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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from HirumaShigure in Coach Me , Win ratio at 0%   
    Hmmm... so, you've lost 10 times out of 10.
    You're using 3 investigators, which provides you a pretty big disadvantage.  You're also randomizing the investigators you get, which is another disadvantage.
    On a positive note, given your win/loss ratio, I believe you probably haven't made any rule mistakes.  :-)
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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from Gridash in Has this game been discontinued?   
    Well, Gencon came and went.  Looks like FFG is pulling a "fight club" motto on this one.  "First rule of BSG: We don't talk about BSG".
    I'm actually starting to grow a little disenchanted.  Their corporate attitude to such things is probably technically "correct", but it lacks the heart and community engagement that many of their rivals are open to adopting.  FFG seems to be moving in the direction of Asmodee's policies, which can be summarized as  "the only time we talk to the public about games is via authorized upcoming product previews".
     
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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from Thrift Thopter in Has this game been discontinued?   
    Well, Gencon came and went.  Looks like FFG is pulling a "fight club" motto on this one.  "First rule of BSG: We don't talk about BSG".
    I'm actually starting to grow a little disenchanted.  Their corporate attitude to such things is probably technically "correct", but it lacks the heart and community engagement that many of their rivals are open to adopting.  FFG seems to be moving in the direction of Asmodee's policies, which can be summarized as  "the only time we talk to the public about games is via authorized upcoming product previews".
     
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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from Thrift Thopter in Has this game been discontinued?   
    Well, I hope you are correct, Farkaskoma.  I would hate to see the death of one of the best games ever made.
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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from neosmagus in Coach Me , Win ratio at 0%   
    Hmmm... so, you've lost 10 times out of 10.
    You're using 3 investigators, which provides you a pretty big disadvantage.  You're also randomizing the investigators you get, which is another disadvantage.
    On a positive note, given your win/loss ratio, I believe you probably haven't made any rule mistakes.  :-)
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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from tsuma534 in Coach Me , Win ratio at 0%   
    Hmmm... so, you've lost 10 times out of 10.
    You're using 3 investigators, which provides you a pretty big disadvantage.  You're also randomizing the investigators you get, which is another disadvantage.
    On a positive note, given your win/loss ratio, I believe you probably haven't made any rule mistakes.  :-)
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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from twincast in Is this... an RPG or a tabletop game?   
    Well, count me in as interested then.
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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from Ywingscum in Is this... an RPG or a tabletop game?   
    Well, count me in as interested then.
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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from Doji Ronishi in Finally!   
    Well... at first glance I'd say this looks almost EXACTLY like CMON's Rising Sun!  It has almost identical look to the board and components - even down to the player screens!  If I didn't know FFG was previously working on L5R, I'd have sworn they used the same artists!
     
    That said, there need to be more games of this type.  I look forward to seeing how this one's mechanics and overall feel distinguishes itself from the competition.
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    Mrsuitcase reacted to HansZiegler in Number of players with 1 of each   
    I mean, I understand it offends some people's sensibilities, but the quickest solution is to sleeve up your character deck,print some proxies (at whatever quality you want), and play. 
    If the experience is enjoyable, keep playing. If the proxies are off putting, it's a great place to jump in with "maybe we can pool for another box". Use the extra encounter cards as backing for fan created scenarios. 
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    Mrsuitcase reacted to shosuko in Number of players with 1 of each   
    I play all types of games.  video games, board games, lcg and ccg, both cooperative and pvp.
    Most ccg are pvp competitive games and in these games it is fully accepted that everyone must buy their own cards.  This is well accepted because each person is responsible for their own deck building experience. 
    Board games are typically owned by 1 person who brings it out to share with others to play, whether it is competitive or cooperative.  Board games are typically completely encapsulated, where even expansions are designed so that 1 expansion purchase covers all players for the game. 
    LCG occupy an interesting crossroads here.  Competitive LCG will typically have each player buying their own card pool.  The LCG release method allows competitive players to also selectively skip sets they have no interest in, or to co-buy with other players to divide the cards contained within the set based on their play preferences. 
    From my experience - cooperative LCG are more on the board game design.  A single person will typically buy the game and expansions, and bring it out to share with others.  This is easily facilitated by the LCG release method where you can easily acquire all cards needed for any style of play.  This doesn't typically cause a person to deviate from supporting their own preferred method of play, as the releases are balanced between the player types.  There isn't much incentive to split purchases, as the game is considered much more a "single set" that you buy in total, rather than focusing on a single faction in another game.

