214[Illuminati New World Order] Re: Dead dead dead
- Apr 18, 2004
> Personally I don't think that any of the cards were broken (thoughWell, I guess it wasn't that they wewre broken, it's that they
> there is a very powerful plotr or two) - and I actually like a lot
> of the cards for what they do. It would just have been so much
> cooler if they hadn't been CotSG-based.
> My INWO friends dislike the cards for being nonsensical and
> decidedly unfunny. We all got into INWO because of the whole
> political satire thing, and CotSG definately isn't it.
were...well boring. Aside from about maybe 10%-15% of the cards,
most of the Plots and Groups were simple rehashes of cards that are
already made. This, of course, was necessary since CotSG was a
standalone game, so stuff like "Murphy's Law" was translated into a
different CotSB-based card with the same ability (and, usually, a
slightly different cost). Yes, the primary selling point of INWO
(and, I might add, Illuminati) was the political satire. And CotSG
> Mind you, we weren't too fond of the assassins set either. We allActually, aside from the "broken" cards, Assassins was welcome in
> love group based decks, and Assassins had few interesting groups -
> and none of them common. And the common plots weren't even that
> Zaps, paralyzes, freezes? ZZzzzZZ Zzz!
our group, because it filled in a few gaps and left a lot of new
options. I do wish, like you, of course, that more Groups were
added, though I'm also glad they weren't Common (I have enough
copies of the Telephone Psychics, thank you, and I don't need an
equal number of Swingers).
I, personally, like Zaps, Freezes, and Paralysises (eses?) but find
they're too expensive to power. If a few more Plot cards/special
abilities allowed different ways to power these types of cards, I
think they'd be viable.
> My dream expansion would contain this in 1 box:I agree. And I know plenty that will shell out the cash for such a
> The 100 BFD cards
> The 100 Assassins cards
> The ~15 German Uniques
set. Likewise, I don't mind if they add CotSB cards, but I'd only
welcome them if they were "translated"--i.e., they were converted
from CotSB to political satire, which, quite frankly, wouldn't be
*that* hard to do. As much as I dislike CotSB, there *were* a few
good cards in the set.
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