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Posted 7/3/13
Came across this a few days ago and after watching it for abit, I couldnt help myself but to jump aboard and back it.

Not many days left before this project ends (ends on the 7th), and surprisingly despite having nearly over 2500% of its initial goal there are still some of the decent packages left since they added an extra teir to the top that alot of the earlier backers jumped on, and since I figured that there might be some lovecraft horror fans hanging around here I guess we might as well add more.

Can never have too many fans for a good thing most of the stretch goals (amount/backers needed above what is initially asked for) that are left are for collector edition miniatures (they are FREE for people who buy the cultist ($150) or higher, or those who buy the early bird cultists (cheaper, but of limited quanity as of this post there is ~40 spots left for $138) which isnt a bad deal considering what all you get. (currently ~5 of the free minatures if you get the cultist pack, even more if you spend above $200 before shipping (since you get ~9 Greater old ones (which are playable pieces in the game))

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/cthulhu-wars
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Posted 9/10/14
i just wanted to be the first person to comment on this even if it has been about a year since this has gone up

well... i hope your kick starter went well LOL
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Posted 3/23/15
Stumbled upon this due to a Google search of "Cthulhu Wars + Strategy" - and low and behold there was a thread (albeit not much of one) within Crunchyroll's forums. Is there a subgroup for tabletop games?

Fanged Hawk - how are you liking Cthulu Wars? It's been a couple of years since you've posted this, so I'm hoping you're still around.
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Posted 3/23/15
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Posted 3/23/15 , edited 3/23/15
Daang, this thread's pretty old.

Good to see they got a lot more funding now.
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Posted 3/23/15
i love table top strategey games.
no one else i know does, tho.
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Posted 3/23/15
1.5 million!?!?
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Himari, if you thought that I was part of the production Then sorry to say that I wasnt, merely a backer. That said, yes their KS did great in terms of funding (not sure how much extra they got from preorders outside of the KS, but they manufactured about 10k units to ship out to people, so if those were all for backers then their funding technically doubled after the KS.

There was a few production delays, so while the thread was from when their KS was active, I only received the game around January of this year, so not much chance to play, Life and all that time consuming stuff getting in the way of gathering a small group up as well, plus with console games and D&D group, boardgaming slips into the cracks. :D.

Plus it was only the base game (So only 4 people could play atm, and I am socially inept so my group of people to gather around is rather small (once I get the expansions which should hopefully be late summer I'll be able to play up to 7 people (8 with a custom faction) so not much in terms of how differently it was played out yet (even though each person I've played with switched out which faction they played to cover the 4 base factions) since each faction has its own specific way to win the game, once that way is found out its not too hard to try and stop them.

Aside from some assembly errors (mainly peices not being properly aligned when glued (easily fixed by loosening the glue and glueing it yourself) the game figures were great, very detailed (KS should have pictures, as should http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/139976/cthulhu-wars, as well as their own website (https://petersengames.com/)) The figures from the game are plastic, abit pliable (which is actually a good thing so their not easily broken) but even with that the details are great. Also, if you really want just the miniature or a resin one, you can get them from fenris games (http://fenrisgames.com/shop#!/~/search/keywords=cthulu%20wars&offset=0&sort=relevance) as it was them who designed the master molds.

While it is abit of a strategy game, its not quite the same as Risk or the sort. Its not about global conquest (as your technically trying to destroy the would by gaining enough power) As you could theoretically go a game without any combat (rare, but can happen especially if the Yellow Sign faction gets into their groove quickly) since each faction requires doing specific objectives to win (mainly getting all 6 spells (in their own unique way) and then gaining as much pts (each faction has different ways to game points in the form of elder signs, ranging from 1-3) as possible up till a person hits 30 (can go higher but 30 ends the game and whoever has highest wins if they also have all 6 of their spells)

And even though the box estimate says 90min, I've had a few games that lasted over 2 hours. So all in all, its a great and fun game. and if you like games would definitely suggest getting it, although the price tag will probably keep many from getting it. I think just the base game is $200... if its something you would even seem to like, would suggest getting a bundle from their website for all of their factions to make replay value much higher.
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Posted 3/24/15 , edited 3/24/15

Kelgogi wrote:

Stumbled upon this due to a Google search of "Cthulhu Wars + Strategy" - and low and behold there was a thread (albeit not much of one) within Crunchyroll's forums. Is there a subgroup for tabletop games?

