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Footballzs, August 2, 2017 in
A scathing assessment of Conan has been placed in the BGG forum. https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/67562/games-played-july-2017. Obviously doesn't like tactical games.
Crom laughs at him from His Mountain!
I've seen a fair bit of this kind of crap so far. I can only assume people didn't give this game a chance and wanted to hate it, if they played at all.
Having reread his comments he spends too many gems because he hates having to consider his options. Sounds he likes to attack and when he can't that means it's a bad game. He is definitely not the type of guy you'd play chess with. Also he must have either bad lighting or poor eyesight.
I'll not suffer such an opinion. He won't get any of my time. I've played the game. You may not personally enjoy it, but it's absolutely solid and completely tactical.
Unfortunately these kind of people will not help Conan. From the Italian forum "la tana dei goblin" the game was destroyed at the beginning for 2 reasons that at that time was true:
1) the game does not allow you to use different minion, monster, heroes or equip and with the mountain of stuff we had.
2) the not clear rules and the gaps there were and the less balance
obvyously after some months and with the release of rule book ed.02 everything has changed but the damage was done. A lot of people who want to buy the game has been stopped from the bad rumors the game had. I loved from the beginning and I traslate the books in Italian but the ed.02
I've found a lot of people don't "get" Conan at first. One criticism I've often heard is that Conan is so overpowered that the other characters aren't as fun. Whenever someone says that I know immediately that they've only played the game once (if at all). Anyone who's given the game some time will quickly realize that all the scenarios are wildly different and although Conan may be the strongest in terms of melee attacks, that isn't necessarily the most important skill for winning that particular scenario.
Some people play so many games that they often only play a game once and then write a review either praising the game or dismissing it, which is why I don't put too much stock in some of those pro reviewers. The few reviewers that do actually play a game often and really learn it and get to the essence of the game have all praised Conan.
Oh well ,if he doesn't like it too bad for him.
You do need to play more than once to learn which means not spending all of your gems :p
It is like most games that seem unbalanced at first, you have to play it multiple times to realize everything you have in your tool belt. It took my group 5 plays before they even started to understand the concept that among the heroes there was no turn order. Guess what after that they started winning more. The more I play it the more I enjoy it.
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