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judgedredd

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on: March 20, 2021, 07:19:27 AM
I had been toying with the idea of this game...so I took the plunge this month

I would like to say two things just looking at it...the box is huge...way more than it needs to be (height,  not length or width where its a non standard size). The box is only half full.

The other thing is like to mention is the components look fantastic...all but for one thing...a glossy,  A3 folded paper for taking. It seems very odd and out of place
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Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 08:13:37 AM
I remember seeing it on the table at their booth at Origins and it did look pretty attractive

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Reply #2 on: March 20, 2021, 09:58:21 AM
Yeah but the box is half empty...makes me think there may be addons



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Reply #3 on: March 20, 2021, 10:16:58 AM

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Reply #4 on: March 20, 2021, 12:23:26 PM
Ha

And also...oh dear



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Reply #5 on: March 20, 2021, 04:01:04 PM
Mine just arrived today, with a bunch of other goodies!  :rockon:

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Reply #6 on: March 20, 2021, 04:34:30 PM
To anyone who has this.....

I've seen an unboxing video where the guy had a blue die...and there's a post on BGG that mentions a blue die and some extra event cards.  I don't have said die.

Did they change their box contents between release and now or am I missing a blue die? And,  presumably  the extra event cards

I didn't see any mention in the manual contents list regarding a blue die



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Reply #7 on: March 20, 2021, 04:59:24 PM
Was this a Kickstarter thing? Could be extras for that.

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Reply #8 on: March 20, 2021, 06:07:04 PM
Not my purchase. It really just looks odd given the quality of the other components



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Reply #9 on: March 20, 2021, 06:20:52 PM
Yeah, that's what I mean. I found the (2018) Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markhwalker/crowbar-the-rangers-at-pointe-du-hoc-a-tabletop-ga

Looks like the stuff you described was an add-on to the Kickstarter.

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Reply #10 on: March 20, 2021, 06:48:18 PM
Thanks for the link.

So it seems the blue die and additional event cards are part of the stretch goals. I can buy that.

But a player aid card (one which is a basic required part of the base game) to be different medium to the other player aids which are on good card stock seems a very odd decision to me.

oh well. I'm sure I'll enjoy the game either way.



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Reply #11 on: March 20, 2021, 07:36:20 PM
Hey JD - I just opened my copy up and yeah, I don't have a blue die either. Is this attached image showing the same dice you received?

I took a bunch of pics for an unboxing article. You're right, that box is huge, but it might be for the Vorwarts! expansion plus maybe some other expansions I'm not aware of?


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Reply #12 on: March 21, 2021, 03:25:43 AM
Yeah that's the same dice. The link above about the Kckstarter cleared up the blue die and extra cards...they were part of the Kickstarter.

The size of the box doesn't make sense...even for potential adding...given the first addon out the gates is boxed.