As a Lego collector, I want these so freakin' bad. :)
Heh, I don't even collect Lego and they are a mighty temptation.
Looks like the Munsters house.
The Munsters did have great taste in houses and cars.
The map is pretty cool, just for the sense of waste and general lack of labelling.
Blanks spaces on a map are often more important than the filled-in areas, I find.
I already bookmarked the site with the intent of working the monster hunters up for Arkham Horror.
How is Arkham Horror anyway? I've always wanted to give it a shot.
Great game. A little time consuming and lots of fiddly bits. It's not a pull out and play on the spur of the moment game. I don't have any expansions... So, all my comments are based only on the base game.I'm told that it's supposed to be hard to beat, but the two or three times I've played it we've beat the menace. Barely. But, we've beaten it.
I started with the base set and expanded from there, but it's on the furthest edge of the complexity I'm willing to tolerate. If I wasn't a fan of the mythos, and if I wasn't invested in the game with multiple expansions, I'm not sure if I'd like it or not. Since I've done mods for superheroes (Bat team, X Men, etc.) and for Supernatural, and for Buffy, I've found ways to make it even more entertaining for myself. So that goes a long way.It is a cool game, but I think it's more complex than it needs to be. I want to make a game inspired by Arkham Horror using charts instead of cards with few if any fiddly bits.
Have you played Mansions of Madness, Andrew? That looks like a simpler alternative.
I have not played it. I have a few expensive board games, and I really try to pinch off the urge to get more because it's hard to find the time and energy and friends to play the ones I have. It looks pretty sweet, though.
Mansions is simpler but still fiddly as hell. It is essentially Descent with CoC trappings.
Hmm, seems like that isn't the game for me.
Half an hour ago I completed a standard Lego vampire mansion and hearse for my son, until we can afford the real thing...!
I think building things out of simple blocks is the most fun anyway.
These are a big hit at my house as well. I like the idea of using the map for a game too.
Basically, I steal maps from everywhere because I'm too lazy to make them myself.
We've been checking out the sets at LEGO store - they're really cool, and I'm sure we'll end up with a couple of the sets at the holidays.
You have a whole Lego store near you??
New map of Ravenloft? It has a train...Maybe something more monster-centric: clssses are: wolfman, frankenstien, dracula or hotep...
Hmm, that's practically a WoD splat set right there!
Nah - it's called a Dracula, not a "Vampire Clan". Straight up Draculas - satin capes and widow's peaks. No tribal tattoos or leather pants.
I love "simplistic" concepts like that.I'd totally play a dracula.
In one sense Legos are so much cooler now then when I was a kid. In another sense it's sad that the pieces have gotten so specific that imagination has been put to the side. These are still really cool.
Yeah, my era of Lego was before it only took three pieces to make a castle, but these have an undeniable appeal.
Adults have more sophistication than imagination, and things that appealed to us as children seem to have grown up with us too.