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The Dice Tower Showdown is looking for enthusiasts to debate Eminent Domain vs Race for the Galaxy vs Core Worlds.


Send us an e-mail to dicetowershowdown@gmail.com
Include what topic(s) and which side.

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Unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to play Core Worlds yet. Will be interesting to see how this plays out. I think RftG winds hands-down vs. ED.
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IMHO, there is no vs. between Core Worlds and RftG, they are such different games. (Can't say about Eminent Domain.)
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labrhat22 wrote:
Send us an e-mail to dicetowershowdown@gmail.com
Include what topic(s) and which side.


I... don't understand.
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I've played all of these.

Their similarities lie on sort of a triangle, which each consisting two major design points shared with one of the other two games.

I think RftG is the strongest of the three, though...
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Like most debates, this one seems to miss the point, and just creates unnecessary conflict.

What I would say is that if you like one of those games and want to try something new, try another one. They are fairly different, and all of them are fun.

Also, when asking other people to provide free labour, it is generally good practice to explain who you are and why they might want to help you.
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entranced wrote:
labrhat22 wrote:
Send us an e-mail to dicetowershowdown@gmail.com
Include what topic(s) and which side.


I... don't understand.


If you think that one of those games is better than the others AND you want to come on the Showdown to debate, then send us an email. The email should include which side you want to take.
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Rainstar wrote:
Like most debates, this one seems to miss the point, and just creates unnecessary conflict.

What I would say is that if you like one of those games and want to try something new, try another one. They are fairly different, and all of them are fun.

Also, when asking other people to provide free labour, it is generally good practice to explain who you are and why they might want to help you.


Post updated to include a link to the Showdown wiki.
 
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labrhat22 wrote:
Post updated to include a link to the Showdown wiki.


That's a good start, but you'd be better off actually copying the description from the Wiki and pasting it in your post. It's always risky to assume that people will click a link.
 
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RftG fans are the most prickly
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yuk went to a convention where a couple of attendees said RftG was dead. No need to put that back onto the rotation now that ED was there shake
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I wrote a bunch of strategy for EmDo - the thesis is that the game gives the illusion of varied strategy but really every game follows the same pathway.

I felt it had about thirty plays in it.

RFTG has much more complex dynamics - and is about equivalent in access (icons in both).

I can't take anyone seriously who think the games are comparable in depth - sure, you might like 'deckbuilding', but overall the strategy space is limited.
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Alex Brown wrote:
I wrote a bunch of strategy for EmDo - the thesis is that the game gives the illusion of varied strategy but really every game follows the same pathway.

I felt it had about thirty plays in it.

RFTG has much more complex dynamics - and is about equivalent in access (icons in both).

I can't take anyone seriously who think the games are comparable in depth - sure, you might like 'deckbuilding', but overall the strategy space is limited.
I assume you're comparing the base games of each game?

Otherwise, does the ED expansion increase the depth by leaps and bounds further than each respective RftG exp?
 
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How comparable these 3 games are is reflected in how many plays i have of each:

RftG: 2100
EmDo: 18
CoWo: 4

I wish they were worthy competitors, but these games are not it. The main similarities are unimportant: card game, science fiction. I dream of a worthy opponent to RftG. :(
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DiceTower Showdown is a fun show, at its best when there are folks on there that are passionate about how much they like their game. I look forward to hearing the show though it is clear which one is the best.
 
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entranced wrote:
How comparable these 3 games are is reflected in how many plays i have of each:

RftG: 2100
EmDo: 18
CoWo: 4

Core Worlds is not that bad, especially with the Galactic Orders expansion thrown in.
 
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fateswanderer wrote:
RftG fans are the most prickly


That's bullshit!
 
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entranced wrote:
How comparable these 3 games are is reflected in how many plays i have of each:

RftG: 2100
EmDo: 18
CoWo: 4

I wish they were worthy competitors, but these games are not it. The main similarities are unimportant: card game, science fiction. I dream of a worthy opponent to RftG.
Well, we can probably divide any # of RftG sessions by 10 on account that it's been out a lot longer than the other 2, but for some of us, the numbers would still speak for themselves.
 
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