Author Topic: "Brave Little Belgium " Undone by the Wit of "The Dice Tower"  (Read 2258 times)

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I might be in a bit of a towering rage at the moment.

The next time anyone even suggests to me that the hobby game market and those that lust for chibi minis and elaborate board art are just a few siren notes away from being lured into the Charybdis of consims is getting this hurled at them at great speed:

https://www.dicetower.com/game/255516/brave-little-belgium

Look, Tom and Mary don't need me to defend them.  They're big kids who have accomplishments that speak for themselves.

What brings up my gorge is the self-sure tone of this man-tot banging his rattle against the walls of his pack-n-play because "GAME NOT PRETTY!"  He finds the dice banal for, it would seem, being dice for heaven's sake.

And I wonder what might have happened had someone sent him, oh, "This Guilty Land"?

If consims must die for want of this and what it represents, then they must die.

At least they will go out with a bit of dignity and with their nature intact.

And the memories, for those that have them, will be fine ones.




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why so it has...    hmmmmm :monkey:

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Well...The Dice Tower.  ::)

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Tom's definitely NOT a wargaming guy.



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Dang, now I would really love to see that video.  :doh:

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I was thinking the same

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It seriously felt as if Mr. Vasel was bored with every aspect of doing unboxing videos and chose to vent at the first wargame to pass under his hands.

Certainly no one gets all games and no one is going to confuse "BLB" with "Abyss" or "Wingspan", both of which he dotes over aesthetically.

He knows he went too far and may have done some small damage to people that are better than he is in the bargain.  Oh, and now he's effectively conceded the video was rubbish and shown that he's afraid to address his own nonsense and therefore a bit of a coward.






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Oh, and the bit where he brutally -- I do not exaggerate -- chastises Hollandspiele for putting boring -- his word -- dice in the box was particularly perverse.

I remember wondering what sort of dice he imagined one would put in a consim and what the princeling fancied he ought to have received.

I further wondered if this sort of nonsense is what lead to the dingy decision by Compass Games to put two ridiculously large dice in "Hearts and Minds, 3e".

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I like big dice and I cannot lie...

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I wish I could find this video to see what the fuss is about.

Not that I don't believe it's everything y'all are saying; I just can't believe someone would be that audacious with their negativity.



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For those still puzzled as to why I've decided to not attend Origins next year, and have generally withdrawn from public forums...this is it. Life is too short to be dealing with stains like this. My observation/experience is that Origins/GAMA is drifting exactly this way.





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I was going to post this elsewhere, but, that little band of us that went wandering to find VPG and found only zombies, it turns out, were witnessing another sign of the end times.

I don't know how many have been following it, but I wouldn't expect any VPG wargames anytime soon.  I know EF has been picked up by GMT, but there is no word re: the 20 series of which I've spoken often.

I grow ever more convinced that, as the hobby changes, the bits I love of it will die.  Oh, there will be enough to see me off, but, yeah...


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 :(

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As the wider hobby continues to grow, it is going to pull in more people who are just not interested in hardcore historical wargames. I'm not overly concerned. It's always been a niche group who want to the real groggy stuff. We're better off now because there are still companies like GMT, MMP and Compass that are putting out some high quality wargames and resurrecting a lot of the old classics.

Some companies are going to focus on games with a broader mass appeal. I'm not particularly interested in games with zombies, meeples, or collectible cards, but I can't fault a company for going where the money is.
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