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Shannow
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Reply #2485 on: December 05, 2017, 08:08:21 AM

Still waiting in SEA for my KS copy of a Gloomhaven.  Checking KS it looks like the usual round of shitty logistics by shitty Fun Again Games.  
Mine came in the bay area a few weeks ago...

In other news, Betrayal at House on the Hill: Legacy by Daviau in Q4 2018

http://www.dicetowernews.com/wizards-of-the-coast-and-rob-daviau-announce-betrayal-legacy


Never played this, then I saw a friend playing Betrayal at Baldurs Gate. Baldurs triggers me (in a good way) so is it worth picking up?

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Reply #2486 on: December 05, 2017, 05:24:25 PM

I have not played Baldur's yet, but I hear that the mechanics there are improved over Betrayal at the House on the Hill (BaHotH). 

I think this is one of those hit or miss games.  In some of my gaming circles, BatHotH is the most requested game, especially when you have 6 players.  In others, it is loathed for randomness and dislike of the theme.  BatHotH lives on my 'most played' shelf for easy and often access.

I recommend going to a FLGS with a play area and seeing if you can get your hands on a store copy to play (of either Betrayal game).  One game will tell you whether it is a hit or miss.

My shelf of most played games I own:

Blood Rage
Power Grid
Terraforming Mars
Eclipse
Betrayal
7 Wonders Dual
Lost Cities
Lords of Waterdeep
Ticket to Ride
Small World
Dixit
King of Tokyo / NY
Kingdomino
Settlers of Catan
Ingenious
Rampage

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #2487 on: December 06, 2017, 12:51:38 AM

What do you think of Eclipse?  I've heard Exodus: Proxima Centauri is interesting and similar?
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Reply #2488 on: December 06, 2017, 10:47:26 AM

What do you think of Eclipse?  I've heard Exodus: Proxima Centauri is interesting and similar?
I have not played Exodus, so I can't say there.

I like Eclipse a lot, but I would not buy it now.  A 2nd edition is coming in 2018, and there is an out of print expansion that really improves the game that is hard to get now.  It is also a really huge box - which is a pain for storage purposes.

The game essentially boils down to building your race up through exploration and research (Eurofeel) and then deciding around the midpoint of the game if you can push for the win by continuing to build yourself up, or if you have to go for the win by taking other players down via combat (Ameritrash feel).  With a lot of players, you can end up, through luck of the draw, never having a chance to win - or having a mistake by another player really hurt *your chances to win* as much as theirs.  Accordingly, once you know what you're doing, it can be frustrating to play with new players.

If you have a FLGS with store copies to play, I suggest watch a 'how to' video with friends and trying it at a store before buying it - and then only buying it if you all like it and want to play it together. 

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #2489 on: December 06, 2017, 11:04:10 AM

Also - Pandemic Season 2 Report: We just completed April.  We have two completed recons and opened 3 of the 8 boxes, so the below is based upon incomplete information and may change over time as my group slowly wraps up.

This is a very solid game, but not as good as Season 1.  There are some huge swings to the difficulty of the game - some of which are likely to happen at a particular time, but others seem to be fairly random (could be February - could be June) and will have a huge impact on how you play the game.  This makes it even less replayable than Season 1 - if you remember how to generate the huge twists, you'd have an incentive to angle to them early.

Right now, I think this will make the top 25 or so on BGG, but will not get to the top like Season 1 did. 


I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #2490 on: December 07, 2017, 08:05:37 PM

Ordered the Gallerist with the Kickstarter stuff. Came out to like $80 and change. Fine. I can live with this.
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Reply #2491 on: December 10, 2017, 03:08:58 PM

Picked up the Fallout Boardgame. It's 1-4 players and for a Fantasy Flight game it is surprisingly streamlined in play and easy to pick up. I think it has a decent amount of replayability despite a low number of encounter cards and scenarios because it has a ~150 card quest deck that branches depending on how players finish quests. I've played it twice and really enjoyed it both times I played it.

The 4 included scenarios are essentially base FO3 and base FO4 along with Far Harbor and the Pit. I'd imagine expansions would focus on the remaining DLC and maybe FO 1 and 2. Word is there will never be New Vegas content however.

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Reply #2492 on: December 10, 2017, 03:43:52 PM

How long is a game with 3, or 4 players?

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Reply #2493 on: December 11, 2017, 03:48:23 PM

How long is a game with 3, or 4 players?

It took us around 3 hours. We had a couple of rules issues but in general it went pretty quickly. I was surprised how easy it is to pick up and play compared to a typical FFG game. That said, after about 2-3 expansions I'm sure it'll be totally different.

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