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  1. So is anyone from here off to Tabletop Scotland at the start of September? Just in case there’s a vague chance of a ‘muk game of something while I’m up there
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    Gloomhaven

    We’ve played it a couple of times now in our group and a few times solo. It’s heavy but quite satisfying to build the city up. The first game at 4 took ages but subsequent plays and realising a few small rule mistakes have brought that down to 2 1/2 hours or so. The scoring system is excellent - realising that you’ve handed more points to an opponent by building a structure is really annoying (in a good way) but so far every game has ended up really close. It’s as far removed from Gloomhaven as you could get (apart from the card action selection mechanic) but I really like it and think it’s one that will improve with plays.
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    Oh I’d be very interested - have been looking to pick up but have been skint till payday
  4. Pretty much everything by Jeff Minter since Space Giraffe, I’ve only really put time into SG and TxK but since he’s one of the few small devs from the early days of gaming still going i don’t grudge the cash.
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    What are you playing?

    Funny you should mention that - had a couple of attempts at the solo mode yesterday and it’s a great little puzzle. You get 7 rounds to complete 6 prestige building and have access to all the basic resources. Using only the 4 action cards and the regular placement rules you have to quickly recruit advisors to expand your deck and give you extra actions but if you use their action the advisor card is discarded. To add to the pressure - each round end you have to add a new prestige building and mark it with a disk - if that isn’t removed on the round by delivering a resource you lose unless you can pay influence, initially 2 red gems worth per remaining marker but this increases as buildings are completed. I've so far made it to round 6 of 7 with 3 complete buildings and it’s a bit ruled by the card draw on the prestige buildings but it’s a great way to pass an hour solo and considering there are 9 races with different worker actions, different start positions and 2 maps there’s a ton of replayability.
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    What are you playing?

    My copy of Founders of Gloomhaven arrived yesterday and our group got it right to the table in the evening. It’s a proper brain burner, working cooperatively to build the city using each other’s resources, laying roads, creating routes to build upgrade buildings and trying to use these to complete “prestige” buildings - being aware that everything you build has a trickle down points score for every resource used along the way. This basically means that in the process of awarding yourself points you can end up handing most of them to your opponents if you aren’t paying attention. All of this is done via a fairly simple 5 (6 in 2 player) card action deck that you augment with “advisor” cards along the way which add to your hand of cards and give you more powerful versions of the basic actions. Play a card to the discard pile then everyone else can follow your action (the follow is the same action costing more or giving less reward) or take a basic action (gain influence, money, build a road or place a worker). Add into this the worker placement tiles that open up as the prestige buildings are developed and you have a game that by the last few rounds is choc full of difficult choices and one wrong move can see you hand victory to another player. We did mess up a few small rules (almost a tradition in our group) but I’m already looking forward to our next session.
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    Bargain buys for everyone.

    https://app.crowdox.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-what-goes-up-must-come-down was the one they sent me just wish I could afford a copy.
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    Monthly Release Dates - July 2018

    I think zombie Atari confirmed tempest 4000 for July 17th.
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    M Night Shyamalan's Glass (2019)

    Or you could wait till it comes out - maybe M Night has found his mojo again and it’ll work as a trilogy. If not you can tell us all why it’s garbage and how you’d have made a better film.
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    M Night Shyamalan's Glass (2019)

    Well Unbreakable was good, Split was good so I can only hope. You’re not going to do that “I make films for a living - this will be absolute trash” thing you do are you?
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    Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service)

    Yeah there’s no way to easily filter but if you try and run the game It’ll pop up saying to insert the disk or buy it from the store. If you renew gamepass or buy outright they start working again.
  12. Sweet - For Honor free on PC - I’ll take some of that.
  13. To be fair to CDPR they’ve said pretty much nothing since the original reveal so I don’t see how they can be accused of doing anything with peoples expectations until this reveal. It’s hardly Killzone 2 or Watchdogs levels of bullshots for example.
  14. Who’s to say there isn’t dark foggy and rain soaked streets in the game though. Also the original trailer wasn’t intended as an in engine game preview - it was a teaser reveal and I don’t think anyone expected the final game to be of that level graphically.
  15. If it were any other publisher I’d agree with you but considering how close Witcher 3 came to the early reveals I’m pretty hopeful.
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