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Not for the squeamish...



Release is next week!!
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Awesome.
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Brenzor wrote:


Thanks to Red Dragon Inn, I'll be calling this card "Slash with a Chaser".

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"You always were an asshole, Gorman..."

If you're a fan of the Alien series, you should already be ready for the visceral nature of the art, so kudos, especially on the last one!!

Also, any reason why Contaminated Gash appears twice?
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I guess this one will be called "Epic erection" or "I came"

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Really like the design decision to make text boxes a bit "interactive" - like this acid eating a text box or when part of an alien appears in front of it.
But I cannot say that I like this comic-style art. The style greatly differs from one card to another and honestly I was hoping to see something darker and closer to the style of the first movie, like using H.R. Giger's artworks.
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I really don't know if I like the art...
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I'm really excited for this one.
 
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d0gb0t wrote:
I really don't know if I like the art...

Art's fine by me. Can't wait!
 
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Hey, the art could be a lot worse. Something like Ascension..... Just saying.

 
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The art is stunning.

The Strikes that say to discard it and do something else. Do they get put on your avatar first, like other strikes, and THEN get discarded? Or do they immediately go into your discard pile to continue wreaking havoc on your future hands?
 
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The art is stunning.

The Strikes that say to discard it and do something else. Do they get put on your avatar first, like other strikes, and THEN get discarded? Or do they immediately go into your discard pile to continue wreaking havoc on your future hands?


They're basically time-delayed effects. Since strikes don't actually get put into circulation, you'd just put them in the Discarded Strikes pile (which gets reshuffled when the Strike deck runs out). Since you may get a Strike at any moment, even when it's not your turn, the effect is intended to trigger at the earliest predictable moment (your next turn). The Broken Morale card (discard all Colonial Marines in your hand) is particularly chilling (it may only discard rather than kill cards, but that disruption could be deadly if you're being facehugged or staring down a nest of xenos in the Combat Zone).

Having a nothing-turn in this game is going to be scary.
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LordHellfury wrote:
I wont deny that I have seen better artwork on cards, but overall I find it to be quite serviceable and adequate.

What does bother me though, is the art design inconsistency between the design choice of line art comic book style (chestburster) vs. non line art style (all other examples).

That's my sole criticism. Not a deal breaker, but unfortunate. Especially given the feedback from your previous experience with the Marvel examples of legendary.


Good thoughts here. Just to shed some light on why the art styles vary so much, we needed to reach out to several artists for this set based on the fact that there is so much unique content.

If we hadn't, we wouldn't have launched until 2015. Unfortunately, with that comes with a multitude of varying art styles. Just the nature of the beast.
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Brenzor wrote:
Good thoughts here. Just to shed some light on why the art styles vary so much, we needed to reach out to several artists for this set based on the fact that there is so much unique content.

If we hadn't, we wouldn't have launched until 2015. Unfortunately, with that comes with a multitude of varying art styles. Just the nature of the beast.


Completely understandable. And IMHO if all the art is good quality, having a diverse set helps show off a wide variety of styles and talented artists, which can only be a good thing for those involved.
 
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diablo663 wrote:
Is it really coming out next week??
I thought it was not being released until Gen Con.


Gen Con is next week.
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medchem30 wrote:
diablo663 wrote:
Is it really coming out next week??
I thought it was not being released until Gen Con.


Gen Con is next week.


This...
 
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Brenzor wrote:
medchem30 wrote:
diablo663 wrote:
Is it really coming out next week??
I thought it was not being released until Gen Con.


Gen Con is next week.


This...


Lined up outside, Thursday morning is where I'll be, for sure.
 
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What does the star on the slash mark/damage icon in the lower right corner of some of the cards mean? Is it something else I missed in the rules or is it a mechanic yet to be revealed?
 
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What does the star on the slash mark/damage icon in the lower right corner of some of the cards mean? Is it something else I missed in the rules or is it a mechanic yet to be revealed?


In general, an asterisk next to a star/slash value means "Read the card text for further info on the effect." In previous Legendary games it is used to denote a card whose Recruitment/Damage value was variable based on some other factors.
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d0gb0t wrote:
I really don't know if I like the art...


Well, I really know that I don't like it...at all.
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The art is not good at all, but if the game is good, it will be worth it...
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Why does everyone dislike the art? What am I missing or overlooking? It's about a million times better than I imagined.
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DiggetyDog46 wrote:
Why does everyone dislike the art? What am I missing or overlooking? It's about a million times better than I imagined.


Well there was that one guy who was surprised to find out that people actually die in Legendary games...
 
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DiggetyDog46 wrote:
Why does everyone dislike the art? What am I missing or overlooking?

Expectations. I'm guessing some had envisioned H.R. Giger style and quality for all the cards. Or wanted movie photos.

But more importantly, my expectation is that Jason snuck in another card he posed for. My money is the soldier in Contaminated Gash.
 
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I knew it was not going to be movie stills, but it looks almost cartoony.
 
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Knowing my luck, I'd draw Hudson's unique.
 
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I like the art. It has a kinda of pulp horror comics feel to it, to me. I didn't really have an expectation. Sure, the faces on that "Fallen Friend" card could have used another once over, but I like most of what I've seen so far.
 
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