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GenCon Nights 14 years 5 months ago #25

Thanks for posting the link, that was interesting. Checked out the demo. It reminds me of the choose your own adventure books. Very cool.


You're welcome - the game is a LOT of fun... Sort of reminds you of an episode of Scooby Doo in some ways. :)
Lance Lamont

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GenCon Nights 14 years 5 months ago #26

Settlers is great, but my personal favorite is probably Betrayal at House on the Hill...


Just finished the demo as well and it seems like it would be fun. Sort of like a board version of TD with fewer puzzles. :D
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GenCon Nights 14 years 5 months ago #27

Seems like an interesting game. Thanks. (However, now I would never be able to play it without picturing Scooby turing into a werewolf. Yoinks!)
David
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GenCon Nights 14 years 5 months ago #28

Settlers is too much based on the set-up...now in San Juan - you can start out with a strategy and depending on the luck of the cards switch strategy half way through the game...

Carcassonne is also luck of the draw and some strategy based on the placement of the opponents pieces...


Gary,
Our gaming group uses the alternate method to set the tiles. The basic setup is listed in the rules as an introduction. With the tiles and dice indicators laid out separately and randomly, it makes for a much more interesting game.

You can either use the basic layout (or randomize it), randomly place the dice indicators on the tiles face down, have each player place their starting pieces on the board (before they know the numbers) then turn them all over. It really makes the game a challenge. If you continue to use the basic setup, or even worse the basic setup with the piece placements, it is pretty much a give the person with the orange pieces, or the one who learns which resource tiles and numbers hit the most, will win.

I agree Carcassonne, is also fun and fairly quick, as long as everyone agrees on the scoring of the farmers.

Dave
You should know better than to pick up a duck in a dungeon....

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GenCon Nights 14 years 5 months ago #29

That is a good demo. I could see spending time in the House.


Widseth
Author of The Brazen Serpent Chronicles--Talon of Light
and The Brazen Serpent Chronicles--The Caduceus
and The Brazen Serpent Cronicles--Dragon Kiln
and The Brazen Serpent Chronicles--Cenote Gate (in process)

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GenCon Nights 14 years 5 months ago #30


You're welcome - the game is a LOT of fun... Sort of reminds you of an episode of Scooby Doo in some ways. :)


*little laugh* Ooh, don't say that I have a weakness for scooby, and only five cats for company, that would make for a boring game. heehehehhe
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GenCon Nights 14 years 5 months ago #31

FIVE CATS???? How do you put up with being owned by that many different felines. Two cats own our family and that is quite enough masters.

I have to tell you a story. One of our cats is really a pest--ok both are--but anyway--one of them is very regular at night. At midnight she runs her claws on the sliding glass door to go out--yeah kinda like fingernails on a chalkboard type noise. Dutifully I get up and let her out. Then about an hour later she shreds the screen door outside until I get up to let her in. Every night the same thing at the same hour. She has me well trained. One night I let her out and sure enough an hour later I stumbled over to the sliding glass door and opened it when beckoned by the shredding of the screen. I slid the door open, but no cat came in. In the dark I stood waiting and wondering what she was doing. Finally I turned on the deck light and what to my wondering eyes did appear but a raccoon as big as a volkswagon bus. We stood staring at one another for what seemed like fifteen minutes (probably 5 seconds) before I had the good sense to close the door. I stood there thinking--I hope you ate my cat, but the cat showed up about ten minutes later.

Moral of the story. It was time for the cat. It sounded like the cat. In the dark I could't tell it wasn't the cat. So for pity sake turn on the light before you open the door.


Widseth
Author of The Brazen Serpent Chronicles--Talon of Light
and The Brazen Serpent Chronicles--The Caduceus
and The Brazen Serpent Cronicles--Dragon Kiln
and The Brazen Serpent Chronicles--Cenote Gate (in process)

www.brazenserpentchronicles.com

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GenCon Nights 14 years 5 months ago #32

*giggles profusely*
hehehehehee,
Well Technically there are 6 cats. But only 5 claim me(or my services I should say) and my room. Well with four other people, three dogs, and a tank of fish, they do manage to keep me busy. But then again I'm obsequious by nature so its okay.

And thank you for the good advice. heheheheehe. I will definitely remember that. Turn a light on! Gotcha! Also helpful if you are clutz, keeps you from walking into doors and busting your nose open, heheehehe.
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