Front Page

Content

Authors

Game Index

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

O
oliverkinne
January 27, 2023
432 0
O
oliverkinne
January 26, 2023
257 0

Aves Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
S
Sagrilarus
January 25, 2023
289 0
O
oliverkinne
January 24, 2023
340 0
W
We-reNotWizards
January 24, 2023
335 0
T
thegiantbrain
January 23, 2023
429 0

Hardback Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
S
Sagrilarus
January 20, 2023
334 0
O
oliverkinne
January 20, 2023
967 0

Outpost 18 Review

Board Game Reviews
O
oliverkinne
January 05, 2023
876 0

Villagers Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
T
thegiantbrain
January 05, 2023
796 0
O
oliverkinne
January 03, 2023
1345 0
T
thegiantbrain
December 29, 2022
778 0
S
Sagrilarus
December 28, 2022
527 0
O
oliverkinne
December 28, 2022
654 0
W
We-reNotWizards
December 28, 2022
658 0
O
oliverkinne
December 26, 2022
601 0

Plutocracy Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
×
Bugs: Recent Topics Paging, Uploading Images & Preview (11 Dec 2020)

Recent Topics paging, uploading images and preview bugs require a patch which has not yet been released.

× WELCOME TO TRASHDOME!

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.

Although you should be familiar with both games, there is no rule that says you have to have played both of them. The only rule in Trashdome is this;

Two games enter! One game leaves!

Trashdome - Fury Of Dracula v Battlestar Galactica

More
30 Mar 2009 09:19 #24720 by ChristopherMD


WELCOME TO TRASHDOME!

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 on it. End your first post in this thread with the title of the game you're placing a bet on (i.e. voting for) so its clear to me when reading it later. You have until Friday when I tally the bets and declare the winner. The winning game may return for future matches, the loser will be dead. I will reserve my vote for any tie-breakers.

Although you should be familiar with both games, there is no rule that says you have to have played both of them. The only rule in Trashdome is this;

Two games enter! One game leaves!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 09:29 #24721 by Ska_baron
Only played each once, but Battlestar grabbed me in a way that Fury did not. Can't quite put my finger on it, but all I really know is I'd play Battlestar again without a doubt, and I'd have to have few other options (AT options that is) to play Fury again.

Winner: BSG.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 09:30 #24722 by Ken B.
Battlestar Galactica



Fury of Dracula is most excellent, but really requires the right kind of players. Also, Hunters can get 'isolated' with little to do and lose interest in the game. Fury of Dracula is probably most fun for the Dracula player by far.

Battlestar--I've had fun as a human, I've had fun as a Cylon. It's the kind of game that keeps you engaged all the way through. It's easy to teach and always seems to draw everyone in.


Fury of Dracula is a modern remake masterpiece, but the edge goes to BSG.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 09:57 #24724 by dysjunct
Tough call, but BSG probably edges it out.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 09:57 #24725 by Deleted User 1
FURY OF DRACULA


No question that "Fury of Dracula" is the top game. The very fact that it is a remake from a classic should tell you that it is a top shelf game that is hard to top.


BSG is a flash in the pan. If it goes out of print I doubt if it will ever be reprinted. The fact that it is in stock almost everywhere on on sale should tell you the game is not going over well except to a bunch of FFG goose steppers. It is a game that caters to a "super niche" based on a miserable feminist Sci Fi show. The fact that a few of you here say that even non fans of the show enjoy BSG is not enough for it to break out of the bargain bin at Barnes and Noble.

"Fury of Dracula" on the other hand comes from the noble Games Workshop line and is superior in every way.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 09:57 #24726 by Shellhead
This is a really tough one. In truth, I probably haven't played enough BSG yet to really compare these two games.

Fury of Dracula is an excellent game, and with my current vampire-hunting strategy, every recent game has been incredibly close. The combat system is fun, but the move and hide system is where the game really shines. It's like playing hide-and-seek in a boardgame, and I loved hide-and-seek as a kid. The game has really nice components that really convey the feeling of the Victorian era. If only the figures had been painted. And the game doesn't really come to life until the hunters have at least a general idea of where Dracula is. Also, I am slightly burned out on FoD, as one of my friends always wants to play this, and another friend dislikes AmeriTrash games but enjoys FoD. Still, this is a great game.

Battlestar Galactica is also an excellent game, engaging and suspenseful. It is the best traitor game posing as a great co-op game. The special abilities and weakness of each character make the game much more interesting than other traitor games like Shadows Over Camelot or Werewolf. The game is so thematic that I know at least two people who have finally gotten interested in the series after playing just one game. And then after watching some season 1, they have enjoyed the game even more. However, the game can get really boring for a Human player stuck in the brig, as there is little to do there but whine and beg. And online comments seem to indicate that the game is unbalanced in favor of the Cylons, though my own experience has been two wins for the Cylons and two wins for the Humans. Because I've only played four games so far, I would rather play BSG than FoD in the near future.

