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bgg/ Board Games General: Nose to the Grindstone

Previous thread: >>85504052

The pastebin: https://pastebin.com/h8Tz2ze8

>TQ
Best board game company to work for?

Nightmare board game company to work for?

>Next teach, next buy, next cull: which games?
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>>85533828
>Next teach
GF9 Dune. Tomorrow. Nervous.
>Next buy
Living Planet and all its expansions
>Next cull
None because I'm a board game hoarder. I should get rid of Dead of Winter.

Because a lot of people won't be able to answer OP's first two questions -
>What did you play this week, /bgg/?
Feel free to share how your sessions went
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>>85533828
>Next teach
Virgin Queen or Falling Sky
>next buy
Maybe Summoner Wars 2
>next cull:
Stellar Horizons
Holy shit what a big box of turd.
I had to rewrite the rulebook myself to make it playable.
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How's Neanderthal? Never played an Eklund game. Is the 1st edition ok?
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so to whichever anon recommended Tokyo Clash - you're a cool guy, and we should hang out
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>>85534062
I just read a horror thread on troongamegeek about 2nd printing of Neanderthal which has errors on like 30 percent of cards, it seems 1st printing is better in that regard.
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>>85534159
I've been tempted to grab it, I do like megalon....
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>>85534267
I played as megalon my first game. he's pretty fun.
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>>85533828
>Next teach
Tsukiji Market

>next buy
Saving money for buying stuff at Consim. So probably The Mission if Blue Panther has a booth.

>next cull: which games?
Mansions of Madness, Time Stories - I'm really happy with my collection at this point, I don't buy anything unless its an expansion or something that's been on my want list for a while. Online play has helped with FOMO.
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>>85534208
>thread on troongamegeek about 2nd printing of Neanderthal which has errors on like 30 percent of cards
Fuck I just got the game, checked it, yup.

I think they're minor errors, but not great. Gonna contact them for replacements.
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Whichever anon shat on Hearts and strongly recommended Tichu: I'm still on it. A friend of mine owns it and we plan to play it as soon as possible. Be ready for praise or judgment.
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>>85534623
They have a spare parts form so here's hoping.

Goddamn hate getting replacements, as if games weren't expensive enough.

I understand big text heavy RPGs and shit, but games like this (not lightweight, but still) shouldn't be an issue, especially when they were kickstarters for months.
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>>85534623
I'm curious how it plays ive always wanted neanderthal or Greenland or whatever as cave man his cave man with rock is a theme I want, but ive never found a glowing review or an anon who would recommend.
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>>85533828
>next teach
space empires 4x
>next buy
crescent moon, undaunted, or summoner wars
>next cull
maybe Le Havre because normals don't get excited by the theme and eurogamers who would agree to play it are crusty
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reposting it in this thread so you guys maybe can help me too

i need some help from all the weebs on this board.
Im making a deckless deck building card game about isekais and i need your guys help

game basicaly works like this: you draw 3 cards at the start of the game to set up your previous life, current life and objective and then you try to achieve the objective by playing cards

basicaly i need the best and most recognizeable "tropes and cliches" about the genre
stuff like :

>precious life
fat neet
normal neet
loli neet
salaryman
assassin
truck driver

>current life
Reborn as baby
same body as precious life
reborn as a farm animal
reborn as a vending machine
reborn as "monster"

>objective
Kill deamon lord
Kill hero
Open a pharmacy
Open a brothel
get a harem
Marry and become a familyman
get back home

i made a small PDF file with all the ideas i have and were sugested to me so far.

can you guys help me?
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>>85534777
Tichu is a partnership game aka pure cancer, Bridge being the king of cancers. I hate how some many classic card games use this dogshit no-fun-allowed mechanic that introduces unnecessary amounts of autism and rageblaming. When it comes to trick-taking I'd rather play either ffa games like Rummy or 1v2 ones like Preferans
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>>85534267
Root was an ok game. My two cents are that it could be really awesome if you get to play with players who are really interested in mastering something. The rules are very hard, and it's impossible to teach them all prior to playing the first match. So the first game or two is going to be players learning the factions. It is basically a wargame disguised as a board game.
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>>85535186
I think it's just you, anon
partner games are great
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>>85535101
you have too many flavor ideas and not many mechanics ideas. figure out the mechanics, and the flavor will follow like water follows a river
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>>85535186
Seconding this anon >>85535233
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>>85535233
>>85535272
Well clearly its not just me considering how partnership games are pretty much dead, ASSHOLES. Its the least popular type of game these days
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>>85534159
The fan monsters weren't too good…
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>>85535320
>he's so bad at cardgames he can't even get a partner
luckily for you, Russian Preferance exists. you don't need a friend to play it, and it technically is a partner game (2 players will always fight the solo player, and usually want to band up to make sure solo player doesn't get his contract), do give it a try sometime
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>>85535234
i just didnt wrote how the machanics work in that pdf

all cards will have 3 diferent "requeriments" or prices

you can kill the deamon lord by using 30 strenght or charm him to your side by using 50 charm
if you are atacked by bandits you can justk ill them, or bribe them using money
if you come across a monster you can try to run away or if you have spare food and magic you can heal and feed him and turn him to your side

these cards will genereate their own resourses that you can use to get more cards or complete the objectives like "open a blacksmith" requires you to get a location and place cards in there that generate X amount of resources.
you can Charm the demon lord and place him as a chief in the haunted castle you took a mission to aquire.

you dont start with a deck, thats why i call it a deckless deck building, you start with only 2 usable cards. past self and current self

if you were a neet in your past life you had lots of free time to read about stuff and argue with random people online so you generate inteligence but you suffer a charm penalty
if you were a yakuza you know how to fight so you generate strenght but you are not very smart.

that way you go building your own isekai story by getting more and more cards.

