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PrivateSnafu26 Sep 2017 8:10 p.m. PST

I'd like to express my feelings, graphically, about the latest editions of Saga and Flames of War.

Skål!

Ah heck, just to be irreverent.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

Be realistic. Show modern soldiers with their hands above their heads, or pike & shot castings with the butt end of the muskets up. It seems to be almost impossible to sustain an older and better edition in widespread use once the author decides there is money in a revision. The purchase of "Warrior" when Phil DBA'd himself is the only instance I can think of.

PrivateSnafu27 Sep 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

Nope, those GI's are taking a knee on V4. Happy Vikings!

Mark Barker27 Sep 2017 2:04 p.m. PST

Yes, but you are going to buy them, aren't you ?

"Huzzah, It must be mine"

PrivateSnafu27 Sep 2017 9:58 p.m. PST

They are taking a knee, but they have the V4 playbook, they are going out regularly executing a smart offense, running hundreds of yards each engagement, and smashing the opponent at the line of allegory.

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

Robert:

For most small publishers and authors the motivation for a second edition is rarely money. Often there is enough feedback from the player base and enough content in the FAQ, that a second edition is a good way to clarify the rules and address player feedback. That seems better than ignoring your customers. Share Practice 2 is a much better game than Sharpe Practice, for instance.

Buck

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 7:43 p.m. PST

Buck has it correct. THW has evolved due to input from my customers. What gamers want has greatly evolved over the 15 years I've been in business.

What I do is if you have purchased a set of rules from me in the last year and it gets updated, you get a free PDF of the updated version.

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

I agree with Buck and Ed. Btw, with WRG, they always gave out addenda free. Wholesale rules revisions are the exception. And Warrior has 2 revisions btw…. lol

Might of Arms is free but a V2 is in a very long Beta that may not see the light of day due to resistance from one main group. Oddly enough, the changes all seem positive or optional rules to me… oh well. Lol

FoG is now on V3. I may be wrong but it looks like many list revisions too. Not sure if purchase of rules and new lists are a requirement?

Thomas Thomas25 Oct 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

One solution adopted by my company is to publish electronically. After purchase of the base product all revisions are free and sent as a new PDF.

It allows revision where needed based on player feedback and new historical evidence or new volumes of a fantasy serias.

Thomas J. Thomas
Fame and Glory Games

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