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  1. Oh no. This feels like the kiss of death right here; I don't recall ever seeing something where this sort of thing promised and it actually delivered anything of real merit, let alone made me re-evaluate my opinions.
  2. I meant Fett's escape from the Sarlacc and his recovery afterwards
  3. I was behind this all the way with the first two episodes, now it seems caught in some sort of weird story loop. "Next week, in Episode 4, Boba Fett goes back to the Mayor's office again for no real reason..." With the Sarlacc escape and recovery out the way I was expecting things to really pick up, instead it's pin-wheeling around like they've nothing but filler until Boba rides a Rancor through the middle of town. Looking like Mungo turning up on the bull in Blazing Saddles.
  4. Thanks - I think I'm going to grab the revised core and then the Saga boxes to start, since it seems those aren't being changed or revised. That'll give additional content to play and deck build options until FFG can sort out whatever it is they're doing with the revised cycles. I've become more reluctant to grab the first two cycles right now if there's going to be an announcement they're being reboxed with additional boons and burdens / split into campaign and characters etc.
  5. After waiting till all the episodes of the Mandolorian were out and having loads of it spoiled for me as a result, I've sworn to watch things as they come out now. Black K being there was a real "Is that..?!" surprise moment and I loved it. If we get Aphra showing up they need to give her a shot at her own show - it'd be amazing.
  6. That's cool, thank you. They've been really unclear where they're going with it - they're not even saying what cycles will be repackaged, outside of saying not all of them will. I think I'm struggling with getting my head around it being more like Marvel Champions' narrative (or rather lack of) compared to something like Arkham Horror, simply because the LOTR theme would lend itself towards a richer plot line / narrative based campaign. In my mind the revised core seemed like the perfect time for them to also repackage cycle Mirkwood in one box, add in boons and burdens to string it all together more in line with expectations of 'newer' LCG's. Perhaps they will but I can't help but think they're being hesitant to announce anything as the game just received a large reprint of most cycles and sagas. I think for now I'll wait and just grab the revised core and the new Dark of Mirkwood scenario pack (with perhaps some of the other stand alones if I really get into it).
  7. The revised core apparently contains boons and burdens and people are saying that will make it more of a campaign between scenarios (I understand this is similar to what the saga boxes do?) What I can't work out is, in a cycle like the Mirkwood packs, is there already an over arching narrative and story between them or is it just a set of themed stories? Are the boons and burdens just something which make it feel all tied together, where actions from one scenario in a deluxe and cycle have consequence later on? I'm trying to work out if it's worth picking up the Mirkwood cycle now at the same time as the revised core, or just waiting to see if FFG have some sort of grander campaign arc for tying whole cycles together. It hasn't helped they're not saying much about what their plans entail, other than loosely saying they'll follow the new Arkham Horror style of releases.
  8. Any Lord of the Ring LCG devotees here? Got a question now the revised core is on the way and I'm thinking of taking the plunge (God help my wallet!)
  9. Wha??!!! And expansions! It's a genuine Xmas miracle!
  10. Oh man, so many memorable bits of art from one guy.
  11. If you've been toying with picking up Journey's into Middle Earth (because, like me, you sat down and watched the film trilogy on Sky the last few weeks) then it's down to just shy of £57 on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fantasy-Flight-Games-FFGJME01-Rings/dp/B07PHH966D/ref=rvi_2/259-5628443-8300358?pd_rd_w=EDvkV&pf_rd_p=1aa0e3c6-d03f-4cfa-9040-27eac2789751&pf_rd_r=NJ95NM4XAW5PP60VJMJ5&pd_rd_r=7eac5fb5-ee23-4111-8dfa-41b6ac633b5b&pd_rd_wg=v7XXM&pd_rd_i=B09HN189Q3&th=1
  12. It's up for pre-order now from quite a few places so supply doesn't seem limited. The main game and first two expansions (Kellar's Keep and Return of the Witch Lord) are all due the start of January.
  13. Jesse is a ardent Tea Party member and one of his main lines of work is producing video content for the party (the kind of doublespeak content designed to mask the Tea Party's lunatic and fringe leanings). But the tipping point for me was he'd made a rambling monologue video a while back on his channel about peace and harmony in the board game space, literally a "why can't we all just get along guys?" lecture to the viewer like they were the ones doing something wrong. All the while it's not just his political leaning but his actively paid job to support a party of division. I just can't abide that level of hypocrisy. That's notwithstanding he's a Kickstarter shill for every single company that throws freebies his way - he's not unique there, it just adds to my view on him. My issue with Alex from BoardgameCo is different, even though he associates heavily with Quakerlope so I can't imagine he's ideologically much different. But in my view he's manipulating the space for profit and seems to have stumbled into the lucrative shtick of disguising this as content. He's quite subtle (and actually quite clever) in the ways he promotes it in his videos, but his apparent `love` for boardgames has to be seen against the backdrop of his business is buying and re-selling Kickstarters and board games. Which might be fine, but there's a load of complaints about the way he's behaved (bad responses to customers, providing incomplete games and then telling people to go away when they complain, low-balling offers to buy stuff knowing it's worth a lot more etc). It's the reasons why I've got both their channels on block.
  14. With this coming to retail and the app to play it solo, I'm resigned that I'm going to buy it. Between this and Star Wars / Marvel / Transformers figures Hasbro have complete command of my wallet. In other news, Marvel Zombicide's been officially revealed as CMON's 50th Zombicide Kickstarter. Goes live 22nd of this month. I refuse to find out any more as right now it means giving clicks to BoardGameCo and Quakerlope and I can't bear either of them because of their political leanings.
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