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I am ordering Okko and the Okko Yakuza expansion. Other than the very positive review on Drake's Flames I haven't read a lot about this game. Any of you folks play it?

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I've got the base game and have got the expansion on order. Not played it yet my kids turn their nose up a such nonsence ( they being 9 and 7 ) but I'll bring them round.

Doc , I thought you'd already got it , what with you highlighting Okko on your blog a while back when talking about other possible tiles to use with Tannhauser.

There's a reasonable amount of support on the web for the game. Most of its in (Scottie might want to run away and hide when he hears/reads this) French. It being a French game originally that's no suprise but the official site does have an English language version. I can post a list of links if anyones interested.

I bought it because it's a game set in medieval Japan and the comics series it's based on is very good.
I'm a sucker for anything medieval Japanese plus a whole load of other things like Hellboy , Cthulhu , Aliens/Predator , Star Wars , Firefly/Serenity and way too many more things than is really healthy for my bank balance. The kids are going to inherit no money but a house full to bursting of stuff in boxes that will take years to sort , catalogue and dispose of.
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No, I hadn't bought it yet. But, I've had my eye on this since it came out.  I've got it preordered with the 2 Tannhauser new figures.

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Well here goes - even though nobody has expressed much interest - here's a list of the best there is out there on the netfor Okko. Where to go and what to look for with a couple of warnings as well. It's mostly prompted because they've just posted on the official French site a first teaser for a new large expansion set due some time hence with zombie samurai and a ghost - graphics only but they'll be the character standees. Metal figures (painted - limited edtions and very expensive or unpainted ) come as an optional extra for this game - oh to be able to get these.

Most of interest to Tannhauser players would be the tiles used in the game , as Doc said on his blog they make for interesting alternate game board. Use them neat without pathfinder rings - use a chop stick to work out line of site / same path issues that's what I plan to do.

Anyway I'll start with the official sites - a word of caution both are flash based sites which make navigation a bit frustrating as you can end up down some deadends (you'll see what I mean) just hit your reload / refresh button to get back to the front again.

Official French language site :

http://www.okko-thegame.com/accueil/index.htm

Extra scenarios in French, tile elements , small tiles and a super sized tournament tile (A3 in size - 10x14 inches  as opposed to standard 7x7 inch)

Offcial English language site :

http://www.okko-thegame.com/accueilanglais/index.htm

Extra scenarios in English (not as many as the French site but at least they translate their own stuff a darn site quicker than FFG) and the tile elements.

Offcial forum in French :

http://hazgaard.forumpro.fr/okko-l-ere-d-asagiri-c4/

Usual sort of stuff all laid out in easy to navigate way.


Next two web index pages

http://p-a.houyoux.perso.neuf.fr/Sc%e9narii%20Okko/

scenarios in French in pdf format (six at latest count)

http://lilian.ludo.free.fr/Okko/

pdf files are most useful 3 scenarios and 2 tiles especially plan13.pdf a bonus tile used / needed for Little Flower III scenario.
Okuden zip has some graphics files my software can't cope with ???  The La Dame Blanche pdf was originally in consecutive issues of a French magazine Ravage. The advertising bar is a tad annoying but just ignore it.

Blog sites

http://okko-zegame.blogspot.com/

not that active of late but still very interesting

and I've saved the best till last a blog site run by three people by the names of Het ,  Hoys and Yiu. Best to be seated when you look at the stunning 3D elements and gaming boards these guys have come up with. They also post a fair bit on the forum stuff as work in progress as well as on the blog. Anyway take a look even if you don't play the game.

http://unofficial-okkothegame.blogspot.com/

there's also a few other bits and pieces on the blog scenarios , figure conversions and the like

if anybody knows of any other Okko sites worth looking at leave a post to let me (us) know.
I'll add further posts if anything really interesting comes up.
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this looks pretty damn interesting.

by the sounds of it they will release prepainted minis and unpainted minis.

where can one get prepainted minis?
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There are 10 figures in the range but the base game has 20 characters and the expansion has a further 9 characters.

You can get the unpainted metal figures from :

http://www.ludikbazar.com/advance...p;categories_id=0&x=0&y=0

or from your usual French source. I've not seen them available on any UK or US site (but I stand to be corrected)

You can only get the painted figures from Hazgaard - be warned they are very expensive 23 euros each , about $30 each plus at least $20 postage. Hazgaard also sell the unpainted.

http://www.hazgaardboutique.fr/

That's why I said earlier "oh to be able to get these". Even the unpainted are pretty expensive 5 to 13.5 euros about $7-$17 and then you have to factor in the postage.
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Okko and Yakuza expansion will be shipping as soon as Ramirez arrives at the war store and then I will be figuring out proxy figures. There are a lot of good figures in Heroscape so I'll see if I can make that work. Hopefully get this next week - like I need more projects...

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Any pointers on what figures to use for Okko characters would be grateful. I don't know the Heroscape range very well , it's not big here in the UK. I've got the ninja/samurai and ashigaru sets of figures - purely because of what they are - prepainted Samurai figures.

It's my all time favourite period of history - a bookcase on the verge of implosion is testament to that (200+ books - academic, militaria , non-fiction , fiction and comic covering Medieval Japan in all its glory).

Doc , I'd be interested in your opinion on the Yakuza expansion when you get it.
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I will be combing all the prepainted games to come up with figures for Okko. Or I may decide that I like the stand-ups just fine...

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I think the standees are fine but I would be interested in your suggestions for alternative figures.

I much prefer for a game to use figures - but I think it would be difficult to find very good alternative figures prepainted or otherwise to go with this game when you consider where it is based - Medieval Japan. It's a sort of niche part of Medieval Japanese folklore they've gone for as a background setting. It would not be a problem if it were just Samurai vs Samurai but the market is already filled with up with this sort of thing so you can see why they did what they did. And it is based on a specific comic book series which has it's own distinctive look which I really like.

Even Hazgaard have not come up with a complete set of painted or unpainted figures ,as yet , to go with the game and I've not seen anywhere else that produces anything that comes really close , especially for some of the Demon characters. It dosn't help that graphics for the game are so good , IMHO , and it would be very difficult to match up to the graphics. It's a shame they haven't gone down the pre-painted plastic figure route like ToY did for Tannhauser or Rackham did for AT-43. But I'm not sure how big Hazgaard are and if you look at the mess that Rackham got into maybe they were right not to.

And now they've started to release some of the graphics for a larger expansion which includes a floating ghost and zombie samurai which is only going to make things that much more difficult. Not that i'm trying to put you off or anything as I'd love to be able to play the game using figures but you are a far braver man than I am to try and you obviously have a greated kowledge in this field of endevour  so good luck.


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