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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlSGBjtkQkE
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Super review- very valuable for me. Thanks!
 
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Nice review, thanks.
 
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I've never played Pillars of the Earth or this game, but I have read both books. They are some of the best page turners I have ever read. I highly recommend it, especially if you enjoy historical fiction!
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Tom,

Can you comment on how the game is with two players instead of the full compliment of four?
 
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It's okay. The mechanic with the card at the beginning isn't as interesting. I like it with 2, but would never suggest it - I'd much rather play it with three or four.
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Thanks, Tom. The card placement mechanic is kinda neat. I'd be interested in your take on the randomness knock on the game. I read somewhere that you can plan to make a move like build a building only to be prevented from building on a turn due to an event card, and consequently, the luck of the event cards determine the victor. I'm still on the fence about the game as a result.
 
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enzo622 wrote:
Thanks, Tom. The card placement mechanic is kinda neat. I'd be interested in your take on the randomness knock on the game. I read somewhere that you can plan to make a move like build a building only to be prevented from building on a turn due to an event card, and consequently, the luck of the event cards determine the victor. I'm still on the fence about the game as a result.


This is exactly what happened in the game I played. In my opinion, it's far more random than Pillars with the expansion (about the same without the expansion). I was very disappointed with the game.

I loved the book Pillars of the Earth but haven't had a chance to read the second one yet.
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Excellent video review Tom. That rotating card mechanic is interesting. I did enjoy Pillars, although the whole build a church thing doesn't get me ;-). Perhaps this one is more atuned to my sensibilities!!
 
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After a few games my group did find the endgame more interesting as the certain strategies came to the fore. Hiding hoarded gold and to a lesser extent favour behind the shield led to some unexpected wins. We found the games to be close so the 3 points for the tower cap and the half victory points for gold shouldn't be underestimated. Cornering the corn and piety takes time but can pay off in Chapters 3 and 4 when your opponents not only lose victory points but actions as well. Cornering piety works better because of the Bishop.
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Another great Tom Vasel review, thanks. Personally, I am not a fan of Pillars (bit better with expansion and I would play it but not my top choice) but am intrigued by this game and like the mechanic better overall.

So a game to add to my 'must check out' list. Thanks
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Nice review.

Played for the first time yesterday and loved it - though the events did seem to determine play. I imagine that will change with greater knowledge of the events deck.

I have one minor point re the review. You describe the acquisition of piety as an odd concept thematically. I disagree with this as in the the Middle Ages the church was a central part of secular and economic life. You had to get on with the clergy to get on .,and the churchs officials held sway over many parts of every day life, look at Chaucer's The Pardoner asnd The Summoner for example. So i see 'piety' as influence with the church
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Yes, but his issue was receiving piety as *rent* for owning a building.
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You could be allowing members of the clergy to abide in one of your abodes rent free! The tougher concept in Euros is the almighty "Victory Point". What can these possibly be in life and where do I find them?
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UnknownParkerBrother wrote:
Yes, but his issue was receiving piety as *rent* for owning a building.
Maybe you let monks live there?
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Squatting Monkey wrote:
The tougher concept in Euros is the almighty "Victory Point". What can these possibly be in life and where do I find them?


I"m not 100% sure, but folks seem to try to win them in internet discussions.
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Tom, where do you get those plastic petri dish-like containers for your bits. I can't find that kind of thing anywhere cry
 
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UnknownParkerBrother wrote:
Yes, but his issue was receiving piety as *rent* for owning a building.

Four months late, I know, but I suspect that the idea here is that the rent is being paid to the church. As I recall (and yes, I've read both books) the priory was pretty well entrenched in the economy of the town. I don't specifically remember if it owned and rented residences to the townspeople, but it would not be at all unusual for it to do so.

As I reread the complaint it seems maybe this doesn't apply, but the point still holds that finances and the state of your immortal soul were much more linked in this time period than they are today.
 
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eluvitar wrote:
Tom, where do you get those plastic petri dish-like containers for your bits. I can't find that kind of thing anywhere cry



Pandemic's expansion On the Brink comes with them...
 
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These containers are available in at least two sizes from large craft stores. They come in stacks of four to six and screw together. They are used to hold beads or other craft items.
 
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