FFG: Britannia 2 to the print!

Siti

FFG is sending the Brit 2 production work to the printer this Friday (probably today when you receive this). The pieces are square with rounded corners, probably larger than the old pieces, but I cannot tell for sure. The most noticeable change is the inclusion of a very large number of victory point markers.

FFG is sending the Brit 2 production work to the printer this Friday (probably today when you receive this). The pieces are square with rounded corners, probably larger than the old pieces, but I cannot tell for sure. The most noticeable change is the inclusion of a very large number of victory point markers.
Received by Lew Pulsipher:

FFG is sending the Brit 2 production work to the printer this Friday (probably today when you receive this). The pieces are square with rounded corners, probably larger than the old pieces, but I cannot tell for sure. The most noticeable change is the inclusion of a very large number of victory point markers.

FFG evidently really did not like the idea of writing down points, but when I suggested a point track was a bad idea (too easy to foul up), they decided to use the counters instead, even though they must be fairly expensive to produce.
Apparently a score sheet will not be included in the game, but I'll post one on my site, which is listed in the rules.

While I think Gibsons did a good production job on the original (and AH used Gibson's artwork), FFG has made the game much more a work of art, pieces, rules, board, and nation cards.

What happens when it's sent to the printer? I don't *know*, but if I understand correctly, their printer is in China. After the game is printed and assembled, it will be shipped by boat, which takes 6-8 weeks. Conceivably a few copies might be flown to the US well before that for marketing purposes (FFG gave me a copy
of Doom at a time when only six copies were in the US, a long time before it appeared in stores).

So the game might be available sometime in December, which makes sense from a marketing standpoint--a disproportionate amount of game sales take place in the Christmas season. Brit is not listed on FFG's November release list, and the December list has not appeared.

I understand FFG has a history of posting downloadable rules for games on their Web site before the game is actually available for purchase. I do not have final copies, nor do I feel at liberty to post anything I have on this listserv.

I have enjoyed working with the FFG guys (who work hard, including on weekends sometimes). They have been very cooperative and receptive, and I think they've done a fine job; and I'd say that even if I didn't know Corey had been reading the Eurobrit listserv!

Lew