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04 Jun 2021 19:07 #323701 by Sagrilarus
I saw what looked like a snatch from a forum post about BSG being rereleased with a Cthulhu theme, on a cruise liner. Has official news been released?

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04 Jun 2021 19:10 - 04 Jun 2021 19:11 #323702 by sornars
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FFG has been teasing something out that would fit the bill: www.facebook.com/FantasyFlightGames/phot...42/10157734749687143 . Twitter link for the folks that hate Facebook: .

Fan speculation has been running rampant about this retheme including alleged leaks from playtesters. The teaser linked above is set to be fully announced on the 10th so we'll know soon enough!
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04 Jun 2021 19:30 #323703 by hotseatgames
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A Cultist in our midst. Sounds like that could be fun!

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04 Jun 2021 20:03 #323705 by Disgustipater
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If it is a BSG re-theme, I guess I managed to sell my BSG set just in time.

I’d given up on FFG releasing anything interesting ever again, but I’m intrigued.
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04 Jun 2021 20:19 #323706 by charlest
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I don't think BSG will drop in price from this retheme, if that is indeed true.
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04 Jun 2021 20:30 #323707 by Disgustipater
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You’re probably right. The brief scan I did of the discussion had a bunch of people saying the BSG setting was a major reason they like it.

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04 Jun 2021 21:40 #323708 by Msample
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It’s not like REX made DUNE get any cheaper. Theme and setting matter. If I want Cthulhu and hidden alliances, STUDY IN EMERALD has that covered.
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04 Jun 2021 22:27 #323709 by Gary Sax
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Seems fine, they could sand off some rough edges and put in some essentials in the core box. I'd like to see the game a little bit shorter out of the box but tuned to be just as difficult on the crew.
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05 Jun 2021 02:08 #323712 by Michael Barnes
Nope. The big success of BSG was in conveying the timely themes and topics of the show while also providing a highly interactive -BSG- experience. Slapping Cthulhu shit on it in 2021 with maybe a couple of new mechanisms is just about the laziest and least inspired way possible to bring back Corey K’s seminal design. It’s one of the most influential and important games of the last 20 years and they are going to Munchkin it up with Lovecraft...Jesus effin’. I guess it will be an “Arkham Files” game now...I’d almost rather it go to Terrinoth.

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05 Jun 2021 08:20 #323713 by Shellhead
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I hope that FFG is paying somebody to put flowers on Lovecraft's grave at least once a year.
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05 Jun 2021 09:13 #323714 by Sagrilarus
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Michael Barnes wrote: ...I’d almost rather it go to Terrinoth.


How many web sites you looking to get banned from?
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05 Jun 2021 09:20 #323715 by sornars
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I feel like this re-theme could work so I'm optimistically hopeful but FFG's continued disregard for their best in-house universe - Android - where this could be an almost straightforward retheme is so confusing.

More interestingly than the theme/setting, I do wonder about the resonance of this title to modern audiences (assuming no mechanical changes). I feel like BSG is a game that captured a moment in time but I'm not sure I'm up for fiddling with a bunch of small decks of cards again.
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05 Jun 2021 10:14 #323716 by Michael Barnes
Both the game and the show were specifically about post 9/11 trauma and fear.

But yeah, this could totally feature Lovecraftian themes- the sabotaging players could secretly be “cultists” (meaning “foreigners” and “mulattoes”) trying to sink a ship full of upright New England white people. Mask the racism with some hand wavy “cOsMiC HoRrOr” bullshit and fish monsters, this could be a huge hit.

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05 Jun 2021 10:17 #323717 by Michael Barnes
Lovecraft is trash. Step back from the nerd brainwashing/indoctrination that liking Lovecraft is the Done Thing and you realize that a bunch of garbage writing with a couple of decent horror ideas shouldn’t have been enough to keep his fandom going for 100 years.

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05 Jun 2021 11:00 #323718 by hotseatgames
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I have actually only played BSG one time. I had not seen the show at that point, and the game took 4 hours, which was at least 1 hour too long. It made me never want to play again. If this is a BSG game at its core, I hope it is streamlined.

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