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Molokov (AU)
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Got my package with the Raiders Solo variant and promos last night...

At first, I was a little disappointed that I'd paid AU$30 for a tiny deck of cards, plus a handful of promo cards, plus postage from New Zealand... but I guess this is a somewhat niche product (I suspect the US dollar shipping charge was way overpriced for shipping to Australia - but it's probably reasonable for many other places around the world).

However, I cracked out the game and played just the base game Raiders solo, to give it a shot.

It works REALLY well and moves really fast - the AI gets a lot of points for its raids, and it snaffles up offering tiles faster than most humans I've played with. I had to balance building up my crew and swapping plunder for offerings merely to keep up.

At the end of the game I managed to win by about 6 or 7 points (we both scored in the 70-point range), but I suspect I might have screwed up at least one raid scoring by the AI, or played an extra round at the end as I'd missed the fact that we were down to a single fortress.

In any case, I'd call it a fairly close match, which is exactly what you want in a solo experience - something that's hard, but not impossible, to beat.

Quite enjoyed the experience, and it'll probably help me crack out Raiders a bit more often. Looking forward to trying the expansions solo too.
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The thumbs up is for your mini review of the game. The tip is for using “snaffles”. Well done, sir.
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Jim Stevenson
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Everything you said applies to me also:

1. I thought the deck was tiny for the price, but it worked great.

2. I won 82-78, but I think I might have missed some VP for the Automa's AI.

3. I also went 1 round too far, undid it, then realized that everyone get's an additional round, so I redid it.

4. In my game the Automa went heavy into Valkyries, so it stifled him at first, but then he came back with a vengeance.
 
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Thanks for the mini review very nice, making me look forward to my first play.

Did you get a shipping notification before receiving?

Impatiently waiting zombie
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Nope, no notification, it just showed up! At first I thought it was Mint Delivery (which should be coming any day now) but when I saw the package was from NZ, I knew it must be Raiders Solo
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Got mine today and cant wait to play.

Was also surprised by the tiny package, but then again when you look at card based AIs for games like Viticulture and Scythe they have very few cards in them, but its whats on the cards that kicks your ass not the quantity of them.
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Jmltapp1971 wrote:
Got mine today and cant wait to play.

Was also surprised by the tiny package, but then again when you look at card based AIs for games like Viticulture and Scythe they have very few cards in them, but its whats on the cards that kicks your ass not the quantity of them.


Same here in New Jersey. Cards arrived in mail today.
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Any news on the EU delivery? Did somebody in EU already receive their order?
 
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All pre-orders were sent on the same day last week from one location in New Zealand. Delivery dates will vary based on location.
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Mine arrived today, played it immediately! Very close game I won by only 3 points, it was almost a draw. I was playing with both expansions

Thanks Shem Great work!
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As an answer to the question about EU delivery. I live in Denmark and I received my order two days ago.
 
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Those of that just ordered in June, will ours ship soon?
 
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All pre-orders we sent out last week.
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Yay!! Can`t wait!!
 
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Received my copy yesterday, in Australia

I'm ashamed to say that I still haven't managed to get Raiders to the table! I bought it in NZ as a "gaming souvenir", but life (and PhD) has gotten in the way ever since.

Now that I have the solo variant, I'm looking forward to finally getting to try the game out!
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Received in Canada this morning. Will be giving it a go this week
 
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Daniel Klassen
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BalsaWood wrote:
Received in Canada this morning. Will be giving it a go this week


Whereabouts in Canada are you? No sign of mine here in Niagara, ON
 
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Still waiting here too. (Montréal, QC)
 
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Sorry to hear some of you are still waiting. All pre-orders should arrive by the end of this week. Otherwise, they may have been lost in transit. Please contact me by email if it does not arrive and I will sort it out.
 
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