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Board Games with Scott 005 - Heroscape
Based upon a request by a viewer to review some games that are more widely available, I've decided to take a look at Heroscape in this week's Board Games with Scott. BGWS is a vlog (or "video blog") where I take a game each week, explain it, and briefly review it.

You can view this episode at
http://boardgameswithscott.blogspot.com/2006/01/bgws-005-her...

Scott Nicholson
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Aside from an overuse of the word dolls to describe the figures, I thought this was a great review of the game. Any chance of doing any gateway games like Carcassonne or Settlers of Cataan?

Keep up the good work.

Jooky
 
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Jooky wrote:
Aside from an overuse of the word dolls to describe the figures, I thought this was a great review of the game. Any chance of doing any gateway games like Carcassonne or Settlers of Cataan?


Thanks!

Yes, I plan on doing both of these at some point. I'm trying to keep a variety of game types going so that there's a little something of everyone each month, but I plan on both of these.

{I normally call miniatures "dolls" in my everyday gaming, so I figured I'd make a point of that so that when I did it during the review, people wouldn't be as surprised. It's a habit I got into during my RPG days and never broke.}
 
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Jooky wrote:
Aside from an overuse of the word dolls to describe the figures, I thought this was a great review of the game.

I admit that I like to tease my friends who are into this Warhammer thing, so the doll term appeals to me. And, according to my Webster's dictionary, it is an appropriate word...

doll [< Doll, nickname for Dorothy.] 1. A child's toy representing a human being...

But I guess that Scott should use the term only for the human figurines. I haven't watched the show yet but there are human figurines in the game, are there not? Well, I'll see...

By the way, Scott, I have to congratulate you... as many before me have done. These shows are very good. When I first heard of the idea of a video blog, I didn't see their usefulness. But seeing the game's components while listening to the explanations really helps to get the feeling of the game and deciding if it is likely to interest me. And your enthusiasm (to the limit of being perky!) also helps. These shows are not boring, for sure! Keep it up!
 
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You're getting better and better Scott.

If only you would describe the rules to Die Macher in detail ):

 
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Thanks for another fun and informative episode, Scott! I find myself anxiously awaiting a new episode every week!

Keep up the great work!

~Scott

P.S. "HOT LAVA DEATH!"

P.P.S. I don't think the Darwin Cat expansion would work in my house. There'd be too much tension between that and the Diablo Cat and Tink Cat expansions... ;-)
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Well done...I loved the "hot lava death" story. I like the way you just drop/toss aside the expansion sets when you're done talking about them.
 
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Very well done.

But. . ."Doll"?

Yes, I know that technically they're dolls.

But you don't call a male toy a doll. Not since the original G.I. Joe, the world's first action figure.

Male toy not a doll.

It just isn't done.

Frankly I'm a bit curious how you resisted decades of market programming to still be able to even call something a doll. It wouldn't even cross my mind as a possible term for the playing pieces. A bit fey.

 
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puffinslayer wrote:
It wouldn't even cross my mind as a possible term for the playing pieces. A bit fey.



Funny, that...

laugh





 
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You're not alone Scott. To play against the macho themes they have, I've been calling them "dollhouses for boys" ever since Heroquest days.

Dollhouses:


But I've never called minis dolls. Perhaps because most of what I play with minis is non-character (air, naval, spaceship, etc)
 
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Shutup Dad, They're not DOLLS, they're "Action Figures"!!

Oops, had a flashback for a second.
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Scott - this "doll" term is bugging me now more than when you made this episode.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doll

Miniatures are not dolls. But that's obvious.

So it leads me to wonder why you continually use(d) a word that is so obviously inappropriate for a gaming component.

I see you mentioned your previous RPGing -
however, I don't remember the term "doll" in my RPGing.

But there is (AFAIK) a "doll" in COMPUTER RPGing.

Which leads to the (long-winded) question:
Scott, were (are) you a computer RPGer?
(I never knew that, if so, as I always assumed you were a primarily boardgaming, tactile guy)
 
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It is exceptionally clear to me that one of the reasons why Scott refers to them as dolls is to needle people who take these things a little too seriously, or are exceptionally conscious of doing or interacting with anything that could be considered 'fey'.
He has manifestly succeeded.
My hat's off to you, Scott. 'Dolls' it is!
 
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