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    phillos got a reaction from Mimi61 in Which investigators will you choose for Dream-Eaters   
    We need to get some replacement cards for Ashcan so he can get his guitar in the game.  Also Tommy's motorcycle.  Come on Novella writers.  Pitch these investigators already
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    phillos got a reaction from Brekekekiwi in Thoughts on Cap?   
    It's healthy to criticize.  That way they understand the weight of their decisions, and that there is a concern.  I'll praise FFG when I think they are doing great things and give them a sideways look when I'm not as excited with their decisions.  Clearly I've done nothing but praise this game until they confirmed reprints and I still stand behind all that praise.
    How big a deal it is depends on how much they fall back on this option, and how they utilize it.  We still don't understand how prolific reprints will be yet.  When I see the cap deck I'll have a much more concrete opinion.
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    phillos got a reaction from Supertoe in Thoughts on Cap?   
    It's healthy to criticize.  That way they understand the weight of their decisions, and that there is a concern.  I'll praise FFG when I think they are doing great things and give them a sideways look when I'm not as excited with their decisions.  Clearly I've done nothing but praise this game until they confirmed reprints and I still stand behind all that praise.
    How big a deal it is depends on how much they fall back on this option, and how they utilize it.  We still don't understand how prolific reprints will be yet.  When I see the cap deck I'll have a much more concrete opinion.
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    phillos got a reaction from Khudzlin in Thoughts on Cap?   
    It's healthy to criticize.  That way they understand the weight of their decisions, and that there is a concern.  I'll praise FFG when I think they are doing great things and give them a sideways look when I'm not as excited with their decisions.  Clearly I've done nothing but praise this game until they confirmed reprints and I still stand behind all that praise.
    How big a deal it is depends on how much they fall back on this option, and how they utilize it.  We still don't understand how prolific reprints will be yet.  When I see the cap deck I'll have a much more concrete opinion.
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    phillos reacted to zooeyglass in Cycle V: The Dream-Eaters   
    Updating the numbers: 

    1 Tommy Muldoon
    2 Mandy Thompson
    3 Tony Morgan
    4 Luke Robinson
    5 Patrice Hathaway = 5 investigators
    Player cards (should be 51): 
    6 Becky
    7 Rookie Mistake
    8 Occult Evidence x 3
    9 Shocking Discovery
    10 Bounty Contracts
    11 Tony's .38 Long Colt x 2
    12 Tony's Quarry
    13 Gate Box
    14 Detached from Reality
    15 Dream-Gate
    16 Patrice's Violin
    17 Watcher from Another Dimension = 15
    18 The Hungering Blade x 1 [bonded]
    19 Bloodlust x 3
    20 Solemn Vow [myriad x 3] (= 7 guardian cards)
    21 Segment of Onyx [myriad x 3| bonded]
    22 Pendant of the Queen (Of Nothing at All)
    23 seeker 3 {second myriad seeker? to make up 7?}
    24 Crystallizer of Dreams [bonded] ?
    25 Guardian of the Crystallizer ?
    26 rogue 3 {myriad rogue?}
    27 Stargazing [bonded]
    28 The Stars Are Right 
    29 Open Gate x 3 [myriad] ( = 7 mystic cards)
    30 Miss Doyle [bonded]
    31 Hope
    32 Zeal 
    33 Augur (4 or 8 survivor cards
    34 ??? {myriad survivor? to make up 7?}
    35 ??? 
    36 ???  
    37 ??? 
    38 ??? 
    56 player cards + 5 investigator cards. Current count: 5 investigator cards, 15 sigs, leaving 41 player cards for #18 - #38. 26 or 30 cards accounted for by #18-#22, #24-#25, #27-33. Leaves some oddities
    If each faction receives 7 player cards, #18-#34 = 35, meaning #35-#38 are 2 x 2x, and 2 x 1x. 
    39 scenario card for scenario 1
    40 agenda 1 Journal through the gates
     
