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GIANCARLO CESARIO
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More info or rules on this?
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    I'm curious as well. Presumably about Formula 1 racing?
 
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I'm also wondering. The website is just a placeholder. The videos only show a single move of one or two people. There's no info on the additional racetracks he's planning, and whether they'll be released as expansions or only as full games. An "update pack" containing cars in new team colors is not as interesting to me as a new game board layout. And, of course, no rules available.
 
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    It's up on Kickstarter. There's more material here -- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1612595299/fifth-wing-r...
 
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Sagrilarus wrote:

    It's up on Kickstarter. There's more material here -- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1612595299/fifth-wing-r...

Not really. Everything I posted was based on the ks.
 
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Hello everyone and thanks for your interest. You're a bit ahead of me! Put the game up yesterday and some things are still awaiting approval. I'll be posting more detailed info tomorrow (Thurs) including plans for future tracks and more about the Basic and Advanced rules.
As this is our launch game, the company Fifth Wing website is not live yet. It will go live with the official company and game launch in September and will list future games titles and development plans.
We can't post the full rulebook but I'd be grateful for any feedback about what rules detail you would like and I'll see what I can do.
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Hi Adrian,

You are obviously an F1 enthusiast and I applaud you trying to get a game to closely match the current F1 season.

Are you able to say how FWR compares to Formula D and Race! Formula 90? I can see that FWR is not based on a grid system of movement implying that the 'feel' would be more realistic because it's not as easy to pass in F1 as a grid system allows. However, does that necessarily mean it's more fun?

The play test video shows a leading player losing a race based on a dice throw. (She threw a 2 and ran out of fuel on the finish line.) While this was exciting it doesn't seem to have the strategic gameplay of Race! Formula 90. How is FWR balanced?

 
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I personally have no problem with dice throws. Indy's ending this year was on a wing and a prayer and I loved it.

Let's see how it looks before grilling the guy too hard. At the rate the British Pound is going this thing might be $6US when your card bills.

 
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Hi Sagrilarus. Thanks for posting. Yes it's based on F1. We have to be careful what we say as we are not yet officially licensed by F1. We had a very encouraging meeting with a British F1 team and they are keen to put their name on the box once we can prove demand. We will also be negotiating with track owners about future circuits as most track names are copyrighted and we would rather get official approval than produce a similar-shaped circuit without backing. Initial signs are encouraging too in respect of circuits.
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Hi Richard
Thanks for your interest. I've posted a more detailed description of the rules on our main page which I hope will answer some of your questions. FWR varies from the 2 games you mention in having simpler rules but added realism. You'll need to try it to tell me if we have succeeded!
The basic game system is adaptable through real-world changes and having both basic and advanced rules should make it accessible to a broad audience.

As regards the dice roll, you'll notice that it wasn't only the final dice roll that was the deciding factor - the card drawn by the red car was drawn three turns earlier, simulating a low fuel load toward the end of the race.

With 3 dice rolls to go it could have ended either way - just as it might have done if a real car were almost empty. With the advanced rules she would have had the choice of changing her driving style to conserve fuel - still risky as she would have been travelling more slowly and was being caught.

I hope you'll buy the game and let me know what you think!
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    Good for you if you get a commercial tie-in. That's something that's simply out of the question with NASCAR.

    Would love to have a look at the rule book. I proof-read if you're interested in sending me a draft copy. I can NDA if you like.

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I would have been interested in backing this project but unfortunately everything appears to be too sketchy. I would want to see a complete set of rules and more definite production schedules. A relaunch when you are better prepared maybe?
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News??
 
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Totally dead?
And what is the official website?
 
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