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Old April 7th, 2017, 01:43 PM
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Woah, that goes way back.

A few years ago I read through the history of the copyright battles and it was pretty interesting.

Really loved Battletech but it was so slow. I remember playing 8 hour games at Gen Con and getting maybe one turn an hour.
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Anyone Play Time Stories? I've been interested in it but Not sure about making such an expensive investment for just One play session. It has peaked my interest.

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Old April 7th, 2017, 05:57 PM
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I haven't played it. Sorry, that was just my inner grammar nazi who momentarily escaped from his cage.
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Old April 7th, 2017, 10:49 PM
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Anyone Play Time Stories? I've been interested in it but Not sure about making such an expensive investment for just One play session. It has peaked my interest.
I played it once, with the first story. It was my copy, and I liked it. Though, we didn't win on the first attempt, so it would have taken at least one more attempt, maybe two. You pretty much gain clues as you go, so they are cumulative from game to game.

I can only guess that the stories would take 2 or 3 plays to get through, but yeah, then you will be done with that one. Maybe a few years later you can play it again after forgetting the first play through.

Might want to check out BGG to see what people say about it there.

Ultimately, you have to decide if the hours played with friends or loved ones for each story is worth the value. Kind of like comparing the cost of going out to dinner or the movies, which are one time sources of entertainment as well.

I wonder if there would be some used copies of the story elements, since some people would likely play and then sell since they are one timers.

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I played it once, with the first story. It was my copy, and I liked it. Though, we didn't win on the first attempt, so it would have taken at least one more attempt, maybe two. You pretty much gain clues as you go, so they are cumulative from game to game.

I can only guess that the stories would take 2 or 3 plays to get through, but yeah, then you will be done with that one. Maybe a few years later you can play it again after forgetting the first play through.

Might want to check out BGG to see what people say about it there.

Ultimately, you have to decide if the hours played with friends or loved ones for each story is worth the value. Kind of like comparing the cost of going out to dinner or the movies, which are one time sources of entertainment as well.

I wonder if there would be some used copies of the story elements, since some people would likely play and then sell since they are one timers.
It's funny because I am worried about checking out BGG as grumpy people can spoil things. I think im just Gunna purchase it and pass it along to friends.

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Anyone Play Time Stories? I've been interested in it but Not sure about making such an expensive investment for just One play session. It has peaked my interest.
I played it once, with the first story. It was my copy, and I liked it. Though, we didn't win on the first attempt, so it would have taken at least one more attempt, maybe two. You pretty much gain clues as you go, so they are cumulative from game to game.

I can only guess that the stories would take 2 or 3 plays to get through, but yeah, then you will be done with that one. Maybe a few years later you can play it again after forgetting the first play through.

Might want to check out BGG to see what people say about it there.

Ultimately, you have to decide if the hours played with friends or loved ones for each story is worth the value. Kind of like comparing the cost of going out to dinner or the movies, which are one time sources of entertainment as well.

I wonder if there would be some used copies of the story elements, since some people would likely play and then sell since they are one timers.
It's funny because I am worried about checking out BGG as grumpy people can spoil things. I think im just Gunna purchase it and pass it along to friends.
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Played my second game of Rum and Bones, this time with the Second Wave which my pal just had delivered. Instead of the Squids from the first game (which might have been second in the First Edition), I played the Asian pirates, with their 3 little boats. Got my head totally handed to me, but its still fun.

Had a great Tidal Wave type card to destroy everyone on a gangplank, but then my enemy (Iron Inquisition) skipped right over it with a power! It was that kind of a game! Then my enemy got a Sea Monster (Shell Back?). It was such a one sided game that my host wondered if the factions were balanced against each other! Any thoughts on this, veterans? He also had cool mercenaries which could be substituted for the regular heroes in any of the four factions he has now, most of which were satirical versions of famous characters from other media. Those will be fun to try in a later game.
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Played my second game of Rum and Bones, this time with the Second Wave which my pal just had delivered. Instead of the Squids from the first game (which might have been second in the First Edition), I played the Asian pirates, with their 3 little boats. Got my head totally handed to me, but its still fun.

Had a great Tidal Wave type card to destroy everyone on a gangplank, but then my enemy (Iron Inquisition) skipped right over it with a power! It was that kind of a game! Then my enemy got a Sea Monster (Shell Back?). It was such a one sided game that my host wondered if the factions were balanced against each other! Any thoughts on this, veterans? He also had cool mercenaries which could be substituted for the regular heroes in any of the four factions he has now, most of which were satirical versions of famous characters from other media. Those will be fun to try in a later game.
I haven't got to play with the older factions with their upgraded cards. But that is the nature of the game. Its got to do with luck and strategy. The luck comes both from your die rolls and what cards you get in your hands at the right time. I wouldn't say the game is unbalanced between factions, but some combinations may work a little better than others. It really depends what strategies your going for. I got 1 of every expansion for this game and am currently painting the minis. I've got to play about 10 games with the new rules and I love it. Good to hear about your play through. I'm a bit more excited to try out my orc crew. On other topics, got in a scenario of Zombicide Black Plague. We used just about every expansion there is except crows because I don't have them. There was 4 of us, 2 of them new players playing 4 survivors total. We got hit with every possible crazy unit card super early in the game and set us back like crazy. With my experience playing I helped the other players strategize to get through it and 4 hours later we beat the scenario with 2 of the 4 survivors left. My wifes wizard went down from 5 deadeye walkers spawning a couple of spaces away and then volleying her with arrows. My Niece's character was mauled by zombie wolves. It was great. I plan on starting a campaign for that one next.
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A game I'll be rescuing from the closet soon to get back on the table is Shogun by Queen Games, aka "Dice Tower Shogun;" 3-5 Players, 2006. Everyone loves it, and it just got lost in the shuffle of so many games. I even have the first simple expansion ("Tenno's Court" 2011), which I paid too much for--the original price was infamous for what you got in the box--and haven't even used yet! Hopefully after we play it once with my newer crowd I'll be able to add it in.

Here's a 12 minute intro video:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/...ideo-review-hd

It was later Kickstarted in a 'Big Box' Edition with wooden instead of cardboard buildings, and more mini-expansions which apparently no one plays with. Its the same game as their Wallenstein (Thirty Years War) with a different map. Both games suffered from poor distribution to the USA in the old days, but now have Second Editions, and are more easily available. I have not tried the second game, but most people seem to prefer Shogun.

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I got in another 2 games of zombicide black plague in a day or so ago. I decided on doing a campaign that other players can drop in and drop out of so that I could play it solo with multiple survivors or with other people to play as well. I'm thinking that I want to allow the survivors to stay at their upgraded levels through the scenarios in order. Once survivors die in the campaign they will not come back, and there will be a set amount of survivors. So if 2 die, then two new ones come in to the next scenario. I did the two games with survivors keeping all their gear as well. I may scratch that though. I spent 2 and a half hours last night laminating all my rum and bones cards from the new kickstarter. I had a moment or two to check out all the stuff as I was laminating and cutting it out and was wowed at all the cool heroes and abilities. Its kinda looking like the Iron Inquisition is the most beasty looking faction yet. That's just spitballing from looking at their cards though. I cant wait to get to try some of em out. What are any of you guy's favorite Heroes for that game?
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