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Tobias Bollinger

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Is it true that Fantasy Flight Games will show a protoype of ToI at Essen toy fair? That's what I read under the following link (scroll to Fantasy Flight Games)

http://www.spielbox.de/spielarchiv/sbmessen/sp062tab.php4
 
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Totally off topic, but are WW2 Themed games big in Germany? Are they viewed with a raised eyebrow?
 
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Matthias
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Totally on topic, I would just LOVE to see ToI in Essen. In fact it would be my personal highlight of the fair.

WW2 games in germany are sometimes questioned, but mostly by non-gamers, so nobody listens anyway... laugh
 
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Dangervacuum wrote:
Totally off topic, but are WW2 Themed games big in Germany? Are they viewed with a raised eyebrow?


Well, there is not a big Market for Wargames in general, I guess the germans have a different view on the Topic than most other countries (because of our past obviously). In my book that is a good thing, because one gets to question these Games a bit more. The eyebrows are liftet, but when you explain, what you are really doing, it is accepted; if not approved by anyone.

That's only my impression of course!

Cheers,
Aljoscha
 
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Sadly, there was no demo of the ToI prototype in Essen. I was told at the booth of Heidelberger Spiele (FFG's German partner) that the FFG people had brought some material. But it was apparently only for showing to business partners and not the general public.

And WWII games are indeed viewed with a little suspicion in Germany. Or at least game companies believe they might offend sensibilities. E.g., Days of Wonder did not have Memoir '44 on display at their main booth in 2005, although they did this time.
 
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