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So my Space Hulk turned up!

 

And it's in Italian which means its going back to them.

 

Annoyingly as well you can get the Italian Language decks on Amazon for about £15.

 

So back to the drawing board with that one, but if anyone has a copy that's complete they want to part with please let me know. 

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I've got a copy that's only been played a couple of times I'd sell, probably not gonna make it to the table any time soon for me. Let me dig it out and check it's in decent condition.

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4 hours ago, Blunted said:

I've got a copy that's only been played a couple of times I'd sell, probably not gonna make it to the table any time soon for me. Let me dig it out and check it's in decent condition.

 

Be good if you could, i would appreciate it! 

 

No rush :)

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Just been watching some people stream 7th Continent and it's really pipped my interest.

 

I have noticed one thing however, everyone that has finished it really seems pissed off by the ending etc. 

 

Is this going to be one of things where i buy it play it and then like everyone else seem to be really unhappy with the outcome of it all?

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It's expensive, hard to find, and, in my opinion, vastly overrated. I would struggle to recommend it. I'd be tempted to offer you mine (or my replacement cards) but I'm based in Japan and shipping it would be prohibitive.

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44 minutes ago, Tourist said:

It's expensive, hard to find, and, in my opinion, vastly overrated. I would struggle to recommend it. I'd be tempted to offer you mine (or my replacement cards) but I'm based in Japan and shipping it would be prohibitive.

 

I appreciate the sentiment. 

 

I bet living in Japan is cool, bet there's so many cool games out there we don't see over there. 

 

And you get all those cool things like Space Marine Heroes etc. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, The Eagle Lord said:

Just been watching some people stream 7th Continent and it's really pipped my interest.

 

I have noticed one thing however, everyone that has finished it really seems pissed off by the ending etc. 

 

Is this going to be one of things where i buy it play it and then like everyone else seem to be really unhappy with the outcome of it all?

 

It's ingenious, and wonderfully suited to solo play, but once you have solved each curse and completed it (or simply solved it if you can't be bothered to complete it), it has no replay value.  It's  a game-ifcation of the classic create your own adventure books really.  The best part is the initial exploration phase where you are seeing how all the sections fit together - the jungle area, the desert area etc etc, and initiating the encounters for the first time.   Serious Pulp are also really precious about not making it available to retail (its basically packs of cards with dividers and holders, easy as pie to manufacture).  I'll be selling mine at some point but have two curses to solve, and the expansion which adds a few bells and whistles and more curses (3 or 4 iirc), and I won't be getting it out again for several months, so that will be some time off.  No point at all in keeping it longer though.  Not a "black hole" award winner!

 

I'll post here when the next Hexplore kickstarter goes live on 1 August - I'm working though the character combinations in the first game and it's an absolute gem for solo play.

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8 hours ago, The Eagle Lord said:

I bet living in Japan is cool, bet there's so many cool games out there we don't see over there. 

 

I think the only JP only games I have are not soloable - 枯山水 and 文絵のために - but there are a bunch of small box games over here that I would love to try if I thought I could smuggle them past my wife.

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In case anyone plays any of the Wizkids Dice Masters sets (admittedly i've just found the set Moosegrinder brought me years ago) i have found some that has made some solo rules which seem to  apply to whatever flavour you want to play (X-Men, D&D etc)

 

 

DMS_1.0.pdf

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8 hours ago, The Eagle Lord said:

In case anyone plays any of the Wizkids Dice Masters sets (admittedly i've just found the set Moosegrinder brought me years ago) i have found some that has made some solo rules which seem to  apply to whatever flavour you want to play (X-Men, D&D etc)

 

 

DMS_1.0.pdf 1.11 MB · 1 download

 

That might work better, but you can easily play the two sides of the game just using the normal rules and making sure you make the decisions you would if it was a two player game. I’ve done it a few times just to test teams.

 

I’ve again not tried it, but there is also quite a big scene for playing Dice Masters online with a webcam over Skype or whatever. They seem like good people though. Join the Facebook groups (the U.K. one particularly) and get the lay of the land.

 

 

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Has been said already, but Arkham Horror LCG is excellent solo. Once you've built your decks or assembled one of the suggested ones, you take the role of one or two (one is haaard) investigators and navigate through a chapter of a Lovecraftian narrative, trying to collect clues to advance the story while doom tokens gather on the enemy agenda which can similarly advance. When either the story pile or enemy agenda pile advance, you flip the card and read the next part of the story before moving onto the next, which often rearranges the board and adds new enemies. Get a few candles and a two hour lovecraft music mix on the go and it's pretty atmospheric.

 

The core game revolves around each investigator taking a series of actions to play an item or upgrade into your inventory, move, investigate or fight the ghoulies. Most actions require a skill check which can be supplemented with cards from your hand to tip the odds in your favour, if you don't like doing skill checks, don't get this game. There are some complex-ish rules about monster aggro, when you're in and out of combat, sharing aggro between players, exhausting monsters etc. My common tactic is to bop the monster a couple of times with a guardian (fighter) class and then get one of the high agility investigators to engage it and dodge, which exhausts the monster and stops it from attacking on the monster's turn. There's an added layer where some monsters cannot be exhausted, or always aggro a specific investigator (e.g. person with the most/least health) and so on.

 

The objectives for each chapter change - sometimes it's discovering enough clues, sometimes it's defeating a boss, sometimes you're against the clock trying to do as much of something as possible before the game naturally ends in a push your luck scenario. Whether you win or lose, you note what happened and move onto the next chapter. Between chapters you can accumulate upgrades in the form of additional story cards in your deck plus upgrades and abilities you purchase with XP. Characters can also accumulate permanent damage which carries over to the next chapter.

