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I Have $100. Help Me Spend It.

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I Have $100. Help Me Spend It.

Post by YellowKing » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:31 am

As the thread title says, I have found myself in possession of $100 that can only go towards games. The particulars surrounding this event are somewhat complex but suffice it to say it involves the game group and monies owed from me buying stuff for someone else, consolidating CSI shipments, etc.

It is important to note that this money is free and clear and does not have to be put towards a game group game, as anything I purchase will be my sole ownership.

A couple of ideas I've had I'll toss out - anyone who has any input please feel free to chime in:

SCYTHE & FENRIS EXPANSION - not only do I think I'd enjoy the solo automata, the Fenris expansion would give me an excuse to get it to the group table.

All the remaining MANSIONS OF MADNESS 2nd Edition expansions I don't have.

Some other hotness? Anyone have any other suggestions of stuff they're really enjoying right now? Co-op and/or soloable preferred.

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Post by coopasonic » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:35 am

I don't keep up, but Essen is 4 weeks away. Lots of new hotness will come out of that. I will be checking some of them out three weeks after.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:53 am

Do you have to spend it by a certain time? If not, just sit on it until there's a game you really want.
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Post by coopasonic » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:10 am

LawBeefaroni wrote:
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If not, just sit on it until there's a game you really want.
How un-american!
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Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:17 am

When I saw the topic title and before I saw that it was posted by YK, my immediate reaction was "God damn it, Drazzil"....

But as to the actual topic, I'm no help. There really just isn't any board game that I'm lusting after at the moment.

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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:30 am

I keep meaning to write up my solo experiences with Street Masters over the last few weeks but I've been too busy. I think it's my solo board game of the year because it came out of nowhere and is ridiculous fun. Cards, dice, miniatures - it ticks every box. Super quick to play and setup as well. Straight up fighting mode or you can do a campaign/story if you want. Insane variability in characters, enemies and maps. You can get the KS package direct from Blacklist for $109 right now or wait until 10/23 and go crazy for the reprint KS and expansion.

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Post by hentzau » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:07 pm

I hope to get a play in of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare this weekend. I'll let you know what I think after I play.
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Post by Anonymous Bosch » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:07 pm

While they're hardly the 'new hotness' and I dunno if you already own 'em, but I've found Burgle Bros, Dead of Winter, and T.I.M.E Stories (along with some expansions) to all be enjoyable co-op games.
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Post by YellowKing » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:44 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:There really just isn't any board game that I'm lusting after at the moment.
That was partly my reason for starting the thread. The hype machine is kind of dull at the moment. Even GenCon this year, as much fun as I had, seemed a little more sedate from an excitement/buzz level than the year before.

I think waiting until after Essen (which I had somehow totally forgotten about) is probably a wise decision.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:19 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:17 am
When I saw the topic title and before I saw that it was posted by YK, my immediate reaction was "God damn it, Drazzil"....
This.
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Post by hepcat » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:25 pm

For 99 dollars you can pre-order Gen 7 from Plaid Hat Games. This entry in the Crossroads game series wasn't even on my radar until I recently heard Quinns on Shut Up and Sit Down practically worshiping it in a review. Now I'm all kinds of curious.
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Post by Lordnine » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:38 pm

YellowKing wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:31 am

SCYTHE & FENRIS EXPANSION - not only do I think I'd enjoy the solo automata, the Fenris expansion would give me an excuse to get it to the group table.
I love Scythe but it is divisive. Have you played this previously? Many people go into it thinking it is a war-game when it fact it is closer to industry building/farming with Mechs. As for the expansion, without spoiling it, I will say it definitely has value even if you don't play the campaign.

Really though, we are nearing the end of the year and online stores are going to start having big sales. I would wait and see what you can get then unless you are really in need of something new.

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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:09 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:19 pm
Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:17 am
When I saw the topic title and before I saw that it was posted by YK, my immediate reaction was "God damn it, Drazzil"....
This.
I actually thought it was Daehawk.
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Post by Pyperkub » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:18 am

Gloomhaven @$103 from Amazon?
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