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Aaron Silverman
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Weeks of hemming and hawing have led me to the following conclusions:

1. The metal coins are really neat, but I just don't need 'em and I hate adding extra weight to game boxes.

2. The "realistic" resources are kinda cool-looking on their own, but don't stand out. The "normal" resources seem like they'll be easier to see clearly. Function over form!

3. The extended board is large enough to be a hassle. The regular board is plenty big. Also, see the earlier comment about extra weight.

4. The art is lovely, but the art book would just take up space collecting dust on my shelf.

$59 it is! Looking forward to playing.
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My thoughts exactly, but then I really need that extra space to pile all my mechs up on the one hex to threat my peace loving opponents so I went for the bigger board, nothing else
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Thanks for posting! I just backed at $59 and kind of felt sad I couldn't afford all the extra goodies, especially with the overwhelming majority of backers going for the high-end editions. The coins look amazing! I really wanted them, but figured the $20 saved could go toward another game. I love the look of the resources, but I think the wooden resources will stack well, and maybe keep things more compact on the board. Plus, our table isn't huge, so we will probably have to stick to the regular board size.

At $59, we are getting all the great game play...just a little less bling. So even though my coins won't make that lovely clanking sound when I collect them, and my resources won't look as cool, and my board won't be as spacious, I will get to play what looks to be a great game, with the added Kickstarter promo packs making it a really good deal.

I'm glad that the higher levels offer better quality components, but don't offer exclusive items that affect game play, like bonus cards or something like that. This is my first Stonemaier game, and I can see why Jamey is known for running great campaigns.
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I have to confess I don't understand people's interest in the wooden tokens. To me, the advantage of the "realistic" over the stylized wood is massive. The coins and board extension are nice, but not a big deal; the resources- huge deal to my eyes.
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xen911 wrote:
I have to confess I don't understand people's interest in the wooden tokens. To me, the advantage of the "realistic" over the stylized wood is massive. The coins and board extension are nice, but not a big deal; the resources- huge deal to my eyes.
They are an amazing addition to the game, as are the coins, in my opinion! If it was in my budget, I would definitely spring for them!
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I dropped from $79 to $59. Why?

1. The coins are cool, but I don't need it. I don't play other games and wish they were metal, so why would Scythe be any different?

2. The resources - see #1

3. I now have $20 in my game budget to spend on Monster Truck Mayhem
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This thread is good for me...keeping me at a responsible pledge level in these final minutes of the campaign!
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Agreed for the most part. The coins look great, but $20 plus Canadian dollar exchange rate that I could use on other games. I think I'm already getting a great looking and complete game. I did opt for the board extension - I'm in for $59 + $10.

I appreciate that the extras will be available after the campaign for those that might change their mind. No exclusives is good customer service.
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alicialaura wrote:
The coins look amazing! I really wanted them, but figured the $20 saved could go toward another game.
I'm still waffling, but I find it funny that as the game includes 495 coins worth of stuff, it would cost a quarter as much to replace them with actual US currency as it would to buy the fancy metal coins for $20.
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Yeah I'm swinging back and forth between all 3 levels, although adding the board expansion to the lower two.

Really not sure on the resources, and thought I wanted the coins as a splurge, but when you say each coin is worth more than the real money it represents it brings it home.
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i like the larger board and the realistic resource and metal money. I do not mind the extra weight as I actually have a bunch of games I have upgraded to these components.
I do not need the art book so I went for the Collectors level at $99 and left out the highest level pledge.
From a more Ameritrash style player I am taking a gamble that this will be one of those few Euro games that I will like and play.
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Santiago wrote:
alicialaura wrote:
The coins look amazing! I really wanted them, but figured the $20 saved could go toward another game.
I'm still waffling, but I find it funny that as the game includes 495 coins worth of stuff, it would cost a quarter as much to replace them with actual US currency as it would to buy the fancy metal coins for $20.
The difference is that the game coins are actually worth something? (Just kidding!) (Sorta!)

But yes, I fell in with the $59 crowd for the reasons others have given. Mostly I couldn't justify spending $40 (68% of the price of the game) to replace serviceable components with other serviceable components.

I can totally understand those who bought the upgraded game, though!
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Incidentally, a set of nice poker chips to use as currency in games is a great investment. $20 can buy you a lot of 'em if you shop around.
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DJ Kuul A wrote:
1. The metal coins are really neat, but I just don't need 'em.

2. The "realistic" resources are kinda cool-looking on their own, but don't stand out. The "normal" resources seem like they'll be easier to see clearly. Function over form!

3. The extended board is large enough to be a hassle. The regular board is plenty big.

$59 it is! Looking forward to playing.
I have a very similar set of reasons for backing at $59. I'm with you on 1-3 above, although I have edited out a few details from your list. My other reason is:

4. The base version will have excellent components.
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I couldn't resist the siren call of bling, so I was at $100 (b/c I had to have the backer toast).

I will also be painting the characters at very least (and likely the mechs, too).
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I never thought I'd care about metal coins until I played with the ones in Tuscany. It was far more interesting and enjoyable than I thought it would be, and after using them, the old cardboard coins felt cheap and kin of bleh. It's absolutely an extravagance and doesn't affect the actual gameplay at all, but I was really surprised how much I enjoyed it.
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I just noticed that the BGG store is selling metal cubes in silver...a bag of 30 for $6. I think it might be a neat way to upgrade one of the resources. Might get some for my copy. Anyone else considering them?
 
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You can also get the real versions from us here in a pack: https://shop-staging.trycelery.com/page/scythe

Or individually here from Game Trayz: http://www.gametrayz.com/customiziable-treasure-chest.html
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jameystegmaier wrote:
You can also get the real versions from us here in a pack: https://shop-staging.trycelery.com/page/scythe

Or individually here from Game Trayz: http://www.gametrayz.com/customiziable-treasure-chest.html
Still tempted to get those beautiful coins! Can't wait to get the game! If all goes well and my fiancé likes it, as I'm sure he will, I may just need to get some upgraded items.
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strangebrewfellows wrote:
I never thought I'd care about metal coins until I played with the ones in Tuscany. It was far more interesting and enjoyable than I thought it would be, and after using them, the old cardboard coins felt cheap and kin of bleh. It's absolutely an extravagance and doesn't affect the actual gameplay at all, but I was really surprised how much I enjoyed it.
Haha! You nailed it. It is like rolling-metal-dice-on-a-board-game-table-with-felt. Haha!
 
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Received the game and had to come back and remind myself why I didn't splurge on the fancy-schmancies (especially after having just played Tin Goose with poker chips instead of that crappy paper money). Looking forward to finally playing. . .
 
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