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Subject: Short description in latest Z-Man Issue 19 rss

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And an estimated release date of October.

Located here: http://www.zmangames.com/artwork/Newsletter_Issue%2019.pdf

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October! Seriously...when can I preorder, then?

That seems crazy quick for a game that just got picked up.
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jmiscavish wrote:
October! Seriously...when can I preorder, then?

That seems crazy quick for a game that just got picked up.

I think it was picked up some time ago, iirc. It was just announced but I take it to mean that they're far enough along in production that they can float a fairly reliable release date.
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Cool. Just in time for me to buy at BGG.CON from the Z-Man himself.
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Finally! The rabid anticipation can resume in full force after years of hiatus!
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Sounds great to me. Cant wait to get my hook on it.
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For those lazy'n's (like myself):

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Merchants & Marauders has a long and sordid history, most fitting for a pirate game, and we are excited and proud to be able to raise the Z-Man Games ensign on this one. Designed by Christian Marcussen and Kasper Aagaard, this game has a hold packed to the gunwales with the pirate theme!

Players are pirates, seeking their Glory on the high seas of the Caribbean. There are many dastardly deeds that will earn a pirate Glory; winning an engagement with another player or Non-Player-
Captain, selling cargo that's in-demand, plundering richly in Merchant raids, completing missions, finding rumors to be true, and buying a Galleon or Frigate. As well as this a player will, of course, be secretly stashing gold at their home-port for points later on!

On a turn a pirate may move their ship miniature about the board, scout for enemies to attack, or if in a port, complete a port action. Port actions allow players to buy or sell goods, visit the shipyard, recruit, acquire rumors, claim missions, and if at the home port - stash gold!

Shipyards are important as they allows players to repair, modify, add special weapons to their ships, and of course, buy new, bigger and better ships.

Pirates may well end up with considerable bounties on their heads if they cause too much disruption, and a player with bounties is a profit worth fighting for!

Merchants & Marauders comes with a bounty of cards and tokens, as well as all the plastic sloops and frigates a good pirate captain could want!

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Thanks for the info! thumbsup

Can't wait to fire that first broadside...
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Cory Hockman
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Can't wait for this game !
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All these years and now it is already a matter of WEEKS before its release !surprisearrrhCan't wait to see it.

Your piece of advice : does "October" mean "Essen", usually ?whistle
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Ornifan wrote:
All these years and now it is already a matter of WEEKS before its release !surprisearrrhCan't wait to see it.

Your piece of advice : does "October" mean "Essen", usually ?whistle


Often, but not in this case. Essen is quite unlikely for MM.
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Hmmm...you can't seem to pre-order this anywhere, even from the Z-man web site. Doesn't that sort of indicate an October release date is unlikely? Most things turn up for pre-order a few months before they're released...
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