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Old June 1st, 2014, 12:36 AM
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Finally got to play Sails of Glory. Played a couple games and it was a blast. Similar in the very basic sense of programmed movement as X-Wing, but much more complex and oozing with theme. Harder to maneuver these ships as there are so many more movement options, as well as having to deal with different effects of wind. You have to basically play too movement cards at a time but only resolve one at a time, as well as any actions and combat that goes with that move. You also can't just keep shooting as you have to spend an action during a turn to reload from the side of the ship that fired the previous turn.

There are cool damage effects like leaks, fires, damaged masts, sails and rudders. Some things can be fixed bu they take time, meanwhile you can be taking on water or fire damage each turn.

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Old June 1st, 2014, 09:44 AM
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Nice Hahma! Did you play with advanced rules like crew actions? It really does ooze theme. We are were supposed to play at work last week, but we tried Marvel Dice Masters and didn't stop. I got some mouse pad player mats for $2 and finally picked up a big dice tray so my buddy Stephen would stop rolling to the floor. Hopefully I can start teaching him Sails of Glory next week.
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Old June 1st, 2014, 10:34 AM
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It looks like a lot of fun Hahma. I remember GC in Milwaukee, some guys were playing a naval battle in an open hallway. Massively scaled. Sails of Glory reminds me of the old Pirates video game I used to play on the C64.

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Old June 1st, 2014, 10:38 AM
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Nice Hahma! Did you play with advanced rules like crew actions? It really does ooze theme. We are were supposed to play at work last week, but we tried Marvel Dice Masters and didn't stop. I got some mouse pad player mats for $2 and finally picked up a big dice tray so my buddy Stephen would stop rolling to the floor. Hopefully I can start teaching him Sails of Glory next week.
Yeah, we played the advanced rules. Go big or go home

It was funny because I busted the mast of my buddy Brian's ship twice in a game and I think he said there's like only a 3% chance of drawing mast damage. I just said that my guys had good aim

I had some rudder damage on my Frigate but it wasn't a big deal as my whatever number (can't recall the term) was like 7, so it only reduced it to 6 until I fixed it. I also had a leak in the first game that had to be fixed. Brian had gotten 2 leaks on his frigate in one game and it took a while to fix and pump out. That's the neat thing is that fixing damage takes time and actions, and as your ship gets more damaged you get fewer actions, so you have to sacrifice something.

It's interesting and cool how you have to reload from the side you shot from and that it takes a whole turn to do that, so once you fire from one side, you have to wait for a couple turns before you can fire again from that side.

I also learned the hard way about raking fire, as I got hammered by that. By the time I got to use raking fire, my ship was pretty banged up and had less firepower and wasn't as effective.

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Old June 1st, 2014, 11:27 AM
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Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?

Hey cool Hahma sounds like a fun game. I've heard of Sails of Glory before, but never read into it much. Seems like it has some similarities to the X-Wing game.

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Some games I've played in the last month:

Star Wars LCG
Race for the Galaxy
Splendor
The Convoy
Marvel Dice Masters
DC Deck Building game
Lords of Waterdeep
King of Tokyo
Telestrations
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I have been taking a look at Sails of Glory since I discovered its existence two days ago. Its made by the same company that currently makes Wings of Glory, which is a reboot of Wings of War, which I've been playing a lot of lately. The basic mechanics are similar throughout the games, and they are quite comparable to X-Wing in terms of basic mechanics.

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I've been wanting to try a fun pirate themed game and it seems like its an elusive beast. Was looking at Merchants and Marauders but a lot of people say there's too much down time in it. There was a new one coming out soon that I've been watching on BGG called Black Fleet. Looks promising.

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I just acquired a game called, I think, Skyline 3000 from a tourney prize table. It's from the same designer as Ticket To Ride. It is a game where the players are competing within the same city (on an alien planet in the future) to do the best job of developing the city. Haven't tried it yet.

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I've been wanting to try a fun pirate themed game and it seems like its an elusive beast. Was looking at Merchants and Marauders but a lot of people say there's too much down time in it. There was a new one coming out soon that I've been watching on BGG called Black Fleet. Looks promising.
M & M is awesome, the best pirate game I've played. It does take a long time to learn and at least a few hours to play though. The 2nd best pirate game I've played is Plunder, which you can get dirt cheap and is easier to learn and shorter to play.

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It's funny you mention it because I just "acquired" a large tabletop for/from work. It will be more than big enough for 2 sea mats. Since we can leave it up indefinitely, we will now be able to play WWX, Dust Warfare, etc. at work. I am torn because starting the middle of June, World Cup "lunch" will eat into game lunches for a little while, but it is only once every 4 years.
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Hey cool Hahma sounds like a fun game. I've heard of Sails of Glory before, but never read into it much. Seems like it has some similarities to the X-Wing game.
I think the similarities to X-Wing are mostly that there are different types of ships to use and there is programmed move and actions. But SoG has trickier movement because of wind affecting movement based on which way the ship is facing and also the wind being able to change direction. In our first game the wind changed a lot and the second game had it consistently have it come out of the west.

While you can take different types of damage in both games, like other stuff in SoG, special damage takes longer to repair than in X-Wing. You also get more actions to start in SoG, depending on your ship, but as you take damage, you will eventually start losing actions.

I think that people that play X-Wing can get a pretty good handle on SoG. Though there are no dice, as damage tokens are drawn out of different bags and damage is resolved at the end of combat so it's simultaneous, and there is no initiative in the same sense as there is for X-Wing.

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I have been taking a look at Sails of Glory since I discovered its existence two days ago. Its made by the same company that currently makes Wings of Glory, which is a reboot of Wings of War, which I've been playing a lot of lately. The basic mechanics are similar throughout the games, and they are quite comparable to X-Wing in terms of basic mechanics.
Yeah, as I mentioned above, there are some similarities to X-Wing and Wings of War. I've only played Wings of War once and I enjoyed it a good bit.

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I've been wanting to try a fun pirate themed game and it seems like its an elusive beast. Was looking at Merchants and Marauders but a lot of people say there's too much down time in it. There was a new one coming out soon that I've been watching on BGG called Black Fleet. Looks promising.
I played Merchants and Marauders once and enjoyed it. It's a 3 hour game, so there is going to be some downtime. I would play it once in a while, but it's not one I'd play on a regular basis. Black Fleet looks like it will be a much faster game (like only one hour) and more casual gamer friendly. So hopefully one of the guys in my game group will get it so I can check it out.




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