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Peter Laubender
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BGG user darkpact of German board game podcast "Bretterwisser" announced in the last episode, that there will be a promo sold at SPIEL15 with 4 new characters. One of them has 6 city cards for one time use.

Does anybody know more?
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Ha, I was actually expecting (hoping) a promo for this game.

I thought it would be some extra contracts or city bonus tiles. But more characters are also cool, if they are balanced (and playtested).
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I have played with the new characters at least 15 times right now and they, and the additional new features add new twists to a great game.

I can assure you the characters are well play tested. Each of them as overpowered as the charcters of the base game
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I know this is a minor thing, but are the characters thematically named (that is at least somewhat historical) or do they have in-joke type names?
 
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Sorry, I have no clue as my playtest components do not have character names or images yet but are only mockups, but I think they will be named thematically
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Ok, thanks for the answer!
 
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I am excited about this thing, and hope I can eventually get a copy.
 
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Shader10 wrote:
Ok, thanks for the answer!
You are welcome and I will try to get further information (as I am heading to the Hans im Glück office tommorrow afternoon again)
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KlausKnechtskern wrote:
I have played with the new characters at least 15 times right now and they, and the additional new features add new twists to a great game.

I can assure you the characters are well play tested. Each of them as overpowered as the charcters of the base game
Can you tell us what the new powers/abilities are?
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A promo ... What does it mean ?

What is SPIEL15 ?

How can i have these cards ?

Thx
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Iziankh wrote:
A promo ... What does it mean ?

What is SPIEL15 ?

How can i have these cards ?

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Promo = promotional item. Often give-away or small pledge items at conventions. Most likely they will become widely availible later. Hopefully in the BGG shop.

SPIEL15 = Essen boardgame convention - October 2015.

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Shader10 wrote:
I know this is a minor thing, but are the characters thematically named (that is at least somewhat historical) or do they have in-joke type names?
Olli my information is that the characters will have historical names.
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paxton73 wrote:

Can you tell us what the new powers/abilities are?
Suspension is killing you? Sorry I think that it should be Hans im Glück to announce that type of information
 
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Thank you Klaus, that is very nice to hear.
 
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Happy to help here Olli
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This is fascinating news! I can't wait for the promo items to show up in BGG!

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Esvath wrote:
This is fascinating news! I can't wait for the promo items to show up in BGG!

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I think you can get them quicker directly from Hans im Glück after the Essen show in their webshop www.cundco.de
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The HiG shop postage costs to England are really high... might want to find an English person going who could post them to you when they get back.
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3.95 € does not sound that high
 
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Ah I had forgotten it was ok for small stuff. I was looking at ordering a few things totaling about 30 euro.. and the postage was nearly the same amount :S
 
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Its been hell trying to get this game here in canada let alone the promos!!! This game is great. Heres hoping they both become available soon.
 
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Its easy to get the promos from HiG directly over at their webshop after the end of the fair
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some ideas here
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/20328541#20328541
 
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This just came in from "Hans im Glück":

No further information about the characters.
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Interesting. Those tokens, and contracts and a small city bonus awarding them.

First character from the left looks to be getting some at the start of a round (take 3 keep 1?), plus that token that let's you take two once at any time?

Second has something do with city tiles?

Third one I can't make out, the fourth seems to have two extra spots to place dice?
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