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Chris Ritchie
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Ok I've got Arkham Horror and most of its supplements.

Tell me why should I but Elder Sign as well?

Come on! Sell it to me!
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Frank Franco
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Why? I don't get a commision.
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agent_pumpkin wrote:

Ok I've got Arkham Horror and most of its supplements.

Tell me why should I but Elder Sign as well?

Come on! Sell it to me!


That's what my video review is for...
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agent_pumpkin wrote:
Come on! Sell it to me!


Okay I'll give it a go.

Buy it immediately.

There, done.
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Buy it if you like Arkham Horror but don't have six hours and a table the size of a football pitch.
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Send me the money to buy it. I will purchase it. Play it and then let you know if you should buy it.
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Buy it!
Or Cthulhu will come for you!! goo
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That's what my video review is for...


The reviews I had read before were pretty "Meh" on the dice and overall mechanics, but the fact that you had a good time with it lead me to believe I could also. Thanks for taking the time to do it.

Just got it yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to play it yet but reading the rules, I think it will be a good fit.

Listen, for a $70 FFG coffin-box, I might need to really be "convinced," but for $22, one positive review from a reviewer I trust is good enough.

To the OP, if you like a light dice affair and Lovecraft, take a shot.

Kevin


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Fivepast wrote:
Buy it if you like Arkham Horror but don't have six hours and a table the size of a football pitch.


how do you pitch a football?
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Brother Narsis wrote:
Fivepast wrote:
Buy it if you like Arkham Horror but don't have six hours and a table the size of a football pitch.


how do you pitch a football?


You tell the guy "Hey, it's like a normal round ball except it's less likely to continue rolling away from you when you fail to catch it. Plus, it has these grip threads on on side which lets you put some spin on it when you throw, adding to its stability."
 
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agent_pumpkin wrote:

Ok I've got Arkham Horror and most of its supplements.

Tell me why should I but Elder Sign as well?

Come on! Sell it to me!


Arkham Horror Light. Enough said.
 
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Brother Narsis wrote:
Fivepast wrote:
Buy it if you like Arkham Horror but don't have six hours and a table the size of a football pitch.


how do you pitch a football?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_(sports_field)
 
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It's a very interesting game and you should pick it up. It's much more than "just" dice rolling. Both the theme and the gameplay are evocative of Arkham Horror and, while it won't scratch the "let's play a six hour game of AH" itch perfectly, it also fits in a small bag and is quite enjoyable solo.
 
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Fivepast wrote:
Buy it if you like Arkham Horror but don't have six hours and a table the size of a football pitch.

ohbalto wrote:
It's a very interesting game and you should pick it up. It's much more than "just" dice rolling. Both the theme and the gameplay are evocative of Arkham Horror and, while it won't scratch the "let's play a six hour game of AH" itch perfectly, it also fits in a small bag and is quite enjoyable solo.


Arkham takes us maybe a little more than 2 and a half hours on average, including set-up and tear down (including all expansions, which admittedly probably speeds up the game a little). I don't know what this "six hour" nonsense you guys are talking about is. Elder Sign is still shorter in length, but not that much shorter.
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Brother Narsis wrote:
Fivepast wrote:
Buy it if you like Arkham Horror but don't have six hours and a table the size of a football pitch.


how do you pitch a football?


Lol, that statement so fits your avatar....that is Jayne right?
 
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Lance your videos are "Catch 22" for me. I want you to stop because I buy everything you tell me too...and I wanna quit buying so many games (NOT!!) ...but I am addicted to watching your videos...so, ah I give up, I just bought Elder Sign, played two games solo and must be doing something wrong, won both games...
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Elder Sign still isn't in stock in Hawaii...and my impatience is close to getting the better of me. For ~$30, I have no hesitation on picking this game up....but, with my impatience, I could be close to paying $60 (over $20 for 2-day shipping.

Is the game worth the splurge? Or am I better off waiting an undetermined amount of time?
 
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It's pretty fun lighter fare than the big boxes. The more games I play the more I appreciate the quicker games that evoke the same feeling and theme. It feels right.
 
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