What's the most dangerous word or phrase that "forces" you to buy a game or do a deep research on it?
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Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 3 points[-]
Several for me are :
Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]
Hmmm these are all great words too.
theDL 3 months ago | 1 point[-]
ooo yeah asymmetry will get me to at least look at a game I might not otherwise have considered.
ithayla 3 months ago | 3 points[-]
the day they announce an asymmetrical cyberpunk tactical combat board game with spaceships i'm just going to mail the publisher my bank account details
theDL 3 months ago | 2 points[-]
That sounds awesome, haha. The first half sounds like #Android: Netrunner, but of course that's a card game, and I don't think there are spaceships.
ithayla 3 months ago | 1 point[-]
they travel to mars so yes they have like space travel but there's no spaceship cards ifyou know what I mean
Lol. This would be great.
sdirrane Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]
Haha, this answer is awesome. And I agree.
BenjaminK 3 months ago | 3 points[-]
Star Wars :)
I was wondering how long it would take this post to get here. Haha.
BenjaminK 3 months ago | 1 point[-]
I hope you didn't have to wait too long haha
I just realized that GIF serves two purposes. Hope and your name is Ben. Haha.
hahaha Our improv troupe's shirts in college had some sort of nickname on the back (like a sports name on a jersey). Mine was Obi-Wan, so this checks out.
Of course it would’ve been Obi-Wan
I wonder if he means Old Ben Kenobi...
That wizard's just a crazy old man.
I told you to forget it.
My answer as well. But I've yet to actually buy one, haha.
Along this line, Gale Force Nine manages the license for Dune and have said that several other publishers are working on games with the Dune license. So that.
I liked Dune. Read the first two books and enjoyed them. I'd be very interested in playing Dune games.
I'm hoping at least one more comes out this year, before the movie. #Dune is great but not the easiest to get to the table, haha.
I can imagine. I saw Dune being played at Origins and it looked...detailed haha I feel like there has to be at least one game coming out soon to piggy back off the movie.
Hope so! There was a trading card game in the 90s or something, and I'd be interested to see a card game come back, though I'd rather it wasn't a trading card game. I'd prefer a self-contained and complete game, haha.
Yeah, self contained would be great. I much prefer games like that, where I know how much I'll be spending when I actually buy it, rather than boosters and stuff. And if Fantasy Flight gets a hold of it, you can expect it to die off within 5 years or so. Or maybe I'm just bitter over Star Wars Destiny haha
Yes, I'm not really interested in a game I have to keep buying.
Was Destiny that good?
I really liked it as a game. The boosters made it a rich man’s game because you’d have to spend a lot to get the good meta cards. But I just played casually and loved each and every game.
RyanLopez 3 months ago | 2 points[-]
If "Tactics" is in the title, I'm at least going to look at it. The blessing and curse is that I don't have any game partners interested in those games, so they're getting easier to dismiss. A little bit, anyway. :)
Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]
So your prefer tactics to strategy?
RyanLopez 3 months ago | 1 point[-]
In practice, no. But I am a sucker for anything at evokes the "tactical miniatures"/Final Fantasy Tactics feel. I enjoy both tactics and strategy quite a lot, and like when they are both in a game. I probably slightly favor tactics, but not a lot. I also like it in games that don't fit the above descriptions. For example, Nippon is a fantastically tactical game, despite its "dry Euro" appearance. :)
Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago | 2 points[-]
I think I am a little similar. I want stratagy, but I prob like tactics a little better.
philryuh Supporter3 months ago | 1 point[-]
By "Tactics," do you mean games like Tiny Epic Tactics and PIxel Tactics? I haven't played any of them so I have no idea haha
That's what I mean in this post, though not what I exclusively prefer. I own both of those games, plus others (and I've backed Adventure Tactics :) ). Mostly, though, I mean tactical miniatures games (Earth Reborn, Star Wars Imperial Assault, etc.) and things that evoke Final Fantasy Tactics.
Speaking of Final Fantasy Tactics, were you big on Final Fantasy? Just curious, because I played them a lot pre-college (and even replayed one or two after collge too). I think my favorite was FF9, although I can't not give a nod to FF7.
FFT was my favorite game of all time. I also really enjoyed FF7 and FF9.
I think I just really enjoyed the lighthearted feel of FF9 and the stories it told. I personally enjoyed the characters more and Vivi left the most impression on me haha. I'd also have to say that Garnet was one of the few female characters in FF with more depth and not just serving as a female love interest or was one-dimensional in personality.
