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Mojobacca
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have a "sample" version up on Vassal. Only 6 (of 10) heroes, 2 (of 4) villains and 2 (of 4) environments.

Hope to try it out tonight sometime and let you know my opinion. I did watch some reviews (specifically Dice Tower) and it looks pretty fun. Nothing mind-jarringly complicated... just nice and simple as comic book fights should be.
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DEATHFORCE: There are certainly crazy things you can do with this game, you can generate a world that is 3 times the size of earth before it starts having errors, although I dont know how long it would take to generate a world that large anyways lol

TRASSIN: I'm guessing about 21 days? Assuming you take a break every 7th day or so.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was unaware of this Vassal program. Downloading it now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This review is a little better in my opinion. He explains the mechanics of the game more in depth and talks a little bit more about the fluff (which I love). My personal favorite to play is Tempest. He's an alien hero ( his nemesis is the Warlord Voss) whose powers allow him to control the weather. He doesn't do big numbers damage, but almost all of his attacks are AoE and he's the only core set hero that has the ability to consistently heal the heros.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyaO2DfAZA8
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually bought the game today. Played 2 games of it... what a fantastic game! Our first game was against RISE (Citizen Dawn) and ended up neutering her when Visionary put all her 4 trashed Citizens in the bottom of her deck which kept her from flipping on us. That game we had Visionary, Legacy, Tachyon and The Wraith.

Second game was against Voss (the alien invader). That game was FAR FAR rougher. This game was Bunker, Ra, Tempest (Voss's nemesis) and Fanatic (who basically kept us in the game with her HUGE nuke).

Fun games both of them! Looking forward to getting the expansion and seeing how that works out.
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DEATHFORCE: There are certainly crazy things you can do with this game, you can generate a world that is 3 times the size of earth before it starts having errors, although I dont know how long it would take to generate a world that large anyways lol

TRASSIN: I'm guessing about 21 days? Assuming you take a break every 7th day or so.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The environment can often significantly contribute to the difficulty. For instance on the Mars Space Station, several of the environment cards destroy all equipment, which pretty much shuts down a lot of the heros, specifically Wraith, Absolute Zero, and several of the ones from the expansions. Give AZ a shot when you get a chance, but be prepared to do some wonky math. His whole mechanic is doing damage to himself and then using his equipment to redirect that damage to others, or to convert it to healing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Played a couple games with my kids last night.

First one was Chris playing as Ra, I was Tempest and Justyn was Bunker (his absolute favorite) and we were up against the "Mad Bomber" Baron Blade (promo card I printed out) in the Megapolis.

This version of the Baron is nasty. Basically when he Plays a card that is a target (minion), he puts it under his Character card and plays the top card on the villain deck. The card that gets put under his character card is indestructible and cannot be targetted by anything. At the start of the villain turn, Baron does X Fire damage to each hero where X= number of cards under the character card. Simply put all he does is nuke the heroes with his attack and the one-shots and ongoings.

Ra and Tempest went down like chumps, but our salvation was in sight! With Bunker sitting at 3 health and the "Mad Bomber" Baron was at 2. I can't remember what "Incapacitated" power Ra used, but I had one that allowed me to pick a damage type and make all heroes immune to that damage until the start of my turn... WOOHOO!!! We got this now! I made the team immune to Energy damage (because when the baron flips, he become the "Maniacal Death Ray Wielder" and will do Energy damage! This game is in the bag now...

No... damned environment card flipped to Rooftop Combat, which states all damage is now Melee. Game over for us.

Second game, Justyn opted out of, after being disheartened by our dismal defeat. So Chris and I chose 2 heroes each to take on Citizen Dawn as she attempted to cause enough mayhem in Megapolis that an Allstate commercial would be thankful for.

Our line up this game was Legacy and Ra (played by Chris) teamed up with Tachyon and "Mystery Comics" Wraith (played by your's truly).

First off, I want to say that if you want a fairly easy game, then Legacy + Ra = disgusting. We ran out of the "+1 Damage Dealt" tokens...

Secondly, Tachyon is so broken, I can't even begin to fathom how she didn't get some kind of QC nerd totally nuking her cards.

Needless to say, we won that one handily.
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TRASSIN: I'm guessing about 21 days? Assuming you take a break every 7th day or so.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We played a game with Ra where he made all the heroes invulnerable to fire damage, and then let the volcano kill Citizen Dawn for us.

Our normal lineup was my friend Ian on Legacy for the buffs, his girlfriend playing Fanatic, one of the guys really liked Ra, and I normally played either Wraith or Tempest. Wraith's Impromptu Invention and Trust Fund cards are pretty awesome. Visionary can be a little broken as well. She actually had some of her abilities reworded when they reprinted her for the Enhanced Edition.

There's also a list of challenges you can attempt, somewhat like Achievements, if you get to a point where the normal games are getting to be too easy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have the two expansions for Sentinels comming in, they should be arriving today.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be prepared to get your ass kicked. The new villians are quite a bit tougher.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've read that Spite is very nasty if you let him go too long.

I'm really looking forward to the Vengeance expansion. Seems like it hints at possible playable villain decks in order to incorporate some PvP action.
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TRASSIN: I'm guessing about 21 days? Assuming you take a break every 7th day or so.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We did that. We played a game were my friend Monk played as Citizen Dawn. It was so much harder but at the same time it was much more fun.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I got the latest expansion for Sentinels as well as all the mini-expansions out. The Enhanced Edition box won't hold my game anymore. Due to my sleeving the Hero decks, I ended up buying a couple of 1000 card boxes in order to store the game in. 1 box for the heroes and the other for the villains, environments and counters. That's alot of friggin cards.

Can't wait to play it now!
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TRASSIN: I'm guessing about 21 days? Assuming you take a break every 7th day or so.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got my own copy. A actually saw one at one of the local gaming stores here in town but when I went back to snag it someone else had picked it up so I had them order another copy for me. I grabbed the EE box, although I had misread the text on the ad. I thought it included the new villians/heroes/environments, not just the divider cards. It makes more sense this way though.

I bought a couple packs of the transparent penny sleeves to keep the cards in and it does add quite a bit of space. Can't wait to pick up the expansions. I also plan on ordering the individual decks for Unity/Ambuscade off the website. They were originally only available as part of the Kickstarter campaign.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have yet to play with Unity or the new heroes yet. Tzalik has been dying to play her too. The only downside to the mini-expansions (Unity, Ambuscade, etc.) is that they do not come with the divider cards. Luckily, the EE had them for Unity and Ambuscade. I ended up using some yellow index cards cut to the same size in order to fill that role.
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TRASSIN: I'm guessing about 21 days? Assuming you take a break every 7th day or so.
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