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K S
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As of this writing, Supernova, Pulsar, Nebula and Black Hole are all available for order in the BGG store.
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Yep, just bought the Black Hole tile. The only one I was missing! Huzzah!

Get them fast, they usually sell out quickly.
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I got all 4 because I didn't have any; I just got Eclipse a couple weeks ago. Looking forward to them.
 
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Anyone care to chime in on the actual gameplay of the promos? Best? Worst? Useless?
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I haven't used them all but I will say I am guessing they will be out of print again for a while so if you are even considering them... I would grab them. But hopefully I'm wrong.
 
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All are usable. I'd rank them:

1) Black Hole
2) Pulsar
3) Nebula
4) Supernova


Supernova is very swingy. Not necessarily OP, but high on the RNG spectrum. Nebula seemed cooler to me than in practice. It's occasionally nice when it hits a critical hex, but is often very bland if away from the action and even poor if a ship needs to go a long distance to collect the discovery.

Pulsar can be very cool in the right hands. It's not for beginners (just due to rule overhead and remembering to trigger it), but is great for stalling combat, half builds, and so forth. I really like it.

I rate Black Hole highly due to the benefit it gives to aggresive races. It "connects" the galaxy if the aggresive races find it. For a pacifist race it's nearly useless (which to me is more fun). So it encourages more interaction.
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Is this the first time it has been released in the BGG store?
 
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mandingoman wrote:
Is this the first time it has been released in the BGG store?
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S&H is insane plus a $3 per item handling fee? Naa
 
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tranenturm wrote:
mandingoman wrote:
Is this the first time it has been released in the BGG store?
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Black Hole, yes. All three of the others have been in the store previously.

Mike B Canada wrote:
S&H is insane plus a $3 per item handling fee? Naa


Shipping from the US to Canada is just stupid expensive period unless you're a big enough business to have special freight handling options.

Here in the US there's just a flat $2 handling fee and no additional shipping charge no matter how many small promos you buy. They only charge extra shipping if you add one of the bigger items like a full game.
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Mike B Canada wrote:
S&H is insane plus a $3 per item handling fee? Naa



I call bullshit Mike.

Mine was a flat $3 to Australia for 8 copies of these promos.
 
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allensaurusrex wrote:
Mike B Canada wrote:
S&H is insane plus a $3 per item handling fee? Naa



I call bullshit Mike.

Mine was a flat $3 to Australia for 8 copies of these promos.


I'm guessing he had additional items in his order besides the promos. Things like the new American Railroads expansion incur "actual shipping" on top of the handling which to Canada could be quite high.
 
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Yeah, I just went to the store and checked. One of each promo was $35 total after shipping. Something else must have been added onto his order as well.
 
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NuMystic wrote:
allensaurusrex wrote:
Mike B Canada wrote:
S&H is insane plus a $3 per item handling fee? Naa



I'm guessing he had additional items in his order besides the promos. Things like the new American Railroads expansion incur "actual shipping" on top of the handling which to Canada could be quite high.


Ya I agree, it is possible that he has 48 chromosomes and can't compare apples and apples.
 
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Just wanted to say thanks for the heads up.

Just got the remaining 3 promos I didn't have and really pleased I didn't pay the going rate on eBay!
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My wallet does not thank you for this thread.

Picked up all of the promos a few days back, just shipped today.

Figured I better get them while the gettin's good.
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Glad I saw this before they all sold out, been wanting these for awhile. Now just need Shadow of the Rift, still can't get one in Canada

Paid 35 US total, $8 x 4 + $3 S&H.
 
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Thanks for flagging this.

Ordered and received. I've previously avoided ordering from BGG assuming the shipping to New Zealand would be too high. $3us and it arrived within a week even though earthquakes have distributed or postal system here on with island.

Double plus good. Thanks Eclipse team and BGG will happily order more from you now!
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