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Rusty McFisticuffs
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My copy of DE arrived today, so our table is vast wasteland of wadded-up shrinkwrap, stacks of counters, empty cardboard sprues, Plano boxes, and cardboard tanks.

My wife, surveying the panorama of destruction: "This is ridiculous."
Me, assembling a cardboard building I'll never actually use: "It's designed to be ridiculous."
Her, studying the box, eyes narrowed: "I hate Steve Jackson."
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kuhrusty wrote:

Me, assembling a cardboard building I'll never actually use: "It's designed to be ridiculous."


Excellent, now I have the perfect thing to say when I get the same reaction while assembling mine!
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Ha! Put her to work assembling and counter clipping and call it "quality time."
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Meanwhile, I only punched the minimum required to let my daughter crush me at the basic Ogre scenario today...



I think she was even more excited than I was to get the box opened up!
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Wow. After all these years of reading Chit Chat threads about Rusty's kids, home remodeling and playing foosball with Hivegod, this one game box is the item that sends her over the edge.
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Wow. After all these years of reading Chit Chat threads about Rusty's kids, home remodeling and playing foosball with Hivegod, this one game box is the item that sends her over the edge.


Women have an edge? I thought they were just born that way...
 
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kuhrusty wrote:
My wife, surveying the panorama of destruction: "This is ridiculous."


Yes, this is pretty much my wife's feeling about the Designer's Edition OGRE. She should be more forgiving. I've had OGRE for longer than I've had her.
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swandive78 wrote:
kuhrusty wrote:
My wife, surveying the panorama of destruction: "This is ridiculous."


Yes, this is pretty much my wife's feeling about the Designer's Edition OGRE. She should be more forgiving. I've had OGRE for longer than I've had her.


To be fair, we're not ALL against OGRE. We each backed the campaign for a copy, and I got more swag and extra counters than my husband did. Upon taking in the colossus that is one copy, we have not even pulled the second copy out of the packing carton; I think we will hang on to it for five to ten years (factory-sealed) and then sell it for well over what we paid.
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kuhrusty wrote:
My wife, surveying the panorama of destruction: "This is ridiculous."


She sounds like a genius to me. Ridiculous is the perfect word to describe the finished game.
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swandive78 wrote:
Yes, this is pretty much my wife's feeling about the Designer's Edition OGRE. She should be more forgiving.


Mine's not bothered at all. Her reaction to cool new Kickstarters is now "How much did you spend on Ogre again?"
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kuhrusty wrote:
My wife, surveying the panorama of destruction: "This is ridiculous."


She sounds like a genius to me. Ridiculous is the perfect word to describe the finished game.


I love ridiculous sorts of things.

I have this Seth Godin book which about 1/4 the volume of the Ogre box. Yes, it weighs several pounds. It's totally ridiculous. I love it!

And to be sure, I get a huge kick from the "shock and awe" response when friends come over to hang out.

I'd never even heard of Car Wars until this Ogre KS, but if the Car Wars KS is as ridiculous (hopefully even more, maybe not in size but perhaps detail and refinement), count me in. (And charge what it's worth!)
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selenite wrote:
Mine's not bothered at all. Her reaction to cool new Kickstarters is now "How much did you spend on Ogre again?"


It sounds like she's related to my wife...

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selenite wrote:
swandive78 wrote:
Yes, this is pretty much my wife's feeling about the Designer's Edition OGRE. She should be more forgiving.


Mine's not bothered at all. Her reaction to cool new Kickstarters is now "How much did you spend on Ogre again?"

I don't know. I haven't finished buying everything yet.
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JuliaZ wrote:
swandive78 wrote:
kuhrusty wrote:
My wife, surveying the panorama of destruction: "This is ridiculous."


Yes, this is pretty much my wife's feeling about the Designer's Edition OGRE. She should be more forgiving. I've had OGRE for longer than I've had her.


To be fair, we're not ALL against OGRE. We each backed the campaign for a copy, and I got more swag and extra counters than my husband did. Upon taking in the colossus that is one copy, we have not even pulled the second copy out of the packing carton; I think we will hang on to it for five to ten years (factory-sealed) and then sell it for well over what we paid.
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Methinks the retail editions will be a fairly good investment in their own right.
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I know when my boyfriend's copy comes I have been already asked to help assembly.
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leroy43 wrote:
Meanwhile, I only punched the minimum required to let my daughter crush me at the basic Ogre scenario today...



I think she was even more excited than I was to get the box opened up!


Is she doing something on the iPad as well?
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Probably playing Subway Surfers while kicking his ass
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thenorthman wrote:
leroy43 wrote:
Meanwhile, I only punched the minimum required to let my daughter crush me at the basic Ogre scenario today...



I think she was even more excited than I was to get the box opened up!


Is she doing something on the iPad as well?

Yes, running the Ogre app to keep track of damage to her MkIII!
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That's the first thing that came to my mind.

Any further info on this app thing?
It's kind of a score keeping thingie isn't it?
 
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sagitar wrote:
That's the first thing that came to my mind.

Any further info on this app thing?
It's kind of a score keeping thingie isn't it?


Its got a number of functions (dice rolling), but its primary purpose is to keep track of the turn by turn destruction of your Ogre.
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but this app only come with the KS version?
 
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sagitar wrote:
That's the first thing that came to my mind.

Any further info on this app thing?
It's kind of a score keeping thingie isn't it?


Search the iOS or Google Play store for "Ogre War Room". It has interactive Ogre record sheets, a die roller with combat odds calculation and CRT resolution, plus links to online resources.
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sagitar wrote:
but this app only come with the KS version?


No, the app came out over a year ago, and anybody can get it.

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Search the iOS or Google Play store for "Ogre War Room".


The Android version is free- assuming iOS is free as well.

Here is an entire thread devoted to Ogre War Room
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