In the end, we are comparing two great AmeriTrash games with rich themes. One is well-balanced and the other one may be unbalanced in favor of one side. So I choose Fury of Dracula.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 10:00 #24727 by Ken B.
D&D Intelligence Check Of The Day:


Did you know that both FURY OF DRACULA and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA are released by Fantasy Flight Games?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 10:04 - 30 Mar 2009 10:05 #24728 by Deleted User 1

Did you know that both FURY OF DRACULA and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA are released by Fantasy Flight Games?



Yes, I am well aware of that Ken. You "gotcha" attempt is as weak as your argument for BSG.

My point is that support for the game BSG come ONLY from FFG fanboys not for the merits of the game itself.

"Fury of Dracula" is a remake and typical of the lack of creative energy at FFG. Easier to reprint a classic than come up with something original.
Last edit: 30 Mar 2009 10:05 by Deleted User 1.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 10:08 #24729 by Matt Thrower
I'm going to vote Fury of Dracula on this one.

BSG is fun, but as others have noticed it's deeply situational - it only takes one wooden player or the wrong sort of crisis draws to become something of a yawn fest. FoD is just a more reliably entertaining game.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 10:13 - 30 Mar 2009 10:16 #24730 by Deleted User 1
Matt, would you agree that the Games Workshop line far outshines ANYTHING Fantasy Flight Games has ever attempted?
Last edit: 30 Mar 2009 10:16 by Deleted User 1.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 10:18 #24731 by Matt Thrower
the*mad*gamer wrote:

Matt, would you agree that the Games Workshop line far outshines ANYTHING Fantasy Flight Games has every attempted?


I wouldn't go quite that far. But I do think the original versions of all the GW games FFG re-worked are marginally superior to the newer ones (especially true of FoD), and I also think that the quality of a lot of those GW games in general is higher than people seem to remember them. Shiny plastic figures aren't everything, you know.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 10:25 - 30 Mar 2009 10:26 #24732 by Deleted User 1

I wouldn't go quite that far. But I do think the original versions of all the GW games FFG re-worked are marginally superior to the newer ones (especially true of FoD), and I also think that the quality of a lot of those GW games in general is higher than people seem to remember them. Shiny plastic figures aren't everything, you know.


That's interesting Matt. In my interview of Robert Martin on my podcast he was talking about the original "Fury of Dracula" and how it was still his favorite. As I remember he did not like the card mechanism for tracking Dracula in the new version.

I am trying to find a reasonable priced original "Fury of Dracula" and would easily get rid of my FFG version if I found one.

I also prefer "DungeonQuest" to Descent.
Last edit: 30 Mar 2009 10:26 by Deleted User 1.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 10:32 #24733 by Matt Thrower
the*mad*gamer wrote:

That's interesting Matt. In my interview of Robert Martin on my podcast he was talking about the original "Fury of Dracula" and how it was still his favorite. As I remember he did not like the card mechanism for tracking Dracula in the new version.


There's a lot of minor reasons I prefer the original, none of them show-stealers on their own, but they add up. I'd agree with Robert for starters, in that it seems bizarre to me that requiring the Dracula player to remember about eight cards at once (card trail plus permanent encounters) is somehow better than having everything laid out neatly on a board. I prefer the "hunt" feel of the original to the "chase" feel of the reprint. I think the fact that both Dracula and his minions are more powerful than the hunters in the original is important in giving it a true horror feel. The original is actually simpler to play, with many of Dracula's special powers being neatly encapsulated by the combat chart/chits and the cards.

The only thing I thought superior about the new version is the removal of a random roll to determine day or night. But that only works in the reprint because the power of Dracula is toned down - if could time his attacks for night in the original he'd go through the hunters like a hot knife through butter.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 10:40 #24734 by san il defanso
I've only played Battlestar Galactica, but it has completely made me understand the appeal in Ameritrash. This is coming from someone who is mainly a Eurogamer.

I find that these days, no matter what I'm playing, I would pretty much rather be playing BSG. I haven't even yet played a game where the humans have won, but the experience of the game trumps any misgivings I might have.

No doubt Fury of Dracula is a great game (it sounds right up my alley), but BSG has been a singular experience for me.

So my vote is for BSG.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Mar 2009 11:03 #24735 by metalface13
the*mad*gamer wrote:

Did you know that both FURY OF DRACULA and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA are released by Fantasy Flight Games?



Yes, I am well aware of that Ken. You "gotcha" attempt is as weak as your argument for BSG.

My point is that support for the game BSG come ONLY from FFG fanboys not for the merits of the game itself.

"Fury of Dracula" is a remake and typical of the lack of creative energy at FFG. Easier to reprint a classic than come up with something original.


Intelligence Check #2
Did you know that GW signed a deal with FFG in 2008 to publish and develop board games, collectible card games and role playing games based on Games Workshop properties?

Sounds like GW is a FFG goose stepper too.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Gary Sax
Time to create page: 0.193 seconds