you could be a spider that is reborn as a adventurer with the objective of defeating the deamon lord. and you managed to do that by seducing both of his daughters to help you fight
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>>85535480
are you haeving a strok?
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>>85535531
yes
send help
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>>85535232
>It is basically a wargame disguised as a board game.
That's precisely why I like it so much. It has lured my board game group into a false sense of security with cute art and meeples and we spend the night playing a very rules heavy (compared to other board games) game.
It has made me search for better, heavier games.
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>>85533931
>>85535618
>It has lured my board game group into a false sense of security with cute art and meeples and we spend the night playing a very rules heavy (compared to other board games) game.
>It has made me search for better, heavier games.
Based devious anon
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>>85535480
so you have gameplay? good. the next step is refine that
30 str and 5 charm look like numbers too high for players to have fun tracking and counting. simplify that (see also pretty much all other tabletop deckbuilders and even handbuilders like Spirit Island); or make sure there's some sort of way to know ahead when you'll be off by 1 or 2 points so you can math a different approach instead (see also Power Grid).
also how do you pick past/present/objective? draw randomly? pick from the entire pool? can i get lucky and use my starter two cards to clear the starter objective and end the game on the first turn before anyone else can do anything in their story?
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>>85535480
>you dont start with a deck, thats why i call it a deckless deck building
Stop
Maybe play some actual fucking deckbuilders before trying to make one
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>>85535629
>>85535618
>>85535232
>basically a wargame disguised as a board game
The fuck you're talking about you can win the game without interacting with anyone. The combat is a simplistic trash that wouldn't fly even in light wargames
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>>85535480
>>85535740
>5 charm
i meant 50 charm. but 5 is the example of "lowered cost" variant, where cards only make 1 or 2 charm and most don't make any charm, so you'll need to specialize into it to seduce the demon lord's general or something

point is, while having good gameplay and good theme is important, it's also equally (if not more) important to make sure the two mesh together. if the theme is "you're in an another world, go do whatever and have fun, mr. Yankee in King Arthur's court!" and the gameplay is Spreadsheet Simulator 20XX featuring fucking yourself over in turn 1 and not figuring it out till turn 4, then you've failed.
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>>85534854
I picked it up as it seemed like it would be interesting solo. Might be too crunch for my usual group, but I don't mind hunching over a game like this.

I'll try and play and update soon.
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>>85535339
>amateur content is amateur
next you'll say abstract games lack theme
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>>85535801
>you can win the game without interacting with anyone
what pro tip is this?
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>>85535763
>clank
10 card deck that you draw from randomicaly
>barbarossa
8 card deck, again draw randomicaly
>dominion
10 cards, pick randomicaly
>forbiden star
10 cards. pick random
>deck building the deck building game
10 cards

i could go on but you get my point
all "deck building games" start with a "base deck"
my idea is starting with only 2 cards that are already "deployed" in your play area and you are building the deck from scratch
you start with zero cards in your deck and 2 in the play area.


>>85535740
>>85535827
oh yeah 50 is too big, i just took that number out of my ass to show that he was the biggest bad guy
i think up to 10 should be the MAX for a specialy hard monster like the final boss.

the "starting cards" will be shuffled and you draw from 3 diferent decks
i need to make sure the numbers dont allow you to do what you said in the first turn
but the objective cards will require you to place cards under it to complete the objective
like sacrificing cards from your play area and deck to complete the objective
thats why playtesting is so important but i want to get realy into the theme before fixing the numbers
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>>85536093
>i want to get realy into the theme before fixing the numbers
then consider something that isn't modern anime garbage. as i alluded to in a previous post, there's plenty of western proto-isekai, such as
>Connecticut Yankee in Kind Arthurs' Court
>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
>The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
>Alice in Wonderland
and the list probably goes on even further, i'm not familiar enough with classical western isekai but i'm fairly certain there's more to it

and i'm not sure how to explain it but i think that once you get the general gist of the theme you really don't need any more of it until a further point in development. Theme in a boardgame is like story in porn: it's there but it's usually not the main draw. exceptions exist but those are exceptions and not status quo for a reason
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please P500 Space Empires 4x: Close Encounters several hundred times
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>>85536267
anon i get your point.
i could put dante's inferno and the odyssey in there

but i im a filthy weeb with no taste
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I have a crush on her... https://youtu.be/2SWQHABBzhQ
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Kemet bros what end game rules do you prefer the most and what's the reasoning behind your choice?
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>>85535801
All non tactical wargames have simplistic trash combat, they just bury it under a mountain of complexity to make you think you”re doing more than you actually are.
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>>85536944
>>85535801
depending on the scale of a game there's no reason for combat resolution to be the most complex element
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>>85535320
Codenames is one of the most popular games produced in the last 10 years. Which rock do you get your mail at?
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ffg in flight report so far:
>more marvel we already know it
>there is a logo about a new marvel, we cant say anything more
>ggguys... we are still working on descent legends of the dark act 2, the small expansion announced last year is now not a priority. No release dates or even a temptative date.
>arkham horror lcg: we are going to show you some cards we already revealed and a map we posted on twitter 4 months ago
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>>85537006
It isn't that its the most complex element, but rather that it often has more complexity than is justified.
Take Nevsky for example. The combat has way too much going on when ultimately the decision space is nonexistent.
Paths of Glory is probably my limit in terms of a skewed complexity vs. depth ratio. It only lasts one round and you do have a couple of options, but counting your entire stack and then rolling on a chart is still shitty.
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>>85536497
Paula Deming >
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>>85536497
Board Game Garden is cuter
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Christ fungal dorf mirror is a clogged up board slog
Would not recommend this matchup
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>>85533828
>Next teach
War Chest probably
>next buy
Modern Art
>next cull
Oh my Goods but i need to play it solo again a couple of times

I tried Cascadia, i liked even if it's just another tile laying game.
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>>85536497
>>85537143
>>85537393
None of those come even close to pic related.Aside from her looks anything else about her is trash though.
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>>85533828
>Teach
Just taught C&C Ancients to a friend. Next teach will probably either be War of the Ring or Combat Commander
>Buy
Modern Art or Bullet Heart
>Cull
Already traded Almoravid for Pax Pamir.
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>>85537571
>>85537747
>Modern Art
>Bullet Heart
I hate you so fucking much. I can't find those two anywhere in my shithole.
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>>85537684
>Becca Scott
>Happy Angry Hungry smile
The way she grins like a predator makes her a terrible teacher for me, she arouses the frightened rabbit in me.

She does make a good Call of Cthulhu Keeper though.
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>>85537143
Paula's the best at showing how happy games make her. I've bought games just because they made her happy.

