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    taylorcowbell reacted to ToySoldierFan in Anyone going to Celebration? (Exclusive Sculpt)   
    I hope a moderator will allow my comments.  I mean them as honestly as I feel them.  My feelings aren't everyone's, they are just mine.
    If FFG has told me at the start that some sculpts would be unavailable if I didn't travel to Chicago or attend a conference, I may not have started into Legion at all.  It's may sound extreme, but it's just knowing myself and knowing how a company might paywall something, and how frustrated I could feel at that.  It's why I don't play MtG.
    It's frustrating to be left out on something that is the base value of the game; a miniature.   It doesn't end my day, but, y'know,...I'm tired of being frustrated.  It adds up.  Star Wars as a movie product as become exclusive to a single point of view; and it feels exclusive.   
    I dunno.  I'm considering if I want to feel this again with FFG.  
     
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    taylorcowbell reacted to Empire On Ice in Anyone going to Celebration? (Exclusive Sculpt)   
    Not at all a good move by FFG. This kind of thing turns me against a company.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from KerenRhys in Iiiinteresting   
    So, we have a game that for casuals can be frustrating because you dont know if your deck actually is good or not, and a game thats frustrating for competitive players because they have literally 0 agency. Show up to a toruney, drop 10$ on a deck.... and it sucks. awesome. I can try and win with it and feel awesome about winning, but i was given a handicap thanks to RNG?
    I am definitely not the target market, but I dont really understand who is. And I like the artwork and card style, but something like this just doesnt make sense to me.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Zetan in Iiiinteresting   
    So, we have a game that for casuals can be frustrating because you dont know if your deck actually is good or not, and a game thats frustrating for competitive players because they have literally 0 agency. Show up to a toruney, drop 10$ on a deck.... and it sucks. awesome. I can try and win with it and feel awesome about winning, but i was given a handicap thanks to RNG?
    I am definitely not the target market, but I dont really understand who is. And I like the artwork and card style, but something like this just doesnt make sense to me.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from LelloArchangel in Iiiinteresting   
    So, we have a game that for casuals can be frustrating because you dont know if your deck actually is good or not, and a game thats frustrating for competitive players because they have literally 0 agency. Show up to a toruney, drop 10$ on a deck.... and it sucks. awesome. I can try and win with it and feel awesome about winning, but i was given a handicap thanks to RNG?
    I am definitely not the target market, but I dont really understand who is. And I like the artwork and card style, but something like this just doesnt make sense to me.
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    taylorcowbell reacted to Hellvlad in Either I don't get it or this is an awfull mess   
    I really try to understand what's the logic here...
    Basically we have a game that works like a CCG/LCG, excepted that you don't get to choose what mechanic your deck will be using. And you don't get to chose how good your deck is either.
    Decks are assembled randomly form a pool of 350+ cards with 4 degrees of rarity . and FFG states in the FAQ that " If a deck wins too often in an Organized Play framework, there are processes in place to handicap and eventually retire that deck. "
    So basically, you get to spend 10 USD countless of times until you get something decent/likeable to play while considering that each deck you don't like is 10 USD purely wasted as there is nothing else you can do with those cards. And if by chance you get a really good combo, well you will see YOUR deck banned or nerfed to "balance things out" (not like a card is banned, for everybody, here, it's joust YOUR own deck you and only you spend money on it). So you will be spending likely hundreds of dollars for nothing basically. In a regular CCG/LCG game at least you can use the cards for something but here you are not allowed. I had serious issues with the CCG sealed random booster packs business model but here that's even worse. You can get an awesome really rare card mixed in between 35 other garbage ones and it will do you no good. This screams lottery and pay to win to my ears like never before in a board game environment. I cannot imagine how this game can seriously be considered for Organized play.
    Considering the creation of the decks is entirely procedural and not coming from a human design there is no way to tell in advance who's deck is OP and ban / handicap actions can actually be taken only after this was noticed. Meaning, the harm will be done, and once an OP deck will be banned, another will show up, because there will be no way to predict their arrival.
    Remains the kitchen table play, and even here, I don't see the point. Having the same decks facing each other will get old fast, and throwing 10 bucks on a regular basis on random decks without any idea on how they will perform is not appealing. The pleasure being in the unknown of what the opponent has... playing with the same players over and over will not keep this fresh at all.
    I'm not trying to bash the game pointlessly, I try to understand how is this supposed to work. Am I missing something? If yes I'm all ears and I will be glad to her other opinions and explanations.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from darkjawa103 in Larger upgrade cards   
    Im just hoping theres some way to get the old upgrade cards in the new format, its going to really bug me having large and small cards on the table haha
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Willange in Larger upgrade cards   
    Im just hoping theres some way to get the old upgrade cards in the new format, its going to really bug me having large and small cards on the table haha
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Glucose98 in Larger upgrade cards   
    Im just hoping theres some way to get the old upgrade cards in the new format, its going to really bug me having large and small cards on the table haha
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Hepitude in Larger upgrade cards   
    Im just hoping theres some way to get the old upgrade cards in the new format, its going to really bug me having large and small cards on the table haha
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Hepitude in New article: Spined threshers   
