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http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=2761
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I thought Stronghold games was reprinting this??
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Woah. One of the Stronghold games guys just did a special Dice Tower interview announcing that *they* were reprinting it. Guh?
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yeah I'm confused..
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From the FFG article:

"More than a year ago, Fantasy Flight Games signed an exclusive licensing contract with Wizards of the Coast, LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., to return this classic 1980’s board game of interstellar trade and exploration to print."

The Dice Tower interview with Stronghold games didn't mention WotC at all - he just talked about working with the designer. Maybe there is a dispute over the rights?

I predict a kurfuffle...
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FFG announcement says they made a deal with Hasborg. Stronghold news says they made a deal with the designer. Don't go eBay your AH copies yet, in case this ends up in litigational limbo.
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I haven't had a chance to watch the relevant segment from the Essen stream, but didn't Stronghold announce they were doing the reprint?

EDIT: Man, you guys are quick. Or I'm slow. Maybe both. Yes, probably.
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Wow, glad this got brought up because i just saw this on my rss. Thought strong-hold was doing this...
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Looks like FFG has rights from Hasbro and Stronghold has agreement from Hamblen...

Not sure who wins in that fight.
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rbelikov wrote:

Uh oh. Looks like Steam vs Age of Steam just took off into space....

Where's Wallace and Bohrer?
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cferejohn wrote:
From the FFG article:

"More than a year ago, Fantasy Flight Games signed an exclusive licensing contract with Wizards of the Coast, LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., to return this classic 1980’s board game of interstellar trade and exploration to print."

The Dice Tower interview with Stronghold games didn't mention WotC at all - he just talked about working with the designer. Maybe there is a dispute over the rights?

I predict a kurfuffle...


A kurfuffle that results in NOONE reprinting it. This isn't good.
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I wonder if this is being announced because someone else announced it this week. Though, I guess it is that time of year.
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Ick, this is going to be yucky. Looks like FFG has had this in the works for a while and popped the announcement when Stringhold announced they were doing one.

Someone wasn't communicating clearly.
 
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bill_andel wrote:
FFG announcement says they made a deal with Hasborg. Stronghold news says they made a deal with the designer. Don't go eBay your AH copies yet, in case this ends up in litigational limbo.
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and if that happens I'm guessing that people won't have the option to buy the P&P Production version as they don't sell games for which the rights are in question.
 
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Think the PNP ship has already sailed. I think Stronghold had already started asking for the files to be removed.
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Twilight Imperium re-theme here we come...
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And just like that, there goes the chances of this getting reprinted (hope I'm wrong though).
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Crap, I hope this the game doesn't get the overproduced plastic mess treatment of a ton of FFG's games… it would ruin it in my eyes.

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I am sure 1 of these will make it.

Since Hasbro makes money off FFG, and Hasbro has many more lawyers then Stronghold. I would expect a FFG version to hit the shelves.
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It's not a TI re-theme. Check the FFG site, they've got pictures.

I'm pulling for Stronghold on this one, they kick ass and they deserve it. Of course, both could reprint it and that would be easiest for everyone.
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From the FFG press release:

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More than a year ago, Fantasy Flight Games signed an exclusive licensing contract with Wizards of the Coast, LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., to return this classic 1980’s board game of interstellar trade and exploration to print.


Anyone think that wording was accidental? Anyone?
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derrickec wrote:
From the FFG press release:

Quote:
More than a year ago, Fantasy Flight Games signed an exclusive licensing contract with Wizards of the Coast, LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., to return this classic 1980’s board game of interstellar trade and exploration to print.


Anyone think that wording was accidental? Anyone?


Also, they are already taking preorders:

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We’re excited to announce that Fantasy Flight Games will release Merchant of Venus in the first quarter of 2012 and we are now accepting pre-orders. For more information, please contact the FFG Sales Department at sales@fantasyflightgames.com.
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LOL!

I'll bet they are laughing about this...

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I'm with you that it appears intentional wording that isn't typically in their releases.

I for one don't particularly like the art shown on that page. I much perfer the dathkardan art. I have already made a version of his before so will be alright either way, but was considering getting it anyways just due to how good Stronghold reprints have been.
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