And you know what? I haven't bought a bad game based on that yet.
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>>85533828
what game is the op image from?
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>>85538495
Would you believe me if i said Dominion?
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What are anons favourite dexterity games?
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>>85538713
No
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>>85539904
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>>85539921
maybe id play dominion if it looked like this
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Looking for books on board game development/mechanics/anything that would help me create a game myself. Are there any torrent collections or a mega or something? A list would also be great if I need to just buy them.
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>>85539921
>>85540129
It's an improvement, but not by much
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>>85540228
I dunno if it's the be-all end-all, but the White Box is probably a decent start:
https://atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG2903
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>>85540428
>orange and blue BAD
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>>85539921
>Kyle Ferrin
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>>85540562
Not necessarily bad, but overused or lazy.
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>>85539633
Bum darts.
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Leaving Earth or High Frontier?
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>>85540228
Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design is a core textbook. Some anon uploaded a pdf at one point but I don't have it.

The gulag has a shit-ton of resources related to the development and publishing process but I can't be arsed to dig through that particular mountain of steaming rat turds.
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>>85540129
Would you play Tanto Cuore if it looked like that.
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>>85536511
Yo almost tricked me into buying Kemet the other day when you mentioned it was reprinted recently and I forgot it wasn't Ra
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>>85541172
Replacing a timestamp filename with the uploader's filename took longer than finding this
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>>85540574
I like his art... It's pleasant.
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>>85536511
The rule where the game ends before it begins and we play Cyclades with C3K instead.
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>>85540428
Orange and blue are complementary colors and putting them together improves perceived contrast. Artists have used complementary colors for centuries to create a sense of depth and drama with a limited palate.
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To my fellow Bullet (star) chads:
When you play Rose, tell me you make a frame with your hands and change the angles to really unleash your patterns potential.
Yknow, make love to the camera.
Please, I need to know Im not the only one.
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>>85541905
His shit is sometimes cozy, sometimes whimsical, always pleasing to my eye.
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>>85541237
Unironically yes
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>>85542068
>Sea Peoples
Riverfolk people the rivers.
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>>85539633
Fingering my butthole
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>>85539633
Dungeon Fighter
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>>85538495
Looks like Oath
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>>85539921
>>85542793
I stand corrected.
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>>85542810
How so
It does look like Oath
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>>85542980
It is part of an art print series where boardgame illustrators create a piece for a boardgame they originally didn't work on. This is what I could find for example https://boardgamegeekstore.com/products/boardgamegeek-artist-series-series-5-dominion
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>>85543026
I know what it is you goon
You said it looks like Oath and that is correct; although it is not Oath, it does look like Oath
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>>85543094
Yes but anon asked what game it is from and my inital thought was Oath without having seen the other post later in the thread.
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>>85541988
>Cyclades over Kemet
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Just got around trying my VtES 5th edition box.
Holy shit how fun this is!
We used to play Vampire Rivals a few times, but it became kinda stale and it needed 4 players.
VtES also needs 4-5, but damn each card has like 2-4 different ways to be played, and each of those "ways" can be used in so many different situations.

I also love the fact that you dont have to do any alterations to any of the starter decks to have fun. They seem to be quite competative while also being balanced to each other.

One big negative is that the Black Chantry rulebook is not that good.
It's quite long where it explains things badly while also repeating everything about 4-5 times over and over.

It takes about 5 minutes to teach and someone in a local group helped me out.

I wonder if VtES is slowly coming back just like Nisei/Netrunner as there are no other major card games being supported except for maybe Pokemon and Flesh & Blood?
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>>85543386
>Vampire The Eternal Struggle
Brings back good 90s memories.

Shame there's no pc or app game, as I'll never get my group into it.
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>>85533828
>Next teach
Probably Millennium Blades on TTS
>next buy
No idea. HIS is forever out of reach and games I am interested will come out at Essen in two months
>next cull
Spirit Island + Expansions. I feel like I've gotten everything out of it it had to give.
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>>85533828
>Next teach
Dominions, which means I also need to teach people how to shuffle sleeved cards.
>Next cull
Some American Civil War game I can''t remember the name of.

>>85539633
Hex and counter war-games with no stacking limit.
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>>85544014
>Some American Civil War game I can''t remember the name of.
For the People?
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>>85544191
In their Quiet Fields II. Stacks of light weight counters on a paper map. Bad graphic design. I like hex and counter war-games, but this one in particular is just a bloody mess.
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>>85539633
Tumblin Dice
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>>85533900
>Living Planet and all its expansions

That has expansions... Hmmmm.
Thanks for letting me know.
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>>85540228
libgen
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I finally won genotype because the player who always beats me wasn't there. Feels bad.
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>>85535101
Is that you, Vince?
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>>85540485
this is really cool, thanks!
>>85541172
>>85541323
Thank you!
>>85545064
IT looks like libgen only had Eurogames unless you're seeing something I'm not, but thank you for the list!
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>>85545608
check both fiction and nonfiction sections, i'm finding them
libgen is pretty much the only place i get my books so i'm sure they all (mostly) came from there
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>>85543306
Grow a taste, nigga
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>>85545429
no
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>>85543386
Vtes is definitely having a revival right now with new people joining as the old fans retain their cards. The rulebook was always shit, I was taught the game by friends and then out of morbid curiosity went through KMW rulebook, I would have no idea how to play the game based only on that. I'm not entirely on board with the current direction of the design team (banning cards like Gypsies because wrongbad name but leaving Emerald Legionnaire that ruins the game) but no one can take away my collection of good, old cards.
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>>85533900
Just did a GF9 Dune teach for 6 people yesterday, it went well, all things considered.
None of the players had any experience with the game itself, and despite a strong Empire/Atreides alliance, the Spacing Guild got an easy uncontested Sietch Tabr for a turn 5 solo victory. Bene Gesserit predicted a turn 6 Spacer win.
Fun times.
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>>85539633
Kabuto Sumo is great. Reminds me of the coin pusher games at an arcade
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>>85542053
would finger anons butthole
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>>85546078
You have any experience with the expansion wrestlers?
Does the latest expansion stuff look worthwhile or is it too gimmicky?
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>>85545936
>Gypsies
No one is stopping you from using budget jews when you already got the cards tho.
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>>85546240
Except in a tournament setting. I couldn't play them at nationals or continentals
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i demand you P500 Space Empires 4x: Close Encounters several hundred times
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>>85546481
Glory to Rome!
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We played axis and allies 1942 until 4 a.m. 4 newbies and me. I probably haven't played it in 6 years so ofc i taught it wrong. I got close but some of the movement rules were hard to explain to a 12, 14 and 14 year old. I'd post a pic but ik you guise don't gaf anyway. Bonus: all three of the kids are burgeoning WW2 buffs so they kept crowing about staging their Normandy, stopping my Pearl Harbor attack (I was Japan) etc. Great fun was had by all and two of the kids said it was the best game they've ever played. Probably gonna try Merchants & Marauders next. Thanks for reading my blog
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>>85537684
Jesus, those eyes, holy shit
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>>85541152
LE, 100%
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>>85546572
teach them Triumph & Tragedy you coward
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>>85541323
Goddamn, ty dood/madame whoever ye may be
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>>85546604
I don't have it, pls no bully. Better than a&a I assume? GMT? I'll research it up if it's a hard rec.
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>Teach
Gloomhaven. My DnD campaign went to shit (nobody's fault) so we're doing this for a while.

