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October 1, 2021 at 12:04 PM #13986
I have to say that I mostly agree with Andrew here. The only benefit of a digital version of the game that I see is that it would do the same thing vassal does now. i.e. let players from around the world play together. Perhaps it would bring some new players to the game but in my experience, with tabletop games going digital it won’t help much. Personally, I wouldn’t be interested in a digital version at all. I already have a list of video games a mile long to finish. The last thing I want or need is another digital game to take up more of my time. I turn to tabletop games to get away from my computer. I feel like many other people are the same. It’s so nice to get together with people and have a social experience of playing a tabletop game. That experience does not translate well to an online environment.
On the manufacturing side, I just don’t believe that you couldn’t make it work. I do believe that WizKids had a hard time in the past and that for them they would not have been able to continue. I also believe they ran themselves into the ground by making so many sets so fast. That means they were constantly changing production. They had to be buying new dies all the time. If they would have adopted a slower release schedule they may have been able to salvage things. Look at the number of miniature games on the market. Most of the successful ones do not release new stuff that often. The ones that do have been around long enough to have the capital to throw where they need it. So again I don’t think for a second that manufacturing would be the primary issue.
Ben, at this point I have listened to most of your podcasts and I had some time to think about this. Why are you so adamant about Pirates returning as Pirates CSG? Why is it so important to you that it returns in the same form under the same name? I just feel like you could do more and go farther if the same or similar game was resurrected under a new name with revised rules and its own sets. Like if there were another game that was a clone of Pirates CSG but was still actively worked on and in production I would go play that. At the end of the day, it’s not the Pirates CSG name or legacy that keeps me interested it’s that in my opinion there is nothing else like this game on the market. It’s like you said above “(look at everything I’ve done, and not much to show for it)” I just don’t think the old WizKids folks want to be involved. Many of them probably thought the game was cool and interesting but at the end of the day, it was a paycheck. They were being paid to make a game that sells. And it did sell but the level of passion that the community has is not there.
Sorry to ramble on lolSeptember 25, 2021 at 9:03 AM #13885
I play Magic the Gathering a lot. I used to play competitively until Covid. Now I am out of the loop and probably won’t return. They release a set like every two months, which ruins the experience. Mainly because you are constantly chasing the meta. I never enjoy the meta playstyle in any game, and I like to homebrew and make exciting deck ideas that no one else has. I will, however, still play the casual commander format.
I also have a Risk playgroup where we have like 10-hour play sessions with house rules and campaigns, which are super fun.
I have always wanted to get into a Wargame like Warhammer or LOTR but they are so expensive and I have no desire to pay a ton of money only to build and paint my own minis.
Pirates really are like the best mix of a miniature wargame and a TCG.
EDIT: Can’t forget chess. It’s the classic strategy game that I think is essential for any gamer.September 25, 2021 at 8:47 AM #13884
You’re probably right about the deterioration of the sealing agent. Probably some type of glue.
That leads me to another question then. Is there a reason why you don’t buy sealed packs?
I have always found that cracking packs is fun. I like the mystery. Especially in this game where the sets are not quite so packed. Many other TCGs it is just not worth it to crack packs unless it’s just something you do for fun.
I got a booster box of RV and it was super fun to open those packs and see what I got. Sure there were some duplicates but I’d say I got pretty lucky with pulling unique ships.September 22, 2021 at 9:47 PM #13875
That’s good. I was also wondering because I got some packs of CC and a couple of them the bottom seal looked odd and I got an American crew. I didn’t know that was possible in CC but I looked it up and there is one American ship in the set.September 19, 2021 at 5:36 PM #13795
Very good. I meany more along the lines of how to spot a deal if you’re someone who isn’t up to date with the current market.
Edit: I just thought of it like what if you assigned a rough estimate on how much a pack from each set is worth. Obviously, some people would value them higher or lower but something to help ensure a newbie doesn’t get ripped off.September 18, 2021 at 3:57 PM #13716
I just picked up a couple of packs of Crimson Coast because that’s what I had when I stopped playing. but it was a way more active auction than I thought it would be.
Do you have any specific recommendations?September 17, 2021 at 9:11 PM #13703
Very cool I was a Marine infantryman but I spent about 11 months on this beauty
Best of luck to you though!September 17, 2021 at 8:38 PM #13701
Hello, all. I’m DBAR, But you can call me Cody. I just rediscovered this game after many years. I first bought into the game during crimson coast, but I was young then and didn’t fully grasp its mechanics. My friends and I would often play at my kitchen table after school. It’s doubtful that we played correctly, but I still have fond memories of those times.
I recently had a discussion with my co-workers about wargaming because everyone I work with plays Warhammer, and some also play some other miniature-based wargames. I suddenly remembered that I used to play a game with miniatures that punched out of a card. No one had ever heard of it. This led me down a rabbit hole of searching for the game’s name and news of what happened to it. After some searching, I finally found the name and then saw some pictures. I was capsized by nostalgia.
In my search, I discovered Ben’s youtube channel and, ultimately, this community. I am super excited to be here to learn about the game and get some models again!