"WizKids has announced a new line of games. During the Galactus breakfast giveaway WizKids revealed CSG, or Constructible Strategy Games. The first in the new line will be “Pirates of the Spanish Main”. The CSG line is to be based on the idea of a game where players build their game pieces using styrene cards sold in card packs. As
units take damage they are disassembled until destroyed. The Pirates game will retail for $3.49 a pack and will be available in July. We’ll have pictures for you in a few minutes. " From Gaming Report.
I don't know about anyone else but this sounds stupid to me. I bet those card ships don't have a long life span since you have to keep taking them apart and putting them back together.
Lets review recent WK ideas-
Indy-lets get a small base set with 50% of figs most people don't know, and leave out some figs that could sell the set(ie Ethan, Giselle, Obo, various others just from Crossgen). Well, this idea failed.
Creepy Freaks-lets make gross out figs for little kids to get them into our games. Nice idea, failed miserably.
Sportsclix-play baseball with dice and miniatures. What the hail? I have seen a demo and could never see myself playing this. Don't know about sales, but in my area they have been minimal. Probably fails.
Pirates-biuld ships from foam cards and somehow destroy them using dice. You have got to be kidding me. This is what the braintrust at WK is coming up with? We'll see if this even hits the stores, as this will fail worse than all of the above combined.
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The cards are the same as the ones that are used for Constructed Terrain, Relics, Items, and Domains for Mage Knight 2.0.
Constructed Terrain didn't really go over all that well in Mage Knight 2.0 and it's not even in the first expansion. I think the problem was mostly because you needed 3 cards for alot of the terrain pieces -- they seem to have over come that by makign each card it's own ship.
I'm still pretty iffy on this one though. Historical games can be a difficult sell in the first place and the catch (build your own ships) in this isn't really all that interesting. That's just my initial impression though -- I'll probably check it out when I hear more about it as.