just checking, did the original announcement state that FFG are still printing all existing products for tannhauser and will continue to do so for quite a while and that they are no longer producing new material and expansions
so there is no rush to buy up existing stock; it should be available for a while?
or have i mis read/ understood?
According to my sources they have more then a one year supply, and will probably reprint if it sells faster then that no guarentees though.
I don't always play board-games, but when I do I play Tannhauser.
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Played this for the first time at Gen Con this weekend. Kind of glad I didn't decide to sink a bunch of money into it!
Too bad, though, as I really like the game mechanics, and the setting is very interesting.
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Sluggonics, if you liked the mechanics and the setting, there's no point in not getting into the game. Okay, there won't be any new expansions any more, but you'll have plenty of existing product to choose from - enough for years of new gaming experience if you'd ask me. There are a lot of games that are played for years or even decades without getting any expansions ever. And I have never heard anyone say: "I really like the mechanics of chess, but it's not worth getting into it because there won't be any new expansions!"
Okay, I admit it's not the best of examples, but my point is: If you liked the game, by all means buy and play it, it's great!
Dear FFG, please don't stop the Tannhäuser line completely! Maybe just step down the release of new product to two (maybe one) characters per year just to keep players interested. Maybe release mercenary characters that would be useful for every faction thus every player. Maybe release a pack containing all the existing bonus tokens but no miniature. Anything, please!
Late message but yes it is disappointing news. Although the last line of the article does hint they may not completely abandon ship. I just wonder if they refer to the game or the universe (like they did with Dust).
One glance is all it took, she gave me the Innsmouth look.
I just purchease the Novogrod expansion for £32.99 on Amazon when other retailers over here in the U.K are selling it for £47.99. Great bargain!
And an awesome expansion it is for that price.
Now my thoughts on the Tannhauser line is this- Go ahead buy it and play it its just an awesome game. the Two year hiatus they've announced is just a long term plan for the game. It wasn't so long ago that FFG announced that they were treating this line as a core line and would continue to support it till the sun dies. Or somethimg to that effect. I really think this planned freeze is to allow the gaming market to get rid of the existing Tannhauser products in order to wipe the slate clean ready for a New complete 2nd edition FFG only revamped game where all the products conform to thier own design brief.
Currently its a mess to get into because, -
you shell out for the main game but it comes with a revised rule book, or you had to buy it separately. many retailers probably still hold the older non-revised set still.
the much needed equipment cards are a separate expansion, but then some later expansions have them.
the crate counters' backs are non uniform between sets, and are replaced in a map pack, which itself is in error as it misses some of them out, some of the backs of the bonus tokens are wrong too
the health dials are poorly designed and should be integated with the stat card so that it can't come off and clearly identifies what the currebt health is
subtracting your stat from 10 is a clumsy add-on rule that while, getting FFG out of a fix, probably they would have liked to have redesigned the stat cards themselves, but was stuck due to the sets already released
the rule book has rules for expansions not in the base set , but when you but the expansions the rules in them are the old Toy company ones.
the pathe finder circles have similar hard to see colours and the spacing and adjacency is not brilliantly depicted
FFG loves this game which is why they have persevered with the old game and turned it into something better, and released new novels too. FFG need to halt this game for two years for to them bring it back in a much superior packaged 2nd edition deal.
to summarise the current Tannhauser is a 'revised' version of the game. the game needs a 2nd edition, and that not something they can simply release tomorrow.
be patient all and we shall be rewarded with more Tannhauser in 2 years
Second edition? Maybe. They actually might try new games with the path finding system now that I think of it.
One glance is all it took, she gave me the Innsmouth look.
Yeah, the Path Finding system would be great for the Star Wars franchise, same rule set even, switching the occult for the Force, Union for Rebels, Reich for Imperials etc.
the system would also be good for the Twilight Imperium setting or a Super hero setting [suppose Heroclix covers that] or even a Judge Dredd setting [ mongoose own the Dredd licence i think].
no given the accuisition of the Star Wars licence with FFG I think the PathFinder would fit really well with that.
A true second edition is what I expected from FFG when they first announced the revised rules. Sadly they went the less risky path of keeping the components the same and thus were also constrained by it.
My guess is that should they create a new edition for TH, it will be once the game itself is long out-of-print and will certainly bring more freshness to the game (new units, new format, new rules and of course new price). I also think that we'll get unpainted miniature with premium packs for those who want pre-painted ones.
But before that I really want FFG to try new game formats with the TH license; I really would appreciate a game offering a more broad aspect of the world maybe a risk-like game set within a specific theater of war (Europe first then Asia and Africa later), maybe a Cold War variation with locations and characters from the TH setting (4 factions to select from with alternate abilities) and of course more novels !
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Unofficial resources for Tannhauser - New version is UP !
This is terrible news. I cant believe they're dropping it. I'm still waiting for my Anna Korlitz figure ^_^