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Freddy Dekker
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Just ordered the game and am now drooling over all the extra stuff that is available for it.

So I stumbled upon this plastic tokens set and as it says above, wondered if this is something I should want.

Is there something amiss with the stuff in the box?
Sort of seems like something that should have been included in the first place.

Like them doors, they look great and part of me wants them.
But they are expensive and it seems like a better idea to spend the money on more monsters...
 
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Alexander
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well, if it is a question of either plastic tokens or more zombies, I very definitely recommend more zobies

this is the order, I would buy them:
- the wolfsburg expansion and hero pack 1
- then the extra abominations,
- then the crowz and/or deadyes
and then anything else.

the plastic tokens look just like the cardboard tokens.

I prefer gameplay additions over visual upgrades.
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Chuck Hurd
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It's a matter of taste perhaps. But one thing, you may want to check out some of the other threads here. There have been complaints that the paint scheme on the back of the objective tokens makes it easy to tell which ones are the blue and green X.
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Carcking wrote:
It's a matter of taste perhaps. But one thing, you may want to check out some of the other threads here. There have been complaints that the paint scheme on the back of the objective tokens makes it easy to tell which ones are the blue and green X.

Only on some sets, I think. Mine are just fine, I've seen reports of others saying they had no issues either. Best not to order those online, I guess.
 
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LX1986 wrote:
well, if it is a question of either plastic tokens or more zombies, I very definitely recommend more zobies

this is the order, I would buy them:
- the wolfsburg expansion and hero pack 1
- then the extra abominations,
- then the crowz and/or deadyes
and then anything else.

the plastic tokens look just like the cardboard tokens.

I prefer gameplay additions over visual upgrades.


Thanks, really helpfull to have an idea of what to get first.

As said I've just ordered the basegame and as I understand it Wolfsburg is an expansion which makes things harder?

So would it not be more logical to buy the other stuff first and than attempt the more challenging expansion?

Or are the extra monster meant to be used with the expansion?

 
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Matt D
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There are weapons in Wulfsburg that make the game much easier.
 
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Freddy Dekker
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oh the dragonfire thingies, read about them.

 
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Here's my take on the OP:

Speaking personally, I love having the extra bits and pieces (including more Zs of course). But, mostly, that's because I see things like tokens as an overall game upgrade.

The practical reason for getting the tokens is their durability at the table. Particularly for games that hit the table frequently. However, there are other ways to improve your token durability at the table, namely the following -

1) Use a sharpie along the edges of the stock tokens (This removes the unsightly cardboard edge color.

2) Run a bead of white glue (like Elmer's) around the outside edges of the tokens. Let it sink in. (This will help seal the inked part, but will also help keep the tokens from fraying).

3) Let the tokens dry thoroughly.

4) Optional... Make a 50/50 mix of water and white glue and seal the faces of the tokens.

Really the first three steps should be sufficient to significantly improve the longevity of your tokens *IF* you expect to play a lot. If nothing else, this can give you peace of mind while you slowly build up your collection of additional Heroes and or Zombies prior to adding bells and whistles like plastic tokens and doors.

That said, I have found that the stock tiles actually hold up fairly well anyway, unless they are seriously mistreated. But again, I love plastic, so I buy this kind of thing anyway.

Also, anecdotally, my set of plastic tiles does not seem to have the problem with reading colored Xs through the backs.

So, short answer; I like the look and feel of the plastic, so for me there is value in that, but the Plastic Tokens are by no means a necessity and will NOT enhance game play the way more critters and heroes will.
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Dystopian wrote:
Carcking wrote:
It's a matter of taste perhaps. But one thing, you may want to check out some of the other threads here. There have been complaints that the paint scheme on the back of the objective tokens makes it easy to tell which ones are the blue and green X.

Only on some sets, I think. Mine are just fine, I've seen reports of others saying they had no issues either. Best not to order those online, I guess.

Mine are also fine, I think it is really luck of the draw, agreed better to buy in-store than online
 
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YES. :-)

In all seriousness, I like them. They're not necessary, but they're fun.
 
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Freddy Dekker
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Okay, thanks I'll keep them on my, purchase later list, like the doors and go for the monster sets now.

