In the latest frenzy to have BIGNESS. Lombardy Studios & 626 Designs looks to outdo perhaps even GTS with massive scale.
While we cant tell hex size here it looks like the reboot of Streets of Stalingrad – now Version 4 is shooting to be a monsters monster.
Lots of comments on BGG are gushy and awed. Quickly followed by cant wait to play on VASSAL….. I can hear the head shell on the tone arm from the record player SCREEECHING ACROSS my mind… WHAT!!!
You are going to shell 120-200+ $$$$ for a game you intend to play on Vassal.
Which leads me to my question:
So tell me how you play your monsters.
It seems to me to be a very expensive way to game some of these situations and an expensive way to pay for what is in essence a PC based version of the game that either requires you play solo or you play opposed via email.
I understand we have the luxury of VASSAL for opposed play. I love it! It opens worlds up to us. I’m specifically interested in the thinking about buying a game for the express purpose of playing on VASSAL and no intention of playing with physical components. Seems like a shame. It also seems like an opportunity for game publishers and or designers.