September 9, 2008

The Fate of BattleLore Q&A with Fantasy Flight Games

BattleLore.jpgAfter taking control of the Days of Wonder fantasy warfare board game franchise BattleLore two weeks ago, Publisher Fantasy Flight Games has posted a FAQ regarding the fate of the BattleLore [Amazon, Funagain] franchise.

The FAQ includes 7 questions in all, but here are the select important parts:

Q. Will Richard Borg be involved in the development of new content?

A. Yes, we are very excited to be working with Richard on creating new content and products for BattleLore.

Q. Is FFG planning to release the BattleLore expansions that DOW already had in the works?

A. Yes, we will be releasing the expansions which were already being manufactured by DOW. These are the Heroes expansion and For Troll and Country, which we hope to ship sometime this Fall.

Q. When will FFG announce their future plans for BattleLore?

A.We intend to have more details on our support and release plans for BattleLore around the time of the Essen Game Fair (towards the end of October.) Around that time, please stay tuned to the FFG website for more information. " - Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight also recognizes that the online BattleLore community that's well integrated in the Days of Wonder website may take some time to migrate to Fantasy Flight's side. Not only will they have to bring over the scenario editing tools, but also migrate a database full of existing scenarios, which is something that could be pretty darn tricky if they don't have the staff on-hand to do the work for them.

In the end, though, we like what we see. New Content, no new re envisioning of the series, and the original designer Richard Borg is on board to lead the franchise through the transition.

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Posted by Critical Gamers Staff at September 9, 2008 8:54 AM

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