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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #390 on: 02 August 2018, 14:56:34 »
Just wait guys. I've worked at GameStop for a decade and a half. Everytime video game systems come out scalpers come and buy them up and try to sell them for double the value.

Just wait. When the initial high values don't work out they'll have to lower the price to move the product. They'll be 70 bucks if you wait it out.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #391 on: 02 August 2018, 14:59:13 »
Better yet, wait until it hits shelves and buy it for regular price.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #392 on: 02 August 2018, 15:03:25 »
Quick update from GenCon. Box sets are gone, but shattered fortress hard copy was still there at 2:00pm. Here is a link to the pics I’ve grabbed so far:

https://1drv.ms/a/s!ApDHaN8p702HglJb1T9RGx5tJV4E

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #393 on: 02 August 2018, 15:12:07 »


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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #394 on: 02 August 2018, 15:13:59 »
Quick update from GenCon. Box sets are gone, but shattered fortress hard copy was still there at 2:00pm. Here is a link to the pics I’ve grabbed so far:

https://1drv.ms/a/s!ApDHaN8p702HglJb1T9RGx5tJV4E

I’ll try to link some individuals later!
What is TRO Clan Invasion? I have not seen that posted anywhere yet!
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #395 on: 02 August 2018, 15:19:21 »
(it's coming, Cubby swears!)

And at this point, that's the best I can do. Please believe, I'm pestering Randall, Brent and Ray basically weekly for production updates and on any street dates. Do you know why?

(Because you're a company shill?)

Nope--because I wrote half the pilot cards and edited the rulebooks. I didn't do all that hard work on late nights and weekends so a couple of scalpers could flip a buck on eBay. I have a vested interest in seeing these boxes get into the hands of absolutely everyone who wants them, so as many players as possible can crack them open and play the game that many people, including myself in a small way, helped create.

Just out of curiosity, what has CGL "sold out" of BattleTech stock at GenCon thus far?

Relaying from Randall directly: Both boxes sets have sold through. The Wasp and Valkyrie sold out in about 40 minutes. The Anvil/Splinter of Hope print omnibus is sold out. There were some copies of Shattered Fortress left around 3:30 p.m.

"Great, but I'm not there and was never going to be," you say. Here's the outlook as far as I know at this time:

--The boxed sets are in production; a street date has not been determined. People are being told various releases dates by people at the booth; I can't speak to those as I am not there.
--Any plans to widely distribute the Wasp and Valk lie with Iron Wind Metals, you'd have to ask them what those plans may be. This was a unique thing to sell those minis at the CGL booth, but they remain a separate company.
--The novellas omnibus remains on track for a print release on or around Monday, Oct. 1.
--The Shattered Fortress PDF is being processed for release; please understand that Ray and I are basically the only ones not at Gen Con, and that'll change when he gets there on Friday. Personally, I really really want this PDF out, because it's going to make my job hell if 200-ish people have them and start posting details about it, and the other 99.7 percent of the fanbase can't read it for themselves. That's where I'm going to spend any time and influence I can muster in the next few days.
--The print release of Shattered Fortress is still expected later this fall.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #396 on: 02 August 2018, 15:26:01 »
And at this point, that's the best I can do. Please believe, I'm pestering Randall, Brent and Ray basically weekly for production updates and on any street dates. Do you know why?

(Because you're a company shill?)

Nope--because I wrote half the pilot cards and edited the rulebooks. I didn't do all that hard work on late nights and weekends so a couple of scalpers could flip a buck on eBay. I have a vested interest in seeing these boxes get into the hands of absolutely everyone who wants them, so as many players as possible can crack them open and play the game that many people, including myself in a small way, helped create.

Relaying from Randall directly: Both boxes sets have sold through. The Wasp and Valkyrie sold out in about 40 minutes. The Anvil/Splinter of Hope print omnibus is sold out. There were some copies of Shattered Fortress left around 3:30 p.m.

