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Dale Donovan
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Today, CMON Limited announced the hiring of award-winning game designer Eric M. Lang as Director of Game Design, effective April 1. Lang will lead the development team and continue to design new games for CMON.

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37007/designer-eric-m-lan...
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Surprised it took so long
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wowzers! This and the ASoIaF news is huge.

I'm curious how far his reach extends. Like if he'll have input in all games (even those independently submitted)? Or just their main in-house imprints (Spaghetti Western, Guillotine, etc)?
 
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What is this ASOIAF news you speak of?
 
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Glorious Strategist wrote:
What is this ASOIAF news you speak of?

https://cmon.com/news/cmon-limited-announces-a-song-of-ice-a...

Probably should get its own thread in News? Or just have a page created? Not sure how things work around here. laugh
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Good for him, the more these kinds of jobs get out there the better the industry will fare.
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I also wonder if this means he will have a hand in EVERY game they put out from now on. If so, that pretty much means I'll stay away from CMON games from now on. I haven't really enjoyed a Lang game yet so I've decided not to even try to like his games anymore.
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Sychosymatic wrote:
I also wonder if this means he will have a hand in EVERY game they put out from now on. If so, that pretty much means I'll stay away from CMON games from now on. I haven't really enjoyed a Lang game yet so I've decided not to even try to like his games anymore.


I feel similarly, but it's not that I liked any CMON game, no matter if Eric Lang or not.
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C'MON, Man!!!
 
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Sychosymatic wrote:
I also wonder if this means he will have a hand in EVERY game they put out from now on. If so, that pretty much means I'll stay away from CMON games from now on. I haven't really enjoyed a Lang game yet so I've decided not to even try to like his games anymore.


Ever played Chaos in the Old World?
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Sychosymatic wrote:
I also wonder if this means he will have a hand in EVERY game they put out from now on. If so, that pretty much means I'll stay away from CMON games from now on. I haven't really enjoyed a Lang game yet so I've decided not to even try to like his games anymore.


You also havent rated any less than a 7 sooo
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Damn!
I really like a lot of Eric Langs designs, but i absolutely hate CMON with all the kickstarter exclusives crap.

Edit: I wonder what the miniatures game will mean for Battles of Westeros .
I had high hopes that the upcoming battles in the books and series would mean new expansions.
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Sychosymatic wrote:
I also wonder if this means he will have a hand in EVERY game they put out from now on. If so, that pretty much means I'll stay away from CMON games from now on. I haven't really enjoyed a Lang game yet so I've decided not to even try to like his games anymore.

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe quite a few games from CMON are submitted to them. The games not from their main imprint studios. I think these studios are technically independent, but have publishing contract w/ CMON. These studios being Horrible Games, Sweet Games, Good Games, and Ankama.

I'm PRESUMING Lang will have no hand or say in those games. But games from Spaghetti Western and Guillotine (which he's already involved with) he will have probably at least a review of all games by those imprints. And I presume the CMON games that are just by CMON and not by another imprint/studio.

But, I really don't know if anything I mentioned above is accurate or true. ^_^
 
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Haven't played anything by either that I've liked
 
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does this mean , he can no longer work with designing new dice master sets or expansions for his previous games?
 
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Architeuthis wrote:
Damn!
I really like a lot of Eric Langs designs, but i absolutely hate CMON with all the kickstarter exclusives crap.

Edit: I wonder what the miniatures game will mean for Battles of Westeros .
I had high hopes that the upcoming battles in the books and series would mean new expansions.


I suspect Battles of Westeros is very dead. No releases since Nov 2014

Also, while CMON might be able to make an AGOT minis game work, I think the battles are about the least interesting and unique thing about the setting. Westeros battles are just normal feudal affairs, what made AGOT interesting was a cool setting and neat characters, I don't know if that translates well into a this style of game that well.

I mean, I love AGOT, but i'm lukewarm on the idea (Still better than Knizia's attempt at an AGOT game though, lazy git)
 
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Glorious Strategist wrote:
Sychosymatic wrote:
I also wonder if this means he will have a hand in EVERY game they put out from now on. If so, that pretty much means I'll stay away from CMON games from now on. I haven't really enjoyed a Lang game yet so I've decided not to even try to like his games anymore.


Ever played Chaos in the Old World?


CITOW is great, probably the best boardgame to come out of GW's IP.
 
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