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Subject: Impressions after ConnCon demo play . . . rss

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I got to play a classy-looking mock up of the game with Ralph of Eagle Games at ConnCon this weekend, and couldn't be more excited. Might have been the highlight of my con. If the final product is no better produced than the demo copy I would be content, and my understanding it that the components will be upgraded from what I played with.

But the game is the thing, not the bits, so how is the game?

Well, it turns out that the gameplay evokes such a perfect baseball narrative.

In the 3 game "regular season" and best of 7 "World Series" in which we competed there were pitchers duels, slugfests, 9th inning rallies and even extra inning heartbreak. Despite the apparent abstraction, the game just *feels* like baseball.

The rules are simple but not simplistic and the deckbuilding makes perfect thematic sense, molding and improving your team, reacting to moves by your Division / Series rival.

Needless to say, I'm a fan and can't wait to get my hands on my very own copy . . .
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"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
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I'm getting excited.....
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Indeed! The excitement is growing! Let's Play Ball!
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