"Great, but I'm not there and was never going to be," you say. Here's the outlook as far as I know at this time:

--The boxed sets are in production; a street date has not been determined. People are being told various releases dates by people at the booth; I can't speak to those as I am not there.
--Any plans to widely distribute the Wasp and Valk lie with Iron Wind Metals, you'd have to ask them what those plans may be. This was a unique thing to sell those minis at the CGL booth, but they remain a separate company.
--The novellas omnibus remains on track for a print release on or around Monday, Oct. 1.
--The Shattered Fortress PDF is being processed for release; please understand that Ray and I are basically the only ones not at Gen Con, and that'll change when he gets there on Friday. Personally, I really really want this PDF out, because it's going to make my job hell if 200-ish people have them and start posting details about it, and the other 99.7 percent of the fanbase can't read it for themselves. That's where I'm going to spend any time and influence I can muster in the next few days.
--The print release of Shattered Fortress is still expected later this fall.

Thank you for informing us, the people that can't get to GenCon for various reasons. Hoping that I will see novellas on DriveThru soon after GenCon (need to read them before Shattered Fortress).
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #397 on: 02 August 2018, 15:27:02 »
I wish I had some way to indicate my appreciation for that update Cubby, but there's no liking posts on this forum.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #398 on: 02 August 2018, 15:28:30 »
Thank you for informing us, the people that can't get to GenCon for various reasons. Hoping that I will see novellas on DriveThru soon after GenCon (need to read them before Shattered Fortress).

I need to check on DriveThru availability, but I almost certainly won't get a clear answer until after Gen Con. If you're hot to read it, I'd strongly suggest the iBooks app for iPhones, or the Kindle app. I'm using iBooks to read "The Anvil," and it's tolerable.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #399 on: 02 August 2018, 15:30:09 »
What is TRO Clan Invasion? I have not seen that posted anywhere yet!

Forthcoming product, not yet for sale, trying to get additional detail so I can update Coming Releases.
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« Reply #400 on: 02 August 2018, 15:39:20 »
Wild speculation with no evidence to back it up:

I'll bet this will be the follow up to TRO: Succession Wars for the Invasion era, in much the same way the various incarnations of TRO 3050 were a follow up to TRO 3025/3039. And if they're not planning to reprint TRO Succession Wars so soon, it seems like a convenient place to put some Classics art... ^-^
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« Reply #401 on: 02 August 2018, 15:40:55 »
I'll bet this will be the follow up to TRO: Succession Wars for the Invasion era

That's the sense I'm getting. Really trying to wring some more info out and get the Coming Releases page updated and have intelligent answers for you all. Not ideal.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #402 on: 02 August 2018, 15:45:05 »
Thank you for informing us, the people that can't get to GenCon for various reasons. Hoping that I will see novellas on DriveThru soon after GenCon (need to read them before Shattered Fortress).

Uh, pretty sure both novellas are already there . . . just from my searching to see if I missed Shattered Fortress.
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« Reply #403 on: 02 August 2018, 15:47:10 »
Wild speculation with no evidence to back it up:

I'll bet this will be the follow up to TRO: Succession Wars for the Invasion era, in much the same way the various incarnations of TRO 3050 were a follow up to TRO 3025/3039. And if they're not planning to reprint TRO Succession Wars so soon, it seems like a convenient place to put some Classics art... ^-^

That would be ABSURDLY epic.

Question: Is the new TRO on display, or for sale?

Question 2: How about a nice PDF of the table of contents? 

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« Reply #404 on: 02 August 2018, 15:49:48 »
That's the sense I'm getting. Really trying to wring some more info out and get the Coming Releases page updated and have intelligent answers for you all. Not ideal.

Don't worry, it happens. We know con time is madness time, and you're doing your best from what is likely a depressing distance away.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #405 on: 02 August 2018, 15:51:33 »
That would be ABSURDLY epic.

Question: Is the new TRO on display, or for sale?

Question 2: How about a nice PDF of the table of contents? 

Cheers,

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There's a little note under the picture saying "Coming Soon".  It's not for sale (same as AS: Commander's Edition).
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« Reply #406 on: 02 August 2018, 15:54:28 »
That would be ABSURDLY epic.

Question: Is the new TRO on display, or for sale?

Question 2: How about a nice PDF of the table of contents? 

Cheers,

Mad.

