March 16, 2017 at 1:56 am #14053
Oh my… CMON combines with Game of Thrones to finally break Kickstarter I assume.
Just an announcement so far, but still.March 16, 2017 at 2:22 am #14054
There is some more information here in this “Watch it Played” report from GAMA, including a trailer for the game.
I like the look of the miniature designs. The “realistic” style is right up my alley.March 16, 2017 at 2:47 am #14055
It looks like they’re creating a competitor to Runewars by FFG with the figure trays.
Runewars requires a large a play area, larger than the space I have and I suspect Song this will too.
Plus I never read the books and got bored of the TV series within three episodes… I don’t watch a show when I don’t care if the characters live or die and that was the case with Thrones… they were all scum.
So I think it unlikely I will show any interest in this game.March 16, 2017 at 7:50 am #14056
And there goes Wrath of Kings… support for the game was spotty at best from CMON. Now with this potential monster game, WoK might just wither away… 🙁March 17, 2017 at 12:37 am #14058
@ CK Lai – that is exactly what I was thinking about WoK when I read about Song of Ice and Fire!!March 17, 2017 at 9:56 pm #14062
Thankfully I managed to build a small community in my area… we are happy to play with what we have now, so that’s all right 😀
The game system is still solid.March 18, 2017 at 10:12 am #14066
At least WoK is a fantasy milieu with some originality. I’m sick and tired of everything having to be attached to an IP. The golden days of originality and creativity in game world-building are becoming a distant memory.
The miniatures look good, but this is going to be very ‘straight’ fantasy, with only a bit of giants, undead, and perhaps a dragon to throw in.
Can’t say I’m particularly excited.March 19, 2017 at 12:54 am #14075
Not sure if the future of WoK is worse because of this. Looks to me that WoK is more fantasy on a skirmish level and the new one is more mass combat with mosttly human units…but info is still a bit vague at this point…so we will see.
By the way…did FFG not have this Battle for Westeros game with which this would collide more?March 19, 2017 at 1:55 am #14076
Used to be Battlelore, then became Westeros and now back to Battlelore I think.
Not sure if Westeros still supported.March 19, 2017 at 3:38 am #14077
@8th : nope. All BattleLore titled games have been (seemingly) killed over at FFG despite them owning the IP.
I really wish FFG would’ve kept Battlelore as an intro to their Runewars miniatures game and made the minis able to crossover both games. Sigh.March 19, 2017 at 3:54 am #14078
Wasn’t it only last year that they re-released Battlelore?
I smell Asmodee involvement. “Get rid of existing IP so we can sell more new games.”March 26, 2017 at 6:21 pm #14087
@8th: Battlelore 2nd Ed was released in 2013.
But it still doesn’t make sense. Battlelore can be a Runewars Lite… then move up to Runewars by getting a starter set and you can still re-use the Battlelore 2.0 minis.
But what do I know… I’m not running the world’s largest board game company 😉
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