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bryan wills
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Will this include all the material in the first expansion?

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Wulf Corbett
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The status of HF:I is undergoing change and, at the moment, is uncertain.

Does that sound vague enough?
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I hope it does - Wulf is playtesting this, so you'd imagine that he'd have more information than the rest of us, but of course it's subject to change.

The official blurb (still) reads:

High Frontier Interstellar, (estimated availability Oct 2012, preorders in July) is a boxed expansion to both the first and second editions of High Frontier. It includes all the elements of the first edition expansion (now out of print), but adds the following maps, cards, and playing pieces:

New!: Wooden cylinders represent Bernal space colonies,
New!: Transhuman crew cards.
New!: Small and large cubes represent 3-D printer factories and superfreighters.
New!: Thruster cards represent gigawatt rockets and terawatt starships.
New!: Starmap of some of the star systems to the galactic south of Sol.
New!: Radiator, Generator support cards, plus 2nd edition support cards.

Plus!: The 2nd edition expansion map upgraded all the way out to the EM sunlens point at 550 AU.



This would imply that this contains all of the Expansion, plus a board the size of the poster map (the Expansion board "only" runs up to Saturn).

Whether the interstellar travel (there's a map on the Yahoo group) and Transhuman story elements just add to the main game, or whether they form an alternative scenario/game using many of the same concepts I have no idea.

Clearly, if Interstellar *doesn't* include the original Expansion, then this needs to be put back into print, one way or another - I imagine that the components will therefore be made available in some form.
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Ted Kim
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whats a "transhuman"?
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This info is dated and the project is in flux.
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Wulf Corbett
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Matthew_Eklund wrote:
This info is dated and the project is in flux.
High Frontier Fluxx
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Dom Rougier
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism.

It's something which is very much in vogue with post-cyberpunk science fiction, and includes concepts such as cybernetic augmentation, and the blending of the boundaries between cyborgs, artificial intelligence and the ethical and moral quandaries surrounding this.

It also tends to introduce ideas of post-scarcity, and the cultural impacts of suddenly having no limitations on resources any more. This is something of which 3D printing is a major first step towards, and equally carries with it some fascinating discussion around DRM of physical objects and similar social issues.

Equally, there are often discussions of the technological singularity - what would happen if and when a human creates a machine which is more intelligent than the human, and the unimaginable future that would follow.
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Keith Plymale
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So is this still for 2012 or 2013?
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Does it come in a box?
 
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