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About Zyrael

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  1. OTM

    I'm not even sure where to direct new players to create an ITS account.
  2. That's why it's not the most fair comparison. Because Blood bowl does have a quarter century of nostalgia behind it. And reputation. Many people consider it one of the finest table top games ever made (although it had to be heavily refined over the years.) But it has a pedigree. But it also does occupy a huge portion of the boardgame/table top hybrid area, which Aristeia! is trying to come in on. A! needs not just board gamers but TT gamers to get on board. I think it can do that, because it's a very fun game, but it has to be an attractive product and be priced to drive sales.
  3. I can only speak to anecdotes you understand, but while I've been on disability I've spent a fair bit of time at the local game store. Blood Bowl has been out awhile. All the hardcore people like myself have a copy or two. Heck we have a 36 person league running currently. But every few days someone comes in and buys a copy. Either they heard about it from friends, know it from the video game, or watched a game in the store, sometimes none of the above. But random board gamers do buy blood bowl, and make up a decent part of it's sales I'd guess. I still don't believe comparing Aristeia! and Blood Bowl is fair. But life seldom is fair, and customers see price tags.
  4. It's not exactly a fair apples to apples comparison to gamers. GWs had decades to build the infrastructure and brand recognition to subsidize their retail costs. But to the end consumer, and the more casual gamer, the sticker matters a lot. A! is pretty great, I quite enjoyed demoing it at GenCon and look forward to showing locals how to play. But it doesn't have the gravitas or pedigree that Blood Bowl has. Also Blood Bowl is, almost inarguably, one of the finest table top games ever made. A! has a long time to go to really merit comparisons. Soooooo... not fair comparisons, but life doesn't guarantee fairness... and the free market certainly doesn't. That said, I think the models look fine for a board game and intend to pick it up. A more apt comparison may be to Descent. It uses PVC minis and releases expansions with characters/monsters.
  5. I don't really have a problem with the minis, but I just wanted to make a note. Blood Bowl is marketed and sold VERY successfully as a board game. The Orcs and humans have 2-3 pieces that snap in tight and are lock tight with some glue. Just saying.
  6. How do I lock up a spot in the Friday event? Please? Can I bribe someone?
  7. This year is all infinity for me. Aside from goof around events with friends. If additional people are needed for demo times someone drop me a line, i'm more than happy to help. Looks like the Thursday and Friday tournaments are the main events? Any info on the special scenario? (required models, rules, etc)
  8. As far as Musashi having a TV show. Can you think of any better way to control and influence the masses than a popular reality TV show? Really? I'd say, fluff wise, PanO is least likely to get another recreation because the people are already the most in harmony with the will of the ALEPH as far as peoples of the human sphere.
  9. This idea has merit I think. I believe it's ridiculous that such a feat should be necessary. A pox on the design of the Dragoe hips!
  10. How many hands do you think I have?
  11. I may try either or both of these products. I'm a pinning junkie, and a veteran model builder. NOTHING has ever frustrated me like the Dragoes.
  12. Clear acrylic base.
  13. Toni... please come and give us salvation from this tyranny.
  14. I appreciate the response. And this is good advice. But I've been assembling models over 20 years now. This stuff I know. It's the shape of the parts not the bond strength. In fact due to the scoring the glue bonds almost instantly giving me no time to adjust the stance so it always ends up wonky. I ended up just making an ammo belt out of some brass rod for strength and green stuff to shape. It works fine. As for green stuffing the legs on... I might just add a big gob of green stuff and put a knight-like tabard on the fucker.
  15. I have now attempted 13 times to assemble this god forsaken hunk of metal. I'm at the end of my rope. The heart of the problem is the hip joint. The unsure fashion in which the legs attach makes it very difficult to get this model straight. usually with rectangular pegs/holes there's a firm 'lock' into position. But NEITHER leg does that because both have sloped pegs. Aligning the back of the thighs with the torso makes the thing point toward the sky. Aligning it with the front makes it navel gaze. Pinning doesn't work because of how crooked the contact points are. Using CA glue doesn't give me enough time to set a position and there's not enough space to utilize greenstuff. Does ANYONE have meaningful advice on assembling this unstable abomination??? Christ... I thought the ammo belt coming in 4 pieces was the worst part of this monstrosity...