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Crube
06-10-2007, 10:31
In addition to some house rules for Inquisitor, Mordheim and Necromunda, tere was this interesting snippet regarding future support of SG


So to set the record straight and prevent further confusion, I never said that Games Workshop would never do any Specialist Games miniatures ever again, that is not the case. However, the Adeptus Mechanicus ships released this summer does mark the end of the miniatures in our current bi-annual release strategy. So there will be no further new releases for the Specialist Games going forward in the near future. Where we go from here is a good question and one that is being decided by people far higher up the GW chain than me. In the meantime Iíll continue to do my bit on this very website. Specialist Games and their accompanying ranges will remain in place and available from Direct channels. Games Workshop remains committed to the Specialist Games and their IP as evidenced by the Blood Bowl computer game that is currently in development.

So in other words they're still supporting SG, but not, rather than not at all. Could be slightly good news i siuppose compared to the complete lack of support rumoured previously....

rkunisch
06-10-2007, 14:08
The whole "support" was laughable from the beginning. The moment when the individual magazines got binned, Specialist Games went dead. The shiny "new releases" have been the last that were still in the drawer (e.g. the Adeptus Mechanicus ships where shown some years ago on a Games Day). That means from the moment Specialist Games was "reorganized", no new model was made. It was simply reduced to the website and the forum. Even the last person on board has now other duties (White Dwarf, 40K RPG). So " Games Workshop reamins committed" is a very good joke.

Sorry, if this sounds like a rant, but it is one. I am disappointed that Games Workshop does not have the decency to be honest and say: "No, we will not offer further resources to the games.". Player supplied changes? Good idea, but that is not support from Games Workshop, that can easily be handled on the various fan mailing list or web sites.

Don't get me wrong, I like most of the Specialist Games, I invested some money in them (and may continue to do so in the future although it gets more difficult because of their availabilty), but honestly the support from Games Workshop is dead. :(

Have fun,

Rolf.

Cry of the Wind
06-10-2007, 14:52
Well support from GW may be slipping away to nothing but as long as we the Specialist Games players keep at it and still buy the models there is at least the smallest chance that sometime in the future, if GW ever get their act together, of support coming back the games. I'm not trying to be a hopeless optimist but as long as we try to keep it going through this dark time for SG's there is always that smallest of chances that we may see some light at the end of the tunnel.

They are still some of the best games that GW has ever produced and I will continue to encourage other people to get into these games and collect the models. The fans have kept Specialist Games going so far and our continued support can try to keep them afloat as long as possible.

the1stpip
10-10-2007, 16:49
Sorry, but the real news there was...

New Blood Bowl computer game.

Need new 'puter now...

Patriarch
10-10-2007, 17:55
Blood Bowl computer game is not news...it has been in PCZone for months. Software programmers were writing a game called "Chaos League", a fantasy American football game with goblins, trolls, elves etc. Sounds awfully familiar to any users of this forum.

So familiar that GW got the lawyers in. However rather than do a legal equivalent of the wedgie, GW co-opts itself into rights for the game. This means the programmers can carry on with the game without getting sued, presumably with less of the takings but without getting slammed up.

The game, meanwhile, can now be "officially" Blood Bowl.

Verm1s
10-10-2007, 19:38
" Games Workshop should be committed"

Fixed. Hohohohoho.

Anyway, another incentive to think outside the GW box.

floyd pinkerton
10-10-2007, 19:57
hmm, another nail in GW's waiting coffin. I suppose we'll still get fanatic online?

Darkson
12-10-2007, 05:26
Blood Bowl computer game is not news...it has been in PCZone for months. Software programmers were writing a game called "Chaos League", a fantasy American football game with goblins, trolls, elves etc. Sounds awfully familiar to any users of this forum.

So familiar that GW got the lawyers in. However rather than do a legal equivalent of the wedgie, GW co-opts itself into rights for the game. This means the programmers can carry on with the game without getting sued, presumably with less of the takings but without getting slammed up.

The game, meanwhile, can now be "officially" Blood Bowl.

Not quite right. Chaos League (and a follow-up) had been released before GW got the lawyers in, and then was pulled.

As part of the deal, GW got th rights to Chaos League, and Cyanide are working on the official version of the BB game. I'm sure it will use some of the code from CL, but it's not a simple rebranding of it. From BB forum members that have used the Cyanide forum, it looks like there will an action mode (like CL), and a turn-based mode (like tabletop BB).

Crube
12-10-2007, 05:47
Having a Turn Based version to my mind would seem like a nail in the coffin of BB. Why spend hours and £££s painting a team when you can just play it all on your computer....

Darkson
13-10-2007, 00:28
Having a Turn Based version to my mind would seem like a nail in the coffin of BB. Why spend hours and £££s painting a team when you can just play it all on your computer....

I'd have to disagree with that. I've played both PBeM and Java versions of BB, and good as they both are (PBeM is my fav of the two), nothing beats actually sitting down across from an opponent and playing a game, wheter it's for the first or the fiftieth time (especially if there's a beer or two involved).
That said, if it allows me to play "proper" BB against a mate in Holland, or the US, or Austrailia, that's a plus point in my book.