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Subject: does the Star Trek game mean no further MK expansions? rss

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I love me some Mage Knight, and, having read up on the newer Star Trek: Frontiers game, I see no need to buy it. I'm quite happy with MK and its theme. But, with an IP as big as Star Trek, I'm wondering if Vlaada will be hanging up his hat and walking away from Mage Knight. Has anyone read any news to the contrary? What are you anticipating?
 
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He already did, didn't he? I seem to recall Vlaada had a development (or just advisory?) role in Shades Of Tezla, but didn't design it.
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Why would you post this in the news forum?
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And Vlaada did not contribute heavily to the redesign/retheme into ST:F.

So if your question is about WizKids decision making, you're better off trying to figure out the sales or what Zev thinks. Vlaada really doesn't seem to have anything to do with it at this point.
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Thunkd wrote:
Why would you post this in the news forum?


because I'm looking for news!
 
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coppt2 wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
Why would you post this in the news forum?


because I'm looking for news!

If you want to play by forum rules, that's generally not a good strategy.
 
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Hope not.
 
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tumorous wrote:
coppt2 wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
Why would you post this in the news forum?


because I'm looking for news!

If you want to play by forum rules, that's generally not a good strategy.


Ah, I see, a forum faux pas. My apologies.
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I could be wrong but I recall the designer of Shades posting on BGG that there are no other expansions being worked on for MK. This was right after the release of Shades.

I got MK this last xmas and I remember that it was sold out almost everywhere except for the scalpers. I'm just speculating but you have to wonder how big of a cash cow MK really is if WizKids let the game go out of stock through xmas. On the other hand, if MK really is a cash cow for Wizkids then you also have to question their decision making as they surely lost potential revenue around the holiday season. Whichever is true doesn't bode well for an expansion.
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I could be wrong but I recall the designer of Shades posting on BGG that there are no other expansions being worked on for MK. This was right after the release of Shades.

I got MK this last xmas and I remember that it was sold out almost everywhere except for the scalpers. I'm just speculating but you have to wonder how big of a cash cow MK really is if WizKids let the game go out of stock through xmas. On the other hand, if MK really is a cash cow for Wizkids then you also have to question their decision making as they surely lost potential revenue around the holiday season. Whichever is true doesn't bode well for an expansion.

You'd be in good company here by concluding that, given many decisions of similar quality, WizKids is broadly bad at its job.
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I'm fairly certain Vladda's done with designing any further expansions of the game-he may look over future expansions but he's moved on to other projects.

It's very hard to predict the future. We've already seen a lot of fan-made content that, for the most part, seems very well made. No matter what, I'm thankful for such loyal and passionate community that would go to such lengths to make up detailed variants.

You don't know what to expect with Wizkids-I think many of us are hoping that Mage Knight eventually gets purchased by another company, one that has more of a personal investment in the game's future.
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A bit late to the party - I started playing MK last month and loved the game. It also promoted me to take a closer look at WizKids as a company and oh my god they are so terrible. It seems they are all about Heroclix right now and don't care about other genres in their catalog. MK doesn't even have a section on their forums?!
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