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Subject: Converting old game to new rules rss

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Ken Wadley
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Hello. I have the 1985 board game and was wondering, due to the length of time it takes to play the original, if I can use the new rules to play the original game? What is the major difference that allows the players to finish in so short a time? Would I need different components to adapt the new rules to the old board game? Or is it just not possible to mix the old with the new?

Thank you for your assistance.
 
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Mike zebrowski
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It isn't possible.
 
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Mike Zebrowski wrote:
It isn't possible.


It's not impossible but it would require a great deal of hard work (not to mention violation of FFG's and the designers' intellectual property).

You might be able to create a similar system for scoring in the old version; I believe one has already been suggested somewhere on the Warrior Knights page. You essentially track how many cities are controlled by each player every turn and when you hit your set time limit you count up the points for the last five turns.

It really is a lot less work buying FFG's version; it's different enough to justify owning both and it's a very good game.
 
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fellonmyhead wrote:

... (not to mention violation of FFG's and the designers' intellectual property).


Now, that's a fairly odd statement. IP laws don't prevent you from playing a game any way you like in your own home.

Sure, photocopying a WK rulebook is a copyright infringement. But if you borrow that manual, read it, create your own custom ruleset and components, then give the manual back, I'm pretty sure you haven't done anything illegal.

Of course, if you then want write down your custom ruleset, and then to upload it on BGG, that's a whole different matter...
 
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LoneCleric wrote:
fellonmyhead wrote:

... (not to mention violation of FFG's and the designers' intellectual property).


Now, that's a fairly odd statement. IP laws don't prevent you from playing a game any way you like in your own home.

Sure, photocopying a WK rulebook is a copyright infringement. But if you borrow that manual, read it, create your own custom ruleset and components, then give the manual back, I'm pretty sure you haven't done anything illegal.

Of course, if you then want write down your custom ruleset, and then to upload it on BGG, that's a whole different matter...


Now that is a fairly odd statement.

IP laws don't "prevent" anything... what's your point?
 
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fellonmyhead wrote:
Now that is a fairly odd statement.

IP laws don't "prevent" anything... what's your point?


Well, you seemed to say that customizing the game was illegal, and I was saying that it isn't. Maybe the fact that English is a second language to me isn't helping, but that's the gist of it.

Maybe you only meant to say that doing so would be immoral (which I could agree with, but only to some extent).

On the other hand, you also said he'd be better off encouraging the new publisher than doing all that work, which I completely agree with.
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