Archive for July, 2008

Munchausen, Dragon Warriors to get new releases

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Not content to simply muse on the condition and function of Azeroth, gaming luminary James Wallis, through his company Magnum Opus Press, has announced an arrangement with Mongoose Publishing to rerelease The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Dragon Warriors under Mongoose’s Flaming Cobra imprint. According to the press release (below), the new edition of Munchausen is “roughly double the length of the 1998 release and contains 55% more insults about the French.” After Wallis decided to sell Hogshead Publishing and leave the industry back in early 2003, some gamers were dismayed that his innovative talents in RPG development would no longer show up on game store shelves. Here’s hoping that trend is at an end.
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Mutant Chronicles CMG no longer random

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

The crunch collectible card games are continuing to feel may have contributed to Fantasy Flight’s recent decision to make its Mutant Chronicles CMG non-random. Having already changed their significant CCG lines to “living card games” (read: non-random sets), making the same sort of move for Mutant Chronicles could be an excellent preemptive move for FFG to avoid becoming part of the seemingly-inevitable CMG crunch – which some say is already upon us. Makes me wonder if the supposed “packaging problems” the company had just after GTS were really problems, or a product launch being thrown into a sharp turn before heading down a new path. (FFG announcement copied below)
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