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Suhawk75

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  1. That’s the most polite disagreement I’ve ever had on the internet 👍🏻😁🤯
  2. I was going to discuss Gloomhaven compared to Descent but there are so many differences between the two (despite some very obvious comparisons) I wasn’t convinced the comparison was valid. Comparing GH, strictly to Descent RTL, I think the former is a much better co-op experience. The difficulty level is more granular (and adaptable) and the core mechanics (hand management and exhaustion) are more engaging to me compared to the “Ameritrash” gameplay of D2E (I don’t mean that in an offensive way btw - D2E RTL just doesn’t have the heavy puzzle element that GH does) RTL is a beer and chill game which I really enjoyed playing with my gf but GH has us both addicted
  3. Which peers are we talking about? I love Descent but the core mechanics have been outclassed by IA (even if the SW theme isn’t to your taste) in several notable aspects (particularly knock downs, overlord reinforcements, LOS and missed shot rules) Thats before you even widen your appraisal beyond FFG. Descent 2E will always have a special place for me (and remain on my shelf) but some of the core rules do creak a bit.
  4. Great news. So happy EXCEPT my gf and I just started to play Gloomhaven. Descent RTL... Gloomhaven.... Descent RTL.... Gloomhaven.... ahhhhhh
  5. Yeah I meant to add that figure upgrades are, probably, a good thing to have as it teaches people about assigning damage and accuracy. Probably want to keep them simple ones, preferably with a specific teaching purpose in mind (Maybe Lance Corporal would be good for Daqan? It adds an exception to matching the modifier dial colour with your action colour and, thus, re-emphasises the rule itself)
  6. Liking the demo lists. I’ve been thinking about demo/ learning lists myself. My feeling is that you might get more mileage out of Hero free lists. Many heroes can be difficult to use well (pretty much all the undead heroes for example) and many add additional layers or effects (ie rule interactions) to the game. Without the costly heroes you can fit more basic troops onto the field while keeping the points cost around 120. This means you’re more likely to have a good variety of unit sizes for learning both about threat and re-roll and how different size units move. Generally I think one upgrade per unit is enough too.
  7. More dice, more templates, more reference cards, more manuals... All great things to have duplicates of
  8. Fair point well made. The Jumpmaster is exactly the scenario we wish to avoid. Fortunately because RWMG is so much smaller than XWMG I expect we should avoid the worst excesse of XWMG 1st ed bloat.
  9. Alas there is no perfect solution but I see more benefits to points rebalancing than to extensive Errata. I’m sure people on the internet will always be salty over something though! Even with points rebalancing there would always be cards that are simply too weak or too uninteresting to play. I think this is ok as long as there is reasonable competition for every slot / upgrade. The strong cards are difficult to do right but, taking your example of Scuttle, the scenario you outline is actually not a bad result in my eyes. If the card cost is increased such that it goes from auto-include to “I’ve had to think long and hard about this and looked for synergies in my list/ terrain deck” surely that’s a great place for the meta to be in? Ideally I’d prefer something like 25-30% of players taking any upgrade as this would (hopefully) mean 3-4 viable options per slot. I think structurally bad cards can safely be left to bulk up those card binders. There will always be weaker cards. It’s reducing the clear water between amazing and good that we want.
