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  1. I totally agree. I really hope they have time to change the miniature manufacturing. Changing from wooden pieces was bad enough... Maybe they can at least redesign the boring plastic ones to have a little more class? I guess we'll wait and see. I can't even find the full page I once viewed of this game to look at the pieces again, so dizzyingly differently directed as the links on this site always are.
  2. Agreed! Let us march as one toward the... what is that? Hearken to that sound, what comes now? In the News section... oh my gods... ohmygodsomygodohmyoHHHHHH NERDGASM!!!
  3. Dear Kind, Highly Talented, but Sometimes Polishing-Challenged Folk at FFG, As we the people do intensely desire a reprint of the Game of Thrones boardgame, And as many have commented on, yearned for, and wondered about fixes to the games slight imperfections, including the map, its exactness and beauty, its balance of ports; the balance between certain houses, their order in power; and the corrections provided by now virtually unavailable expansions that may be in essence included in such a reprint, And as FFG would do well, for all your talent in components and game design, to spend a few weeks on fine-tuning before release, as was obviously done with the recent Cosmic Encounter reprint and Sid Meyer's Civilization, playtested and even (gasp ) sufficiently edited for typos and ease of rule comprehension, And as the current HBO series managed over three million viewers upon airing of just its tenth episode, on a channel that is not only limited to cable viewers, but to premium cable viewers, And as we, including you, would love to see an improved, tightened, polished, and even more impressive version of the Game of Thrones board game, Do consider and honor our request that this game, this sweet gem in particular, potentially bound for greater glory and wider appeal than even Diplomacy accomplished, do receive the detail that it so deserveth, and would be so well spent, before its next release; and instead of an unrevised reprint; and in appreciation of the coming four, nay, probably at least six book-based seasons of epic television cross-marketing exposure; and with a view to its potential to raise FFG from its heights as a gaming dynasty to a cross-over hit machine, a mass-appeal noble house of the board game revolution, take the time and effort, to make a finer feeling, and even finer looking product, to test, fix, or otherwise ensure the seamless resolution of any and all imbalances, card-back mismatching, and forum-fuming niggles, to reconstruct, write, and, edit (by professional English editor) a rulebook which all may read, and dive into play, and love, with the world it introduces, and, yea, to lift the stain of careless-text-editing-and-conspicuous-failure-in-final-polishing-stages that has indeed been lightened in recent years, and almost cleansed away by FFG's recent well-scrubbed works; to make FFG a household name in non-gamer households, a three-letter acronym in homes that pride themselves on owning but a TTR variant, or SoC set; in short, to put this fine game—and the company behind it—where it belongs, everywhere. For we have waited this long (and not for silly Flying Frog-corny-style HBO-approved real-life images, so aberrant and unnecessary in a classic board game, already rich in theme and tasteful in visual presentation) And the potential to go from good to great is here, to be sifted patiently, in a sieve fine enough even perhaps to rid this gold of the pebbles of inconsistency, loosen the dust of its older design's clumsinesses, and perchance even let fall away an hour or so of down time, that we look to you on this matter, a legion of current and yet unmustered fans, with bated breath and well-thought-out suggestions, For thine is the Kingdom of Westeros, and the much-beloved-and-also-easily-cross-marketed Power of your similarly themed LCG and Battlelore games, which do reach truly separate sub-markets, so in no way should be considered cannibalizing competition, but on the contrary can only serve to relay customers to such a masterpiece as we here entreat, and as from such a polished gem typical boardgamers and even more mainstreams customers may be seduced to otherwise less card-based and miniature-warfare-like products, and the potential medieval Glory forever, Amen.
  4. Weird, that once you enter the forums... You can't get into forums for the two of the four FFG Collectible sets that I happen to be interested in Does anyone know of the Arkham horror figs work well in the new Mansions of Madness? And for that matter, is there any plan to get pre-painted minis for Mansions?
  5. I will have five players for every game of Mansions. What time can I expect, per scenario, or do they vary greatly in length?
  6. Quite honestly the game has yet to make our dime list, but it still one of our favorites. The scenarios help replayability, but it is a simple game, so I hope the expansion not only adds at least eight more well balanced and well thought out scenarios, but characters with differentiated stats (or optional cards for the great characters already in the game, so one can play them with differentiated stats.) The main reason I commented again though is to warn you about the free mini-expansions. They are terrible. Even if you have the patience to mount your own cards and deal with the border issues, the first mini-expansion has a nauseating demon worship theme, and the second introduces a gambling mechanic that I can only describe as retarded, and I hope the game's designer didn't have much to do with. I do hope they delete these atrocities and replace them with a real expansion, with a real underworld. The biggest Cadwe fan there is, Pulsar
  7. This is yet another FFG game I've heard has unclearly written rules that have to be gone over several times. Are there holes in the rules? I know there are typos in the game, but can some experienced players tell me if they've had to just judge and fudge for themselves?
  8. I've heard a lot about the rules of Descent. Is it true that there are a lot of holes in them?
  9. I only found the first file of Cosmic Stars from BGG, posted by The Warp, who there mentions there is another file, with another ten stars, but doesn't say where! I've looked and looked through the geeklinks and elsewhere. Where is File 2 of 2?
  10. I'm glad you guys warned about this. I wonder if FFG just changed over sizes and at least now there will be consistency. Did all your sleeves (of inconsistent sizes) come in the same order?) I really think FFG should address the fitting-in-the-box thing. I think I'll hold off on buying sleeves.
  11. Where can I post about Cadwallon Collector Series? And more generally, has anyone else heard that the reason there are bent bases and leaning figures is because they take the miniature out of the mold too early? Is this something FFG can make sure stops happening?
  12. I'm a fan of Cadwallon and was hoping someone could explain the new character trait of "political strength" in this game. I understand FFG's own rules aren't available yet, and I like the idea of further intrigue, so, is this game completely different from the play in Cadwallon: City of Thieves? Can someone briefly describe the political strength and bribing mechanics?
  13. This game gets a lot people's top ratings as a 2-player. I was wondering if someone could compare its 2-player to its other forms for me. Also, I read in the only other thread that the rules were tough to get through—is that because they are written unclearly, or only because it is a complex game?
  14. Yeah, I'm ranting generally too. As I keep perusing, Ad Astra seems to have the tightest rules in the whole catalog, but I think that's the designers' work solely. Even though they had to translate into English they did a better job than FFG does on its own stuff. Just look at the paragraph blip about As Astra in the catalog. There are two contradicting verb tenses in the first sentence. For the same verb too! This sort of thing shows what level of care people put into a product, and I just think it's really sad. It really seems no one is even reading what they just wrote. I guess FFG will just keep trying to sell decent games by dressing them up pretty with nice parts, or in Dust's case wrapping the box in mega-cleavage. Really shows their focus. Hey, did anyone notice their raffle was supposed to be announced on the last Friday in the news section and didn't get announced at all? I went to check the rules because my points were over the 200 mark and guess what? No rules. It says go here, customer service, to read the rules. You click the link, no rules. You click all the links on the page it takes you to, no rules. I don't wanna win a random game by these guys, so it doesn't matter to me in that respect, just that it shows how don't-give-a-**** they really are. It's really the details that tell you what you need to know about a company. They can't even get their parts manufacturers to let the plastic cool in the miniature mold long enough before yoinking them out all misshapen. I just hope they start opening their eyes about this, but we'll still have to wait for reprints, which will be fornever.
  15. Yeah it makes sense that you needn't be forced to reveal the great secret, right? And can I just applaud Bruno one more time for his forthright input