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Rich Hart
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Another mysterious game by White Wolf which sounds quite interesting to me. Has anyone got the inside scoop on this game? Its not too expensive at £20ish ($40) but I dont want to buy somthing that will never ever get played

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Darrell Pavitt
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Even the White Wolf site has no other details.
 
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Jake Waltier
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I saw it at my local game store and tried to find reviews or discussion on it online, but there is nothing. Such is the fate of a WW game not based on a pre-existing property, I suppose. It looks promising, but since I can't find anything about it yet I'll wait.
 
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Brant Benoit
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It's intriguing. But, even the box description itself really doesn't say much at all. It looks like a Bladerunner-esque detective game. I just wish there was at least something about it....somewhere....anywhere....
 
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Robert Kuster
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Here is a link to the White Wolf forum but not a whole lot here yet:
http://forums.white-wolf.com/viewtopic.php?t=68031

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Chris Heinzmann
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I saw this in the FLGS last week and bought it. The art and description on the box sounded like fun. I just opened it and have NOT read rules yet.

What's inside: Player boards and decks of cards, rules and some gunmetal colored (metallic looking) dice. Each player's board is mounted on heavy cardboard and represents the different type of players characters. The Deckard / Ford character is the veteran detective, and there are 6 chars I think. Each board is about A4 size or around 8.5x11 in. (little smaller I think). This is a card driven game but as stated I didn't read the rules. Look like it might be interesting. Will update later..

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Vangelis Bagiartakis
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Thanks for the info. If you could take some pictures it would be great!
 
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Rich Hart
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Thanks for the info, I look forward to hearing more about this game!
 
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Craig C Randall
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In all honesty, it's not so much a mystery game as it is a bluffing strategy card game with a dash of role-playing for flavor. Even the box cover says that it's a strategy game. This game does have a collection of murder mysteries like you would find in 221 Baker St. (i.e., once you solve a mystery then you know the answer and there's no point using that mystery again). But this isn't really a bad thing, as far as I'm concerned, because it ensures the game has replay value.

Murder cards list the evidence that is needed to take the case to trial. The details of the case are left to the player and this is where the role-playing comes in. The evidence cards you played helps you make up the details of the case. It is then up to the player "auditing" your case before trial to determine if any of the evidence was falsified.

I find this to be a fresh take on murder mystery games.
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