(Boardgame) Star Wars Rebellion by FFG

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(Boardgame) Star Wars Rebellion by FFG

Post by MythicalMino » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:36 pm

FFG announced today thst they are developing a new Star Wars board game. I thought their contract was not for board games? Anyways....it is set in the original trilogy and is due in 1st quarter of 2016.

Some ppl are saying it is at the very least inspired by the old PC game of the same name.

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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:40 pm

Prepare your wallets:
Featuring more than 150 plastic miniatures and two game boards

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Post by coopasonic » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:43 pm

$100 list price and 3-4 hour play time. Nah.
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Post by Dr. Sugardaddy » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:14 pm

Is this the fabled TI3.5: SW Edition?
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Post by Zarathud » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:05 am

Want.
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Post by wonderpug » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:57 am

Dr. Sugardaddy wrote:Is this the fabled TI3.5: SW Edition?
Ever since the TI38 came out the TI35 just isn't in demand.

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Post by El Guapo » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:11 am

I will pay all the money for this game.

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Post by Lordnine » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:27 am

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The mini's. Looks cool but I'm not that much of a Starwars fanatic, plus 4 players is too low for my group. I have Forbidden Stars, which I love, but it never makes it to the table.

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Post by Chrisoc13 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:57 am

I'll likely end up grabbing this especially since it looks ripe for two players. But the 4 hour last time is step. FFG sure has knocked it out of the park with the star wars license.

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Post by Chaz » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:11 pm

I'm buying the hell out of this thing.
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Post by baelthazar » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:14 pm

I want this badly but I doubt I will ever get to play it.

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Post by El Guapo » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:30 am

Really, the only significant way this game differs from what I had been imagining in my head was that in my version it was set during the Old Republic, and there were four COIN-esque factions - the Republic, the Sith Empire, the Jedi, and the Sith. The Jedi are naturally aligned with the Republic and the Sith with the Empire, but there interests diverge - the Jedi and Sith are more interested in each other and the Force than power realities in the galaxy, so the Sith would be perfectly happy with the Republic defeating the Empire if in the process they destroy the Jedi and effectively dominate the galaxy in secret.

So, the Jedi and Sith factions would intervene in the galactic fighting, but at the same time would be pursuing their own agendas.

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Post by Zarathud » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:14 pm

House rules. I would definitely buy the print and play.
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Post by $iljanus » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:44 pm

El Guapo wrote:I will pay all the money for this game.
Not that I'm pining away for human contact in my "retirement" but I'd be happy to play this with you. I'll even bring the beer instead of raiding your fridge. :wink:

The miniatures look really great which is what I expect from FFG. They even have the Death Star part deux with all the uncompleted decks hanging out!
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Post by Holman » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:59 pm

Seeing the board pic in the OP link gave me a creepy flashback to this earlier Star Wars boardgame.

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Post by Lordnine » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:17 pm

This was talked about pretty extensively in a recent Shut up and Sit down podcast. They loved it and it sounded really interesting. Unfortunately for me, it also sounds like it is really made for two players, which means I would never get to play it.

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Post by TheMix » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:21 pm

So get 2-3 copies and then have championships? :wink:
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Post by baelthazar » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:37 pm

FYI, you can preorder this on several of the online retailers (given that the new Asmodee policies do not screw this up). It looks to be around $70. I really really want it, but I just know it will never get played.

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Post by Scoop20906 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:19 pm

The shut up and sit down podcast got me really excited about this game. It looks like a fun two player game that lets you kind of rewrite the original trilogy. I think I am going to pre-order it.
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Post by El Guapo » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:40 am

I'm almost certainly going to get this, although it's unlikely that it will get played in person more than a grand total of once. How likely is it that there will be a Vassal (or Tabletop Simulator) module for this, and if so how long after the game's release would a module like that typically come out?

It is a little hard to logically justify the purchase given that I'm only likely to play this in person once or twice, but I would get a LOT more use out of the game if I could also play it online via Vassal.

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Post by coopasonic » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:45 am

Lordnine wrote:This was talked about pretty extensively in a recent Shut up and Sit down podcast. They loved it and it sounded really interesting. Unfortunately for me, it also sounds like it is really made for two players, which means I would never get to play it.
Yeah, me either. I hardly ever get that many.
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Post by baelthazar » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:45 pm

coopasonic wrote:
Lordnine wrote:This was talked about pretty extensively in a recent Shut up and Sit down podcast. They loved it and it sounded really interesting. Unfortunately for me, it also sounds like it is really made for two players, which means I would never get to play it.
Yeah, me either. I hardly ever get that many.
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Post by RMC » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:45 am

Yeah, two player games are too small for my group. Hell, 4 player games have to be scheduled and some people do not get invited once we have the 4 people needed. <sigh>

But I really want this game....
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Post by hentzau » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:56 am

I have a plethora of 2 player games that rarely hit the table as well (Memoir '44, Twilight Struggle, Star Wars LCG, Heroes of Normandie, right off the top of my head). I love each of these games, but we can play one of them maybe every 6 months when someone can't show for our regular game night.

But I'm going to get this one anyway. I'm going to try and see if I can get my 13 year old to play it with me.
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Post by El Guapo » Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:46 pm

hentzau wrote:I have a plethora of 2 player games that rarely hit the table as well (Memoir '44, Twilight Struggle, Star Wars LCG, Heroes of Normandie, right off the top of my head). I love each of these games, but we can play one of them maybe every 6 months when someone can't show for our regular game night.

But I'm going to get this one anyway. I'm going to try and see if I can get my 13 year old to play it with me.
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Post by Scoop20906 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:42 pm

I don't care if I have to pick up a day worker and pay him for the day I'm finding someone to play this with me.
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Post by El Guapo » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:50 pm

Where are people pre-ordering this from?

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Post by Scoop20906 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:51 pm

I preordered from Sci-fi city
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Post by RMC » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:47 am

I guess it does allow for 2 teams, so up to four players. Just bought TI3 and the latest expansion to Eclipse so my board game moola is a little low. I might wait for all the reviews to come through and then buy it even if they are negative. heh. It's an FFG game, so there should be plenty out there to get.
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Post by baelthazar » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:52 pm

FYI, the copies have been loaded onto an Imperial Shuttle and are en route to Alderan (status is now "On the Boat")!

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Post by Scoop20906 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:33 pm

baelthazar wrote:FYI, the copies have been loaded onto an Imperial Shuttle and are en route to Alderan (status is now "On the Boat")!
Thanks for the heads up!
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Post by hentzau » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:19 pm

Just placed a pre-order at my FLGS for this.
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Post by El Guapo » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:02 pm

I also got around to placing a pre-order for this.

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Post by MythicalMino » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:33 pm

In case you guys do not know, there is a gameplay video with Tom Vasel and Sam (Dicetower) on the BGG site.
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Post by baelthazar » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:13 am

Be careful though, I hear they mess up several rules.

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Post by Chaz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:57 am

Still think I'm going to see how the price shakes out on Amazon. If I can get it with Prime shipping for the same price as the specialty sites, so much the better.
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Post by Scoop20906 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:18 pm

baelthazar wrote:FYI, the copies have been loaded onto an Imperial Shuttle and are en route to Alderan (status is now "On the Boat")!
Well, the "On the Boat" status is gone so that is some type of progress. Now it is just unavailable. I guess we are still looking at April.
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