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bolenbr
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:50 am    Post subject: merchants of the federation Reply with quote

hey

I played a prototype of this at Origins and thought it was fun. I gather that you guys are on the fence about a Euro-type game set in the SFB universe. I would buy it and if it had high production value. I bet it might be a good hook to get new players involved.

For those of you who don't know what I am talking about Merchant of the Federation is a proposed game that some folks had a prototype of in the hall at origins. It basically was a resource collection game set on the federation-klingon border.
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Steve Cole
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's basically a train game.

ADB has no record of doing train games, and train games are very expensive to print. (More to the point, since I won't play train games because I don't get to blow up the train, I have no basis on which to tell if Jay did a good game or not, and history has proven that whatever the Origins crowd says has no real relationship to what the market thinks.)

I told Jay that if he found a train game company willing to do a joint venture, I'd do that, but I'm not printing the game myself.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Cole wrote:
More to the point, since I won't play train games because I don't get to blow up the train


You've got to appreciate such fun honesty. Wink
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aramis
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a casual player of Train Games (Both TTR and 18XX), and having played MOTF in it's summer of 2012 draft, it's not a train game. It's fun, and pretty, but it's not a train game. It's a pickup and deliver game, and a decent one.

I will say that an SFU map at that scale would be of great interest to many RPGers...
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