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Re: New Cmon Lovecraftian game, 'Death May Die'
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2018, 06:15:32 PM »
Perhaps I should just get Mansions or Eldrich Horror

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Re: New Cmon Lovecraftian game, 'Death May Die'
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2018, 08:02:53 PM »

 
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Perhaps I should just get Mansions or Eldrich Horror
- I could certainly recommend both of those - though both are pretty different in terms of gameplay.
 Personally, as much as I want to like this I'll be waiting for it's commercial release - I want to see couple of independent reviews & playthroughs before parting with the cash. As to the giant Cthulhu model - I quite like it & find the notion of it being a board section in itself rather good (though I have found the images of the existing board pieces themselves a little disappointing - they may look better in the flesh) - after all, you have to find a point for it in a game & a great old one's appearance usually would mean oops, you're all insane &/or dead now. I'd wish them luck, but hey, it's Cmon so they don't really need it, what with funding achieved almost instantaneously as usual.   

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Re: New Cmon Lovecraftian game, 'Death May Die'
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2018, 06:27:52 PM »
Still not sure about CMONs Mythos version.
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Re: New Cmon Lovecraftian game, 'Death May Die'
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2018, 09:21:56 AM »
I watched the video and it has not really pushed me ether way...

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Re: New Cmon Lovecraftian game, 'Death May Die'
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2018, 01:24:12 PM »
While I will check the game out am primarily there for the miniatures, but to be honest not super impressed so far. There seems to me to be a "put tentacles and teeth on it, it's Cthulhu" kind of aesthetic going on. But my Mythos miniature collection started with the Grenadier range so I have to check it out. And although I have no really need for it I want that damn big Cthulhu.
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Re: New Cmon Lovecraftian game, 'Death May Die'
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2018, 04:11:31 PM »
I like the investigator miniatures, not too sold on the monsters.

I was originally in for everything but after watching some game play and reading some write ups I dropped down to a basic pledge.

I really don't like the attitude of 'shoot it! Shoot it!' They seem to have, whatever happened to the cthulhu feel of guns being good against the smaller stuff but no good against the real menaces? No investigating to speak of, not my idea of a cthulhu game.

Feels like they are just trying to re-skin Zombicide.

I'm just going to paint up the minis for Strange Aeons and not bother with the actual game.
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Re: New Cmon Lovecraftian game, 'Death May Die'
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2018, 04:30:47 PM »
Exactly my feelings...
Investigators are ok...
Well human minis
You can buy the bob murch set for example...
Monsters mostly nor my idea of the mythos.
Bones or others on the market are much more my idea of lovecraftian horror...
And i have to admit that i love uncle mikes idea of the mythos... Horror comical :)
Game feels not spectacular also...

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Re: New Cmon Lovecraftian game, 'Death May Die'
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2018, 04:38:10 PM »
The great appeal of the Call of Cthulhu rpg was that you couldn't blast your way through stuff. You needed to be versed in the mythos to understand how to defeat mystical stuff, and even when to just run like hell because you were up against something you didn't have a chance against. And of course, that wonderful sanity check. If it has been dumbed down to the level where it's monsters vs guns, that's a sad sad waste of the genre's potential.

There doers seem to be a divide whereas some people like the investigator models, but not the monsters, or vice-versa. I quite like the investigators, but do wish they had a bit more 'adventuring' to them, rather than just toting guns. There's a nice diversity in their types, but they're all brandishing some sort of weapon. Bit of a shame.
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Re: New Cmon Lovecraftian game, 'Death May Die'
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2018, 07:20:41 PM »
I have played Arkham Horror Card Game a lot recently and the tension and monster dodging really has the Cthulhu feel - even solo, I know they all died in the video demo but it seemed to be that the characters really felt expendable and while I like the sanity mechanics with the insanity cards and the item cards that tuck under the player card (the same idea of allies with health is in  AHCG) it does seem a little power gamer - play your sanity to give you a boost and maybe kill three or four monster. I my book insanity is just bad...


I really don't like the attitude of 'shoot it! Shoot it!'
Agreed the designer said "shoot it in the face a little too often in the hour video


Feels like they are just trying to re-skin Zombicide.

I think I would have preferred a Pulp/1920s Zombicide, but then they wouldn't have raised as much money

I think I'll get it, I am sure that the exclusive will cover a fair amount of the cost on ebay... but the new scenario packs at 60 put me off a little - though mixing Gods and Episodes does seem to offer a lot of replay...