Pret-a-Porter New Edition Kickstarter Launched

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08 Jul 2019 15:18 #299410 by Legomancer
Prêt-à-Porter uses the simple mechanism of worker placement to ease...

A remake of the classic economic board game about running a design company and trying to succeed in the ruthless world of fashion.

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08 Jul 2019 23:54 #299411 by Gary Sax
Anybody with impressions on the original version gameplaywise? Ignacy is big hit or miss with me.

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09 Jul 2019 05:05 #299419 by Erik Twice
I'm not too interested in the game itself, but I'm glad they are keeping the fashion setting. It was always a shame to see so many be dissmissive about it because it has a "female-friendly (sic)" theme. I actually thought they made a version of it with videogames, which seemed dissapointing to me.
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09 Jul 2019 08:16 #299424 by Legomancer
I really enjoy the first edition, but the rulebook isn't great and there were some wonky production issues. This new edition addresses both, and I'm on it. Won't be the first portal (Neuroshima Hex) or Ignacy (51st State) game I've bought multiple times.
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09 Jul 2019 09:57 #299431 by Ah_Pook

Erik Twice wrote: I'm not too interested in the game itself, but I'm glad they are keeping the fashion setting. It was always a shame to see so many be dissmissive about it because it has a "female-friendly (sic)" theme. I actually thought they made a version of it with videogames, which seemed dissapointing to me.


They were working on a video game development retheme for a long time. I'm really glad they are republishing with the original theme, personally. I backed this one, though I might pull out and just wait for retail in the end. Depends on how excited my wife is to play it most likely.

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09 Jul 2019 10:26 #299434 by charlest
Isn't there some chatter about it not going to retail? Maybe I misheard.

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09 Jul 2019 10:48 #299437 by Gary Sax
Yeah, the campaign suggests no retail unless the store itself decided to back via KS.

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09 Jul 2019 11:04 #299440 by Ah_Pook
It's coming to retail, there was just a KS update taking about it earlier this morning
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09 Jul 2019 11:41 #299446 by Gary Sax
Wow, thanks for the correction, I totally misread the KS campaign materials then.

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09 Jul 2019 18:50 #299482 by ecargo
I owned the second edition, which still had a terrible rulebook, and played it several times. It's been five years since I last played. Because it was a longer/heavier game (and I'd have to relearn the rules), it didn't come out as much as I'd have liked. I only sold it because I knew of the upcoming reprint and wanted to get that OOP money.

It's a solid economic worker placement game. I like the "putting on a show" competition aspect of it quite a bit. The only other game I know of / have played with that kind of a show mechanic is Dungeon Petz. (I'm sure there are others that do similarly.)

Also, +1 to them keeping the fashion theme instead of going with video games.
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09 Jul 2019 19:38 #299484 by Frohike

ecargo wrote: The only other game I know of / have played with that kind of a show mechanic is Dungeon Petz. (I'm sure there are others that do similarly.)


I enjoy this concept too. The only other ones I can think of are Colosseum and Trickerion, but the latter was too far in the Euro weeds for me (in the vein of overblown KS stuff like Feudum). I wanted to pick up Colosseum but missed the boat on the original DoW edition and really didn't like the art direction on the re-issue from Tasty Minstrel.
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10 Jul 2019 13:35 #299512 by Legomancer
It is blowing through stretch goals!
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10 Jul 2019 15:23 #299516 by Gary Sax
I think Kickstarter is a good fit for this. It'll get it a bigger audience who might be more into the theme with the publicity of a campaign.

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