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Old 01-23-2020, 11:03 AM   #1
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Now that the Pocket Box games are starting to ship out, I was wondering where on the forums here is the best place to discuss them? I can imagine there will be some lively chatter about them once they land in folks hands, for both newcomers and veterans of the titles. Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:20 AM   #2
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Ogre and Car Wars in their respective forums; Illuminati in Card Games; the rest are fine here.
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:23 AM   #3
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Thanks Andrew!
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:36 AM   #4
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A comment on the whole collection. It's much heavier than I expected. Naturally, I remember pocket box games one at a time, now 20-something at once. :D

I'm having board game night this evening. I think I'll open the box then. :D
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:43 AM   #5
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A comment on the whole collection. It's much heavier than I expected. Naturally, I remember pocket box games one at a time, now 20-something at once. :D
Haven't gotten my shipment yet, but I suspect the boxes themselves are more substantial. Plus a number of them have extras thrown in, like the notebooks. I backed at the "big shebang" level and added in some extra titles, so it sounds like I might need a handtruck to get the box in. ^_^
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A comment on the whole collection. It's much heavier than I expected. Naturally, I remember pocket box games one at a time, now 20-something at once. :D

I'm having board game night this evening. I think I'll open the box then. :D
My family will be learning the joy of Car Wars next weekend. :-D
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Old 01-27-2020, 05:09 PM   #7
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Mine just arrived today. That's one big box. Instead of getting productive work done, I was unpacking Pocket Boxes.

Neat: some of the empty boxes are Awful Green Boxes. Those get my homebrew stuff that's been in envelopes for decades.

Not-so-neat: Two boxes so far have hinge issues -- one broken, one broken worse.

Unanticipated issue: A number of the rules are folded poster-sized sheets incorporating their maps, which the user is expected to cut apart. I'd forgotten about that -- hey, it's been 40 years! But I dun wanna cut up my rulesheets! I'd like to buy extra copies of these so I can have one to cut apart and one to save. (the alternative is my 11x17 scanner/printer, but then I have to buy printer ink, which is apparently made of liquid platinum colored with rare earth elements) PDFs of the maps would help, but that would still leave me needing printer ink for the big printer, or I suppose I could piece letter-sized ones.

SJG, any hope of extra folded rulesheets becoming available? One-Page Bulge being the most important to me.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:15 PM   #8
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Mine just arrived today. That's one big box. Instead of getting productive work done, I was unpacking Pocket Boxes.

Neat: some of the empty boxes are Awful Green Boxes. Those get my homebrew stuff that's been in envelopes for decades.

Not-so-neat: Two boxes so far have hinge issues -- one broken, one broken worse.

Unanticipated issue: A number of the rules are folded poster-sized sheets incorporating their maps, which the user is expected to cut apart. I'd forgotten about that -- hey, it's been 40 years! But I dun wanna cut up my rulesheets! I'd like to buy extra copies of these so I can have one to cut apart and one to save. (the alternative is my 11x17 scanner/printer, but then I have to buy printer ink, which is apparently made of liquid platinum colored with rare earth elements) PDFs of the maps would help, but that would still leave me needing printer ink for the big printer, or I suppose I could piece letter-sized ones.

SJG, any hope of extra folded rulesheets becoming available? One-Page Bulge being the most important to me.
I just scanned the rules and turn counter sections of OPB and left it intact. It folds under the map nicely, and each section fits on a US letter size page.
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SJG, any hope of extra folded rulesheets becoming available? One-Page Bulge being the most important to me.
No. We did not overrun any of the game components.
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:04 AM   #10
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It sounds like from today's Daily Illuminator post that some of the Pocket Box Games may be available through the store later. Very nice if so!
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