Deals and Steals
Jeff White wrote: How about Castle Ravenloft for $29.99 shipped at Amazon?
$24.99 with the free $5 off (though you have to give them access to your FB data )
Holy jeebus, that is one freaking sweet deal! If I didn't own all three of the adventure games you'd better believe I'd be all over that.
Hell, might be worth it just for D&D players wanting some minis.
SuperflyTNT wrote: If they ever sell Drizzt, I'd get on that.
Their price on Drizzt is $41.35 at the moment. Not substantially better than other online places, except for free Prime shipping without meeting a $75 or $100 minimum. For just that one game, it's a pretty good deal.
dragonstout wrote: Thanks dude! Goddammit. Now I've got something to think about. If it weren't so damn raved about, it'd be an easy "no" for me: beyond setup time, why would I ever play this instead of Heroscape? Actual dudes with a head and arms and legs are so much cooler to me than spaceships or any kind of vehicles.
I guess it's main offering is the simultaneous action selection combined with the maneuver limitations of your crafts. It really gives openings for clever play, where I find Heroscape (which I love) more straight forward. The system for building your crafts and choosing pilots is also pretty cool.
Someone on bgg converted the game to hex grid, so you could play a demo with proxy ships on HS terrain to see if you like it, you'd probably have to come up with a number system for moving, using playing cards and a chart would probably work.
Dragonstout, if you have doubts about whether you would like it then this might be one you want to play first if that's possible. If you aren't into space fighters then definately try first. I would be bullshitting if I said toy factor was non-existant.
But it IS a good system that lets you focus on the play. Your attention is always on the dogfighting and not some fucking tableau or tables. No calculating stacks of modifiers here. Nothing wrong with any of that but sometimes straightforward and intuitive is nice. Weight is definately on the lower end - maybe a tick higher than Scape.
Bull Nakano pretty much summed it up I think. The action is all about the maneuvering guesswork and everything else just ties that together if that makes sense. Avoidance or taking a hit so you'll have a better position next turn? Can you make the perfect tight turn around that asteroid? Nope! Which is hilarious and cussworthy fun.
dragonstout wrote: ... beyond setup time, why would I ever play this instead of Heroscape? Actual dudes with a head and arms and legs are so much cooler to me than spaceships or any kind of vehicles.
Could be worse, I hear all the cool kids are playing a card game called Magic. Or something.
I love the look of the ships, I mean, they're outstanding. But I just don't see myself playing it that much, and 100$ to buy something that I won't play, even if it's pretty as all get out, is just kind of Dreadfleety.
repoman wrote: Mage Wars is on Tanga for $40. Listen people, one of the best games of the year. If you are feeling a little wishy-washy, now is the time to go full on "Washy" and get it.
Second this. This is a very good game.