. I spend most of my time at USMA going to tattoos and hockey games :) Thanks for the links, Bes and Pinetree!

EDIT: Leviathans looks awesome too :(
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2012, 11:33:04 AM »
Leviathans looks awesome and is a neat system, but will they every get it out. It was supposed to launch at Origins last year, then GenCon, then... you see the pattern.  :-\
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2012, 06:59:12 AM »
Another picture of test game of Steam & Steel for Gus....

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