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Hi Joe,

Thanks for the video. That is very well and very informative.

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whiskey tango foxtrot?! They reprinted it, and it has mistakes?!
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whiskey tango foxtrot?! They reprinted it, and it has mistakes?!


There are some new, optional cards. Three of the new cards have errors and are due to be replaced.
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Good job Joe and Monica!!! Great presentation of the game. I highly appreciate it!
 
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dirubin wrote:
bippi wrote:
whiskey tango foxtrot?! They reprinted it, and it has mistakes?!


There are some new, optional cards. Three of the new cards have errors and are due to be replaced.


Ok, I'll excuse that if they're new.

Otherwise, I was like, "DUDE, are you kidding me. All they had to do was hit 'reprint' on the little dropdown menu of boardgamemaker 2009. How do you screw this up?!"
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Good video, thanks!

Some of the changes you mention were introduced in the second edition. Specifically the double-sided counters for influence markers, action round marker, and space race markers.

I've been holding out but the deluxe version just looks too good to resist. The board, in particular, is fabulous and getting nothing but glowing reviews everywhere I look. Where Monica said you should buy it if you play five times a year, I thought...just five times? Uh-oh...watch out wallet!
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The double-sided counters for contested/controlled have been the standard since 2006.
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Very nicely done video. Value added in this edition makes it well worth purchasing even if you have an earlier version. I'm even inspired to try again to get my girlfriend interested in the game...

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You should try the Chinese Civil War variant.
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This is obviously a comparison from 1st edition to the Deluxe edition. A lot of the comments like the counters being white on the back were all true in 2nd edition.
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Nice overview. I like your improvising laid back style for a change, and the "relationship struggle" humor as well. :)
But, the "gunshots" volume in the end is way out of proportion compared with the rest of the volume. In a negative way.
The ending joke was funny though.
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You should try the Chinese Civil War variant.


Are you coming-on to me?
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leroy43 wrote:
This is obviously a comparison from 1st edition to the Deluxe edition. A lot of the comments like the counters being white on the back were all true in 2nd edition.


Correct, we have never seen or played the second ed.

Joe

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dirubin wrote:
bippi wrote:
whiskey tango foxtrot?! They reprinted it, and it has mistakes?!


There are some new, optional cards. Three of the new cards have errors and are due to be replaced.


If I purchased the Deluxe Edition how would I get the replacement cards?
 
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bippi wrote:
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You should try the Chinese Civil War variant.


Are you coming-on to me?


You should be so lucky.
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leroy43 wrote:

You should be so lucky.


My bad, Chinese Civil-War Variant doesn't have any double-meaning on urbandictionary.com . I thought it was a little like Mexican Halloween in Senior Cheng's class.
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tetriskid wrote:
If I purchased the Deluxe Edition how would I get the replacement cards?


If you got it P500 just wait patiently, most likely. I once received a fix to a problem I didn't realize I had. If not you will probably need to send an email or something, possibly contact your retailer.
 
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bippi wrote:
dirubin wrote:
bippi wrote:
whiskey tango foxtrot?! They reprinted it, and it has mistakes?!


There are some new, optional cards. Three of the new cards have errors and are due to be replaced.


Ok, I'll excuse that if they're new.

Otherwise, I was like, "DUDE, are you kidding me. All they had to do was hit 'reprint' on the little dropdown menu of boardgamemaker 2009. How do you screw this up?!"


The only minor problem here is that it is three out of only 6 new cards that have errors. You should think it is possible to proof read 6 cards...
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Thanks for this overview of the game components Joe. Is there a video anywhere that explains the game-play?
 
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Thanks for this overview of the game components Joe. Is there a video anywhere that explains the game-play?


http://www.geekdo.com/geeklist/23763/item/479665#item479665
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Joe's no longer doing these videos on behalf of the Dice Tower?
 
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Sure... I just posted this one myself
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tetriskid wrote:

If I purchased the Deluxe Edition how would I get the replacement cards?


If you could, it would be really interesting to contact GMT games about it, and post-up how it went on the 'geek in the twilight struggle forum.

This is one of those games that it really frustrates me, because the theme would turn-off the one person I play 2-player games with... but it looks so very very cool to a kid who grew-up knowing everything about those commies.
 
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First class review Joe and Monica. I'm looking to buy this one tomorrow and this video gave me all that I needed to know.

Great teamwork!

Cheers,
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