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51 minutes ago, Nathan Wind said:

Wow, board gamers are proper miserable bastards, eh?

 

I'm all over this when it inevitably gets here.

I think it's just weird making it US only. If it gets over here at a reasonable price then I'll probably pick it up. Dependant on price of course. 

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Of all the companies to be involved Hasbro was the literally the worst outcome IMO.

 

They treat the UK market with contempt when it comes to their Action Figure brands so wouldn't be surprised if this was the same. Couple that with Zavvi of all companies and I'd say there's not much chance of seeing this here.

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It's Haslab (their proprietary Kickstarter rip-off) that's US only, excepting some things coming over via Zavvi.  It's 99.99% likely that the retail version will come out here down the line because Hasbro.

 

Edit to acknowledge above - action figures maybe, but their board games are everywhere.

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3 minutes ago, Nathan Wind said:

It's Haslab (their proprietary Kickstarter rip-off) that's US only, excepting some things coming over via Zavvi.  It's 99.99% likely that the retail version will come out here down the line because Hasbro.

 

Edit to acknowledge above - action figures maybe, but their board games are everywhere.

Unless there are some weird rights issues I'd expect it to eventually arrive here. Probably.

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Pleasantly surprised it’s a straight-up remake. I still have my one from my yoof though, so I literally don’t need this. 
 

Would be nice if the expansions get sold separately though. Would be interested in those. I had two of them but only have remnants of them now. 

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If you listen to one board game podcast this year, I suggest you make it Ludology episode 234 (the most recent) with David Turzci.  It's brilliant - very wide ranging (not just his games) and has a lot of interesting things to say about game complexity, the 6 key attributes he attaches to games and to solo gaming.

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20 hours ago, Nathan Wind said:

Wow, board gamers are proper miserable bastards, eh?

 

I'm all over this when it inevitably gets here.

 

Some are. Facebook had a lot of grumps about it this morning.

 

For me it's a lot of money and Hasbro are, well, Hasbro. It's the same shit they pulled with the Unicron last year. The;y#ll have acquired it when they swallowed all the Milton Bradley stuff. Over here I don't know what claim GW have to it.

I tell thee this much, although I'd love this if I could justify it, I'd rather have Space Crusade.

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8 hours ago, Glasgowchivas said:

!

 

Already pre-ordered with Zatu, hope that means they are getting their stock in soon too..


Gameslore said it will be available everywhere again.

 

I wouldn’t preorder anything like that from Zatu. They literally offer the chance to preorder things that are out of license, let alone out of print. Combined with their bastard stock-based pricing (scalping) algorithm they’re pretty evil these days. 

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3 hours ago, Glasgowchivas said:

Oh fuck :-(

 

EDIT: it’s been dispatched! :-)

but will bear your feedback in mind @Rev, cheers 


They do send them if they get them, it’s not a scam. I’m sure you’ll be fine. It’s just...Not wholly honest in lots of cases because they know that they will never get stock but they’ll let money sit in their bank account until people realise. 
 

The pricing based on stock is even more annoying. I’ve literally had an item (LOTR LCG pack) almost triple in price while in my basket. If it had been part of a bigger order I could easily have not noticed I was paying £31 instead of £12.99. 
 

There are definitely a list of sites that I would prefer to give money to. 

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Share that list please I was about to drop some money with Zatu again for my Dragonball Super CCG but I really didn't enjoy reading your comments.

 

It may explain why I thought I was loosing my mind when I brought one of the play mats earlier in the year and I thought I had dreamt up the price. 

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51 minutes ago, Arn Ironjaw said:

Share that list please I was about to drop some money with Zatu again for my Dragonball Super CCG but I really didn't enjoy reading your comments.

 

There's a suppliers rants and raves thread below.  Zatu and Amazon seem to be the only ones to be cautious about in certain circumstances.  Several really good outfits available although some specialise more in one type of product.

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Yeah, but it was Zavvi anyway. Even if you'd ordered it there's a very real chance you'd have still never got it.

 

By which I also mean... it looks like it's back up for Pre-order with them.

 

I've just splashes a fortune out on Eldritch Horror and expansions. If I pre-order this as well I might as well empty my bank account into the street.

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The minis are just different enough to remove any real nostalgia value it has and, having had the original again and sold it, this wouldn't get enough play here.

 

With the two expansions thrown in (but not with minis? did they have them originally?) it's reasonable value but I'd love to have seen a proper gateway game successor rather than a nostalgia/collector level offering with the name again.

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17 minutes ago, And said:

On consideration, given the current production delays and stocking issues with all sorts of board games they can get fucked asking for payment up front.  Who can even say if Zavvi will still be going in a year or more when HQ is actually due for shipment?  Once it definitely exists and it's in people's hands, and in shops, then I'll be all over it.

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