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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:18 pm GMT    Post subject: 2012 Second Quarter - New product releases Reply with quote

As we begin the second quarter of the year, SFR is proud to finally and officially make our new product releases.

For those paying attention these should come as no surprise. There will be three releases this year: Battle Chest, Kicker Pack : Dwarves, and Kicker Pack: Goblins.

The Battle Chest is a rerelease of the magic items and artifacts. This completes our three year plan to replace the old Magestorm Expansion.

The two kicker packs will replace the Two Player Starter which went out of print early this year.

Now the most exciting part! In the quest to give an incentive for existing players to purchase new product...

These two kickers will contain the mysterious missing monsters! The behemoth and the cannibal are making their debut.

An analysis of product sells show that we sell the most of scalders and frostwing kickers. As these are not uber powerful races the only explination is their monster rarity. Thus the new 5th monsters will follow that pattern of 1 in 40 kickers.

However in addition we have listened to our players requests and introduced some chase dice with alternate ink colors! Each 5th monster can come in its original ink color or one of 5 alternate inks! We estimate it should take less than 450 kickers to get a full set of all 6 ink colors, but due to random variations your mileage may vary.

Thank you for supporting us through the years and enabling us to have this ground breaking year!

If you liked Scalders, you are gonna love these new kickers!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:39 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I'm going to have to start saving cash now. LOL Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:52 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 in 450... and yet... awesome... I cant wait to find out what the new monsters do. I can't wait till next GenCon, when I will probably place a new order.

As for the magic items and artifacts - will there be something new with them as well, or will they just be the items we know and love?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:56 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are going to love these monsters. New SAIs. A SAI on every face (except the ID of course). These are going to "must-have" monsters in order to play at competitive levels!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:00 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, no mold changes for the Battle Chest. But new ink colors. So now there are 125 dice in the set, plus 3 new ink colors! So there are 500 magic items and artifacts to collect.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:02 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its 1 in 40 for the new monsters, but there is 5 alternative inks. I can already see I'm going to buy a months salary worth of these three new products...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:16 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuckpint wrote:
But new ink colors.


You just made me very happy.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:18 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really hope the fifth Monsters in the new kickers are a Bad April Joke....
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:27 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw crap, forgot about aprils fools. I had less than 2 hours to go till making it out unscratched...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:55 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am betting this is an April Fools Joke.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:01 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy april fools, I'm sure the Behemoth and maybe the Cannibal are coming out , but 1 in 40 chance of getting them has got to be the joke, along with different ink colors, that would just be plain rediculous..lol Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:30 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I logged in specifically to see today's announcements. Confused

EDIT: I'm just sad to see no CE or LE kickers/starters available now Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:05 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dolus wrote:
I logged in specifically to see today's announcements. Confused

EDIT: I'm just sad to see no CE or LE kickers/starters available now Sad
sadly tradition tells me i cant make a serious reply until after midnight...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:11 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Denimwizard wrote:
I am betting this is an April Fools Joke.
surely not.

Im amazed i got anything posted. Stuck in a hotel with no internet and the evo is so small to type so much.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:13 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

At Cliffwiggs, as well you shouldn't. I"ll wait til tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:47 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know for a fact we are getting the two kickers and battlechest. As for the monsters and alternative inks for magic items and artifacts....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:59 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

So any update on this non aprilfools day Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:07 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Denimwizard wrote:
So any update on this non aprilfools day Wink


I saw a reply on this thread and you got my hopes up. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:16 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Said it many times before and will say it many times in the future..What this game desperately needs is a new Dragon Dice™™ Commanders manual, a flashy one with lots of graphics, charts, artwork, strategy tips, and of course rules. Kids love eyecandy and if a flashy rulebook tells them that their army would benefit from a certian die, well theres at least 2 or 3 more boosters sold. Surely publishing such a rulebook cannot be anymore expensive than making new molds and releasing another expansion, can it? A flashy manual is much more eyecatching than a small expansion box. This game desperately needs advertising and a new commanders manual would do that from the bookshelf alone, some ads in the game industry mags wouldnt hurt either...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:25 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

eggsaladsandwich wrote:
Said it many times before and will say it many times in the future..What this game desperately needs is a new Dragon Dice™™™ Commanders manual, a flashy one with lots of graphics, charts, artwork, strategy tips, and of course rules. Kids love eyecandy and if a flashy rulebook tells them that their army would benefit from a certian die, well theres at least 2 or 3 more boosters sold. Surely publishing such a rulebook cannot be anymore expensive than making new molds and releasing another expansion, can it? A flashy manual is much more eyecatching than a small expansion box. This game desperately needs advertising and a new commanders manual would do that from the bookshelf alone, some ads in the game industry mags wouldnt hurt either...


I think a Commanders Manual is a good idea, but I also think it should be separate from a rulebook. There's enough content to make both two distinct books. I was even thinking for budget purposes, a print-on-demand supplier (like Amazon?) might work for a high-quality no-risk commander's manual.

I started messing around with a design for personal use of something like this, but it's definitely not an easy task. Razz
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