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Re: HeroQuest's Many Languages... many!

Postby Leander » Tuesday August 21st, 2012 8:45pm

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It can't be that difficult...however, it would be a bit odd if the Japanese version really had different quests as the rest of the countries had the same quest book.
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Re: HeroQuest's Many Languages... many!

Postby drathe » Tuesday August 21st, 2012 10:29pm

Either they do have different quests, or someone did a fantastic job of faking it on a couple Japanese Websites.
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Re: HeroQuest's Many Languages... many!

Postby knightkrawler » Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 3:15am

I think they have different quests.
Someone at hq-cooperation.de uncovered them.
And there's a generic background world, too.
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Re: HeroQuest's Many Languages... many!

Postby drathe » Thursday September 13th, 2012 1:56pm

Courtesy of Derfel Link from www.heroscribe.org and the fine fellow at blog.goo.ne.jp/80-cafe, we have scans and images of Japanese HeroQuest!!
The scans are not in printable quality, but click the images of the Instruction Manual and Quest Book to view a full PDF copy of each book!
If anyone can read Japanese, it would be great to have translations of the Quests and reports on any differences in the rules.


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Re: HeroQuest's Many Languages... many!

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday September 13th, 2012 2:13pm

Different Goblin icon.
Weird.
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Re: HeroQuest's Many Languages... many!

Postby Derfel Link » Friday September 14th, 2012 5:59am

Attached are the HeroScribe map files for the japanese HeroQuest, on a first look this seem to be the comparison with the uk version:

01ja-01uk
04ja-04uk
05ja-12uk
08ja-07uk
09ja-09uk (not sure)
12ja-10uk

Others might be the same but it's hard to tell; I've tried some OCR on the text, but image quality is not good enough and I'm afraid any translation will need to be done manually.

Generally, the japanese version shows a ridiculously low number of monsters and traps.
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Re: HeroQuest's Many Languages... many!

Postby Leander » Friday September 14th, 2012 10:03am

That's what I thought, too...not that many monsters...but maybe they are stronger in general or have multiple body points? An Orc might have 3, a Chaos Warrior 8. :D LOL
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Re: HeroQuest's Many Languages... many!

Postby Daedalus » Friday September 14th, 2012 1:07pm

In the 11th picture above with the spell cards, there is a Monster Card for the Mummy. The stats are Move 4, Attack 3 , Defend 4, Body Points 1, Mind Points 0. That's on par with the EU monsters.

It's a bit interesting that the box has an MB logo. Seems this copy is on the up and up. The box cover also shows the game as an RPG. I guess easy-to-recognize English letters translate cross-culturally better than a translated word like boardgame.

It reminds me of a scene from Lost in Translation that goes something like this: The still photograpgher for a Suntory whiskey add campaign wants Bill Murry's character, Bob, to inject more of a James Bond verve into his look. Bob: "...more like Sean Connery." Photographer: "No. The good one. Roger Moore."
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Re: HeroQuest's Many Languages... many!

Postby TMU » Saturday December 29th, 2012 8:00am

drathe wrote:That Swedish Edition appears pretty unique. I wonder what the odds are of finding a copy or someone who owns a copy of it are?

http://www.huuto.net/kohteet/hero-quest-lautapeli--2-lisaosaa/248857172
There's one in Finnish auction place. Finland is bilingual country, Finnish and Swedish, so... ;)
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Re: HeroQuest's Many Languages... many!

Postby knightkrawler » Tuesday February 19th, 2013 3:56pm

Here's the link to the scans of the Japanese game system materials. All of them.
It's been confirmed there were no expansions.

Thanks to HQ-Killy from Flint's German hq-cooperation.de forum we're allowed to share and do with them what we want.
So, up with it, drathe!

HQ-Killy made contact and got these scans, from which he will translate into German.
My task then is to translate into English, if nobody's faster.

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