>Buy
No idea. Don't keep a massive collection. I'm handmaking a Tafl board if that counts.

Cull: Dice Forge.
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>>85541988
Cyclades is a game where you can have a great time even if you lose. I remember a match where I built my second city, only for it to change hands three times before the round ended.
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>Next teach
Hopefully Radlands, most likely with be Chinatown though.

>next buy
Would be Yedo if I could actually find a copy. I want to grab Cycaldes, but I keep hearing a new version is in the works.

>next cull
Munchkin and Bang!: Dildo Edition
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>>85546772
Counterpoint; Cyclades is a game that is bad even if you win because 9/10 times the game ends with either an all-in battle because pegasus got revealed or someone using zeus to flip through the deck and then pegasus someone. I wanted to like cyclades so much but it fell flat everytime. Titans helped a bit, but not too much. And the team variant is as swingy as one might expect
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>>85533828
>Next teach
I've got to teach a friend how to play Few Acres of Snow
>Next buy
Nothing. I either get games as gifts, print them on my own (or hand-craft them) or just play the super-obtuse ones online to cut down on the busywork needed for handling them
t. owner of a home-made Eldritch Horror, whole set
>next cull
Due to reasons I've got two copies of London mid-July. I've instantly set one for sale and after few plays, I'm looking to trade the 2nd for something else.
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>>85546644
not trying to bully sorry
also recommend Undaunted and Combat Commander
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I'm looking for board games that let you chain reaction a shit load of actions on your turn like this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQZ8A2Wchuw

Ideas?
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>>85547227
Counter-counterpoint: this is by design, the game ends in a large battle and one player taking the final metropolis, which is more satisfying than the end of TI4, any COIN or Kemet. It's the end game you're preparing for the whole game.
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>>85547849
yugioh
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>>85546572
what game is that miniature from?
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>>85546481
i will only if you personally buy and send me a copy of Space Empires 4x base game and Replicators expansion
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>>85546604
That is only a 3 player game anon. Sounds like he had 4 to teach, though I do otherwise agree that it’s a much better game than A&A
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>>85547914
if you see a sexy miniature today you can be sure is either 3d printed original design or from KDM
since KDM is the last game with sexy on it these days
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>>85547849
look for games in the "Engine Builder" genre, they're all about making a boardstate that plays itself, with things reacting off of other things, and needing a bit of planning/forethought to squeeze the most out of your every turn.
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>>85547960
I don’t know I think some of the Sakura Arms girls are pretty cute
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>>85548017
where can i get sakura arms miniatures?
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>>85533900
>Living Planet
i heard that it's a mishmash of ideas that don't jell. what about it makes you want to get it and it's expansion?
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>>85547826
Combat Commander is a great game but kids would run from it.
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>>85547826
Oh y that's basically my standard response here, "no bully", because everyone hates me here, no worries, but we'll try anything. These kids are boardgames noobs a d it's a joy to see their faces light up when they develop an interesting strat. Practically the whole reason why I like to play face to face. Comfy & wholesome
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>>85545608
He may be using a different fork of Libgen than you. It had a schism in 2020 so there are multiple websites called Libgen and their books do not completely overlap.
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>>85548052
with an experienced and solid teacher a bright kid can pick up a lot when they want to. if they're big into WW2 history they might love it
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>>85548026
your local japanese figurines shop in the year 20XX
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>>85548099
Checked. I found one listen site bet there's more? Oh, goody! I read 1600 pages a day
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Man, War Chest is a fun game, but the Royal Coin is fucking dogshit. I hate its inclusion into the game and so do my friends. I've been thinking about houseruling it as a limited "Any" Coin that allows you to Move or Control with any unit on the board by discarding it face up so that it actually advances the basic objective of the game, but I don't know if that would completely fuck the entire game's pacing and balance up. Thoughts?
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>>85548124
The wikipedia page for libgen lists

libgen.fun
libgen.lc
libgen.rs
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My family really likes Concordia. Are the expansions good?
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>>85548111
Fair enough, though I’d still introduce a game like Undaunted first.
Actually, now that I think about it, what are some WW2 board games that support more than 2 players? The only ones that come to mind are T&T, Churchill, A&A, and Quartermaster General
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>>85548150
Man. Maaan. Ty so much
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>>85548332
>what are some WW2 board games that support more than 2 players?
doesn't Memoir 44 have that 3v3/4v4 mode with extra-large maps and stuff?
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>>85548332
A World at War
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>>85547849
Listen to >>85547905.
Holy crap I have never seen a game where your combos can explode like in Yugioh. With the right cards you can keep playing through your whole deck and kill your opponent on your first turn.
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>>85548458
yeah with the comander expansion or some shit like that
each player controls one side of the map. left middle and right
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>>85548332
>Actually, now that I think about it, what are some WW2 board games that support more than 2 players?
Quartermaster general
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>>85547849
Dominion. There is nothing like the feel of playing your entire deck in one turn.

>>85549514
Advanced Squad Leader: Festung Budapest. The Germans want to beat the Russians. The Russians want to beat the Germans. The Hungarians want to be on the winning side.

