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Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Big update to the line talked about today. A bit of background that some big arguments exploded on Facebook recently from a few people about the current state of the rules and errata and how Modiphius appears to be ignoring the game.

Gavin has posted an update on things. It's long and if you like the game worth the read but I'll quote out the main bits:
https://www.modiphius.net/blogs/news/the-elder-scrolls-call-to-arms-summer-update


Firstly, we are pausing development and releases for two months from the end of July.
...
We will use this time to update and consolidate, with the community's assistance, the errata and FAQ’s into one list. We will then apply this list to the existing rulebook to update and correct it. We are not proposing to make wholesale structural changes to the book at this time (but see below) but will ensure that the errors are fixed, contradictions resolved, ambiguities removed and page references are updated. We will include the expanded quick reference sheets that are available in the PDF so if you want it, everything will be in one place.

The updated rulebook will be made available for free in PDF and sent to all customers. For retailers it will be available via the Bits & Mortar scheme to give to their customers.


The game has had some really bad errata count (and they're still looking for playtesters to help in this) so an updated PDF will be very welcome as this was the main ask of most people. I was in the living wiki camp as I'm certain several of the loudest complainers will be back to complaining once a new errata on this updated PDF is issues (as it's impossible to have the perfect rulebook and arguments were made that it has to be for the game to be playable).

We will then print this updated rulebook and will offer copies FREE via the Modiphius web store to all customers who purchased the game, you will only have to pay postage. Modiphius will work with distributors and retailers to get the books out to stores. Stickers will be added to existing stock of Core sets advising how to get the updated rulebooks. Unfortunately we are not in a position to swap out the rulebooks in the Core sets already produced but we hope the availability of the updated PDF’s and the free rulebooks will offset this.


This is rather a big surprise that they're eating the cost of a new rulebook in print.

With regard to the card packs, we recognize that changing suppliers has not given the best results. These changes have, unfortunately, been beyond our control, and whilst there has been some variation in the card quality, we feel the card packs are still fit for purpose. However, we are looking at returning to our original printers if possible, who had suffered a fire. There are implications on timing that changing back to our original printers in China may have. It may mean we have to delay the Chapter 3 card pack until after miniatures have launched.


Some cards from the chapter 2 pack had a miss alignment on colors (just barely) and so they look fuzzy. Kind of surprised they're not going the FWW route and doing local die cut punch out cards due to the cost and trouble they've had with all the Elderscrolls cards.

Other things:
* There won't be PDFs of the cards from card packs. Selling this is how they're paying the bills
* we got the names of several chapters to show that the game is in fact being worked on (names and release subject to change)
** Chapter 4: Rise of Dragons (dragon, Draguer and similar stuff)
** Chapter 5: Forgotten and Forsaken
** Chapter 6: Dragonborn
** Chapter 7: Twilight God
* Chapter 8 is looking to be non-skyrim stuff in 2024.

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Made in us
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Storm Cloak rebellion is up for sale. This isn't a pre-order, they actually have the print in stock. sadly there's no PDF option.

https://www.modiphius.net/products/elder-scrolls-call-to-arms-histories-of-the-empire-volume-1-the-stormcloak-rebellion

I'm waiting for it to hit US shores to consider buying as my ES playing has really dropped off this year due to a lack of custom characters (I think the game my friends and I want is different from the game Modphius wants to put out) as none of us really care for the random NPCs in the game that we're forced to use as Heroes. The game is trying to straddle the traditional wargame and the new "adventure wargame" in a way that doesn't excite us. Not really worth paying for over seas shipping just to have everyone have the same complaints over character selection for co-op games.

At least with fallout you can add the hero card to any unit to make into a decent PC for co-op(plus the basic character creation off or Archtypes) but ES is hurt by this more then Fallout would be just due to the nature of what's possible in character creation for the source material vs Fallout (which has never been that super varied).

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Made in us
[MOD]
Solahma






RVA

I really like the idea of wargaming the Stormcloak Rebellion so this book is a must buy for me!

Too bad the Modiphius US store is still under development. Will wait for US retail as shipping across the pond is eyewatering.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





From the last comment from Chris in the Fallout thread the US store is in "testing" so hopefully it will be soon. Though this campaign book only just shipped out to NA this week from what I understand so unless they're air freighting it could be quite a while until it's available in the US.

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Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





US webstore Beta invites are out. The store requires a password to enter, so it is invite only atm, and includes a one time use 20% coupon.

Shipping to the west coast starts at $13 from the looks of it. I add lots of things an it stayed at $16 with like 10 items of different sizes. So still not great if you want one or two small things but really good if you get a lot -- but that tends to be how things are shipping wise these days.

Availability is pretty much expected to be current with what store have in terms of figures. The wave 2 card packs are there, which are hard to find state side atm. Sadly the word wall and dragonclaw doors are not available but the matt is.
   
Made in us
[MOD]
Solahma






RVA

Signed up for Beta, logged in, Stormcloak Rebellion sold out along with the Vanguard and Shieldbreakers.

Sigh.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Neither of those are up for sale in the US yet. The email said somethings would be listed as out of stock, probably for testing, but they just don't have them in. Probably won't see them for another few weeks.

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Made in us
[MOD]
Solahma






RVA

Well, since the beta discount code only works until August 30, I will just order what I can through a discount retailer with free shipping. And then it’s anybody’s guess when they will be in stock for retail.

   
Made in us
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Longtime Dakkanaut





The best items to use the discount for ES:CTA are the play mat and terrain pieces as none of those have gone into general distribution. An email today from Chris said new items would be showing up before the end of the month so some of the out of stock exclusives might appear before then.
   
Made in gb
Bane Knight






Just a little note to say congrats to the team and thanks to all the fans who voted as The Elder Scrolls Call to Arms was awarded best Miniatures Game of 2021 at the recent Tabletop Gaming Awards.

https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/news//tabletop-gaming-awards-2021-winners-announced

That's a great result, beating out Stargrave (sorry Joe!) and Carnevale to the trophy.

Hopefully we will have more news in the near future as the resin begins to flow once more and normal release patterns begin anew.

I've certainly seen and built plenty of new kits for the game, so shouldn't be much longer.


...and you will know me by the trail of my lead... 
   
Made in us
[MOD]
Solahma






RVA

Looking forward to it for sure!

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Awesome news. The Modiphius team really put out a good product with CTA.

Some other great winners there too like the Alien RPG (distributed by modiphius), dune (published by modiphius).
   
 
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