I just bought the standard version of this game as a Christmas gift for my brother. I gave it to him, we played it once, and it was AWESOME. But when he's not visiting, he lives in another part of the U.S.
I am dying to get a copy of the game for myself. Preferably a new copy, from a store, not another "like new" from ebay.
Since it's gonna be a delay before even the regular game is reprinted (I read sometime in the first half of 2008), I may want to wait for the Collector's Edition.
It sounds like the Expansion is well worth having, and I like the idea of a rulebook that keeps the same rules, but is retranslated and clarified so that the rules are clearer. Since there are so many rules, clarity is important, especially when you're trying to get someone else interested in the game. Also, I'd like the figures to be painted but I DO NOT want to paint them myself.
So it sounds like I'm a prime candidate for the Collector's Edition.
Is there a chance the Collector's Edition is gonna get delayed again? Christmas 2007 to August 2008 is a big delay, so it makes me a little nervous that it will have to be delayed again.
I am very excited to play this game again soon, and I would be thrilled to get my hands on the Collector's Edition.
"Roberto di Meglio took some time from his busy day to talk about Nexus’ plans for the next 12 months or so:
Age of Conan: The game design is in its final stages, and playtesting will begin in November 2007, with an eye towards release in late spring/early summer of 2008.
War of the Ring Collector’s Edition: Once it became clear that this special edition wouldn’t be ready for Spiel, Nexus rescheduled its release for the next big gamer convention: Gen Con 2008. As di Meglio says, this is truly an item for devoted game fans, so it needs to be released at a convention where these fans will be present."