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****UPDATE 1/18/2011****

It's 4:00 AM EST and I've spent the last 10 hours working on finalizing Part 1 of my Mansions of Madness Video Review in HD. It is now complete and will render for the next 4 hours so that I can catch up on some much needed sleep. It runs at just over 20 Minutes. I should have the video up around Noon tomorrow.

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****UPDATE 1/17/2011****

I just finished my outline for my Review, and here is how it is going to fall out.

I am doing this in 3 Parts.

Part 1's Audio is 100% complete, however I need to record and edit a heavy dose of Video and I have yet to start that portion (I am taking Friday off work to complete this).

Part 1 will cover my Introduction as well as ALL of the Components in the Game. I hope to have it completed by Friday EVENING...fingers Crossed.

Part 2 will cover Gameplay as well as my Final Thoughts and Review. I hopefully can have this completed within the next 4-7 days...but I need to play test it thoroughly, and as I am sure you all are quite aware...doing so will be a major investment of my time, and I need to make sure I give the game the right amount of attention to properly review all of it's mechanics.

Part 3 will cover the Miniatures (fully painted) as done by a professional painter who has had several entries placing 1st and 2nd at GenCon Conventions. This will be very similar to my Space Hulk and Dust Tactics Videos that covered just the specialty painted portions of the game.....more of a supplement than anything else. I hope to have this ready by the first week of March...in time for the National release of the game sometime that month.

Jeremy D. Salinas
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I just received my copy of Mansions of Madness and will be spending the next few days reading the Rules and playtesting the Game and all of it's mechanics. I don't want to rush into a review since this game has been on my most wanted list of games for 2011, and as typical of Corey Konieczka's wonderful work in the past, they game will need much more attention than what is usual to properly convey its Theme and Gameplay to a wider audience. Therefore I need to make sure I experience as much of the game as possible prior to completing my final thoughts and analysis.

I will also be bringing Mansions of Madness to IndyCon 2011 and WhosyerCon 2011 to allow as many people as possible a chance to play the game in its entirety. Likewise, since this copy falls in line with Fantasy Flight Games Weekend Preview Events going on around the country, if you live in the greater Indianapolis area and would like to play, please contact me directly and we can set up a time, date and place to meet, just make sure we have as many players as possible within your group of gamers. In the meantime, I wanted to post some pictures for eager gamers to see. Expect one of my HD Video Reviews within the next several days unless I get lost in the Madness !!

Jeremy D. Salinas
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Re: Just received Mansions of Madness......Review "hopefully" within 3-4 days......Pictures Included Inside
It looks most excellent my good sir. Color me envious.

You should post those pics to the actual game gallery when you get the chance as well!

Looking forward to your work on this one my friend.
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It looks most excellent my good sir. Color me envious.

You should post those pics to the actual game gallery when you get the chance as well!

Looking forward to your work on this one my friend.


Thank you Lance. I was right in the middle outlining 3 other reviews...can you say TOTAL DEVIATION?
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Box looks like it is Battles of Westeros size, yes?

Or Castle Ravenloft if you don't own that one?
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Battles of Westeros Size for sure.
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Drool drool dribble
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*green with envy* gulp
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surprise OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
*SLAP* (followed by a voice in the back ground)
"NOW SNAP OUT OF IT!"

Whew, ok Jeremy, this is a video I definitely must see. ninja

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Drool drool dribble


I second that. My MUST HAVE game of 2011. Best is tho, that when I'm through with it I can buy Arkham Horror (which I have never played - GASP! )
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SSSSSSSSSSSSSIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
So much waiting and I CAN'T WAIT!

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Looking forward to this one!
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Can't wait!

Thanks for posting this.
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This may well end up my most anticipated review of 2011. Can't wait to see it.
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Whoa!wow

If the gameplay is half as good as it looks, I'll buy it immediately!

...Okay, who am I kidding? I'll buy it anyway.

Awesome!
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Can't wait to see your review to hear what you think of this one. I hope this one lives up to expectations. I know Lance wasn't as pleased with Betrayal at House on the Hill as I was, so hopefully this will be great for everyone
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Just How did you manage to score an early copy without being a brick and mortar gamestore, pray tell??
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What are the 'scantily-clad women' monsters supposed to represent ??
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Mmmm, I feel an ensorcelment coming on.
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Lower back tattoo...Might as well be a target.
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Thass a 'witchmark', not a measly tattoo.
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Just How did you manage to score an early copy without being a brick and mortar gamestore, pray tell??

He's done a video review or two in the past. You might see one on occasion pop up here on BGG. They're pretty low quality shakey-cam flicks though, usually with outdated games no one plays anymore. So the publisher probably just made a shipping mistake.

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chicklewis wrote:
Just How did you manage to score an early copy without being a brick and mortar gamestore, pray tell??

He's done a video review or two in the past. You might see one on occasion pop up here on BGG. They're pretty low quality shakey-cam flicks though, usually with outdated games no one plays anymore. So the publisher probably just made a shipping mistake.



Heheh..funny. If you are a regular at BGG then you have probably marveled over at least one the component breakdown video reviews.

I can't wait to see your review of the Jeremy. I am going to the preview of my local store with my son on Sunday and am looking forward to that.

Not to hijak this thread but there is another game to add to the review list. Conquest of Planet Earth: The Space Alien Game by Flying Frog. It looks great.
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As always, Thanks Jeremy!!! You Rock!!!
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Riot at Jeremy's house. LOL.
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please please post pictures when you paint the minis!!!
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