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    blipvertus
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    Their website went down on Saturday, August 24th. No announcements since February when Ulisses bought Myth.

    Anyone know more? Especially about MERCS. Did anyone pick up that IP?

    #1430527

    marsniper27
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    I wish I knew I keep occasionally checking to see if there is any info and regretting never picking up anything aside the rulebook.

    #1430614

    recon63
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    I’m hoping that someone will keep the MERCs IP going.  I still have both 1st & 2nd Ed of the game and still play when possible. Still love the setting of the game!

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    templar007
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    I remember when I first discovered Beasts of War.  They were having a MERCs week if I recall right.

     

    Wow, that now feels like another lifetime ago.

     

    Surely someone will pickup the IP.???

    #1430631

    dawfydd
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    I’m not sure if the company who brought MYTH from them did the same for MERCS as well. It’d be a shame for it to go away as the models were fantastic. I sold on my MERCS: Recon kickstarter rewards last year, but I still have a load of metal that I picked up cheap from other places as they are just damned good near future SF action models

    #1430666

    blipvertus
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    In the Ulisses announcement they only mentioned Myth so I don’t know if they bought the other IPs.

    #1431311

    coxjul
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    My relationships with Megacon and BoW were linked right from the start. I was looking for a change from GW systems, picked up on Mercs which led me to BoW.

    From there I jumped headfirst and deep into Myth and later Mercs via Recon. Such promise let down by what I perceived from afar as a lack of some key capabilities in the small team and a stubborn mindset unable to recognise their weaknesses and seek necessary help until it was too late.

    Selling off Myth was an attempt to re-finance what was left; but when you’ve destroyed the trust and loyalty of the majority of your customers and lost reputation in the industry there was never going to be much of a future. Shame for them individually and their customers.

    Anyone want to buy my substantial pile of Myth and Myth2 stuff (much still shrink-wrapped) with a promise to forward anything else that arrives from Ulysses?

    #1431342

    dawfydd
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    @coxjul I’d give Ebay a shot. I managed to get a decent price for the Myth 1.0 pledge a year or two ago, likewise MERCS: Recon, as the content is still incredibly comprehensive and quite useable.

    I do agree though that Megacon could have sucesfully course corrected, if they’d showed a bit more respect for their backers (for me the last straw was the debacle with the reprinting of the MERCS: Recon core sets that they spent MONTHS denying and instead fed backers a line of BS – after that the trust was just gone)

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