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Memoir '84

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lucasAB
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Here's an idea I had, instead of playing Memoir '44, why don't you play Memoir '84? During the 80s, speculation whirled around the world. Would America and Russia contest for the seat of world power by military conflict, or would one of them collapse financially? Well, thankfully one of them collapsed, but what if it had not? Helicopters, mass paradrops, alliances with Cuba, and Russian tanks on our home soil, not to mention the use of tactical nukes in our country.

I think a game should be made that centers on this period, allowing players to recreate "what if" scenarios and learn how the Russian and American military was used during those years of intrigue. This idea of mine created Memoir '84. Using Memoir '44's mechanics and concepts, modern warfare can be fought using Apaches, M1 Abrams tanks, and sophisticated infantry squads.

Well, what do you think? Do you think a game from this time period would be popular? Do you think Days of Wonder would pick up on an idea like this? I would like to hear your suggestions and comments.

Lucas

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personally, I'd be more

personally, I'd be more interested in a Memoir 2044! Just close enough to use similar units that you describe, plus current technology and whatever your mind can dream up. I think that would give much more design latitude and give a much stronger contrast (and distance) from the original game and make your game stand out.

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Memoir ''Whenever

My belief is that the Memoir title could be used with almost any year. The games mechanics translate quite well as shown by the non Days of Wonder title Battle Cry which is set in the Civil War and Battlelore which is fantasy.

Although, it would probably be a hard pitch to Days of Wonder. Just recently they announced that the company would no longer produce big box games with Colosseum being the last. It's extremely disappointing to hear because of the quality they always had in their game production.

Just have fun with it!
Justin

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Last big box game

I can believe that. The cost to produce those games must be astronomical and the selling price is fairly cheap (comparatively). I've wondered for awhile if Days of Wonder is making money on these games. I hope so, but maybe not as much as you'd think from their overall sales numbers.

lucasAB
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I like your idea

I like your idea bluesea, and in fact, the first protoype I have is using Fantasy Flight's Starcraft miniatures. So maybe this game could interest FFG as well as DOW. I should have a gaming report for y'all soon, maybe in a few days or next week. This is just a fun idea I had so it will probably never get off the ground unless my new game will do well this year. Thanks for your interest, please give me more ideas and suggestions!

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Memoir could be the Madden of

Memoir could be the Madden of the boardgame world!

"What, you're still playing Memoir '07? Dude, upgrade to *Memoir '08!"

I like the '84 idea, though. The eighties were a scary time to grow up in, and new-tech was making the arms race distinct from the earlier phases of the Cold War.

Also, wouldn't Memoir 2044 still just be called Memoir '44? Same with the 2144 edition, for that matter... :D

bluesea
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How about...

Hedge-o-Matic wrote:

Also, wouldn't *Memoir 2044* still just be called *Memoir '44*? Same with the 2144 edition, for that matter... :D

How about
Commands & Colors: 2044

:)

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