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Please clear you browser cache (03 Dec 2019)
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Also, if you are still on IE 11, it sucks to be you. Sorry, but that browser is 6 years old. I have done my best to make the site work for you, but the site will look and behave wonky,
What PURCHASE are you RESISTING?
Michael Barnes wrote: I keep resisting Undaunted...the rules look amazing and it fits right into my wheelhouse...EXCEPT I’d rather play a game about the history of denim than anything to do with WWII.
You say that, but I'm told that the Jorts expansion really opens things up.
I was actually jumping on to the site to remind you that there’s also War Chest, but I still think one might lead to the other and vice versa.
Maybe try War Chest. It’s way more abstract, cleaner and I prefer not having scenarios. It’s a great game in its own right. I also think you’ll recognize that what some people consider a “flaw” (being stuck with one unit after the others of its type have been removed from the game) is an intentional limitation that improves the game when you’re playing with it in consideration.
Erik Twice wrote: I'm also on the fence regarding Civilization, the Tresham game. It's a game I want to own eventually but I'm not sure whether to find a cheap copy of the Spanish version, get the new edition despite the old-fashioned components and/or make my own copy.
Just get the cheap one. You're only going to play it a couple times a year, max.
Shellhead wrote: I gave into temptation and bought Coma Ward. It's essentially Betrayal at
HouseMental Institution on the Hill, with a worse rule book and the same insufficient playtesting. I managed to fight the urge to buy it the last time I was at the FFG Event Center, but then I saw it priced at 25% off and zero shipping on Amazon.
I also expect that I will succumb to the siren call of the new edition of Dune, even though I bought the original edition 8 years ago for a reasonable price. It's just so pretty, and still one of the best board games ever published.
I have been saved thanks to my first negative experience with Amazon. Coma Ward was supposed to arrive last Saturday. Then Sunday. Then Amazon notified me that the package might not get delivered. Finally, it became apparent that the package was accidentally damaged by the post office, and got shipped back to the sender. I got a refund. I could order again from the same seller, who still has a few copies of Coma Ward, but maybe this is a second chance for me to resist temptation.
In a time of weakness, I succumbed and bought Coma Ward. Played it for the first time recently, with an old friend who has now moved to a distant part of the U.S. The game does suffer from the expected Kickstarter weaknesses of overproduction and insufficiently playtested rules. At least they used standees and tokens instead of miniatures. The game is rich with atmosphere and potential, but the main dice-rolling mechanic causes players to fail a lot and the scenario we got wasn't well designed.