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HoSS Master Set Update

Posted May 1st, 2013 at 04:26 PM by truth
The Force is with you, young HoSS...

...but you are not a Jedi yet.

As we have been preparing for our Master Set Release, The Force has been with us. We have made great progress:
  • Finalized and carded 9 of the planned 17 units, with 2 more that are very close behind. (see the HoloNet News thread for a minis list)
  • Map list is final or near final. Thanks to the community for all of the excellent submissions to our map contest!
  • HoSS Rule Book is nearly complete.
However, we want this release to be as high quality and well polished as possible. Which means that we still have work to do. Unfortunately, we will not be ready to release on May 4th.

Work remaining:
  • Finish up testing on the remaining 6 cards. Most of the designs are close, and just need some playtests to validate powers/cost.
  • A couple of the remaining units have a bit of design work and discussion still going on to get them right.
  • Map testing still remains for some of the maps that will be included in the release.
  • Rulebook needs some photos to be shot, after which the final layout can be completed.
We are very excited to get this set out to all of you out there. But frankly, we underestimated the amount of work that it would take to get everything ready.

We discussed doing a partial release on May 4th, but most of us felt that waiting until we are completely ready would be best. So we are diligently working on it. We hope that the remainder of the work will only delay us a few weeks. As always, we appreciate any help we can get from the community! Please check out the HoSS Public Playtesting Thread.
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Rogue A$$asSIN's Avatar
First post. The day can only get better.
Posted May 1st, 2013 at 04:30 PM by Rogue A$$asSIN Rogue A$$asSIN is offline
Balantai's Avatar
It is unfortunate that we will miss our May 4th release date, but it is better to ensure everything is completely ready so that we don't give you a sub-par product.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Posted May 1st, 2013 at 04:57 PM by Balantai Balantai is offline
Tiranx's Avatar
How about some teaser releases like we got for some of the original waves. Just a figure or two or maybe a cool mechanic.

Also hoping to get onto the play testing thread this weekend. I shouldn't but I am excited for this release and want to help it get here.
Posted May 1st, 2013 at 05:00 PM by Tiranx Tiranx is offline
orgsbane's Avatar
Glad to hear your holding off. As much I want to see it, a forced, unbalanced release sounds like a great way to destroy your own reputation.
Posted May 1st, 2013 at 05:12 PM by orgsbane orgsbane is offline
Porkins's Avatar
OK, here's a teaser:

Han and Chewie work REALLY well together!
Posted May 1st, 2013 at 05:30 PM by Porkins Porkins is offline
ZBeeblebrox's Avatar
Posted May 1st, 2013 at 07:40 PM by ZBeeblebrox ZBeeblebrox is offline
Arch-vile's Avatar
Come on Porkins, at least let Chewie give a teaser!

Posted May 1st, 2013 at 07:49 PM by Arch-vile Arch-vile is offline
chas's Avatar
Let Han and the Wookie win!
Posted May 2nd, 2013 at 12:06 PM by chas chas is offline
Ace Histoli's Avatar
VERY psyched about HoSS!
I can wait as long as it takes for everything to be as perfect as possible, and my excitement will remain high.

Sorry for not being able to help with playtesting. Hopefully my in-home play group will be ready in about five years...
Posted May 5th, 2013 at 09:12 PM by Ace Histoli Ace Histoli is offline
Tiranx's Avatar
Just played the Tusken Raiders. They help some old Classic units and create a new build that is really fun. Go sign up!
Posted May 7th, 2013 at 12:27 AM by Tiranx Tiranx is offline
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