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Aquilla and Ticalla Confirmed

Posted March 7th, 2008 at 02:12 PM by truth
Updated April 14th, 2008 at 02:53 PM by truth
Today I received an email from Paul Barclay detailing the release plans for the Aquilla's Alliance and Ticalla Jungle expansion packs.

Paul writes:
Yes, we’re releasing the Ticalla Jungle pack and the Aquilla’s Alliance pack. It took a while, but we finally convinced our finance department that releasing the Jungle and large figures pack was a good idea, and actually would make us money. They’d been worried about the profitability for a while, but after much running of numbers, everyone’s finally sure this is the correct thing to do. Since we’re spending our effort (and shelf space) getting this product out, so we won’t be doing the Desert pack at this time. But, stay tuned for other developments in that direction.

Ticalla Jungle and Aquilla’s Alliance are going to come out before GenCon (we still don’t have an exact date, but we’ll know more as we get closer). ...
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Heroes and Jungle may be Back in the Mix!

Posted March 6th, 2008 at 02:50 PM by truth
Updated April 14th, 2008 at 02:53 PM by truth
For the past couple of months Wizards has hinted that they were unsure that the large hero and jungle terrain pack, that were both previewed at GenCon '07, would be released as originally planned.

As heroscapers.com has come understand it, the reason for the lack of surety in these upcoming releases is that some of the retail stores that carry Heroscape are unhappy with how the large hero/terrain packs have sold in the past and opted to quit carrying them.

We believe that this dissatisfaction by retailers stems from the fact that when boxes of large heroes and terrain were sent out to stores they were always packaged with two hero packs to every one terrain pack. Many fans purchase only one hero pack, whereas they purchase multiples of the terrain packs. This leads to lopsided sales and a lot of left-over large hero packs on shelves.

Wizards has...
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Wizards.com gives Heroscapers a nod

Posted February 18th, 2008 at 11:20 AM by truth
Updated April 14th, 2008 at 02:53 PM by truth
There is an article on wizards.com (the official Wizards of the Coast website) that details some of the going ons in the wizards game world. Heroscape gets a mention as does heroscapers.com. Wizards links right over to us in there article, expressing that we are a good place to come for heroscape information. No longer are we the lovable but ugly step child that gets hidden away from formal company. Wizards is putting us out in the spotlight, directing fans towards us.

Heroscapers remain hopeful as Wizards does some really cool things like having their staff members show up on the forums, requesting our input on the game, and now recognizing us on the official site.

We all still look forward to seeing how Wizards handles product releases. Heroscapers has brought you news of some possible terrain releases that have met with mixed reaction, but the fact that we are getting news at all, is something to be positive about. Keep checking back here for the latest....
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Q & A with Wizards of the Coast

Posted February 14th, 2008 at 08:43 PM by truth
Updated April 14th, 2008 at 02:57 PM by truth
If you have not been following along on our forums you have missed a great deal of Heroscape News.* Wizards of the Coast representative - Paul Barclay has been answering questions posed to him by the community of heroscapers gathered here.* We have compiled these questions and Paul's answers to them.* I now bring the results of that ongoing Q & A session here to the front page.

Design Questions:

Is the design team staying on HS?
WotC: Yes, kind of. There's been some shifting of responsibilities. The Heroscape playtester team have been given more responsibility for design and development of the sets. They've done a stellar job over the last 5 sets, and we're expecting them to do even better over the next 5 and beyond. Craig is working with them and with the R&D lead here at Wizards (Henry Stern, designer of Vegas Showdown) to keep everything running smoothly.

Will CVN play any role in future design/development? If so what specific role? ...
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Desert Terrain Pack

Posted January 25th, 2008 at 11:32 AM by truth
Updated April 14th, 2008 at 03:31 PM by truth
We recently learned that Wizards of the Coast plans on creating terrain packs to be made available for sale at hobby stores, also known as Friendly Local Game Stores.

Paul Barclay from Wizards informs us that the hobby stores are unable to stock Master Sets, they simply can't make a profit from them. This leaves a dilemma when trying to bring HeroScape into the hobby market, as you can't play the game without the terrain provided in Master Sets. Wizards' solution is to create terrain sets that are heavy on hexes and include a couple of line of sight blockers.

One such set is a Desert Terrain Set that will make use of repainted Glaciers from the Thaelenk Tundra Set. Paul sent me a conceptual picture of this Desert Terrain Set. Note that this is not necessarily how the final product will look.

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