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Future Factions

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Future Factions

Postby Brannagyn » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:45 pm

Having only just ordered the game and now awaiting delivery I am completely unqualified to comment yet on any of its mechanics. As such I can only to immerse myself in the setting and comment on that.

The one major question I have is whether there are any plans to introduce further factions yet. Obviously there is huge room for growth and it will help the game immensely to have a variety of groups so that players within gaming groups can choose to focus on distinct favorites.

So far we have NORAD (military/ranged) and Sammite (cyber-zombies/close-combat) but what other possibilities are there?

A few I can think of would be:

Hillbilly New Confederates, experts at marksmanship and trapping,

Feral Mutant and their war-bred animals,

Religious fanatics wearing Heavy armor and using flame-throwers to burn out the above-mentioned mutants,

Stealthy high-tech ninjas working for the remnants of the industrial sector,

Fragile scientists from a new center of academic learning, paired with combat drones and robots.

I honestly don't mind what we see as long as the world of the game develops a little more factional depth. If that's on its way, consider me satisfied.
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Re: Future Factions

Postby Chris » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:08 pm

It's on its way and there's already some answers from me on that subject on this forum.
Don't ask me where, I don't remember. Engage a 4CP search action to find out ;)
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Re: Future Factions

Postby Brannagyn » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:02 am

Found it, and good to see that plans are in the works :D

In response to my other recent post, someone commented that as this is 'just' a boardgame it does into really need as rich a backstory as a tabletop wargame or a role-playing game. I, obviously, disagree and think that a rich, detailed and believable world is always vital if you want to build great work of fiction in any format.

With that in mind, I hope the factions will be a little more than environmental-militants, industrialists and terrorists.

After 500 years of isolation in enclosed spaces the cultures of each should be quite distinct.

Perhaps, rather than being hippies the environmentalists have developed an extreme socialist state where people have a group mindset that makes them weak independently but stronger in combined activity, or they might have become the above mentioned fragile scientists, leaving violence to their robot drones.

The Industrialists, might have developed a fascists superman philosophy making them something like the heavily-armored religious zealots above.

Basically, I hope to see factions that help develop, not just new ways of playing the game, but also the richness of the setting.

One thing I really hope not to see is a quote form the another thread suggesting one faction could be:

"a terrorist-fundamendalist (maybe middle eastern) faction created by the Shadow forces"

As I said elsewhere, making the 'Shadow Faction' terrorists is simplistic. Any group large enough to wield global power could never be just 'terrorists' (though they might be described that way). Inevitably, it would include guerrilla militias, separatists nationalists, radical political groups, disenfranchised poor, dispossessed refugees, etc. In short revolutionaries of all types, not only those who could accurately be called terrorists. As such, I think any faction based on them should be inspired more by the Viet Cong or Che Guevara than Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Scavengers, saboteurs, wilderness experts, hunters and trappers rather than 'mad bombers'.

Especially though, I would loathe the possibility that a 'terrorist' faction might be linked to the Middle East. Please don't let your game support present world negative stereotyping. Terrorism has always been a global problem, a word which came from France itself, has been used by in the past by European and North American nations and continues to occur in places as diverse as China, Russia, Sri Lanka, Ireland and Mexico. Your excellent game can do better than such parochial world views :D

Once again, best wishes for your continued success!
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Re: Future Factions

Postby Chris » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:04 pm

Hello,
Nice ideas... indeed.
And thanks for our continuing success, and if so, well the game will get the huge background it deservers ;)
Enjoy ;)
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Re: Future Factions

Postby Chimaera » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:47 pm

Just a point from me and this is the more characters of different nationality you can introduce to the game. The more inclusive the game becomes to players of all nationalities. Something not all game companies get in my opinion.
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Re: Future Factions

Postby patton55 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:42 pm

New factions would be nice and hope to see them. I just hope this game is selling well and that there will be new expansions.

Also, I wouldn't mind some new characters for the NORAD and Salemite factions before I see a new faction.

I don't know if you know Arkham Horror board game, but someone has a website/downloadable software that allows persons to create new characters for the game. Since you have the map editor it would be nice to allow us to make our own characters. Something to think about.
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