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  • StarchildHypocrethes 11 Mar 2020 10:40:28 32,735 posts
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    M.O.D.O.K. is the best Marvel villain. There. I said it.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 11 Mar 2020 11:03:49 32,365 posts
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    M.O.D.O.K. even looks decent and non-chibi style in Marvel United, as those are his normal proportions anyway :p
  • kentmonkey 11 Mar 2020 11:15:31 23,407 posts
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    Looks like it might be Arnim Zola and not MODOK from a better resolution image.......
    I know. Who?
  • rice_sandwich 11 Mar 2020 11:20:35 6,298 posts
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    I keep thinking about getting a Marvel Unlimited subscription to get into Marvel lore. There's a 6 month delay for new comics but the back catalogue looks immense. There's a subreddit with suggested reading lists. The only problem is that superhero comics seem to be very light reads, though perhaps I'm out of the loop and they're better than they used to be. On the other hand there's nothing wrong with a bit of light reading to go along with other sorts of books.
  • Gregolution 11 Mar 2020 11:31:11 9,885 posts
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    tbh it seems strange to me that this story pack won't have that big bugger from guardians of the galaxy since he's on the box. Almost every character we've seen so far is on the core game box.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 11 Mar 2020 11:39:33 32,735 posts
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    @rice_sandwich Unlimited is perfect if you're new to Marvel and want to dabble. There is a metric tonne of stuff with all the classic story arcs available.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 11 Mar 2020 12:01:39 32,365 posts
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    Don't know if it's relevant for everyone, but Amazon Prime Reading gets you a few Marvel (and DC) comics to read too. It's not the best selection in the world but if you've already got Prime, it's not like it's costing you more to have a browse. Most of the more popular characters have at least a couple of comics available :)
  • McGeeza 11 Mar 2020 12:08:04 1,993 posts
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    Yeah I read Volume 1 of Ms Marvel using prime reading. Vol 2 is Kindle Unlimited though (which you have to pay monthly for) and Vol 3+ aren't on either, so if that's an indication of how they do it i'm not sure it's a rabbit hole you'll want to go down. :)
  • McGeeza 11 Mar 2020 15:04:03 1,993 posts
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    Just had my first game using She-Hulk + her starter deck. Did 23 damage and took down Tombstone and Rhino II in one turn (with the help of a Tac Team).

    Lovely stuff.
  • Your-Mother 11 Mar 2020 22:54:54 3,772 posts
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    Theyíve managed to fuck up on Marvel Unitedís pledge manager. Hits retail in August, but if you kickstarted more than the core box, you either have to pay double shipping for two wave release or wait an extra six months to get everything in one go. Theyíve tried to sell it as a positive ďbonusĒ to backers as well. Retail RRP is cheaper than the core pledge too.

    Edit: turns out base pledges are affected too - stretch goal shipping will be March 2021, so if you want the game at the same time as retail and not wait an extra 7 months for it to arrive with stretch goals itíll be $60+ shipping for the UK.

    Edited by Your-Mother at 23:41:10 11-03-2020
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 11 Mar 2020 23:50:05 32,365 posts
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    I thought you meant the actual screw up, where they had to close the manager because it was doing the reverse (you had to pay more to get it all later).
  • Your-Mother 12 Mar 2020 00:00:02 3,772 posts
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    Nope. That was bad enough though.

    Two wave shipping in itself isnít terrible, lots of KSes offer it up front, but itís the post-campaign ďby the way...Ē thatís pissing a lot of people off, especially when itís effectively mandatory for all pledges due to the stretch goals and it wasnít revealed that retail release would be several months before the KS shipping.

    Edited by Your-Mother at 00:00:21 12-03-2020
  • Bleh 12 Mar 2020 08:43:50 385 posts
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    That's why I stay clear of CMON's campaign. I don't like it how they run their campaigns. I also don't understand why people are screaming more paid addons in the comments when you're already paying a lot of money and they adjust stredge goal gap based on how fast money is coming in instead of how much is needed to produce an item.

    Edited by Bleh at 11:12:18 12-03-2020
  • Gregolution 15 Mar 2020 11:36:02 9,885 posts
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    @Tonka

    First game of Gallerist yesterday. Definitely need another play before I can really comment on how much I enjoyed it. Confusing - like most of his games I guess but lots of potential.

