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Sunday September 2, 1666, Thomas Farriner, the baker to the King, forgot to put out the hearth fire in his shop. This simple act of negligence created a towering and lethal inferno which would eventually destroy 13,000 houses and leave nearly 90 percent of the cities’ population destitute and homeless…

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/872179144/the-great-fire...



You are no simple bystander to this tragedy; the future of London lies in your hands.

The players are men of wealth and standing who own property around London. The Lord Mayor has failed to act and it is down to these mighty men to lead trained bands of militia to fight the fire and save the city. To do so they must decide which districts to sacrifice to the fire and which to protect. Remember, these same men own much of London, thus such choices will shape their own future and greatly affect their wealth and standing.

Use the trained bands to suppress the fire and explosives to destroy blocks of housing to create fire breaks and prevent its spread. Do you choose to protect your own homes, turning a blind eye and allowing the fire to consume your rival’s property? Or will you stand as the hero of London, and choose to save as much of the city as possible?

Victory can belong to the player with the most property left after the ashes settle, but stopping the fire and saving London’s most famous landmarks may win a more altruistic land owner the hearts and minds of the people.

Save the city, or watch it burn.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/872179144/the-great-fire...

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Proud to be supporting this. I have had my eye on this gem for quite some time. I am always looking for a game that has a very different theme like this one. Can't wait for this to become a reality!
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Mwroskam wrote:
Proud to be supporting this. I have had my eye on this gem for quite some time. I am always looking for a game that has a very different theme like this one. Can't wait for this to become a reality!

I thought the game is already available?!? I bought it last year in Essen.
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Mike_DA wrote:
Mwroskam wrote:
Proud to be supporting this. I have had my eye on this gem for quite some time. I am always looking for a game that has a very different theme like this one. Can't wait for this to become a reality!

I thought the game is already available?!? I bought it last year in Essen.
It has never been available in the US of A
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AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
It has never been available in the US of A


It's available from Boards and Bits right now.

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thepackrat wrote:
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
It has never been available in the US of A


It's available from Boards and Bits right now.

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That is true, but this project promises to correct some component issues that have plagued the European addition. I'm still in!cool
 
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thepackrat wrote:
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
It has never been available in the US of A


It's available from Boards and Bits right now.

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You should never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.

I was essentially parroting back what the publisher says on their kickstarter page.
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As mentioned in a previous thread, I am a big fan of this game and I am pleased to see it has been picked up by a better publisher. I designed the fan expansion 'Catholic Conspiracy' for this game.

It would be great to see an upgrade option for those that own the original, but you do need at the very least an option for international shipping.
 
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Please make the fire markers pointed cones.

These:


NOT these:
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metalchorus wrote:
Please make the fire markers pointed cones.


People have been free to buy Settlers cones for this.



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thepackrat wrote:
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
It has never been available in the US of A


It's available from Boards and Bits right now.

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Yeah, when I received the KS e-mail regarding this game....I kinda raised an eyebrow. This game has been available for months now.

edit: However, it's nice to see some things get "corrected". Although, in my opinion, I'm not sure it's entirely KS worthy (unlike Tammany Hall).
 
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Settlers cones?
 
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spizio wrote:
Settlers cones?


The merchant pieces?, I think, are the ones on the left and are available in red, which is nice.

This was a fairly limited game and it was in a silly box, so I think having a new version is cool. It's not as pressing as Tammany, but I'm all for Pandasaurus running around and reprinting interesting and difficult-to-find games.

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Please make the fire markers pointed cones.

Way too expensive for this, but even better:
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Great for effect, less good for counting.

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Better yet, come up with a way to make it work with 2 players.

EDIT: Purchased the game and tried it with 2 players and it was great. Perplexed as to why it was suggested with a minimum of 3 players ???
 
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I too have had an eye on this for quite some time.

Hopefully they do NOT change the box cover art.
I was worried they would do this when they first brought it
over to the states, as sometimes happens.

Keep the cool box cover art.
Or i may have to go with the game already out there instead
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But....NO!!!! NO MEEPLES.
NOOOOOO.

Just one voice here, of course.

Unless it is just, like one or two pieces per color.
And not all the houses on the board.
Personally, I sorta dislike meeples. sorry
 
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Bobobob598 wrote:
I too have had an eye on this for quite some time.

Hopefully they do NOT change the box cover art.
I was worried they would do this when they first brought it
over to the states, as sometimes happens.

Keep the cool box cover art.
Or i may have to go with the game already out there instead


Hi Bob,

the cover art stays the same. There are just some changes to the sides of the box and of course the publisher logos are adjusted.

Look here for the new box ... http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/1354111/the-great-fire-of...

Cheers,
Andreas
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So, international pledges cannot be made yet?? will it be possible to be made at some time?
 
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If you are in the UK first ed is still avaliable via Spirit Games here
http://www.spiritgames.co.uk/single.php?menu=2&sub=4&game=53...
 
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