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I stumbled upon this whilst perusing the internets today...

 

Apparently there is a Spanish company that has (who knows how?) obtained the license to redo Heroquest for distribution in Spain. Their plan is to only sell in Spain, but release the game in several languages. So, a person might be able to order the game from any online retailer in Spain.

 

Here is a link to the company, Gamezone Miniatures. Their minis look decent and they definitely have the 'not gw' thing down. They are supposed to be putting up a Heroquest dedicated webpage in October sometime. The rumors (news?) seem to be originating from this blog post. You will have to read Spanish or have google do something similar to translating it for you...

 

This would be awesome if it pans out. It's a classic game that I'd probably go in for. There is also a rumor that the company may try to use crowd-funding to get the game going. I'm not sure how that would work for out of Spain backers though?

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Well ... I guess Gamezone weren't expecting a kind of Spanish Inquisition.

I GM and I'm a Real Estate Agent. I never make my players get sick with odd infections, or bog them down with frivolous game lawyer interpretations of the rules. But god damn if they ever try to buy p

Very cool! The Inquisitor Magnus mini reminds me of my Priest figure from the old Talisman line:

 

http://www.gamezoneminiatures.com/tienda/en/empire/64-inquisitor-magnus.html

Good googly moogly. With a bit of conversion work, that is exactly the mini I was needing to stand at the pulpit on top of my scratch built titan...

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Very cool! The Inquisitor Magnus mini reminds me of my Priest figure from the old Talisman line:

 

http://www.gamezoneminiatures.com/tienda/en/empire/64-inquisitor-magnus.html

Good googly moogly. With a bit of conversion work, that is exactly the mini I was needing to stand at the pulpit on top of my scratch built titan...

 

 

Very nice custom. I'd leave the Gerber baby in the gun. Adds a level of creepiness to it :;):

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Without being too cynical.....I'll believe it when I see it. GW voluntarily handing over a license? Or does MB own the license?

 

It maybe Heroquest, but not as we know it......interesting to see.

 

MB Published, GW did the Miniatures, art etc.

As MB had lots of subsidieries for different countries it is possible that these guys have picked up the Spanish Publication rights but would need to redesign everything, which I expect they would do anway.

I'm not sure if a 25th anniversary edition with completely new figures and art is really an anniversary edition, but at least it's something.

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That'd be a thing to see. For a moment, I wondered if this was another Kickstarter...

...and in the US, MB held the license; although I might be wrong, I thought that GW simply had made the actual figurines (or just provided the sculpts). This would seem to indicate that the Fimir won't be in the new version...

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That'd be a thing to see. For a moment, I wondered if this was another Kickstarter...

 

...and in the US, MB held the license; although I might be wrong, I thought that GW simply had made the actual figurines (or just provided the sculpts). This would seem to indicate that the Fimir won't be in the new version...

 

You indicate correctly. GW fully locked down the entire concept of Fimir.

 

UPDATE: There is an active and updated thread here. The nitty gritty is listed below for your convenience.

 

Quote: Lorenzo Pablo Looks like the Gamezone guys have been leaking information on several spanish blogs, here are the links:

On box contents

Pledge levels, prices, release date, game mechanics and some component details

Interview with general information

Recap

 

As all of this is in spanish, I'll make a recap similar to the one on the last link:

 

- Kickstarter starts on November 22nd.

- In addition to the already mentioned 3 pledge levels there will be one in which they will add a picture of you and your friends playing on the back of the box.

- There will be miniature and furniture pledge levels and all components will be available on the company web page in case you need more of anything.

- Each Hero, male and female versions, will have different stats. There will be a huntress instead of a female barbarian.

- 6 spells on each school of magic for a total of 30 spells.

- Each miniature will have different sculpt. In addition to the original contents and the female counterparts of the heroes there will be some new miniatures: ogre, stone gargoyle, spectre, black orc and pit slime.

- There will be 50 completely new adventures.

- One side of the board will have a dungeon and the other will be outdoors with ruins.

- The old adventures will not be reimplemented.

- Enemies will be tougher.

- The mind value will be used.

- In the interview they talk about the help received from Hasbro Iberia (Spain and Portugal), which sounds like they have reached some kind of agreement and a lawsuit is out of the table.

 

And there is more, but I am sure you want to know what will be in the box:

- Board.

- Bad guy screen.

- 8 dice (2 movement and 6 combat, all by q workshop).

- Rules.

- Adventure book.

- Hero stats.

- 86 cards (10 artefacts, 30 treasure, 16 equipment, 30 spells).

- 46 miniatures (8 heroes, 6 goblins, 8 orcs, 4 skeletons, 2 mummies, 4 zombies, 4 chaos warriors, 3 drrakks/fimir, 1 stone gargoyle, 1 gargoyle, 1 chaos wizard, 1 spectre, 1 black orc, 1 ogre, 1 pit slime).

- 48 furniture elements, some of them multicomponent (18 doors, 4 chests, 2 tables, 1 throne, 3 bookshelves, 1 armour stand, 1 torture table, 1 chimney, 1 alchemy table, 1 tomb, 1 pit, 1 altar, 1 cage, 1 mirror, 1 statue, 1 death pendulum (sorry for the translation), 1 dimensional portal, 8 treasure chest contents).

- 35 resin markers (1 entry stairs, 4 secret doors, 8 fallen rocks, 4 double fallen rocks, 6 pit traps, 4 spear traps, 4 axe traps, 4 arrow traps).

 

And it will weight around 4 Kg.

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I like the idea of that pledge level where a photo of you and your friends playing the game will be put on the published game box.

 

That would be a fun thing to have. A great conversation piece and keepsake.

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