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Is this a limited Essen only expansion or it will be widely available at shops?

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GeoMan wrote:
Is this a limited Essen only expansion or it will be widely available at shops?



This better not be Essen only or there are going to be a lot of angry peoples, myself included. angryangryangry
 
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KissaTaikuri wrote:
GeoMan wrote:
Is this a limited Essen only expansion or it will be widely available at shops?



This better not be Essen only or there are going to be a lot of angry peoples, myself included. angryangryangry


Why not?

In life, there is no right to get everything served to your mouth just by threating to be angry if not! At least, after you left the cradle ...
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Well, i tried a friend's copy and i find the game interesting but what bothered me is the replayability - after a couple of games you know what tiles are usually better to buy. The random arrangement of the tiles doesn't add any real replayability.

The expansion will solve this because the tile mix will be different each game (and not just the same tiles requiring different resources), but if Ystari decides to make it limited and i can't get a copy of it, then i am not going to buy Olympos.

Wait and see.
 
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To answer your question, the game will be widely available and not only in Essen.

That said, it does not complete the game. It offers other things. If you think you found some ideal path to victory with the base game, it does mean that you did not explored all the pathes...

I insist on this point. The base game is complete and rich enough to be played for a long time without the need of an expansion. On the other hand we had a few more ideas and we could not fit them in the game (some of them too complex, some of them needing to much material), so we release them now and i prefer not to wait for 1 year cause it is pointless in nowadays market.

If you want a comparison, this expansion has much in common with a Small World expansion. You do not need it to play the game, but it adds some cool stuff and it's upto you to decide if you need it.

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Cyberian wrote:
KissaTaikuri wrote:
GeoMan wrote:
Is this a limited Essen only expansion or it will be widely available at shops?



This better not be Essen only or there are going to be a lot of angry peoples, myself included. angryangryangry


Why not?

In life, there is no right to get everything served to your mouth just by threating to be angry if not! At least, after you left the cradle ...


Oh I have the right, just ask my mom, she'll tell you. She also says that you are just jealous yuk

Plus being a mad wizard, I shouldn't trust anything you say
 
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Karis wrote:
I insist on this point. The base game is complete and rich enough to be played for a long time without the need of an expansion. On the other hand we had a few more ideas and we could not fit them in the game (some of them too complex, some of them needing to much material), so we release them now and i prefer not to wait for 1 year cause it is pointless in nowadays market.

You may want to point this out to the guy who awarded the expansion with a 1 already. He seems to think that the base game is only a shadow of the real game.
 
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Thanks Karis for the info. Will it be available to pre-order from the Ystari site so those of us who can't attend Essen also get the bonus tile?

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cymric wrote:
Karis wrote:
I insist on this point. The base game is complete and rich enough to be played for a long time without the need of an expansion. On the other hand we had a few more ideas and we could not fit them in the game (some of them too complex, some of them needing to much material), so we release them now and i prefer not to wait for 1 year cause it is pointless in nowadays market.

You may want to point this out to the guy who awarded the expansion with a 1 already. He seems to think that the base game is only a shadow of the real game.


Well, yes and now...

I know it is very difficult nowadays to explain why we do things, because people tend to draw their own conclusions faster and faster.

Anyway, we developed the expansion AFTER the base game, with the idea to introduce some new concepts. You can believe it or not, you can put a note without playing but it won't change the reality...

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GeoMan wrote:
Thanks Karis for the info. Will it be available to pre-order from the Ystari site so those of us who can't attend Essen also get the bonus tile?



Nothing is planned yet, but there will be something like this for sure...

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I was able to pre-order this on Ystari's site today and have it shipped to the US, including the bonus tile.

http://www.ystari.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=5...



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Just ordered mine. Thanks for the tip.
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joelbear wrote:
Just ordered mine. Thanks for the tip.


+1


Thanks to ystari for making this available for everyone. thumbsup
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and if anyone is curious its $19 for expansion plus shipping from Ystari, I love those guys.
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Hi, is the expansion in English?
 
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It includes rules in multiple languages including English. The components themselves are language independent.
 
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