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Apparently GMT has bowed to the screeching masses and the new edition will come with new artwork.

Why does a game with perfectly charming artwork get re-worked whereas a grotesque abomination that looks like it was assembled entirely from MS Word'97 clipart is allowed to go unmolested?

I'm looking at you Urban Sprawl.
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HarlemMimeSchool wrote:
Apparently GMT has bowed to the screeching masses and the new edition will come with new artwork.

Why does a game with perfectly charming artwork get re-worked whereas a grotesque abomination that looks like it was assembled entirely from MS Word'97 clipart is allowed to go unmolested?

I'm looking at you Urban Sprawl.


Do you even know what the new artwork will look like?

And why you hatin' on Urban Sprawl. It's artwork is just fine.
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What new edition and what new art? Reference? Both are news to me.
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What new edition and what new art? Reference? Both are news to me.
From the P500 email just sent by GMT. No more details other than a date (March 2012).

I'm sure Chad will fill us in.
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And why you hatin' on Urban Sprawl. It's artwork is just fine.


All I'm saying is that when I showed the board to my dog he urinated on the floor and then ran and hid under the table where he remained - mewling, shaking and trying frantically to protect his genitals for several hours.
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HarlemMimeSchool wrote:
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And why you hatin' on Urban Sprawl. It's artwork is just fine.


All I'm saying is that when I showed the board to my dog he urinated on the floor and then ran and hid under the table where he remained - mewling, shaking and trying frantically to protect his genitals for several hours.


Hater. angry Well, your dog is anyway. laugh
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We'll have a P500 item up for this within a few weeks, guys. We're just waiting on the new art to finish up so we can show some of it in the P500 writeup.

This won't be a "has to make the cut" item - it is going to the printer very soon - once all the art is ready. So the P500 will just be to give folks a discount.

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Dang, I just picked up a copy of the game. Perhaps I should have waited...

Is it just the board art that is planning on changing, or are they planning to change out the components as well? Frankly, I am not too bothered with the current artwork.

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Although I purchased the thicker tiles when they were offered, personally I love the artwork of Dominant Species.
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HarlemMimeSchool wrote:
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And why you hatin' on Urban Sprawl. It's artwork is just fine.


All I'm saying is that when I showed the board to my dog he urinated on the floor and then ran and hid under the table where he remained - mewling, shaking and trying frantically to protect his genitals for several hours.

You think that's bad, wait till he plays it!
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No, offense, Chad, but that doesn't look like an Amphibian at all.
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Hollywood makeup.
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Hollywood makeup.


Oh, I see it now. It's a Reptile.
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Well, I'm glad I got my copy when I did. Dominant Species is one of the stand-out games in my collection for its visual design. I consider the use of softer tones to be (somewhat paradoxically) a fairly bold and striking move for an industry that thrives on everything being super-bright.

I hope the new art design can placate some of the haters, but you will have to pry my 2nd ed. copy from my cold, dead hands.
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Well, I'm glad I got my copy when I did. Dominant Species is one of the stand-out games in my collection for its visual design. I consider the use of softer tones to be (somewhat paradoxically) a fairly bold and striking move for an industry that thrives on everything being super-bright.

I hope the new art design can placate some of the haters, but you will have to pry my 2nd ed. copy from my cold, dead hands.


Agreed. I love the art of my 2nd edition copy.
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Well, I'm glad I got my copy when I did. Dominant Species is one of the stand-out games in my collection for its visual design. I consider the use of softer tones to be (somewhat paradoxically) a fairly bold and striking move for an industry that thrives on everything being super-bright.

I hope the new art design can placate some of the haters, but you will have to pry my 2nd ed. copy from my cold, dead hands.


Agreed. I love the art of my 2nd edition copy.

How does one distinguish a 1st edition from a 2nd edition without opening the box? And what are the differences?
 
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These are the new images for reptiles, mammals, Gloop, Gleep, and amphibians.
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How does one distinguish a 1st edition from a 2nd edition without opening the box? And what are the differences?

2nd edition says 2nd edition on the box, and has a 2011 copyright instead of 2010.
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Chad Jensen wrote:
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How does one distinguish a 1st edition from a 2nd edition without opening the box? And what are the differences?

2nd edition says 2nd edition on the box, and has a 2011 copyright instead of 2010.

Huh...mine says '2011' on the front and back of the box, but '2nd Edition' isn't written anywhere. Now I'm really confused.
 
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Mysterio wrote:
Huh...mine says '2011' on the front and back of the box, but '2nd Edition' isn't written anywhere. Now I'm really confused.


Your tiles will tell you which edition you have.



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Kimball Bent wrote:
Dang, I just picked up a copy of the game. Perhaps I should have waited...

Is it just the board art that is planning on changing, or are they planning to change out the components as well? Frankly, I am not too bothered with the current artwork.



I prefer the old artwork (saw the new survival card)! Kimball you did the right thing! The original DS artwork is simplistic and fits very well as I see you agree. I'm afraid the new artwork might be too overpowering and take away from the game which is complex enough in itself.
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I'm afraid the new artwork might be too overpowering and take away from the game which is complex enough in itself.


I doubt it. They did a pretty good job designing the game originally, and I don't think they'll go overboard.

For one thing, I think the tiles could be improved. I like this variant that was posted in the images section:

 
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