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Harvey O'Brien
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I know Roberto is working on an entirely new Conan game, as announced in this forum, but has there been any talk of an expansion to this one. There are a few aspects of the game that seem to need a tweak, and room for more players would be nice too (with tweaks). One major issue seems to be the 'ends as it's just beginning' aspect, where only during the Third Age do tensions ratchet up. I do like this game on the whole, and it seems to be going well with the group so far, but I'd love to know there's an expansion / fix in the works somewhere all the same. Anyone know anything?
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John Bandettini
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I don't think it's possible to make a fix for this game. Whatever you do the game will still be incredibly boring. snore
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Matt Hiske
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That's harsh John as I enjoy the game, but thinks there needs to be a better balance with objectives.
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I've also enjoyed the game very much and I don't find it boring at all...

To be honest I think it's quite underrated at the moment.
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matthiske wrote:
That's harsh John as I enjoy the game, but thinks there needs to be a better balance with objectives.


Matt

It does seem to be a game that divides people. At my game group some of the people love it , others don't. There was one game played there and everyone disliked the game, but no one wanted to be the first to say so. Finally someone not playing asked how it was going, and one of the players took the opportunity to say he really was not enjoying it. The others then all with a look of relief all admitted the same and the game was abandoned.

On the other hand when I played it the other three people I played with loved it. For my view we played it for around 3 hours and at the end of the game the board did not look very different from the end of the first turn. We seemed to spend three hours not doing a lot. I am a fan of Conan and was looking forward to this game a lot and was very disappointed.

My remark was meant to be light-hearted, though personally I did find it to be a pretty dull game.
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I think it disappoints many people because they come to it expecting to be Conan, or someone like him. But the game is The Age of Conan, not The Adventures of Conan, and the players are cast in the roles of kings who must improve their kingdoms, while keeping a wary eye on Conan and endeavoring to occasionally obtain his aid.

It is a good game, not a brilliant one, but you must accept it for what it is. Don't expect an expansion to change its basic nature.
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magic gecko
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um,... Huh?

I have smoooooshed my neighbours 5 stack with Conan and My 5 stack in the first age. Twice.


The game is just different.
If you want to you can do nothing.
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um,... Huh?

I have smoooooshed my neighbours 5 stack with Conan and My 5 stack in the first age. Twice.


The game is just different.
If you want to you can do nothing.
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hob69 wrote:
I know Roberto is working on an entirely new Conan game, as announced in this forum ...


He anounced a new Conan game? Where?
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Lord Warlock wrote:
He anounced a new Conan game? Where?

I'm too lazy to search, but there are some posts with links to interviews with the designers. I know one was with Roberto, and I believe one was with Francesco. In it, Roberto mentioned a Conan themed miniatures game. Based on it's description, it made me think of Tannhäuser.
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Tsugo wrote:
I'm too lazy to search, but there are some posts with links to interviews with the designers. I know one was with Roberto, and I believe one was with Francesco. In it, Roberto mentioned a Conan themed miniatures game. Based on it's description, it made me think of Tannhäuser.

I actually stumbled on that post today. Here is the link:
http://fortressat.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view...

Scroll down near the end for the comment about the new game.
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Also from the Nexus website here:

http://www.nexusgames.com/read.asp?id=3565





"Adventures in Hyboria, the first expansion for Age of Conan, will expand the game with new rules, characters and adventures as well with enhancements for Conan figure, who assumes a more active role in the game with two different profiles: Conan the Thief and Conan the Adventurer. In addition, faithful to the Conan stories, the extremely changeable character of Conan will be introduced in the game with a new game mechanic: the mood wheel."

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has anyone heard more about this?
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I hope Red Sonja is one of the new characters. kiss
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In a different thread here on BGG it was reported that the expansion is now off the schedule. Looks like we'll have to play the game as it is for the time being.
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