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Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by Flipswitch, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. Flipswitch

    Flipswitch Sepsitorised by Intent
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    You have a run down on it mate? I've been uhming and ahing on it for a few days now, there are very, very few reviews out there and would like your input!
     
  2. Aspect Graviton

    Aspect Graviton Friendly Alien Overlord
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  3. Flipswitch

    Flipswitch Sepsitorised by Intent
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    Sweet, I'll drop your page a like too!

    You got some close up pics of Obsidian, sexy lad.
     
  4. Daemon of Razgriz

    Daemon of Razgriz Ninja sniper

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    Anyone here played founders of Gloomhaven yet?
     
  5. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    Still lying under my table, gotta get around to it.
     
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  6. Xeurian

    Xeurian Well-Known Member

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    My friend got it but we haven't gotten around to playing it yet. Basically our group of board game players is something like 3-6 players with varying attendance. Seems like the kind of game you would want a stable group of players to play concurrent sessions like DnD.
     
  7. Pierzasty

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    He means the city-building game, not the absurdly heavy one.
     
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  8. Xeurian

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    Ah "founders of". Must have glazed over that part because of the lack capitalization.
     
  9. Shoitaan

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    So being a massive fan of ROOT, I've been eagerly chasing every scrap of new info about its future that I hear. But a recent announcement has me puzzled. Apparently they sold the rights to make a ROOT rpg to some company. I love ROOT but I don't really feel a desire to RP a bunny warrior. I don't understand how even the question of a PnP RPG came up so quickly. Is this just something furries would be interested in or is there any actual interest in this? I guess I'm off the belief that 'not everything needs an adaptation' so shake my head at video game movies and board game adaptations of stuff. Same with RPGs. Just doesn't seem necessary.

    Root fan or not, anyone got any hard feelings about RPGs/board game adaptations? I'm still SMH at the horizon zero dawn and assassins creed board game announcements and then I get hit with this ROOT RP thing...
     
  10. Pierzasty

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    I wouldn't know, Root stepped on my personal mine of 0 day DLC immediately announced/released expansions. In that regard I'm of the opinion that if a game has an expansion announced less than a year later it was probably bad from the start.

    As for cross-media branding: on the one hand I'm suspicious of that and assume a cash-in until proven otherwise, OTOH there have been times I was pleasantly surprised by a decent adaptation.

    Also, as much as I dislike Root's art style, fables != furries.
    Please do not link any Root porn that might exist to prove me otherwise, I don't wanna know.
     
  11. Shoitaan

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    Haha being an Aussie, I'm pretty sure "Root furries" or "Root fables" will immediately lead to interesting results.

    Not sure I agree with that assessment of Root. The expansion was announced with the KS and was free for backers. And most people feel the expac factions aren't as 'tight' as the other core game so they clearly weren't developed at the same time. The core game is several kinds of excellent. The expansion is entirely unnecessary unless you want an AI player. I urge you to give it a go if possible!
     
  12. ev0k

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    I've juste got Village Attacks, played first two scenarios. Pretty funny.
     
  13. Pan

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    Played Root at the Essen Spiel fair and it was really interesting, the asymetrical part seems to be working very good. But it is a very, very complex game which should only be played with experienced boardgamers who know what they're getting into.
     
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    Your parents didn't get you a nicely illustrated copy of Aesop's Fables when you were a kid?
     
  15. Shoitaan

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    Its my GOTY for 2018 but I absolutely agree. There is no easy learning curve. This is not remotely close to being a gateway game XD
     
  16. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    I got by with illustrated Grimm fairy tales. It didn't help in making me less fucked up.

    Also I don't know what you're talking about: " != " means "is NOT", I was specifically referring to fables being a separate (and mostly innocent) aestheric.
     
  17. Flipswitch

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    growing up in poland basically is a grimm firy tale
     
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    Picked up Clank! in Space somewhat recently. Seems to be a bit more replayable than the original, but I haven't been able to play it much yet. Thunderstone Quest just came in the other day and I will pick it up soon. That game was fun and I look forward to playing more deckbuilders in general.
     
  19. colbrook

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    A friend bought a copy of Smash Up recently, I played it a few years ago and remember not being enamored with it but was willing to give it another go or four.

    I'm still not enamoured with it.
     
  20. Shoitaan

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    Anyone giving KeyForge a spin? I'm interested and watching it closely but not likely to dive in. Just super curious to know how well deck balancing works with the algorithm approach. Not super interested in the advice to just buy a new deck if you get a lame ducks XD