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    phillos reacted to dysartes in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    Dogs and cats living in harmony? I know this is Arkham Horror, sir, but that's madness!
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    phillos got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in Any chance to see longer and hard cover adventures   
    I also usually just get these things digitally.  It's easier to bring them up on a pad and do searches and stuff.  If you could buy them all in one big hard cover book I would consider buying that as well though I'd prefer they do that for the fictions first to collect them all under one physical product.  If they produced a larger campaign book for the game I'd also buy that.  I'm in the bag for all these L5R RPG products though so I'm many not the best barometer.
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    phillos got a reaction from FaustZAR in Marvel champions   
    Yes.  Very excited.  They've incorporated many things that I desperately wanted.  Thank you FFG!  It does show that they are either listening to the discussions about the game and are taking the criticisms to heart or they are just as cognizant of the the LCG format's current shortcomings.  Either way that gives me alot of confidence in the current LCG team.
    1 core is a full playset!!!  Finally.  Thank you FFG.  That will make this game way more casual friendly.  I'm glad Nate underlined that in his speech at the inflight report. That will be a selling point.  thank you FFG for being confident enough in your product to structure it this way.  Hoping this is the new trend. Also packs focusing on new characters, scenarios or campaigns feels way more focused, and again they are confident that people will want to buy everything (rather than needing to entice them to buy everything by trickling all card types into all products).  1x core set giving a full playset and a pack giving you all the cards you need to play a new character means it's extremely easy for a new player to just start playing the game regardless of how far into the game's life we go.  Thank you FFG.  The deck building seems slightly simpler while also pretty flexible since there is a hero portion of a deck then you pick a faction and deck build with that card pool.  Reminds me a bit of AH and Star Wars kinda mashed up. They have resources on cards which give cards a double value and makes nothing really a dead draw, which is something I really liked about Conquest and AH.  Always redrawing up incentivizes you to play fast which is a strong element of Keyforge's design. You set cards you don't want aside instead of shuffling them in and then mulligan which is a great tweak that AH introduced (well to be fair first experimented in LOTR with one hero's ability) so you have a bit more power in the beginning and are less screwed at the beginning of the game by a bad draw (Netrunner had this problem early on for the corp and it sucked). You have bad stuff thematic to your character that happen which helps make it more narrative while also having the story of the villain you are facing off against.  That very much reminds me of AH.  They will have campaign boxes so you can play standalone scenarios or buy a campaign box and play a connected story, which is a great part of AH and is a real strength that the Saga boxes gave to LOTR.  This implementation feels more like LOTR where the regular experience is standalone while some products will tell a longer form story, which is fine and probably more fitting for this game.  You don't want a slow build up for a super hero story most of the time.  You kinda want it to be explosive right from the get go. It's co-op and I still maintain that co-op is the better fit for LCGs.  So I'm glad their new LCG is co-op honestly.  Yeah they now have 3 co-op LCGs which makes people worried for LOTR.  Caleb being the designer on this game (and the lead designer on LOTR) of course adds fuel to those flames. I'm gonna buy it.  The game play looks fun.  It looks faster and less fiddly than playing SOTM which is nice because I've lived with SOTM for a long time now.  I'm ready for a new super hero card game that's not a deckbuiler or dicemasters.  No offense to those games but they didn't really light my fire. 
    I'm sad that AGOT and L5R got shafted in the inflight report but I'm guessing right now Star Wars and Keyforge are paying the bills so they got center stage along with the new game announcements.
    My problem is I usually limit myself to 2 LCG purchases per month, and I can't see quitting AH:TCG.  Is this gonna finally force me out of competitive LCGs?  maybe...
    Add:  Also Caleb is great.  He's been nothing but value for LOTR LCG ever since he got on board.  So him and Nate being on this game makes me pretty pleased.
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    phillos reacted to Magnus Grendel in Any chance to see longer and hard cover adventures   
    It's not a problem I have myself because I've been buying them as electronic copies on DrivethruRPG, but the old Star Wars RPG and 40k RPG beginner games and GM's kit books were similar in size, so I know what you mean; with the 'books' being only 30-60 odd pages, they've little strength and don't really justify publishing in hard cover.
    For the 40k and Star Wars series, FFG have done adventure books with multiple (usually 3) linked adventures to bulk them out to a decent book size. Given that they seem to be publishing each adventure to 'pair' with the respective sourcebook, that doesn't really work (I guess you could ask why they didn't combine them into one title, but that would probably make the resulting book too big).
    As noted, there's no specific suggested plans for a big linked campaign book, but we might see it at some point.
     
