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  1. Even if the card pool was as large as AGoT, there are orders of magnitude more permutations of decks in AGoT. That makes deck building inherently more complex and involved. Sure, the element of obligatory inclusion factors in an entirely different range of considerations, but it's kind of obviously simpler.
  2. spalanzani said: eprieur said: Who knows maybe it's interesting but the idea of having to include 5 crap cards because I want another copy of Han Solo is not something I necessarily like. You automatically assume that the cards that come with Han are crap. Why does everyone do this, when arguing against the deckbuilding aspect of this game? There is a huge assumption that the cards that come with the perceived good cards are perceived to be crap. I really do hold out to my assertion from months back that, left to your own devices, you'd more often than not include those cards that come with Han anyway - just because it's now prescribed that you include them, they are assumed to be crap. I think he intended to mean cards that *could* be crap. Wheter they're good or not, the fact that you are forced to use them if you want a better chance to draw Han is sometimes seen as a downside of this game. I myself find it a streamlining of deckbuilding for people who don't want to have to deal with the intracacies of specific card combinations of a game with a significantly larger card pool like AGoT. It also helps counteract the more tactical feel of the game by balancing good cards with some that are indeed crap. I certainly disagree that the 5 other cards would be defaulted to with, say, a Han inclusion. That's like saying "yeah, you can put in whatever sets you want from all the force packs and core set, but left to your own devices, you'd more often than not include the objective sets in the starting faction decks in the rulebook anyway - just because it's now prescribed that you include them, they are assumed to be crap." I think the objective set selection feels a bit more like sqaud planning in X-Wing than deckbuilding in MtG or the like. But that's just me.
  3. The Old Man said: Well, let's remember to check back at the end of next year to see who was right--it may indeed be you. However, remember it, if things go right, should be on HBO for a number of years into the future. Also it went back to $22 on Amazon. Perfect time for mine to arrive ^.^ I think with the expansive card pool of the LCG and the games' core similarity, it might be considered a stepping stone. One thing I didn't consider is the card art. I'm a little less sure about expansions as some players may want a game for the show rather than for the universe. We shall see indeed ;D
  4. Eldil said: I always through it stood for: "Awwwwww…. POW!" As in, the thing you shout when a runner gets hit by your Neural Katana. Then you do a little dance. ^Approve.
  5. Haha, yeah, another rule we overlooked was the advance for objective. It was quite likely that I had already won at that point. Learning experiences!
  6. Sticker price was lower than I expected (expected Descent price, found Cosmic Encounter price). I almost bought it, but already spent too much on Amazon, so I'm sorry I can't offer an unboxing. What I can say is MAN this box is heavy. Not that I judge the quality of a game by weight (all the time O.o), but I can guess you're getting your money's worth with this one. Granted, it has cardboard stand ups, but I've never minded those personally outside of dungeon crawls and skirmish games.
  7. House Ruled: AP stands for "Analysis Paralysis". As the Corp, when your Runner opponent has taken over 90 seconds without spending a click or performing an action, you may claim Analysis Paralysis and immediately rez one ice with the AP trait, free of cost.
  8. The Old Man said: FLGMwt said: Mine's on its way ;D The amazing thing is, the hobbit card game is $11.99 on amazon -.- !!! Something must be going on, but I don't know what. GoT in theory is not an everlasting expanding game like AGoT. I suspect we might see an expansion to make it playable 4-handed and perhaps a few other expansions. But nothing like LCGs. So what's the incentive to blow these out so cheap? Sorry to disagree, but I doubt we'll be seeing any more of this game. It will probably stay in production at least until the new season ends, but this is not a game intended for gamers. It is a game for fans of the show and possibly books if they're not reader elitists ; D AGoT and the board game are for gamers. That's not to say these are mutually exclusive groups or that this is a money grab, I just feel like this is a one-off title. I would welcome an expansion as this is an interesting niche of the gaming market. This, the Spartacus game, and Cryptozoic's LotR deckbuilding game I feel form a entry point genre for a gateway market that is usually funneled to Arkham or Pandemic or the like. Just some thoughts. Cheers!
  9. Well yeah, but then you'd have to buy three of EVERY force pack that had a neutral objective set.
  10. My friend and I ripped open the shrink on our shiny new sets of The Lord of the Star Wars: The Card Game as the attending members of our game group set up the beautifully pastel marshmallow edition of Through the Desert. We punched and bagged on our off turns and fought the urge to read cards instead of strategeryizing over the placement of our Easter camels. After the game was choatically completed (myself failing by an embarrasingly large margin, blame it on the distraction o.o), my friend and I set up for a very traditional matchup between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire. The game went surprisingly smoothly, with minimal rule referencing, owing probably to our respective preparation for this fine eve. I had quite a good starting hand and objective draw, followed by a swift sweep of my enemy's first objective the following two turns. Grand Moff Tarkin helped my destroy the next objective in a single turn after that. In my eagerness to jump on my opponent, I allowed him two easy objectives, sure of my chances for victory in the next three turns at least. Lo, my next draw. I pulled into my hand a card I was sure I had read wrong. Pay four resources to destroy ANY target objective? I showed this to my opponent, making sure I had understood it correctly. I had the 4 to spend. I laid down my hand and proclaimed a confused victory, a bit jarred by the game's sudden end. My opponent didn't seem as befuddled as I was, but he was certainly confused by my confidence. Then I learned that the three objective victory condition was LS exclusive. The store was about to close and he graciously allowed me to concede, pointing out his two-card-heavy victory pile. I miiiiiight change my strategy next time. ;D
  11. Just got mind from my FLGS. Went in with a friend for a buy two get one free deal so he got two sets and I got my stingy one. Now I have to NOT buy $50 in art sleeves. That may be hard O.o We played an abbreviated game and we definitely enjoy it so far!
  12. This is correct. In order for the good side to win, they must eliminate all evil player AND have enough good players remaining to match the victory conditions based on the number of player. For example, if, at the end of round one of a four player game, only Gandalf remains, all evil players have been eliminated, but because the good side needs two surviving players, the evil side wins. If, at the end of round one of a four player game, both Gandalf and Smaug remain, the evil side automatically wins because the victory conditions of the good side require two heroes to be alive at the end of the second round. The victory conditions and character powers generally favor the evil side, but the good side has the advantage of numbers. If you feel cheated by one side, swap affiliations ; D
  13. If you want to get into LotR or need a second (or third?) set, I'd say now is a pretty good time. It's $17.84 on amazon right now. Sorry, FLGS, but this is just too hard to pass up.
  14. I figured the big ships would fetch $100+ and the small ones at least $50. What about you guys? Are you going to / would you keep the ships?
  15. Mine's on its way ;D The amazing thing is, the hobbit card game is $11.99 on amazon -.-