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[Board Games] Pandemic in a Pandemic

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Friend just invited me over to figure out the new Dark Tower game on Sunday. I am very excited to check out this giant mass of boxes!

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  • ironzergironzerg Registered User regular
    edited April 1
    That's awesome. It's really not hard to learn. I hope you have fun!

    Also. RE: Kickstarters...I got sent this by another friend who was addicted to KS and has way too many games he doesn't play.



    There's some good advice in there. It's already saved me a few hundred bucks since I watched it :smiley:

    Number 8: Starts at about 13:25.

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  • TertieeTertiee Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    I just saw that the Terraforming Mars card game, Ares Expedition, has its expansions up on Kickstarter... along with a big box option.

    I really needed to evaluate my life last night when looking at a big box for Dungeon Drop. I just.. I just have to walk away.

    Can you recommend Terraforming Mars Ares Expedition? From a glance it looked like the original board game, minus the board, and an added RftG-like phase selection mechanic.

  • PowerpuppiesPowerpuppies Registered User regular
    Tertiee wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    I just saw that the Terraforming Mars card game, Ares Expedition, has its expansions up on Kickstarter... along with a big box option.

    I really needed to evaluate my life last night when looking at a big box for Dungeon Drop. I just.. I just have to walk away.

    Can you recommend Terraforming Mars Ares Expedition? From a glance it looked like the original board game, minus the board, and an added RftG-like phase selection mechanic.

    That's exactly what it is. It's quite difficult to track accidental or intentional cheating even in 1v1, and it's not very interactive, but we were happy enough with it

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    I haven't played Ares Expedition, hence the fighting off urges to buy the KS stuff. I honestly have enough deckbuilders.


    Speaking of, FFG just announced their next Marvel Champions pack!

    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2022/4/1/hamming-it-up/

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    Soooo.... yeah! There's enough signs and detail here that this is a real product, sorta like Barkham Horror became. As evidenced by the... regular cards!

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    Also, as is usual he leaked in some online places earlier, so it has been verified as real. And supposedly means whatever is coming next is gonna be really, really exciting.

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  • GnizmoGnizmo Registered User regular
    The Marvel Champions stuff gets leaked way early due to retailer listings and as far as I know are always solid. The rest of the wave has the heroes are out there for those interested. The next wave is what I am really dying for, but as with everything it depends a lot on if that section of Marvel's catalogue really does it for you. It also depends on who they use as none of the heroes are leaked yet I think.

  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    Gnizmo wrote: »
    The Marvel Champions stuff gets leaked way early due to retailer listings and as far as I know are always solid. The rest of the wave has the heroes are out there for those interested. The next wave is what I am really dying for, but as with everything it depends a lot on if that section of Marvel's catalogue really does it for you. It also depends on who they use as none of the heroes are leaked yet I think.

    I've been googling and checking out the regular sites (Hall of Heroes) and I can't find leaks past Spider Ham. Can you point me in the right direction? Champions dragon craves leaks!

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Same. After 10 years of putting up with FFG's BS, I'm kind of.. over it? I mean.. I still support designers and folks there, but I've seen and heard so many things in recent years. It's not full on boycott level, but I've never agreed with their design philosophies or long times to turnaround, and I have absolutely no love for Asmodee as a parent company anymore.

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  • GnizmoGnizmo Registered User regular
    edited April 2
    It is from a Discord channel. I am bad at Discord so hopefully this will work. https://discord.gg/zMcS2jTD They have a leaks channel that gets spammed in weird chat, but has useful pins.

    In case it doesn't work I will just spoil here the next things known.
    Sp//Dr is the last hero of this wave. I know a lot of people are pumped for this, but I am not a huge Spider-fan. She will at least be an interesting hero. The next expansion is the real win. Mutant Genesis. I have been waiting for this since I first heard of the game.

    That takes it into the later parts of this year so plenty of lead time still. All the same I am dying to know more myself.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Tertiee wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    I just saw that the Terraforming Mars card game, Ares Expedition, has its expansions up on Kickstarter... along with a big box option.

    I really needed to evaluate my life last night when looking at a big box for Dungeon Drop. I just.. I just have to walk away.

    Can you recommend Terraforming Mars Ares Expedition? From a glance it looked like the original board game, minus the board, and an added RftG-like phase selection mechanic.

    It's okay. I think it's a lot better than the original boardgame, mainly because it's a lot faster. It isn't fast enough to really be a favorite for me, and the phase selection is nowhere near as interesting here as it is in RFTG (you almost always choose the thing that you really need and sometimes get a bonus from what other people choose, there's hardly any actual way to play against what other people are doing), and it's largely just who draws stuff that combos wins (much like the original game). The solo is fun, and it's pleasant overall, and it's cheap enough to be worth a shot if you like that kind of thing.

    The expansions seem wildly miscalculated to me, as they cost double what the base game costs. The base game already fits in a tiny corner of the base game box, so offering a bigger box with the expansions just makes me go what? If you have the retail version of the bar game the expansions also come with stuff that won't match. It's just a big whatever. I'll pick it up retail eventually if it's cheap.

  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    Tertiee wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    I just saw that the Terraforming Mars card game, Ares Expedition, has its expansions up on Kickstarter... along with a big box option.

    I really needed to evaluate my life last night when looking at a big box for Dungeon Drop. I just.. I just have to walk away.

    Can you recommend Terraforming Mars Ares Expedition? From a glance it looked like the original board game, minus the board, and an added RftG-like phase selection mechanic.

    It's okay. I think it's a lot better than the original boardgame, mainly because it's a lot faster. It isn't fast enough to really be a favorite for me, and the phase selection is nowhere near as interesting here as it is in RFTG (you almost always choose the thing that you really need and sometimes get a bonus from what other people choose, there's hardly any actual way to play against what other people are doing), and it's largely just who draws stuff that combos wins (much like the original game). The solo is fun, and it's pleasant overall, and it's cheap enough to be worth a shot if you like that kind of thing.

    The expansions seem wildly miscalculated to me, as they cost double what the base game costs. The base game already fits in a tiny corner of the base game box, so offering a bigger box with the expansions just makes me go what? If you have the retail version of the bar game the expansions also come with stuff that won't match. It's just a big whatever. I'll pick it up retail eventually if it's cheap.

    Yeah, I thought it was just okay, too. It's by no means a bad game, but I'm having a harder time fitting it into my large collection. I did like the action selection, though, and it is significantly faster than the original game.

    I may prefer the grander nature of the original, however. I like its broader area control mechanism. Yes, Ares Expedition takes much less time to play, but does that matter if I don't engage with the puzzle nearly as much?

    Tangentially related, I put my name down for a copy of Ark Nova. I keep seeing/reading lots of opinions that it kills Terraforming Mars for them. I might keep that order if/when it comes into my FLGS. (I'm also waiting on Return to Dark Tower. You are all bad influences.)

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    I'm absolutely thrilled that Nemesis is both digitizing and getting an FPS game based on it.

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