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Plaid Hat Games just released the first preview for their game, Dead of Winter over at their website. Check it out!

http://www.plaidhatgames.com/news/309#1
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Not to be confused with Richard Berg's ACW game that's carried that title for nearly 25 years now.

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10361/dead-of-winter-firs...
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35477/dead-of-winter-seco...

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The entire title is Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

If anyone has any questions about the game, I will try to answer what I can.
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Dead of Winter is a meta-cooperative psychological survival game. This means players are working together toward one common victory condition--but for each individual player to achieve victory, they must also complete their personal secret objective. This secret objective could relate to a psychological tick that's fairly harmless to most others in the colony, a dangerous obsession that could put the main objective at risk, a desire for sabotage of the main mission, or worst of all: vengeance against the colony! Certain games could end with all players winning, some winning and some losing, or all players losing. Work toward the group's goal but don't get walked all over by a loudmouth who's only looking out for their own interests!


Seems very interesting. There was a lot of discussion at one point (mostly based on Archipelago) on whether semi-cooperative games where either one player wins or all players lose can really work, but this one seems to change it to "any number of players, including none, can win". I'll be keeping my eye out for this one.
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3-5 yuk we only have 2
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You are constantly being forced to make decisions on whether you should do what is best for you, or what is best for the group. One of my favorite things during the entire design process with Isaac had been to watch how people make those decisions, and the turmoil it causes.
 
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:
3-5 :yuk: we only have 2


I'm am fairly certain there will be unofficial two player rules. :-)

But this game sings with a full group.
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jgilmour wrote:
LunarSoundDesign wrote:
3-5 yuk we only have 2


I'm am fairly certain there will be unofficial two player rules. :-)

But this game sings with a full group.


I hope so. What would need to change for two?
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Instabuy!

They had me at secret objectives whistle...
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:
jgilmour wrote:
LunarSoundDesign wrote:
3-5 :yuk: we only have 2


I'm am fairly certain there will be unofficial two player rules. :-)

But this game sings with a full group.


I hope so. What would need to change for two?


I'm still working that out. It will require a lot more playtesting with my wife. For now, it has been nixed from the rule book.
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This game looks super freaking awesome. After being highly impressed with Mice and Mystics, this game has hit my must buy list.

Release date?
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Oh fine, don't tell me then! I'll just check your web site EVERY SINGLE DAY.
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Temporaryscars wrote:
Oh fine, don't tell me then! I'll just check your web site EVERY SINGLE DAY. ;)


Fine! Do that! Be excited for our game!

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When can we preorder this?
 
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jgilmour wrote:
Temporaryscars wrote:
Oh fine, don't tell me then! I'll just check your web site EVERY SINGLE DAY.


Fine! Do that! Be excited for our game!



FINE! I WILL! FINE!
 
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jgilmour wrote:
LunarSoundDesign wrote:
jgilmour wrote:
LunarSoundDesign wrote:
3-5 yuk we only have 2


I'm am fairly certain there will be unofficial two player rules. :-)

But this game sings with a full group.


I hope so. What would need to change for two?


I'm still working that out. It will require a lot more playtesting with my wife. For now, it has been nixed from the rule book.

Doesn't the update on Plaid Hat's site state: "It puts 2-5 players together in a small, weakened colony of survivors..."? It appears you can play a two player game without any unofficial rules just fine.
 
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Pre order is up!
 
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jgilmour wrote:
Pre order is up!


So is there going to be official 2-player rules? What do you get when you pre-order?
 
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You get a promo character card. Shipping for me is $10
 
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Yes, the two player rules are officially back in the game as a variant. We decided to put them back in, between the demand for it, and feedback from some of our playtesters that had been testing it like that.
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