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Simon Agner Holm
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So I just noticed that the weapon called "Laser Magnum", seen here in the Adrenaline preview on the CGE website"http://czechgames.com/en/essen-2016/", is not include in the 21 weapons mentioned in the rulebook?
Was it removed from the game last second, or will it be sold later as a promo or what?
Just curious!whistle
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Bah, looks like CGE have now edited it out - did you get a screenshot at all?

The more weapons the better, say I!
 
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Sorry, no screenshot. But Paul Grogan posted an "alternate art" whistle version on the gaming rules twitter.

https://twitter.com/GamingRulesVids/status/78552145285860556...


 
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For Gawd's sake, I don't see any weapon of analogous effect - meaning it's either cut or being purposefully held back, as you say, for sale as a separate standalone promo card. I hate when publishers pull such stunts (especially as its functions seem like an interesting tactical option) - if you are going to withold content from the base game, at least release a set of additional weapons, rather than singular pieces.

 
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I'm fairly certain that this has nothing to due with with-holding content. I think the designer (understandably) wanted some form of consistency between then weapons in the base game. Chainsaw and laser magnum are the only two weapons we have seen that don't require ammo to reload. Without them it is a much more coherent package (from a design point) with 7 red, 7 blue and 7 yellow weapons... and it's not like there is a lack of weapon diversity in the box.

So I guess I understand why it was cut. Just hope to see it as a promo or in an expansion.

This seem like a fairly common way to go about designing a game. Make it a nice package and then release ideas that were "almost" good enough as promos to people who prefer variety over perfect balance.
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Agner wrote:
Just hope to see it as a promo or in an expansion.

This seem like a fairly common way to go about designing a game. Make it a nice package and then release ideas that were "almost" good enough as promos to people who prefer variety over perfect balance.


And there it is. The current [geekurl=http://www.nostheide.de/webshop3/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=498]Spielbox 7/2016[/geekurl] featured the "Laser Magnum" as an add-on.
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RandomCore wrote:
Agner wrote:
Just hope to see it as a promo or in an expansion.

This seem like a fairly common way to go about designing a game. Make it a nice package and then release ideas that were "almost" good enough as promos to people who prefer variety over perfect balance.


And there it is. The current [geekurl=http://www.nostheide.de/webshop3/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=498]Spielbox 7/2016[/geekurl] featured the "Laser Magnum" as an add-on.


Meh, too little too late - already sold my copy of the game on.
 
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Meh, too little too late - already sold my copy of the game on.


Is that really a strong enough reaction? Shouldn't you incinerate it in a ceremonial bonfire?
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Why? It wasn't just in reaction to the limited number of weapon cards included in The game (although that was a contributing factor). Just wasn't a 'keeper' of a game. No need to try an create faux-outrage where there is none to be found.
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