Blackball Games Gives New Information About AE:WWII

By Polar_Bear
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Nov 16th, 2012
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Blackball Games has some new information about the future of AE:WWII, and it’s good news, everybody!

From the announcement:

Two AE-WWII announcements today,

First, and most exciting, we are officially announcing the next edition of the game, titled AE-WWII: European Theater. We are planning an all-new 250 page, full-color book with revised rules, updated units, and new surprises. This edition will combine the groundwork from both the core book and the occult book of the first edition, and streamline everything into a
more cohesive collection. The revised rules are based on the originals, with a few tweaks to speed things up and improve balance. We’ve learned a lot over the four years since the first edition – all of that learning is going into the second. We are targeting an MSRP of $50 for the book, and a spring ’13 release date. You’ll hear more many more details on the new book as well as a few other goodies over the next week or so, stay tuned. Big things are coming for AE:WWII.

Secondly, we have finished our integration of the existing product line for AE:WWII with Blackball, and have updated everything on our web store. We needed to increase some of the prices. This brings everything in line with the new production facility, and our new formulas for making sure there is room for retail and wholesale discounts. Most of the products are back in stock now, so head on over to http://www.blackballgames.com/ now and take a look!

Thanks again for believing in the products and supporting Blackball as we make AE-WWII bigger than ever, and twice as bad-ass….

The Blackball Team

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  • I wonder if they modified the “drive” rules. They were original but necessitated some bookkeeping.
    Really looking forward this new edition… And Confrontation Phoenix (as far as I know they’re also working on it) ^^

  • grimbergen

    What is Blackball game’s relationship in this? A new distributor, and/or owner with Darkson?

    • Mathew Hope, one of the owners of Blackball Games, has the line of AE games from Darkson Designs. http://www.darksondesigns.com has both companies posts about the trade.

      Mr. Hope was also the rules creator for AE back in the beginning of Darkson. So, it’s a simple matter of having AE back with the person who helped create the rules.

      Also, just went live a little bit, the KS campaign here:
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackballgames/ae-wwii-european-theater?ref=live

    • cybogoblin

      Short answer: pretty much.

      There’s a detailed announcement on the Darkson site and Facebook group.