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Cthulhu Wars in Review

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16 Nov 2015 12:16 - 16 Nov 2015 12:17 #215128 by LazarusTNT

Michael Barnes wrote: OMG the insert.
CERTAINLY that insert could have been ditched in favor of some kind of component upgrades. I don't know how much it cost to do that, but I can't imagine that it couldn't have been swapped out for punchboard administrative boards, custom dice or something.


I just looked up the old KS Campaign, and they had offered custom dice



They just cost 12 bucks.
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16 Nov 2015 12:22 #215129 by Space Ghost

SuperflyTNT wrote: What the hell!!?!? How come mine doesn't have this bad ass insert?


The guy in Joplin is probably using it as watering dish for his dogs
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16 Nov 2015 12:26 #215130 by jpat

SuperflyTNT wrote: What the hell!!?!? How come mine doesn't have this bad ass insert?


I actually thought you just meant that you'd ditched it.

This is what it is, at about the 4:30 mark:

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16 Nov 2015 12:31 #215132 by Disgustipater

Michael Barnes wrote: Thing is, once you take it out, the stuff doesn't really fit back in the box under it.


We just take the empty insert out, turn it upside down, put all the models into the thing, with as many bases facing up as possible. Then pick it up, and slide the bottom of the box over it, flip the whole thing right-side up, then put the GOOs away and add the rest of the components. Works pretty well for us.
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16 Nov 2015 12:40 #215134 by LazarusTNT
Awww man, that's shitty. I'm going to have to bitch at the guy who traded me.

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16 Nov 2015 13:50 #215144 by Cranberries
Your link to the NoHighScores review is to the .jpg, not the review: www.nohighscores.com/2015/11/11/cracked-...ulhu-wars-in-review/
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16 Nov 2015 15:48 #215161 by Michael Barnes
Pete I will sell you my tray for $20, which is probably about its retail value. Shipping will be another $20.

Craniac- stop cryin'. And stop expecting me to be able to use the internet correctly.

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16 Nov 2015 15:56 #215166 by LazarusTNT
Yeah, better plan is to have the guy who traded me EAT the shipping, and send it to me because he owes me.

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17 Nov 2015 15:55 #215265 by dfour
Well, I suck. I saw CSI had Cthulhu Wars back in stock for $130, and caved and bought it. Then I backed the $150 Onslaught 2 expansion package. I justify it by telling myself I will sell off enough kickstarter exclusive items to pay for the whole shebang. Right? That'll work. Right guys?

I also somehow was able to back Arcadia Quest Inferno at early bird. Not sure if I'll keep it but I feel like this game would really work for my family and group. Now I just have to hope that Simurgh will suck and then I'll be all done buying games for the next 3 years. How do I get on this 'review copy' playlist you guys seem to be subscribed to? I could muster up a barely coherent review every couple of weeks in exchange.

Now I just need to hop on Mint, delete all evidence from my wife, and then tell her my BGG secret santa was ultra generous this year.

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17 Nov 2015 16:01 #215266 by charlest
If you're backing at the level just to get onslaught 2's new additions I'd reconsider. I think for someone who owns just the base game, the best course of action is to do the $1 level and do $150 worth of add-ons (as opposed to a $150 level. This way you can get a faction or two from the first Kickstarter and could get a previously designed map instead of the Library. I'd still get the Tcho Tcho's since stretch goals work with them.
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17 Nov 2015 16:11 - 17 Nov 2015 16:12 #215268 by dfour
Can you give me a bang for buck recommendation list? I have no idea what to buy because I don't know wtf anything is. I want $150 of the greatest hits. The million favored ones had by far the most amount of pledges so I was just assuming that's the one to get.
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17 Nov 2015 16:39 #215271 by charlest
People pledging for Million Favored Ones are likely backers from the first Kickstarter and they just want the new ones.

I haven't played with any expansion stuff yet and I'm doing the $1 pledge and see how I feel when the Pledge Manager is about to close.

Personally, there's a strong possibility I go 2 factions, 1 map and the thicker faction boards. That should be around stretch goal territory.

I also may just do $11 and get the thicker boards and wait and see what hits retail. I kind of want Azathoth too.

It's tough because nothing is guaranteed to hit retail (besides the base game), so it's hard to know if CSI or MM will order all of the expansions or just a selection to test the waters. You risk not being able to get something versus something being available for 15-20% less.

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17 Nov 2015 16:46 #215272 by dfour
I see. Go $1 pledge for now and when they open up the pledge manager you pick and choose the factions. I'll do this. I'd rather have 3 full factions than 1 faction with a random assortment of mini's.

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17 Nov 2015 17:11 #215274 by Ancient_of_MuMu
I think the best bang for your buck at the moment is to go for 155 or 165:
$100 - 2 Factions out of Opener, Sleeper, Tcho-Tchos
$40 - 1 Map (Dreamlands or Yuggoth)
$15 - High Priests
$10 - Thick punchboards.

You will get all the stretch goals, so you will have some glow Great Old ones with their cards to use as neutral units, plus any old one you are not using in a game as a neutral unit.

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17 Nov 2015 17:29 #215277 by dfour
I was thinking Tcho Tcho's and Azathoth because is not a standalone faction and interacts with all. Should help keep things fresh, Or am I just better off with opener or sleeper?

Ok I'll get one of those maps. Will get punchboards. How necessary are the high priests?

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