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11 Oct 2015 15:40 #212288 by Chaz

Legomancer wrote: Also asked him if he's heard anything good about this game, Pandemic Leprosy or something. Supposed to be the shit?


No, you're thinking of Pandemic: Dysentery.
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11 Oct 2015 16:29 #212289 by Black Barney
I love that game. I also purposely ensure that France gets hit bad

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20 Oct 2015 12:00 #212889 by Shellhead
I bought Psycho Raiders and received it yesterday. Overall, I am happy with the appearance of the game, except for the components. The big ziplock bag seems like a fine way to store the game, but it is just a little bit small for the magazine containing the game, which I wanted to keep with the game. I don't mind that the mini-character sheets are meant to be photo-copied and written all over each game. But the cards are an awkward size for sleeves, and not sturdy enough to survive play without sleeves. Some of the cards are an awkward size that are too big for mini-sleeves and too small for normal sleeves. And some of the cards are too big for any sleeves. Pete mentioned that he laminated his set of cards, which sounds like a great idea. But I don't want buy a laminator for just this one game. Even a cold laminator is going to cost as much as the game if not more.

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20 Oct 2015 12:24 #212890 by charlest
I sleeved them with some swan Panasia sleeves. Not sure what size though and don't have the packaging...
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20 Oct 2015 13:27 - 20 Oct 2015 13:28 #212895 by Delobius

Shellhead wrote: Pete mentioned that he laminated his set of cards, which sounds like a great idea. But I don't want buy a laminator for just this one game. Even a cold laminator is going to cost as much as the game if not more.


Shell, I've got a laminator - just buy some 3 or 5 mil lamination sleeves and you can use it.

Oh, uh, I bought all the BattleLore 2nd edition expansion stuff. I'm writing a little map campaign system for it. Also going to buy some Combat Commander stuff from the GMT sale...
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20 Oct 2015 13:38 #212898 by Hex Sinister
My local photo shop laminates stuff for like a buck a piece. Cheap and lazy.

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20 Oct 2015 14:26 #212904 by Chaz
Psycho Raiders seems like the kind of game that's meant to look beat to hell and half falling apart. I'd just scan the cards in, then if you need to replace one that's disintegrated, just print out a new one and if it don't match, screw it, play anyway.
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20 Oct 2015 18:38 #212920 by wadenels

Chaz wrote: Psycho Raiders seems like the kind of game that's meant to look beat to hell and half falling apart. I'd just scan the cards in, then if you need to replace one that's disintegrated, just print out a new one and if it don't match, screw it, play anyway.


That's exactly what I did.

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20 Oct 2015 18:45 #212921 by Michael Barnes
Yeah man, WTF...keeping that game in "mint condition? No way. It actually looks WRONG not tore the hell up.

I just got it too, a year later than I should have. It's BRILLIANT. The package, the concept, everything. The funny thing is that it is really an OLD school SPI/Avalon Hill style game. It has a lot in common with Legend of Robin Hood.

More genuinely maverick games like this, please. Less Kickstarter shit shoveled by the ton into the eager mouths of backers.
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20 Oct 2015 22:28 #212935 by Shellhead

Chaz wrote: Psycho Raiders seems like the kind of game that's meant to look beat to hell and half falling apart. I'd just scan the cards in, then if you need to replace one that's disintegrated, just print out a new one and if it don't match, screw it, play anyway.


I considered just playing Psycho Raiders as is, because it does seem like the game components should look beat up. And I also thought about the scan idea. I even considered just cutting down the bigger cards to fit standard sleeves. But I don't want to lose part of the art on those wild Kill cards. And while I am not obsessed with keeping a game in mint condition, marked cards would give me an unfair advantage as the game owner. A few marked cards in a big deck is no big deal, because those cards won't come up often and who can remember which mark is which. But Psycho Raiders has very few cards, so just a couple of marked cards are going to really stand out as obvious. I'm going the lamination route.
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20 Oct 2015 22:30 #212936 by Shellhead
Because of my own (limited) game design experience, I am often on the lookout for insights into the methods of other designers. So I just realized something. Psycho Raiders has 54 cards, not counting the oversize character cards. 52 cards in a normal deck of cards, plus 2 jokers. I bet they prototyped the game with a normal deck of cards and just wrote all over the white space on the cards.
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21 Oct 2015 13:15 #212984 by Chapel
In my quest to fill the Ancient AT gaps in my collection, I bought a copy of Starship Troopers this week, and an 3M copy of Aqcuire. My Avalon Hill collection is getting quite robust now. Really only a few things left to get with Magic Realm. That's my next target.

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21 Oct 2015 13:22 #212986 by Mr. White
I like seeing GW Warrior Knights and Blood Royale on the shelf. Lookin' Good!

However, you are missing three crucial Avalon Hill titles:


I pimped my copy out with some sweet minis.




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31 Oct 2015 18:02 #213823 by OldHippy
So, I couldn't resist it.


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31 Oct 2015 19:05 #213827 by Gary Sax
My U.S. Civil War showed up last week, then yesterday fast food magnate arrived.

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