Thursday, 9 June 2011
Dust Tactics revamp after less than a year?
Part of me - specifically the part that has grown up being betrayed by Games Sweatshop and Privateer, (notice how I left the 'press' part out? That's not an accident) wants to scream 'Shenanigans!' and 'Money grabbing bastards!' or write a self-indulgent rant where I stick Rebeccah Black's head on the head of a Dust Tactics character from the box-set cover and waste 5 minutes of everyone's life.
I'm as shocked as you're going to be with this realisation, but here goes:
I think this is a really well managed and customer-friendly corporate decision.
Think about it:
Core game rules are the same, only points values have been changed
New points values are provided free on the FFG site for those who don't want to buy the unnecessary updated cards for existing models
You get a brand new scenario book
You get exclusive new models for both factions that introduce troop and vehicle classes hitherto unexplored in the official rules
It's cheaper than the original
Did I mention that it's cheaper than the original?
I think this is a serious win: a game update that you don't necessarily need, but will probably want in any case. Well done to you again, fantasy flight. Let's hope Games Workshop are watching your progress closely and learning from your example!