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Seen this in the CSI website today but can't find any other info elsewhere:

http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/188958

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Expected Release: October 2013. Date subject to change.

- 2 new monsters (with their score board and their cardboard standee)
- 16 Evolution cards (for those new monsters)
- 12 cards featuring a new mechanism for the night of Halloween
- 1 promo card for the new stand alone planned in 2014
- 6 extra engraved dice (black & orange)

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Expected Release: October 2013. Date subject to change.

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can't say I'm excited by the news. I'm not a fan of holiday expansion for games. 2 new monsters is cool (one has to be a zombie like monster), but it coming with extra dice will drive up the price and adds a mechanism for halloween will never get played with.
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(one has to be a zombie like monster)
Is there a medical prescription?
 
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More monsters = more variety sounds good to me. As for the special dice/Halloween mechanic, Every Day is Halloween
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- 1 promo card for the new stand alone planned in 2014
Wait, what? wow

Is there a stand alone follow-up to King of Tokyo in the works?
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The problem with the 12 new cards is that they are too few to use them separately but when you mix them with all other cards, you might only see one or two of them during a game.
 
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New dice? Come on, don't make me pay extra for stuff I don't need.
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PhoenixPez wrote:
New dice? Come on, don't make me pay extra for stuff I don't need.
If you don't need Halloween dice, than you don't need the Halloween Pack.
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PhoenixPez wrote:
New dice? Come on, don't make me pay extra for stuff I don't need.
How do you know you don't need them?
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I love the idea of another set of dice so they don't need to be passed around the table when 3 or 4 people play.
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I'm hoping the dice are not an extra set just in orange/black, but have to do with the new Halloween mechanism from the 12 new cards.
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...And ordered.
 
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:
Seen this in the CSI website today but can't find any other info elsewhere:

http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/188958

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Description:
Expected Release: October 2013. Date subject to change.

- 2 new monsters (with their score board and their cardboard standee)
More variety is not always a bad thing.
- 16 Evolution cards (for those new monsters)
Except in this case. The Evolution cards broke the game.
- 12 cards featuring a new mechanism for the night of Halloween
Interested in knowing more.
- 1 promo card for the new stand alone planned in 2014
That is quite the news find. Stand alone has worked well for several game franchises. I think.
- 6 extra engraved dice (black & orange)
Did the Ticket to ride Halloween themed train pieces sell enough to validate this?

Notes:
Expected Release: October 2013. Date subject to change.

Thanks for the info Thomas. I'm adding you as a geek buddy because I keep seeing you in all the same BGG places and threads I follow.
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@Sean, Thanks. Just trying to contribute where I can. Take a look at some of my geeklists, they may be helpful.
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@Sean, why do you think Evolution cards broke the game?
 
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Robman wrote:
@Sean, why do you think Evolution cards broke the game?
I'm not sure what this was referring to, but it sounds like it could be a separate thread or geekmail.
 
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Well I'm excited for this, I agree extra dice is not really necessary since you have to pass them around clockwise anyway, but black and orange sound pretty cool.

2 new monsters, always good. I don't even care if they are halloween themed because they are all monsters anyway, so it doesn't deviate too much from the theme.

(plus I'm actually a fan of the evolution cards, they added much needed variety to the monsters. They are just a variant, you don't have to play with them)
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PhoenixPez wrote:
New dice? Come on, don't make me pay extra for stuff I don't need.
How do you know you don't need them?
It says "Extra dice" so my assumption is that they're just the same dice only orange instead of black. They'd just sit in my box of things I'll never use but don't have the heart to throw away.
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almost more excited about the standalone expansion.....this means 4-6 more monsters.

More is better...........
 
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Well I'm excited for this, I agree extra dice is not really necessary since you have to pass them around clockwise anyway, but black and orange sound pretty cool.

2 new monsters, always good. I don't even care if they are halloween themed because they are all monsters anyway, so it doesn't deviate too much from the theme.

(plus I'm actually a fan of the evolution cards, they added much needed variety to the monsters. They are just a variant, you don't have to play with them)
Are the evolution cards from the Power Up expansion? I just ordered that.
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@Sean, why do you think Evolution cards broke the game?
I'm not sure what this was referring to, but it sounds like it could be a separate thread or geekmail.
Not really because we're all speculating on the Halloween Pack which does include Evolution cards. But I understand your point to try and not detract from the OP.
 
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Are the evolution cards from the Power Up expansion? I just ordered that.
Yes.
 
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Robman wrote:
lfisher wrote:
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@Sean, why do you think Evolution cards broke the game?
I'm not sure what this was referring to, but it sounds like it could be a separate thread or geekmail.
Not really because we're all speculating on the Halloween Pack which does include Evolution cards. But I understand your point to try and not detract from the OP.
Oh I also missed Sean's bold replies in the comment.

I am also curious, but yeah would probably be ideal as a thread in Power Up.
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Robman wrote:
@Sean, why do you think Evolution cards broke the game?
I thought these cards were supposed to make each character more unique? What dont you like about them?
 
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I think this is great news. I'm a huge fan of Halloween in general and it just fits into the game theme. My guess is one of them will be a giant pumpkin head scarecrow monster. I welcome the extra dice with open arms.
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