The Big Board-Gaming Catch-All

Boudreaux wrote:
DudleySmith wrote:

Wow, the writing in that guy's preview made me actively hate him.

That's unfortunate. Dan Thurot does some of the best board game commentary writing out there.

Agreed. One of the best reviewers out there.

jigsawhc wrote:
Keithustus wrote:

New Leder Games (Root, Oath) project just going live. A space-themed 4X

https://www.polygon.com/23124230/arc...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...

I learned my lesson when I did not back Root originally and then it was awesome.
Already backed Arcs :)

I'm the other way (though I may back ARCS...it looks snazzy!). I feel burned by Oath, not because it was in any way fraudulent but because it was very much not my sort of game in the way Root and Pax Pamir 2 were. So if it even seems like Oath, I'll take a pass and play a friend's copy.

I'd be very interested in trying the TTS mod before the campaign ends. I know we had a group that did that for Oath. I love that they provide the option; "Ethical!" as Professor Genki would say.

I'd be down. Hard to schedule times but if someone takes the lead I'd wade into it.

I'd be keen to try as well, if the time zones work out. (I've already backed it, but still keen to experiment).

Same!

DudleySmith wrote:

Wow, the writing in that guy's preview made me actively hate him.

What an odd reaction to writing that you dislike.

The company I work for up here in Canada, Princess Auto, has a surplus section and we got a few board games in a while back, so I had to pick up a few:

The BGG reviews for them seemed OK, but has anyone here played any of them?

Those names all seemed familiar, but I don't recognize any of them by looking at the pictures. I thought I knew Empire Express from the packaging before I realized it looks like every Mayfair game from that era.

Regardless of how they play, if you ship one or two of them to Loading Ready Run from your work address then you'll probably get $5.31 worth of entertainment out of Beej's reaction...

Vargen wrote:

Regardless of how they play, if you ship one or two of them to Loading Ready Run from your work address then you'll probably get $5.31 worth of entertainment out of Beej's reaction...

So very true! I shipped him a box of stuff right after Road Trip ended and they opened it up during their Christmas episode and I was SO excited watching how excited Beej got

Sonar is the updated version of Captain Sonar, the 8-player "great at conventions" game where two teams are competing as sub crews real-time. It's hilarious and tense and leads to a lot of shouts and laughter with the right group. Came out a few years ago and made a great impression, but it really does need a big group to shine.

Boudreaux wrote:

Sonar is the updated version of Captain Sonar, the 8-player "great at conventions" game where two teams are competing as sub crews real-time. It's hilarious and tense and leads to a lot of shouts and laughter with the right group. Came out a few years ago and made a great impression, but it really does need a big group to shine.

I'm good with that. My local group can get up to 8 people now, so we're constantly looking for a game that we can all play at the same time.

Castles of Burgundy: Special edition is on Gamefound. Gotta say, it looks great, much better than the rather drab Alea edition. But do I like the game that much? Hopefully I'll try it with family this weekend and see. It's too much, but gloriously so.

Natus wrote:

Castles of Burgundy: Special edition is on Gamefound. Gotta say, it looks great, much better than the rather drab Alea edition. But do I like the game that much? Hopefully I'll try it with family this weekend and see. It's too much, but gloriously so.

Castles of Burgundy is one of my favorite games, it's fantastic. That said I really don't see the value in this special edition. I've never played and felt that the game needed "more" so the expansions aren't very appealing to me, and while the component quality looks amazing the edition I have plays just fine. This a good example of a game where less is more. Yeah, the original art is kinda drab but that's okay with me, mechanically it makes up for any aesthetic shortcomings. Sometimes I think a good game can collapse under its own weight by adding too much to it, and this special edition gives me those vibes.

Dreaded Gazebo wrote:
Natus wrote:

Castles of Burgundy: Special edition is on Gamefound. Gotta say, it looks great, much better than the rather drab Alea edition. But do I like the game that much? Hopefully I'll try it with family this weekend and see. It's too much, but gloriously so.

Castles of Burgundy is one of my favorite games, it's fantastic. That said I really don't see the value in this special edition. I've never played and felt that the game needed "more" so the expansions aren't very appealing to me, and while the component quality looks amazing the edition I have plays just fine. This a good example of a game where less is more. Yeah, the original art is kinda drab but that's okay with me, mechanically it makes up for any aesthetic shortcomings. Sometimes I think a good game can collapse under its own weight by adding too much to it, and this special edition gives me those vibes.

