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They're finally here! This is your place to talk all things boxed set.

https://bg.battletech.com/news/first-look-miniatures-from-upcoming-boxed-sets/

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first?

Anyway, I look forward to seeing these in stores and examining the box when our GenCon attendees return.
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I just noticed that the maps look like they have a sheen on them in the stock photos.
Are they not just regular paper, like the old school map sheets?
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Nice to know that each box will have a different short story.
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I just noticed that the maps look like they have a sheen on them in the stock photos.
Are they not just regular paper, like the old school map sheets?

I think probably the same paper stock as the other recent box sets, so yes. Shiny.
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I just noticed that the maps look like they have a sheen on them in the stock photos.
Are they not just regular paper, like the old school map sheets?
I think (and hope) the Anniversary Edition and the Hex Packs (and the German Kartensets) have established a new standard here. One that I quite like, I might add.
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I think (and hope) the Anniversary Edition and the Hex Packs (and the German Kartensets) have established a new standard here. One that I quite like, I might add.

Not sure what you mean. The new box set maps are not the game-board type cardstock. They're "paper," although I won't know more about exactly what kind of substance that means until later tonight.
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The third edition maps and old map sets were zero gloss with a coarse stock.
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Any idea when DriveThruRPG will get them?

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Any idea when DriveThruRPG will get them?

Not at this time, since I don't have an idea when anyone else will get them. They're still in the production process.
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What online stores sell these in Europe?

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What online stores sell these in Europe?

I know only about Fantasywelt.de that has them for pre-order.
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So what are the buying options for people in Canuckistan?  Any suppliers or online vendors people know about?
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What online stores sell these in Europe?

I'm in Sweden and use alphaspel.se as they carry most BT stuff. Both boxes are up for preorder. Shipping about 13 euro to most of the mainland. 
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I had a dream last night that I bought a scalped box for $150 and woke up sad

Don't do this. Please. Even if this were all that were going to be printed, do not ever encourage the GenCon scalpers.
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Don't do this. Please. Even if this were all that were going to be printed, do not ever encourage the GenCon scalpers.

1) it was a *bad* dream
1a) I don’t have that kind of cash
2) I’m not desperate to get it before it is widely distributed

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Don't do this. Please. Even if this were all that were going to be printed, do not ever encourage the GenCon scalpers.
Especially considering at the price the scalpers want, you could get two boxes with a little patience.  ^-^
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Especially considering at the price the scalpers want, you could get two boxes with a little patience.  ^-^

Two of the standard boxes, an Introductory boxed set, and lunch. :D
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Two of the standard boxes, an Introductory boxed set, and lunch. :D

And who doesn't like lunch?
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This is a continuous issue. If GenCon is to be the place where everything debuts, there should be a hard limit of (example) "two per customer." Considering there are demos there and people helping new players learn the rules, it's a big turn-off to be told "sorry, we're out!" when a prospective player is trying to get into the game.
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i spotted a beginner box for $150 and died a little on the inside

Don’t feed the scalpers.  I’ve got my receipts from Aries Games, so I’m good.

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This is a continuous issue. If GenCon is to be the place where everything debuts, there should be a hard limit of (example) "two per customer." Considering there are demos there and people helping new players learn the rules, it's a big turn-off to be told "sorry, we're out!" when a prospective player is trying to get into the game.
They really need to stop flying in a few samples to sell at Gen Con, if the bulk hasn't arrived, display samples only.

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They really need to stop flying in a few samples to sell at Gen Con, if the bulk hasn't arrived, display samples only.
That won't work, even global demand will feed scalpers.
Also getting these samples out is important for marketing.
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They really need to stop flying in a few samples to sell at Gen Con, if the bulk hasn't arrived, display samples only.

So, sell none versus sell a bunch and get people excited about it?

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They really need to stop flying in a few samples to sell at Gen Con, if the bulk hasn't arrived, display samples only.

Agreed. But that will never happen.


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So, I heard that 35th anniversary is next year.
Last intro box came with the 25th anniversary afaik.

I hope this intro box will stay available longer.
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So, I heard that 35th anniversary is next year.
Last intro box came with the 25th anniversary afaik.

I hope this intro box will stay available longer.

That was the second iteration with the hammerhands on the cover(it was more a 29th anni box due to delays). The third version had the atlas and was released in 2013. Prices have been unreasonable on the secondary market for about two to three years now.

The old box was a loss leader, meaning it sold at a loss with the hope of drawing people in and boosting sales. That obviously was ineffective. The new box with eight minis is apparently priced to be more self-sustaining for future printings (fewer minis, paper maps help). Hopefully it works out