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I just saw this huge picture of Cthulhu Wars on the NPR site and got really confused. It was like a clash of two things that should never meet. Lovecraft would be proud.

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/07/530186764/h-p-lovecrafts-monst...
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Awesome!

Should keep NPR fans occupied until the next election.
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I just saw this huge picture of Cthulhu Wars on the NPR site and got really confused. It was like a clash of two things that should never meet. Lovecraft would be proud.

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/07/530186764/h-p-lovecrafts-monst...


Great to see this type of coverage, but the expansion was not "most anticipated board game of 2017". Come on NPR shake
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yeah not a great article by any means but good to see the coverage
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Yeah, Onslaught Two was actually the 51st most anticipated thing. But if you drop that 5!
 
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Kinda cool that they noticed my little just-for-fun unofficial most anticipated competition.
 
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ScoobyG wrote:
Smilinbrax wrote:
I just saw this huge picture of Cthulhu Wars on the NPR site and got really confused. It was like a clash of two things that should never meet. Lovecraft would be proud.

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/07/530186764/h-p-lovecrafts-monst...


Great to see this type of coverage, but the expansion was not "most anticipated board game of 2017". Come on NPR shake

It was for me. That's why it was nominee #1.

It did take second overall in 2014: Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2014

And placed in the 20 Most in 2015: Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2015

In my opinion that's pretty impressive given the price point.
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yeah not a great article by any means but good to see the coverage


Classic NPR.
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I live and work and play in DC. Home to both NPR and the cited game store Labyrinth.

BTW - NPR headquarters is a fine piece of architecture, and the FLGS is superb.

It's funny how young bucks think there's only been a proliferation of Cthulhu games in the past 3-4 years.
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rvinyard wrote:
ScoobyG wrote:
Smilinbrax wrote:
I just saw this huge picture of Cthulhu Wars on the NPR site and got really confused. It was like a clash of two things that should never meet. Lovecraft would be proud.

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/07/530186764/h-p-lovecrafts-monst...


Great to see this type of coverage, but the expansion was not "most anticipated board game of 2017". Come on NPR shake

It was for me. That's why it was nominee #1.

It did take second overall in 2014: Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2014

And placed in the 20 Most in 2015: Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2015

In my opinion that's pretty impressive given the price point.


I'm not disputing CW's status as anticipated, just NPR's ability to read a list.
 
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ScoobyG wrote:
rvinyard wrote:
ScoobyG wrote:
Smilinbrax wrote:
I just saw this huge picture of Cthulhu Wars on the NPR site and got really confused. It was like a clash of two things that should never meet. Lovecraft would be proud.

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/07/530186764/h-p-lovecrafts-monst...


Great to see this type of coverage, but the expansion was not "most anticipated board game of 2017". Come on NPR shake

It was for me. That's why it was nominee #1.

It did take second overall in 2014: Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2014

And placed in the 20 Most in 2015: Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2015

In my opinion that's pretty impressive given the price point.


I'm not disputing CW's status as anticipated, just NPR's ability to read a list.


While I agree with you on principal... BGG was incredibly byzantine when I first started using this site years ago. I have grown to appreciate it's particular brand of insanity over the years, but it is not easy to understand the first few times you log on.

So, yes journalists should get it right, and I also get why you might not be able to read one of these lists.

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BTW... I don't know if anyone noticed, but it was written by an intern. Pretty good job if this is one of their first articles.
 
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rvinyard wrote:
BTW... I don't know if anyone noticed, but it was written by an intern. Pretty good job if this is one of their first articles.


I did notice that. I wonder if articles like that are assigned to them or if they get to pick the topic? Either way, it would seem like there's a budding gamer working at NPR.
 
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rvinyard wrote:
BTW... I don't know if anyone noticed, but it was written by an intern. Pretty good job if this is one of their first articles.


I did notice that. I wonder if articles like that are assigned to them or if they get to pick the topic? Either way, it would seem like there's a budding gamer working at NPR.


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ScoobyG wrote:
Smilinbrax wrote:
I just saw this huge picture of Cthulhu Wars on the NPR site and got really confused. It was like a clash of two things that should never meet. Lovecraft would be proud.

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/07/530186764/h-p-lovecrafts-monst...


