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  • #7474
    zippy1979
    zippy1979
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    Are there any EOG:ers that also like this game? It seems that either people adore it, or they are just terrified of it.

    Which camp are you in?

    Other Phil Eklund related stories, welcome 🙂

    #7482

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    Well, I’m sort of repulsed by it. 🙂

    I appreciate it’s probably a very meaty, involving game, and the work that has obviously gone into it, but it looks like far too much hard work to me. Also, as a graphic designer, I just can’t bear the dinky graphics and typography.

    Looks like a fantastic game for budding rocket scientists though!

    #7483
    zippy1979
    zippy1979
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    I totally understand your repulsion by the Graphic Design, there have however been some people that have tried to clean it up somewhat, for example:

    http://boardgamegeek.com/file/download/8cf93c7vq4/High_Frotier_Koryo_Player_Sheet_v2.pdf

    Once you get over the cluttered and untidy layouts, the game itself is very rewarding and satisfying. Definitely worth an evening to try out.

    #7486

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    A bit brain-burnery for me personally, but I can definitely understand the attraction to some of the subject matter and the realism.

    #7487
    zippy1979
    zippy1979
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    Furry Muff

    #7488

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    Had to look that one up!

    #7489
    zippy1979
    zippy1979
    Participant

    One does not simply gpogle “furry muff”

    #7490

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    Mordor

    #7491
    zippy1979
    zippy1979
    Participant

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH A Graphic Designer used Comic Sans, my eyes, my eyes are bleeding!

    #7494

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    Me? Use Comic Sans? Ha ha, how foolish you are, I would never do such a thing. NEVER! (Unless perhap in an ironic, post-modern kind of way). 🙂 I simply Googled this image and linked to it.

    #7518

    Oxymoron
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    I will give any game a go, however if the graphics look crap then there is basically no chance it will make the tables.

    Games like Through the Ages and Dawn of the Zeds are about as low as I will go with the look and design before I give the game a wide berth.

    #7520
    zippy1979
    zippy1979
    Participant

    I also hate cluttered and bad design. I am also an artwork snob, so I have avoided the original Glory to Rome for example.

    I do enjoy the highly scientific artwork on Phil Eklund’s games, but I don’t like that it is often very cluttered. The board for the game for example, is beautiful, it’s just that the cards and player boards could do with an overhaul.

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