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Offline Davros

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Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:53:53 PM »
    I am curious if anyone still plays EOTD?




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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 11:21:58 PM »
I don't play (games at all, not just EotD) but do collect the minis.

Offline Davros

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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 11:59:26 PM »
     I have a few of the sets, the Nautilus crew is my favorite.

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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 01:46:53 AM »
Would very much like to
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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 09:45:54 PM »
Yep, still play from time to time. Mind you, only one game this year. Nothing against EOTD as they are a good set of rules. It's just that with most things wargaming related,
new projects come up and I'm easily distracted....
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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 01:27:43 PM »
Not played EotD for a while, but recently, we made a list of the games we have not played for a while and wanted to play more. EotD did make it on to the list along with IHMN and plenty of other non-steampunky games.
So much to do, so little time...

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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 02:07:25 PM »
Nice miniatures there, but never tried the game due to IHMN being to good to try an alternative... :D

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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2017, 03:42:10 PM »
Good example of why games need continued product and miniatures releases to keep them alive.  I did the Kickstarter and love the minis, but it never caught on in my area. Odd that a game like Dracula's America could make such a splash but EoTD made hardly a ripple in our group. It's all about the marketing.

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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 04:11:58 PM »
Good example of why games need continued product and miniatures releases to keep them alive.  I did the Kickstarter and love the minis, but it never caught on in my area. Odd that a game like Dracula's America could make such a splash but EoTD made hardly a ripple in our group. It's all about the marketing.

True, but we have all seen new product that unbalances the game

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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 10:19:10 PM »
Yep, still play from time to time. Mind you, only one game this year. Nothing against EOTD as they are a good set of rules. It's just that with most things wargaming related,
new projects come up and I'm easily distracted....
sad, very sad. Your boards are fantastic, real buildings from that period. So the boards made for games every week!
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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 02:08:16 AM »
Good example of why games need continued product and miniatures releases to keep them alive.  I did the Kickstarter and love the minis, but it never caught on in my area. Odd that a game like Dracula's America could make such a splash but EoTD made hardly a ripple in our group. It's all about the marketing.

Frankly I think the problem was EOTD was too scattershot, not much focus, trying to cram as much Victoriana in the setting at once. You had an ostensibly gothic horror background  scraping with steampunk, sci fi, literary figures and even cthulhu ! Adding in that steampunk was already getting pretty worn out at that point. Now a 'Victorian steampunk skirmish game' is a genre unto itself.

Comparitively Weird West isnt seen that often, the narrative is clear and has focus with each faction having an explicit enemy and all it takes is a generic western gang with a few add ons to play Draculas America .

Offline Dave Knight

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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2017, 02:25:08 AM »
There is a Black Friday sale on which has encouraged me to grab a copy of the rules and the Vampires


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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2017, 09:48:44 PM »
sad, very sad. Your boards are fantastic, real buildings from that period. So the boards made for games every week!


Ah thank you my friend. As luck would have it, an opportunity has arisen for a game new years eve. So all the goodies will be coming out  :)


 

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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2017, 10:31:28 PM »
Frankly I think the problem was EOTD was too scattershot, not much focus, trying to cram as much Victoriana in the setting at once. You had an ostensibly gothic horror background  scraping with steampunk, sci fi, literary figures and even cthulhu ! Adding in that steampunk was already getting pretty worn out at that point. Now a 'Victorian steampunk skirmish game' is a genre unto itself.

Comparitively Weird West isnt seen that often, the narrative is clear and has focus with each faction having an explicit enemy and all it takes is a generic western gang with a few add ons to play Draculas America .

Very, very well said!



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Re: Anyone still play Empire of The Dead?
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2017, 02:50:01 PM »
Ah thank you my friend. As luck would have it, an opportunity has arisen for a game new years eve. So all the goodies will be coming out  :)
Glad to hear this. Maybe next year at the BLAM again? I will play a match.

 

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