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#1 Legate of Mineta

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:12 PM

All;

 

Here's the latest on the app- unfortunately, Tin Man will not be able to create it, but is offering gamebook codes in place of a Holdfast gamebook:

 

https://www.kickstar...vengeance/posts

 

...very bitter news! :(



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:59 PM

What is your plan to collecting the info what gamebook we want and for what OS? Edit: And could you please tell what OS each off the 12 App support? As fare I understand it not all are available for the PC.
:blink: First 1657 then 1931 and 4E 37. Next are 1658 or 1939.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:11 PM

Schwarzbart;

 

I believe they plan to send out the survey this weekend- the codes are for all platforms, so you just need to specify the book you want.

 

I'm not sure which OS each App supports- actually, I believe every one of them supports PC, Mac, Linux and Droid. I'm sure they'll publish that information in the survey, though. In the mean time, if you look at the books you are interested in, I think it does say on the product page.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:37 AM

:(

 

So what is the plan now?


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:26 AM

Leoshi;

 

We're uncertain, in many ways this was a surprise. We felt there might be further delay, but not cancellation. We are working to see if another gamebook company might pick it up, but also a Backer this morning mentioned Choice of Games. That idea seems to be *very* interesting among the Team.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:44 PM

Oh! A Light Shining in the Darkness! Well then I sincerely hope you can weather through this... really big annoyance. :)


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:37 AM

Leoshi;

 

Always. :)



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 04:20 PM

I'm a huge fan of choice of game games. I have almost all of the main titles and hosted titles. The best one I played is called Tin Star, its huge. 



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:30 PM

Lilette;

 

I liked that one, too. :)

 

Hopefully, you'll see Holdfast there soon. :)



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:11 AM

Hmm. Echoing my comment on the kickstarter thread, how deeply irritating this is (although not really with BCS - but with TMG). At least some sort of combat-automating tool, even an Excel sheet, would be preferable to this situation. A fully kitted out CoG app would be better, clearly.

 

On a side note, did the annotated artwork and maps ever go out? I can't remember seeing those, although it's been a while since I checked on this.



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:48 AM

@soulblur

1) TinManGames would have implemented their own Combat system for the app if they would have done it.
2) What is your problem with the combat? All you have to do is print out the Combat Table and exactly write down the effects of your weapons and other equipment.
The only thing you then have to do for a combat is a simply subtraction at the start of a combat then rolling a die and look at the Combat Table for the results and what action you have available for the round. So a Excel sheet would help absolute nothing as it would be the exact same as the combat table.
3) Because the licence rights for a App are back at BCS there is still hope that they find someone else to do the App.
:blink: First 1657 then 1931 and 4E 37. Next are 1658 or 1939.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:02 AM

soulblur;

 

The Team hasn't discussed a Tool, I don't believe, so I'll bring it over to them and see what they say. Hopefully, there will still be a version of the app created, although, as Schwarzbart notes, it will almost certainly be a different combat system.

 

All the awards did go out, including the artwork and maps- I think those were out in December.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:18 AM

@Schwarzbart

 

When the book first got released, I tried to play through it, and just found that all of my time was spent figuring out claw, and looking up numbers, applying effects and keeping track of hitpoints, and not actually reading and enjoying the book. I said at the time that I would wait for the app, and so I am frustrated that TMG has taken this long to get where we are. I've said as much to them, and they have their reasons, but I'm still not particularly convinced.

 

I feel that there could be a way to partially automate the character sheet and combat system that would speed up how combat works for simple minds like my own. But longer term, I imagine a full app is the way to go.

 

@Legate

I've checked back through my email, and what I'd asked about is in the setting guide, I believe, so I'm sorted on that front. Thank you.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:50 AM

soulblur;

 

No problem!



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:11 AM

How many answers of the 611 backer did the team get to the survey and are they already forwarded to Tin Man?
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:05 PM

Schwarzbart;

 

I believe half, and they will be forwarded tomorrow, I think.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

Just got my 2 gamebook apps from Tin Man.
They send you a link that is a gift code where you have to enter the e-mail of your Humble Bundle account so you easy can put them to a account of your choice.
:blink: First 1657 then 1931 and 4E 37. Next are 1658 or 1939.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:19 AM

Schwarzbart;

 

Excellent! I believe they'll make an Update on it this afternoon.



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 01:30 PM

So is the add still on?

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 03:02 PM

Joel;

 

We're not sure yet, but we hope to have good news to report soon...



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