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Will there be expansions for Rex or are the race abilities too balanced against each other?
 
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It's fantasy flight. Of course there will be expansions.
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I see smallbox race expansions and new unit or leader types.
 
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gokiburijin wrote:
It's fantasy flight. Of course there will be expansions.


Then where are the expansions for Middle-Earth Quest?
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I'm kind of hoping for it and kind of see why that might not happen. On the one hand, I'd like it if not every race was in the game and I like more choice and they already have the flavor set up for more races. On the other hand, the game seems kind of precariously balance between the races right now, so an expansion with more choices might destabilize that balance too much.
 
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Avalon Hill released two expansions to Dune in the mid 1980s. Neither were considered successful. So, I think we can discount the idea that "The Duel" and "Spice Harvest" will be redone by FFG. Aside from that, your guess is as good as mine!
 
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j0frenzy wrote:
I'm kind of hoping for it and kind of see why that might not happen. On the one hand, I'd like it if not every race was in the game and I like more choice and they already have the flavor set up for more races. On the other hand, the game seems kind of precariously balance between the races right now, so an expansion with more choices might destabilize that balance too much.


Because of the balance, I wouldn't expect an expansion for several years, if ever. With a game this interconnected and with this much history, an expansion is a tricky prospect.
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Also, given the canon history of the TI universe, the only other race that we know of to be involved in the sacking of Mecatol City would be the N'orr.
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What a game expansion would bring? new races? most of the races in TI3 appear in the future of this event, maybe some Mentak Coalition or the Claan Saar but they were not revolted that time, maybe some of the Sardakk N'orr or surely the Auxilia Winnu... that would be 2 aditional factions! remember they become appart from the lazzax when they were about to fade away.
 
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The Muaat could also be represented as an "alternate history" in a potential case where they were able to contact the Emperor a little sooner, and were emancipated.

However, I think if you start adding too many of the TI3 expansion races (and even the "new" TI3 base races), it can really start making the TI3 history a bit fractured.
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gokiburijin wrote:
It's fantasy flight. Of course there will be expansions.


Dungeonquest, android, fury of dracula, middle earth quest, almost all of the silver line games, horus heresy and so forth want you to know that not all internet mimes are true.
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I'm also not sure what reigndesign space is missing. Maybe adding a race who gets the influence from recruitment? Maybe someone who can manipulate the influence deck?
Edit: ducking iPhone.
 
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I could see a small box of some stuff from Dune, are hte Duen expansions just glossed over entirely? I'm also not entirely sure what room there is in terms of game design.
 
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It seems the game is delicately balanced as-is .... but I'd be open to some mini expansions, such as those that add cards to the strategy deck. But those could be available on their print and play option, however that works.
 
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I hope we see an expansion with some more cards, Factions wouldn't be bad, maybe some that were geard toward smaller groups, but I felt like the cards you bid on got old real quick. I would love to see a weapon that just didn't destroy a leader or a defense that didn't just prevent a single weapon... there is a lot of potential, I found the game a lot of fun, just the cards were weak in my opinion. Nothing to really have a bid war over... or to make you feel like you had to bid...
 
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I don't think an expansion is guaranteed by any means, and I'm also not sure what I'd want to see added to the game, besides maybe the N'orr. Adding one race and maybe a few strategy cards doesn't seem like enough for an expansion though.

I suppose whether or not they try for one will really depend on how well it sells. I will be highly skeptical of any such expansion if it does appear, though.

There's a lot they can do wrong and not much they can do to improve on the base game. Dune's foray into expansions did a good job of proving that, IMHO. The only expansion material I really like for Dune was the magazine factions, and even those I prefer homebrew versions of. The fact that Rex's timeline doesn't leave much room for new races only makes matters worse for this game.
 
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Rather have do an expansion, I would like to see another classic game revived with the TI3 theme. Maybe they can find a strategic/tactical space game and set it during the Quann Gate Incident. That would be awesome.
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Luisjoey wrote:
What a game expansion would bring? ..............


PLASTIC !!
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f-p-p-m wrote:
Luisjoey wrote:
What a game expansion would bring? ..............


PLASTIC !!

It would have to depend on the plastic. While I usually love gobs of plastic, in this one, unless the pieces could stack up (ala Cosmic Encounter), I think they would be much more hassle than they are worth - moving big stacks around is a relatively major part of the game that couldn't be easily accomplished with plastic, and the board would get very cluttered very quickly.
 
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sigmazero13 wrote:
f-p-p-m wrote:
Luisjoey wrote:
What a game expansion would bring? ..............


PLASTIC !!

It would have to depend on the plastic. While I usually love gobs of plastic, in this one, unless the pieces could stack up (ala Cosmic Encounter), I think they would be much more hassle than they are worth - moving big stacks around is a relatively major part of the game that couldn't be easily accomplished with plastic, and the board would get very cluttered very quickly.


Oh yes, we need another board too, this one looks to much like AH and I would love to have a board like the one from DUNE !
 
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I don't think there will be any expansions to Rex, but I think it's likely that we'll see other games set in the TI universe.
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f-p-p-m wrote:
sigmazero13 wrote:
f-p-p-m wrote:
Luisjoey wrote:
What a game expansion would bring? ..............


PLASTIC !!

It would have to depend on the plastic. While I usually love gobs of plastic, in this one, unless the pieces could stack up (ala Cosmic Encounter), I think they would be much more hassle than they are worth - moving big stacks around is a relatively major part of the game that couldn't be easily accomplished with plastic, and the board would get very cluttered very quickly.


Oh yes, we need another board too, this one looks to much like AH and I would love to have a board like the one from DUNE !

That sounds more like you want a component upgrade than an expansion.
 
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Adding races might upset the balance... for six players.

The expansion I would like to see would be to specifically add races that are balanced for 3, 4, and 5 players, and add modifications to the existing races, if need be, to play better with fewer players.

That would be a sweet expansion.
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What book to read for TI3 universe for a complete newbie tying into the game?
 
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Lawrence Hung wrote:
What book to read for TI3 universe for a complete newbie tying into the game?


TI itself comes with a page-long backstory for each race; those are where I would start for a quick overview. If you don't own it, I'm sure its on the files for TI.
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