17 July 2017
Decision follows death of artist Tignous in 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting
The next The Grizzled instalment will be the last, the designers of the co-operative World War I card game have said.
Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodriguez released the first entry in the acclaimed franchise in 2015, which pitted a group of players against the horrors of trench warfare.
An expansion, At Your Orders!, followed in 2016, introducing support for solo play, new two-player rules and mission cards that add extra objectives with variable difficulty.
Upcoming standalone spin-off The Grizzled: Armistice Edition will bring a campaign-led mode to the game, although the seemingly final set has no release date at the moment and is still under development.
Riffaud and Rodriguez told BoardGameGeek that Armistice Edition would mark the last-ever addition to the series, as no more artwork exists for the game following the death of illustrator Tignous in the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting.
The rights to The Grizzled were recently acquired by publisher Cool Mini or Not, with creative director David Preti saying at the time: “CMON is happy to carry on The Grizzled’s legacy, helping it grow and expand to new heights.”
Now it appears that this will not include new games set in the series.