 

The core box contains 4 starter investigators, a bunch of upgrades, 3 chapters which can be played through multiple times at multiple difficulties. However it's fair to say that you will eventually want more content after playing the initial chapters a few times.

 

From then on, each deluxe box (about 23 quid) functions as the start of a new cycle, which introduces more investigators, more cards, more monsters and 3 more chapters of a new campaign. You can mix and match all investigators and cards (everything is forwards and backwards compatible) giving you a reason to go back and play the old stuff with new characters and increasing your deckbuilding options. THEN, there's a cycle of six further chapters which are about a tenner each, which contains the next chapter in that campaign. So you're looking at 80 quid to complete a cycle, but a tenner a month to keep your game fresh isn't too steep if you play it multiple times. There's a nice element of collection too, especially if you buy/make yourself a nice box and some nice dividers. 

 

baf443256cc9544876e886a5bc40defeb00733f0

 

The downsides are that the theme isn't for everyone - it's Lovecraft firstly, which might put off the wokest among us. The atmosphere is one of creeping dread and gathering doom (there is literally a doom counter) and you often feel like you're limping through a nightmare even when you're actually doing very well. It's a bit tough to teach people until you know it well yourself, and you need to buy two core sets in order to play 3-4 player.

 

If you're not sure it's for you and you want something a bit friendly, check out the upcoming Marvel Champions LCG, which seems like a very similar game with a Marvel theme and a few more concessions. Haven't played the LOTR one sorry.

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3 hours ago, Moz said:

Has been said already, but Arkham Horror LCG is excellent solo. Once you've built your decks or assembled one of the suggested ones, you take the role of one or two (one is haaard) investigators and navigate through a chapter of a Lovecraftian narrative, trying to collect clues to advance the story while doom tokens gather on the enemy agenda which can similarly advance. When either the story pile or enemy agenda pile advance, you flip the card and read the next part of the story before moving onto the next, which often rearranges the board and adds new enemies. Get a few candles and a two hour lovecraft music mix on the go and it's pretty atmospheric.

 

The core game revolves around each investigator taking a series of actions to play an item or upgrade into your inventory, move, investigate or fight the ghoulies. Most actions require a skill check which can be supplemented with cards from your hand to tip the odds in your favour, if you don't like doing skill checks, don't get this game. There are some complex-ish rules about monster aggro, when you're in and out of combat, sharing aggro between players, exhausting monsters etc. My common tactic is to bop the monster a couple of times with a guardian (fighter) class and then get one of the high agility investigators to engage it and dodge, which exhausts the monster and stops it from attacking on the monster's turn. There's an added layer where some monsters cannot be exhausted, or always aggro a specific investigator (e.g. person with the most/least health) and so on.

 

The objectives for each chapter change - sometimes it's discovering enough clues, sometimes it's defeating a boss, sometimes you're against the clock trying to do as much of something as possible before the game naturally ends in a push your luck scenario. Whether you win or lose, you note what happened and move onto the next chapter. Between chapters you can accumulate upgrades in the form of additional story cards in your deck plus upgrades and abilities you purchase with XP. Characters can also accumulate permanent damage which carries over to the next chapter.

 

The core box contains 4 starter investigators, a bunch of upgrades, 3 chapters which can be played through multiple times at multiple difficulties. However it's fair to say that you will eventually want more content after playing the initial chapters a few times.

 

From then on, each deluxe box (about 23 quid) functions as the start of a new cycle, which introduces more investigators, more cards, more monsters and 3 more chapters of a new campaign. You can mix and match all investigators and cards (everything is forwards and backwards compatible) giving you a reason to go back and play the old stuff with new characters and increasing your deckbuilding options. THEN, there's a cycle of six further chapters which are about a tenner each, which contains the next chapter in that campaign. So you're looking at 80 quid to complete a cycle, but a tenner a month to keep your game fresh isn't too steep if you play it multiple times. There's a nice element of collection too, especially if you buy/make yourself a nice box and some nice dividers. 

 

baf443256cc9544876e886a5bc40defeb00733f0

 

The downsides are that the theme isn't for everyone - it's Lovecraft firstly, which might put off the wokest among us. The atmosphere is one of creeping dread and gathering doom (there is literally a doom counter) and you often feel like you're limping through a nightmare even when you're actually doing very well. It's a bit tough to teach people until you know it well yourself, and you need to buy two core sets in order to play 3-4 player.

 

If you're not sure it's for you and you want something a bit friendly, check out the upcoming Marvel Champions LCG, which seems like a very similar game with a Marvel theme and a few more concessions. Haven't played the LOTR one sorry.

 

Where did you get those dividers?

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Oh that's just an illustrative pic, though I do have something similar. You can buy/print horizontal dividers like that, people sell them on etsy and ebay, or you can get the files in PDF from the files section of the Arkham LCG page at boardgamegeek and print them yourself.

 

I ordered this:

 

https://www.laseredgames.com/?pid=12&ATR_302_Arkham_Horror_Lovecraft_LCG_Card_Game_Case

 

and some vertical dividers from this guy:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/paragon_star

 

Note the laseredgames guy sent me the wrong box and I'm still in the process of getting the right one sent to me...

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Moz said:

Oh that's just an illustrative pic, though I do have something similar. You can buy/print horizontal dividers like that, people sell them on etsy and ebay, or you can get the files in PDF from the files section of the Arkham LCG page at boardgamegeek and print them yourself.

 

I ordered this:

 

https://www.laseredgames.com/?pid=12&ATR_302_Arkham_Horror_Lovecraft_LCG_Card_Game_Case

 

and some vertical dividers from this guy:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/paragon_star

 

Note the laseredgames guy sent me the wrong box and I'm still in the process of getting the right one sent to me...

 

 

 

Ah I have a similar box but no dividers - etsy always seemed very exspensive, and I don't have a printer :)

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