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The wait... it stings.

Posted August 26th, 2008 at 02:55 PM by Jexik
We've known essentially what was going to be in Wave 8 since last August. We saw all the cards by June. Many of us have multiples of everything now. And at GenCon this year...

We saw nothing.

No new figures.

No new cards.

No dates for new releases.

Just limbo.

I came to GenCon mostly to play, and to hang out with some of my best friends, and to see some other new games coming out.

After truth hinted that Wave 9 might be the best wave yet, it saddens and angers me to know that we might not see it, or that we might have to wait a very long time. This system that Craig Van Ness and his crew created just seems boundless in its possibilities, and it'd be a shame for it to die out.

Will DCI and the tournament scene make this game seem 'real' enough for the game-shoppers? Will kids still be necessary for its success? Can both groups be pleased at the same time while still keeping the spirit of the game?

At this point, I'd like to hear anything. Even "we're looking at a Q3 2009 release for Wave 9" would be preferable to dead silence.
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Einar's puppy's Avatar
"we're looking at a Q3 2009 release for Wave 9"
Heh, the first time I read this sentence I thought " Major Q3? Sweet!" Untill I realized it was quater three.

I too am dissapointed that we have heard nothing.
Posted August 26th, 2008 at 03:38 PM by Einar's puppy Einar's puppy is offline
Wind Lane's Avatar
I'm right there with you, Jexik. The promo handout debacle, the lack of a display, the uncaring workers....just feels crappy to see this system ignored.

What's worse is that they could use it to pimp their other games since the rules and/or the terrain are so adaptable to other figures and games.
Posted August 26th, 2008 at 04:19 PM by Wind Lane Wind Lane is offline
Pickledpie's Avatar
Amen, Jexik, Amen.
Posted August 26th, 2008 at 06:03 PM by Pickledpie Pickledpie is offline
Velenne's Avatar
It stings like rolling a 1.
Posted August 28th, 2008 at 11:35 PM by Velenne Velenne is offline
Jexik's Avatar
Thought I'd bump this.

Because despite getting Wave 9 this year (which was awesome) and seeing W10 and a new [D&D] master set at GenCon this year (with promise of 2 more D&D waves), we still have a lot of people complaining and doom & glooming.

Scape is in better shape than it was last year, that's for sure. It's not exactly what we asked for, but it's sure something. Gameplay-wise, this year could be as fresh and fun as 2005, but people seem so caught up on the aesthetics.
Posted August 24th, 2009 at 08:06 PM by Jexik Jexik is offline
Kaemon Awasome's Avatar
I'm glad you bumped it. Helps keep things in perspective.
Posted June 5th, 2010 at 09:55 PM by Kaemon Awasome Kaemon Awasome is offline
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