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12 Jul 2022 18:15 #334190 by Jackwraith
The player shields were the one aspect that still looked like it had just come from the store in the 70s. They still had some of their gloss to them. But the battle wheels and cards were yellowing and the board had a couple small scuffs on it and some of the army tokens were splitting and on and on. I just prefer using the new one, not only because it's easier for newbies to pick up, but also because it's just nicer to have on the table. So, some regret from nostalgia (Dune) and because the game is cool (Conan, Heroes) but overall it was just time to move on. I'm really geeked to get Age of Conan back on the table in a couple weeks and see if it's as cool as I remember it being. It may still just be me who thinks so, but I'm fine with that.

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13 Jul 2022 13:57 #334206 by southernman

Jackwraith wrote: Going out:
Dune
Conan
Heroes of Terrinoth


Coming in:
Fief plus expansions
Age of Conan plus expansion
Conspiracy: Abyss universe

... Well, because I actually really liked Age of Conan when I first owned it, years ago. It's a solid DoaM and I was tickled by all the little references in the cards and gameplay to the original Howard stories. The problem is that no one else I regularly played with had read them, so to them it was just another DoaM. But I'm willing to try to make that pitch to the new groups I now play with and, like Fief, this comes with an expansion that I didn't even know existed.
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Age of Conan is a quite cleaver DoaM game, fighting but a little bit of euro in its scoring. The expansion changes the game quite a lot, making the stages of Conan's life more of an influence on the game, and the new story mode is better. Different magic is also pretty cool - I can't remember all the extra bits it brings, plus also can't guarantee what I have mentioned is included as I have the KS edition of the expansion that included some more great little changes.
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13 Jul 2022 20:53 #334215 by dysjunct

southernman wrote: Age of Conan is a quite cleaver DoaM game


An appropriate Freudian slip, given how much Conan cleaves people, and also the amount of cleavage on his love interests.
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24 Jul 2022 13:38 - 24 Jul 2022 13:41 #334446 by Ah_Pook
Out: Yangtze
Whale Riders

In: Galaxy Trucker (new version)
Guild of Merchant Explorers
Libertalia Winds of Galecrest

Yangtze is a great recent (ish) Knizia game that was never released in the US. It's kind of a mashup of Medici and Ra with some other stuff thrown in. You do auctions to do set collection, but the economy is really tight so to stay liquid to participate in the auctions you have sell sets before you would want to, or take loans or stuff like that. I really like it I just could never ever get it to the table, since it was an unknown title that looked like a brown game from 2001. Whale Riders is a recent family weight Knizia that was the definition of okay. I enjoyed it fine, but it's OOP now and a guy made me a great offer for it so out it goes.
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