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    phillos got a reaction from Mimi61 in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    So we have plenty of Cats of Ulthar in the game.  The next step is Matt gives us a Cat From Saturn enemy card.  My prediction is if they show up they show up when we go to the dark side of the moon.
    Even if I can't find a good way for Carolyn to get these cats in her deck I'll probably play a Carolyn/Agnes play through of Dream Eaters where Carolyn has Foolishness and Agnes has Miss Doyle.  Not an optimal run, but it will certainly be good thematic fun.  Agnes leaning more Survivor with Meat Cleaver and Zeal out sounds fun and Carolyn will be there to clean up her sanity.
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    phillos reacted to Duciris in Arkham Nights 2019   
    I can't get to GenCon (of at least haven't yet) but I've been to the last 2 Arkham Nights as I live 3 hours away and have family nearby.  That said, I do bribe people who go to GenCon, so I have played Blob (by myself, double fisted) and it's terrific.
    I also paid $55 for Final Hour, which is surprisingly fun.  Very much looking forward to going down for this again!
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    phillos reacted to gokubb in Thoughts on Cap?   
    Land cards are a necessity to play the game. Any reprints in this won't be a necessity. It's hardly the same thing.
    And, everyone hates pulling land cards from packs. They'd much rather have tokens or have the land cards all just come in starters. Also, MtG at least does alternate art for them. If FFG does alt art for the reprints, that would be a better option. I doubt they do that, but won't know until we see the pack.
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    phillos got a reaction from Carthoris in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    So we have plenty of Cats of Ulthar in the game.  The next step is Matt gives us a Cat From Saturn enemy card.  My prediction is if they show up they show up when we go to the dark side of the moon.
    Even if I can't find a good way for Carolyn to get these cats in her deck I'll probably play a Carolyn/Agnes play through of Dream Eaters where Carolyn has Foolishness and Agnes has Miss Doyle.  Not an optimal run, but it will certainly be good thematic fun.  Agnes leaning more Survivor with Meat Cleaver and Zeal out sounds fun and Carolyn will be there to clean up her sanity.
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    phillos reacted to Duciris in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    Can't help you with the playmat, but if you preorder it from their website you'll get a 5"x7" of it:

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    phillos got a reaction from Duciris in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    I will jump through hoops to give Carolyn all the cats.
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    phillos got a reaction from Duciris in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    I'm guessing the same issue applies with A Chance Encounter and You Owe Me One.  If Ashcan has Miss Doyle in his hand and Jenny plays You Owe Me One I assume the other cat assets are not among Jenny's bonded cards...  Are bonded cards assign to the player or are they just a set aside area of the game?
    I guess Wendy could play You Owe Me One on Carolyn's Foolishness and be the crazy cat lady and have all the cats.  Foolishness is Carolyn decks only, but I assume other players could still put him into play with things like You Owe Me One and A Chance Encounter.
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    phillos reacted to Allonym in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    Yep, playmat, please and thank you! 
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    phillos got a reaction from Mimi61 in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    I will jump through hoops to give Carolyn all the cats.
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    phillos got a reaction from Mimi61 in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    I must have died and gone to heaven.  That's the only explanation for this level of fan service.
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/9/12/the-cats-of-ulthar/
    This goes right in my Preston deck.  Just another way for him to never draw a token from the chaos bag.  That guy just keeps getting better.
     


     
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    phillos got a reaction from Carthoris in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    I must have died and gone to heaven.  That's the only explanation for this level of fan service.
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/9/12/the-cats-of-ulthar/
    This goes right in my Preston deck.  Just another way for him to never draw a token from the chaos bag.  That guy just keeps getting better.
     


     
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    phillos reacted to rsdockery in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    Teamwork only means that somebody else gets to hold on to Miss Doyle while the other cats remain with their original player.
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    phillos got a reaction from rsdockery in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    I must have died and gone to heaven.  That's the only explanation for this level of fan service.
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/9/12/the-cats-of-ulthar/
    This goes right in my Preston deck.  Just another way for him to never draw a token from the chaos bag.  That guy just keeps getting better.
     


     
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    phillos reacted to Duciris in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    Why are we getting so much spoilage/new articles, and how do we make it go on forever?
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    phillos reacted to Soakman in Patrice... oh no   
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    phillos reacted to CSerpent in The Cats Of Ulthar   
    Sorry.  Edited to hide it.
    That's a fun deck for The Secret Name.  Dogs and Cats vs Rats
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