    Lacerda games are odd. They don't follow the usual pattern of games I love - tight interactive euros, but I still like them. Gaia, Terra Mystica and Barrage are great examples of my type of games. I always love to have a score displayed during the game so you constantly know who's winning... Lacerda is a bit point salad. But.... they're just so crunchy and physically a joy.
  • Tonka 15 Mar 2020 11:46:35 30,313 posts
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    Yeah, the first game should be seen as a learning experience. Lately I'm more attracted to cube rails weight games though.

    I just dread the teach of a Lacerda.

    That having been said, that crunch is delicious. I enjoy having my brain turned to mush.
  • Gregolution 15 Mar 2020 18:22:31 9,885 posts
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    @Tonka yes exactly!

    It's weird. It doesn't follow what I usually look for in a euro at all. It's a bit solitaire and it's not completely open information but it's so damn crunchy!

    Just played 2nd game, 3 players with my wife - and even she liked it. She actually said what I think Lacerda is all about after the game. I was telling her I was surprised she liked it because there are so many systems and rules and she replied 'yeah but they all make sense so it's not that hard'. That's his design in a nutshell IMO.

    I'm now keen to open up this Escape Plan box and try my 3rd Lacerda.
  • Gregolution 15 Mar 2020 20:47:47 9,885 posts
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    @Tonka

    Do you use those KS upgrade pack extra art tiles in your game? where do you store the ones that replace the originals?

    What do you do with the extra bag?

    Why is there a new brown easel!?
  • Gregolution 15 Mar 2020 20:51:33 9,885 posts
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    @Tonka

    Also, in the solo rules - do you get to place your pawn on any starting location to take a reputation tile like you do in the MP game?
  • Tonka 16 Mar 2020 05:57:33 30,313 posts
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    @Gregolution tysta how I played it. Only soloed The Gallerist once though, and I don't have the KS extras.

    Probably the prettiest of all my games.
  • Nemesis 16 Mar 2020 12:44:23 19,647 posts
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    Agricola All Creatures Big and Small has turned up again at retail at last; absolutely get this game!

    Edited by Nemesis at 12:44:45 16-03-2020
  • Nemesis 16 Mar 2020 12:46:54 19,647 posts
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    https://www.gameslore.com/acatalog/PR_Agricola_All_Creatures_Big_and_Small_Board_Game_The_Big_Box.html#SID=44
  • Nemesis 16 Mar 2020 12:46:55 19,647 posts
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  • rice_sandwich 16 Mar 2020 13:29:10 6,298 posts
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    A good game at a good price. Better than Agricola 2p. I wonder how big the box is as the original game and expansions can fit into the base (small) box.
  • Nemesis 16 Mar 2020 13:35:20 19,647 posts
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    rice_sandwich wrote:
    A good game at a good price. Better than Agricola 2p. I wonder how big the box is as the original game and expansions can fit into the base (small) box.
    19x28x7 (cm).
  • Nemesis 16 Mar 2020 13:35:40 19,647 posts
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    Plus there is room to spare in the box too!
  • Gregolution 16 Mar 2020 13:55:45 9,885 posts
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    I've still not played Agricola!

    Don't really know how this one is considered in comparison?
  • rice_sandwich 16 Mar 2020 14:02:16 6,298 posts
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    @Gregolution

    I'd say it's an improvement over the comparable 2p Agricola experience as it removes the knife fight to the death for clay and the randomness of the cards. It's not as punishing as big box Agric as the family feeding requirement is removed. Play time is much shorter and there's a comparable amount of variability with all the included buildings.

    Big box Agricola can skew towards scripted play as the appearance of actions is only partially variable. If you get crap cards in big box Agricola you can be screwed, though I think they've removed a lot of the chaff in the revised edition. Both are good games but I prefer ACBAS as it's not so punishing.
  • Gregolution 16 Mar 2020 14:43:19 9,885 posts
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    @rice_sandwich

    I quite like punishing though...

    Hmmm.
  • rice_sandwich 16 Mar 2020 14:54:12 6,298 posts
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    Yeah, it's a very tight, mean game for sure that punishes player mistakes. You generally have to build everything to avoid negative points which takes it away from the design your own farm aspect. It's a 10 year old game and has been improved upon by Uwe's other designs, e.g. Odin.
  • Your-Mother 16 Mar 2020 14:55:47 3,772 posts
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    Itís one of the few Uwe Rosenberg games Iíve bounced off, and I dunno why. Absolutely love almost all of his other stuff.
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