Barnes on Games- Doctor Who: Time Clash, Bloodborne: the Card Game, Kaleidos

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15 Dec 2016 12:47 #240753 by Michael Barnes
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16 Dec 2016 09:09 #240754 by Legomancer
Now that there are a couple of decent Star Wars and Harry Potter games, it looks like Doctor Who might be the biggest property where every game for it is shit. Then again, given Doctor Who fandom, all they want to know is if there's a goddamn fez on one of the cards.

Oh Princess Bride is still a supposedly huge property that has nothing going on.
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16 Dec 2016 09:36 #240765 by southernman
GF9 have entered the 'Who' battle now so let's see if that keeps the loonies fans happy, might be too much of a game (a la BSG, Spartacus etc) for many of them though.

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16 Dec 2016 10:02 #240772 by Shellhead
Based on my limited experience with various seasons of Doctor Who, it seems like fans would be happy to take turns holding the sonic screwdriver while quickly babbling exposition about pseudo-science rubbish.

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16 Dec 2016 10:09 - 16 Dec 2016 10:09 #240774 by Mr. White

Legomancer wrote: Then again, given Doctor Who fandom, all they want to know is if there's a goddamn fez on one of the cards.


Never seen the show. Is that one of these?

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16 Dec 2016 10:18 - 16 Dec 2016 10:19 #240777 by Columbob
A fez is that tronconic hat worn in Mediterrenean Africa, sometimes with a tassle, most often depicted in a reddish colour.

That picture's just a tuque with ear flaps. There might be a term for it, but it's not a fez.
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16 Dec 2016 10:30 #240779 by charlest
I didn't realize my first few Gen Cons/conventions why so many people were wearing a fez. I have little to no knowledge of Dr. Who and remember thinking WTF until I found that out.
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16 Dec 2016 10:59 - 16 Dec 2016 10:59 #240784 by RobertB
I just thought that any fezzes I saw were just some millennial thing. Learn something new every day.
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16 Dec 2016 11:15 #240787 by Shellhead

Mr. White wrote:

Legomancer wrote: Then again, given Doctor Who fandom, all they want to know is if there's a goddamn fez on one of the cards.


Never seen the show. Is that one of these?


That is a cunning hat.

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16 Dec 2016 18:07 #240824 by Michael Barnes
Whenever I see some kind of "fandom" thing I don't understand, I immediately assume it's something to do with Babylon 5 if the person is over 40. If they are under 30, I assume it is some anime bullshit.

Neither of the recent Doctor Who games are really bad- both are pretty good, very mainstream-facing card games. They are reasonably fun to play, and in this one there is at least a little more of an attempt to tell a Doctor Who story. But I think Dave's sentiment isn't off base, because it does seem that most of that area of fandom is delighted just to have the words "Doctor Who" on something with an image of one of the boyfriend doctors. There is some really, really dumb Doctor Who stuff out there. None of which I own. I'm content owning every single episode (including reconstructions!) on DVD, a couple of decent games, and a couple of coffee table books. I consider that enough for a "big fan". I do not need the Dalek salt and pepper shakers. The Gale Force 9 game should be great, I have the utmost faith that they will deliver something of the caliber of ST:A and really give us the definitive tabletop version of the Whoniverse or whatever it is supposed to be called.
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19 Dec 2016 13:06 #240932 by Legomancer
There are 15 hours of Firefly, twice as much as the original Star Wars trilogy, but apparently (a) it's not enough even though (b) none of the fans talk about anything except that fucking hat and the plastic dinosaurs.

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20 Dec 2016 07:42 - 20 Dec 2016 07:44 #241015 by Mr. White

Mr. White wrote:

Legomancer wrote: Then again, given Doctor Who fandom, all they want to know is if there's a goddamn fez on one of the cards.


Never seen the show. Is that one of these?


Guess I didn't do this joke very well.

I know it's not a fez. I was poking a little fun at another fan base who love a character's hat.
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20 Dec 2016 08:22 #241016 by Colorcrayons

Shellhead wrote: Based on my limited experience with various seasons of Doctor Who, it seems like fans would be happy to take turns holding the sonic screwdriver while quickly babbling exposition about pseudo-science rubbish.


Its all gone timey wimey.

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20 Dec 2016 09:48 #241028 by Columbob
I guess I have selective memory for anecdotal shit like that (watched Firefly a good 10 years ago). Plus I don't hang around too much of fandom except on this site. Sometimes I'm amazed at the quotes you guys pull out. Yet I have an amazing memory for other kinds of crap - I used to be able to list all of the Simpsons episodes with that Spanish Flea song for instance. Also have a pretty good photographic memory for faces.

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