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Shub-Niggurath

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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from Robin Graves in We already have Call of Cthulhu   
    I'm still happy playing the Mythos CCG. It can be played multiplayer or solo.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from AllWingsStandyingBy in Wondering if figures will be reprinted   
    The "new" figures are figures for existing monsters in Arkham Horror and MoM, not investigators, and they allow people to complete the set.
    The monster and investigator figures have taken years to sell out, even when produced in small quantities and so seem unlikely to be remade once the initial run has been depleted.
    I would buy more if they are rereleased, but it doesn't seem to be very profitable for FFG. They didn't even sell out when they were all offered at half price in the recent sale.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from alexbobspoons in New Investigators   
    I use all expansions sleeved and yes the Mythos deck is huge, but I like it this way.
     
    I don't want a streamlined version of AH.
     
    Using Blackjack discard holders supports the stacks and solves the problem of toppling card piles for the Mythos and Gate decks.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from alexbobspoons in New Investigators   
    I use all expansions sleeved and yes the Mythos deck is huge, but I like it this way.
     
    I don't want a streamlined version of AH.
     
    Using Blackjack discard holders supports the stacks and solves the problem of toppling card piles for the Mythos and Gate decks.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from Robin Graves in We already have Call of Cthulhu   
    I'm still happy playing the Mythos CCG. It can be played multiplayer or solo.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from alexbobspoons in Anyone think we'll ever get a new expansion?   
    I'd buy a lot more content for Arkham Horror. I'm suprised they haven't tried some print on demand items, if they aren't sure what the demand would be.
    I can't see why a new expansion would sell fewer copies than any previous one, particularly as people don't always buy them in order.
    There's a huge amount they could do with the game, perhaps using existing components with new winning conditions. I'd like to see some more scenarios with their own themed card decks.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from alexbobspoons in Anyone think we'll ever get a new expansion?   
    I'd buy a lot more content for Arkham Horror. I'm suprised they haven't tried some print on demand items, if they aren't sure what the demand would be.
    I can't see why a new expansion would sell fewer copies than any previous one, particularly as people don't always buy them in order.
    There's a huge amount they could do with the game, perhaps using existing components with new winning conditions. I'd like to see some more scenarios with their own themed card decks.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from alexbobspoons in Anyone think we'll ever get a new expansion?   
    I'd buy a lot more content for Arkham Horror. I'm suprised they haven't tried some print on demand items, if they aren't sure what the demand would be.
    I can't see why a new expansion would sell fewer copies than any previous one, particularly as people don't always buy them in order.
    There's a huge amount they could do with the game, perhaps using existing components with new winning conditions. I'd like to see some more scenarios with their own themed card decks.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from mulletcheese in will these be reprinted again   
    One of the investigators has appeared in the reprint queue this week. It will be interesting to see if others follow.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from jlhorner1974 in sleeve protectors - yes or no   
    I have doubled sleeved some CCG cards (mainly foils where this prevents moisture getting in and warping the cards) but not for Arkham Horror.
     
    I have to draw the line somewhere.
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    Shub-Niggurath reacted to Food Eater Lad in Is Arkham Horror finished   
    I would love a Mountains of Madness expansion.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from madquest8 in Storage: What are you using?   
    Punjoke said:
    I've been using the plastic display cases they come in, and it works just fine. They slide back together easily and securely.

     
    Me too.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from Julia in Are the last monster figurines EVER coming out???   
    And then I'd like some GOO figures and maybe some heralds and guardians and a few institutions too.
    I can dream.
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    Shub-Niggurath reacted to Steve-O in OT: Anchor References in signatures   
    You mean you don't look exactly like that chick in your current avatar?
     
    I'm shocked. =P
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from Lilikin in This is what was so important that you needed two posts in one day?   
    I think bioball probably has summed up this one.
    There is now quite a choice of Lovecraft games from FFG and games to suit a range of tastes.
    The question is will existing AH, MoM etc players invest in several of these games (not me) or wait for expansions for the ones they have already bought into (this is me).
     
    No problem with this release, just hope existing Lovecraft games don't get abandoned when the new baby arrives.
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    Shub-Niggurath got a reaction from Lilikin in This is what was so important that you needed two posts in one day?   
    I think bioball probably has summed up this one.
    There is now quite a choice of Lovecraft games from FFG and games to suit a range of tastes.
    The question is will existing AH, MoM etc players invest in several of these games (not me) or wait for expansions for the ones they have already bought into (this is me).
     
    No problem with this release, just hope existing Lovecraft games don't get abandoned when the new baby arrives.
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    Shub-Niggurath reacted to Julia in AH and MoM   
    Honestly, MoM is terrible.
     
    The game has some cool ideas in it, and graphics and minis are cool, but games are absurd. First of all, they are loooong (5 hours? 6 hours sometimes?), if the Keeper plays aggressively, there is no way he can lose a game, unless some incredible luck is on the investigators side. The mechanisms of the games simply don't work: you have a fixed amount of turns to find out something. If the investigators are late for some reasons, some events could happen without them being able to understand what's going on because they never find the clues. Sometimes clues show something that already happened. Some scenes are grotesque (somebody running through the house shouting "don't open the fridge", and the fridge results in being a portal able to kill an investigator). Fight is card driven, but cards tend to repeat themselves very soon, and additionally they could create the most incredible situations ever: I had Michael McGlen using his tommy gun like a baseball bat several times in the same scenario (seriously, a gangster with a point blank witch doesn't know how to shoot?), Sister Mary spending rounds doing some serious lesbian stuff with the same witch Michael tried to tommy gun to death, monsters appearing and disappearing from the same room just to cause investigator losing Sanity (yeah, every time you see the same freaking monster you have to roll. So the monster enters your room just to exit from it at the end of its movement: Horror check. In the following round you follow the monster: new horror check, which is demented. Scenarios are often badly worded, poorly playtested and without the minimum balance.
     
    Additionally, there is this incredible rule: the game is structured over a series N of events with a time trigger. When even N-1 is triggered, you reveal the Objective card, saying what each part has to do in order to win the game. And this regardless of the number of clues you've found. So, for instance, investigators have found Clue 5, 4 and 3 when event N-1 is triggered. This forces the Keeper to reveal the Objective, and players discover that investigators need to escape from the entrance to win the game (let's say to go to the police and tell what's going on). But how they can win if they DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON BECAUSE CLUE 1 WAS NOT FOUND? Additionally, for such scenarios, they could simply enter the house, squat on the entrance for the needed amount of time and win the game. It's really stupid.
     
    I tried to really like the game, and I played something like 30 games over the last two years. No way. Sorry. The only thing that happened to me, my husband, and the friends playing with us was that we all decided to resurrect the old Chaosium Call of Cthulhu RPG to play some games. And that was a blast.
     
    Really, avoid this game. The only way you could like the game is if you roleplay lightly the stuff: the Keeper doesn't play for winning, but just to tell a story, and allows investigator to explore and move and so on. But then, if you want the roleplay, go for a roleplay, and not for a boardgame
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