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Every day I read a new complaint about this game in these forums. The boxes are too small, the cards are too few, the bed is too hard, the porridge is too cold. So I figured it would be an interesting experiment to catalog all of them here on a single page. I myself have no complaints (at least with the game itself) but if you have one (or several) please feel free to pontificate exhaustively upon it (or them) below. Much appreciated.
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My biggest complaint about the game is that it's dying.
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Donkler wrote:
My biggest complaint about the game is that it's dying.

Yeah, seriously! Why hasn't the next deluxe set been announced yet? Are they hiding something?

(My biggest complaint is that 90% of the threads are now about storage - either the inadequacy of the deluxe box, or questions which have been answered for every other card game using the same size cards.)
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Donkler wrote:
My biggest complaint about the game is that it's dying.


Exactly! You know a game is dying when FFG is out of stock and there aren't any Prime copies to buy on Amazon until the 24th!
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Donkler wrote:
My biggest complaint about the game is that it's dying.

Invalid topic: birth is always the 1st step toward death.

And for the complaints...Zoey Samaras is just a fictional character and not a real human being.
Can't tolerate this
And, yes, box too small.
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I'll save some space by combining a lot of them together:

I didn't read what an LCG was and now I'm surprised and disappointed that it's not exactly like a conventional boardgame.

I didn't read the rules or cards and had a bad experience because of it.

The card says it does X, but I kind of wish it did Y. Can I just do Y anyway?

Money can be exchanged for goods or services. Why did you invent economics just to screw everybody FFG?

Boxes (and other game components) designed for one task may perform poorly at another task for which they were never intended. Also, if you keep adding material components to a game, the physical size of that game increases over time.

I have almost no experience with this game or with LCGs in general, but I'm pretty sure my problem is that the game is too hard and not that I'm making bad decks, bad choices, or misunderstanding the rules.

I just discovered something that everyone else has totally missed! You have to buy two core sets if you want twice as many cards as one core set!


I think that covers most of them?
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You missed one, David,

I can't believe they put Lita Chantler with the player cards, when she's clearly part of an encounter set!
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My copy didn't even come with porridge.

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dboeren wrote:
I didn't read what an LCG was and now I'm surprised and disappointed that it's not exactly like a conventional boardgame.


I almost lost it at this one and I was about a second away from clicking the "Quick Quote" button and leaving a strongly worded reply.

But then I read the rest of the post.
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Why do I have to build custom decks in a customisable game anyway?
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My biggest complaint is that since playing this game, my desire to play many of the other games in my library has diminished. This really isn't fair to my other games.
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Should I get 2 core set?
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supermarino wrote:
You missed one, David,

I can't believe they put Lita Chantler with the player cards, when she's clearly part of an encounter set!


TBF, I sat there for 20min meticulously searching the encounter deck for that card.
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dlikos wrote:
Should I get 2 core set?


Only if you don't like variety.

My favorite complaint from these forums so far:

"The Laboratory Assistant art is too sassy."
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supermarino wrote:
You missed one, David,

I can't believe they put Lita Chantler with the player cards, when she's clearly part of an encounter set!


TBF, I sat there for 20min meticulously searching the encounter deck for that card.


The struggle is real.
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No way to build my own Monster-slaying Katana-wielding Panda.
 
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Thanee wrote:
My copy didn't even come with porridge.

Bye
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I would have preferred some fava beans & a nice chianti (fa-fa-fa-fa-fa). shake
 
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widmerpool wrote:
supermarino wrote:
You missed one, David,

I can't believe they put Lita Chantler with the player cards, when she's clearly part of an encounter set!


TBF, I sat there for 20min meticulously searching the encounter deck for that card.


So did I... whistle
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Dave Chua wrote:
No way to build my own Monster-slaying Katana-wielding Panda.


You're confusing FFG with CMON. laugh
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Sam and Max wrote:
Dave Chua wrote:
No way to build my own Monster-slaying Katana-wielding Panda.


You're confusing FFG with CMON. laugh


Yeah! C'mon!
 
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My biggest complain is that I did not buy a second core set.
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Actually a real complaint here (sorry guys!) - I dislike how the card quality is different for the print-on-demand scenarios. This wouldn't be an issue if it were just the encounters, locations, acts, and agendas but it is a slight issue with the player cards because you can see the difference on the back! A very minor complaint, but it's all I could come up with. Now back to Arkham...
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Dave Chua wrote:
No way to build my own Monster-slaying Katana-wielding Panda.


Some custom art turning Zoey into a Panda and the various guns into swords will fix that for you.
 
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Karlson311007 wrote:
... issue with the player cards because you can see the difference on the back!


Opaque sleeves would solve that.
 
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I can't see any difference visually, so even clear sleeves would work.
 
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