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  • in reply to: Single malt whiskies #11320
    AvatarDrew_Grgich
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    A subject almost as near and dear to me as boardgaming!

    For Single Malt noobs, I always recommend Highland Park due to its amazing balance. It is not smoky like some or peaty like others – – it is just about perfect in my estimation. In my experience, folks who purport to not like single malts say so because someone foisted a smoke or peat bomb on them like Lagavulin, Laphroaig or Ardbeg. To me, the 18-yr is close to perfect but the standard 12-yr is great also.

    Glenlivet is also well balanced but to me, just a bit more harsh than my beloved Highland Park.

    Once you’re ready for a bit more smoke/peat without too much iodine/sea characterics, I recommend Talisker. This scotch is pleasantly smoky without too much of the presence of a Laphroaig or Ardbeg.

    in reply to: Descent vs Imperial Assault #11319
    AvatarDrew_Grgich
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    I’ll give an endorsement to both the FFG co-op/solo variants as well as Redjak’s work for both Descent & SW:IA. The nice thing about Redjak’s variants is that they let you solo/co-op the actual campaigns. This does require letting at least one player in on the surprises of the various encounters – what forces are waiting behind doors, etc. – but this does let me help my 7-year old son through the campaign without playing against him.

    As for the FFG modules, as others have said, they are well produced and tell a fun little tale as you go. There is a bit of randomization in what cards come up as well so you will be able to replay a couple of times and have a somewhat unique experience each time in what cards appear at what time.

    I’m positive that FFG will do the same with SW:IA. These print on demand modules they have must be pretty inexpensive to produce so I am sure it is only a matter of time.

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