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More news on the Trictrac forum, where @Fred Henry said that:

 

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Jeudi en début d'apres midi nous ferons un live chez TT, avec Guillaume,Phal, Croc, Pit et moi-même, afin d'expliquer les tenants et les aboutissants du projet Beyond The Monolith. 

Début Janvier, la campagne sera celle de "Conan, Beyond The Monolith". C'est à dire que seront commercialisées simultanément la boite du moteur de jeu ET les boites de faction du premier univers qu'elle permettra d'animer, à savoir le monde de Conan. 
Quatre boîtes de faction seront proposées dans un premier temps en janvier : "Pirates n'Privateers" ; "Dangerous Wilderness" ; "Demons n'Sorcerers" ; et enfin "Aquilonian forces".

 

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During Thursday, on the beginning of the afternoon, we'll make a live video on the Tric-Trac community*, where Guillaume, Phal, Croc, Pit and I** will explain what is the project Beyond the Monolith.

On the beginning of January, there will be a KS campaign, Conan, Beyond the Monolith, during which the Engine Box, and the Faction boxes of the first universe (that is said, Conan universe) will be sold.

At first, four factions boxes will be sold: 'Pirates n'Privateers', 'Dangerous Wilderness', 'Demons n' Sorcerers' and 'Aquilonian forces.

 

* the Tric-Trac community is a large French-speaking website about boardgames.

** Guillaume is someone working for Tric-Trac, Phal was the founder of Tric-Trac but has recently retired from it, Croc is a game developer who was behind, among other games, Claustrophobia, and I'm ashamed to admit that I have no idea about who Pit is.

 

From this, and what I've read on the French-speaking forum, it seems to me that this campaign will focus on a Versus Mode of Conan, something similar to what was made for Batman. And to answer to @garbetsp's question, with the few info I've read here and there, I guess that some of the content of this new campaign will be the same as the one from the initial Conan campaign. I hope that the players of Conan won't have to buy everything again, as Fred Henry answerd on another thread, to a member of the Overlord that was saying that he was saving gold coins for the January campaign that seasonned players of Conan will need only copper coins.

 

I guess we'll get more precise news on Thursday.

Edited by Not Quite Dead
Thursday, not Tuesday (I always mix up those two).
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Thanks for the heads up about the video. I’m pretty excited to see what’s going to be in the new kickstarter. My group will probably be strictly adventure mode, so I’m a little disappointed to hear that the KS will be focused on versus mode. Im always down to buy some more minis though. Also, I hope they fix a couple ends and ends with the Conan rules like the fact that Feline Grace is just a way crummier Evasive.

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I like it. I like it a lot in fact. Ofcourse I need to see more details (prices for Universe boxes etc) but as an idea I like it a lot.

 

I'm not familliar with Batman versus mode (well obviously I know the basics but not the specifics of it) so I'll need to ask: Is there only one mission/way to win ("Last man standing") or are there other scenarios/missions in this mode?

 

I only hope that Monolith will produce new content for Conan KS (new miniatures, new boards etc.) so I won't have duplicates, or that Monolith will provide upgrade packs of some sort...

 

I'm also really excited about this Second Life initiative... So many possibilities! I would love to see agreements with CMON (Zombicide, Massive Darkness, Blood Rage, Rising Sun even Rum'n'Bones or Trudvang Legends eventually... - Maybe it's that big partner mentioned in FAQ... At least I hope so!) and Kingdom Death - It would be nice to have another use for those miniatures...

 

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Regarding your question about how to win in Batman Versus Mode, you typically play scenarios and each scenario has a different victory condition. You can find a copy of the Versus Mode rulebook right here on this site:

 

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On 10/15/2019 at 7:31 AM, Iesthir said:

I'm also really excited about this Second Life initiative... So many possibilities! I would love to see agreements with CMON (Zombicide, Massive Darkness, Blood Rage, Rising Sun even Rum'n'Bones or Trudvang Legends eventually... - Maybe it's that big partner mentioned in FAQ... At least I hope so!) and Kingdom Death - It would be nice to have another use for those miniatures...

 

Yeah, I am curious to see what the Second Life initiative is about.

 

Here is my list:

  • CMON (Zombicide, Massive Darkness, Trudvang Legends)
  • Grimlord Games (Village Attacks & Everrain)
  • Dark Gate Games (Vampire Hunters & Dark Rituals)
  • Diemention Games (Deep Madness)
  • Emergent Games (Fireteam Zero)
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On 10/15/2019 at 1:52 AM, snackalot said:

Thanks for the heads up about the video. I’m pretty excited to see what’s going to be in the new kickstarter. My group will probably be strictly adventure mode, so I’m a little disappointed to hear that the KS will be focused on versus mode. Im always down to buy some more minis though. Also, I hope they fix a couple ends and ends with the Conan rules like the fact that Feline Grace is just a way crummier Evasive.

