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  1. It's not good plastic, honestly this is the only game I own that I haven't bothered to paint.
  2. These are the ones I used. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MNMPCZ6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I drilled a 7/64 hole in them. Just to obsess some of the holes are more toward the center and some are toward the edge for the minis with their legs apart and those two options seems to center all the small minis well. Weirdly some of the pegs are a little thick, I ended up reaming out the holes on a couple to deal with that. I also didn't make bases for most of the minis. Just enough that I won't run out during a scenario.
  3. I know right, who would possibly use those terrible bases. There isn't even enough space on the tiles for them.
  4. This is a game that was popular enough that even Target was selling it. Honestly, if they can't figure out how to produce a game this popular in it's own right and have to rely on having the components already laying around, they should probably find a different line of work. (which several of them already have)
  5. The 1e minis aren't even from 1e. They're from this old universal arkham line which is why they have bases where you can pull out one set of stats and put in another. Thing is those are old enough I hear the molds have failed. Which is why we don't have recurring nightmares and suppressed memories any more. So I wouldn't worry about seeing the old arkham line again.
  6. Ever since a digital trainwreck they had with descent the company has been extremely gun shy about advertising DLC. They have gone so far as to put out DLC with zero publicity and waited until the internet noticed to say anything. I'd expect that sort of soft open to happen again and with the games designer having left ffg and the issues they've had with their software people and covid on top of that. So who knows exactly when, I wouldn't worry if you don't see anything this year, they just redid the models in the base game, they aren't planning to can the game right after that. They'll try to ride out the games momentum with an occasional nudge for a few more years.
  7. No matter what they do, I don't see the game having more than a few more years. The plastic in it is already subpar and only getting more dated. The last two expansions already point to a big drop in sales. Though I would point to at least some of that being a problem with releasing expansions for a haunted house game that don't actually take place in a haunted house. With covid and all the people running from FFG and the department shakeups who knows exactly. But I expect a DLC down the road with no notice. After that maybe just maybe they might give another small box a try. I'm not super hopeful but it could happen.
  8. And they do a lot of that, it's not random that much of what they were advertising at gencon was either a single mini or a deck of cards. However, new content keeps a game line alive. They strung out Descent sales for years by releasing app content. Imperial Assault, same deal. You'll see the same thing here. I don't think you're that likely to see new expansions because there's a diminishing return thing which happens where you should expect to see each new expansion to sell fewer copies. For instance, looking over at board game geek the MoM 2ed core is owned by 35.4K people but by the time you get to Path of the Serpent it's only owned by 2.6K. But you can also see that there's a price point thing, the cheaper expansions do sell better. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/205059/mansions-madness-second-edition/expansions With that in mind putting out new digital content to keep the existing product line selling about the time everybody's starting to give up on the game IS what they've done with their similar product lines so expect to see the same thing here. I'm not saying a scenario doesn't take work, but it also clearly isn't as insurmountable a problem as some are making it sound and they will get a much bigger hotness bump off a new $5 DLC than the 1K copies of a new $50 expansion.
  9. It's not actually as hard as all that, a bunch of amateurs have done it and done a good job.
  10. I don't think there's anything more to do. It's a complete game. I would like another one and the creator has said she's open to doing another so I guess we'll see what the future holds.
  11. They haven't announced no new content so I wouldn't conclude that it's dead. It's also not brand new anymore so I wouldn't expect them to be throwing new content at it very frequently either.
  12. Interesting that it's still journeys in the dark instead of legend of the dark.
  13. There are a ton of those expansions out there. Hopefully the scalpers will move on and you'll be able to find slightly used copies when things cool down.
  14. Well, it makes sense we didn't see all the sea of blood lieutenants and avatars. As they're out in Torue Albes and I'm happy Descent didn't try to head out there late in the game. I know some fans were pushing for it but trying to move this giant beast of a game out into the water this late in the game would have been even more of a train wreck than it was the first time around.
  15. If you don't have it Imperial Assault is excellent and I don't know how much longer it will be around.
  16. I expect the biggest problem to be either air bubbles or which side is up in the mold.
  17. So the x being a little bigger isn't the biggest problem. The dice aren't even square.
  18. Casino dice are quite different. They're machined instead of injection molded, so they don't shink unevenly in the mold as the plastic cools. Nor do they need to go through a rock tumbler to get rid of the mold marks (which makes the dice even more uneven). Casino dice are translucent, your dice are not which means there could be an air bubble in there and you'd never know. And that X is a whole bunch of missing plastic which casino dice with their perfectly filled pips don't have.
  19. On sale at walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mansions-of-Madness-Beyond-the-Threshold/895964064
  20. "Still it's a minor frustration to me that if they just printed on the other side" Like I said before it's just a pet peeve that they could make things better without spending any more money just by changing which side they print on. My actual complaint is that I bought a box of air, with a little bit of game in it. Still the insert thing is one of many signs that routinely make me question how much playtesting actually gets done over at FFG.
  21. App. People complain about running the monsters in Gloomhaven. I liked the monster cards in the D&D board games, they were quite simple but left players with tactical decisions. FFG's system for descent was less enjoyable on account of being more busy. But I get the problems with tacking an AI onto a finicky tactile game were likely responsible. Mansions of Madness has a simpler system for monster movement that's quite enjoyable. The narrative elements of combat are great though it sucks when they repeat. But the amount of things that happen during the mythos has turned my player groups off from this game pretty hard. I think they went to far away from the story experience in Lord of the Rings, hopefully they find some middle ground in this. Hopefully, it would be great if that was a full self contained box. Please no. The moment FFG starts trying to figure out how to get more money out of us by cutting up a game into little parts everything ends up being worse for it.
  22. Every single non FFG game I own has them. But the cardboard would be perfectly fine, if they'd spent a second figuring out how it would work for me. Like I said, they're printing on the wrong side.
  23. Still it's a minor frustration to me that if they just printed on the other side of the insert or made it easier to reverse the folds, a lot of the time I'd have a nice looking divider, at least unless/until I filled the box with expansions. My major point is the box is not that big, it's the size of an expansion box and most of it is empty space.
  24. Other board game manufacturers have figured out how to do exactly that, it's not hard.
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