  10. Admittedly there are issues with this too but I think they are less than the bloat of new upgrades
  11. I genuinely don’t know why points adjustments appear so hard for FFG to do? These are all positive and interesting balancing ideas but we already have a potentially built in balancing option that doesn’t encourage bloat. Just change the points values FFG! Do that and you don’t need to test ever increasingly complex or arcane interactions (how does new upgrade X interact with Y from the core box?) and we don’t need a degree in Rules interpretation. Rather than trying to mangle language to make things “balanced” (such as it is) you can finesse upgrades up or down by a small degree. It (theoretically) increases viable builds and the number of viable units types (the 2x1 X-bows should either have similar points efficiency as the 3x1 OR fill a different purpose in an army)
  12. Having played/ bought X-wing 1ed until wave 14 or so (ie towards the end) I’m extremely concerned by the idea of extensive and growing errata. By all means clarify how cards work through FAQ (for example the Darnati rerolls question) but changing the function of cards just makes the game more complex (and less accessible). Given we’re trying to grow the game community I’m not sure added complexity is the way forward. Leave the card text (largely) alone IMO (by all means errata the most egregious examples down but not so that every new player rocking up at a tournament needs to know the majority of a 40 page FAQ) If there is an imbalance at tournament level I think this could also be resolved by having points tweaked in the FAQ. Points changes need to be subtle, considered and limited. The casual and tournament games shouldn’t be totally divorced from each other (although higher level tournaments need to clarify that they will be running the FAQ x.x points adjustments) Ideally we’d have an App but I don’t see FFG going that way for such a minor IP
  13. If you keep playing you might do ok at this game.
  14. As I mentioned earlier I’m not a serious Runewars player (so I’m merely observing from a distance) but I can’t see how sideways growth or additional options for the “top faction” changes the power balance at tournament level. If none of the additions to Uthuk turns out to be more efficient then next worlds would just likely result in another dose of Spined Thresher. New additions to Uthuk likely result in greater ability for that faction to react to meta changes driven to counter any dominance (perceived or actual) Again all IMO from a casual player
  15. Part of me worries about this then I remember that Daqan armies can still place in the Top 10 IN THE WORLDS so they will probably do ok on the kitchen table vs my girlfriends Latari elves. ? (I totally understand what you say about high level play. This is just to remind myself to chill out and enjoy the game without worry!)
  16. Congratulations. I very much enjoyed the report and it’s great to hear the community remains friendly as it grows. The UK community was watching with a mixture of fascination and a little bit of jealousy (hey FFG if the NFL can do regular season games when do we get a World Championship? ?)
  17. I took 3 rocks and a totem to my last (only) tournament. Think I’ll take 1 rock and 2 spikes next time ?
  18. I listen in the car or if I’m out for a long run. Having two or three hour long podcasts helps take my mind off the boredom of a long run.
  19. Oh and when FFG announce the new Dwarf mercenaries unit for Daqan I’ll happily admit my error and buy 4 boxes ?
  20. Ok deep breath! I’m aware this won’t make me popular but I have a depressing feeling that this might be it for Runewars. My personal impression from the FLGS I visit in Scotland is that the game isnt selling and never really has (local impression, personal experience, single data point etc) Most of the FLGS here have discounted stock and now dropped the game (or never had enough interest to pick it up). My experience is, off course, limited but I’m certainly not the only one who has mentioned this sort of thing in these forums. Common Ground in Stirling was the most active for Runewars support but even they have not ordered any of the new releases (sad face). Our regional in Aug/ Sept got 8 which is decent until you realise that I dragged two other (non-players) there and two came from 250 miles away. So the active local player base is very limited here (and seemingly elsewhere) With the best will in the world, that might not be sustainable for FFG (of course the lack of licence is one thing in our favour) I don’t need to say that I’m hoping I’m 100% wrong. The game is GREAT and (post Ironman) I’m hoping to do some community building among friends. Even if FFG drop it, it’ll remain my favourite miniature game for a long time. I also promise not to post any “has FFG dropped this game?” Threads ?
  21. I really enjoy listening to the podcast and I’m really looking forward to the community building one. You’re certainly in the top 3 Runewars podcasts ?? The only criticism I have is I do think it’s too long sometimes. 90 (ish) mins is a fair chunk to keep filling with good quality content. I felt the wild speculation part this time could easily have been cut down or taken out as I don’t think it added much. I certainly felt my attention wandering (admittedly after a tough day at work when I was driving home) I hope you don’t mind constructive (hopefully constructive anyway) feedback Thanks for all the work that goes into the production.
  22. Apart from or is there anything else that it can be used for?
  23. We weren’t even sure if the Zombies would attack captive prisoners as it seemed really unlikely that any in the top half would survive.
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