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Gregory Smith
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Hey all,
"The Player's Aid" website and blog just posted up an interview I did with them about Nightfighter Ace. So if you want an insight into the random thoughts bouncing around inside my noggin, you should check it out On a serious note, it does give a lot of details about the game and some of the design process and philosophy.

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Thanks Greg and the crew at the players aid for the interview. It looks really good and I do like the way you have managed to overcome the aircraft endurance issue. You have me wrestling with the thought of ordering a third copy as a gift/birthday present.
 
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Interview link

awesome, can't wait till it releases (I've already got my pre order).

Would like to see some files (pre-releace rules??), images and such, get some big buzz going for the game.
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Gregory Smith
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Hey Dragonfly,

Early release of the rules is a decision above my pay grade, as we used to say but we'll continue to post things when we can. I'm not saying it won't happen when we get closer, but I can't say that it will.

I actually put quite a few details in the blog interview, but I know you guys want as much as possible. As I said, we'll put more up as we can.

Probably next up will be the box top art, so we can have an image for the forum here. I hate seeing that "no image available" placeholder there.

I am excited about the progress we've made lately. Right now the scheduled release is in a couple of months, and I actually think we're going to hit that. The artist, Terry Leeds, has just done an amazing job on the counters and the aircraft and I'm really, really encouraged. He's pretty speedy AND damn good. So like, I'm in heaven right now. LOL.

Cheers,
Greg
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Graham Webster
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Is it me or is this game attracting a disproportionate number of Australia-based players? 😝
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Mmmmmm maybe? We just have an uncanny knack of taking a keen interest in interesting gaming topics and good design.
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Brad Heath
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This Aussie is also very interested!
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Excellent interview Greg. I am really looking forward to getting this on my gaming table.
 
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Thanks Dennis. Although, to be honest, it's easy to sound eloquent when you've had time to spell check your response before sending it in Not to mention time to re-read what you've typed and change the stuff that makes you sound stupid

I'm excited about this one myself. I have a lot of time invested into the research on this one.

Cheers,
Greg
 
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One more month, one more month!

As I told John, between this and Skies Above the Reich coming out this year, I see no real reason to leave my basement.
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Hello

I just discover this game and I just want to say a great Thank you for this interview.
After "Skies above the reich", I will be difficult to resist the temptation to buy it.

Cheers
Laurent
 
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Gregory Smith
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Hello Laurent,
It was my pleasure to do the interview, Grant from the Player's Aid is a real stand-up guy (as we say in American slang

I do hope you get a chance to get the game, I think it's going to be one of my best, if not the best, that I've done. At the very least, it has a lot of interesting historical research in it. I have requested my historical background (which is about 10 pages) to be included in the back of the rule book.

Anyway, thanks for the kind words. It should be done pretty soon, within a month I think.

Cheers,
Greg
 
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Sounds cool! Another interested Aussie!
 
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