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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Ring#Adaptations confuses Fantasy Flight and Nexus Editrice games as being different. Nexus is the "developer", and FF is the "publisher in the US". Is that right?
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Correct. People on BGG attribute the creation of War of the Ring and the Collector's Edition to FFG all the time too...
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The link in that article points to the board game entry which is correct though.
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Wikipedia wrote:
... a board and counter wargame called War of the Rings published by SPI in 1977 (which shows irrefutably strong influence over the Fantasy Flight version)


Irrefutable, eh? I'll refute it, having owned and played both. They are based on the same book; that's about it.
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We might say it HAD some influence, insofar we tried to consider its failings and avoid them.

I remember SPI's (Berg's) WotR fondly, as I played it when I was a kid, but that game was unfortunately broken - but these were the 80s, and people COULD have fun playing a broken game (as I did).
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I don't know what all the debate is about. If it's on the internet - ESPECIALLY Wikipedia - then it MUST be true. End of discussion. Period.
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cybernex wrote:
We might say it HAD some influence, insofar we tried to consider its failings and avoid them.

I remember SPI's (Berg's) WotR fondly, as I played it when I was a kid, but that game was unfortunately broken - but these were the 80s, and people COULD have fun playing a broken game (as I did).
I think Nexus' game benefitted from SPI's game from a mindshare standpoint. It sure was any easy sell to my friends who had banged their head against SPI as kids.
 
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I don't know what all the debate is about. If it's on the internet - ESPECIALLY Wikipedia - then it MUST be true. End of discussion. Period.

ROFL
 
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