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Personal logo Frank Wang Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 11:57 p.m. PST

Hey guys, I'm translating DBA3.0 into Chinese and the main rule parts are finished. How can I find Phil to ask for authorization if I want to publish it?
I tried but i can't find any information to contact him.

Thank you!
Frank

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 1:29 a.m. PST

I thought it already was in Chinese.

timurilank12 Jun 2018 1:50 a.m. PST

Hello Frank,

Here is the WRG website. You might do well to contact Sue Barker about your work.
link
Her email address is located at the website.

Regards,
Robert

bruntonboy12 Jun 2018 2:52 a.m. PST

Some one less kind than me would perhaps suggest an English translation first.

Only joking, Phil Barker writes clear precise wordage.

platypus01au12 Jun 2018 4:22 a.m. PST

You might try and contact the guys from the Hong Kong Society of Wargamers.

hksw.org

I seem to remember someone has already done this. The guys from the HKSW might know if it is correct.

Cheers,
JohnG

lkmjbc312 Jun 2018 9:28 a.m. PST

Frank…I'll pass this along to WRG.

Joe Collins

Skeptic12 Jun 2018 2:11 p.m. PST

Frank, I look forward to seeing it published. Will it be in simplified or traditional Chinese characters?

Personal logo Frank Wang Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 5:28 p.m. PST

@ochoin
I know HKSW has a translation but that was DBA2.2 and I don't have the full version of it. Seems they they just translated the rule parts

Personal logo Frank Wang Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 5:36 p.m. PST

@platypus01au:
Thanks, surely I'll ask them.

Personal logo Frank Wang Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 5:38 p.m. PST

@Skeptic:
simplified maybe, because I'm from mainland. But it's hard to say, you know, buying a ISBN in China is crazy expensive. If I have to publish the book in HK then it will be traditional.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 11:19 p.m. PST

I know HKSW has a translation but that was DBA2.2 and I don't have the full version of it. Seems they they just translated the rule parts

Apologies. I should have realised 3.0 hasn't been translated.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 7:40 a.m. PST

So there are real Chinese wargamers, historical? Nt just expats etc. ?
I kno of Chinese made plastic minis so must be a market.
What interests? Sure not mostly our history but their rich ancient and long one too? Good news and I 'd be interested to know. After all they are a bit more of them than…Swiss.

Skeptic13 Jun 2018 6:59 p.m. PST

@Frank Wang: Since 1997, have no publishers in HK made even a partial transition to publishing some works in simplified characters? What about dual simplified/traditional in one volume?

Personal logo Frank Wang Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 7:39 p.m. PST

@Skeptic:
You mean one book with both simplified and traditional Chinese characters? Why?
I think either is OK. I'm a native main land Chinese and lived in Macau for 8 years. I think everyone can read simplified and traditional Chinese. That's not a problem.

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