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So, uh… did anything else happen at Gen Con?

August 21st, 2007: Mike Sugarbaker says...
So, uh… did anything else happen at Gen Con?

They previewed Gleemax – like, the real one – and you can see a few screens over here. It looks like an improvement over what’s up now, but the UI still isn’t doing a fabulous job of making clear what the site is.

Catalyst Game Labs, the new custodians of Classic BattleTech, released the by-all-accounts very, very sweet Intro Box Set (copious preview material at that link). Also some Shadowrun stuff I’m having a harder time getting a fix on.

Weis Productions will be doing three Serenity supplements next year, allegedly.

Rackham’s original minis game Confrontation will be coming out in a pre-painted version in October, with rules basically the same as AT-43’s. Fantasy Flight will be taking over Rackham’s stateside distribution and organized-play management.

There were of course all kinds of story games released; breakout new games included Steal Away Jordan and Dirty Secrets. I’ll get links on those when I can. New games from Vincent Baker (of Dogs in the Vineyard fame) and Emily Care Boss (designer of Breaking the Ice) sold out their print runs (of unknown size) at the show.

What else you got? Post it here, ’cause our po’ asses couldn’t go.

15 Comments »

15 comments

  1. Dave T. Game says:

    The one BGG grabbed onto: Fantasy Flight Games is reprinting Cosmic Encounter, Borderlands, and Dune (without the Dune license, turning it into a Twilight Imperium game, which I actually think is smart on their part.)

  2. Chris says:

    “The one BGG grabbed onto: Fantasy Flight Games is reprinting Cosmic Encounter, Borderlands, and Dune (without the Dune license, turning it into a Twilight Imperium game, which I actually think is smart on their part.)”

    AWESOME! Now I know what to do with my first Social Security check when I get it…in 30 years… 😉

    Mike: Shadowrun’s Augmentation was the new big SR realease at the show…and they sold out. I have a PDF and it looks sweet…if you are intot hat sort of thing.

  3. Lee Valentine says:

    “I have a PDF and it looks sweet…if you are intot hat sort of thing.”

    Ahem. Where’s all the traditional PDF hate, my man? Is it reserved for non-Shadowrun PDFs? Hah. Just kidding. 🙂

  4. Chris Pramas says:

    Well let’s see, Green Ronin announced that we’ve licensed Wild Cards from George R.R. Martin and will be turning it into a campaign setting for Mutants & Masterminds. We also released 9 new books, including the Pirate’s Guide to Freeport, the Paragons Campaign Setting, Faery’s Tale Deluxe, and Hobby Games: the 100 Best. Oh, and we won 12 ENnie Awards.

    Other than that, not much to report. 🙂

  5. Chris says:

    “Ahem. Where’s all the traditional PDF hate, my man? Is it reserved for non-Shadowrun PDFs? Hah. Just kidding. ”

    Oh, It’s in the “pending delete” once the REAL version shows up.

  6. disziplin says:

    TO me the big part of the above news item is that FFG is distributing Rackham’s stuff….make make AT-43 easier to obtain. Woohoo!

  7. Chris says:

    “TO me the big part of the above news item is that FFG is distributing Rackham’s stuff….make make AT-43 easier to obtain. Woohoo!”

    That _seriously_ remains to be seen.

  8. Josh Street says:

    “That _seriously_ remains to be seen.”

    Are you insinuating that FFG has distribution issues?

  9. Josh Street says:

    My “ducks for cover” was deleted from the post!!! Have mercy! 😉

  10. James S. says:

    I think what Chris means is that FFG is *NOTORIOUS* for not keeping things in stock… i.e. “Hey, we’re running kinda low on Arkham Horror… maybe we should go ahead and get more in the pipe considering how we’re about ready to let a new expansion for it out… NAH!”

  11. Chris says:

    My work here, was done for me 😉

  12. Josh Street says:

    Don’t forget that FFG is also running their organized play now. On one hand, the fact that I was aware that FFG actually does organized play puts them a notch ahead of Rackham. On the other hand, the fact that I’ve never actually seen a FFG OP event leaves me still wishing someone would save this game…

  13. Chris says:

    In their defense, the people who I know who play Game of Thrones love it, and have a great time at the tourneys. They are a small but super devoted crew…

  14. James S. says:

    BTW folks… I no way am I slagging FFG. They put out some awesome games and I own a whole bunch of them. Its just that their logistics sometimes leave a bit to be desired.

  15. Chris says:

    Oh, on that Rackham note above…when checking their awesomely useless Retailer only forums today: A store asked what the shift to FFG meant for the current OP program that exists. The response was ‘We don’t know. You should ask FFG.’

    Ya, this is gonna be awesome.

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