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I’m really very impressed with how FFG has handled their Netrunner revamp so far. I was amazingly stoked for the original Android when it first came out because it looked amazing and, hey, Arkham Horror is kind of a pain in the ass to set up but it’s still pretty fun if you don’t try and cram all the expansion into it at the same time. But in actual practice, Android was just a hot mess, with wayyyyy too much going on to keep track of to really want to play…good luck getting a group to try it more than once…

But man, there was something so evocative about it, even though, or maybe BECAUSE, it was a big pastiche-y love letter to Blade Runner complete with an emphasis on solving a murder mystery and resolving characters’ narrative arcs that delve into what makes them tick and OH MAN, I still can’t think about it without getting a little wistful.

So I’m glad that they managed to take the little setting they’d cooked up for it and apply it to something with a more successful execution. And like MGK, I’m old enough to remember the original Netrunner and I’m glad it’s gotten a second lease on life, because Netrunner was pretty rad.

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I played some of a game of Here I Stand (about six hours worth) and just found the difference in games that the players were playing just a little disconcerting.

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I played some of a game of Here I Stand (about six hours worth) and just found the difference in games that the players were playing just a little disconcerting.

I love Here I Stand but it definitely has issues, one of which is that several nations (England in particular) don’t have a lot to do in the early game. VQ is much more dynamic.

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And now I have a list of new songs to listen to. You have my eternal thanks.

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Ho Hey is a very nice song, but the one on that album that grabs me be the intercostal muscles is the epic and innocent anthem Submarine.
I am very happy about this list, too. Many games and songs to explore. How do your friends have time to play so many games with you? What with evenings of RPG’s we have difficulty getting a games night together more than once every couple of months.

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How do your friends have time to play so many games with you? What with evenings of RPG’s we have difficulty getting a games night together more than once every couple of months.

1.) I have a weekly game night that I manage to attend most weeks, plus the option for a second game day most weekends when I want.

2.) Not playing RPGs helps a lot.

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I turned the list of songs into a playlist, because I’m lazy and I figure other people are too.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI-JfsUDxrRVhc5SH-5cXXzrrkJkrjTSb

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I’d like to echo the vote for Netrunner. Solid game that is consistently sold out at my local gaming store (playing a friend’s copy).

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What really helps the Netrunner reboot is that it’s no longer really a CCG ala Magic, so from a design perspective it’s so much easier to ensure that the game doesn’t get completely thrown out of whack my a constant cycle of new sets. Not that it CAN’T get thrown out of whack, but Fantasy Flight’s “living card game” model seems like it’s a much better fit for something like Netrunner than Magic’s random booster collectable game model.

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I have the same problem with coop games, I’ll have to check hanabi out.

Nice to her positive words about VQ, bought a copy but haven’t gotten around to playing it yet.

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Have you listened to Pendulum or Savoy at all? Some kickass electronic songs between the two. Also Mimosa and The Polish Ambassador, but it seems you may like more dubstep-y things than I do.

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Agreed with NEtrunner. I’ve still got piles of the cards at my house, but I’m overjoyed to get to start over again with a little more structure/limitation. I like how the out-of-faction cards are limited without having the multiple-mana problem of MtG.

I’m less fond of them renaming all the terms. I still call stuff by their original names, but no one seems to mind.

The change to traces seems to be better – and apparently future shaper cards include ‘cloud’ programs that take up no MU if you have at least 2 link going.

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