There's also a Battle for Berlin game that supports up to 7 players in the most hilarious way possible. I wish I could remember the name. Two players are Russian commanders, competing to be the first to Reichstag. One player controls Hitler. The remaining players control either the Heer, the Waffen SS, the Volksturm, or the Hitler Jugend.
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>>85544843
Buying the all-in version from the manufacturer is pretty much the only way to get it.
>>85548044
I love Boehlinger's Earth Reborn and think Archipelago is good with the right group. I have to give this one a shot too.
>>85545995
My teach went well too. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the BG mechanics and when it's okay to use spice that is traded among allies. We didn't have an emperor, so the cash flow in the game was really poor as all of the bidding money went to the bank. I wasn't stingy enough with my bids, and that ultimately screwed me. BG/Harkonnen ended up getting a turn 5 win. They took advantage of me and spacers beating the shit out of each other the first two rounds before alliances formed. I lost two key battles by half a point and that was that.
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>>85547056
wow it looks like shit.
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>>85549780
not sure if you know this, but I was scrolling and saw living planet for 26$.
https://www.gamenerdz.com/living-planet-on-sale
come back and tell us if it's serviceable
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>>85547849
Food Chain Magnate
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>>85547849
Kemet
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>>85548075
>Dat pic
Is that A&A Anniversary or Global?
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>>85549780
>I had a hard time wrapping my head around the BG mechanics
Face-down BG forces must flip face-up if they are the only forces in their territory.
Face-down BG forces may flip face-up if they move into another territory.
Face-down BG forces may flip face-up before players ship.
Face-down BG forces must not ship or move into territories with face-up BG forces.
Face-down BG forces must not flip face-up in a territory with their ally's forces.
Face-down BG force must only be shipped for free (paid shipments must be face-up).
Face-up BG forces may flip face-down if another player ships or moves into their territory.
Face-up BG forces must not ship or move into territories with face-down BG forces.

The only convoluted bit is that face-down forces which move into a territory where another player has forces and where you shipped forces face-down earlier in the turn but where you no longer have forces (due to hajr or a guild alliance power ship) the forces you move in explicitly must not flip face-up.
It's a weird frill from trying to look like the (very different) Avalon Hill rules but if you ship face-down, flip face-up from being left alone in the territory, and then get the option to flip back down from a player coming in you aren't required to flip face-down so it doesn't even work for looking like Avalon Hill.
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>>85550007
Appreciate the thought anon, but I've heard the expansions really flesh out the game, and it's pretty much impossible to find them without the all-in edition. Pro-tip to everyone - don't buy the deluxe edition, it doesn't come with expansions. I probably shouldn't support this bullshit business model from Ludically, but I do think the game is right up my alley.
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>>85549780
>>85550511
Avalon Hill's rules are less component friendly but are much simpler.
The BG have three states (undecided, coexisting, battling) and these states are a property of territories not of BG forces.

At the first point during the movement round that an undecided territory is shared by the BG and another player the BG must immediately decide between battling or coexisting.
The BG must choose coexisting when they ship free forces to an undecided territory.
The BG must not ship free forces to a battling territory.
BG forces behave normally in territories where they are alone (regardless of the territory's state) and in battling territories.
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Picked up 7 Wonders Duel a few days ago. Was worried it would be too confusing, but we both got into it pretty quickly. Was really fun. Like Civilization but only the fun parts. I'd love an expansion that adds more ages.
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>>85550661
So the base game isn't worth $26? Seems cheap enough
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>>85550511
>Face-down BG force must only be shipped for free (paid shipments must be face-up).
You can ship advisors with your regular shipment as long as the destination already has advisors.
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>>85550760
>Was worried a filler-weight game would be too confusing
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>>85533900
>>What did you play this week, /bgg/?
About to teach new player The Great Zimbabwe and have our first three player match.
Should be good.
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>>85533828
>Next teach
Pipeline tomorrow maybe
>next buy
I don't even want to think about it
>next cull
None because I just started collecting
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>>85550760
It can get pretty feisty for such a straight foward game. I've only played the Pantheon expansion and it's alright - some things feel even less balanced than before, but the ability to not always have to pick a card is nice
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>>85520079
just saw this, hype?
I used that Imperium anon's tips to speed up the game, which has helped, but the length really is the only thing holding the game back for me. That or I just need to play it solo more often
Also the artwork is ugly as sin
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>>85533828
Is Nemesis good? Is it actually a good game for budding boardgamers? I have a lot of experience with kickstarter bloat games, so I know it generally isn't for the feint of heart.

Asking this because Im getting a friend into board gaming and they're dead set on NEM for their first introduction.
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>>85552351
>Is Nemesis good?
No
>Is it actually a good game for budding boardgamers?
No
>Asking this because Im getting a friend into board gaming and they're dead set on NEM for their first introduction.
If that's what they want to do then let them. If they like the theme they'll enjoy it regardless. Just try to convince them to play it on TTS first instead of shilling out for it.
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>>85552351
Nah. Gameplaywise, it is utter trash. If people are really into thematic games they'll probably enjoy it regardless. If he wants to play it as his first game, let him. He'll have no comparison how actual player agency and decent mechanics play, so that's good. Might struggle with the rules though, the game is an example of what happens if you can't let go or redesign pet mechanics.
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I just played War if the Ring for the first time and I already ordered Lords of Middle Earth lol. What an amazing game.
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>>85541286
Ra is getting a reprint. It should be out in very late October or early November.
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>>85553245
Based, glad you enjoy it anon
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>>85552786
>>85553197
Wow that was fast, he already bought it. I guess a review tipped him over the edge. I'm looking forward to trying it, but this is basically why as a seasoned boardgamer I had hit the snooze button on it in the first place.

Are the expansions capable of saving this game or is it all just now trouble than its worth?
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>>85548466
based
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>>85550982
For a while I thought it was much like Through the Ages.
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>>85553356
I haven't played it but friends who did preferred the full co-op mode.
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What is wrong with nemesis' rules? Concrete examples.
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>>85554971
Too much randomness.
The only choice in the game that gives you somewhat control is moving into a room someone else is in.
Everything else like hitting with attacks, checking how much HP the alien has (changes for each hit; somtimes they have 2hp, then you hit again and they have 4hp...), finding items is a random draw, moving into rooms without frienemies is a noise roll to then get a xeno or worm in your face.

Sometimes you find the rooms your objectives need on your first 3-4 moves, sometimes it's the last room.

You need to split up in 2 groups of 2 each for most optimal play.

The main problems is the hugely swingy gameplay from walk in the park to impossible while also not having much control over anything as the game just drags you wherever it wants and all you can do is laugh while rolling noise, getting your ass full of xeno acid while having your hands full of items you cant use.
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>>85554826
That's something I'm going to see about pushing for our first game maybe. I don't think that's going to be an easy sell after watching the "masterpiece" review that praises the back stab mechanics over all others, but maybe they'll see the value in that?

