by Cryptozoic Entertainment
Cool can't wait (don't think my bank account will like me) �
Will there be an update/link to when GB2 the board game start to take backings
@sara I think I might have miscommunicated what I was trying to ask. I don't mean the pieces from the original game, I meant the characters. I am assuming that the core four will be represented (Zeddmore, Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler) but will the additional ones, that also happened to be in the first game, be represented in the new game. (Melnitz, Grifin, Alexander, Ortiz, and the Rookie)
@Josh - They will not be included in the base game.
@Sara Woot! You rock. (and yes I know it's a team effort, but you are the face person, so while you get the vitriol on occasion, right now you get ALL the kudos) One last question and then I will go back to being quiet while anxiously bouncing up and down in my desk chair, waiting with barely contained enthusiasm for April 11th. Will all 9 GBs from first game be included with GB2? Not asking about new ones, or additional data.
@Josh - They will work with both boards.
@Sara Have you taken the new 30mm sculpts and tried to use them with the original boards/ghosts/etc? The concern is not so much a visual thing, though that is in there. But that if you make the new sculpts large they might not work with the size restraints of the first boards.
@Editor - No plans to recast previous sculpts in a larger size.
@Ryan - Well, that's all you can see for now! ;)
We need a Louis Tully figure! :D
Ugh, we get 2 sets of all 4 busters? I want new charactersssssssss
Sara, if the new game sculpts will be a bit larger, for those of us that might display the miniatures it may be enough to make anything produced for this game visually be different to the existing figures, when placed together.
Could you let us know if there would there be any plan to recast the first game figures in the larger size, and if so how would these be made available?
@Michael - Since this is licensed through Sony, the likelihood of including other IDW comics is not very likely.
@Clyne - I hear you loud and clear. We'll be announcing our shipping partner at the start of the campaign.
@Mamu - It is what we are calling a "standalone expansion" which means it can be played on its own, or with the first game.
I enjoy the first game, despite the delicate miniatures, and having to use a firefly game box to fit all the extra stuff in. I'm not a real fan of GB2 and worry about it not being really compatible with the first game. I didn't have a problem with Ship Naked...Vigo and crew would be cool, but I bet the pricetag might be too much for me. I think I'm out.
If the shipping partner is ship naked again, I think a lot of us might pass this time around. It took me months of arguing with them to get what I ordered and it was broken a couple of times. They were an absolute nightmare to deal with. They even went as far as calling me a liar. If they are involved there is very little chance I'm gonna back this. Of course, I think crypto learned some lessons. Let's hope not using ship naked was one of them.
@Sara has Cryptozoic considered maybe developing expansions based off the comic or cartoon, like the recent TMNT game, which based the game off the first 12 issues of the current IDW book?
1. Yes, this was just to show some variation. Each buster will have a slime pack and a court room fig.
1. Will we get Ray in a suit as well? Would love to play out the Courtroom Battle.
2. Any chance we will see anything from the Videogame in this release, or would that be in the form of another release?
Looking forward to Vigo the Carpathian, Dr. Janosz Poha with a baby carriage, and of course the Ghost Train...
@John - No, there will be no new movie content.
Will we see any game content connected to the new movie?
But between this and the new SPM ks, Rail Raiders, i might just be losing a few more kilos in April, lol
Why are we still talking about people being "blindsided" by Ship Naked? All the worry had me freaking out, because I had about 4 KS expected to ship around the holidays, all through Ship Naked. Seriously, I was stressing. Well, they all arrived on time and complete. Perhaps Ship Naked's previous issues have been resolved and people can stop freaking out the uninitiated?! ;)
@Samantha - Yes, there will be a PM. We will announce our shipping partner at the campaign launch, so no surprises there. As far as compatibility, I'm working on making sure I know the in's and out's!
@William - That's a pretty sweet birthday present.
@Max - They will be a bit larger (30mm) and we are using a different plastic as well as exaggerating the sculpts. We've learned our lesson.
@Jarrett - The slimes work a bit differently than in the past. Instead of a more "generic" slime like in GB1, it will either be -1LOS or -1Movement, etc. so it will hinder you differently depending on what you are hit with.
"Use new Ghosts to bring new Slime tokens that can inhibit the Ghostbusters’ sight, movement, maneuvers and combat rolls."
Hmm. So far, we haven't had any issues with inhibiting the GB sight, movement, maneuvers and combat rolls. If anything, I'd say it's TOO inhibited as it seems to take us forever to do anything as we're constantly slimed and then have to go back and unslime someone, then that person gets slimed and the story repeats. The constant sliming issue is a major slowdown and reason why this game is remaining on the shelf more than I ever thought it would sadly. :(
So stop "coming down here shakin' my monkey tree." You need to speed the game up, Crypto, not slow it down! :)
@Tony You're welcome, but not welcome.
10 AM PST, Noon CST, 1pm EST.
Thanks, but no thanks.
@Danny From what has already been said is that this will be a stand alone game, but it's compatible with the first. So I don't see any reason to believe that you can't mix and match. To what extent though, I'm not sure. As long as you enjoy the first game though, that alone is reason enough to continue playing it, regardless of what comes out next.
Is this an expansion set?
Will this make the old game feel 'obsolete'?
Not the best word, but what I mean is will there be a reason to play the first game over this game? Will the rules be compatible with the first game so you can just add extra stuff into it?
@Max That's a great idea. Are you volunteering your considerable modeling and sculpting abilities to the team to help? I'm sure they'd welcome a talent like you.
@Crypto: Are you actually going to give us some decently detailed miniatures or are you going to give us the crap that you gave us in the first game?
@William that's great!!!
Cat wait... Starts on my Birfday too!
@Cryptozoic - Also I'm SUPER EXCITED FOR THIS! :O TAKE MY MONEY! I loved the first game! I hope you are ready to answer all of our bajillion questions about how GB1 and GB2 will work together!
@Cryptozoic - I REALLY hope you all consider doing a post-campaign pledge manager this time. Allowing us to pick up add-ons we may have missed (or may have made more room for in our budgets between campaign close and pledge manager open) will definitely result in more funds, happier backers, and more add-on sales.
Also... When the campaign launches on the 11th I hope we have news of who the planned shipping partner is. A lot of us were upset at the choice to use Ship Naked because we felt blindsided by it.
Awesome! My calendar has been marked!
Glad to see so much excitement! For those of you concerned about release schedules, etc., we have addressed those internally and look forward to discussing them with you soon. (Not quite yet, gotta leave some stuff behind the curtain)
That said, I know many of you haven't gotten as much GB time in as you would like, but by the time the game funds, is produced, etc. you will have had quite a bit of time to play round 1. :)
Sounds like you've got some awesome ideas for this version, but gosh, I've barely played Ghostbusters since receiving it. I'm not sure I'm ready to lay down more money, but I'll at least be watching to see all the neat stuff. Good luck!
This is awesome. I can't wait ^^
Vigo etc will all be KS exclusive ;)
What time on the 11th?
I'll just pick it up at Target, that way I can shave months off my wait
OMG, if you have Vigo in this game with a Janusz figure (especially in that creepy babysitter/bassinet outift), shut up and take my money...