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NEWS: Seven Seas Opens Tabletop Games Imprint




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mgosdin



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:27 pm Reply with quote
Interesting, a bit of risk taking boldness on Seven Seas' part. Negatives, It's a distraction and has the potential to tie up capital & resources which the publishing arm may need. Positive is Kickstarter, they will have a better handle on how a game will sell because it, in effect, has already done so.

Will follow closely.

Mark Gosdin
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:07 pm Reply with quote
Oh my, this is somewhat interesting to hear.
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Asrialys



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:09 pm Reply with quote
Hopefully, this works out for them. This is money that could otherwise have been used for light novels they could have published. But I guess Yen Press leads in that regard and Seven Seas is looking elsewhere.
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CallumKeyblade



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:14 pm Reply with quote
As long as it doesn't lead to an increase in the price of their manga to compensate... (Yen Press manga has got really expensive since they started publishing more LNs...)
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blaizevincent



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:23 pm Reply with quote
Certainly interesting
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TnKtRk



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:54 pm Reply with quote
Nice.

Now to see what property no. 1 is going to be.

Something with gorgeous artwork I hope.
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:54 pm Reply with quote
Well that something they can do but kind of weird there going to do games
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:02 pm Reply with quote
Didn't Pioneer try this with Ani-Mayhem cards a generation ago:

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NegativeZero



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:25 pm Reply with quote
The big question for me is whether they're looking to localize existing games that have an anime/manga aesthetic (eg Heart of Crown, Kunitori) or create their own.

The only anime-related board game I can think of that isn't just a re-skin of an existing game (eg Queen's Blade) or a trading card game is Arclight's Little Busters EX - Dotabata Ranking Battle. There's other anime board game tie-ins but most of them are old or based off properties that are either not going to be particularly recognizable to the modern anime audience, or are based in properties like Gundam which you would think would be too big and complex for a small publisher like Seven Seas.

Guess we'll find out tomorrow.
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