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I am waiting for the second edition of Battlestations to arrive any day now.
In a month or two, Star Saga should also arrive.

So I question myself: Do I really have room for another epic sci-fi game?
What would be the argument to invest in this title - What does it do differently than the above mentioned games?

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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dbc- wrote:
I am waiting for the second edition of Battlestations to arrive any day now.
In a month or two, Star Saga should also arrive.

So I question myself: Do I really have room for another epic sci-fi game?
What would be the argument to invest in this title - What does it do differently than the above mentioned games?

Any thoughts are appreciated.


I think the main thing it does differently, is provide more of a "storybook" vibe than those two perhaps?

Honestly... I'm torn too. My general reaction would be to back SotLS, play it, and figure out which of the three to sell off. I -suspect- you'll find one of them acting as middle ground between the other two, and you'll probably be able to recoup your costs. My guess (not knowing you or your tastes):

Battlestations will scratch a kind of high crunch, high simulationist itch, and feel like a tactically rich sci-fi dungeon crawl with some interesting scenarios; a kind of RPG/Board-Game hybrid.

I suspect Star Saga is going to offer you much the same as Battlestations, but with a greater skewing towards miniature wargaming ("is this template angled to maximum effectiveness?"). It may also have the best production values of all 3, and if you backed the KS the minis may have been worth it alone.

SotLS is probably going to have the most simplistic and straightforward mechanics of the three... and then throw in all sorts of exceptions and twists (and editing errors) to muddy things up. It will also likely have the strongest emphasis on exploring an actual story, and -may- hold its resell value the best.

For me... I'm looking at dumping Galactic Defenders, to justify keeping Sine Tempore and this.
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If Stations stands out as much from similarly themed games as Tomb did I say it's worth getting in on it. I bought all of Tomb bit by bit - decent online vendor prices - but still nothing compared to the standee KS offer as far as game content goes. I didn't want to repeat my Tomb mistake and backed this one post hast. The narrative aspect is strong here too, making solo gaming especially appealing.
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San Dee Jota wrote:
dbc- wrote:
I am waiting for the second edition of Battlestations to arrive any day now.
In a month or two, Star Saga should also arrive.

So I question myself: Do I really have room for another epic sci-fi game?
What would be the argument to invest in this title - What does it do differently than the above mentioned games?

Any thoughts are appreciated.


I think the main thing it does differently, is provide more of a "storybook" vibe than those two perhaps?

Honestly... I'm torn too. My general reaction would be to back SotLS, play it, and figure out which of the three to sell off. I -suspect- you'll find one of them acting as middle ground between the other two, and you'll probably be able to recoup your costs. My guess (not knowing you or your tastes):

Battlestations will scratch a kind of high crunch, high simulationist itch, and feel like a tactically rich sci-fi dungeon crawl with some interesting scenarios; a kind of RPG/Board-Game hybrid.

I suspect Star Saga is going to offer you much the same as Battlestations, but with a greater skewing towards miniature wargaming ("is this template angled to maximum effectiveness?"). It may also have the best production values of all 3, and if you backed the KS the minis may have been worth it alone.

SotLS is probably going to have the most simplistic and straightforward mechanics of the three... and then throw in all sorts of exceptions and twists (and editing errors) to muddy things up. It will also likely have the strongest emphasis on exploring an actual story, and -may- hold its resell value the best.

For me... I'm looking at dumping Galactic Defenders, to justify keeping Sine Tempore and this.


I have also pledged for this and Sine Tempore. Has there been a word on how much the miniature for this have been improved over the Lost Temple. I hate to say this but they were pretty poor.
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I have also pledged for this and Sine Tempore. Has there been a word on how much the miniature for this have been improved over the Lost Temple. I hate to say this but they were pretty poor.


I decided to drop my early bird with minis and grab a standees and get the two expansions.

Still cheaper than getting minis, and I figure the 40mm scale is too different to be very useful at my RPG table (plus, well done standees can stand out). And if Lost Station is anything like Lost Tomb, there'll hopefully be another chance or two (or three) to get those minis.
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checkedout wrote:
San Dee Jota wrote:
dbc- wrote:
I am waiting for the second edition of Battlestations to arrive any day now.
In a month or two, Star Saga should also arrive.

So I question myself: Do I really have room for another epic sci-fi game?
What would be the argument to invest in this title - What does it do differently than the above mentioned games?

