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Chris Jones
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I've waited for years for this game to be reprinted, having missed the initial releases by about a year and the second hand prices are crippling.

So its out with Photoshop, card and glue and the cardinal sin of cloning.

If they're not going to print it again.... well I'm too annoyed for words!

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Very interested in your work on this. I've built Karim's Magic Realm and would love to add this game to my collection. I presume you've played this game before?

If you feel inclined I would love it if you upload whatever files you create.

Are you planning on creating everything, i.e. board, cards and components?
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Hi "Commander J" - Not sure on the legality of all this and I'm sure we'll be rule lawyered in no time (that's a good thing by the way internet world), but I am going to build and if you want to share the project then I will Google drive the files and you can ask for an invite to those files.

That way its not a "for profit" or a "alternate publication" or whatever.

If this game were available for the original asking price I would have laid out the dosh! There's my paper thin alibi on the table!

Will post more pics as I go. Made a few pieces at lunch in the design rooms and have sacrifices Carcassone; I'll paint and post pics later.

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Karim's Magic Realm was a thing of wonder, sadly after a lovely build it turned out that the game terrified the willies out of my group!

So no plays out of that one!

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PS Also doing 6 player components and expansion parts!

WARNING. you're gonna need a stack of cubes and Meeples. This may not be cheap to do!
 
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Likewise Magic Realm is sitting un-played by my game group but I'll get it down to show it off to a few people on occasion. And it's always good for solo plays.

I too would buy Pillars had there been a reasonable supply. I have been advised to look at buying a German edition as they can be had for pretty cheap and just doing the card paste-ups to convert.

Why are you going full-bore and not the much more economical German to English conversion? Please don't take this as a criticism, just interested. If you do get the files together then I'm even more interested; if your first images are anything to go by, I'll definitely want to share your efforts
 
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Pretty much all is done - I've been working on it for a while now and I wanted to post the final moments of construction!
 
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Cathedral bits!

A but flatter than the real, but good enough!

All the bits per player - thanks to Carcassone. (Wood changed to green as I didn't have brown cubes).

Some Resource Cards

Expansion as a side board



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As a German version is under £15 why aren't you just doing a paste-up?

 
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Can you tell me where from?
 
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I did not have to make the game from scratch, but I found a thrift store copy where all the wooden bits, save the cathedral, were missing. This shows how I approached replacing the missing components.



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Goldenturkey wrote:
Can you tell me where from?


https://boardgamegeek.com/geekmarket/product/904050
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Final tinkering. Purple pieces still not made (can live with that), school boy error on craftsman cards backs fixed. Hamleigh Master Builder and optional worker now sprayed white (cards to alter to reflect this). Two part A3 print for board off today - paste up tonight. Error fixed on Bell maker and Tool maker cards.

Border removed from one card frame to guarantee line free cutting.

Done.
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Goldenturkey wrote:
Can you tell me where from?


http://www.amazon.de/Kosmos-6915300-Die-S%C3%A4ulen-Erde/dp/...

Getting it shipped to you may be an issue, depending on the seller.
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Okay project done - just need to neaten files - I will not be posting files on BGG, if anyone is interested PM me please.

Will return all coloured cubes to the Yellow/Gray/Brown/Blue default of the original game.

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Will it be please possible for you to share your files? I am getting the German version but will need paste ups. Thanks
 
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Send me a pm.

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Or just play a better worker placement game that is available now?
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TheGreatHamEl wrote:
Or just play a better worker placement game that is available now?


Eh, we were just discussing this after a game of Viticulture last night. Pillars strikes a very rare balance between approachability, style, and a high quality worker placement game.

You do have options, sure. But boy is Pillars a great game.
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TheGreatHamEl wrote:
Or just play a better worker placement game that is available now?


Nope! I'll play Pillars thanks!
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TheGreatHamEl wrote:
Or just play a better worker placement game that is available now?

I think Pillars still has its place among the golden classics, even next to the newer games. Sadly I traded it away a few years ago (because I think I wanted another game badly - do not recall which one right now), but if I would see it for a good price, I would buy it again!
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Complete files now available on my Google Drive.
 
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I've just finished my build. I bought the german version of the game but I used all your cards for the fronts and resized them all to fit the games original card sizes. Good job on the cards and thanks for the expansion cards.

I'm going to craft the expansion next just got to figure out how to source equivalent meeples...
 
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