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MB
He/him. I’ve probably been writing about board games for longer than you have been playing them. And probably longer than anyone else has at this point.
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MB 1m
Replying to @msiggins
Last I looked it was 206. Probably all Lamborghini Countach owners.
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MB 32m
Replying to @Tekkactus @DanThurot
Doodles of CYLONS??? 🤨
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MB 4h
Not two versions- just sell the minis as a separate SKU.
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MB 4h
I love these graphic styles.
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MB 5h
More real talk from about NOT buying games- always appreciated in this era when the board gaming hobby is more about buying, collecting, and storing boxes than it is about playing the games in them.
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MB 6h
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MB 6h
Replying to @GameMinimalist
NO board game requires minis. NO board game is improved mechanically by minis. NO board game has its theme or setting increases by minis. So make them optional.
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MB 6h
Replying to @GameMinimalist
Unpopular take- plastic miniatures should be an optional add-on purchase for ALL games. Like how the original Twilight Imperium was a counter-based game but you could buy the optional minis separately.
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MB 6h
Weirdly excited that I got to write a tweet today about a submarine.
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MB 6h
Replying to @PonchoRebound
Surely you have access to an old submarine or an antique computer room you could take some pics in, all is not lost.
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MB 6h
Replying to @Devious_Weasel
FWIW, I really like when boxes and ephemera are weird sizes. Like, I love how odd the old Magic Realm box was. Also- I love giant books.
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MB 6h
I dunno, people keep throwing money at them...back when I had all of Cthulhu Wars onslaught 2, it took up half a shelving unit. I see people post pictures of these boxes and boxes of KS stuff they get and I’m just like damn, do you live in a mansion?
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MB 7h
That’s the clincher isn’t it? What those big KS mills are -really- selling is HOPE. You buy those games with an aspiration to play them. I mean, surely if you spend $300, $500, $1000 it’s going to be played, right? It’s a fantasy- the big epic board game you’ve always dreamed of.
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MB 13h
Replying to @thing12games
Jesus, I didn’t realize it went up that high. People really paid that much for miniature softcore models and a “boutique game” to play with them?
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MB 17h
The best horror film of the 1990s. Still a singularly powerful, haunting picture far more sophisticated than the slasher marketing used to lure audiences.
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MB 18h
No no! That’s TINY TIM!
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MB 18h
Replying to @JVDesignsGames
Look, if you put a pad in there then people get sweaty that they are going to one day run out of sheets and the game will be rendered unplayable. So make them provide their own.
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MB 18h
It’s like a Dr. Bronners package
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MB 18h
Replying to @JVDesignsGames
There is absolutely no reason that any game where points are tallied this way can’t suggest to the players in the rulebook to write their scores down on a piece of scratch paper. Point tokens are wasteful excess. Tracks are a waste of space. Just effin’ write it down FFS.
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MB 18h
I will say this though, if you are a cardboard box collector/hoarder like many in the board games hobby are these days then GW is not for you. Most of their boxes are straight into recycling.
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