Author Topic: Is this line still being supported?  (Read 1639 times)

adamu

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Re: Is this line still being supported?
« Reply #15 on: (08:05:38/04-26-17) »
Sad for me.

Had heard a lot of rumors a Crossfire expansion was approaching fruition.

Been checking this space every day for news.

And turns out it's some D&D thing.

No blame - it's their business.

But sad for me.

odd

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Re: Is this line still being supported?
« Reply #16 on: (18:40:59/04-26-17) »
 I agree with Tek in everything but the dnd part, though I haven't played since forth.

graven2002

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Re: Is this line still being supported?
« Reply #17 on: (11:31:05/04-27-17) »
Catalyst just confirmed there is another Crossfire expansion in development (yesterday via twitter).
Now we can all settle down... and then get excited; Expansion 2 confirmed!

https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/status/857230085413367808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fboardgamegeek.com%2Fthread%2F1769548%2Fcatalyst-wotc-join-forces-release-dragonfire-or-dd%2Fpage%2F2

odd

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Re: Is this line still being supported?
« Reply #18 on: (12:18:31/04-27-17) »
I'd like to get excited/stay optimistic, but sprawl gangers, the game I was most looking forward to with the year of shadowrun) has been "in development" since 2011-2012?

AJCarrington

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Re: Is this line still being supported?
« Reply #19 on: (16:08:32/04-27-17) »
Catalyst just confirmed there is another Crossfire expansion in development (yesterday via twitter).
Now we can all settle down... and then get excited; Expansion 2 confirmed!

https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/status/857230085413367808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fboardgamegeek.com%2Fthread%2F1769548%2Fcatalyst-wotc-join-forces-release-dragonfire-or-dd%2Fpage%2F2


Nice find, thanks for posting!

The Tekwych

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Re: Is this line still being supported?
« Reply #20 on: (17:55:25/04-27-17) »
The twitter conformation is nice but why is it an afterthought or response to complaints and not a press release of its own?  That should have been another press release, preferably a few minutes before the D&D one. it would have shown faith in the SR IP and in the crossfire engine and that the engine has legs. Then you drop the D&D press release as a while we're at it. Together they might have feed off each other for a stronger cycle.

incrdbil

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Re: Is this line still being supported?
« Reply #21 on: (11:28:12/04-29-17) »
reality: the D&D game announcement is far bigger than another crossfire expansion. All that simultaneous would do would be to drown out the crossfire announcement in the wake of the much bigger announcement.

The Tekwych

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Re: Is this line still being supported?
« Reply #22 on: (00:33:28/05-02-17) »
reality: the D&D game announcement is far bigger than another crossfire expansion. All that simultaneous would do would be to drown out the crossfire announcement in the wake of the much bigger announcement.
Yes it is and just the name D&D will mean that press release is picked up by mainstream press outlets, giving the coverage the Wizards expects and CGL needs. A SR Crossfire release would give the small press, in particular the industry press, distributers, and retailers a reminder of what the Crossfire engine is, faith that the engine has legs and can be supported in the long term and proof that CGL still supports their own IP and is not jumping onto a new ship.

A press release is a way to steer other parts of the industry toward tour product as well as inform the general public. Battletech and Shadowrun are known names in the industry but do not have the greatest track record on the retailers of distributers shelves. Things like a Tweet to a fan question can suggest that CGL sees these lines as an afterthought and dive the message to the industry that they should not support those lines. Without support at distribution and on retail shelves you can not grow you player base.

Appearances matter and this is a small industry. It will be little things like the lack of a press release that could make or break the next product cycle. CGL may be a small company but they are people that have been doing this a long time and should know these basic business principles.

Thanos007

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Re: Is this line still being supported?
« Reply #23 on: (16:17:47/08-29-17) »
So Yes. Prime Runners is Crossfire 1.5.  Same base game but updated rules based on lessons learned with Dragonfire.  Also an actual expansion. No real idea when they will be released. They had mock ups at Gen Con. So.... early  next year?