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Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:32:34 AM »
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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 08:26:32 AM »
Like the game a great deal, actually.

And the designer is now officially designated FoG :).

Did you get the play mat?
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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 01:13:09 PM »
Like the game a great deal, actually.

And the designer is now officially designated FoG :).

Did you get the play mat?

Play mat? You mean the mounted board?

Somehow I think whatever you're referencing is going well over my head, like 95% of the stuff around here.  :-\

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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 01:20:00 PM »
Nazis at the Ramparts Ultra-Deluxe!  :smitten:
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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 02:41:50 PM »
Neoprene Mat

• $25: Neoprene mat version of the game board (33" x 17")


KS add-on.

@jason:  There's a bit of "States of Siege" there to be sure, but I really like the interplay between the operational and the single-man tactical level.  A pal and I split the two and it's a good "us-against-the-machine" experience with enough for each to do to seem worthwhile.
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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 05:57:59 PM »
Nope. Just the normal mounted board. That sounds cool though.

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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 09:12:27 PM »
Thanks so much for spreading the good word! Hanging with the Grogheads crew was the highlight of Origins for me.

If anyone has any questions about the game, let me know!

Also, if you didn't get the companion book (it was included for Kickstarter backers), but want to know all about the history surrounding Pavlov's House, you can check it out here: http://digitalcapricorn.com/Pavlov/Downloads/Companion_Final.pdf (warning - it's the full res (print) version, so the file size is hefty).

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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 07:13:40 AM »
Thanks so much for spreading the good word! Hanging with the Grogheads crew was the highlight of Origins for me.

If anyone has any questions about the game, let me know!

Also, if you didn't get the companion book (it was included for Kickstarter backers), but want to know all about the history surrounding Pavlov's House, you can check it out here: http://digitalcapricorn.com/Pavlov/Downloads/Companion_Final.pdf (warning - it's the full res (print) version, so the file size is hefty).

Thanks for the link, ST. I'm intending to do a full review and if time allows, an AAR as well.

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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 07:23:52 AM »
A pal and I split the two and it's a good "us-against-the-machine" experience with enough for each to do to seem worthwhile.

Glad to hear you liked the co-op option. I’ve been hearing lots of feedback from solo gamers, but not many folks have tried the co-op option. That’s my favorite mode of play.

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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 03:04:53 PM »
A question: the only way to move Suppression Tokens from the Supply Box to the Suppression Box, is for one of our valiant defenders to take a Suppression Action...equal to the counter's Suppress Value...correct?

It would therefore be silly to have a Soviet counter do a Suppress action if they don't have any Suppress value, I imagine (which seems to be A, M, and G-rated defenders, though there's a few it seems that do have both).

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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 05:32:28 PM »
Second question: I've drawn an Assault card for the Wehrmacht. The first (green) area has one Rifleman with a Suppress Value of 1. The rules for Assault say to add up all the Suppress values (which in this case is 1) and then to resolve the Suppress Action on page 10.

So that means I go and roll four dice? The Suppress Action detailed there is for a Wehrmacht mortar, which has a Suppress Value of 4. I'm assuming I just roll ONE die (since it's a 1-strength Rifleman unit) to see if that equals or exceeds the defense value of the green side of the building. Is that correct, just one die? (Or however many dice it adds up to for multiple infantry counters?)

Thanks!

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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 05:42:16 PM »
Thanks for the link, ST. I'm intending to do a full review and if time allows, an AAR as well.

Vote = yes
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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 05:43:23 PM »
Don't encourage him. He has like a million AARs he needs to finish.  :P
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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 05:50:25 PM »
Third question (heh, sorry): I'm somewhat confused about Resupply/Storm Group cards.

So once the Resupply side is resolved, the rules state to flip it over to its Storm Group side.

Does that Storm Group card immediately go to the Storm Group portion of the game board, or do you leave it and move on to the Soviet Counter phase, then the next round's Soviet Card phase, and then resolve it in that next Wehrmacht Card phase?

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Re: Today's Unboxing - Pavlov's House!
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 05:50:46 PM »
Don't encourage him. He has like a million AARs he needs to finish.  :P

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