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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22 thoughts on “Remind me who I’m supposed to blame for getting this.”
It’s my favorite of the month, for sure.
I might be playing that tonight, actually.
I’ve been curious
I get the intuition that it is quite heavy.
Good news! It’s neither as ugly not as impenetrable as High Frontier.
Which is not to say it’s either pretty or light. I’ll give it a read and a play sometime in April probably.
Blame Moe Tousignant thats what I do.
Wish I could find a copy. Now waiting for the 3rd printing and maybe I can get a copy. The friend I knew who had it sold it for 3x what he paid so now no one has a copy.
Moe Tousignant absurd! I got mine for $70 on Amazon, nbd. I would have waited until it got to CSI but I felt like treating myself early.
Was planning on getting it from my FLGS but the distributor cut their order down to 1/3 of what they asked for.
May end up buying it online, but it looks like prices are going back up again.
Yeah I just saw it newly back in stock on Amazon.
Love the game. Definitely look into getting or making some better player boards… Also, remember you can take more than 2 actions per generation, it’s just 1 or 2 actions per turn then everyone else gets a chance before you can play more actions.
Yanni Cooper is that an easily overlooked rule, I assume?
I confess I’m sort of surprised at the … I don’t know, kind of cheap feel of everything, given the price tag and demand.
Yeah, definitely the components aren’t amazing. The game play is pretty awesome, especially once everyone playing has a game or two under their belt.
Tore Nielsen it’s not heavy at all. You might need one game to get up and running, but that’s it.
I enjoyed playing it solo!
Paul Beakley yeah the 2 actions per turn is often messed up. The one time we played we did that, game was still good but not great. Then I heard Jeff Englestien note he screwed it up and realized we did to. Something was wrong because we had far too many resources, we had to sub in extra components to keep track.
Our big mistake on the first play was not cluing in that our resource production could exceed ten.
It’s a great game. Enjoy!
Definitely solid. There is a randomness factor but I’ve found drafting fixes that and doesn’t lengthen the game much once everyone is familiar with the cards. The only long games tend to be when nobody pushes heat.
Just finished our first play. Lots going on. Want to play again.
Wilhelm Fitzpatrick literally just posted about playing this game. LITERALLY.