Fury of Dracula 3rd Edition

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Fury of Dracula 3rd Edition

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Fantasy Flight Games

The most notorious vampire of all rises again in this third edition of Fury of Dracula, a board game of deduction and gothic horror based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel. One player takes control of the legendary Count Dracula as he stealthily crosses Victorian-era Europe, spreading his diabolical vampirism everywhere he goes. Up to four other players govern Mina Harker and her determined companions as they try to locate and destroy the fiendish Count before he plunges Europe into horrific darkness. But in this heated game of cat and mouse, the hunted prey may also be preying on his hunters. Any day’s travel might bring the hunters to Dracula’s location. On any night the Count may attack.

This edition features all-new art and graphic design crafted to complement the game's intuitive, thematic mechanics. Rounds are now broken into day and night: hunters take actions during both, but Dracula can only act at night. Combat is now more streamlined and decisive, and new rumor tokens allow Dracula to mislead hunters and extend the terrible reach of his influence. Count Dracula triumphs if he advances his influence track to thirteen; if the hunters can defeat him before then, they save the continent of Europe and win the game.

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Finally: a definitive version of this stone classic. Plays fast (2-3 hours) and is full of strategic deduction for the hunters and cunning bluff by Dracula. Atmospheric, exciting and brilliant.
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Long, but worth it. The combat system in this edition is fantastic.
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lj1983's Avatar
lj1983 replied the topic: #206766 23 Jul 2015 09:08
Great!

That box cover though...

Kind of like the change to the Chaos in the Old World box cover.
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jay718 replied the topic: #206767 23 Jul 2015 09:10
That box cover art is atrocious. I hope the rest of the graphic redesign/direction isn't in the same vein. The older versions really had a 'gothic horror' feel to them. This one, not so much...
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Michael Barnes replied the topic: #206768 23 Jul 2015 09:17
What a visual nosedive...they went from Hammer Horror to Halloween at Party City.

More changes...ugh...it didn't need any, if anything it needed to revert back to the GW edition.
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Egg Shen replied the topic: #206773 23 Jul 2015 10:04
HOOOO-LAY-SHIT! MY GAWD! MY FUCKING EYES.... Dracula looks like Grampa Munster and Jack Nicholson's Joker fucked, made a baby and it grew into that thing.

Damn it's awesome that the game is coming back into print. It's one of the best games ever made....but yeesh. Smart of them business wise to do a new version instead of a straight reprint. As an owner of the GW original and the FFG remake, this is something I'll probably look into. If it were just a new printing of their previous version I certainly wouldn't buy it. So yeah, this is probably gonna sell pretty well for them. I'm assuming they get it out for a Halloween release as that would make the most sense.

Well...I guess this is GEN CON pre-release bomb drop #1. Bring on the rest!
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mrmarcus replied the topic: #206774 23 Jul 2015 10:09
And the page 404's now...
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charlest replied the topic: #206775 23 Jul 2015 10:10
Twitter already blew up, could that little sneak peek be a tactical move?

But yeah, I agree the art sucks.
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disgustipater replied the topic: #206776 23 Jul 2015 10:13
The link 404s. Fury of Dracula is not listed in their product section. Curious.
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Josh Look replied the topic: #206778 23 Jul 2015 11:02
Cached page.

webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?bt...ts%2Ffury-dracula%2F

Can't stop the signal, FFG. PS, the art can fuck right off.
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hotseatgames replied the topic: #206780 23 Jul 2015 11:05
Cool, I've never gotten to play this. And from what I recall, I liked the old cover better.
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charlest replied the topic: #206783 23 Jul 2015 11:36
Missed opportunity to re-license it with The Strain theme.

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repoman replied the topic: #206785 23 Jul 2015 12:13
Hmm, streamlined combat? Probably a good thing. I'd be happy if they just ckeaned up the rules for combat. The bold and italic items are always confusing.

New graphic design sounds ominous. I think the board from the FFG edition is a triumph. One of the best looking boards ever. If they monkey that up, it would be a shame.

New rules where Drac only activates at night and has some new mislead ability? Sounds like a pretty substantial alteration of the game's mechanics. Guess it will be a coin toss as they have historically been hit or miss there. Not putting my copy on the auction block yet.

It is strange that the page is no longer available via FFG. Maybe they saw that horrid box cover and came to their senses.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #206789 23 Jul 2015 12:53
I'm going to wait and see. The existing FFG edition is one of my favorite games, so I am skeptical that the new rules will yield a better game. The graphic design of that edition was excellent, so I am not excited about any changes on that front either. This new cover is not terrible, but Dracula's smirk is almost intolerable.
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fastbilly1 replied the topic: #206790 23 Jul 2015 13:15
Why does Dracula not have thumbs?
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Motorik replied the topic: #206791 23 Jul 2015 13:24
Woof, that cover. Fury of Liberace!
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Black Barney replied the topic: #206796 23 Jul 2015 13:53
Now I like Liberace, but man, if you kicked that guy in the ass 100 cocks would fall out
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jpat replied the topic: #206812 23 Jul 2015 15:24
I'm guessing it was taken down because someone jumped the gun putting it up. FFG in latter years has had pretty strict timing schedules for information releases. They've been so disciplined about it (I don't think, for example, that you see genuine previews for products before they're on the boat) that it's hard to remember it wasn't that long ago that they had a tendency to announce way ahead of launch and to advertise for games that didn't happen.
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Egg Shen replied the topic: #206816 23 Jul 2015 15:31
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southernman replied the topic: #206832 23 Jul 2015 16:47
About frakkin time, mine is looking pretty worn.
Cards look good, board looks bloody bland.
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Hex Sinister replied the topic: #206840 23 Jul 2015 17:29
Fury of Dracula: Dead and Loving it edition
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southernman replied the topic: #206850 23 Jul 2015 18:59
Looks like Gollum has been writing for FFG
"If they differ, Dracula could wounds the hunter, or worse, bites him." .... Nasty vampires.
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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #206853 23 Jul 2015 19:15
Somebody deployed the page to Production instead of QA, and at that point the cat was out of the bag. They rushed the page up since everyone already knew.

S.
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Deleted replied the topic: #206855 23 Jul 2015 19:21
I feel for the poor sods that just bought this for 150$ in the last 6 months.

Looking at the art, I think this must be an homage to Cesar Romero or something.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #206863 23 Jul 2015 19:37
More like an homage to Flying Frog Games.
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ChristopherMD replied the topic: #206864 23 Jul 2015 19:39
Every time I look at that picture of Dracula I want to put a stake through his face.

I never get to play my 2nd Edition copy, but it does have possibly my favorite game board. One of the reasons its never hit the sell pile. Plus I colored the minis with sharpies (looks fine to me) so I wouldn't get even half MSRP for it.
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mikecl replied the topic: #206869 23 Jul 2015 20:08

Mad Dog wrote: Every time I look at that picture of Dracula I want to put a stake through his face.

I never get to play my 2nd Edition copy, but it does have possibly my favorite game board. One of the reasons its never hit the sell pile. Plus I colored the minis with sharpies (looks fine to me) so I wouldn't get even half MSRP for it.


I guess I won't be able to get $200 for my 2nd edition copy anymore. The box cover is ridiculously bad. Instead of an evil, soul sucking abomination, he looks like a carny huckster out to separate you from your loose change. I wonder what they're going to do to the board?