>>85555055
This is exactly as I suspected from my cursory glance at the gameplay video. Oh dear, my friend bought an expensive gag game.
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>>85550775
You know what, you're probably right. I should just get this version and if I like it, then get the all-in version.
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>>85551134
Aight, earlier i had said i found TGZ to be a weaker splotter title compared to bus, FCM, or antiquity. At three it was a very different ride. Absolutely brutal denials, resource theft, grandiose bidding wars for player order, and the new guy showing us how its done taking the god that reducted his VR and blowing us out. We really should have bought the upgraded wood craftsmen to block his woodcarver usage but by the time we realised just how close he was it was too late.
I want to see the nightmare of the four and five player games if this is what three players does.
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>>85554971
>>85555131
I'll echo the other anons statement >>85555055 but want to add that the game can still be fun, in a House-on-the-hill kind of way. Our first game was decent, a bunch of funny things happened and we had a good time. The second we played the game again, however, I - and 2 others - tried to play better and quickly realized this basically is not possible because the game plays itself. There are little relevant decisions to make because the game makes them for you. You can't decide your own fate because of the many variables. Want to know if the engines of the ship work? Well tough luck if you don't trust the guy that checked them or the destination, you won't make it to them both in time, quite possible not even to one of them.
I get that the game is more something to experience than to play, but I always found these things extremely stupid, narrative focus only works as long there is something new to discover, and you'll have seen the vast majority of things after your first game.
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So I just checked out the rules for bloodstones and honestly, it seems a tad fiddly, the combat a little bit prone to swinginess. The plastic tiles I can't judge because a lot what allegedly makes them cool is the tactility, but they seem like cheap mahjong tiles with less chunkiness to me. At least they got rid of the godawful design of the tiles in the review copies. Would really need to play the game to judge, of course, but man, fuck that price, Wallace or not.
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>>85557090
i'm not sure how it's a fiddly game with so few systems
the combat probability distribution is not that swingy either. if you have a +2 you will most likely win. if you have a +3 you will almost certainly win. and there is mitigation by wagering your resources
also battle losses aren't debilitating. as long as you maintained a path for retreat you only lose one unit and give up some VP.
i think unless you want no randomness in combat at all it's a pretty solid system
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>>85548140
Guys pls
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>>85552038
Osprey doesn't really spend a lot on art, I mean look at all of the Undaunted stuff.

Speaking of Undaunted - I just realized the Stalingrad version of the game will come with almost 400 cards to support pathing for units and 130 map tiles and two full scenario books. Seems pretty excessive having played Normandy and NA
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>>85541152
High Frontier 1000%
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>>85541152
Leaving Earth 9999%
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>tfw mods don't ban you
posting pussy on blue board, wish me luck bois
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>>85558155
Jesus Christ man, at least add some outline or some back shadows to your shitty fonts.
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>>85541152
HF4All
LE is a one and done game which is kinda simple and boring as well.
HF4All has a bazillion more gameplay to it.
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>>85558155
The people I know who own cats in a blender each own multiple cats. Checkmate, furry.
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new star wars game
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>>85558568
Yawn
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Trying to figure if I want the pc or android/tablet version of TTA. Do you guys usually prefer your digital board games on tablets or computers?
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>>85558625
I don't prefer digital version of any boardgame with the single exception of TTA. It really makes the game still feel good, getting rid of most of the admin that drew the game into ridiculous lengths.

Haven't tried it on PC and I have no other games on my phone, but I can say that the TTA app runs smoothly even on my € 120 potato smartphone.
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>>85558625
>Do you guys usually prefer your digital board games on tablets or computers?
Depends, solo stuff like race for the galaxy or browser based portals like Summoner Wars, its on my phone.
Stuff on steam or board game arena I prefer my computer.
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Once again jannies have been proven to be trannies.
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>>85550190
Neither.
Global 1940 is probably twice the size of the one.
And anniversary has an actual chinese units.

It's probably 1942.
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>>85558568
>star wars
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>>85557843
Stalingrad’s whole thing is going to be a branching campaign where your units and the layout of the city will change depending on player actions.
IDK if Undaunted justifies such a massive expansion on the system but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested to see how it turns out.
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>>85558568
Ffg is releasing new games?
What year is it?
Have they renewed the license for netrunner yet?
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>>85559941
WotC abandoned the trademark for Netrunner, though the Cyberpunk studio applied for it back in Jan.
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>>85558568
Will this be a reskin of marvel champions?
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>>85560014
Wait wut.
Those fuckers.
Got link?
I take it theres zero chance FFG goes for a revival and rips control away from Project Nisei.
What a shell of its former self.
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>>85558568
>its a deck building game
>ffg is now putting out roll and writes and deck building games
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>>85534159
Hell yeah, dude. Glad you're enjoying fine kaiju gaming. It's underappreciated, I believe.
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>>85560234
I think you mean Lord of the Rings
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Yes, but the most important question I'm going to ask might save my friends wallet once we notice the phallic writing on the walls that this game blows; do the expansions complete or convolute the end user game experience? In other words, I need to be clear with my friend that an all-in pledge might not enhance things, or it might just end up being a waste once we move on from Nemesis.

Bonus question, can you answer if the Medic is worth it considering going rate is 75 shipped for one character?

Thank you guys very much for the recommendations by the way. You guys at solid.
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>>85561479
>never played board games
>goes all-in on a game they've never played
compulsive consumers make me a little sick in my stomach
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>>85561479
Nemesis is the 18th best board game of all time.
Of course you should buy all the expansions before you've even played the game. What happens if they sell out before you get a chance to buy them?
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>friends insist on playing Gloomhaven
>then proceed to not pay attention between turns making each scenario 500x longer than they have to be
I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE
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>>85561566
>i move and attack
>checks his phone
>rest
>rest
>rest
>what do you mean we lost?
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>>85561565
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>>85561565
To be clear, I don't want to buy them, but I'd like to know what they really fix or add to the game rather than dismissing them altogether. My friend made the purchase very quickly, so I wanted to get the information before we sit down to try it out for ourselves.
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>>85561626

Something Something polishing a turd
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>>85561626
they add different aliens for a little variety at a high price
they're completely unnecessary
Nemesis is a good thematic game with randomness. That's what makes the aliens a threat and actually scary.
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>>85559072
qrd?
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>>85561740
Off topic shit posting got deleted
News at eleven.
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>>85561479
Why didn't you niggas just start with catan or something? Lmao
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>>85562130
Brilliant question. You see, this decision was brought on by burnout of a competitive game we all play together in a group. We're all in need of a break, this dude most of all, so he said "man, boardgames look sweet... cardgames are kinda expensive, and wargames are time and money intensive." We were hanging out at the gamestore and walking down the isles discussing things, and one thing led to another. I'm going to share my board game collection with the group and try to ease them into things, but it sounds like we're choosing between the following for our first game night:

