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I just played Dragon Tides at my local game store today. Love the game. I was playing the villain against 4 players. We had 4 battles. The players made it to the final battle, but the villain won in the end.

The rules are very streamlined. Still there are tactical decisions on every turn. We finished the entire game to the end in 3 hours with 4 players plus one villain.

The game plays like a number of scenes of a kung fu movie. The next scene depends on the success of the last scene and decisions the played make on what course of action to take next.

The characters are or resemble different action stars. The base game comes with 8 characters. They include Bruce and Brandon Lee. Others resemble Dolph Lungrin, Mila Jovovich, Jet Li and others.

I love this game. Can't wait to play it again.
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I don't think it was finding the sweet spot. It was more like figuring out what we could afford and then picking amongst those places that we liked the best.
We crunched the numbers so you can decide
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WhatsApp was down about 15 minutes ago.  Just came back up now.
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Check out the picture of the app on an iPhone in this article.  It's clearly an Android app photoshopped onto an iPhone.
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I didn't get to do much gaming this weekend, so I decided to play a solo Pandemic game controlling 3 roles. Just managed to pull out a win on my final turn before I had to draw from an empty player deck. Managed to eradicate 2 diseases as well and had no outbreaks.
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When I beat Cthulhu on Elder Sign app on my mobile my power grab and 'yessss' wasn't appreciated by other people on the train. Good job Gene we are with you in spirit!
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Yesterday, I realised that I was playing the game Coloretto wrong for months.  A friend of mine came over and played and pointed out my error.  Not only that, I taught a whole bunch of people to play that game wrong.  Now have I have to go and tell everyone I was wrong about the rules and then teach them how to play it correctly.

Any other playing it wrong stories?
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My mistake in Coloretto is that we kept playing if you grab a set of cards.  I didn't realise that you are out of the round until every player gets a set of cards.  It makes the game so much more interesting.

I sold a friend of mine on the game when I taught him the wrong rules.  I had to notify him that we played it wrong.
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My Boxing Day haul.
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+Real Ramit I haven't had a chance to try it out yet.  I just read the rules yesterday and realised that this copy came with the wrong parts.  Apparently, the wooden cubes that represent the different units were the ones from the 1775 game instead.

The only game I tried so far is Skyline.  It is a nice, fun, dice-rolling game where you build buildings.
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Just got Dragon Tides this week. I played it at Gencon last year. Going to run it at my local game store this weekend.
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An example.

Save hostage CI get intel on boss warehouse therefore attack with advantage.

Hostage gets killed but you still win. Raid front door no advantage also no disadvantage.

You lose, next scene you begin tied up in bosses warehouse therefore disadvantage.



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I decided to take a nap after Nadal took the second set.  I thought Nadal would roll through.  I woke up and Verdasco was down a break in the 5th.  What I saw the rest of the way felt like a dream.  Boy, full marks for Verdasco.  He just went for practically every shot and they were all going in.  Nadal seemed a couple of notches below his best form, but definitely Verdasco stepped up and took the match in the end.

http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2016-01-19/verdasco_sends_nadal_packing.html
Australian Open 2009 champ stunned in first-round five-set epic against familiar foe
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Hey, +Henry Loo .  Do you still play paintball?  If so, you may want to check this out.
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Hmm...looks like their stuff is pricey. $400-$600. Might be more worth it get an Occulus Rift for $600.

Their Snow Goggle HUD seems to have some pretty good reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpRII1fmdrA

Their Google Glass clone appears to be a little inferior to Google Glass, not to mention looks ugly IMO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRQlrLW0OkM
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This is got to be the worse article about an Android app I have ever read.  First, it says that Android users have slim pickings.  I found scores of apps on the play store.  Hardly slim picking.  Then still in the first paragraph it has 3 links to iOS weather apps.  On top of that, no where in this article does it have the link to the Android app.
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+Evan Oliver I use both platforms and I find the apps that I use on both are quite good.  I do pay for good apps even though I may not use any of the features only available in the paid versions.

In any case, my post is more about the article.  If you are going to write an article about an app, you should at least include a link to the app and not just links to apps on other platforms.
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