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« on: January 14, 2009, 05:33:19 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 07:21:05 AM »
Circus Imperium from FASA.  

Along with Space Hulk.

And throw in old school Car Wars for good measure.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 08:30:26 AM »
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I'm toying with doing a version of 'Sorcerer's Cave' this year.


I'd love to see that.  Might want to spruce up the graphics a little, that red-orange background doesn't do it for me.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 02:16:07 PM »
Warhammer Quest.
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 02:25:43 PM »
Fortress America

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 03:03:05 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009, 03:10:26 PM »
Avalon Hill's Magic Realm, with all the stuff Richard Hamblen couldn't include due to budget overruns.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 05:59:35 PM »
How would you retro-clone a boardgame?   I can understand the rules cloning, but what about the pieces and the board itself?   Will the idea be to print out the PDF and just construct your own?

I would love to see a new version of HeroQuest, Warhammer Quest, Space Crusade and Space Hulk.   I like Descent but its too slow.

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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 06:02:33 PM »
Awful Green Things From Outer Space! Actually, I'd just like to find a used copy of the game in decent condition :D
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 06:50:53 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 06:59:43 PM »
Tom Wham! being mentioned in the GaryCon thread is what has inspired me to find a copy of that frikkin' game. I wanted to play it but I've somehow lost it in between moves lately:(
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2009, 08:35:20 PM »
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How would you retro-clone a boardgame?   I can understand the rules cloning, but what about the pieces and the board itself?   Will the idea be to print out the PDF and just construct your own?


Yes, it would.

You'd have to make a board and pieces that did what the originals did, but without infringing on copyrights. However HeroQuest's characters are very 'generic fantasy', and the board is pretty simple, so this would be easy enough.
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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2009, 08:41:34 PM »
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Circus Imperium from FASA.  


I will second that one.  Played it at a con a few times.  Then when I went looking it was sold out.  Then years later when I remembered it (lots of beer at that con) I went looking.  By that time out of print and impossible to find.

There was another I played long ago but forgot the name of.  You controlled ants in an anthill and fought other ants for control of resources.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2009, 10:55:09 PM »
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There was another I played long ago but forgot the name of.  You controlled ants in an anthill and fought other ants for control of resources.


Could you be thinking of Chitin? An old Metagaming microgame.
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2009, 11:21:06 AM »
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Could you be thinking of Chitin? An old Metagaming microgame.



The name isn't ringing a bell.  But then again most of the con games I played eventually became a blur from the drinking that came later in the night.
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