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  • #15772

    The8thPagan
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    This has just arrived on kickstarter.

    It’s sort of a combo of a skirmish game and dungeon crawl.

    Two players (or teams) competing for objectives in a campaign.

    Cardboard terrain that could be used in any SF game.

    Exploration to get better weapons and gear.

    Experience system to improve from game to game.

    Third party AI called the Purge that gradually appear as the game goes and the two teams attract their attention with combat. Also police and criminals to complicate matters.

    Opposing teams may need to team up to deal with the Purge, but then can betray them to win the mission.

    Third party AI called the purge that gradually appear as the game goes and the two teams attract their attention with combat.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1621774283/core-space

    Backed it for an early bird, but I don’t think it’s great value just yet. Have to see how good the stretch goals are.

    #15784

    CK Lai
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    These guys always give good value.

    I’ve backed several of their past KS projects and they always go above and beyond.

    (Of course, how much extra we get depends on how much they get.)

    #15786

    The8thPagan
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    Personally,I think with so few miniatures and cardboard scenery it should be at least £20 less.

    #15787

    CK Lai
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    Well, the terrain and mat alone cost £45. So the game itself costs £39 if you consider most games give you a board or tiles without the 3D elements.

    YMMV of course whether that’s good value or not 😉

    #15788

    The8thPagan
    Participant

    They’ve added 4 extra harvesters as a freebie to add a bit more value.

    Also added a few cheap addons which seems odd to me as it hasn’t even funded yet.

    #15809

    The8thPagan
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    Still not funded, but very close.

    I’ve noticed early birds appear and then vanish. I suspect some dropped out as it was funding so slowly and won’t unlock many stretch goals.

    #15810
    Soulsorcerer
    Soulsorcerer
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    @CK Lai What can you say about the cardboard quality…is it really holding up if assembled and disassembled quite often?

    #15815

    CK Lai
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    @Soulsorceror : cardboard quality is very good. But they do advise you to apply super glue to the edges to strengthen the bits where they lock together. Looks awesome when done. I’ll try and post some samples on my blog.

    #15893

    The8thPagan
    Participant

    I’ve skimmed a couple of play throughs of Core Space now and losing interest as it looks a bit too fiddly.

    And I still don’t think it’s great value when it has so few miniatures and just cardboard scenery.

    #15895

    CK Lai
    Participant

    Well… perceived value is a personal thing… but that scenery is really excellent. No other board game gives you 2×2 play mat with 3D scenery like that. And of course, you’re not limited to using that scenery only for this game.

    #15896

    The8thPagan
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    @CK… It’s not just the quality of the scenery. I have some clumsy friends and the slightest nudge of that interlocked scenery will move everything out of place.

    Plus those dashboards look very fiddly, as do the weapon crates.

    2×2 playmate are quite cheap and I already have 2×2 and 3×3 lying around.

    But each to their own. I wish them luck, but unless I see a more interesting demo game or they unlock something amazing as a freebie, I’ll be dropping out.

    I really do have a lot of similar games and think I’d like to devote my attention to Necromunda and Carnevale for a while.

    #15898

    HoraceHonkyHorn
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    For me, one of the main appeals of this is the fact that it has solo rules.

    Watching the EoG battle reports has got me really interested in playing skirmish games, but I’ve no one to play with, making it difficult to get into.

    I have persuaded/blackmailed my daughters into trying Battle Masters (which I bought after watching the EoG batrep), but although they enjoyed that, I’ve no hope of getting them to try anything more involved/tactical.

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