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João 'Finding a new way to make you WTF today' Marum
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I find it a little bit strange that no word has come out from FFG about the next expansion for ToI. There was rumors about the Russian Army for the next expansion but there hasn't been any announcement or anything about ToI.

So, does anyone have any news about the future of ToI?
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The news from Gencon and the boss was "Don't Worry".
 
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All I remember is that's it's called "(something something) Bear". Maybe "Fury of the Bear"? Eh, anyway it was something along those lines at least.
 
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There's been nothing about the game, only an eerie silence following the (apparently gaffed) announcement of a "Fury of The Bear" demo at GenCon. My guess is that we won't hear anything more until after the new year (at the soonest). Just a guess, of course.
 
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I'm still holding out some hope that it'll be out this year. They hinted at GenCon that they still have two secret coffin-box games and one square box to release this year.

I'm hoping the big box is a new base game with Russians and Germans, revised rules, etc, but I won't complain if it's the small box with just Russians.
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Harrelson wrote:
There's been nothing about the game, only an eerie silence following the (apparently gaffed) announcement of a "Fury of The Bear" demo at GenCon.


That's what I'm worried about, the 'eerie silence'. Being a gamer for too many years I've come to relate this kind of silences to a line of games, RPGs and BGs, being silently discontinued. I just hope this is not the case here, ToI is making good sales, I think.
 
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Well, I don't think we should worry that ToI being discontinued. As someone posted above, the company's given some verbal confirmation, and I don't think they're stringing the ToI fan-base along. A fan-base that's loyal and growing.

I think we're just so used to premature announcements from FFG, and then looong waiting times for a release, that it seems extraordinarily odd that they are saying so little. My guesses are...

1) they're taking their time with the EF development, esp. given the criticisms of poorly designed scenarios

2) FFG's staying the course with newer, stricter policies on when they announce as well as keeping release deadlines, and

3) FFG is focused on the production of other games/game-systems. Frankly, I've been surprised by how many games they've released this summer and Fall - in all their categories (board, rpg, silverline, etc.).

Again, just a guess, but ToI will reclaim some spotlight in the new year to boost sales/interest in the wake of the post-holiday retail drop.
 
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The longer they spend on product development, scenarios in particular, the better off this release will be. The production quality can sell a lot of games, but the scenario quality is incredibly low. They still don't have a scenario edit that supports the expansions they do have even to help counter this and support community built scenarios.
 
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Hope so. It's just that I'm used to see FFG release an expansion each year for, well, most of their games that have more than one expansion.
 
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