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Reply: Clans of Caledonia:: News:: Re: Man vs Meeple Game of the Year Contender

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 08:00

by StephenCroft

Innovatormentor wrote:

Man vs Meeple nominates Clans of Caledonia as one of the early contenders for Game of the Year! I feel so honored!


Congratulations Juma. That will surely be a boost for the Kickstarter campaign.
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Reply: General Gaming:: Re: Die Speicherstadt has my Games...

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:59

by jujulautre

Welcome to Japan ! Feel free to post in the Japan sub-forum to find more games and/or players :)
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Thread: General Gaming:: Most beautiful Chessex dice?

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:58

by 1qwerty

Recently purchased a few sets of Chessex dice. Any suggestions on the prettiest sets you own that I should get?
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Reply: Scythe: The Wind Gambit:: General:: Re: Automa Compatabilty?

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:58

by improove

One of Scythe's greatest strength is Automa. This enables purchase and enjoyment of the game by those who can't afford finding friends playing this game. Automa is really a challenging companion and it is so versatile that it can be put as yet another player even in the multiplayer session. Automa for Zeppelins is the must.
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Reply: Recommendations:: Re: Co-Operative games for 2 players

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:57

by forcepush28

+1 Aeons end. Works great with all counts thanks to the turn order deck.
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Reply: Runewars Miniatures Game:: General:: Re: This miniature game will be HUGE and here is why...

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:57

by DegenerateElite

Xelto wrote:

DegenerateElite wrote:

Another thing that's funny is the dozens of copies on eBay prior to release. There are ten or so in hand, ready to ship ones running right now.

These are almost all Adepticon games that came in the VIP bags.

I'm sorry, but is this a surprise to you? Really? When a thousand items are given away in goodie bags to everyone in a certain place, it's virtually guaranteed that some of them aren't going to be wanted. If those items have a real monetary value, it's also virtually guaranteed that some of them will end up on ebay.

Selling them ebay isn't the surprise.

The surprise is no reviews, no one really talking about the game that has it.

VIP people from Adepti are likely pretty active in gaming sites.

The game takes 30 minutes o fully assemble if you are just getting it set for the table and not prepping for painting.

I think they really took a mistep in not being more selective in giving these away.
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Thread: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game:: Rules:: Action Windows

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:57

by dougposkitt

Good day everyone,

As a new adherant to "The Lord of the Rings LCG" I have sat down and read the rulebook as carefully as I can (several times). Playing as a newcomer, I am playing solo but with two "players".

The rulenook is quite lengthy and indeed this reflects that there is a lot going on in this game. Inevitably, in a game whose element interplay is as complex as this there will be many, many cases where players will seek clarification.

The FAQ helps a lot in this regard and I am using v 1.8 (26/1/2016).

Nevertheless, I am still confused by several points, one of which is addressed here.

Action Window
The rulebook gives explanatory text on p23 as to "Actions". It also gives us a chart on p30-31 that indicates the timing/sequence within each phase.

It may help if I give a specific example. Phase 3 deals with Quests. Supported by the FAQ, it starts by dividing the Quest phase into 3 steps and states that a player has "the opportunity to take actions and play event cards at the beginning and ending of each step.”

On page 23, it states that an action preceded by a phase label (e.g. Quest Action:) can only be triggered during an action window of the said phase. According to the chart on p30-31, the green sections are where a player is free to take actions.

Given the above, is it correct to interpret each green section on the chart on p30-31 as an "action window", thereby allowing the play of event cards and the execution of actions on cards in play?
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New comment on Item for Geeklist "Playing all my games in 2017"

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:56

by davekuhns

Related Item: Peloponnes Card Game

You got me reading these rules over breakfast today. I had forgotten what it was I liked about this game.
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Reply: Board Game Art and Graphic Design:: Re: Request for feedback on our card designs

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:55

by klz_fc

The Item cards look okay outside of the font for the game text. The font looks out of place and just doesn't fit the light look of the title font, so you have something cute and whimsical on top the card, but something boring and plain on the bottom. Maybe it's because of the style, but it doesn't blend in and stands out in an unappealing way, like a soft focus photo with a sharp font on top of it, if that makes sense.

I hate to say it, but the Character names are simply illegible to me. The font for the first letter is fancy, but makes it very difficult to even figure out what the title is, and the "jokey" titles make it worse because they take so long to parse, they lose their effectiveness. Barbeerian actually wasn't even legible to me until I looked at the game text (which takes people out of the game). I'd also put a light/white background behind the text and make the text color black (or a black background and keep the white, although that combination is harsh for some people to read). It's blending too much with the background. As noted above, you have no bleed space, so there is the possibility of having to re-print a fair amount of cards to send out if the printer cuts drift too much. That can bankrupt a tightly budgeted campaign.
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Reply: Arkham Horror: The Card Game:: Reviews:: Re: Arkham Horror:The Card Game Core Set: A Rambling Review

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:55

by Esgaldil

dyeyk2000 wrote:

It's great that this can be played solo and with a single character. How much do you find yourself having to deckbuild?

More than Sentinels of the Multiverse, less than almost anything else.

With just one Core set, there is almost no deckbuilding, since the number of cards available to any one Investigator isn't much more than the 30 card deck size. In a Campaign, you add a few cards each game from, again, a very small pool. For people that want to deckbuild creatively, this isn't the game for you - even with buying and/or proxying all the existing cards enough to create any possible deck, there's not a lot of meat there. Not saying it can't be done, just that other CCGs and LCGs are much better (or worse, depending on how you feel about deckbuilding).
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Reply: Terraforming Mars:: Reviews:: Re: A(nother) negative review

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:55

by EternalFury

Indeed, a large majority of the decisions are informed by the strategy you decide on.

Surely, there are also rather tactical elements, such as trying to get the heat production bonuses on the temp track, despite not following a heat focused strategy. These situations are rather rare, though, as doing this also always involves expending resources that might be better used in streamlining aspects concerning your strategy.

As for the luck of the draw: I really wonder whether we are playing the same game. Saying that there is "high" luck of the draw seems ridiculous to me. I totally agree that there is some luck involved with drawing cards but it in most games this factor has a minor effect on the outcome of the game. I only had one game (one of my early games, without draft) where I got rather lucky with the draw. And if it is really such a problem for you, drafting almost completely eliminates this. And to reduce it even more, you can do an initial draft. Any "luck of the draw" remaning is just in your head. ;)
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Reply: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1:: General:: Re: Reset the game?

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:55

by Darkangeldown

VaultBoy wrote:

Additionally, if your group will only play 2-3 times, then you're really better off just playing traditional Pandemic.

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Reply: Southeast:: Re: Vacation in GA

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 07:54

by nomoredroids

hestiansun wrote:

bltzlfsk wrote:

Be sure to research your route if it takes you to Atlanta. They've had a little problem on I-85.

Good point. And by "little problem" he means a homeless man set a couch in fire and it ignited tons of barrels of combustible construction materials underneath I-85 causing it to collapse.

It will likely still not be in service when you get here. The issue is near Piedmont, so if you are going towards Downtown from the North you'll have to detour.

:surprise: Thanks for the heads-up!
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