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Eero Miettinen
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Hello,
First of all congratulations for an excellent edition of this great game!

It is nearly perfect, but I have to say I don't really like the dice that come with the game. They look nice and work perfectly with the rules, but are not physically that functional. They are quite big and clunky and don't roll that well with those sharp corners unless you have a big table to roll them on. The Largest one is so big that it could be used as a projectile to knock the opponent out if need arises. They do seem well balanced which is a plus, but still...

Would it be possible to introduce another/alternate set of dice that are a bit smaller and have more rounded corners? That would make rolling easier for those of us who don't have a casino table available.

Otherwise I really really like the package.
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Eero
Ps. The map is excellent.

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Hi Eero,

I am glad you like the game. Yes, I see the dice issue and we are working on bringing an option to purchase lighter, wodden dice with rounded corners. Sometimes apparently, despite our efforts there are still some things left for improvement.

Cheers and enjoy the game!

Jaro
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Dice are beautiful, but they don't roll properly shake


el comandante wrote:
we are working on bringing an option to purchase lighter, wodden dice with rounded corners

Good news. But i would prefer plastic dice, wooden dice sometimes are unbalanced.
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Martin S
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Kaxte wrote:
Dice are beautiful, but they don't roll properly shake


el comandante wrote:
we are working on bringing an option to purchase lighter, wodden dice with rounded corners

Good news. But i would prefer plastic dice, wooden dice sometimes are unbalanced.


I agree. Wooden dice can often be too light and would be too much correction the other way. Or perhaps just rounded corners?
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Wood would be easier to produce. But we can check other option too.
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Frederic Velasco
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el comandante wrote:
I see the dice issue
Whoever has ever rolled dice in his life would have tell that these dice don't work... This issue has arisen during the KS campaign and several of us asked for rounded dice...

el comandante wrote:
and we are working on bringing an option to purchase lighter, wodden dice with rounded corners.
Nice. Even if a bit late...
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Whatever you do in your life Frederic, do you want to tell me you are flawless?
 
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Frederic Velasco
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Whatever you do in your life Frederic, do you want to tell me you are flawless?
No. I'm human whistle
But we asked for rounded dice. You said no. Now what's left for us is only complaining and telling you: "we told you..." cry
Well...

And because I'm french and I don't want to be that much french and finish by complaining only, I want to say that the map is gorgeous and I'm pleased by the great number of scenarios (I have to try Hamilcar ). I have the AH/Jeux Descartes first version of Hannibal. I was wondering if I was not going to sell this version (I'm not a miniatures fan in general). But now, I think I'm going to keep it...
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Some people said this. Some people said other things (No minis! Keep the old tables! Keep the traditional representation for the map! Keep the 'Carthaginian' die in the game! Etc etc). I had to chose. I wanted the dice large, so they could be read well. I wanted only slightly rounded edges, also for the classical look. I still believe these dice can be rolled with a use of dice tower.

Thanks for the positive tone at the end. I thought complaining was a Polish thing.
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Production choices are always hard and always some people will be happy and others wont, thats for sure.

And to those who complain (including myself) i always ask the same question: ok, so i dont like the X components/rules/board etc in the Y boardgame. What would be preferable for the Y boardgame? to exist with its flaws? or not?

My personal belief is that every game that exists as an idea in someone's mind should be published if possible with flaws or not.

Happy gaming!
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I would be happy to play with the included dice. Alas, such a possibility eludes me and I, instead, get to read complaints about dice!
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el comandante wrote:
Some people said this. Some people said other things (No minis! Keep the old tables! Keep the traditional representation for the map! Keep the 'Carthaginian' die in the game! Etc etc). I had to chose. I wanted the dice large, so they could be read well. I wanted only slightly rounded edges, also for the classical look. I still believe these dice can be rolled with a use of dice tower.

Thanks for the positive tone at the end. I thought complaining was a Polish thing.


I love the dice!
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el comandante wrote:
Yes, I see the dice issue and we are working on bringing an option to purchase lighter, wodden dice with rounded corners

Any news?
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Kaxte wrote:
el comandante wrote:
Yes, I see the dice issue and we are working on bringing an option to purchase lighter, wodden dice with rounded corners

Any news?


Sorry, not yet. We are waiting for the sales reports to see what is the demand for the game on the market. This help us decide if we should make new products in the Hannibal&Hamilcar line.
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Jose Antonio Ruiz Carmena
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You can use a preorder or kickstarter to sell functional dice.

I do not like the dice,because you must buy a dice tower.
The rest of components are beautiful.

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We will hopefully offer the smaller dice together with another product in the line: Mercenary War. Sometime next spring.
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el comandante wrote:
We will hopefully offer the smaller dice together with another product in the line: Mercenary War. Sometime next spring.


I'm so excited about this development Jaro - hope the trade events went well.
 
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I like the dice as they are now

Just wanted to say
 
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el comandante wrote:
We will hopefully offer the smaller dice together with another product in the line: Mercenary War. Sometime next spring.


any news or components to watch of that in Essen @SPIEL?
 
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jasorel wrote:
I do not like the dice,because you must buy a dice tower.

You'll need a really big dice tower to roll the large Retreat Die.
 
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