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We'll see. Thanks to ZMan selling a bunch of copies at a serious discount this game is getting more attention. It is shooting up the rankings right now and if it were to make top 50 I can see this game getting the sales it needs. I still have hope for an expansion, but no matter what this is an excellent game just the way it is!
Hm. Selling a bunch of copies of the base game at a serious discount doesn't usually lead to a succesful expansion...

Maybe it wasn't Z-man who sold those games at a discount, but the new owner who are getting rid of inventory?

I was a skeptic that bought the Tanga special. After introducing it to several people, I know five that have bought the game through standard channels. But that's just my personal experience.

The idea works for casinos... why not board games?
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I'd be interested in seeing how they'd actually pull off an expansion with the way the game is designed. Pretty much every component in the box is NORAD or Salemite specific, especially in SAGS where tiles cause specific factions to gain or lose MP's. Same thing with equipment cards.
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I'm certain that Chris already has ideas for expansions as well as how to implement them
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DenGad wrote:
I'm certain that Chris already has ideas for expansions as well as how to implement them
Me too. But i wonder if he's still working on ER. We posed rules question on the official forum more than one month ago, and that place is silent like the Cemetery tile.
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I'm certain that Chris already has ideas for expansions as well as how to implement them
Me too. But i wonder if he's still working on ER. We posed rules question on the official forum more than one month ago, and that place is silent like the Cemetery tile.


Someone posted an interview here where Chris said that he's already had another faction designed, based on silicone valley survivors using advanced technology. Its probably ready to go, waiting for the publisher to pull the trigger.
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Any updates on this?
 
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Dre2Dee2 wrote:
Any updates on this? :)

Not yet. If there is any firm word on an expansion, I can guarantee you there will be multiple threads with titles like "Expansion announced!!!" clogging up the Earth Reborn forum for weeks.
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Sillicone Valley survivors would be awesome.

I foresee a cyborg named Mark Zuckerborg. He has many friends that he is connected to on the planet but he never meets them in real life.

Maybe a character named Steve Jabs that always says, "Oh, and one more thing" before he kicks your @$$.

Maybe there is a robot that has a huge gorilla glass screen on it's chest - you wake him from sleep by doing a successful 2 handed swipe across the screen and then he can be a sidekick until his battery runs down (he will run longer if you change his brightness settings but if you set his brightness too low - he's just too dumb to help you much - kinda like a zombie.

Maybe there's a another guy name Billy Gates who always crashes - into things of course.

A fun CyberBird named Tweeter who can fly over areas and give you short 130 character text descriptions of enemy activities.

That's all I got so far.
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maybe add Brainiac Wozniac who is just a big brain in a glass incasement with robotic limbs and is carried around on a Segway like device.
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Well the manual implied that there would be an expansion. One can only hope!
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Hartattack916 wrote:
Should this game really get an expansion?


Yes.
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navajas wrote:
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Should this game really get an expansion?


Yes.


..and if not, almighty help us all, we're so doomed..
 
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I think it would be cool with a "against the game system" or "co-op against the game system", as in some way of placing various enemies which you play against. Alternatively introduce some sort of game master who get to introduce various enemies. (Edit: Think Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game and Ghost Stories with Ghost Stories: Black Secret expansion (Gears of War: The Board Game may fit in to (Edit2: Well that and the popular X-COM / UFO: Enemy unknown theme of course . Steal their weapons? Harder with alien technology? =P)))

I haven't played Mansions of Madness but I assume such systems could also be brought into Earth Reborn?

Personally I would think it would be so cool with a game system which could go to infinity and beyond.

(Edit3: I guess what interest me the most of Earth Reborn is the game system and maybe not just "two characters shooting at each other", but I doubt that's all there is in the game )
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As for expansions, I'd like to see new stuff that truly adds to the gaming experience. Not just "more" for the sake of quantity but things that further develop the Earth Reborn story and the gaming experience that goes along with that....

To be a little more specific, something like further developing the IPS system; this is what makes the game feel so "open" and should empower players to be thoughtful and creative. And a campaign system seems obvious; Earth Reborn deserves something like Descent's Road to Legend, especially as new and unique as Chris would surely make it....
This.

