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What PURCHASES are you RESISTING?
Frohike wrote: I've enjoyed Conan but the latest campaign is a little hard to swallow. $100 for the Tome of Skelos, a couple of maps on one board, some more minis (of course...), and some co-op rules & scenarios (7 of them solo, 6 new 1 v. all). Judging from the price of past expansions, it seems like I'd be paying an extra $40-$50 for the Kickstarter Plastic Excess tax. And another coffin box really doesn't help. I think my FOMO has flatlined on this one, especially since a 2.0 is apparently in the works. This almost seems like a campaign to just rope in customers who didn't get the initial King pledge.
Yeah, I dunno. I'm in, but probably not for the best of reasons. Relative to the Beyond the Monolith debacle, this is an infinitely better-run campaign. Compared to the first-round expansions from Monolith, this seems like decent value, both in terms of scenario count and components. Compared to the original KS core+King, it's probably not a good value, but it's likely the King level especially was well underpriced for sustainability (and then it was such a success as a preorder that there were relatively few who wanted just the core in retail at MSRP).
charlest wrote: Pax Pamir is not Leder. It's Cole and his brother Drew's company Wehrlegig. They have much less cash and couldn't afford the risk so it was a small initial print run.
John Company revised edition coming later this year from Wehrlegig. Looks like Drew quit his job so they're going in on the company hard.
Not really necessary for me, but I might go back and get the dumb coins because I like this game so much and the rest of the production is 110%.
I hate how much longer it takes to setup and how much more storage the game requires. I hate the janky balance which gets away from the smoother core. Poseidon sucks and is borderline broken.
I hate that each monument has a stupid little reference card you have to share instead of a big one for each player like the base. I hate the lack of consistency in card size and quest token font. I hate the fact that often you can outright ignore a new 4th monument like Haphaestus and the extended setup time wasn't worth it.
There is additional variety but it's not smooth or comfortable.
I also remembered another thing I hate about Poseidon - the ports are awful because they're very hard to see on the board.
I wised up and realised I have 6 or 7 big (hours of gameply) KSers arriving in the next 12 months on top of a lot of other great games needing playtime so it just was not going to get much table time for years …. 1 hr 50m to go.