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  • #1325706

    hephesto
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    Just found out this morning that the wonderful superhero-focused game Pulp City may be sold in the near future:
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    By the sound of things the French company MedFan Games may be the one looking to take over the game. They were discussing the potential of a Kickstarter for a French print run of the game and a release of various old and unreleased models. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1974981269473579&id=1974889209482785).

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    Not quite sure how to feel about this one myself. Big fan of the game and setting, it’s really something special and very enjoyable / thematic to play around with. At the same time I can completely understand creator Maciej simply not having the time to be able to push the game forward. So perhaps it is indeed for the better, both for the game and the good man himself, that it moves on to someone else with the time and talent to continue developing it.

    At the same this there is the risk, not unlike other games / rules sets that were quite unique like Relics and Homeraiders which were bought by TTCombat, that they’ll simply fade into obscurity. To the point that these two examples are even getting new casting, despite people seemingly still wanting to buy them.

    That said if MedFan would be able to actually get the game into more players hands, say by running more demos at conventions etc. I am certain it would stick with a lot of people. You don’t need a lot to play the game, modern terrain is compatible with numerous other games (like say the Batman stuff) and the rules are superb. The MedFan crew seem quite interested in taking fan ideas on board though, so there’s definitely hope there.

    Time will tell I guess, sure hope the game manages to stick around. It’s a world over a decade in the making and it really shows in all the right ways. Plus who doesn’t love superheroes and villains duking it out!

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    #1325707

    theamazingmrg
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    I was a bit shocked by teh news too, but honestly, its been clear that Maciej hasn’t had the time or resources to invest as much into PC othat it deserves over the last couple of years, so anything that keeps the game alive can only be a good thing.

     

    On the subject of Relics and Home Raiders, I’m not sure whats happening long-term.  I know that TTCombat did say that they had plans for Relics, but it wouldn’t be soon (they had Carnevalé and Dropzone/fleet Commander to get through first).  Home Raiders, on the other hand, may not be on the cards (it might have just come as part of the Carnevalé deal from Vesper-On).  The reason I haven’t lost hope for Relics though is that a) it wouldn’t make sense to have bought a single property from a company just to let it die, and b) they released a new resin event-only Britanan Sergeant-Major last year.  Which seems to me to be the reason behind the lack of stock.  TTCombat don’t tend to produce metal minis, they only seem to produce resin.  As most of the Relics models were metal, I can easily see there being a future Kickstarter to fund a fully resin range.  Hopefully, anyway!

    #1325747

    mecha82
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    Well this is unexpected turn of events. Maybe they will be able to sell it to MedFan that might be able to turn this game success but at this point who knows what will happen so we shall see. Of course Pulp City getting 2nd chance would be better than it just fading away.

    #1325812

    txwargamer
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    Great game and I hope it has a good future.

    #1325822

    donimator
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    That’s too bad. I’ve probably played more Pulp City in the last 3 years than any other skirmish game. Though I have to admit, I have collected a decent force for 3 factions, but haven’t really been thinking of adding much more. If another company can breathe some new life into it, that would be great, but I don’t know if I would tag along if the system changed up much. I’d just keep puttering along as is and sporadically posting to my project … 🙂 https://www.beastsofwar.com/project/1181548/?order=asc

    #1325964

    elromanozo
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    Great game, great minis… but this is very preliminary. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. MedFan Games aren’t the more high-profile company out there… but hey, I wish them well. They’ve got their own game as well as Mauser Earth, too, if I remember correctly.

    #1328078

    medfangames
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    Hello everyone, I’m glad to see that the news is arrived here 🙂

    This is not a rumor, I’m the editor MedFan Games and I’m planning to buy the licence to reprint the game and develop it.

    We won’t change the rules but add new way to play like big creatures, solo/coop mods.

    For the futur of the game, we will add news miniatures and sculpt all concepts without minis, maybe resculpt old models.

    Hope you’ll enjoy the news and support us 🙂

    #1328363

    hephesto
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    Lovely game with great minis, definitely happy to hear it will continue to be developed. Same goes f0r pouring some more hobby pennies into it. 😉

    Coop you say now, hadn’t thought about playing Pulp City like that. Quite a lot of potential there, also as an extra tool to create all sorts of cool scenarios. I can just imagine a team of vigilant supremes showing up to foil a bank robbery, only to be interrupted by a team of villain supremes!

    #1330377

    medfangames
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    Thank you for your message. I’m glad to read it.

    I really want to develop the game 🙂

    #1388536

    greenlumux
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    Any news on this transition? Pulp city has always been one of those games that caught my eye, but that I never ended up getting into. I’m hoping it comes back with a vengeance! (as heroes and villains so often do in comics after their apparent “deaths”) 😉

    #1388785

    hephesto
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    Been keeping a close eye on the Facebook community (which has seen quite a bit of fan activity of late – link) and roughly two weeks ago Majiec was still waiting on various pending offers to potentially take over the franchise. Hopefully we’ll know more in the near future!

    #1389221

    medfangames
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    Hello guys, I’m happy to see your enthusiasm.

    About the licence, now we are still thinking about it because we are working on our own super hero game. A big box we so much stuff for multiple game mode 🙂

    We will reveal first visuals after Forgotten Chambers campaign with is coming soon.

    Thank you guys.

     

    #1399597

    hephesto
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    And it looks like the game has found a new home with Kitbash Games:

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