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Kemet - Review
At the start of the year the team made their predictions as to what we would see in the board game world over the course of 2020. Whilst much of what has occurred could not have been predicted by even the most pessimistic amongst us, one prediction that has come true is the continuation of reprints. Spartacus is coming back to us, Dune at the end of last year is getting more content, and now Kemet has had a very successful Kickstarter for a new edition. Kemet is a firm favourite of mine, and Iain Chantler's, that I have never cast my critical gaze upon. I thought it was time to rectify that.
I did not get into the KS, though, largely because I already own everything for the edition I have now and, in all honesty, it's not that old and still works perfectly fine, as it were. If there were obvious strategies that made every game seem the same or obvious flaws that could really use some correction, that's one thing. But when I have a complete collection and you're telling me that you want to produce a whole new version just for artistic upgrades and cooler minis? Ehhhh...
I mean, I don't have money for Kickstarters right now, anyway, but I especially don't have it for changes to an already great game that are mostly cosmetic. The announcement of this one really put me off KS (I was not a huge fan to begin with) and some of the current trends in the industry.
Didn't mean to tangent the discussion right at the outset, GB. Apologies. Wade and I discussed the rules tweaks here a while back and, like you, I will now never be able to look at some of the tiles and not think about "white power." Ye gods...
hotseatgames wrote: I have always wanted to play this one. Yet I never wound up with it in my collection. I passed on the KS because now I have Lords of Hellas and I don't have room for both.
I have played Lords of Hellas, only once mind, and I have to say they couldn't be more different. Lords of Hellas definitely trends towards the more traditional armies on maps setup where you spend the first part of the game building up whereas Kemet is in your face right from the start. I found Lords of Hellas very fiddly, but it certainly has a lot of fans.
No worries about a little derailment Jackwraith, I totally understand your point. I almost went in on the Kickstarter but I think I'll just wait for the new edition to come out and get it then. I think the new edition will be a great entry point into the game for new players and hopefully see people pick up this excellent game. I am still to try Inis or Cyclades.
And here's the one we did on the rules update: therewillbe.games/articles-beyond-review...-revised-1-5-ruleset