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What PURCHASES are you RESISTING?
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.
Price seems a bit high, and three players is tough for me, but it remains tempting.
The only other thing on my radar currently is buying the path to Carcosa cycle for Arkham LCG, but that's a stupid thing to do without playing through the Dunwich cycle that I already have so it's currently being resisted. Still keeping an eye out for a good deal on it though
I've been struggling more against the urge to scoop up some more Imperial Assault before it gets harder to find. I bought the core set in, I think, early 2015, played it a total of once, Rip van Winkled, and then woke up in 2019 and it was more or less over as a physical product. Seems pretty ridiculous to pick up more, especially when my wife and I have such a poor track record with campaign games (Descent [sold], Arkham card game, Pathfinder card game ...). But.
Also in a cosmic horror mood lately and looking at every possible decent option. Open to recommendations, I'd actually like to get something nice. Not Cthulhu Wars.