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24 Jul 2019 00:02 #299983 by Gary Sax
Gene likes it so sometimes things just get published that he likes.

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24 Jul 2019 12:18 #299999 by cdennett
Missed this one before, sounds right up my alley. Add one more to the count...

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24 Jul 2019 12:52 #300000 by Shellhead
This game probably started out as a daydream during a particularly boring game of Settlers of Catan.

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31 Jul 2019 08:43 #300296 by Vysetron
I have now played Mystery Wizard a couple times, most recently with 5 players. Listen y'all. This game may look ridiculous, and it is, but it's also a fantastic ameritrash clusterfuck in the best way.

The characters are wildly asymmetrical and only get more so as everyone finds equipment. Literally the only thing most of them have in common is the ability to walk for one action. I was skeptical when Volko Ruhnke compared it to Cosmic Encounter but it's apt: simple rules, crazy character interactions, a central deck that gives everyone even more juice, still enough player agency to make it matter.

It's good, is what I'm saying.
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31 Jul 2019 09:32 #300297 by Sagrilarus

Vysetron wrote: I have now played Mystery Wizard a couple times, most recently with 5 players. Listen y'all. This game may look ridiculous, and it is, but it's also a fantastic ameritrash clusterfuck in the best way.

The characters are wildly asymmetrical and only get more so as everyone finds equipment. Literally the only thing most of them have in common is the ability to walk for one action. I was skeptical when Volko Ruhnke compared it to Cosmic Encounter but it's apt: simple rules, crazy character interactions, a central deck that gives everyone even more juice, still enough player agency to make it matter.

It's good, is what I'm saying.


Is that . . . is that the aroma of a sneak-preview session report I'm catching in the air? Smells like freshly baked bread!
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31 Jul 2019 09:38 #300298 by Vysetron
On it boss. This Thursday I'm playing it with some other critically-minded folks. Dan Thurot's in the mix too. Gonna solidify some high-quality opinions.

Soon(tm).

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31 Jul 2019 10:02 #300299 by Michael Barnes
I put my money in. This is a game I want to see on the market. I was #295 on the P500 list. Long way to go.

If Dan likes it that will be a huge boost.
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31 Jul 2019 10:05 #300300 by Sagrilarus
'tis here for those interested in hovering their finger over the Buy button -- www.gmtgames.com/p-734-mystery-wizard.aspx

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07 Aug 2019 14:02 #300525 by Vysetron
Dan's combination session report/preview is up. I am glad to have gotten to be the "fast-flying dickhead".

spacebiff.com/2019/08/07/mystery-wizard/
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07 Aug 2019 14:43 #300526 by Jackwraith
OK. I'm in. Someone saying: "Combination of Wiz-War and Cosmic Encounter" is about as sure-fire a selling point to me as anything in the gaming universe.
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07 Aug 2019 15:28 #300530 by hotseatgames
My issue is I already own Cosmic Encounter, Wiz-War, AND Zimby Mojo, and none of them get the table time they deserve.
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07 Aug 2019 18:46 - 07 Aug 2019 18:47 #300536 by Mantidman
I gave away my copy of Cosmic Encounter with at least three expansions.
I gave away my copy of Zimby Mojo.
The people I played with didn't appreciate either.
They are getting played now, rather than sitting on my shelf. I have never played Wiz-war, but it has tempted me. This is on my radar, but that art/graphic design is just wow...
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07 Aug 2019 19:27 #300541 by san il defanso
This is so my bag it's ridiculous. Consider it backed.

I read Dan Thurot's article last night. It sounded like a version of Zimby Mojo with fewer rules to digest but more assymetry. I am there for that party.
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07 Aug 2019 22:45 #300543 by Michael Barnes
Folks it’s time. Let’s get this game published. I want to see 168 Mystery Wizards pledge by this weekend. All TWBG members are expected to pledge or you will lose your “in good standing” status. Dan’s review brought in like 30+. Let’s make this viral and all that.
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07 Aug 2019 23:07 #300544 by hotseatgames
Question... these "mysteries" you return. They are essentially Wiz-War treasures, correct? There is no real mystery to solve?

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