The Case of the $5 Necromutant- MUTANT CHRONICLES Preview

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OK, take everything you read in this MUTANT CHRONICLES preview over at with a grain of salt.

 I've only played with a starter set so regard this strictly as an early look.  So far, my opinion on it is kind of mixed, but I definitely don't dig the collectible aspect.  At this stage, it could turn out to be pretty cool, a fast-playing miniatures game with some board game elements or it could turn out to be another also-ran collectible game that failed to find traction.

But yeah, the figures come out to $5 a piece.  I think that sucks.  It's one thing to pay $5 or even more for something you choose specifically, but it's another to blindly buy four $5 pieces at a time and not know what they are.

So, go read and then check it out for yourself.  And make up your own damn mind, whaddya think I am, one of those internet tastemakers?


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Sometime in the early 1980s, MichaelBarnes’ parents thought it would be a good idea to buy him a board game to keep him busy with some friends during one of those high-pressure, “free” timeshare vacations. It turned out to be a terrible idea, because the game was TSR’s Dungeon! - and the rest, as they say, is history. Michael has been involved with writing professionally about games since 2002, when he busked for store credit writing for Boulder Games’ newsletter. He has written for a number of international hobby gaming periodicals and popular Web sites. From 2004-2008, he was the co-owner of Atlanta Game Factory, a brick-and-mortar retail store. He is currently the co-founder of and as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Miniature Market’s Review Corner feature. He is married with two childen and when he’s not playing some kind of game he enjoys stockpiling trivial information about music, comics and film.

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