Friday, October 17, 2008

So it isnt the X-deck but it is a guaranteed Agricola Expansion

This would provide some variety, yes?

And fun international mail :)

11 Comments:

At 9:05 AM, October 18, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Apparently the Essen vegimeeple giveaway by the designer is causing a bit of a stir as well.

 
At 9:54 AM, October 18, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

Indeed. Though i dont so much care about that. there is some curiosity about the X deck though. Hanna said something about it not being a give away but a fundraiser. Supposedly the X-deck is to make Agricola more appealing to the Ameristrash gamers. But there is also a dice variant in the files somewhere for that. ::shrugs::

All I know is I am getting the post card. :)

 
At 9:57 AM, October 18, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

I can't keep up with all these expansions and weird things anymore. For me, I think the game as it is is good enough. If the expansions become easily accessible, I might consider them, but I don't personally care for aliens landing in the cornfields of my farm or whatever some of these things are, and I'm not going to beat myself up because I can't make it to Essen and fight the crowds or beg strangers to send me something. The game right now feels as complete as I would like it without breaking the theme any more. Just a matter of personal taste.

That being said, if you get these things, Tiff, I'll certainly try them out with you.

 
At 9:58 AM, October 18, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

Refresh my memory- do I have to beg someone going to Essen if I want the English postcard?

 
At 10:26 AM, October 18, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

Chris: Not beg no. The expansion link up there -- they have designer permission to reserve postcards as long as you reply before October 21st. And they are charging a euro. which is like a 1.34 dollars. It isn't quite free. But it is not expensive either.


I will not go out of my way for the x-deck. nor the dice rolling. since i like the lack of dice in the game. but the postcard has promise. :) so when I get it, it will have to be played.

 
At 10:54 AM, October 18, 2008, Blogger David Fair said...

So many, many Agricola things this year...

The X-Deck. (I am one of the designers) This is a lark of an expansion, not intended to be played frequently, the cards are fairly unbalanced, some good, some great, some that hurt you. It does add an interesting mechanism into the game, and I could see a more serious deck designed with that mechanism being a very interesting future expansion.

The vegimeeples. This is a must have for a guy like me. The wheat sheaves are teh awesum.

The postcard. I got mine a couple weeks ago... I really like how the presence of this card shakes things up a bit, and moves people out of the standard openings. It also introduces some timing aspects as you try to make it so you can do your actions when they benefit you most, but of course, that is when they are most contested as well...

A good Essen for us Agricolytes. :)

 
At 11:11 AM, October 18, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

So the veggiemeeples would be nice, David, they really really would. But -- I am not sure it is worth the trouble of trying to get one. Unless you happen to be going to Essen, and getting extras, and willing to sell them to poor SABGers who can't go to Essen nor do they really know anyone who is going. So yeah. My postcard might just have to do.

 
At 11:14 AM, October 18, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

LOL David. I can safely say I didn't expect you to lurk here.

So let me amend my original reply. I asked Grzegorz to get me a postcard. So I guess I might consider the other expansions. I heard the story about Sean and Michael playing with the Maypole and it sounded like it had it's intended effect: helping people have fun.

And after all the work you put into your Agricola, seeing you say the vegimeeples are a "must have" really piqued my interest. So I went and took a look at them. They are nice. This is why I didn't want to look at them.

Sigh.

 
At 12:15 PM, October 18, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

The think about a lot of the expansions is that they are nearly impossible to get. A lot of Essen only -- german only components. And since Texas is a long way from Germany, it makes things hard.

One day when we are bored, and have gotten better at the game, for me at least, we might try some of the print and play expansions. Just to reaffirm how we like the game as is. Or not. I know a lot of people have taken to card drafting, etc, and while I don't like the appeal of that as much, there are options to be had for play.

On a random note -- I think I have now finally, or will have tomorrow -- gone a week without playing Agricola. Just saying.

 
At 3:13 PM, October 19, 2008, Blogger David Fair said...

From the "You never know who is listening department"...

Yeah, the vegimeeples are going to be hard to get for a while. I suspect that there will come a time and a method whereby they will be easier to get. No inside knowledge, just a guess...

There are print-and-play expansions? Where?

The printable version of the postcard on the geek does a nice job until you get the real one...

Tiffany... email me (dafairatgmaildotcom) your address and I will have my buddies send you a postcard. :)

 
At 4:17 PM, October 19, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

David: I think i can do that. And other than the printable post card there is this thing. Which scares me. But might be temping.

Thread found here

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/344258


File found here http://www.boardgamegeek.com/file/info/35472

Anything that calls Agricola the best uber war game evar!!!!!!!! deserves to be handles with care.

And i will send the email shortly. Thanks :)

I will wait till the veggimeeple uproar dies down, and then perhaps see about getting some.

 

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