Agreed, though I'm not entirely safe, yet. There are a lot of other games that could better use this type of love. Didn't they just publish an upgraded version in 2019?

Anyone here have a copy of the original FFG netrunner and looking to get rid of it? I looked at Project NISAE and it's cool and all, but I think I'd like to have the original FFG version of it.

I wonder if I still have that starter set from back when WotC published the game...

Fredrik_S wrote:

Anyone here have a copy of the original FFG netrunner and looking to get rid of it? I looked at Project NISAE and it's cool and all, but I think I'd like to have the original FFG version of it.

Hey Fredrick... I do and I am. I don't know if you're interested in any of the expansions but I believe I have all of the first cycle and a couple of the big boxes. Everything is sleeved and has been in storage for a while.

Caveat: I am out of town and don't have access to the stuff currently. I'll be home (hopefully) sometime Monday and should be able to follow up sometime later next week. Shoot me a PM if interested.

Edit: just remembered FFG also did the original Netrunner which I think is what you may have meant. I have the Android Netrunner stuff. Lemme know.

Jow wrote:
Fredrik_S wrote:

Anyone here have a copy of the original FFG netrunner and looking to get rid of it? I looked at Project NISAE and it's cool and all, but I think I'd like to have the original FFG version of it.

Hey Fredrick... I do and I am. I don't know if you're interested in any of the expansions but I believe I have all of the first cycle and a couple of the big boxes. Everything is sleeved and has been in storage for a while.

Caveat: I am out of town and don't have access to the stuff currently. I'll be home (hopefully) sometime Monday and should be able to follow up sometime later next week. Shoot me a PM if interested.

Edit: just remembered FFG also did the original Netrunner which I think is what you may have meant. I have the Android Netrunner stuff. Lemme know.

Excellent. I will PM.

Jow wrote:

Edit: just remembered FFG also did the original Netrunner which I think is what you may have meant. I have the Android Netrunner stuff. Lemme know.

Wizards of the Coast first released Netrunner as a collectible card game with randomized boosters and such. That didn't do particularly well and was discontinued. Fantasy Flight licensed the game from them, ported it to their Android setting, and did quite well with it under the Living Card Game model. That ended not because of poor sales, but because WotC elected not to renew the license agreement. I expect WotC had plans for the game themselves, though that may have changed with the big restructuring that happened at Hasbro.

Fredrik_S wrote:

Anyone here have a copy of the original FFG netrunner and looking to get rid of it? I looked at Project NISAE and it's cool and all, but I think I'd like to have the original FFG version of it.

Just bought some Project Nisei cards today. I have some FFG cards, but not a ton.

I posted this on Discord, but this is the SU&SD video that has old veterans and curious new players looking again at Garfield's Netrunner, despite the fact that it seemed like FFG killed it.

Project Nisei is a volunteer-run group dedicated to perpetuating the Netrunner universe, tournament scene, and hobby in general. They have several related Discord servers with very inclusive, welcoming communities, I've found.

Is there a list of Goodjers on BGA?

This is where we set up BGA games. I live on there at this point.

Thanks!

The ARCS Kickstarter closes in 20 hours! Did anyone pledge? Did anyone play it on TTS?

Fedaykin98 wrote:

The ARCS Kickstarter closes in 20 hours! Did anyone pledge? Did anyone play it on TTS?

I backed it. Did not try it on TTS, but watched some gameplay videos.

Btw badges for BoardgameGeekCon go on sale this Wednesday! Some friends and I went last year and sadly didn't enjoy it as much as PAX South (RIP). But we're gonna give it another shot.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

The ARCS Kickstarter closes in 20 hours! Did anyone pledge? Did anyone play it on TTS?

I'm holding off on playing the current TTS mod after watching the latest design diary, as it sounds like the changes they're in the middle of making will be much more fun. Time frame for release of those changes was: a few weeks away.

jigsawhc wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

The ARCS Kickstarter closes in 20 hours! Did anyone pledge? Did anyone play it on TTS?

I backed it. Did not try it on TTS, but watched some gameplay videos.

Same here. They ended up raising $1,459,878.