philryuh

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

5 points by philryuh - updated 4 months ago | 31 comments | report | subscribe

BenjaminK 6 months ago | 2 points[-]

Very nice choices! 

sdirrane Supporter6 months 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 6 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

philryuh Supporter6 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

sdirrane Supporter6 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

philryuh Supporter6 months 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 6 months ago | 1 point[-]

Seriously! Gotta spread the love!

BenjaminK 6 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

philryuh Supporter6 months 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 Supporter6 months 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 Supporter6 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

sdirrane Supporter6 months 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 Supporter6 months 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 Supporter5 months 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 Supporter5 months 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 6 months ago | 2 points[-]

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

Skurvy5 Supporter6 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

sdirrane Supporter6 months 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 6 months 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 Supporter6 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

sdirrane Supporter6 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

Skyw3rd 6 months 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 Supporter6 months 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 Supporter6 months 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 6 months 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 Supporter6 months ago | 1 point[-]

Have you tried it solo?

Skyw3rd 6 months 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 Supporter6 months 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 6 months ago | 1 point[-]

For sure, and the mobile version is quite good.

nealkfrank 6 months 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 6 months ago | 1 point[-]

Exactly.

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