    Well, if I rolled a blank on my red die. A re-roll gives me the possibility of 2 hits. But with threat 3 and brutal thats 8 hits.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Willange in IT'S HAPPENING (yay flesh ripper article)   
    Why are they measuring the movement from the back?
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Panzerninja in IT'S HAPPENING (yay flesh ripper article)   
    Why are they measuring the movement from the back?
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Sk3tch in New Article - FFG Game mats   
    Pretty sure it was third party mats couldnt have designs, but ffg mats could.. t was so that you couldnt bring an obscure mat that no one had played on, but you know the relative difference between points. Vs the ffg official mats anyone had the opportunity to learn these differences if they so wished.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from steveisbig in New Article - FFG Game mats   
    Pretty sure it was third party mats couldnt have designs, but ffg mats could.. t was so that you couldnt bring an obscure mat that no one had played on, but you know the relative difference between points. Vs the ffg official mats anyone had the opportunity to learn these differences if they so wished.
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    taylorcowbell reacted to Wandalf the Gizzard in Complete noob, event help   
    Great job!
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    taylorcowbell reacted to Rouxxor in Complete noob, event help   
    Glad it could help you :). Good luck with your quest to get the promotional cards ^^
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from capnhoppy in Complete noob, event help   
    Just a follow up, we ended up doing the quest. It was Sunday afternoon so we ran with the outlands and dunedain combo suggested by Rouxxor. 
    We had a full 12 people so a full Epic experience. Our table ended up having awesome synergy, as the last 2 decks were rounded out with a dwarf deck, and a ranged tactics deck. The outlands draws were insane, and turn 2 it was questing for 40 and turn 3 quested for 79. 
    Unfortunately the other tables around us died twice and ended the quest early, but it was safe to say our table was the power house.. One turn putting 33 seige on dol guldur through the siege quest. 
    All in all a good bit of fun, but now that I have 1 alt art card i fear i might have to start searching out the others.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Ywingscum in Complete noob, event help   
    Just a follow up, we ended up doing the quest. It was Sunday afternoon so we ran with the outlands and dunedain combo suggested by Rouxxor. 
    We had a full 12 people so a full Epic experience. Our table ended up having awesome synergy, as the last 2 decks were rounded out with a dwarf deck, and a ranged tactics deck. The outlands draws were insane, and turn 2 it was questing for 40 and turn 3 quested for 79. 
    Unfortunately the other tables around us died twice and ended the quest early, but it was safe to say our table was the power house.. One turn putting 33 seige on dol guldur through the siege quest. 
    All in all a good bit of fun, but now that I have 1 alt art card i fear i might have to start searching out the others.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Authraw in Complete noob, event help   
    Just a follow up, we ended up doing the quest. It was Sunday afternoon so we ran with the outlands and dunedain combo suggested by Rouxxor. 
    We had a full 12 people so a full Epic experience. Our table ended up having awesome synergy, as the last 2 decks were rounded out with a dwarf deck, and a ranged tactics deck. The outlands draws were insane, and turn 2 it was questing for 40 and turn 3 quested for 79. 
    Unfortunately the other tables around us died twice and ended the quest early, but it was safe to say our table was the power house.. One turn putting 33 seige on dol guldur through the siege quest. 
    All in all a good bit of fun, but now that I have 1 alt art card i fear i might have to start searching out the others.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in Complete noob, event help   
    Hello, My girlfriend and I are considering attending our LGS's Fellowship event. However, we are both very new. Like, playing progression series and up to Conflict at the Carrock new (skipped Escape from DG until after the mirkwood cycle). However, I have every set, and 3 cores (bought a collection from a friend), so I have everything we might need to be able to be good, without the experience or decks aha.
    I was wondering, how hard would it be for us to netdeck 2 decks, ply a few missions to get practised with them? And read the rules a bunch of times in the next day or so to familiarize ourselves with timing windows and such. Thoughts? We'd rather not be complete and total liabilities or annoyances.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from kaffis in Entry advice   
    The core set is good by itself. The armies are decently balanced, though Waiqar seems to be harder for new people to grasp. The core set gives you 100 point armies for both factions, ideal for a 3x3 game. If you decide you are having fun with the 3x3 skirmish games, you can also just pick up the army cores for the other factions, which gives you 100 point armies for them as well, if you feel you want some extra variety. 
    I personally havent played much 100 point games since I got enough stuff to play 200 points, but they are still good, and give you a good sense of how the game plays out, the most limiting thing is you have less points with which to assemble big units or use say multiple champions.
    2 full 200 point waiqar and daqan armies can be as little as $200 (2 core sets, 1 of each command pack), but can be more if you want more options. As an example, I have been playing an Uthuk army to good success recently with just 2 Uthuk cores and 2 command packs (that's all that's available right now for them), and winning and having fun, so the cheap option isnt by any means a bad one.
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from Kakita Shiro in Card boxes like arkham   
    That new card box set for arkham horror looks awesome, dividers and such to store the full campaign, maybe theyll make some of those for LotR?
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    taylorcowbell got a reaction from rbaker1978 in Happy Halloween everyone!   
    Oh the early days 

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    taylorcowbell reacted to Authraw in Happy Halloween everyone!   
    The art on this one gives me the heebie jeebies:

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