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Anything to Celebrate 20 years of Dragon Diceā„¢?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:23 pm GMT    Post subject: Anything to Celebrate 20 years of Dragon Diceā„¢? Reply with quote

I wondered, as the game was released in 1995 (and I remember being very excited by the adverts in the run up to its release), will there be anything special for Dragon Diceā„¢ in 2015?

I mention it, as it seems to me that 20 years is quite an achievement for a game.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:32 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that is a huge accomplishment for any game, whether cult status or active status.

So, anything special...

We have a pipeline of things lined up, it's all a matter of cash flow to spit them out.

Any one of them could be considered anniversary special. Smile

but I will try to think of something really cool that we could crowd fund and have it 'cut in line'.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:32 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean beside the summer blockbuster based on "Chill Wind"? Laughing Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:45 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm... I know a pretty good moviemaker. I bet I could get him interested (at the right price). Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:39 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

ddicerc wrote:
You mean beside the summer blockbuster based on "Chill Wind"? Laughing Mr. Green


Your budget for frostwing makeup had better be good.

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Hmmm... I know a pretty good moviemaker. I bet I could get him interested (at the right price). Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green


and we know at least two actors who would do it. but with mine he'd wanna turn it into a musical.

Steve, get started on that: Chill Wind: the Musical!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:49 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Steve, get started on that: Chill Wind: the Musical!"

I was thinking maybe some new dice, but I'll take what I can get Smile

Certainly a good year to launch a new starter pack with a '20th Anniversary' logo on it at least.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:28 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea for something anniversary! I'd support crowd-funding something!

Something dice based would be good!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:36 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crowdfunding a special anniversary wahoo would be Wahoo!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:48 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thinking out loud here, what about a 20th anniversary Dragon Shield?

Wouldn't be too hard to produce in comparison to dice, and could provide a much needed revised pack of spell cards?

just a thought....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:05 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everybody else is crowdfunding. For something like Dragon Diceā„¢ which has a devout following, it's worth a try.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:01 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just shocked that a PC game hasn't been made. Seems like a simple thing to code!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:19 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cataphract wrote:
I'm just shocked that a PC game hasn't been made. Seems like a simple thing to code!

No offense, but you would be about the 100th person to try and then give up. It is very much not simple. It's the exact opposite of simple. That's why it hasn't been done.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:52 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuckpint wrote:
Cataphract wrote:
I'm just shocked that a PC game hasn't been made. Seems like a simple thing to code!

No offense, but you would be about the 100th person to try and then give up. It is very much not simple. It's the exact opposite of simple. That's why it hasn't been done.
I guess the fact that one isn't out is evidence enough.

Have you considered contracting an engine which doesn't include the rules in it? There was an MtG game engine a while back whose name I can't remember that just had the cards coded and it was up to the players (and honor system) to know/handle the rules.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:59 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you considered contracting out a simple program without a rules engine? I.E. one that just rolls and displays dice. Someone made such a program for MtG back in the day called Apprentice.

EDIT: I edited this post to have the content of both other posts, since this one got cleared and the other didn't. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:17 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at this thread:
http://sfr-inc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1274

and this thread:
http://sfr-inc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=837

and this thread:
http://sfr-inc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4019

more:
http://sfr-inc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2926
http://sfr-inc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2962
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:21 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuckpint wrote:
Take a look at this thread:
http://sfr-inc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1274

and this thread:
http://sfr-inc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=837

and this thread:
http://sfr-inc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4019

more:
http://sfr-inc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2926
http://sfr-inc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2962
Egad. I hadn't considered just how many variations of adding and subtracting targeted effects the game had, and how that could confuse the crap out of a program.

I still think an Apprentice-Style program would be do-able, but that's coming from a person who could be described, at best, as a novice...so...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:17 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cataphract wrote:
Have you considered contracting out a simple program without a rules engine? I.E. one that just rolls and displays dice. Someone made such a program for MtG back in the day called Apprentice.

EDIT: I edited this post to have the content of both other posts, since this one got cleared and the other didn't. Mr. Green


Concerning this one, there are several virtual table tops where people have started to implement just the dice images. They meet with more or less success. It has unfortunately not been a priority to this date.
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