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Lit [Fantasy Flight Games] Because it just keeps getting better

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The Loyal Imperial, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    FFG's been carved up by Asmodee. First the RPG lines go to a new studio and now this. I guess Asmodee's really trying to keep it focused as the board game and card game studio.

    I'd love a co-op Star Wars card game that's closer to Arkham Horror than Marvel Champions (both of which I love). I think that Outer Rim is probably a finished game at this point.
     
  2. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Master star 4

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    If anyone else plays Star Wars: Legion, I could use some advice.

    Is there a "standard" army size? The rulebook mentions that the "learn to play" game only starts with 4 troopers on each side, but I couldn't find anything for a regular game.

    The reason I'm asking is because I got the core set recently. If a typical game uses all the Rebel Troopers in the box I'll want to paint them all the same color. But if a typical game uses a smaller number of troopers, I'll want to paint some in desert camo, others in forest camo, etc.
     
  3. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Master star 4

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    Never mind, I'm just gonna paint half desert camo and half forest camo. Any discrepancies can be explained by Rebels being too short on supplies to get the proper camo for the mission at hand.
     
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  4. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Replying to an older question but wanted to throw in my 2 cents on this because outer rim is one of my favorite games of all time. It's easy enough that my 10 year old can play it (she plays a lot of games with us though...) but there is a ton of strategy involved. I will say that I don't love the bounty system and tend to focus on other aspects of the game but I really enjoy the game. I was hoping they would do an expansion with new planets/trade routes/characters (I really think a mandalorian branded version of the game could work, for instance) but it seems to not be a focus for ffg.
     
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  5. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You're actually going to want/need more :p For 'standard' play, it's an 800 point cap with an army requiring a commander and 3-6 Corp units (you will typically also have another couple sets of specialists or other units. Most armies are around 10 activations I think). There's also a 'skirmish' format with a 500 point cap played on a smaller area, though I'm not sure if the Corp requirements are adjusted
     
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  6. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Master star 4

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    Wait, so the "Core set" doesn't include enough units/points for a standard game?

    Given my table is definitely not 3 X 6 feet though, I'll probably be sticking to skirmish games, at least for a while. I'm not planning on doing tournaments or anything, just casual play.
     
  7. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    No, they don't unfortunately. Most advice I see for getting into the game is to find a friend also getting into the game and swap the half of the core you're not using for what they aren't (like rebels for imperial). And then pick up a few expansions :oops:

    I've heard good things about skirmish, so yeah look into that. But if you're just doing casual for now, you can do whatever really
     
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  8. Giovs

    Giovs Jedi Master star 3

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    I've actually bought the game and I really enjoyed it! I haven't been able to play it much due to the pandemic, but I did play it a couple of times with my girlfriend and a couple of times with my brother. Can't wait to play it with my friends in the future.

    It could really use and expansion though, after playing it 4 times I think I've encountered most of the cards already.
     
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