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Hello everyone!

Preorders for Omen's first expansion, Shattered Aegis, are poised to go live next week. This week, several sites (aside from our own) will be revealing preview cards for the expansion. Feel free to check out any of these sites this week to get a first look at cards from the expansion (in no particular order):

No High Scores (http://www.nohighscores.com)

The Gaming Gang (http://www.thegaminggang.com)

Drake's Flames (http://www.drakesflames.blogspot.com)

The Superfly Circus (http://www.superflycircus.blogspot.com)

Men With Dice (http://www.menwithdice.com)

Board Game News (here on boardgamegeek.com)

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Board Game News (here on boardgamegeek.com)

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I'm embarrassed to admit this but I can't find it. Help? blush
 
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justjohn wrote:
Board Game News (here on boardgamegeek.com)

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I'm embarrassed to admit this but I can't find it. Help? blush


They just appeared! Apparently the problem was my ninja quick Omen reflexes. ninja
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Board Game News is the news feed on the boardgamegeek.com homepage (on the top right).

The previews that will be showing up on the sites in the first post are different from the ones that showed up here.
 
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The press release quoted on some of the sites indicates that 20 new units will be included. The preview thread John posted in the Omen: A Reign of War forums lists only 16. Were more units added?

Also, I was under the impression that there were two status effects being added to the game; Enraged and Stunned. Only Enraged is mentioned in the press release. Was the other concept scrapped?

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Board Game News (here on boardgamegeek.com)

Thanks!



I'm embarrassed to admit this but I can't find it. Help? blush


They just appeared! Apparently the problem was my ninja quick Omen reflexes. ninja
Haha.

Out of coincidence, I checked for the expansion page late yesterday, but found nothing. I only found it today about an hour ago when searching for 'omen' (looking for the base game because it was no longer on my Recently Viewed). Normally that search brings up two results but I noticed a third. "Could it be?" I gasped. Sure enough, it was Shattered Aegis. "Sweet!"

I thought I'd be one of the first to notice but I wasn't even close.
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Double post.
 
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Yes. It's 16 new units, not 20. Sorry for any confusion!
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No worries. What about my precious Flame-Jar Flinger and his ability to Stun? Or was that never really a "status effect" per se?

Either way, SUPER excited for this. My goal is to get 40-50 plays of the base game in before my copy of Shattered Aegis arrives. I'm confident me and my girlfriend can do it if we stick to my strict "diet" of 2 games of Omen every 2 days (plus more on weekends).
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That's an approved diet, for sure!

Stunned ended up getting pushed out of this expansion. It was a neat ability, but there wasn't really room for Stun and Enrage in the same set. We tried to fit both of them in, but in the end, Stun got the axe. Enrage is still in, of course.

Flame-Jar Flinger is still in, and should show up this week on one of the above sites. He's good, he just doesn't "stun."
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Awesome! Thanks for clearing that up.

It's too bad. I remember reading what Stunning does to a unit on the Small Box Facebook page and it sounded interesting; sounding like it and Enraged would add a lot more depth to an already deep game.

I know the expansion will still kick ass though.
 
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I am going to order this. That is all.
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The way stunning worked was pretty simple.

When a unit became stunned, it was turned sideways. Its strength was reduced to 0, it couldn't be moved out of the city it was in, and it lost all abilities. At the end of each player's turn, all of his stunned units were turned the right way, and the stunning effect ended.

The problem was it wasn't good enough as was without being broken. Also, we didn't want every unit in the set to have either a stun or enrage ability, and we were running out of room. Stun just wasn't as good as we wanted it to be without it being on a lot of units to take advantage of the ability, and that just cut into the design space too much.

Oh, and you guys make sure to check those sites above, a couple of previews are already live.
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So....

Does that mean that you'll keep working on it for the second expansion?

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I think stunned will make it out at some point, for sure.
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Have you set a price for the expansion yet?
 
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All of the exclusive previews are up!

Check them out:

http://superflycircus.blogspot.com/2011/07/omen-reign-of-war...

http://drakesflames.blogspot.com/2011/07/preview-masked-surr...

http://menwithdice.com/?p=386

http://www.nohighscores.com/taxonomy/term/1234

http://thegaminggang.com/2011/07/new-expansion-for-omen-a-re...
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Loving all of the new units so far, John. Really excited for this. Despite the Flame-Jar Flinger losing it's ability to stun, I think it's new ability is more appropriately named and more thematic.

Will we get to choose the cover for the box again this time around, or will it be the Brazen Slayer cover that's being previewed everywhere?
 
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I only purchased the base game a few weeks back but I already love the gameplay. It's been a big hit with friends at my gaming table. Now I'm excited for the expansion to come out thanks to all the previews. One suggestion: perhaps you could include listed turn order reference cards for each player to help with introducing the game to beginners. Just a thought.
 
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Reference cards are there

Yes. There will be a couple of different case choices.
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