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Robin13

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  1. It is out of print. You can try and see on boardgamegeek.com, on the GoW page. (the site is just on maintenance now, but it should not last long).
  2. For someone who has historically been easily miffed by "pill jokes," you sure aren't shy about dishing them out. Am I meant to be coherent now? ;-)
  3. Remove the monsters and OL cards. Your players should be extremely happy about the "challenge". And serve them some antidepressants. It should help them face this hard life.
  4. Why not have one different previous hero player switch roles with the OL ? If the group can integrate the idea of living the unscrolling of an adventure, it could work. But, perhaps, rather than change your group, you could find another game, which fits its expectations better.
  5. He can attack adjacent. He uses the same dice as ranged attack and resolves the attack as ranged. He could just use the blue die, though, but I don't see an advantage doing so.
  6. As quests depend on precise expansions, which are necessary to play the said quests, a compendium would not - at the present state of affairs - not make a lot of sense.
  7. On your phone, there are two dice simulator programs. To create quests yourself, there is the online quest vault : http://tools.fantasyflightgames.com/descent/ But it won't work from a phone. To keep track of a campaign, I don't know if anything exists (one would have to craft a program for each campaing, as they work differently). I would suggest making an xls chart - readable on a phone.
  8. And there would be a great problem about wherefrom they come back on the map.
  9. Never miss a close combat. A miss for lack of range still would be possible.
  10. BTW the OL could also choose not to read the quest guide, so that he is "surprised" when the heroes pull out a win.
  11. About the arguments being repeated, the thread itself is an iteration of many other ones asking the same thing...
  12. Right. That is why the OL has to be willing to really consider if it would be unfair. It does give the OL the opportunity to be a jerk. Just don't be a jerk. Nobody likes playing with a jerk.But it gives the OL a paternalist role. I don't see why the OL would be granted that big daddy profile in a competitive, non rpg,game. I would also anticipate heroes contesting his choices when things turn sour for them.
  13. Even if one considers that players MAY not have all the information, if one of them wants to have it, one MUST provide it. But, of course, a group of players can apply a houserule as it likes.
  14. Quote : "We are the players, overlord player included, and as such we are right to interpret and use the given rules in the way that makes the game enjoyable for us." This is not about rules interpretation. This is about houseruling - which is precisely deciding not to apply the rules as written. Hiding information from the heroes is clearly advantaging the OL. In Descent, which is a tactical skirmish game, where the OL is not a GM but a hostile opponent of the heroes, this is near to cheating. I don't find that way of proceeding fun. But, of course, you can house rule as much as you want, if it fits your desires. Not the slightest problem for doing that. But in the present case, it is not playing the game as intended.
  15. Why? Among the factors there could be the fact that FFG now has a customer base among which there are enough completists who like the game so much that they will buy every single expansion, whatever the price. Rather a good news for Descent and for FFG.
  16. Have you tried Philibert (Strasbourg)?
  17. Thanks for understanding. Phew, it is nice to be able to discuss with opened minded people ! I have been a completist myself for other games, so I would have been in #1 choice for other games (and thus I more than respect your option). I presently am also diversifying my gaming experience - adapting to my gaming buddies, who have different tastes. I don't have enough money to be a completist in all the games I purchase (perhaps because I am married and have teenagers which do make life costly). Another element that makes me pull the brakes for Descent, is the introduction of threat and other supplemental rules. I may be have a wrong impression, but what seemed a light fantasy game is progressively growing in complexity and weight - the reason I did not go for D1.
  18. So don't buy any more. People who are completists seem to do a good job of making themselves angry. Either they came in too late to buy the earlier stuff at regular retail or got in too early and then feel compelled to shell out every time the latest and greatest arrives. Buy what you want to play and play it. No reason to get upset about other stuff being out there. Of course. I simply expressed my personal opinion, reflecting my personal situation. Sorry that it led you to lecture me and try to attribute me emotions in a gratuitous and erroneous way. Get a life.
  19. I could know much more than you would believe.
  20. While I agree that they are pumping out content very quickly, I have to disagree with your other conclusions. Unless you're actually part of their development team, and or involved in the game testing, I'm not exactly sure how you're coming to those conclusions. FFG has done nothing in the past to not warrant the benefit of the doubt with their products. I will reserve judgement until I actually get my hands an Shadows of Nerekhall and Manor of Ravens. I can't wait for either!You know that playtesters are not allowed to disclose anything about their involvement. So I cannot even tell you if I belong to the playtesting team.
  21. Nobody is forcing you to buy it, relax bro. It's going to be months before it is out. If you don't want it, don't get it. Sure. I won't get it.I am relax, don't worry.
  22. The expansion production rythm is becoming crazy. Sad to say, but that element is having me step down from the run. The rushing out of products can only mean sloppy playtesting, etc. I would not believe that during the first times I had the game. But now, it simply is humanly impossible for FFG to do nothing else but spill cardboard and plastic as you serve beer in a bar.
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