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This is part of a series of bloody matches to the death. Show support for your favorite game so it will do better in the fight. You can support it by writing why you think its the better game and more importantly by betting (i.e. voting for) it. Please make it clear for when I check the bets later. You have until Friday when I tally the bets and declare the winner. I will reserve my bet for any tie-breakers.

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Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter

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11 Apr 2012 12:00 #122479 by KingPut
Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter

Votes will be counted next Wednesday morning.

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11 Apr 2012 12:12 - 11 Apr 2012 16:44 #122480 by SuperflyPete
COSMIC ENCOUNTER For The Win.

It's more approachable, it's IN PRINT and has been for pretty much all this time, it's got expansions galore over several iterations, and you can play it twice in the time it takes for one game of Dune.


Fuck that. I'm changing my vote. I can't afford God to be pissed at me...the last 4 months have shown me that.

Rliyen wrote: We Fremen have a saying: "God created Arrakis to train the faithful." One cannot go against the word of God.

Vote: DUNE


Because the above post was said in my head in a booming voice through use of the weirding way, there's really only one choice.

Vote: Arrakis...Dune...Desert Planet
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11 Apr 2012 12:39 #122482 by Sagrilarus

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11 Apr 2012 12:43 #122483 by lj1983

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11 Apr 2012 12:50 #122484 by Chapel
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11 Apr 2012 12:56 - 11 Apr 2012 13:16 #122485 by Dair
The spice must flow. Dune
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11 Apr 2012 13:01 #122487 by Jackwraith
Dune is a classic, but Cosmic Encounter is the foundation of modern boardgame design, doesn't depend on a licensed property, is still in print today and being expanded upon, and is more approachable for a wider audience. CE for the win.
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11 Apr 2012 13:13 #122493 by mikko_r

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11 Apr 2012 13:16 #122495 by Mr. White
I wasn't gong to vote at all because, for some reason, neither of the games in the championship are named Titan or Talisman...

However, Chapel's Sting picture put me over. I'm up for a game of Dune anytime. CE? I'd rather play Citadels.

Vote: DUNE

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11 Apr 2012 13:18 #122499 by san il defanso
The biggest reason that Dune is awesome is because Cosmic Encounter already existed.

Cosmic Encounter

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11 Apr 2012 13:24 #122501 by JoelCFC25
I play Cosmic more often due to the accessibility and playtime as mentioned above, but my Dune games are among the highlights of my year. There aren't many other games I look forward to playing more.

Vote: Dune

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11 Apr 2012 13:25 #122502 by scissors
The spice exists on only one planet in the universe. The planet is Arrakis, also known as

Dune

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11 Apr 2012 13:42 - 11 Apr 2012 13:42 #122507 by Shellhead
Both of these games are in my top ten, and they have some obvious similarities.

Cosmic is easier to teach to casual players and usually a faster game, so it's easy to get on the table. But Cosmic is merely a tactical game. You can't really execute a long-term strategy in Cosmic, because you usually have no control over who you are attacking. You do have more control over who you ally with, but only if they invite you as an ally.

Everyone raves about the strong theme in Dune, and I'm a big fan of games with strong themes and settings. But theme isn't what makes Dune great. It's the extremely dynamic board, the changing alliances, and the blind single bid combat. Not only is there strategy and tactics in abundance in Dune, but also plenty of opportunities for bluffing and bribery.

VOTE: Dune.
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11 Apr 2012 13:48 #122508 by Rliyen
We Fremen have a saying: "God created Arrakis to train the faithful." One cannot go against the word of God.

Vote: DUNE
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11 Apr 2012 13:49 #122509 by Egg Shen

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