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Helge Ostertag
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At present, we are testing the following new factions:

Barbarians, Shapeshifters, Djinns, Dedicators, Yetis, White Women.

New colors will be white and orange.

EDIT: Update (5th May 2013) on the faction names:

Riverwalkers - Shapeshifters
Druids - Acolytes
Yetis - Ice Maidens

We are also testing some new Bonus cards, Town tiles, Scoring tiles and Endgame scorings.


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Sounds cool Helge - this faction name is terrible though! White Women

Is it meant to infer Good Witches or something? Does not seem to fit - it might sound cooler in your native tongue!

Maybe there is a thematic gameplay mechanism that relies on the name!
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Will there be a larger map for more players?
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The White Woman is not a traditional Fantasy creature, but a traditional figure nonetheless. She represents the female ghost, which is the center of many ghost stories...

However, there were other races in the base game that aren't, either. Neither Fakirs nor Nomads or Engineers are, per se, a figure that is based solely on fantasy. Even Alchemists, Cultists and Witches are debatable. And Chaos Magicians also don't make a "race".

All I'm saying is - don't be too fuzzy about the subject of "race" in the game. If it has an adventury, or narrativy, feel to it, at least I think it is really fine...

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But the name is still terrible!
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You could always borrow White Ladies from Small World... whistle
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Almecho wrote:
But the name is still terrible!


Makes me think of this...
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With 6 new races and 2 new colors, is there supposed to be a replacement for the existing races (should be 2 races).

I think it will be a double sided board, but with different colors. One is brown, and 1 is red.
 
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Great news! I didn't even play all the factions I have now, but I will buy the expansion anyway
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weisse_Frauen

As this is a German publisher, the "Weiße Frau" would be the correct term. No matter if it sounds bad or not.

However, it is not the right term in English, and here the "White Lady" would be more fitting. Although "White Ladies" might sound even weirder.
Still
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Lady_%28ghost%29

So, if the designers intend to go with the traditional figure, you'll quite likely have to live with the terrible name that could be misunderstood...

I for my part found "Auren" appalling, but hey, it's a decision of the designers...
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It wouldn't even be borrowing from Small World. That game is pulling from the same folkloric tradition.

"White Ladies" is probably a better choice, because it seems to be the more common term and it has a slightly different connotation. Not sure why it should feel any different, but it does. I might also consider "Women in White" or "Pale Ladies."
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I don’t care if you call the new faction the pedophiles; I’m just interested in excellent playability. It’s not that narratives and consistency of theme aren’t important, hell I’m an English professor, of course they are important, but my point is that these features should ultimately take a backseat to well-considered, balanced new powers that elegantly integrate into the existing game. Also, are new faction submissions welcome, and may we get a peak at how these new factions operate? Thanks.
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Orange yetis?!!!
Hell yes
Where's the buy it now button?
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I wondered whether it would get expanded with new colours. No Purple though Darn.

Or If it would be expanded with more races for existing colours as the board currently doesn't have an orange or white terrain so how would this element of it work?
 
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can someone tell me what a Dedicator is supposed to be?
maybe give me a german word for that?

to me this seems to be an attribute and not a race.
 
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6 races and 2 new colors?
6 / 2 = 3 races per color ?
 
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WillZ-man be picking up the expansion? (I still haven't got the base game.)
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Thank you for the info, Mr Ostertag !

Would you mind explaining briefly how the new terrain types are going to fit into the terraforming cycle ?
 
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Capoeirista wrote:


This.

Finally got to play this @ Genghis Con this past weekend (twice on Saturday) and it was everything I hoped it would be. Can not wait to buy it!
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As far as I know, White will be Ice.

So maybe with overlays? Ice would fit in between Water and Mountains, overlaying the forest.
 
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galfridus wrote:
Almecho wrote:
But the name is still terrible!


Makes me think of this...

This needs to be embedded in the thread rather than a link that will get overlooked.

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Horologiom wrote:
At present, we are testing the following new factions:

Barbarians, Shapeshifters, Djinns, Dedicators, Yetis, White Women.

New colors will be white and orange.




"Dedicators" and "White Women" are only working titles, their german names are GEWEIHTE and FROSTFEEN, so far we don't have satisfying english names for them.
Maybe FROSTFEEN will be "Frostbringer" instead of "White Women"... or "Icedruids".





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Vestals and Frost Fairies?

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Other English suggestions for "White Women":

Frost Wraiths
Ice Wraiths

Since we already have "Cultists", it would seem "Geweihte" would be better represented as "Druids". The literal translation to "Dedicators" or "Consecrators" or "Devoters" really doesn't work in English; plus it's too similarly to Cultists.
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