The Doom that Came to Atlantic City


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Post Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:42 pm

The Doom that Came to Atlantic City

Finally received my kickstarter-backer version of this game. I haven't played it yet, but here are some first impressions:

- Big props to Cryptozoic for doing this at their own cost and sending the KS backers their copies, for free. While I'm sure they have a business plan behind this, it shows some really good will on their part. Although I pledged at a level high enough to get pewter versions of the figurines, it's unclear if they are going to manufacture those. I don't know what the MSRP of the game will be when it hits retailers, but it's easily in the $40-$50 quality range of many current games.
- The resin figures included in the game are fantastic! They are very large and highly detailed. They are a grey plastic, I sort of wish they were made of a darker material, I think it would help bring out some of the detail, but this is a really minor nit. These are display quality and could probably be painted if you were up for it.
- The quality of the cardboard/chipboard is moderate. As with a lot of newer KS games printed in China, the boards warp almost immediately when taken out of the box due to humidity (or lack thereof). This shouldn't be an issue in the long term though. However, the main game board had an issue when I was folding it back up, the paper surface separated from the cardboard backing (hard to describe) - something that only happens with cheaper materials. Just handle the board with care when folding it.
- The graphic design is fun and evocative of the spirit of the game. Even though this is a game about the Elder Gods stomping on humanity, the flavor of the game is lighter and the visuals reflect that.
- Custom laser-engraved dice! This was a nice little surprise that definitely adds to the overall feel of quality.
- Custom people/house/tentacle tokens - another nice touch

I haven't played the game yet, but will post back here when I do.

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Post Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:35 pm

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Sadly GC isn't on my schedule this year...wish it was, since you guys are all going to be there. I'm sure someone will have it, if not copies on sale in the dealer's room!
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Post Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:54 pm

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Gladius wrote:Sadly GC isn't on my schedule this year...wish it was, since you guys are all going to be there. I'm sure someone will have it, if not copies on sale in the dealer's room!


Craptastic. Okay. I'll pick one up at Gen Con.

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Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:40 am

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Gladius wrote:Finally received my kickstarter-backer version of this game. I haven't played it yet, but here are some first impressions:

- Big props to Cryptozoic for doing this at their own cost and sending the KS backers their copies, for free. While I'm sure they have a business plan behind this, it shows some really good will on their part. Although I pledged at a level high enough to get pewter versions of the figurines, it's unclear if they are going to manufacture those. I don't know what the MSRP of the game will be when it hits retailers, but it's easily in the $40-$50 quality range of many current games.
- The resin figures included in the game are fantastic! They are very large and highly detailed. They are a grey plastic, I sort of wish they were made of a darker material, I think it would help bring out some of the detail, but this is a really minor nit. These are display quality and could probably be painted if you were up for it.
- The quality of the cardboard/chipboard is moderate. As with a lot of newer KS games printed in China, the boards warp almost immediately when taken out of the box due to humidity (or lack thereof). This shouldn't be an issue in the long term though. However, the main game board had an issue when I was folding it back up, the paper surface separated from the cardboard backing (hard to describe) - something that only happens with cheaper materials. Just handle the board with care when folding it.
- The graphic design is fun and evocative of the spirit of the game. Even though this is a game about the Elder Gods stomping on humanity, the flavor of the game is lighter and the visuals reflect that.
- Custom laser-engraved dice! This was a nice little surprise that definitely adds to the overall feel of quality.
- Custom people/house/tentacle tokens - another nice touch

I haven't played the game yet, but will post back here when I do.


Any idea who the mini artist is? This is someone worth following.
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Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:22 pm

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Artist is Paul Komoda ...FX guy i

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Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:24 pm

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I just got my copy in too as they sent us kickstarters free copies before retail. ....looks great my only complaint is that somehow one of the larger cards was all bent to hell in the packing somehow....other than its great!

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Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:26 pm

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Props to Cryptozoic for stepping up to finish thid game. ..I own a few of there games and they are great!

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Post Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:22 pm

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Gladius wrote:- The resin figures included in the game are fantastic! They are very large and highly detailed. They are a grey plastic, I sort of wish they were made of a darker material, I think it would help bring out some of the detail, but this is a really minor nit. These are display quality and could probably be painted if you were up for it.


If you wanted to bring out those details, but didn't want to invest in fully painting the figures, you could always do a quick black wash, and then hit them with a spray sealant. Acrylic washes settle in the low-lying areas of the figure and dramatically increase the detail contrast with little time or skill involved. I'd suggest either a 1:3 mix of black ink and water, or some GW NulnOil or Reaper Black Wash if you want ready made washes.
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Post Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:13 am

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Huh...are you perhaps a minis painter? Got any pics to share? Maybe we should start a new mini painting thread!
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