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'ScapeTalk - Episode 18

Posted May 21st, 2008 at 04:34 PM by truth
Updated May 23rd, 2008 at 01:02 PM by truth

Episode 18 - May 21st, 2008

Wave 8
, Mutant Chronicles, Battlestar Galactica Board Game, The Independence of Heroscapers.com, Last Night on Earth, your emails, and more!

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On this cast we start to dive into the meat of what our new show will represent by introducing two new show regulars, Hahnarama and Ninthdoc. On the podcast we discuss Wave 8, miniature line disappointments, the new Battlestar Galactica game slatted for release and much much more.

‘ScapeTalk is a monthly podcast formatted like a radio talk show, wherein we discuss board game news, game reviews, and of course all things Heroscape.
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Firemaster's Avatar
Eh, Soulborgs don't really jive with the theme of Ullar or Einar, I don't think we'll be seeing them. Then again I probably would have said the same thing about Jandar, so I could easily be wrong.

Great podcast, by the way, loved it.
Posted May 23rd, 2008 at 01:22 AM by Firemaster Firemaster is offline
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Originally Posted by WyteFang
This is just a quick note about Mutant Chronicles - yes, it does have larger figures (though they compare favorably with Krug, for example) and you can ask Tchop or myself about the paint jobs. They look really good. If you're going by the recent TCGPlayer.com previews, the pics they posted don't even come close to how good these figs look.

That being said, it's a blind purchase game which isn't to everyone's liking - however, it's a pretty small first set (only 52 figures) so it's not like a new release for a 300-card CCG or something, which can be worse in some ways.

Also, to relate to something Hextr1p said about cost - it's actually a solid deal for the Starter Set. If you compare it to, say, the forthcoming WoW minis CMG, it's a better deal per cost of figure. When you factor in that FFG gives you the entire set of unit cards with the Starter Set also, you're able to at least proxy every figure in the game - which I think is kind of neat.

But I'm biased I suppose so take what I say with a grain of salt! :P
I'm mostly okay with blind purchase. I collect a lot of these. That having been said, there is no way I'm paying $20 for 3 blind purchase figures. I will look forward to buying these at a discount when the game tanks.

I never wanted MC to tank, but $6+ per figure just killed my interest in the game.
Posted May 23rd, 2008 at 03:15 AM by ninthdoc ninthdoc is offline
Ninthdoc, I can certainly understand your stance. However, it's 4 units per $20 and at a much larger scale (54mm) that includes more plastic.

Considering what you get in the Starter Set (all the cards for every unit so you can proxy if you want while you collect, a double-sided play map - the game is played on a 2D map rather than 3D terrain or custom terrain, so the scale shouldn't be a problem in that regard, dice, counters, 6 figures, rulebook, and all the game's Command Cards), it's a really good deal for $30. Also, we'll be posting info concerning the future status of the game's collectible aspect that may please fans looking to avoid blind-purchases.

I'm confident that the game will find a great niche (early buzz and pre-orders seem to support my hopes, which is awesome!). It may not be a game for everyone but it definitely has its own niche and feel. The gameplay in particular is really great.

I've also posted more about this in my thread entitled, "I'm not a shill, just got lucky and landed a great new job."

Check it out if you'd like more info on the game. But I can definitely understand the concerns mentioned here.
Posted May 23rd, 2008 at 03:29 AM by Wytefang Wytefang is offline
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Posted May 23rd, 2008 at 11:32 AM by No, David, No No, David, No is offline
Heroscape Elffy's Avatar
I just listened to full ending. That was hilarious. Watch out truth, we're in the car now.
Posted May 23rd, 2008 at 08:05 PM by Heroscape Elffy Heroscape Elffy is offline
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Elffy, I'm glad you liked it. I felt bad beating on you so I turned the focus to Hahn.

Fang, I'm relieved that the figures only will cost $5 and not $6.63 each. Now I can sleep at night. Pardon me while I go rent a summer home to store all those 54mm figures that will have such limited use in other games...
Posted May 23rd, 2008 at 10:05 PM by ninthdoc ninthdoc is offline
Heroscape Elffy's Avatar
Thanks Ninthdoc. It was still pretty funny, even with bistro bashing me. "Darn Hahnarama's already taken!" Gold.
Posted May 24th, 2008 at 03:28 PM by Heroscape Elffy Heroscape Elffy is offline

The end of that podcast almost made me wet myself I was laughing so hard.
Posted May 25th, 2008 at 07:27 PM by Onacara Onacara is offline
Did anybody forget to do something? My podcast feed is saying the URL is invalid?
Posted May 26th, 2008 at 12:13 AM by RobertDD RobertDD is offline
One more thing about Mutant Chronicles that hasn't been posted yet. There are 4 figures in the box, not 3, and one of them is a large (two-hex) figure. So you get 3 standard size, one double. So another way to think about it is $4 per hex, which isn't too far off of current mini prices, and you get bigger minis too.
Posted May 26th, 2008 at 03:44 AM by Gerbrecht Gerbrecht is offline
Isamu's Avatar
I've been waiting for the new episode to show up in iTunes, but the feed seems to be broken. Can someone please take a look? Thanks!
Posted May 26th, 2008 at 05:00 AM by Isamu Isamu is offline
Heroscape Elffy's Avatar
Yeah, shut up Onacara. We all (well, most of us) heard. Twice. Or even 4 times. It was funny! Even if it...was me...
Posted May 26th, 2008 at 12:25 PM by Heroscape Elffy Heroscape Elffy is offline
Mr Migraine's Avatar
Yep. I cant' get it to show up on my iTunes podcast subscription. I guess I'll have to download it the old-fashioned way.
Posted May 27th, 2008 at 09:04 PM by Mr Migraine Mr Migraine is offline
Heroscape Elffy's Avatar
Or just play it live from the site.
Posted May 27th, 2008 at 10:13 PM by Heroscape Elffy Heroscape Elffy is offline
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But I'm gonna put it on my iPod.
Posted May 28th, 2008 at 09:55 AM by Mr Migraine Mr Migraine is offline

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