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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #100 on: June 11, 2016, 11:47:03 pm »
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Sacrifice seems to be pretty strong.  Legionary is a bitch, particularly when Wedding is on the board.
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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #101 on: June 12, 2016, 12:46:55 am »
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First game!

(Empires cards IRL)

Are the debt tokens metal? For some reason I thought they were cardboard like the adventures tokens.

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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #102 on: June 12, 2016, 12:50:53 am »
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All the tokens in Empires are metal.
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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #103 on: June 12, 2016, 06:33:34 am »
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All the tokens in Empires are metal.

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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #104 on: June 12, 2016, 11:33:51 am »
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Just got my copy - here's a rundown of the interesting points:
  • My inlay came bent and damaged :'(. This is clearly not the case for all copies, as Wero's isn't. Inlay is same size as all prior ones and is made of the same not-as-glossy material as the Adventures one.


I think every inlay I've ever gotten in a Dominion box has been bent and damaged.  I don't care because I don't use them anyway, but man, I don't know why they don't just put that under the plastic insert when packaging.
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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #105 on: June 12, 2016, 02:12:19 pm »
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All the tokens in Empires are metal.

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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #106 on: June 13, 2016, 11:50:43 pm »
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My cards are in!

The quality is very good as others have reported, but unfortunately my set had a few minor issues.

Most of my copies of Forum have off center backs.  Not quite 1/3-2/3 edges like the worst cuts I had from Adventures, but definitely noticeable. These got a bit worse as from the first to the last.  The first one is not at all noticeable. the last 6-8 are. I assume this is pretty much a fluke as these are the only ones with a noticeable shift.

One of my Catapults has a damaged edge, but this is just because it is the last card in the pack and must have gotten dinged there.

The thing I found most odd (but don't care about) is that a very large percentage of the cards in the black and red band packs (Groundskeeper-Wild Hunt + start of split piles and end of split piles/castles/events/landmarks/randomizers) are quite noticeably shifted to the left on the front. They are not (or only barely) shifted on the back.  Just something I noticed when going through them.

The last thing I had was some small spots (tarnish or something?) on a 3 or 4 of my Debt tokens. I might try polishing it off at some point, but it isn't something I would consider getting replaced.

Played my first game tonight, but the Empires cards ended up being not heavily involved, so I'll have to bias more strongly next time, or just play an all Empires board. 

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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #107 on: June 14, 2016, 01:09:39 am »
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Still waiting to get an update from Miniature Market. Don't know what takes them so long.
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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #108 on: June 14, 2016, 03:53:25 am »
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My cards are in!

The quality is very good as others have reported, but unfortunately my set had a few minor issues.

Most of my copies of Forum have off center backs.  Not quite 1/3-2/3 edges like the worst cuts I had from Adventures, but definitely noticeable. These got a bit worse as from the first to the last.  The first one is not at all noticeable. the last 6-8 are. I assume this is pretty much a fluke as these are the only ones with a noticeable shift.

One of my Catapults has a damaged edge, but this is just because it is the last card in the pack and must have gotten dinged there.

The thing I found most odd (but don't care about) is that a very large percentage of the cards in the black and red band packs (Groundskeeper-Wild Hunt + start of split piles and end of split piles/castles/events/landmarks/randomizers) are quite noticeably shifted to the left on the front. They are not (or only barely) shifted on the back.  Just something I noticed when going through them.

The last thing I had was some small spots (tarnish or something?) on a 3 or 4 of my Debt tokens. I might try polishing it off at some point, but it isn't something I would consider getting replaced.

Played my first game tonight, but the Empires cards ended up being not heavily involved, so I'll have to bias more strongly next time, or just play an all Empires board.
OK, like with the Adventures mess-up that's not a big thing but it is not trivial enough either to not make me not think twice about buying this set.
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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #109 on: June 14, 2016, 06:24:24 am »
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I got my card dividers from SpielGeek last night... now I just need the actual game to get there today!
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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #110 on: June 14, 2016, 10:05:14 am »
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My cards are in!

The quality is very good as others have reported, but unfortunately my set had a few minor issues.

Most of my copies of Forum have off center backs.  Not quite 1/3-2/3 edges like the worst cuts I had from Adventures, but definitely noticeable. These got a bit worse as from the first to the last.  The first one is not at all noticeable. the last 6-8 are. I assume this is pretty much a fluke as these are the only ones with a noticeable shift.

One of my Catapults has a damaged edge, but this is just because it is the last card in the pack and must have gotten dinged there.

The thing I found most odd (but don't care about) is that a very large percentage of the cards in the black and red band packs (Groundskeeper-Wild Hunt + start of split piles and end of split piles/castles/events/landmarks/randomizers) are quite noticeably shifted to the left on the front. They are not (or only barely) shifted on the back.  Just something I noticed when going through them.

The last thing I had was some small spots (tarnish or something?) on a 3 or 4 of my Debt tokens. I might try polishing it off at some point, but it isn't something I would consider getting replaced.

Played my first game tonight, but the Empires cards ended up being not heavily involved, so I'll have to bias more strongly next time, or just play an all Empires board.
OK, like with the Adventures mess-up that's not a big thing but it is not trivial enough either to not make me not think twice about buying this set.

RGG is really good about replacing damaged/messed up parts, so I wouldn't worry too much.  The process was frustrating with Adventures replacements because a good chunk of my replacements were still miscut the first time around.

