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ABOMINATION September 4th, 2008 09:59 AM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
I got started on Heroscape in the beginning of 2005 when we were watching a movie. My older brother was at a friends house and called us to tell us about an awesome new game he was playing. He said it was called Heroscape. Later that month I was at Wal-mart and saw the Master Set. I had no idea how to play or who the figures were but I just bought it. We played later that night and had a blast. Anyway, I can safely say I got hooked on Heroscape before I ever saw Marvelscape.:D

Sherman Davies January 18th, 2009 12:05 AM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
I just read in another thread about a player who just got into Heroscape this past Christmas because he received Marvelscape as a gift, and it reminded me of this thread, so I figured I'd give it a :bump:

Garada January 18th, 2009 12:40 AM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
Add me to the list.

I was shambling around Toys'R'Us with a few extra bucks in my pocket, scouring the clearance priced games and what do I see but MarvelScape for $19.99. Now I had noticed 'Scape in the past but to my shame and regret I had dismissed it due to it being put out by Hasbro. Sure, it looked nice, but I've been suckered in by 'bimbo games' before... a box full of pretty plastic with nothing going on upstairs. I'm an 'oldschool' RPG player and wargamer, so I have standards, ya know?

Anyway, I figured for twenty bucks, the figures looked nice and would come in handy for RPGs in the future [not that adult life allows me to ever play RPGs any more] plus I could always use the terrain for other wargames [which I also never seem to have the time to play].

When the penny dropped that the rules were elegant [not simple], the game looked fantastic when all set up and the minis didn't require painting, I was hooked.

Needless to say, it was the best [and worst] purchase I have made in a long long time. HS is basically the most awesome game ever created for my personal tastes, interests, amount of free time, group of friends, etc. That I can get my NON-gaming lady and friends to play... a Tabletop Strategy Wargame!? It's madness, really. The addition of iconic Marvel characters only adds to the appeal for casual players. My girlfriend loves Captain America, and I'm sure he's the sole reason she agreed to play in the first place.

Curse you MarvelScape... you got your hooks in me bad! Gotta buy more 'Scape... I just need a little more... something to hold me over... just help me out man I NEEDS IT!!! 8)

Waiting for Wave 9, I now understand the Velvet Underground song 'Waiting For The Man'.

Sherman Davies January 18th, 2009 10:42 AM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Garada (Post 743874)
Needless to say, it was the best [and worst] purchase I have made in a long long time.

Most of us here would agree. :)

List updated.

jschild January 19th, 2009 12:07 PM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
Add myself, my son, and my non-gaming wife to the list.

I know it appears that many old school HS'ers don't like the marvel set, but without it, would have never jumped into it. Heck, my son is gonna buy 2 more blister packs today probably.

The Silver Surfer January 19th, 2009 12:32 PM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jschild (Post 744488)
Add myself, my son, and my non-gaming wife to the list.

I know it appears that many old school HS'ers don't like the marvel set, but without it, would have never jumped into it. Heck, my son is gonna buy 2 more blister packs today probably.

Do those come from opening the packs, or from holding them too tight because you're worried someone else will try to take them from you? ;)

jschild January 19th, 2009 12:38 PM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
From opening the packs, while trying your absolute best not to bend any of the cards while doing so :P

Sherman Davies January 27th, 2009 12:09 AM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jschild (Post 744510)
From opening the packs, while trying your absolute best not to bend any of the cards while doing so :P

Yeah, that can be really tricky.

Consider yourself added to the list. :)

Frostvii January 27th, 2009 12:22 AM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
I wanted to add myself to the list.

I'm another one that would've never looked at HS if it weren't for Marvel. Huge comic fan, but I'm more of a console RPGer. I just happen to be surrounded by friends and family who are comic addicts. I saw it a while back at WalMart and it caught my eye bc I just started collecting the Mighty Muggs (terrible addiction) but shrugged my shoulders. Early this month I saw it on sale and pretty much jumped on the wagon. I told my cousin about it bc he would tell me about a game he played when he was younger (I believe it was Classic Marvel RPG). I showed him the game and he was said he had nothing better to do. After playing for 20 minutes, we went out and bought 15 Heroclix and 50, yes 50, more the week after.

The only really bad thing that's occured was walking into a store that was exclusively Heroclix, WarHammer 40K and such. The worker was super creepy and continuously kept ripping on HS and said HeroClix was delivered by God himself. We just nodded and walked away. Besides that, its super cool game and I think we almost spend more time customizing then the game so far.

Sherman Davies January 27th, 2009 10:07 AM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frostvii (Post 749393)
The only really bad thing that's occured was walking into a store that was exclusively Heroclix, WarHammer 40K and such. The worker was super creepy and continuously kept ripping on HS and said HeroClix was delivered by God himself. We just nodded and walked away.

Yeah, that seems an all too common experience in a lot of game stores.

Anyway, Frostvii is added to the list at lucky number 13!

phnx911 February 3rd, 2009 06:58 PM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
I bought my Husband Marvelscape for Christmas this year. I wanted to know if we would like the game and the marvel set seemed like less of a commitment and we are both big comic buffs so it was a comfy place to start.

Sherman Davies February 4th, 2009 12:28 AM

Re: Players who got hooked through Marvelscape.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by phnx911 (Post 754044)
I bought my Husband Marvelscape for Christmas this year. I wanted to know if we would like the game and the marvel set seemed like less of a commitment and we are both big comic buffs so it was a comfy place to start.

Welcome to the club, phnx911!

I hope you and your family have a great time with this awesome game. Is your husband on these boards as well?


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