Discount Dive #1: Sons of Anarchy-Men of Mayhem

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06 Oct 2018 07:45 #282888 by WadeMonnig

Diving into the Discount Bin, looking for Diamonds.

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09 Oct 2018 10:32 #282889 by Shellhead
I agree that Sons of Anarchy is an excellent game. It isn't an easy sell, because gamers tend to be repelled by biker culture. But when I get the game on the table, ameritrash players enjoy the theme and direct conflict, while eurogamers excel at the worker placement and making money. It's funny that you speculate that this system could easily be re-themed by GF9, because they have already done so: icv2.com/articles/news/view/40663/gale-f...s-dragons-board-game

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09 Oct 2018 10:44 #282890 by WadeMonnig

Shellhead wrote: It's funny that you speculate that this system could easily be re-themed by GF9, because they have already done so: icv2.com/articles/news/view/40663/gale-f...s-dragons-board-game


I thought that this looked like it might be a re-theme but it has additional "stuff." Maybe they used what they had in the works for the "Luck of the Irish" SOA:MM expansion that was cancelled?

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09 Oct 2018 10:51 - 09 Oct 2018 10:55 #282891 by Colorcrayons
It took me awhile to get over the theme to enjoy not only the show, but the game as well.

I have a long history dealing with the bandidos in texas, and none of it was a good time. So to reinforce Shellhead's statement, it's a hard sell during the best of times.

I'm glad it's being rethemed. It is a good game mechanically. But I'd really rather not glorify biker gang culture. The show didn't show half the stuff that makes it so utterly deplorable.

[edit] This article reminds me that I need to pick up Spartacus soon. It's just a great game that deserves to be in hardcore ameritrash collections. And my collection is sleek and made of metal. *Devil horns sign*

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09 Oct 2018 14:18 #282903 by hotseatgames
I didn't like the show, or the game. It's quite possible that it just didn't gel with my group, but I always found this game boring.

The writing on the show sucks.

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09 Oct 2018 15:49 #282910 by Deleted
The game wasn’t grimy enough.

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09 Oct 2018 16:20 #282915 by the_jake_1973
Which is appropriate as the show wasn't grimy enough. The clubhouse in the show was not close to the ones I was familiar with here in Michigan.

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09 Oct 2018 19:14 #282920 by WadeMonnig

Colorcrayons wrote:
[edit] This article reminds me that I need to pick up Spartacus soon. It's just a great game that deserves to be in hardcore ameritrash collections. And my collection is sleek and made of metal. *Devil horns sign*


Spartacus is on my list for a future discount dive as it is at holy Shit, that's cheap price. May your ameritrash collection always remain shiny and chrome.
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10 Oct 2018 19:29 #282962 by Msample
I don’t know you’ll ever see Spartacus that deeply discounted, at least not new. I think it’s been out of print for awhile.

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10 Oct 2018 19:41 #282964 by WadeMonnig

Msample wrote: I don’t know you’ll ever see Spartacus that deeply discounted, at least not new. I think it’s been out of print for awhile.


I saw it a few months ago as a close out for $20.00. A quick check now shows that supplies have diminished to the point where you can't find it.
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11 Oct 2018 06:01 #282976 by sornars
Also the first expansion for Spartacus "The Serpent and The Wolf" is totally unavailable from any source. The second one "The Shadow of Death" seems more readily available. I'm curious as to how Spartacus compares to the X-Men re-theme.

On Sons of Anarchy: This is definitely one of the best £10 I've ever spent and I do enjoy the biker theme; however, I'd be happy if someone in my circle picked up the D&D re-theme so I can compare.
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14 Oct 2018 10:19 #283054 by Pat II
I had to be in St Louis 4 times last year and really enjoyed going to MM and perusing the ding and dents or discounted items. SoA is a great game.
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14 Oct 2018 13:38 #283065 by WadeMonnig

Pat II wrote: I had to be in St Louis 4 times last year and really enjoyed going to MM and perusing the ding and dents or discounted items. SoA is a great game.

Since they opened the new location, they have had some ding and dent "garage sales." Literally at least a hundred people lined up when the doors opened. I love the section but I'm not down with black Friday type of insanity.

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16 Oct 2018 08:46 #283133 by drewcula
I adore both Spartacus and Men of Mayhem. I own it all. ALL OF IT. Expansions galore for both glorious games.
Men of Mayhem doesn't see enough table time. Spartacus gets the lion's share, and it's no one fault but mine.

Funny thing, but sometimes... SOMETIMES... I think Men of Mayhem may be better than Spartacus. MoM essentially has a built-in timer that never allows the game to out-stay it's welcome. A rousing game of Spartacus with six players? The rousing can go sideways after three hours of backstabbing.
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