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      Upcoming Changes to the Fantasy Flight Games Forums   01/20/2017

      Hello Fantasy Flight Games forum community!   This week, we will be making some important changes to your Fantasy Flight Games community account and the way that you log into the Fantasy Flight Games community forums and web store.   We have been working hard to integrate with the rest of the Asmodee group, and we are happy to announce a unified way to access all the websites and apps made by Fantasy Flight Games, Days of Wonder, and Asmodee!   For most users, nothing will change: you will still log into the Fantasy Flight Games forums using your current login name and password. Only the login user interface will be new.   For a few users, your credentials might be slightly changed. For example, this could happen to users who have both a Fantasy Flight Games and Days of Wonder account, or in the case of conflicting login names across platforms. When these situations occur, special e-mails will be sent to those users with an easy explanation about those changes and what steps to take next. For any of you receiving those e-mails, please make sure to follow the instructions carefully.   Remember, official communications from Fantasy Flight Games or Asmodee.Net will never ask for your password.   What are the benefits for you as a player? Using a unified account to access all of our web services and apps makes your life simpler. Over time, you will see new features emerging, such as keeping all of your friends under a single account, finding friends easily in apps with online play, or developing your personal profile by adding to your board games collection. These are just some of the features that you will see during the next year, once this important technical step is complete.   Important note: The migration of the forums to our new system will take place on Tuesday, January 24th. The forums will be offline for about two hours during that time. Once the migration is complete, older forum posts may look strange for up to 24 hours as we rebuild them in our new system.   We can’t wait to connect our board game communities and build bridges between universes, game systems, players, events, groups, game clubs, and more! This is only the first step in bringing people and games closer together. For more information, read our FAQ at https://asmodee.helpshift.com/a/asmodee-net/.   Best regards,   The Fantasy Flight Games Team
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Mike

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No, I don't smell what The Rock is cooking.

I actually wanted to know if somebody could give me a quick rundown of the game - the gist, if you will. What makes this one so special?

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Ok, I'll try to be concise.  One guy plays Drac, everyone else plays a hunter.  There's a time limit built into the game, within which the hunters have to kill Drac or he wins.  One of the things that I love most about this game is Dracula's hidden movement.  You basically have a line of cards that track where you've been, and they stay face down until a hunter encounters one of those spaces.  If they do then they can see that you've been there, but Dracula has a variety of traps and encounters that he can leave behind him in the places that he's been to.  If they can catch up to Dracula then they can fight him (he's stronger at night obviously), or Dracula can ambush them on his terms if he's in position.  It's that tension that makes me enjoy the game as a whole.  For the Dracula player it's timing.  How do I move to keep myself safe, but still in position to pick off an isolated or weak hunter?  For the hunters it's teamwork to cover the continent, find the count, and be prepared enough to kill him.  It's generally a longish game at 2-3 hours or so, but the turns play quick so there isn't a ton of downtime.  The first play or two will be longer as there are a number of small rules to remember and get used to.  Hope I've done the game some kind of justice, and not made it sound too dry.

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