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Gary Libby
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Ok, I own a fair number of games, including ones from Days of Wonder. I can not recall having seen so many individually wrapped pieces ever in a game. There are no counter sheets in the game to punch (bummer), but there are tubes and packets of counters and hexes. I would not have been surprised if the dice were each wrapped separately. Inexplicably there are six little shields that are not wrapped, but neatly tucked in a small compartment. Maybe the shaped prohibited wrapping them/ I seem to recall expansions to Memoir 44 having individually wrapped counters, but now we are at a whole new level of shrink wrap.

The strangest "extra" that came with my game is a little black hair (human?) lying inside the plastic tray containing all the goblins and dwarves. Could this little prize be a gift from some faceless packer of my game? Perhaps, it was a hair shed from the Giant Spider. I am thinking that cloning this hair may solve this mystery.

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crazyyog wrote:

The strangest "extra" that came with my game is a little black hair (human?) lying inside the plastic tray containing all the goblins and dwarves. Could this little prize be a gift from some faceless packer of my game? Perhaps, it was a hair shed from the Giant Spider. I am thinking that cloning this hair may solve this mystery.

Gary


Call CSI

 
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I heard that if you soak the hair overnight in a mixture of witch hazel and loam, it will grow into the Hill Giant figure.
 
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dpasq wrote:
I heard that if you soak the hair overnight in a mixture of witch hazel and loam, it will grow into the Hill Giant figure.



I tried that and it doesn't work. (Bummer)
 
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The hair is actually a heavy infantry unit. All units attacking the black-hair-unit roll -3 dice due to it being hard to see. It's all there in the rules. Ebay selling em for 10-15 bucks.















 
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It's used for LOS.
 
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Ummm, that's MY hair, and I'd like it back...

Kinda need to hang on to what I got ya' know!

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it could be a pube..I hope you didn't touch it...gulp
 
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Sounds like witchcraft to me.
 
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Bizarre. I got a hair too. I'm not kidding.
 
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Are you guys sure it wasn't your own hair , falling out after seeing all your lovely warped minis??
 
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Mine fell out long ago! And it was black (the hair in the box I mean, not mine). And it was inside the shrink-wrapped tokens!

I consider it a small personal touch from the person who lovingly assembled my game.
 
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RichardC wrote:
it could be a pube..I hope you didn't touch it...gulp


That was my wife's first comment. You two are both sick.

Gary

P.S. I don't think it was since it was not curly
 
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Langy wrote:
Are you guys sure it wasn't your own hair , falling out after seeing all your lovely warped minis??


No it was inside the packaging and I noticed it as soon as I opened the box for the first time. Funny how my eye went right to some stray hair and not to the cool minis. Also, the hair is not the color of what few ones I still have.

Since this is at least the second incident now I am wondering if it could be something more sinister. What if the packer has radiation poisoning? Did anyone find a stray tooth in their game? I am going to have to run my geiger counter over the game now. laugh

Gary
 
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Somebody may have been testing there "pube straightners" tm
 
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This is so funny... only because while soaking mine last night*, I ALSO FOUND A HAIR.

Maybe it should be included in the parts list.


(*considering the obvious love that went into making this game, DOW should be really embarrassed about their crappy "cram-everything-in" packing job they did with the minis. It's like someone got tired of designing the package and just said, "Ah, to heck with it!")
 
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All you hair-finders should get together and make a BattleLore wig.
 
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crazyyog wrote:
What if the packer has radiation poisoning?


Hmm, maybe packing Battlelore boxes was Alexander Litvinenko's last job?
 
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ezra40k wrote:
dpasq wrote:
I heard that if you soak the hair overnight in a mixture of witch hazel and loam, it will grow into the Hill Giant figure.



I tried that and it doesn't work. (Bummer)


I gave it one more try but still came up blank (double bummer)
 
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