Great to see this type of coverage, but the expansion was not "most anticipated board game of 2017". Come on NPR shake


Says who?
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ScoobyG wrote:
Smilinbrax wrote:
I just saw this huge picture of Cthulhu Wars on the NPR site and got really confused. It was like a clash of two things that should never meet. Lovecraft would be proud.

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/07/530186764/h-p-lovecrafts-monst...


Great to see this type of coverage, but the expansion was not "most anticipated board game of 2017". Come on NPR shake


Says who?



It was for me! Got my stuff in yesterday. Incredible.
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May I ask what/who is/are NPR?
 
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National public radio. Leftist leaning media outlet. I listen to them and they're great.
 
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National public radio. Leftist leaning media outlet. I listen to them and they're great.


Agreed on the left leaning, but what's really nice about them is they will go out of their way to get someone on the other side of the issue. Perhaps its leftist unfairness guilt. Either way, I appreciate it.

I love the fact that it is not entirely beyond reason that Cthulhu Wars would show up there. Whereas the only play CW would likely get in other media areas would be to talk about the moral degredation of our society, of be more of a, "Look what those freaks play," sort of story.
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zenmazster wrote:
National public radio. Leftist leaning media outlet. I listen to them and they're great.


Don't mean to get into RSP, but it's enough to say that it's a non-profit media channel here in the US. There are plenty of people that would say it has an establishment or even conservative lean.

http://www.npr.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPR
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I listen to NPR every day and I feel they are very balanced and neutral. They try and interview across the political spectrum and give point of view from all sides.
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I have NPR on the radio in the QC lab at work and listen to them on the commute to and from work. I have to agree with Mike Beiter above me that they are quite balanced and informative.

I was quite happy to see this article. They had a great article on the amazing Chuck Schuldiner, the driving force behind my favorite band; Death some time back. I love that NPR covers such things.
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I have NPR on the radio in the QC lab at work and listen to them on the commute to and from work. I have to agree with Mike Beiter above me that they are quite balanced and informative.

I was quite happy to see this article. They had a great article on the amazing Chuck Schuldiner, the driving force behind my favorite band; Death some time back. I love that NPR covers such things.


Has their stuff ever been remastered? I didn't really get into metal until after high school (aside from the most well known acts like Pantera, Tool, etc.), and so never even heard of Death until after they'd stopped doing albums. As a result, difficult to get into with such old production value. I always think I'd like them, but don't know where to start, and am disappointed with the bits I hear due to the sound quality.

PS - don't get me wrong; I absolutely adore music from bygone eras; Uriah Heep is probably my all time favorite band. But the original era of thrash and death metal of the 80s isn't usually my thing because the sound quality is often atrocious, until someone remasters it.
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Iron_Salamander wrote:
I have NPR on the radio in the QC lab at work and listen to them on the commute to and from work. I have to agree with Mike Beiter above me that they are quite balanced and informative.

I was quite happy to see this article. They had a great article on the amazing Chuck Schuldiner, the driving force behind my favorite band; Death some time back. I love that NPR covers such things.


Has their stuff ever been remastered? I didn't really get into metal until after high school (aside from the most well known acts like Pantera, Tool, etc.), and so never even heard of Death until after they'd stopped doing albums. As a result, difficult to get into with such old production value. I always think I'd like them, but don't know where to start, and am disappointed with the bits I hear due to the sound quality.

PS - don't get me wrong; I absolutely adore music from bygone eras; Uriah Heep is probably my all time favorite band. But the original era of thrash and death metal of the 80s isn't usually my thing because the sound quality is often atrocious, until someone remasters it.


I got into this exact genre in high school, I graduated in 1988 so I know the era well Arthur! And yes there are remastered Death albums around and about. Scream Bloody Gore had the lowest sound quality of their albums and of course was their first album so no shocker there but I think they remastered them all or at least the first 3 albums (Scream Bloody Gore, Leprosy, and Spirtual Healing).
 
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I listen to NPR every day and I feel they are very balanced and neutral. They try and interview across the political spectrum and give point of view from all sides.


I agree, NPR is constantly reporting on views from the right that I do not agree with.

This is a good thing as sometimes the speakers will explain their reasoning and I will agree with a view that formally I would have been against. Thus my mind is opened more often.
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