Fanged Hawk - how are you liking Cthulu Wars? It's been a couple of years since you've posted this, so I'm hoping you're still around.


Tabletop games can be discussed in the Gaming forum. Not sure what's out there for groups. (I've moved this thread over to Gaming now--it was created in General Discussion before we had a general Gaming forum.)
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I put in on the game myself, recieved the base game a while back and have even managed to play it a few times.

The city I live in has a nice Board Gaming association, Every tuesday evening people go to Boston Pizza and play board games all night, so I've been able to bring it there to play. The figures alone attract a lot of attention and the game itself plays really well.

Really looking forward to the expansion sets
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Nemo - give it time. We're kind of delving into a golden era of tabletop gaming over the past few years. Much of it is thanks to Wil Wheaton and his Geek and Sundry (Tabletop) crew. Just 4-5 years ago I would never have dreamed to see Pandemic or King of Tokyo at your local Target store. Obviously, that much has changed, so, in many ways, tabletop culture is starting to penetrate into mainstream social activities.

One Punch - Thanks for giving me the heads up. I'll poke around sometime in the near future to see if there are any tabletop groups floating around. I'm sure that's unlikely, but you never know.

Fanged - Thanks for letting us know all of that. I had heard that some of the first KS shipments have had their plastic pieces come in not so perfectly. But I suppose that's to be expected with any game that has plastic figures as large as Sandy Peterson's masterpiece. For those of us that didn't get the opportunity to kickstart that project, the rumor is that retail shops are going to start having Cthulhu Wars in stock starting in April. I think the best way to describe the game to folks unfamiliar with it is that it's considered to be an Asymmetrical Strategy game - which are typically the best. I listened to an interview of Peterson from the I've Been Diced podcast, and he said he was completely inspired by the old 1978 game Cosmic Encounter (which is still around to this day - Fantasy Flight is the 4th publisher of the game).
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Its possible it'd be in retail in april, but ultimately not sure as im not positive all the backers have received theirs yet (still a few over in europe and stuff I believe, and I believe there was a post that they wanted to make sure that all the backer games were settled before they went to retail). If im not mistaken game salute is handling the retail stuff. so while im not too sure that stores like target will get it. Gaming shops should if they receive other game salute games. Especially with the price tag, not too sure how many nongaming stores will stock it

As for the pieces themselves, not sure about everyone but apart from gluing, which given how far they were behind what their projected date was its to be expected that they'd rush what they could, and possible bending of pieces (most likely due to temperature and shipping method) and is easily fixed by hot water, there wasnt much in terms of breaking I believe. Think that Peterson Games said that the factory estimated about 2% would be damaged and that there was less then that that was damaged (course not everyone had the game by then so it maybe possible that it was close to their mark. most of the damaged/misaligned pieces were for the US, which was the first shipped out And that was mostly due to poor packaging. Everywhere except US had theirs all reboxed before they were shipped, so there shouldnt have been much in terms of damage from them.

yea the miniatures, even from the base game, would draw a crowd (There is 72 in the base game, including a few smaller marker figures), and there are the rather large ones (think cthulu is the tallest at around 180mm) And the expansions have probably over double that. (List of the DVM from the KS has 265 listed as the total, including the smaller player markers, gates, etc as well as the ~35 or so collectable figures that were KS exclusive, and that included the base game, so there's probably close to 100 extra miniatures ranging in size of about 35-140mm, just in the expansions). so with all of them, you'd be hard not to draw attention. especially if your one of those folks over at BGG showing off their painted figures, it really helps bring out just how detailed the miniatures are
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