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[chainmail] dead tree version?

Allandaros

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They're talking about the Chainmail minis game released around the time of 3.0, not the original OD&D precursor.

(Also, wow! I had no idea TSR did a reprint, and now would totally love to check out that version. Except that it's in far-away Minnesota. :( )
 

Jiawen

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(Also, wow! I had no idea TSR did a reprint, and now would totally love to check out that version. Except that it's in far-away Minnesota. :( )
From what I remember, it really is just a reprint. Almost exactly the same as the original, save for a different printing date. According to Wikipedia, TSR reprinted it "as late as 1979".

If you really wanted to see it, we could work something out... :)
 

Kaiju Stew

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Oddly enough I just picked up the starter box today at my not so local FLGS.

Where the hell do I get the stats for the minis that didn't come in the box?

The game looks pretty nice, and though I'm knee deep in Warhammer, it's cool to have what looks like a serviceable skirmish game.
 

Jiawen

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(Also, wow! I had no idea TSR did a reprint, and now would totally love to check out that version. Except that it's in far-away Minnesota. :( )
I looked at the copy the Source has. It says "3rd edition" on it, as well as the price tag: $65.00. Let me know if you want it that much. :)
 

GnomesofZurich

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Oddly enough I just picked up the starter box today at my not so local FLGS.

Where the hell do I get the stats for the minis that didn't come in the box?

The game looks pretty nice, and though I'm knee deep in Warhammer, it's cool to have what looks like a serviceable skirmish game.
Is that for the game which came out in 2002? I'm wondering if you would be willing to tell me how much of the rules books is, well, rules (I'm assuming a lot of it), and how much is game setting fluff, as I'm really more interested in the setting of Chainmail than the miniatures game itself. Any info you could provide would be appreciated.
 

Kaiju Stew

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On a cursory reading of the rulebook, there's very, very little setting material. There's a brief overview of the setting's main conflict, why everyone's fighting, and a paragraph or two for the six main factions, but that's all of four pages out of 79.

Also, NYTFLYR, thanks a bunch, that's precisely what I was looking for.
 

GnomesofZurich

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On a cursory reading of the rulebook, there's very, very little setting material. There's a brief overview of the setting's main conflict, why everyone's fighting, and a paragraph or two for the six main factions, but that's all of four pages out of 79.

Also, NYTFLYR, thanks a bunch, that's precisely what I was looking for.
Thanks very much for the reply!
 

Kaiju Stew

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I suspect that the Ghostwind Campaign booklet for Chainmail might have more setting material, since it's a campaign book. As I have yet to buy it, though, I don't know.

What little hints there are of the setting, though, it's kind of interesting, though I rather wish there were more than six factions out of the box.
 

Lazarus

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I recently got a bunch of Chainmail figures from a guy on BGG, but no rules (and some stat cards for minis that weren't there, and some minis without stat cards) ... anyone have a WotC Chainmail rulebook they'd be willing to get rid of?

Laz
 
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