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    Ooipooi got a reaction from Raahk in Release date?   
    I hope for a (pre-)release in Essen (end of October), and a general release in time with the World Championship Event in early November.
    (Well, ithat means if there is a World Championship Event in November. Couldn't find any information about that.)
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from rsdockery in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    Please, just let this thread die, this is pointless. This product is clearly not meant to be collected or to be purchased multiple times. If the OP really thought he has a case here, he would bring it to court. Spoiler alert: he would lose.
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from TechnoGolem in Early Favourites   
    That has already been confirmed, I think in some interview with Richard Garfield on Youtube. When you find one Horseman in your deck, you can be sure that the other three are in it as well.
    The algorithm also puts other combo pieces in the decks. So if a card is included that let's you do some thing with some other card, this other card will be included as well.
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from OsramTaleka in How much do you expect to spend?   
    I'll most likely get the starter set and two additional decks to start with for my play group, and will see where it takes me from there.
    I'm intrigued by the idea of really getting to know my deck(s), and get additional ones whenever I would like to see something new, or play at events that require fresh decks.
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    Ooipooi reacted to jhaelen in What is the point of this game being "unique"?   
    Ah! You've beaten me to it. That's exactly the point I was going to make: A board game with a very high degree of customization will typically result in a very high effort to set up the game. It's the #1 complaint about an otherwise extremely well received board game like 'Gloomhaven': You get a ton of components, but setting up a mission takes a lot of time.
    I've recently acquired a copy of 'Magic Realm' and when setting it up for the first time it took me well over an hour. Imho, this golden oldie (first released in 1979) is the ultimate board game sandbox, but there's a high price to pay: the rules are incredibly complex and setup is quite convoluted. You also have to learn how to play each of the very different characters with some success. All of this requires a lot of effort and dedication from the players.
    With 'Discover' you could achieve something similar with a minimum of effort. Theoretically, FGG could even set up the decks, etc. so all you have to do would be to get everything out of the box and start playing. Of course you're paying a different price here: For a different play experience you need to buy a new copy of the game...
    Otherwise, I agree, it's a lot like FFG released a new edition of 'Arkham Horror' with all expansions included right from the start, except every player just gets a random subset.
    Personally, I don't mind a long setup time and if it's a game I expect to play a lot, I also don't mind buying expansions, since the total cost is spread out over a long period of time. But I can definitely see a market for games like 'Discover'.
    I do wonder about the amount of playtesting that went into 'Discover': One advantage of the expansion approach is that you can react to design flaws in the base game and attempt to fix them over time. For 'Discover' this isn't possible, yet the amount of material that has been created and has to be playtested is just as large (if not larger). I consider that a bigger challenge than producing a 'unique' game.
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    Ooipooi reacted to Robin Graves in +1 power question   
    "There is no health... Only POWER!"
     
    Now I want that on a T-shirt.
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from Reaver027 in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    Please, just let this thread die, this is pointless. This product is clearly not meant to be collected or to be purchased multiple times. If the OP really thought he has a case here, he would bring it to court. Spoiler alert: he would lose.
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    Ooipooi reacted to Robin Graves in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    That's what Trump's space-force is for. Cracking down on loot boxes.
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    Ooipooi reacted to DailyRich in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    I'm glad the environment, poverty, hunger and war have all been taken care of so that world governments can turn their attention to the pressing problem of loot boxes.
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    Ooipooi reacted to player1329291 in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    Well, there is this old fashioned thing called Post Office or other parcel delivery service. There are specific circumstances, but generally sending a game box cost around 5 $/£/€ to the same country/region. So, for majority it will be an option.
    And I am talking about majority of players who would actually want a second copy. I suspect that many players will play one campaign and move on to other games. Market is incredibly saturated nowadays. I even suspect that many copies of this game will just end on a shelf and be left unplayed for months/years or played once or twice and then forgotten.
     
    To sum up, I'd say it is absolutely a non-issue here.
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from Canopus in What is the point of this game being "unique"?   
    I thought about this game for a while now. While I still find the concept intriguing, I didn't know why I could prefer it to a "give me all components" distribution. I'll truely have a sense of exploration and discovery, sure. And I'll have an individual experience. But then again, nobody will ever have the same game of Eldritch Horror or Arkham Horror (the boardgame) that I have... And with this thought came a realisation: Sure, I have have complete collections of Eldritch Horror, Arkham Horror (2nd Edition) and Mansions Of Madness (1st Edition), and all games I played have been "unique", but it comes at a cost: setup time and component organisation. The more expansions there are, the harder it gets to keep everything sorted. And it was always a good idea, that the host of the game night sets up as much of these games as possible, before the players arrive. I totally understand why people wouldn't like that. MoM 1st Edition was my favorite back then, but when "Call Of The Wild" was released I played the first scenario, and never brought the game back to the table again. Component organisation and setup time got completely out of hand for what I was willing to accept, I just wasn't having enough fun with the game anymore to do it.
    I think Discover will offer an individual experience like that, but without having to organise all the components. And for people who would rather put a little more time and effort in setup and organisation if they only have all components, there are plenty of games like that already out there. I don't think that these games go anywhere, and I also don't think that the Unique Game model will kill LCGs. These are all different products for different customers with different preferences, and I think it's great that we have so much variety on the market today, that everybody can find the perfect game for them.
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from Raahk in What is the point of this game being "unique"?   
