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Re: Failed to playtest

Postby wallydubbs » Thursday January 10th, 2019 9:28am

So I managed to track down this Skyknight (aka Rodney Perkins) and Richard Borg on BoardGameGeek. Skyknight claims to have the dwarf quest pack, and Borg has confirmed that he worked on the project for the Wizard Quest pack. I'm not sure where Skyknight obtained the copy, I've only received one reply from him thus far, but he doesn't appear to be willing to talk. One site says he has friends in Hasbro, I've yet to ask him about it.

It doesn't appear to be trademark that's keeping them quiet, indeed it's a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Apparently while working on the project they were asked to sign one to prevent any leaks. However, for whatever reason I have yet to learn the project was cut short and/or never released to the public, binding them to this nondisclosure agreement.
Although Hasbro has given up on ever releasing it, even selling the Trademark, the NDA is still binding. Even though Hasbro has since moved on and wouldn't care if they did talk; some corporate exec could always be a dick for no good reason and wave legalities just because they can.

If any new information comes up I'll be sure to post it.

I've also obtained the mailing address of Don Kueker, the artist who actually made the drawings for Mage of the Mirror and the Wizard Quest pack... it's all the way in Missouri. He's got to be in his late 70's/early 80's by now. I'm considering writing a letter, but I'm not sure it'll get me anywhere. His contributions to the project wouldn't've gone beyond art... but I suppose getting samples pictures for the game would be a good form of showcase.
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Re: Failed to playtest

Postby Maurice76 » Thursday January 10th, 2019 11:54am

wallydubbs wrote:I've also obtained the mailing address of Don Kueker, the artist who actually made the drawings for Mage of the Mirror and the Wizard Quest pack... it's all the way in Missouri. He's got to be in his late 70's/early 80's by now. I'm considering writing a letter, but I'm not sure it'll get me anywhere. His contributions to the project wouldn't've gone beyond art... but I suppose getting samples pictures for the game would be a good form of showcase.


I'd write him. If you never shoot, you'll never hit a mark, after all. Would be nice if he'd respond :).


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Re: Failed to playtest

Postby mitchiemasha » Thursday January 10th, 2019 2:45pm

Yes write! He'll either be "oh that again" or it'll be a nice surprise of something long forgotten.

Imagine learning of something you did such a long time ago still standing strong. Especially considering the prices those expansions get. He might not even know. What with all the projects he's probably been involved in, that art could of been a simple passing.


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Re: Failed to playtest

Postby wallydubbs » Friday January 11th, 2019 8:18am

Alright, I'll write him a letter tonight when I get off work.

Would anybody like to add input on what to say to him?
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Re: Failed to playtest

Postby lestodante » Friday January 11th, 2019 3:03pm

yes, me! Sayd him that I have technology to scan and 3D print the prototypes he has.
Because he wanted to make normal size figures from the 4ups he has. He will understand.


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Re: Failed to playtest

Postby wallydubbs » Friday January 11th, 2019 8:23pm

lestodante wrote:yes, me! Sayd him that I have technology to scan and 3D print the prototypes he has.
Because he wanted to make normal size figures from the 4ups he has. He will understand.


I suppose I would have to ask him first if indeed he has the prototypes... have you heard from Taco that he does?
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Re: Failed to playtest

Postby lestodante » Saturday January 12th, 2019 6:09am

I think we are totally off topic now... some mod should split in two this post because this one was intentionally created to discuss about playtesting BQP and EQP.
The new topic could be "Hunting the Unreleased Quest Packs". Or maybe just modifiy this topic title.

Anyway, here is the answer.

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Postby wallydubbs » Saturday January 12th, 2019 12:10pm

lestodante wrote:I think we are totally off topic now... some mod should split in two this post because this one was intentionally created to discuss about playtesting BQP and EQP.
The new topic could be "Hunting the Unreleased Quest Packs". Or maybe just modifiy this topic title.

Anyway, here is the answer.

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I've already tried talking to SkyKnight about that but he doesn't appear to be replying anymore. He won't talk about it and told me to seek out TacoKing for questions.

What I was asking is pertaining to the letter to Don Kueker, the artist. I don't think he'd have a copy of the game, just photos. I started the letter but haven't finished.
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Re: Failed to playtest

Postby lestodante » Saturday January 12th, 2019 6:13pm

ok, but he's Toco, not Taco... :lol:
Don Kueker shouln't have the game as I know. He only painted sketches and, probably, the artwork.


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Postby wallydubbs » Saturday January 12th, 2019 7:53pm

That's the point I was making. I don't think Kueker would have a copy, yet I've been encouraged to write him. I'm practically done with the letter, but I was asking if anyone wanted to add anything.

Anyway, like I said, SkyKnight doesn't appear to be replying, but Richard Borg was kind enough to reply more then once. But he said the same thing "Nondisclosure Agreement."

You can try your luck with Skyknight on Boardgamegeek, maybe your words will have a better effect.
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