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    [–] Eldritch Horror vs Arkham Horror Perditius 1 points ago in boardgames

    Dice Tower did a nice breakdown of the new Arkham Horror 3rd edition in their recent review of it, what they liked / didn't like, etc.

    TL;DW: they like it way more than previous arkham horror, but still find it to take a little too long and have way too much downtime between turns. In their opinions, Eldritch Horror still scratches the same itch and is the more enjoyable game (for them).

    Also, don't forget there's the Arkham Horror LCG, also! It's highly regarded, has a lot of neat expandable content, and is a different game in its own right (although thematically and tonally on par).

    [–] My rant on mini cards Perditius 1 points ago in boardgames

    I like mini cards in some games like Blood Rage and Kemet because I want to cover them completely in my hand so that the other players don't know if i'm using a Divine Intervention card / if I'm using a card from the previous age (cause then they'll know which one I'm playing).

    [–] Has anyone who ordered Champions of Midgard: Valhalla from Grey Fox Games around December 10th received their order yet? Perditius 1 points ago in boardgames

    Sure thing! I was really bummed at how long it took, but honestly, I have so much to play, getting that 40% off and free shipping was worth the wait :) I happened to email customer service last

    I got an email from their website saying that it had moved from "on hold" to "complete" and also received the shipping info to track. This was, I think, it shipped last Tuesday and got here last Friday (a week from yesterday).

    I created an account on their website when I ordered the product, so I'm not sure if that affected getting a notification. I was able to login and see the tracking info there (I forget if it was also in the notifcation email).

    [–] Has anyone who ordered Champions of Midgard: Valhalla from Grey Fox Games around December 10th received their order yet? Perditius 3 points ago in boardgames

    I received mine earlier this week after ordering during that 40% off sale in December. All hope is not lost!

    Their customer service was super responsive to me whenever I checked in on the order -- I'd say just shoot them another mail to make sure your order is still on track.

    [–] Why does horror tend to draw in the worst audiences? Perditius 2 points ago in horror

    Yep, that AMC is my go-to now that I have their movie pass equivalent.

    I forgot about the sound system at the grove!! I don't mind loud -- I love the Arclight Dome because of the quality and volume they put out -- but I had to leave the damn theater at the grove until the movie started last time because they were just BLASTING the commercials. So awful!

    [–] Hive is reeally good. Perditius 1 points ago in boardgames

    Good advice - thank you!

    [–] Why does horror tend to draw in the worst audiences? Perditius 1 points ago in horror

    Yes!! I can walk to the Arclight Hollywood, so that was my go-to for years and years.... due to needing to cut costs recently, however, I switched over to the AMC "movie pass" equivalent, so I now only really go to the AMC Sunset 5 (which, due to its prior status as an indie cinema, still draws overall better crowds). I'll only use it to go to the Burbank / Century City locations if the movie isn't showing at the Sunset 5!

    REALLY miss the Arclight, but i just can't justify the cost of one ticket being almost as much as an entire month's worth of visits on the AMC pass : \

    [–] Why does horror tend to draw in the worst audiences? Perditius 5 points ago in horror

    Nice! Glad that wasn't ruined for you :)

    I saw Captain Marvel there last Sunday afternoon and it was miserable -- just little kids all over the place talking the whole time and parents just like shrug. Not the WORST movie to have chatter in (I would've been much more upset in a serious drama or horror movie or whatever) but still not great.

    [–] Why does horror tend to draw in the worst audiences? Perditius 8 points ago in horror

    I find AMCs in Burbank / Century City and the Pacific Theaters at the Grove and Glendale to always have somebody in there ruining everyone's times.

    [–] Does anyone know how on earth this effect is achieved or if there is a tutorial? Perditius 1 points ago in minipainting

    Go to Sorastro's website (not YouTube channel) and click on tutorials. Scroll down and there is a green OSL video with a dragon from Descent very similar to this look

    [–] Why does horror tend to draw in the worst audiences? Perditius 74 points ago in horror

    This is also very dependent on your area / theater. I live in LA and if I go to a regular AMC it's always a miserable shitshow. I pay more or go out of my way to see movies in independent theaters or the "nicer" dine-in AMCs because they tend to attract better crowds who are actually there to see the movie and not talk/play with their phones

    [–] Hive is reeally good. Perditius 3 points ago in boardgames

    Nice -- sounds interesting! If I can get 2 people together for it I will give this a try!

    [–] Hive is reeally good. Perditius 3 points ago in boardgames

    Ooo that's an interesting idea -- thanks!

    [–] Hive is reeally good. Perditius 1 points ago in boardgames

    Yeah, might have to get someone to commit to an evening of it instead of the usual quick play before dinner or something -- thanks!

    [–] Hive is reeally good. Perditius 3 points ago in boardgames

    Haha, yeah, I think I'd need to understand that first in order to be convincing to someone else. Maybe I'll read / watch some higher level strategies of where the games goes and then use that to pitch people on the depth.

    [–] Hive is reeally good. Perditius 24 points ago in boardgames

    Any advice on how to get someone excited about this game? I like it well enough, but every person I've played it with has pretty much been like "oh, that was neat... seems like it could be fun if you both got really good at it. But.... I don't want to take the time to get really good at it. So... Wanna play something else?" lol

    Game seems like it could be awesome, especially because it's so portable and replayable, but I just stopped bothering to pull it out because I was tired of having to teach it, play a rather bland "first game" with somebody, and see the same thing happen.

    [–] What is your favorite Euro game GOAT? Perditius 5 points ago in boardgames

    What does GOAT stand for?

    I love Concordia so much, I want to learn this new acronym to describe it for myself too, haha.

    [–] Taika Waititi to voice Ig-88 in Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' Perditius -1 points ago in television

    I totally agree, and in the best possible universe we'd have that movie, but sadly, Lucasfilm did not, so their wariness of allowing it in future shows makes sense.

    [–] Taika Waititi to voice Ig-88 in Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' Perditius 6 points ago in television

    As for Lucasfilm, they never let him go off script that often. He needed to follow the rules.

    Not letting a director known for comedy improvise and go off script? After basically needing to start over from scratch and shoot Solo twice to correct this exact problem? SHOCKING!

    [–] Taika Waititi to voice Ig-88 in Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' Perditius 3 points ago in television

    Yeah I mean, makes sense. How are the midichlorians supposed to do their job if they don't have a blood stream to go through?

    [–] Twilight imperium: you win because i like you more Perditius 3 points ago in boardgames

    I've never played BSG -- isn't that basically a coop game with a hidden traitor? Because, sure, that's obvious, you can't kingmake in a coop game because you win or lose together. With the traitor mechanic it basically makes it a "1 v 1" of traitors vs humans, so again, you wouldn't kingmake because there's no 3rd party to decide between king 1 and king 2.

    [–] Twilight imperium: you win because i like you more Perditius 4 points ago in boardgames

    lol, yea, honestly with a game like TI that is so epic and takes like, 10 goddamn hours, I often enjoy the stories of things that happened in the middle way more than I care about who won.

    In the "Ben's mission to be a grown up and silently be proud" division, the last time I played TI, I had an early lead from some dominant plays I made early on, but they left my home planet open and I actually got eliminated about 4 hours into the game and just like... went home lol.

    I got a text from my friend 5 hours later like, "even not playing the game, you stayed in the lead for like, 2 more hours, and after playing for 5 more hours without you, you still beat 2 people at the table." I don't know or care who won that one -- that's the story I'll remember lol