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Re: Well well, what do we have here? Official news maybe?

Postby Spookyhappyfun » Tuesday September 15th, 2020 9:22pm

BStewart80 wrote:It seems (and this is only an assumption on my part based on very little) that it will be the same game except with a fresh coat of paint (modified/updated graphics and pieces and the such).

Avalon Hill restored Axis & Allies and for the most part were faithful. In any case, I own several of those games and really enjoy playing them. My hope is, as they have released expansion and additional editions of Axis & Allies which were quite good, they will do the same for HeroQuest, provided it sells well. (Here's to our part for the success :skull: :skull: :skull: ). Let's hope they get this right.


I would love it if it were a mostly updated version of the original and sold well enough to have expansions. Though, I would love it a lot more if it all meshed and worked with the original. I doubt that will be the case, but I can dream.
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Re: Well well, what do we have here? Official news maybe?

Postby Kurgan » Tuesday September 15th, 2020 10:48pm

Imagine if it became really popular, and caused a huge rift in the HQ community. A rift that released evil chaos beings into our realm and caused the undoing of life on earth itself!

Hopefully not...

And if it's a real board game, will it immediately sell out to scalpers on ebay? Again, hopefully not...


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Re: Well well, what do we have here? Official news maybe?

Postby Thor-in » Wednesday September 16th, 2020 7:17am

Spookyhappyfun wrote:
Goblin-King wrote:
Mophus wrote:I totally agree. The style looks similar exchangeable like the anniversary game someone was trying to produce a few years ago. On the other hand, the cover of Heroquest was back in the days only a, hence sophisticated, manifestation of a similar rpg cover style, too.

That's a good observation, but quite frankly I think good covers is a lost art.
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* Digital wild sketchy style, where you kinda have to squint to make it look any good. Backgrounds some times look unfinished.
* Digital super soft cartoony look. I like to call this the World of Warcraft look. Often with a very sharp bizarre blue light from one side.

Necromunda is a good example of the first category. The new almost looks like concept art, while every square inch on the old version is painted in sharp detail.

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Smallworld is an example of the WoW graphic style.

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I may be an old bitter man, but I think it can be argued that cover-art WERE objectively better in ye olde days :ugeek: 8-) |_P
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The difference between those two pieces of Necromunda box art is surprising. I guess I'm a bitter old man too, because I love that old detailed painted style.


We most likely are bitter old men. I have always enjoyed old art where game and movie producers had to pay for artistic talent. The digital age has sorta destroyed this for everyone.
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Re: Well well, what do we have here? Official news maybe?

Postby lestodante » Wednesday September 16th, 2020 11:18am

totally agree about the artwork and that oldschool feeling taht I always search in everything. Problem is, many people don't even have perception of the difference beetween the old and new styles.


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Re: Well well, what do we have here? Official news maybe?

Postby elvyler » Wednesday September 16th, 2020 11:26am

Those new styles are marketed to a younger generation. A generation that wasn't even around to experience the old school style when it was at it's prime, and hasn't developed an appreciation for it. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll see a return to the old style, simply because the demographic for it is aging and fading away.
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Re: Well well, what do we have here? Official news maybe?

Postby Thor-in » Wednesday September 16th, 2020 12:49pm

lestodante wrote:Problem is, many people don't even have perception of the difference beetween the old and new styles.


Agreed, my kids can tell the difference only because I have shown them....then they tell me I'm old, :cry: :lol:

elvyler wrote:Those new styles are marketed to a younger generation.


Yes, every cartoon or board game art is geared to a newer generation that has known nothing but the digital world. Even some new RPG "board games" need the use of a tablet I have seen over the years. I really hope they don't do that with this one.
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Re: Well well, what do we have here? Official news maybe?

Postby monnock777 » Wednesday September 16th, 2020 12:55pm

I see the dm being an app like in The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth.
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Re: Well well, what do we have here? Official news maybe?

Postby elvyler » Wednesday September 16th, 2020 1:05pm

monnock777 wrote:I see the dm being an app like in The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth.


This interests me, but only if it's optional. It would be nice for solo play or if you had a small group and everyone wanted to be a hero. I would still like the option of a person playing gm.
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Re: Well well, what do we have here? Official news maybe?

Postby khimbar » Wednesday September 16th, 2020 1:37pm

I'm trying not to get too excited about this, in case it's just an app or a start of a Kickstarter campaign where we have to wait months.

Doesn't always work but I'm trying.
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Re: Well well, what do we have here? Official news maybe?

Postby monnock777 » Wednesday September 16th, 2020 2:04pm

elvyler wrote:This interests me, but only if it's optional. It would be nice for solo play or if you had a small group and everyone wanted to be a hero. I would still like the option of a person playing gm.

I agree it wouldn't be a bad thing if it is optional. Only so much an app can do.
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