Sneak Peek of Official Reprint of Dune from Gale Force Nine

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14 Mar 2019 17:20 #293850 by Michael Barnes
Yeah, what a shocker...it takes a lot for a game announcement to impress me anymore.

Are they really using the Ilya art, I wonder?

Or was that just for demonstration purposes?

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14 Mar 2019 17:40 #293854 by Josh Look

Gregarius wrote: ...rewritten, clarified, and edited rulebook.


These words and Gale Force 9 do not go together, unfortunately.
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14 Mar 2019 17:43 #293855 by Da Bid Dabid
I feel like component-wise my Ilya PnP will be as good if not better than theirs? As much as I love the game, hopefully there is a reason for me to pick it up. It BETTER have combat wheels.
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14 Mar 2019 18:37 #293859 by Jackwraith
Yeah, I'd be fairly reluctant if I had a solid PnP copy. Mine is from the 70s and kinda looks it. The screens still have gloss on them, but the cards are totally faded, the combat wheels have some yellowing spots, and the box is in rough shape. I'm also missing a couple troop counters. So, I'm interested in this solely for the component upgrade value, but people will lose their minds if they mess with the rules (see: Rex), so if your copy is already in good shape, why bother?

It does bring to mind some question about just how much GF9 shelled out for the license, though, given the Herbert estate's fairly extreme obstinacy in the past. Was part of the license agreement a determination to not make any changes? I can't see how that would matter to anyone but the original designers. I wonder if GF9 will be looping in Eberle and Co. like FFG did? Given the rare number of times I can actually get six people for a game, I'm more intrigued by the mention of "other products" at the moment. But I've never been quite as wowed by Dune as most here.

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14 Mar 2019 19:19 #293863 by HiveGod
Am I the only one disappointed there won't be cards with a pouty Timothée Chalamet on them?
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14 Mar 2019 22:05 #293870 by pgocosmic
We are super stoked to be able to bring our original DUNE board game back better than ever! Yes it will have the wheels - after all "wheels within wheels" is at the heart of DUNE and the heart of the game. Traitors lurking, special abilities that map to the six major factions - get ready for some great gaming.

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14 Mar 2019 22:20 #293871 by wce3
And the original designers are still alive and kicking . . . and working on this project.

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14 Mar 2019 22:39 #293872 by san il defanso
Overall this is a pretty great thing, but it'll take a light touch. This is the sort of game where updating has real danger of unraveling what makes it so great in the first place.

I'll be really fascinated to see how they go about writing the rules. The original ruleset is a little like holy scripture, in that there seem to be a lot of different ways to interpret it and a lot of people care a whole bunch.
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14 Mar 2019 22:46 #293873 by Shellhead
I doubt they are using the Ilya design, though it is very attractive. It was probably just a handy graphic that didn't suggest an exactly identical reprint of the original game.

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14 Mar 2019 23:15 - 14 Mar 2019 23:23 #293874 by ubarose
@pgocosmic

Are you working on the game with GF9?

ETA: I just saw wce3’s comment. That is awesome!
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15 Mar 2019 01:04 #293875 by n815e

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15 Mar 2019 01:08 #293876 by Colorcrayons
Umm is that Ilya Baronovsky's art being used on this? It's rather distinct.

I have an Ilya PnP which I'm quite proud of, but I'd buy a retail version of his stuff in a heartbeat. It's about time he got a payday for his efforts with Dune, and I'd like to be part of the population that puts a ducat in his coffers.

I also wonder how much it cost to rip the game license from FFGs grasp, on top of getting the Herbert estate on board. I figured if FFG couldn't do it then nobody could. Most impressive.
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15 Mar 2019 03:10 #293878 by ubarose
@ColorCrayons

Ilya Baronovsky‘s PnP files seem to have disappeared from the internet. At least, other people are reporting that they are gone, and I can’t find them either. Maybe you could check if they are still where you got them from.

If not, it’s a clue that GF9 may be using Ilya’s artwork.
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15 Mar 2019 07:17 #293880 by Sagrilarus
Uba, write your prediction for the month this game will publish on a piece of paper and don't show it to anyone.
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15 Mar 2019 07:47 #293881 by Michael Barnes
What an honor that Mr. Olotka and Mr. Eberle stopped by to post! Thank you gentlemen, as you can tell there is a lot of excitement here- we’ve waited a LONG time to be able to announce this reprint, I don’t know if there even is a more wanted update than for Dune.
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