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Henry Richards
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Does anyone know if there are any plans for a reprint of this game? I saw the thread that said FFG bought the rights but I don't really see it available anywhere.
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Erik Stonemark
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I honestly had not heard and do not anything about FFG and reprint(s).
But I did find a 2nd edition release, new in shrink at one of my local fame stores 2, maybe 3 months ago. So copies are still out there recently, keep looking.
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I wouldn't count on a reprint. There has only been 9 threads about this game in the last year and 1 review. That's pretty quiet. I stumbled here looking at the top 200 and was curious if anyone was still playing this.
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I will try it as soon as possible.
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It's surprising how many reviews mention this game and how much they enjoyed it but it's not available. Perhaps something hyped and died out?
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Juperdat wrote:
It's surprising how many reviews mention this game and how much they enjoyed it but it's not available. Perhaps something hyped and died out?
I think it helped that it was one of the first games to integrate deck building without making that the entirety of the game. Since then other games have come and done that, with various themes, even some by the same designer.
It also probably isn't helping that the game has a dominant strategy (some might say it's broken) which the designer says couldn't be completely fixed without deviating too far from history.
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Juperdat wrote:
It's surprising how many reviews mention this game and how much they enjoyed it but it's not available. Perhaps something hyped and died out?


This game was released by a company that is now gone. Many other titles by the same company are difficult to get (though there's still stock out there in various places, mostly stores that don't have online storefronts, so rare items stay in stock for longer).

Actually it is worse that A Handful of Stars, which I consider masterpiece in game design of deckbuilder with a board, is completely unavailable now. It was the last title and a limited print run by that same company.

The only hope is that another publisher will reprint them, but at this day and age where 'new' matters more, it might take a while.

Ze_German_Guy wrote:
I think it helped that it was one of the first games to integrate deck building without making that the entirety of the game. Since then other games have come and done that, with various themes, even some by the same designer.
It also probably isn't helping that the game has a dominant strategy (some might say it's broken) which the designer says couldn't be completely fixed without deviating too far from history.


Actually the dominant strategy is 'fixed' with some tweaks, but overall it doesn't matter. It is still a great game even if you know ins and outs of that very specific strategy.
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Hands in the Sea is a great alternative.

As is Time of Crisis.
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