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Old October 25th, 2014, 10:07 PM
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Old October 25th, 2014, 11:22 PM
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However, how come everyone in the board gaming "scene" turns up their nose at Monopoly, and then will play this game? This game is essentially just euro Monopoly. I'm not saying that as an insult, I like Monopoly. It's not really any less luck based and the trading aspect is better in Monopoly. It's shorter, but among the board gaming crowd that's not really a reason.
Two words: Roll 'nMove.

23 words: Catan has many more choices, like where to place your starting locations, where to build, what to try to build, and so on.
But trading and the auction rule (that no one uses) mitigate Roll and Move. I'd also argue that while the mechanics in Catan are less luck based, the games in Monopoly are longer so the randomness has a chance to even out more. I understand that with an unlucky roll, you could land on someone's Boardwalk with a hotel and get vaporized, but that's kind of your fault for letting that player get a Monopoly that good.

Monopoly too has choices of what to build where, but less of them. I'm willing to concede even that Catan is the superior game, but I still don't understand why Monopoly is so hated. It's a good game and while perhaps inferior to Catan, it's still not far behind it.

I think it's because Monopoly is one of the few board games with a semblance of complexity that is super popular among "common folk", so there is a sort of hipster overreaction. So even though "objectively" the game is a 6-7/10 people treat it as if it's absolutely horrible.

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Old October 25th, 2014, 11:29 PM
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Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?

Baloney. I hate Monopoly. I'm perfectly happy with chess, or traditional card games. I just find Monopoly incredibly boring.

Spare me the armchair psychology, and trust me enough to know my own mind, please.

And Diplomacy is great. But, of course, you don't roll and move in Dip, cards, or chess. Which I doubt is a coincidence, but you be the judge.

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Old October 25th, 2014, 11:55 PM
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I saw a couple playing Settlers of Catan so I joined them. It's a fun game.

However, how come everyone in the board gaming "scene" turns up their nose at Monopoly, and then will play this game? This game is essentially just euro Monopoly. I'm not saying that as an insult, I like Monopoly. It's not really any less luck based and the trading aspect is better in Monopoly. It's shorter, but among the board gaming crowd that's not really a reason.
I used to like Monopoly. I used to like Settlers. I've since realized there are enough games that are simply better that I no longer want to waste my time on either and I find both a bit boring, honestly. Settlers is the classic gateway game, I guess, but I'm so far past the gateway at this point, I have no desire to revisit.

Honestly, my major beef with both games is they tend to reward the front runners a bit too much and if you get behind enough in either, you're forced to just wait it out until the end with little chance of winning. I don't care for games with endgame that drags on while I'm ostensibly out of the running.

Give me Dominion, Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Pathfinder ACG, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Doomtown, Dead of Winter, Survive: Escape from Atlantis, Marvel Legendary, Summoner Wars, Memoir 44, Puerto Rico, Race for the Galaxy, Agricula, Kingsberg, and dozens and dozens of others before asking me to play either of those ones again.

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Old October 26th, 2014, 11:08 AM
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We got our second Kickstarter of the month on Friday, when our four Pairs decks arrived. We experimented with it as a two player game; it worked better when we played with three. Fun little game, and I like what I see in the alternate games, which are different for each pack.

We got the Goblin, Pirate, Elemental, and Baby Cthulu decks.

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Old October 26th, 2014, 01:15 PM
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Got in some gaming with @JUSTchris , @stubobj , @Raider30 this past weekend.

PACG x 2 - Raider30 and I continued on with our campaign.
Alien Encounters x 2 - Won the first game (movie). It was GAME OVER for the 2nd game (movie). In fact I got chest-bursted.
Xwing - Ye old Shuttle + Krasis and 2 Academy Pilots bested Han, Airen, and Horton.
7th Hero x 3 - Not a bad little game. Along the lines of love letter, but with a better theme.
Dragon Rampage - The Emo Paladin just slayed the crap out o the dragon.
King of Tokyo - Hmm, I don't remember much of this one
Arkham Horror - We were able to clear all the gates and win.

I also know that Marvel Dice Masters and Doomtown were played.

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Old October 26th, 2014, 01:51 PM
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Got in some gaming with @JUSTchris , @stubobj , @Raider30 this past weekend.

