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I think I'm getting over my Apple addiction. The clasp opened when I was taking my hand out of my pants pocket. Apple wants $229 to fix a $350 watch. What a screw. 
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So, anyone started planning any fleets out for Matter of Honor yet?

I was thinking about taking a sacrificial sphere or tac-cube with ablative armor to clear a path through the bacteria, and still take hits. Hirogen or Bioship would also be a choice, just something with lots of hull.

We're not allowing squadron resources, so if I can find a retail squad I might throw that in my fleet too.

My group disallows cross-faction during official events, normally. But with Officer Exchange, and the theme of the OP, we're considering it this time. Anyone else allow cross-faction during their events? Any restrictions, since some combos can be almost unfairly overpowered?
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So I'm going to XPFest in June (xpfest.com) and I'm planning on taking all the Red Dragon Inn expansions and getting a 22-player game together!

The most I've ever had in a game before is 7. Has anyone ever played a massive game before? How was it?
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Played Pay Dirt at the shop's boardgame night.

Anyone else play this? Because our reaction was summed up as...meh.

I mean, thematically it's solid. The game play fits right in with the theme.

But the gameplay was...too slow and too fast. The auction mechanic would take a long time, mostly because there was significant confusion. And the meeple work stage would go very, very quickly. Almost making the meeples feel pointless.

But the biggest factor in the way we felt was significant ambiguity in the rule book. Between the four of us, we came across a number of questions that the book just didn't cover or cover well enough. It was the main reason the auctions took so long (besides trying to keep track of all the text).

We weren't sure how it could be changed to be better. We pretty much decided we'd try one more play of it, but it probably wouldn't be a game we'd ever pull out. Even the game's owner said she was going to get rid of it.

Such a shame because I really liked the way the theme was built into the game, and the mining mechanic looks very clever.
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I think fixing the rule book would help a lot.

But I can't quite put my finger on what exactly hurts the gameplay. It might not be one thing. It might be that every mechanic has a little thing off.

Or maybe it just needs an extra thousand per turn in income to loosen spending up a bit. Or starting with one more worker.

Probably nothing that couldn't have been tweaked with some more playtesting. Or maybe some house rules.
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Wow...it is so nice to actually see decent headlines and useful descriptions of news items. Actually seeing what an article is about without having to fall for clickbait to do so? Refreshing!

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(Oh, and to explain what this site is all about: http://calacanis.com/…/is-there-a-place-for-the-truth-in-j…/)

‪#‎news‬ ‪#‎clickbait‬ ‪#‎journalism‬
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Helping kids become interested in science and scientific inquiry?

Sounds like a good cause to me!

(And you might get your name dropped when you donate ;) )



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Now that Critical Role is going, if a video of this full session exists, it needs to be posted!
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So great to see you keep with the theme's of the Arcade and keep a straight face the whole time! Fun stuff man.
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Hey John, although I don't eat them, I prepare the meatballs very similar and I like your suggestion to put much Parmesan. Please concider turning back to fresh garlic. It's very easy to peel, smells great and you get the best healty garlic. Also love the parsley smell. Yummi recipe!!! Tnx
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Played Pay Dirt at the shop's boardgame night.

Anyone else play this? Because our reaction was summed up as...meh.

I mean, thematically it's solid. The game play fits right in with the theme.

But the gameplay was...too slow and too fast. The auction mechanic would take a long time, mostly because there was significant confusion. And the meeple work stage would go very, very quickly. Almost making the meeples feel pointless.

But the biggest factor in the way we felt was significant ambiguity in the rule book. Between the four of us, we came across a number of questions that the book just didn't cover or cover well enough. It was the main reason the auctions took so long (besides trying to keep track of all the text).

We weren't sure how it could be changed to be better. We pretty much decided we'd try one more play of it, but it probably wouldn't be a game we'd ever pull out. Even the game's owner said she was going to get rid of it.

Such a shame because I really liked the way the theme was built into the game, and the mining mechanic looks very clever.
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This looks epic and fun as hell!

#arcade   #games  
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No problem. I'd love to get my hands on it and try it out!
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Decent hotel and casino. If you plan on going up the tower, just know there's going to be a wait once night falls and the temperature drops. But it is a great view when the city is lit up. My only complain is that hotel let a timeshare selling company misrepresent that they were giving a tour of a new facility for the hotel. Instead, they ended up 'kidnapping' my sister and her new husband for over 5 hours, not wanting to let them go despite being told no a number of times. If the Stratosphere is going to let these people operate on the premises, then they need to be better aware of what's going on. As it is, I think the hotel owes my sister a comped night for the day of vacation they lost and insulting salesmen they had to deal with.
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