    I thought about this game for a while now. While I still find the concept intriguing, I didn't know why I could prefer it to a "give me all components" distribution. I'll truely have a sense of exploration and discovery, sure. And I'll have an individual experience. But then again, nobody will ever have the same game of Eldritch Horror or Arkham Horror (the boardgame) that I have... And with this thought came a realisation: Sure, I have have complete collections of Eldritch Horror, Arkham Horror (2nd Edition) and Mansions Of Madness (1st Edition), and all games I played have been "unique", but it comes at a cost: setup time and component organisation. The more expansions there are, the harder it gets to keep everything sorted. And it was always a good idea, that the host of the game night sets up as much of these games as possible, before the players arrive. I totally understand why people wouldn't like that. MoM 1st Edition was my favorite back then, but when "Call Of The Wild" was released I played the first scenario, and never brought the game back to the table again. Component organisation and setup time got completely out of hand for what I was willing to accept, I just wasn't having enough fun with the game anymore to do it.
    I think Discover will offer an individual experience like that, but without having to organise all the components. And for people who would rather put a little more time and effort in setup and organisation if they only have all components, there are plenty of games like that already out there. I don't think that these games go anywhere, and I also don't think that the Unique Game model will kill LCGs. These are all different products for different customers with different preferences, and I think it's great that we have so much variety on the market today, that everybody can find the perfect game for them.
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    Ooipooi reacted to Lace Jetstreamer in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    EA ❤️ you.  However, the governments of the world disagree and are changing the legislation to classify these types of systems as gambling.
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    Ooipooi reacted to Lace Jetstreamer in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    EA is being very upfront with the fact that, if you are looking to play a SPECIFIC thing, then these games are probably not for you. ... Oh wait.  The governments of the world DO NOT agree.  That is why they are changing gambling legislation to classify games such as these as GAMBLING.
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from Robin Graves in Future expansions   
    This game needs a season with at least one Cthulhu-themed house in the future. Every game needs a Cthulhu-themed expansion at some point.
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from RobertSlaughter in Future expansions   
    This game needs a season with at least one Cthulhu-themed house in the future. Every game needs a Cthulhu-themed expansion at some point.
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from ScarecrowKing in Future expansions   
    This game needs a season with at least one Cthulhu-themed house in the future. Every game needs a Cthulhu-themed expansion at some point.
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from fuzzydice82 in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    Please, just let this thread die, this is pointless. This product is clearly not meant to be collected or to be purchased multiple times. If the OP really thought he has a case here, he would bring it to court. Spoiler alert: he would lose.
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    Ooipooi reacted to Dayne in Interesting Garfield comment   
    The more I read bout it, the more I like it. I think this is going to be one fine product. 
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from StupidPanic in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    Please, just let this thread die, this is pointless. This product is clearly not meant to be collected or to be purchased multiple times. If the OP really thought he has a case here, he would bring it to court. Spoiler alert: he would lose.
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    Ooipooi got a reaction from Rexler Brath in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    Please, just let this thread die, this is pointless. This product is clearly not meant to be collected or to be purchased multiple times. If the OP really thought he has a case here, he would bring it to court. Spoiler alert: he would lose.
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    Ooipooi reacted to Derrault in Interesting Garfield comment   
    Neither the legal nor the common definition apply, it requires a wager.
    It stretches credulity to say it wasn’t advertising. He went to the site of a game he claims to have zero interest in just to make pejorative statements and talk up the game of a competitor in the same breath. That goes well beyond a simple preference.
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    Ooipooi reacted to TheSpitfired in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    Do you really think people will become addicted to buying copies of this game at $60 each? As we learn more about the game in the coming months the I can tell you for a fact that if it catches my fancy I will not buy it more than once. 
    I mean if you are so concerned with gambling where is your crusade against Star Wars Destiny? Why aren’t you rallying against X-Wing/Armada/Imperial Assault/Legion/RuneWars where people literally pay money to to place game pieces on a board, roll dice and maybe win prizes? Why only the two games trying this new unique model? When buying an adventure pack for the LOTR LCG I purposely didn’t look at the encounter cards (to keep elements of the game a surprise) so I did not fully know what I was buying into. Is that gambling? No because I knew I was getting a full product.
    Loot boxes exist in full games to give a player an advantage in little perks over someone else who may not have them. It’s an extra perk system, not the full game itself. Randomizing that full game to give each purchaser a different experience is not the same thing. While our copies of Discover will be different, there is no side perk system that I can spend money on to beat my game faster than yours (side note, even if there was, who cares? Bragging that I  spent $3 to beat my game in 4 turns to your 6 - would that really matter?).
    You are so set in making this case that I think you’ve drawn a conclusion without all the needed information. While a small portion of your concerns might be applicable to KeyForge, it’s a real stretch to draw those conclusions  for this game.
    The only real gamble here - and this is true of any board or card game - is whether or not you will like it. That is a different gamble than loot boxes or casino gaming.
    Thats just my 2 cents, but truthfully I don’t like my odds on getting you to say you could be premature on your conclusion. That’s really all I’m asking for. 
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    Ooipooi reacted to Lace Jetstreamer in What is the point of this game being "unique"?   
    Do you pay $60 every time you start a new game in No Man's Sky?  If so, then this would be equivalent.  You can start as many new games as you like in No Man's Sky and only pay a single $60 price.  So your analogy does not work.
    This game uses loot box / blind box gambling in order to sell their product.  So if you want to make a comparison, then look no further than loot boxes.
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    Ooipooi reacted to Bogoran in Gambling Loot Box - FFG the new EA - Part 2   
    The announcement article gives several reasons, and people on this forum have volunteered several more. You are making a fool of yourself here.
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