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  1. I had a Windows Phone for years, and just recently got an Android phone specifically so I could use this app. I am so happy right now!
  2. I never knew the Boffins were Hobbit/giraffe hybrids.
  3. The article said they are developing exclusively for Steam, so my guess I'd that these will be digital counterparts to the existing titles and have nothing to do with the apps.
  4. Probably not, but just wondering.
  5. What do you think about this? It sounds cool, but I feel like this could take a bite out of IA.
  6. I completely agree with this, and really hope that there's more to winning or losing the scenario (and campaign!) than what Caleb wrote. Much of the time, I've felt the designers' have translated Tolkien's vision and theme in some clever, insightful ways. This news left me feeling disappointed. It reminds me very much of the end of DM of the Rings, where the author pokes fun of the idea of an entire campaign simply won or lost on a single roll.
  7. My favorite web comic!
  8. I also wonder how many others there are like me: I wanted to try out Destiny, but the lack of availability led me to try out the SW LCG instead. I love it, and I've already purchased about 1/3 of the packs. (I otherwise would probably have put that money towards Destiny.)
  9. Well, I'd planned on picking up the starter sets from CSI today, but from the time I got the mail to when I could get online they've already sold out. Guess if I do want to try it out I'll wait for the Spirit of Rebellion starter.
  10. I'm a long time LOTR LCG player, and I'm just starting to get into the SW LCG. Destiny looks interesting, but I have no interest in going all in, chasing rates and so on. Is Destiny a good (fun) game with just the two starter packs and a few boosters now and then? I would only be playing with my wife and/or kids.
  11. I think that if they handle it well and make Light and Dark essentially Yin and Yang, then it can work. That would require removing evil elements from the Dark side, though, and that's so ingrained into what the light and dark sides of the force (canonically) mean I wonder how that would go over. It looks like Kanan is going down that path, though. But if they spin it as the Sith (or other dark-side force users) have such a bad misunderstanding of what the dark side really means, then maybe it can work.
  12. I totally, completely agree with this. I recently saw a video that suggests this middle-way, Zen-like balance of light and dark may have been the direction Lucas was planning all along. (There is apparently a poem from as early as the Journal of the Whills that evokes imagery of the fall of the Jedi and then elimination of the Sith that then leads to a philosophy of balance. Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about things ultimately moving in that direction, if true. After all, I still like to think of Jedi as light-side heroes, even if they had some major flaws in the era of the Republic.
  13. Try being ab LOTR LCG fan around this time last year. We didn't get any updates for three months!
  14. I'm not interested in much I see of Jabba's Realm. (Outrageous, I know!) The main execption to this is the Nemesis class deck. Is there any way to acquire this without buying the full box set? The answer is probably "no" but I figure it can't hurt to check.
  15. I don't know if anyone has followed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past Kickstarter campaign, but it's starting to be delivered to backers now (I was not one of them - I only recently learned about it and ordered a retail version). It's a Descent descendant designed by Kevin Wilson, and so far has overwhelmingly positive reviews. It has some interesting new mechanics, such as the way heroes can share dice during their turns. Has anyone else played it yet? Is there anything that you especially like or dislike about it? Sample rulebook here: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/idw-transfer/kickstarter/tmnt/TMNTRulebook-12.pdf Print and Play here: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/idw-transfer/kickstarter/tmnt/TMNT-PrintNPlay.zip