Cupboard: The Budgeting

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Cupboard: The Budgeting

Postby Blank Fate » 18 Apr 2013, 19:56

The time has come for the good folks of GameSoc to suggest what games (or other items, within reason!) to acquire using the Soc's funding.

The only item that's been seriously discussed so far is a quantity of sleeves to preserve Dominion and 7 Wonders (the latter may be replaced entirely). Post your suggestions below!
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Re: Cupboard: The Budgeting

Postby maestro » 18 Apr 2013, 20:30

Warhammer scenery, and lots of it. Almost all of the stuff we currently have is falling apart, or hills (which you can only have so many of at once).

I'd also seriously consider the modular gaming board and expansion pieces. While expensive, I gather we actually have enough for them, we wargame enough (and could still use the grass mat for multiple games at once) and if we can't afford them at the moment then putting them to the Union in the budget request makes them more likely to give us money.
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Re: Cupboard: The Budgeting

Postby phobiandarkmoon » 18 Apr 2013, 21:21

I quite enjoy Tsuro as a filler game, so it might be good for the society to pick up a copy for wednesday/general use.
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Re: Cupboard: The Budgeting

Postby Blank Fate » 18 Apr 2013, 21:56

The great game of Dragons Headbutting seems like a solid pick :P
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Re: Cupboard: The Budgeting

Postby Eevee » 18 Apr 2013, 22:51

I think looking at more filler games in general might be a good idea, as even thought 7 Wonders is quite quick, setup isn't that fast. Also, not sure if this has been brought up before but Carcassone may be a nice addition.
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Re: Cupboard: The Budgeting

Postby maestro » 20 Apr 2013, 15:45

I'd agree with Carcassonne, and all the little expansions are a great way to change things up if anyone gets bored with it.
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Re: Cupboard: The Budgeting

Postby Vinx15c » 20 Apr 2013, 17:28

maestro wrote:Warhammer scenery, and lots of it. Almost all of the stuff we currently have is falling apart, or hills (which you can only have so many of at once).


What happened to all the stuff we got a couple of years ago? Is that already falling apart?
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Re: Cupboard: The Budgeting

Postby maestro » 20 Apr 2013, 21:52

We don't have that much in the cupboards for Fantasy, certainly. I've seen more for 40k, but for a lot of games you need a certain density of terraing and we tend not to be able to field that, especially when we have two games going on at once.

But, for example, just one set of the magical fulcrums for Storm of Magic would be awesome and could be used outside of the expansion as awesome little set pieces.

I won't be able to get it done until the 1st May, but I'll quite happily take an inventory of all the scenery we have and what it's appropriate for and make a shopping list of what would really enhance our games. For now though, the modular boards are a definite want.
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Re: Cupboard: The Budgeting

Postby paulclarke339 » 21 Apr 2013, 14:59

Blank Fate wrote:The time has come for the good folks of GameSoc to suggest what games (or other items, within reason!) to acquire using the Soc's funding.

The only item that's been seriously discussed so far is a quantity of sleeves to preserve Dominion and 7 Wonders (the latter may be replaced entirely). Post your suggestions below!


RFTG and Ticket to Ride could also do with new sleeves.

The problem is that the cafe tables are sprayed with something that leaves a residue (or have food goo on them). Run your fingers on the tabletop and you'll see what I mean.

Also some people eat greasy food with their fingers, which they then put on the cards.

I carry a piece of felt with me (cost: £2.99 from Fabricland Southampton) which weighs next to nothing, and only play with clean players.

Investing £20 or so in felt would prolong the lifespans of games, especially card games.
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Re: Cupboard: The Budgeting

Postby paulclarke339 » 21 Apr 2013, 15:05

Vinx15c wrote:
maestro wrote:Warhammer scenery, and lots of it. Almost all of the stuff we currently have is falling apart, or hills (which you can only have so many of at once).


What happened to all the stuff we got a couple of years ago? Is that already falling apart?


I donated a bunch of stuff - is that what you're talking about?
A few modular hills
lots of Hedges and a few stone walls
2 bunker types buildings, 3 warehouse type buildings and a few other pieces like the egg-meteor thing.
I've got a load more hills that I'd be happy to donate (you've got about 33% of it so far), but I haven't brought them in because I figured there's nowhere to store them(?)
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