Why can't Fantasy Flight make usable inserts for their games?
- Dennis McCarthy(Brutilus)United States
When I started getting deeper into the hobby and discovered Fantasy Flight Games, I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPER excited! All those amazing bits & bobs, beautiful artwork, neat cards, etc.Recommend
The first FFG game I bought was Runebound. I still love it to this day, but when I opened the box, I realized that there was nothing but a very basic cardboard insert that would do absolutely nothing to contain the game's majestic pieces. Out I went to the store to get a Plano box and extra Zip-Loc bags.
This was one of their smaller games, I told myself. Maybe they reserved the effort of designing a good insert for those awesome looking giant box games like Descent, The Horus Heresy, Twilight Imperium, and Dust Tactics.
Then I was given Descent as a Christmas present. The parts were even more numerous & amazing, which meant that that crappy cardboard insert was even more disappointing.
I began to wonder if this was endemic to the industry as Carcassonne isn't much different in their basic insert, but the two trenches make it far more usable for keeping components separate. Then I start to see games like Earth Reborn and Dominion really putting effort into making setup of their games easier with a well thought out insert.
FFG's lax efforts in this arena continue to this day and still frustrates me a bit. One of the reason many of my friends disdain from playing many FFG games is the setup time.
Come gripe with me about your biggest offenders in this field. If you have another game company, come throw them under the bus, too!
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