Cosmic Encounter
Zombicide
Nemesis
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>>85562192
>and wargames are time and money intensive."
This nigger never heard of hex and chit.
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>>85553271
>$40 pre-order + $15 shipping
>MSRP will be $50
wtf
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More involved games for someone who likes scrabble and boggle?
how's paperback?
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>>85562383
Patience... I will introduce the group to the chit scene, I just need time.
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>>85562588
paperback or hardback both are deckbuilders
word dominion is another
upwords if you want to babystep away from scrabble

codenames and decrypto are both word games not word games, but both take larger groups as well.
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>>85562192
I would choose suicide. That or hit Target on my way, because even my local Target has better games than that dung heap.
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>>85562192
Jesus fuck man. I guess Cosmic Encounter is the best of the 3 but man that is some straight trash.
At that point why not push something like TI4?
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>>85563077
>paperback or hardback both are deckbuilders
that's fine, anything that has word game + other genre are what I'm after.
Wife likes word games and kicks my ass at them. Adding another genre would at least give me a chance.
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>>85535101
answer this question.

is 6 resources too much for a deck building game?

each card has 3 diferent "prices" that all give you diferent effects when you buy the card.
some give you the card, other send the card to the trash and give you some extra stuff, others just let you buy extra cards from your deck.
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>>85563658

Seems probably fine. Can always remove or modify some of them if playtesting indicates.
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>>85561565
>Nemesis
>18th best of all time
holy shit, i haven't looked at the BoardGameGulag's top 100 in a while, what a mess of a system.
>Wingspan #24
what the fuck
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So when is the cosmic frog expansion coming? had a lot of fun with it tonight even though a splinter strike ended the game when only two fractures had been found so far
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>>85561479
>Do the expansions fix the game
>Basegame already is expensive and overproduced
>10 more boxes of expansions
>The game has barely been out 4 years
At this point I can't tell if this is satire. I take it most of us haven't played nemesis with expansions; the game already is a mess. Adding stuff to it will likely make its problems worse bar a complete rules overhaul, which I don't really think is possible. Since >>85562192 you guys seem to go strongly for theme and don't much care about gameplay, you probably will still have fun regardless
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>>85563658
>is 6 resources too much for a deck building game?
i say it's not enough.
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>>85550190
>>85559128
Yeah, 1942. It can be won in 2 hours c with the standard win on (win two victory cities). My favorite version of the game
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>>85564540
*wincon
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https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/american-psycho-renegade-games-card-game/

Looks soooooooo good
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>>85541152
HF has the spectacular board, but LE has much cleaner gameplay.

If your group aren't 100% turbo grognards, LE is more likely to actually see play.
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Is it not weird to anyone that there's no such thing as actually good ancient board game? You'd think that in absence of digital tech people would get creative with tabletop entertainment, but nearly all old games are total dogshit
Mancala/Backgammon/Senet - boring roll n move
Go - connect 4 on autism steroids
Chess/Shogi - basic bitch DOAM
Card games - usually some luck fest bidding game
This is just sad for 6000 years of recorded human history.
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>>85567493
Creativity stems from excess and boredom among the masses. For 99.9% of human history only the most elite of the elite have had either. It wasn't until the last 150 years that the general population stopped being dirt farmers and could afford to put their energy towards more creative endeavors like board game design.
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>>85567563
>It wasn't until the last 150 years that the general population stopped being dirt farmers and could afford to put their energy towards more creative endeavors like board game design.
that plus that's when people started seeing the world in color and not just black and white
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>>85567563
>During the medieval era peasants would work an average of 1080 hours a year or about 20 hours a week. This number would fluctuate depending upon the demands of the lord and the season. The reason the average medieval peasant worked less hours is because of how work was structured during the medieval open-field system.
Back into the cubicle, wagie, you can get your 2 hours of Kemet after finishing the report
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>>85567642
>spend 4 hours a day farming tax crops for lord shekelberg
>spend the next 14 farming your own garden and tending your own animals to feed your family of 20.
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>Chess/Shogi - basic bitch DOAM
I need to know what makes a good DOAM game so I can justify a certain purchase by redesigning it. Help me, /bgg/.
>Kemet
I'mma let you finish but first elaborate on what makes it good so I can shamelessly rip it off. So far I like how it goads you into being aggressive. I'm not averse to the action bidding mechanics of Cyclades either.
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>>85567563
>>85567493
Some anon that actually read up on boardgaming history might chime in and tell us the facts, but I suspect that most games - due to not being widespread, or most more complex games remaining local phenomena - were lost in the mist of time. The games we know of are have comperatively simple rulesets, which I suppose is the main criterium how fast/far something will spread in a time where specific components and language were a major hurdle

That all said I don't know shit and merey suspect.
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>>85567799
Cyclades to me is a mysterium. By all means I should love it. I like the art and mechanics. And yet I fucking hate it. I've tried again and again and it falls flat everytime. The "why" still eludes me.
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>>85566727
next time save with the filename, in that pics' case it contained data for easy reverse searching/sourcing, as it's the default DeviantArt filename that's literally [name_of_work]_by_[artist]_[workID].png, and some common 4chan extensions automatically parse that and add a direct link to DA into the reverse search options.
also a weird time to post "hey guys pls don't fight" exactly when the thread's been dead for 5 hours with nothing happening. we need actual fights up here so the thread doesn't die.
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>>85567799
>elaborate on what makes it good
it lets you get to the action in the first turn, and practically forces you to if you want to do any scoring. Every objective area has an obelisk, dudes from cities (where you recruit them) can warp to obelisks if you use some mana, simple as. On the other hand, it starts everyone off symmetrically (beyond the color picks that the players make) but by then providing a shop full of varied powers, and making them all unique, you force the players into asymmetry that they make and evolve on their own as they play, instead of asymmetry that you pick at the beginning and it doesn't change much after that.
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>>85568128
Was merely bumping the thread from page 9 anon, there wasnt any subtle messaging with the pic.
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>>85566727
>Space Cannon x3
>Peace
lmao fuck off weebs

