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TOPIC: Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp?

Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 01 Jan 2018 20:45 #259983

It looks really good, but it’s $55 plus shipping and I’m trying to figure out if it will get to the table. Likely not very often.

But, you know, it’s Butterfield. Perhaps the single most dependable game designer on the planet.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 01 Jan 2018 20:52 #259984

I came pretty close, but I need to see more gameplay and reviews. So it's wait and see for me.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 01 Jan 2018 21:45 #259988

It’s due to print at the same time as Talon 1000. So I may avoid shipping. That’s something I can use to rationalize the purchase.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 01 Jan 2018 21:51 #259989

I’m in. Especially if this is one of those laser cut games like Circus Train.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 02 Jan 2018 05:00 #259997

More later, but I’ve played it twice at WBC 4 player and just finished my seventh solo run through. Very accessible and tight rules. Needless to say I’m in.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 02 Jan 2018 05:04 #259998

You’re on the beta I presume.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 02 Jan 2018 05:54 #260000

I'm tempted. Everything I've read makes it look like it'll be super cool.

How often will it get played. Infrequently at best.

MSample, is it like Eclipse? Meaning is it an economic game dressed up as a space 4x game?
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 02 Jan 2018 07:13 #260011

From Ms Ample's prior post this past summer --
2. Speaking of GMT, I was fortunate enough to get in two playtests of the upcoming SPACECORP, This game is played over three eras as you explore the inner solar system, then the outer solar system, then finally launch out to places like Alpha Centauri and build colonies . Players draft cards to build their capabilities like Move, Explore, Build, Research etc and try to not only explore space but fulfill contracts for various goals. This game should be out by next years con I think and I suspect it will be very prominent in open gaming . As you would expect with a John Butterfield design, its an excellent game with some very well thought out ideas. If HIGH FRONTIER as a concept appeals to you, but makes your head hurt, this is right up your alley.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 05 Jan 2018 20:17 #260369

By the way, being Developed by Chad and Kai Jensen.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 07 Jan 2018 05:56 #260430

repoman wrote:
I'm tempted. Everything I've read makes it look like it'll be super cool.

How often will it get played. Infrequently at best.

MSample, is it like Eclipse? Meaning is it an economic game dressed up as a space 4x game?

It shares very little with Eclipse. There is no combat for instance.

The Explore component is somewhat similar. The map is known - for instance you know you're going to Alpha Centuari. What you don't know is what you'll find there. Each planet has an Explore # you must play in card values, you then draw a random tile to see what's there. Could be minerals, genetics, etc.

The Tech Tree is handled by your INFRA. This is a dashboard of sorts with slots for three cards. These three cards are baseline values to which you can add to cards played from your hand. For instance, a MOVE 6 card in your INFRA allows you to add 6 to the Move card(s) you play from your hand. Only certain cards can be put into INFRA slots, and doing so is your action for the turn. In the second and third eras, there are Progress Cards gained via advances in Genetics and Science. These are abilities like Radiation Resistance ( shielding ) or Probe Network ( Explore points doubled ).

The economic element is that some planets have minerals that you can take Production Actions to mine giving you money. The VPs are in fact basically $$. There are also Rewards - think Milestones a la Terraforming Mars. For instance, the player who establishes the first base on Mars in the first era gets a $$ bonus.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 07 Jan 2018 11:26 #260440

The Jensens are a big draw on developer. Developer is a HUGE deal on GMT P500, something anyone new to P500 should pay attention to.

I'm probably in. Your descriptions sounds fun, msample.

I bet this will sell out immediately. And then be 6 months till GMT can reprint.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 07 Jan 2018 13:22 #260445

I am guessing they’ll be aggressive on the print run size, but you never know. TIME OF CRISIS sold out pretty quick and I think this game has more widespread appeal.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 07 Jan 2018 13:55 #260447

Sagrilarus wrote:
But, you know, it’s Butterfield. Perhaps the single most dependable game designer on the planet.

Is this JH Butterfield? A buddy of mine has been solo-playing Enemy Action: Ardennes nonstop. He loves it.

He was playing it in "real time" in December. E.g., on Dec 23, 2017, he played the EAA scenario from that same day in '44.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 07 Jan 2018 18:04 #260464

wkover wrote:
Is this JH Butterfield?

Yeah, that guy.
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Anybody in on Butterfield’s Spacecorp? 22 Jan 2018 20:06 #261764

GMT update today predicts a Summer 2018 print date. It’s nestled up against Talon 1000 for those of us in on that order. I’m hoping for combined shipping.

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