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dboeren

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Boy, is this forum dead. Major new expansion is out adding a whole new multiplayer way to play the game, and nobody wants to talk about it?

I'm kind of interested in knowing whether they pulled it off or not, and how much this messes with existing decks - because it seems like it changes your goals significantly.
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The cards are great, lots of cool things to add to decks, so as a set it is very cool. The multiplayer thing, whilst a good concept, for me doesn't quite work (and the guys I play with). It seems a little forced. Maybe as more sets are released, and more cards with multiplayer format are made, it will improve, but at the moment, if me and 3 friends are hanging out, we'd rather play 2 games of 1v1 rather than a 4 player multiplayer.

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I generally prefer PvP anyway but I suppose it will function as a decent Beer/Coke n Pretzels game.

And yeah, this Forum is usually pretty quiet. I don't know why so few people seem to play this game. It's awesome.

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if me and 3 friends are hanging out, we'd rather play 2 games of 1v1 rather than a 4 player multiplayer.


I agree, 2p games are my preference as well. But, it may be a good option to have if there are 3 players rather than 4 so that one person doesn't have to sit out. Plus, I'm just curious about how it works.

The size of the community seems to have a lot to do with the popularity of the game's theme, and Warhammer & Cthulhu are both on the low end of that totem pole. Yes, they are known in geek culture, but that scarcely compares to the number of people who are fans of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or A Game of Thrones. Netrunner's a special case because the old game was already so well loved.

Also, the supposed crossover of Warhammer minis gamers I think is not really so much (and few people outside that group care about the theme). I played tabletop minis games for years and I never saw people playing or talking about the card game. These guys already have a game that takes up all their time and money, they do not necessarily need another one. Plus, there are plenty of people in that community who dislike GW as well and would tend to avoid the game for that reason.

It's for these same reasons that I'm skeptical about a 40K LCG like some people have been claiming must be coming. It would immediately be in the same boat where mainstream gamers have trouble relating to it and the supposed target audience already has their hands full (and wallets empty) with the minis game and may have no interest in card games.

I only have one game of experience in WH:I, far too little to be able to judge the quality of the game. At a first glance, it seems interesting. I like that you have tough choices of whether to build up resources, card draw, or military. Beyond that, I just can't tell without more experience.
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Boy, is this forum dead. Major new expansion is out adding a whole new multiplayer way to play the game, and nobody wants to talk about it?


Gotta remember that this site was solely for A Game of Thrones for the longest time. So games like W:I are sort of focused at other places.

Like Deck Box
http://deckbox.org/decks/whi
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I quite enjoyed the multiplayer aspect and the head to head race themed cards. Very interesting except High Elves healing ugh.

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Well, at my LCG group, we did a sealed event with the release of Cataclysm and it was a great experience (for most). Each player brought in 25 cards from outside the expansion and finished the deck using Cataclysm cards. The only problem with this is most had not read the rules for Cataclysm and also, as with most LCGs, some card effects and types can be narrow (especially with faction related things) so combining cards with an unknown pool can be problematic.

Now, in regards to the game play, I loved it. The few complaints I heard I felt were more based on a misunderstanding of the new game system, as well as not having an appropriate deck for the format. The issue is, if you go into this new multiplayer trying to play as if it was 1 on 1, things are not going to go well to you. I know with many games people prefer original game systems just because that is what they are familiar with and they don't want to adapt (whether they want to admit that or not). But the amount of back and forth that went on, as well as the balancing factor that everyone can't gang up on someone, because it lets others get out of hand, was splendid. And even some of the diplomacy was a nice touch. It's a really interesting game system that has been developed that truly needs to be explored before people write it off.

I honestly think FFG made a very smart move creating this expansion. Games like W:I need some variations to keep the game fresh and interesting. Also, with a game system as simple as W:I, I'm surprised we don't see more variants. I think that is one of the things that keep Magic: The Gathering going strong is that the game is simple at its core but many variations to gameplay can be created.
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One of my playgroup bought this last week and while we haven't had the time to try it yet, we are certainly impressed by the quality of the cards in the pack. The Orc's are brutal! I can't wait to give this a go.
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Can´t wait for the next month to buy more Wh:I cycles to get ur level of knowledge :D

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Thanks for the kind words but really I am still learning this game all over again. We had a long break from it and have only recently started playing again.
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Love this game. I'm putting together and introduction post ready for the next expansion on my store blog. Hidden Empires should really open up the game for the neutrals and this will make a massive difference to the decks out there. Whats great about it is the simplicity of the mechanic and the strong themed quality of the armies as a whole.

Hopefully I'll get around to posting a bit more here (rather than just AGOT) and as Tragic stated the CGDB has been mostly AGOT for a long time, as more people enounter Invasion, Cthulhu and LOTR the forums will pick up.

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Im loving the game to.
Cataclysm games are really fun.

And looking forward for the Hidden Kingdoms as well.

The first post in this thread talks about a dead forum.
Im mostly on the FFG forum and I thinks its more people there for the W:I.

I cant read Polish but if you want to se the art for Hidden Kingdoms look att this:

https://plus.google....6913?banner=pwa