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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:31 pm    Post subject: FFG: Imperial Assault Board Game Reply with quote

Is anybody else excited for this game?

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm=271&esem=1

It feels like Rpg lite with a continuing storyline. Really looking forward to getting this on the table for my gaming group.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've actually got my sights set on getting some more of the books from FFG's Star Wars line, and I haven't thought about getting Rebel Assault, just because that's how the finances work out.

Though, I could be convinced to re-prioritize if there are some really good reviews on the Pit. I'd be interested to hear your take on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it may be a cool game but if I buy FFG stuff, I'm much more inclined to spend my money on the RPG material. In fact, I'm a little behind on that and I'll be asking for some Age of Rebellion books for Christmas.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Though, I could be convinced to re-prioritize if there are some really good reviews on the Pit. I'd be interested to hear your take on it.


I will definitely review it when it comes out. In meantime here are some reviews for ones who got advance copies.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQKGJPHtBDE [/url]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a45N70fgcvU


Hero cards preview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhU7H19QDUc&list=UUT0_zqao2b2kJBe-bmF_0og&index=33

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6rw1mxJDH4&list=UUT0_zqao2b2kJBe-bmF_0og&index=26

Items and Equipment cards for heroes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m00W5CqSMTY&list=UUT0_zqao2b2kJBe-bmF_0og&index=30

One of the Villains cards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Eo835yCdo&list=UUT0_zqao2b2kJBe-bmF_0og&index=16



For the Imperial Player (basically the GM)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAVI1QF5EAY&list=UUT0_zqao2b2kJBe-bmF_0og

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3BgoAqRa8&list=UUT0_zqao2b2kJBe-bmF_0og[/url]

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Yeah, it may be a cool game but if I buy FFG stuff, I'm much more inclined to spend my money on the RPG material. In fact, I'm a little behind on that and I'll be asking for some Age of Rebellion books for Christmas.


I totally understand that Whill. But for my group this is going to be a way for them to scratch the RPG itch. Some have played in the past and loved it but can't commit to the 3-4 hour play sessions (or more) it usually requires.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
Yeah, it may be a cool game but if I buy FFG stuff, I'm much more inclined to spend my money on the RPG material. In fact, I'm a little behind on that and I'll be asking for some Age of Rebellion books for Christmas.


I'm curious about it. What's the added value of true FFG rpg over WEG D6 do you imagine?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mikael Hasselstein wrote:
I'm curious about it. What's the added value of true FFG rpg over WEG D6 do you imagine?


http://www.rancorpit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3230&&start=105

You must have missed this 14 page thread. The above link goes strait to the December 2012 posts when the first FFG beginner game was released. What does the FFG game have over the WEG D6 game? IMO, almost nothing. The artwork of the entire FFG line is overall the best of the three SW RPGs, so I'll give it that.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill- ran into this over at miniature market

They are selling Star Wars: Age of Rebellion RPG - Onslaught at Arda I
50% off for black Friday.

http://www.miniaturemarket.com/ffgswa04.html
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luwingo_Spince wrote:
Whill- ran into this over at miniature market

They are selling Star Wars: Age of Rebellion RPG - Onslaught at Arda I
50% off for black Friday.

http://www.miniaturemarket.com/ffgswa04.html

I appreciate you posting this buying option. That's a good base price. But after you add shipping (at least to my home) it almost exactly equal to Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1616619120/condition=new
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
The artwork of the entire FFG line is overall the best of the three SW RPGs, so I'll give it that.


I don't know if I mentioned this over on that other thread or not (and I'm not feeling like looking through 14 pages), but this is absolutely a fact. There is some absolutely breathtaking art for the FFG SW stuff!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
Mikael Hasselstein wrote:
I'm curious about it. What's the added value of true FFG rpg over WEG D6 do you imagine?


http://www.rancorpit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3230&&start=105

You must have missed this 14 page thread. The above link goes strait to the December 2012 posts when the first FFG beginner game was released. What does the FFG game have over the WEG D6 game? IMO, almost nothing. The artwork of the entire FFG line is overall the best of the three SW RPGs, so I'll give it that.


I did indeed miss it. I've been away for a bit - mostly playing FFG's X-Wing game.

Regarding roleplaying, I'm not a big fan of what they did with/to Warhammer, and it clearly did not pay off for them, given that they discontinued the line. Of course, I'm also an old grognard when it comes to my Warhammer. I'm wondering if I should be that way with Star Wars as well. I trust that your opinion is sound, but I'll go peruse that thread, regardless.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I generally don't buy FFG boardgames because I've often found them to be too complex, and filled excessively with tokens, cards, bits, and bobs. But, I'd sure like some of those minis in IA, if they offered them separately.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KPeterson wrote:
I generally don't buy FFG boardgames because I've often found them to be too complex, and filled excessively with tokens, cards, bits, and bobs. But, I'd sure like some of those minis in IA, if they offered them separately.


After having learned from experience, we've put notes into a couple of our FFG games. It reads, "Do not begin this game after 6:00 PM." There was an instance where someone nearly missed the last trains, and they run weekends until 2:00 A.M. in Boston.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how woud the minis work with the west in game minis system?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The WotC minis and the WEG minis were pretty close to the same. I've seen reports that the FFG minis were "similar scale" to the WotC ones. However, I have yet to see a side-by-side comparison.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hummm.....Interesting, Interesting. I've never played the WEG minis system may try it, and if these minis be in scale use em with it.
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