Any thoughts are appreciated.


I think the main thing it does differently, is provide more of a "storybook" vibe than those two perhaps?

Honestly... I'm torn too. My general reaction would be to back SotLS, play it, and figure out which of the three to sell off. I -suspect- you'll find one of them acting as middle ground between the other two, and you'll probably be able to recoup your costs. My guess (not knowing you or your tastes):

Battlestations will scratch a kind of high crunch, high simulationist itch, and feel like a tactically rich sci-fi dungeon crawl with some interesting scenarios; a kind of RPG/Board-Game hybrid.

I suspect Star Saga is going to offer you much the same as Battlestations, but with a greater skewing towards miniature wargaming ("is this template angled to maximum effectiveness?"). It may also have the best production values of all 3, and if you backed the KS the minis may have been worth it alone.

SotLS is probably going to have the most simplistic and straightforward mechanics of the three... and then throw in all sorts of exceptions and twists (and editing errors) to muddy things up. It will also likely have the strongest emphasis on exploring an actual story, and -may- hold its resell value the best.

For me... I'm looking at dumping Galactic Defenders, to justify keeping Sine Tempore and this.


I have also pledged for this and Sine Tempore. Has there been a word on how much the miniature for this have been improved over the Lost Temple. I hate to say this but they were pretty poor.


The minis will be vastly different and improved. They are using the same people that do Imperial Assault and the CMON games.
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dbc- wrote:
I am waiting for the second edition of Battlestations to arrive any day now.
In a month or two, Star Saga should also arrive.

So I question myself: Do I really have room for another epic sci-fi game?
What would be the argument to invest in this title - What does it do differently than the above mentioned games?

Any thoughts are appreciated.


I am the Lead Designer of the game... so my opinion is obviously biased. But I did want to say thank you for your consideration and hope to see you on the Station. We take off in just over 48hrs!
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I decided to get this even though I have other Sci-fi themed games as I just love space operas! and this one, on top of the very interesting (from what I've read) core and expansion story arcs will also have the opportunity to re-create classic sci-fi scenarios, through the fan-inspired mission packs 1-3, from so many different sources. So, in that sense, it does have a pretty unique twist to it. It's scale does seem to be pretty epic (to steal the phrase used often to describe this game) :-)
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checkedout wrote:
San Dee Jota wrote:
dbc- wrote:
I am waiting for the second edition of Battlestations to arrive any day now.
In a month or two, Star Saga should also arrive.

So I question myself: Do I really have room for another epic sci-fi game?
What would be the argument to invest in this title - What does it do differently than the above mentioned games?

Any thoughts are appreciated.


I think the main thing it does differently, is provide more of a "storybook" vibe than those two perhaps?

Honestly... I'm torn too. My general reaction would be to back SotLS, play it, and figure out which of the three to sell off. I -suspect- you'll find one of them acting as middle ground between the other two, and you'll probably be able to recoup your costs. My guess (not knowing you or your tastes):

Battlestations will scratch a kind of high crunch, high simulationist itch, and feel like a tactically rich sci-fi dungeon crawl with some interesting scenarios; a kind of RPG/Board-Game hybrid.

I suspect Star Saga is going to offer you much the same as Battlestations, but with a greater skewing towards miniature wargaming ("is this template angled to maximum effectiveness?"). It may also have the best production values of all 3, and if you backed the KS the minis may have been worth it alone.

SotLS is probably going to have the most simplistic and straightforward mechanics of the three... and then throw in all sorts of exceptions and twists (and editing errors) to muddy things up. It will also likely have the strongest emphasis on exploring an actual story, and -may- hold its resell value the best.

For me... I'm looking at dumping Galactic Defenders, to justify keeping Sine Tempore and this.


I have also pledged for this and Sine Tempore. Has there been a word on how much the miniature for this have been improved over the Lost Temple. I hate to say this but they were pretty poor.


Yes, we've upgraded our Miniatures Manufacturer since then! We're using the same as CMON and FFG now

Thanks,

Chris
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Always more room... ... I've got 3 other space games coming in the next 6 months (well...planned delivery so who knows). I expect this one will be different enough to not only stand out, but get more play time then the rest..(also basing this on how much I'm enjoying SotLT).
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I'm in for galaxy defender standees. Also upped another $50 for lost missions.
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