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Dune: Imperium Board Game

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Explore the world of Dune.

Deck-building meets worker placement in a new board game of galactic struggle from the creators of Clank!

Inspired by the upcoming film from Legendary Entertainment, Dire Wolf presents the first original Dune based game in over 40 years.

The poser of the entire universe can be yours, and war is but one way to claim it. Your agents are ready. The cards have been dealt. The choice is yours. Whom will you influence? Whom will you betray? How far will you go to seize it all? 

Release date and MSRP TBA.


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ubarose's Avatar
ubarose replied the topic: #312902 08 Aug 2020 14:41
This looks interesting. Could be cool.
Msample's Avatar
Msample replied the topic: #312903 08 Aug 2020 17:01
Not familiar with Clank. Yay Dune, worker placement....meh.
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ChristopherMD replied the topic: #312904 08 Aug 2020 18:07
Hype on hold until further details beyond two game mechanics.
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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #312905 08 Aug 2020 18:43
“Whom will you influence? Whom will you betray?”

Whom will they sell to with that torturous tag line?
Msample's Avatar
Msample replied the topic: #312908 08 Aug 2020 19:53
The meeples must flow.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #312910 08 Aug 2020 21:43
"The poser of the entire universe" is about right. Deckbuilder and worker placement is like three strikes right away. Let's just reduce the setting and theme to a thin, peeling label that we can easily apply to a couple of massively overused and overrated mechanics. Hard pass.
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OhBollox replied the topic: #312911 08 Aug 2020 22:32
Cautiously optimistic. Would love to see a Dune deckbuilder (I still play Imperius, which is the best non-Dune Dune game, and dream of it incorporating deckbuilding), but I'm not convinced they can, or would, incorporate the kind of competitiveness I feel is essential to the setting. The only deckbuilder I can think of that has the required level of savagery is Arctic Scavengers.
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san il defanso replied the topic: #312920 09 Aug 2020 10:15
No idea if this will be good. But I like Clank a lot, so that's something...
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n815e replied the topic: #312922 09 Aug 2020 11:18
When someone told me there was a great deck building Alien game, I dismissed it.

I later discovered that I was wrong.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #312927 09 Aug 2020 16:31
When you read the Dune books, or watched the movie or the tv show, did you feel that Dune was primarily about spice farming? Because worker placement deckbuilder Dune is almost certainly going to be a spice farming game. We can thank BGG for brainwashing a large segment of our hobby into thinking that eurogamers are the best games, so much so that all standard euro mechanics should be applied to every setting and theme and license.
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Msample replied the topic: #312928 09 Aug 2020 16:33
Worker placement/IP license combo- just reminded me of the Nazgul/Quarriors mashup. Never played it, but heard nothing good about it.
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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #312930 09 Aug 2020 16:39
From their website — “Who will you influence? Who will you betray?”

Pesky technical writers.
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Jackwraith replied the topic: #312931 09 Aug 2020 18:14
Personally, I'm finding it difficult to understand how anyone can take anything either positive or negative from this. The preview actually previewed precisely nothing except a couple vague mechanics with Dune attached. How is that either bad or good?

'Worker placement' can mean guys holding different sietches on Arrakis to this or that benefit. 'Deckbuilding' can be a matter of accumulating armies to hold said sietches. Nothing they said means basically anything. I'd wait before casting any kind of opinion.
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ubarose replied the topic: #312933 09 Aug 2020 18:35
We have very little information on this game. Their marketing strategy is to dribble it out in tiny bits. This is all we have right now. Not even a designer’s name, release date or price.
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ubarose replied the topic: #312934 09 Aug 2020 18:44

Sagrilarus wrote: From their website — “Who will you influence? Who will you betray?”

Pesky technical writers.


This is what I got:



So looks like they corrected it on the website after the fact.
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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #312936 09 Aug 2020 19:57
I went to their web site to see more and found that same text (except for the who/whom thing) and a video . . . of that exact same text.