That's a good point. I believe FF7 came out when I was in 9th or 10th grade and I had just picked up a PS. Because of that it holds a special place for me. Also, the soundtrack is BA. I just loved how Tactics worked and how it ran and I also really enjoy the story.
Actually right after I backed #Tiny Epic Tactics, I bought the digital version of FFT for $10 from the PS Store.
I've only played FF7 and FFT. FF7 was fine (pretty mind blowing at the time, but I don't have the reverence for it that everyone else does, apparently--that may be because I just don't have time for narrative-driven, wandering-intensive RPG video games anymore). FFT was amazing then and still is. Had it on PS1, later got it for PSP (bought the system because of the game), and I've considered the Android port. :)
My older brother never had a chance to play FF9 so he was considering getting it for the Switch haha
I've never played FFT but I did get to watch my college roommate play years ago. Looked like a lot of fun and I enjoyed watching him play :D
philryuh Supporter3 months ago | 2 points[-]
sdirrane Supporter3 months ago | 2 points[-]
Well I didn't know we were able to make a whole list. I'm going to add to mine
Wow, your wife actually says that about board games?!
Hahaha yeah, unless I'm being excessive (which I'll never do), I think she's being supportive because I never got anything for myself until I got into board games. Plus, she knows I'll be picking games with her in mind. I just got three games today and I'm going to try really hard not to get anything else until next year.
What games did you pick up??
#Atlantis Rising (second edition), #Clans of Caledonia, #Architects of the West Kingdom!
I am looking super forward to your thoughts on all of them.
Clans! Ohhh yeah!
I wonder whether Clans might end up replacing Marco Polo to an extent. They're different games, but are similar in the kind of "thinking space" they occupy.
I saw a picture of Marco Polo (I've not really looked into it at all), but it looked like it had a large table presence. IE lots of stuff out there.
Yup, it's definitely a fun game with quite a lot of options available to manipulate the dice and maximize your resources for fulfilling contracts. So far, we've liked it more with each play and the variable player powers certainly help to get us back into it. I just feel like Clans may be a more satisfying experience (especially since it seems more thematic), but we'll see.
Right? I think with my slow down thus year that might become possible for me.
Side note: We do daily Valentines and sometimes they come with a coupon. I usually cook in my house and so my wife gave me a coupon to cook one night. I told her I'd rather trade it in for a game night. She agreed! Woot.
Daily Valentines?? Talk about keeping it romantic hahaha, that's cool. What do you do on the actual Valentine's Day?
And that's awesome! I'm happy for you. Any idea which game you'll be going with? (is it way obvious or is it going to take some time for you to pick the right one?)
I'm going to give her a few options. She likes combat but I'm worried Root might be too much for her. I've got #1775: Rebellion in my storage building. I think she'd like that. But I'll ask her. I'd love to get her into #Viticulture: Essential Edition especially because she loves wine. But there might not be enough direct player interaction.
I have no idea what 1775 is about so when I looked it up, I was surprised by its relatively low complexity. Also, it seems like a unique choice to go with for a game with your wife but it seems to speak to just how much she enjoys directly player conflict haha
I'll be looking forward to hearing your report!
Yeah it's a light war game. Pretty simple but the dice are cool because instead of just normal numbers they reflect the history.
So it's cool because the British Regulars have no retreat roll. Just three attacks and three misses. While the US Militia have two attacks, two misses, and two retreats. This makes the dice rolling less punishing and also stops the dice rolling from being the only factor in who wins. (IE you can roll poorly often as far as hits and still end up finding ways to win).
We usually don't do anything on the actual day. Just around it. Small stuff at home. We try to really focus on who Saint Valentine was one the day.
Wow, daily Valentines is a lot of pressure.
They are just little notes. Everyone the family gets something in a little bag outside their room. No pressure just a quick hey I love this about you.
How many days leading up to the main event?
Just from the beginning of February. And its not necessarily something every day.
Oh I didn't even consider the publisher angle. Stonemaier is definitely that for me, as they probably are for most gamers. #Tapestry didn't end up being my thing, but you can be sure I put a lot of time into learning about it haha
Seems like we should be hearing from Stonemaier soon with news on their next title "Sand". So curious what it'll be about!
I'm very excited to hear the details. While I didn't care for the look of Tapestry I'm still hopefully for future SM endeavors.
