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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 8h
Replying to @LestMyOpinions
Oh sure- that’s what we strive for at TWBG- there are good reviews for sure but the idea that we can be writing about games as artistic, authored media is definitely secondary for most readers to “should I buy this game”.
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MB 8h
Replying to @LestMyOpinions
This is a chief problem with board game reviews. They are not criticism, analysis, or even a judgement of success or failure. They are buying advisement to support a hobby and a medium that has become more about buying and acquiring games than playing them.
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MB 9h
Replying to @Vysetron @actualol
Well yeah but the Gloomhaven box is too unwieldy t use in the gag.
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MB 9h
Replying to @actualol
Listen, I’m all for irreverence and I have about the blackest sense of humour you can imagine...but this one bugged me. Maybe I just didn’t expect gun violence in it, especially over the “wrong” game.
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MB 9h
Replying to @actualol
Appreciate that too, but this video is everywhere and it has an otherwise great message...and then a dude gets his brains blown out. And this “right games vs wrong games” attitude is not what I think you wanted to put across.
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MB 9h
Replying to @actualol
I appreciate your reply...but I gotta tell you man, that’s a pretty terminally bad joke. It’s so off message it derails the whole thing. Why not grab the Monopoly, toss it, and hand him Terraforming Mars or something?
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MB 9h
Replying to @jeblucas @actualol
Watch out, the BGG death squads are coming. Better put Terraforming Mars on the table!
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MB 9h
Replying to @actualol
Not sure that ’s point was to make me think of this photo, but it’s exactly what it made me think of.
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MB 9h
Replying to @actualol
The message is “games are for everybody, but if you show up with the wrong game...we’ll blow your brains out. This is positive how? Publishers and designers retweeting and supporting this video, are ya’ll OK with that?
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MB 9h
Replying to @actualol
The video’s message would have been stronger without that ugly bit of violence...and elitist message...yet everyone in my TL is celebrating this?
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MB 9h
WTF...so according to “board games aren’t just for geeks anymore”, but someone shows up with Monopoly and gets SHOT IN THE FACE complete with blood splatter??? I get the (tired) joke but talk about gatekeeping, damn.
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MB 14h
Replying to @PonchoRebound
Come on, Nolan let Hardy get away with it for Bane.
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MB 14h
Replying to @RestorationGame
CTFO where is Snakey McScnake
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MB 16h
Replying to @PonchoRebound
Why do my results say “You have been eaten by a grue”
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MB Feb 18
Replying to @whatseplaying
But yeah, how about that feeling when you are playing a review copy that sucks and you are like “what the #%£! am I supposed to write about this crap...”
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MB Feb 18
Replying to @whatseplaying
For us at TWBG, we choose what we review...so we tend to have an inclination to review things that have at least a good chance at a decent review. But when they are bad, we rip ‘em...it’s kind of joyless and draining though.
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MB Feb 18
Replying to @Vysetron
Knizia’s LOTR is just about the only one that has stood the test of time.
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MB Feb 18
Replying to @Magnusthered4
Yes, I’d definitely like to see some simple infantry rules here...I’m not into doing scratch stuff but I’ve seen some really cool conversion pieces, adding the weapons that aren’t modeled yet. Easy to proxy anything if you don’t play WYSIWYG.
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MB Feb 17
Replying to @The_Kyle_Mann
I feel like everything has changed now
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MB Feb 17
Replying to @ErikTwice
I haven’t. But here it is. It’s an awesome design (James Hewitt)- realy pretty simple but highly strategic, lots of maneuvering. Awesome cinematic mech action. Low model count (we had 6 models total in this game). Simpler than Battletech, less wargamey. *****
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