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Lunar Base Board Game Review

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19 Sep 2015 02:08 #210968 by Hex Sinister
There is usually a pamphlet inside that tells you how it works. If you send me an SASE with $29.99 USD I will show you what to do next.
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20 Sep 2015 15:36 #211009 by OldHippy

Almalik wrote:

scrumpyjack wrote: Moongha Invaders has finally arrived! Excited to try it out this Saturday with 4 players.


Holy crap. It just showed up out of the blue here on the West Coast!


I got mine on Friday... holy shit there is a lot of plastic in this box. It's much more value for my money than I paid - THREE FUCKING YEARS AGO - but despite there being a lot of plastic the mini's look kind of shitty. Not awful but not good either. Honestly though, I don't mind at all. The mini's are perfectly functional and look good enough when on the board.

I'm very curious about this two player game that came included though.. it's a completely different game than the main one (different board, different objectives and and two decks of cards) I'm not at all sure what to expect.

Unfortunately there isn't much chance of me trying any of this out any time soon. When I ordered it my new son (and new house) were completely non existent and now that they're here I have pretty much no time at all for games.
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21 Sep 2015 08:07 #211027 by Legomancer
JonJacob, if you'd be interested in selling, hit me up.

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25 Sep 2015 19:39 #211360 by Hex Sinister
Got birthday loot - 3 Kihraxz fighters, Mage Wars: Forged in Fire, and Battlelore 2nd Ed. Drool.
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25 Sep 2015 21:09 #211362 by R.P.Kraul
I recently bought four games, and all of them should be here early next week.

Victory Point Games was having a sale on some of their States of Seige titles, and I took advantage by buying Cruel Necessity and Ottoman Sunset. These are solo games, which I love, and they will represent my first journey into wargames. Are these ttrue wargames? I have no idea. These games are both supposed to be quite tough, which is right up my alley. I love everything I hear about VPG, and I'm desperate to try Dawn of the Zeds 3rd edition, which should be out by the end of the year.

I also picked up Don't Turn Your Back. This will be my first deck builder. The reviews look stellar. I was intrigued by the theme. Whether the mechanics support the theme, we shall see. Evil Hat seems to have created an interesting setting--the same world as the Don't Rest Your Head RPG.

Last but not least, I picked up New Salem, which has some interesting and apparently humorous traitor dynamics. After ordering it, some mediocre reviews appeared, but I'm hopeful that the game is interesting.

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25 Sep 2015 21:29 #211364 by repoman
Do yourself a favor and never waste any energy wondering if anything is a "real" wargame. The true question is if it's any good. I'd be interested to hear what you think of them after you've played them.
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26 Sep 2015 06:49 #211380 by DukeofChutney
I've played both Ottoman and cruel necessity. CN is hard as nails. I enjoyed them but won't get another game in the system, not because its bad, but just because what it is felt like an experience you have and then are done with. Ottoman is far simpler, roll dice, push your luck resource allocation game try to push the enemies armies back. CN has a load of political tracks, more complex card events and a simple battle system bolted on. It tells a good story but the strategy game is mostly knowing the card deck and rolling well.

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26 Sep 2015 13:45 #211398 by SuperflyPete
Well, I just bought 2 mid sized fleets for Firestorm Armada off a gal on Bartertown.com, super cheap. Then because of the MM sale on Spartan Games stuff I got some space statons super cheap, plus I preordered the SW Armada Rogues expansion because Outrider, thats why.

My wife is going to be pissed. I only got a half check this month so we shouldn't be buying shit. that said, I got 350$ in stuff for $150 so I view it as an investment LOL

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26 Sep 2015 15:20 #211403 by ThirstyMan

R.P.Kraul wrote:
Victory Point Games was having a sale on some of their States of Seige titles, and I took advantage by buying Cruel Necessity and Ottoman Sunset. These are solo games, which I love, and they will represent my first journey into wargames. Are these ttrue wargames? I have no idea. These games are both supposed to be quite tough, which is right up my alley. .


No they aren't, they are whack a mole games which is a poor substitute for an actual solo game. Soviet Dawn is perhaps the worst simulation of the RCW I have ever played. Wargames are at least supposed to vaguely simulate the conflict. Soviet Dawn fails miserably. Totally put me off all other VPG games, especially the State of Siege series.
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02 Oct 2015 09:37 #211769 by bendgar
Jenga. One of the older versions off of eBay. So far it has left North Carolina and gone to California. According to the USPS I will have it in Cincinnati, OH by 2 days ago.

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10 Oct 2015 17:47 #212274 by DukeofChutney
put an order in for Pax Pamir - Eklund essen release, follow up to Pax Porfiriana but a different design partner and topic.
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11 Oct 2015 00:13 #212277 by stoic
After looking for about three years, I finally stumbled onto a thrifted copy of Acquire (1976) for $.1.95. This game has been on my wish list. The box was scuffed but the game was unplayed. For some reason, just trying to fathom why this old game remained unplayed for all of those years and why it ended up in a thrift store made me sad.
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11 Oct 2015 00:42 #212279 by Cranberries

DukeofChutney wrote: put an order in for Pax Pamir - Eklund essen release, follow up to Pax Porfiriana but a different design partner and topic.


This game really appeals to me. I think someone here recommended the book T he Great Game . After watching various nationalities jockey for money I find the whole thing fascinating. One of my Qatari students said that the British are like gum on your shoe--you can't get completely rid of them, ever. That said, I bought Greenland a year ago and haven't played it yet.
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11 Oct 2015 06:07 - 11 Oct 2015 06:10 #212283 by DukeofChutney
of the Eklund games i've played Greenland is probably the most average. It tells a cool story and is an interesting experience, but its basically chuckin dice and hoping for 1s. Theres some strategy but it stays true to its survival theme and as such you can just get wiped out by bad luck.

If Pamir is anything like Porifiana it will be awesome. Porfiriana is probably my favourite card game. I will throw together a review once i have a couple of games in.

I have read Peter Hopkirk's the great game, really good read. I am preparing a mega game on the great game for the Pennine Mega gamers in the UK.
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11 Oct 2015 09:34 - 11 Oct 2015 09:37 #212284 by Legomancer
For once the Barnes and Noble near us had decent stuff in its red tag clearance. I got Abyss, Pandemic: Contagion, and Survive!. I'll probably keep Survive, as I like that one. Contagion I've played and it's not bad but not a necessary. Never played Abyss, so we'll see. I figure I'll be able to trade them at some point or someone in my group will want if I don't.

Oh! And Daviau is at Essen and I asked him to grab the Theseus: Hunters expansions, N. Hex Steel Police, and Pax Pamir. Hopefully he can. Also asked him if he's heard anything good about this game, Pandemic Leprosy or something. Supposed to be the shit?
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