With a good system and lots of map variation make it all you'd ever wanted =P
 
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How about an expansion with dozens of mini's and a C.A.G.S (Campaign Auto Generating System) ? cool

 
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jacob4408 wrote:
Prepaint the minis and you got my
One year later and they have
http://earthreborn.ludically.com/painted-minis
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Dillosaur wrote:
Just some ideas here:

As for new factions:

- Chinese (after all, they started the whole thing )
- Shadow Forces (adding this to the game just seems irresistible)
- Robot/cyborg (...?)

As for new settings:

- Greenpiece/Coogle floating city (or what's left of it)
- Sewers (already said, but would go well with an ocean city)
- Jungle/lush vegetation (to contrast with current outdoor mud environment)
- Space ship/station (lots of opportunity for cool rooms and escape pods and whatnot)

I just wanted to post this for data:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm-X8zmxpns - Amiga Longplay [169] The Chaos Engine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W0DnuLQpQ0 - UFO: Enemy Unknown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgHNUp8DbZI - Amiga Longplay [073] Alien Breed II - The Horror Continues (There's a special CD32 edition to.)

Uhm, there's an Alien Breed 2 for PC which look way better (3D + light effects)?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KuQzVo-JjY - Alien Breed 2: Assault - PC gameplay

Some of the best game music ever:
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SaMatra wrote:
Well the manual implied that there would be an expansion. One can only hope!
Well, seem like:
parduz wrote:
Me too. But i wonder if he's still working on ER. We posed rules question on the official forum more than one month ago, and that place is silent like the Cemetery tile.
could be right since he was working on another title.

Also earlier there was talk about a lot of dungeon twister expansions but we didn't saw that many (saw enough I would think though.)

I don't know what kind of title he's working on now? Has there been any threads about that to?
 
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X-Com is one of my favorite games. I've considered an Earth Reborn rendition as well.
 
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I want to see expansions. Definitely. Even very small additions, like a single new character, with a single new rule, and five or six new mission cards, would add so many possibilities to the game. And not just possibilities, but EXCITEMENT. Call up your gaming buddy: "Wanna play Earth Reborn again tonight?" "I dunno, Vampire Diaries is on." "But I have the new expansion." "In that case, I'll bring the beer."

If Ludically doesn't come out with expansions, then I think Earth Reborn fans should start coming out with collective fan-expansions. Some Heroscape fans formed C3G (Comics Custom Creators Group), which could serve as a useful model for an Earth Reborn group.
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If Ludically doesn't come out with expansions, then I think Earth Reborn fans should start coming out with collective fan-expansions. Some Heroscape fans formed C3G (Comics Custom Creators Group), which could serve as a useful model for an Earth Reborn group.


Word! I´m game
 
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This game needs only 3 things to make an expansion. New tiles. Some more characters for the existing factions. Way more mission cards!!

I don't think it needs or should get more factions. From the here say it sounds like Chris would be implementing new rules with new factions. I believe that if you change the rules or bring in more you would risk ruining a good thing. The factions it has are great, just flesh them out and add more crazy dudes and dudettes to choose from. Would be an awesome way to balance the 2 player game more. Some Norad traitors maybe? How about another Salemite who can actually move more than 4 spaces.

If more factions and more rules are introduced it would almost need to be a new game. I think that is asking too much. Give me my 3 things in an expansion and I will buy it. Guaranteed.

This game is pretty awesome as is though!
 
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Dunfielder wrote:
I don't think it needs or should get more factions. From the here say it sounds like Chris would be implementing new rules with new factions. I believe that if you change the rules or bring in more you would risk ruining a good thing.


I'm thinking pretty seriously about making a fan expansion, and I keep coming back to this idea: faction alliances.

Suppose there are two new factions, the Muttonchops and the Torpedoes. The Muttonchops have an alliance with the Salemites, and the Torpedoes have an alliance with NORAD. So if you're running a two-player game, you can play Salemites and Muttonchops vs. Torpedoes and Norad.

In a multi-player game, each faction has its own objectives, but mission cards are less likely to suggest aggressive action against a faction that's aligned with yours. Muttonchops receive the same room bonuses as Salemites, and Torpedoes receive the same bonuses as NORAD.

This effectively adds factions to a multi-player game, and enlarges the pool of characters for both factions from the base game.

Any thoughts?

Or should I post this as a new thread in a different section?
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Now that could work. Like I said you don't want more factions but more variety in the 2 available. Sounds like you are on the right track. Will be interesting to see what you can come up with. If you finish it definitely post it.
 
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Yes it need to show Sedition wars who's the boss.

Bring out a cleaner graphics 2nd edition + an expansion with "moAR!"
 
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