Do you think the wulf expansion will make things to complicated.
Obviously it'll be a while untill we get to that one, but ....

I'm I mad to go for it now and is it better to try again next year when I've mastered the base game?
 
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sagitar wrote:
I'm I mad to go for it now and is it better to try again next year when I've mastered the base game?

I'd add the deadeyes and special abominations first, for variety. They're the less fiddly enemy add-ons and they really force you to adopt different strategies depending on what you're facing.

Wulfsburg, you can leave until later. The "Very dangerous enemies"/"Very powerful weapons" combo adds a lot of variance to games based on luck of the draw. You might get it in the end, but no pressure, it's still going to be around after you experiment a bit with the rest
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Freddy Dekker
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Merci...

now fingers crossed that I'm able to resist buying it all...laugh
 
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Rod Mitchell
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Wulfsberg comes with 4 new heros, 21 wulfs and a wolfabomination (which is awesome), two new tiles, and 10 new scenarios! You don't need to add it right away, but it is definitely the most bang for your buck, expansion wise. Imo.
 
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And lets be realistic, who can resist awesome. laugh
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I backed this game on KS (so already had all the zombies and tons of extra survivors), but the one thing I didn't buy then was the 3D door set. Picked it up on a whim a couple of weeks ago and my gf and I both love being able to easily see what doors are left to open.

IMO it really adds alot visually, although not much for gameplay of course..
 
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I, personally, love the Wolfsburg set. I think it's well worth it. (Of course I was all in on the ks so...)

I'd get it before the deadeyes myself. Of course I like the shiny magic weapons.
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We got pretty much everything.

The plastic tokens and 3D doors really impressed our casual gamer friends.

Not really worth the money, just bought them because I wanted them.

Will probably go and buy the same for the original game.
 
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The plastic token set is a clear pass. I got two of them (the first with the KS delivery and the second one as a replacement).

The printing scheme is really bad. You CAN easily tell which are the green and blue markers and because of that - you really do not need them.
 
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I haven't gotten my plastic counters yet (they are in the mail) but I can tell you that I got the plastic tokens for "The Others: 7 Sins" and it is AMAZING to use over the use of the cardboard ones. If the plastic tokens for Zombicide are of the same quality as those of "The Others" then the inclusion of said tokens will increase the experience of playing the game immensely.
 
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I'm looking forward to see your final judgement on them, after you've received them.
In the end I went for the doors, to complete an order.
Think they look far to cheery for a game like this, but nothing a little paint can't fix.
 
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Yeah, those doors might be next on my list actually.
 
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They are expensive, they cost more than most monster expansions, but there was an other order to complete and it was just about the amount I needed for free postage, so that seemed like a signe.
laugh

Sofar the expansion I like least is the crowz one.
I liked the idea of creatures being able to fly through walls, but was disappointed by the miniatures.
All the other sets have different creatures, but in crowz they are all identical.

Maybe I can ad a bit of diversity by painting.
But crowz being black there's only so much you can do.

Zomie bosses is another one I think could be better if there was less.

Great looking creatures, I was impressed, but standing them midst a crowd of other zombies, I can't help but feel they are a bit oversized.
It might have been better if they'd been closer to the size of the surpreme wolf thing.

But no doubt I'll come to understand why they went over the top size-wise, once we start playing.
It's likely they'll grow on me, after I've gotten used to them.



 
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I have everything else except the archers, and the doors, at this point. I have them on backorder. There are a LOT of guest artists' boxes, and I think I have one or two on backorder.
I like the inclusion of the crowz in the game, and with some menacing eyes and dripping gore mine don't look too bad.
 
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Picture please?


I went overboard on my first purchase, but didn't go for the tokens and the hero set 1 - I figured 10 heroes were enough for starters.

Had a look at the extra dice, but they didn't impres me so for now I'll stick with the regual dice untill some really horrific looking ones turn up.

I can't see me going for all the extra hero sets.
Seems like a money pit and only for those who must have it all.
Nothing wrong if that is your thing of course.

I just found I missunderstood the hero sets as I actually thought the sets got there name for a certain named hero in the box.
But now I realised it is probably named for the artist.
 
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