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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #330 on: 29 July 2018, 19:21:02 »
Probably a safe bet for both of them, honestly.


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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #331 on: 29 July 2018, 21:12:15 »
Anyone want to take a look at the "Shattered Fortress" table of contents?

Also, I've created a new thread for discussion specifically of "The Anvil" and "A Splinter of Hope."

My plan going forward is to maintain this thread for discussion of all things upcoming, as-yet unpublished, speculative, etc. (You may have noticed the name of the thread changed slightly this week to just "Upcoming Releases.") Myself or someone around here will set up a separate thread, stickied at the top of General Discussion, for each new product just before its release.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #332 on: 31 July 2018, 15:42:44 »
Just saw Facebook; I take it this is the gencon rush order for the new box sets, or does this represent all the boxes about to be shipped to distributors?

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #333 on: 31 July 2018, 15:44:04 »
Just saw Facebook; I take it this is the gencon rush order for the new box sets, or does this represent all the boxes about to be shipped to distributors?

I don't do social media. What does it say?!!!

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #334 on: 31 July 2018, 15:45:32 »
Randall posted pics of the uncrating of Shadowrun Crossfire and Battletech Box Set games.

Edit, here's the Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl5_KgdByVC/?taken-by=catalystgamelabs
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #335 on: 31 July 2018, 15:46:36 »
Ahh, thank you sir.

Very exciting stuff!

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #336 on: 31 July 2018, 15:53:34 »
Just saw Facebook; I take it this is the gencon rush order for the new box sets, or does this represent all the boxes about to be shipped to distributors?

This is the Gen Con rush order.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #337 on: 31 July 2018, 16:03:31 »
This is the Gen Con rush order.

Boo! Any eta on when us commoners will get our greasy meat hooks on it?

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #338 on: 31 July 2018, 16:17:58 »
Boo! Any eta on when us commoners will get our greasy meat hooks on it?

NEVAH!

Us Gen-Con scum gonna grab em all! :P
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #339 on: 31 July 2018, 16:33:45 »
Boo! Any eta on when us commoners will get our greasy meat hooks on it?

Not yet. I don't expect to get a clear answer until after the con is over.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #340 on: 31 July 2018, 17:15:53 »
NEVAH!

Us Gen-Con scum gonna grab em all! :P

Just like the faction dice, eh?

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« Reply #341 on: 31 July 2018, 17:36:54 »
Just like the faction dice, eh?

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Nah, I've been leaving them well enough alone...I may grab some smoke Jaguars this year, both otherwise.. I have a complete set ;)
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #342 on: 31 July 2018, 20:21:59 »
Is Tumblr account being replaced by Instagram?  Those pictures of the box sets were super neat to see.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #343 on: 31 July 2018, 20:22:56 »
Not sure, probably at this point. Instagram is owned by Facebook.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #344 on: 31 July 2018, 20:34:51 »
Not yet. I don't expect to get a clear answer until after the con is over.

As a great lyricist once wrote: I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now ;)

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #345 on: 31 July 2018, 21:16:58 »
NEVAH!

Us Gen-Con scum gonna grab em all! :P

Good.

Make them print more.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #346 on: 31 July 2018, 21:22:59 »
Good.

Make them print more.

That's the way. Do eeet.
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« Reply #347 on: 01 August 2018, 05:19:24 »
Remember too that, as I understand it, CGL's license only includes the production of plastic miniatures in certain circumstances such as boxed sets and the Lance Packs you've seen. The overall minis license is held by Iron Wind Metals, a distinct company from CGL, and any plans they do or don't have regarding plastic minis are their own.

Sorry for coming in late, but I believe I've seen statements saying that IWM's license only extends to metal mini's.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #348 on: 01 August 2018, 05:50:24 »
My Exterminator EXT-4C Null Signature [CE-008] produced in clear resin by IWM would take exception to those statements  >:D


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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #349 on: 01 August 2018, 06:18:04 »
My Exterminator EXT-4C Null Signature [CE-008] produced in clear resin by IWM would take exception to those statements  >:D



Wasnt there some type of super stealth cloaking device prototype on a Exterminator at some point? Looks good if you ask me.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #350 on: 01 August 2018, 07:54:30 »
Is Tumblr account being replaced by Instagram?  Those pictures of the box sets were super neat to see.