(sigh) It's not for sale. It may not even exist beyond that cover image. Take my scrambling here as evidence that it's not a real thing that exists yet.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #407 on: 02 August 2018, 15:57:44 »
Wild speculation with no evidence to back it up:

I'll bet this will be the follow up to TRO: Succession Wars for the Invasion era, in much the same way the various incarnations of TRO 3050 were a follow up to TRO 3025/3039. And if they're not planning to reprint TRO Succession Wars so soon, it seems like a convenient place to put some Classics art... ^-^
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #408 on: 02 August 2018, 15:58:42 »
(sigh) It's not for sale. It may not even exist beyond that cover image. Take my scrambling here as evidence that it's not a real thing that exists yet.



Is the original ComStar Sourcebook over there, too?  :D
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #409 on: 02 August 2018, 16:02:39 »
That's the sense I'm getting. Really trying to wring some more info out and get the Coming Releases page updated and have intelligent answers for you all. Not ideal.

I hope these new TROs will match the specified eras in the core rulebooks.  Meaning after clan invasion tro, then we get a civil war tro, then Jihad etc.  this would really help to define the eras and what a new player should purchase
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« Reply #410 on: 02 August 2018, 16:10:57 »
Is the original ComStar Sourcebook over there, too?  :D

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #411 on: 02 August 2018, 16:47:41 »
Is the original ComStar Sourcebook over there, too?  :D
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« Reply #412 on: 02 August 2018, 16:50:43 »
It will be interesting to see the scope of TRO Clan Invasion.  ‘50U, ‘55U, ‘58U, and ‘60 are probably too many units for one volume unless that thing is T H I C C

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #413 on: 02 August 2018, 16:50:48 »
Sold out 30 years ago already. But it was epic, I'm told.

I have it somewhere I think it really is a decent book

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« Reply #414 on: 02 August 2018, 16:53:00 »
It will be interesting to see the scope of TRO Clan Invasion.  ‘50U, ‘55U, ‘58U, and ‘60 are probably too many units for one volume unless that thing is T H I C C

But doable if they go the route of TRO Succession Wars, and focus solely on the 'Mechs.
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« Reply #415 on: 02 August 2018, 17:02:57 »
I have it somewhere I think it really is a decent book

They don't mean the post-3050 book with the wizards on the cover. There is a persistent urban myth that there was a Comstar sourcebook printed back in the days of the black-cover House sourcebooks. Evidently it was at least outlined and announced, and there is a missing product number that would've been around the right time period, but it was never actually finished until several years later. Still, people love their conspiracy theories, no matter how ridiculous, and at least one person swears to have seen it...thirty-plus years ago.
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« Reply #416 on: 02 August 2018, 17:07:18 »
But doable if they go the route of TRO Succession Wars, and focus solely on the 'Mechs.

I would love to see some of the XXX-XXb models for the clans as well as the classics!
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« Reply #417 on: 02 August 2018, 17:09:55 »
But doable if they go the route of TRO Succession Wars, and focus solely on the 'Mechs.

you're probably right. it's feasible with a few cuts. It would be bigger than 3050U at well over 250 pages as-is

TRO: Succession Wars - 92 Mechs

TRO: 3050U - difficult to count because I'm not sure how many upgrades they'd do from the previous volume. Definitely 16 Clan omnis

TRO: 3055U - 38 IS, 4 Clan Omnis. Questionable whether the 3 IS (Nexus, Raijin, Grand Crusader), 10 Clan phoenix, or 25 Solaris VII mechs would be included

TRO: 3058U - 19 IS, 18 Clan (not counting the SL mechs. Most are in TRO: SW save the Cestus)

TRO: 3060 -  30 IS, 26 Clan

Obviously it wouldn't include everything. Would you weep if such paragons of warrior virtue such as the Wyvern IIC or Corvis were left out?

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« Reply #418 on: 02 August 2018, 17:10:56 »
They don't mean the post-3050 book with the wizards on the cover. There is a persistent urban myth that there was a Comstar sourcebook printed back in the days of the black-cover House sourcebooks. Evidently it was at least outlined and announced, and there is a missing product number that would've been around the right time period, but it was never actually finished until several years later. Still, people love their conspiracy theories, no matter how ridiculous, and at least one person swears to have seen it...thirty-plus years ago.

Just because it doesn't seem to have been published in *this* universe is no reason to think it can't have been Mandela Effected into this universe.

Probably from the universe adjacent to the one Freeborth came from.  ;D


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« Reply #419 on: 02 August 2018, 17:15:00 »
Is the original ComStar Sourcebook over there, too?  :D

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