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You look happy @nealkfrank! xD
Congrats again and wow that's a monster of a box! We're all looking forward to hearing your reports soon.
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Courageous Bob 3 months ago
Nice, that is truly a monster of a box, I am sure you will have a great time with it! Congrats 🎉
nealkfrank 3 months ago
It is a real doozy lol, lots of content to explore though!
theDL 3 months ago
Ok, now that is just TOO MANY bones! Haha, enjoy @nealkfrank!
Lol not gonna lie I was a little overwhelmed at first by the size of the box, but still super pumped!
Marshwiggle92 Supporter3 months ago
Yay..... Don't you look pleased.
Hinnerk 3 months ago
Skurvy5 Supporter3 months ago
This looks awesome. Congratulations!
Thanks! I will be reporting back here hopefully this week on the experience thus far.
lanista Supporter3 months ago
Congrats ! TMB FTW!!!
You get any Undertow action in?
Yesterday did one short solo playthrough! It was so fun! Loved upgrading my character and theres a ton of options so I didnt even scratch the surface. Obviously the meat of the game is in the tactical battle puzzle, and it was so fun to figure out what to do each turn and how everything interacts. Also, dice rolling!
Excellent! That is what I like to hear! Did you play as Duster or as Stanza?
Stanza! I really like the songs mechanic and I can see how it differes from other gearlocs by what I read on the rulebook. Timing and remembering some details is definetly tricky.
Stanza has been one of the few gearlocs where I have not been able to wrap my mind around their mechanics...I dont understand the songs!
Well I have almost no reference point of other gearlocks since I started with her lol. The main thing with stanza is her luitar die is rolled for the focus you'll have to play songs during a battle and then, song dice are not rolled, they are placed and increased to the next face on each turn. I think that last bit gives stanza a lot of control and less reliance on luck.
Interesting, I will need to read her player aid. I like the idea of not rolling as much to receive benefits. The gearlocks in Undertow are for sure really unique and I like that!
yep, the balancing comes in that the focus for that battle is the limit and songs consume more focuse each turn you advance them. So there is a limit to how many songs you can play at the same time. Stanza can also buff her focus though.
Can you gain more focus or are you limited to a certain total each battle?
you can use other songs die as focus instead of their effect, but then you can't use that songs effect for the rest of battle I believe since the die will be exhausted.
Interesting. She really does function completely different than other gearlocks. I love that though! I feel like Duster is similar with her dog! It is cool that they can make the game feel unique by adding new characters pretty seemlessly.
My wife took this pic and she kept saying "1...2...3... say poopy!" so I was definitely laughing at that but I am overjoyed to finally have the game! Plus we moved over the weekend into a new house so theres a lot to be thankful for!
Well done you, moving is tough! Have you changed area or just moving into somewhere more suited for you?
Ya man, it took a lot out of me...We actually just moved down the road from an apartment to a house! still just renting but it is a big upgrade!
Oh for sure! That's amazing, we recently moved from a studio flat to an apartment and it has been such a great improvement: it takes more than three steps to get across the place!
Man that sounds like a big upgrade for you! You actually have separate rooms and not just one big open room now?
It really is, also it means that when I get up early in the morning I'm not constantly waking my partner up every step I take as I get ready for work
That really is a game changer! Well congrats on the upgrade.
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