Those had to come from Randall’s own IG. I have no idea whether he’s still active on Tumblr.

For “official” BT comms, our priorities for platforms are: website, FB, forums, and Twitter in a fairly distant fourth.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #351 on: 01 August 2018, 08:35:31 »
A quick note to mention that I've created a dedicated thread to discuss the new boxed sets. You can find it in General Discussion here.

I realize that's a lot of stickied posts and New Release threads, but that's the way it's played out. Hopefully it's not too confusing or overwhelming to keep track of.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #352 on: 01 August 2018, 11:12:58 »
Myself or someone around here will set up a separate thread, stickied at the top of General Discussion, for each new product just before its release.
That might get unwieldy pretty quickly.

A quick note to mention that I've created a dedicated thread to discuss the new boxed sets. You can find it in General Discussion here.

I realize that's a lot of stickied posts and New Release threads, but that's the way it's played out. Hopefully it's not too confusing or overwhelming to keep track of.

Would a "new battletech product for sale" thread stickied in General Discussion be easier to maintain? (Plus then I can subscribe to one thread instead of a few dozen sticky product announcements.) Just a thought.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #353 on: 01 August 2018, 11:28:50 »
That might get unwieldy pretty quickly.

Would a "new battletech product for sale" thread stickied in General Discussion be easier to maintain? (Plus then I can subscribe to one thread instead of a few dozen sticky product announcements.) Just a thought.

The real answer, frankly, is to release products evenly throughout the year, and not have four clumped up all at once.

Because if things were being released one at a time, then yes, I would have just split this thread into "New Releases" (stuff that's actually out) and "Upcoming Releases" (speculative or announced-but-not-released-yet stuff.)

But with four major releases coming out all at once (six if you count each novella and each box as one thing), the cross-talk on a solo "New Releases" thread would be unbearable. It would just inspire people to spin off separate threads for each release anyway--we already saw one for Shattered Fortress, for example.

This way may not be great, either, but it might be slightly less maddening for someone who's interested in talk about, say, the box sets, but not about the novellas.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #354 on: 02 August 2018, 07:38:48 »
The real answer, frankly, is to release products evenly throughout the year, and not have four clumped up all at once.

Because if things were being released one at a time, then yes, I would have just split this thread into "New Releases" (stuff that's actually out) and "Upcoming Releases" (speculative or announced-but-not-released-yet stuff.)

But with four major releases coming out all at once (six if you count each novella and each box as one thing), the cross-talk on a solo "New Releases" thread would be unbearable. It would just inspire people to spin off separate threads for each release anyway--we already saw one for Shattered Fortress, for example.

This way may not be great, either, but it might be slightly less maddening for someone who's interested in talk about, say, the box sets, but not about the novellas.

Makes sense. I hadn't considered the crosstalk factor.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #355 on: 02 August 2018, 10:02:43 »
So after the GenCon drops . . . what releases are there to talk about??
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #356 on: 02 August 2018, 10:10:56 »
So after the GenCon drops . . . what releases are there to talk about??

Maybe Alpha Strike: Commander's Edition? I am still waiting for information about it.
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« Reply #357 on: 02 August 2018, 10:13:59 »
Maybe Alpha Strike: Commander's Edition? I am still waiting for information about it.

That and the anticipation of the general release of all this stuff that's all in production. In fact I'll lay money on that; I can feel it in my water.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #358 on: 02 August 2018, 10:40:00 »
Hopefully a return of some of the pdf-only products as well
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #359 on: 02 August 2018, 11:01:54 »
Hopefully a return of some of the pdf-only products as well

Personally, I want to focus on that. New release crazy-time is almost over, we need to focus on building a sustainable cycle of releases for these. (IMHO)
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