I founded the Indie Game Reading Club in 2010. I've written and developed RPGs since the mid-90s, now I mostly talk about playing them.
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37 thoughts on “Preordering upside: it’s like Christmas when stuff you forgot you ordered shows up unexpectedly.”
I’d meant to P500 that one, too, and forgot.
Actually I also backed Gallic War and A Distant Plain. Jesus, Past Paul, why so hot and bothered?
For serious tho, apparently Liberty or Death is intended to be their “other” entry-point COIN game, like Cuba Libre. I’m kind of hoping to (re)learn COIN from it, since Fire in the Lake is so ridiculously involved.
Upside: Now you can give a nice surprise to someone who’s super stoked on COIN sctuffs.
They were all sold out at one point so I P500’d all of them. Now they’re seemingly producing them all at once. Sigh. ::eyes wallet:: Double sigh.
Really looking forward to getting my hands on this too (though it’ll take a while to cross the Atlantic). My first foray into COIN since Labyrinth
Andi Carrison Past Paul is not that generous.
Paul Beakley 😀 ..but the future is /now/.
Past Paul is also having a hell of a time explaining to Now Wife about how he spent money he had two years ago and that, no, he’s not taking food out of Future Adult Beakley Girl’s mouth because he’s buying every damned thing that comes along.
Oh, snap. Past Paul set you up!
That dumb short-sighted fucker.
I will kick his ass so hard his Future Self will feel it.
Oh shit I felt it!
I have this one coming too. They also have a Pendragon COIN under development. Don’t think it’s been 500’d yet.
But oh God, so much yes.
This still hasn’t shown up for me, and I keep hearing from people who’ve found it.
(Personally, COIN hits a bunch of events that don’t see much gaming, so I want to see how it deals with a scenario I have other games about.)
Ralph Mazza different than Gallic War? Because that one’s about the Briton tribes. If that’s the one, it’s on P500 right now.
No shit? Whoa.
Haha I just found it! No wonder Google paused a moment.
It looks so much like
Gallic WarsFalling Sky. Weird that they’d let two games loose in such a similar space.
You may be getting your games mixed up. Gallic War is set in France…Caesar in Gaul….
Yeah I am.
Fuck me that Pendragon game looks hot.
I hear someone screaming at me. It sounds like…it sounds like Past Paul! What’s that, Past Paul? If I back Pendragon I won’t have that money to pay for a divorce lawyer? Shh, quiet down, you.
It’s too bad you signed up to run games at Dreamation, Paul. We could have just had a board game fest all weekend.
Well I hope you’re setting aside some time for Fief, Ralph Mazza!
Absolutely. I was just thinking it would also be cool to play this…
I know,I know.
If only we were showing up a week early.
Does she know they didn’t charge you two years ago, but just three months ago?
Paul Czege shut up shut up shut uppppp.
-You don’t think COIN is amazeballs anymore? Why not?
-I love games set around this time period. This might be my first COIN game. Looking forward to your thoughts.
-Pendragon COIN? That sounds so cool.
-We should hope that Past Paul and Night Macklin never team up. Who could take them down?
Jesse Coombs I do! I think. It’s been maybe a year since I last attempted Fire in the Lake. But FitL is also super-advanced COIN. Bad starter. This or Cuba Libre would,I think, be more accessible.
A Distant Plain will ship any day now for reals.
At this point it appears they’re going to keep cranking out COIN games until it really jumps the shark with like COIN zombies or COIN Harry Potter or something.
The day they do COIN Arab Spring/Middle-East Clusterfuck is what I’m waiting for.
Like some versions of Axis & Allies, you’ll just combine the boards from different games and make them into one ginormous game. You will get to turn two before it gets dark and everyone has to go home.
Can you imagine?
I can’t even get through the “normal” length FitL game in a day.
We tried to learn with a distant plain too and that was…not the best choice…
I always teach with Cuba Libre. Great starter game.