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Old 08-04-2017, 11:31 PM
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I can't believe I'm about to drop about the same amount of money if not more on PitchCar than I am Cthulhu Wars. Damn this expensive hobby lol.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:30 AM
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Worth it though, IMO! Every time a CW Kickstarter comes around I sell some older stuff off to pay for it, and I can't even remember what afterward, when I'm playing Cthulhu Wars all the time. At this point my gaming group's tastes are set enough that branching out usually means less return on investment, in terms of playtime, than simply getting more of what everyone likes. I introduce a game or two a year but it's kinda tough to get new stuff to catch on with most of them.

They're most likely not doing a fourth of these, so if you're interested in Cthulhu Wars this is going to be a relatively cost-effective way to jump in.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:40 PM
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2x Innovation
3x Mottainai
1x Bohnanza
1x Snowdonia
1x Honshu
2x Deadline
2x Frank's Zoo
2x Bohnanza: The Duel
1x Between Two Cities: Capitals
1x Sticheln
1x Burgle Bros
1x America

Every time I play Snowdonia, my rating has risen significantly (it was initially a 6, after this week I raised it to 8 on BGG). It has been great with 2, 3 and 4 players.

A lot of these plays were with Anthony's friends from California... Bohnanza, Frank's Zoo, Between Two Cities, Sticheln, and America.

Deadline is fine with the correct rules, very unique but not a replacement for The Grizzled or Witness. I'll happily play all 12 cases.

After playing the two "new" Innovation expansions, my opinion... Figures > Artifacts > Cities > Echoes. Maybe it's time to play with everything. :P
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:18 PM
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If you are pledging for Cthulhu Wars OS3 or are otherwise so inclined (because it appears to be an open survey), please consider voting up my Colossobot entry in the Contest of a Thousand Forms! It's a hard-to-kill respawning robot that chases down and punches whoever's in the lead. Sort of the Blue Shell of Cthulhu Wars, if the Blue Shell was a Jaeger.

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Old 08-11-2017, 11:01 AM
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Oh My...

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/e...ourth-edition/
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:38 PM
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Welp, time to sock away $150 I guess
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:23 PM
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That... is a lot of bits.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:11 PM
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I feel like each new edition of Twilight Imperium just an aspirational item for owners of older editions to buy so they can say, "Maybe this time we'll play it."

Today I got rocked in Shogun (the cubes-in-tower one) but had a good time. I also played The Bloody Inn for the first time. It is a game about murdering and robbing tenants, kind of a more complex version of Guillotine. About halfway through I came up with a shitty strategy and said out loud, "I just came up with the shittiest strategy." I spent the rest of the game filling up the lead player's properties with nearly worthless dead peasant corpses, so on the final turn he had nowhere to bury his valuable victims and had to basically kingmake. I don't think he realized this until after, but at the time he chose me because I had earned him a few points while clogging his plots with peasants.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:05 PM
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Hey! In the nine years I've had TI3 I've played it, uh 3 times!
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:43 AM
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Dice Forge has the best box. It's got a place for all of the components, and then it's functional during the game, too.

It is also the only game I can think of where the first player starts with more currency than everyone else.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:24 AM
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Hey! In the nine years I've had TI3 I've played it, uh 3 times!
That's more value than I've gotten out of some games, lord knows.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:10 AM
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That's more value than I've gotten out of some games, lord knows.
I played my copy of TI3 about 6-8 times before giving it to someone else, all 4+player games, so it was easily worth the investment on a person-hour of gametime basis when compared with many other board games.

That said, it doesn't hold a candle to the number of Power Grid, Carcassonne, and Hanabi games we played on that statistic.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:49 PM
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Cthulhu Wars OS3 is having a heck of a last day.
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:13 PM
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First look at IDW's Centipede game.

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For the first time in... a long time? ever?, I actually got four people together for a few hours of board games.

First up was Awful Fantasy, which me and my local buddies sat down to play while waiting for the out-of-towner to arrive. It would've been good for that, but our fourth showed up just as we picked up our hands so we dealt him in and now this perfectly good low-thought time waster was just kind of a speed bump on our way to the meatier games. This probably won't see a lot of play, considering how rarely we're able to get together for games.

Roll Player was the star of the show today. There is a lot of stuff going on at once in this game, and it is not easy to grasp it all at the start. I had the advantage of having read the rulebook (twice) and played a solitaire game earlier, but you're trying to hit so many targets at once that the game is almost impossible to explain in small, easily digested chunks without the learner having shot themselves in the foot at least twice by the halfway point of the game. It doesn't help that you don't know precisely how many points you have until the actual end of the game so it can be difficult to keep track of your progress.

All that said, while the first game was really rough everyone was eager to play again once they knew what they were doing. Some questions still came up in that second game, but overall it went far smoother and the game was a much closer competition. And then I thought I won, then it turned out I lost because the guy in second place had forgotten to count an entire category of points, so that was a rollercoaster of emotions.

For a quick palate cleanser between rounds of Roll Player, we broke out Tanto Cuore: Oktoberfest (I say, like it wasn't one of the very limited number of games I had set out). The suggested maids for the first time playing the game were kind of boring, but I still had plenty of fun as did the one friend that's played a lot of two player TC with me. The other two didn't seem to enjoy it as much; one seemed to have a love hate relationship with a certain card and kept buying it while also complaining bitterly about how often it came up in his deck and the other was distracted by all the in-jokes flying between myself and the other TC vet. Overall this session was a bit lackluster compared to some of the Tanto Cuore games I've been in, but I'd like to try this expansion with a different maid loadout that better encourages interacting with its unique mechanics.
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