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21 May 2019 13:43 - 21 May 2019 13:45 #297421 by Sagrilarus
Apparently there is a Museum of Science Fiction, although I cannot get an address for it and it's new, so I'm guessing it hasn't purchased a building yet. But, it's having an event for Escape Velocity, a national event for STEM education. This is at National Harbor in Washington DC, the Maryland side of the river right by the Wilson Bridge.

Dominique Tipper from The Expanse will be there, and Gigi Edgeley from Farscape. Oh, and apparently some astronauts, scientists, national heroes, etc. Whatever.

My robotics team will be there showing off their robot Hippogrif that loads balls into tubes and hooks hatches onto the end of them. 120 pounds of aluminum terror.

One of the events is a Preview of the New Dune Boardgame with the designers, and a chance to play the game with them.

I just stopped by their web site to see where the event was taking place for robotics, and found an image of Dune on the page in front of me. Caught me off guard.



Did anybody else hear anything about this? It's this weekend and I haven't seen any press for it.
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21 May 2019 13:53 #297423 by Vysetron
Ooh, is it a straight up remake of the visuals? That's exciting. I love that cover.

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21 May 2019 14:01 #297424 by engineer Al

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21 May 2019 14:13 #297425 by Vysetron
Yeah, but not this particular pic. Looks like they're not changing the art based on this. Hard to say for sure though.

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21 May 2019 14:18 - 21 May 2019 14:19 #297426 by Sagrilarus
I did see it was being redone, just didn't know that I could chat with the designers and play a round with them at a convention. If I was free I'd stop in to get a photo with them holding a sign that says, "Paul Atreides Muad'Dib loves ThereWillBe.Games"
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21 May 2019 14:32 #297429 by JonathanVolk
Peter Olotka recently tweeted this image, though it’s unclear if this is the final art/cover:

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21 May 2019 14:33 - 21 May 2019 14:33 #297430 by hotseatgames
Got this from Peter Olotka's twitter. twitter.com/pgocosmic

and escapevelocity.events/cosmic/
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21 May 2019 20:10 #297449 by san il defanso
That cover looks really sharp. If that's the final cover I'm on board
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21 May 2019 21:15 - 21 May 2019 21:17 #297453 by Dr. Mabuse
If this board is correct, it looks like the rounds have been reduced from 15 to 10.
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21 May 2019 21:30 #297454 by Michael Barnes
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21 May 2019 23:15 #297460 by Whoshim
That looks like Ilya's art from 9 years ago: boardgamegeek.com/thread/593239/dune-redesign

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22 May 2019 02:32 #297461 by Erik Twice

Whoshim wrote: That looks like Ilya's art from 9 years ago: boardgamegeek.com/thread/593239/dune-redesign

It is. My own hand-made copy is like this. And it's great. It's very pretty, very clear and follows strong design principles like showing you where the spice appears on a map.

Only issue is that it doesn't explain how the Shield Wall works.

Dr. Mabuse wrote: If this board is correct, it looks like the rounds have been reduced from 15 to 10.

Nice catch! All my games have gone past that number but it seems it's rare with experienced players. In fact, I regreted letting the game go longer than 12 rounds when we played it.

Anyways, even thought I put a lot of work into my copy, I look foward to buying the new edition to support the designers and have somewhat better production values.

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22 May 2019 10:52 #297475 by drewcula
Yeah...
The museum does not have a permanent home yet. They keep looking.
Meanwhile, they've been hosting their annual at National Harbor.
It's ten miles from my house, and while I'm interested...
I'm not $50 interested.
Too rich an admission for my blood.
Though no offense for the robotics. That's freaking awesome and I hope everyone has a great experience.

I have my old school AH copy, and I'll dust it off next Friday for an epic match. I guess all sessions of Dune are epic. I wish GF9 good luck with this iteration. All signs point to a success. What would seal the deal for me? If they included the components for the Duel and Spice Harvest and offered them as alternative rules. That would be outstanding. Instead, I suspect they'll materialize as overpriced expansions (if they see the light of day at all).

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24 May 2019 22:31 #297650 by Sagrilarus
I just put Dune in my Amazon shopping cart.

Scheduled delivery date is August 14th.
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26 May 2019 14:16 #297693 by Ah_Pook

Sagrilarus wrote: I just put Dune in my Amazon shopping cart.

Scheduled delivery date is August 14th.


So maybe it'll be out next February? And then they'll announce expansions and say they're in production and then never release them?
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