Based on the other responses here, and the low quantity of errors I had, I wouldn't assume the amount of issues are beyond expectations of the average game. Cards have the unfortunate issue of effecting gameplay if they are marked on the back. I've gotten a number of deformed houses and other wooden pieces in other games, and I know publishers replace those too, but it does not effect the game, so those don't bother me.

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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #111 on: June 14, 2016, 10:54:43 am »
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I received my copy of Empires and dividers from Spielgeek yesterday. No quality issues with my copy.

I was able to get two games in last night. I'll post more in depth thoughts once I've had more time to play with the set, but initially I've got to say these cards are a lot of fun. I thought the debt mechanic might be cumbersome, but it works seamlessly. Fortune was great. When it starts hitting, man that card is a blast. Castles was also fun especially because we had no idea what strategy to use with those.

The landmark mechanic was also a big hit. These add so much variety to the game, not only conceptually but also physically with the placement of VP tokens on the cards. Player interaction with mountain pass was exactly what I hoped it would be. Defiled shrine was a hilarious game of chicken.

All around, this is the most fun I have had  with an expansion right out of the gate. Looking forward to playing with the rest of the cards.
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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #112 on: June 14, 2016, 11:06:12 am »
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Still waiting to get an update from Miniature Market. Don't know what takes them so long.

I'm never preordering from them again. All of the other places have shipped Dominion: Empires by now. They don't even have it. In fact, I'm probably going to go cancel my order now.
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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #113 on: June 14, 2016, 11:21:07 am »
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Still waiting to get an update from Miniature Market. Don't know what takes them so long.

I'm never preordering from them again. All of the other places have shipped Dominion: Empires by now. They don't even have it. In fact, I'm probably going to go cancel my order now.

I had a similar experience when Adventures came out with them. Never again.
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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #114 on: June 14, 2016, 01:39:31 pm »
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My copy just got here (from Amazon)! Unfortunately most of my Dominion friends are away, so maybe we should try and get some Skype games going.

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« Reply #115 on: June 14, 2016, 01:42:12 pm »
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My copy from CSI got to the post office too late for them to deliver it. So I went and picked it up in person.  ;D Looking forward to playing tonight.
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« Reply #116 on: June 14, 2016, 01:43:20 pm »
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Just ordered from Amazon, it says it will arrive by June 20th. So we'll see. I'm waiting for Miniature Market to have the set before then, because that's how real life works.
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« Reply #117 on: June 14, 2016, 01:52:33 pm »
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Still waiting to get an update from Miniature Market. Don't know what takes them so long.

I'm never preordering from them again. All of the other places have shipped Dominion: Empires by now. They don't even have it. In fact, I'm probably going to go cancel my order now.

With a friend ordering a game which helps me reach the free shipping threshold and some discount from rewards points, it's quite a saving for me. I will stick with them for a bit longer. But yeah other places have been selling the game since last Friday but they still don't have it, really?
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Re: Where did you buy / pre-order Empires? Has it shipped yet?
« Reply #118 on: June 14, 2016, 02:25:20 pm »
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So my local game shop said they'd get it last Friday. They didn't. Then they said they'd get it yesterday or today. They didn't. Now they're saying this Friday. I don't know what the deal with all that is, but I've been getting a bit angry and twitchy.

Oh, and I called another game shop not too far from me in Connecticut and they don't have it either. All I want to do is play this freaking expansion. So, I guess, all you forum goes will just have to tell me how awesome it is while I wait a year for either of the two game shops near me to get it.
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« Reply #119 on: June 14, 2016, 02:28:23 pm »
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So my local game shop said they'd get it last Friday. They didn't. Then they said they'd get it yesterday or today. They didn't. Now they're saying this Friday. I don't know what the deal with all that is, but I've been getting a bit angry and twitchy.

Oh, and I called another game shop not too far from me in Connecticut and they don't have it either. All I want to do is play this freaking expansion. So, I guess, all you forum goes will just have to tell me how awesome it is while I wait a year for either of the two game shops near me to get it.

It took a year for Adventures?
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« Reply #120 on: June 14, 2016, 02:32:14 pm »
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So my local game shop said they'd get it last Friday. They didn't. Then they said they'd get it yesterday or today. They didn't. Now they're saying this Friday. I don't know what the deal with all that is, but I've been getting a bit angry and twitchy.

Oh, and I called another game shop not too far from me in Connecticut and they don't have it either. All I want to do is play this freaking expansion. So, I guess, all you forum goes will just have to tell me how awesome it is while I wait a year for either of the two game shops near me to get it.
I fully support buying from your FLGS, but Amazon and Cool stuff Inc both have it in stock last I checked and can likely ship it to you before the end of the week.
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« Reply #121 on: June 14, 2016, 02:32:50 pm »
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Does FLGS stand for Fucking Local Game Store?
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« Reply #122 on: June 14, 2016, 02:37:42 pm »
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Does FLGS stand for Fucking Local Game Store?

When talking about CSI, it stands for Florida-Local Game Store.
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« Reply #123 on: June 14, 2016, 06:22:43 pm »
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I gave up on my FLGS and ordered from Amazon. It'll be here tomorrow. Too bad cause I would rather support my game store but I need to Dominion while the Dominioning is good.
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« Reply #124 on: June 14, 2016, 06:25:08 pm »
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I gave up on my FLGS and ordered from Amazon. It'll be here tomorrow. Too bad cause I would rather support my game store but I need to Dominion while the Dominioning is good.

How? I ordered and I have to wait until the 20th.

edit: Never mind then. It is arriving Thursday.
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