We've got the physical version preordered (I like the social aspect of playing IRL as well as the fast competitive action on Isotropic) ...How have you pre-ordered it? Is it an Australia-specific thing or a local store? I haven't found anyone willing to let me do the same.
No, I just mean we've already ordered it from our favourite local game shop here in Melbourne (on the other side of town about an hours drive from here) and that they will ship straight on to us as soon as they get it in stock, so no, no special Australia only deal....
I'm not saying we Aussies wouldn't be completely deserving of some sort of a special "Great-Southern-Land-Dark-Ages-Deal" (
).... but no.
And as to the rest of the discussion I guess I must agree. My disappointment is based on my self-built-up expectations based on previous goodness. I guess I'd say I am both happy that I get to play Dominion in some form and frustrated that I can't play it in the way it was designed with all 200+ action cards or whatever were originally designed before the game was originally pitched to Rio Grande. I understand the realities of the game publishing business mean that it can't all be release in a great lot.... that reality just doesn't completely save me from the frustration at only being able to play with a certain selection of the already designed cards.
None of this intended in any way to be critical of the esteemed designer of the game - it hardly needs saying given the amount of time we all spend here reading about and thinking about Dominion - but Kudos to you Donald - Dominion is a fantastically balanced game (the result of I can only imagine how much hard work) and the sort of sense of justice which is built into the game (i.e. where players attack cards can't just target one other player) is to be applauded in particular.
Well without further ado bring on the dark age so I stop talk talk talking and recommence playing.