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5/5/2001 - Created a new page for Twilight Imperium: Armada and moved the main link for Red Alert! to the OOP Shelf section.

 

2/6/2001 - Fantasy Flight Games is releasing Twilight Imperium Armada Customizable Disk Game.  From an ad in Game Trade Magazine #12:

"Fully compatible with the Red Alert disk game published by Wizards of the Coast,
Armada
introduces the rich and popular Twilight Imperium universe to the disk game format.  Filled to the brim with ships of war, personnel, strategy disks, and scenarios,
Armada
allows players to take control of one of the four major races of the crumbled empire who must battle for glory and survival in a war-torn universe.  This series is introduced in four unique starter sets and Booster Display units.  Release Date March 2001.

The 4 starters are Barony of Letnev, Emerates of Hacan, Federation of Sol, and Sardakk N'orr with a list price of $12.95

 

1/23/2001 - Check out the Files section for the RedAlert_Diskwars egroups mailing list for the Excel file of what disks would have shown up in the first supplement.

 

10/13/2000 - Finally there is word that Red Alert! has hit the stores.  Members of the RedAlert_Diskwars egroups mailing list report that local stores have the game in stock from Alliance distributors.

 

9/7/2000 - With the Decipher deal and no word coming from LUG, many gamers were getting worried about the future of Red Alert!The Gaming Outpost just posted a story that stated "A representative at Last Unicorn Games confirmed that Red Alert will be shipping to wholesalers early next week."

 

8/18/2000 - Red Alert! was available for sale at GenCon and demos ran constantly.  By the end of the con, only the Romulan and Ferengi starters were left, all of the Federation, Klingon, and Cardasian starters had sold out.  When asking someone in the WotC Castle when it would be in stores, they said it would ship September 5th.

 

Also announced at GenCon, Decipher gets the Star Trek license effective 1/1/2001.  Their press release specifically mentions disc based strategy games.  What will happen to Red Alert! in 2001 is unknown but you can see the full press release on the Other News page.

 

7/24/2000 - Finally some word on the release of Red Alert!.  On the
TrekRPGNET Discussion Boards
, Steve Long, DS9 RPG Line Developer for LUG posted the following message about Origins:

          RED ALERT! debuted and was *the* hit of the con. Dressed in our Science Blue WOTC shirts, we ran demos non-stop for all four days; I bet that between the demos and tournaments, about 400 people played the game. People who played kept bringing their friends over to play, too, so each of them would have a free pack of flats (we gave the RA boxes away to people who played in demos) and they could play each other back home. It'll be on sale in the next few weeks (at GenCon and thereafter, at the very least), so be on the lookout for it!

Notice the "WOTC shirts".  In a later message he mentions the deal between WOTC and LUG is pretty much done except for the announcement.

 

6/6/2000 - More info on Red Alert! in the TrekRPGNET Discussion Boards.  The first expansion for Star Trek: Red Alert! is finished and tentatively entitled "The Dominion War," and features the Defiant, DS9, and Wormhole disks.  Probably next is an Original Series supplement then a BORG supplement.  In addition a Campaign guide may be in the works with hints, strategies, and dozens of new scenarios, some of which are linked.

 

5/27/2000 - The Gaming Outpost has a preview of Red Alert! including more info on how the game is played.

 

5/4/2000 - Red Alert! to be release at the end of May and Demo Program announced on LUG's website:

          Do you remember the first time you played your favorite game? Chances are that you do! What made it memorable, irresistible and fun? Was it the enthusiasm and knowledge of the person teaching you to play? Was it the high quality, super-cool game? I'll bet it was both. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were a game soon to be released that was high quality, super-cool, and you could teach others to play?

          If you say yes, I have some good news for you. Last Unicorn Games is set to release Star Trek: Red Alert! at the end of May. Red Alert! is a customizable disk-based combat game set in the universe of Star Trek. Designed in conjunction with Fantasy Flight Games (creators of the wildly poplar Diskwars), Red Alert! is a space battle game like no other!

          Starter boxes represent individual ships, which players use to face off against each other in fast-paced battles among the stars. Booster packs include additional ships, crew, and equipment that allow players to enhance their Red Alert! games. Individual games range from basic ship-to-ship battles to enhanced scenarios involving boarding actions and planetary defense.

          Thirty-two unique ships have been painstakingly rendered in 3D and modeled on the actual statistics appearing in our award-winning line of Star Trek RPG products. Also appearing are dozens of unique characters, including favorites from the television shows in addition to new characters exclusive to Red Alert! For a fast and furious simulation with the unique flavor of Star Trek, look no further!

          How can you be involved? Join our demo team! Email your name, mailing address, and phone number to twebb@lastunicorngames.com (please use "Demo Team" as your subject), and I'll send you an official Starfleet Academy Tactical Sciences Instructor application (you didn't think we'd call you demo person, did you?).

          What? You want more than just the gratification of teaching a great game to loads of people? Okay, you asked for it! In addition to being a member of a cool demo team, you'll be the recipient of awesome product giveaways, cool merchandise, specialty items, and redeemable Latinum (points) for each demo you run.

          Don't delay-send me an email and let's get started!

 

4/21/2000 -More information about Red Alert! had been posted in LUG's website:

"Warp into the new millennium with Red Alert!, a customizable disk-based game set in the universe of Star Trek. Designed in conjunction with Fantasy Flight Games (creators of the wildly popular Diskwars), Red Alert! is a space battles game like no other. Starter boxes represent individual ships, which players use to face off against each other in fast-paced battles among the stars. Booster packs include additional ships, crew, and equipment that allow players to enhance their Red Alert! games. Individual games range from basic ship-to-ship battles to enhanced scenarios involving boarding actions and planetary defense. Individual disks come in three levels of rarity, so players will want to collect them all."

 

"As we near the release of Red Alert!, visit the Last Unicorn Games web site for a comprehensive preview and tutorial of this exciting new game!"

 

Product Details

5 factions (Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian,  and Ferengi)

32 ships, rendered in 3-D by Doug Shuler

Many original ships never before seen in Star Trek, some from our own line

of RPG products.

 

Starter Packs

Each contains eight flats, including a ship flat, counter flats, scenarios, rules and a starship control panel.

Suggested price: $12

 

Booster Packs

Boosters contain four random flats.

Suggested price: $6

 

12/24/99 - Last Unicorn and Fantasy Flight Announce Star Trek® Disk Games

From  Last Unicorn's website:

Last Unicorn Games and Fantasy Flight Flight Games announced today the joint development of a new series of Star Trek® Disk Games. Tentatively entitled Red Alert!, the games will feature ship-to-ship space battles and scenarios set in the Star Trek universe. The initial release will feature vessels from the Star Trek: The Next Generation® era, but additional releases focusing on the Star Trek®: The Original Series, Star Trek®: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek®: Voyager series are planned.

 

The Red Alert! disk games, designed jointly by Fantasy Flight and Last Unicorn, will use a variation on Fantasy Flight's wildly successful Diskwars game engine. Each starship will be introduced in its own starter box, with add-on ships, characters, and scenarios appearing in booster packs. The initial release features Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, and Ferengi vessels and characters.

 

The first Red Alert! release is scheduled to debut in March at the GAMA Trade Show. Additional expansions and stand-alone releases will follow approximately every three months.

 

Red Alert! will be manufactured and sold by Last Unicorn Games. Distributors and retailers should direct sales and marketing inquires to the sales staff at Last Unicorn Games. Fantasy Flight Games will be responsible for the foreign language licensing of
Red Alert!
. All such licensing inquires should be directed to the offices of Fantasy Flight Games.