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Colin Harris
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This looks great although my only issue is the lenght of play,I'm just not sure whether the few friends have have would commit to length of time :s
Is there a game similar that plays out a little faster?
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Thanks Tretiak
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8bit wrote:
This looks great although my only issue is the length of play,I'm just not sure whether the few friends have have would commit to length of time :s
Is there a game similar that plays out a little faster?


The quick answer: nope... you get what you pay for.

Don't believe the hype on things like eclipse, or galactic emperor.

Even Nexus Ops (A Game I love) is still not a replacement.

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malloc wrote:
The quick answer: nope... you get what you pay for.


I agree, and that goes for an investment of time as well as money.

The investment of time in a game like Twilight Imperium or Advanced Civilization pays off in a more "epic" experience. There's really no way to get that kind of experience "on the cheap" with a ninety minute game.

One caveat: if someone is really sure that their gaming group won't ever play a game of that length, then they should look elsewhere and not waste their money. There are plenty of great shorter games; they just provide a different experience.
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Fair points, thanks.

I was looking at Space Empires x4 but there seems to be too much paper work involved for me
 
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I found my one play of Eclipse just as satisfying as TI:3, but not substantially shorter: 1 hour of rules + 1 hour / player vs 1 hour of rules + 1-2 hours / player.
 
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