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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby Dom » 4:53pm on 12 Oct 17

You are forgiven. For penance you must run these games and cherish them.


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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby satbunny » 1:27pm on 15 Oct 17

Symbaroum, we start character gen and the starter adventure Thursday night so that's acceptable.
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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby Dom » 3:16pm on 15 Oct 17

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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby First Age » 1:30pm on 17 Oct 17

dr_mitch wrote:Okay...honest splurge confessions...


Transhumanity's Fate (Fate conversion of Eclipse Phase)


I feel dirty now.


I'm interested in your take on this. Never really taken to the rules, but love the setting.

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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby Dom » 8:09pm on 17 Oct 17

It’s November time already.

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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby First Age » 8:35pm on 17 Oct 17

Dom wrote:It’s November time already.

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And set for Revelation...

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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby nclarke » 8:31am on 18 Oct 17

That's a great book and packed full of various cities set up for use with The Sprawl.

Still thinking that Alas for the Awful Sea might be a good thing for my two slotter on SUnday at Revelation
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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby Dom » 6:18pm on 19 Oct 17

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Smuggled this one in past the blockade.


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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby decfeeney » 7:22pm on 19 Oct 17

Dom wrote:Image

Smuggled this one in past the blockade.


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Can we get a first impressions? Is it worth a purchase?


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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby Dom » 7:31pm on 19 Oct 17

All the reviews say it’s like a four player Twilight Struggle in space. I just need to find three other players for the weekend. Lol.

The components are underwhelming; functional but not the highest quality.


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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby dpmcalister » 7:49pm on 19 Oct 17

dpmcalister wrote:
Dom wrote:My Furnace purchases: Paranoia and Tortuga 1667.

I backed the Tortuga Kickstarter but haven't had a chance to play it yet. It's a lovely looking box though :)

Played this tonight with the peeps from work. Great fun and someone else is now looking at buying it.
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What have u just splurged on?

Postby Dom » 11:52pm on 19 Oct 17

decfeeney wrote:
Dom wrote:Image

Smuggled this one in past the blockade.


Can we get a first impressions? Is it worth a purchase?


Ok, on reflection I was harsh about the quality of the components. I’d just been looking at War of the Ring...

The game is set up for 2 to 4 players. The objective is to place influence cubes to gain control points in scoring rounds. Factions are MCR, UN, OPA and Protogen. Each faction has a unique technology.

Each turn you can draw a card from a selection of five. One card is free, the others cost control points (which you need to win). Each card has an event or an action point value. Events can only be used by certain factions. You can keep an event for later by spending a control point. Saved events are played instead of drawing.

Events represent things that happen in the books/TV series. This is really only the first series in the main.

Action points can be spent to move fleets, place an influence cube in an orbital zone you have at least one fleet, or build a fleet to
replace losses. They can also be used for the faction technology ability.

The event decks are constructed like those in Pandemic so score cards are within them. You chose to draw the score card rather than it being played the moment it comes up. If you play it, you chose which part of the solar system gets scored most highly. Before you score, each player can play an event. Scoring gains you Control Points. Certain scoring stages give each faction more technology abilities, leading to escalation. Scoring is also increased if you control resources (water, minerals, tech, food) which are key for your faction.

Game ends on sixth scoring.

Game has scope to expand with events that are coming.

It looks clever and good fun.

And it has the Rocinante.
The weakest player has the Rocinante as an ally. It is an extra ship that cannot be destroyed. Each crew member has an ability which can be used in place of a kept card in a scoring round, allowing Holden and crew to tip the balance towards the underdog. But if you cease to be the player with the lowest CP you lose the support. This really grabs the feel of the series/books.

Can’t wait to play it. But will have to.




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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby satbunny » 3:13pm on 20 Oct 17

Dom wrote:
decfeeney wrote:
Dom wrote:Image

Smuggled this one in past the blockade.


Can we get a first impressions? Is it worth a purchase?


Ok, on reflection I was harsh about the quality of the components. I’d just been looking at War of the Ring...

The game is set up for 2 to 4 players. The objective is to place influence cubes to gain control points in scoring rounds. Factions are MCR, UN, OPA and Protogen. Each faction has a unique technology.

Each turn you can draw a card from a selection of five. One card is free, the others cost control points (which you need to win). Each card has an event or an action point value. Events can only be used by certain factions. You can keep an event for later by spending a control point. Saved events are played instead of drawing.

Events represent things that happen in the books/TV series. This is really only the first series in the main.

Action points can be spent to move fleets, place an influence cube in an orbital zone you have at least one fleet, or build a fleet to
replace losses. They can also be used for the faction technology ability.

The event decks are constructed like those in Pandemic so score cards are within them. You chose to draw the score card rather than it being played the moment it comes up. If you play it, you chose which part of the solar system gets scored most highly. Before you score, each player can play an event. Scoring gains you Control Points. Certain scoring stages give each faction more technology abilities, leading to escalation. Scoring is also increased if you control resources (water, minerals, tech, food) which are key for your faction.

Game ends on sixth scoring.

Game has scope to expand with events that are coming.

It looks clever and good fun.

And it has the Rocinante.
The weakest player has the Rocinante as an ally. It is an extra ship that cannot be destroyed. Each crew member has an ability which can be used in place of a kept card in a scoring round, allowing Holden and crew to tip the balance towards the underdog. But if you cease to be the player with the lowest CP you lose the support. This really grabs the feel of the series/books.

Can’t wait to play it. But will have to.




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Re: What have u just splurged on?

Postby Dom » 7:39pm on 20 Oct 17

Either one sounds good to me. Just need to get a date...


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What have u just splurged on?

Postby Dom » 7:52pm on 24 Oct 17

So these two Kickstarters arrived this week (leading to some awkward comments from the better half) and for some reason the eldest child has taken a shine to playing them.

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878 Vikings is an area control war game that allows you to fight as Alfred the Great against the Norsemen.

Battle of Britain is a reboot of the Richard Borg classic. It's been a long delayed Kickstarter but looks great.


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