Yes, I've been curious about that one.
Woo! Looking forward to it!
I also spent a great deal of time researching Tapestry before I realized it wasn't going to be for me. I do love SM but that game just felt, meh the more I looked into it.
It seems like they got with about every other one. Did you ever play #Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia? I haven't. But I am progressively more interested in it.
I haven't yet but I do think I'd like to try it out.
I really love the art on it.
Yeah SM does a great job with beautiful art and quality components.
Yes they do
Yeah, oh well. They can't all be winners. Hopefully the next one is more up our alley!
Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago | 2 points[-]
No doubt it’s Star Wars. Or space. Or Rome.
Space-themes always call to me. Fantasy themes are a close second. Those are my go-to genres of books as well.
Thought of another answer - nature. Anything having to do with animals or science, I'm interested. Games somehow become less interesting to me if there are humans involved, lol. At least humans on the table. Humans around the table are a must.
I think i'd like more nature games. PARKS is on my radar. I'm a big fan of Sunset Over Water, which is a game about painting nature.
Parks looks great. Two of my favorite games are #Evolution: Climate and #Wingspan, and now I've got #Oceans as well. There's definitely a pattern for me lol
Hmmm what other games would go well with the games you mentioned? There #Tussie Mussie, but that one seems way too simple. Do games like #Petrichor and #CO₂ fall under this category? Or.... maybe #Dominant Species?..
I really want to play petrichor.
There is also #mariposa coming out from Elizabeth Hargrave.
Never heard of Petrichor or CO2, but I will look them up! Dominant Species was definitely one that I looked into with interest, but determined that it was simply too heavy of a game for me and my usual group.
How about..... #The Isle of Cats? Or here's a completely different one #Freshwater Fly) lol
Ok I actually have heard of Isle of Cats... But where the heck are you finding all these??
Just naming random games I've seen going around :D
I'm part of a lot of different communities to get the latest scoop for the sake of updating everyone here on interesting news/games haha. Speaking of which, I saw this post on a facebook group and thought you might be interested if the gameplay holds up to its looks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamereviewer/permalink/2584452858436701/
Ahh unfortunately I think that's a private post that I can't see
Ahhh got it. Here you go: #Canopy
It's a two player rainforest themed card drafting/set collecting game illustrated by Vincent Dutrait (illustrator of #Robinson Crusoe Adventures on the Cursed Island, #Atlantis Rising (second edition), and many more). Based on its estimated 30 min gameplay, I'd guess it's a light game so it's probably limited in its audience. Sure looks beautiful though and I really like the theme. Kickstarter on April 8th. I won't be backing it but just wanted to share in case it looked interesting to you.
Oh wow, that does look cool! Thanks for thinking of me! I'll have to keep an eye out for more details on this one.
This does look beautiful. I wonder what it will sell for.
I love Wingspan. I haven't heard much about Oceans. What's it like?
Funny you should ask, haha
What are the odds! haha Great review. I've played the digital Evolution and like it. I think I'd really like it in a group (rather than just AI), and Oceans sounds pretty cool too.
Nice! Yeah, the app is fun, but I like it much better on the table. Plus, the app doesn't include the Climate expansion, which is really cool. Give it a shot!
Cole Wehrle (Haha).
I have yet to play a game by Cole. But, I find good design philosophy super interesting.
Will you be disappointed if I say I never watched the full movie?
Oh Phil, watch it! I really like that movie. Classic Tom Cruise, young Val Kilmer, classic quotable lines...it's great.
Various friends have given me a hard time in the past about all the "classics" I didn't watch xD
Mostly because I came to the U.S. around age 9, I somewhat missed a lot of them. Some of the ones I did catch (while I was still in Korea) were movies like Die Hard, Robot Cop, Jurassic Park, etc., and although these are different, JACKIE CHAN MOVIES (I loved the stunts). All of these movies were often replayed on Korean TV channels during holidays. Also, a lot of my time post-Korea time was spent watching cartoons or shows on Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Toonami, Kids' WB, etc.
Ahh gotya. That's cool though. You do have some solid Classics. Maybe we need a post about that to get you a list of movies to watch.
Lol I know I'll never get to 99% of them xD
Most of them came out before the 90's, like Ghost Busters and Blade Runner. I got to watch a lot of the 90's ones. I loved Rush Hour hahaha
Haha, some good ones in there! I love Die Hard...
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