Unmatched - Epic Duels Reboot From Restoration Games

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11 Mar 2019 09:38 #293645 by Vysetron
Take a looksee: www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/274637/u...e-legends-volume-one

I never got to try this system but I know multiple people who talk about Epic Duels to this day. This should be fun.
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11 Mar 2019 09:50 #293651 by Michael Barnes
Restoration Games Announces Unmatched Game Line, Mondo Partnership Extended line...

Epic Duels is back...kind of!

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11 Mar 2019 09:59 #293647 by charlest
I tried Epic Duels around 6-7 years ago and wasn't overly impressed. I think it may have been overhyped. I'm looking forward to this new version though and seeing what they did with the system.

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11 Mar 2019 10:46 #293652 by Ska_baron
Never got to try out the original, but this is great news to give access to what I've heard is a great game system!

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11 Mar 2019 10:58 #293653 by Josh Look
I figured this out last week after seeing their teases on Twitter. LOVE the direction they’re taking on this!

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11 Mar 2019 11:01 #293655 by Vysetron
Guess this is the thread we're using.

I've been on a serious skirmish kick lately. This couldn't have been announced at a better time. The licensed character packs could be literally anything. We're approaching Heroscape levels of potential characters here.

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11 Mar 2019 11:50 - 11 Mar 2019 15:18 #293659 by Sagrilarus

charlest wrote: I tried Epic Duels around 6-7 years ago and wasn't overly impressed. I think it may have been overhyped. I'm looking forward to this new version though and seeing what they did with the system.


It's a kids game. Plays fast and fun, you get to mook your character's voice as you play. Vader kicks ass in it, as it should be.

A lot of fun, but don't expect deep deep thought.
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11 Mar 2019 12:27 #293660 by Josh Look
Continuing off the other thread regarding depth, Sag nailed it. The deepest the game gets is when you use the often overlooked Transformers Armada set and use the two characters per player variant. The TF one offers slightly deeper gameplay, better balance, but at the cost of the worst versions of the Transformers (yes, I’m counting the Bay ones).

I love the literary theme they’re going with here. I’d love to see Sherlock Holmes and Dracula in the future.

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11 Mar 2019 14:03 - 11 Mar 2019 14:17 #293663 by Anjou Valentine
So this is Heroscape Duels? ED looks like it has sold for roughly double the price of Transformers Armada on ToS - maybe people didn't see the same value in the TA box, but I suspect history favors the Star Wars theme.

The licensed tie-ins here don't particularly interest me, but hopefully they encourage people to support the new game. The variety of potential characters is still exciting. That Penny Dreadful-esque expansion they have lined up sounds cool, too. Deadliest Warrior ran for 32 episodes, which totals 62 historical warriors plus vampires and zombies. If the added crunch in Unmatched can give the Epic Duels system new legs (a la MtG: Arena of the Planeswalkers), I may have to clear a bunch of shelf space.

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11 Mar 2019 14:21 #293664 by Josh Look
I just read about the Buffy set coming, cementing this an autobuy for our house. I think my wife has had the series on repeat while she works for the last 5 years now.

Mondo has a number of John Carpenter licenses. Love to see those get some play.

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11 Mar 2019 14:26 - 11 Mar 2019 14:28 #293665 by ubarose
OMG BUFFY!!!!!!!!!!


P.S. - I merged the two threads.
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11 Mar 2019 14:34 #293666 by Vysetron

Josh Look wrote: I just read about the Buffy set coming, cementing this an autobuy for our house. I think my wife has had the series on repeat while she works for the last 5 years now.

Mondo has a number of John Carpenter licenses. Love to see those get some play.


I don't think Mondo has Big Trouble in Little China, but I would absolutely lose my mind for a team from that. With Wang as the main character and Jack as the sidekick, of course.

I could see this doing INCREDIBLY well depending on how the licenses shake out. They said that Bruce Lee was some kind of limited thing, which worries me, but we'll see what happens.

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11 Mar 2019 14:34 #293667 by charlest

Sagrilarus wrote:

charlest wrote: I tried Epic Duels around 6-7 years ago and wasn't overly impressed. I think it may have been overhyped. I'm looking forward to this new version though and seeing what they did with the system.


It's a kids game. Plays fast and fun, you get to mook your character's voice as you play. Vader kicks as in it, as it should be.

A lot of fun, but don't expect deep deep thought.


Yeah, that makes sense. I think at the time I played it, I would have less appreciation for such a thing.

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11 Mar 2019 17:49 #293676 by Colorcrayons
I'm hopeful it has a bit more teeth than the original Epic Duels. It was a fun game that you could see a lot of potential in. The kind of game that makes your inner designer happy since making cards could be a good way to stretch those kind of muscles, and not make people cringe at what you create.

Especially when you compare them against Darth Vader and his 20 point choke-the-ever-loving-shit-out-of-you card.

Tannhauser LOS system was interesting. Maybe that's enough to raise it above it's original incarnation. I wonder if I can just throw this on Heroscape tiles and not have any compatibility issues.

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11 Mar 2019 18:21 #293679 by Josh Look
The board is not at all like Epic Duels. Looks like a point-to-point thing. I’m interested to see that shake out in a skirmish game.

They did say this is the biggest deviation from the source material than any Restoration game has taken so far.

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