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  1. Wow... I really should read the news pages more carefully. I'm in Australia and had to pay $15 Aus for the deluxe book which I bought at the same time as the game from the same store. To add insult to injury, both the included 'Learn to Play' book and the 'Deluxe Book' Component lists have different errors. If anyone is curious: I sent this to FFG with a request to give us a correct page for the deluxe book on matching glossy paper in a future expansion, or at the very least a PDF.
  2. Bruce's accounting of the situation here is accurate. As I mentioned earlier, it seems that the pricing envelope is being pushed to see how far they can go before revenue starts to drop off. Well they hit the high water mark for me with this expansion. I will be sending a polite email to FFG telling them why I won't be purchasing.
  3. If Asmodee hadn’t strangled the online distribution of their products, I might agree with you. As it stands, IF you can find a retailer that ships to Australia and NZ, you pay about the same (or more in some cases) compared to the Aussie retail price once the shipping is added in. Someone along the distribution chain is pushing the envelope to see what the market will bear in the way of retail cost and shipping. Similar behaviour damaged Games Workshop’s reputation severely in recent years. If Asmodee aren’t careful, they could end up in the same boat. If its the logistics companies, then FFG/Asmodee should be acting to protect their interests and reputation I don’t like not buying the games. Its only this year that I’ve stopped buying everything in the AH Files range that FFG have released. If they won’t act to equalise retail prices, they will have to deal with lost revenue.
  4. I've been a staunch supporter of FFGs Arkham Horror Files games up until the news of this release. After the figure base debacle with the core game and the dismissive responses from FFG customer service, my enthusiasm for 2e was severely diminished. The cost of this expansion, and the seemingly minimal physical content, has me voting with my wallet. Landed cost here in Australia is nearly $100 Aus. That is blatant price gouging and I refuse to be a victim. The $7.99 Aus DLC price is steep enough, but they are now trying to charge core game prices for expansions. This is me, voting with my wallet, and FFG, I'm not alone... I am VERY disappointed at this apparent change in FFGs customer service, and pricing models.
  5. A technical note for those of you using clear plastic bases. Superglue (Cyanoacrylate) does tend to fog clear acrylic. and application of Future, a floor polish in the US (Pledge One-Go in Australia) willl remove the fogging effect. Apply it by dipping the entire base into a container large enough to accommodate it, then hang it to allow the excess to drip off. It should leave the clear acrylic, bright and shiny and fog free. It can also be sprayed on with an Airbrush, or painted on manually. Future is a polyester type floor polish and dries clear and extremely shiny. It is particularly good for giving your Mythos creatures a slimy looking protective coat! *WARNING* Future is a dust magnet. Make sure your workspace is clean and if possible, cover the models with a plastic container or similar while they hang to dry.
  6. Up the cost??? How about lowering it! So, do we have to buy it on each platform we might be using? It's $7.99 on the Australian iOS App Store, and I'm sure as hell not going to pay for it twice to have access to it on my PC tablet as well. I'm giving serious thought to not buying it at all. That's very expensive for one scenario, and it looks like it doesn't use the expansion tiles or monsters either! shake Disappointing cash grab from FFG/Asmodee.
  7. Given that the game is entirely app driven, there is really no excuse for FFG NOT to include tiles and monsters from ANY expansion or tile/monster pack. You specify which products you own in the app before you do anything else. Allocation of resources simply becomes a question of if/then. OK, that's probably an oversimplification, but the point remains the same. If the app can't manage any or all of the products at the same time, there is something wrong with the way it has been written. It is sounding to me like FFG are taking shortcuts to lower development time, thereby cutting costs. I would bet that if the app cant handle more than the base game and Beyond the Threshold, at the time of release, then it won't be modified to include the previously released expansions or 1e product later. That would serve no profitable purpose, and FFG have been becoming less and less interested in customer satisfaction of late.
  8. I was quite enthusiastic when I first read of this book. I bought FFGs other Cthulhu hardcover and was well pleased with it. Then I saw the shipping cost!!! $69.84 for Priority International shipping to Australia, seriously?!? Needless to say, thoughts of buying this went out the window immediately. I am not prepared to pay more for shipping than the cost of the product...
  9. As much as I enjoy the gameplay, I won't spend another cent on this game line unless they fix the bases, which as of this moment don't have a problem as far as FFG is concerned...
  10. Thanks for the replies. Good to know it is actually designed for solo play too. I'm still on the fence about buying in though. I'm not sure if a deckbuilding game is going to scratch the Mythos itch for me.
  11. Title says it all. I've never bought into a LCG before, so this is unclear for me. I understand that up to two players will be able to build decks from a single box. Is the 1 player listing just included to indicate that you can build a playable deck for multiplayer games?
  12. @tsuma534 No worries at all Sometimes my important factoids get buried by my walls of text... @Polda Well spotted!
  13. Let your inner cynic be comforted my friend. I received an email this morning from FFG/Asmodee CS saying they have shipped replacement bases to me! Now, to see if I receive more of the new castings or 1e bases. I'm hoping for 1e, but i don't like my chances, unless they have received a lot of mail on this issue. With regard to the clear acrylic bases; I agree that they do look boss on the board. Litko did an investigator base that held the miniature and the Standee vertically in a slot at the back of the base. I wonder if they might be prepared to give monster bases a whirl in clear acrylic with the same design principle...
  14. Gluing the figures to the bases is a necessity along with a boiling water dip. This will remove about 90% of the problems people are having. The rest is related to the Deep One and Star Spawn mounting holes being molded in a position that the figure obscures the windows in the base. The figures also have a lot of flash around the mold lines that has to be trimmed away if you are painting them.
  15. Wow! Beautiful work everyone. Definitely an inspiration for me. I just started work on my figures last night. Interesting that the strap for Agatha's Optical device is sculpted. but the device isn't. I guess the expectation is to just paint it on (Like Prince Vigo's Carpathian kitten )
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