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Here's Scott (u/sdirrane) who received his giveaway prize! Honestly jealous about this one xD

5 points by philryuh - updated 6 days ago | 31 comments | report

BenjaminK 9 days ago | 2 points

Very nice choices! 

sdirrane 9 days ago | 1 point

Now I just need to win again this month so I can add Fields of Fame to fill out the collection, ha.

BenjaminK 9 days ago | 1 point

That's certainly one strategy! haha And probably the best one for acquiring games :)

philryuh 9 days ago | 1 point

If someone wins three times in a row I might have to start considering adjusting the rules lol

sdirrane 9 days ago | 1 point

I haven't won twice in a row yet, so don't change anything for at least one more month! : ) 

philryuh 9 days ago | 1 point

Twice in a row I'm definitely going to keep, makes things fun! Once it gets to three or four in a row, I might have to change it up just to protect the winner's life lol

nealkfrank 9 days ago | 1 point

Seriously! Gotta spread the love!

BenjaminK 9 days ago | 1 point

I got yo' back. Win as much as you can haha I'm always a fan of unexpected twists :) 

philryuh 9 days ago | 1 point

I mean, it makes no difference to me and I'll enjoy seeing the results either way so I'll leave it all up to you guys :D

sdirrane 9 days ago | 1 point

Now I just need to win again this month so I can add Fields of Fame to fill out the collection, ha.

Skurvy5 7 days ago | 1 point

I’m going for two in a row also! Only have one imperial assault expansion left to acquire. 

sdirrane 7 days ago | 1 point

That's awesome!  I'm only have about 25% of the content for IA.  Plus it hasn't hit the table as much recently.  Also, do you play both modes?  I've only done Skirmish like twice and I find many of the small expansions don't impact the campaign as much as I'd like.  We did make one house rule to mitigate that a bit but it's not a huge change.

Skurvy5 7 days ago | 1 point

Oh, I don’t have anything close to 100%. I was just talking about the boxed expansions. 

I’ve only played campaign and only with the app. The problem about it hitting the table is easy - I just leave it on the table!

sdirrane 7 days ago | 1 point

Ohh cool, I have the original, Twin Shadows and Heart of the Empire.  I've never actually played with the App.  How is it?  I've always been the Empire so playing with the App as the Rebels would be a little strange.  It's actually turned me a bit pro-empire, haha.

Skurvy5 6 days ago | 1 point

The app is fantastic. I highly recommend that you give it a chance. Note: Heart of the Empire is not a campaign that’s currently in the app. But the core campaign in the app is totally different from the core campaign that you’ve played already. 

Only thing with the app is that sometimes you can manipulate the AI to make less than clever moves. But the AI does often have overwhelming numbers so you need to take every advantage that you can. 

nealkfrank 9 days ago | 2 points

Enjoy those! They are super fun! Very quick and strategic. 

Skurvy5 9 days ago | 1 point

Great choices! There are so many games! Congrats to my fellow winner!

sdirrane 9 days ago | 1 point

Been watching some playthroughs and rules videos and I'm really excited to get it out.  Looks like it'll be best at 3+ players.  I think there wouldn't be enough adjusting to what other players do at only 2 count.  Who else here has this or has played it?  What do you think?

nealkfrank 9 days ago | 1 point

I have played at 3, 4 and 6. Definitely do not recommend 6....3 seemed like the sweet spot with down time and the competitiveness of the actions. 

philryuh 9 days ago | 1 point

If I could tag, I would be summoning Skyw3rd. I'm sure he'll love your selection for the prize!

sdirrane 9 days ago | 1 point

Great!  I can't wait to hear what he has to say.

Skyw3rd 9 days ago | 1 point

I can definitely help with this. First off, nice choice!

Second, you'll find that at two players base Raiders can turn into a race and when one gets out ahead there's little that can be done. If you're going to play with two then add the Hall of Heroes expansion. It's smooths things out very nicely. If you're going to play base Raiders then I'd say 3 is a good number.

sdirrane 8 days ago | 1 point

Looks like we have a lot of games owned in common, so now I'm more excited to try it out.

sdirrane 9 days ago | 1 point

Yeah, that's how I felt when I watched "Watch It Played" 2 player play through.  It just felt like a race and not enough adjusting your strategy because someone took a spot that you wanted to use and it wasn't available anymore.

Skyw3rd 9 days ago | 1 point

Beyond two players you're good to go with the base game. I use it as a gateway game sometimes. At two I never play without HoH.

Fields of Glory is good, but the most I usually take from it are the Valkyrie dice. I use them in every game now and totally replace the red dice.

sdirrane 9 days ago | 1 point

Have you tried it solo?

Skyw3rd 8 days ago | 1 point

I've not, as there's an add on deck you have to buy and ship from New Zealand. I've got enough other options to solo right now.

sdirrane 8 days ago | 1 point

No wonder it’s impossible to find.  Might as well just get the mobile app if I’m going to spend over $15 for a deck 🤷🏼‍♂️

Skyw3rd 8 days ago | 1 point

For sure, and the mobile version is quite good.

nealkfrank 9 days ago | 1 point

Honestly, I do not understand why anyway rolls without the valkyrie dice...

The fields of glory add some intriguing decisions, but I could be fine without it. 

Skyw3rd 8 days ago | 1 point

Exactly.