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Old October 6 2013, 09:59 AM   #91
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Yeah, especially when you already know who wins.

Technically it's two expansions but they come in one box, and I think there's another expansion on the way as well.
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Old October 6 2013, 06:58 PM   #92
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Good to know. Thank you!

I guess we'll have to order ours online since the shops can't seem to keep them in stock. And another one is coming, I guess we have to get a move on so we don't fall hopelessly behind! (these games companies really know how to play us don't they )
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Old October 7 2013, 12:50 AM   #93
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Expansions are the divide and conquer strategy.
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Old October 7 2013, 09:26 AM   #94
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I think Lords of Waterdeep is still really enjoyable without the expansion. I have to order stuff online since there isn't a dedicated board game shop anywhere near me.
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Old October 9 2013, 04:34 PM   #95
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I'm currently very hot about the X-Wing miniatures game from Fantasy Flight.

Comparatively easy rules with few details (but after a few games you should have them down), awesome movement rules and well affordable.

The miniatures themselves are some of the best prepainted.. they look awesome straight out of the box, are not that expensive (about 10 bucks per fighter, a little bit more for the big ships like the Millenium Falcon).

It's also got an underlying complexity when you start playing with self designed squadrons (a 100 point standard game has usually 3-4 ships per side, more if you go low cost/low quality fighters) and upgrade cards which can totally change the game and tactics required.

I can really recommend that game.. startup cost is 30 bucks for the start set (1 XWing and 2 Tie Fighters) and you can play it on any decent sized kitchen table.

And who doesn't like to make Tie Fighter shooting sounds when he's chasing an X Wing through an asteroid field?
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Old October 10 2013, 01:23 AM   #96
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You know, I'm sort of tempted to buy some of those ships just for the models. I saw the Lambda class shuttle recently and it looks like it has fully articulated wings - do you know if that's the case?
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Old October 10 2013, 10:48 AM   #97
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I'm more tempted by the Star Trek miniatures, I've watched a few reviews and they seem to have a better variety of ships. I really want Star Trek Fleet Captains though, which was described by Tom Vasel as 'the essence of Star Trek' in a box.

Marvel Legendary arrived yesterday so I'm looking forward to giving that a go!

For the other Lords of Waterdeep players - how are you finding the win ratio? So far my little group has played 7 games (3 with the expansions) and one of my friends has one 6 out of the 7.
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Old October 10 2013, 04:01 PM   #98
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You know, I'm sort of tempted to buy some of those ships just for the models. I saw the Lambda class shuttle recently and it looks like it has fully articulated wings - do you know if that's the case?
Yes, that's the case. Fully "downfoldable" wings up to a certain point. If you hear a crack and have a separate wing in your hand now you've gone too far.

A buddy of mine bought a Millenium Falcon a few months ago just because of the model.. last week we played our first game together after he bought a starter set and some additional ships with a broad grin.

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I'm more tempted by the Star Trek miniatures, I've watched a few reviews and they seem to have a better variety of ships. I really want Star Trek Fleet Captains though, which was described by Tom Vasel as 'the essence of Star Trek' in a box.
I checked in on that game and i'll pass.. the models are not nearly as good as X-Wing, i.e. the paint job is very bland and basic. Might have to do with the miniatures themselves which are not very detailed, certainly not as much as the one's from X-Wing.

They also licensed the basic rules from X-Wing and while that system is very good i'd rather not play two games with nearly identical rules.

Other than that it seems like a good game with some neat stuff and possibilities.
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Old October 10 2013, 06:04 PM   #99
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Yeah I probably wouldn't get both (I doubt I'll get either anyway) but it woul be cool if you could combine the sets and get a god Trek vs Wars thing going on.
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For the other Lords of Waterdeep players - how are you finding the win ratio? So far my little group has played 7 games (3 with the expansions) and one of my friends has one 6 out of the 7.
Ours have been fairly even. I won our first game (by one point!) Hubby our second. Our friend D won third. T won 2 games in a row, then we had a run of new players win on their first games.

I think that is one of the things that I really enjoy about the game, all of those hidden points can blow a player's huge lead out of the water!
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Old October 10 2013, 09:45 PM   #101
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For the other Lords of Waterdeep players - how are you finding the win ratio? So far my little group has played 7 games (3 with the expansions) and one of my friends has one 6 out of the 7.
Ours have been fairly even. I won our first game (by one point!) Hubby our second. Our friend D won third. T won 2 games in a row, then we had a run of new players win on their first games.

I think that is one of the things that I really enjoy about the game, all of those hidden points can blow a player's huge lead out of the water!
Hmm so our group is probably an anomaly. Actually, we have had one tie, but it was still the same player and one other that came first.

Last night I completed two 40 point quests and I still finished last (I ended up having -40 for corruption ugh).

I played a couple of solo games of Legendary today, it's really fun. I won one and lost one, but I realised that I got a couple of the rules wrong so I'm going to give it some proper tries again. I've never played a board game solo before, but it was actually pretty good.
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Old October 19 2013, 02:47 PM   #102
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This week's episode was fun, I liked that it's in two parts and it ended just after the traitor was revealed! I imagine they could do something similar if they ever played Battlestar Galactica (although that may be too long.

I also wrote a review of Legendary if anyone is interested.
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Old October 21 2013, 09:24 PM   #103
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Picked up the D & D Dragon Magic supplement today. I'm mostly content with my 3.5 library, but there are a few books I haven't added yet. Partly, the books are fun to read.
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Old October 22 2013, 11:36 AM   #104
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I'm going to be playing D&D next week, never really played it properly before. I just wrote the backstory for my character this morning!
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Old October 23 2013, 02:38 AM   #105
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Oh...I miss that kind of old school D&D! It was such a great way to spend a day when you had the right group of people! Have fun!!

We are taking our first stab at "Descent" tonight...wish us luck!
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