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Subject: Disappointed in Fun Forge and their production choices for the "Deluxe Edition" rss

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glyn spence
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Ok I have the "Deluxe Edition" and the game looks beautiful (as did the original) the figures have real table presence (especially once painted), the larger board is good as it includes spaces for the cross road expansion and makes it feel like an epic journey, the metal coins look and feel great and the back ground music all add to the experience. Everyone I have played this with has loved the game but....

*The card stock is below what I would expect for a "deluxe" version - especially for the panorama cards which id say definitely need sleeving (not something I would normally do or expect I would have to for a "deluxe version")

*due to using the same insert designed for the collectors edition, I now have 3 empty slots where "kick starter exclusive" figures should fit and a cheap quality cardboard box where a 2nd tray of 16 kickstarter only figures should be. This all makes the box insert look poorly designed or a few people have commented "you've lost a few figures" when I've been setting up. Does that issue sound "deluxe"?

* the decision to not include the simple 4 card promo (4 new encounters (2012)that predates the kickstarter but was included in the collectors edition as standard. I have contacted funforge about buying these to be told "they were released many years ago as a promo and we no longer have any left". At no point did they acknowledge these must surely have been reprinted for the collectors edition and why did they chose to drop these from the "deluxe" edition? (Been waiting 7 days for an answer from them so though people on the geek might be able to tell me instead?)

I fully understand kickstarter offers "more bang for your buck" than retail but if like me, you would rather support your FLGS (and so expect a higher price tag/a few lesser bits) I don't expect companies to just rehash any bits and pieces left over to make up their retail version of a game; especially when sold as a "Deluxe Edition". I know those who backed on kickstarter have also had issues with this project so I'm sure I'm not alone in my disappointment with fun forge.

The game is great, it has been a hit with everyone I have played it with and is a real experience - especially when the figures are painted and the back ground track is on ....but the production choices made by fun forge really take the shine off this a little for me and I won't be buying another game produced by them because of it....so do people think I'm being harsh in my assessment of their production choices as be good to hear your thoughts?
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Andrew Brumer
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I agree that some the things are a little bit below quality in where they should be. I had originally thought the panorama cards were going to be thick card stock or even card board but I just opened my copy of the deluxe edition and was proven wrong. The 3 empty slots also bothers me a lot and I would love to be able to get those 3 promo characters and figures along with those 4 extra encounter cards which should have been included.

The 16 extra characters are available in the Matsuri expansion and I believe they said they will be also releasing those figures at some point.
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bananahead4 wrote:
The 16 extra characters are available in the Matsuri expansion and I believe they said they will be also releasing those figures at some point.


Yes Funforge told me the matsuri figures will be available in 2017 - not sure when but that will get rid of the cardboard filler; personally that's it for me and them though, as with so many games coming out it's not a massive loss to just rule out one publisher.
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glynspence wrote:
bananahead4 wrote:
The 16 extra characters are available in the Matsuri expansion and I believe they said they will be also releasing those figures at some point.


Yes Funforge told me the matsuri figures will be available in 2017 - not sure when but that will get rid of the cardboard filler; personally that's it for me and them though, as with so many games coming out it's not a massive loss to just rule out one publisher.


I really hope that's true...
Would be a shame to have an incomplete game. They should add those 4 cards to the figures.
 
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