>>85568128
>Endoskel
lmao fuck off weebs
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>>85568457
anime website
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>>85566727
I mean, I usually don't minf concepts and monsters anthropomorphized as anime girls but holy shit, this is terrible
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>>85568720
please understand deviantart isn't a high quality anime art platform, it's mostly filled by amateurs and teens
the designs are acceptably nice, the passion is hinted at, but the raw quality of art is meh on average and does go lower than that, see also pic related
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This might be a very stupid question, but is there a way to get new releases at a convention if you aren't physically present? As in: you can't place oders there online, right?
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>>85569610
try EBAY
scalpers ways buy shit and sell there
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>>85569646
Oh I meant through official channels. I'd be very suprised since it seems a big factor in the draw of conventions, but I thought I'd ask. Can't imagine I'll ever visit a convention
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>>85566727
god damn, moe anthropomorphism really is absolute huh
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>>85568128
what the fuck is that weird kancolle shit (or azure lane, I can never keep the two straight) doing here
especially on a race known for it's ground forces, NOT its ships
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>>85548140
the royal coin exists to introduce variability into the game from turn one, its existence is essential
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>>85569944
just one artist doing all flagships as shipgirls
all except Nekros' and the PoK factions', that is.

and how are Sardakk known for their ground forces? Won't that be Sol that can shit them out on any planet?
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>>85569975
Variability my ass, it's a dead turn where you either recruit in the early game or pass in the late game, unless you've got the royal guard around. It's why I'm thinking about implementing that house rule to see how it hoes.
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>>85569610
That's right, you can't place orders online to an exhibitor. Maybe try finding a mule. Let's say you want something at Gencon. Infiltrate Gencon's FB page, or find a big friendly local gaming group for that con. Send messages until you find a willing mule. Obvious risk involved of course.

Otherwise, like other anon said, eBay, Offerup, Facebook Marketplace, BGG marketplace might be best. Of course this is still pricey, but this is much safer.
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>>85570050
we really don't need to flood the thread with this
t. guy who started posting them
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>>85570074
if you gonna start something you have to go all the way
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>>85570028
>he hasn't played PoK against bugs
brace yourself
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>>85570051
Thanks anon. Probably will be sticking to retail release anyway.
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>>85569610
Speaking of conventions, I just read up on deal with the devil - which I am unreasonably hyped for because I love alchemists so much - and apparently some.guy on the gulag complained that the demo dude at gencon barely knew the rules to the game.
Does that ever actually happen? I mean it's their ONE job
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>>85562491
Boardgame geeks sells every part of Ra except for a bag and the (purely decorative) game board for $50. And that's plastic tiles instead of cardboard.
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>>85567642
During the industrial revolution worker rights advocates were trying to push factories for 10 hours work days with 6 work days per week.
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>>85569712
>Can't imagine I'll ever visit a convention
They're cool my dude. Is it a time/travel issue?
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>>85570047
Why are you looking to us for apprival if you're going to be testing it either way? Like, I get that you were hoping we'd say 'yes' to make you feel validated but is tgere anything we could have told you that eould have changed what you're doing?
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>>85571077
>Does that ever actually happen? I mean it's their ONE job
Idiots have jobs too.
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>>85571392
I'm not looking for approval, I'm looking for a valid reason not to do it, which is why I ended my proposal with "I don't know if I'm breaking the game", which would be where you come in!
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>>85571350
Naaah. I've been to lots of festivals in my teens and 20s and I can't imagine a convention to be that different. Ofc less drunks, but in essence a gathering that is similarly loud, busy, stressful and basically the opposite of how I want to spend my comfy boardgamerelated free time. Might be wrong, but as of now I don't feel like usin my precious free time to find out. It'd feel almost obscene if I get 3-4 days off to go to a boardgame convention when we barely manage 1-2 game nights a month.
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>>85571423
It just seems weird that in a hobby full of enthusiasts who would probably even do it >for free there'd be people demoing games and not know the rules. I should probably have phrased the question as: how likely is it that the gulag user who wrote this is the idiot in this
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>>85571077
Unfortunately these exhibitors aren't necessarily direct reps from the company, but could range from compensated volunteers to minimum wage local contractors interested in demoing a game.

My experience with exhibitors has mostly been good, but I guess I don't rush in first thing and check it out later after gathering intel on what's good and not.

Didn't know Deal With the Devil was like Alchemists, will need to check it out more.
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>>85571624
Oh well, I should've known smaller companies like cge won't send their best crew to the US to demo a game.
I don't know if it's similar to alchemists in any way; it's just the second game of the designer. But it seems he is hellbent on making these player screen towers into some kind of signature component
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>>85567694
>unlimited breaks at home
>take a break to make your wife pregnant with your eleventh child while your other 10 help around the garden
Sounds great actually
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>>85571077
I once demoed Fog of Love at Gencon. It was late into the second day when Matt and Quinns pushed through the crowd. Quinns was stone drunk and toppled over the two people I was teaching the game to whilst shouting EXCUSE ME I HAVE A BOARDGAME CHANNEL, Matt seemed like he hadn't slept in a week and was on an unholy mix of uppers and downers. So everybody ignored the scene they made and I just started to explain the game to them. I am confident I said every single sentence twice because after each one Matt went HUH, WHOT GOUV'NER and looked right through me with his bloodshot eyes. They insisted on playing as a gay couple. Problem was that after a time, they began asking questions that had nothing to do with the game. Like quinns pointing at the "trip to IKEA" card and said something like "I think telling your partner you nailed his ex is kind of harsh" or "how can I use this card to tell my coworker he's fired for being a cuck?" Whilst matt didn't really register anything and just mumbled to himself that the game is bloody damn complicated. The whole awkwardness ended when some girl with black curly hair came in, pulled Matt out by his ears and spat in his mouth. This seemed to upset Quinns greatly and he furiously declared I had mansplained the game to him wrongly. Then he clumsily unzipped his pants, smacked his testicles on the table and declared Fog of Love to be "quite small compared to a standard reference pair", then shuffled after Matt and the girl with his pants between his ankles.
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>>85571991
>t. Someone who’s never been a farmer
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>>85562588
Codenames
Decrypto
Trapwords
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>>85571539
>enthusiasts who would probably even do it >for free
You are vicariously liable for shit your volunteers do
Companies have already done background checks on their employees and can hold employees accountable if things go wrong
>how likely is it that the gulag user who wrote this is the idiot
Without further context I would guess 50:50
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>>85564054
well you see, it's based off of the ratings of the people
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>>85573620
i've played Agricola. pretty much the same thing
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>>85569610
yea
be patient
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>>85572703
is this true?



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