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Heroquest Kickstarter Still in Limbo

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Hey everyone!

For those of you out there who weren’t following or backing the Heroquest 25th Anniversary kickstarter, it did indeed go up. It made almost a half-million dollars, then was promptly suspended over an intellectual property dispute!

I know a lot of people who were interested in this one; nostalgia goes a long way, after all, and I was considering a small backing myself. That’s not likely now!

Gamezone, the company behind the new edition’s Kickstarter campaign, is in talks with Moon Design to work out the licensing, and according to them, the C&D that was issued to them (on Thanksgiving, of all days!) is suspended, but as of this writing, the campaign was still down.

Moon Design has a detailed explanation of their action, which in a nutshell boils down to a simple issue of names. Mood Design publishes the Heroquest RPG here in the states, and their action was based on potential confusion over the similarly (read: exactly) named titles. I still think the timing of the C&D was a little fishy; Thanksgiving weekend is not exactly a timeframe where a lot is going to get done in the U.S. when it comes to lawyers.

Hopefully we’ll see this resolved soon and the campaign get rolling again before it gets too poisonous. Of course, with close to a half million in pledges, the campaign will be fine… as long as it comes back to life!

What do you think? Was Moon Design trying to throw Gamezone’s campaign under the bus with a Thanksgiving C&D? Will the campaign come back to life? Would you pledge, given the difficulties?

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October 22, 2019
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    October 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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October 23, 2019
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    October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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    $15.00 entry

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October 24, 2019
  • X-Wing Miniatures League Battle

    October 24, 2019
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    Come meet the Mynock Squadron and learn how to play or battle against Ace pilots in the epic skirmish game X-Wing
    Meet up is @ 7:00pm

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  • Historical Wargaming Night

    October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Flames of War (Battlefront Minatures) Has you battling with mostly the big 4 British, American, German, Russian, (among other nations) and deciding the fate of World War 2! Will you recreate history or create an alternate timeline with your army of Tanks, infantry, transports,planes,& artillery in this 1/100 scale wargame?!

    Blood & Plunder (Firelock Games) is a pirate wargame mostly skirmish games but can escalate to massive battles with ships such as the dreaded Galleon! Will you be a merchant defending your charge or be a scallywag and try to plunder the booty:?!
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    Team Yankee ( Battlefront Miniatures ) is a tabletop miniatures wargame that is set in a fictional World War III in 1985 based on the novel of the same name by Harold Coyle.

    The game is a standard two player miniature wargame with each player taking command of a company or battalion level force consisting of hand painted miniatures. The game provides one 6 different missions for the purpose of pickup games. There are also several scenarios in the book that allow the players to recreate some of the battles from the Team Yankee novel.

    All formats are new player friendly, and are the most fun you can have blowing up your friends.

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