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quinta-feira, 23 de maio de 2013

No "Block Dice"? Seriously?!?

Since some of the Blood Bowl community doesn't go (that often), to the NAF site/forum, I suppose this can be of some use.

The following announcement was posted early on today (23rd May 2013), in the NAF forum, by Dave (Lycos), the President.

Dear Members
This is always an exciting time of year as the NAF announces new dice. We are keeping this tradition but sadly, after ten years, Games Workshop has brought this great tradition of new block dice to an end.

We tried many angles with GW, but ultimately the licensing department would not renew our deal meaning that, for 2013, a new colour of blocking dice cannot be issued. We have good relations with GW and hope that with continued communication this may change in the future.

This year we will instead be issuing matching coloured sets of 2D6, plus a D8 and a D16. In the great tradition of the NAF, the new colour and unique design will be announced at the NAF Championship 2013 and attendees renewing their membership can get their new dice. A picture of the new dice will go up on the website shortly afterwards.

We are excited about our new dice, however we also have stocks of some of the classic back catalogue of dice and are very well aware that many would like to get their hands on some. So until further notice, when members renew or sign up, we will be able to fulfill their request for block dice. Current supplies are Red, Yellow, Light Blue, Light Green and Silver.

We hope you're as enthusiastic as we are about this fabulous opportunity for NAF members to expand their collections of Blood Bowl accessories. The brand new dice sets will be available from June 1st this year, but members will have the option to request dice from our classic collections (as above) instead.

Happy dice rolling!

NAF President

(Link: NAF forum)

 You're welcome to comment if you will.

4 comentários:

Tristan M disse...

absolutely ridiculous.

I have loyally stood by GW throughout price hike after price hike, and lack of support for some of their best games, but the pointlessness of this decision has broken the camel's back.

I will probably keep one space marine army which has all my space hulk terminators. Other than that anything non specialist games is likely to get sold/traded away.

Tristan M disse...

oh and I'm probably going to have to change my blog name... :(

Tristan M disse...

Axtklinge disse...

Yes, it's a big, hard to understand blow in the BB (NAF) community.
There are TONS of different "block dice" for sale out there, they can't seriously be waiting for us to stop playing (or even getting block dice), just because the have IP over those.

This may end up being the driving force to make NAF start walking in his own path, no strings attached.