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Title: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 08, 2019, 02:34:53 PM
I must admit, SpaceCorp: 2025-2300 AD is the first game I've seen in a long while that really makes me go "holy crap, that is BEAUTIFUL."

I knew this game has been out a while, but I never took a close look at it. Until today. And man are the components gorgeous. As much of a space nut as I am, I immediately fell in love with this design.

It's highly rated on BGG and lots of praise are being heaped on this one. Furthermore...it's 1-player-friendly, which is huge. The 'bot' that you play against, I've read, is highly challenging yet balanced well.

Sigh. Well, I just got a (small) bonus for last year from work, so hopefully nobody notices the new purchase...LOL. So much for my minis pursuit.



Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: Sir Slash on March 08, 2019, 03:36:26 PM
Approved by Trump.  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 11, 2019, 10:12:11 AM
Space Foooorrrce...!

I unboxed it yesterday (didn't have a lot of time but I did look at everything in the box). I was surprised at how small the game boards are. There's three of them, each coinciding with an 'era' of space exploration.

The Mariners era coincides with exploration and colonization of the inner Solar System.

The Planeteers era coincides with the same, but in the outer (outside the Asteroid Belt) Solar System.

The Starfarers era - you guessed it, the same, though involving nearby stars and star systems.

I really like the exploratory part of the game, and how it can grow from 'simple' beginnings to extra-solar colonization. The resources you discover are random which adds another interesting angle to the game, as well as tons of replayability.
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: mirth on March 11, 2019, 10:30:19 AM
Space Foooorrrce...!

Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 11, 2019, 11:17:24 AM
You know what's sad is, Russia had a Space Force for quite a long time (and still might, I can't recall). Where were all the jokes about their Space Force? Maybe they all burned up in the atmosphere with MIR. ;D

Oh, God, I sound like bbmike now.
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bbmike on March 11, 2019, 02:09:47 PM
(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics2/stifle.jpg)
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 11, 2019, 02:22:56 PM
You Pug lovers all sound alike...LOL ;)
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: Sir Slash on March 11, 2019, 03:35:38 PM
You say that like it's a bad thing.
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 11, 2019, 04:17:40 PM
I love Pugs too, little fart machines that they are.  ;D
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: Sir Slash on March 11, 2019, 07:39:19 PM
Yes, they love to play, 'Uncurl My Tail'.
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 04, 2019, 02:49:58 PM
part 1 of the AAR is live on the front page (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/spacecorp-2025-2300-ad-the-aar-part-the-first/)
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: mirth on April 04, 2019, 03:30:53 PM
On the what?
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bob48 on April 04, 2019, 04:10:39 PM
What's he on about now?
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bbmike on April 04, 2019, 06:21:07 PM
There was one?
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bob48 on April 04, 2019, 06:33:33 PM
If there is a 'front page' then its logical to assume that there is also a corresponding 'back page'.

Where is it?
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: Staggerwing on April 04, 2019, 06:35:49 PM
Better yet, where's Page 3? *wink wink, nudge nudge*
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bob48 on April 04, 2019, 06:36:39 PM
Say no more!
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 04, 2019, 07:06:21 PM
Is your Space Program a goer, eh? Eh?
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bob48 on April 05, 2019, 06:43:10 AM
.know what I mean, guv?
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 05, 2019, 10:19:11 AM
.know what I mean, guv?

'Oo doesn't? Likes games, eh? Knew they would. Likes games, eh? They've been around a bit, been around?
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bob48 on April 05, 2019, 10:34:28 AM
nudge nudge, wink wink.
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 05, 2019, 10:41:28 AM
For anyone worried about my usual habit of starting AARs and not being able to finish them, I'm already writing Part 7 and will have 7, 8, and 9 to Brant by this weekend. There's five more parts fully written and ready to deploy. I'm having a lot of fun with this game and it doesn't take up as much space as most of my games do, so it's staying until I get this AAR done.

What a concept!  :D
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bob48 on April 05, 2019, 10:45:46 AM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 08, 2019, 09:04:04 AM
Second episode uploaded (thanks, Brant!)

Currently nine total submitted (meaning, seven more to go). Ten and 11 are complete, and finishing up #12 this week/by this weekend. Not waiting for the little plastic rockets from Print-n-Play to arrive. At this rate they'll be here before I finish the Planeteers era.

Yes, mirth - 'nerd'
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 14, 2019, 04:28:50 PM
I just finished writing Part 19. Need to deliver Parts 16-18 to Brant as soon as I have a free moment.

It's coming along nicely and I appreciate any reading you all do.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: panzerde on April 14, 2019, 08:00:44 PM
Hanseatic Wheat Orgy...IN SPAAAACE
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 22, 2019, 01:59:35 PM
part 6 today
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 08, 2019, 09:29:40 AM
and we're back to the AAR today...  should be running the rest of these every Monday for the next few weeks
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bbmike on July 08, 2019, 11:48:18 AM
and we're back to the AAR today...  should be running the rest of these every Monday for the next few weeks

Why, did you find someone else to continue it?  :whistle:
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 08, 2019, 11:51:45 AM
Ha!  Astoundingly, no. BC actually got the whole thing to me, and he claims he finished it :)
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 08, 2019, 02:39:15 PM
Thanks for uploading it, Brant.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 27, 2019, 09:00:35 AM
last one went up yesterday!
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 02, 2019, 07:24:45 PM
Full list of links to all episodes


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/aars/spacecorp-2025-2300-ad-the-aar-index/

Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: bbmike on September 02, 2019, 08:24:51 PM
Excellent series. Thanks, BC!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: mirth on September 02, 2019, 09:24:31 PM
Excellent series. Thanks, BC!  :bigthumb:
:bigthumb:
Title: Re: SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 03, 2019, 10:35:59 AM
Thank you, much appreciated

Guess I can occasionally finish one  :D