PACG x 2 - Raider30 and I continued on with our campaign.
Alien Encounters x 2 - Won the first game (movie). It was GAME OVER for the 2nd game (movie). In fact I got chest-bursted.
Xwing - Ye old Shuttle + Krasis and 2 Academy Pilots bested Han, Airen, and Horton.
7th Hero x 3 - Not a bad little game. Along the lines of love letter, but with a better theme.
Dragon Rampage - The Emo Paladin just slayed the crap out o the dragon.
King of Tokyo - Hmm, I don't remember much of this one
Arkham Horror - We were able to clear all the gates and win.

I also know that Marvel Dice Masters and Doomtown were played.

Good Times!
I had a great time playing games with you guys.
Doomtown Reloaded - Ive been itching to play this for awhile now. Since I hadn't played it much it was a little difficult explaining the rules and remembering everything. I'll be trying this on OCTGN so I can understand it better before trying to explain to new players.
Marvel Dice Masters x 3 - Raidor30 won all 3 games against my Avengers team. My Hulk never made in impact but Raidor's Silver Sufer was awesome for him and then the last game his Angel's did the work since I never had a level high enough to block him.
King or Tokyo - Took Tokyo early and stuck around for a couple turns. Left when I was down to 3-4 health but then rolled plenty of hearts to go back to full health. I didn't have a problem getting my hearts when needed and towards the end of the game I was getting 3s to lead me to victory.
Arkham Horror - This didnt really feel like a long game since theres little down town in the game but I believe or game took about 3hrs. It was fun and I enjoyed it and would play again but only if there wasn't other shorter games we wanted to play.

Saturday night I then went to a buddies and played a 4player game of MTG Commander. This ended up being an epic 6hr game. I was playing my Zedruu Group Hug against tokens, blink, and lifegain. I got off to a really horribly slow start. I had to aggressively mulligan to more lands and then I didnt see any of my artifact ramp. At least I did get a few good draw spells and a board sweep. Zedruu was kept in check most of the game. I almost made everyone concede when I played a card that randomly gave players permanents from the battlefield until all permanents had been given away. At the time the token deck had 24 creatures out and the blink deck had at least 8 with multiple other permanents. This is one of my was to really mess with the game and possibly allow me to win depending on how things get distributed. But I also didnt want the game to end in a concession so I played my only other card in my hand ... a land. And with me having no creatures they killed me. A little bummed how that went down but at least the game only went 2 more turns.

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Old October 26th, 2014, 05:57 PM
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Just finished the first scenario of PACG Skull and Shackles with 4 players. We defeated the villain with one card left in the blessings deck. It felt more difficult than I remember the first first scenario being. I am not sure I get the ship card and why it magically shows up at the current players position, unless anchored, but I guess it may get more use in later scenarios. We never saw the need to use its ability to take other heroes with the current player to a different location. I am cooling to the game, but LoB loves it, so I guess I will be playing it.
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Old October 26th, 2014, 07:26 PM
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Just finished the first scenario of PACG Skull and Shackles with 4 players. We defeated the villain with one card left in the blessings deck. It felt more difficult than I remember the first first scenario being. I am not sure I get the ship card and why it magically shows up at the current players position, unless anchored, but I guess it may get more use in later scenarios. We never saw the need to use its ability to take other heroes with the current player to a different location. I am cooling to the game, but LoB loves it, so I guess I will be playing it.

I have found that Skulls and Shackles is tougher than RotR. In RotR you could just max out your character in what he was good at and wing it. In S&S it seems that you have to spread out the modifiers best you can.

The ship is a bit clunky. And, it's still clunky in the future scenarios...

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I just finished the first scenario from Skull and Shackles as well. While I enjoy the game very much, I don't get the ship at all. Seems like a throw in to add something new to the system.

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Played a game of Kemet last night. We played to eight victory points. At the end, all three players had eight victory points, so it had to go to the tiebreaker (number of VPs from winning battles). I won in this fashion.

I have also been soloing Prophecy lately, playing with increasing difficulty (adding power-up tokens of increasing number to the astral planes, which makes it harder to defeat the guardians). I've been using the Dragon Realm expansion. And I just ordered the second expansion, Water World, for which I've been waiting for eight years to come out in an English version!

@IAmBatman : I agree with what you say about Monopoly and Settlers. I only played Settlers once, and that was enough for me. I never needed a gateway game (when I was ten years old, I went from playing cops and robbers to playing Dungeons and Dragons). I grew up on the old Avalon Hill wargames, which tend to be more complicated than the various Euro and Ameritrash games that we love so much today. So I never went through a Settlers phase.

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Played another game of Dungeon Command with my daughter. This was the first time we made our own warbands and decks. Such a great game. I'm disappointed the Magic boardgame wasn't an extension of Dungeon Command.

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