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F:ATties Five Favorites - Ameritrash

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20 Oct 2017 23:29 #256124 by Colorcrayons
It stinks that the people who hold Wiz-War in high esteem are scattered to the four corners.

It would be an epic play group.
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21 Oct 2017 00:58 - 21 Oct 2017 00:59 #256125 by DukeofChutney
RE Ares Project; I am one of the few people that really digs it. I like double blind systems (which this is) I like the video gamey strategy feel to it, and i like the in built tempo to the game. You build up armies behind screens and then throw dice at each other. After a few games you start to learn the speed at which the different factions build up, and the different routes you can take with each deck. I also quite like the base building aspect. In some respects it feels similar to Sirlins newer rts inspired magic clone. It is also sort of unique, no other card game plays like it. It is definitely worth a spin but i think it will always be a niche game. Its a 2 player, or 2 team game, the 3 and 4 way bashes can be fun but don't really work.

p.s. Wizwar is great
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21 Oct 2017 01:08 #256126 by Frohike

Tron wrote: And the rules shouldnt be so over the top and fiddly. just a handful of rules and chuck dice, is there anything like that? maybe that older game that had the different painted minis in it, I forget what that was called


Battleball!
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21 Oct 2017 01:14 #256127 by hotseatgames

Tron wrote: Id rather have a dynamic, fast flowing type blood bowly game where you can just pick the stats on cards each time and it be fun and varied and just have the one set of nice minis (or even stickered counters). And the rules shouldnt be so over the top and fiddly. just a handful of rules and chuck dice, is there anything like that? maybe that older game that had the different painted minis in it, I forget what that was called


Battleball is great, but now that TechnoBowl exists, get that. It's so great.
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21 Oct 2017 01:17 #256128 by Frohike
Might as well etch my list here and check back in 10 years.
  • Earth Reborn
  • War of the Ring
  • Clash of Cultures
  • Duel of Ages II
  • Shadows of Malice
  • Navajo Wars
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21 Oct 2017 09:19 - 21 Oct 2017 09:19 #256136 by Mr. White

DukeofChutney wrote: 5. Dreadfleet


What?!
I recall you and Drunk Dwarf Dan were fans, but is it still getting played?

I played some Man O War this summer and have looked at getting Dreadfleet. Not as a replacement for MoW, but just for a all in one fantasy naval game.

Top 5, huh?
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21 Oct 2017 10:46 #256138 by DukeofChutney
Dreadfleet is more of a spirit of Ameritrash pick. I do love it, but i wouldn't classify it as a great game in a competitive or strategic sense, but both it dice duel always remind me why AT is great. They are always a bit of a raucous if in different ways. I think i last played it about a year and a half ago, given the frequency with which i play boardgames these days that is fairly recent.
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21 Oct 2017 11:38 #256139 by Colorcrayons

DukeofChutney wrote: Dreadfleet is more of a spirit of Ameritrash pick. I do love it, but i wouldn't classify it as a great game in a competitive or strategic sense, but both it dice duel always remind me why AT is great. They are always a bit of a raucous if in different ways. I think i last played it about a year and a half ago, given the frequency with which i play boardgames these days that is fairly recent.


I don't think people talk about such a thing as spirit of AT enough around here.

Godzilla hearts Jet Jaguar.
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22 Oct 2017 09:43 #256157 by Legomancer
Here's my five, which doesn't include any of that toy soldiers shit you guys are all obsessed with

Merchant of Venus
DungeonQuest
Android
Nexus Ops (okay maybe a little toy soldier shit)
Liar's Dice

also:
Luchador!
Death Angel
Ascending Empires
Tigris and Euphrates (yeah, I said it)
Dark Moon
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22 Oct 2017 09:58 #256158 by Black Barney
Hey you haven’t lived until you’ve tried navigating around a bunch of wobbly plastic Nazgul
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21 May 2018 15:25 #273829 by hotseatgames
Revising my top 5...

1. Neuroshima Hex!
2. Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
3. Cosmic Encounter
4. Cthulhu Wars
5. Wiz-War
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21 May 2018 17:04 #273838 by drewcula

hotseatgames wrote: Revising my top 5...

1. Neuroshima Hex!
2. Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
3. Cosmic Encounter
4. Cthulhu Wars
5. Wiz-War


Hells bells. I adore #2-5. I guess I should give Neuroshima Hex! a try.

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21 May 2018 17:19 #273841 by Shellhead

drewcula wrote:

hotseatgames wrote: Revising my top 5...

1. Neuroshima Hex!
2. Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
3. Cosmic Encounter
4. Cthulhu Wars
5. Wiz-War


Hells bells. I adore #2-5. I guess I should give Neuroshima Hex! a try.


Same here. But I would want to play NH before I pay for it, because it looks like it might be a little too dry and abstract for my tastes.

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21 May 2018 18:25 #273844 by hotseatgames
It has a very good app available. But playing the AI won’t thrill you. It’s very much like asymmetric chess. And some pieces have rocket launchers.

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22 May 2018 05:52 - 22 May 2018 06:08 #273861 by southernman
I can't remember what I posted eight years ago (I'll check later) but I doubt my list has changed too much:

1. Battlestar Galactica
2. Fortress America (love affair keeps it here)
3. Twilight Imperium 3
4. Runewars
5. Firefly


heading off the rest of the pack:

Forbidden Stars
Middle Earth Quest
Eldritch Horror
Cosmic Encounter
War of the Ring 2E



And from opening day eight years ago:

Arkham Horror
Battlestar Galactica
War of the Ring
Fortress America
The Fury of Dracula


Two demoted, not even in a top dozen these days.
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