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Cthulhu Wars in Review

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18 Nov 2015 08:36 #215325 by charlest

Michael Barnes wrote: I already have all of those that I want. There isn't really anything else I can think I that I'd spend money on, to be honest. Sanity wise, I'm thinking $250 is about max but I got the core game for free so there's that.


You mentioned getting the Primeval 6-8 player map, you realize you need the regular Primeval map as well right? The 6-8 player maps require the base map, so 6-8 earth is your best bet if you just want a 6-8 map.

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18 Nov 2015 08:48 #215328 by LazarusTNT
The campaign ended and I didn't realize it. I guess they got me for 1$, and I've got 225$ left for bourbon.

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18 Nov 2015 08:59 #215329 by Scott_F
You're not wrong Uba, but I still think there is a big difference between the two games. I've played a handful of Nexus Ops games where I just rolled for shit and lost. Nothing I could do about that and it turned me off of the game for a long time. On the other hand, when I lose in Cthulhu Wars it is very very rarely because of how I rolled in a battle. In combat Crawling Chaos can abduct and use invisibility, Cthulhu can devour and buff up his units, and these are the two combat focused faction. I've played games as Black Goat where I didn't care whether I lost the battle or not the entire game; I had better moves to make then fighting. Thats why I'm saying there is a significant difference.
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18 Nov 2015 09:19 #215330 by jpat
I'm just in for $1 and will figure out what, if anything, to add (maybe up to more or less all-in) when the pledge manager opens, depending on how I feel about the base game.

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18 Nov 2015 09:33 #215331 by Michael Barnes
How long do you usually have to decide/pay once the pledge manager is open? Are we talking a day? A month? Six months?

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18 Nov 2015 09:36 #215333 by charlest
Most KS campaigns that use one leave it open about 1-2 months. Sandy alluded to this one being open for 2-3. You can wait until the very last day to increase your funds (they will notify with a date of when it closes so it won't sneak up on you).

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18 Nov 2015 09:38 #215334 by Michael Barnes
Well I might just be all in then...

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18 Nov 2015 09:40 - 18 Nov 2015 09:42 #215335 by drewcula
I'm "all in," though I took a peculiar route. I bought the base game last week with the CSI price drop. I used the opportunity to grab my BGG's secret santa shit along the way. I put $600 into the KS. That sum would make me vomit, but I've mentally and financially prepared myself for months. I still haven't played the game, but I feel I'm fairly informed.

- I've been lurking the CW KS since day one .
- I subscribed to the CW page on BGG, and read the roller coaster of emotion as backers worried over delays and rejoiced over final delivery.
- Arthur started dropping hints of a second KS in the spring.
- I man handled the shit out of every component at Gencon, and asked Sandy and Arthur how they weren't going to cock up Onslaught 2.
- I messaged three trusted F:ATties about their opinions.
- I hold Michael's game reviews in high regard.
- I sold my Super Dungeon Explore collection and some spare Heroquest shit on eBay for a nice chunk of change.
- I did not tell my wife the exact sum, just another truth, "The sales of the other games covered the costs of CW."

The main game arrived yesterday. I'm going to reward myself with it once I finish some work in the studio. If anyone wants to play in DC, touch base.
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18 Nov 2015 09:46 #215336 by LazarusTNT
We should PBEM this game, or maybe VASSAL it. I always wondered how to make that happen...I don't normally mess with that stuff.

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18 Nov 2015 10:02 #215340 by Shellhead

SuperflyTNT wrote: We should PBEM this game, or maybe VASSAL it. I always wondered how to make that happen...I don't normally mess with that stuff.


What about Skype? That seems like a possible way to play a board game long-distance, depending on the game.

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18 Nov 2015 10:02 #215341 by charlest
There's a lot of PBF's going on at BGG. Since every space has a name I believe, we could easily play by forum here.

I'd totally be down with that, although it would be slow as hell. I've only done one PBF/PBE before in the past (Tragedy Looper) and it took us weeks to finish a 2 hour game.

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18 Nov 2015 11:19 #215350 by LazarusTNT

Shellhead wrote:

SuperflyTNT wrote: We should PBEM this game, or maybe VASSAL it. I always wondered how to make that happen...I don't normally mess with that stuff.


What about Skype? That seems like a possible way to play a board game long-distance, depending on the game.


I've done that quite a bit. 4 Player is kind of hard.

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21 Nov 2015 15:09 - 21 Nov 2015 15:10 #215570 by dfour
Well, my Cthulhu Wars copy from CSI came today. The box is damaged in one corner, completely split down the side and dented on the bottom box, and dented and smashed on the top box. How acceptable is this under the circumstances? For most games I'd just let this slide but on a game as premium and expensive as this I can't help but be bothered by the condition of this box. I mean, it literally looks like somebody dropped the box straight onto one corner from 5 feet high.
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21 Nov 2015 15:13 #215573 by Disgustipater
Pretty common I think. Every box I've seen has a torn/split edge or two.

Dents and smashes on the other hand, not so sure.

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21 Nov 2015 17:23 #215581 by LazarusTNT
Bitch at them. You paid for a game that was I damaged and they sent a ding and dent.

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