    The only thing that really deviates from this in cooperative lcg is that you are required to buy multiple cores.  This is still okay in competitive LCG because you want a core set to be representative of all play styles to get a player in, but then it is acceptable that they will buy the cards to optimize their style, and can split purchase with other players who want a different style...  but I think they really need to consider making cooperative lcg a single core set release with full playsets and a higher price tag.  There are board games that sell for $80+, so I feel a cooperative LCG could just move up the price tag and become a more inclusive first purchase.
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    Mrsuitcase reacted to Assussanni in Number of players with 1 of each   
    For anyone interested, a similar discussion came up on BGG yesterday (and unsurprisingly ended up in the same "FFG should make a 'player cards only' pack" place):
    https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1754301/4-players-after-dunwich-concludes/page/1
    In answer to the original question: I believe with one Core + one of all Dunwich products you will end up with about 130 level 0 player cards, which is enough for four legal characters. I had a go at building decks for a Zoey/Rex/Jenny/Agnes team using the currently available card pool and, while they won't be as powerful or consistent as with two Core Sets, I think they would be fine to play on Easy or Standard.
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    Mrsuitcase reacted to CEOWolf in Number of players with 1 of each   
    Whoa hey now. I have only Core Dunwhich and Miskatonic (I want all six cycle sets but not gotten to Essex in terms of having money) and I built three decks and I couldn't have an easier time. I kicked the crap out of all three scenes. I'm sure with enough you can easily build a 4th deck.
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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from I. J. Thompson in For the first time... too expensive   
    I went back in today, and one poster is correct - all the big box Star Wars games were the same price = $116.  When you add sales tax, the walkaway price is $131 each.
     
    I asked why the price was so high.  The sales guy who usually shows me what new games have come in mentioned to me that Fantasy Flight has a new "minimum advertised price" policy, so they have to sell them for that price or more.
     
    Someone in the thread mentioned that this is to combat online retailers.  I don't think this is working if "Board Game Bliss" is selling for the same price as my brick and mortar store.  I think the only casualties here are me (I won't get the game) and Fantasy Flight (one less sale).
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    Mrsuitcase reacted to kmanweiss in For the first time... too expensive   
    Keep in mind that this isn't FFG.  It's Asmodee.
    Asmodee is a parent company of sorts.  Asmodee has implemented this policy across all their holdings which actually affects many major companies.
     
    I hate this policy as much as anyone.  I have no B&M to purchase games from...seriously, it's be a 6 hour drive to find a B&M that might carry a game I want.  No way is this going to drive my business to a B&M.  But as I do budget my spending, this will reduce my spending with these companies.  Enough to make a difference to Asmodee?  Not likely.
     
    If this were some massive price hike, maybe.  But it's pretty minimal, and the discount from online vendors still puts the game below B&M prices.
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    Mrsuitcase got a reaction from cvtheoman in For the first time... too expensive   
    This is not to detract from the enthusiasm of the game on this forum.  In fact, you could call this post an expression of enthusiasm in it's own right!  With that out of the way:
     
    I want this game.  It looks great.  But I can't buy it yet.
     
    Unfortunately, for some reason, the price has jumped incredibly high compared to other recent board game releases.  I don't know why. 
     
    To give you an idea, this is priced at about 33% more than I purchased Imperial Assault for ($120 Cdn versus $90 Cdn).  I use that as a comparison to strip away considerations such as box size or intellectual property.  I wish the price was more or less in line with other FFG Epic games, but it is not.  So, what to do?
     
    In this case, I'll keep the money, and look forward to using it in a sale, or perhaps a used copy in a galaxy far, far away.
     
     
    I suppose you can say this post is a compliment to the designers.  If I didn't think the game was great, I wouldn't have bothered posting this.  I would have just walked away, looking for something else to purchase.  But I will sit it out, and bide my time.
     
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