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FIRST LIGHT discussion

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Re: FIRST LIGHT discussion

Postby j_dean80 » Saturday April 6th, 2024 2:05pm

It doesn't look abbreviated to me. It is a rather short title compared to the others. It could however be a "working title" still and not official.
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Re: FIRST LIGHT discussion

Postby Markus Darwath » Saturday April 6th, 2024 2:06pm

Nlinindoll wrote:The EAN list abbreviates “HeroQuest Ogre Horde Quest Pack” rather than listing out its full title. If they can abbreviate there, that indicates “HeroQuest First Light” COULD also be an abbreviation.


Oddly, that's not actually shorter. "Against the Ogre Horde" is the same number of words and only one character more than "Ogre Horde Quest Pack."
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Re: FIRST LIGHT discussion

Postby Markus Darwath » Saturday April 6th, 2024 3:06pm

After scrolling through 550 pages so far, the Heroquest entries I saw all had either the full title (some of them left off "the" at the beginning) or specified that it was a quest pack or both (Mage of the Mirror). The best conclusion I can draw about any naming convention is that there really isn't one. However, if I were to infer an actual pattern then it would look like "First Light" is a full title that suggests not a character pack, but beyond that could honestly be anything from a quest pack to a revamped game system to a branded spinoff product that really has nothing to do with the game system beyond name and theme (like the Yawning Portal board game that is under the Avalon Hill trademark rather than Dungeons & Dragons.) So yeah, barring any additional releases or leaks, we absolutely don't know jack about what this product is going to be.
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Re: FIRST LIGHT discussion

Postby j_dean80 » Saturday April 6th, 2024 5:26pm

It's a HeroQuest themed flashlight that looks like a candlestick.
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Re: FIRST LIGHT discussion

Postby Markus Darwath » Saturday April 6th, 2024 11:25pm

that would be simultaneously hilarious and infuriating
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Re: FIRST LIGHT discussion

Postby Kurgan » Sunday April 7th, 2024 12:00am

They saw us using Gundam lights for the translucent minis and introduce their own LED system? Maybe a glow in the dark/UV blacklight rave set?


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Re: FIRST LIGHT discussion

Postby Kurgan » Friday May 3rd, 2024 7:52pm

"Look to my coming at first light on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the east." - Gandalf, The Two Towers (movie version)

The latest rumor I've read is that this will be a kind of new beginning for HeroQuest. And the title is real.
What precisely that will look like remains to be seen. Discuss!


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Re: FIRST LIGHT discussion

Postby Macula » Monday May 6th, 2024 4:06pm

Honestly, If it's a prequel, I'm expecting a young Sir Ragnor, a Morcar, and other later corrupted heroes as the base set. but, we'll see.
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Re: FIRST LIGHT discussion

Postby Markus Darwath » Monday May 6th, 2024 4:40pm

That would give us the "exclusive" minis without breaking the exclusivity, which would be cool.
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Re: FIRST LIGHT discussion

Postby Daedalus » Friday May 10th, 2024 12:42am

Kurgan wrote:. . . "First Light" could also indicate some kind of call back to the "beginning" of HeroQuest. A character pack for Mentor? Rogar and his companions? A Prequel adventure for the original heroes (talked about in the prologues)? . . .

I think you are onto something there, but not the time frame.

The opening paragraph from the Instruction Booklet wrote:Heed well my words, for I am Mentor, Guardian of Loretome. I will tell you of times past, of darker days when the Empire was saved against all hope. For I feel the darkness is about to return. . . .

I would be happy if the lore of Rogar, Durgan, Ladril and Telor were further expanded upon with another Quest Pack. Stephen Baker did mention he was working on something for Avalon Hill, and Prophecy of Telor certainly used his original lore as a starting point.

The Star of the West, worn by kings of legend in the ancient past, seems another likely artifact ready for the Baker treatment. This glittering diamond born on Rogar's brow really deserves more than what was vaguely attributed to it in Barak Tor--Barrow of the Witch Lord. Perhaps there is a story that explains why it was found at the Witch Lord's tomb. Like the Talisman of Lore, it might contain power usable by a Hero (the Barbarian).
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