On the Anvil (02-08-10) TLG 8121 Fields of Battle

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I guess we could have a betting pool..NO TROLLS ALLOWED.
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Christina Stiles wrote:
My guess is toward the end of the month.

I just thought it humorous that this post was made on the last day of the month.

Really looking forward to this though.

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DangerDwarf wrote:
I just thought it humorous that this post was made on the last day of the month.

Really looking forward to this though.

Ha. My bad! I meant the end of June, of course. But I don't really know.

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Last I heard was "a few weeks" a few weeks ago.
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Arazmus wrote:
Last I heard was "a few weeks" a few weeks ago.

But that's in Troll Time! It's very different from real time.
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Christina Stiles wrote:
But that's in Troll Time! It's very different from real time.

Is that like "dog years"?
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Hoping for an announcement on this tomorrow.
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Piperdog wrote:
Hoping for an announcement on this tomorrow.

Me too.
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Arazmus wrote:
Me too.

Guess not
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bighara wrote:
Guess not

CKG all over again.
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Arazmus wrote:
CKG all over again.

Lol! Nah. The edited manuscript has been turned over, I assure you. It's mostly in Peter's hands now. It is likely a major part of the massive workload he has that caused Steve to ban him from the boards for a bit. That's my guess, anyway.
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Christina Stiles wrote:
Lol! Nah. The edited manuscript has been turned over, I assure you. It's mostly in Peter's hands now. It is likely a major part of the massive workload he has that caused Steve to ban him from the boards for a bit. That's my guess, anyway.

20-Dollar FTW!
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Dang it all! I thought this would be out already. Oh well. It gets here when it gets here.
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Saw the tweet that FoB may ship on Monday. Does this mean it is shipping to only distributors on Monday or will it also be possibly shipping to those that preordered on the same date. Just curious because I spent my Father's Day dough on FoB and MT:A.

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You are priority 1

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When it ships (if so Monday hope hope) You guys who pre-order get stuff the same day the distributors do, or sooner in fact
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Awesome.

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Bowbe wrote:
When it ships (if so Monday hope hope) You guys who pre-order get stuff the same day the distributors do, or sooner in fact
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Cool, verily.
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It seems our long vigil may be at an end. Praise providence.
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Arazmus wrote:
It seems our long vigil may be at an end. Praise providence.

Yep, looks like monday is possible.
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Then we can run Independence Day battles in honor of the 4th of July.
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So are we set to ship on Monday??? Please.

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nwelte1 wrote:
So are we set to ship on Monday??? Please.

Hope springs eternal.
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We missed Monday's date. The tiles came in over the weekend, so we'll pick up quite quickly. Should be this week me thinks.

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Troll Lord wrote:
We missed Monday's date. The tiles came in over the weekend, so we'll pick up quite quickly. Should be this week me thinks.

Steve

Now he's just taunting us...get the torches and pitchforks, I'll set the gps for the Troll Castle in Arkansas.
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Is this more oriented towards small skirmishes with models moving individually or is it for big blocks of units (like Warhammer)?

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Narl wrote:
Is this more oriented towards small skirmishes with models moving individually or is it for big blocks of units (like Warhammer)?

Yes, as I understand it.
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Arazmus wrote:
Yes, as I understand it.

Meaning both small units and up to and including full scale armies at war. This is also supposed to be usable with any RPG/rules set. If that ends up being true... FREAKIN AWESOME!!
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Man, I hope I can get a copy of this soon....
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Usable With...

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Size of armies depends on what sort of unit ratio you use. That is usually determined by how many figs or counters you have on hand. Peter's counters are very VERY nice for this one and the box includes all the counters needed for the scenarios included.

As for usable with different :rulesets: I originally started designing this with a d20 based game in mind. It turned out easier to finish writing it and get it published for C&C simply because with C&C I don't have to worry about getting stat wiped with "Feats" and the straight-jacket of abilities that you have to include in every damned stat block with a 3ed/Pathfinder type game. To my experience that stuff results in a LOT of bloat in the physical product you are producing. Fun games, up till about 8th level and then becomes a burden to run and play.

That said, Unit Blocks are built similar to an ordinary "monster block" so adding feats, hit dice, attack bonuses from 3ed sources and punching them through the formulae included in the rules = a 3ed/pathfinder friendly Unit Block. Equally since C&C is similar in a lot of ways to previous incarnations of Fantasy Role Play that using the unit ratio calculations in Fields of Battle will net you the same results regardless of the type of d20 based game you play from Original D&D on.

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By the way...

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By the way, thanks to everyone for your patience and everything in the delays and what have you along the way. Some of you have waited about a year? Since you heard of it, some of you who know me well, have known I've been working on it since almost the inception of C&C... What a lot of you don't know is that we played the seminal game of what became fields of battle at Gorilla Con with Peter and Davis what seems like a million years ago, but I'm guessing was march of 2003?

It's been a while!

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