I believe a lesser version of Evasive is just fine. Why shouldn't there be degrees? Evasive is extremely powerful and shouldn't be used for every agile character. 

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The focus of the KS will indeed be on Versus mode as it's something Monolith is really happy with and proud of. We want Conan players to have much more freedom to use the hordes of miniatures they have with much more choice. It's an excellent mode--one I'm constantly hearing about as people express their surprise at it. I'm not sure why it's surprising, but yes, Versus mode is awesome and I personally can t wait to have it for Conan. 

 

But don't worry, we will have more Adventure Mode scenarios and maybe even a short solo/co-op campaign  that uses the Sourcebook rules, should people want that. As I always ask those clamouring for more Adventure Mode scenarios--have you played them all? There are something like 70 scenarios out there plus the excellent community work. 

 

In any case, I love AdventureMode, you love and Adventure Mode, and we shall have more Adventure mode 😉

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6 hours ago, Not Quite Dead said:

I've read on Tric Trac that the live is postponed. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Indeed. Fred had something come up and could not do it but promises to reschedule.  

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12 hours ago, Matt John S said:

I believe a lesser version of Evasive is just fine. Why shouldn't there be degrees? Evasive is extremely powerful and shouldn't be used for every agile character. 

 

Oh okay, that's totally cool if it was intentional. I assumed it was a little bit of a fudge up on the designer side and that the original intent was to have the skills take up different design spaces, because the two skills had different names. If the two skills were meant to be different degrees of the same skill, I expected them to be named something along the lines of Evasive I and Evasive II. Or, maybe something closer to Batman where it's Evasive with a number underneath it. If they were meant to be the same type of skill, but just differing in degrees, I'm totally on board with Evasive and Feline Grace as it is. That was my bad for assuming designer intent by reading in between the lines. Thanks for taking the time to hop in Matt, your activity community management is always appreciated.

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2 hours ago, snackalot said:

 

Oh okay, that's totally cool if it was intentional. I assumed it was a little bit of a fudge up on the designer side and that the original intent was to have the skills take up different design spaces, because the two skills had different names. If the two skills were meant to be different degrees of the same skill, I expected them to be named something along the lines of Evasive I and Evasive II. Or, maybe something closer to Batman where it's Evasive with a number underneath it. If they were meant to be the same type of skill, but just differing in degrees, I'm totally on board with Evasive and Feline Grace as it is. That was my bad for assuming designer intent by reading in between the lines. Thanks for taking the time to hop in Matt, your activity community management is always appreciated.

Thanks you, sir. As to the origins of the skill, I'm not sure, but that's how I've always interpreted it. In Batman it seems they wanted more versality with the skill but for Conan they hadn't taken that measure. In any case, for now Conan's adventure mode rules will stay the same and we'll add to the existing scenario pool. Perhaps Adventure Mode will get an overall in the future--one where there's a common system for all themes, but not just yet. 

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On 10/17/2019 at 9:15 PM, Matt John S said:

Indeed. Fred had something come up and could not do it but promises to reschedule.  

 

So, any news on new date?

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So any new news from Trick Track live? Or is everything already on Monolith facebook page?

There was a brief mention of another potential license - a 2nd life kit for Cthulu Wars - No further details as yet - but OMG!

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Not sure you guys know that, but in this video

@Fred Henry was interviewed quite extensively and talked about Monolith's next KS.

 

Some interesting news, if I'm not mistaken:

- It will start the 5th of January.

- It will be quite short (no more than 1 week), BUT the KS page will be accessible before that date, so that you can have a look at the offer.

- It will consist of two main things:

-- the Conan Legacy, some Conan boxes from 2015 to sell (no idea if there are all in or no)), a box with the new miniatures, the matching tiles for the Book of Skellos and scenarii using Modiphius tile system (that will be buyable too, I presume) and, I guess, the new minis.

-- the Beyond the Monolith Campaign: a Core Set with the rules and what is needed to play a VS game, this will come with 4 faction boxes for Conan, 2 of which being sufficient to play at this Conan VS game. A bunch of these miniatures will the same as the one in the previous Conan game. This VS game for Conan will come with new maps and VS scenarii. A player will create freely an army from his faction box, picking the warriors the best suited for the scenario.

- There will be campaigns using Beyond the Monolith system with other games: 3 Zombicide games (classic, Black plague and Invaders) and Cthulhu Wars.

 

I haven't covered it all, but it's the main things I remember. :wink:

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